Darnalak Posted February 17, 2018 Share Posted February 17, 2018 Alrighty, (yeah yeah, my first post, I've been reading this forum for years though ). So I've finished the game 3 times... twice with Ciphers(1 melee, 1 ranged), once with a Golden Dragon Barbarian... Made it to Act 2 3 times, once with a dragon thrashed Chanter(brutally effective but I like a LITTLE more micro than that), once with a home made barb ( tall grass thing, didn't like it much), and a druid (really never liked shapechange). From a story perspective, I absolutely adore the Cipher... but the game play just seems a bit... off. (I finished the ranged play through before WM2, so I think he had stormcaller, but didn't bind it, and just shot a super pimped war bow), my homegrown melee used a speedy stiletto and a small shield, with some moderate armor, which gave him a "meh" speed to damage ratio. The Golden Dragon Barbarian was, quite frankly, the most fun I've had in the game, but it almost felt like cheating, since I basically Just nodded my head "Yes Mister Boeroer, I'm on it" (hard not to, really, cuz it works in a godlike fashion). So /background off. I'd like to work through something that fits these parameters (more or less): 1st, if there are any classes that absolutely fail in POE2 strike them from the list (I hear my beloved Ciphers have a stick shoved so far up them, popsicles are jealous). 2nd, I'd like to focus on a heavy 1h weapon and some kind of shield (Dragon's maw being barb/fighter-only, hurts me deep). 3rd, Tanky, but not a tank. (yeah, pretty much the definition of any melee-centric MC). 4th, I always use the story NPC's, so no custom groups. (I have a particular fondness for Eder, Kana, Aloth and the Grieving mother, but I give everyone (except the thief) enough playtime to get their personal journey done) 5th, I prefer to have plenty of dialog options but I've noticed the RES options, while most numerous, generally suck (Int/Per seem to be the best, which is good cuz int/per seem to be friggin critical for 90% of the characters). 6th, I can't bring myself to play a complete jerk (I had to take a shower after throwing the kid off my ship in KOTOR), which means I won't feed my party members to the skaen altar, I don't get the machine gift, and I don't wipe out the spiders for the shiny spear. 7th, I'd love to be convinced to play a priest in this fashion, because that's so not me, that it'd be almost like playing a new game (I'd still keep durance or Hiravias around cuz, heh they're gunna heal, I'm buffin and stuffin). 8th, Can't be a barb. Quite frankly, imho there's just no better Barb than the Golden Dragon, so trying to challenge that is a waste of all our time 9th, Going along with the Anti-Jerk Policy, probably means I can't be a Skaen priest, or a bleakwalker. 10th, Would take some mighty convincing for me to play a Monk, cuz I'm old fashioned and think they should be nikkid and punching. (I absolutely love the monk in POE btw, and I'll probably play one while we thrash this post out :D ). 11,12,13,14,15,etc I'm sure will come as soon as someone throws a curve ball at me that I didn't think about. Darnalak Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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