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zex95966
10-01-2011, 05:26 AM
would anyone be kind enough to give me the must haves on an artificer spell list?

Mrmorphling
10-03-2011, 09:59 AM
You can switch them at any shrine / tavern so you have a lot of flexibility to adapt to different contents.

From a very quick cursory glance:

LVL 6:
Deconstruct: with current endgame being rich of cosntruct it's quite usefull
Reconstruc: 10/10 if WF
Tactical detonation: nice nuke with CC added
Blade barrier: the most powerful version of oen of the most powerful aoe, enough said

LVL 5:
Planar and silver weapons will make you lots of friends.
Prismatic spray: assuming full force spec decent nuke
Mass remove curse: situational but potentially very usefull vs cursing bosses
Radiant forcefield: situational and tbh i've never tested for real, it seems to have potential

LVL 4:
Lightning motes: average AoE and it requires you to be lightning spec'ed (probably not the best idea)
Cold iron wepaons: usefull but you can switch when needed

LVL 3:
Admantine weapons: your Lit 2 friends will approve for the 2 new raids :)
Flame turret: quite good at low lvls, it becomes obsolete by lvl 14 or so.
Insightful damage: if you are full INT this can boost your ranged dmg quite a bit

LVL 1:
Resist energy is always good

7-day_Trial_Monkey
10-03-2011, 10:12 AM
Level 1:
Conjure Bolts +1 .. having no ammo really hurts your dps :) With this, you don't run out.

Level 2:
Elemental weapons .. adding 1d6 elemental damage to your groups weapons is a nice boost in dps.
Toughen construct .. gives your dog, and any wf in your group +5 ac (does not stack with barkskin)

Level 3:
Curative Admixture Cure Serious .. throwing a pot for an aoe heal of 60-140 (depending on metamagics, maximize etc .. and people's heal amp)
Thundering Armor .. giving everyone a sonic guard on their armor is a nice dps boost.
Armor of Speed .. or give them 5 minute haste when you have no caster in your group.

Qaliya
10-03-2011, 10:19 AM
Blade barrier: the most powerful version of oen of the most powerful aoe, enough said

Aside: is the artificer BB different from the one that clerics get? Can't find anything on this in the wiki. Thanks.

Mrmorphling
10-03-2011, 10:34 AM
Artificers have an enhancments line to boost force and untyped damage
Force Manipulation VII (http://ddowiki.com/page/%E2%80%A6): Grants an additional 5% increase to the damage of your force spells and spells that deal untyped or physical damage, bringing the total increase to 50%.

EDIT: link doesn't work but it's just the usual progression 20% for first tier then 5%/tier up to 50% with 7th tier; http://ddowiki.com/page/Artificer_enhancements here for complete list

bowiehero
10-03-2011, 10:43 AM
Use lightning motes for the 1.15x lightning damage buff and not just the AoE.

Qaliya
10-03-2011, 11:21 AM
Thank you.