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Farming and such.

Postby [FnG] Marksman » Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:52 pm

As some of you will recall, I recently got some help in capturing the Mesmer elite Illusionary Weaponry from some shadowy-looking dude in the snowy bit of Prophecies. The underlying reason for this was to take Vex Peculiar (Me/Mo) into the Underworld and see what all the fuss is about solo farming down there, using quite an old build I'd spotted on PVX wiki. After a lengthy skill-acquiring tour and a bit of mucking about with armour, this is the build:

Attributes:
  • Fast Casting: 5 + 3
  • Illusion magic: 12 + 1 + 3
  • Inspiration Magic: 2 + 3
  • Healing Prayers: 9
  • Prot Prayers: 8

With five sup runes in all to drag that health down to 105 in the much-reproduced way.

Skills:
  • Protective Spirit
  • Healing Breeze ('scuse me...)
  • Sympathetic Visage
  • Illusionary Weaponry
  • Power Return (can be Power Drain too)
  • Mending (to negate degen from Bleeding)
  • Essence Bond
  • Balthazar's Spirit

By taking a scythe (preferably with enchantment-extending spare parts on) you can take down two Aatxe's at a time but let me tell you, I don't find this an easy build to use - every re-enchantment has to be spot on and if anything gets interrupted you're pretty much doomed. As such, it can be a very expensive exercise, but with practice I think it can work, even with an old duffer like me in control. :wink:

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I should say that this was the first, and last, pairing I'd take down in several attempts: thirty seconds later I was toast due to a Nightmare pop-up and some pursuing Aatxe's which I lead a merry chase before succumbing after a short, undignified and pathetic retaliation. :(
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Postby [FnG] RampantBunny » Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:08 pm

nice job :thumbup: i've never been any good at solo farming let alone doing it in UW :lmao:
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Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:13 pm

Me also - not into farming - definitely not solo - far too complicated :oops:

Well done for being able to do it though :)

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Postby [FnG] RampantBunny » Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:04 pm

[FnG] Sphinx wrote:Me also - not into farming - definitely not solo - far too complicated :oops:

Well done for being able to do it though :)

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Sphinx dont need to go solo he gets all the ecto drops anyway :P


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Postby [FnG] Unholy Eve » Sun Jul 06, 2008 4:50 am

yer shpinx with your 3 ectro in ythe acciudental UW tour and poor Rampy getting none (sober in 11 hours 50 mins )
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Postby [FnG] Sphinx » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:28 pm

Yeah I know - but I bribed grenth or whoever it is in advance to make sure I got 3 ectos :)

Hope you dont have a hangover Eve :sunglasses:

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Postby ChoKILLate[FDG] » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:53 pm

Nice...I used to solo parts of UW with my mes as well...I might have to drag up an old picture to see exactly what I used. I never used a scythe though as it was before NF came out.
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Postby ChoKILLate[FDG] » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:05 pm

Yup here is my mes taken a year and a half ago. Good to see not much changed except the weapon of choice. I was going full 55 by the looks of the offhand:
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I also have this pic from when wurm husks were worth 1k or so:
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Re: Farming and such.

Postby [FnG] Da Kril » Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:17 pm

Yeah, I think I said it in that other thread, but scythe + Illusionary Weaponry is a clever combo. Whickety-swack! -34 -34 -34

@ Marksman: This build (especially with Prot at 8! :shock:), is no entry-level farm run. You have all the twitchy "stay-alive" concerns of the 55 Monk with Prot Spirit, plus you're facing some of the tougher mobs in the game, plus pop-up mobs that strip enchants (a general farming no-no), in a zone that throws you out if you die, and charges you $$ to get in.

I think you've done very well, so congratz, you farmer dood, you! :thumbup:
--kril out-- :mrgreen:


P.S. @ Chokky: Yeah, farming nostalgia — the bleached shell run. :D I did that to death with a SoJ war then with a 55 monk before they made the wurms run away from SoJ and Symbol of Wrath (and later added decent shields you could get without this rare, hard-to-find drop). Gawd, bleached shells were so easy to sell!
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Re: Farming and such.

Postby ChoKILLate[FDG] » Mon Jul 07, 2008 7:20 pm

Key to solo was to interrupt the pop up with the spell or run until his spell hit, then throw up prot spirit real fast. Then slowly add your other enchantments back up.

I would think that by now there would be a better UW mes build around...hmm...let me try!
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