made an excellent post in the What are the differences in the classes?
thread that has made me think about the class and I've come up with a question I'd like the community to help me answer.
Which is the more effective class against the rest of the world - Sentinel or Druid?
For this exercise I'd like to mention a couple of things that should be considered. First, the character would have Trans skills in everything relevant. Guild skills, Survival, Evasion, Vision, Weaponry, Tattoos, Miniskills, etc. So pretty much omnitrans I suppose. Secondly, they would have artifacts. This would include the creme de la creme. Level 3 knuckles and level 3 strength artifact for maximum Metamorphosis damage. A diadem for faster EQ recovery. In the case of the druid, level 3 Int/Collar for better Lightning, etc. Basically pimp these guys out. Assume defensive artifacts also.
So, they're both on an even playing field when concerning artifact and skill level, so the deciding factor should come down to class ability, as we're going to assume the opponents they face are of equal skill and ability.
Am I incorrect in thinking that the Sentinel would have an easier time? With much of the Druid's power being tied to their grove, the obvious strategy to fighting them is to not fight them inside it, whereas a Hunter would have much more mobility with their pets traveling with them.
What do you guys think about this hypothetical question?