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Why is your favourite class the best class to play?

AmranuAmranu Member Posts: 725 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
Just curious.
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  • KayeilKayeil Washington StateMember Posts: 2,824 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Are you looking for like stats and combat/hunting strategies to back up reasons, RP reasons, or just any reason no matter what it is?
    What doesn't kill you gives you exp.

    Utianima
  • AmranuAmranu Member Posts: 725 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Well, I didn't specify so it's up to you!
    Utianima
  • SarathaiSarathai Member Posts: 2,139 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Dragon.

    Because I'm a giant dragon and can eat people.

    I never get a devour off successfully, but I don't care.


    - (Eleusis): Ellodin says, "The Fissure of Echoes is Sarathai's happy place."
    - With sharp, crackling tones, Kyrra tells you, "The ladies must love you immensely."
    - (Eleusian Ranger Techs): Savira says, "Most of the hard stuff seem to have this built in code like: If adventurer_hitting_me = "Sarathai" then send("terminate and selfdestruct")."
    - Makarios says, "Serve well and perish."
    - Xaden says, "Xaden confirmed scrub 2017."



    KayeilUtianimaAereidhna
  • SzanthaxSzanthax San DiegoMember Posts: 1,906 @ - Epic Achaean
    I want them all...



    Utianima
  • DochithaDochitha Member Posts: 1,413 @ - Epic Achaean
    Bard, out of shaman, serpent. Alchie that I have. And you are not going bard.

    I am contemplating jester, or Knight (due to class change arty makes it 4in1 class super worthwhile ROI)
    Utianima
  • AesiAesi Member Posts: 1,222 @ - Epic Achaean
    I always tend to gravitate towards learning up the class that people need at the time, to help the team, so haven't really solidified into a favorite one for 1v1 purposes
    UtianimaAustere
  • SzanthaxSzanthax San DiegoMember Posts: 1,906 @ - Epic Achaean
    I wish I'd never left knight :( 



    UtianimaBrean
  • JukilianJukilian Member Posts: 1,579 @ - Epic Achaean
    Magi. For the sheer amount of utility.
    Utianima
  • KayeilKayeil Washington StateMember Posts: 2,824 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Shaman used to be my favorite up until the runelore shift into spiritlore. I haven't chosen another lesserform class to care about since I only use BM as multiclass for blade quest experiments. I think sentinel has the coolest flavour, in my opinion and just out of things I personally like.

    I've pretty much settled on dragon. I could get rid of shaman and BM and not pick up another class and be totally happy with dragon. The damage, tankiness, ability to fly without a mount, and gare are all nice for hunting and getting around. Plus it has so much more utility like dragonsense, veilglance, veildeliver, breaking ice and stone walls, leap, etc. I imagine for combat it's not the most exciting class, though.
    What doesn't kill you gives you exp.

    Utianima
  • ShirszaeShirszae Santo DomingoMember Posts: 3,255 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited May 2016
    I like knight classes because I like the image of a sword-wielder in its various possible incarnations.  On top of that I enjoy 2h,partly because it is not as hectic as other fighting styles.

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...


    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

    UtianimaBrean
  • IsrayhlIsrayhl Member Posts: 186 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Bard. Bard bard bard. Bard. 

    Because I have a ton of mobile utility, I can hunt very well, and the roleplay is endless. I mean, who doesn't like being a roguish fencer with a great voice who also happens to be athletic? Plus, I can illusion, I get minuet for force, I can afflict and damage (with arties). There really is no end to what I can do. 
    UtianimaHexanEhene
  • AchimrstAchimrst NatureMember Posts: 3,608 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    If I pick a class they will fundamentally change it into something I don't particularly enjoy playing. So I like Serpent, mess up serpent bad for me bb.

    But srsly now, I like Shaman class mostly because of Vodun. I'm not particularly good with afflictions but I at least can do decently if I try. Yet with Vodun I can save fashions and decide how I am going to kill someone after I get a decent amount. So basically, versatility?
    Utianima
  • KayeilKayeil Washington StateMember Posts: 2,824 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Achimrst said:
    If I pick a class they will fundamentally change it into something I don't particularly enjoy playing. So I like Serpent, mess up serpent bad for me bb.

    But srsly now, I like Shaman class mostly because of Vodun. I'm not particularly good with afflictions but I at least can do decently if I try. Yet with Vodun I can save fashions and decide how I am going to kill someone after I get a decent amount. So basically, versatility?
    Vodun IS pretty awesome.

    I think I would still love shaman more if I could RP it to the potential that you, Bluef, and several others have over the years. I don't know much about ritualism and such and didn't learn it anywhere in Achaea nor was I offered by anyone to teach me so it really hindered me from  being the kind of shaman I had originally set out to be, but otherwise I'm pretty happy where I'm at now. So kudos to those who can RP shaman to its fullest potential, for me it just wasn't really meant to be.
    What doesn't kill you gives you exp.

    Utianima
  • QwynQwyn Member Posts: 247 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I said this in another thread, but as a newbie to Achaea, Jester is pretty awesome. I feel tanky for hunting, helpful in team fights (hindering, area control, affs, damage) with almost no setup, I have some nice mobility with tarot, a mount-clone/gallop with giraffe, and great extra RP options with illusions. I haven't even touched 1v1 stuff, and I am still having a ton of fun. Jester is also great because it feels like I can play it so many different ways, from a RP/character angle, and I'm really enjoying creating my character.
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  • AchimrstAchimrst NatureMember Posts: 3,608 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Kayeil said:
    Achimrst said:
    If I pick a class they will fundamentally change it into something I don't particularly enjoy playing. So I like Serpent, mess up serpent bad for me bb.

    But srsly now, I like Shaman class mostly because of Vodun. I'm not particularly good with afflictions but I at least can do decently if I try. Yet with Vodun I can save fashions and decide how I am going to kill someone after I get a decent amount. So basically, versatility?
    Vodun IS pretty awesome.

    I think I would still love shaman more if I could RP it to the potential that you, Bluef, and several others have over the years. I don't know much about ritualism and such and didn't learn it anywhere in Achaea nor was I offered by anyone to teach me so it really hindered me from  being the kind of shaman I had originally set out to be, but otherwise I'm pretty happy where I'm at now. So kudos to those who can RP shaman to its fullest potential, for me it just wasn't really meant to be.
    :(

    That kind of makes me sad, RPing Shaman is still one of the funnest things I have ever done in RP.

  • MexisMexis Member Posts: 35 ✭✭ - Stalwart
    Occultist or Jester. I just like them most and it has nothing to do with Tarot.

    Maybe my focus is on what interests me most at a personal level, from RP possibilities to the "feel" of the classes.
    I know next to nothing about PvP, so unsure about that.
    Utianima
  • AntoniusAntonius Member Posts: 4,920 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It's the best class to play because it's my favourite class. Why the hell would anybody play anything else?
    DalranShirszae
  • CooperCooper Member Posts: 5,269 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Monk.

    Variety of kill methods 1v1
    Can fulfill several roles in groups - physical damage, unstoppable damage, physical hinder, affliction hinder, general afflictions, tank
    Near unkillable 1v1 if played right
    Viable unartied and excels with arties
    Pairs well with every other class combo 2v2 or in small groups

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  • AeshAesh Member Posts: 83 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Blademaster because tier lists are dumb (though the attack speed is nice). 
  • XinnaXinna Member Posts: 691 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    Apostate because beckon + blackwind + truelock. Also demon apathy. Mmm.
    UtianimaSaeva
  • KayeilKayeil Washington StateMember Posts: 2,824 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Achimrst said:
    Kayeil said:
    Achimrst said:
    If I pick a class they will fundamentally change it into something I don't particularly enjoy playing. So I like Serpent, mess up serpent bad for me bb.

    But srsly now, I like Shaman class mostly because of Vodun. I'm not particularly good with afflictions but I at least can do decently if I try. Yet with Vodun I can save fashions and decide how I am going to kill someone after I get a decent amount. So basically, versatility?
    Vodun IS pretty awesome.

    I think I would still love shaman more if I could RP it to the potential that you, Bluef, and several others have over the years. I don't know much about ritualism and such and didn't learn it anywhere in Achaea nor was I offered by anyone to teach me so it really hindered me from  being the kind of shaman I had originally set out to be, but otherwise I'm pretty happy where I'm at now. So kudos to those who can RP shaman to its fullest potential, for me it just wasn't really meant to be.
    :(

    That kind of makes me sad, RPing Shaman is still one of the funnest things I have ever done in RP.

    I envy that a little but I'm also glad for those of you who have had that kind of RP. On the flip side, I've had (still do) great Orders and other various RP that I've gotten to enjoy instead so I wouldn't call it a huge regret. It's just not something I knew how to get into and will always be one of those things I'll have a curiosity about or wonder "what if" if I had gone down that path of RP.
    What doesn't kill you gives you exp.

    Achimrst
  • MellexoMellexo Member Posts: 25
    Is there much of a role play community with serpents? 
    Utianima
  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIMember Posts: 3,323 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited May 2016
    I'm loving runie. I can help in raids and can do my own thing without a ton of difficulty. It really makes it easy to play many sides of the game casually.

    My site will remain up, but will not be maintained. The repository will continue to have scripts added to it if I decide to play another game. Maybe I'll see you around in Starmourn!
    Tutorials and scripts  The Repository

    ShirszaeKenway
  • AnedhelAnedhel Member Posts: 2,367 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Paladin!

    The bashing is really great, and it gives you options for helping out others like few classes get (Defend + regeneration and recovery are two options for keeping a person completely safe for the most part, which is wonderful). 

    Bloodsworn is delightful flavour and has a huge mechanical advantage. 

    Four specs give you a ton of options, with some pretty differing avenues. DWC is crazy strong in groups, 2h really good for dueling, and SnB has a phenomenal way to make use of Damnation (haven't really tried DWB :().

    Pretty great without artefacts, super strong with them. Great area control, mobility with swiftmount, many options for helping others out (hands/deliverance/pilgrimage/etc.), and meshes well with nearly every other class. 

    All in all, so, so good. 
    Shirszae
  • AerekAerek East Tennessee, USAMember Posts: 1,818 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Runewarden is the best because it's methodical and doesn't come with the baggage required to play Infernal.

    Blademaster is the best because it deals with the folks Runewarden struggles with.

    Infernal is just the best.
    -- Grounded in but one perspective, what we perceive is an exaggeration of the truth.
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  • DochithaDochitha Member Posts: 1,413 @ - Epic Achaean
    @Daeir so well written!
    Brean
  • AmranuAmranu Member Posts: 725 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Shaman is also the single most complex class in the game, so there's that too.
  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaMember Posts: 6,288 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited May 2016
    It's absolutely amazing. Out of all the reworks done, pretty sure Shaman got the "deepest" rework on a whole different bunch of levels. Went from a fairly uninspired class with Runelore to the amazing, fluid class it is now. Makarios' magnum opus, imo.

    It reminds me very slightly of the sort of tremendous depth Serpent had in the earlier days where not that many people knew what stuff did.
  • SethSeth North CarolinaMember Posts: 145 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Forum Warrior because I'm a newb.
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