Shai Hulud Posted January 31 Share Posted January 31 (edited) EDIT: Initial focus of this thread was HOW with blood mage, but I think this is pretty impossible so I've moved to trying a lot of different builds, succeeded with troubadour / psion and couple others, focusing on Dorudugan ATM. Troubadour / psion has trouble damaging him fast enough, as do most builds. Did kill him with a devoted / troubadour using Essence Interrupter with Energized up constantly but had to turn off Abydon's Challenge because the bow breaks very quickly. Checked after fight ended and I did over 25000 damage so he healed for about 18k over that period (like an hour?). Have tried some tanky builds that Doru can't kill like a barbarian / devoted just using unarmed attacks and no armor, but could only get him down to hurt even with energized + devoted pen buffs, his healing seems to pick up and his health stabilizes around there. One helfire barrage can heal him for like 700 health. IDK how to outdamage his healing. -------------- (original post below)------------- L20 blood mage, have all the trials on but wael and iron. I'm having a lot of trouble figuring this one out. The boss was easy enough when I had strand of favor extending energize and citzal's spirit lance interrupting AOE on crit. But I'm trying to defeat it "legitimately" and after nearly an hour of grinding down the mountain form (mostly using phantoms with animancer's energy blade and Finality's Claim to reflect damage) while managing to protect Vela and not break my equipment, then getting the gigantic oozes to about 1/3 health each, I saw that merge symbol and kinda panicked...don't think I had any AOE interrupts available and it's just me and an essential or substantial phantom who I can't tell to target just one of them. Tried thrust of tattered veils and interrupted one of them but apparently you have to interrupt both of them. The gigantic ooze form is theoretically vulnerable to might and con afflictions, but I don't have any spells that stun besides I think Dimensional Shift. If I could control the phantom it would be easy enough to set that up, but it still has to hit vs. fortitude (good luck). There's Cloak of Death...not sure if that can hit both of them. Scrolls of Tornado were suggested to me. Could work, but their fortitude is really high. I don't think increasing my arcana improves my accuracy, just the damage and penetration right? Minoletta's Concussive Missiles might work. Didn't have them in the grimoires I was using unfortunately. But interrupting is a temporary solution because they just keep trying to merge. Unless one of them is near death when that happens you probably can't stop it. Rolling Flame? Their reflex is pretty high. Not sure you can prone an ooze either. Call to Slumber, not sure if that works on these guys. Their will defense is also pretty high but I can debuff first with miasma of dull mindedness. Maybe that would work. Or...potions of impediment plus meteor storm? Might work if I'm lucky, but with the blood sacrifice nerf it takes a while to get back a L9 spell so I can't spam it. Death Ring *says* it can "potentially" destroy near death enemies whatever that means but I'm pretty sure doesn't work on HOW. My only other idea is to use up my Ire of Death's Herald for about 60 seconds of Energized, combine with Citzal's Spirit Lance and try to hit both of them at once. Watched most ultimate videos of the battle. Seems people mostly spam thrust of tattered veils with no recovery, using brilliant to spam high level super damaging spells with triple damage from conduit, monks with stunning surge and attacking way too fast, or have cipher with disintegration or soul annihilation (that last one would be me lol). Haven't seen anything that would really work with full recovery time. Yeah so...could use some advice here. This seems like the hardest megaboss for a solo character that can't disintegrate things. I tried it again, this time with scrolls of tornado and potions of impediment but by the time I'd drunk the potion of impediment and recovered they'd already merged. Guess I have to drink those before they hit bloodied and then on bloodied just start spamming tornado? ---- BTW SC blood mage sucks without cheese. At least compared to multiclassed blood mages. The L8 and L9 spells aren't that great compared to the ability to multiclass to e.g. cipher and gain +1 weapon pen and a ton of accuracy and defenses. I mean some of the L9 spells have penetration 11 or 12 *with* the spirit of X talents. Even if you eat crusted swordfish you're barely touching lot of bosses with AR 16+, unless you also have tenacious/energized (which you can't really get SC) and enough accuracy to crit (which you don't have as SC because your only accuracy buff is eldritch aim). My hierophant had functional accuracy about 30/40 points higher without cheese, plus way better defenses. The only REALLY good spell you can't get multiclassed is major grimoire imprint. Maybe it's just me but when I think L9 spells I think Time Stop, Wish, Chain Contingency releasing 3 Horrid Wiltings. Not Concelhaut's Itchy Skin Edited February 8 by Shai Hulud Because reasons Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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