So... I realized I needed to do the quest again in order to fetch the description of Jalek's Panic Reaver because it didn't entirely fit into the text box of items in-battle. Bracing myself for the long long ordeal that would be fighting the wardragon again, I decided to go full YOLO because I didn't really care about winning the entire fight, but only the first 2 stages, here was my setup:
Werepyre BeastForm + Lantern of Souls + OPTIC + Draconic Blade (the one from Wyvern Rider War) + Kindred Pet (generating charges to let Kindred Shield recover resources as needed).
Well, this is where the interesting part comes though... I won the 1st two parts in full-YOLO mode, while the 3rd part I lost while the boss had 8200 HP left... That's very very very close to the end of the fight. I'd have probably won if I bothered to use Gandolphin even once in the fight I believe.
This... Kinda made me wonder if going full-YOLO isn't actually the easiest way of killing this guy? I might try it again with the Temp DB to see how it goes, maybe by also using the "Terror" skill from the Werepyre Form to reduce the boss' damage output.
Granted, this was only possible because of my 250 END, which is... Kinda hilarious, who'd have guessed END can be an useful stat?
I might try it again while actively trying to win, this time I really just wanted to reach the basic reward shop, so I didn't bother with trying... Fun, fun, I'm starting to like this boss more design-wise~
Edit: And immediately after posting this I realized I could have just gotten the description from Kalle's video of beating the boss... Well, it was a fun discovery nonetheless, so I don't mind it, but gosh, I'm dumb.
Edit 2: So, I kinda realized I didn't know where I needed to click in the axe to change modes and to eat fear, so I was forced to do the quest again to buy it and check that out (yeah, I'm dumb, shouldn't have sold it before I finished making the pedia entry).
I tried again while using Gandolphin to see how far I'd go... Also, I had like... Over 1000 Kindred Charges for this test, which made a huge difference as I'm pretty sure the pet wouldn't have generated this many charges during the battle at all.
Anyways, I was able to reach the final stage and died when the boss only had 2209 HP left, I think I was very very close to winning this one. If I had the temp DB instead of Draconic Blade or if I had used Potions, or if my Fire Armor was a FD one instead of a FO one, I think I might have actually won... Which is a very interesting experiment overall.
Granted, it wasn't a "fair" fight so to speak, because I still used the unfair interaction between beastform and gandolphin as well as had a bunch of Kindred Charges to burn into replenishing resources... Still, I aaaaaaalmost won in full YOLO mode, which was quite fun. Surprising to see this kind of strategy going this far.
Ah, also, I had to defy the last endurance roll for 800+ SP, which was probably the biggest reason behind my loss I believe, that extra SP could have allowed me to use Kindred Shield into MP one more time and let me use one final Gandolphin for victory... It was close~
< Message edited by AliceShiki -- 9/2/2019 3:45:28 >