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How do you feel about Archnemesis mods on rares?
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Herstory Begins Now
Aug 5, 2003



what utility flask? cuz it's probably not necessary, but it's also a ~14% boost to your phys ehp

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victrix
Oct 30, 2007




Does anyone know how much the rare ele mobs debuff your resists by? Trying to figure out how much I need to overcap to be safe from that +/- ele weakness.

Chernobyl Peace Prize
May 7, 2007

Or later, later's fine.
But now would be good.



Larry Parrish posted:

Yeah lol. 5 automatic utility flasks when you have poo poo regen sounds insane, and it would be without auto-flasks. I need to get the less degen damage mastery and some max res, but I'm basically immortal unless a big hit chunks me, or there's no adds to feed my leech, life on hit, or flask charges. I can't afford it yet but a +1 curse hunter chest is gonna be critical I think to run the flask charge mark.
Here's a very stupid question: Should I still bother coming anywhere near the resist cap before flasks? It feels like a waste since I can still just, hit 123 and have the huge resist bump from all my flasks, but I wasn't sure if it's something weird going on with how they actually interact with the game. And most of the video guide is just about setting up the flask system and timing your totem drops for single target.

Larry Parrish
Jul 9, 2012



Chernobyl Peace Prize posted:

Here's a very stupid question: Should I still bother coming anywhere near the resist cap before flasks? It feels like a waste since I can still just, hit 123 and have the huge resist bump from all my flasks, but I wasn't sure if it's something weird going on with how they actually interact with the game. And most of the video guide is just about setting up the flask system and timing your totem drops for single target.

Dude I have like 20% base elemental resists and I'm slightly negative in chaos. Sometimes it's a big problem, because I die the second an elemental flask is off, basically. But my charge gain is so hideous that it's only a threat in prolonged boss fights where most of my charges come from the utility flask mastery, or in a nasty drought bringer situation. My resists with flasks and a random ele res suffix is about 160, which afaik is more than enough to overcap even when exposed by mobs. I think people generally frown on res capping with flasks, but it's mostly not a problem. The rares make the game so rippy that I expect to die once a map no matter what, so sometimes dying an extra time because of awkward timing or unlucky rolls is fine.

Elentor
Dec 14, 2004



To iterate on my previous thoughts, I think Uber Maven is by far the easiest of the new bosses. I legit do not know if it's possible at all for me to do Uber Searing Exarch reliably because the SP server craps itself over.

I think it's easier to show when it's helping instead of when it's not helping, so,

https://i.imgur.com/qeCk0EC.mp4

Filthy Monkey
Jun 25, 2007



If you have rock-solid defenses uber-sirus isn't too terrible. Surviving anything sirus himself actually does is doable. My build can eat his beams all day and actually gain ES by doing it. The major ways to die are
1) Getting surprised by the mid-fight storms in the phases prior to the last.
2) Failing the meteor (easy to fail in the lase phase) and not blocking it. The maze is much harder in uber mode.
3) Standing in all of the sometimes hard to see ground degen in the last phase.

Filthy Monkey fucked around with this message at 07:02 on May 26, 2022

Herstory Begins Now
Aug 5, 2003



victrix posted:

Does anyone know how much the rare ele mobs debuff your resists by? Trying to figure out how much I need to overcap to be safe from that +/- ele weakness.

generally 20%, though there are some mobs that cast much stronger levels of curses (like sea witches casting level 51 vuln or something), though high level curses don't actually scale very much

Elentor posted:

To iterate on my previous thoughts, I think Uber Maven is by far the easiest of the new bosses. I legit do not know if it's possible at all for me to do Uber Searing Exarch reliably because the SP server craps itself over.

I think it's easier to show when it's helping instead of when it's not helping, so,

https://i.imgur.com/qeCk0EC.mp4

tfw the server is just like 'fuckit i give up, who knows'

Elentor
Dec 14, 2004



Filthy Monkey posted:

If you have rock-solid defenses

About that

Herstory Begins Now
Aug 5, 2003



you have lag shield and the rocks are passing through you, if that's not 'rock-solid defenses' then i don't know what is :colbert:

Aerox
Jan 8, 2012


I took a swing at my first Uber fight tonight and tried Eater and got obliterated. Turns out you shouldn’t do these blind!!!

Elentor
Dec 14, 2004



Herstory Begins Now posted:

you have lag shield and the rocks are passing through you, if that's not 'rock-solid defenses' then i don't know what is :colbert:

When the meteors have Phasing.

Pigbottom
Sep 23, 2007

Time is never wasted when you're wasted all the time.

Granstein posted:

I play a lot of FFXIV, and they recently went from a three month patch cycle to four, and as much as I love having four leagues a year I really think it might be something for GGG to consider with the state they've released some stuff over the last year or two. I'm sure that isn't realistic given the monetary hit, and even with the complaints I still love the game, but this fuckin patch was clearly not ready to come out of the oven.

I quite agree with that. I feel like specially this "fire and forget" attitude they have about updating the leagues is quite detrimental to the game.

e: this league in special, they already announced that further changes to AN will only come in 3.19 when it's clear that a lot of the balance troubles seem to be due to either lack of testing before release or more likely, they simply not addressing problems that the testers found.

Pigbottom fucked around with this message at 07:41 on May 26, 2022

Herstory Begins Now
Aug 5, 2003



Elentor posted:

When the meteors have Phasing.

I would love to know what the server thinks is happening there

totalnewbie
Nov 13, 2005

I was born and raised in China, lived in Japan, and now hold a US passport.

I am wrong in every way, all the damn time.

Ask me about my tattoos.


Elentor posted:

How do I change from my garbage ascendancy to the one where you drop two mirrors a league

Hey, okay! So, my guide is ready. It didn't involve sentinels. It also doesn't involve mirrors, but something just as good, a mageblood belt.

Anyway, so what you want to do is, run delirium mirror maps all day and then, on a map, on one of the first mobs, have a heavy belt drop. "Oh a heavy belt, haha, that could be a mageblood. Let's check and be disappointed," you say to yourself.

Then you see that it's a mageblood and get really excited.

Anyway, that's my guide. See you all next league for some more "how to be lucky as gently caress" guides from me!

Larry Parrish
Jul 9, 2012



Pigbottom posted:

I quite agree with that. I feel like specially this "fire and forget" attitude they have about updating the leagues is quite detrimental to the game.

e: this league in special, they already announced that further changes to AN will only come in 3.19 when it's clear that a lot of the balance troubles seem to be due to either lack of testing before release or more likely, they simply not addressing problems that the testers found.

I really like my build but I'm tired of ripping to archnem wombo combos lol. What's with them giving up on patching the game two weeks in. It's like they only have 2 guys actually working on the live game and oops we need to reassign them to coding particle effects for the next gacha box.

Elentor
Dec 14, 2004



totalnewbie posted:

Hey, okay! So, my guide is ready. It didn't involve sentinels. It also doesn't involve mirrors, but something just as good, a mageblood belt.

Anyway, so what you want to do is, run delirium mirror maps all day and then, on a map, on one of the first mobs, have a heavy belt drop. "Oh a heavy belt, haha, that could be a mageblood. Let's check and be disappointed," you say to yourself.

Then you see that it's a mageblood and get really excited.

Anyway, that's my guide. See you all next league for some more "how to be lucky as gently caress" guides from me!

Instructions unclear; ended up with a mageblood anyway.

Wuxi
Apr 3, 2012



Hot take: after all these nerfs, if you still die to archnemesis all the time, its you and not the game

Larry Parrish
Jul 9, 2012



Wuxi posted:

Hot take: after all these nerfs, if you still die to archnemesis all the time, its you and not the game

you're a dipshit

No Safe Word
Feb 26, 2005



Larry Parrish posted:

I really like my build but I'm tired of ripping to archnem wombo combos lol. What's with them giving up on patching the game two weeks in. It's like they only have 2 guys actually working on the live game and oops we need to reassign them to coding particle effects for the next gacha box.

They've nerfed them four times already, not sure what else you want. There's no indication that they've "given up patching" when there was one two days ago. I think they're pretty reasonable now but I'm playing on geared characters so what do I know.

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Chernobyl Peace Prize
May 7, 2007

Or later, later's fine.
But now would be good.



I could really do with them revisiting the weighting on Toxic, Magma Barrier, and whatever that other resurrect-and-be-annoying-for-a-few-seconds archnem mod is, playing spammy-rear end orb dodge (with bonus "run away from corpses and come back later for loot") really just highlights how some of these affixes make sense when you're fighting one of them, but oops, most of the past-league content out there is "here's blues and yellows to fight"

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