EVENT 7/13 - 7/14: Invasions 101: Invasion of the Lowbies

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    Re: EVENT 7/13 - 7/14: Invasions 101: Invasion of the Lowbies

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:14 pm

    Yes well I am not quitting yet. Killing a 120 with a 12 will be a great task to do.


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    Re: EVENT 7/13 - 7/14: Invasions 101: Invasion of the Lowbies

    Post by Avenger649 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:27 pm

    I am currently at 64 host kills and much fewer phantoms, a lot of the time it seems better to just ignore them and go straight for the host. Strangely, I have seen lot's of hosts with high level armour but very low level weapons.
    I have also seen the usual ridiculous phantoms.
    Though strangely I did see a low level cleric with a +5 weapon using wrath of the gods which I thought was very strange as  well as a mage using pursuers and dark bead, unfortunately I only managed to kill the former.


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    Re: EVENT 7/13 - 7/14: Invasions 101: Invasion of the Lowbies

    Post by TheMeInTeam on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:17 am

    I don't have an exact count but I've recorded it.  After some editing I'll post the kills on Youtube.  I'm thinking I got in the 40-50 range overall...with about 1/3 of the invasions in the parish and the other 2/3 in the depths.

    Guess at most killing weapons from most to fewest:

    1. Reinforced club +5
    2. Spear +5 (good vs builds I can't trade with)
    3. Broadsword +5
    4. Chaos Zweihander +5
    5. Longsword +5
    6. Hand axe +5

    - Straight swords are pretty fun.  1h r1 is fast and the 2h r2 breaks decent poise and can dead angle.
    - Chaos zwei reserved for games where at least one player has non-lowbie gear.  I died frequently in these scenarios obviously, since I have paper thin defenses vs proper PvP builds.  Still, it was fun to kill a SL 100+ phantom in the parish and end a Gravelord host who gave me 9k souls (!) in the depths.
    - Spear matches have to be some of the most dull things ever.  Still, when the other guy is 20 levels higher and packing a zwei, tower kite shield + spear poke will wear him down.  I try to avoid spear mirror matches, but the rare times I got into them I kick spammed and 2h r1 after a while to break guard and answer with more dmg if they tried to turtle poke lol.

    Now, why did reinforced club steal this show?

    - I got 16 str for the zwei, but it scales with the club too and is brutal 2 handed.
    - It has bleed damage and can stunlock.  I got a few kills off the bleed proc, because my opponent either had his guard broken or was staggered and didn't have time to both toggle and roll cancel it.
    - Staggerstabs coming from an effective 22 str are absolutely brutal.
    - If my opponent was turtling hard this was a great weapon to deal with it; simply kicking their shield once or twice and laying in with the club was a near instant guard break --> high damage + bleed threat.  It's no shotel but you can't turtle on that forever either.


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    Re: EVENT 7/13 - 7/14: Invasions 101: Invasion of the Lowbies

    Post by reim0027 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:29 am

    Reinforced club is one of the best low level invasion weapon. It has good damage, bleed, and stunlock. It requires minimal stats and is easy to obtain.


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    Re: EVENT 7/13 - 7/14: Invasions 101: Invasion of the Lowbies

    Post by densetsushun on Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:15 am

    It's all about the Longsword.


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    Re: EVENT 7/13 - 7/14: Invasions 101: Invasion of the Lowbies

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:36 am

    Well my lucked turned around in the forest 20 kills. I played how the forest should ne played and won the fights I needed. I never knew till now how deadly a hornet ring+5bandit knife was for a parry till now. I love it! Also phantoms are pricks while host bow when I die. I mean really was the point down needed if I did 4 damage?


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    Re: EVENT 7/13 - 7/14: Invasions 101: Invasion of the Lowbies

    Post by TheMeInTeam on Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:08 pm

    In the forest pointing down is always necessary.

    You see some weird stuff at low level invasions.  I had a tarkus role play drop me 99 twin humanities, and grabbed 1.6 million souls from one red phantom death.  When I killed the SL 120ish gravelord it told me disasters were gone even though he couldn't GL me.  I had one match that was SO laggy that the person took damage a good 2-3 seconds after I hit him...and still won that because they were probably just as lagged.  It was awful.

    There are a surprising number of AFK hosts and such too, and I had like 8 or so plug pulls...sometimes even when they had a phantom (I check recent players to see if I'm invading one man or several).


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    Re: EVENT 7/13 - 7/14: Invasions 101: Invasion of the Lowbies

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:14 pm

    About low sl forest. I got a +15 bandit knife 15 humanity, +15 heater shield, +15 shotel, +5 furysword from hosts and I do better without a target shield it seems.


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    Re: EVENT 7/13 - 7/14: Invasions 101: Invasion of the Lowbies

    Post by reim0027 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:52 pm

    So, how did everyone make out? I had a great time. Both before and during the event.


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    Re: EVENT 7/13 - 7/14: Invasions 101: Invasion of the Lowbies

    Post by Uparkaam on Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:14 pm

    I invaded in the Depths for a bit. Got one phantom kill and one host kill Dance It was fun though big grin 

    The build I used


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