Raids week 170

I am again a week behind on the raid post. Raids 170 were Tuesday March 14, Wednesday March 15 and Saturday March 18.

Here is a quick run down.

Tuesday

1. Project Nemesis LN

I decided I wanted to start doing practice runs of this raid to let ppl try different roles and get more comfortable switching roles as needed. I made this decision a few hours before posting, put it in the calendar and then decided to run a sharn quest or two while waiting for joiners. Interest was low and the two joiners I got early got tired of waiting and left. After 1.5 h I had enough joiners to do the run. I spent a good long while talking through the roles before the raids. Loot: 64 nemesis runes, 25 threads of fate and The Zarash’ak Ward.

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Raids week 160

Raids 160 were Wednesday Feb 5 and Saturday Feb 8.

Wednesday

1. Project Nemesis LH

Wednesdays are more quiet than Saturdays, but we didn’t have to wait too long for a full group. I think Torimi was on laser and I asked Alyjxis to kite Rudus until we were ready for him. Gish jumped up on the wall again, but not as high up this time. Completion time: 23 min, 18 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate, Staggershockers and Helm of the Final Watcher.

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Raids week 159

Raids 159 were Wednesday Jan 29 and Saturday Feb 1.

Wednesday

1. Project Nemesis LH

I posted an hour before on Orien Raiding about the raids and just after 9 pm my time the lfm was up. I usually also try to join the discord voice chat before posting, and some have taken to joining the voice chat while waiting for me to post the lfm. I don’t take this as a reservation, but as a sign of interest. Ppl usually have to either join the lfm or send me a tell asking for a spot. Ositank was our main tank, I think I asked Vilkar to take Gish but then failed to heal him. Vilkar also wanted to try laser, so I think he got to do that after we were done with Gish. Completion time: 19 min, 48 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate, a +7 con tome and Wildwood Wrists.

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Raids week 156

Raids 156 were Wednesday Jan 8 and Saturday Jan 11.

Wednesday

1. Project Nemesis LH

I posted an hour before on Orien Raiding Discord that I would be posting for sharn raids. When I logged on I invited Torimi, then posted. After waiting a while without getting a full party, we went one short. Osi was main tank, Gore off tank, I was on laser. Completion time (with some waiting inside): 17 min, 26 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate, Attunement’s Gaze, The Fractured Elegance and Staggershockers.

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Raids week 154

Raids 154 were Wednesday Dec 25 and Saturday Dec 28.

Wednesday

1. Project Nemesis LH

It was Christmas day and I wasn’t sure they’d be anyone on to raid. A few of my guildies were on, and the lfm filled in a decent amount of time. Meficio was on lazer, Osiride main tank and I think Blackness was on Gish. Completion time: 17 min, 18 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate.

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Farming Memoirs

I recently heard of the +2 reaper helm that gives a +2 bonus to all ability stats. With the +10 loot bonus last weekend I bought some treasure bonus pots and headed into memoirs to do some loot farming (I wanted a circlet with the +2 bonus). I started out running Thazara on R1 and after ransacking her, I switched to Cerge and ran R2. The first 2-3 runs I logged the pikers (alts) off inside the quest, but then I just parked them outside and entered to loot.

After the first two runs I started bringing a hireling to heal me during the boss fights. It was a lot less stressful when I could stand there attacking the boss with the hireling throwing heals at me, rather than me having to constantly keep myself healed. Thazara’s aura was not enough when the boss would hit me for ~200 per hit. Have a look at some of the screenshots.

One of the champion chests ended up in the ground, and I just couldn’t loot it.
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Riding the Storm Out solo – Cerge

Last week I finally managed to complete a solo run of the raid Riding the Storm Out – on my 7th attempt. Scroll down for the video.
I said I was going to do a blog about the character I ran and about gear, enhancements and ED. Take note, I’m in no way claiming that this is the best build, gear setup, ED twists etc for doing this. I don’t build chars for soloing raids – I build chars for various reasons and I’ve a couple of times ended up with a char I thought could solo raids.

I did the raid in Unyielding Sentinel ED with Renewal for healing and Stand against the tide stance for immunity to knockdown. I drack a potion of Long Lasting Elixir of Supreme Ability before the run and refreshed it before the end fight. After 2 failed attempts where I fell off the dragon platform, I decided to try using Stone shoes in the dragon fight. They didn’t prevent me from getting pushed off, but I believe the kept me more grounded anyway.

The build I’m running is Cerge 9.0. He was originally using a great crossbow, but I did a weapon’s swap and enhancements change to turn him into an inquisitive instead.

Current enhancements. Cerge has 1 racial and one universal ap.
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The solo raids project – update

Solo raids is a project I started a little over 3 years ago, when Maidae was a monkcher. I believe the idea came to be when I decided to try soloing The Fall of Truth. Here’s the list of raids I’ve done so far and the date when I uploaded the video.

Epic Normal (level 25) The Fall of Truth May 22, 2016

Epic Elite (level 24) Against the Demon Queen (pre raid quest) May 22, 2016

Epic Elite (level 24) Zawabi’s Revenge May 22, 2016

Elite (level 22) Tower of Despair Jun 5, 2016

Epic Elite (level 23) The Chronoscope Jun 24, 2016

Elite (level 19) The Shroud Jul 15, 2016

Elite (level 12) Tempest’s spine Aug 31, 2016

Legendary Normal (level 32) Tempest’s Spine Aug 31, 2016
– in this one I cheated and used an alt for int rune

Elite (level 16) The Reaver’s Fate Dec 30, 2016

Elite (level 13) The Titan Awakes and The The Twilight Forge Jan 28, 2017
– I cheated and used two alts

Epic Normal (level 24) Caught in the Web Apr 23, 2017

Elite (level 20) Hound of Xoriat Nov 4, 2019

Elite (level 20) A Vision of Destruction Nov 4, 2019

Epic Normal (level 30) Defiler of the Just Nov 5, 2019

I love running raids and while leading raids and figuring out how to get parties through is it’s own challenge, having to do the same thing solo is a different kind of challenge. When you’re running a raid solo, if you die it’s usually over. So staying alive is key – as well as being able to complete all the objectives solo.

Here’s to more solo raids.

Raids week 144

Raids 144 were Wednesday Oct 16 and Saturday Oct 19.

Wednesday

1. Project Nemesis LH
I posted at 9pm my time and we filled really quickly this time, inside already by 9.10. Osi was on Rudus, Tugash on Gish and I was on laser. We had to do Gish twice because someone killed him before I had moved laser and a band or two opened on the door cause we weren’t actively watching puzzles. Other than that it was a good run. Completion time: 24 min, 20 s. Loot: 84 nemesis runes, 30 threads of fate, a +2 tome of fate and The Eclipse Itself.

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Raids week 143

Raids 143 were Wednesday Oct 9 and Saturday Oct 12, which are my weekly scheduled raids. I also posted for VON 5-6 R1 for bravery Monday Oct 7 and joined Epic’s Sharn raids Tuesday Oct 8.

Monday: VON raid

Since I hadn’t run this raid this life and the xp is really good, I and Hamster decided to do a one time run for bravery. I’ve never not been able to get enough ppl for this raid, so I suggested we just start. We only got 4 joiners, but it was enough. VON 6 was a bit difficult since you need a melee for the pillars, and half the part wasn’t melee. It was fun though.

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