Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

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    Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

    Post by xysizzle on Tue May 21, 2013 6:48 pm

    Hey guys. It's been awhile since I've went on the forums and I just found out that the forum event levels are 50-55. I started my build earlier today and came to a halt when deciding what stats to level. Here is my question: should I level my dex up to 30 for the scaling (A scaling with a falchion) and end up sacrificing another stat like endurance or vitality? Or should I take it down the elemental path with lightning or chaos?

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    Re: Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

    Post by User1 on Tue May 21, 2013 7:13 pm

    Elementals are generally looked down upon for their high power for low investment, but they are pretty much optimal.
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    Re: Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

    Post by xysizzle on Tue May 21, 2013 7:18 pm

    All right, thank you. I guess I'll just take a scimitar down the lightning path and a falchion up to +15 and just see which one i prefer
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    Re: Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

    Post by LunarFog on Tue May 21, 2013 7:25 pm

    Just remember that Chaos with 10 humanity is better than lightning.

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    Re: Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

    Post by Dibsville on Tue May 21, 2013 7:26 pm

    LunarFog wrote:Just remember that Chaos with 10 humanity is better than lightning.
    Debatable.
    I'd agree, but there are certain cases where I switch to Lightning.




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    Re: Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Tue May 21, 2013 7:28 pm

    Depends. At 55, str builds can work (as you only need 27 str) but yeah, you're probably better off using elemental, especially with dex weapons.


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    Re: Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

    Post by reim0027 on Tue May 21, 2013 9:58 pm

    For my SL 55, I can do it with 40 dex (with a low weight weapons like tracers, rapiers, and shotels). But, those are ideal for PvP anyway and deal more damage than elementals.


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    Re: Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

    Post by xysizzle on Tue May 21, 2013 10:22 pm

    Yea, I've always been somebody who likes to have a lot of health and/or stamina rather than a few extra damage points. I feel like going all the way to 40 in dex is a bit much when there are elemental options that would allow me to last longer than whoever I'm dueling. To each his own I guess

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    Re: Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

    Post by Animaaal on Tue May 21, 2013 10:23 pm

    With elementals you'll get a lot more hp, end, and in turn, poise and defenses.

    The events are usually for fun it seems, but the forum has some excellent players.

    If you are a fair to midland pvper, I'd go elemental for the aforementioned reasons, but if you're "sorta pro", you might consider something else depending on how competitive you want to be.

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    Re: Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

    Post by Dibsville on Tue May 21, 2013 10:24 pm

    Oh, I totally forgot to answer this.

    Unless you have 24+ in a stat, I'd say go elemental.


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    Re: Mid Level PvP: Is Elemental Worth It?

    Post by Agent0range on Wed May 22, 2013 11:00 am

    My main invades build is a sl50 Obsidian Greatsword user, It's a really great wep for mid level. 480 all physical attack for 20str and 16dex is really nice.
    This is it right here http://mmdks.com/2ell I can usually keep up with sl120s pretty well although I don't usually do duels with it however I may try in the future it is a very solid build imo.

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