noob needs serious help with dungeons
Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:52 PM
Now, it doesn't concern me that I died a lot, as there were only 4 of us, and it was pretty clear that everyone was new at this (the warrior and guardian actually went down more than I did before we got to the lovers, probably because of lack of traits and level 80 armor). I'm disturbed mainly by the fact that I went down twice as much as everyone else did. I know the lovers are not the hardest bosses ever, so what can I do to improve myself as a mesmer? I know it is not a class but a player deficiency.
I run a hybrid support/shatter build 0/20/0/20/30 with staff and sword/focus. I tried a bit of mantra support, phantasmal defender, null field, etc. Feedback didn't seem to do anything at all. I saw a few videos on youtube where there was a lot of hiding behind the torch sconces, but the guys I played with didn't have to do that to stay alive, even when the lovers were bunched together. I ran out of dodges when those little illusions kept attacking me, and my illusions didn't stay alive long enough to distort, and 1 sec with illusionary persona was often not long enough when chaos storms and lightning balls were cast on me several times in a row. It seemed every time I picked up a boulder they cast chaos storm on me in the middle of my throw. Three ticks of chaos storm, and I was at 300-400 health.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:57 PM
Maximising the uptime of chaos shield when you are getting hit will help you live alot longer. (Yes not getting hit helps alot too )
Edited by Professor Chaos, 17 December 2012 - 05:58 PM.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:25 PM
I don't know enough the Mesmer (mine is only level 42) to say that your build is good, ok or bad. But, don't really worry about the story. You can never do it if you want, and a motivated person will probably never do it more that 5-8 times (if he do 8 characters). Focus more on the explorable mode to learn how to do it easily. My first time on AC path 1, my party (which was a guild one with voice chat) was wipe all several times and it took use like 1-2 hours. We didn't even finished the third path. But now, we do all the three path in 45min even with low level character and incomplete build. Dungeon are all about knowledge.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:01 PM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:35 PM
in the Lovers' Crypt, KD one of them and take down the other, then finish up the one you were stoning.
Other than this, what the guys before me said. Knowledge (of dungeons) is power.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:37 PM
Posted 19 December 2012 - 03:04 AM
bring 4 boulders, 2 people stand on opposite sides of each other with the boss(es) in the middle, chain knockdowns with boulders
repeat for Adelbern
you're probably having trouble because their phantasms do a ton of damage and the confusion is especially hurtful, just chain boulder them, any other way is just self-torture
Edited by lmaonade, 19 December 2012 - 03:06 AM.
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