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  1. Apologies for the confusion, Serg! Boeroer was partially correct. The "Deadline" should have been "Deadfire." The "Stranger" was intended, though. It was supposed to be a joke. I was just wondering whether you got around to running Grim Face through Deadfire and if so how it went. Best, A.
  2. Astarta, Moon Godlike Cipher (PotD Solo): Entry 2, Defiance Bay Sidequests In my last post I shared Astarta's talent picks. They were Galant's Focus and Fast Runner. Some of you may be thinking: Hey! Those aren't cipher picks. You're right. And that makes sense. Because Astarta isn't a cipher. What I mean is she doesn't fight like a cipher- at least not in Defiance Bay. My rogues, Astrid and Alia, were expert weapons wielders who rarely used weapons. Likewise, Astarta is a cipher who rarely uses cipher powers. In the early/mid-game, item charges and scrolls are so powerful that they
  3. Astarta, Moon Godlike Cipher (PotD Solo): Entry 1, Caravan Camp to Caed Nua Three cheers for Caravan Camp! Oh how I love thee! There's beer and guns and fashionable clothes! What more could you need? Ok. So it's one beer. And that gun doesn't work. And those fashionable clothes were taken off a corpse. But, you know, we've all seen this place a zillion times and I'm desperate to make it interesting. So hooray for Caravan Camp! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! (Quick shout out to Chateau Irenicus: You'll always be the first...) Ok! Here's how Astarta killed things: Antipathetic
  4. Alrighty then! Time to hop back on the no reload train! Toot-toot! Astarta, Moon Godlike Cipher (PotD Solo) Game Version: with White March I & II, Difficulty: Path of the Dammed, Settings: Maim Before Death: On; Injuries: On; Expert Mode: OFF, Mods: None Gaming Notes: Spoiler alert! I'm pretty sure I know how this run is going to end. Astarta is going to die. There's nothing wrong with her, mind you: I'm the problem. I've never completed the game with a solo cipher on any difficulty level, much less PotD. And I only have one PotD solo NR success thus far: my
  5. Yeah. It's an easy game, for the most part, but there are a few "gotchas." Once you're aware of the "gotchas" and have internalized the threat they pose, the adventure becomes much safer. Until then there are risks.
  6. Alena, Meadow Folk Priest of Wael (Solo)- FINAL UPDATE Sad news, everyone: Alena has fallen. It happened near the end of White March II, just before the kraken. Eyeless Ray of Fire is a significant threat to solo characters. For most of White March II Alena managed that risk well, using Second Chance->Shadowing Beyond (Nightshroud)->disengage + rest. By the last fight before the kraken, however, I had become over-casual. Eager to finish the quest, I attempted to heal Alena after her Second Chance had fired, rather than disengaging and resting. That proved to be a fatal mis
  7. Alena, Meadow Folk Priest of Wael (Solo)- Entry 9: Assorted Killings Ok! I just went through my screenshots. I'm positively daunted by the prospect on posting on every single battle in that folder so I'm going to take a little shortcut. After opening the White Forge Alena competed most, if not all, of the White March sidequests. She then returned to the Dyrwood and finished all of the Warden's Lodge bounties, followed by Cali and the Skydragon. Instead of covering each fight in detail, I'm going to cover one bounty and the sky dragon fight. I'll also share a Cali screenshot because I
  8. Alena, Meadow Folk Priest of Wael (Solo)- Entry 8: White March I- Part 3 I remember the first time I competed White March I. It wasn't long ago. I was playing a full party and I struggled. I remember thinking that no reloading White March would be difficult and that soloing no reloading it would be nigh impossible. I didn't know what I was doing then: I was still a PoE novice. And yet the challenge of the White March seemed to transcend the temporary affliction of ignorance. It really did seem difficult. Since then time has passed. I completed White March I no reload with a party
  9. Alena, Meadow Folk Priest of Wael (Solo)- Entry 7: White March I- Part 2 Now at Level 11, Alena was ready for the Battery. She met some lagufaeth along the way. She opened with Prayer Against Imprisonment. With Autopause: Enemy Sighted active, it isn't difficult to get the spell off in time. Prayer Against Imprisonment was followed by DAoM->Shields for the Faithful->Devotions for the Faithful->fish fry PoE players seem to loathe lagufaeth. I don't mind them, which is interesting -very, very interesting. Why? Because the lagufaeth are very much like kuo to
  10. Thanks, Serg! I'm still not convinced that I have priest play down, but I'm getting there. The bounties where were the approach started coming together. Best, A.
  11. Alena, Meadow Folk Priest of Wael (Solo)- Entry 6- Dyrwood Bounties After opening the Battery, Alena returned to the Dyrwood to pick up some extra experience, seeking L11 and the oh-so-important Major Litany. She used the bounties for this. Fortunately, I took a lot of screenshots here, so these battles nicely demonstrate Alena's late-mid game battle plan. It basically goes like this: Step 1: Approach cautiously, initiate combat from as far away as possible. (This isn't a particularly good example, but you get the idea) Step 2: Deploy summons to draw aggro. Initiate buffing
  12. Alena, Meadow Folk Priest of Wael (Solo)- Build Interlude Coverage of Alena's run has been spotty at best. Sorry about that! I've been especially lax in covering build choices. I'll try to be more proactive about that in future runs, since PoE players seem to be really, really into builds. Anyhoo, here's Alena. She works and I like her, but I see some avenues for improvement in her next iteration. Skills: Stealth 10, Athletics 3, Lore 10, Mechanics 9, Survival 2 Talents: Interdiction, Painful Interdiction, Deep Pockets, Weapon and Shield Style, Scion of Flame, Incompre
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