Short of finding some uber crazy nuke damage weapon, it looks like I've just about maxed my damage potential so future mobs are going to take hours to kill I tried the "level 50 hotzone" Plane of innovation, my pet and Beastlord took twice as long to kill one robot as a similar level Warrior using two standard Defiant swords. Beastlord with a pet and spells and I couldn't even out-DPS a Warrior with no special high damage weapons so it means a Warrior has crazy tank and crazy DPS as well... What the hell is the point of playing any other class? Get two high damage weapons for a couple of warriors and all you'd need are healers in a group, makes other classes almost redundant. I watched his health on one and with only healer merc buffs, each hit he took was less than 20% of the damage the robots were doing to me. I have a 44 Iksar Warrior with Defiant Longswords and he took less than half the time to level up as my Beastlord did and the warrior isn't even up to the level of using triple attacks yet and on top of that, I have the ambidexterous AA to look forward to giving him even more DPS It really makes my Beastlord look pathetically lame. I rarely take on any reds with my Beastlord unless I know that they will go down to yellow when I level up. My Warrior was taking on Witchlamps in Blightfire at level 17 and they didn't go yellow until he was 21. Either the Beastlord is downhill after 50 or there's a dead spot between 50 and 66 when the AA's come into play for pet flurries etc. So is there such a thing as a high damage Beastlord? I'm at 53 right now after hours of bashing and casting over the last couple of days. I have a named staff with a 50 base damage but can't use it until level 60 so I'm using a defiant staff with only 29 right now. Until I got the staff and decided to improve my 2H Blunt, I was using a hammer/sword combo with 1H Blunt and Piercing, both with Augs to proc extra damage. I've added an Anatase aug to my staff to proc 25 damage every 6 seconds. Is there some other ultimate weapon I should try to get for my level? My 2H Blunt skill is 210/250 so needs improvement still to get it maxed to 250 but even so, it's missing 90% of the time so I'm actually hitting only 10%. My 1H Blunt and Piercing are around the same level. All I seem to be doing is tanking damage and throwing damage over time spells on the mob while my pet actually does most of the DPS. While solo, my healer merc keeps us both healthy. Is there some weapon combo I should be looking for to improve my damage output? Maybe 2H Blunt isn't the best weapon for a Beastlord since it seems to miss quite a lot compared to my previous hammer/sword combo. The problem is that the hammer/sword combo I was using is very low damage with a total of only 60-70 DPS. The staff (when it does hit) averages around 100 so it's better but doesn't hit half as often. Hopefully the named staff will be a lot better but if it misses just as often, I'd be better off going back to the hammer/sword combo. What does the beastlord excel at in terms of weapon types? It seems to matter because 1H Blunt seems to hit more often but 2H Blunt has higher base damage. Are hand to hand weapons any better (fighting claws or whatever they are called)? Are there any really good weapons that make a Beastlord best at a specific combat type (good base damage and good % of hits rather than misses)? Yes, I know it's going to be expensive but if I can kill a single mob like the robots in POI in less than the 5 minutes it's taking at present, it will be worth it. Finally, is there some way other than fighting mobs or buying the skills from my guildmaster that I can improve the type? Hitting an unbreakable object or something that heals faster than I can damage it without getting myself killed in the process? I can fit hand to hand weapons but it completely kills my ATK and means I'd be hard pressed to fight anything higher than 20 levels below me.