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You people who do the slide + shotgun (Felwinter's Lie) get t-bagged from me every time ;)

LOL. I would have to say few things have killed me more consistently at least in recent times than that. I am by golly going to probably spend a day and force myself to get that technique down. If you ca't beat 'em... join 'em. ;)
 

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LOL. I would have to say few things have killed me more consistently at least in recent times than that. I am by golly going to probably spend a day and force myself to get that technique down. If you ca't beat 'em... join 'em. ;)

I always think about it after the fact, like the retort that comes to you too late to use. My PvP skill, like my wit, is as sharp as a mud pie.
 
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So, I got suckered into another run but we decided on a boss melt strat instead of trying to actually do the final room fight. Almost didn't work.


Another question about this. It looks like you all had killed off the cannons and just about everything else. He had a full bar of health so was that still when he was at his "starting point." He doesn't move until he takes x amount of damage?
 

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Another question about this. It looks like you all had killed off the cannons and just about everything else. He had a full bar of health so was that still when he was at his "starting point." He doesn't move until he takes x amount of damage?
Correct, no ads spawn and he just stands there until a certain point where he's taken enough damage. We just killed the turrets before running in and popping bubble/well.
 
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Correct, no ads spawn and he just stands there until a certain point where he's taken enough damage. We just killed the turrets before running in and popping bubble/well.

I went in earlier with two randoms and we made it to him. I really wanted to try and do this but these guys didn't really get it. One of them talked about cheesing the boss by throwing the nades "at the platform underneath him." Does that mean anything to you?

This didn't end well.
 

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I went in earlier with two randoms and we made it to him. I really wanted to try and do this but these guys didn't really get it. One of them talked about cheesing the boss by throwing the nades "at the platform underneath him." Does that mean anything to you?

This didn't end well.

Yes, its been a cheese for a long time in that strike.. its just boring as hell. Basically do enough damage to him so he goes up on a tower and the shield goes up then throw nades at the platform he's standing on from underneath and he'll take damage. Cheese Forever has a video here:

 

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For that specific run we wanted to sword melt so all the mods to support that were used. Lucent Blade, Passive Guard (OP as hell), Focusing Lens, a well and a bubble and all the possible ways to get charged with light. Everyone was also rocking Protective Light because it's almost essential in GM's to stay alive.

We all had Anti-Barrier Sniper and either hand cannons or pulses for unstoppable.

I thankfully have all of these things (for stasis class) including the swords. I'll be going in next time with these recommendations.
 

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Did my first trial ever just for the bounty, took about 40 minutes but got a messenger finally. Ended up with a richocet rounds+outlaw+kill clip and stability master work for my first drop which is decent.

How does trials work, do you get another drop for getting to 3 wins? We only managed 2 wins and 3 losses before my bounty popped so hoping I can do some easy grinds for more.
 
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Did my first trial ever just for the bounty, took about 40 minutes but got a messenger finally. Ended up with a richocet rounds+outlaw+kill clip and stability master work for my first drop which is decent.

How does trials work, do you get another drop for getting to 3 wins? We only managed 2 wins and 3 losses before my bounty popped so hoping I can do some easy grinds for more.

Yes you get another if you get 3 wins. If you get 3 losses you can always reset your card and try again (hold F while viewing your card). You can do it on all 3 characters as well. I ended up with 4 Messengers at the end of the night, all middle of the road. I did keep a Moving Target / Headseeker / Ricochet Round / Arrowhead Brake roll. None of them dropped with Desperado, but I also never got a Celerity, so I spose that is an even trade. I did manage 5 wins with one of the groups I was with, and got a nice Helm for my Hunter. 63 total stat with 24 Mobility. Wo0t wooo0t!

When I went to trade in my Tokens, Saint gave me 4 Astral Horizons in a row. I have everything in the pool unlocked.... FOUR ASTRALS YOU CHROME HEADED ORANGATANG!?! All but one had Trenchbarrel on them. I cried a little.
 

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I continue to be amazed at what few scraps of progress I can even make in the damned thing. It needs some refinements. I know I need "git gud" more, too, but really. There's some other problems and yes I've seen some cheating in it, too. It's a real random dice roll of attrition in Trials.
 

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It's a real random dice roll of attrition in Trials.

This. We faced numerous cheaters yesterday. Guys with brand new accounts, 2+ K/D and hundreds of kills on a single weapon, like "Long Shadow" or "Toil or Trouble". It was frustrating, but we were focused on the reward. Honestly, I just got lucky and had some fairly good randoms join me, who didn't mind having an old fart on their team, and liked the casual atmosphere. Having an LFG channel we could all join and be able to communicate helped a ton. Not only for coordination, but to be able to laugh off stuff and keep it light. One guy had Desperado on 4 different Messengers, but literally every other trait was junk. All he had left to do was laugh.
 
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This. We faced numerous cheaters yesterday. Guys with brand new accounts, 2+ K/D and hundreds of kills on a single weapon, like "Long Shadow" or "Toil or Trouble". It was frustrating, but we were focused on the reward. Honestly, I just got lucky and had some fairly good randoms join me, who didn't mind having an old fart on their team, and liked the casual atmosphere. Having an LFG channel we could all join and be able to communicate helped a ton. Not only for coordination, but to be able to laugh off stuff and keep it light. One guy had Desperado on 4 different Messengers, but literally every other trait was junk. All he had left to do was laugh.

It gets frustrating when you get one shotted by weapons that aren't shotties or snipers at a pretty nice distance at full health. I do question some of what I continue to see past just "these people are really good."
 

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It gets frustrating when you get one shotted by weapons that aren't shotties or snipers at a pretty nice distance at full health. I do question some of what I continue to see past just "these people are really good."
They're just really good. This is the type of player we seemed to face every round.



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They are, and you can usually tell by their build because they all tend to run the same basic class / loadout... but we still saw infinite Heavy, one shot Scout with no Empowering Rift or Charged with Light (first kill of the round), multiple, multiple insta-death while barely clearing a corner, by a player not even facing us. Cheating is rampant, especially when the rewards are good.

We faced one Team Friday night that was using 2 Sweet Business' and one Wishender for its wall hacks, lol. They legit stomped us too. It was a sight to behold. Lots of Stasis freezing to buy themselves time for Sweet Business, but still a hilarious break from the meta.
 
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Felwinter, igneous, whatever heavy... some damned sniper rifle (always have to have one of these guys)... I know my team and I are dead in 10-20 seconds flat and that's arguably the prevailing offensive combo.

GM Nightfall...still can't crack this thing. Sometimes my team of randoms and I die in the room with the tanks and champs... sometimes we make it to Brachus. I'm still working over my loadout. A lot of people don't seem to know about that crazy Brachus kill routine that criccio posted.

They tend to want to go for the made cheese which is fine but it just never lasts that long. We get to Brachus with something like 2 revives and one little mistake and it's all over. Frustrating.
 
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Felwinter, igneous, whatever heavy... some damned sniper rifle (always have to have one of these guys)... I know my team and I are dead in 10-20 seconds flat and that's arguably the prevailing offensive combo.

GM Nightfall...still can't crack this thing. Sometimes my team of randoms and I die in the room with the tanks and champs... sometimes we make it to Brachus. I'm still working over my loadout. A lot of people don't seem to know about that crazy Brachus kill routine that criccio posted.

They tend to want to go for the made cheese which is fine but it just never lasts that long. We get to Brachus with something like 2 revives and one little mistake and it's all over. Frustrating.
There is another insta-kill method that's being used for farming (though the auto rifle is terrible so we're not farming) and its real easy but takes a little setup and coordination.

 
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^^ Lots of good tips in that.

Aeon swift...have it.

I thought I was doing good with Stasis but I'm missing some of those options and mods. Will look into it.

I have an "ok" kinetic sniper and it's the only one I have. Eye of Sol is from Trials... a longshot I ever see it at best. I'm woefully deficient in kinetic snipers at present.

Pali I'm good on. I like that finisher mod and I have considered it.

I don't have Anarchy thanks to no raids basically. I wish I did. Same goes for Divinity.

I was discussing this briefly with Frakksured: I have glimmer boosts on my ghost. It goes quickly when constantly swapping mods so I'm starting to think about getting multiple sets of armor off the ground. Thoughts?

I watched that one guy try to manually climb the elevator shaft and I wonder if he has a potential idea there if we can get to the top early. Get in position.

These guys looked strong and well-coordinated that's for sure.
 

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jumping up the elevator chain before the elevator is activated causes brachus to trigger early. So he walks up to the edge of the platform before the elevator ever moves. Gives you a lot more time to DPS him before the elevator gets to the top.
 
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^^ Lots of good tips in that.

Aeon swift...have it.

I thought I was doing good with Stasis but I'm missing some of those options and mods. Will look into it.

I have an "ok" kinetic sniper and it's the only one I have. Eye of Sol is from Trials... a longshot I ever see it at best. I'm woefully deficient in kinetic snipers at present.

Pali I'm good on. I like that finisher mod and I have considered it.

I don't have Anarchy thanks to no raids basically. I wish I did. Same goes for Divinity.

I was discussing this briefly with Frakksured: I have glimmer boosts on my ghost. It goes quickly when constantly swapping mods so I'm starting to think about getting multiple sets of armor off the ground. Thoughts?

I watched that one guy try to manually climb the elevator shaft and I wonder if he has a potential idea there if we can get to the top early. Get in position.

These guys looked strong and well-coordinated that's for sure.

Esoterik has a video on soloing this with Hunter. Not suggesting you Solo, but I know you play Hunter. It has some good ideas for areas to semi- safely shoot from, survivability tactics, etc. Don't pay too much attention to his loadout. He does GM with a Blue rarity weapon just to show off.

 
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Esoterik has a video on soloing this with Hunter. Not suggesting you Solo, but I know you play Hunter. It has some good ideas for areas to semi- safely shoot from, survivability tactics, etc. Don't pay too much attention to his loadout. He does GM with a Blue rarity weapon just to show off.


That blue rarity is a troll haha.

My friend, if I ever solo something like this you will be amongst the first to know and I will be starting my own youtube outlet and plugging it right here. ;)
 

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If I don't have Anarchy what's the poor man's substitute (or substitutes?)
 

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If I don't have Anarchy what's the poor man's substitute (or substitutes?)

No substitute unfortunately. Xeno or Code Duello are the good fall backs this Season.

Can Anarchy be had through the Kiosk? It would require 240 Raid tokens (whatever they are called), but you can get those free from Chests. Look up "free solo raid chests" and you'll find 8 total iirc, that you can do on each class, to rack them up fairly fast. Might take 2 or 3 weeks to get enough, but worth it. I'd love to help honestly, but I'm on nearly solid 12"s throughout April.
 
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No substitute unfortunately. Xeno or Code Duello are the good fall backs this Season.

Can Anarchy be had through the Kiosk? It would require 240 Raid tokens (whatever they are called), but you can get those free from Chests. Look up "free solo raid chests" and you'll find 8 total iirc, that you can do on each class, to rack them up fairly fast. Might take 2 or 3 weeks to get enough, but worth it. I'd love to help honestly, but I'm on nearly solid 12"s throughout April.

Thanks man. I'm going to be looking into that free chest thing immediately. I have Xeno and Duello.
 

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No substitute unfortunately. Xeno or Code Duello are the good fall backs this Season.

Can Anarchy be had through the Kiosk? It would require 240 Raid tokens (whatever they are called), but you can get those free from Chests. Look up "free solo raid chests" and you'll find 8 total iirc, that you can do on each class, to rack them up fairly fast. Might take 2 or 3 weeks to get enough, but worth it. I'd love to help honestly, but I'm on nearly solid 12"s throughout April.

I know how to get 2 chest in last wish and one in garden of salvation, I just spent about an hour trying to get the 1st one in DSC. I tried the out of the map method and just going dome to dome but was not successful on either one.
 

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I have Izanagi. I've seen people use that quite impressively. I need to get it upped and catalysed out.
 

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I know how to get 2 chest in last wish and one in garden of salvation, I just spent about an hour trying to get the 1st one in DSC. I tried the out of the map method and just going dome to dome but was not successful on either one.

DSC used to be easy to solo the first chest, now not so much. I've seen people do it, but haven't tried it myself since they fixed it. With even one extra person however, you can slide a Puke up next to the door and still do the frozen immunity glitch. I've never done the out of map route for the second one.
 
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Thanks man. I'm going to be looking into that free chest thing immediately. I have Xeno and Duello.

I have this coming weekend off, so if you have time Sat or Sun, we could run through the chests I know how to do (4) on each character. If you haven't started the other two classes, it might be worth getting them through the intro mission and into the Tower. Doing all three goes a lot faster with 2 of us, since we can spawn on each other.

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EDIT: PSA - This will get patched quickly I'm sure, so jump on it while you can. You can currently get Dungeon level loot from two of the Dreaming City Bounties, if you turn them in while in the Shattered Throne. If you grab a couple chests while you're in there, then even more. If you haven't gotten all the Eggs with Wishender, than more still. Anyway, good rewards for 15 mins work.

 
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This thread reminds of me of the wow thread. I'll take a year long break, come in here, and I have no idea what anyone is talking about. Its almost as if everyone is speaking a completely different language lol.
 

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This thread reminds of me of the wow thread. I'll take a year long break, come in here, and I have no idea what anyone is talking about. Its almost as if everyone is speaking a completely different language lol.

Lots of cool new story beats if you've been gone that long, a whole new Darkness based subclass, new Dungeon and Raid, half the planets are gone with one new one. Oh, and all your gear has probably been bumped to level 1250... unless it got Sunset (level capped), which was a thing for a short time, but the Community went full Postal, so Bungie changed their minds (but not before all the old Pinnacle weapons went bye bye). It's been a ride.

Chop Chop Guardian, you've got lots to catch up on! :cry: There are lots of people here to help though. :)

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EDIT: Sorry for my spam today, but this is useful too. A method of using the loot we can get from Legendary Lost Sectors to drop as the armor type you want (arms, legs, chest, etc)

 
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I blew it on GM. I got greedy on that "jump up the elevator to trigger Brachus" and even though I had jumped down carefully the game didn't think so. I died. That ruined the setup for the supers and the nukes. It was all over. That won't happen again. The loadout tips with the Aeon, the warlocks on arc focus lense and me doing that stasis setup absolutely was great. That was the best run tonight I've ever seen. We had 12 revives going into Brachus. Until I blew it all with that dumb and frankly unfair mistake. I wasn't that high.
 

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I blew it on GM. I got greedy on that "jump up the elevator to trigger Brachus" and even though I had jumped down carefully the game didn't think so. I died. That ruined the setup for the supers and the nukes. It was all over. That won't happen again. The loadout tips with the Aeon, the warlocks on arc focus lense and me doing that stasis setup absolutely was great. That was the best run tonight I've ever seen. We had 12 revives going into Brachus. Until I blew it all with that dumb and frankly unfair mistake. I wasn't that high.

Man, that sucks. I won't have time to even try until Saturday. Should be Palidrome & different NF then anyway. We'll have to see how I fair, lol.
 

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I blew it on GM. I got greedy on that "jump up the elevator to trigger Brachus" and even though I had jumped down carefully the game didn't think so. I died. That ruined the setup for the supers and the nukes. It was all over. That won't happen again. The loadout tips with the Aeon, the warlocks on arc focus lense and me doing that stasis setup absolutely was great. That was the best run tonight I've ever seen. We had 12 revives going into Brachus. Until I blew it all with that dumb and frankly unfair mistake. I wasn't that high.
We were so close, we'll get it next time. My only suggestion is be patient. You play PVE like I play PVP, I get in too much of a hurry. For the Brachus fight once someone has jumped up the chain before activating the elevator (then come back down) you dont need to jump up the chain once the elevator is in motion. Stay behind crates at back of elevator, pop out and shoot Brachus with sniper/rocket whatever (rinse and repeat). Once elevator reaches top jump out of cover pop super, then warlocks pop chaos reach
 

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We were so close, we'll get it next time. My only suggestion is be patient. You play PVE like I play PVP, I get in too much of a hurry. For the Brachus fight once someone has jumped up the chain before activating the elevator (then come back down) you dont need to jump up the chain once the elevator is in motion. Stay behind crates at back of elevator, pop out and shoot Brachus with sniper/rocket whatever (rinse and repeat). Once elevator reaches top jump out of cover pop super, then warlocks pop chaos reach

LOL, yeah I just shouldn't have done that thing. That was the best run, far and away, I have ever participated in on that. It will not happen again. We will win that SOB today.
 

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The problem with insta-kill strats on that boss is if you don't kill him before he jumps up to a tower but still put in a lot of damage, a lot of enemies will spawn making your job 10x harder. Its an all or nothing kinda thing. Pre-damage, then then the stasis super and the warlocks with that chaos reach and focusing lens all have to happen without a hitch.

The waves of ads are triggered by certain damage thresholds and if you bring him down to like 25%HP but he escapes, you've all burned your supers and have nowhere to really hide.
 

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The problem with insta-kill strats on that boss is if you don't kill him before he jumps up to a tower but still put in a lot of damage, a lot of enemies will spawn making your job 10x harder. Its an all or nothing kinda thing. Pre-damage, then then the stasis super and the warlocks with that chaos reach and focusing lens all have to happen without a hitch.

The waves of ads are triggered by certain damage thresholds and if you bring him down to like 25%HP but he escapes, you've all burned your supers and have nowhere to really hide.

I really liked that scenario I saw in one of the videos. I think it was yours. You destroyed the cannons, cleared the area, and didn't even touch him. You dodged his fire, set up, and then nuked him.
 

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I really liked that scenario I saw in one of the videos. I think it was yours. You destroyed the cannons, cleared the area, and didn't even touch him. You dodged his fire, set up, and then nuked him.
It was and that worked with swords/bubble/well, however with the stasis/chaos reach strat, without pre damaging him using the elevator cheese, it won't be enough damage to fully kill him once the warlocks pop their super.
 
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