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Hey all, what is the best class in the game? What spec?

Anything specific I should know before I start?

I've read rogues are nice so that you can start lockpicking early, etc.

Thanks.
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4 mages would be.
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Originally Posted by Vhati View Post
4 mages would be.
Yep. Arcane Warrior spec can halve all damage and substitute the magic property for strength thus allowing you to tank, and these bonuses stack on top of "combat magic" which still boost magic powers.

So couple Arcane Warrior with another Spirit Healer and a debilitator and you got an endless killing spree.

Sadly, you can never get 4 mages as far as I know. So I'd say 3 mages and either a rogue archer or warrior tank.
    
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the combat model for the game is not completely realized and is entirely broken.

Had they attempted to design one correctly, it would have been alot more entertaining. Like their old DnD games and Kotor games, which are based on balanced combat mechanics.

The game is more mmo type focused, where poor gameplay mechanics are used like threat, and tanks, and dps, and healer are all focused, along with massive amounts of stuns and knockdowns. Give me DnD any day over the mess that DAO is.
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yeah there aren't many viable ways to do the hardest difficulty in DAO and I think triple mage with a tank is one of them...

Personally I went through the game with god mode on as all I wanted was the story and not the combat which I was bad at anyway. (dual-wielding berserker warriors are pretty bad....)

Lockpicking is pretty useless I can't remember a single good thing I got from doing it besides maybe some money...
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Yeah, DA:O is all about the mages. If you don't have a mage at all on your team, you won't get half way through the game. lol
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post #8 of 9
You guys make me want to play DA:O now. Too bad it takes hours to get to the interesting stuff.
post #9 of 9
Use whatever you want as main character but..

Have 1 rogue in the party to open locked chests
Have 1 mage to heal party members
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