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Changing from DoL to DoM early on. Bad idea?Follow

#1 Sep 06 2010 at 10:25 AM Rating: Decent
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I've been trying out a few different characters while I decide if I still want to get the game on release. I thought it might be good to start out with botanist to get my physical level up a bit and gather some mats for crafting, and then change to conjurer which is what I want to be in the long run. I got to level 5 and changed to conjurer to do some combat leves and I had trouble killing even the most basic things. I then realised that my armor was intended for a gatherer, but I didn't think it would make much difference at low level. Just wondering, is it a bad idea to do what I tried? I'm not sure why other than the armor, but it just doesn't seem to be working at all.
#2 Sep 06 2010 at 10:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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That extra physical level could've only helped. What did you put your stats into each level? Maybe reallocate some into VIT & MND for defense if that's your biggest problem. I'm not sure how weak the DoL gear is at the start, but there should be a vendor in town with level1 stuff & you can search bazaars & the market ward for better gear. Also as a conjurer, early on it's actually better to kind of play it as a melee job. Use mostly the spirit darts. If you're still having trouble a DoW might do the trick.

Edited, Sep 6th 2010 12:46pm by TwistedOwl

#3 Sep 06 2010 at 10:48 AM Rating: Decent
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I put around 60% in to INT and the rest split between MND and PIE. Things seem to be getting a bit better as I progress. It's definitely much harder than when I started out with a DoW though. Just wasn't sure if other things could be affecting it. I probably just need to find some more appropriate gear though, thanks.
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