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So I have this fabulous riven challenge (melee riven): 

Kill 4 dargyn pilots before they hit the ground, while aim gliding. 

This has proven to be Not Trivial. They must be shot down out of their dargyn; suspending them in midair with (for example) Rhino stomp or Bastille do not count. I’ve also tried Fatal Teleporting to the falling pilot, but it’s an invalid target. 

I’ve also tried to do it the honest way, but those suckers fall FAST.  If that’s the only way to do it, so be it, but I’d love to find something that would help smooth the process  

Any thoughts / ideas on things to try?

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hace 3 minutos, Ham_Grenabe dijo:

So I have this fabulous riven challenge (melee riven): 

Kill 4 dargyn pilots before they hit the ground, while aim gliding. 

This has proven to be Not Trivial. They must be shot down out of their dargyn; suspending them in midair with (for example) Rhino stomp or Bastille do not count. I’ve also tried Fatal Teleporting to the falling pilot, but it’s an invalid target. 

I’ve also tried to do it the honest way, but those suckers fall FAST.  If that’s the only way to do it, so be it, but I’d love to find something that would help smooth the process  

Any thoughts / ideas on things to try?

Hitscan weapon .... and just aim , with zephyr for a little more time . You can try novas 4 .

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2 hours ago, Ham_Grenabe said:

I’ve also tried to do it the honest way, but those suckers fall FAST.  If that’s the only way to do it, so be it, but I’d love to find something that would help smooth the process  

Forgive me for being a little patronizing, but I'm going to walk through my own logic. The idea here is to reduce the number of moving objects down to just one, the falling pilot, and then give yourself the biggest advantage possible

If you're shooting a falling pilot, you're holding right click in the first place to get your zoom. Double jump straight up and hold right click, since this still counts as "aim gliding", to remove yourself from the list of moving objects as much as possible

Hitscan weapons, obviously, remove the bullet from the list of moving objects. Weapons in general and hitscan in particular make you decide between a lot of weaker bullets and small number of powerful bullets. Luckily, however, we are given no level restriction, so if we are lucky enough to get say, lvl10 Dargyn pilots then basically any bullet weapon will kill them in one hit as long as we have the mods for it

The conclusion I draw is the Twin Grakatas, due to their high rate of fire, innate multishot, decent damage, and large clip size

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No argument with that. I use a controller, though, which might be a deciding factor here; but I did manage to get one pilot just a few minutes ago. Missed the next 4, but hey, it’s progress  

(Not to mention that finding 4 dargyn pilots can be a neat trick in the first place)

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5 hours ago, Ham_Grenabe said:

So I have this fabulous riven challenge (melee riven): 

Kill 4 dargyn pilots before they hit the ground, while aim gliding. 

This has proven to be Not Trivial. They must be shot down out of their dargyn; suspending them in midair with (for example) Rhino stomp or Bastille do not count. I’ve also tried Fatal Teleporting to the falling pilot, but it’s an invalid target. 

I’ve also tried to do it the honest way, but those suckers fall FAST.  If that’s the only way to do it, so be it, but I’d love to find something that would help smooth the process  

Any thoughts / ideas on things to try?

get a hitscan gun.

just blast the dargyn and jump while aim.

if they are too fast, use nova to slwo them down. Even the drop will eb slowed down.

if you still cant,

go below the dragyn shoot it down then use limbo time stop

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5 hours ago, Ham_Grenabe said:

I’ve tried Nova; it doesn’t really add any benefit as far as slowing them (it doesn’t slow falling enemies). Limbo is next on the docket. 

As for “just aim,” believe me, I’m trying. 

i think the idea is the ship exploding from nova's 4 kills the pilot, it worked for me maybe once

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So, here’s what worked: zephyr, switching to mouse/kb for a bit (faster aim correction than a controller). And a lot of jumping around. Probably killed 30+ dargyns in order to catch 4 pilots on the way down. 

There are no powers I tried that seemed to slow or stop the falling pilot - and the pilots fly every which direction when you blow up their ship. Even Limbos stasis lets them hit the ground. I did try the nova approach, but never managed to catch the pilot in the blast. One other thing I tried was to Saryn spite them and let them die, but it was too touchy - you have to catch them on the ground, and the spores tended to kill before they could get on their craft  

But, I got it done. Thanks for the advice! Ended up with a Bo riven. 

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What worked for me: Frost, with stretch. Went to those spires by the river, just to the left of Cetus gates. Put 2 snow globes at top of spires, went around Plains attracting Dargyns to the spires. After several tries you will get a pilot trapped on one of the globes and killing him while air gliding will count.Took a few more tries to get another one (I only had to kill 2 of them). At one point I even captured a Dargyn, but the pilot fell through globe ^^'

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Just an FYI. This challenge is likely bugged at the moment. 

I tested the following multiple times:
I used mirage with with 4 of her clones firing an ARCA Plasor with +270% dmg. Pilot and craft killed easily with a double shot, in air. Doesnt count according to the riven.
I used slow nova. Using 4th Ability, when shooting the craft OR THE PILOT in air, the pilot does not die but manages to survive. Its as if the ship always pops and the pilot is always ejected.
I used high damage saryn build. Using her 4th ability in close proximity deep fries both pilot and craft in a blink. Does not count according to the riven goal. 

I haven't tested MESA. Maybe someone else can quick.
 

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For anyone who finds this post and needs advice, I used Mag. The hardest part wasn't killing them, but just finding a place where a Dargyn would fly in.

My pro-tip?  Run the lowest level bounty, and bring a high-strength Mag.

Here's a breakdown...

Actual Dargyns that are already in air will pop in during bounties. I could NEVER find them just doing Free Roam.

Before you bother doing the bounty (if you want to do it at all), roam the plains and find a spot where a Dargyn spawns in the sky (they make the same fly-in sound as the dropships).

If you find a spot where one spawns in, you can leave the area and come back and have a good chance of another spawning again in the same area.

As for the actual Riven challenge - I used Mag's "Pull" while aim-gliding. It took two Pulls to bust the Dargyn, and one to kill the pilot.

If you're going to use this method, use one Pull on the Dargyn while it's in range to weaken it. Now, get a good jump for your aim-glide and start spamming Pull when the Dargyn is in range. It should only take two more after you've weakened the Dargyn - one more to bust the Dargyn, and the third Pull will kill the pilot.

Please note that this is also dependent on the Power Strength of your Mag. My Mag is somewhere around 284%, give or take.

Hope this helps someone in need!

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On ‎3‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 7:47 PM, ControversyB said:

For anyone who finds this post and needs advice, I used Mag. The hardest part wasn't killing them, but just finding a place where a Dargyn would fly in.

My pro-tip?  Run the lowest level bounty, and bring a high-strength Mag.

Here's a breakdown...

Actual Dargyns that are already in air will pop in during bounties. I could NEVER find them just doing Free Roam.

Before you bother doing the bounty (if you want to do it at all), roam the plains and find a spot where a Dargyn spawns in the sky (they make the same fly-in sound as the dropships).

If you find a spot where one spawns in, you can leave the area and come back and have a good chance of another spawning again in the same area.

As for the actual Riven challenge - I used Mag's "Pull" while aim-gliding. It took two Pulls to bust the Dargyn, and one to kill the pilot.

If you're going to use this method, use one Pull on the Dargyn while it's in range to weaken it. Now, get a good jump for your aim-glide and start spamming Pull when the Dargyn is in range. It should only take two more after you've weakened the Dargyn - one more to bust the Dargyn, and the third Pull will kill the pilot.

Please note that this is also dependent on the Power Strength of your Mag. My Mag is somewhere around 284%, give or take.

Hope this helps someone in need!

I did something similar to this using Magnetize. I was just clowning around in PoE.  Wasn't doing a riven challenge, but it was interesting none the less.  

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I've been hammering away at this off and on for two days.

  • Mag Pull kept taking me out of aimglide
  • Ember WoF wasn't doing any damage at all to the dargyn
  • Equinox 200 power strength didn't kill them
  • Ash's shurikens never seemed to hit.
  • Mesa doesn't aimglide in her 4th

The single biggest issue for me is actually getting the #(@% dargyns to spawn at all. Only way I seem to get them is if I get an escort the drone - so its been bounty after bounty hoping for one of those - and I've had garbage luck getting them. Previously with Dargyn challenges I could get the drone, then stay away from it while they spawn in...but on Console right now there are ghouls AND infested from plague star so they kill it in short order.  

Wasted about 3hours on this, have 1 out of the requisite 3 killed (was with the lenz although only once out of 4 attempts did it actually kill the pilot as they seemed to fall out of the bubble too fast the other times)

I've put the riven away and will circle back to it later. or never. or just transmute the thing - the game should be fun not frustrating. The "aimglide" requirement for this is just BS.

 

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Build up Equinox 4, shoot the dargyn and nuke the pilot while gliding.

On 2018-05-13 at 11:18 PM, (XB1)Tucker D Dawg said:

I've been hammering away at this off and on for two days.

  • Mag Pull kept taking me out of aimglide
  • Ember WoF wasn't doing any damage at all to the dargyn
  • Equinox 200 power strength didn't kill them
  • Ash's shurikens never seemed to hit.
  • Mesa doesn't aimglide in her 4th

The single biggest issue for me is actually getting the #(@% dargyns to spawn at all. Only way I seem to get them is if I get an escort the drone - so its been bounty after bounty hoping for one of those - and I've had garbage luck getting them. Previously with Dargyn challenges I could get the drone, then stay away from it while they spawn in...but on Console right now there are ghouls AND infested from plague star so they kill it in short order.  

Wasted about 3hours on this, have 1 out of the requisite 3 killed (was with the lenz although only once out of 4 attempts did it actually kill the pilot as they seemed to fall out of the bubble too fast the other times)

I've put the riven away and will circle back to it later. or never. or just transmute the thing - the game should be fun not frustrating. The "aimglide" requirement for this is just BS.

 

 

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