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edventure
08-21-2007, 09:29 AM
My Sor10 was running through the Threnals last night with a great PUG but I was having a hell of a time with the reavers. Firewall didn't seem to do much damage and I couldn't get a PK through their SR. Seemed like anything I tried was ineffective and just drew aggro. What's the best spell to use against them? What about the Clay golems?

juniorpfactors
08-21-2007, 09:33 AM
cone of cold

CSFurious
08-21-2007, 10:19 AM
& extend haste your fighters

you can also hit them with ennervation & your pk's will hit

Shade
08-21-2007, 11:47 AM
Think there lowest resist is lightning or acid, but its a difference of like 10 points, so not important.

Wall of fire is still the best over dmg spell on them, but due to there high resistance you need to max, empower and extend it to be the most effecient.

Otherwise yea, get your spell pen up with items and enhancements, and throw enervate followed by pk for good success rates.

Another fun way to kill them is to flesh to stone or hold monster, then beat them with the dreamspitter.

Jakylpops
08-22-2007, 10:00 AM
SF: Illusion, Gsf: Illusion, Illusion focus item, Heighten...PK

This is the advantage an Illusion spec. caster has over the Finger Sorcerer. He becomes a bad mofo at a much earlier level, plus Hypno pattern gives him a very efective crowd control spell too.

Considering all characters now get 1 free feat respec and 1 free dragonshard, I've started building most of my casters as Illusionists, with the intention of switching them over to something else at a later time when PK has lost it's kick. At this point though a heightened PK is still almost as good as a Finger of Death.

arcane_nite
08-22-2007, 12:39 PM
Cloudkill + solid fog + extend. Does anyone remember this technique? LOL

Borror0
08-22-2007, 09:54 PM
Cloudkill + solid fog + extend. Does anyone remember this technique? LOL

Yes, nigthmares. I so don't miss that time. Glad they were nerfed.

MrWizard
08-23-2007, 02:30 AM
My Sor10 was running through the Threnals last night with a great PUG but I was having a hell of a time with the reavers. Firewall didn't seem to do much damage and I couldn't get a PK through their SR. Seemed like anything I tried was ineffective and just drew aggro. What's the best spell to use against them? What about the Clay golems?

If you are a nuke sorc and did not get any feats in spell pen, I would give up on PK for these guys. However, if you did get the spell pen feats, and the enhancements, and hopefully an item, they PK really easy.

They also charm really easy.....
I think hold monster is a 4th level spell too, that works.

However, if you do not have spell pen feats and went with a nuker...well, try to nuke them with something that they cannot use spell resistance on...

Magic missile?
Ice storm?
Acid works great I would assume, but you probably have no enhancements or items, nor even any spells regarding acid (most do not)...

Honestly...I can think that buffing the party would help best I guess...and spend time taking out other mobs while the party concentrates on the reavers...

Tough situation..

MrWizard
08-23-2007, 02:32 AM
SF: Illusion, Gsf: Illusion, Illusion focus item, Heighten...PK

This is the advantage an Illusion spec. caster has over the Finger Sorcerer. He becomes a bad mofo at a much earlier level, plus Hypno pattern gives him a very efective crowd control spell too.

Considering all characters now get 1 free feat respec and 1 free dragonshard, I've started building most of my casters as Illusionists, with the intention of switching them over to something else at a later time when PK has lost it's kick. At this point though a heightened PK is still almost as good as a Finger of Death.

This will have no effect on the spell resistance....it will just bounce off..

try spell pen, greater spell pen, heighten.....
works everytime (almost)

MrWizard
08-23-2007, 02:33 AM
& extend haste your fighters

you can also hit them with ennervation & your pk's will hit

and fire reavers will walk through the web....i guess web on reavers, fog/ckill on the fire ones..


Still say that with spell pen, charm, pk, hold monster work grrrreat

Varis
08-23-2007, 02:34 AM
vs ice flensers, use firewall or scorching ray, kill them fast.

vs fire reavers, use cone of cold

vs normal reavers, just use web + tanks, solid fog + firewall (max+emp) work well too. They are not weak to anything so it takes longer to kill them but they are far less dangerous as well.

liamfrancais
08-29-2007, 09:39 AM
Clay golems are tough acid heals them so do not use that nothing I have found does much damage to them maybe force missle but have not tried it.

Shade
08-31-2007, 08:27 AM
Clay golems are imune to magic. Except one spell: Disintigrate..

And it works awesome on them, 1 or 2 shots non-max non-emp and there dead. 1 shot empowered usual does the trick too.

I remember PK'ing the renders in threnal quite well at low lvl. I had illusion focus and heighten, but didnt have any spell pen feat. Wasn't nessary, with an item and enhancement I got thru pretty much everytime.
I also used fireballs on large groups with very good success.. Tho this requires very good twitch skill to not die after the agro it generates.

Aspenor
08-31-2007, 08:36 AM
Kick them in the kneecaps.