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  • Re: Improving Imperian

    The idea of any entity stealing or ruining anyone's cult or sect RP is pretty laughable considering sect RP hasn't existed in any meaningful way in at least two years. They're glorified sets of bashing and pk bonuses and I, for one, fully support any entity making earnest attempts to change that.

    Of course, IC I see entities as little more than tools to be bound to mankind's purposes. It is the Age of Mortals, after all.
  • Re: I HEART

    The rowdy notes of a drinking song, faint at first, then rising to the undisputed intensity of a Dwarf On A Mission, herald the arrival of Ironbeard the Magnanimous who casts his beam of a smile about himself as he arrives.

    Ironbeard the Magnanimous hiccups and says, "Special people like Ozreas deserve something special on special holidays."

    Ironbeard the Magnanimous just gave you a giftbag!

     A festive sparkling giftbag is holding:
    "page401289"              a tattered map page of the Khandava Council
    "flintlock401543"         a silver flintlock

  • Re: I HEART

    Up next in Useless Things Ozreas Made: The Miniseries:

    (yeah that's right the fire/ice bar goes in opposite directions because having one caps the other)
  • Re: I HEART

    I now see a live-updating map of the target's location when using pursue/trace. Live in terror, evildoers.

  • Re: Outrider Help

    Oh hey, I've played this class!

    1) Pets. 
        As long as haemophilia and butisol are both stuck on the target, both of which are easily tracked, what you surge from there lands in the weird limbo of "it's kind of up to you but at the end of the day it doesn't matter." As you mentioned, surging strip is wasteful so don't do that. Disrupt is great in specific situations, most of which are easy to achieve, but smash and transfix benefit you more. If as long as butisol is active, smash is brutal and leads almost directly to shatter. If impatience is on, the affs on transfix ruin someone's day. Disrupt's epilepsy is weird: if they have asthma and impatience and lethargy, great, you probably just made them ragequit! If they have only impatience, it's an extra smoke balance to slow down rebounding.

    2) Toxins
        This depends on several factors, but in general chiltran>ditran>hemotoxin>xeroderma will do all you ever need. Your defensive toxin is avidya: intelligence-based damage professions are probably the ones giving you the kind of trouble where taking less damage is your best recourse. It's a non-focusable orphine cure and pairs very well with the passive afflictions from the transfix pet. 
    3) Bloodfreeze
         As mentioned, trans frost gives 25% cold mitigation. A lot of people are going to be carrying something closer to 40% due to other defences. Don't be discouraged by that seeming like a large chunk of your damage being resisted - it is, but keep in mind that with nausea, dryblood, chiltran, and the general damage of your various attacks you whittle people down FAST. It doesn't need to do the full amount of their max health in damage (though this can be achieved if you're a jerk). 
    4) Batter/Smash
         Both of these ignore the aura of rebounding, and that is where they really shine. Smash is okay against physical profs. Batter is great all day every day. As with a large part of Outrider offense, however, using batter is certainly a situational choice. Usually you'll use it if the target has rebounding and neither of the afflictions (okay) or one of the afflictions (best) to continue your offense without needing to pierce. If they have both afflictions, and not all three from blacken, a blackened pierce might serve better.

        As has been mentioned, it isn't really worth the headache to try to do a limb setup and it can actually end up hindering your offense significantly. Switching to icecoat if the target has both butisol and dryblood is fine - only really need to push for lethargy if a balance profession is actively giving you trouble - in which case you're probably fighting a Shaman or a Druid.