Strat help (in General)

Mirick July 11 2008 2:30 AM EDT


What with all the other posts on the subject, I figured I'd ask for some help and input myself.

I'm using this setup:

..more or less to the letter.

I seem to be doing alright but at least one person in every fight list is completely impossible to beat. From what I can tell, it's mostly full mage teams and full archer teams.

Is there something I can do to improve my game? Is this strategy sound? Also, I'm wondering if a large ToA is vital to my strat or if a Lesser ToA would suffice for a while.

Charlie July 11 2008 4:07 AM EDT

The lesser ToA will do you well enough for a good while yet; you can't beat everyone and you can' t go for every spell, weapon piece of armour or skill - go for what you like and just keep building it up. Jon changes things often enough that you won't get bored! I've stuck with EWTE and it's stayed interesting -)

VivaPinata July 11 2008 9:33 AM EDT

Not being able to win all your battles is a side-effect of living in reality, I think. Then again, most people don't have 99% challenged battles and a 66% win count. -_-

Archer teams tend to be the "go big or go home" types; they really like massive equipment, especially bows. I mean just the networth to their socks would probably put my characters' collective networths to shame. So unless you plan on devoting half of your experience into evasion, /sigh.

As for mage teams though, they are generally very doable. Why aren't you getting any action then? I personally don't feel the whole 1/2 AMF, 1/2 GA thing on an enchanter. That's a AMF and a GA of ~1/8 a character's total experience. Against mages who sell their souls for experience in DD, the AMF could as well be nonexistent. But that's probably because I'm biased against GA. ;)

Is there something you can do to improve your game? Sure. You know that lucky fellow you attacked 18 times and won 3 times against? Or those people that you win 50/50 against? Stop it. If you can't get 85% win (that's win, not tie or stalemate or really close loss) ratio, blacklist him and move on.

Strategy sound? Some remodeling would be nice, but it works as it is. Kinda. Equipment-wise, I would go for EITHER a sizable MH (1-3M, depending on how stuff affects your PR) in favor of the ELS and train bloodlust OR a sizable bow (also 1-3M), a Helm of Clearsight, and keep training that Archery. You can have both too, I guess. Who cares for that whole "having a positive challenge bonus" thing anyways? Blah, overrated. :P

Mirick July 11 2008 11:33 AM EDT

Thanks for your help, guys. I'll see about getting a Morgul-Hammer! And maybe not hammer the guys I know it will take me two tries to kill...

ScY July 11 2008 12:16 PM EDT

Fighting in this game is based around finding 7-10 opponents(or more if they give you a good challenge bonus) that you can attack over and over (spending all of your BA on) in essence farming them getting 100 win percentage in your fightlist. This is how you maximize your BA, not by fighting one guy 20 times, winning only three times.

Conquest July 11 2008 12:22 PM EDT

I would ditch the lesser tat asap and grab a normal one. You have the NUB so it is best to start leveling one now.

The best way to do that is to simply buy a normal ToA that is slightly above your MTL (max tattoo level) or any other tat and re-ink it to a ToA (assuming you want to stick with a ToA). Tattoos are just too important in CB right now.

Of course you could also buy one later, but in the long run you will save yourself money by picking one up now.

Mirick July 12 2008 7:07 AM EDT

So what should I get first? The tat or the MH? :o

I tried adding a bunch of people to a favourites list and I'm now powering through everything. :D 47 win streak so far!

Conquest July 12 2008 11:30 AM EDT

Try and get a tat with a level slightly higher than your current MTL (max tattoo level) to start. If you have the cash to get both the tat and the MH then go ahead and grab both, but the sooner you get the tat the better off you will be as you can start growing it.

Pay attention to your challenge bonuses as well. You are better off only fighting 2-3 people at a 100% challenge bonus than you are just fighting whoever you can beat. It is a little extra work finding 100% opponents at times, but well worth the extra effort.

Mirick July 12 2008 11:48 AM EDT

Lostling owns a ToA at 97k which is about 40k below my MTL. Would that be OK to start with? What's the reason I should have just above my max?

I'll see how much money I've spent on the ToA and then see about getting an MH. Somebody told me the ELS will serve me for another while yet so maybe I should upgrade some armor instead?

Flatcap [East Milwaukee Devival] July 12 2008 12:58 PM EDT

I'de get rid of the bow and grab a sling or crossbow if you aren't training archery

Cube July 12 2008 5:53 PM EDT

Tattoos will only grow if they are below your max tattoo level. But you want to start with one as big as possible because then it will also grow larger. There's no way to add to tattoo levels other than paying someone else to insta up, and as you get to higher tattoo levels that gets ridiculously expensive.
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