So I’m new and am trying to figure out which is going to end up working better for me… and could use some down-to-earth help from those who have played through so I don’t end up at level 80 or 100 and not able to play how I want.
Basically I’ve narrowed down what I want to play as either a Dervish (Oathbreaker/Nightblade) or Shieldbreaker (Oathbreaker/Demolitionist). Sword/Shield build because I don’t have a stockpile of amazing gear and I don’t want to instantly explode when something hits me after I reach ultimate.
What I really had in mind though was sword/shield using Vire’s Might to charge in, Eye of Reckoning on groups, Righteous Ferver attacks on single targets, and Aegis as a way to deal ranged damage (and trigger a devotion ability). Dervish would be acid-based, Shieldbreaker would be fire-based.
Dervish is appealing because Veil of Shadow/Night’s Chill seems like it would be really useful to slow enemies in melee and reduce their acid resistance. I don’t want to have to spam something to cause RR, so this is a passive way of doing it. Basically I would probably only end up with like 30-40 points in Nightblade (besides the 50/50) and the rest in Oathbreaker.
Shieldbreaker on the other hand has the advantage of benefiting from the Viper constellation for passive RR. It gets Blast Shield which looks useful for a newer player to not die so much. It also has Vindictive Flame and Thermite Mine, which I’m not sure if those would be worthwhile. If I’m using Shieldbreaker should I be using Fire Strike or Righteous Fervor?
So between those two: Which would be more new-player-friendly (I’m a reasonably good player with experience in similar games, but new at this game)? Is one going to be a nightmare to gear? Does one have obviously better devotion builds than the other? Is there one where the conversion items to acid or to fire is more available than the other? Which of these two builds am I not going to regret at level 80-100?
Thanks for any help!