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Old 08-05-2020, 04:31 PM
Videri Videri is offline
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• OP, I think you already figured this out, but don't mix up charm and charisma. Charisma is a statistic your character has. Charm is a type of spell you cast. Charisma is prounounced karisma so they shouldn't sound the same in your head.
• Charisma stat does not help druid charms at all. (Also true for necro and shaman charm spells.) Charisma does reduce critical resists on your Calm Animal spell, but most people don't bother gearing for charisma on a druid.

So...for a druid, "charm gear" has no charisma...just hp, maybe AC, and more wisdom and a deeper mana pool help too.

Also, if you're duoing with a wizard...the two of you could quad kite very effectively, especially after level 29. [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
Before 29, you can pull 4 mobs with snare, circle them up, then the two of you use your quad nukes. Try to have the druid nuke more on the first half to secure aggro, and the wizard nuke more on the second half to share the mana cost burden.
After 29, I'd have the wizard pull 4 mobs with flux staff, circle them, snare them, then both of you use your quad nukes. If the mobs split, wizard spams flux staff to regain aggro and gathers them again.
I hope you try it. Duo-quadding is cool. Less downtime, more security. You can SoW. He will eventually have a flux staff, and AE snare at 29.
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Old 08-06-2020, 12:04 AM
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I had a good time with druid charm. Snare is much much better to throw in the charm mix than root, and if you have the snare earring (blue), costs nada. Griffons in the old world (use them on guards or hill giants), bear pits of course, tons of crap in velious. with druids, it's the only way to avoid the long long med. and that nice cheap ass animal fear for emergencies...
what charmer wouldn't want chloroplast?
but yeah, screw charisma. get HP and mana for the 5% of the time it goes south in the worst way
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Old 08-06-2020, 06:55 AM
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Charming as a druid is amazing. Just root 4 mobs ontop of one another. Charm one and toss your damage shield on. Rinse and repeat. Your pet dies first so you break charm and get the kill when its low. Charm the next with highest hp. Lots of great youtube videos out there of druids doing crazy shit in the bear pits
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Old 08-06-2020, 01:31 PM
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Drag a griffon or whatever to the guards and let them nearly kill it
Charm and move away from guards
Break charm and kill
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Old 08-07-2020, 09:57 AM
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Lots of great ideas! Thank you all :-)
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Old 08-28-2020, 03:26 PM
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you will want the ring for sure.
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:40 AM
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druids kick ass and are fun as hell to charm with. i've been single charactering a druid for like four years and my only regret is the one alt I made. (a ridiculously twinked warrior.) as others already explained, druids don't use charisma for charming, so you are free to go all in on AC/HP, which you should do, because we don't get any mana intensive spells worth sacrificing HP or AC for. lots of zones outside of kunark have some usable animal you can charm, and higher end velious zones in particular all seem to be designed with at least one charmable animal. some of them are quite powerful. [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
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Old 09-24-2020, 11:03 AM
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Yeah, and don't forget to show the plants some love along the way!!!
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Old 10-16-2020, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Bardp1999 [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
Charming as a Druid sucks - I wish you the best of luck
Charming in general sucks tbh
its not bad but its painful [You must be logged in to view images. Log in or Register.]
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Old 10-16-2020, 04:05 PM
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I love charming on my druid.

Doing it early will put you miles ahead skill-wise. Might be a bumpy start, but it pays off when you get to Chardok entrance ----> Bear Pits
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