Not a Second Class Zogue (39Rang/1Rog) Jun 7, 2012 15:07:05 GMT
Post by Crazy on Jun 7, 2012 15:07:05 GMT
No jackass ears required for this rogue.
There are 2 variants, one is an Anarch that, as is, requires double demi for max rogue abilities. This is easy enough to overcome, by swapping 2 feats for ESF feats.
The second variant is for the new Sidhe BUR race, at 0x demi.
The build is 1DC down from a pure ranger. It has max in all rogue skills. Has pulled top kills in most hells/abyss runs. Does OK in Ely. Has opened all hells/P3 abyss loot.
Google Spreadsheet with both builds on different tabs
How to play
There shouldn't need to be a section for this, but nonetheless..
You can kill 97.3% of non crit imm mobs, regardless of buffs, spell level immunity, ect. Your primary job it to take out priority targets that others can not. As tempting as the Lemure might be, the Superior Elite Raja is a touch more important.
Mobs with spell mantles are usually high priority. Rakshasha/Raja for hells, in abyss there are a few, Yaunti, dustmen, ect.
Ranged mobs are another, Spinagons, Yaunti Archers, Dustmen Slingers..
Mobs that do special abilities, like Cornagons (need bard curse first to drop parry), Spinagons, ect.
Don't waste your time shooting at mobs about to be ploded/drowned/weirded, focus on stuff away from group, or mobs attacking casters.
Don't forget you have very high AC, decent conceal. You can tank non stat check mobs better than most 'tanks'.
You have 100+ AB with a melee weapon (I prefer spear). If there's nothing left to shoot, and your groups dmg is bleh, get out your spear and start attacking. You will do much better generally with melee.
You have active search as an elf, so you should, ready for it, actively search... While the groups recovering from killing 2 lemures, check the search your standing next to. Waiting until the end and QQing about it is stupid. The groups not going to wait for you, however much they want the secrets, so just get the job done.
Print it out, memorize it, dream about it....
Note: Don't search in abyss unless you have a DM in party. Most of them are buggy at best, not worth the risk in delaying the party.
Zen is very easy to gear, since you natively get very high AC and not that many attacks per round.
You will want to get the set of Ranger short bows, that give nice ele/exotic dmg, as well as some shield AC. They can be found on the wiki, but drop from Uro/Hive/POM.
For intuitive attack I personally use a Spear. I have a couple abyss spears so i don't have to bother with weapon buffs past IOF. Machine spear is very handy to have on this char.
Chest - Must be light armor, Nameless Cold is my personal favorite, but it depends what you have from random gear. (Abyss ranger armor might be worth a look too).
Bracer - POM Called Shot DC Gloves
Artifact - I use an Asmo Helmet for the stats/UEF. If you can get +16wis elsewhere, a belt for GS, or cloak for immunities might be a better choice.
Ego - You will want a huge one, make sure to post kill stats after every battle.
Rogue stuff - You will want +50 to search/OL/DT, incase there is no bard ect. Can just swap it all on when you need to search. GR belt is pretty worthless now that you have to rest with it on. SF Search augs are easy enough to get as well. Start collecting 21/24 picks, they go faster than you would like with no upgrade pick option.
Enjoy. I don't mind giving advice on builds if anyone has any questions/variants, let me know.