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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 11:06AM SeriousTable said

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A ridiculously fun soul in combination with Warlock and Necromancer. I was really excited to hear about a soul that did healing with its damage, and this does not disappoint.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 12:00PM Hjordis said

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@SeriousTable

Yes I concur, my necro/lock is near unstoppable with just a few points in the chloro tree :D I'm also planning on having a role that is mostly chloro with archon and dominator so I'll be an off-heal/debuff/CC machine that I think will be great for PvE raiding. SO excited for thursday!
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 1:02PM BigAndShiny said

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necro/chloro/ele is so overpowered.
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 1:58PM Hjordis said

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@BigAndShiny

Yeah I think I might have seen some people talking about that on the mage class forums. Are a lot of the necro and ele abilities identical to each other in nature (making one or more obsolete) or do they work together, on different cool downs? That would be my only concern with rolling a necro and an ele together since from my limited exp with ele they seem to sort of mimic each other with the difference being that necro is death dmg and ele is of course elemental dmg. Of course, that could just be the case at the early levels. What's been your experience with it?
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 11:13PM Valdamar said

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Heh I was just about to post a comment about how well Chloromancer goes with Warlock - my L42 Mage was pretty much unstoppable with 33 Warlock, 18 Chloromancer, 5 Necromancer (only using Necro for the Necrosis DoT really, as the pet isn't much use later on unless you go primary Necro or pull enough points from Warlock/Chloro to get the advanced pets) - who needs a tanking pet when the mage can tank pretty much anything non-elite themselves, just healing back whatever damage they take.

I tried all the other mage souls, in various combinations, and while Warlock/Necro/Dominator worked really well for me at lower levels, and I quite enjoyed Elementalist/Pyromancer/Archon too (didn't think much of Stormcaller, though), as the levels went by Warlock/Chloro/Necro just started becoming my one and only choice for the tough fights - not to mention how helpful it is to a team.
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 11:30AM (Unverified) said

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I really liked the Chloromancer; way more than I thought I would actually. I combined mine with Elementalist for the shield + pet (the shield helps mitigate interrupts, particularly on channeling) and Storm Calling just because that type of damage is in my wheelhouse.

The Healing from a Chloro was more than adequate for our PVE experience (Levels 1-20, rift/invasion focussed). With utility and damage from other souls a Chloro should be a lot of fun to play at release and would be an asset for a team.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 11:45AM Joshua Przygocki said

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My favorite soul! I was healing Realm of the Fae, Iron Tower, and Darkening Deeps with *ROGUE* tanks as a chloro. I used pure Chloro with a few points into Warlock for "Sacrafice Life: Mana" just in case I ran out.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 11:49AM Innocentte said

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Yes! Imagine, a Necromancer with a Skelly pet (think EQ1) that has real Heals backing him up. :) Awesomeness. What a hoot.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 12:00PM sauceofmagic said

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I liked Chloromaster the best out of all mages; primarily because it's something new.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 12:04PM Innocentte said

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By the way, Jef, Chloromancer is not a 'Class', it is a Soul Tree. The class that the Chloromancer Soul Tree is part of is the Mage class. A set of three Soul Trees compose a Role. Within a character's selected Class, a player may set up 4 Roles. It is also possible to change the composition of Soul Trees within a Role, and the assignment of points within Soul Trees. But it is not (currently) possible to change a character's Class.

And this information you are posting is NOT 'Exclusive'. It has been directly copied from other sources. Some from Zam, some from the Rift website.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 1:03PM Jef Reahard said

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@Innocentte

Actually Trion gave it to us specifically as an exclusive. If other sites have it as well then perhaps some PR folks got their wires crossed. Anything "directly copied" was directly copied from the info given to Massively to coincide with the release of it on Trion's website.

As far as the class/soul thing, potato/poTATo. Class is my catch-all term for things that function as MMO classes have always functioned.
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 1:25PM Innocentte said

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@Jef Reahard

I can understand the confusion related to the information, and its sources. The info on the Chloromancer is not even on the Rift site. However, it has been on the Zam site for quite some time. As has all the info you are posting as 'Exclusive'.

Not your fault if they are giving you bogus 'Exclusive' status. But you might want to wander around some other sights before actually posting info as Exclusive. I know you should not have to do that, but it would seem prudent.
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 1:47PM Sephirah said

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@Innocentte

By the way, Mage is not a "Class", it is a Calling. ;)
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 3:04PM BGExorcist said

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@Innocentte
Mage is not a class. Its a calling ;)
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 3:31PM Innocentte said

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@Sephirah

*Laughs* Sort of. If you look on the main Rift website page, you will find all the "Callings" listed under the main category of "Classes". With the Ascended Callings refered to by Trion as the "Class System".

The main point being that Chloromancer (and other Soul Trees) are not Classes OR Callings. No biggie. Looking forward to Rift mechanics, no matter what they are called. :)
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Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 12:10PM vaajtswv said

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Kill raid bosses with the power of pine.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 12:33PM Carolina said

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My favorite soul! To play it solo I use Elementalist for the pet and Dominator for the polymorph.

I also healed an instance with a full Chloromancer build and a rogue tank. Just love how Rift made so many different ways to heal/DPS/tank.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 12:47PM Saker said

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I enjoyed Stormcaller/Elementalist/Chloro I was having no problems Elemental earth pet was tanking very nicely (and holding agro) while I blasted and kept myself healed easily. Didn't have a chance to try a full chloro build, did think that would be a excellent alt/build to have available.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 1:48PM Naoki7 said

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Heck yeah, this is the soul I'll be playing at launch, and I'm glad to see the lore behind them is just as awesome as the soul is.

Posted: Feb 22nd 2011 4:29PM Utakata said

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Incase anyone is curious...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorophyl

...though I wonder if this soul get's a buff when a character using it is standing in sunlight. :)

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