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Yougottawanna

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  1. So from what I've seen, the initial challenge is getting past the Maje stealth sections at level 3/4 or less on any multiclass combo. (doable with good micro/pumping stealth early) The second is getting to level 13+ ASAP from non-combat quests. (doable with the right quest order and avoiding ship battles) The third is making a broken build at 13+ that has high defenses and can handle long fights (so, tactician/skaen, chanter/something, or SC monk, or something I haven't thought of yet) The fourth is getting past the sticky parts (FS/BW with minimal rests, megabosses) Following this, I've personally made it to midgame, but I've always ended up making some dumb mistake.
  2. I'm still unable to test things, so I can't test this myself, but: Rakhan field boots can be used on yourself, out of combat, and are per-encounter, meaning they recharge after a second. I don't believe Woedica's challenge should change that, because it only applies to the character abilities as far as I know and not abilities from equipment. So Rakhan field boots + shroud of the phantasm + salvation of time could be a way to get long brilliant without either using tactician or wall of draining. Apologies if someone already brought this up, I skimmed the thread and didn't see it.
  3. For Scordeo's Edge synergies, I'm like 90% sure that the ooblit pet affects the duration of the no-recovery buff. It also affects blade turning, and at least one SC monk strat uses blade turning vs. huani. (Unfortunately, the 3 sec bonus doesn't scale with INT, it's just a flat bonus) For Vela I wonder if you could hide her behind a chokepoint or something. Aggro on a bridge or next to a door or something, cast a figurine or something to block her, then pull the enemies somewhere else. Let her just wander around on the other side of the screen. If you're limited in the number of withdrawal scrolls you have, it could be a workaround.
  4. Can't believe I forgot about that... Does anyone know what a good trap is? You'd want an injury that doesn't hurt too much, and I know there are a lot of traps in Oathbinder's Sanctum, though there might be ones that are easier to get to early.
  5. Tactician with rechargable discipline will get very powerful once you have unbending. I think you can fully heal any damage taken at around 14-15 INT, so between +INT and +beneficial effect duration items/foods (which I believe also effect unbroken) you could have a ton of time to build up chants/summons. I'm curious to see how it works because I suspected unbending might be one way to beat this thing. However, on a multiclass you won't get the upgrade which gives you concentration, so you may need to find a workaround for enemies with lots of interrupts.
  6. By putting all skill points into stealth (you can still respec in the Ultimate, I believe, right?) and using the +stealth pet that is a backer bonus or something (it's the black wyrm. I'm not sure why I have it) I've been able to stealth past everything on the first island. However I haven't done it with Vela and I don't know how much harder that is. (I won't be able to play the game again until monday) And I bet you can do it without the backer bonus pet, but I haven't tried that either.
  7. To me the spirit of the challenge is (or should be) that you can use cheese but not glitches. For example, doing the trick that lets you stack food bonuses I would say is a glitch. Using shadowing beyond to trigger brilliant is cheese. BDD/SoT shenanigans are cheese. If a form of cheese if found that trivializes the challenge (that's a big if, lots of things sound unbeatable during theorycraft but run into unexpected problems in practice), then I think the best way to handle it is to allow that one playthrough that uses that form of cheese, but only the one. Otherwise everyone else will just copy the strategy of the first. Unrelated question: I'm not on a computer that has the game on it at the moment. Will Vela invalidate the Ring of the Solitary Wanderer bonus?
  8. My initial thoughts on how to do this are: Single-class Monk (I'm not sure about subclass/no class. If Nalpazca still gets the debuff on Arcane Dampener/Cleanse then that's out. Helwalker's main advantage is speed in individual fights, so I don't think that's optimal. No sublass Monk may be the best) High will defense (meaning high INT and at least moderately high RES, you can stack will super high and make yourself unhittable to many of the game's most dangerous threats) Use monk cheese (meaning Whispers of the Wind/Resonating Touch/dual blunderbuss/avenging storm scrolls/items or some combination of the above) Arcana is probably the best skill to either level up or respec into (it just gives you so many options, even though the "_____ storm" group of spells may have been nerfed) Stealth through the first island, then blitz the non-combat quests up to at least level 12, if not more (I haven't looked into the timeline restraints in that much detail, but I think Eothas' challenge can be managed) Problems with this plan: The SSS fights that puts you into a construct and takes away your usual abilities (this problem will have to be solved with consumables somehow I expect) Keeping Vela alive (I haven't even tried that challenge so I don't know what the hard things about it are) Ondra's challenge (don't want to lose to some random crookspur slaver 20 hours in, this is probably manageable but I don't personally have experience with it, especially now that the ship-to-ship combat mechanics have changed)
  9. Kind of late to the thread, but I agree with most of what's been said here. As for 'tick' vs. 'hard turns', I don't prefer either one on general principle but I think 'tick' is more appropriate for adapting RTWP to turn-based. More of the existing game balance is preserved, which is good as the existing balance is the one that's been refined and iterated upon.
  10. I didn't see this mentioned, but maybe I missed it, it's a UI thing: sometimes when your list of buffs/debuffs (that you get by mousing over the character portrait) gets so long that it won't all fit on the screen. You have to open the character screen to the what effects you have and the duration. King of irritating... is there a way to save space on that mouseover popup? Make each entry smaller somehow, so they can all fit.
  11. I agree with the idea that traps should be better. They DO reward scouting and planning. But the only thing I ever use them for is cheesy split pulls. I don't get why they're so weak.
  12. I don't agree with everything in the list but I do like a lot of it. I particularly like the changes to weapon modals (some weapons I just plain don't ever specialize in because the modals are weak or self-defeating). I also like the changes to afflictions though they would have to be tuned. The change to prone would be very good. Right now prone is not useful to be honest, I never use it, I don't even use slicken. Deep pockets should be unlocked for all classes. If nothing else it would make solo playthroughs more fun. I like bonus spellcasts as talents. I think it would encourage people to empower things more instead of using empower to replace spellcasts (which I think the devs want anyway, considering how many items in the expansions give bonuses for empowering things). Also it would make grimoire of vaporous wizardry less of a mandatory choice for wizards. I like the cipher power changes. Especially to defensive mindweb, which is almost a useless ability as it is currently. High-level cipher abilities should be powerful. Right now I generally use low-level ones even at high focus, since spamming low-level cipher abilities is generally better than using high-level ones. It would take forever to list my thoughts about every single thing on the list, but overall I like it.
  13. My Serafen is a charm/dominate bot, so I have him dual wielding a club and magistrate's cudgel. With the debuff from club, the magistrate's cudgel debuff, and the trait that gives abilities that target will +10 accuracy, he casts dominate at a cumulative +45 accuracy, meaning he can dominate anything that isn't immune to intellect afflictions. It probably works slightly better with the barbarian/cipher multiclass (which is what I use), but I imagine it would work on a single class cipher as well.
  14. Llengrath's safeguard stacks with other mage illusion buffs, or at least mirrored image, last I checked if you want more deflection
  15. All the megaboss builds I've seen here and on youtube are Helwalkers. Is there a reason not to use Nalpazca? I know arcane dampener clears drug effects, but if your will is high enough to make it miss anyway, you would think Nalpazca would be equally good. Is there something I'm missing?
  16. Did you find that high INT was a requirement for keeping your storms (or anything else) up? Could you do a similar build with less INT?
  17. Was about to make a thread saying pretty much the same thing. This is necessary not only for bug reports but also just for playing it. The in-game information is not enough for me to know in detail how initiative works, and that's pretty damn important. Knowing how long a cast will take, currently, is half guesswork for me. For the purposes of beta, I agree with BlackVader above: even just a blog post would be nice.
  18. You keep referring to an incoming wahai poroga nerf, do you have some kind of specific thing you anticipate that will be? Or do you just think the weapon is OP and will be nerfed somehow?
  19. Glad they didn't knock rooting pain all the way down to 25% Think they were too harsh on Paladin with the zeal cost upgrade and zeal refund nerf coming in the same patch I'm kinda bummed at the figurine change but I understand why they did it Still don't understand why they doubled the cost of galleon/junk Cipher looks way more fun now, but could use a few more tweaks (charm nerfs are good though) Glad to see the old mental binding and DAoM come back
  20. Will something change about dichotomous soul in 1.2? The beta patch notes on the forum don't say anything about it in the "class" section.
  21. It's not useless for druggies - unless I'm mistaken, Nalpazcas gain wounds from drugs/dance of death AND from damage taken. So I guess you could say it's proportionally less useful, but it still serves a purpose.
  22. Haha, never seen that before. I do believe that Obisdian tend to overnerf things. Like, ok rooting pain is OP but to reduce it to 25% of its original damage? Too much IMO
  23. Charm breaks on hit is a pretty big change, I personally like it. Could PoE1's mental binding be back? I hope so... Doubled the cost of Galleon/Junk... not sure why they did this? Arg triumph of the crusaders nerfed hard! Still a good spell though. Extra pen with two-handers is good. Consumable nerf needed to happen. They were OP. Does anyone know what the Trickster's new spells are?
  24. Neketaka quests that can be done without combat IIRC: -The quest for the shipwright in the NW corner of Queen's Berth, if you side with the principi guy -Arkemyr's vault (need a certain amount of athletics to get from the Dark Cupboard upstairs to the balcony, then get the robe and the password from Arkemyr's bedroom) -The quest to get the Roparu woman and her family passage to Rauitai: talk to the captain in the Hole tavern, then talk to the Goldpact guy upstairs, there are several ways to convince him to give up his berth -The drowner's lung medicine quest: starts in Pitli's sanctuary in the Gullet, the medicine can be found in the north part of Delver's Row (need high-ish mechanics for this one, not sure of the exact number) -The first part of "Cornett's Call" from Dereo in the Narrows: with the right skills/dialogue choices you can talk down the other thief who ambushes you in the city on your way back. Again not sure exactly what you need, but I don't think any of the requirements are that high -Once you do the first part of Cornett's Call, you can access the Undercroft and do Mad Morena's quest to steal luminous adra crates from the mill in Queen's Berth. Easy to do even with low stealth -With all the above I believe you can complete the "Feed the Roparu" quest you get from Enoi in the Gullet too -With decent diplomacy you can resolve the Bardatto/Valera feud without fighting anyone -The quest you get from the guy with the missing satchel outside the Luminous Bathhouse can be completed without fighting I wouldn't be surprised if it's possible to have the Guardian of Ukaizo be the first thing you fight in the game.
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