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Mayong 3 box

Postby Zdaten » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:38 am

Hi all,

I asked over a year ago for a 2-box partner on my main server. Thanks for the help, the mage works perfectly with my Druid main, since then I have added a 3rd box (bst) mainly for raids since we have none..

Anyways, I have some friends that play on Mayong server, the 51/50 server, and I planing on starting up a new 3 box on that server. I am going to make a mage for sure because the pet is an awesome tank, and with the additions of Mercs, the healing will be done with mercs.

As for my 2nd character, it will be a necro, I have played Necro's before (up to lvl 60) and love the DPS even at that level, and the FD pulling.

My problem is deciding a 3rd box... I was thinking someone who can Slow, like a Sham, bst, enc, or bard....

What are your thoughts? and thanks in advance.
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Re: Mayong 3 box

Postby Ughbash » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:14 am

Zdaten wrote:Hi all,

I asked over a year ago for a 2-box partner on my main server. Thanks for the help, the mage works perfectly with my Druid main, since then I have added a 3rd box (bst) mainly for raids since we have none..

Anyways, I have some friends that play on Mayong server, the 51/50 server, and I planing on starting up a new 3 box on that server. I am going to make a mage for sure because the pet is an awesome tank, and with the additions of Mercs, the healing will be done with mercs.

As for my 2nd character, it will be a necro, I have played Necro's before (up to lvl 60) and love the DPS even at that level, and the FD pulling.

My problem is deciding a 3rd box... I was thinking someone who can Slow, like a Sham, bst, enc, or bard....

What are your thoughts? and thanks in advance.


Well if you are pulling with a necro, no need to go with bard for pulling.

I woud say shaman, that will give you 3 pets who can all be panthered.

EDIT: Another option would be a second mage and have 2 air pets on the mob.
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Re: Mayong 3 box

Postby Zdaten » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:33 pm

Ughbash wrote:Well if you are pulling with a necro, no need to go with bard for pulling.

I woud say shaman, that will give you 3 pets who can all be panthered.

EDIT: Another option would be a second mage and have 2 air pets on the mob.


Well my plan is to have 2 cleric mercs and a tank merc, mainly because i know that at high levels if the mage doesn't have a great Pet foci, the pet will have trouble tanking names at those levels, that way the tank merc can step in when needed. 2 Mages does sound like a good idea for Tanking purposes.

I have thought about going with the bard for the songs, but then i realized that the songs wont land on the pets until about lvl 65 when the mage and necro get pet affinity.

This is why I decided to ask for advice, with the shaman I would be able to cast buffs on the pets individually, same with any other class thats buffs, where as with the bard, the benifits from the songs wouldn't land on the pets until the mage and necro get pet affinity.
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Re: Mayong 3 box

Postby Kumudil » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:08 pm

Until around 65 it is not a big case. Just start with 2 tankmercs .. oreven 3. Up to that level they are really poweful. They add a high averange dps and need almost never heal, due to their hight regen.

with mage + nec, I would say best fit is bard. The boost for the pets from the lvl 70 aura of the muse is great and stacks until today. The best of this aura is, it will also hit the swarm-pets, be it the RS-line for the mage, be it the "wake the dead" line from the necro.

Lateron with mage nec +3 mercs boxing all, the main concern will be to assure, that single mobs arrive. Thats done best with bard or chanter. The most dps-increasing buff from shaman is the + damage mode from champion. The mage-petbuffs incorporates already a better version, and the petaura "rathe strenght" spreads this type of mod to all pets + all swarmpets also. The rest of the shaman-stuff is long-therm buffs you can prefetch in the Guildlobby befor you depart, or aswell do without, ists mostly some hp-buff.

Enchanter today are the best defensive class by a big margin. Bards are more versatile, they can adapt better to the actual needs. When going full defensive (for hard nameds) they can do that very nice. Where full defensive is not needed, they as well can swap to "dps-mode" and be very strong as well in enhancing meele (like the pets) andalso caster (like your pets-owner). My guess would be, that to a combo mage-nec a bard adds more power than an enchanter.

The bards biggest strength in a growing-up group is the power of beeing by a margin the fastest single-puller available. He can do that pulling very effecient and still be most of the time in camp supporting all.

If you like it a little more peppered, the enchanter can go in charm-mode. Taking mobs as pets can net high dps, but is also risky. A long-term snare like that of a druid or a ranger would lower the risk much better than the short-term snare of the nec can. Boxing a charm-crew efficient is very challenging. I woud guess its not easy to keep this going for longer stretches.

Bard running as main-focus and mage + nec operating with some good hotbuttons is easyer to keep going also over longer streches. Bard is also the most different class in eq. The range he offers from full defensive to full offensive and the possibilty to adapt anywhere between depend on the groups ability and those of the mobs makes him very interesting. When a bard is in group, he decides the pace of all. Does the healer has his challenge keeping the tank alive? no? .. swap one defensive for an offensive song, or bring mobs faster. The healer has problems keeping the tank? .. bring mobs a little slower and already a litle predebuffed to the tank. Still at risk? .. boost more the AC of the tank.

Shaman is my main, for my usual group of real players he is (still) the preferred one. When I go boxing the shaman is second choice. I buff the chars and their pets on the other accounts with the shaman and than log to a bard on this account. For boxing the possibilities of the bard fits better my needs.
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Re: Mayong 3 box

Postby Zdaten » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:47 pm

Hey Kumudil, Thanks for that post.

Well i figure that the bard songs will land on the mercs, no matter what level they are, and that would be a good thing for a while, I do like the added DS from the bards, stacking with the Mage DS. I haven't played a chanter since pre luclin days, so I didn't really pay attention to watch has changed with them, I know that have Haste, and Slows, and Crack, thats why I was considering them.

Reasons I am considering a beast, Haste, Slows, (yes not as good as Sham or Chant, but its something) plus they have a hp/mana regen spell and a nice pet, and can Melee with them using Mercs and main tanks.

Shaman, Well Slows, Haste, and HP buffs, and thier pets as well

Bards, all those songs they have.....
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