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ALMAGEST WTF HELP

Discussion in 'Rants, Raves and Accomplishments' started by Seven, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Seven

    Seven Mildly Active Member VIP Supporter

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    how the HECK do you deal with Almagest?! 170% imperil is absolutely ABSURD. Even with 100% light resistance and Sylvie's 100% light resistance buff you're still taking 70% damage, and building for 100% light resistance on everyone is already hard enough.

    Do you dispel? Bushido - Freedom?

    My only other option is using my underpowered Reberta and a friend Reberta to escape dealing with it and only building 4 units with necessary resistance...
     
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    Three options:
    1. Self dispel the imperil and re-buff light resistance
    2. Buff with general mitigation + magic mitigation + SPR buffs + light resistance and build units tanky
    3. Push thresholds quickly to keep resetting his turn order
    I brought Kryla to self dispel for Almagest but ended up pushing thresholds that he used it only once in the whole fight. Almagest only comes on turn 3 so you have 3 turns to drop him to each threshold (60%, 30%) to avoid the move completely.
     
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    The whole trial was messy, so I had no real strategy other than staying alive ::rudecat9:: do you have big damage? then you can maybe evade almagest if you count the turns and hit the 60% threshold - I have used CG Lid for LB debuffing with her ultimate and cg Charlotte for mitigations, that was quite nice
     
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    That's fair. I'm running Esther but the fallout from Almagest hits really hard and although I haven't been killed by Almagest in recent runs they've left my units very susceptible to stray damage when my Folka and Sylvie are preoccupied.

    Should I be running Sylvie or Summer Fina & Lid?
     
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    I used Esther as well in my clear and she can push thresholds fast enough. Ate the almagest before the 60% threshold since she needs 2 LB's to get her LB damage buff rolling. Stray damage shouldn't be happening other than Vacuum Wave which will generally flatten any unit it hits.

    I don't have much experience with Sylvie but I'd imagine Fid would be a better breaking choice with her re-raise CD and light buff.
     
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    STOP SCREAMING AT ME :( :(

    Back in my day people used to Dispelga trick shiz like that. Or spam reraise like a boss.
     
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    Just be quick to put him down and Reraise a lot
     
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    Ashlag Here and not here. Borderlands 3 takes precedance. Staff Member Moderator VIP Supporter

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    As said before, I see several options :
    1-tank it like a boss. Yes, this implies all the buffs you can.
    2-Dispel yourself (dispelga trick, Kryla, Bushido) and rebuff.
    3a-Push as fast as possible the threshold to reset the rotation
    3b, my personal favourite : push the threshold on the turns you'll get hit by Almagest, avoiding it.
    4-Reraise, and combine with 1 as needed.

    Feel free to mix all those.
     
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    What trial are you mentioning here?
     
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    Neo Exdeath.
     
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    I just geared my 6* SSC with as much light gear as possible (More than 100%)

    She didn't die, I also had 70%-ish breaks on + 50% Ele Res at all times.

    Did like no damage and the holy after it did only 400
     
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    I brought 7* sscharlotte as main tank (passive provoke and mag tank) and 7* beryl as breaker tank. So everytime charlotte died, beryl will become mag tank. Easier this way
     
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    veritas of the light. Eats the damage. LOL. But in reality I didnt have trouble with this trial, i won in 1 try (with a few soft resets). I forgot who I even used to win. Sorry dude.
     
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    I used dd with guts, ate it with everyone else with a bit of light resist.
     
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    Everyone, IT IS DONE.

    Very rough and a lot of RNG because my Esther missed the last threshold by 6% due to dying and losing the LB damage buff and ATK buff, but...oh well. Almagest was dealt with using Bushido - Freedom, would have used Dispel trick too if I had remembered, followed by Sylvie buffs.

    That’s that. Sadly I missed the wind/dark damage mission though...I’m not going back for some time, either.
     
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    ::thonk:: what is Almagest??
    and isnt this the standard for nowdays?
    [​IMG]
     
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    What about Myra LB ::thonk::
     
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    don't have 7* myra ._.
     
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