Buccaneers in PvP

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Gunner's Mate
Aug 08, 2010
288
Has anyone else realized that buccaneers have no purpose?
Ok, so apparently a buccaneer is a tank, yet they deal great damage aswell. This really isn't true. Privateers are better tanks since they get resistance also, plus their powers shield ALL incoming damage, whilst buccaneers' just shield melee and musketeer. Swashbucklers do better damage since they have poison and more sneak attacks than buccaneers, plus the armor piercing, so buccaneers aren't the best in damage or the best in defense. So what are they for?
A Musketeer is good for aoe's, traps and slowing enemies down.
A Swashbuckler is good for heavy damage over time, dodging things and aoe's.
A Privateer is great with shielding, healing and buffing.
A Witchdoctor is great with damage, DoT and range AoE's plus de-buffs, minions and drains!
So what are buccaneers for?

Merciless Jean Percy, 65
Merciless Jack Ramsey, 65

Bosun
Oct 26, 2012
374
DeathWiz101378 on Jan 16, 2014 wrote:
Has anyone else realized that buccaneers have no purpose?
Ok, so apparently a buccaneer is a tank, yet they deal great damage aswell. This really isn't true. Privateers are better tanks since they get resistance also, plus their powers shield ALL incoming damage, whilst buccaneers' just shield melee and musketeer. Swashbucklers do better damage since they have poison and more sneak attacks than buccaneers, plus the armor piercing, so buccaneers aren't the best in damage or the best in defense. So what are they for?
A Musketeer is good for aoe's, traps and slowing enemies down.
A Swashbuckler is good for heavy damage over time, dodging things and aoe's.
A Privateer is great with shielding, healing and buffing.
A Witchdoctor is great with damage, DoT and range AoE's plus de-buffs, minions and drains!
So what are buccaneers for?

Merciless Jean Percy, 65
Merciless Jack Ramsey, 65
Buccaneers are going to be the future sign that something weak and seemingly pointless can turn into something incredibly strong... I hope. They are behind I'm many ways. The glancing blow was a good addition, but other classes also have it if they have buccaneer spells. It's not really unique. Reckless Frenzy should have a +50% acc boost.

It also makes sense that they should receive a team armor buff. Say 30% extra armor for next 10 rounds for everyone. An un-farmable +75% Levi power would do good for that class.

Other than that they are a good class, but as you said, privateers are seemingly more of a tank class rather than buccaneers with all thier spells (hopefully the one's I suggested even it out a bit).

Buccaneers also specialise in debuff's such as vicious charge. Then again everyone has access to this, so again they lose... That is why the next tier of vicious charge should be an un-farmable -100% acc and agility and strength and will that lasts for 3 turns. On top of that they should have access to Goro's debuff.

Against musks and witchdoctors, they need Rooke's spell. For 3 turns, they will always deflect witch and musk attacks.

Hoepefully this will make them the tank class they deserve to be. Yes some of these are OP, but they need it.

Pirate Overlord
Mar 10, 2009
6079
Golden Guardian on Jan 21, 2014 wrote:
Buccaneers are going to be the future sign that something weak and seemingly pointless can turn into something incredibly strong... I hope. They are behind I'm many ways. The glancing blow was a good addition, but other classes also have it if they have buccaneer spells. It's not really unique. Reckless Frenzy should have a +50% acc boost.

It also makes sense that they should receive a team armor buff. Say 30% extra armor for next 10 rounds for everyone. An un-farmable +75% Levi power would do good for that class.

Other than that they are a good class, but as you said, privateers are seemingly more of a tank class rather than buccaneers with all thier spells (hopefully the one's I suggested even it out a bit).

Buccaneers also specialise in debuff's such as vicious charge. Then again everyone has access to this, so again they lose... That is why the next tier of vicious charge should be an un-farmable -100% acc and agility and strength and will that lasts for 3 turns. On top of that they should have access to Goro's debuff.

Against musks and witchdoctors, they need Rooke's spell. For 3 turns, they will always deflect witch and musk attacks.

Hoepefully this will make them the tank class they deserve to be. Yes some of these are OP, but they need it.
Buccaneers, in the past maybe had some room for improvement but they were never weak and pointless. Let's not go to extremes and sound mean, OK?

Captain
May 13, 2011
564
Golden Guardian on Jan 21, 2014 wrote:
Buccaneers are going to be the future sign that something weak and seemingly pointless can turn into something incredibly strong... I hope. They are behind I'm many ways. The glancing blow was a good addition, but other classes also have it if they have buccaneer spells. It's not really unique. Reckless Frenzy should have a +50% acc boost.

It also makes sense that they should receive a team armor buff. Say 30% extra armor for next 10 rounds for everyone. An un-farmable +75% Levi power would do good for that class.

Other than that they are a good class, but as you said, privateers are seemingly more of a tank class rather than buccaneers with all thier spells (hopefully the one's I suggested even it out a bit).

Buccaneers also specialise in debuff's such as vicious charge. Then again everyone has access to this, so again they lose... That is why the next tier of vicious charge should be an un-farmable -100% acc and agility and strength and will that lasts for 3 turns. On top of that they should have access to Goro's debuff.

Against musks and witchdoctors, they need Rooke's spell. For 3 turns, they will always deflect witch and musk attacks.

Hoepefully this will make them the tank class they deserve to be. Yes some of these are OP, but they need it.
weak and pointless? you made me like the class even more. come on, bucs. lets show those people how we do this

Bosun
Oct 26, 2012
374
Chrissy Th'Blesser on Jan 21, 2014 wrote:
Buccaneers, in the past maybe had some room for improvement but they were never weak and pointless. Let's not go to extremes and sound mean, OK?
Sorry if that offended you. I will change it to somewhat "weaker than most of us".

Bosun
Oct 26, 2012
374
Golden Guardian on Jan 21, 2014 wrote:
Buccaneers are going to be the future sign that something weak and seemingly pointless can turn into something incredibly strong... I hope. They are behind I'm many ways. The glancing blow was a good addition, but other classes also have it if they have buccaneer spells. It's not really unique. Reckless Frenzy should have a +50% acc boost.

It also makes sense that they should receive a team armor buff. Say 30% extra armor for next 10 rounds for everyone. An un-farmable +75% Levi power would do good for that class.

Other than that they are a good class, but as you said, privateers are seemingly more of a tank class rather than buccaneers with all thier spells (hopefully the one's I suggested even it out a bit).

Buccaneers also specialise in debuff's such as vicious charge. Then again everyone has access to this, so again they lose... That is why the next tier of vicious charge should be an un-farmable -100% acc and agility and strength and will that lasts for 3 turns. On top of that they should have access to Goro's debuff.

Against musks and witchdoctors, they need Rooke's spell. For 3 turns, they will always deflect witch and musk attacks.

Hoepefully this will make them the tank class they deserve to be. Yes some of these are OP, but they need it.
Once again, I deeply apologise if I offended bucks. You are not the weakest and even though at first glance and maybe in even longer timeframes, in the PvP field everyone sees you as seemingly pointless, you have some very good assets. I still do believe that you are unfairly behind by quite a big margin, and I do wish for you to get an upgrade that makes you more unique and more strong. Maybe the era of Aquila will not make you shine, but you still have strength and maybe in a new world release people will start to appreciate, respect and fear bucks more.

Admiral
Jun 02, 2013
1246
s are meant to take lots of damage that's really it but I have to say buccaneers should have unfarmable armor gear and maybe some rare gear off the monkey king that is like a witchdoctors armor