Once there were 2 vanguards who joined the fight for liberating Pelargir from the hands of the enemies. Both of them are rank 6 with 5/5 kill-streaks earn chance, 5/5 kill-streaks max(in order to earn 20 kill-streaks). They thought that they would need to invest in kill-streaks skill Strength(5/5), kill-streaks skill duration(3-4/5), and Damage(4-5/5). Or be a hybrid of engineer+vanguard. However these traits are at the bottom level of the tree that requires 35 ranks to be available. If they aren't careful in spending their promotion points, they won't be able to rank up these traits. They figured out that they can spend 1 promotion point each for the top 2 layers/rows of the engineer and officer tree, that would earn them 8 ranks with just 8 promotion points.
And so they were able to figure out how to reach the bottom traits and off they went to the battle for Pela--merits and random loots. Their 4 companions knew what vanguards are,---the ones who do most of the killing, always in the front-lines. The group understood that they have to let the vanguards earn their kill-streaks by letting them do the killing. So the 4 of them held their DPS no matter how much they are itching to join the fight. They instead, strategically place tripwires and planted banners to aid the vanguards. They also removed hooks, build/upgrade/repair stuffs, and healed the soldiers.
The vanguards on the other hand, kept their group-mates updated on their kill-streaks, and once they have 20/20 kissstreaks, their group-mates unleashed their DPS. Sometimes, the vanguards have difficulty earning their KS especially in phase 3, so they kept using the incite foe vanguard skill on the enemies around them. This skill cost no kill-streaks and would aggro the mobs PLUS it will STOP the soldiers from attacking the mobs. That way, the vanguards will have less competition in killing the mobs. They also knew that their vanguard skill has a short range so they made sure that the bosses are within range before using their VG skills.
The 2 of them work together by coordinating between themselves, what skill are they going to use for the bosses. Both agreed to use the stunning bellow for Troll/sorcerer boss in phase 2. Then use rending bark for kisungteng, unless one of them will be able to replenish the KS real quick to 20/20.
The troll boss is sprinting towards the barricades, so they just stood where the ballista is aimed at and waited for the troll to come. 4 Players at the front-line, started DPSing the troll once he is within their range with the ballista providing aerial support.
The Sorcerer boss is a range one, so the 4 front-line people decided to DPS the boss on its spawn area. The ballista guy went down to help DPS but before he did, he made sure to leave tripwires for the ballista.
The fountain guy knew that he has to stay on the fountain at all times, but once Kisung teng appears, he would kill the last spawn at the fountain and immediately rush to the front-lines and help DPS Kisung teng. The ballista man on the other hand, will either stay on the ballista or go down and join the fight, depends if the ballista is hitting the boss or not. The engineers with their 30% incoming damage Trap debuff placed their trap on the boss, while the officer set the soldiers to 2Hand, buffed them up and ordered the soldiers to attack the boss using the Target Priority officer skill. Of course some soldiers are just so stubborn that they won't listen and just attack whatever they wanted to attack.
For phase 3, since there are 6 DPS(as long as all 6 will DPS the boss) available for all the boss fights. The vanguards talked to each other and 1 of them said "Hey, I am going to use the stunning bellow on either the archer or the minstrel, you will be using the rending bark(50%incoming debuff)." That way, after the boss fight, 1 of them will have 0/20 KS, and the other one would still have 16/20 KS. The one with 16/20 KS would then try to earn 4 more KS and use the stunning bellow for Zagaroth. The other vanguard with 0/20 will try to earn 4 KS and use the rending bark on Zagaroth.
The end does not always end with a platinum, sometimes it ends with gold too. Bottomline, Pelargir is free once again!
by navvie on 2015-03-03 05:37:08