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New Slasher Is Awesome!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Taylor, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Taylor

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    The old slasher had some cool-looking special attacks, but he was lackluster in terms of formidableness. A group of 6-10 so-called "trammies" could easily do 3 or 4 slashers in the span of an hour. Que yawn.

    However, this last publish introduced some major changes to Slasher. His wildfire-like special (similar to a special used by the crimson dragons) has disappeared, but it has been replaced with some type of meteor storm attack. Now, throughout the encounter, slasher will "howl", freezing everyone, and magic-infused rocks will begin raining down from the sky. Before you become unfrozen, the falling rocks can easily rack up 50-or-so damage against you.

    Now, here's the best part. Some of the magically-infused rocks remain on the ground. These rocks (which have an expiration timer) can be picked up and thrown at slasher. When thrown, they appear to hit for between 150 and 250 damage.

    The new, improved slasher is awesome! Better targeting, can now "suck" you to himself, and has a new crazy awesome special. He's not as difficult as the Stygian Dragon, but at least he's finally a step above Medusa and Navery.

    Nice improvement, devs. :thumbup:

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  2. Gelf

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    "suck" u to him? i really hope u dont mean hes got that moronic teleports u to him attack
     
  3. Taylor

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    He does pull you to himself, but nothing like the fricken harbingers. I think it happened twice to me throughout the fight.
     
  4. Llewen

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    Nothing says, "This is going to hurt" like a dead greater dragon... ;)
     
  5. Gelf

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    Usually i like playin my mage, as every mob that does this attack teles him continually till hes dead, i avoid doing those mobs. now every time i want to run from one side of the abyss to the other, instead of a chance of getting killed, it sounds like ill be commiting suicide
     
  6. Taylor

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    He has an anti-pet attack that more than halves a greater's hp in a single hit. Pets are not advisable against him, hehe.

    Best templates so far seem to be archers and mages.
     
  7. Taylor

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    Nah, just run past him. I go back and forth across the Abyss all the time. You'll be fine.
     
  8. BeefSupreme

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    Sampire? Solo?
     
  9. Beastmaster

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    Tried this once on one character right after SA became public. He paralyzed me and killed me before I ever even saw his name on the screen. So, I said 'F' that and never tried again.
     
  10. Sonoma

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    Yep, just tried running past him today... He paralized me and then dropped me while i was paralized. My char didnt stand a chance.
     
  11. Taylor

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    Interesting. He freezes me when I run past, but I've always managed to get by him without dying.

    Well, you could also just recall to the other entrance. Only takes a minute to run from the Tomb of Kings or Underworld to Slasher.
     
  12. Llewen

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    I'm wondering if you've tried that recently. He did that exact same thing to me as well. He para'd my character and taking damage didn't break the para. All I could do was sit there while he ate me. I no longer run through the middle...

    edit: And the light dawns. I know why the paralysis lasted so long this last time. I had soul stoned my resist and forgot to put it back on... I think if you have high resisting spells you should be ok.
     
  13. Taylor

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    I've done it recently, pre-pub. Farming imbuing ingredients is how I make money atm.

    But from what you guys are telling me, I've been getting lucky.
     
  14. Taylor

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    Btw, Llewen. I think we play on the same shard (Atlantic). We should hunt together sometime.
     
  15. Stupid Miner

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    Bah, GDs are nOObs. :p

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    (huh, "off topic" and "on topic" are abbreviated the same way)

    He uses the hailstorm attack a tad too often in my opinion.
     
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    Very nice post. :) Now about those rocks..do you need a free hand to throw them at Slasher?
     
  17. Llewen

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    I do have characters on Atlantic but my main characters are on Cats.
     
  18. Taylor

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    Nope, no free hand needed. However, they must be in your pack before you can use them.
     
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    Thanks for the update. Sounds like he might be worth going down and harassing again.
     
  20. Taylor

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    He's a really fun encounter, I think, now that he's not a pushover. :D
     
  21. legendsguy

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    honestly i don't think there's even a way to make a creature that a sampire can't solo. they really need to look at breaking up the sampire template somehow.
     
  22. Ender

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    u mad


    Seriously, no. The game is way too empty to force grouping.
     
  23. Stupid Miner

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    There isn't a really huge advantage in being able to solo anything.

    Bosses still have a billion HP, and the tedium is excruciating and the reward is typically laughable compared to other methods that take the same amount of time.
     
  24. Illumina Zero

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    I've solo'd the old slasher on my sampire, but not tried the new and improved.
     
  25. Thav12

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    pretty hard to solo with sampire I think... crazy specials, one hit kills with resist on character... I tried, and died so many times it wasn't funny.


    not a push over. will prove to be very hard with sampy... dismounts you and you take crazy hits while frozen. not enough time to leech back... just know i can take most other creatures with relative ease, including DH etc... this is something different (and way fun with a group, i agree with the OP).
     
  26. UOKaiser

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    Most of the times is our only hope. Many shards are emty and those which are not most people don't want to hunt when you hunt and then theres the loot oh god the loot how can you split 1k gold between multiple people and crap loot that you won't even bother looking. Then share that with everyone lol. What group wants to hunt a hard monster 4 days straight and finaly 1 of the group actually gets something they might keep for unravelling lol. So yea solo is the only way to fight these things everyone gets bored after the first week.
     
  27. No they don't. This isn't WoW, it's UO.
     
  28. ZippyTwitch

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    Yes they should. You right this isnt wow. But it is still an online game. Online games are meant for people to play with other people. Not solo. This isn't a single player game.
     
  29. UOKaiser

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    You have a million people that you can get to join? Hell 100k people i make it easier bring in 15 people that would stay that never played UO before. Then Bring me another 5 people that will play on my shard and is always around when i play to join me.