High Level Sorc / Wiz - Epic Feat Choices

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MRFTW
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High Level Sorc / Wiz - Epic Feat Choices

Post by MRFTW » Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:39 pm

Hi folks,

I was wondering what people were thinking about the choices.

Epic Spell Focus - Are these relevant outside of their QoL additions in 2024?

Greater Ruin / Hellball - Worth it?

Mummy Dust / Planar Conduit - Essential, right?

What others choices might you make? Epic Mage Armour looks like it might have a place for sorc/div mixes, does the wiz/specialist (or whatever) get good use from it?

I'd like to avoid general viability issues around wiz and sorc as I think they are well documented at this point. I'm looking at making a sorc/ranger and since I'm sidestepping the best builds somewhat I was curious what other niche picks people were looking at on their casters.


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Re: High Level Sorc / Wiz - Epic Feat Choices

Post by -XXX- » Tue Jun 18, 2024 4:39 pm

MRFTW wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:39 pm

Epic Spell Focus - Are these relevant outside of their QoL additions in 2024?

ESF:conju/necro increase the stats of summons, which is relevant.
Other than that, No - while increased DCs on spells can be noticable during PvE, it's usually a sign that the character is punching down against lower CR content at that point during character level progression. Endgame spawns tend to have really high saves on top of various immunities and resistances - spell foci don't seem to be making much of a difference there.

MRFTW wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:39 pm

Greater Ruin / Hellball - Worth it?

Hellball is OK. I'm on the fence regarding GRuin.

MRFTW wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:39 pm

Mummy Dust / Planar Conduit - Essential, right?

Wiz and Sorc directly depend on these during PvE.

MRFTW wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:39 pm

What others choices might you make? Epic Mage Armour looks like it might have a place for sorc/div mixes, does the wiz/specialist (or whatever) get good use from it?

EMA's needed for relevant AC. It's not essential for a functional Wiz or Sorc build, but is likely better than any of the ESFs at this point.


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Re: High Level Sorc / Wiz - Epic Feat Choices

Post by MRFTW » Tue Jun 18, 2024 5:47 pm

-XXX- wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2024 4:39 pm
MRFTW wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2024 6:39 pm

Greater Ruin / Hellball - Worth it?

Hellball is OK. I'm on the fence regarding GRuin.

Thanks for the wisdom. :)

This is interesting, I thought these two came as a pair as part of the dreaded evocombo? Is Hellball more generally useful because of the knockdown?


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