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Thread: The Elementalist should become the Theurgist of this game

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    Default The Elementalist should become the Theurgist of this game

    For those who never played DAOC, there was a class similar to the Elementalist, except instead of permanent pets it has spam able low duration pets, so basically imagine if I could cast multiple low dps air elementals on a target, or earth pets, in daoc these interrupted, and I think the concept could work in this game just as easy. For example

    Earth elemental - would drain 3 powe from the target every time it hits, duration 30 seconds.

    Water elemental - would drain 5 energy from the target every cast it lands on the target, duration 20 seconds

    Air elemental - would interrupt every 5 seconds, duration 10 seconds.

    You would basically try and get as many pets on a target as you could, and depending on the target you would use a specific pet. You could build the entire line around this concept and it would make the line even usuable by say Necromancer as you could basically be a pet caster, it would also bring flavor to an already generic line
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    As long as the earth pet ran at mach 10 I would play it :P

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    I would love that. I'm always surprised that other MMOs don't copy the Theurgist of Dark Age of Camelot - it's such an interesting class idea.
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    It would be far more interesting of a line that people soley spec for Tempest and maybe IE
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    Better idea:

    /delete Elementalist
    /add Arcane Soul

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    Mages in DAOC = OP

    Mages here... well...

    Loved the theurg in pvp.

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    be nice to see elementalist be useful for other than just IE and Tempest

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    Quote Originally Posted by extinction View Post
    be nice to see elementalist be useful for other than just IE and Tempest
    If the pets shared in our passive talents with us it would probably fix the entire tree tbh.

    Elementalist pets should gain all the same bonuses from talents that we do and scale with our attributes. Otherwise what is the point of Tempest when the Elementalist himself does no damage anyway. Give Tempest to the Air and Fire ele's and now we're talking.

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    Theurgist was one of my favorite classes in that game by far. I loved the concept of swarming pets!. Was so much fun seing an army of elementals going after a mob or a player. The only thing I disliked about it is that the pets never built aggro so right at the beginning of a pull, I'd have to get as many off as I could before it got to me so that they could beat on the mob since I wouldnt be able to cast once the mob was on me.

    I too am very surprised we havnt seen such a thing... They did a fantastic with most of the classes in that game... Most of them were a ton of fun and very unique.

    Right now the Elementalist is nothing what I thought it would be... at all. Were "supposed" to have most of our dmg through our pet but thats not the case. I wish it were either like DAoC's Theurgist or Everquest 1's mage where you buffed the hell out of your pet, summoned many different items for him such as unique looking weapons, armor, burnout buffs, etc and depending on the type of element would go buck wild on the mob. Elementalist unfortunately in Rift is something Im just not enjoying... And it was the class I was intending on playing most but thats not the case
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    Quote Originally Posted by extinction View Post
    be nice to see elementalist be useful for other than just IE and Tempest
    Yea true that. I did keep a 51 elementalist build for a while just so i could switch to it just to use swarming flames to freak people out in pvp

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    Exactly, it's basically an elemental version of necromancer, We really don't need 2 Souls dedicated to pets of that nature.

    Elementalist should change to something similar to Theurgist.
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    I have been suggesting this idea for a while, so naturally I support it. Elementalist needs a rework for sure.

    Number of pets would have to be capped though, perhaps by pet summons having a CD that is decreased the more points are spent in the Ele tree.
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    I say every 5 Points in the elementalist increases the amount of pets you can have out

    So 51 points, you get 10 pets you can throw on a target.
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    +1 need a spam pet class =D

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    I have never seen the theurgist class in action, so can't say much about it. But in all games where I played a summoner, "swarm pet" usually equals "lots of weak, squishy pets". And thats the opposite of what I want. Sorry, but I don't like swarm pets much, especially if they have to zerg the mob. The current elementalist swarming flames are acceptable as they stay at range, but I wouldn't go further than that.

    No, I rather want the elementalist to have a single, super strong pet. Most of their damage should come from the it, with the elementalist buffing and supporting the pet.

    I like the elementalist in its current form (with single pets). As I said I would love if their pets did more of their total damage tho, and I would like the pure (51pt) elementalist to do more damage than it does currently. I mean, I have fairly good gear now and with some raid buffs (bard int/wis buff, +200SP stone, brightsurge vial) I can just about break 1k dps on the dummy (of course maybe I just did not spec/play my elementalist correctly, what can others reach with a 51pt build?).

    PLEASE MAKE THE PURE CLASSES VIABLE, TRION!

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