PvP Week 3 - Duel Reviews This thread is for write ups of the PvP week duels. Please feel free to add comments, pictures, screenshots etc. I'll try to do a write up for every nights duels, but if anyone wants to step in to help out, they are more than welcome to. Monday The Players Rei_I, a Bow / Lightning Trapper, Tanksaabas Rei_III, a Kicker, Tanksaabas Wind_Druid, a Wind Druid - colony Im_ABarb, a BvC - colony Aurora, an Energy Shield Fire Sorceress - maxicek Zhora, a Lightning Trapper - maxicek Trinity, a WW Assassin - maxicek Satoko, a Bow / Fire trapper - NagisaFurukawa Hayate, a Blizzard Sorceress - NagisaFurukawa Fluor, a Venommancer - bassano Kricket, a Smiter - Pyrohemia Tesla, a Lightning Sorceress - Pyrohemia I started the game with my new trapper, Zhora. I'll do a mat thread about her after PvP week. Tank was already in the game with Rei_I, his bow / lightning trap hybrid. colony was hosting with his new barb, I'm sure most people have read the mat thread. I haven't played a PvP game since before Christmas, so I was a bit rusty to say the least (excuses, excuses....). With relatively low teleport speed of an assassin and about 50% claw block, colony's behemoth of a barbarian was tearing me to pieces. I didn't do much better against Tank. Traps and a bow is an interesting combination. He could camp behind a wall of traps and fire off arrows at me. I hate trap vs trap because I can never tell whose trap is whose. I end up moving towards my wall of traps and then getting a LS in the face because they actually aren't my traps. More from Zhora later in the week. I came back for a brief period with Trinity, but then swapped to Aurora to give Tank some practice vs a sorceress with his kicker. I'm not sure it helped him much as Aurora could pretty much tank him. I think Tank left and Pyro joined with Kricket at this point but I may be wrong. Bassano came briefly with his venomancer until his laptop started overheating. We played a few team games, once I managed to one hit kill Bass with a meteor. Colony dominated but the high defence of Kricket gave him a few problems without Angelics. People left for a bit and I had a series of 1vs1 duels with col. Despite the fact that my fireball damage is about 16-17K, with his high life this meant I would need about ten hits to kill him. This was my first outing on the moor with the character, so it was a steep learning curve, particularly against a character specifically designed to kill casters. The first few duels ended very quickly. I didn't win any, I'm measuring my success in number of hits. I think I managed about 3-4 at best, maybe I will be able to get ten in before the week is out - or not :\ Pyro re-joined around this point, and Nagisa joined as well with Hayate. Colony then had 3 sorcs to play with. We played a few 1 vs 1s and then teams and also 3 different element sorcs against 1 barb. These duels went about 50/50 I think. Staying near the blizzards was the key, these took a big chunk of the barbs life. If col took out Nagisa early generally we lost. Interesting duels though. I re-joined with Trinity again. This is not my original Trinity in the Mat/Pat thread compilation but a new one re-built for Enigma. I'll do a write up on her after the week is out too. Nagisa re-joined with Satoko around this point too. We played a few 1vs1s and then free for alls. The stun capability of Satoko's fire traps was impressive and the damage wasn't bad either. A Dwarf star and Nokozan Relic may take care of the latter, but there is no room for those on a Ghost. If I could pressure him out of his trap zone I could get the kill, but a few time I teled into the traps and got locked up. Pyro switched back to Kricket which was relief for everyone as it gave colony a harder opponent. I traded a few WWs with colony. On one occasion I think I came off better, but I don't expect to win WW battles against his longer range. Altogether a relatively quiet first night's duelling, but fun none the less. Nice to see some people I have never duelled before, and Pyro's first time on the moor since 1.09 BNet - I hope you will stick with it. More duels tonight.