04-18-04, 05:34 AM
Hopefully some people have played the druid class when it got realeased recently and can post some feedback here?
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Gorgwath Simbelmyne - 52 Wizard
04-18-04, 06:18 PM
druid seems fairly cool
it's NOTHING like EQ druid (thankfully)
more of a melee/hybrid class than anything else Tikker Gimblestan
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I'm doing a druid as an alt. They are great so far (only level 7, hehe). There is definitely an emphases on the hybrid aspect of druids.
So far I can use staves or unarmed combat. I have a dot, buff, damage shield, healing spell, regen spell and outright damage spell so far. I find at least at my level I can spend half a fight doing spells and half doing melee or just do one damage spell once, then melee the rest (with regen on me).
At level 10 I get a spell that will let me turn into a bear.
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04-19-04, 06:32 AM
from what I have read, the form of the bear is treated as a completely blank slate once you get it. your skills don't carry over. you have to work up your skills before the form becomes viable.
that is all second hand knowledge. Fairy - Bastok
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My dr00d is still low-level, but regen seems a might overpowered at this point. Balancing still to come I expect.
04-19-04, 08:07 PM
Quote:The Druid is a caster in regular form
Bear = Warrior
Cat = Rogue
Seal = fast crazy looking creature that can breath under water (traveling/exploring). You can fight in seal form but you can't use any of your abilities. It's funny to attack in seal form. Party member: "WHAT IS THAT THING?" (me in seal form).
..."everyone except you" -- and me :p
Sensei Bwuce (Xev)
04-25-04, 04:34 PM
Well, I've only gotten my druid up to 18, so I'm not an expert or anything, but I'll share my druidic experiences so far.
First off, they are a leather class, and can use a rather suprising range of weapons. They start off with staves learned, but can choose to learn daggers, unarmed weapons (claws and such I suppose, haven't seen any drop though..), spears, and axes of both one and two-handed variaties. They get bear form at level 10, aquatic form at level 16, cat form at level 20 and travel form at level 30.
In his normal form, the druid has a lot of nifty spells avaliable. Most of them are instant cast, which is rather nice because it's really easy to have spells be interrupted. I won't name all the spells, but some of my favorites include Rejuvination, a heal over time; Faerie Fire, an armor debuff that nullifies the ability to stealth or turn invisable (Can't wait to try this out in duels against rogues...); and Mark of the Wild, a superb buff that raises both armor and every stat. Good stuff.
As for the animal forms, well, to be honest I don't have a lot of knowledge about them. Bear form has the potential to be powerful, but I don't use it all that often. My Shapeshift skill is pretty low, so the bonus hitpoints I get from being a bear is fairly low. However, the skills bear form allows are pretty solid. It can taunt, hit everything around it, stun, lower the damage of everything around it, generate rage at the cost of a big hit to my armor (Yep, bears use rage just like warriors) and more. Plus it looks pretty neat.
Aquatic form is fairly straightfoward. You don't get any abilities, but you can breathe water and swim faster then normal. Not fantastic, really, but nice to have.
I don't have cat form yet, but it seems to mimic the rogue class quite well, even going so far as to allow abilities to gather combo points. Doesn't hurt that it looks pretty slick, too. Kind of small though.
Travel form is something I am both highly looking foward to and a bit dissapointed about. It allows you to run faster, how much faster, I do not know, but running faster is always nice. However, it looks like a plain ol' moonstalker, which are a sort of leapordy sabertooth cat. Yawn. Just got a cat form! I sent a /suggest that it should be changed to something neater, maybe a Plainstrider/Foreststrider appearance, or Stirgid Owls/Condors.
That's all that comes to mind. Druids are neat, but so far I like the actual druid far more then his animal forms, but then again, I haven't gotten cat form yet. Nil Mortifii Sine Lvcre
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Faeldar, level 18 Druid, World of Warcraft
04-25-04, 09:12 PM
WoW druid = EQ bard
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WoW Druid = EQ Bard, as the jack of all trades kind of perspective.
Paladins have auras, which sadly can't be twisted. :)
Aside from the above, the only thing ive noticed about the Druid is the number of spells they do get. Druids get dang costly, due to the number of spells they have to train. Thats probably my only gripe about the druids. Otherwise they rock.