when i say twinked out, i just mean i've found all the items i've wanted so far on THIS character. its purely possible, BM was both asylum and i's first step into titan quest. sapros just synergizes with every single thing a battlemage stands for, other than defense. ideally you can achieve similar results by stacking, as asylum said, monkey king relics and other things that reduce resistances. its a shame betrayer is out of the question because it used to be an excellent addition to any battlemage's arsenal.
actually i don't believe that's true at all. earth combines huge amounts of stun, physical damage, resistance and elemental damage in a way that synergizes with warfare. essentially, warfare allows you to tap into the potential of Earth due to its innately good stats, it's defensive additions, and it's stun to allow a warfare character to do things that so far, on other characters (other than conquerer) i have been unsuccessful in doing.Originally Posted by Violos
just because earth gives warfare perhaps some bread and butter ability in dealing with the game, does not mean its just like everything else. the amount of defense, the health/dex from earth stats, and the ability to do large amounts of aoe damage and lots of aoe stun makes this character BREEZE through legendary like no other character i have played thus far.
in all honesty, debating Battlemage's viability against other classes is not what this thread is about. but battlemage is definitely not just "Warfare++", it's its own breathing class that involves a very tough and tanky warfare build with added stun utility and aoe damage effects. it's just you need to concentrate on the melee aspect to get the most out of warfare, not really anything more or less having to do with making a stock warfare class.
i hope i've cleared that up.