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#1 Apr 17 2017 at 9:28 AM Rating: Decent
I'm a returning player who is dusting off my SK and going in hard. My wife has decided to join me on this foray. She's a veteran of several other games but has never played EQ1.

I will be playing my SK, she would be best suited for a Bard or Beastlord. I plan on boxing a character as well.

Should we go with SK/Bard and a boxed Shaman?

Possibly a SK/BST with a boxed Mage or maybe druid?

Any other suggestions? She doesn't want to play a caster class.

Also, should I think about the melee or the caster Merc DPS'ers? I was thinking maybe with the bard and shaman the melee dps'ers might outshine the wizards?

Thanks for the help everyone, glad to be back!
#2 Apr 17 2017 at 10:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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I would box a healer class, since merc healers do 0 DPS, and healers have spells that can DPS while they heal.

I've never played a melee merc, but have to say, the wizzy mercs do absolutely pathetic DPS at 105. Mine has plenty of buffs, and still can't manage 20k DPS.
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#3 Apr 17 2017 at 6:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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I don't box so I'm not going to add pointless comments on how you should do that part. But I do play with my wife, and I know this part really well. The bard makes an amazing class to play regardless of giant differences in ability and detailed game mechanics knowledge. A bard played well can do so very much while a bard played horribly still makes you smile and happy there are there. Fewer arguments after you turn the computers off?
#4 Apr 23 2017 at 3:44 PM Rating: Decent
Just an update:

She played the Bard for two days and the BST for I think three. She has decided on the BST and I'm playing the SK. Curious about the pally though. haha.

We are keeping the bard as our boxed account and so far its working really, really well. Running with 1 merc cleric and two merc wizards...its been really cool. Made a level this weekend!
#5 Apr 23 2017 at 9:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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Glad all is going well and thanks for the update. Bard is a great box to a SK. You won't find the pal a significantly different tank, just different tools for the same thing aside from less dps on non undeads. Terrors = stuns, lifetaps = heals, leech & harmtouch = LoH.
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