So my calendar arrived a few days ago and I played around with the armor for some time. I really like the concept behind this armor, but after finally getting to use it, I found it a little underwhelming tbh. It kinda relies on trinkets to make up for any one reliable defensive skill it doesn't have, like blind or stun (no, the destroyer's hunger skill doesn't count as reliable). Its only defensive skill is more of a last resort, but I guess a 99 turn cooldown's the price you pay for the best defensive skill in the game :P
That being said, archivist's still super fun to use. Even though I know there're better classes for some inn challenges, I really like trying to pull off gimmicks using it. Weapon special-based strats actually work sometimes because it hits multiple times and uses the attack button so much. Your attack buffs affect your weapon specials too, so NSoD's 12 hit special does 148% damage along with a guaranteed crit while xan's madness and demento's bane are active (that's 3108% damage if you have a crit multiplier of 1.75, which is the minimum). Plus, I can keep opponents blinded most of the time with the not-so-tiny-bubbles trinket, since ultimate orb's extra turns lowers cooldowns but doesn't count down turns for effects
Any suggestions for stat distributions and rotations?
It kinda depends on the boss you're facing, but my usual strat is kathool's madness -> xan's madness -> demento's bane -> ultimate orb -> spam attack button, with some variations here and there depending on what you're fighting (like if you're against sporca, throw in ash's glory in there). Since kathool's madness reduces your cooldown by 2 per turn, ultimate orb'll have only 1 turn of cooldown by the time you're done with that combo
I hope some time will be given to the class, since one of Epoch functions, is to given more time for other works in the game.
Yeah same here. The class isn't bad, but imo could be a lot better. Even if it's only meant to have 10 skills, I'd at least want wrath of wargoth and pirates vs ninjas to be like, NOT useless. I get that not all class skills have to be useful (I don't remember the last time I used my base class's kick skill) but it kinda sucks to have useless ones when you only have 10 skills anyway :/