Archive

EQ2 Brawler Sample AA Specs

Updated Thu, Jul 01, 2010 by Savanja

Fighters serve two functions in groups, either as the tank or as a backup tank and DPS. The functions that you play the most will determine what AAs you focus on. The brawlers have to work a little harder to be effective tanks by sinking points into their taunts, wards, and defensive abilities and the offensive brawler can be a DPS machine with the right AA choices. The below specs are meant to get you started but you will quickly learn which abilities you use and which you don't allowing you to tailor to your own playstyle.

Bruiser

Bruiser Tank

Brawler Line (100 pts)

  • STR (4, 8, 10, 1, 5)
  • AGI (4, 10, 10, 1)
  • STA (-)
  • WIS (6, 6, 10, 1, 8)
  • INT (4, 8)

Bruiser Line (100 pts)

You will want to sink your points into your taunts (both encounter and single target), rescue, intercept, and Drag to the highest levels. You also need your protective CAs: Indomitable Will, Bruising Spirit, Rock Skin, Stone Deaf, Close Mind, and Bodyguard of Stone.

Bruiser Shadows Line (70 pts)

General line fill health first, power if you have troubles running short on power otherwise run speed is a nice addition. Fighter line fill defensive stance, rescue, then Sneering Assualt. Brawler line fill taunt, Brutality, Deflecting Blow, and Inner Focus. For the Bruiser line, put your points into Deadly Assault, Hardened Skin, Adrenaline Rush, and Impenetrable Will.

Bruiser DPS

Brawler Line (100 pts)

  • STR (10, 10, 2, 1, 8)
  • AGI (4, 10)
  • STA (4, 3)
  • WIS (10, 10, 4, 1, 8)
  • INT (4, 8)

Bruiser Line (100 pts)

Focus on damage CA options, Ignore Pain, Feign Death, and your mitigation boosts from the Conditioning line.

Bruiser Shadows Line (70 pts)

General line you will want health and likely power, especially if you like to solo. Fighter line fill your offensive stance and damage strike ability. In the Brawler line fill Tactical Precision, Blazing Cobra, Thunderous Strike, and Inner Focus. Bruiser line fill Deadly Assault, Bruising Fury, and Hardened Skin.

Monk

Monk Tank

Brawler Line (100 pts)

  • STR (4, 10, 10, 1)
  • AGI (4, 10, 10, 1, 8)
  • STA (-)
  • WIS (4, 4, 10, 1, 8)
  • INT (4, 10)

Monk Line (100 pts)

Sink your point into your Body line of upgrades, your taunts, and your AoE combat arts. Also pick up Numbing Blows and Provoking Stance when you can.

Monk Shadows Line (70 pts)

General line choose health and power. Fighter line pick up your defensive stance upgrade, Rescue, Battle Hardening, and Sneering Assault. For the Brawler line, put points into your taunt, Tactical Precision, Deflecting Blow, and Inner Focus. Monk line you'll want Peaceful Deception, Mitigating Blows, Bob and Weave, and Hidden Openings.

Monk DPS

Brawler Line (100 pts)

  • STR (4, 10, 10, 1, 8)
  • AGI (5, 10)
  • STA (3)
  • WIS (4, 10, 10, 1, 8)
  • INT (4, 10)

Monk Line (100 pts)

Work on filling as many of your Combos that you can, as early on as you can after you've gotten your primary brawler lines filled (STR and WIS). You'll also want to put points into your life saving abilities such as Body Like a Mountain, Outward Calm, and Tsunami. Once those are taken care of grab your AoE upgrades.

Monk Shadows Line (70 pts)

General take health and power (unless you can really use something else in place of power). For the fighter line grab Swinging Strike, Offensive Prowess, Riposte Mastery. Brawler line you'll want Tactical Precision, Thunderous Strike, Aversion, and Inner Focus. Finally, for the Monk line pick up Mending Spirit (especially if you solo), Bite of the Cobra, Focused Followup, Meditative Mending, and Bob and Weave.

Do you have a favorite spec that works great for you? Be sure to share on our forums the magical combo that you have come up with to get things done!


News from around the 'Net