User:Borotvaltgandalf/Replaying pve

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Replaying PvE - For fun this time.

History[edit]

Recently Lilondra's guild started to do some PvE, in an unusual way. We set up rules to make sure things wont turn into a tank-nuke-heal triangle, a PVESKILLABUSE headbashing, or simply a gimmickfest. Its fun and worth a try

Our Goal[edit]

We decided to venture into the depths of Sorrow's Furnace. Those depths you can never fully experience with homing nukes, extra battery + autoturrets, more autoturrets, even more autoturrets or invincibility. This way we use slightly (heavily - editor) PvP-ish builds.

Utilized Builds[edit]

Sorrow's Furnace[edit]

Sgt Cold
Warrior-tango-icon-200.png Warrior / Elementalist-tango-icon-200.png Elementalist
Axe Mastery 12 (9+1+2)
Strength 8 (7+1)
Tactics 6 (5+1)
Dismember.jpg
Dismember
Executioner's Strike.jpg
Executioner's Strike
Disrupting Chop.jpg
Disrupting Chop
Frenzy.jpg
Frenzy
Sprint.jpg
Sprint
Shock.jpg
shock
Healing Signet.jpg
Healing Signet
Resurrection Signet.jpg
Resurrection Signet


Forged In Lang (me)
Elementalist-tango-icon-200.png Elementalist / Monk-tango-icon-200.png Monk
Protection Prayers 8
Energy Storage 13 (9+3+1)
Smiting Prayers 12
Aura of Restoration.jpg
Aura of Restoration
Zealot's Fire.jpg
Zealot's Fire
Reversal of Fortune.jpg
Reversal of Fortune
Draw Conditions.jpg
Draw Conditions
Smite Hex.jpg
Smite Hex
Balthazar's Aura.jpg
Balthazar's Aura
Ether Renewal.jpg
Ether Renewal
Resurrect.jpg
Resurrect


Leka Z
Mesmer-tango-icon-200.png Mesmer / Monk-tango-icon-200.png Monk
Domination Magic 16 (12+1+3)
Fast Casting 6 (5+1)
Inspiration Magic 5 (4+1)
Protection Prayers 7
Energy Burn.jpg
Energy Burn
Energy Surge.jpg
Energy Surge
Cry of Frustration.jpg
Cry of Frustration
Aegis.jpg
Aegis
Drain Enchantment.jpg
Drain Enchantment
Leech Signet.jpg
Leech Signet
Inspired Hex.jpg
Inspired Hex
Resurrect.jpg
Resurrect


Joan Baed
Monk-tango-icon-200.png Monk / Mesmer-tango-icon-200.png Mesmer
Divine Favor 16 (12+1+3)
Protection Prayers 8
Inspiration Magic 8
Reversal of Fortune.jpg
Reversal of Fortune
Mend Ailment.jpg
Mend Ailment
Guardian.jpg
Guardian
Protective Spirit.jpg
Protective Spirit
Contemplation of Purity.jpg
Contemplation of Purity
Energy Drain.jpg
Energy Drain
Inspired Hex.jpg
Inspired Hex
Divine Boon.jpg
Divine Boon

General builds[edit]

Since many have stopped playing, the last two of us decided to do things gw2 style - as in no heroes, no henches, bring selfheals.

We are the last of the masters, we are the last of the few, the proud, we are the...

Last of Pride [GWFC]

ign:

Leka: Leka Z
Attila: Grasping Ghoul
Me: Olara Csilag

Join us in our holy quest!


Prodigy Ele
Elementalist-tango-icon-200.png Elementalist / Monk-tango-icon-200.png Monk
Energy Storage 14 (10+1+3)
Healing Prayers 8
Water Magic 9 (8+1)
Fire Magic 12 (11+1)
Ether Prodigy.jpg
Ether Prodigy
Immolate.jpg
Immolate
Fireball.jpg
Fireball
Meteor Shower.jpg
Meteor Shower
Deep Freeze.jpg
Deep Freeze
Armor of Mist.jpg
Armor of Mist
Healing Breeze.jpg
Healing Breeze
Heal Other.jpg
Heal Other


Beastmaster
Ranger-tango-icon-200.png Ranger / Warrior-tango-icon-200.png Warrior
Expertise 9 (8+1)
Marksmanship 10 (9+1)
Beast Mastery 14 (11+1+2)
Wilderness Survival 10 (9+1?)
Hunter's Shot.jpg
Hunter's Shot
Distracting Shot.jpg
Distracting Shot
Call of Protection.jpg
Call of Protection
Otyugh's Cry.jpg
Otyugh's Cry
Comfort Animal.jpg
Comfort Animal
Ferocious Strike.jpg
Ferocious Strike
Apply Poison.jpg
Apply Poison
Troll Unguent.jpg
Troll Unguent

Rules[edit]

  1. Characters can't use storage.
  2. You can only play with the team, no solo play unless the following conditions are met:
    1. You have to gain levels to catch up
    2. Your team planned to do like 4 more quests, but you had to go, in this case you can do the required quests.
  3. If you solo, you have to bring henchmen to have the full party size.
  4. If your party has less members than the maximum party size, then you have to bring as many henchmen as needed for the maximum party size.
  5. You must play balanced: Tank-Nuke-Heal triangle is not allowed.

How can you play it?[edit]

Prerequisites[edit]

First you need to have a spare character space on your account, Prophecies unlocked, some knowledge of positioning, and the ability to play for fun instead of playing for ingame goods.

How to play it[edit]

First see how many friends you are going to play with: 4, 6 and 8 are the ideal party sizes. Decide which quests you will do in pre-searing and post searing if the full party isn't playing together.

Then pair up with a friend in Pre-searing ascalon, complete as many quests as you decided earlier, then go to post-searing.

In post, meet your friends who also made their way there, and start doing the skill quests, get the collector armor, and make your first "build". Flarespam is heavily discouraged. If you have vent and a good monk (preferably boonprot with signet of devotion), you can run frenzy on a warrior, of course only with a cancel stance. (sprint is good) While you are around level 3-4, start doing northern wall mission, and when you finished building yourself, (lvl5-6) start fort ranik and surmia. If you have a group of six, start heading towards the shiverpeaks (nolani) and unite your party at Yak's Bend.

Then proceed to Kryta, Do some skill quests, get to ToA, and to Maguuma jungle. Continue this procedure untill you arrive at Droknar's Forge.

Get max armor, and get proper weapons. Sorrow's Furnace is the best option for getting max items. Then it is time to begin hunting, killing, and using hard mode to get the best of challenges:

Here I got a few ideas, but since the limit is your (or our) creativity, feel free to start a section with your challenge for strictly prophecies only pve groups. I'll start with my own and hopefully we can send another snowball down the webhill.

Also it is good if you spice it up with your own lore, give the quests some meanings, and use GW as a role-playing medium.