Our 3-man squad secured a Chicken Dinner after starting at Mylta, taking a boat (Italian Job), and setting up a bridge blockade. Was a very high intensity game, just the way I like it. ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1dhnAV1Lf4
A 10 minute clip of GM3 practice. No deaths. This is the entrance area to the Temple of Scar stronghold, up to the first turret. I am practicing efficient routes to take, as well as continuing to refine the rotation.
UPDATE: The upcoming patch on 3/12 is going to buff Ranger damage output, so pushing into GM3 just become more realistic now, even without major item upgrades.
My goal is to eventually complete each stronghold on GM3 difficulty without dying. This video also includes the loading screen at the start, showing the difficulty setting.
Screenshot of build: https://imgur.com/a/AEVdw3r
Build guide: https://youtu.be/MTnit_Z5Zr4
A team we were hunting decided to use their Dacia as cover. You can ram into a flipped vehicle and the physics in the game allows for the vehicle to be pushed. Their own Dacia killed them.
POST-NERF. Akari set bonus now lasts 5 seconds (down from 10). Razorstone is now 100% damage over10 seconds (was 200%). (link to build: https://imgur.com/a/dD7W2Dz). Boss fight starts 00:07. Good melee attack chain starts 01:11. Final melee attack chain 02:39. Boss fight ends 02:52. Trait screen 05:32. Difficulty setting 05:47. (UPDATE: devs are looking into Akari set, and 5 seconds being too low. will keep this updated)
BIG LIGHT ATTACKS during fight -
01:12 for 1750 DMG (https://imgur.com/1SWVGBw)
01:22 for 2624 DMG (https://imgur.com/yIPnGSi)
Total boss kill time: 2 minutes 50 seconds (MELEE only on boss).
Shroud is not really the best test to see the full potential of the current melee set up, however, since it is a difficult fight for melee, the total kill time is important to monitor on Nightmare +20. The total kill time was under 3 minutes, and that was with a few unlucky non-crit hits, and the buff wearing off. As a result, it appears the build is still viable.
The strategy changes slightly - the big melee becomes situational, and you can run in and melee without the buff now. You will need to instigate the buff when you can. The melee still outputs enough damage to kill bosses on NIGHTMARE, with/without the Akari buff up.
I will continue through Nightmare and see how the bosses go.
Trait requirement - 80 (kingslayer, catalyst, warrior, executioner)
Gear overview (text):
Primary weapon: Repeater pistol +20, slotted Hunter's Mark MOD, for 15% crit chance
Secondary weapon: Beam rifle +20, slotted Hot Shot/Song of Swords MOD, for boss burn
Melee weapon: World Breaker +10, high dmg and AoE knockback
Armor: Akari set x3 (from the 3 rods event in act 2)
Amulet: Pocket watch (more rolling, optional)
Ring 1: Razor Stone (mandatory, bleed dmg)
Ring 2: Devouring Loop (mandatory, big proc)
Key traits to focus on: Executioner (crit chance), Catalyst (makes the ring proc go up), Kingslayer (crit dmg), and Warrior (melee dmg bonus).
The game is a lot of fun. I will be posting more gameplay, and build guides.
Key info for game:
Pre-order can play the game a few days early, full game release is Aug. 20th at midnight EST.
Fextralife wiki is just getting started: https://remnantfromtheashes.wiki.fextralife.com/Remnant+From+The+Ashes+Wiki
NG+ playthrough, Demon of Hatred kill. GNARLY FIGHT. Sculptor idol shown at the end w/ playthrough number and VIT/ATK screen.
On my first playthrough (NG), I went through BLIND and unknowingly chose the SHURA ending. This locks you out of Fountainhead palace, and Ashina City when it is on fire (3rd transformation).
This is the first playthrough I have fought the Demon of Hatred (NG+).
It took me a few tries in phase 3 to figure out that you can double jump off his head in the 3rd phase, when he starts freaking out. The fire shield really helps out as well for his air slam (suzaku's lotus umbrella). And make sure to run into his left arm pit (the fire arm). For some reason, when you have him targeted, running in this pocket avoided the most damage.
Link to full BLIND live stream playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmgS6XmUCXUatWKzL7j-D9u8-KaYyz3qB