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[Poll] To Mages: What is the first Ray on your Ray Cycle?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RootedOak, Jul 5, 2017.

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To Mages: What is the first ray in your Ray Cycle?

  1. Impale

    86 vote(s)
    73.5%
  2. Frostbite

    6 vote(s)
    5.1%
  3. Dragonsbreath

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  4. Unholy Caress

    7 vote(s)
    6.0%
  5. Insect Swarm

    6 vote(s)
    5.1%
  6. Pungent Mist

    5 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. Lightning Bolt

    5 vote(s)
    4.3%
  1. RootedOak

    RootedOak Oak Lord
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    Personally my Ray Cycle is:
    1. Impale
    2. Dragonsbreath
    3. Unholy Caress
    4. Insect Swarm
    5. Lightning Bolt
    6. Frostbite

    Then I have a 2nd ray key that does the same cycle in reverse to prioritize the two rays that go through objects:
    1. Frostbite
    2. Lightning Bolt

    That way when people cut corners on me, I shoot them through the corner.
     
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  2. Dufer

    Dufer Air Elemental
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    Impale > dragonsbreath > unholy caress > frostbite (Idk if it's just my intensify or what, but mine is hitting hard) > insect swarm
     
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  3. Tuloth

    Tuloth Infernal
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    This is my order as well. I'm considering moving Impale down now however, as arcane is becoming standard
     
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  4. Scrapnotcrap

    Scrapnotcrap Eodrin
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    Impale
    Insect
    Frost
    Dragon
    Unholy

    It may differ based on the type of staff that i'm using for rays.
     
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  5. mrW

    mrW Black Knight
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  6. DarkGhost25

    DarkGhost25 Black Knight
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    Everyone uses impale first... IT'S BALANCED THOUGH!
     
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  7. Fengor

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    Hello, insect swarm here.
     
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  8. Ron Mexico

    Ron Mexico Fire Elemental
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    I use impale first because I believe that all Darkfall players are stupid and lazy and won't wear arcane jewelry but will wear some kind of basic armor. That's my plan until people start proving me wrong, then I will move impale down in the rotation until late game when the dragon bags come out.
     
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  9. mrW

    mrW Black Knight
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    Why impale is not balanced:
    - Temporarily Blinds 90% of characters
    - Is draggable (same as water ray) so it's easier to land.
    - Potential to do highest damage if opponents have no jewelery
    - 2x Shorter cooldown than other rays (thanks DarkGhost25)

    Some rays have 1 (or 2 weaker) unique features, while impale has 3 4 of them. Go figure why everyone's using it :)
     
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  10. DarkGhost25

    DarkGhost25 Black Knight
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    5 second CD as well I think.
     
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  11. RootedOak

    RootedOak Oak Lord
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  12. Oresmacker

    Oresmacker Obsidian Golem
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    aye
     
  13. DarkGhost25

    DarkGhost25 Black Knight
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    Way too good.
     
  14. MerleisAirdburne

    MerleisAirdburne Black Knight
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    Lightning bolt is teh worst
     
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  15. Truedon

    Truedon Winterbound

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    Mine is exactly the same also have a second key for frostbite n lighting bolt.

    Main rays: On right click

    Frostbite/lightning bolt : On tab
     
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  16. MADtheMADDEST

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    a lot of people I've been running into have rings now so I use unholy caress for the mana dmg Unholy>Dragonbreath>impale
     
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  17. WizardKing

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    The reason impale and pungent mist were buffed to the level they are now - was AV needed a way to make the Earth Magic line more viable. No one was rolling earth in 1.0 and it was sad to see a wasted school. Which, these spells, are by far, among the buffs, the best reasons to grab the Earth Spell school line. Would you still be leveling your earth magic if you didn't get these spells? Are the required to compete? The blind, vs the high damage, is out done by the stamina that is not taken away by this spell. And it becomes almost utterly useless once players have an active defense against this.
     
  18. Grimtrove

    Grimtrove Skeleton Archer
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    Yea, I recently switched from using unholy carress first to impale because the blind is so damn annoying (granted, I'm a dwarf - does it blind me more?).

    Are you sure it is draggable? Definitely does not feel draggable as frostbite and lighting one does.
     
  19. mrW

    mrW Black Knight
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    It's not as evident as frostbite, but when testing it in low ping environment it was dragable. It also has a small aoe too if I'm not mistaken (trolls use to damage themselves if you stand at pointblank range and they land it on you), although that's not really an advantage worth listing for PvP, as it's negligible.
     
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  20. Grimtrove

    Grimtrove Skeleton Archer
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    Very interesting, thanks for reply.