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The perils of Darth Squirrelcorpse: Light Side PVP Lightning Sorceress

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The perils of Darth Squirrelcorpse: Light Side PVP Lightning Sorceress

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Fidelicatessen
07.16.2014 , 02:05 AM | #31
Great thread! I subscribed and voted it 5 stars

A couple of things, in case you're not aware:

1) You can respec any time you want, as much as you want, for free if you're a sub (which you obviously are). There is a respeccy guy in the training area, at about 1:00 on the Imperial Fleet.
2) You can change the role Groupfinder thinks you want just before you click the "Join Queue" button and it will save your settings. So uncheck "Healer" and save your server some grief!

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DiscipleXIII
07.17.2014 , 08:09 AM | #32
Awesome thread; very enjoyable! If I was on Bastion I would be sure to throw a guard on your butt ;-D
Beardedman- Assassin (Madness) - Worst assassin on the Shadowlands server
Slenderfett- Powertech (Pyro) -"You will realize what an idiot you are."
<The Sith Legacy>, Shadowlands server

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Jekan
07.17.2014 , 04:38 PM | #33
Squirrel, I feel obligated to make sure your little fluffy squirrel tail stays alive as long as possible, even if you are a sissy lightsider . Hope to run into on The Bastion at some point, this is an epic thread.
Jekana - 55 Sniper(Eng/Leth) | T'vor - 50 Powertech (Shield) | Docfeelgood - 44 Sorc (Healer)
Jnx - 37 Gunslinger(SS)

I've heard there are worse snipers on the Bastion than me, but I don't believe it. I elevate being a scrub to a whole new level.
Eternal Dominion
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Xakthul
07.18.2014 , 08:49 AM | #34
You made me spec Lightning just to try it....
Duelist Mixalot, Grand Champ Tellsa, Lord Saml, Apprentice Syynx, Captain Cirris, Skirmisher Janewei, Jedi Knight Jugger'not, Agent Ez'zio of <Wookies and Cream>, Harbinger
"Aim for the trolls! Kill the trolls!"- Gandalf

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Rimbosity
07.24.2014 , 12:29 PM | #35
Thanks to all of you for the kind words.

Sorry for not having an update in a while -- the machine I was using for the game gave up the ghost. It has since been replaced with a machine that can do the graphics at "Ultra" settings. Muahahahahaha...

Fidelicatessen: Yes, I can respec at will, which is what I'm using to experiment with the tree, although I really don't have enough points to do any realistic kind of experimentation. I'm learning by going up as high as I can first, and may double back later. I wouldn't even think of using this power to change into Madness or Healing, because where's the fun in that?

Xakthul: The great thing is, there is no way this experiment can fail: Even if Light PVP Lightning is a total clusterf**k, it's fun just to try, and "fun" is the whole reason to do such a thing. So even if I "fail," the worst thing that happens is I had an absolute blast trying it.

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Meanwhile, I'm spending some time in the Class story line. I just finished up Alderaan, and I have a bone to pick with a certain jedi:

Spoiler

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Xakthul
07.25.2014 , 09:13 AM | #36
Yeah, Alderaan is a bit of a weird beast.

But I'm having fun being able to solo guard a pylon at lvl 15 with Lightning....
Duelist Mixalot, Grand Champ Tellsa, Lord Saml, Apprentice Syynx, Captain Cirris, Skirmisher Janewei, Jedi Knight Jugger'not, Agent Ez'zio of <Wookies and Cream>, Harbinger
"Aim for the trolls! Kill the trolls!"- Gandalf

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Rimbosity
07.25.2014 , 10:43 AM | #37
I must regretfully announce that Lord Squirrelcorpse's master, Darth Zash, died peacefully in her sleep last night after a bout with pneumonia.

Spoiler


Yeah, in PvP, it's not so much about the damage you can deal out as much as it is the damage you can get away with before you get caught.

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DiscipleXIII
07.25.2014 , 02:49 PM | #38
Quote: Originally Posted by Rimbosity View Post
I must regretfully announce that Lord Squirrelcorpse's master, Darth Zash, died peacefully in her sleep last night after a bout with pneumonia.

Spoiler


Yeah, in PvP, it's not so much about the damage you can deal out as much as it is the damage you can get away with before you get caught.
Oh yes. It's even better when she talks from Khem XD
Beardedman- Assassin (Madness) - Worst assassin on the Shadowlands server
Slenderfett- Powertech (Pyro) -"You will realize what an idiot you are."
<The Sith Legacy>, Shadowlands server

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Rimbosity
07.27.2014 , 01:05 AM | #39
Something just happened tonight that has never happened before, and I have to share it.

Tonight's my second night in a row to do my Daily PVP WarZones after a hiatus of nearly a month. Last night, my attempts were like a methed-up hamster with hot sauce on its paws with all the random button-mashing I was doing. Tonight was a little better, but not due to my own efforts.

I drew an arena, which has happened before.

I aggro'd the entire opposing force almost immediately, which has happened before.

I fought valiantly for every last second of life, which has happened before.

In the first and second rounds, I died almost immediately, which has happened before.

In the third round, however, I survived the entire round.

That's never happened before.

The secret sauce was none of my doing. The secret sauce was another player, who decided to guard the poor little weakly Zap Witch. In the first round, I got separated from the group, so the guard no longer worked, but the team won regardless. In the second round, the opposing force did a good job of basically keeping Squirrelcorpse in permanent stun mode, so it took several minutes, but she did eventually die (taking the poor guard down with her). But on the third round, somehow, the opposing force wasn't able to permanently stun her. And then she was able to begin to get her real attacks off, including the chains that really matter.

And because of this, my dear friends, where the first two rounds took a few minutes to finish, the third round was over in mere seconds.

Oh.

So that's why they always go after me.

Edit: Props to Pbr-streetgang, the character who made this experience memorable.

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Rimbosity
08.04.2014 , 02:21 AM | #40
LEVEL 40

The Alacrity Experiment

Squirrelcorpse's armor is now all orange, so I took her to the local Modification Commendations dealer to get her geared up. Gear priority remains Willpower above all else, naturally, so I pick up Resolve whatnots whenever possible. Implants seem to favor Endurance and secondary always seems to be Endurance, although I'd favor Power.

Which brings up an interesting thing. Enhancements for the high 30s have a couple of pairs that both looked very interesting; one that boosted Crit/Surge, and one that boosted Power/Alacrity. Should I mix? Nah, let's stack. So I went with full Power/Alacrity. Power stacks nicely, and Alacrity is just super, super useful for a Zap Witch, because all of the fun things have a cast time or channel time.

She doesn't hit as hard since she doesn't crit as often vs. the gear she had previously, but she can attack much faster and the base is more painful.

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Oh, and I ran through Taris with Ashara. She's fun. She's fully geared, too, focused entirely on Strength/Endurance as is appropriate. She has a cape! And two beautiful custom-built blue lightsabers. She also has about 1000 HP fewer than Squirrelcorpse. Not sure how that happened, but it was a blast charging through the ruins of Taris as a pair of over-leveled and fully-equipped DPS monsters.

But Ashara is hard to please, apparently. I was really hoping for blue-orange alien love, but alas, this isn't Mass Effect, so I either have to be Light Side (easy), not kill Jedi (hard, especially when I'm Light 3 and the Jedi are bloody dark) and buy her gifts (very hard).

I'm having to go the gift route, and so far, THIS has been the most-efficient use of all that Alacrity I now have, even better if I can throw Polarity Shift on.

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I guess I have to say something about PVP to keep on-topic, so here it is: Guys, seriously, if you get into an arena and the other side has a Zap Witch, seriously... KILL THE ZAP WITCH FIRST. She should go down easy and, if you don't, she will nuke you. I was part of a successful Arena battle where Squirrelcorpse was basically ignored by the opposing team.

It went very badly for them.

I just hit Hoth and I'm actually not over-leveled for it, so I'll probably be hitting up the WarZones more. We'll see how gearing for Alacrity works then.