This weekend began what I can only think of as making headway to the new watermarks. Currently Sam has about a 43 Spell Pen and a 50ish removal DC and around 45ish web depending on what is equipped.
I still have a little wiggle room left (mostly with twists and a few minor gear shuffles that would fuck my whole gear setup) but not a ton but I find myself asking, where are the new watermarks? Once I twist in 3 more Spell Pen is that good enough for now? Do I need to get to 55 or 60 necro DC to be super caster man?? I just don’t know…
After this weekend I feel I cover the eH marks just fine. I don’t remember many Spell Pen checks failed on eH and few saves vs fingers/wails/circles mostly high fort save mobs. And I really like how the Nullmagic stuff from Magister is interacting with the mobs even if I am missing the raw damage boosts/SLAs that the Draconic Incarnation had.
eE on the other hand I still feel a little short, I can throw a few un-metaed magic missals and for the most part get lower the mobs SR so I can get through easy enough but then my DCs seem to be hit or miss for mid fort save guys. I am catching about 70% of the mobs in my webs with the DC as is and I have used the Magister boost to raise my DCs by 5, wail, circle, finger and then re-web. So even in places where we have issues I have been able to push through.
We only did one eE this weekend, if I remember right. And that went pair shaped at the end as I tried to kite the end trash as the melee killed the boss hopefully far enough away from the trash that the end boss couldn’t sac a guy and regen to full. We were also a man short so over all I think we did really well.
That said I still think I might need to switch over to PM at some point. The AM is working well for eN and eH but that is not where I plan to spend all my time. I plan to rock the eEs when able and while we are doing well on the weekend when the Brits are on I hope at some point to round out weeknights with channel people. But before that can happen I want to be at the top level and I just don’t know if the Evocation AM can do that…
More or less PM means 3 more to my necro DCs 4 from Int, 2 from Lich and 2 from Yogo pots (I drink very sparingly as I get sneak attacked for tons of damage making it easier for the mobs doesn’t sound like fun times) and +1 dc from Lich. It would also free up a feat…
Feat: (Selected) Insightful Reflexes
Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Maximize Spell
Feat: (Selected) Past Life: Berserker’s Fury (needs 2b Toughness post 20)
Feat: (Selected) Past Life: Arcane Prodigy
Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Spell Focus: Evoc
Feat: (Selected) Completionist
Feat: (Selected) Greater Spell Focus: Evoc
Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Empower Spell
Feat: (Selected) Past Life: Arcane Initiate
Feat: (Wizard Bonus) Heighten Spell
Feat: (Selected) Quicken Spell
Epic Feat 1: Spell Pen
Epic Feat 2: Spell Focus: Necro
Over the weekend I switched from Greater Spell Pen to Spell Focus: Necro so I could pick up Secondary Spell Mastery: Necro for 2 more DC + the 3 SS Specialist so 5 more overall. But if I was a PM I would have a free feat I could set that last feat back to Greater Spell Pen or set it to epic Toughness or Epic Neco focus, or Spell Focus: Conj and twist in PCasting: Conj for bigger webs … So many options for loosing lots and lots of Force damage… ;’(
Anyway, Do you have any watermarks set for eEs?