EightBolts Posted May 5, 2021 Share Posted May 5, 2021 I've started and restarted PoE1 like 5 separate times, but it's finally looking like I'll finish. So naturally next up is PoE2. But for the sake of fun and diversity I don't want to just be the exact same class I played before, which was a Monk, so I was looking into the Multi-classes. Here's where I've run into a problem. I played my Watcher as a sorta off-tank, someone who went in after and eventually beside Eder to soak up Wounds. Then using Flagellant's Path to cut through the enemy frontliners to help mop up the squishies in the backlines with Pallegena. Or I went in first with Maneha having her terrify the opposition then I went and helped the Devil mop up. Either way, much fun. I was following this build: https://forums.obsidian.net/topic/82367-class-build-the-juggernaut-a-heavy-armored-monk/ I still want to be an off-tank but I'm looking at other classes. Also note that I'll probably be using some mods cause I don't agree with all the changes that Obsidian made. First up is the Transcendent(Monk/Soul Blade Cipher). Monk because I really like punching things. Like a lot. PUNCH. And Cipher because it's one of the more unique and fun classes and it had tons of story support. But the problem I see is that this class doesn't really offer anything naturally defensive. I've read that Soul Blades have a problem where they really suffer from the lower Focus debuff so it's better to play them as a backliner, skirmisher, or give them a reach weapon and put them behind the tank so they can cast their spells then wade in, which isn't bad but not what I had in mind. So my question is does anybody think this class can pull off the off-tank role or not. Second up is the Ascetic(Monk/Fury Druid). Monk again cause, PUNCH. And specifically this class because of this build: https://forums.obsidian.net/topic/102529-class-build-the-fate-testarossa/ I'm really liking the look of this one because not only does it punch, it can punch with lightning. What's cooler than that? Base monk ain't even that cool. The only real problems I see with this build is as a Druid I would take up space that would leave Tekēhu out to dry. And that well Druids. Bleh, Druids. Does anybody have any experience with this build? How was it? And last is would be either a Psyblade(Devoted Fighter/Soul Blade) or an Inquisitor(Paladin/Soul Blade). I'm still really interested in the Cipher and seeing what class specific dialog they get, but this time I get something beefier to back them up. I am willing to leave the rest of the Monk's abilities behind for some cool Cipher stuff. Problem being that to rectify the lack of punching either one gives me I was thinking of taking the Monastic Unarmed Training passive early on. Except that I've read it was bugged and honestly not worth taking due to the lack of damage. Does anybody have any experience with the Monastic Unarmed Training skill? If so how did it pan out for you? Does anyone have any build ideas for an off-tank Psyblade or Inquisitor? Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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