I mostly (only) play melee characters in DDO because I love the active combat system but I think I'm ready to try to play a caster to a significant degree again (i have deleted every one that I have tried by level 10 or so).
From other games (really just EQ I) I really liked the role of crowd control casters (enchanters) and was pretty good at it. I know there are some situations where the ability to control large numbers of mobs is helpful, but are there enough situations where building a wizard (arch-mage I imagine) with a main focus on CC is going to be worth it?
I'm thinking late-game to end game + epic. Frankly, from my experiences at these levels I am not sure that this tactic (or really, any notable tactics lol) are used...at all. Still, I dont want to make a 'buff-bot' nor do I want to make a pure damage dealing caster - to me this would be boring and I would rather play a melee character.
I've heard a few different things, but I am curious to hear what others have to say with the addition of all of the content this year.