Firstly, I’m not sure but dunters=undead....no damage bonus as it’s likely spirit vulnerable.Magesty wrote: ↑Tue 6 Apr 2021 2:57 PMgotwqqd wrote: ↑Tue 6 Apr 2021 1:16 AMI found that polearm armsman could pretty much solo orange/red nearly nonstop with pots and tinder
So I don’t see any reason for shield with another player
Just helped a guildie level up an armsman this past weekend for a little bit and at least against dunters (low 30s) this certainly wasn’t the case— even with consistent shield swapping in between hits. You want to be able to chain pull reds as a duo and in order to do so you need to adjust to what each other are playing. The partner would need to be a support class or something like a reaver that can leverage its health pool a little bit to be more effective as polearm.
Also, I’m not sure it is safe to assume that two new players are going to have an unlimited supply of tinders and easy access to buff potions.
I was not really stating the solo prowess as leveling up...more of as farming at 50. From what I remember it’s was after 40 when polearm spec started to shine in pve against damage type vulnerable mobs.