Professor Shock Vlorsutes wrote:
A decent one for a high Darkness skillchain, and utilizing only "end level" spells would be something like
Heavy Strike -> Barbed Crescent = Distortion -> Goblin Rush = Fusion -> Amorphic Spikes = Gravitation -> Quadratic Continuum = Darkness
Hmmm, tried this one. Everything landed, but I never got a skill chain until Amorphic Spikes-->Quadratic Continuum.
For a bit of background information, I'm attempting to solo the Sandoria WotG quest "Blood of Heroes". The pld orc, surrounded by minions. I had everything slept with Dream Flower (except the pld and his pet), cast Sudden Lunge, then Seedspray, and proceeded to pop Azure Lore. Just as I cast Heavy Strike (which hit for 1700-ish dmg), the pld used his Arm Block ability. Barbed Crecent landed for 0 and didn't make a distortion chain. Goblin Rush landed for 0 and did not make a fusion chain. Amorphic Spikes did dmg, but did not make Gravitation, and then QC did darkness.
I'm almost positive that I've seen SCs go off in the past even when dmg isn't dealt and it just made the SC itself do 0 dmg when it went off. Is my memory mistaken, and this is what interfered with this particular chain? Or is there something else I missed?
In the meantime, I guess I'll go back and try out the other darkness chain described in the other thread linked to.
Thanks again for the tips and advice ^^
Edit: Just tried Vertical Cleave --> Sub-Zero Smash ---> Disseverment --> Goblin Rush --> Benetic Typhoon --> Quadratic Continuum. Right after Vertical Cleave, the pet used Tusk on me, which interrupted Sub-Zero Smash. I managed to get it off again in time to see the Fragmentation go off, but the Disseverment I followed up with didn't make anything. Goblin Rush gave me the fusion, but by that point, my previous interruption had delayed me enough that Azure Lore ran out just as I started casting Benetic Typhoon, which killed the rest of the chain right there.
I seem to be having some bad luck with mobs interfering with the 2nd spell I'm trying to cast . . .
Also, is there a minimum time I need to wait before the next spell will chain?
Edit 2: Went back to the first chain, and everything appeared to work until Azure Lore wore off a fraction of a second before I cast Quadratic Continuum. PLD boss went Arm Block crazy and nerfed all the glorious dmg I was trying to dish out onto him. Perhaps the NPC's worthless WS were interfering with the previous attempts? Edited, Mar 19th 2013 3:47am by CireXF