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Old 01-05-2010, 12:16 PM   #1
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I'm level 14 mage and still haven't specialized. I was hoping Wynne could teach me spirit, but have decided it's rather not what I'm interested in. I see the shapeshifter as pretty useless. I hear blood mage is not so good.

So, I guess I'm looking to go arcane warrior. Where can I learn that? Is it any good?
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Old 01-05-2010, 01:55 PM   #2
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Since nobody has replied: Arcane Warrior seems to be one of the best specs for mage. It gives you awesome melee staying power. I'd go Arcane Warrior/Healer to be an awesome tank.
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Old 01-05-2010, 02:43 PM   #3
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You can get the spec from a side quest in the Ruins in the Brecilian forest. There's a stone altar and a phylactery right next to each other.
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:43 PM   #4
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Strange.

I have tried Mage and got Arcane Warrior by default at level 14. Please don't ask how that happened as I have no idea.

Whatever, I never really used it. By that time I had plenty of melee back up and kept on going as a Mage firing off spells.

My question is whether the Arcane Warrior is better than a straightforward Warrior as a tank?
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:30 PM   #5
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Well, according to the site, yeah. There are vids on youtube, sorry, no links, of AW's soloing both the High Dragon, and the Archdemon, naked on the Archdemon...
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:52 PM   #6
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Every spellcaster should pick this for the magic/strength swap itself. Almost too powerful for a tier one ability imo.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:36 PM   #7
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Agreed.

I still can't get comfortable with playing rogue so I'm probably missing something there.

I'm now trying Arcane Warrior and it does seem to me that once at level 7 and through the Circle Mage quest the build is absurdly powerful.

I don't know whether the game balance is right on this one but, so far, Arcane Warrior does look like a good choice for a solo charge.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:00 PM   #8
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So much for the solo charge!

Strategy rethink needed.
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:44 PM   #9
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Hehehe.
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