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Ghoste
02-23-2008, 03:06 AM
I've been spending some time recently with guildies, old and new, showing them the ropes with a stealth wizard. It's been a lot of fun for many of them, and by request I have made some videos...quite a few actually, lol...recapping the stuff I've covered with them. So, I thought I'd post links to them here as well for any other aspiring shadow mages out there.

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The first thre are shorter, just quick overviews and demonstrations of mixing stealth and magic.
Shadow Mage 101 A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XLpCLiZzrI)
Shadow Mage 101 B (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tp34eXOuWY)
Shadow Mage 101 C (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI2W_pnqk0U)

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And the next three are actually one big chunk broken up into three parts showing these techniques implemented in Running with the Devils.
Running with the Devils, Part 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1-GmRTJnuE)
Running with the Devils, Part 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpqKIDSO8xQ)
Running with the Devils, Part 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HseTWi6azrQ)

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After observing guildies and friends working at their stealth builds, I put together another video with more tips. This one's a first: it actually has voice narration as opposed to the usual text.
Shadow Mage 101 D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOLxlxHAqec)

DaveyCrockett
02-23-2008, 03:30 AM
As always Ghoste, excellent productions. Noone's stealthier.

Shrazkil
02-23-2008, 08:34 AM
I've always thought about making a highly stealthy wizard. Glad to see it has such great potential. Quite well done ghoste.

wiglin
02-23-2008, 08:39 AM
I love these Ghost, so much I am rolling one next. I made sure I built good stealth skills into my dwarven mage.

Alexander_Illusioni
02-23-2008, 11:45 AM
Very nice work! Can you fill us in on how much stealth you have, and what amount you feel is essential?:)

Ghoste
02-23-2008, 01:39 PM
Very nice work! Can you fill us in on how much stealth you have, and what amount you feel is essential?:)
Maxed out both stealth skills for a pure wizard, 14 dex (20 with item), used to carry around a docent of greater silent moves and a ring with a hide bonus, but replaced those both with the Dustless Boots from the Demon Queen.

I haven't done testing of the nature that Mrcow does, so I can't tell you the spot or listen skills for monsters, but I can tell you without my stealth gear it does put me too low to sneak by a fair amount of the higher level stuff. With the boots on, I can sneak by most end game stuff.

Dozen_Black_Roses
02-29-2008, 09:16 AM
Wow just want so say you are truly amazing, your videos are always entertaining and motivate me to work better on my stealth skills. Right now that is limited to my BAM runs down the sneaky hallway for loot runs :P I wished I played more on Argo so I could learn from you :)

Yaga_Nub
02-29-2008, 02:55 PM
Wow just want so say you are truly amazing, your videos are always entertaining and motivate me to work better on my stealth skills. Right now that is limited to my BAM runs down the sneaky hallway for loot runs :P I wished I played more on Argo so I could learn from you :)

Unless you have a very high spot you wouldn't ever find him. :)

~Jules921
03-01-2008, 04:35 AM
I have just one thing to say after watching the videos

WOW

I usually boost hide/move silently/listen on my bards/rogues/rangers - I will frequently use these skills, but not to this extreme. Looks like I'm going back to sneak school.

Jules

~True_Knight
04-07-2008, 01:20 PM
I would like to say.... I much prefer this style to zerging and tanking. I'm in the process myself of building an elven assassin that I intend to utilize some of the techniques I have seen from your videos. Very sweet.

BTW, I am on Argo so we may meet up sometime. You will usually see me running with my main, Cuchoinneach Deathslayer!

Ghoste
04-14-2008, 06:05 AM
Updated the original post with a new video.

Wizzly_Bear
01-27-2009, 08:56 PM
necro for anti-purge

Samadhi
01-28-2009, 11:24 AM
necro for anti-purge

solid choice for rezzing :D

Gunga
01-28-2009, 11:37 AM
OMG kill something.