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Newbie Serpent Combat - Without Venom Trans'd
My city and house Serpents have been great in walking me through combat basics, but unfortunately my availability hasn't aligned with anyone lately...so I hope to pick your collective brains to help a beginner out (shout out to @Remilia
My current issue is I'm still several hundred lessons away from transing Venom, and I'm too poor to keep buying venoms to dstab. I'm level 76 (I like bashing), and I've already purchased the two No Brainer Lesson packs...so I'm not going to be acquiring lessons any time soon (Serpent bashing is rough). Every time I duel, I have no real idea what to do as all the Serpent strategies seem to involve using an endless supply of venom to spam afflicts for the coveted "lock". Group combat is fine, as I just throw down light walls, run away, and snipe.
Without venom, what should I be doing? I currently summon my adder, create an alias with "adder kill @tar"
to hopefully prone followed by garrote, create an illusion alias hoping to trick their curing (something like "You must stand up") followed by a bite...then I run around and try to nickel and dime their health.
I usually die.
Any advice would be wonderful. I've searched the forums and all Serpent strategies are very high level and venom focused, and I'd hate to think that I'm not able to enjoy combat until I grind out enough credits to hit my class "shtick".