martholomew wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:26 pmThis^ 100%.Ekundu01 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:14 pmI attempted to try out rift spec in some ranked SCs and it just doesn't work, all i managed to do was piss off the people i got paired with. You can make yourself fairly tanky as a magus with a guard and heals but the damage you do needs to be enough to pull your weight as a dps. It is like going into ranked as a monstro mara and expect to get kills. I think aoe/rift magus could work in ranked if it was not all random players not on coms. Rift/aoe spec just breaks or screws up CC in ranked and right timed CC is what gets kills.madmatics wrote: ↑Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:57 pmRunning a 70+ magus myself and really enjoying both the AoE and ST playing-styles in oRvR and casual SC‘s.
Just fishing for some thoughts now. When it comes to ranked SC, what would the ‘meta‘ build be looking like? ST for the dmg spikes or rather a def spec around utility and survivability?
If you are going to do ranked i would probably run single target spec. We are still at a disadvantage with turret mechanics though since the turret is very squishy. I recently changed over to some single target fun over the weekend and I am securing way more kills vs just being an aoe junky that half my stuff gets cleansed off.
I have so much fun playing a single target sniping Magus, and I can just about completely erase someone I focus on, but joining a warband for a siege it seems they don't give a **** about that for some reason, and being the only Magus, and having people ask if I am Rift, and then either scold me or tell me they're removing me because I don't want to be Rift and they just totally need that one trick pony BS is really sucky and disheartening. Not everyone wants to be a Zealot, Chosen or Choppa.
All it would take to solve the problem is make Rift a baseline ability for all Magi, which is already one of the least played classes on the server, and it's definitely not an easy one to do right. Our counterpart has a much easier endgame experience than we do.
Well that sucks Oh well I guess there is always the Sorcerer or something. It's hilarious how the classes I enjoy and would like to play are the ones either are not meta or the least played. Kinda sucks