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by Empyrean
Fri May 04, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Gameplay Hints
Topic: What's athletics useful for?
Replies: 39
Views: 25858

Re: What's athletics useful for?

I would say that even that is a mistake. If you take Skilled it gives you +3 skill points. You then spend all three of them, plus two more, to get +2 Vitality. Why not just take Healthy and get +2 vitality to start with, which gives you +5 hit points at character creation and save the two skill poi...
by Empyrean
Fri May 04, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Gameplay Hints
Topic: What's athletics useful for?
Replies: 39
Views: 25858

Re: What's athletics useful for?

I'm going to try this one more time.... You can give the front guys athletics AND armor to make them the best possible tanks. You realize that you end the game at level 13 or 14 unless you spend a lot of time unnecessarily grinding, right? Putting all of your points in Armor makes your guys better ...
by Empyrean
Fri May 04, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Gameplay Hints
Topic: What's athletics useful for?
Replies: 39
Views: 25858

Re: What's athletics useful for?

See it depends how you define "bad". You'd have to redefine "bad" for Athletics to not qualify. Is Athletics flavourful? Yes. What? How? It's about as flavorful as tofu mixed with styrofoam. It gives you no options that you didn't have before. It unlocks no strategies or abilities that the player c...
by Empyrean
Fri May 04, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Gameplay Hints
Topic: What's athletics useful for?
Replies: 39
Views: 25858

Re: What's athletics useful for?

Like I said, you can play with whatever you want. But when someone asks what a skill is good for, if it's not good for something then it's better to just say so. It's pretty clear that it was intended as a general boost to offense, defense, and some utility in reducing food consumption and increasin...
by Empyrean
Fri May 04, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Gameplay Hints
Topic: all mage party viable in hard mode?
Replies: 9
Views: 9194

Re: all mage party viable in hard mode?

I wouldn't try it.

You could probably win, but it would be a lot harder than using a party with at least two physical attackers. The spellcasting interface really restricts your damage output from multiple mages.
by Empyrean
Fri May 04, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Gameplay Hints
Topic: The Earth Mage
Replies: 24
Views: 16715

Re: The Earth Mage

All accounts I've heard report that poison cloud does good damage if you can keep your enemies in it. I don't really go for the stationary combat style, but I could see that being really useful in a few tough fights where your mobility is restricted, or you have a door to trap enemies behind.
by Empyrean
Fri May 04, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Gameplay Hints
Topic: What's athletics useful for?
Replies: 39
Views: 25858

Re: What's athletics useful for?

You can play with a bad build if you want. You can win with a bad build if you want. But when someone asks what a bad skill is good for, at least be honest enough to say "Not much" instead of coming up with weak justifications for putting points in a second-rate skill. The question was "What's athle...
by Empyrean
Fri May 04, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Gameplay Hints
Topic: What's athletics useful for?
Replies: 39
Views: 25858

Re: What's athletics useful for?

Athletics gives you less useful bonuses than Armor if you want to make your front row guys harder to kill. If you want more offensive power for a character, put points in weapon skills. If you want more defensive power, but points in Armor or Dodge. If you want a mix of the two, split your points be...
by Empyrean
Fri May 04, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Gameplay Hints
Topic: is there a way to do spells I am not aware of?
Replies: 7
Views: 9016

Re: is there a way to do spells I am not aware of?

Nope, gotta click on the hand/staff, the runes, and the cast button. Every time. You can queue up a spell by selecting the runes before a fight starts, but when you want to cast again you go through the whole process. so what dose it mean when you click on multiple spells? I think you're confused a...
by Empyrean
Fri May 04, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: Gameplay Hints
Topic: What's athletics useful for?
Replies: 39
Views: 25858

Re: What's athletics useful for?

Sure, it would be nice to have if you could get it for free, but the opportunity cost is greater than the benefits you get from it, which means it's not a good skill to take.