Warlock has more dps and party support?

I’m looking for a ranged character as an alt. I don’t want the Summoner because I don’t really like Lyns so that’s out of the question.

From what I understand, Warlock is like a ballista, a stationary caster. Force Master is more mobile and yet also more defensive due to ice skills and more iframes. Warlock has more dps and party support? Visuals wise, both are really cool to me. I like to be mobile so I’m sort of leaning towards Force Master but, WL/FM mains, what about your class makes you love it? Aka convince me to play either class.

I should mention that I intend to mainly PvE, so their prowess in PvP matters not to me.I should mention that I don’t particularly like to PvP (will occasionally 3v3 with clan members but PvE is my main focus)

Hm, there really is only one person here who’s like “definitely this class!” lol. Thanks for all of your input though! It’s still a tough call since both look so cool but I think I’m leaning more and more towards FM.

A lot of people complain that Summoners don’t need to put forth nearly as much effort to be good in PvP as other classes, I can’t say this for myself because I haven’t touched PvP since I reached blade and soul gold on my BM during the first pre-season (though I remember Summoners not giving me too much trouble… though that’s probably because everyone in my rank was a noob… including me). It’s no lie that Summoners can easily hide behind their cats so while it’s not as bad as 2 players vs 1 player, it’s definitely worse than a straight up 1v1 since it is difficult to ignore the cat unless you immediately sleep it. (can the cat escape that? I’m not sure… perhaps someone with more PvP knowledge can explain this)

I know about the faction dailies, but I almost always do them with my clan, otherwise I skip the open world PvP quest.I generally learn some PvP because sometimes I actually enjoy it, simply that PvP is not my main focus.

I would say choose whichever one u like the best if equal in liking maybe make both if ur so inclined i chose fm cause i rlly like it and was only casting class at da time. Do note that as of right now Warlock is really only war its half of the class due to it being originally released at lvl 50 and despite other videos u see from other regions this wl is nerfed hard and even harder at lvl 45 but lv50 soon so yay.

Some basic things about each:
WL: amazing buff cd reset access to awakened skills loved in ppts but super long cd
Does a surprising amount of dmg can be speced to get a maximum downtime of 12s
Stupidly high burst when managed right however little no no dps when not managed/ all cds down
Basically wl is a nuking class with super high burst and some pt buffs but super squishy and outside those burst skills it has like 0 dps. You need to manage ur cds well and the whole class is based off CD resets in order to provide continued burst.

FM
High dps, easy to cause sustained dps
Can anicancel to fire off lots of skills in a short amount of time to further increase dmg
only 2 def skills (1 applies to pt) both have long-semi long cds (30 and 60s)
3 iframes total including SS

Basically fm is a “run and gun” type it provides lots of dmg (A LOT) but thats countered by its 2 long cd skills which needs to be saved for the right moments and lackluster tanking ability. Note to provide the maximum dmg relies on how well ur ani canceling is which if u dont ani cancel or are very bad at it then ur dmg kinda falls off also ur dps is somewhat reliant on burn debuff.

Some skills:
Blaze beam (hits like a truck) no cd
Divine veil : aoe shield protects pt mems within range from projectiles (ONLY)
Frost sheath: aoe def skill causes u to be encased in frost armour when hit, super useful for annihilation boss moves
Ice armour personal def skill 1 min cd heals and resists
Duel dragon/Dragonfrost/blaze: used with orbit stacks which u get from using certain skills, dragonblaze/frost single target causes some effects and hits hard. Duel dragon hardest hitting skill liner aoe causes effects

 

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