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Old 12-03-2019, 02:43 AM
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Back in the day I always had a blast with the gatorsmash, though I'm not sure that quest is in yet. It's fun to smack mobs between meditation ticks for 70+ damage.
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:51 PM
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Ive been telling myself that it's about time (level 40) to abandon my 2hb ways and find one of the sham-only Spears and a charred guardian shield.

But the idea of a 30/70 2hb ... Oh man. That'd be fun.
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:53 PM
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If anyone wants to preserve this thread's ideas for posterity, I think the suggestions in it would make a great addition to http://wiki.project1999.com/Equipping_a_Shaman (a very Green addition; right now that page was mostly written by me and so is very Blue-centric).
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:06 PM
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I'd gatorsmash and joust. If slowed and letting your pet take the attack rounds it's solid extra dmg with 0 risk.
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Old 12-07-2019, 02:16 PM
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Ive been telling myself that it's about time (level 40) to abandon my 2hb ways and find one of the sham-only Spears and a charred guardian shield.

But the idea of a 30/70 2hb ... Oh man. That'd be fun.
aren't you the short sighted numpty who said "shamans stop meleeing in the 20s"? and then you went back and edited your post?
glad to see that your patronizing attitude still has no shame
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Old 12-07-2019, 02:39 PM
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Wtf are you smoking Petros?

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Your melee does generally become less important, but it's never a nonfactor and it is still pretty important until at least 24. I like slow weapons so it's easy to cast a spell inbetween melee swings without losing any swing timer. I'm not sure if that's actually classic or not, but on green casting a spell doesn't reset your melee swing timer, so you can take a swing, cast a 3+ second spell, and almost immediately after take another swing, repeat.

So I'm using 2hb. I bought a two handed hammer off a merchant for like 26pp around level 8-10 iirc. You can sell it back to a merchant for 23pp so it barely costs you anything to give you some nicer damage than rusty or bronze until you can buy/quest something like bloodforge hammer. If you don't like how slow the two handed hammer is, you can still squeeze spells in between a merchant-bought great staff's swings.

I think a bloodforge hammer will last you until 30+.

Later I think your weapon choice will depend on your activity. If you're grouping a lot, or prefer to root+rot, then you'll probably want like a charred guardian shield or paw of opalla or PKT and something like sharkbone warhammer, barbarian hunting spear, darksea harpoon, etc. Some of those weapons will be in high demand by clerics, druids, and rogues too though. There are some sham-only weapons that aren't quite as nice but that are magical and give wisdom that you can go get on your own or in a duo/group by 30. If you like to smack stuff more, then maybe mortificator staff or gator smash maul I guess (until planes start coming out).
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Old 12-07-2019, 03:09 PM
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and then you went back and edited your post
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Old 12-14-2019, 06:05 PM
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When I started off on live my shaman's weapon path went like;
  • newbie club
  • rusty spear (skeleton)
  • fine steel morning star (rotting on an ice giant)
  • Cold Iron Morning Star (Goblin Preacher, Permafrost)
  • Bloodforged Hammer Quest
  • Enameled Black Mace (Ghoul Savant, Lower Guk)
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Old 12-16-2019, 04:01 PM
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I just started a shaman and really was looking over weapon i should buy him with limited cash. My best bet was Fine Steel Great Staff This weapons dps is .25 which you can get from a ton of sources buy at ec for like 15p ish. Because of the damage cap i wouldn't get a high dmg weapon. I was doing 18dmg to mobs and just recking it. That and Banded armor is a sick start. I would wait until later lvls like 24+ to get wisdom and mana items.
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