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TOPIC: FULL V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type

FULL V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 4 months 4 weeks ago #1

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This has become one of my favorite theme run to run, so I'm doing it again for V8

Fiddy - ???
Zinniz - ranged Barbarian (paid & transferred)
Alex - melee Bard (paid & transferred)
Ian Lee - 2H Paladin (paid & transferred)
Braxton - ??? (paid & transferred)


As always, if you need TEs, I'm happy to provide them. And if you don't want the ghost, I'm happy to keep extras.

For those wondering about the theme: the intent is that you build your character in a non-standard way, optimizing for things that the class is generally not good at. So a Paladin that focuses on ranged attacks for example, or a Wizard that runs around clobbering things in melee. This doesn't mean that (as an example) Clerics aren't allowed to heal at all, just that they should be optimized for something else and plan to be doing that "something else" most of the time.

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LF4M V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 4 months 4 weeks ago #2

Would a polymorph wizard count as playing against type? I know elves get a to-hit bump, but not sure what you think.

I'm just curious...I already have a run that overlaps this one, but would definitely be interested in joining a future Double Down Playing Against Type if poly-wiz qualifies.
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LF4M V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 4 months 4 weeks ago #3

I'm in for Ranged Barbarian. Alex is in for ??? (I'll let him reply here and pick his class). We'll both need to borrow TE for the ghosts, if that's ok, since we can only supply for ourselves.

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LF4M V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 4 months 4 weeks ago #4

I could do this. 2h paladin, perhaps.

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LF4M V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 4 months 4 weeks ago #5

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zinniz wrote: I'm in for Ranged Barbarian. Alex is in for ??? (I'll let him reply here and pick his class). We'll both need to borrow TE for the ghosts, if that's ok, since we can only supply for ourselves.


Got you both down. And can definitely lend you the TEs

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LF4M V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 4 months 4 weeks ago #6

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Ian Lee wrote: I could do this. 2h paladin, perhaps.


Got you

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LF1M V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 4 months 4 weeks ago #7

2h Paladin is “against type” would shuriken monk be “against type”? What about ranged rogue? Melee Bard?
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LF1M V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 4 months 3 weeks ago #8

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macxdmg wrote: 2h Paladin is “against type” would shuriken monk be “against type”? What about ranged rogue? Melee Bard?


Some combinations are definitely more "against type" than others. To me, one of the key things about the theme is that you're not treading the same old build ideas that everyone uses for the class. Generally that means either going down a truly suboptimal path (like Ranged Cleric) or actively building against something your class is known for.

So a 2H Paladin, giving up their shield and reducing the effectiveness of their Guard ability? At least slips into the edge.

Shuriken Monk I think definitely fit well before the transmute neck items. Despite having a Monk ability that aided them. I still don't see a lot of people going that route, so I might still say "sure".

A Ranged Rogue on the other hand, I'd probably only say qualifies if they are not equipping something that lets them Sneak Attack at range. Or has some other reason they can point to that makes them against type. Like focusing on throwing alchemical weapons. Honestly, focusing your build on throwing alchemical weapons is maybe one of the few ideas that would work for "against type" for basically any class.

Melee Bard feels like it fits the theme pretty well. Especially if you're ignoring Focus items that could be boosting your spells in favor of tokens that boost your melee.

When it comes down to it, yeah, some ideas may be more subjective than others.

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LF1M V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 4 months 2 weeks ago #9

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Still looking for one more to join us

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LF1M V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 4 months 1 week ago #10

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Bumping again to fill that last spot.

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LF1M V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 4 months 1 day ago #11

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FULL V8 - Sat 10:24 - NM - Double Down - Playing Against Type 3 months 3 weeks ago #12

Does anyone have a good ranged weapon my barbarian could borrow? Right now I've got her with a chaos cannon, and that's working OK, but I have starry eyes looking at some of the bows out there.

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