Chronus wrote:Arjunlite wrote:Well said Chronus.
Howling Wind has evolved into a support skill rather than a levelling skill/DPS ever since the earthstone armour + birch rings fell into disuse. For Howling Wind to be effective, your defence needs to be equal to or greater than the enemy's attack and that requires points invested into dexterity or defence boosting gear which a druid would not usually wear.
Side Note: Bosses have such high attack and defence nowadays that even as a bossing skill, howling wind has lost its potency.
It still can be used as a leveling skill. It is actually probably my favorite skill for druids. For higher levels around 400 defence should be good if winds is maxed. The 190 stat points put into dex to dodge most, if not all auto attacks is better than 190 in vit in my opinion. As long as you have enough hp to survive a few skill hits and heal easily youre pretty much set. (I loved the summer event because the spiritseed sets were perfect for a winds build!)
Unfortunately, I have not been able to experiment with spiritseed/shrivewood sets so I've not tried that. It sounds pretty sweet though and I will include what you said in the guide. Thanks man!