A little late to the discussion, but...
L H wrote:It's not like [Elemental Prism and Class Charm are] hard charms to obtain.. I would actually prefer to see them have lower level requirements so they're actually a level challenge instead of a roadblock to progression. Tran should be something like lvl 40 and k3k, I often do before Tran.
They're fine the way they are, especially for new players who are still learning how to build a proper character. They're not Ubers, after all, more like milestones in character progression. Like little tests to make sure players are understanding how to play their chosen build, as well as how to utilize the strengths and overcome the weaknesses of their builds. Just b/c some builds can do LC1 naked at clvl 25 doesn't mean every
build can. Some need those extra skill points at clvl 48 and/or high-tiered TU gear just to survive it, let alone do it with ease. Lowering the lvl req or beefing them up will kill off those builds that are weaker in the beginning since the Elemental Prism and CC are absolutely essential
Charms later on.
Dude Love wrote:if you don't cheeseball it and hire a bloodmage/play more unconventional stuff like bow druid and holy melee paladin TA can be a bit of a doozy, though K3KBA is actually the challenge I always consider every build capable of doing (usually ppl say TA is the 'if your build can't clear it you're doing something wrong' level)
Holy Melee Paladin can steamroll LC1, even w/o a merc. Hold RMB and Vindicate->Solar Flare->Retaliate your way to victory.