I am starting anew on a new server and need/want to fast level to 16-17 in 2 weeks (tops). What I want is a toon that is self-sufficient enough to be able to run quests for XP whether or not there are groups (and hopefully can manage not to die no matter how bad the PUG is).
I will not have access to any of my pp, any of my crafting, any of my amassed loot... kind of like a complete noob, except I have quest knowledge.
Some ideas I've had:
- a sorcerer (fire or ice, than switch to air at some level?!) - Pro: fun Con: this isn't solo able unless I mean with 1 cleric and 1 rogue hireling at minimum
- The Helves Angel build (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=289591) - Pro: I love the idea of AA, and this one seems less sucky for end-game content. Con: zero idea of solo ability of Rangers and such.
- Evoker FvS (some nice builds on forum) - Pro: self-heals Con: I don't know how evoker FvS are at low level.
I prefer ranged toons, I've thought about paladin but they're not very epic viable or end-game awesome (working on a tank through 2-3 lives for eLotB on my main server). Melee FvS are fun to level, but I also don't think they're that awesome for epics and difficult raids.
Any ideas? Thoughts?