The sweet spot for farming non-epic House C challenges is level 15, so I'm hoping to come up with an Iconic Challenge Farmer that could be rolled up and 30 minutes later be fully capable of farming challenges. The idea being roll one up, get your mats, and then delete it if you like. Or spend some effort gearing it up if you want to, but not required.
The most natural fit is a baldeforged sorcerer: Haste, DDoor, Knock, Reconstruct, nice dps.
I'm wondering which savant would be best, or if maybe no savant at all would actually be best. The assumption is that this alt should be able to easily solo any level 15 house c challenge. Most of these have bosses you really kind of need to kill, so let's look at the bosses:
- Disruptor (Giant Skeleton) is immune to cold
- Devashta (Marilith) is immune to electricity
- Storm Giant is presumably immune to electricity
- Fire Giant is immune to fire
- All bosses merit dotting
Also, there will be traps to simply run through in Mansion challenges, so high saves would be nice. A second pally level may be justified in order to easily get all the bosses. That trap hall has spinning blades and fire traps, so a fire savant would take less damage and have a better chance of running through.
There are lots of devils in Short Cuts, so overly relying on fire would be problematic.
Animated Armors have high elemental resistance, so lots of little attacks (frost lance, scorching ray, wall of fire, ice storm) won't work for them. High burst DPS is the name of the game; Fireball? Cone of Cold?
With 1 pally level you get low saves but 1 level 7 spell. With 2 pally levels you get no level 7 spells but solid saves for the trap hall.