08-28-2009, 07:37 PM
Here's what I'm thinking, a battle mage, going for close range AoE on top of single target powers, regeneration, and going for CON/EGO. Opinions? Can this work?
08-29-2009, 02:36 AM
EGO's a trickly superstat. You generally pair it with DEX to create a crit-heavy offensive character, or with specific power(s) in mind (for example, PFF uses END and EGO to scale its absorption pool and pool regen rate respectively).
There are some great PBAoE and cone AoE attacks. Force Eruption is probably my favorite. It does good damage (really good when you factor in its chargeup time), is easy on the END, and does knockback on chargeup. It's also very appealing visually and fits the Mage theme very nicely. Shadow Embrace is also effective and thematically fitting.
AoEs are the bread and butter of offense in this game, and also tend to be some of the most striking animations.
Also, be sure to check out your powers in the Powerhouse before you settle on them. It's not the same thing as testing them in the field, but you can get a basic idea of the mechanics and whether or not they'll suit your needs.
Have fun! :)