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Necropolis Completion by Average Skill Player

I have finally completed my one path for Necropolis after 4 days! Making a thread to celebrate my achievement and provide some thoughts on some difficult fights from my experience, hopefully to help someone out there, and most importantly give encouragement to the average skill players group that completion is possible, with lots of planning, reading (other threads) and watching YT videos! This is my first time attempting an Everest content. Nowhere near am I to reaching Valiant. but I considered this as a personal challenge to accomplish. Final count: around 120 revives, 800 units spent over 4 days, which was better than I expected.

Big credits to DNA3000 and Philgreen who provided their journey in a detailed, honest, tongue in cheek write up. I keep going back to your threads and read multiple times to immerse myself in your journey to get a feel of how the fights look like. Your threads provided me a lot of encouragement that it is possible to complete, and gave me the impetus to give it a go myself! Thanks!!

Also a big shout out to Seatin whose completion video gave me a lot of pointers on how to do the actual fights. Love his witty commentary and casual style of play during his fights. Watching many times made me replay in my mind as I do the actual fights, which was less stressful.

Onto the fights. Preparations are very important, which include reading the multiple threads from each experienced player in the forum (see above), watching YT videos of actual fights and stocking up on resources like potions and revives. Taking the recommended easy path of Titania, I went in with a team of 6R5 ascended Aegon, 6R4 Wiccan, Doom, and Heimdall, Proxima for the synergy. Max out Aegon if you can, as his damage is really amazing and enjoyable. I started with 6R4 version and ranked up midway of my journey and could really feel the differences in terms of damage and shorter fights. Doom was brought in because of Air Walker, but eventually I found I could just use Aegon for a faster fight.

Tough fights:
Vision Aarkus - Normal fight and bait out SP1. Long fight that tests your nerves as you see his power bars filled up quickly, stay calm if his power gains pushes to SP3. Just continue hitting as much as you can, to maximize damage before you go down.

Air Walker - Ridiculous fight, with his crazy regen due to a very short window for knockdown. Either Aegon with multiple revives or someone with strong power control and knockdown ability like Doom, patience and revives in abundance is a must.

Captain Britain - Ok fight, but complicated due to reverse control. I did not realize there was a icon until midway as I was confused when my debuffs expired (or did not even know I had debuffs), so did not manage reverse control well. Someone with reverse control immune would reduce your frustration. Rammed through with Aegon after countless confusion.

Dragon Man - Another power gain champ. He would be stun immune most of the time, but one tip I got from my research was that you can block one hit from his special, which would remove his power gain. This was priceless, as I was able to get into a better rhythm and worry less about the power bars filling up (recognize the trend?)

Nova - This was one I feared a lot as I know he would gain power by dashing forward. However, I improved my skills a lot through this fight in terms of learning to dex his SP2. In fact, I would try to push him to SP2 whenever I can! Actually this was one of the fights I enjoyed so much.

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    captain_rogerscaptain_rogers Posts: 5,852 ★★★★★
    I second that, I realized that nova sp2, is easy and safe to dex compared to his sp1.

    Btw congratulations, now we want update on the openings!
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    Sunstar19Sunstar19 Posts: 132
    edited December 2023
    Grandmaster, about 20 revives:
    This was the toughest boss for me, from 6.4.6 experience because I seldom get the traffic light prompts correct. This fight was tougher because there were more abilities: red/green light, do challenges when there is "grandmaster says". Maxed Aegon was my MVP. Just need to get used to the abilities and hope I get lucky to get GM wounded. I think GM was wounded 4 to 6 times, still unsure how it was but I will gladly take it.

    Phase 4 was the toughest for me, spending most of my revives. Reverse control immune champion is critical for me, and I used Wiccan. Throwing my SP1 was easy, throwing SP2 means you need to dex his special once or get hit, but SP3 was really the ultimate obstacle. I tried to take hits to push my power bar to 3 bars, but GM damage could take me out after one or two cycles even after I healed to full. After 5 revives, I decided this is not going to work, take a deep breath and changed my strategy. Decided I am going to learn to dex his special properly. Mentally, I know I needed to dex SP1 over 3 times before I could get 3 bars. This worked, but only just. I launched my SP3 once I saw 3 bars were full. Got alarmed when I saw GM still standing after SP3, which then requires one simple hit, that's it. To finish this fight, I cannot say enough that you need to learn how to dex his SP1 properly.

    After-thoughts:
    Amazing feeling for a personal accomplishment! It is a pity that revive farming is going to be removed, which would be very tough for someone with average skills to complete Everest content in future without spending a gazillion units on revives. In the absence of revive farming, it would be great if the duration of items in stash can be increased to 3 to 4 weeks, instead of 2 weeks, and/or the inventory limits can be increased to 30 from 20.

    This forum is pretty amazing, if one could take time to read and learn. That's what keeps this game going. Credit to the design team too. for what is a big step up in difficulty but not impossible to complete. Huge respect to the players who not only complete but go on to explore!

    Finally can rest and go back to less difficult contents and arena...
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    Sunstar19Sunstar19 Posts: 132

    I second that, I realized that nova sp2, is easy and safe to dex compared to his sp1.

    Btw congratulations, now we want update on the openings!

    I have a habit to not open my crystals immediately, especially the rank up gem, in case I get a lousy opening which will leave a bitter taste after such a arduous fight. Will let the ecstasy and exhilaration soak in awhile more. Watch this space!
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    Rohit_316Rohit_316 Posts: 3,404 ★★★★★
    edited December 2023


    I started yesterday and rached here and will take out GM today . R5 non ascended Ægon is THE KING . For me , Doom took 30% of Aarkus and rest Ægon took care as he was at 750+ combo already . Doom solo'ed Air Walker (was shocked) . Got another solo on Red Guardian with Ægon . Took 55 revives and potions to get to GM which is honestly better than i expected to be . Gonna spare another 10 revives for GM to make it 65 and i am more than happy with it.
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    Wonderfulloser1948Wonderfulloser1948 Posts: 35
    edited December 2023
    Is Wiccan vs aegon fight happened well?
    Is Wiccan can neutralize aegon buffs or not?
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    phillgreenphillgreen Posts: 3,875 ★★★★★
    I'm glad my half arsed fumblings were helpful in convincing you to have a go @Sunstar19, congrats on completion.

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    Sunstar19Sunstar19 Posts: 132
    Aegon received plenty of incinerates from Wiccan throughout the fight. Can't recall if his buffs were neutralized as my attention was already seeing constant incinerates. A maxed out Aegon took out Wiccan pretty well for me, under 5 revives. Remember to push Wiccan to SP2, which I also learned to dex in this fight (yay). You don't want Wiccan to go SP1 which he will heal a lot. Just quit if he does.
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    Sunstar19Sunstar19 Posts: 132

    I'm glad my half arsed fumblings were helpful in convincing you to have a go @Sunstar19, congrats on completion.

    Thanks @philgreen you certainly did.
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