So, I recently moved over from another IRE game, retiring my character in the process. I've been just casually playing lately, but I'm now ready to dive a bit more into the game since I have the ability to invest more time. I currently love just the idea of Runewarden from a thematic perspective, and I really want to remain as this class. My questions are, how viable is it in the mid-top range tier of pvp? I understand that most classes can do well based on their user, but I certainly doubt that I'll ever be the greatest master of Achaean combat. I'd simply like to reach a respectable level.
My next question is what specialization would everyone recommend? I'm currently SnB for bashing, but I'm looking to possibly change to another in the near future when I hit the 85-90 level range. I don't really have a style preference for any of them, and I'm simply looking for what would probably be the most effective.
Lastly, I'm still sitting on most of the credits from my retirement, and I'm unsure of how to spend them. I have around 3900 to deal with. So far, I set aside 1600 for artefact weapons, (Either a single level 3 or 2x Level 2). I still need to trans Riding, Survival, and Chivalry. That'll be another 600 credits or so after I get the lessons packages. That'll leave me with around 1700 credits free at the moment. My current stats after class boosts are 17 str, 12 dex, 14 con, 10 intelligence.