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Mordred Dec 1, 2016 @ 12:53pm
Antiquarian Team
I would appreciate some suggestions on a general team that can face any of the dungeons using Antiquarian; however, I do not wish to use duplication of classes, if at all possible. Some group synergy would be great.

My least favorite classes are Hellion, Leper, Jester, and Bounty Hunter. Obviously, if some of these classes are a requirement for the crazy stipulations I have made, I will deal with the horror of having one on my team (pun intended) =p

Is there anything that you mavens can cobble together that would fit the bill?
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LaserGuy Dec 1, 2016 @ 1:07pm 
PD/Antq/Abom/X, where X is any sensible, Abom compatible frontliner (I would normally use Hellion, myself). Strategy is basically just stack huge amounts of blight, and use your strong stuns to keep enemies off you. If X has a self heal, then you can have some decent healing power overall.

Antq pairs very well with HWM for Riposte/Protect Me madness. You generally need a lot of healing power though, since HWM isn't all that tanky even with the Antq buffs. But something like Ves/GR/HWM/Antq will work reasonably well.


Mordred Dec 1, 2016 @ 2:49pm 
Thank you!

What skills would each of these shoot for with Vestal, Grave Robber, Highwayman, Antiquarian? I am notorious for picking horrible skills. I suppose Antiquarian would use Protect Me and Vestal the illumination and heal?
LaserGuy Dec 1, 2016 @ 4:50pm 
Vestal generally uses Dazzle/Judgment/Two heals. I use this build probably 99% of the time with her.
Antiquarian, I normally take Stab/Heal/Protect Me/Blight.
HWM, the only skills that really matter for this build are Duelist advance (to activate your Riposte) and Point blank shot. I'd add one of Open Vein/Wicked Slice, and maybe Grapeshot for your last skill.
GR, I like Thrown Dagger/Lunge/Shadow Fade/Pick to Face usually. If you don't want her moving forward, then try Thrown Dagger/Flashy Dagger/Pick to Face/Toxin.

The main point of this build is to have your Antiquarian use Protect Me every turn on HWM, and HWM cycle Duelist advance and PBS. This means that if any enemy hits him or the Antq, he'll take the damage and counterattack. He's taking twice as much damage, so keep him healed with your Vestal. Might be good to buff his dodge with trinkets, or melee damage.
Mordred Dec 1, 2016 @ 6:08pm 
Thank you so much for the specifics, JellySlayer. This sounds like fun :lycan:
Crestbear Dec 1, 2016 @ 8:02pm 
I just run ant ant hm ant and clear short dungeons with em ^^
Mordred Dec 4, 2016 @ 9:53am 
Not quite sure about positioning with the Vestal, Graverobber, Highwayman, Antiquarian. The Antiquarian has to be in the back to use heal and the Highwayman's Duelist does not work when he gets to the front. Do you just do a lot of manual moves during battle?
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lupious Dec 4, 2016 @ 10:03am 
I've experimented a lot and have found the best to be:
Hellion
X
Antiquarian
Vestal

Fill in X with one of the following: Houndmaster, Graverobber, or Bounty Hunter.

Reasoning:

Hellion is the absolute best character for position one because of the ability to hit all four rows. You typically want to take out stress dealers first which are in rows 3 and 4. Hellion's Iron Swan skill does significant damage to row 4.

In position two you want a character that can hit 3-4 rows. Houndmaster can hit all four rows and has a good stun. Graverobber is pretty squishy, but still good. Bounty Hunter can only hit 1-3, BUT has great stuns.

Vestal, well....it's a Vestal. You're going to be taking a Vestal in most parties.

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Date Posted: Dec 1, 2016 @ 12:53pm
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