So recently had a change of plan with what I was originally going to play on my first event at E1 next year. Long story short, I’m thinking of going Urizen since my friend has switched to a faction I actually have an interest in, so I have one less reason to go Wintermark (on top of several other reasons that were pushing me away). Now, as a Urizen, I’m much more interested in playing a character with more ritual skills (Day and Summer specifically) as sort of a scholar in rituals that are suited to war (Day and Summer being intel gathering and fighting power respectively). Alternatively I’m interested in a sort of omni-mage character with a single point in everything, though both run into the same problem.
I’m going to be battling, can’t not, gotta do my bit for the empire, yadda yadda etc. However, I’m going to have no points to put into anything that actually helps fighting so I’m going to being relying purely on hard skills. Don’t really want to go down the battlemage route as the exp investment is quite high, and I’m quite into the idea of getting some heavy armour so combat magic is kind of out of the question anyway. I do have access to Horizon’s Razor Edge or a bunch of low level Summer rituals to give me access to cleave or a point in endurance, but other than that it’s just armour.
Now, I guess the question I’m trying to ask is, how useless am I going to be on the battlefield? Obviously I can’t use a full shield (though that will likely be the first thing I save points for) so will probably have a buckler and a sword with a ritual granting me cleave. I mean, it’s mostly just for fun, but I am curious as to whether it’ll raise eyebrows or whether it’s something that actually happens more often than I expect.