I started out as a Magus using elemental and chaos magic mostly because I favor playing mages in RPGs, but I really wasn't that fond of Chaos which could be a bit of problem drawing aggro for a DPS character, not to mention the random effects it procs... I'm too much of a control freak with my characters to enjoy randomized bonuses. But I did like elemental magic a lot so...
I tried an Assassin next which is a mixture of blades and elemental magic and I absolutely love it. Like the Magus it also has a mix of ranged and close DPS except the blades are not aggro generators and they constantly proc passive self heals on top of having an active heal you can get very early.
The "builders" for both blades and elemental magic do good single target DPS which can then be spent on AOE abilities.
I'm only level 14 so I could change to other weapon combos later on but for low levels, blades + elementalism work great.
How about you guys? What weapon combo are you liking so far?
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