Level Up — Episode #17: Warlocks, Harpers, and Power Creep

In this episode, Hamblin discusses why 17 is his favorite number.  He also talks about how he rebuilt his warlock to maximize damage and take advantage of being able to use curse damage every turn (instead of just once per round).  This leads into Benoit and Hamblin talking about power creep and how it’s leading to more challenging LFR encounters.  Finally, Benoit discusses one of his favorite themes from the Neverwinter Campaign Guide: the Harper Agent.

As always, we want your feedback!  Leave a comment below, email us at podcast@rovingbandofmisfits.com, or send a tweet to Benoit or Hamblin.

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4 thoughts on “Level Up — Episode #17: Warlocks, Harpers, and Power Creep

  1. Alphastream

    On the warlock, it really cuts me deep that the update was such a power increase for melee warlocks. That is the one type of warlock (especially the at-will spamming melee warlock) that did not need a boost. The most common warlock should really be the ranged warlock and the update did little to address the core problem of comparison to other strikers. As you mentioned, control is no choice against “control by death”. Everyone to some extent goes for damage and the ranged warlock remains stunted. Much sadness on my end. Of course, many of us figure out some trick by the time we reach paragon. My burst darklock has achieved more than 1ooo points of damage in a round when action pointing with my burst 20 powers (I had heavy boosts from leaders and this was at high paragon with a good number of targets). While fun can be had, I do want to see better damage for the stereotypical ranged warlock.

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  2. grimgrin

    IMO, think your abusing staff of ruin.

    Just because your pc is using quarterstaff as a double weapon doesn’t mean a Staff of ruin is a Double Implement. Where does it say your warlock can use a quarterstaff as a weapon implement.

    A sword mage could use a double sword as you describe since he can use any blade as an implement.

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  3. James Hamblin Post author

    I took a multiclass feat to gain staffs as implements. The rules say staff implements are quarterstaffs. Double weapons count as a weapon in your main hand and in your off hand.

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    1. Grimgrin

      I don’t expect to convince you since you’ve built a PC around it, but your assuming that since you can use a staff as a quarterstaff, you can do the reverse and use a quarterstaff as an implement.

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