Aethilmar wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:51 pm
nat3s wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:47 pm
DPS AM is the premier best 1v1 and solo roaming class in the game + with the option to spec healer for guaranteed city WB spaces, you've got it made. Awesome class super desirable. No other class has it better than AM on Order side at present, if you're somehow disappointed then you'll only find other classes worse from here on out...
Premier 1v1 and solo huh? Better than DPS Shammie (less damage but near impossible to kill)? Better than WL (dead after 3 seconds)? Better than WE (dead before you get out of KD)?
Better for heals than having a WP or RP in the same slot?
AM is great fun for solo roaming but is a hybrid tweener and is only strong about being particularly strong at nothing. You have some serious lazor eyes envy going on there ...
DPS AM is way stronger than WL, I farmed solo WL from rr40-80 on my chars which I roam exclusively solo in the lakes with hunting for 1v1s. To those newer players who try to solo roam in glass cannon setup, WLs look powerful, but to anyone that knows how to stack toughness/armour and use detaunt prior to pet stun, WL are easy RP. A WE can be a good fights if WE is running a decent regen setup.
DPS shammy is a close fight, but AM should win it as AM cleanses shammy dots but shammy cannot cleanse AM dots. You'll see a few dps shams like Sco killing the odd AM, but that's usually due to an AM misplay and they'll die to AM more than they kill them.
If you're struggling with your AM in 1v1s then remember the MOST important spell you cast is the AP drain, you cast it on CD. If you got a bit of range at beginning of fight, by all means go full dps, but if you get jumped on you want to knockback, AP drain and heal kite until you've casted your second AP drain, then go full dps. You won't lose as once your opponent is out of AP, they're done. Sometimes with an AP pot you'll get a pressure spike, but that's where the 3.6k morale shield, normal shield and heal pots come in. Think about it, 1.8k officer pot heal, 3.6k rejuv pot heal, 3.6k absorb morale shield, 1k normal shield... That's 10k self healing in a 1v1 without any hots or flash heals thrown into the mix. Max futile strikes and spell crit with renown and you're just a monster, which is why DPS AM are so prevalent. They are the FOTM class right now to those that know how to play them.
AM healer is weaker than RP and WP, but it's still a good way to get city WB spots, less competition for a heal spot than there is dps was my point.
As I say, if you're disappointed whilst playing the FOTM class, you're in for a world of pain playing anything else.
No envy here, I have a 62 AM myself, love playing them.