I dont see how chasing them down with Ctrl + Dir is harder than using Ctrl + Shift + Dir on an incredibly slow spell.Khelben wrote: If you're smart you'll know that flurry is only available as a special to one of the 9 different weapon types and you're still not guaranteed to get the last of the hp down before they heal, unlike IJO (not asking to have IJO nerfed, just want something of the equivalent in melee). Chasing down a monsters with a slow weapon is annoying whatever monster it is.
IJO does high damage, no denying that, but it does good damage only on some monsters, does low damage if you dont break there int, and sometimes if you do it in the middle of a fight, it ends up doing some crappy amount of damage like 1. All in all, its weaknesses balance its faults.
Just because it needs 2 stats, does not mean it scales slowly.Khelben wrote: Melee damage scales slowly, still true. You have to spend points in 2 different attributes to get more AS (read: damage) as melee, still true. Dex is a useless stat other than bumping AS after ~250, still true ie str still gives hp/load, int gives mana/mr, dex; nothing after 250 except AS when combined with str.
50 50, as opposed to 100% from one stat. Its the same! If int were split and it turned into 50-50, it would not mean it scales slower, it just means you have to spend your stats in a different way, that being said, i dont know exactly how it scales, can someone shine some light on this?
Though i wont deny that dex doesnt really do much other than scale damage, im thinking it should give more of a defence/dodge bonus, plus there needs to be stronger melee stuff.
Instead of upping your int, just put it straight into strength, and you know, get some +4 MR gear.Khelben wrote: Ted can easily kill shadow warriors with ~30 def, no need for 75+def. Now, if I want to start killing dragons comfortably I'm looking at spending the next 40-70 levels upping my int and hoping for better MR gear. Those 40-70 levels will also be without any increase in my damage output which is already very low. I'll say it, def is pretty much a worthless attribute and waste of gear, thunderclap sucks too.
It shouldnt take to many pieces of +4 combined with the INT you obviously have as a priest (Do you have any int as a priest), to easily push you above the cap to hunt blues or even stronger dragons.
That being said, why even hunt dragons, just take on the shadow warriors! They have better drops, and respectable XP.