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Warrior Challenge (Nov 2014): Lady Melisande

Discussion in 'UO Warrior' started by Obsidian, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Obsidian

    Obsidian UO Forum Moderator
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    Warriors,

    November is here and that means it is yet again time for another Warrior Challenge. I know many of you are likely still consumed with the Doom Halloween Event. But for those of you that are looking for something else to keep you busy, here is another challenge. This month's foe is Lady Melisande. She can be found in Blighted Grove in both Trammel and Felucca. This should be another good boss in Fel for the new loot. She arrives with a pack of pesky saytrs who will put your in discordance. And then the Lady herself will slow your swing speed by a devastating -60 SSI. She is vulnerable to Fey Slayer which is not too common, but there are a few weapons and a musical instrument from the Clean-up system.

    So let's giver her our all and share your stories. Here are the rules:

    1) Post recent info and screenshots of your warrior battling the Warrior Challenge foe.

    2) Include any info you want on your template, gear, unique tactics employed, etc.

    3) Discussion and suggested improvements by other community members are welcomed.

    Please also consider listing examples of the loot she gives you and your luck (including facet). By the way, these don't have to be solo attempts, but do focus this on warrior techniques, tactics, and suits/weapons. I hope to hear your epic stories of success!

    -OBSIDIAN-
     
  2. Picus of Napa

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    I have know idea where to start on this but I will give it some thought and see what I can think of.
     
  3. Ender

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    Been thinking about this today, I feel like you'd have to take a sampire (or wraith and curse weapon) to do her solo. I can get 45 SSI from gear, divine fury and the town bonus (20 jewelry, 5 cloak, 15 DF, and 5 town bonus), so you'd need 15 more on a weapon to hit 0 SSI, which is needed to swing a 2.75 speed weapon at max speed at 180 stamina. I had a daisho in mind. I'm not sure what the life leech cap on it would be at 15 SSI but I'm not sure it's enough for this.

    Also troublesome is the satyr that spawns halfway through, killing it while keeping Mel from healing above 50 percent, and not dying from discord... Could honor self and use momentum strike but honor should be used at the beginning to kill the four satyrs as well.

    I'll have to go test some stuff out later.
     
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    As you can see in the picture, there is still 1 minute left on the keys. My uncle "Guinness Stout" was the puppet master for his greater dragon that was a meat shield. I was in wraith form, using the ironwood composite bow that Medusa drops, since it's fey slayer and has Armor Ignore, I made very short work of Lady Melisande.

    120 Archery
    120 Anatomy
    120 Bushido
    120 Tactics
    120 Chivalry
    40 Necro
    40 Spirit Speak.
     

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  5. jjcappe

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    I tried today.....went with a double axe and daisho, for when the curse hits, and spammed double strike. I made it half way through before the second round of satyrs spawned. Any advice?
     
  6. CorwinXX

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    Run to the other end of the "room" before satyrs attacked you. Or use Honor on yourself.
     
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    @jjcappe, weapon, suit, template?
     
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    Pirate,

    I run with a 100% fire double axe and 100% daisho (for when he ability goes off). Both have HML, HSL, and HLL.

    On the suit, my resists are 71/71/72/58/78 and 190 stamina.

    Template is
    120 Swords, Bushido, Chiv
    100 Necro, Anatomy, Tactics
    60 Parry
     
  9. Lord Taliesin

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    I'm going to give this a try in the next few days. I'm thinking I'll make a Kryss with hll/hml/hsl/hci to swing at cap with 180 stamina when debuffed, using ls for hci and ai when not debuffed.
    Two questions:
    Should I reforge hll at the expense of hml and hsl or is 50% imbued enough?
    Should I try:
    120 Fencing/Bushido/Chiv
    110 Tactics
    GM Healing
    GM Resist
    85 Anatomy

    or

    120 Fencing/Bushido/Chiv
    110 Tactics
    GM Healing
    105 Anatomy
    80 Parry
     
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    I prrsonally like reforging to overcap one of the leeches (life or mana) and with a little luck some mana drain may get on there as well, which wouldn't hurt. Just my opinion. Resist would also be a plus.
     
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    Yeah, Parry would be nice for getting hit less and for the special move cost reduction but fighting a necro caster without resist scares me..
     
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    HLL will be useless without high HML.
    Why kryss? AI is not very good...
     
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    I'm just concerned about 50 hll not being enough to keep me alive.
    I'm thinking Kryss since with 180 stam I'll still be swinging at cap with -60 swing speed. I could make a double bladed staff to use when not debuffed, I've never actually tried Lady Mel before so I don't know how often the debuff goes off.
     
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    Even 200 HLL is not being enough when you do 20 damage per hit.
     
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    Run over to test, spin up the weapons real quick and give it a shot.
     
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    *noob alert*
    I was looking at the weapon speed for the bladed staff, not double bladed staff, which I can swing at cap debuffed with +15 ssi from divine fury and reforge hll without dropping the other leeches. I'll give it a go and report back.
     
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    Use vollems, to kill the satyr that spawns when meli is 50% life
     
  18. CorwinXX

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    How to heal vollems?
     
  19. kaio

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    They rearly die, but if u must heal them, chiv spells seems to work fine. (close wounds..etc etc)
    U will need the bonded vollems.
     
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    Not sure how this is being done but he just rolls over her.
     
  21. Pirate Roberts

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    Uo.com now allows you to do a character search and I found corpse of bear on Hakuto, template as follows:

    120 Swords
    120 Bushido
    120 Tactics
    100 Chivalry
    100 Anatomy
    100 Healing
    60 Parry

    In this video I believe he has 100 necro as it's clear he is using vampiric embrace. Likely in the place of healing in this instance.
     
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    To heal with SS you need to stand still about 4 seconds without taking a hit?
     
  23. Fusilli Zaitsev

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    This is corpse of bear's blog: http://ghostly-ghost.jugem.jp/
    Google translate provides a wonky translation but some insight. He's definitely running refined armor, and does some interesting skill builds. I can't read japanese but I didn't notice any healing in the Melisande video, I think he swapped that out for Necromancy.

    Here are the pertinent links for Melisande:
    His template tweaks for Melisande (drop parry, bushido to 80 from 120, 100 Lumberjacking): http://ghostly-ghost.jugem.jp/?eid=28
    More videos: http://ghostly-ghost.jugem.jp/?eid=25
     
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    What weapons are being used, looks like fire 2h axe for nonslowed and I can't tell for slowed (something with AI). For those of you who can solo Mel, tips / tricks?
     
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  25. Ender

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    I'd guess a hatchet for both, but maybe a double axe for double strike when not slowed.

    I may have to try this soon, 50 SSI between hatchet and suit should be enough to counter the slow.