Ok. Ok. While she certainly doesn’t look it, I admit that the recent changes to the Mystic don’t reduce the ability to solo level. In fact, it appears that, at least in levels from 1 – 40, the Mystic is now Over Powered like the other classes in Tera.
One of the ways that I judge being over powered is to take on a BAM – Big Ahem Monster – at the same level and see if I can solo it. When Ninja came out we were shocked at how over powered it was. And then Gunner came out and it was Over Powered. And then Valkyrie came out and we saw the pattern. The recent changes to mystic, while changing things around quite a lot, actually make the class more powerful than it was. And it was fine before.
The Thrall of Vengeance – while it operates like a totem, and looks like something from the Ghostbusters movie, actually has a lot more aggro and health than it did before. So if you give it a couple of glyphs to increase power and length of time it survives it’s quite a good BAM killer. I actually used it to solo a BAM all by itself at 32. You might have to drop another one during the fight, but the cool down is short enough that this is no problem.
The Thrall of Wrath has been Nerfed a little at these levels. While it is a good opener for a BAM, it’s not powerful enough to finish off a BAM the way it used to be.
Here are some BAM fights I’ve done.
Here’s a fight with a Reeking Orisk at level 40. Basically this BAM was killed by the Thrall.
Here’s a fight with a Hellmouth Fangspawn at level 41.
And now a fight with a Vulcan Dreadnought at level 41. Thrall of Wrath is the opener and the Thrall of Vengeance was used twice.
Here a Patient Lithikumas is taken down with a Thrall of Wrath followed by two Thrall of Vengeance and a little help from the Mystic.
TERA would not save screenshots after the recent update. As it turns out, rather than saving the screenshots to C:\users\yourusername\Pictures\TERA_screenshots\ as it has been for a long time, it now will only save them to: C\users\patchbuild/Pictures/TERA_screenshots\. So if you want to save screenshots, you have to create this folder yourself and set the security settings to allow writing to that folder.