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Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« on: 03 December 2018, 15:06:57 »
I'm playing the mobile version ( original only no IT ) I normally play a Bow class of some kind but I'm in the mood for a caster but im looking for one that isn't pet dependent and not a glass cannon, so Im thinking storm and something else. This is original only so no added classes.

Any ideas or tips would be helpfull. Thanks

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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #1 on: 03 December 2018, 15:19:55 »
Not sure that's really possible.  Casters are pretty much glass cannons as a matter of course. Pairing Storm with Spirit might be a good way to go since that would give you Ternion, Deathchill Aura and use Squall/Lightning Bolt for aoe.  Otherwise Earth I guess for more spells to throw around.  Nature would probably be better as a petmancer.

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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #2 on: 03 December 2018, 15:58:36 »
Thanks, ill mess around with it. I've toyed with casters in the past but gave up in legendary because I die to fast. Just want something that lets me take hits while I blow stuff up.

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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #3 on: 03 December 2018, 16:03:16 »
Nature+ storm

Nature for strong buffs and heals
Storm for deadly aoes
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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #4 on: 03 December 2018, 16:10:57 »
Thanks ill look into that too

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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #5 on: 03 December 2018, 16:17:34 »
i haven't played in a while but I've always played casters.. this is what i remember:

DA was still very good in the original and even in TQIT.. 1k DA with some chance to avoid projectiles and you can make any character tanky, even casters.. of course you also need resists and HP

in the original, and also IT, the strength of casters rely on no cooldown cap.. if you manage to get 100% CDR, you're very good even if your a glass cannon.. mobs won't even get to you

now in AE, there is a cooldown cap.. the change is casters can now get tanky with the mechanic physical damage from spells now scales with str
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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #6 on: 03 December 2018, 16:50:23 »
it's not popular but hunting is actually a good support mastery for casters.. check flush out if it already reduces elem resists.. i used to like phorkos trident + santas shield.. iirc there is still no santas shield in the original but even a low quality shield socketed with high quality charm or relic can be good.. at least you can get resists.. but the big reason is to be able to benefit from wood lore DA

nature is also good
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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #7 on: 04 December 2018, 02:56:33 »
No relics in the game or shared bank :(. Thanks everyone.

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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #8 on: 04 December 2018, 05:15:33 »
No relics in the game or shared bank :(. Thanks everyone.
it doesn't matter.. you only need an epic relic/charm in epic difficulty, and same for legendary.. those will drop even if you don't farm for them

but yeah for a first time player, nothing beats enjoying the game first and only learning bit by bit.. so choose what you want first and if it doesn't work, then we can help
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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #9 on: 04 December 2018, 05:28:20 »
No relics in the game or shared bank :(. Thanks everyone.
it doesn't matter.. you only need an epic relic/charm in epic difficulty, and same for legendary.. those will drop even if you don't farm for them

but yeah for a first time player, nothing beats enjoying the game first and only learning bit by bit.. so choose what you want first and if it doesn't work, then we can help

Been playing this game on and off since it came out, just never played a caster seriously.through to the end. Thanks for the responses.

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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #10 on: 04 December 2018, 05:56:42 »
then you can do it  :)

what do you get with a staff anyway? just use staff if you play ternion.. maybe if you have very good staff like heka staff, it's good for a spellcaster.. but that's very hard to find.. usually you can get more from one hand weapon + shield than a staff.. and it's easier to find
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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #11 on: 04 December 2018, 06:01:11 »
then you can do it  :)

what do you get with a staff anyway? just use staff if you play ternion.. maybe if you have very good staff like heka staff, it's good for a spellcaster.. but that's very hard to find.. usually you can get more from one hand weapon + shield than a staff.. and it's easier to find

So a caster with shield and weapon. I'll try that out. Also I got relics.mixed up with those new charms they added in a while back.

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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #12 on: 04 December 2018, 06:18:03 »
very nice  :)

but i don't mean hybrid.. just to clear that up.. hybrid is hard for self-found toons.. i mean spear + low quality green shield socketed with something.. spears require low strength and high dex so your stats will be mainly dex and int with int being the higher one.. i recommend you farm for phorkos trident when you get to epic

it's nice for a change.. if you play it the same old all int with staff, it will end up as just the same old glassy character
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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #13 on: 04 December 2018, 17:03:06 »
Pardon, may I ask how is this mobile version, is it pure Titan Quest base game how it was, or some sort of anniversary patched base game? Wasn't it Nordic that released it?

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Re: Whats a good Tanky Caster build?
« Reply #14 on: 04 December 2018, 17:15:42 »
Pardon, may I ask how is this mobile version, is it pure Titan Quest base game how it was, or some sort of anniversary patched base game? Wasn't it Nordic that released it?

It's the original Tiran Quest . So no shared bank. Everything else is the same. The built a UI for it so you move with a directional pad and there are 4 attack buttons with 2 pages. A button near that to switch weapon  sets. It's been out for 2 or 3 years. It seems like a complete port. You see damage numbers and xp over mobdls heads. Just be careful with the IOS version, I crash going through the cave after Delphi making progress impossible, but I hear it's ok on the itablet. Android works fine.

It came out a year or two before Nordic I believe.
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