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Best Melee Weapon for Vodyanoi Steel Path?


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Currenly using Nikana Prime with Naramon focus school build. Looking for anything better.

Bleeds/Crit damage/Finishers anything that can kill quickly and create lots of body parts to desecrate.

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28 minutes ago, PureGp said:

Currenly using Nikana Prime with Naramon focus school build. Looking for anything better.

Bleeds/Crit damage/Finishers anything that can kill quickly and create lots of body parts to desecrate.

I think I used Kronen prime with a Naramon combo/crit build.  Duration Loki.  Dropped a decoy to draw the executioners out then melee them to death.  Run around occasionally to pick up a few energy orbs.  I was dreading the rathuum missions, but they went surprisingly easy for me.  

Why do you care about desecration?  Endo farming?

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On 2020-09-22 at 3:20 PM, (PS4)Dr_Bruiser said:

I think I used Kronen prime with a Naramon combo/crit build.  Duration Loki.  Dropped a decoy to draw the executioners out then melee them to death.  Run around occasionally to pick up a few energy orbs.  I was dreading the rathuum missions, but they went surprisingly easy for me.  

Why do you care about desecration?  Endo farming?

Yeah I'm trying to min-max and hit 4k Endo in 2mins. Running with a squad of Nekros/Pilfering Khora.

Does Lokis decoy draw the executioners out better than a Nidus?

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2 hours ago, PureGp said:

Does Lokis decoy draw the executioners out better than a Nidus?

I couldn't tell you - never used Nidus in Rathuum.  Given I was running solo and wanted to give Loki a try, it seemed worth a shot and I was pleasantly surprised how it attracted them.  In a squad, I could see Nidus being better since larva would both attract and CC the executioners, while I just needed to draw them out so I could invisimurder them without us both running around looking for each other.  I haven't been back to try to refine strategy.

Edit: wait - where would Nidus come in if you're using a pilfering Khora?  

Edit again: and wouldn't accumulating whipclaw give you the rapid kills you need (+ slash if you modify your melee appropriately)? 

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On 2020-09-24 at 1:20 PM, (PS4)Dr_Bruiser said:

I couldn't tell you - never used Nidus in Rathuum.  Given I was running solo and wanted to give Loki a try, it seemed worth a shot and I was pleasantly surprised how it attracted them.  In a squad, I could see Nidus being better since larva would both attract and CC the executioners, while I just needed to draw them out so I could invisimurder them without us both running around looking for each other.  I haven't been back to try to refine strategy.

Edit: wait - where would Nidus come in if you're using a pilfering Khora?  

Edit again: and wouldn't accumulating whipclaw give you the rapid kills you need (+ slash if you modify your melee appropriately)? 

Nidus with 40% duration and 280% range pulls them in to khoras dome then the larva drops them and the dome picks them up. Then Nekros with a slash weapon slices them up and repeat. So +54% Loot from Nekros and +65% from Pilfering Khora.

Haven't tried whipping with khora tbh

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On 2020-09-24 at 2:28 PM, (PS4)lydon123 said:

You can put atlas' petrify on nekros as the augment gives extra loot so you can double dip your loot drops with both petrify and a nekros with a slash based weapon like kronen prime. 

Nekros the loot king.

I heard about that but i'm not sure how it will work with Desecrate/pilfering dome. Not sure if you can turn them to rock if they're already grabbed by the dome. Or if it reduces the amount of body parts you can make or anything like that.

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30 minutes ago, PureGp said:

Nidus with 40% duration and 280% range pulls them in to khoras dome then the larva drops them and the dome picks them up. Then Nekros with a slash weapon slices them up and repeat. So +54% Loot from Nekros and +65% from Pilfering Khora.

I'm no Khora expert, but I think if you had a slash-heavy stat-stick melee on Khora, (Khora modded with both accumulting whipclaw and pilfering strangledome and Naramon to maintain combo counter), you wouldn't need Nekros to melee the guys dangling from the dome - Khora's whipclaw would just mince them.  A better Khora player might be able to confirm that - I'm not 100% sure the slash effect of cutting up the bodies would translate through whipclaw + strangledome.  Might be worth a try - you should be able to see fairly quickly if it is working or not. 

Edit to add: Khora's wiki entry says that enemies killed by strangledome are dismembered (characteristic of slash damage) and, separately, that whipclaw will apply 50% of total damage to strangledome victims, but it doesn't explicitly say whether the elemental make-up of the whipclaw damage applied would translate on strike or if it turns into the evenly distributed IPS damage that strangledome ordinarily generates.  Either way, I think you should end up dismembering everything that dies to whipclaw/strangledome as long as your Khora's melee is modified to be primarily slash (and possibly regardless of her melee damage type).  Again, I'd be curious to see what a more experienced Khora player has to say on this.

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On 2020-09-24 at 2:28 PM, (PS4)lydon123 said:

You can put atlas' petrify on nekros as the augment gives extra loot so you can double dip your loot drops with both petrify and a nekros with a slash based weapon like kronen prime. 

Nekros the loot king.

Soo i tested a Nekros with Petrify and it seems the Executioners are immune to it. It works fine on the Hyekkas so I know i'm not missing or anything else.

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