Selvyn R, on 10 July 2012 - 02:54 PM, said:
I actually think the focus just requires more thought than anything, i know some one on this forum who's name has completely gone out of my head at the moment (it began with D, it might have been Delolith ...or Dastion(really sorry I am just terrible with names/the spelling of them)) made great use of the focus, and I have a build i can't wait to try to utilize the focus effectively.
Pistol and Torch are more straight forward weapons so it is easier to utilize them IMO. (not knocking anyone's ability here!)
Pistol and Torch can easily snap in with sword. Focus might require a little more thought but can work.
That's what I'm going to figure out.
Sebrent_Tehroth, on 10 July 2012 - 02:54 PM, said:
The focus has two skills that both cater better to ranged is why we would like to use it with scepter.
Temporal Curtain gives you swiftness and cripples your opponent, this helps you close/open the gap between you and your opponent ... about equally useful to melee/ranged when fighting against ranged/melee.
iWarden gives you an area to stand in to be immune to projectiles and possibly gain regen/protection from traits. This caters better to ranged than it does melee as you can still attack from range while camping on the iWarden, even if your opponent is not in it. Melee can not benefit from it like this, so it is less suited for the sword.
Thing about the scepter is that it's a clone factory. If you want to use any traits for your focus that requires you to go into Inspiration which focuses on phantasms.
That is very counterintuitive since focus is supposed to synergize well with the ranged scepter.
As the specter is now...it is better all by itself cause it would cripple the phantasm component of any of the off-hands. Basically you would choose your off-hand depending on which non-phantasm skill would help cover your loss the best in a variety of situations you would face in pvp.
I'll probably figure out a build for sword+focus instead of scepter+anything.