4 February 2016 at 9:35am
I don't recall ever seeing the standard 'What is your favourite ...?' thread on these forums, so I thought I'd start with a thread to give your favourite (and least favourite)careers. I thought I'd start and that I'd divide by book and by path.
Legion of Shadow
Cavalier: - The ability to double your armour for the entire fight and do regular damage is just too OP for this not to be my favourite LoS Warrior career. If your armour score is high enough, most opponents can't even hit you with their damage score attacks. This assumes that the 'Shield Wall' ability isn't unintentionally missing a 'for one round only' rule of course; even the Ranger pales into comparison in my opinion. The Inquisitor career is my least favourite choice from this path - it feels underwhelming for a career that is difficult to get!
Pyromancer: - This was a tough choice as I was torn between the Pyromancer and the Necromancer but in the end I felt that the Pyro just pips the Necro to the post with their incredible dps ability. The Medic career is the one that lands at the bottom of the pack IMO.
Witchfinder: - Another tough choice as both the Assassin and the Shadowstalker are very strong careers as well. However, having the ability to finish off any enemy when their Health drops to the same value as your Speed score is incredibly powerful, particularly late in the game when your Speed is usually 15+. The Swordmaster is the disappointing weak link in a strong LoS Rogue line up IMO.
Heart of Fire
Monk: - This one pips 'Spirit Hunter' to the post, just because of the amazing ability to dish out tons of damage by ignoring enemy armour - in most cases, twice per combat if you have 'Piercing'! The ability to reduce or negate some passive damage effects is also incredibly useful. Spirit Hunter is strong as well but loses out because of how challenging it is to get the career. Titan is easily the weakest of the bunch, paling into insignificance against all other Warrior careers.
Scholar: - This one pips all the others to the post, despite the challenge involved to get it. Being able to reroll your damage dice at any time and being able to amplify your Magic with spell books just makes this class a dps powerhouse. The weak link in a strong line up of Mage careers has to be Druid just for its unreliability (and getting the upgrade to boost the Druid's powers isn't worth it in my opinion).
Thief: - This one just wins out over the Blood Archer and the Pariah - again for the strong dps potential. Probably the weakest link in this line up is the Pilgrim.
Eye of Winter's Fury
Storm Carl: - The Einherjar is strong as well but the Storm Carl's ability to finish off opponents quickly just beats it (even with the 'nerf'). Bottom of the pack is the Glaciator - I've never felt even slightly inclined to give this career a try if I'm currently a Storm Carl or Einherjar as it seems pretty underwhelming.
Valkryn: - I was tempted to go with Revenant but then changed my mind; both are very strong classes though. I'd put Chemist at the bottom of the pile because of its unreliability.
Reaver: - I'm going to go with Reaver for this path, even though it loses a lot of its strength in the late game. Once you hit the late game, any of the other three careers are viable choices IMO but none seem to ever shine as strongly as the Reaver once did! None are really weak, but if I had to choose a weak link I'd probably pick Bard just because it felt a bit chaotic when I played one.
PS: I thought I'd drop this in the spoilers section so as not to unintentionally give away anything about careers that people may not know even exist.