Being Tanky, Samius Style?

I said yesterday that I would talk a little today about how Samyus has been playing. Also I want to talk a little about his gear and setup. So lets just jump in.

EDs, Right now EDs are the real deal when it comes to tweaking out post 20. Sure we have two more feats slots to fill out and a few stats points to assign. But the real power post level 20 is in those EDs.

At the moment I am level 4 in the Sentinel line, with some in Flowers and Juggernaut. Sentinel is right what I needed. Good Damage negation via a funky life shield stance, lots of extra dps with the different extra weapon damage and most importantly for me great self-healing. Finally!

Some time back, like maybe last week, I got a (as in 1) use of Lay on hands. With my current level of Chr (12) and my amp it does a staggering 19 hp of healing. I am right there baby! But over the weekend I opened up Light the Dark and it is amazing! With my amp as is I get around 350 hp back and if Tobril is standing near by I want to cut myself as he is getting 725 or so, what a dick. With that being so helpful I took all the ranks I could in Endless lay on hands and would take more if they would give them to me. Four hits and I remax up my hp and the regen of hands its not too bad. I even was able to play Medic in an eN DQ raid (3man) thanks to Light the dark. Think I might have used 1 silver flame pot while the party ran to me before using my aoe heal. It has been super helpful and is saving me a ton is pot costs. Which is good as I ma super broke atm.

I am really looking forward to taking Purify/Anoint weapon. I will need to make a new Efang or two to slot with more metal types but that is okay to have the best one handed tanking weapon ready to go for every boss.

Think I have talked about my Twists before so I will be quick, but Running with Wind has been great. More movement allows me to stay in Stance and stay with the group. From Juggernaut I have twisted in Legendary Tactics. Making my Stun DCs good enough for a lot of stuff with out a stunning 10 item. Hoping to pull one of those new rings soon. Or I might break down and start running Lob to make a trash shield.

I had planed to twist in Momentum Swing but after trying it out the 5[w] doesn’t grow as you spend points just its recovery chance and threat range. Which makes it good and all but I just don’t know if it is twist worthy atm…

I would try for Flyby attack because it would look cool. But that is a lot of work for a not of payoff. Healing Spring from Shiradi Champ and or Fast Healing from Fury of the Wild looks sweet but do I need more healing? No, well not yet anyway…. Anyway if you have any ideas for what else to twist in let me know.

Anyway gear is fairly simple, got my Purple set which is good. But I am thinking about fitting in the abiashi set of (bracers, boots and cloak) for normal play. More dps is more better, right? And now that I have my head better around the Ac changes my bracers of wind that was 4 ac is now 1% dodge bonus for a groovy 8% dodge. Wow! So netting 3 dps and what 3 ac might be worth losing 1 dodge and blur. Tobril can cast that Shit on me again. Or I can make a blury HP GS goggles netting a Displacement clickly.

We have been splitting end game nights between epics and challenges for Mats, most of us are just hunting tokens to slot things but upgrading things has been taking some mats as well. It has been a few weeks since I raided other then DQ 2-3 manned. I think that there might be some Defense Short man Vons happening soonish so that will be fun too.

Well back to work.

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