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#1 May 15 2010 at 4:45 PM Rating: Decent
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I'm new to nuking with the Spiritreaver head for merits/events. Could anyone give me some sort of walkthrough on how to do so effectively?
#2 May 15 2010 at 8:04 PM Rating: Good
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1) Equip condenser, tranquilizer, and nuking attachments.
2) Put up water, ice ice ice.
3) Deploy/retrieve.
4) ???
5) ???
6) Profit.
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#3 May 15 2010 at 8:29 PM Rating: Decent
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ive only done some nuking on some T2 and T3 znm's and ive done a lot of nuking on puddings, marid's, wamoura princes, pet tigers, assaults. what psion said is correct. if you are bored and have the time, you could go dark, water, deploy, retrieve, absorb-int, ice, ice, ice, bliz IV and get a bonus of a couple hundred damage. you'd probably do better to just nuke, but its something to do when you are bored and want to see how high your damage can go.

ice maker and condenser are required. i use both loud speakers cause i cant find a tranquilizer on the ah and cant get help with the first couple fights. and if you cant 1 shot the mob, then you are gonna need to be able to sleep them, gravity them, or have someone else finish off the mob cause its hard taking hate back from a 1.5k+ nuke.
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#4 May 17 2010 at 1:15 PM Rating: Good
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PsionofPhoenix wrote:
1) Equip condenser, tranquilizer, and nuking attachments.
2) Put up water, ice ice ice.
3) Deploy/retrieve.
4) ???
5) ???
6) Profit.


Pretty much that ^^. Other stuff...

Deactivate/Activate: Although you CAN deactivate/activate to refill MP if your puppet is at 100%, it's a risk and resets your Activate timer - so it may be good to not do it if your puppet might get wiped out by a big AoE or a lousy tank, or if you're in something like a 30min event where you simply can't be puppetless for nearly 20min (Nyzul, Einherjar, a mission fight, etc). I personally tend to keep SR out for a while whenever possible. Economizer (especially 3x Dark Maneuver first then deploy) gives a lot of MP back. Mana Tanks are very nice too, especially since the March update buffed them big time. For SR, I nearly always equip both Mana Tanks, Economizer, and Mana Conserver.

Ventriloquy: Get it if you don't have it. Priceless with a heavy nuking automaton, particularly when you're trying to not deactivate too often. Dumping some of that hate onto yourself helps keep your puppet from having a mob turn to it and smack the puppet down fast. I even PUP/NIN blink tank for fun on random stuff (say, Limbus mobs) by opening with a 3x Ice nuke and using Vent to shift all that hate to me.

Gear: If you can use any pet MAB/MAcc gear, do it. Pantin Churidars and Pantin Babouches are the big ones, along with Pet Magic augmented Mirke Wardecors or Desultor Tassets. You can get pet MAB or MAcc augments on other stuff too though. I personally use a pet MAB+2 earring (from ACP key reward) and pet MAB+1 back (also from ACP key reward).

Merits: Automaton Magic Skill 5/5 is very important, to get access to Fire and Blizzard IV. Optimization (go for 5/5 there too) is next, and is very strong as well.

And a fun story from my Proto-Omega fight yesterday. My Spiritreaver alone parsed #1 DD in an 18/18 alliance. Beat out a SAM, a DRK, a RNG, and 4 BLMs. I didn't do anything special, just follow the formula Psion said.

Edited, May 17th 2010 3:16pm by Anza
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