I’m glad to introduce you to Fredo Mercuro, a magical singer. A very surprising ( for me) strong wizard. The chant part is quite similar of my precedent build (I love the spark side of skald, not so fan of summoning or paralysed aoe) Class: Loremaster - Wizard/ Skald Solo : Yes POTD test full run Version : 3.1
Spell shaping is great in this build, thks obsidian for this upgrade in the middle of my run . In this particular build there is a lot of aoe, perfect to test this new feature.
Race: Pale elf ( what you want, but I like PER and +4AR fire/ice) Attributes: MIG: 18 +2 BB = 20 CON: 3 + 2BB = 5 DEX: 13+ 1elf + 2 BB = 16 PER: 18 +1elf + 1 Back ground + 2 BB = 22 INT: 18+ 2 BB = 20 RES: 5+2 BB = 7
(if you take more stat grom cauldron/effigies ... go to PER, it's your best friend Weapon Mod :
Medium Shield ( very cool mod) Flail ( Low reflex is a must for this build) (morning star / club, always take , -25 will / -25 Fortitude can be usefull fo futur) Gears: Armor: Deltro's Cage (early game) / Nomad's Brigandine (for more def late game) Weapons : Sun and Moon + Nerian's Ward ( very nice survival with Father's Masterwork enchant + modal )
Sun and moon modal low reflex ( good for the 2 aoe in the build) Sun and moon fight the day mostly and night for fire dragon Sun and moon is legendary and can be buy direclty after Port Maje Neck: Strand of Favor Belt: The Maker's Own Power Ring 1: Ring of Focused Flame/ Kuaru's Prize Hands: Woedica's Strangling Grasp ( Gauntlets of Accuracy can be better, accuracy is the best, i dont find any of them in this run )
Cloak: Cape of the Falling Star Head: Thaos' Headdress Boots: Footprints of Ahu Taka(annoying ... reset all point to get 15 in athletics...) / Boots of the Stone is a good option. Pet: Abraham/otto your choice Food : Crusted Swordfish (+2 pen is important in POTD) Book :
Ninagauth's Teachings Grimoire of Vaporous Wizardry (mostly for Expose Vulnerabilities and 1 more combusting wounds)
Skills: Arcane for meteor scroll
Level 1 (Wiz): Spirit Shield (Skald): Come, Come Soft Winds of Death + Thrice Was She Wronged, and Thrice Justly Avenged Level 2 (Skald) : And Hel-Hyraf Crashed Upon the Shield Level 3 (Wiz): Chill Fog Level 4 (Wiz): Infuse with Vital Essence (Skald): Weapon and Shield Style Level 5 (Wiz): Combusting Wounds (your very best friend) Level 6 (Skald): If their Bones Still Slept Under that Hill, None Can Say (or another non offensive , basicely to get 4 phrases to blast 2 times at the start of the fight, I never invoc skelly ) Level 7 (Wiz): Llengrath's Displaced Image (Skald): Ancient Memory Level 8 (Skald): Her Revenge Swept Across the Land Level 9 (Wiz)/(Skald ): Bear's Fortitude Level 10 (Wiz): Scion of Flame (Skald): Shaping aoe Level 11 (Wiz): Heart of the Storm Level 12 (Wiz): Secrets of Rime Level 13 (Wiz): Rapid Casting (Skald): Llengrath's Safeguard Level 14 (Skald): Seven nights she waited while the white winds wept Level 15 (Skald)/wiz): Uncanny Luck Level 16 (Wiz): Spell Resistance (Skald): Improved Critical Level 17 (Wiz): Their Companion Braved the Horde Alone (like skell invocation, juste to get 6 phrases avalaible on the fight )
Level 18 (Wiz) /(Skald): Tough Level 19 (Wiz): Lasting Empower ( or Bull's Will ) (Skald): Her Tears Fell Like Rain Level 20 (Wiz)/(Skald) Accurate Empower or (Combat Focus)
Lvl 19-20 if you have some nice advice not so sure fore empower ability, don’t really use empower ( maybe big mistake, but keep it to recover more ability sounds good.
-Few consumable. big fight you can use scroll meteor shower / potion accuracy (Deftness / Perfect Aim) + Heal potion.
-Nice wiz def + chant perma heal ( with int buff you are near troub phrase persistence)
-good aoe dps and with the 3.1 patch you can concentrate aoe to have 1 PL free or extend to hit more foe. But most important, in term of feeling it’s very nice. Before that patch, launch a big aoe on 1 guy was a bit frustrating for me.
-Versatility, just look lowest def and hit on that.
-Lot of CW trigger and nice heal
CW dependent, if you fail to hit boss with, it can be a long fight. (maybe one hit with morning star modal -25 fortitude can help, but can be a little bit risky + time switch/hit/switch)
It’s basically a Combusting wounds wizard + chant lightning to trigger wounds.
fog / wall of flame / CW go shock all
you can also use slicken, i start fampyr with it, dont know if fog be better but always fun to see great vampire tumble onto the floor.
It’s just fun , strong, nice aoe, melt every thing. Solid but not godlike, so you don’t lose fun to fight. When you die, retry with better position / spell strategies and win !
It’s kind of magic
PS : I do the all game solo with this guy, but don’t try dlc. So maybe not enough strong to very big encounter. I’ll try and come back to update.