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Trying to decide on Magicka Class

Clarebear
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I'm not sure if I should go for a Sorc, NB, Templar, or Warden. I am not really interested in healing except for when playing solo. I do tend to do most of my questing and such Solo. Mainly want to be DPS. Wondering some pros and cons and what will work and get me into groups as a viable character.
  • Clarebear
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    Oh I forgot to mention I am just coming back to the game from when it first started.
  • Loc2262
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    I personally found that magicka NB is the best overall class if you want to do both solo and group content. You have stealth (for Thieves Guild and such), multiple self-heal damage skills, a shield, and don't need a pet to do decent damage.
    Kind regards,
    Frank
    PC-EU, 12 chars, 900+CP
  • Integral1900
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    For me it shakes down as follows, bear in mind I’m pve only

    Templar
    Healing, good defence, fair offence, can be squishy if you get the rotation wrong

    Sorcerer
    Simple to use, uses crit for extra heals, great shields, heavy attack based lighting sorc with a couple of aoe skills will chew its way through almost anything, can be a bit dull

    Dragon knight
    The ultimate fire mage, an aoe god but needs to be close to get its truly massive heals, can be tricky to use in some dungeons

    Nightblade
    A blood mage, makes a fun off healer or tank, good mix of aoe and single target

    Warden
    An average dps but can be astonishingly tough, absorb magic combined with leeching vines and you are a hard target to kill, throw in a frost staff for a fun normal dungeon tank, great for gear farming as you can get through group finder in the blink of an eye and you have a built in taunt
  • Mayrael
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    Im mostly PvPer so my opinions are biased by it but:

    Mag sorc has one of the best AoE skills set, most mobile class in the game, hits pretty hard and have very good sustain, also its one of the best burst classes. The only con of magsorc Ive found so far is that there is no universal build that would let you to do PvE easly (soloing bosses in IC) and efectively PvP at the same time.

    Magplar is pretty much universal toon, his flag skills are almost the same if it goes to PvE/PvP, very easy and boring to play.

    Magblade - interesting class with big burst potential, very good cc's, its a bit harder to master than mag sorc. Less mobile than sorc but IMHO have better defensive abilities, cloak and shadowy image when used right can save you from whole raids.

    Mag warden - hard to kill, good sustain, nice burst potential, lacks mobility, very wide set of skills. If you dont mind flowers everywhere it can be interesting.
    I am doing my best, but I am not a native speaker, sorry.

    Mael Nightshadow - that's all you need to know.
  • Mayrael
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    Im mostly PvPer so my opinions are biased by it but:

    Mag sorc has one of the best AoE skills set, most mobile class in the game, hits pretty hard and have very good sustain, also its one of the best burst classes. The only con of magsorc Ive found so far is that there is no universal build that would let you to do PvE easly (soloing bosses in IC) and efectively PvP at the same time.

    Magplar is pretty much universal toon, his flag skills are almost the same if it goes to PvE/PvP, very easy and boring to play.

    Magblade - interesting class with big burst potential, very good cc's, its a bit harder to master than mag sorc. Less mobile than sorc but IMHO have better defensive abilities, cloak and shadowy image when used right can save you from whole raids.

    Mag warden - hard to kill, good sustain, nice burst potential, lacks mobility, very wide set of skills. If you dont mind flowers everywhere it can be interesting.
    I am doing my best, but I am not a native speaker, sorry.

    Mael Nightshadow - that's all you need to know.
  • Saint314Louis1985
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    definitely go sorc.

    it is good for any content and easy to learn.
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