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Old 02-28-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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Hey all.
Just came back after 13 years and wondering if fear kiting is still viable.
Went into Sanctus Seru to get my chops back up and noticed that green cons were immune to my fear.

I see they have capped fear spells for certain ranges, but my SK is 58 and I'm using invoke fear, which should stop sticking past 52.

Do I have that wrong or am I missing something?
Was fear nerfed, or are all the mobs in that zone immune, perhaps?

Any feedback would be awesome.
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:06 PM   #2
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In todays game, there is no fear kiting. I really have no Idea where you are at (cuz I didn't look it up) Last time I remember fear kiting was on the murkgliders in Nobles Causeway long time ago.
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In todays game, there is no fear kiting. I really have no Idea where you are at (cuz I didn't look it up) Last time I remember fear kiting was on the murkgliders in Nobles Causeway long time ago.
Ok, thanks flatchy.
Would you clarify that a bit for me?

Have fear spells been nerfed into uselessness, or they simply aren't part of the meta?
I solo fear kited for the majority of my time playing years ago, I'd like to do it again with mercs today.
I mean have they changed the class so much that it's not even possible anymore? Or is it just not optimal/preferred?

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Old 03-01-2017, 10:05 AM   #4
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Fear spells stopped being added long ago and many mobs were fear immune anyhow. Fear kiting is dead.

In today's EQ, hire a cleric merc and go to town.
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Fear spells stopped being added long ago and many mobs were fear immune anyhow. Fear kiting is dead.

In today's EQ, hire a cleric merc and go to town.


I just bought my level 57 fear spell last night.
So fear spells are being sold by class vendors in the pok, and yet most mobs are somehow immune to it now?

That makes no sense.
I'm going to have to test it out for myself.

If its true that most mobs are immune to fear now and fear kiting is dead, then what is the point of playing this class? Why not just roll a warrior, or are they not able to tank the best anymore?

Sorry if I sound like an obtuse noob, but I was hoping to come back and have some of that old school magic.
I guess the game has radically changed since I left in 2003.

Thanks for all the help.
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our lifetaps make us solo way better than wars. All tanks are viable in all situations now. We just have different flavors.
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Even when fear kiting was a thing, it was far from the reason to play the class.

And as much a bummer as it was to see something nerfed, I was far from sad to move away from such a silly mechanic.
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I have to admit I loved doing it. Me and a Necro friend would be at the burnt woods and id go pull giants down from the fort and we would kill em as they ran away from me (snared of course). Same thing in Draniks causeway. It was an easy way to get experience at a time of learning. Slow maybe, but it did the trick. Kind of like a lot of things really. You just move on and evolve. At the time it was fun and maybe gave me confidence, I dunno.
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Even when fear kiting was a thing, it was far from the reason to play the class.

And as much a bummer as it was to see something nerfed, I was far from sad to move away from such a silly mechanic.

I loved it, still do.
I loved pulling for groups just as much, especially in tricky places like The Plane Of Fear, back when it was one of only two planes (I think..hate and fear?) and the level cap was 60.

So yeah, you're right - its not the only great thing about this class - its just what I personally enjoyed most.
Maybe I'll be able to make my fun in new ways after so much has changed.

You can still totally fear kite however, went to a few of my old haunts and it was great - had the places all to myself.





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I have to admit I loved doing it. Me and a Necro friend would be at the burnt woods and id go pull giants down from the fort and we would kill em as they ran away from me (snared of course). Same thing in Draniks causeway. It was an easy way to get experience at a time of learning. Slow maybe, but it did the trick. Kind of like a lot of things really. You just move on and evolve. At the time it was fun and maybe gave me confidence, I dunno.

I had a necro partner as well, for years.
It was such a blast, and we did it exclusively. So many fun times and hairy moments breaking spawns, but 9/10 times we could break just about anything with FD, slows and fears.
Like you said it was pretty slow, but the game was slow back then; and I didn't care. You made great memories.
Hell I met my wife in EQ. Two kids and 13 years later I've come back; a raging noob all over again.
Feels good =).

Anyway I appreciate y'all, and I'm happy to see there's still that strange, unspoken comradery between SK's.

Good luck and have fun!
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