### Post by Vonotar on May 9, 2004 13:00:53 GMT

I realise that some people like to choose certain themes when selecting Disciplines, and they won't be very interested in this thread. But there are also people trying to get through the books without cheating, and to them I offer the following list of Displines, which I find maximises my chances of getting through each series without dying in battle or taking a fatal hit from a random number.

I am making quite a few assumptions about which paths to take in each book. Some of these are obvious, some less so. I can't really give a complete guide, but in some cases my choices might give clues as to which paths I am taking through the books.

I'm assuming that you are playing through all the books in order, and that you are using loyalty bonuses from earlier series.

Books 1-5: Discipline choices are less important for these books, but there are a couple of instances where certain disciplines are fairly crucial. You could play around quite a bit with this list without too much risk.

1. Hunting, Camouflage, Sixth Sense, Weaponskill, Animal Kinship

2. Mindblast

3. Tracking

4. Mind over Matter

5. Mindshield

Books 6-12: Discipline choices start to make a real difference when picking random numbrs from now on, and this is a key consideration when making your choice. Probably the hardest series to make correct choices about Disciplines.

6: Weaponmastery, Divination, Psi-Surge

7: Psi-Screen

8: Nexus

9: Huntmastery

10: Invisibility

11: Pathsmanship

12: Curing

Books 13-15: Haven't done further than LW15, so the list is incomplete. The optimal Disciplines for LW13 almost pick themselves, once you know the easiest path to take at the beginning, and the key random numbers you need to survive. From then on, the Discipline choices continue to be fairly straightforward.

13: Assimilance, Grand Huntmastery, Grand Nexus, Kai-Screen

14: Kai Alchemy

15: Grand Pathsmanship

I am making quite a few assumptions about which paths to take in each book. Some of these are obvious, some less so. I can't really give a complete guide, but in some cases my choices might give clues as to which paths I am taking through the books.

I'm assuming that you are playing through all the books in order, and that you are using loyalty bonuses from earlier series.

Books 1-5: Discipline choices are less important for these books, but there are a couple of instances where certain disciplines are fairly crucial. You could play around quite a bit with this list without too much risk.

1. Hunting, Camouflage, Sixth Sense, Weaponskill, Animal Kinship

2. Mindblast

3. Tracking

4. Mind over Matter

5. Mindshield

Books 6-12: Discipline choices start to make a real difference when picking random numbrs from now on, and this is a key consideration when making your choice. Probably the hardest series to make correct choices about Disciplines.

6: Weaponmastery, Divination, Psi-Surge

7: Psi-Screen

8: Nexus

9: Huntmastery

10: Invisibility

11: Pathsmanship

12: Curing

Books 13-15: Haven't done further than LW15, so the list is incomplete. The optimal Disciplines for LW13 almost pick themselves, once you know the easiest path to take at the beginning, and the key random numbers you need to survive. From then on, the Discipline choices continue to be fairly straightforward.

13: Assimilance, Grand Huntmastery, Grand Nexus, Kai-Screen

14: Kai Alchemy

15: Grand Pathsmanship