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My fifth path in the Necropolis: Violence and Valor

Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★
Time for the Jubilee/Mantis path, and boy was this one a doozy.

The Squad:
6* R5 ascended sig 180 Aegon
6* R4 sig 100 torch (for diablo)
6* R1 heimdall (sp3 tank)
5* R4 proxima (combo shield and fury potency)
6* R3 prof x (grandmaster final phase)

The Stash:
Around 1800 units
12 L1 revives
8 L2 revives
Max stacks of L3 potions plus about 25 in the stash
No free crystals or L4 potions (which was not a great idea)
Bunch of 30 minute boosters

Masteries: Nothing new here. Max despair is on which helps with diablo.

Journey to the Grandmaster:

TRAP NODE ALERT: This one isn't too terrible. From Jubilee to sunspot when you crit the defender you get reduced crit rate and power gain for a short time. This essentially means that it will

Jubilee was very annoying. Basically, depending on her current active firework when she throws a special, you can only use either medium, light or heavy attacks (there will be a corresponding letter below your health bar). Using the wrong attack or dexing a special gives her a full bar of power. When ramping up aegon, this isn't too bad to manage as long as you are diligent, however when she enrages and you start getting rooted both dexing and blocking specials will end up killing you. When the enrage kicks in, nuke with aegon, then eat a sp3 (if heimdall is still available), then nuke in as much as you can before you die. 8 revives with Aegon.

Ibom was a bit of a nuisance. Basically you have to push to sp2 since he acid burns you if he gets 12 poisons on himself. However, even with aegon's tenacity the poison can rinse you if he is being passive. Try to shrug the poisons asap and heal up to make the most of your tries. None of his specials are evadable when rooted so be ready to eat some block damage if you survive to the enrage. 6 revives with aegon.

Diablo was easy. Basically you have to consume the ingredient he wants otherwise you will take damage. Your light attacks cycle between ingredients and your second medium brews it. After it is brewed, dash back and hold block to consume it. Pretty straightforward stuff, however diablo also has massive healing whenever he throws a special attack. Unfortunately for him, torch exists. Do not use the prefight so you can make use of the despair mastery. Play aggressive and reverse his healing, both specials are evadable when rooted so he should be easy pickings. 1 revive with torch.

Squirrel girl is still nothing difficult. 2 revives with Aegon nuke cycle.

Silver centurion is significantly more difficult this time around since you can't sp3 cheese him because of the trap node. Use Aegon and try to deal as much damage as possible before he locks on. When he inevitably does, stay away from him and do not let him use sp1 since it refreshes lock on. Pray you don't get cornered before the lock on expires and you should be fine. 7 revives with Aegon.

Spidey 2099 was a much needed break. 2 revives with Aegon.

Sunspot was also fairly straightforward. 4 revives with Aegon.

TRAP NODE ALERT: This one is interesting. Every few seconds, unless you are dashing back or using a special, you lose all of your power. For the most part, this isn't too terrible for aegon, however there is ONE fight that makes this trap node a living hell. More on him later...

Mantis is a fun one. She takes no damage from you, however she switches between angry and sad phases. When she's angry, intercepting her removes 2% of her health, and when she's sad, hitting her block removes 0.25% of her health. However, with aegon, you are always going through the block so you can only deal damage in the angry phase. Try not to let her use sp1 and you should be fine. 4 revives with Aegon.

Next is Future ant man.... Oh man....

There are a lot of bad things about this fight. Whenever you use the same special twice in a row, he gets 2 of his armor buffs which make him start glancing. They can be removed by intercepting him, however if you do so your sp1 is disabled for a few seconds. However, the worst part BY FAR is his power detonation, which can only be removed by throwing specials. However, with the trap node, the sp1 lock and the power drain upon activation, it can be really difficult to manage. Watch the trap node, dash back when needed, and be ready to glance a LOT in this fight. Also don't throw full combos or he will stun you if the last hit glances. 11 (!) revives with Aegon (quite embarrassing, I know lol).

Kitty was much easier. She basically just gains a load of prowess and some dot resistance later on. However in the final phase, if you block an sp1, she instantly gets 2 bars of power and a bunch more prowess, so watch out for that. Keep her cornered and mind the phasing and you should be fine. Special 2 is still evadable when rooted so use that to your advantage. 3 revives with Aegon.

Sandman was more of the same, pray he doesn't go unstable too often and you'll be fine. 2 revives with aegon.

Spidey Supreme was also more of the same. Hit his block and win. 4 revives with aegon.

Knull was another aegon nuke, heal up to maximize the amount of damage you do. 5 revives with Aegon.

Shocker was nothing special either. Solo with aegon.

And after 1 revive and another aegon/prof x tag-team on grandmaster, my fifth path is in the bin!

Final Cost:
1600 units, all spent on L2 revives
All of my stashed potions and revives.
Quite a few 30 minute attack, health and champ boosters
Almost 2 hours of my time.

The Rewards:
Got 200 pixie dust from the chest, put it into cgr as my third ascension.

Notes:
1. DON'T PANIC. Future ant man definitely grinded my gears, and that in turn cost me quite a few more revives (the number of times I failed to evade his specials was embarrassingly high). Keep your composure and step away if you have to.
2. I ran the Sauron/Surfer path already, was super cheap. Gonna try and get a guide out soon along with my exploration rewards and final tips. Exams have completely burned me out though so it may take some time.

Hope this helps y'all!

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    MikeFrisbieMikeFrisbie Posts: 26
    Thank you so much for these write-ups! They've been very helpful. I'm planning to do my last two paths, and I noticed you switched up the second sections on a couple paths. What was the reasoning for not taking the Stryfe path with this team? Do you think it was better to have a specific counter for Galan rather than Stryfe? I'm finding myself having to decide whether to take Torch for both Diablo and Stryfe and use Aegon for Galan or switch it up like you did and take Stryfe with Aegon and use Wong against Galan.
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★

    Thank you so much for these write-ups! They've been very helpful. I'm planning to do my last two paths, and I noticed you switched up the second sections on a couple paths. What was the reasoning for not taking the Stryfe path with this team? Do you think it was better to have a specific counter for Galan rather than Stryfe? I'm finding myself having to decide whether to take Torch for both Diablo and Stryfe and use Aegon for Galan or switch it up like you did and take Stryfe with Aegon and use Wong against Galan.

    I honestly didn't really think that torch could work well for stryfe considering I only had a R4 6*. I was more worried about Galan since I was essentially on borrowed time due to his harvest, where as with stryfe I could just spam my way through eventually with Aegon in a reasonable amount of revives. That was why I brought Wong for that path.

    I have also seen Wiccan work fairly well for Galan so if you have him ranked you can bring him as your reverse control immune instead of prof x. This would allow you to bring torch on the team.
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    PolygonPolygon Posts: 3,890 ★★★★★
    Bookmarked for later (if Kabam ever gives me an Aegon).

    Trying to get the first 3 paths on the left done with my r6 Kate, but heard Aegon is actually cheaper than Kats for the right side paths
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★
    Sorry to bump this up, just realized that I didn't complete the first trap node info! Meant to say that Aegon basically gains no power with this trap node, however he can still push through regardless.
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    PolygonPolygon Posts: 3,890 ★★★★★
    @Grootman1294 surprised you went the mantis path instead of galan since that torch would’ve helped for not just diablo but that nasty stryfe as well.

    One question as this is probably gonna be my 2nd path I do, what fights would you have preferred to ramp aegon against? Jubilee/ibom? Or ideally squirrel girl/spidey99/sunspot? Im going to do a dual kate/Aegon so i can ramp him whenever is most convenient
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    kahlkorverkahlkorver Posts: 161
    This is my next path. Planning to use ascended Photon instead of r3 Torch. Do you think she can do Diablo and possibly Stryfe as well?
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    Jazz_MessengerJazz_Messenger Posts: 154


    Notes:
    1. DON'T PANIC. Future ant man definitely grinded my gears, and that in turn cost me quite a few more revives (the number of times I failed to evade his specials was embarrassingly high). Keep your composure and step away if you have to.
    2. I ran the Sauron/Surfer path already, was super cheap. Gonna try and get a guide out soon along with my exploration rewards and final tips. Exams have completely burned me out though so it may take some time.

    Hope this helps y'all!

    Maybe I should have waited for your guide on the Sauron/Surfer path. I did it yesterday as my second path, and I think it was more costly than my first (the Titania path). I did not touch units except for mastery changes, so it was O.K. But I am pretty sure that I used more revives and potions. I had expiring resources, so I decided to do it after midnight without breaks. That wasn’t a smart move and probably contributed to increased resources.
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★
    Polygon said:

    @Grootman1294 surprised you went the mantis path instead of galan since that torch would’ve helped for not just diablo but that nasty stryfe as well.

    One question as this is probably gonna be my 2nd path I do, what fights would you have preferred to ramp aegon against? Jubilee/ibom? Or ideally squirrel girl/spidey99/sunspot? Im going to do a dual kate/Aegon so i can ramp him whenever is most convenient

    That depends on how well Kate works against Jubilee as I haven't seen too much footage of Jubilee in necropolis. However if ramping Aegon on Jubilee gets really bad, know that kate can get through Ibom using her tranquilize, and you can ramp Aegon on squirrel girl.
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★

    This is my next path. Planning to use ascended Photon instead of r3 Torch. Do you think she can do Diablo and possibly Stryfe as well?

    I haven't seen too much of photon in necropolis. She seems like she could work on paper though, especially for stryfe.
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    PolygonPolygon Posts: 3,890 ★★★★★
    Btw who’s better for Stryfe, Shuri or Torch? Assume no prefight with torch. I don’t have quicksilver sadly.
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★
    Polygon said:

    Btw who’s better for Stryfe, Shuri or Torch? Assume no prefight with torch. I don’t have quicksilver sadly.

    Feel like torch would have a smoother ride. With shuri she doesn't counter miss so you have to deal with the sp1 invisibility. Additionally her untouchable also gives him a load of charges which in turn makes him invisible.
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    MikeFrisbieMikeFrisbie Posts: 26


    I honestly didn't really think that torch could work well for stryfe considering I only had a R4 6*. I was more worried about Galan since I was essentially on borrowed time due to his harvest, where as with stryfe I could just spam my way through eventually with Aegon in a reasonable amount of revives. That was why I brought Wong for that path.

    I have also seen Wiccan work fairly well for Galan so if you have him ranked you can bring him as your reverse control immune instead of prof x. This would allow you to bring torch on the team.

    Since I didn't have a Wiccan, I ended up taking Aegon, Torch, Juggernaut, Proxima, and Heimdall on Path 4. Galan wasn't as bad with Aegon as I had thought it might be. I just got him in the corner and did as much damage as I could and then quit out if harvest started. I just kept spamming light attacks, and many times he wouldn't throw his sp3 for a long while. Stryfe was by far the most annoying fight in Necropolis for me. I'm glad I brought Torch for it.

    PSA
    If you're ramping up Aegon on Jubilee, make sure you turn off liquid courage and double edge. Otherwise, when you start purifying them, you'll take damage.
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    AshacekarAshacekar Posts: 1,821 ★★★★
    Violence is never a path
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