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Old March 9th, 2013, 10:36 PM

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Old March 10th, 2013, 08:18 AM
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Soul slay spam? Are sphinxes susceptible to soul slay?
Soulslay doesn't work on mindless. So if it isn't mindless it works.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 03:44 PM
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I don't think Sphinxes are mindless, are they? I'm pretty sure the only mindless pretenders are the Polypal Queen and that giant wooden idol that Machaka has.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 08:38 PM
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In one of my ongoing games, I am confronted with the remarkable feat to kill a Sphinx pretender. I can easily siege the fortress and defeat its army, but I ask myself what can be done to destroy the beast itself. It has a base 500 hps, raised by astrong dominion, and high magic resistance. What spells could be of use?
It was a long time ago and the details are a bit fuzzy, but I once lost my high HP sphinx (1000+ HP) to a gang of wights that drained my fatigue with their chill auras and then quickly destroyed me with critical hits. That might be a viable approach for you.

I still have a screen-shot from that battle:




I was a noob back then and thought ring of regeneration would work -- I also screwed up my orders. Sigh.
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It's good to know that powerful spirits inhabiting enormous stone constructions are still vulnerable to hypothermia
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I was a noob back then and thought ring of regeneration would work -- I also screwed up my orders. Sigh.
If you could replace that Ring of Regen, what would you put in the slot to win this battle?
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If you could replace that Ring of Regen, what would you put in the slot to win this battle?
Tactically, I would have done two things:
  1. Use a Ring of Frost to make El Gato Grande (EGG) immune to the cold aura.
  2. Give EGG an extra astral gem so his Solar Brilliance would kick off and move it earlier into his cast sequence.

The second bone-headed move I made is that I didn't realize EGG would burn an extra astral gem to reduce the fatigue from Power of the Spheres.

Strategically, I wouldn't have moved out the rest of my defensive force from my capitol. I got cocky and figured EGG would kick the crap out of those wights backed up with his ring of regeneration
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I wonder if the best alternative wouldn't actually have been to give him a stone bird and buff Earthpower, BE, Luck and astral shield and then attack.
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Using a ring of frost would have required some foresight. Had your opponent been using those wights a lot?

Also, I'm assuming that's not your tarrasque?
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Using a ring of frost would have required some foresight. Had your opponent been using those wights a lot?
No, although I think I had a turn or two warning. It was awhile back, so I'm not 100% sure.

It would have required some foresight, but nowadays I try to have a variety of equipment so I can equip SC/thugs appropriately based on the situation.

It comes in handy when sending in anti-raiders.

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Also, I'm assuming that's not your tarrasque?
Nope. El Gato Grande was pretty much flying solo. That's what he gets for being cocky.
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