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ArcticMUD => Newbie Area => Topic started by: Dafin on February 28, 2020, 07:09:13 PM

Title: Optimal races/selections for a newbie
Post by: Dafin on February 28, 2020, 07:09:13 PM
Can anyone please give some advice about races and primary stat selection for the pair warrior/cleric?
I am quite sure I won't reach high levels, will mostly play solo and occasionally. Because I like to play with the gear and spells I pop by myself, my weapon selection will probably be limited by the affordable zones.

As I see it warrior should be  kagonesti/CON to get more hitpoints and average dexterity or hylar with primary STR for better damage and great hitpoints. How will low DEX affect the ability to bash for non-superb basher?
For cleric I can't choose between qualinesti/INT with low constitution and hill dwarf/INT with low dexterity. I am not sure if INT is important for cleric and how it will affect learn rate.

I do not only look not for the simple answer but more for the reasoning behind it. I also would like to hear about other classes/races/primary stat selections if anyone wants to share.
Title: Re: Optimal races/selections for a newbie
Post by: el conquistador on February 28, 2020, 09:22:08 PM
kagonesti is my favorite starting race for warrior because of the high str + dex.  strength allows you to use heavier weapons and also can make you hit harder.  dex increases your chances of landing bashes and helps with some other warrior skills too.  con is ok but +1 con is probably only worth about 10 hps at level 30.  i always take primary strength or dex.

i dont know as much about clerics but i like high int on casters.  it helps you mem faster.  at 23? int or so you can memorize a heal in 1 tick standing!  i am not sure if it helps your learn chance.  i used to believe dexterity helped with losing concentration on casters but i no longer think that is true.  i dont think a caster should worry about dexterity.
Title: Re: Optimal races/selections for a newbie
Post by: Jorquin on February 29, 2020, 05:48:32 AM
Title: Re: Optimal races/selections for a newbie
Post by: Dafin on February 29, 2020, 06:08:31 AM
Thank you guys. I suppose I will pick kagonesti/str and hill/wis then.
Title: Re: Optimal races/selections for a newbie
Post by: Caine on February 29, 2020, 09:08:25 AM
As a general rule the order is (roughly) along these lines, from lowest to highest:
  • gnome / kender
  • qualinesti / silvanesti
  • theiwar / dargonesti / goblin / half-elf / minotaur
  • human / kagonesti
  • hill dwarf / hylar / half-ogre
  • gully

Those pesky kenders! Last again...
Title: Re: Optimal races/selections for a newbie
Post by: Malthros on February 29, 2020, 02:58:51 PM
As a general rule the order is (roughly) along these lines, from lowest to highest:
  • gnome / kender
  • qualinesti / silvanesti
  • theiwar / dargonesti / goblin / half-elf / minotaur
  • human / kagonesti
  • hill dwarf / hylar / half-ogre
  • gully

Those pesky kenders! Last again...

Rip days past when you could roll kenders with 18str 24dex 19con

E: maybe it was 23dex. Point stands