iPvP School's Start BoH with PvP- sqV & HT

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iPvP School's Start BoH with PvP- sqV & HT

Postby Teak » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:22 pm

The iPvP School guild method to play BoH:

So you just started playing BoH, going through the quests which seemed a breeze until you received Lady Gwynn's PvP quests and having a difficult time getting through it, cursing and whining about how the ****** devs' matching system matched you against someone 4 lvls higher and twice the might is considered "fair"....Then you thought 'I'll come back at a higher level and be the big kids on the block instead!'
So you came back 3-4 lvls later, going through the matching system...And found that this time, while you sometime get matched against someone 4 lvl below you and you still lose ? ****** ?

In the case above, this iPvP School basic lesson is for you as you probably missed or only skimmed the Venan mail pvp tips and didn't understand it:

Speed is very important: What this mean is pump your gained Hero points into the Tome of Haste. This increase the speed of your casts/attacks. If using two-handed weapons, you would also need to max the tier 2 weapon speed ability for the .15s speed gain. After all, if you hit first, the more likely you are to spare time for defense and survive/win. Check their hit-arrival time against your available moves time !

Type of weapons/gears: The damage you do whether by mages or fighter is directly related to the weapon's damages range. The highest damages weapons you can get at any level is usually through raids' reward or sometime goldshields. These weapons sometime doesn't have strict level requirements like those acquire by silvers!

Defending: Defense shield started when you hit the defense button and last for the duration - it ended when the turn is returned to you. It doesn't mean that it last for that long after the move ended. Any other uses such as during stun period is to safely pass time for skills recoveries. Have to say this because it seemed to be mis-understood alot of time.

Spec for success: Skills work best when they are focus and maxed...And it would work equally versus boss or other player. This mean pick out two or three skills and max it out instead of spreading your abilities points.

How to applied the above:
Start a new character (or toon) - do the primary walkthrough and quests until level 4 when Gobblin' Goblins become available. Do not use any elixirs you gained (best to pick extra silvers btw) but instead save them for later.
Once goblins raid become available with the quest from Colette, join iPvP School guild (optional :D ) and focus on running the raids with your energies until level 10! spend the 5k silvers and 10 gs you acquired from previous quests on buying the Sigils of extra energy - try to buy higher amount first if you can (heck, if you can acquire enough free goldshields via IOS devices offers, max out your energies Sigils).
Exhaust your current energy before buying each new sigil which will automatically refill your energy bar for free as well.
Timed your level gains during the raid to max the reward payout by become the top 3 raiders - when you rised a level your energy get refilled so you can spend twice the amount of energy in the same raid in addition to potions uses. You really shouldn't need to spend more than 1 potion in a raid to become ranked 1st raider especially in Venan started raid where people rarely have more than 16 energy. Doing so 3x-10x will gain you a feat bonus in addition to the Goblins killed feats.
Don't bother doing other quests at this time except maybe the daily-quest for Hero points. You can pre-do some quest if convenient but don't "cash" them until you need the extra xps to gain a level and refill your energy bar. The Plaguerider quest is ok for the potions gains but avoid using it to acquire valors as your experience points gained tended to be too high vs the amount of valors you gained compared to GG raids.
All your gained Hero points should go into the Tome of Haste or saved for it.

If you do all of the above - by the time you reached lvl 10 when Lady Gwynn's Coliseum open, your character should have at least 1200 squire valors. I think I got at least 1400 from a current test run.
Use these to buy a tier 6 weapon/s and armours.

Use one of the R-points to reshape your abilities depended on your playing style, for example:
Justicar : 3 Brute force, 1 Weapon Focus , 1 Stunning Blow, 3 Elder Fury, 2 Smite to start
Shadow Warrior : 3 Piercing Strike, 3 Quickness, 1 Ensnare and 3 Caltrops or Toxic weapons
War Mage : 3 Incinerate, 3 Frozen Shard, 1 Icy Grasp, and 3 Staff Mastery
These should be enough to alternate as battle usually end after 6-8 moves at this level :)
As new abilities become available, sometime additional R-point should be spend to revised to fit.

No gems should be used at this time...it's not really needed. Save the silvers for later. Also, Gems increase Might which could put you at a disadvantage via the ****** matching system. Buff up on defense with valors though as defense doesn't increase Might unless you prefer the cool helmless look.

Go to the Coliseum and have exclusive fun with PvP - For lvl 10 characters I usually leave the search after 1 min and switch character or do something else for a bit as the system seem to expanded the "fit/matched" rule after that...You are not looking to gain xps at this point except through pvp wins.

Now that you have "evened" the starter PvP playing field, by mid-lvl 11 you should be long done with Lady Gwynn's quests and may have acquired the 50 wins feat...by mid-level 13 you should be able to acquire the 125 wins feat and by lvl 15 - the 250 wins final Champion feat! You sometime would give alot of non-pvp built players a "surprise" as they stripped (sometime almost naked) in pathetic attempt to bring down Might in order to get matched against players 3-4 levels lowers because they have difficulty winning otherwise.

At this point you could quit PvP to begin the rest of the game at an advantage unless you have become addicted to beating up on 'the noobs' for entertainment... Unless you spring for the tier 11 weapons using gs, it's likely that you need to leave the glorious Coliseum anyway and buffs up on Gems to run the soldiers and knight valors raids for higher damages weapons and energy max Sigils as the others have now catched up in weapons damages and thereby reducing your win:lose ratio.

Future lessons for guild members:
Tactic of deception.
Killing combos - members to members sharing.
Free gs (for the very loyal members):p
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Re: iPvP School's Start BoH with PvP- sqV & HT

Postby Bj_Knows » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:03 am

Darkhorse wrote:announcing some improvements to the matchmaking soon! This is something we're actively working on.
https://www.venan.com/boh_forum/viewtopic.php?p=29364#p29364
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PvP Wardrobe Deception

Postby Bj_Knows » Wed May 14, 2014 10:20 am

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PvP Wardrobe Deception

Overview
Cloaking is using Wardrobe and appearance of Tier 1 Gear to hide Gear.
Camo is using Wardrobe and appearance of Silver Coin Gear to hide squire Valor Gear or Gold Shield Gear

Body
Cloaking uses the appearance of Tier 1 Gear to hide your actual Gear during PvP. Cloaking is more cost effective than Camo, but loses the element of surprise. The opponent knows something is wrong, just not what. Unlike Slumming, you are only using the appearance, not the actual Gear (Note 1).

Camo uses the appearance of Level appropriate Silver Coin Gear to hide squire Valor Gear (Tier 6) or Gold Shield Gear (Tier 6 & 11). More combat effective than Cloaking, but usually not worth the expense in Silver Coin and Gold Shields since you have to keep upgrading appearance when you gain two Levels.

100% Cloaking, and 100% Camo, are most effective. Partial Cloaking is more effective than partial Camo.

Edit: Cloaking and Camo work best with Unadorned Squire PvP, Unadorned Gold Shield PvP and Full De-Gemming:
https://www.venan.com/boh_forum/viewtopic.php?p=29459#p29459
(Thanks Nevla_Nom)

Note 1)
Slumming and Sparkle Slumming
https://www.venan.com/boh_forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=4302
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Re: PvP Wardrobe Deception

Postby Nevla_Nom » Wed May 14, 2014 1:42 pm

Bj_Knows wrote:Subject
PvP Wardrobe Deception

Overview
Cloaking is using Wardrobe and appearance of Tier 1 Gear to hide Gear.
Camo is using Wardrobe and appearance of Silver Coin Gear to hide squire Valor Gear or Gold Shield Gear

Body
Cloaking uses the appearance of Tier 1 Gear to hide your actual Gear during PvP. Cloaking is more cost effective than Camo, but loses the element of surprise. The opponent knows something is wrong, just not what. Unlike Slumming, you are only using the appearance, not the actual Gear (Note 1).

Camo uses the appearance of Level appropriate Silver Coin Gear to hide squire Valor Gear (Tier 6) or Gold Shield Gear (Tier 6 & 11). More combat effective than Cloaking, but usually not worth the expense in Silver Coin and Gold Shields since you have to keep upgrading appearance when you gain two Levels.

100% Cloaking, and 100% Camo, are most effective. Partial Cloaking is more effective than partial Camo.

Note 1)
Slumming and Sparkle Slumming
https://www.venan.com/boh_forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=4302


Um, the might rating isn 't fooling anyone.
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Re: iPvP School's Start BoH with PvP- sqV & HT

Postby Illy_the_Red » Thu May 15, 2014 1:36 pm

For the PvP quests you can slog through them or get together with a bunch of guildies and jump on together - provided you are of roughly similar might you have a decent chance of matching with them. Good way to get PvP experience and help those who aren't good at or don't like the feature to get some wins under their belts. Even if you've finished the quests, fighting guildmates is a lot of fun and I hope to see a dueling feature come along at some point.
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Fancy Dress or Wardrobe Quirk

Postby Bj_Knows » Sun May 25, 2014 1:04 am

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Fancy Dress or Wardrobe Quirk

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Wardrobe lets you use any appearance of any item you own, even if it is too high level for you.

If you are Level 12, and buy a Tier 11 Sword, you cannot use it until Level 15, but you can use the appearance.

Useful for Level 12- 14 PvP for trying to get forfeits from people unaware of this psychological tactic.
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PvP, Lvl 15 Spirit Justicar

Postby Bj_Knows » Tue May 27, 2014 4:56 am

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PvP, Lvl 15 Spirit Justicar

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Level 15 is a good time to be a PvP Spirit Justicar.

Condemn rank 3
Stunning Blow rank 2
Radiant Light rank 3
Smite rank 3
Spirit Link rank 3
Heavenly Wave rank 1
(Rank 2 & 3 not worth it in PvP or PvE).

At level 16 add Heroic Will rank 1.

Smite & Spirit link work exceptionally well if you buy all Tier 11 Gold Shield Gear at Level 15.
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