Occultist Combat

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Jeska's picture
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I recently changed to the Occultist class and I have to say, I'm struggling a little. I love the RP the class provides and the combat is just as interesting. I see all these different skills I could use, but my head just isn't clicking them into place like it did when I was a Sentinel.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated. I'm raja, trans occultism, tarot, and up to crone in domination. Even links to combat logs would help a bunch, just some things to take notes off of and get a direction in which I need to be going for. Also, any suggestions on what tattoos would be of best use? Currently use web, shield, hammer, cloak, mindseye, and tree. Was thinking of dropping web in favor of maybe hourglass or moss? I have clot but I've always thought it could never hurt to have a little more insurance since Raja isn't too tanky.

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Um, if you can't win as an Occie, something's terribly wrong.

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Never said I couldn't, I'd just prefer to do something more than aeon/web/hang and pray for my ents to kill them. Didn't pay money for credits just to use domination and 2 skills in tarot.

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Try using death tarot or going for enlighten.

Mostly, just grab a buddy and play around with your skills - get an idea of what you can and cannot do.

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Don't bother with enlighten unless you are really comfortable fighting in general. Some occies can track what they are afflicting with (well, as best an occie can,) rather well. But if you are new to it, I would suggest a few things based on what limited combat experience I have up until now.

Pinchaura is really nice, they can't see what you pinch. Very good for stripping speed.

Keep devilmark up, if it drops and it looks like the fight will be going awhile, get it back up and fling another devil.

If you end up using deathtarot, it, like most insta kills, requires you do nothing while it is going on. Only a few things interrupt it, but play around and see what and see what the messages are. Use tentacles and possibly tower tarot (depending on location,) to keep people around while it hits.

Afflictions are pretty random, but if you keep at it, you can pile them on fast, hit with whispering madness, and buy yourself time to do more damage. I really like chaosrays, but don't use it unless you don't mind hitting everyone in the room.

If you can pile on enough afflictions, you can get devolve to stick for a bit, which is great against classes with entities.

That's just stuff off the top of my head and while being slightly vague.

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almost all the skills are set to build upon each other, link them together. By the way, soulmaster usage throughly helps afflicting. Keep that in mind.

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Also, since you're rajamalan, you'll probably want to focus on tarot, but a 14 intelligence warp still hurts. Incorporate moon, lovers, and justice tarot into your flinging. Also remember that you also have abilities that can benefit your entities, and supplementing their passive effects is a major key to victory.

Like other Occultists, I won't give away all the secrets. It's up to you to journey, and discover.

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order entourage kill target
outd aeon
charge aeon
fling aeon at target
repeat
outd hangedman
charge hangedman
fling hangedman at target
*star tarot*
repeat repeat repeat
warp warp warp
dead

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Marlwolf wrote:
order entourage kill target
outd aeon
charge aeon
fling aeon at target
repeat
outd hangedman
charge hangedman
fling hangedman at target
*star tarot*
repeat repeat repeat
warp warp warp
dead

Convenient how you skipped the "I don't want to just aeon/hangedman whore" part.

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My advice is to learn to maximise your ents, build your offence to double up on what they are doing. As a rajamala you could do a lot worse in general than stacking devilmark with moon a lot, when combined with an effective soulmaster this can be wickedly good. Little things like getting soulmaster to order sleep when chimera strips insomnia, to give you an example and spark the imagination, and if it sticks then pinchaura kola. If you don't want to go for the tried and tested aeon/hangedman damage routes then be creative and work towards the enlighten. Occultism is a wonderful bag of tricks, just make sure you use it to follow the entities and the tarot, it's all about the right combinations in the right order.

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You're a Rajamalan, so like others have already mentioned, your main focus will be Tarot. There is far more to Tarot than just Aeon and Hangedman, though. Make sure you're using all you have available to you, and keep a good eye on those entities.

To be really successful at combat as an Occultist you need to have a good eye for how you are effecting your opponent and how they are handling it.

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something i have been planning to be doing, being only trans in occultism as of now, is i will be transing tarot, and leaving my dom at nemesis, and instead of putting a whole bunch into dom right now, i am taking it up to buul, maybe one more, and putting about 315 lessons into weaponry and 100 lessons into a rapier proficiency, that giving me another way to afflict with some venoms, and being raja, it would be fast as crap, and with the trans tarot, you have ways to make it so they can't do anything while you're recovering....that is my plan, don't know how well it would work, but what the hell right, it's worth a try

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Kateb wrote:
something i have been planning to be doing, being only trans in occultism as of now, is i will be transing tarot, and leaving my dom at nemesis, and instead of putting a whole bunch into dom right now, i am taking it up to buul, maybe one more, and putting about 315 lessons into weaponry and 100 lessons into a rapier proficiency, that giving me another way to afflict with some venoms, and being raja, it would be fast as crap, and with the trans tarot, you have ways to make it so they can't do anything while you're recovering....that is my plan, don't know how well it would work, but what the hell right, it's worth a try

Clever lad.

Get a rapier with over 212 speed and you can jab almost as fast as an action goes through aeon Smile