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Heo

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2020, 04:53:56 PM »
Qwerz vs. Greenen

The Greenen dragon was pretty horrific to do solo.  If I was able to multi with a Shaman it would have been MUCH easier, but such is life.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/uc65j92an264zbk/Qwerz%20vs.%20Greenen.txt?dl=0

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2020, 05:03:33 PM »
Try it this wipe.

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2020, 03:43:57 PM »
Eh, sadly I'm retired :(

Here's Qwerz soloing the Golden Dragon in Mystic

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4lior1yku8fucml/Qwerz%20vs.%20Mystic%20Gold%20Dragon.txt?dl=0

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2020, 04:18:20 PM »
Also - I should note a couple tips for aspiring thieves:

1)  Envenoming
You see me envenoming both weapons in many of these earlier logs.  That was a mistake, I learned that only envenoming your prime is what matters.  Another reason haste rank helped me for Chani (Qwerz was not hasted)

2) Fighting Healers
The best way to fight healers is to prevent them from memming.  If you can make sure they are fighting on the tick while casting every spell they have, you can actually wear them down.  I later found this was the best way to try to deal with them, rather than depending on getting lucky with a lost conc or silence.  Make sure you have a great tic timer, be ams/high save, and then just try to get them to waste all their spells while not taking too much damage.  Have heals and don't let them EVER mem on a tick. 

3)  Healer/Warr duos
Often it's best to stab/envenom both, not just focus on a single one.  That way you're taking less damage and in theory both are resting


4)  Prep is everything
Learn how to quickly load AMS, fireshield, and lots of heals.  Them nerfing fade REALLY hurt this, to be honest, fade was the most important thief skill to me for soloing, because it made prepping so easy.  Still very doable, but far more annoying/time consuming.  There's also easy to pop thief NV no rent items out there, I used those a lot when I couldn't afford the rank.  There are also darkness scrolls easily loadable by thieves.

5)  Have secondary chars for scribe/brew
I always had lots of cure blind pots on me, rem poisons, and especially repose.  Repose+Regen rank alone could get me MASSIVE hp gains per tick, and if you found items that were massive +regen, that was always a win. 

6)  Focus on practical damage and long fights
A 1d30 is pretty snazzy when it gets you that really high damage backstab.  But you should care about average damage, because in a long fight, it's all about the law of large numbers.

The prime I used was a relatively easy to find in stores, decently easy to pop solo 4d4 +2 dam.

That's a 12 average damage weap.

The sexy Black Pronged Trident is 2d9 +2.  What's the average damage?  12. 

The crystal dagger, often thought of as one of the best weapons in the game (and soloable by a thief) is 3d6 +2 +2

What the average damage on that (ignoring hitroll)?  12.5

Dark Adamantite Dagger - 2d9 +1 dam  - average damage?  11

So remember.  For choosing your weapon, go with a good AVERAGE damage. 

And as Corey would I'm sure remind, some +damage never hurts. 

7)  You don't need elite eq, only elite prep/good tactics
I never grouped and never had any eq I couldn't pop myself.  I also didn't spend time trying to get amazing eq because I had limited time and didn't want to bother.  Just good knowledge and patience and not dying.

That said, if you can find a good immune_negative_energy item, I'd recommend keeping it around, edrains are annoying and go through AMS I believe.



8)  A/B test

Try different tactics.  See what works best.  Keep a list of notes, I used evernote.


9)  Don't turn off room descriptions

I never did because I did so much exploring.  I also don't use ANSI as I prefer to color using my own client (Zmud)

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #35 on: August 21, 2020, 02:30:08 PM »

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2020, 06:19:23 PM »
Here's Chani vs. Kag Hinterlands.  Such a strange zone, let me know if I missed any mobs, I think I did all but who knows.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/t7fwm5kgd5i87wn/Chani%20vs.%20Kag%20Hinterlands.txt?dl=0

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #37 on: August 26, 2020, 06:45:10 AM »
More logs plz - also a request to paste some of the loot !

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2020, 10:52:52 PM »
Here's an incomplete log, it failed going into Sarson but captured some of the fun -

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2u43iuvymshnpej/Qwerz%20vs.%20Sarson%27s.txt?dl=0

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2020, 08:43:47 PM »
I too have a fun thief solo that you failed to list in your accomplishments:

Here's my rank 62 r6 Legendary Thief.

You are using:
<worn on finger>           a pristine white pearl ring
<worn on finger>           a black draconian insignia
<worn around neck>         an emerald bejeweled brooch
<worn around neck>         an amulet of darkness
<worn on body>             a battle suit covered in black polished spikes
<worn on chest>            a gleaming silver medal (attuned)
<worn on head>             a black domino
<worn on legs>             a pair of golden whale bone greaves
<worn on feet>             a pair of barbed wire boots
<worn on hands>            a pair of wicked green dragon claws
<worn on arms>             the ancient sleeves of stealth
<slung over shoulder>      a small quiver of cured octopus skin
<worn about body>          a heavy black cloak
<worn about waist>         an embroidered black belt and sheath
<worn as pouch>            a dark sack
<worn around right wrist>  a braided leather band
<worn around left wrist>   a braided leather band
<used in primary hand>     an emerald short sword
<used in secondary hand>   a thin mushroom hilted blade

Your current rank affects:

1  Legendary Coup         skill coup by 5               
2  Fwap                   DAMROLL by 2                 
3  Legendary Pick         skill pick by 5               
4  Fireproof              IMMUNE_HEAT                   
5  Iron Man               PHYSICAL_DAMAGE_REDUCTION by 5
6  Wap                    DAMROLL by 1                 
7  Arctic Legend          Turns you into a Legendary   
                          character.                   
8  Legendary Backstab     skill backstab by 5           
9  Legendary Dodge        skill dodge by 5             
10 Legendary Envenom      skill envenom by 5           
11 Legendary Fade         skill fade by 5               
12 Iron Man               PHYSICAL_DAMAGE_REDUCTION by 5
13 Wap                    DAMROLL by 1                 
14 Health Nut             HEALTH by 5                   


Permanent enchantments:
  nightvision
  awareness
  flight
  nocharm
  protection from evil
  protection from undead
  con by 2


512H 24V 33C Exits:NES> e
Fewmaster's Bedroom
     This is the personal bedroom of Fewmaster Toede. Though it may be
better than what the other goblins get, you wouldn't let your dog sleep in
this mess. The room is dark and dirty, armor and equipment of all sorts lie
about on the floor. There's also a large poor excuse for a bed in the far
end of the room. Although you are in dangerous territory, the stench would
probably bring you down before any of the goblin's swords. The only exit
is west.
A fat and smelly goblin is surprised by your entrance.


512H 23V 33C Exits:W>
backstab toede
Fewmaster Toede makes a strange sound but is suddenly very silent, as you place an emerald short sword i
n his back.
You receive 0 experience.
Fewmaster Toede is dead! R.I.P.

512H 23V 33C [Fewmaster Toede:Dying] Exits:W>
The death cry of Fewmaster Toede echoes from somewhere nearby...



EDIT: I just realized you did list Toede.  i searched "goblin camp." my bad.  Here's a replacement log to make up for it:

618H 197V 189C Exits:(S)W> open door s
Ok.

618H 197V 189C Exits:SW> sneak
You begin moving quietly.

618H 197V 189C Exits:SW> s
backstab korbock
The Great Chamber
     In this large chamber you see a huge pillow upon the floor next to a
great stone throne. A table, chest, and some stone benches are here as
well. Large plates of copper have been engraved to depict different scenes.
These plates have been hung on the walls for decoration. A great deal of
effort was made to make this room elegant but you are not the least bit
impressed.
A large kobold sits here upon the throne.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.

618H 195V 189C Exits:N> Korbock reaches behind himself quickly, only to discover your deadly sword in hi
s back.
You receive 0 experience.
Korbock is dead! R.I.P.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2020, 09:09:37 PM by Vespin »

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #40 on: October 05, 2020, 09:51:59 PM »
Nobody likes a showoff.. ;) :D

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #41 on: October 05, 2020, 11:47:55 PM »
Nobody likes a showoff.. ;) :D


get on my level, bruh! =)

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2020, 01:55:08 AM »
That's a yikes from me.

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #43 on: October 09, 2020, 01:37:15 PM »
I too have a fun thief solo that you failed to list in your accomplishments:

Here's my rank 62 r6 Legendary Thief.

You are using:
<worn on finger>           a pristine white pearl ring
<worn on finger>           a black draconian insignia
<worn around neck>         an emerald bejeweled brooch
<worn around neck>         an amulet of darkness
<worn on body>             a battle suit covered in black polished spikes
<worn on chest>            a gleaming silver medal (attuned)
<worn on head>             a black domino
<worn on legs>             a pair of golden whale bone greaves
<worn on feet>             a pair of barbed wire boots
<worn on hands>            a pair of wicked green dragon claws
<worn on arms>             the ancient sleeves of stealth
<slung over shoulder>      a small quiver of cured octopus skin
<worn about body>          a heavy black cloak
<worn about waist>         an embroidered black belt and sheath
<worn as pouch>            a dark sack
<worn around right wrist>  a braided leather band
<worn around left wrist>   a braided leather band
<used in primary hand>     an emerald short sword
<used in secondary hand>   a thin mushroom hilted blade

Your current rank affects:

1  Legendary Coup         skill coup by 5               
2  Fwap                   DAMROLL by 2                 
3  Legendary Pick         skill pick by 5               
4  Fireproof              IMMUNE_HEAT                   
5  Iron Man               PHYSICAL_DAMAGE_REDUCTION by 5
6  Wap                    DAMROLL by 1                 
7  Arctic Legend          Turns you into a Legendary   
                          character.                   
8  Legendary Backstab     skill backstab by 5           
9  Legendary Dodge        skill dodge by 5             
10 Legendary Envenom      skill envenom by 5           
11 Legendary Fade         skill fade by 5               
12 Iron Man               PHYSICAL_DAMAGE_REDUCTION by 5
13 Wap                    DAMROLL by 1                 
14 Health Nut             HEALTH by 5                   


Permanent enchantments:
  nightvision
  awareness
  flight
  nocharm
  protection from evil
  protection from undead
  con by 2


512H 24V 33C Exits:NES> e
Fewmaster's Bedroom
     This is the personal bedroom of Fewmaster Toede. Though it may be
better than what the other goblins get, you wouldn't let your dog sleep in
this mess. The room is dark and dirty, armor and equipment of all sorts lie
about on the floor. There's also a large poor excuse for a bed in the far
end of the room. Although you are in dangerous territory, the stench would
probably bring you down before any of the goblin's swords. The only exit
is west.
A fat and smelly goblin is surprised by your entrance.


512H 23V 33C Exits:W>
backstab toede
Fewmaster Toede makes a strange sound but is suddenly very silent, as you place an emerald short sword i
n his back.
You receive 0 experience.
Fewmaster Toede is dead! R.I.P.

512H 23V 33C [Fewmaster Toede:Dying] Exits:W>
The death cry of Fewmaster Toede echoes from somewhere nearby...



EDIT: I just realized you did list Toede.  i searched "goblin camp." my bad.  Here's a replacement log to make up for it:

618H 197V 189C Exits:(S)W> open door s
Ok.

618H 197V 189C Exits:SW> sneak
You begin moving quietly.

618H 197V 189C Exits:SW> s
backstab korbock
The Great Chamber
     In this large chamber you see a huge pillow upon the floor next to a
great stone throne. A table, chest, and some stone benches are here as
well. Large plates of copper have been engraved to depict different scenes.
These plates have been hung on the walls for decoration. A great deal of
effort was made to make this room elegant but you are not the least bit
impressed.
A large kobold sits here upon the throne.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.

618H 195V 189C Exits:N> Korbock reaches behind himself quickly, only to discover your deadly sword in hi
s back.
You receive 0 experience.
Korbock is dead! R.I.P.


This is what happens when all the good players quit..

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Re: Fun Solos from Last Wipe + Thief knowledge
« Reply #44 on: October 09, 2020, 05:04:38 PM »
I too have a fun thief solo that you failed to list in your accomplishments:

Here's my rank 62 r6 Legendary Thief.

You are using:
<worn on finger>           a pristine white pearl ring
<worn on finger>           a black draconian insignia
<worn around neck>         an emerald bejeweled brooch
<worn around neck>         an amulet of darkness
<worn on body>             a battle suit covered in black polished spikes
<worn on chest>            a gleaming silver medal (attuned)
<worn on head>             a black domino
<worn on legs>             a pair of golden whale bone greaves
<worn on feet>             a pair of barbed wire boots
<worn on hands>            a pair of wicked green dragon claws
<worn on arms>             the ancient sleeves of stealth
<slung over shoulder>      a small quiver of cured octopus skin
<worn about body>          a heavy black cloak
<worn about waist>         an embroidered black belt and sheath
<worn as pouch>            a dark sack
<worn around right wrist>  a braided leather band
<worn around left wrist>   a braided leather band
<used in primary hand>     an emerald short sword
<used in secondary hand>   a thin mushroom hilted blade

Your current rank affects:

1  Legendary Coup         skill coup by 5               
2  Fwap                   DAMROLL by 2                 
3  Legendary Pick         skill pick by 5               
4  Fireproof              IMMUNE_HEAT                   
5  Iron Man               PHYSICAL_DAMAGE_REDUCTION by 5
6  Wap                    DAMROLL by 1                 
7  Arctic Legend          Turns you into a Legendary   
                          character.                   
8  Legendary Backstab     skill backstab by 5           
9  Legendary Dodge        skill dodge by 5             
10 Legendary Envenom      skill envenom by 5           
11 Legendary Fade         skill fade by 5               
12 Iron Man               PHYSICAL_DAMAGE_REDUCTION by 5
13 Wap                    DAMROLL by 1                 
14 Health Nut             HEALTH by 5                   


Permanent enchantments:
  nightvision
  awareness
  flight
  nocharm
  protection from evil
  protection from undead
  con by 2


512H 24V 33C Exits:NES> e
Fewmaster's Bedroom
     This is the personal bedroom of Fewmaster Toede. Though it may be
better than what the other goblins get, you wouldn't let your dog sleep in
this mess. The room is dark and dirty, armor and equipment of all sorts lie
about on the floor. There's also a large poor excuse for a bed in the far
end of the room. Although you are in dangerous territory, the stench would
probably bring you down before any of the goblin's swords. The only exit
is west.
A fat and smelly goblin is surprised by your entrance.


512H 23V 33C Exits:W>
backstab toede
Fewmaster Toede makes a strange sound but is suddenly very silent, as you place an emerald short sword i
n his back.
You receive 0 experience.
Fewmaster Toede is dead! R.I.P.

512H 23V 33C [Fewmaster Toede:Dying] Exits:W>
The death cry of Fewmaster Toede echoes from somewhere nearby...



EDIT: I just realized you did list Toede.  i searched "goblin camp." my bad.  Here's a replacement log to make up for it:

618H 197V 189C Exits:(S)W> open door s
Ok.

618H 197V 189C Exits:SW> sneak
You begin moving quietly.

618H 197V 189C Exits:SW> s
backstab korbock
The Great Chamber
     In this large chamber you see a huge pillow upon the floor next to a
great stone throne. A table, chest, and some stone benches are here as
well. Large plates of copper have been engraved to depict different scenes.
These plates have been hung on the walls for decoration. A great deal of
effort was made to make this room elegant but you are not the least bit
impressed.
A large kobold sits here upon the throne.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.
A burly little kobold stands here glaring at you.

618H 195V 189C Exits:N> Korbock reaches behind himself quickly, only to discover your deadly sword in hi
s back.
You receive 0 experience.
Korbock is dead! R.I.P.


This is what happens when all the good players quit..

LOL.

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