Here's my situation: I want to hunt efficiently, as my goal is to attain Dragon in a relatively timely fashion. Maybe not a Penwize-type run, but somewhat quickly. I also would like to start getting into combat a little more, now that I'm getting to higher levels. I've tried a few classes- Blademaster, and Serpent mainly, but a little bit of Paladin as well. Blademaster was great, but I found that I ran out of endurance super quickly. Even with Ox tattoos and learning Fitness. I also couldn't really take a hit very well. Then I tried Paladin, and discovered that not only was I not a fan of Devotion, but doubleslash was incredibly slow and missed fairly often (I was using a longsword and a shortsword, with a little below Virtuoso in Chivalry, if I remember correctly). I finally settled on Serpent, which didn't at all help my can't-take-a-hit problem. It's still somewhat slow compared to Blademaster, and I do less damage, but I don't hardly use any endurance, which is great. My main problem is that I'm unable to hunt larger things hardly at all, resulting in slower experience gain. I understand that I shouldn't always try to hunt harder creatures, since I could die and that would set me back further.
I'm level 76, Atavian, 3796 health, 12 str, 12 dex, 12 int, and 14 con. So basically what I'm asking is if I screwed myself by going Serpent with these type of stats and based on what I want from above. I'm also to switching classes again, and with the changes to hunting, I'd like to know if Blademaster or Runewarden are worth a second shot. Lastly, if I shouldn't stay Serpent without reincarnating or resetting traits, if there's a sort of in-between class that will balance speed and durability.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, guys!
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