What's your favorite rpg class/build?
Is it something generic, like fighter/rogue/archer/mage or you usually go for special snowflake builds, like magic archer?
>0% magic character
You hate fun or something?
Pure physical warrior most of the time.
I try a little of everything though.
I like Final Fantasy Red Mages in concept.
>Can use up to medium level Black Magic
>Can use up to medium level White Magic
>Can fight with weapons and equip heavy armor (less HP and STR than Warriors and Monks to)
>Specialize in using Status Effect magic
>looks rad as fuck
In theory, they should be pretty useful in any situation and close up any holes in your strategy when you need a little more here or there, all the while they apply negative status effects to the enemies
but . . .
>Status effects are always useless on smaller enemies as they can be 2 hit killed most of the time, and every fucking boss ever is immune to everything
Paladin's usually my first pick
Im not gonna lie.
Im usually influenced by the most recent thing Ive watched, read or am otherwise into.
Currently playing a sorcerer type character
If we're talking turn based, give me something that can hit hard, move fast, and die easily. This is my favorite member of the party next to the buffer and healer.
If it's real time, I just want something with a guard and/or dodge, a decent self heal, access to at least one ranged attack, and balanced stats. A jack-of-all-trades, I guess. TERA's priest class is a close second because of their dodge moves.
If archery is fun, this is usually my first choice.
If not, something that can't take much damage, but dish out a lot. Assassin for instance, not because I'm an edgelord, but because I want to plan things and use a variety of tools. Or somekind of fancy fencer.
fuck rouges tbqh
Special snowflake here. I wish an RPG besides KOTOR would support a 'duelist' class who fights with a one-handed weapon but an empty off-hand. In most games it means missing out on gear or skills that require use of a shield or second weapon.
Other than that I like classes which have a channeled beam skill.
Blue Mages are weird, like, on paper they're basically gimmick mages and yet somehow super strong in almost every FF and are easily one of the best supporters in the series and sometimes even a very effective attacker.
most of the sword and shield forms for charge blades are pretty sweet
The Master of one thing is useless in nine other things.
The Jack of all Trades is useful in all things.
The versatile guy who can do everything "well enough" will be far more valuable than the specialist. With few exceptions, that specialization is often unnecessarily overkill.
Doesn't matter if it's a Red Mage in a FF game, Bard in D&D, almost any other game or the real world. It's the guy who knows more than one way to solve a problem who will be solving most of the problems.
Loli spellsword, obviously. Even more so if they use 2H swords.