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BLOODRUNNEL
04-26-2007, 03:14 PM
Simple question here. I am so tired of repairing after dealing with slimes. I haven't been lucky enough to get Muckbane yet. I know what weapons work best and what doesn't. Just wondering. Are there also spells or potions that do any damage to them. They are a nuisance and I want them to go away.
Nothing worse than fighting the mob and ....here they come. I hate slugs!!
Aaaargh.........Sorry....I'm better now.

PurdueDave
04-26-2007, 03:25 PM
Fists or normal 2H weapons. 2H weapons because when they break you don't start shield bashing.

It's still worth getting a muckbane. Might take 5,6...20 tries, though.

BLOODRUNNEL
04-26-2007, 03:42 PM
Ok then....and yeah I'm still trying for muckbane...and trying and trying.Lol

AndrosCrotonus
04-26-2007, 03:46 PM
Simple solution, just carry around (3 or 4) 1 copper wooden clubs until you get a Muckbane. If they break, throw em away and buy another.

Zenako
04-26-2007, 04:06 PM
One trick I used was to buy a heavy mace from the starter seller for a few silver. Then whenever I had to repair it, the cost was only coppers at a time. I tossed it once I got a muckbane. Using your fists is another good approach to avoiding weapon damage, espeically if you have some Strength to back it up. Unarmed kicking and punching will be slower, but ultimately a lot cheaper in general.

Rentz
04-26-2007, 04:39 PM
think of farming muckbane 1..2...3...20..times as one long quest. :P


the worst slimes in the game (imo) are in threnal. damn things hang around renders and hell hounds...on a elite it's a real b****

DSL
04-26-2007, 04:43 PM
One trick I used was to buy a heavy mace from the starter seller for a few silver. Then whenever I had to repair it, the cost was only coppers at a time. I tossed it once I got a muckbane. Using your fists is another good approach to avoiding weapon damage, espeically if you have some Strength to back it up. Unarmed kicking and punching will be slower, but ultimately a lot cheaper in general.

Clubs are preferable, as wood seems to deteriorate more slowly than metal, so your cheap 1 cp club will last twice as long as a plain mace. If you have martial weapon proficiency, Greatclubs work very well, giving a good amount of damage, while sparing your shield.

Brummbar
04-26-2007, 05:31 PM
Your fists 100% of the time.

What may take 2-3 seconds to kill with a muck bane, will take you 10-15 seconds with out...

f your time crunched'ed then use your good weapons or buy the 1 cp disposable clubs from the simple melee vendor in the tent...

Tenkari_Rozahas
04-26-2007, 11:21 PM
actually, just buy one 1copper club, you can repair it over and over, it will never cost more than the price of the weapon... i should know, i done it several times while trying to get the muckbane.

tihocan
04-27-2007, 08:12 AM
You can also generally buy a muckbane off the AH. In the meantime just carry a couple clubs.

FluffyDucky
04-27-2007, 09:15 AM
As for spells I think that are immune to fire and cold but magic missile seems to work however I agree with everyone else on the thread and just get a coupe of cheap clubs/maces and treat them as your muckbane until you get a real one. Having more than one is a good idea as I have worn out multiple weapons on slime heavy maps.

I have also had good luck running away while shooting them with arrows. It aint quick but it avoids wear and tear on my weapons.

Tenkari_Rozahas
04-27-2007, 10:12 AM
I have also had good luck running away while shooting them with arrows. It aint quick but it avoids wear and tear on my weapons.

that only works on some oozes. remember arrows split any oozes that arent the simple gray ones.

Missing_Minds
04-27-2007, 10:19 AM
If I recall correctly, I believe that chill touch will smack all of them.
Shocking grasp about half but I forget the types that are immune. But with shocking grasp you can take enhancements to do more damage.

BLOODRUNNEL
04-27-2007, 10:35 AM
Thanks everyone for all the ideas. I'm working at farming muckbane. In kobold brothers last night I got so tired of them that I took whatever time it took to kill them all with arrows. Not much fun, but I used it as an excercise at running backward,strafing and such. ......and still no Muckbane!!
Back at it tonight.Lol

David_Edwards
04-27-2007, 10:51 AM
Paralyzing bow FTW! ever see a paralyzed slime?

GeneralDiomedes
04-27-2007, 10:55 AM
The good news is that they have basically stopped putting oozes in quests. The last new ooze I can remember is from the Pit. My muckbane isn't even on my taskbar anymore.

Protagoras
04-27-2007, 12:59 PM
Thanks everyone for all the ideas. I'm working at farming muckbane. In kobold brothers last night I got so tired of them that I took whatever time it took to kill them all with arrows. Not much fun, but I used it as an excercise at running backward,strafing and such. ......and still no Muckbane!!
Back at it tonight.Lol


Get someone to help you. Two folks in a party.

Enter quest at the left - right fork, take the left fork kill the kobold brother their open the sewer, run back take the right fork and get close to the opened door. If muck spawns kill it and open the chest. if he doesn't spawn, recall, break party, reform party, repeat. You need a second to break party and make the 5 minute timer reset.

Kargon
04-27-2007, 06:04 PM
While one kind of ooze (kargon forget which) are immune cold damanage, the rest are not. and ooze have very very VERY terrimable reflamex saves, so niacs work very very nice on the ones cold damanage work on.

be carefumul with shockaming grasp, as anothamer type of ooze (kargon also forget which) gets split by any lightnaming damanage. this include thing like lightnaming guard armormer/robes too.

ShrewMage
04-28-2007, 11:00 AM
Paralyzing bow FTW! ever see a paralyzed slime?

It's kind of funny actually, because they don't really look like they're paralyzed but more of stuck in an upwardly motion, lol

GORAK
04-28-2007, 07:24 PM
Like the earlier people mentioned, get yourself a couple cheap clubs and use those. If you are a fighter type, Greatclubs tend to be very effective on them too. If you run the Durks quest enough times, odds are you will find a Muckbane eventually. Another neat trick is 2 Muckbanes with TWF as oozes have a very poor AC and even a lowly caster can hit them. I think it's funny when oozes get cursed!
:D

S1gma
04-29-2007, 08:06 AM
When using fists, won't your rings and gloves take damage?

Solmage
04-29-2007, 09:18 AM
They should. But as far as I've been able to tell, they don't.

miceelf88
04-29-2007, 02:12 PM
I've had rings take damage when punching slimes.
At least, I think I have.

Aranticus
04-29-2007, 08:57 PM
erm... get muck's doom? :D

ShrewMage
05-11-2007, 12:03 PM
I think it's funny when oozes get cursed!
:D

Sadly enough, there about the only thing I CAN hit with my cursespewing staff, haha!


erm... get muck's doom? :D

You only have to run The Pit until your eyes fall out :P

Lorein_Azura_Childs
05-11-2007, 12:17 PM
I wonder what would happen to some of these suggestions if they ever add Gelatonous Cubes!!!


*punch* *punch* *munch* *munch*


or


*swing* *swing* *munch* *crunch* !!!!!


Hehe.:D

Id say Ooze slayers... but err splitting doesnt sound fun.

GORAK
08-07-2007, 02:02 PM
With the new update, we now have an "Everbright" effect on weapons that make them immune to acid and rust damage from slimes and rust monsters. Now you can just find yourself a decent magical "Everbright" blunt weapon to cover the entire slime and rust monster gamut. Guess the dev's introduced the "everbright" because so many people cried and complained at the high repair bills and were frustrated running Durks Got A Secret 20x times and never got a Muckbane!

PranasP
08-07-2007, 02:25 PM
The everbright is working well for me but I have not found an everbright blunt weapon yet. Just the slashers.

Still combined with a quick blueshine armor swap, the repair costs have gone down dramatically

RevBaker
08-08-2007, 02:25 AM
I pulled a +1 True Chaos Heavymace of Everbright...From the Pit of all places

Missing_Minds
08-08-2007, 08:34 AM
the worst slimes in the game (imo) are in threnal. damn things hang around renders and hell hounds...on a elite it's a real b****

They aren't that bad, honestly. At least they weren't before the AI change.

I know before, you could sneak up to them and then come back to pull back ONLY the slimes. Given that they have tremor sence, you can't hide from them. But you can hide from the other so you'd only drag back the slimes.

Beyond that, the best everbright weapon I've pulled to date is a +2 acid heavy mace.

blakbyrd
08-08-2007, 09:26 AM
Ok then....and yeah I'm still trying for muckbane...and trying and trying.Lol

I feel your pain, or rather have felt it. Awhile back, when they changed the frequency of the muckbane drop (due to vendors being flooded with muckbanes), it took me 56 runs to get muck to even spawn, and it wasnt until run 64 I think that I got a muckbane. Bad luck on my part, but it hasnt been that bad for a long time, however I dont use muckbanes much anymore anyways.

Sadly though, people are asking ridiculous amounts on the AH for them. If you happen to be on Argonnessen, let me know, I have some spares I have no use for.

~Jules921
08-10-2007, 12:55 AM
The good news is that they have basically stopped putting oozes in quests. The last new ooze I can remember is from the Pit. My muckbane isn't even on my taskbar anymore.

Can I have yours then???

Jules

~Jules921
08-10-2007, 01:01 AM
Sadly enough, there about the only thing I CAN hit with my cursespewing staff, haha!



You only have to run The Pit until your eyes fall out :P

MedicLady was extremely lucky and pulled Muck's Doom on her first try:D

wundernewb
08-10-2007, 07:30 AM
that only works on some oozes. remember arrows split any oozes that arent the simple gray ones.


Throwing hammers FTW! :D

ArkoHighStar
08-10-2007, 07:38 AM
I feel your pain, or rather have felt it. Awhile back, when they changed the frequency of the muckbane drop (due to vendors being flooded with muckbanes), it took me 56 runs to get muck to even spawn, and it wasnt until run 64 I think that I got a muckbane. Bad luck on my part, but it hasnt been that bad for a long time, however I dont use muckbanes much anymore anyways.

Sadly though, people are asking ridiculous amounts on the AH for them. If you happen to be on Argonnessen, let me know, I have some spares I have no use for.


You will be needing them again soon:cool:

DemonMage
08-10-2007, 08:08 AM
You will be needing them again soon:cool:

I imagine most people have upgraded to Everbright at this point =-p

Ghoste
08-10-2007, 08:11 AM
Fire works well against slimes and puddings, acid against oozes.

Ziggy
08-10-2007, 08:24 AM
Simple solution, just carry around (3 or 4) 1 copper wooden clubs until you get a Muckbane. If they break, throw em away and buy another.
or just repair em. it only costs a copper to repair.

For your starter characters you can buy the clubs from thad before you go to stormreach if you run euphonias challenge.

blakbyrd
08-10-2007, 08:47 AM
You will be needing them again soon:cool:

With the new sighting of the undead beholder, and the whole new undead series coming soon, does this mean we will now be getting undead oozes? Yikes.....LOL

Ghoste
08-10-2007, 08:54 AM
With the new sighting of the undead beholder, and the whole new undead series coming soon, does this mean we will now be getting undead oozes? Yikes.....LOL
undead beholder? Are you serious?

Balian1957
08-10-2007, 09:00 AM
Fists or normal 2H weapons. 2H weapons because when they break you don't start shield bashing.

It's still worth getting a muckbane. Might take 5,6...20 tries, though.

Try 20 plus tries... I've tried to get a muckbane at least 20 times. I'm starting to think getting a muckbane is an urban legend.

PurdueDave
08-10-2007, 09:43 AM
Try 20 plus tries... I've tried to get a muckbane at least 20 times. I'm starting to think getting a muckbane is an urban legend.

That's rough. My max was 19. I've heard of worse. If it's any consolation, I didn't start collecting them until after they nerfed the chest. What server are you on?

Balian1957
08-10-2007, 10:07 AM
Was Mabar now Argonessen

Missing_Minds
08-10-2007, 10:11 AM
Try 20 plus tries... I've tried to get a muckbane at least 20 times. I'm starting to think getting a muckbane is an urban legend.

Ouch... When I see Muck I have about a 30% chance of pulling one it seems. I've pulled them so often I've started to toss them in the AH for a little extra cash. Buy out of something like 10 or 15k gold. I may start to beat the quest for fun, then start to invite people in for the chest when he spawns.

ArkoHighStar
08-10-2007, 10:36 AM
With the new sighting of the undead beholder, and the whole new undead series coming soon, does this mean we will now be getting undead oozes? Yikes.....LOL

I will say no more otherwise it summon the gelatinous cube:D

ArkoHighStar
08-10-2007, 10:44 AM
That's rough. My max was 19. I've heard of worse. If it's any consolation, I didn't start collecting them until after they nerfed the chest. What server are you on?

remembers the old days fondly when muck always spawned and always had a muckbane

QuantumFX
08-10-2007, 10:50 AM
For those having trouble pulling a muckbane: Are you hitting both levers in the quest? I don't have the exact link available but a dev has posted that the correct lever to spawn Muck is random between the 2 switches. However the quickest way to reach Muck is to hit the switch in room 2. THis is coming from the guy who has had the tenacity to outfit all of his rangers with dual muckbanes (except for my STR based 2 Pally/11 Ranger - He dual weilds muckdooms... :D )

PurdueDave
08-10-2007, 12:32 PM
Was Mabar now Argonessen

I'll check my Argo characters. If I have one I'll mail it to you if you PM me your character name. I'm gonna trash my Argo characters now that the servers are merged.

EDIT - sent 1 muckbane (and it's in good condition, I didn't send you one with 1 point of durability left or anything)

KALASHTAR
08-13-2007, 12:25 PM
I had a ordeal the other day where I was playing von4 and did not fight the slimes with my party because I forgot there were going to be slimes and the only blunt weapons I had were my 2 paralyzing light maces (on slimes, I don't think so) and my banishing light mace ( agian not on slimes)