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    I will be TR'ing my Sorc into a caster FvS and was wondering about lowbie beaters.

    On my Sorc it was a case of using Masters Touch and off I go.

    Now Im not going to get that option and Im wondering what to use.

    Im thinking about either...

    a) taking a GA feat and using Maelstrom (if alignment allows) then Carni/ AGA
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    b) Falchion feat and the lvl 2 named one (i forget its name) and a Xuum

    I would swap out the weapon feat at a later level

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    c) Crafting a quarter staff or three.

    The thing is, I dont know which would be the best option.

    What weapon effects would I put on the quarter staff at ML2, ML4 etc?

    Is a crafted QS going to give better DPS than the GAs and Falchions listed above?

    Any advice appreciated as Im not really looking forward to my FvS life lowbie levelling.

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    My vote is for taking a feat for greataxe and using Carniflex at 4. A min lvl 5 holy quarterstaff of lesser undead bane or a min lvl 5 holy quarterstaff of undead bane with masterful craftsmanship would also be a nice addition to your inventory for the undead quests.

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    If you have a way to use Carnifex then use it!

    Against critable enemys there is no better weapon all the way from level 4-8

    crit range 17-20 3x crit is just that good.
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    is crafted qs going to give you better melee dps than falchion/gaxe? no
    is it enough? probably yes

    greatswords are also an option though:
    Guardian's Dagger ML2
    Sword of the Thirty ML6
    Whirlwind ML10

    quarterstaves:
    Pillar of Light: radiance, pure good, slot
    Theurgic Stave: 2d4 19-20x2, 2 slots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan220 View Post
    I will be TR'ing my Sorc into a caster FvS and was wondering about lowbie beaters.

    On my Sorc it was a case of using Masters Touch and off I go.

    Now Im not going to get that option and Im wondering what to use.

    Im thinking about either...

    a) taking a GA feat and using Maelstrom (if alignment allows) then Carni/ AGA
    or
    b) Falchion feat and the lvl 2 named one (i forget its name) and a Xuum

    I would swap out the weapon feat at a later level

    or
    c) Crafting a quarter staff or three.

    The thing is, I dont know which would be the best option.

    What weapon effects would I put on the quarter staff at ML2, ML4 etc?

    Is a crafted QS going to give better DPS than the GAs and Falchions listed above?

    Any advice appreciated as Im not really looking forward to my FvS life lowbie levelling.

    Many thanks
    Roll WF and use a GS

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    EDIT: sorry about this wall of text but these #^*$!& forums decided to remove all formatting from my text. FTS!I was a human FVS evoker in my previous life.I picked the Greataxe feat to use Carnifex, Maelstrom and Insurrection. Despite being a high-WIS build, with no other melee-feats whatsoever and only a 12 starting STR, it worked out perfectly. Divine Favor and Divine Power made levelling trivial.Once I hit level 13 and could cast empowered-BBs non-stop, I switched out the feat for Heighten.Currently I'm going through a Cleric life: a max STR quarterstaff build with monk splash. Staff of light and Theurgic stave are about as good as it gets at low levels + a random trash weapon for ghostly undead.Looking back at both builds, I can safely say that the FVS did almost equal damage as the cleric, even though the last was build for melee and the first was not. I suggest picking GA for your FVS.As Skavenaps says, if you are building a WF then greatsword is already available for you. But I would not pick WF for this alone, as your melee capacities are irrelevant after level 12 anyway.
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    OP, what race were you thinking of making your fvs? if a half elf, you can get proficiency in all weapons with the fighter dilly feat
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    I think I'd probably go greataxes:

    1-3: Crafted Screaming of Bleeding w/Masterful, ML1
    4-7: Carnifex
    8+: Maelstrom, slotted with Devotion +54 and Radiance +54

    If you can't manage a Maelstrom then greatswords instead for sword of the thirty and whirlwind.

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    Hello all.

    Im the OP

    Thank you for the replies.

    To answer a couple of points....

    Ive tried a Str based melee Soul - never again. Great at low levels but lacking in later levels


    Im going human for the extra feat - hes going to be a pure caster once I get decent damaging spells as he will have 1xWizzy and 3x Sorc PLs (Im currently working my way through Sorc life three).

    The plan being to TR straight away at 20 into another FvS for the Pen (providing I enjoy the first fvs life) otherwise it'll be another Wiz life.
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    does it really matter? virtually any half-decent 2 hander and as a tr you will be 1-shotting mobs on normal and 2-shotting on Elite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EllisDee37 View Post
    I think I'd probably go greataxes:

    1-3: Crafted Screaming of Bleeding w/Masterful, ML1
    4-7: Carnifex
    8+: Maelstrom, slotted with Devotion +54 and Radiance +54

    If you can't manage a Maelstrom then greatswords instead for sword of the thirty and whirlwind.
    iirc my Maelstrom is one of the original unslotted ML2's
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    Quarterstaff is probably the easiest stops the whole martial weapon problem and workarounds.
    Since your planning on being a caster in the end seems overkill to figure out how to get a martial weapon for a few levels that go quick and mobs have low HP.

    Grab a chieftains spear with its 19-20 x2 d8 bleed , maiming and puncture with a red slot at ml4.

    Aryln's staff with ml 6 red slot ,force and an x3 is another fine choice.

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    Am I the only one who pictured a level 28, brutish half-orc wearing a black top hat and cape running around the harbor beating everyone to a pulp in the middle of the night and then disappearing into darkness?
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    I would personally go quarterstaff, simply because I have a lot of low lvl sticks laying around. I found me a couple +1 and +2 of lacerating and frosted them. Just an idea for later. And chieftain's spear is a really good option.

    If you must go great sword, don't forget the Scoundrel's great sword. That is what I use instead of a carnifex. It's a beast.

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    Timeblade. FVS makes you take a feat for longsword. Might as well swing one at low levels. Timeblade.


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    Not much use if you intend to go pure, but if you consider a splash 1 arti could get you masters touch, traps, and the potential for a max or empower early on. Of course with that route a repeater might be even better, and then leaves you with the question of what repeater...

    Other than that i'd agree with a half elf using fighter dilli for proficiency being best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by relenttless View Post
    does it really matter? virtually any half-decent 2 hander and as a tr you will be 1-shotting mobs on normal and 2-shotting on Elite.
    Pretty much this!

    Is it a matter of what works best? Or a matter of what works to get the job done?

    And random lootgen is good enough to get through the low level content.
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    U can max cha and umd just masters touch scrolls

    any way u want

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    Carniflex and Master's Touch FTW. Just pick up Master's Touch as one of your 1st level spells, and you'll be golden. Once you don't melee any longer just swap out the spell for something else.
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    18 soul and 2 pally works vn too along with epic saves

    free martial prof's and heavy armor

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