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Sylvan bashing artefacts

GhiaGhia Member Posts: 23 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
I'm looking for opinions on what artefact I should go after next that would be the most beneficial to bashing. Here's what I have: fire pendant, amulet of the will, gloves of harvesting, mayan ring, ring of vitality, mayan bracelets, collar of ceylon, ring of the magus.

If it helps.. at level 85 in Viridian form I have 18 int, 13 con, which puts me at 4420 health. 

I'd really like an Aldar talisman, but it would be a while before I had enough credits for it. 

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  • AhmetAhmet Wherever I wanna beMember Posts: 3,038 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I don't see a belt or SoA on your list!
    Huh. Neat.
  • AustereAustere TennesseeMember Posts: 1,959 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Don't buy an SoA until you hit dragon(flail staff is plenty good enough). Get the talisman.  Worth
  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 3,846 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Ahmet said:
    I don't see a belt or SoA on your list!
    That's because flail staff is roughly equal to the benefit of SoA.

    Austere
  • AustereAustere TennesseeMember Posts: 1,959 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Cooper said:
    Ahmet said:
    I don't see a belt or SoA on your list!
    That's because flail staff is roughly equal to the benefit of SoA.
    Fairly sure flail staff>soa in standard reduction, but doesn't have the chance to absorb. Before the display for armor was changed, flail was like 5/5 higher, iirc
  • SenaSena Member Posts: 3,757 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Flail staff is 15% (before nimble/quick-witted, so it's really more like 13.5%) blunt/cutting/magical resistance. SoA's 15% absorption chance is generally better than a straight 15% reduction, and then the actual armour stats probably reduce damage by 3-4%, but it's close enough that you'd get more benefit by spending those 800 credits on other defensive arties instead of an SoA (and of course, staff also has the advantage against magic damage).

    Austere
  • KyrraKyrra Sanctum of the SkyMember Posts: 4,162 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Would it be worth socketing a SoA into armour?
    (D.M.A.): Cooper says, "Kyrra is either the most innocent person in the world, or the girl who uses the most innuendo seemingly unintentionally but really on purpose."

  • SarathaiSarathai Member Posts: 2,139 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Aldar. L1 with option to save for the L2 upgrade later if necessary. Also a hunter's belt for a bit more CON and to round out your L1 stuff, it's cheap and helpful.
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  • NazihkNazihk Member Posts: 546 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Kyrra said:
    Would it be worth socketing a SoA into armour?
    I have one. No regrets. Yeah, it's expensive(1000cr paragon + 350cr rondel + embrasure), but watching it eat both shots from Proficy's L3 flails is pretty sweet. 

    I don't know that I'd recommend it for a purely PvE focused player, though, because it's a pretty big investment into what equates out to just a -15% damage resistance. Streak blocks in PvP are what makes it so valuable to me, those moments where the paragon lets me soak an entire round of damage and stay up for another round. I wouldn't pay that much if all I got out of  it was -15% PvE damage taken.
  • GhiaGhia Member Posts: 23 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Great information, thank you all! I think I'll go with the L1 Aldar for now. I had no idea it existed. 
    Austere
  • KyrraKyrra Sanctum of the SkyMember Posts: 4,162 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Nazihk said:
    Kyrra said:
    Would it be worth socketing a SoA into armour?
    I have one. No regrets. Yeah, it's expensive(1000cr paragon + 350cr rondel + embrasure), but watching it eat both shots from Proficy's L3 flails is pretty sweet. 

    I don't know that I'd recommend it for a purely PvE focused player, though, because it's a pretty big investment into what equates out to just a -15% damage resistance. Streak blocks in PvP are what makes it so valuable to me, those moments where the paragon lets me soak an entire round of damage and stay up for another round. I wouldn't pay that much if all I got out of  it was -15% PvE damage taken.
    SoA makes a huge difference for hunting, especially when you end up in areas like Prin. I dragon hunt with an SoA and soaking the damage helps a lot, especially when you end up with a nasty group on you. Wouldn't want to be doing multiple cockatrices without an SoA for example.
    (D.M.A.): Cooper says, "Kyrra is either the most innocent person in the world, or the girl who uses the most innuendo seemingly unintentionally but really on purpose."

  • NazihkNazihk Member Posts: 546 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Yeah but a 1350 investment is pretty steep and I don't know if I'd recommend it as an early purchase over con and bracelets upgrades and such.
    Kyrra
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