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Post Last Edit by 100000486150645@facebook at 16-4-2010 07:09 |
I disagree on some areas, and I will explain below:
Earth or Heaven
Again, same reasons as above really, you get very little choice here. Ironskin is terrible and Block can do without boosting."
If you are using a blue or purple ranked chest, especially if using Earth armor, then between the chest & feet using Earth armor, the shield is an unnecessary slot. I stick with Tide Silver Mirror myself. At +10 it provides +16 Block. Add that to a Block level 4 and you have Block +20 (50.2%). Blocking your enemies attacks far more frequently far outweighs any +life benefits that you may get. The exception of course, is if the rest of your armor is still fairly weak and you require the Earth for additional +armor bonus.
Some agility is worthwhile and seemingly most players don't bother with too much. You can get a foot in before those who take Flame gloves which can be useful. Your other options are limited (Although I'm fairly sure i'm missing several options for gloves) and tend to rely on skills (Strike/Precision) you may not have room for. And avoid Haste, it's terrible."
Absolute waste of a slot. The only item that should be used here is the Flame Steel Gloves. It offers +Crit and +Strike (same as Crit, but requires that the skill strike is equipped). This piece of armor will decide duels.
Tide or Ruthless
I'd avoid the Falcon mounts really, agility is too rubbish to bother really. As for your choice here, it's between Offense (Counter) or Defesne (Block). Both skills should be in your arsenal really so either mount is good. It's a pity I've never seen more than a grey quality mount that boosts either though. I still think the +4 agility/+4 block/counter elephants beat the Falcon Bloodsweat Horse though."
I only mildly disagree with this choice, but that is dependant on the users Abilities. Since my hero has the abililties Block (4), Windfury (4), Strike (4) and already employs Block +20 stacked skill... the additional Block +5 from a Tide Forest Elephant is negligible and my hero has better balance with the Falcon Bloodsweat Horse which improves the Dodge and Hit Rate attributes.
A secondary choice which is employed by the best duelist I know, is using Block, Counter, & Strike. Again, he uses the Tide Silver Mirror and has +20 Block, and Strike is critical with the Flame Steel Gloves, therefore in order for his Ruthless Forest Elephant's "Counter" ability to activate, he substituted Windfury for Counter level 4. This is a very deadly combination. His hero is nearly impossible to land critical attacks on, and he counters with deadly force. Combined with incredible +Crit stats his normal attacks do even more damage than a Windfury attack.