Originally Posted by Shirakani
2) I'm also going to assume that since this is a platoon style game, focusing on main levelling alone is a bad idea and i'll also have to level all the mercs evenly. is there like... build information anywhere? Information on what skills are good, etc? For staff right now i know to get Brutal Will and Scud (i will be playing PvE only)... Scud seems to be the sole reason to staff main... But is there like a build/progression sort of chart somewhere for all the classes? Before i royally screw up something.
I used to lurk on the official forums alot for build/skill insights :V
Actually you're pretty free to build whatever team you feel like building lol, they'll all work for PvE. In PvP the cookie cutter builds seem to have the edge, but if you like a challenge or variety you could always experiment with a novel build.
Since I'm a staff main I might as well throw in my 2 cents on our skills:
You want this to 60 asap because it deals great AoE damage every third round.
You might want to invest some points, say 40? in this if you're not getting another heal-slave (shaman or oracle).
I'd highly recommend not getting this, because if you really want to run a will build you'd be better off using the oracle's seth's will (which is much better than brutal).
Hex of Darkness:
DoT skill that hits two targets, can be comboed with a swordman's Dark Seed to activate Hell Flame. Still, it's quite a waste for PvE at least because you'd be better off spamming scud anyway.
Kill yourself to heal your mercs greatly for two turns. But the battle ends when you kill yourself lulz. Fail spell on a main, but pretty useful on a shaman merc.
Basically makes you slightly less squishy. It triggers randomly whenever you're hit by any attack, cuts your mana and heals you for a certain amount. I'd say raise it a little when you have the points to spare. I have mine at 20? at the moment, I think.
The level 100 AoE skill. Similar to a witch's meteor strike except it does damage over two turns and has a cooldown of 4 turns. Get this when you're rich and over 100?