Greetings everyone. Im a new knight and ive decided i want to focus a lot of my time on bashing, hopefully becoming a dragon at some point. Wehn creating my character i chose atavian just because it looked cool at first, but also because it said the race was not permanent. I have been reading a bit on forums and there seems to be a consensus on some things regarding bashing, which make it clear that atavian isnt an optimal race for a fulltime basher. Im looking for something optimal, i can adjust my RP if so needed.
So, a few points I think i understood are:
- More crits is better: more dmg, things die faster.
- More attacks means higher chance for crits, so again better.
- Faster attacks means more dmg/crits so it is usually better.
- Higher strength means things die faster.
- Survivability is important: sipping + higher health + damage reduction help.
Now, I know many of these things can be achieved or further enhanced with artifacts. I might invest in them at some point, but for quite some time im probably gonna depend on what i find to buy and my race/class. So my question is mainly how can I cover most of these things as a knight (infernal now but probably change to runewarden) and with which race. To elaborate, it seems humans are optimal: provide some of these good bashing bonuses, and it can be tweaked with race specialization and traits perhaps even further (better sip/health/strength, nimble, lucky?). They could become even better with ring, pendant and such artifacts i think, and focus on strength could help with knight tankiness. But what if i chose dwarf with strength spec, or xoran with str/con spec? Could that be better? As a knight, also, dual blunt and dual cutting seem to be better because of two attacks vs one of the other specs, so more crit chances. And what about weapon choice? Slower weapon with more dmg or faster with lower but more attacks/crits again?
Any help to get me started will be appriaciated!
For bashing (since denizen damage doesn't scale with max health), you should always pick robust over receptive body. The extra con will usually increase your sip by more than 5% anyways.