I don’t mind wiz, but at times I feel that I’m more of a support cog than a offensive ‘stick’. I’m more there to make sure the offensive sticks do their clubbing while I clear out some unruly elements and add CC.
That’s unlike being a sorc where the whole point is to be a little support and tons of stick. In fact the stick part is what sorcs are about.
And it’s more my part. Sure – a wiz is good at using multiple ways of destroying stuff but at a significant cost. What sorcs do for less wiz do for more. At its essence sorcs only have a couple of cheap ‘DPS’ spells (force based) but plenty of cheaper support spells. Given the right conditions blur, haste etc can be obtained cheaply but the other stuff comes with a high price tag.
At that’s why I can finish Vale quests through an assortment of spells, but I can’t do so without drinking pots. Not solo anyways.
This was illustrated time and time again as I flagged for the Shroud by doing everything but Coal on hard (ran Coal Elite) and each and one of those quests required me to drink several pots.
That doesn’t bother me; I’ve collected pots for years so I have plenty of resources. But what bothers me is that I keep having to use resources with this one simply because I can’t find a happy self-reliant medium where I use what I have and manage to complete without help. Which of course is what soloing is about. Instead I rely on hirelings to do the heavy hitting while standing back and supporting just to keep resource use low.
Which brings me to the need to run in groups. I ran coal on Elite with a good group and while we finished it just fine I also spent lots of resources getting to the end. And that’s with me leaving a lot to the group and saving as many resources as possible. And still needed to drink several pots after that.
And spell pen is still an issue on hard and even normal. Mostly against Drow. I’m almost tempted at this point to finish it off and then do another wiz right after so I can ‘enjoy’ more spell pen. Simply put I feel like I have miles to go and I rather get there with my sorc.