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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #105 on: 18 January 2018, 18:53:03 »
what? you made a thread of this already

https://titanquestfans.net/index.php?topic=218.0

that's it the accomplished hero is the lvl40 starting char  :))

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #106 on: 21 January 2018, 00:42:22 »
Close call, but ThirdDegree made it past the Chimeras. I was playing without sound and didn't have the gong to warn me when her health got down to 50. Happened to glance up and mash that R button like a madman.

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Does anyone know if/how Throwing Knives work with Psionic Touch? Can I throw a flurry of knives and spread EBD that way? Do I have to wait for my 3rd basic attack to prepare the burn, and then throw? Is it possible at all?



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I think I'm going to try a different route, a Ritualist or Haruspex for this, since I hardly used Rogue for anything except the early levels.
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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #107 on: 21 January 2018, 11:26:04 »
Bad luck 1cec0ld.  Better luck with the next one.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #108 on: 14 February 2018, 16:23:16 »
Hi!
I'd like to participate in the challenge
Badboy will be a shaman. I' ll try to play like a spellbreaker but the rune way (new mastery? have to try it!)
Lvl 8 halfway to sparta, i'll post the first picture when the centaurs fall  8)

I have troubles with screenshots (all in black)....i can make them by movil, but is there any way to solve it?

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #109 on: 14 February 2018, 22:37:13 »
Corian, welcome to the challenge.  Yes, hopefully there is.  I assume you're just pasting the screenshot in.  Instead there should be a folder in My Documents\My Games\Titan Quest Immortal Throne\Screenshots.  If there isn't such a folder, make one.  If there is a folder there you should see a list of screenshots labelled - screenshot 00, screenshot 01, screenshot 02, etc.  Open these in whichever programme you use.  The game should automatically put any screenshots taken by hitting the Print Screen button into that folder.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #110 on: 15 February 2018, 17:20:43 »
thanks Medea! screenshots were there

Badboy is doing well, lvl 10 and just killed the centaurs. I forgot to say that this toon is twinked (just see the images >:D)

these two images are photos from phone, next will be screenshots


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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #111 on: 16 February 2018, 08:05:56 »
Glad it's sorted out corian.  Badboy is added to the leaderboard and good luck with him.  :)

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #112 on: 17 February 2018, 21:09:08 »
hello again!
just killed Polyphemus, much easier than I expected
a couple of seals of destiny, some snowball and dead  8)
Tomorrow more...or so I hope

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #113 on: 18 February 2018, 02:15:58 »
hello again!
just killed Polyphemus, much easier than I expected
a couple of seals of destiny, some snowball and dead  8)
Tomorrow more...or so I hope
lol, Maybe Odysseus should've brought snowballs with him on his journey to deal with Polyphemus  :o
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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #114 on: 18 February 2018, 09:09:28 »
Sort of updated corian, but I need his location when you stop a session. I'm assuming you stopped at the Boetia rebirth fountain, but let me know if it's different.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #115 on: 18 February 2018, 11:30:19 »
Hi,

Rejoining the challenge with a Seidr worker, twinked (AER).
The build idea is to make a dual-wielding thrower based on Psionic touch, thunderstrike and runeword explode. Fast weapons should trigger these AOE effects frequently i hope.

Gustav is currently lvl 21 resting just after the gorgons. I've used a batrachos armor well loaded in Pierce resistances and % to avoid projectiles, %DA, that make the gorgons easier.
I thought at the beginning that 1 skill point in menhir wall was 1 pt wasted but necessary for guardian stones later. Guess I am wrong: a menhir wall draws attention from archers and may be useful in act 3,4.


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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #116 on: 18 February 2018, 18:41:25 »
Sorry medea! :-\
Just killed sisters, lvl 19, fountain just after them
A well placed guardian stones and two seals of fate were all I needed
I take your advice Tauceti, I think that menhir wall point was wasted but i will test it later in acts 3 and 4, thanks



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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #117 on: 18 February 2018, 19:24:48 »
Welcome to the forum and to the challenge Tauceti.  You're on the leaderboard and good work.

Updated corian.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #118 on: 18 February 2018, 23:05:24 »
I made some tests in the warcamps near Athens:
- Psionic Burn definitively works with throwing weapons but it isn't impressive  :( . The tooltip says 3.5m radius but the burn effect is not applied to all monsters within this radius...(even with the maximum points in Psionic burn). It seems that the real radius  is around 1-2m.
- Seal of fate is impressive and fun. In warcamps i tested this trick: rush the middle of a pack, apply seal of fate on you, then thunderstrike: the 1st pack is dead and a 2nd wave rushes to you. When the 2nd wave is on you, the seal explodes and splasssssh (pict 1) the 2nd pack is dead too. As you know, Boarmen tend to be overweight and 1pt is not good enough, but with 7 pts in seal of fate, they can fly (pic2)  ;D. My 1st opinion was to put 1 pt in seal of fate and max aftershock: a must have skill for boss. Now I changed my mind and will max the 2 skills.
- Menhir wall should be useful when maxed and with CDR: 1pt is not enough, the wall is rapidly destroyed under a pack. 10pts in the skill add more stones in the wall (1Pt = 3 stones, 10pts = 7 stones). Therefore, an upgraded wall should block a full pack (like in Wusao), and if you put a seal of fate on the wall... splasssh

@Corian: for the gorgons, you are right: guardian stones was the best way. But i still lack of points, with too much points in dream mastery.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #119 on: 19 February 2018, 02:09:47 »
- Menhir wall should be useful when maxed and with CDR: 1pt is not enough, the wall is rapidly destroyed under a pack. 10pts in the skill add more stones in the wall (1Pt = 3 stones, 10pts = 7 stones). Therefore, an upgraded wall should block a full pack (like in Wusao), and if you put a seal of fate on the wall... splasssh
woot i didn't know this.. higher skill levels mean more menhirs? i gotta test this when i can.. are they close enough to block gates and entrances? i mean you think they can block the gate of toxeus? also the narrow pathway to dactyl? this can open up new tricks.. good observation there
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