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Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

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  1. NagisaFurukawa

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    Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Introduction
    Introducing Matriarch Sanzen'in Nagi (??? ??). Nagi is your average 13 year old rich, blonde, twin-tail, tsundere ojou-sama (see avatar). Yes, I did say average. ;). Nagi, true to her previously stated form, enjoys taking jabs at the people around her. When she does so, her unfortunate victims are impaled by the legendary Spear of Longinus.

    Listen up, and listen up good, because I'm only saying this once. Don't EVER try to make one of these. Anyway, I make this post under the assumption that you already know of the many faults of Impale. =).

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    Vitals
    Name: Nagi.
    Level: 83 (883294892 EXP).

    Strength: 155.
    Dexterity: 108.
    Vitality: 245.
    Energy: 15.

    Impale Damage: 1215-6513 @ ~24 frames.

    Attack Rating: 15957. <-- NICE.
    Defense: 1030.

    Life: 1063.
    Mana: 174.
    Resists: -60/-30/-30/-60. 0/30/30/0 with Fade.

    FHR: 20% (8 frames).

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    Skills
    Impale: 20.
    Decoy: 20.
    Penetrate: 20.
    Slow Missiles: 20. <- lol. 126 seconds.
    Inner Sight: 13.

    Jab: 1.
    Critical Strike: 1.

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    Equipment
    Weapon: Nagi's Steel Pillar (Shael).
    Helm: See below.
    Armor: 'Treachery' Mage Plate.
    Gloves: Hellmouth.
    Belt: M'avina's Tenet.
    Boots: Immortal King's Pillar.
    Amulet: Angelic Wings.
    Ring: Angelic Halo.
    Ring: Raven Frost.

    Nagi's Cruel Visage
    Circlet
    'Ort'
    Defense: 30
    Durability: 30 of 35
    Required Level: 35
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xde347e3f
    Fire Resist +10%
    Lightning Resist +40%
    Cold Resist +10%
    Poison Resist +10%
    6% Life stolen per hit
    30% Faster Run/Walk
    Poison Length Reduced by 50%
    Socketed (1: 1 used)

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    Mercenary
    Name: Raldin.
    Level: 79 (60914660 EXP).
    Class: Iron Wolf - Cold.

    Equipment
    Weapon: Ethereal 'Spirit' Crystal Sword.
    Shield: Lidless Wall.
    Helm: Peasant Crown.
    Armor: Ethereal Skin of the Vipermagi.

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    Ramblings
    1) This was by far the most time consuming Matriarch/Patriarch EVER.

    2) Decoy is awesome. Plain and simple. It made everything possible.

    3) A cold Iron Wolf is equally awesome. Combined with a decoy, it gives you quite a respectable amount of crowd control.

    4) Battles were simple. Check for piercing ranged (ie. Souls/etc.) See some? RUN LIKE HECK. Nothing? Check for ordinary ranged. Lure any melee units away with a Decoy, and cast Slow Missiles on the ranged. Recast decoy next to any ranged units, blocking their line of fire. Play leapfrog, killing one ranged unit, recasting decoy, and repeating. Only melee units remaining? Lure them to a small doorway/stairway/opening/bridge/etc., cast decoy, let your mercenary freeze them, and pick them off one at a time.

    5) Evading and countering is a decent strategy. Bait something into attacking you, dodge, and strike. It was quite serviceable against unfreezable monsters.

    6) It takes about a full second for Impale to land. This is slow. Speaking the obvious for 200, please. This lack of speed, however, facilitated even bigger problems. Iron Maiden was one of them. Imagine getting Iron Maiden'd halfway through the slow Impale animation. Combine that with Impale's ridiculous damage, and you get death!

    7) Stuff breaks. Quickly. How quickly? In a nine level span, I broke more than my fair share of spears. Seriously. In total, 83 spears were destroyed in the making of this Matriarch. Even a Hone Sundan would break, self-repair modifier and all. Nagi always carried two at a time until Steel Pillar became available.

    8) Yes, the gear sucks. Get over it. Yes, I could easily have done better. Would it have mattered? Probably not. Hellmouth?!? Eyecandy, my friend.

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    Future Plans
    1) LOL. Cookie cutters, please.

    Special Thanks
    ~ MmmmBob/omg for killing Hell Lister and Baal. =).
    ~ omg for the Steel Pillar.
    ~ maxicek for the Cruel Visage.
    ~ Those who donated spears.
    ~ Readers!
     
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  2. omgwtfbbqpwned

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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Hahahaha, congrats on the mat. Those pics are hilarious. I told you not to do it. >=]
     
  3. Cygnus

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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Cool :cool: Big fan of wacky builds + big fan of amazons = you just made my day. Big props for going with the Iron Wolf, those guys are badly underused.

    More IAS (I think 18-19 is reachable) + valk instead of maxed SM should make this a lot easier (and improve kill speed)
     
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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    You're mad. At least you removed a lot of Tan'r Gorerods and Impalers from the dust-stashes I guess... Using Steel Pillar may be the only scrap of sanity left in you. Did I say you're mad? Quite mad.
     
  5. Jaedhann

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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Wow,,........just ,,..wow?!

    Quite insane indeed and GG on still be able to write coherently after this mat.
     
  6. Grisu

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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Woohoo! That was a great read about a great build!:thumbsup:
    Very impressive indeed:smiley:

    Oh, did I mention I wanted to make one of those, too? In HC? So why not take the chance and ask now: can self-repairing items be repaired again after their durability was reduced to 0?

    Oh, and one other thing: Next time use eBOTD Ghost Spear/Matriarchal Spear or at least Eternity, you n00b!:tongue:

    :wink3:
     
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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Oh

    My

    Effing

    God

    you actually had the patience to mat her? I am impressed... and a bit frightened.
     
  8. NagisaFurukawa

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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    One big, generic thanks to everyone. ;).

    @Cygnus: In retrospect... Valk would've been a fine choice since D/A/E wouldn't have ADDED any problems given Impale's inherent interruptibility. T_T. Fail.

    @nepeta: It's your avatar's fault.

    @Grisu: I'm fairly certain that they will continue to repair themselves despite reaching 0 durability. Might want to get a second opinion though. If you're actually serious about making a Hardcore Impalazon, then best of luck. You'll need it.

    @scottee: COWER IN FEAR, SHINRA LAP DOG. Sorry if that makes no sense.
     
  9. nilynrae

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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Woot! You made it.... you are one crazy lady! I would never have the patience. :laugh:

    Good luck with the next cookie-cutter... though I'm guessing you'll take a break from Amazons for a bit. :wink:
     
  10. HellHoundBarb

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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Congratulations on the really cool mat, just wow :grin:

    And any idea what will be your next build? Like a list of want-to-make builds?

    HHB
     
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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Gratz on the Mat, sicko, I mean psycho, no I mean...anyway, GRATZ! :thumbsup:

    After all those broken spears i thought you would gain enough sense and reason to drop the project...
    But no, you actually did the opposite and Mat it.
    Now if that isn't sick, I don't know what is. :grin:


    BTW...

    I was under the impression that Nagisa was a he, not a she... :undecided:
    God, I think I'm really poor with the gender line... :embarassed:


    --maxgerin



     
  12. TheSupercrab

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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    great mat and the screenie with all those broken spears is classic :)
     
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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Well, I'll be damned...

    As I had mentioned in another thread, I too started an Impaleazon over a year ago. I have no doubts that I could have made her into a matriarch, but as usual; my lack of patience doomed the idea.

    I just got fed up with the slowness of Impale, and always having to repair spears. Couple that with the fact that she could land 4 Jabs in the time it took for one Impale; and you have a recipe for supreme annoyance.

    And the thought of OKs just made it worse...an idea of mine was to max Lightning Bolt and a synergy, while keeping a stack of javelines on switch.

    I cannot begin to congratulate you enough. This truly is an indication of great patience and play skills. Well done!
     
  14. NagisaFurukawa

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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Insert big, generic thanks number two here. =).

    @nily: Apparently, I need to get a more manly avatar. Problem sound familiar? lol. Nagisa is a girl's name, and my RL friends find me girly, so I don't blame you at all...

    @HHB: Meh. Nothing special left on my list. Weaponless Martial Artist, Holy Bolt Pally, Blaze Sorc, Armageddon/Fury Druid. Might remake me Double Throw barb to incorporate 20 points of Leap for PvP. Valkazon? Honestly, I'm out of ideas. Got any? =).

    @max: I dropped it for a while. Can you blame me? T_T. Anyway, you can't call me sick, mister HF-rushed Infinity. Stolen from my homepage: "Gender - Male".

    @Swiller: Supreme annoyance indeed. OKs are pretty amusing though (in SC, at least). You have time to scream "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" as your amazon gets IM'd in the middle of her windup. ahaha~
     
  15. Merlin The Wizzard

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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Ok, this is what separates the master from the pupil. This also separates the Hardcore from the softcore. And most importantly, those screenshots definetely separate ME from ever trying THAT. I have no Tannr's... :grin:

    As for your next build, why not go the other way?
    You had an impalazon

    Female
    Blond
    Lots of Hair.
    Big two handed weapon
    Slow skill
    Use of a decoy

    Go to

    A daggerwielding barb with 20 in bash

    Male
    Black hair
    Small weapon
    Fast
    Fast skill
    No Decoy.

    And I applaud your knowledge of manga. Because nothing of all the avatar comments you made, makes any sense to me :p
     
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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Congrats, you must have the patience of David Carradin. So would it be viable to take 200 Ort runes to your spears for this build
     
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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    Thank goodness that's the case, at least my gender compass is just slightly skewed from north.
    With practice (ie more RL encounters :tongue: ), I might actually straighten it to point due north. :grin:

    Next crazy build, please. *wink*wink*
    I'm just waiting when you'll completely lose your marbles.


    --maxgerin



     
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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    ROFL!!

    Awesome Mat by the way.



     
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    Re: Matriarch Nagi, Impalazon (HnG 3/3)

    The link to screenshot were broken.

    But this seems a crazy build. Well done mate. If you ever get in trouble in RL, you can argue "insanity" if you need to.
     

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