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I had a Mes/Ele, but that was in presearing, so I didn't use too much mana. I use faster casting, but is that better for an Elementalist, due to the 3 second cast time for certain spells, or is the energy storage better, due to the 30 starting mana?
Help is appreciated.
Well you can get an extra 10 energy or more from an offhand focus, so energy isn't too much of a problem, running out is though. Energy Storage helps solve that problem in the short term, allowing you to cast spells to annihilate your opponents in a chain casting flurry of death. However when all is said and done you're still waiting for energy.
To that end, I believe going mesmer is better. Fast Cast can help on those 3 second or longer spells that are found in the arsenal of most elementalists, and that can mean doing more damage in a shorter period of time, giving less opportunity for your foes to deal with the damage dealt.
Okay, thats what I had earlier, and I like it, massive fiery death very quickly, but I tended not to have mana afterwards. And my friend made an Ele/Mes, and I hadn't noticed the problem as much with him...
Whatever, thanks for the input.
I'll take the advice, I was leaning that way anyhow.
Depends on your build. Since you seem to want to use Elementalist spells along with your Mesmer skills, Me/E would be better in my opinion.
If you are going pure Mesmer (since the class itself has a wide variety of spells to perform the shutdown role), I would suggest E/Me over Me/-. Mesmer spells typically cast in 3 seconds or less. Since you are going pure Mesmer, you will likely have points in each skillline, with a pittance left over and put to Fast Cast if maining as a Me/-. At low Fast Cast, 3 second spells won't be affected significantly at all.
So for a pure Mesmer role, I prefer Energy Storage (even 5 Energy Storage is 15 mana, or one extra Mesmer spell in most cases) and thus E/Me.
Going primary Mesmer offers subjob freedom like Necro (more shutdown options) or Monk (Fast Cast Rez or Scourge Healing) though which is also a big plus. You also get the +skill masks.
I am E/Me :p i just made it, so i dont know what skills i shall use really..
But im going Air i think :)
Can someone tell me which skills i shall have ? I wanna be a killer.. heavy dmg :D
atm i only use Conjure Phantasm from the mesmer .. shall i take some in Domination and use Backfire too ? tell me stats too please :)
Yes I do want to do Elementalist spells. I figured since the cast time was so long, Mesmer's Fast Casting attribute helps, but Energy Storage helps also.
I think I am going to do the Mes/Ele, thanks for the input guys.
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