Level 4

22 Jun

Level 3 adds no new skills, so lets jump to level 4.

You will receive your very first healing skill called Inner Flame. You will also receive your first pet buffing skills, Sign of the Wild: Rage.

Inner Flame: This skill enables you to both heal yourself and your pet. It is a heal over time, meaning that the morale restored comes over time instead of one big chunk. It is also channeled,  meaning that you cannot move or attack. As with other channeled skills (Power of Knowledge, for example) any damage done to you will shorten the channel duration, and that means less healing.

TIP: This is not an emergency heal. The heal is small and since its channeled you will be stuck in place while doing it. If you see yourself with low morale, crowd control your attacker (or attackers) before using this skill.

TIP: While damage done to you will shorten the channel’s duration, damage done to your pet won’t affect this skill. If your pet has the enemy’s attention and you need to heal yourself or your pet, it is a good time to use it.

Inner Flame in a level 20 LM

Sign of the Wild: Rage: This Sign of the Wild skill will increase your pet’s attack speed and it’s perceived threat. It’s a simple buff, but not useless. The faster attack speed means that your pet will attack more, increasing it’s DPS (Damage per Second). The perceived threat increase also means that an enemy is more likely to focus its attention on your pet that yourself, although it’s not by much, so don’t expect your pet to be your personal meat shield from here on. Since your pet will attack faster, it also means that you will have more chances to flank.

TIP: On later stages, when you are able to use flank mechanics, the faster attack speed will mean that you have a bigger chance to produce a flank event.

TIP: You can only have one Sign of the Wild effect at a time for the time being. Later on you can gain a trait that will enable you to use both at the same time.

22% perceived threat comes from a legendary legacy

Sign of the Wild: Rage

The actual perceived threat buff from SoW: Rage is 10%. The screenshot value is from a Legacy increase.

Note: This post was rewritten due to the changes to the Lore-master in the Volume 3, Book 2 changes. They will come into effect on the 8th of September 2010.


2 Responses to “Level 4”

  1. Hobbit and Redhead June 23, 2010 at 00:19 #

    This is fantastic, thank you!

    I’ve never seen a level-by-level analysis of any class like these posts. It makes me want to … roll up … yet another … alt. Must resist.


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