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Torvaldsberg
10-06-2013, 09:27 PM
Pretty straight forward. How does a soloing Rogue best handle an ambush? Specifically, the ambushes that require you to come out of stealth to spring, and that are required to advance the dungeon crawl. Stealth, run away, and circle back? Stand and fight and hope you are evasive enough to make it through? Just wondering, since I enjoy the sneaky play, but to date have always done a Ranger/Rogue split to handle the parts of the game that force a stealth character to leave their strengths on the floor just to fit some arbitrary requirements.

Trillea
10-06-2013, 09:42 PM
Pretty straight forward. How does a soloing Rogue best handle an ambush? Specifically, the ambushes that require you to come out of stealth to spring, and that are required to advance the dungeon crawl. Stealth, run away, and circle back? Stand and fight and hope you are evasive enough to make it through? Just wondering, since I enjoy the sneaky play, but to date have always done a Ranger/Rogue split to handle the parts of the game that force a stealth character to leave their strengths on the floor just to fit some arbitrary requirements.

Best bet -

Step 1) find an invis clicky (equipment with uses of invis per day) and put it on your hotbar
2) When ambushed, hit your uncanny dodge and drink a haste pot
3) run around a corner, behind a huge tree, or otherwise get out of sight
4) while running away pop your invis clicky
5) go into stealth mode while the enemies are offscreen where they can't see you
6) wait for them to give up, then assassinate them 1 at a time
7) chortle gleefully as you hear their death cries

Step 7 is the most important of all.

Adelair
10-11-2013, 05:59 PM
Carry scrolls of sleet storm. If you wear spiked boots, have the Kip Up core ability from acrobat, or have freedom of movement cast on you, you can move through the storm with impunity. Otherwise try casting the spell directly beneath you and hold your ground, or put your back in a corner and cast it just ahead of you. Aggro the mobs with some throwing weapon to draw them into the storm. Once inside they're blind, so they only have a 50% chance to hit you, they attack a little slower, move a little slower, and you'll be scoring sneak attacks on all of them for the duration of the storm. It's a good combination of offense and defense, great for crowd control.

Best suited for mobs that prefer to close in for melee combat, so murder all the casters first. Sleet Storm is only a level 3 scroll, you should have high enough UMD to use it at a relatively early level.

This also works great if you're a mechanic. You can sleet storm a doorway and start firing into a room. Force the enemies to cross the storm to reach you while you score tons of sneak attacks with a repeater. Hit 'em with leg shot and tanglefoot to slow them further and trap them in the storm.

Bolo_Grubb
10-11-2013, 06:10 PM
use a hireling?

Phaeton_Seraph
10-12-2013, 06:15 AM
Carry scrolls of sleet storm. If you wear spiked boots, have the Kip Up core ability from acrobat, or have freedom of movement cast on you, you can move through the storm with impunity. Otherwise try casting the spell directly beneath you and hold your ground, or put your back in a corner and cast it just ahead of you. Aggro the mobs with some throwing weapon to draw them into the storm. Once inside they're blind, so they only have a 50% chance to hit you, they attack a little slower, move a little slower, and you'll be scoring sneak attacks on all of them for the duration of the storm. It's a good combination of offense and defense, great for crowd control.

Best suited for mobs that prefer to close in for melee combat, so murder all the casters first. Sleet Storm is only a level 3 scroll, you should have high enough UMD to use it at a relatively early level.

This also works great if you're a mechanic. You can sleet storm a doorway and start firing into a room. Force the enemies to cross the storm to reach you while you score tons of sneak attacks with a repeater. Hit 'em with leg shot and tanglefoot to slow them further and trap them in the storm.

Are those arcane scrolls?