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I see. I didn't use Ectopsychic Crush, and maybe I should've. I tried Antipathetic Beam, but it was difficult to use, and I gave up. Toward mid-game I stopped using any attacks that had friendly damage potential - except maybe Slicken on the Wizard.

 

Ectopsychic Echo is great. Foe only, does a total of 200-300 damage* over 10 seconds and if positioned well it can hit a lot of enemies. It works particularly well if you use a Barbarian/Fighter/Monk to use their charge/jump ability to get behind enemy lines, allowing you to get a really good beam attached to them.

 

*Obviously this has to defeat the enemy's Crush DR ten times since it's ten separate hits, but it's still very good damage.


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I guess every class could work well as "anchorpoint" for the beam if Cape of the Cheat is equipped, right?

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I guess every class could work well as "anchorpoint" for the beam if Cape of the Cheat is equipped, right?

 

Good point! 


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Don't know if Escape cancels the beam. I never tested this. Monk and FIghter work very well. Also tested Paladin with Zealous Charge: good as well. The perfect dragger micht be a Chanter because he can be useful even if he's just running around, trying to connect the beam with as many foes as possible. ;)

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Is the Escape skill good? The last time I used it (the rogue skill, not from the cape), it suffers from inconsistent pathing issue. Like being body blocked when I tried to teleport behind enemy lines.

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Yeah, it still has those issues. At least the +25 deflection works properly.

I recently tried a "behind the lines" rogue with Escape and the Cape in order to get one more use per encounter. This totally messed up both abilites - as if the game didn't know which one I already used and which not. At one point both were blocked until save/reaload because the game thought both are still "active". I couldn't activate them anymore. So... not so well implemented.


Edited by Boeroer, 13 September 2017 - 06:08 AM.

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Lol seriously? 1 more thing not to do in future playthroughs

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It seems that the game sometimes bugs out with per encounter abilities. I've had several cases in which the game thinks my Paladin has no more uses of FoD, even at the very start of an encounter. Only reloading resolves this bug when it arises. I've had it happen several times.






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