Ele is just bad merc, i really don't know why i bother to make her 120 upgrade -.- She is 99% in Expedition now and she is i guess ok there.
I can't agree on this. Elementalist is, IMO, one of the best investment in mercenary form any AO player could ever make.
She's one of the main keys to your success in normal PvE
. She has best stats amongst staff mercs. Her skills are top-notch, both Blazing Earth and Freezing Atmosphere have their edges. Back when I was lvl 105 and had like 700k might, I could solo and repeat Knud quest very easily because the help of Elementalist since all Knud quest mobs are melee (save for the bat).
Do know that the higher Vit
a character has, the higher HP
it gives. It's not strange to see Blazing Earth and GDR doing more than 10k dmg on initial cast against high lvl mobs, or more than 50k dmg on initial cast against high lvl melee bosses.
It comes down to how you use her. She has great AP
regen, and being a staff she can get +AP regen from Speed Cast. What's the use of this plethora of AP? To serve as a off-tank (if you have the gear), to pass activations to others, and to use scroll effectively. Not to mention her high Atk
damage is a good utility for Beast Soul and Seth Will, for some bosses' fight.