Back in 2008 when I PVP'd often but badly, I utilized Aeon quite a bit to buy time for healing and fashions. Now I've heard it's been nerfed somewhat by server-side healing, so I was wondering what people use nowadays to set up before fashioning, or if Aeon/Hangedman/web is still viable to this end.
Are Javelins still the fastest edged throwing weapon? Because I was thinking about using that to set up Aeon earlier and remembered my earlier (2008ish) experiments with juggling which failed pretty miserably.
And that's with 190 speed dirks, not 220 speed axes.
E: Actually sorry that means three venoms in 1.44s or three venoms and Aeon in 2.16s.
You aren't going to just throw aeon and have it stick. On pretty much anyone. That's not how it works. It never was any good at hindering or killing anyone by itself, except against newbies without a decent system/basic combat knowledge.
It's made to be combined with other things.
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You can just hangedman to hinder until you get enough fashions to bind, then you can bind and regain the fashions while they're writhing if you're under too much pressure - lots of other hindering options, too. You could also try command (headslam/tumble/restore/whatever) before handing off a string of bombs, that's probably more reliable for sticking bombs than just handedman.
I wouldn't recommend trying to build asthma/aeon because they'll just touch tree if you're not fast enough, you can (and should) give yourself a lot more leeway with bombs. Jester is a class that rewards creativity, have fun with it!
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technically it's three affs in 0.8s + balance again 0.4s later.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important
Which comes out to five affs in 1.2s if you threw Devil before and follow up with Aeon or something afterward.
Keep in mind that, when using dagger combos, the daggers need to connect for the chain to work. Get good to-hit, or get them prone (with some opponents you'll need to use an entirely different strategy).
Also read over what Mishgul and Jovolo said in the "Strategies" thread.