I just lost the Dominion challenge, with Kathool as the sole enemy left. It had 56 HP the turn it defeated me. I am slightly bitter, but, I'm also optimistic, because I had some bad luck, and the strategy seems to work. Patience Dragonlord, pet dragon with 200 Protection only.
Initial equipment, with focus on All Resistance due to the many different damage types: Ultra Omniknight Blade, Necro Paragon Cape IV, Void Chitin Band IV, Fierce Dragonlord Helm, Squirrel Tentacle IV, Dragon's Patience, Defender's Dragon Belt XX, Legion Bracer. Started out with having Cysero's Hamstergeddon (the level 15 variant that only costs 175 DC) as "Shown," and Attacked Argus Skywatcher until Hamstergeddon triggered on it, giving it -200 ??? resistance for 49 turns, in preparation. Then, I switched target to Archdryad Malydrys, and took her out. I also stunned Kathool as often as possible. Once Malydrys was down, I switched some equipment:
In order to survive Argus' incredibly damage I swapped some All resistance for Light and Dark resistance: Squirrel Tentacle IV → Unhallowed DK Amulet. Fierce Dragonlord Helm → Doomknight Helm. I also switched weapon from Ultra Omniknight Blade to Soulforged Sword doing ??? damage, which together with Argus' earlier -200 ??? resistance let me defeat him quite fast (but not with much health left, and I used both full health foods).
Finally, Kathool. Same as always, slowly wittle it down while staying under 50% health. When it went under 7000 health I switched to the default low-damage Dragonblade and "Showed" Hamstergeddon, hoping for it to trigger so that I could stun Kathool and blow it away with ??? Soulforged. It never triggered, so when it was down to 4050 health, close to triggering its nuke spam, I switched over to Ancient Dragonlord Scythe of the Elements for Energy damage, stunned it, and used all the strongest attacks (did't get to use Dragon Soul though) and some protection skills to survive one more nuke towards the end. I went down, one attack from taking Kathool out and succeeding the challenge. But, it was my first time trying it with Hamstergeddon's special prepared in advance on Argus.
Next time, I'll try it with BaltSoulweaver, see if I can't nuke Argus and Kathool with ridonk ??? damage. And this time, I'm bringing some extra food to boost my damage for those last turns against Kathool.
Oh, and stats: 200 str, 200 end, 45 cha.
< Message edited by coldmonkey -- 8/21/2018 16:47:21 >