Hello all, I've been wanting to play on an Swordmage for a while, but I would like a good character for it, so several (2-4+) past lives that would help the swordmage to be better.
I'd like to know exactly which past lives, and how many everyone thinks I should take for such a project. I've access to every class (except favored souls (WIP)) and have access to every race including Iconics. I am currently VIP for another couple of months, but once this time runs out I do not think I'll be get it back, and at which time I loose access to the Warforged, unless I can spare the TP to buy it.
Anyways, I'd like to know what possible past lives I might look into, and I have a few questions, such as:
Is it possible for a melee and mage character to exist?
How viable might a character be, to have access to spells and melee for dps?
What ED's might be best to look into, also which twists?
Would it be viable to level two ED's to max, one for Spells, and one for Melee - and switch out based upon quests and group?
For such a character, would it be better to go Warforged - Reconstruction/Repair, or Fleshy - Palemaster Death Aura/Negative Burst?
Without taking feats such as Spell Pen, Spell Focus, Greater Spell Focus - is it possible for a DC caster to be viable? (Finger of Death)
Which arcane class might be better, Wizard or Sorcerer?
- Wizard provides 5 additional spell based feats.
- Sorcerer provides additional spell points and powerful hitting spells (enhancements)
What feats exactly might be needed for such a character to be successful? List them all please.
Which might be a better variety of melee dps, Two Weapon, or Two Handed?
Is it possible for a high melee Two Handed melee DPS to be successful without taking the Two Handed Fighting feats?
What gear might one need to search for on such a project?
I understand that with splitting stats between two main focuses reduces the damage/dcs of spells and abilities, but is it possible to use the secondary to counteract this reduced damage?
What variety of classes might best provide me with the following:
- high melee dps
- moderate-high spell dps
- self healing
How many lives, and which Tomes might be required to make such a character successful?