I recently went tier 5 and chose mage as my subclass. My main is Dark Elf, which as you all know is a dumpster fire.
I am leveling OK, but I’ve come to notice that most areas I was breezing through as a Tier 4 Reaper are harder and more annoying as a Tier 5 Mage.
For starters, mage is grossly under matched for 1v1 combat. The new areas, Sky Land, Sky Gardens and the 3 floors of the underground are all 1v1 monster areas. As a mage it takes me forever to kill enemies. The weapon of choice is Vampire Touch…1 spell that is used at least 75% of the time by mages and reapers of all tiers.
I used to use Shadow Burst which come to find out is a Reaper only Spell (BOOOOOOOOOOOO) it was single target, didn’t’ cost much MP and had really long range.
Speaking of long range magic spells…mage has 0000000000000. Literally 0 they can use. I tried erupt, destroy (god damn the delay is horrible and makes the spell useless) lightning, sun burst, cone of cold. All these spells can only target like 4 cells away… wtf good is that when ranged monsters can hit me from nearly off the screen???
Now I know there is the t5 mage spell, but that doesn’t address the fact that spells have nearly no range. It also doesn’t address the fact that it takes FOREVER for a mage to 1v1 monsters using…once again…VT or (i was told erupt is better?) but i haven’t damage tested it at all. I would think they are probably the same or close to it damage %.
Can some of these issues be addressed? Enabling Shadow Burst seems like the easiest solution that could start to help mages. Also…can this be boosted w/ the t5 Mage Skill too?