So I went ahead and bought up all the gems on the promo market thinking I was going to have a way easier time pointing a scepter at things than trying to code in a bashing system. I got six, and I am a little underwhelmed. I paid anywhere from 80-115 credits per gem - is this the going rate? Does anyone know what the damage increase per gem level on the scepter is? If I were to attune it to int/dex/str and it's lower than 12, would my damage somehow go down from where it would be without attuning it to a stat?
Also, since I'm not ready to dive into PvP (and the population of the game right now seems to be full up on people that'll dumpster me regardless) I've decided the best way to go with my shiny scepter is Shaman, for the self buffs to survival in bashing scenarios. This way I can RP and bash while I save up enough cash to drop in for a "PvP Advice" thread.
Having said that - I have roughly 1000 bound credits and roughly 400 unbound credits right now. The only artifact I have towards bashing is an emerald earring and my scepter. Assuming max guildskills and evasion, what should I be looking at progressively purchasing artifact wise to have a smooth transition to level 100, and why do you think that (if you don't mind me asking, the reasoning will help with my decision making).
Also, I know there are some things I can be doing to maximize my time spent (achievement bonus, owl tattoo, shard skills) is there anything that exists in game that I'm missing for "bashing defs"? Thanks!