How to use RoBF? (in General)

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] May 9 2007 3:02 AM EDT

I'm just thinking of ways to try and use a RoBF to its maximum potential. Not sure if that's very much, but sounded fun. Feel free to critique and post your own ideas.

Two minion team: tank / enchanter. Tank has 50%HP, rest split between ST & DX & a small AMF. Enchanter has 90% EC, 10% GA. Tank must use a decent sized Elbow with seekers to stand a chance vs mages, or can go more tank specific with Exbow instead. Tank wears RoBF. The whole point is to try to get your EC big enough to nuke their tank's strength, letting them hit you for nothing while taking back damage. Hopefully FB teams would be slowed by the rune and AMF so they could be beaten too. Just conjecture ATM though.

Weaknesses: MM, too much FB, larger ST than EC, Evasion

TheHatchetman May 9 2007 3:30 AM EDT

I would advise a slight degree of evasion on the enchanter or, better yet, DB on your tank, so that he isn't hit in ranged, and you can use its fire damage capabilities with GA to make melee a lost cause on their behalf. with only 45% of your total XP into EC though, dont expect to entirely nuke the ST of many tanks, better to go off of the damage reduction. eventually, hiring a mage wall and a PL battery may help your situation towards MM, and further spread enemy FBs putting them well below the RoBF cap. I don't see much of a way around evasion outside of a massive weapon pth, but ya win some, ya lose some. :)

TheHatchetman May 9 2007 3:31 AM EDT

just realized the GA in play, forget the PL battery and make him a pure AMF enchanter :)

noneedforthese May 9 2007 3:38 AM EDT

lol the funny thing is, once you've nuked the tank's STR, you could kill him by _any_ means you like, and RoBF is the most inefficient way to do so :) i.e. the EC nuking STR is your entire strategy heh

In any case, I think you're pretty there Vaynard, in terms of using the RoBF to its maximum potential :P

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 9 2007 3:43 AM EDT

AS AS Decay/GA FB with smaller decay on other minions...

It's a very specific, but should be dramatic in it's effect.

chelon May 9 2007 4:02 AM EDT

There is better tattoo for most if not all RoBF strat. If just for fun your strat is fine just no amf and very little dx maybe add another EC minions. Forget about killing mage u give tat up by using RoBF and heavy EC.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] May 9 2007 6:38 AM EDT

Use GA, EC an exbow to drain STR
So Tank with a small AMF, wearing RoBF.
Enchanter with corn for a big EC and GA.

Maximizing damage taken by the attackers. FB mage wont like it and small tanks neither.

Weakness of course are big ToA tanks and Big mage teams.

QBJohnnywas May 9 2007 7:22 AM EDT

Can we change something in CB? I keep seeing RoBF and reading it as 'ROFL'...

Flamey May 9 2007 7:59 AM EDT

Any strat that you come up will be bettered by a different tattoo.

Kong Ming May 9 2007 8:24 AM EDT

Maybe RoBF = ROFL?

AdminNightStrike May 9 2007 12:39 PM EDT

Using EC with an RBF strat is a waste of XP. It's counter productive, as EC reduces both ST as well as DX. With the RBF, you WANT to get hit. That means leaving the opponent with as much DX as possible. However, you have to nuke his ST and you have to live through ranged. Untrain EC, put it into Evasion, and use an Exbow. Don't put the RBF on the minion training Evasion. In an ideal world, the RBF holder would have zero DX and hte attack would have zero ST. When I fight someone, maybe Xanas, he has three minions hitting me three times per round for zero damage. That's NINE backlash attacks per round. Very powerful.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] May 9 2007 1:12 PM EDT

You could always make it take your trash out every day, hat would make it useful.
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