Lord++Revan wrote:Blood Mages kinda suck in my opinion tho.
SH aren't that good except for revive and the generic heal is all you need really that's what health poultices are for and I found them to suck because they can't fight solo worth crap.
Combine blood mage with SH and the blood power from the keep DLC. Take restoration spells as well as spells like bloom, spell power etc. and defensive spells - you will draw tons of aggro after all.
Have a regeneration on yourself prior to casting Blood Magic and you'll be healed normaly.. or if you wish to avoid cheese.. manage mass rejuv, bloom, spell might, wisp and blood magic + blood power wisely, with healing, healing and even more healing on yourself.
If you have two mages for some reason you can cross rejuv, it's not needed though.
With a bit of practice (and spellpower) you'll activate blood magic only to cast blood wound (not using this spell? Are you insane!?) and will never have to use mana potions.
Early in the game invest in defense items, late in the game you'll want more hp and protective spells.
Don't go for directly damaging spells, go for disabling ones (freezing, stunning, scaring etc) like Winter Grasp, Cone of Cold, Mind Blast and DoT damage - insects, blood wound, acid bomb.
Alternatively you could go all-CC, double-glyph spell combo as well as double-globe spell combo are both amazing.
Still, each "tree" can be viable, depending on your play style, party, preparation and skill? No, not skill, understanding how mechanics work and long-term-planning both in char management and combat.
There was only one boss in game which i had serious problems with as a solo BM / SH, and it was the fight where you are "supposed to" lose (she drops a sword) and i found golems of argm..blablabla.. the DLC to be a pain, but doable (third class though, battlemage)
Ofcourse Arcane Warriors melt everything in their way with billion defense and two billion armor, but i say "nay" to these classes.
Two things though
- It;s best to unlock all classes prior to the play, as you need the blood mage & co early.
- Get the "free respec" mod, and just test which spells and classes suit you.
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