Clearly still figuring out these new forums.
Woke up my UAC warrior because I heard rumblings of them fixing UAC Berserk.
Right now I am working out his training / CMANs, and was curious for any thoughts. I'm happy with his training, but am curious about which CMAN path to take.
- Race: Giantman
- Stats: Cap!
- Level: 23
- Society: Master of GoS
- Armor 2x
- Brawl 2x
- CM 2x
- MoC 1.5x (I have 35 at the moment, will likely stop until the next tier)
- PT 2.5x
- Dodge 2x
- Perception 1x
- climb, swim, hp to taste
I plan on getting tackle and feint from the guild. If they fix it, I'll get berserk as well.
So I have 48 CM points to play with.
Currently, I plan on getting: * Unarmed Specialist (6): This seems like it's just going to be valuable. I may hold off on training it if I don't immediately need it to unlock something else. * Twin Hammerfist 4 (20): Knockdown, stun, all around fun. I have a set of flaring bracers as well. * punchmastery 1 (4): This is a low investment for a decent return.
That leaves me with between 18 and 24 points remaining. Here are the options I've considered (and the ones I've dismissed).
On the table: * Subdual strike 5 (20): Wallop for a daze/stun. Somewhat redundant with twin hammerfist, but useful defense against bandits. Plus just seems fun. * Whirling Dervish 3 (24): 80% chance for 2nd attack on focused mstrike to retarget if my target is dead. Thus far, I haven't been 1-shotting creatures with focused mstrike, which leads me to believe this may have limited utility. * Stance of the Mongoose 3 (24): 100% chance for reactive strike after a successful parry. Problem is I am unclear how likely that is (I think it's a base 5% chance?) Could pair this with parry mastery, although that's a big investment. * Headbutt 5 (20): Daze / stun. Faster than tackle. Could get a flaring helmet. Not unique to UAC, but fits the profile well.
Stuff I considered but dismissed: * Bearhug: Cool from an RP perspective, but not effective in hunting, especially in swarms. * Crowdpress: Very handy, but large stamina investment per kill. May be useful for grizzled bounties. * Bull Rush: Redundant with other stuff. * Haymaker: I feel like this was a pre-UAC cman that likely has lost it's shine. Kick, Grapple Mastery: Just used so much less that it's less worthwhile. * Striking Asp Stance: I don't understand the new qstrike well enough to determine if this would be good. a 1 second tackle may be worthwhile, though. May merit further investigation.
So those are my thoughts - any advice, other thinking? Anything I missed?