Party Composition

#1 Posted by Holl6425 (13 posts) -

So far, at level 20, I've used a standard party comprising of a Mage (Healer/Debuffer), Fighter (Tank), and a Sorcerer and Ranger for Ranged Damage. Once I had a better understanding of the inclinations, I was able to tweak my main pawn and find the other two pawns to help best support my style of play. What are you guys using? Mine seems pretty cookie cutter safe. What are some other party compositions that you've experimented with?

#2 Posted by project343 (2833 posts) -

I'm running as a Mystic Knight with a Fighter primary pawn set specifically for tanking. Then as my support pawns I try to grab a support-oriented Mage with a heavy-damage oriented Sorcerer.

I've yet to see a use for any rogue-type pawns in my party composition. They just aren't dishing out enough damage--or, at least not nearly as much as the average Sorcerer.

#3 Edited by LikeaSsur (1565 posts) -

I'm going with me as a Mystic Knight, my main pawn is a Strider, and the support pawns I hired are a support Mage (with healing), and a Sword 'n' Board Warrior, who....isn't tanking, per say, but does have the Shield Drum skill. We're a melee focused party, but my Strider has Ensnare, and usually the Mage has Ingle for long range fights.

#4 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -

fighter, assassin, sorcerer, mage

#5 Posted by drag (1223 posts) -

I had me as a mage and my main pawn as fighter, then a warrior and ranger/strider hired in ... which was fine but not that great. Just changed to sorcerer after maxing mage out and swapped the warrior for a pawn mage to handle healing and buffs (and also damage of their own) and the set-up is immediately much more enjoyable. Thought I'd enjoy hanging back and keeping everyone buffed and healed while they went to town but it never quite worked out as I hoped, and there's not really enough support spells to keep you solely occupied.

#6 Posted by Funman (51 posts) -

I play a mage spec'd towards attack spells, I usually roll with another mage who plays support, then I have a fighter, and warrior. Warrior draws aggro and acts as tank, while fighter picks off ranged/magik enemies.... its been a pretty good combo so far, though Im only level 23 and haven't really faced down anything incredibly big yet.

#7 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

Assassin, Sorcerer, Fighter, Fighter

#8 Posted by Detrian (1126 posts) -

Ranger (me), Warrior, Fighter, Mage.
 
Might change the fighter for a sorcerer.

#9 Posted by RainbowKraken (23 posts) -

I'm a Ranger, my main pawn is a Warrior, then I will have a fighter and sorcerer.

#10 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

Magick Archer (Me), Sorceror (Main pawn), Mage and Distraction (ranger/fighter/warrior, someone to run around and draw attention while me and my pawn cast spells)

#11 Edited by Blind_Evil (306 posts) -

I've been trying to use a mage and sorcerer and they never fucking do well. The mage is okay, she's the healer, my main pawn, but sorcerers all seem to get interrupted too often to actually do any of the insane damage I know they are capable of. Thinking I'll have to give up bows and daggers and whatnot (I've been swapping between Assassin, Ranger, and Magick Archer) and either go fighter or sorcerer myself. I've tried just about everything and my favorite so far has been Magick Archer, Mage, Fighter, Warrior.

Starting to agree with the folks that really wanted co-op.

#12 Posted by snowninja845 (43 posts) -

I'm a magick archer, my main pawn is a warrior and I usually hire two support mages.

#13 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -

@Blind_Evil: Well, then it sounds like you need to protect your Sorcerer, so it isn't being attacked.

#14 Posted by Holl6425 (13 posts) -

Has anyone experimented with a Mystic Knight? I was thinking of switching my main pawn to that class. Just not sure ifstylus class is well suited for a main tank.... Perhaps an off tank?. So Ranger, Mystik Knight, Sorcerer, and healing Mage? I'd have the MK attuned to handle the holy spells and the Mage and sorcerer to handle the elementals. I need to read up on the MK abilities.

#15 Posted by ItBeStefYo (1020 posts) -

@project343: @LikeaSsur: Would you say Mystic Knight is fun?

I found the normal warrior in the demo to be a bit boring

#16 Posted by Rolfgang (6 posts) -

I play a Magick Archer, my main pawn is a Fighter for tanking and then I have a mage with me for support and a Ranger for ranged dps. I love how I shoot explosive bolts in a big creature and my main pawn Atilla hits the fan and makes it one huge explosion :D

#17 Posted by JJOR64 (19023 posts) -

Mine was Warrior (me), Mage (my pawn), Fighter, and a Sorcerer.

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#18 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

Fighter, Mage and two hired Striders/Rangers. Might go Mystic Knight once I get bored of Dragon's Maw.

#19 Posted by Sterling (2470 posts) -

Currently rolling as a Ranger and my main pawn is a Fighter. Then hired out a second Fighter and a Mage.

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#20 Posted by LikeaSsur (1565 posts) -

@ItBeStefYo: Very much so, but I haven't got the very "Mystical" skills yet, like Magic Cannon. Right now, I'm having a blast just enchanting my shield and countering monster's attacks. I'd say it'll start off pretty boring for you, but around vocation 4 or 5, you can learn the more magical skills, and you might like those.

#21 Posted by Holl6425 (13 posts) -

My current group seems a bit too overpowered. I'm rolling a 37 Ranger with a 37 fighter as my main pawn and a Mage and Sorcerer, both at level 42.. The AOEs of the sorcerer pretty much handle any large threat and he enchants our weapons with ice on occasion. The Mage takes care of the heals, enchants our weapons with holy light and fire. Lastly my pawn is an excellent tank. I can actually sit back and let them do all the fighting.... Looking to make this more challenging making the group a bit unbalanced with some weaknesses. Definitely sacking the OP sorcerer, getting rid of the tank, and perhaps rolling with just three peeps... An assasin, a strider, and a Mage.

#22 Posted by Tennmuerti (8141 posts) -

@Holl6425 said:

My current group seems a bit too overpowered. I'm rolling a 37 Ranger with a 37 fighter as my main pawn and a Mage and Sorcerer, both at level 42.. The AOEs of the sorcerer pretty much handle any large threat and he enchants our weapons with ice on occasion. The Mage takes care of the heals, enchants our weapons with holy light and fire. Lastly my pawn is an excellent tank. I can actually sit back and let them do all the fighting.... Looking to make this more challenging making the group a bit unbalanced with some weaknesses. Definitely sacking the OP sorcerer, getting rid of the tank, and perhaps rolling with just three peeps... An assasin, a strider, and a Mage.

This has less to do with group composition and just with the game difficulty curve. You outpace the standard content at about those levels. And as monsters remain static after a point you simply start overpowering everything much faster and taking less damage in general. I pretty much ditched a healer at that time and was without one for a long time.

There will be a point in the game when the difficulty will spike back up to give a somewhat decent challenge.

#23 Posted by The_Ruiner (1084 posts) -

Fighter, Mage, Warrior, Ranger

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