Kobold or Troll Skald

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Postby Veng » Dec 19, 2016 06:16

Any reason to make a Kobold over a Troll skald? Thinking the STR puts Troll over the top, but am open to suggestions.

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Postby Sakimoto » Dec 19, 2016 06:19

Troll. The str bonus is just really hard to give up. Skalds don't really get a beefy melee damage table. Being able to go troll for that truckton of starting strength is such a saving grace....

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Postby Veng » Dec 19, 2016 06:31

Cool, I wasn't sure if a high quick kobold could keep up or not damage wise.

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Postby isocleas2 » Dec 19, 2016 07:02

I too would pick a troll but in defense of kobold the skald's biggest nemesis is getting rooted/mezzed out of the fight. A kobold is a little tougher to find and click on.

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Postby oslo » Dec 20, 2016 16:39

Kobold for speed attack ? Better to hit 2 X 250 than 1 X 350

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Postby Ilerget » Dec 20, 2016 17:02

It's easy to follow a troll in frontiers and really hard to scape because can be seen from really far away.
Which starting attributes as kobold?
What about dwarf?
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Postby Piemandinga » Dec 23, 2016 14:19

Ilerget wrote: What about dwarf?


Yeah I'm leaning towards a Dwarf for a Skald, but I'm probably going to be running solo most of the time due to RL commitments. My justification is that they have +5% body resist; all assassin poisons/debuffs are body type as well as Minstrel instas, and the Champion insta is too I think. If I'm also not mistaken, mezz is body type so should have a better chance of resisting them too. Chain is also weak to thrust type damage, and Dwarf has +3% in that. With the +10 con too, they should in theory be a bit (emphasis on 'a bit') harder to take down for most of the other soloing classes out there. They are of course tiny in comparison to a Troll too, going back to the other comments about not attracting attention. So yeah, that's my rationale behind a Dwarf Skald! :grin:

In all honesty, I don't think any of the races are bad for a Skald. Just depends on your play style. If you want a Kobold, make a Kobold!


EDIT: My original mezz comment is false. Reduces duration by 5%, not resist chance.
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Postby pweet » Dec 23, 2016 14:25

5%more body will lower dmg and mezz time by 5%.Your chance to resist the spell is not influenced by that.

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Postby Piemandinga » Dec 23, 2016 14:49

pweet wrote:5%more body will lower dmg and mezz time by 5%.Your chance to resist the spell is not influenced by that.


I knew it was involved somehow... Good to know!

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Postby Zebul1n » Jan 06, 2017 11:46

some days ago i tested all race for skald and the end result is : troll

dwarf is small and maybe harder to target and have that 5% body but lack 40 STR compared to trolls and that means a lot of DPS.
and troll have 5% matter which can be usefull as well against DoTs.

and about kobold, you will just gimp yourself . unless you go for the look which can be a good reason but stats wise it is not.

higher dex give you very small amount of parry chance and higher quickness is not that great , you can test swing speed modifiers yourself here :
http://www.oocities.org/siliconvalley/p ... n_calc.htm

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Postby bigdaddy » Jan 06, 2017 16:51

Zebul1n wrote:some days ago i tested all race for skald and the end result is : troll

dwarf is small and maybe harder to target and have that 5% body but lack 40 STR compared to trolls and that means a lot of DPS.
and troll have 5% matter which can be usefull as well against DoTs.

and about kobold, you will just gimp yourself . unless you go for the look which can be a good reason but stats wise it is not.

higher dex give you very small amount of parry chance and higher quickness is not that great , you can test swing speed modifiers yourself here :
http://www.oocities.org/siliconvalley/p ... n_calc.htm


what starting stats did you go with?

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Postby Malyss » Jan 06, 2017 18:21

Zebul1n stated a preference for 10STR/10CON/10CHA

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Postby bigdaddy » Jan 06, 2017 20:14

Malyss wrote:Zebul1n stated a preference for 10STR/10CON/10CHA


don't really understan con. What about 15 str / 10 cha or 10str/10qui/10cha?

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Postby Zebul1n » Jan 06, 2017 20:39

15STR/10CHA is ok but i don't like loosing 5pts
being an hybrid you ll end at around 1500hp , so 10CON is around 2.5%(35hp)
but for min/maxeur yeah maybe 15STR.

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Postby Malyss » Jan 08, 2017 15:31

I also don't like losing the 5 points. for me the last 10 is either con or dex or 5pts str but the difference must be pretty negligable between the 3 I suppose

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