Im a templar. I started first with dream which i thought i rocked just it needed more meelee def and dps since i didnt plan to play a caster and loved my conqueror.
So i tried spirit and thought it sucked. It doesnt fit meelee at all to my taste and the skills arent all that either i thought. I tried the lich and he sucked also in normal mode (though now my nightmare suddenly rocks for tanking in epic mode on hero's and bosses at only rank 5 lol. So im guessing lich will rock even more coz of the damage but ok.)
So i figured i'd give defense a try. My conqueror was dual wield so never tried shield.
I also remember my conqueror really needed the best gear possible, specially % damage to healh gear, to jump in and survive. He rocked damage wise and made me think often like .. WOAH the dps is nuts !
Anyway so now i put points in defense and using shield skills...
In act 1 i found a legendary chest piece which is really good and a 200+ damage really good mace plus 2 blues i wear.
Now whats making me wonder about defense since im lvl 38 and in act1 of epic mode. Since i got defense i kill mobs so rediculously easy i hardly use any dream spells, though ofcourse i do use trance of wrath, and only use dream spells as panik buttons.
Any boss mob i come across i just stand in front of 'm, cast some dream spells and meelee 'm to death. Sure i gotta take a potion or 2 but thats about it.
Whats the big mechanic guy name again ? Taros or Tanos. Well i remember with my conqueror i had numorous deaths and had to run around him and such and take a bit of hp of slowly till he dropped dead.
With my templar i just totally ignore running around, stand in front of him and whack him to death while he hits me with his lightning skills etc. Yes i had lightning resist maxed but im sure i had the same on my qonqueror.
The first telkine the same. went down faster the he could summon his first group of adds lol.
Did i just get to lucky with drops ( i didnt twink anything except 1 blue ring i could wear since lvl 34 which i transfered from my conqueror that has a ****load of legendary items) or did they nerf alot of bosses ?
Last time i played was over a year ago , with my conqueror.
Or did that defiler mod screw things up and made bosses etc easier ? I only changed the masteries with it coz i hate not being able to try a mastery and see if it fits my char and not being able to change it to another one.
I think im lvl 41 now and starting act2 and plannign to just do the important quests and skip the rest so maybe the lvl difference later, between me and mobs, will make things a bit harder for me.
I know act 1 and 2 are usually alot easier then 3 and 4 but the bosses and hero's go down way to easily compared to with my conqueror.
Btw my dps is 1468 now, i farmed a great lvl 38 shield from telkine. 4 runs and 931 damage a hit on average. 1k armour and 282 OA and 408 DA.
Most normal mobs in act 2 drop in 2 hits max.