But honestly, given that dem accs gonna cost a whale ton of gold, I’ve been thinking about having 3 relic accs with Expert 5, one with HA 3, one with Awk 3, and then have 2 legendary rings for a lv1 engraving; I know, having 8% less healing on the engraving is massive, but I’d be making up for it somehow (especially with acc quality).
Yeah I could imagine getting gatekept because of this.
I am planning to go for a 5x3 build. Prebought the accessorys already, they are super cheap right now (excluding class engr ring). Ofc you double pay the pheons, but with the recent price reduction to 15P and the amount of pheons we got the last few months i personally have enough to send it over.
Even thinking about stones. But i am not sure on that one tbh.
3x3 is pretty easy in today standard and you are also a support so its easier to find party. But unless you can somehow get at least 4 pieces of relic people wouldnt take you in from clown raid and above. If you even cheapo to the point of having level 1 engraving ? Nobody gonna take you in, support or not
I was planing to use epic class engravement from hyperexpress event + 2 argos with swiftness, my legendary VPH and then with a awakening/expert stone with at least 12 hits (6/6, 7/5, 8/4) and 3 accesories with awakening, expert and VPH get the 4x3 (class, awakening, expert, VPH) then with the time I will change those 2 argos accesories for class 3+5 HA.
I hope is going to be good enough to avoid the gatekeep, even if it isn’t 5x3.
Supports never get gatekept ive seen 2x3 rainbow stat bards in brel 1-6 lobbies. 5x3 for a support is never needed anything past your third engraving is considered QoL increasing and really doesnt greatly increase your effectiveness- 5x3 1570 bard main. Awakening expert and class are usually the core support engravings VPH and heavy armor are quality of life increasing and nice to have but not needed to be a support.
Yeah the treshhold for getting gatekept is defenitly higher than on DPS. But it is there.
Having myself 5 supports on 5x3 all 1700+ mainstat, LWC30, few 10 Gems… Theres people kicking other supports if I apply - not that I am encouraging such behaviour but its my experience I had often.
Also people of my guild, I see more and more not taking budget and cheapo supports at first until they filled lobby just because the supp-shortage is not so big as it was a few months ago