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#1 Mar 23 2011 at 10:48 AM Rating: Good
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MEH!

I know a lot of people recommend necro/lock for mage leveling. I tried it and it was OK but ive been there done that in a different MMO. So i specced chloro/lock/elem for a different kind of approach, but tbh im just not keen on using pets at all. Ive tried pyro/archon/dom and have to pray for some cinder/wildfire procs and then circle strafe the target with my instants. Works awesome when stuff procs, works awful when it doesnt. The roots that the soul has are on to long a CD to be beneficial in questing from what ive seen.

So im wondering if anyone is having great success with a pet-less mage build, or some pointers on how i can make pyro work. Im level 29 btw so im fast approaching 30 when the less elemental stops leveling correct?

Edited, Mar 23rd 2011 9:50am by KTurner
#2 Mar 23 2011 at 2:40 PM Rating: Good
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#3 Mar 23 2011 at 3:39 PM Rating: Excellent
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I leveled 1-50 as Dominator. No pets.

Very basic nuke preparation and pattern:

Get Quicken Form, Controlled Opportunity and Swift Control.

Transmogrify, Spam your hardest hitting nuke from any other nuking soul till Swift Control wears off, repeat.

If you need a breather, substitute Death's Edict and Storm Shackle (if not ranged or caster) instead of the heavy nukes and get some more space.

You can't do this before Quicken Form, but you really don't need to do it before level 20 anyway so it's a moot issue.

Since Storm Shackle is the only AE directly accessible by a Dominator, if you need it to go off and only have ranged units for targets, apply Transmogrify. The squirrel form will force it to go boom right where they are as soon as the root wears off.
#4 Mar 23 2011 at 3:56 PM Rating: Good
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I really like your idea. Any chance you could post a level ~30 build for me? Im interested to know what other souls you paired it with.

I just turned you guru, so now you HAVE to do as i wish. :P

Edited, Mar 23rd 2011 2:57pm by KTurner
#5 Mar 23 2011 at 4:28 PM Rating: Good
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>_>

I paired with Archon for Pillaging Stone out of personal preference (not for efficiency) and Chloromancer for Radiant Spores, just for kicks. However your AE will be pretty non-existent that way.

Any soul with a spammable hard-hitting nuke that is 3 seconds or less should be fine. Here's one.
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