Ok here goes:
I'm a lvl 59 fire mage. My gear is: IN, fr+2, fr+1, Glass belt, Dual agate earings so far. I'm torn between 2 builds. The first build that I was leaning towards is the tier 2/tier 3 build. Statted with 112 int. (enough to wear a scorching+8) and rest into mp. This will allow me to wear tier 2 helm, robe, pants, and tier 3 gloves and boots.
The second build is the tier 3/ tier 4 build, statted with 138 int. (enough to wear a hell blood+8). This allows me to wear tier 3 helm, pauldron, pants, and tier 4 boots and gauntlets.
Both builds have their pro's and con's. The second build will give me more ac, but much less points into mp. Along with a little more resistances.
My goal is to hit hard, simple as that. I know with the first build I will be dealing a pretty fair amount of damage. My question is, how much less will I be hitting if I decide to use the second build? (tier 3/4 with a hb+8)
I'm also curious to how hard I would blade people with the 42 staff skill with the first build if anyone has an idea. Thanks.