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Atomos

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Poison Master is good for all rogues, better for ranged since they have less options for boosting damage. Many strong bosses are susceptible to poison (one of them exclusively to poison), but some common monsters are resistant, especially those acid elementals and poison cloud spewing zombies, but another advantage of this skill is that you're more resistant to their attacks ;)
 

Kyoji

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Nice to know , by the way , with my rogue now I am Lv17 ... I reached that in the area nearby Friguld , the one full of snakes .
What area Is best to grind exp at my current Lv ?
 

Geezer

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Is poison master useful or valuable for a try in strategy ?
My main consideration when choosing Poison Master was, as Atomos rightly says, for the increased poison damage resistance it gave me as much as anything.
I'd paid a visit to the Poisoned River quest previously and had to admit defeat in areas I can now push through more easily with a lot less health loss, so less (or no) need to buy (so m)any HP/MP potions in the long run. That's always a good thing, whatever helps achieve it.

I'd bought the upgraded poison dagger when I joined the guild and picked up a poison bow along the way before I took the skill, so the additional damage immediately made them as viable as the magma shortsword/flaming dirk combo and enchanted Vulcan bow DPS-wise for enemies that were otherwise more flame-retardant and I just paired up the appropriate resists on armour for a given situation or area accordingly, as per usual.

As a rogue, taking an advantage to exploit an enemy weakness should be a given, if you can do so effectively.
Again, as Atomos indicates, there are more than occasional instances where both boosted poison offensive and defensive capabilities are very welcome indeed.


I'll admit though, I've never actually bought any poison yet but if I had one wish for a feature of the PM skill, it would be to let you use Tremadan's table (or any like it) to make your own from say x3 poison sacs for the spider venom and perhaps fangs or whatever for the stronger one. Maybe have the current poison sac quest unlock it, even..
"Of course, you'd need a Wizard's workbench but I don't know any that would let you spill venom all over theirs!"

For a feature that the game's never had; now that I've thought of it, I'm going to miss this one quite a lot!
If I was more familiar with the FLARE engine, I'd have a go at adding it myself, seriously!!


After my last comment on the composite bow though, I did try it out a bit more and found that the higher damage per hit saw me one-shotting stuff I'd previously been taking out with the old Hirge one-two, back of the head; so Hirge has been a bit bored with nothing to do despite her wearing my Girdle of the Rogue belt (and fancy hat that makes everybody like her when we go to the pub) so I do switch back to Jester's just to keep her cardio up.

I figure that if I do add poison to the bow too now, I'd likely one-shot enemies easier (as I might with Mass Crits) but I do so wish it was renewable in the manner I described above or something. I think I'd play to clear the whole map with that mechanic implemented.


I do still like the speed of Jester's for the reduced time to be able to move and thus dodge between shots fired if I do accidentally hit something off-screen that drags a mob in but being adequately prepared for close quarters to thin out the minions lets you dump a trap for a half-health boss by then and back up for target practice with a quiver full of reckoning, as long as you've got something that'll take big chunks out of their remaining health.

In some cases that's fire, in others it's poison; in many more still, having the option for both is twice as good.
Turns out, where you are now, I think those snakes have cold vulnerability and to the West, you'd need Death damage too but hit up the Weaponsmith in Friguld while you're there at least, as he's got a few nice pieces for a rogue.
 

Kyoji

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So , if I understood well , I could craft poison consumables normally sold in thieves guild by myself ... Is that a thing ?
( Maybe I started a quest that could help in that , the one Who requires snakes fangs and I Just miss the red fang ).
Geeeze now I am beaten by to take the poison master or the magic training or both and Discover what happens , cause if by the chance I learn to summon thing and add poison element shooting rapidly and maybe with shooting crits advanced skill ... Well 6 × 3 you get 18 but I have just 15 ability points ehhh so I guess I need to forget something or to quiet for a LV 2 in One of those three skills .
 

Atomos

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Nah, crafting poisons is not a thing (maybe in the future). Resources are available, but only for sale and some quests. Get Rapid Fire, it's good. Magical Training can wait until you really need it for bosses, and 2 skill points are enough to make it efficient. Massive Criticals 3 and Precision Shots 2 or 3 are useful. Poison Master burns cash, so use it wisely ;)
 
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Kyoji

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Understood , anyway I started to build reputation for royal seekers guild to get close to magic training skill .
I have a question about stab and archery : It Is wrote that they get bonuses linked to your LV ... do these bonuses works even after Lv25 ?
 

Kyoji

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Oooooh this will change a lot cause if I get stab LV 3 or 4 ... Expecially 4 It Is damage + 10 + LV × 2 so damage + 210 at the end of I am correct and that would be the real thing of you add in assassinate , ok I guess I Will start to switch to a fully melee rogue .
Actually I can do lv3 stab , lv3 evade and I would try with lv2 assassinate , lv2 for both the crits skills you get from SGT Rakkus and flurry lv2 .
I Will test It for sure .
By the way ... What skills and Advance skills are better for a Grissenda light sword and shield ?
 

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