Talk:Endorphin's Floating Friend

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I have heard that the EFF uses the wizard's AP to block, and can therefore interfere with wizards who also use melee combat. Is this true? -TherionAndAlts 00:56, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Yes - both EFF and Grammer Scorbic's Household Guard consume AP when up; the household guard article already has notes to that effect. --Chat 17:12, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

It's not quite as simple as EFF / HHG using AP, as not having any AP doesn't hinder their ability to block, and having lots of tactics bonus doesn't mean you can block more. I think it's one of two kludges (the other is the disabling of melee defences when the floater is up) that are intended to distinguish the magic and melee fighting styles. Zexium 10:17, 29 January 2010 (UTC)

There is a limit to using EFF if you are a melee-centric wizard as your AP gets rapidly consumed when you are facing multiple enemies, Mancow mentioned even with 500+ fi.sp.ta, he basically had no AP for melee attacks against a Agatean nobleman group, Huff mentioned just focussing on CCC and TPA plus your chosen* skill as a melee-centric wizard is a better route, likewise if you are on your own and using EFF and PFG or area attacks, its recommended to stock up on eyeballs or components when attacking groups or just flee if you run out, as you can't rely on melee much in that case because your EFF consumes all your AP just by swooping to defend all those attacks - Wrathe 10:01, 20 September 2021 (ET)

I noticed an observation I made today on AP+EFF, which I've documented here. It might be worth using a slightly-less blocking shield if you like to melee. You're still not going to be able to take on a nob group, but might make it earlier to clean up after a few PFGs. Venia (talk) 20:14, 25 October 2021 (EDT)