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    Hey guys,

    I am alting a mage and having started one that was necro/lock and hating it I just deleted and rolled another one. This one is Pyro/archon 0 elementalist. 2 questions, at what level does your lesser earth elemental stop leveling up? And how is 51 pyro/10 archon/5 elementalist in terms of an end game build?

    Btw I am only level 10 with him having just started.

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    Red face

    hate to break it for you:

    necrolock is the best leveling spec

    elementalist sucks

    reroll again

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    You do realize you can just respec right?

    1) Level 30. Pyro/ele is fine for leveling, but won't be very powerful until you have 18 in pyro.
    2) It's mediocre/not very good.

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    I don't have any points in elementilst...

    don't remebr exactly but the build is something like this http://rift.zam.com/en/stc.html?t=0zIzq.xc0M.m

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazzin View Post
    You do realize you can just respec right?

    1) Level 30. Pyro/ele is fine for leveling, but won't be very powerful until you have 18 in pyro.
    2) It's mediocre/not very good.
    Yeah i know i can respec but i hadn't even gotten out of the starting area yet before i delted the char.

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    Pyro is fun, but just not that great for leveling. Its got good burst DPS, but its sustained performance, which is what you want in a leveling build, is not. Necro/lock on the otherhand doesn't have great burst, but it has better and more predictable DPS and never runs out of mana and can self heal.
    this is what I'm running now, and it works well.

    Also, keep in mind that respecing is relatively cheap and scales with level. So I wouldn't delete people just because you pick the wrong starting souls. I don't think its even possible to create a build where it would be faster to start over than to just level from 10-13.

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    I realize that the low level mobs are relatively easier to your level than mobs want you hit abou 15 of so but so far this is what I do:

    Turn on groud effect.

    Sick elemental on a mob, hit mob elemental is not on with fire bolt, fire bolt again, if there is still enough time fire bolt if not I use the instant cast. Mob dies. Kill mob on elemental. Rince and repeat. I also keep the earth buff and burning blood buff up at 5 stacks at all times by choosing a mob/mobs to kill with the earth spell and then never letting it lapse.


    If I had to guess I would say my dps is about 70 ATM.

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    When I leveled my mage, I started out as Pyro/Elem till like level 20, it was not bad but I still died here and there.

    Then I changed to Nec/Lock and never looked back. I never died again and was able to tackle much harder rifts / quests due to self heals, mainly Soul Purge. It's a must.
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    No one really answered my other question...

    What level does the lesser elemental stop leveling?

    IE for cleric lesser faerie stops leveling at like 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majsharan View Post
    No one really answered my other question...

    What level does the lesser elemental stop leveling?

    IE for cleric lesser faerie stops leveling at like 26.
    Lesser pets stop at level 30.

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