View Poll Results: which class in EQ2 can do the best DPS in an optimal setup?

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  • Assassins

    37 16.52%
  • Berzerkers

    1 0.45%
  • Bruisers

    2 0.89%
  • Guardians

    3 1.34%
  • Monks

    2 0.89%
  • Coercer

    4 1.79%
  • Conjuror

    13 5.80%
  • Illusionist

    10 4.46%
  • Necromancer

    14 6.25%
  • Warlock

    34 15.18%
  • Wizard

    35 15.63%
  • Brigands

    3 1.34%
  • Rangers

    49 21.88%
  • Swashbucklers

    17 7.59%
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    Default Which class in EQ2 can do the best DPS in an optimal set up?

    This poll is to decide which class in EQ2 can do the most DPS.

    In every situation, assume that the class is being played by the most skilled player to ever play that class in EQ2, has the best possible item in game in every equipment slot, and is playing in a group specifically optimized to maximize his DPS.

    If I've overlooked any other variable, just let me know and I'll add it to the above.

    I'm only listing classes that could be reasonably argued to have a shot in this poll. So, I'm not including healers, let's be serious.

    If you think the question or criteria I stated above is invalid, please rewrite it based on what you believe is the best statement for consideration. I'm the first to admit that DPS is not my field of expertise in this game.

    The comments in yellow below have been added since I first made this poll, please include them in your answer:

    When I say "best DPS", please assume that the class is capable of staying alive at that level of DPS, and that a world class MT is capable of holding agro despite the DPS.

    Regarding encounter type - let's assume a combination of Gardner in EH and Mayong? If those two encounters could be combined, would that be a reasonable test for all DPS classes?

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    Default Re: Which class in EQ2 can do the best DPS in an optimal set up?

    I voted absolutely Warlock. I believe Warlock is the best all around true DPS class in the game given an optimal setup. But, I think that's the way the game should be.

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    Default Re: Which class in EQ2 can do the best DPS in an optimal set up?

    I dunno, you'd prolly have to define the encounter as well. Single target or 4 true epic mobs? type/strength of any aoe from the mobs as well.

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    Default Re: Which class in EQ2 can do the best DPS in an optimal set up?

    i'd have to say warlock. Mainly because i've been there and done it with the optimal setup. Easily surpassing the other classes.

    even on single target with the optimal setup a warlock can surpass an assassin or wizard. But keep in mind must have the AA's setup correctly too in order to obtain the dps as well.


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    Default Re: Which class in EQ2 can do the best DPS in an optimal set up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xede View Post
    i'd have to say warlock. Mainly because i've been there and done it with the optimal setup. Easily surpassing the other classes.

    even on single target with the optimal setup a warlock can surpass an assassin or wizard. But keep in mind must have the AA's setup correctly too in order to obtain the dps as well.
    I've never seen a warlock at the top of a parse though, can they really do that and not take agro?

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    Default Re: Which class in EQ2 can do the best DPS in an optimal set up?

    Quote Originally Posted by LFG View Post
    I've never seen a warlock at the top of a parse though, can they really do that and not take agro?
    yah. I've done it before as well as others i'm sure of it.

    Honestly a Berserker is a Warlocks friend as a MT. Give us the coercer deaggro as well as a troub, illusionist Time Compression and Synergism. Fury Int buff. Warlocks can pump out some great DPS if put in the right group and in the right situation.


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    Default Re: Which class in EQ2 can do the best DPS in an optimal set up?

    An illusionist with synergism on their pet and themself with an entire group around them would be pretty ridiculous.

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    Default Re: Which class in EQ2 can do the best DPS in an optimal set up?

    I picked Conjy, but I'm biased. I feel I have all the tools I need to keep myself alive from any harm the mobs might try to do to me, can pump out high damage on both single and aoe all while keeping my aggro in check.

    The thing I miss is spike damage, you just can't do it.

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    Default Re: Which class in EQ2 can do the best DPS in an optimal set up?

    Quote Originally Posted by LFG View Post
    I've never seen a warlock at the top of a parse though, can they really do that and not take agro?
    around 3k zonewide in FTH without pulling unnecessary aggro once. They can do it, and they do it the best.

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