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Posted on 2012.07.25 at 01:00
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Miranda Duneslinger, Grand Arena - Krokotopia

In preparation for the creation of a new wizard, I had first started playing an Ice Thaumaturge with a secondary school of Life - something I would hope help these tanks of the game as experienced with my Theurgist. Problem was, I didn't enjoy the art. When my Myth Conjurer abandoned his Storm studies and changed his minor to Balance I was disappointed with the limited spells afforded those who practiced it as a secondary school, which caused me to dismiss the art altogether. But purchase of the Pagoda Gauntlet pack came with a set of highly specialized Balance gear - Sōhei; Japanese "warrior monk" - which none of my current wizards were equipped to use. This led me to create a Sorceress. Failed past attempts at adequate secondary schools gave me pause to seriously consider her secondary art. Before I understood game dynamics I often chose opposite-schools for secondary spells, which backfired when fighting same-school monsters because they would specifically guard against it as it is their natural weakness. As Balance is a culmination of all the arts, it has no natural diametric.

One of the drawbacks to a secondary school is the inability to utilize power-pips, the spellcaster's primary school double-use ability. That is, without a very expensive amulet - one I had purchased for my Life Wizard's secondary school of Death prior to her no longer requiring it. She currently casts only in-school spells. However, I was recently impressed with my nephew's choice of Death as a secondary school to his Pyromancer as about half the spells not only damaged opponents, but returned health to the caster as well - something I rarely used with my Life mage as she was far better equipped to deal health than by using comparatively inadequate Death spells - but which might greatly assist my Balance wizard. And I already owned that expensive amulet.

Balance as a primary school has a far more diverse plethora of spells than as a secondary school, and with Death offsetting Balance-resist opponents and my new armor, I am sure enjoying playing Miranda Duneslinger, feudal Sorceress!


michelle1963 at 2012-07-25 13:04 (UTC) (Link)
I do enjoy Michelle Winterthistle, my balance / storm girl. I find the balance spells very useful for their overall effectiveness in a variety of circumstances. However, the storm spells are more powerful. I laugh about the fact that I accidentally picked secondary school when I didn't know what I was doing, but the two together have proven a good combination.

I am looking forward to putting Ian Moonbringer through his paces. Flipped from your newphew's choice, Ian is Death with plan to use fire as my secondary. Even as only a level 5 Ian already has earned one of the spells which returns life. It's VERY handy!

Now..., Michelle Winterthistle must check her garden.
ehowton at 2012-07-25 16:19 (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like fun. Those Death guys get some FANTASTIC high-level spells.
jobu121 at 2012-07-25 13:28 (UTC) (Link)
Sorry for the question, but is this the game called Wizards 101?
ehowton at 2012-07-25 15:44 (UTC) (Link)
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