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Old Apr 21, 2012, 08:29 PM // 20:29   #1
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Default How are dervishes compared to other melee?

Are they subpar or are they equal? I keep hearing about assassins better for speed clearing or just overall more effective at everything. Anyone know why? Anyone know if Dervishes can be as good?
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:26 PM // 21:26   #2
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gage; why are you spamming questions all over the shop in separate threads? You could have brought this up in the warrior thread you made not even a day ago.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 09:58 PM // 21:58   #3
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I wanted to know specific to dervish if they were capable of doing well in high end elite pve
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 10:36 PM // 22:36   #4
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Anything does well.. it doesn't matter. Dervish is OP
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 06:18 AM // 06:18   #5
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gage; why are you spamming questions all over the shop in separate threads? You could have brought this up in the warrior thread you made not even a day ago.
I'm wondering this too. OP could maybe try playing the class?
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 07:14 AM // 07:14   #6
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Because I don't want to start playing a class and get far and then realize that it isn't capable of clearing all high end pve areas

And I'm mainly playing with heroes.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 09:46 AM // 09:46   #7
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Because I don't want to start playing a class and get far and then realize that it isn't capable of clearing all high end pve areas

And I'm mainly playing with heroes.
If you are mainly playing with heroes then you can clear any area with any profession, but if you want to play with teams in endgame areas then check out the current meta team builds and choose a class from those. Other than that there isn't much we can tell you because your first class is gnerally just based on what you think you will enjoy playing.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 04:14 PM // 16:14   #8
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Paranon is totally correct. Any class is capable of clearing all the content because that is the way the game is balanced, it is meant to be played in teams. However, if you are concerned with clearing high end content with other players easily, then you may want to look at the meta clearing teams and go from there.

Just as a baseline, I prefer assassins over dervishes. Their damage is relatively the same, but I find I can do more with my assassin like speed clears, farming, running, and general content. But again, assassin i the first class, that I tried and enjoyed, so I am biased.
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 06:14 PM // 18:14   #9
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Oh...I was thinking of going with this guild http://www.gwpvx.com/Build/any_Pious_Teardowns

But I guess that's not part of the meta ><

O well
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 07:33 PM // 19:33   #10
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im going to agree with everyone else with trying it out

my first charater was a ele, second was a dervish now my dervish is my main one

personally i have cleared ALL the game apart from sorrows furnace with my dervish, it makes a mean tank in areas of the UW, its great with splinter weapon in the FoW

DoA was a bit iffy but i got into it and dungens are just eh, you just go around hitting things with your scythe

the builds on gwpvx are all well and good but ive always took them with a pinch of salt and added my own spin onto them (did a few FoWSC with my rit with 3 skills )

im just about to mop up titles with my dervish, ive done a hell of a lot on it (45/50 on the HoM calc thing) so you would get where i would go
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 08:20 PM // 20:20   #11
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So basically...any class can do well in any areas of pve even with just heroes? Hmm...
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 08:33 PM // 20:33   #12
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So basically...any class can do well in any areas of pve even with just heroes? Hmm...
basically yes.

its better just to pick a class you enjoy playing, ive always played casters till now so i didnt think i would like it
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Old Apr 22, 2012, 10:13 PM // 22:13   #13
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basically yes.

its better just to pick a class you enjoy playing, ive always played casters till now so i didnt think i would like it
Same here. I love casters. But after playing dervish and assassin I'm torn between those two now lol
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 10:25 AM // 10:25   #14
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Same here. I love casters. But after playing dervish and assassin I'm torn between those two now lol
well ive always seen assassins as farmers, theres a lot of builds for speed clears for them

personally i cant be doing with playing a charter where it seems to be nothing but a farmer, granter i do have a sin for the farming but to play i cant do it
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