I've already invested credits into lessons so I can trans weaponmastery, chivalry, necromancy, survival, avoidance and weaponry. I have level 2 sip ring, level 2 bracelet, level 2 con, level 2 str (nimble and str trait as xoran), level 2 crit pendant. Level 1 health regen ring. 800cr wings, and weaponmastery switching artefact (the once a day one).
I'm wanting to focus on hunting and group combat immediately and far into the future I'd like to be capable at 1v1 or even smaller 2v2 2v3, etc. I have 5100cr remaining from my retirement trust fund from another game, and from here I was thinking I could spend 4800 and get a whole set of level 2s, and for sword and shield use a regular shield, while I hunt up the gold for an SoA. My other option is to focus on one specific role and throw in a lupines, quiver/pack.
Are the differences between the level 2s and the level 3s drastic? Are any of the specs less reliant on the weapons so I could get away with a level 1? Style-wise, I really like 2h, just thematically fits with what I want. DWC/DWB seem a lot faster, but still do have a cool archetype.
Any information to help would be great. (also any advice on which weapons for each spec. So far I've gathered scimitars for dwc, flails for dwb, bastard sword for 2h, and have no idea on what for SnB if I could only have one set of arties)