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    Default Class balance - artificer

    Since we are getting bard/pally/barb balancing updates around this time, I think it'd be a good time to look into arties. The last good thing that happened to this poor class was the Juggernaut build, that simply took advantage of the reconstruction spell of the artificers and a class split that had enough bonus feats to supplement the complete absence of dps in enhancements with feats (releasing the bladeforged race made this obsolete though). It generally used a two hander and a bow with maxed strenght instead of intelligence and crossbows/runearms/spells, was hardly fit the description of an artificer. That was before the enhancement pass, and ever since arti is a dying class as a result of mediocre trees, but more importantly the lack of an epic destiny. Before MOTU, it was one of the most "complete" classes DDO had to offer, they were welcome in any group, any time, yet now they can barely bring more to the table than traps skills and deadly weapons. It is awkward that it is one of the strongest classes to level up to 20, and then when you get into epics it turns out to be the weakest, simply because the lack of it's own epic destiny. The Harper Agent tree is one step towards salvation for them, but they are still without their own epic destiny, with a very unique playstyle (spellcasting + ranged + runearm, hardly cowered by anything, shiradi gets the closest probably).

    So all in all, what I'm asking for is arti destiny... it took me a few rounds to get this one out.
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    About time they give them their own ED, /signed
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    Yeah, there needs to be an epic destiny that does something interesting with runearms (and possibly trap crafting). There are destinies for literally everything else. DC casting? Check. Melee? Check. Bows? Check. Tanking? Check. Throwing weapons? Check. Tactical DC's? Check. Sneak Attack? Check. Healing? Check. Nuking? Check. Pets? Check. Bard songs? Check. Runearm? Chirp chirp chip . . .
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    /signed

    Not just an Arti ED but they also need to new updated Runearms for cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzermeyer View Post
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    Not just an Arti ED but they also need to new updated Runearms for cap.
    The new runearm from u23 actually looks cool.
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    I agree they do need a new Epic Destiny and another enhancement tree.
    Will put that on my possible future projects list which is empty atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoda View Post
    The new runearm from u23 actually looks cool.
    The Arti needs more than one.

    Like most things one end game rune arm severely limits the options for the class at end game as everyone will have to build around that one rune arm. That is silly.
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    Steel Shrine (TR XX - Barb x3, Drd x3, FvS x3, Pal x2, Rgr x1, Rog x2, Sorc x3, Wiz x3 - EtR X - Arc x3, Div x2, Mart x3, Prim x3 - ItR II - PDK x2)
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    DamsonRhee Shannara - PDK Swashbuckler
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    Eritria Shannara - Human Swashbuckler
    (TR VII - Ftr x3, Sorc x1, Wiz x3 EtR - Prim x1)
    Kirisin Shannara - Sun Elf Shadovar Infiltrator (TR XIV - Barb x1, Bard x1, Clc x3, Fvs x3, Sorc x3, Wiz x3 - EtR V - Mart x2, Div x3 - ItR - MLE x1)


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