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What is the go to PoTD melee solo build now?


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diamondsforever

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Hello, I’m just wondering what the go to melee build is for PoTD solo play through?

I was thinking devoted/chanter or kind Wayfairer/chanter.

Any advice welcome :)

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Herald seems like it will always be the easiest to solo with.

Combining the defenses, and healing, from a pally with the summons, & unlimited resources, from the chanter is hard to top for soloing.


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Thank you :)

I’ll try a 2h Kind Wayfarer/Troubadour

Str 18
Con 8
Dex 8
Per 18
Int 18
Res 8

Thoughts?


Edited by diamondsforever, 13 September 2018 - 02:06 PM.


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If it's solo we're talking about I think you'd need more Dex, less Per, a bit more Con and less Mig. Because it won't be only attacks all the time. You'd need to use other things here and there and the chanter summons like a bit more speed. 

 

Two handed is ok, although I would advice to have more variety in your arsenal. 

 

I don't really have an opinion on all the chanter subs--Troubadour increases the cost of all of your spells... I imagine sometimes you'd want to summon something straight out of the gate, though, taking a step back is also an option. Generally, I'd pick a clean chanter.

 

I don't know if Flames of Devotion would heal you(it says allies.) If it doesn't, Goldpact's armour bonus would fit you very well. Less damage suffered will free more time for you to do other things. Whereas with FoD heals you need to be attacking. 


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Troubadour is the best chanter subclass by far.
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id personally go wayfarer/troub then equip sasha scimitar and CS. Stack athletics and metaphysics and youre neigh invulnerable. use Chromo staff as backup weapon for finishing things off.

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If it's solo we're talking about I think you'd need more Dex, less Per, a bit more Con and less Mig. Because it won't be only attacks all the time. You'd need to use other things here and there and the chanter summons like a bit more speed. 

 

Two handed is ok, although I would advice to have more variety in your arsenal. 

 

I don't really have an opinion on all the chanter subs--Troubadour increases the cost of all of your spells... I imagine sometimes you'd want to summon something straight out of the gate, though, taking a step back is also an option. Generally, I'd pick a clean chanter.

 

I don't know if Flames of Devotion would heal you(it says allies.) If it doesn't, Goldpact's armour bonus would fit you very well. Less damage suffered will free more time for you to do other things. Whereas with FoD heals you need to be attacking. 

 

I'm thinking I won't need much con due to chanter healing abilities and paladin healing. I shouldn't need much dex, though I'm open to splitting perception and dex 13/13 if its more advisable?

 

Maybe someone else can weigh in.

 

 

Troubadour is the best chanter subclass by far.

 

I've been reading that, though I've never played one.

 

 

id personally go wayfarer/troub then equip sasha scimitar and CS. Stack athletics and metaphysics and youre neigh invulnerable. use Chromo staff as backup weapon for finishing things off.

 

Hmm that scimitar makes a compelling case. Whats CS though? Would you duel wield even with the 35% damage reduction?

 

Metaphysics instead of history? What does metaphysics buff?

 

I like the idea of a 2-handed back up weapon, sounds fun :)



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CS is a large shield that +def per athletics and -% all incoming damage per metaphysics. combine with cloak greater deflection and your def goes through the roof on a pally. and metaphysics add extra damage w/ the chromo staff

Edited by Theosupus, 13 September 2018 - 02:17 PM.


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CS is a large shield that +def per athletics and -% all incoming damage per metaphysics. combine with cloak greater deflection and your def goes through the roof on a pally. and metaphysics add extra damage w/ the chromo staff

 

Cadhu Scalth, interesting. I hadn't considered using a shield, I thought the gameplay might be too slow if i did that. It really looks like you could tank a lot of damage this way though... I"m at odds now, it feels like this is the way to go if I wanted to take on every fight in the game...

 

Thanks :)



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it depends on the fight. on some you could draw aggro turtle up and buff/heal summons and last forever. On others go dps w an offhand or staff. even switch back and forth on different phases as required.

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I wonder if it’s better to 2hand or dual wield, and if the fight is overly tough switch to the shield. Meaning specialize in either two handed or dual wield?

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I personally like dual wield unless I'm building for a specific purpose. Two weapons, two different enchantments, and two different effects.

 

For example Last word + Glacierbane = 3 sec silence and 6 sec suppress beneficials on a crit. Or Scordeo's + sasha's etc.



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I wonder if it’s better to 2hand or dual wield, and if the fight is overly tough switch to the shield. Meaning specialize in either two handed or dual wield?

In my experience, solo PotD is much easier with sword and board than the other two options. And the benefits weapon and shield style give you are (IMO) much greater than the boosts you get from the two-handed and dual weapon styles. (The massive boost to reflex saves alone is pretty amazing.) So I think picking shield and weapon style is probably the best option here.

(The exception being if you have a build constructed around a particular weapon, in which case just choose that.)

Edited by whimper, 14 September 2018 - 03:52 AM.


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I have a super strong build in use, but will jeep it secret in fear of nerfs
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I personally like monk/x now. The safe choice is Paladin/monk but other versions like monk/priest also exist for solo.

 

The reason is that the bash small shield Tuitilos palm on a monk means you have good defense and offense combined since it counts as an unarmed monk attack. The new fire medium shield found in magran's temple in Nekataka is also interesting for this in combination with scion of flame on paladin/monk and ring of focused flame.

Add high arcana as a cherry on top for fire scrolls and you are set without needing to summon stuff.

 

the other choice for me is paladin/trickster holy slayer built around stacking lots of deflection and riposte. single target damage is still good because you are a rogue and have access to flames of devotion from paladin, both very resource effective. 


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I personally like monk/x now. The safe choice is Paladin/monk but other versions like monk/priest also exist for solo.

 

The reason is that the bash small shield Tuitilos palm on a monk means you have good defense and offense combined since it counts as an unarmed monk attack. The new fire medium shield found in magran's temple in Nekataka is also interesting for this in combination with scion of flame on paladin/monk and ring of focused flame.

Add high arcana as a cherry on top for fire scrolls and you are set without needing to summon stuff.

 

the other choice for me is paladin/trickster holy slayer built around stacking lots of deflection and riposte. single target damage is still good because you are a rogue and have access to flames of devotion from paladin, both very resource effective. 

 

I don't think Magran shield benefits from unarmed bonuses. :(

 

That does make me wonder though if a "shield" devoted can increase its stats lol. hmmmm


Edited by Metaturtle, 14 September 2018 - 01:53 AM.

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I personally like monk/x now. The safe choice is Paladin/monk but other versions like monk/priest also exist for solo.

 

The reason is that the bash small shield Tuitilos palm on a monk means you have good defense and offense combined since it counts as an unarmed monk attack. The new fire medium shield found in magran's temple in Nekataka is also interesting for this in combination with scion of flame on paladin/monk and ring of focused flame.

Add high arcana as a cherry on top for fire scrolls and you are set without needing to summon stuff.

 

the other choice for me is paladin/trickster holy slayer built around stacking lots of deflection and riposte. single target damage is still good because you are a rogue and have access to flames of devotion from paladin, both very resource effective. 

 

I don't think Magran shield benefits from unarmed bonuses. :(

 

 

Aye it doesn't :(



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I'd lower Mig, Res and Int and max out dex on a character going 2h or weapon and shield. Especially considering Herald don't get anything to help with action or recovery speed

Edited by Dorftek, 14 September 2018 - 02:11 AM.


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PotD solo build to go? Wizard, the strongest class. Oh melee? Then melee/wizard, the half-strongest class.



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Check out Sin Tee on YouTube, he has solo guides for a Monk, Swashbuckler and Wizard.






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