Yeah, again, because every month I am a hero down lol. Nope, never bored; there is always something to do. :) Too much to do actually because I have a ton of them hero's @ lv20.
For now, Tenacity seems like a solid talent for Michael. Revite is probably best, but I didn't roll one of those today. ;) Also, I like the idea of having even more deflecting skills on him, so I might swich to FG or preferably BS in the future. It's just that I do not know how those talents combine with his own shield, so I'll keep the Tenacity for now. Maybe someone else will try this first. And I can always use those talents as a crestset ofc. to test it out for myself.
But when being sniped, he can't have his shield up all the time. With his already high amount of hp (especially when devo), a high Tenacity is probably a bit overkill in the end. And it's easily crested off course, so you're probably better off with Tenacity as a crestset. So use 5/5 revite as a main, or go for something exotic like Blade Shell so he is deflecting while his shield isn't up (very usefull for gw defence). And then you even can use Revite as a crestset. That is what I am thinking at least. :)
I feel that maybe flame guard wouldnt be a bad choice to be honest. I mean after all he is a deflecting hero. I do not know about blade shell. Its kinda one of those chancy talents/crest, I do not know. I do not have him. I will say though that Im sure Revite is not bad so I do not think you could go wrong with that. Although if possible Id try to get revite crest due to the fact that I have my personal opinions on revite. If an aries or energy depletion hero takes your energy away then basically your talentless. But I do have revite on Aries and Medusa.
FG 8/8, Deflects 45% of damage taken. Does not stack with hero skills causing damage deflection.
BS 8/8, Has a 30% chance to deflect 100% of damage taken. Deflects skill damage too. Heroes using Blade Shell take 0 damage for a single hit when activated.
I thought the chance of BS activating was higher actually. Looking at both stats I think I like FG better. There is no need for Revite either as with FG he is also deflecting a decent amount right away. BUT, does FG deflect skill damage too? Or only regular attacks? So, if for instance a WL procs on him, does FG deflect that dmg? If not, BS might still be better for GW defence.
I've read a little about the FG and BS talents and decided to go the BS route for the simple reason that BS deflects normal attacks as well as procs; it also deflects when the enemy hero's are under the 'protection' of the Guardian Angel spell and probably most important, it still deflects when my hero is under Aries' calamity.
Last week I finally rolled a 5/8 Blade Shell, so I've opened up a Michael card, levelled the talent up to 8/8 immediately and am working on the hero a.t.m. I also still have my 5/8 Tenacity Michael b.t.w.
My mute can be cancelled by banning me and then releasing me on the same date at server reset. Today, I am still banned because there is an error in the system. It will be resolved soon. I can't wait to resume trolling since I'm no mod anymore.
You people spend way too much effort on the CC forums. It never ceases to amaze me how there would be anyone interested in that cesspool...
Anyways, Kopkaas, while I haven't done the math myself, apparently FG is slightly better than BS due to higher chances of it being activated. I am repeating analyses done by other CC players. Needless to say, you probably shouldn't discard that BS 8/8 :)
I've been entertaining the idea of starting a second Michael (already did, actually, he is currently with enlighten) since I have a bunch of spares and the hero altar needs to filled with something. My main one initially had BS, then I switched to FG but both have been stuck at 5/8. I just don't feel like spending 21k fame on such a niche talent. I do wonder, though, what should I give the second Michael. So far, I only use Mike for the boost so he has permanent dibs on revite-5 crests. While the general consensus is that tenacity and stone skin are great talents, I may go with revite-5 on the spare just for efficiency purposes.
Add me on Line Mete (345tard) and I'll send you the links to the video's which made me decide to go the BS route (and why I leveled it straight away to 8/8). I also have Revitalize crests on him for the boost (currently lv3, but I almost have a 2nd lv4 set).
While tenacity is a very solid talent for him, I've always thought it is a bit overkill hp wise. I'm not sure but BW might be giving enough hp while it makes Michael hit much harder? I don't like SS for taking away the deflect skills...