To the melee in ADQ last night
I failed you.
I want to personally thank Ironthatcher for saving my bacon multiple times last night in an elite at level ADQ run. I cannot express how disappointed I was in my own gameplay last night in there, it should NOT have been that tough.
I am not really specced for "healing". I have Life magic II I think, having put every available point into smiting and melee enhancements. When our cleric DCed I assumed we were in trouble, and ESPECIALLY after me and the cleric (was his first time in there) went the same way and hit Scorp out of turn and then died like noobs (well I did, he was new to the quest) in the little time out room at the bottom (failed 3 concentration checks and died during raise dead casting... really?!)
In the first Lailat encounter I should have just stayed there and shield blocked after I had her DPed and had blade barriers up all over the place, but I didn't want the fight to take forever and that ended up costing us quite a bit. I ended up drinking more SP pots (some due to having to heal all of a sudden, some due to my own idiotic choices) than I have ever drank in a quest, and that was a knock down drag out slog that I won't soon forget.
I will find a way to repay you for going through all of your SF potions, had some trouble keeping the sorc and wiz up (wiz was the worst, kept hitting him with heals and seeing he was in PM mode, but he had all half of his SP and was usually hovering around 12 HP at a time?!) along with the cleric, those aren't my usual roles with this build but that's no excuse. I sucked in that quest, only learning after many deaths to just DP, BB and kite her through all the ice storms and **** we set out.
I'm posting this 1) to show that even though I can easily dish it out when it's NOT my fault I can accept blame when it is, and 2) What you saw in that quest is NOT how I usually play. Usually I'm piking.
Anyway, like I said I will get something good to you in the mail, thanks again!
Yet another reason I should be ashamed of myself
I don't have quicken. I just took empower healing when I took 15 last night... I have been focusing a LOT on melee :(
Originally Posted by Encair
Up until that quest it hadn't been a problem, I was like a paladin before spellpower came out: I could heal myself for around 100, and with all the smiting and radiance stuff on mobs would die before I had to really heal anyway.
I don't think the other cleric had DP, the sorc was laying down Ice storm like there was no tomorrow, the barb was admirably trying to tank her but she hits fast and hard on l33t. I just wanted to point out that I am NOT apparently elite or a good player by forum standards because I had trouble in a quest :)
its not readily apparent but
Ironthatcher was who I was trying to thank. He singlehandedly made the insane fight at the end possible, all while not getting annoyed that I couldn't hear half of what he said so we spent most of the quest going into either already cleared rooms or clearing them out of order... Oh well.
Originally Posted by SirValentine