I have updated the guide to include an uber section for the Mid-game (up to level 120, really). Still working on the Late-game section for Ubers, but by that point of the guide, you'll have a pretty good idea on how to tackle them.
sumiyaka wrote:It's not just that the gear is expensive. It's that Mana Sorc, while fun and who doesn't love hurling bullet hell all over the place, is kinda like a collector's car with rare parts v/s a Honda that gets them to work.
I really like this part of your post as it explain how a Mana Sorc is built extremely well. We have no full set for our spec, and our gear consists of random parts from all over, assembled together. As those "parts" become better and better, your character moves towards becoming an unstoppable death machine. However, I must disagree with the notion that Mana Sorc isn't possible as a first character. Yes, you won't be able to afford all the expensive and rare gear/UMOs, but honestly, you don't need them for the majority of the game. Of course, they'll make your build even better, but if you're already able to do almost all content in the game without them, how necessary were they in the first place?
I started playing during Sigma's launch after a long time away from Median. I started as a Mana Sorc (and it was my only character all season) and I was able to do almost every uberboss in the game (I only didn't do the last few like Laz, Samael, etc). Isn't that good enough for a starting character?
Chauthe wrote:how would you rank celestial barrier on the shield choices?
It's honestly not a bad shield, but the main issue is the heavy DEX requirement to use it. So much DEX naturally would mean you're losing base NRG, which results in a lot of lost damage due to a diminished mana pool. If you aren't giving up NRG to equip it, I'd definitely give it a try, but that sounds quite difficult to do!