Hello everyone, yes It's your resident Achaean Class Changer.
So flavour of the week is Runewarden and it got me thinking about the whole prep to disembowel.
I understand that Runewarden is considered a burst class - stack some runes, throw some pref/curare and watch them die, likewise really for Paladin, because lets be honest - Damnation is pretty weak.
Infernal is the "technical" kill with vivisect, and now with frenzy, a load of other options that we wont go into.
This got me thinking about Disembowel and how it works, and after a few spars, speaking with Antonius and Anedhel and brainstorming, I came to the conclusion that it's a bit underwhelming.
Don't get me wrong, I've maxed out strength and can ensure a 1 shot kill on disembowel on most people with level 1 torso break, the problem comes way before then.
If someone static parries their left leg, and I need to break that for a disembowel, I then have to spend god knows how long doing one of a few options to get past this to prep it for the break. This can be either a series of venoms leading them to be paralysed, breaking the opposite leg with delphinium to prone them for a few hits to prep, breaking both arms etc.
The problem I have seen is that it takes far too long to bypass parry; unlike Monk (rhk) Sylvan (vinewreathe or whatever it's called) Blademaster (airfist) Druid (Something to with Hydra I think, not sure on this one) we have to spend the good part of our fight trying to prep one limb, which can take anywhere from a minute, up to and including 5 minutes. The issue is once you prep that limb - if it takes over 5 minutes, your target can switch parry to another limb, meaning you now have to re-prep that (right leg for instance) or alternatively, shell up halfway through your option to start breaking that limb, meaning you have to start over.
I'm not asking for their to be an identical way to bypass parry for Knight because, for some reason, people seem to think this will be "overpowered" when tumble stops disembowel 99.9% of the time, however I would like some ideas on either quicker ways to bypass parry, ideas on something a Knight could get (skillwise) to aid in this, perhaps 1 slash against the limb, the other intercepting their parrying body part etc.
Floors open, sorry if this makes no sense, I've just finished work and my brain isn't in gear.
I have put this into it's own thread as opposed to the "quick questions" purely because I think it's a rather broad topic, and could have multiple posts regarding it.
Please do not troll.