Yay, an ascendant thread, finally! =D
And Dracojan, I agree, but only for some bosses. Ascendant is extremely strong when it comes to power and combos. But it lacks reliable healing, without the help of potions (the mana heal which heals 10% mana isn't very useful, but better than the 1% you get with normal mage). It also lacks defensive skills, with thorny shield being the only one. It may not be useful for ALL bosses, unfortunately, especially ones which can stun you.
I also agree on the animations, but the animations sometimes makes the game lag, in certain animation parts. =/ And since the animations are also slightly long, it isn't so great for farming.
Still more I want to learn about it to maximize it's usefulness. I like that the skills are basically beefed up versions of my basic mage skills. Not so crazy about the extra MP it takes to wield those spells, but, tradeoffs are often required for such interesting things.
Imo, stronger skills for more mana is a really good deal ;) ascendants are easily 3x as effective at killing monsters than an ordinary mage (if not more). And there isn't much involved in learning how to use this armor, since its skills are wielded the exact same way normal mage skills are wielded.
< Message edited by Silver -- 1/20/2014 7:40:52 >