im planning on lvling both at the same time , 15hours(each) = 30hours per week i think that good enough lol
i just hope conjurer and tham use the same stats so i wont have to be switching stats around
Yeah i can't see either using str or dex, so as long as you stick to int for potency, piety for accuracy, and mind/vit for defences as you see fit you should be good
Don't be too sure...PD and SD are both physical ranged attacks so STR and DEX may yet play there part - Certainly hitting the target seemed to be more efficient in Beta when I raised that stat compared to Alpha when I went entirely with INT, MND and PIE.
Both get DOT spells. Conjurer gets elemental ones that reduce elemental resistance and Thaumaturge gets umbral and astral ones(Dia/Bio) that lower defense or attack. The big difference between the two classes seems to be that aside from their damage/dot/healing/mp management spells one specializes in buffing PCs and the other in debuffing the enemy. Thaumaturge gets slow/gravity/bind/paralyze/poison/silence/absorb spells and Conjurer gets stoneskin/shock spikes/protect/shell. Conjurer does seem to get their second tier of spells(ex:fire II rank 24) earlier than Thaumaturge gets theirs(ex:Banish II rank:over 30 apparently)
Not correct as far as Beta testing goes:
Both Banish II and Scourge II you get at 24 - my testing didnt find much difference in dmg output for the Tier II's though but this may have been a glitch in Beta.
We have Poison as well as Dia and Bio for DoT.
Your comment about the specialization as far as I know in my experience is quite true - though the Thaumacon can happyily buff party members but not as effectively as a Conathaum! :)
Don't forget to visit the Conjurer & Thaumaturge forums. There are some pretty good threads in them. Most likely you'll play both to some degree.
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