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My FINAL path in Necropolis: Should've Done This Sooner!

Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★
Alright, here it is. Probably the last guide I'll put out for a while lol. After the path recap I'm gonna have some final cost numbers as well as a ranking of the hardest fights FROM MY EXPERIENCE. Lots to cover, let's get into it!

The Squad:
6* R5 ascended sig 180 aegon
7* R2 unduped shuri (got sick of using aegon in necropolis so brought her in as a backup attacker)
6* R1 heimdall (cheat death)
5* R4 proxima (aegon synergies)
6* R3 prof x (grandmaster)

The Stash:
Around 2000 units. Platinumpool and arena crystals helped a lot with this.
8 L2 and 7 L1 revives
Max stacks of L3 and L4 potions plus a small amount in stash
No free crystals (again)
30 minute boosters (again)

Masteries: same as my other paths. Nothing really changed here.

Journey to the Grandmaster (went for Sauron/Surfer path)

TRAP NODE ALERT: This one sucks. From Sauron to Psycho man the defender has a 50% chance to evade all medium attacks. This makes it hard to punish while dashing in so stay close and try to punish with lights if you can. Otherwise, wait for a parry or dash in and be ready for an immediate evade and counterattack.

Sauron was awful. Basically whenever you crit him he gets 2 prowess, and if he's unblockable crits pause it for a few seconds. Combined with the trap node and his bleed on dash attacks this makes it really difficult to ramp up aegon here. Bait sp1 to dump his prowess and also because its his only special that can be evaded when rooted. If he does go unblockable you are better off waiting it out before you attack in again. Proxima is also a life saver if you do mess up with aegon. Spent 2 revives getting Aegon to 700 combo and finished the rest with shuri. With shuri, I just spammed sp1 to get the precisions, then used the heavy to convert the shocks into crit shocks. Once those were ramped up, I used a sp2 to get all of my regular shocks, then spammed sp3 while refreshing the shocks with heavies. Make sure you do some practice runs before you start dropping items.

Hit Monkey was quite a nuisance. He basically activates both of his stances every 10 seconds, which means that he will be CONSTANTLY evading and shrugging your debuffs. Be smart and be ready with aegon and you'll get through it, true accuracy helps mitigate this a little bit. 3 revives with Aegon, got him to 999 here.

Next was America Chavez.

What an absolute piece of ****.

This fight was by far the most annoying and most aggravating fight in my necropolis runs, however the nodes themselves aren't too bad. If you knock her down twice in 12 seconds she gets her purple dimension. At 70%, activating the same dimension twice in a row removes all of your power, and at 40%, chavez starts gaining 50% of the power removed. With diligence, this can easily be managed, if it wasn't for one huge problem:

Her. Stupid. AI.

The easiest way I can put it without getting flagged by the mods is that she throws heavy attacks almost anytime she has an opening. This causes here to constantly trigger her dimensions, and once she would gain a third stack of a specific dimension, she opens a random one instead. So if you get unlucky and get the turquoise reflection dimension, you might as well just call it quits since that's not going away for a while. On top of that, she almost never throws specials when needed. So its very common to get backed against the wall and inevitably eat a sp3. I used shuri since her untouchable let me push her to sp2, but I was only able to fully ramp on a handful of tries. Be ready for a salt mine on this one. 8 revives with Shuri.

Air Walker was mercifully easier since he actually threw specials. Use aegon, keep knocking him down, and mind the evade. If he gets the galactus buff, nuke in with your furies and you can potentially salvage the run. 4 revives.

Now here's where aegon took a bit of a backseat, and shuri came out to play...

Captain Britain was ludicrously easy with shuri since you can control when she crits. No crits means no exhaustion which means no inverted controls. Bait sp1 and win. 1 revive with Shuri.

Wiccan was also a joke with shuri. I had max despair which meant that I could use the shock debuffs to prevent the sp1 regen, which made things substantially easier. 1 revive with Shuri.

Psycho man was also very easy. Watch the evade, complete the prompts, win. 1 revive with Shuri.

TRAP NODE ALERT: This one's easier but still needs some effort to manage. From surfer to nova, if you use a special attack, you won't be able to dex, miss or evade for 8 seconds. With Aegon, you can use the sp3 since the stun will allow you to completely stall out the node. For everything else, play smart with your specials and you'll be fine.

Also, first 3 fights with this trap node are not ideal for shuri, so the Aegon Show returns again!

Surfer wasn't too bad. He basically cycles dormant bleed, incinerate and shock debuffs every 8 seconds and when a buff ends on surfer he is inflicted with the corresponding debuff. If its an incinerate or shock he takes no damage and also gains more red numbers if he hits you so watch out for that. Try to bait sp1 if possible, though do be aware that he loves throwing heavies in this fight. Mind the trap node as well and you'll be good. 2 revives with Aegon.

Misty knight was okay. She constantly stays at equilibrium which means that she goes unblockable quite frequently. Would not recommend using special attacks for this one with aegon. Mind the evade and debuff purify, bait sp1 and you'll get her down. 2 revives with Aegon.

Pyramid X was a slog. She basically gets a lot of prowess and also has her other tempest practically all the time. This isn't too bad, however she glances EVERYTHING in this fight. Prepare for a long one here, bait sp1 and watch the glancing since it can prevent the unstoppable with the aegon nuke. 4 revives with Aegon.

Now back to the Shuri Show! And we got some nasty fights coming up!

Sam Wilson wasn't anything too nasty. Shuri's come back to town, so just bait sp1 and win. 1 revive with Shuri.

Dragon man was also quite easy. Mind the stun immunity and play around the trap node. 2 revives with Shuri.

Cap was a joke. Watch the skill node and you'll be good. 1 revive with Shuri.

Nova was a bit annoying since all of his specials require dexing to fully evade. Watch the trap node, bait his specials and you'll be good with shuri. 3 revives.

Grandmaster is nothing new. Pulled off another no-revive aegon/prof x tag team.

And just like that, Necropolis is 100%! Barely a month after its release!

The Final Cost:
800 units, all spent on L2 revives
All stashed revives and potions
Bunch of 30 minute attack, health and champ boosters
About 2 hours

The Rewards:
Got a 7* crystal from the chest, awakened my 7* surfer. Prestige, I guess?
Chose venom from my 7* selector. Took him straight to R3 using my cosmic gem from completion.
Pulled morbius from the titan crystal. Not bad at all.
Used the generic 2-3 gem on silk, which made me Valiant just in time for Christmas (I ran this path a few days before I posted this).
Levelled up 7* maestro, probably won't rank him up though. I don't really play a lot of bgs and alliance content is basically dead to me, so I got no reason to take him up.

Final thoughts:
1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!
2. Like I said in my previous guide, DON'T GET FRUSTRATED. Had to step away quite a few times because of Chavez, and that probably saved me a few more revives.

That's it for the path guide. Now for some more general stats regarding my Necropolis exploration!

My revive costs from each path were:
Path 1 (Titania/Guardian): 87 single and 3 team revives. However, this was a day 1 clear, so my team was not at all ideal and I had no idea what to expect on a lot of these fights. If I did this path now I could absolutely cut this down by a lot. Also, my aegon was R4 and not ascended.

Path 2 (Fantastic/Apoc): 68 single revives. Aegon was ascended for this one but still at R4. Definitely made some mistakes in not using shuri more and also not bringing a reverse control immune. Another inflated number here.

Path 3 (Odin/Stryfe): 42 single revives. From this path on Aegon was R5 and ascended, and I was also playing better. Definitely happy with this number.

Path 4 (Roblin/Elsa): 44 single revives, quite happy with this number.

Path 5 (Jubilee/Mantis): 60 single revives. Ant man future and poor mentality was responsible for around 20% of these, so you can definitely cut this down if you play smart.

Path 6 (Sauron/Surfer): 36 single revives. Shuri put in work BIG TIME.

This brings my total Necropolis exploration cost to 338 single revives and 3 team revives. Assuming all revives were 40% / L2 revives, this means that I spent around 13,820 UNITS worth of resources exploring this thing. Quite a scary number I know, however keep in mind I also used quite a few L1 revives as well, which were not counted for the unit calculation. Additionally, I did not build up a huge revive stash before each path, so with a good stash, good teams and good playing you can easily go much lower than this number of units. Of course I also used an unfathomable number of potions, boosts and free crystals so make sure you save those up as well before committing to your runs.

That's basically it for resources. Time to rank the hardest fights in the Necropolis (IN MY OPNION ONLY, you can absolutely have a different experience than I did)

Honorable mentions:
- Air Walker. If he isn't playing ball and throwing specials it can be quite easy for him to get the galactus buff. However, with diligence and a wee smidge of luck, it is doable.
- Sauron. If you are ramping up aegon, he's quite tricky to manage without getting hit. However once I used shuri the problems mostly went away. Trap node and his unblockable are still a nasty combination so get some practice in first.
- Sandman. Once he goes unstable, things can go off the rails very quickly with his unstoppable and root. Combined with a trap node he is definitely a tough one to manage even with Aegon.


And now, my top 5 hardest fights in Necropolis (once again, from MY EXPERIENCE ALONE)
5. Silver Centurion. Lock on is on almost all the time so his specials cost nothing once he gets it active. Literally a "deal as much damage as you can before he kills you" sort of fight with Aegon.

4. Stryfe. Constant untouchable and invisibility, as well as stuns if you get hit, make this one a toughie for aegon. However, you are still given opportunities to deal good damage so if you mind your spacing you can get through it eventually.

3. Knull. Taking 5% health whenever his basic attacks make contact make this fight super punishing. Add in his annoying sp1 corruption and whatever trap node he's got and you have a recipe for disaster. A fairly large revive AND potion sink.

2. Future Ant Man. Basically Pyramid X with harder specials to evade and a power detonation that interacts with the trap node to make your life awful. Definitely one to watch out for.

1. America Chavez. Just for the AI alone. Most infuriated I've been at this game in a long time. Anyone who enjoys this champion needs to see a doctor.

And that should be everything! I hope these guides have been and will be useful for others looking to slaughter this piece of content. My previous guides can be found below:

Path 1: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/352061/welcome-to-the-necropolis-my-first-clear-experience/p1
Path 2: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/352521/welcome-back-to-the-necropolis-path-2-guide/p1
Path 3: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/353572/gut-glory-and-grease-my-third-path-in-the-necropolis/p1
Path 4: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/354413/necropolis-path-4-aegon-scrub-returns/p1
Path 5: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/355294/my-fifth-path-in-the-necropolis-violence-and-valor/p1

Thanks for reading y'all, and have a happy New Year!
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    Rayven5220Rayven5220 Posts: 1,778 ★★★★
    Congrats on the 100%, and thank you for the guides on each path.

    I'm a day or 2 away from starting my second path, and looking forward to it!
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    captain_rogerscaptain_rogers Posts: 4,636 ★★★★★
    Can I get your line?, Would love to reach you in a later date for tips
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    HeattblasttHeattblastt Posts: 254 ★★
    Getting 700 rampup on sauron with just 2 revives was really impressive.
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    PolygonPolygon Posts: 3,890 ★★★★★
    This path is much easier for Kate/Shuri for anyone that has her, i think it’s mainly storm px you’ll need someone else for
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    GlassbackGlassback Posts: 416 ★★★
    Amazing mate, what a write up. I’ve only done the Titania/guardian path and used a similar amount of revives, you’ve deffo given some inspo for me to crack on.

    Thanks!
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★

    Getting 700 rampup on sauron with just 2 revives was really impressive.

    This came after loads of practice. Sometimes I could only get around 80 combo per try since I kept messing up and getting hit. Eventually got the hang of it though
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    OakenshieldOakenshield Posts: 1,808 ★★★★
    edited December 2023
    Thanks for all the write ups and congrats on the exploration completion.

    I’ve had no luck pulling a 7* Shuri even with three tech selectors. How doable do you think these are with either an R4 or R5 6* awakened Shuri? I hate to put resources into a 6* when a 7* is available, but I also don’t want to wait forever for her to drop for me.
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★

    Thanks for all the write ups and congrats on the exploration completion.

    I’ve had no luck pulling a 7* Shuri even with three tech selectors. How doable do you think these are with either an R4 or R5 6* awakened Shuri? I hate to put resources into a 6* when a 7* is available, but I also don’t want to wait forever for her to drop for me.

    A R5 can absolutely work if you have a relic. It might just take a few more revives but I reckon it's perfectly reasonable
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    OakenshieldOakenshield Posts: 1,808 ★★★★

    Thanks for all the write ups and congrats on the exploration completion.

    I’ve had no luck pulling a 7* Shuri even with three tech selectors. How doable do you think these are with either an R4 or R5 6* awakened Shuri? I hate to put resources into a 6* when a 7* is available, but I also don’t want to wait forever for her to drop for me.

    A R5 can absolutely work if you have a relic. It might just take a few more revives but I reckon it's perfectly reasonable
    Ok thanks @Grootman1294 . I think I’m going to run a couple of the non Shuri paths and pick up a 4-5 gem that I can use for her. And who knows - maybe I’ll pull her by then. Final question for you (in case I do) - did you find not having your Shuri duped got in your way at all?
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★

    Thanks for all the write ups and congrats on the exploration completion.

    I’ve had no luck pulling a 7* Shuri even with three tech selectors. How doable do you think these are with either an R4 or R5 6* awakened Shuri? I hate to put resources into a 6* when a 7* is available, but I also don’t want to wait forever for her to drop for me.

    A R5 can absolutely work if you have a relic. It might just take a few more revives but I reckon it's perfectly reasonable
    Ok thanks @Grootman1294 . I think I’m going to run a couple of the non Shuri paths and pick up a 4-5 gem that I can use for her. And who knows - maybe I’ll pull her by then. Final question for you (in case I do) - did you find not having your Shuri duped got in your way at all?
    Honestly not really. Though it definitely helps you last longer if the opponent hits the final enrage.
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    OakenshieldOakenshield Posts: 1,808 ★★★★
    @Grootman1294 another question for you on this path. I’m still sorting out my Shuri strategy and thinking I’ll run this past before the Mr F path (since she is pretty much a must for Attuma and Namor) in the hopes of potentially pulling her with the 7* gem from this one.

    So, given that, two questions:
    1 - Do you think Shuri is really critical for this path? Understand she is more efficient than Aegon, but are there any fights she did for you that Aegon couldn’t brute force on this path?
    2 - You answered my question above about Shuri as an R5 and with a relic, but assuming she is required on this path do you think I could get away with an R4? Again just trying to avoid ranking my 6* unless I absolutely have to.

    Thanks!
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★

    @Grootman1294 another question for you on this path. I’m still sorting out my Shuri strategy and thinking I’ll run this past before the Mr F path (since she is pretty much a must for Attuma and Namor) in the hopes of potentially pulling her with the 7* gem from this one.

    So, given that, two questions:
    1 - Do you think Shuri is really critical for this path? Understand she is more efficient than Aegon, but are there any fights she did for you that Aegon couldn’t brute force on this path?
    2 - You answered my question above about Shuri as an R5 and with a relic, but assuming she is required on this path do you think I could get away with an R4? Again just trying to avoid ranking my 6* unless I absolutely have to.

    Thanks!

    1. Aside from namor and attuma the other fights can all be done with Aegon. Shuri definitely makes captain britain and wiccan a lot easier though.
    2. You could probably get away with a R4 with relic, though do keep in mind it will add more revives to the counter.
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    Jack2634Jack2634 Posts: 793 ★★★

    Alright, here it is. Probably the last guide I'll put out for a while lol. After the path recap I'm gonna have some final cost numbers as well as a ranking of the hardest fights FROM MY EXPERIENCE. Lots to cover, let's get into it!

    The Squad:
    6* R5 ascended sig 180 aegon
    7* R2 unduped shuri (got sick of using aegon in necropolis so brought her in as a backup attacker)
    6* R1 heimdall (cheat death)
    5* R4 proxima (aegon synergies)
    6* R3 prof x (grandmaster)

    The Stash:
    Around 2000 units. Platinumpool and arena crystals helped a lot with this.
    8 L2 and 7 L1 revives
    Max stacks of L3 and L4 potions plus a small amount in stash
    No free crystals (again)
    30 minute boosters (again)

    Masteries: same as my other paths. Nothing really changed here.

    Journey to the Grandmaster (went for Sauron/Surfer path)

    TRAP NODE ALERT: This one sucks. From Sauron to Psycho man the defender has a 50% chance to evade all medium attacks. This makes it hard to punish while dashing in so stay close and try to punish with lights if you can. Otherwise, wait for a parry or dash in and be ready for an immediate evade and counterattack.

    Sauron was awful. Basically whenever you crit him he gets 2 prowess, and if he's unblockable crits pause it for a few seconds. Combined with the trap node and his bleed on dash attacks this makes it really difficult to ramp up aegon here. Bait sp1 to dump his prowess and also because its his only special that can be evaded when rooted. If he does go unblockable you are better off waiting it out before you attack in again. Proxima is also a life saver if you do mess up with aegon. Spent 2 revives getting Aegon to 700 combo and finished the rest with shuri. With shuri, I just spammed sp1 to get the precisions, then used the heavy to convert the shocks into crit shocks. Once those were ramped up, I used a sp2 to get all of my regular shocks, then spammed sp3 while refreshing the shocks with heavies. Make sure you do some practice runs before you start dropping items.

    Hit Monkey was quite a nuisance. He basically activates both of his stances every 10 seconds, which means that he will be CONSTANTLY evading and shrugging your debuffs. Be smart and be ready with aegon and you'll get through it, true accuracy helps mitigate this a little bit. 3 revives with Aegon, got him to 999 here.

    Next was America Chavez.

    What an absolute piece of ****.

    This fight was by far the most annoying and most aggravating fight in my necropolis runs, however the nodes themselves aren't too bad. If you knock her down twice in 12 seconds she gets her purple dimension. At 70%, activating the same dimension twice in a row removes all of your power, and at 40%, chavez starts gaining 50% of the power removed. With diligence, this can easily be managed, if it wasn't for one huge problem:

    Her. Stupid. AI.

    The easiest way I can put it without getting flagged by the mods is that she throws heavy attacks almost anytime she has an opening. This causes here to constantly trigger her dimensions, and once she would gain a third stack of a specific dimension, she opens a random one instead. So if you get unlucky and get the turquoise reflection dimension, you might as well just call it quits since that's not going away for a while. On top of that, she almost never throws specials when needed. So its very common to get backed against the wall and inevitably eat a sp3. I used shuri since her untouchable let me push her to sp2, but I was only able to fully ramp on a handful of tries. Be ready for a salt mine on this one. 8 revives with Shuri.

    Air Walker was mercifully easier since he actually threw specials. Use aegon, keep knocking him down, and mind the evade. If he gets the galactus buff, nuke in with your furies and you can potentially salvage the run. 4 revives.

    Now here's where aegon took a bit of a backseat, and shuri came out to play...

    Captain Britain was ludicrously easy with shuri since you can control when she crits. No crits means no exhaustion which means no inverted controls. Bait sp1 and win. 1 revive with Shuri.

    Wiccan was also a joke with shuri. I had max despair which meant that I could use the shock debuffs to prevent the sp1 regen, which made things substantially easier. 1 revive with Shuri.

    Psycho man was also very easy. Watch the evade, complete the prompts, win. 1 revive with Shuri.

    TRAP NODE ALERT: This one's easier but still needs some effort to manage. From surfer to nova, if you use a special attack, you won't be able to dex, miss or evade for 8 seconds. With Aegon, you can use the sp3 since the stun will allow you to completely stall out the node. For everything else, play smart with your specials and you'll be fine.

    Also, first 3 fights with this trap node are not ideal for shuri, so the Aegon Show returns again!

    Surfer wasn't too bad. He basically cycles dormant bleed, incinerate and shock debuffs every 8 seconds and when a buff ends on surfer he is inflicted with the corresponding debuff. If its an incinerate or shock he takes no damage and also gains more red numbers if he hits you so watch out for that. Try to bait sp1 if possible, though do be aware that he loves throwing heavies in this fight. Mind the trap node as well and you'll be good. 2 revives with Aegon.

    Misty knight was okay. She constantly stays at equilibrium which means that she goes unblockable quite frequently. Would not recommend using special attacks for this one with aegon. Mind the evade and debuff purify, bait sp1 and you'll get her down. 2 revives with Aegon.

    Pyramid X was a slog. She basically gets a lot of prowess and also has her other tempest practically all the time. This isn't too bad, however she glances EVERYTHING in this fight. Prepare for a long one here, bait sp1 and watch the glancing since it can prevent the unstoppable with the aegon nuke. 4 revives with Aegon.

    Now back to the Shuri Show! And we got some nasty fights coming up!

    Sam Wilson wasn't anything too nasty. Shuri's come back to town, so just bait sp1 and win. 1 revive with Shuri.

    Dragon man was also quite easy. Mind the stun immunity and play around the trap node. 2 revives with Shuri.

    Cap was a joke. Watch the skill node and you'll be good. 1 revive with Shuri.

    Nova was a bit annoying since all of his specials require dexing to fully evade. Watch the trap node, bait his specials and you'll be good with shuri. 3 revives.

    Grandmaster is nothing new. Pulled off another no-revive aegon/prof x tag team.

    And just like that, Necropolis is 100%! Barely a month after its release!

    The Final Cost:
    800 units, all spent on L2 revives
    All stashed revives and potions
    Bunch of 30 minute attack, health and champ boosters
    About 2 hours

    The Rewards:
    Got a 7* crystal from the chest, awakened my 7* surfer. Prestige, I guess?
    Chose venom from my 7* selector. Took him straight to R3 using my cosmic gem from completion.
    Pulled morbius from the titan crystal. Not bad at all.
    Used the generic 2-3 gem on silk, which made me Valiant just in time for Christmas (I ran this path a few days before I posted this).
    Levelled up 7* maestro, probably won't rank him up though. I don't really play a lot of bgs and alliance content is basically dead to me, so I got no reason to take him up.

    Final thoughts:
    1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!
    2. Like I said in my previous guide, DON'T GET FRUSTRATED. Had to step away quite a few times because of Chavez, and that probably saved me a few more revives.

    That's it for the path guide. Now for some more general stats regarding my Necropolis exploration!

    My revive costs from each path were:
    Path 1 (Titania/Guardian): 87 single and 3 team revives. However, this was a day 1 clear, so my team was not at all ideal and I had no idea what to expect on a lot of these fights. If I did this path now I could absolutely cut this down by a lot. Also, my aegon was R4 and not ascended.

    Path 2 (Fantastic/Apoc): 68 single revives. Aegon was ascended for this one but still at R4. Definitely made some mistakes in not using shuri more and also not bringing a reverse control immune. Another inflated number here.

    Path 3 (Odin/Stryfe): 42 single revives. From this path on Aegon was R5 and ascended, and I was also playing better. Definitely happy with this number.

    Path 4 (Roblin/Elsa): 44 single revives, quite happy with this number.

    Path 5 (Jubilee/Mantis): 60 single revives. Ant man future and poor mentality was responsible for around 20% of these, so you can definitely cut this down if you play smart.

    Path 6 (Sauron/Surfer): 36 single revives. Shuri put in work BIG TIME.

    This brings my total Necropolis exploration cost to 338 single revives and 3 team revives. Assuming all revives were 40% / L2 revives, this means that I spent around 13,820 UNITS worth of resources exploring this thing. Quite a scary number I know, however keep in mind I also used quite a few L1 revives as well, which were not counted for the unit calculation. Additionally, I did not build up a huge revive stash before each path, so with a good stash, good teams and good playing you can easily go much lower than this number of units. Of course I also used an unfathomable number of potions, boosts and free crystals so make sure you save those up as well before committing to your runs.

    That's basically it for resources. Time to rank the hardest fights in the Necropolis (IN MY OPNION ONLY, you can absolutely have a different experience than I did)

    Honorable mentions:
    - Air Walker. If he isn't playing ball and throwing specials it can be quite easy for him to get the galactus buff. However, with diligence and a wee smidge of luck, it is doable.
    - Sauron. If you are ramping up aegon, he's quite tricky to manage without getting hit. However once I used shuri the problems mostly went away. Trap node and his unblockable are still a nasty combination so get some practice in first.
    - Sandman. Once he goes unstable, things can go off the rails very quickly with his unstoppable and root. Combined with a trap node he is definitely a tough one to manage even with Aegon.


    And now, my top 5 hardest fights in Necropolis (once again, from MY EXPERIENCE ALONE)
    5. Silver Centurion. Lock on is on almost all the time so his specials cost nothing once he gets it active. Literally a "deal as much damage as you can before he kills you" sort of fight with Aegon.

    4. Stryfe. Constant untouchable and invisibility, as well as stuns if you get hit, make this one a toughie for aegon. However, you are still given opportunities to deal good damage so if you mind your spacing you can get through it eventually.

    3. Knull. Taking 5% health whenever his basic attacks make contact make this fight super punishing. Add in his annoying sp1 corruption and whatever trap node he's got and you have a recipe for disaster. A fairly large revive AND potion sink.

    2. Future Ant Man. Basically Pyramid X with harder specials to evade and a power detonation that interacts with the trap node to make your life awful. Definitely one to watch out for.

    1. America Chavez. Just for the AI alone. Most infuriated I've been at this game in a long time. Anyone who enjoys this champion needs to see a doctor.

    And that should be everything! I hope these guides have been and will be useful for others looking to slaughter this piece of content. My previous guides can be found below:

    Path 1: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/352061/welcome-to-the-necropolis-my-first-clear-experience/p1
    Path 2: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/352521/welcome-back-to-the-necropolis-path-2-guide/p1
    Path 3: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/353572/gut-glory-and-grease-my-third-path-in-the-necropolis/p1
    Path 4: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/354413/necropolis-path-4-aegon-scrub-returns/p1
    Path 5: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/355294/my-fifth-path-in-the-necropolis-violence-and-valor/p1

    Thanks for reading y'all, and have a happy New Year!

    @Grootman1294 hey man , i am also a 100% necro fellas , and i'm a bit curious , how did u manage to do cap wilson in only 1 rev with shuri ? I also have 7r2 shuri and in every trap node , even 3 rev is considered perfect for me in that fight , due to how his autoblock worked
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★
    Jack2634 said:

    Alright, here it is. Probably the last guide I'll put out for a while lol. After the path recap I'm gonna have some final cost numbers as well as a ranking of the hardest fights FROM MY EXPERIENCE. Lots to cover, let's get into it!

    The Squad:
    6* R5 ascended sig 180 aegon
    7* R2 unduped shuri (got sick of using aegon in necropolis so brought her in as a backup attacker)
    6* R1 heimdall (cheat death)
    5* R4 proxima (aegon synergies)
    6* R3 prof x (grandmaster)

    The Stash:
    Around 2000 units. Platinumpool and arena crystals helped a lot with this.
    8 L2 and 7 L1 revives
    Max stacks of L3 and L4 potions plus a small amount in stash
    No free crystals (again)
    30 minute boosters (again)

    Masteries: same as my other paths. Nothing really changed here.

    Journey to the Grandmaster (went for Sauron/Surfer path)

    TRAP NODE ALERT: This one sucks. From Sauron to Psycho man the defender has a 50% chance to evade all medium attacks. This makes it hard to punish while dashing in so stay close and try to punish with lights if you can. Otherwise, wait for a parry or dash in and be ready for an immediate evade and counterattack.

    Sauron was awful. Basically whenever you crit him he gets 2 prowess, and if he's unblockable crits pause it for a few seconds. Combined with the trap node and his bleed on dash attacks this makes it really difficult to ramp up aegon here. Bait sp1 to dump his prowess and also because its his only special that can be evaded when rooted. If he does go unblockable you are better off waiting it out before you attack in again. Proxima is also a life saver if you do mess up with aegon. Spent 2 revives getting Aegon to 700 combo and finished the rest with shuri. With shuri, I just spammed sp1 to get the precisions, then used the heavy to convert the shocks into crit shocks. Once those were ramped up, I used a sp2 to get all of my regular shocks, then spammed sp3 while refreshing the shocks with heavies. Make sure you do some practice runs before you start dropping items.

    Hit Monkey was quite a nuisance. He basically activates both of his stances every 10 seconds, which means that he will be CONSTANTLY evading and shrugging your debuffs. Be smart and be ready with aegon and you'll get through it, true accuracy helps mitigate this a little bit. 3 revives with Aegon, got him to 999 here.

    Next was America Chavez.

    What an absolute piece of ****.

    This fight was by far the most annoying and most aggravating fight in my necropolis runs, however the nodes themselves aren't too bad. If you knock her down twice in 12 seconds she gets her purple dimension. At 70%, activating the same dimension twice in a row removes all of your power, and at 40%, chavez starts gaining 50% of the power removed. With diligence, this can easily be managed, if it wasn't for one huge problem:

    Her. Stupid. AI.

    The easiest way I can put it without getting flagged by the mods is that she throws heavy attacks almost anytime she has an opening. This causes here to constantly trigger her dimensions, and once she would gain a third stack of a specific dimension, she opens a random one instead. So if you get unlucky and get the turquoise reflection dimension, you might as well just call it quits since that's not going away for a while. On top of that, she almost never throws specials when needed. So its very common to get backed against the wall and inevitably eat a sp3. I used shuri since her untouchable let me push her to sp2, but I was only able to fully ramp on a handful of tries. Be ready for a salt mine on this one. 8 revives with Shuri.

    Air Walker was mercifully easier since he actually threw specials. Use aegon, keep knocking him down, and mind the evade. If he gets the galactus buff, nuke in with your furies and you can potentially salvage the run. 4 revives.

    Now here's where aegon took a bit of a backseat, and shuri came out to play...

    Captain Britain was ludicrously easy with shuri since you can control when she crits. No crits means no exhaustion which means no inverted controls. Bait sp1 and win. 1 revive with Shuri.

    Wiccan was also a joke with shuri. I had max despair which meant that I could use the shock debuffs to prevent the sp1 regen, which made things substantially easier. 1 revive with Shuri.

    Psycho man was also very easy. Watch the evade, complete the prompts, win. 1 revive with Shuri.

    TRAP NODE ALERT: This one's easier but still needs some effort to manage. From surfer to nova, if you use a special attack, you won't be able to dex, miss or evade for 8 seconds. With Aegon, you can use the sp3 since the stun will allow you to completely stall out the node. For everything else, play smart with your specials and you'll be fine.

    Also, first 3 fights with this trap node are not ideal for shuri, so the Aegon Show returns again!

    Surfer wasn't too bad. He basically cycles dormant bleed, incinerate and shock debuffs every 8 seconds and when a buff ends on surfer he is inflicted with the corresponding debuff. If its an incinerate or shock he takes no damage and also gains more red numbers if he hits you so watch out for that. Try to bait sp1 if possible, though do be aware that he loves throwing heavies in this fight. Mind the trap node as well and you'll be good. 2 revives with Aegon.

    Misty knight was okay. She constantly stays at equilibrium which means that she goes unblockable quite frequently. Would not recommend using special attacks for this one with aegon. Mind the evade and debuff purify, bait sp1 and you'll get her down. 2 revives with Aegon.

    Pyramid X was a slog. She basically gets a lot of prowess and also has her other tempest practically all the time. This isn't too bad, however she glances EVERYTHING in this fight. Prepare for a long one here, bait sp1 and watch the glancing since it can prevent the unstoppable with the aegon nuke. 4 revives with Aegon.

    Now back to the Shuri Show! And we got some nasty fights coming up!

    Sam Wilson wasn't anything too nasty. Shuri's come back to town, so just bait sp1 and win. 1 revive with Shuri.

    Dragon man was also quite easy. Mind the stun immunity and play around the trap node. 2 revives with Shuri.

    Cap was a joke. Watch the skill node and you'll be good. 1 revive with Shuri.

    Nova was a bit annoying since all of his specials require dexing to fully evade. Watch the trap node, bait his specials and you'll be good with shuri. 3 revives.

    Grandmaster is nothing new. Pulled off another no-revive aegon/prof x tag team.

    And just like that, Necropolis is 100%! Barely a month after its release!

    The Final Cost:
    800 units, all spent on L2 revives
    All stashed revives and potions
    Bunch of 30 minute attack, health and champ boosters
    About 2 hours

    The Rewards:
    Got a 7* crystal from the chest, awakened my 7* surfer. Prestige, I guess?
    Chose venom from my 7* selector. Took him straight to R3 using my cosmic gem from completion.
    Pulled morbius from the titan crystal. Not bad at all.
    Used the generic 2-3 gem on silk, which made me Valiant just in time for Christmas (I ran this path a few days before I posted this).
    Levelled up 7* maestro, probably won't rank him up though. I don't really play a lot of bgs and alliance content is basically dead to me, so I got no reason to take him up.

    Final thoughts:
    1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!
    2. Like I said in my previous guide, DON'T GET FRUSTRATED. Had to step away quite a few times because of Chavez, and that probably saved me a few more revives.

    That's it for the path guide. Now for some more general stats regarding my Necropolis exploration!

    My revive costs from each path were:
    Path 1 (Titania/Guardian): 87 single and 3 team revives. However, this was a day 1 clear, so my team was not at all ideal and I had no idea what to expect on a lot of these fights. If I did this path now I could absolutely cut this down by a lot. Also, my aegon was R4 and not ascended.

    Path 2 (Fantastic/Apoc): 68 single revives. Aegon was ascended for this one but still at R4. Definitely made some mistakes in not using shuri more and also not bringing a reverse control immune. Another inflated number here.

    Path 3 (Odin/Stryfe): 42 single revives. From this path on Aegon was R5 and ascended, and I was also playing better. Definitely happy with this number.

    Path 4 (Roblin/Elsa): 44 single revives, quite happy with this number.

    Path 5 (Jubilee/Mantis): 60 single revives. Ant man future and poor mentality was responsible for around 20% of these, so you can definitely cut this down if you play smart.

    Path 6 (Sauron/Surfer): 36 single revives. Shuri put in work BIG TIME.

    This brings my total Necropolis exploration cost to 338 single revives and 3 team revives. Assuming all revives were 40% / L2 revives, this means that I spent around 13,820 UNITS worth of resources exploring this thing. Quite a scary number I know, however keep in mind I also used quite a few L1 revives as well, which were not counted for the unit calculation. Additionally, I did not build up a huge revive stash before each path, so with a good stash, good teams and good playing you can easily go much lower than this number of units. Of course I also used an unfathomable number of potions, boosts and free crystals so make sure you save those up as well before committing to your runs.

    That's basically it for resources. Time to rank the hardest fights in the Necropolis (IN MY OPNION ONLY, you can absolutely have a different experience than I did)

    Honorable mentions:
    - Air Walker. If he isn't playing ball and throwing specials it can be quite easy for him to get the galactus buff. However, with diligence and a wee smidge of luck, it is doable.
    - Sauron. If you are ramping up aegon, he's quite tricky to manage without getting hit. However once I used shuri the problems mostly went away. Trap node and his unblockable are still a nasty combination so get some practice in first.
    - Sandman. Once he goes unstable, things can go off the rails very quickly with his unstoppable and root. Combined with a trap node he is definitely a tough one to manage even with Aegon.


    And now, my top 5 hardest fights in Necropolis (once again, from MY EXPERIENCE ALONE)
    5. Silver Centurion. Lock on is on almost all the time so his specials cost nothing once he gets it active. Literally a "deal as much damage as you can before he kills you" sort of fight with Aegon.

    4. Stryfe. Constant untouchable and invisibility, as well as stuns if you get hit, make this one a toughie for aegon. However, you are still given opportunities to deal good damage so if you mind your spacing you can get through it eventually.

    3. Knull. Taking 5% health whenever his basic attacks make contact make this fight super punishing. Add in his annoying sp1 corruption and whatever trap node he's got and you have a recipe for disaster. A fairly large revive AND potion sink.

    2. Future Ant Man. Basically Pyramid X with harder specials to evade and a power detonation that interacts with the trap node to make your life awful. Definitely one to watch out for.

    1. America Chavez. Just for the AI alone. Most infuriated I've been at this game in a long time. Anyone who enjoys this champion needs to see a doctor.

    And that should be everything! I hope these guides have been and will be useful for others looking to slaughter this piece of content. My previous guides can be found below:

    Path 1: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/352061/welcome-to-the-necropolis-my-first-clear-experience/p1
    Path 2: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/352521/welcome-back-to-the-necropolis-path-2-guide/p1
    Path 3: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/353572/gut-glory-and-grease-my-third-path-in-the-necropolis/p1
    Path 4: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/354413/necropolis-path-4-aegon-scrub-returns/p1
    Path 5: https://forums.playcontestofchampions.com/en/discussion/355294/my-fifth-path-in-the-necropolis-violence-and-valor/p1

    Thanks for reading y'all, and have a happy New Year!

    @Grootman1294 hey man , i am also a 100% necro fellas , and i'm a bit curious , how did u manage to do cap wilson in only 1 rev with shuri ? I also have 7r2 shuri and in every trap node , even 3 rev is considered perfect for me in that fight , due to how his autoblock worked
    It look a lot of special 1s to get my precisions due to the auto block. If he's playing ball with his sp1 you can heavy counter which helps you survive past the final enrage for a long time. Got an insane try where I took off 80% by just baiting sp1 and heavy countering.
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    StarSmasher2001StarSmasher2001 Posts: 233 ★★



    Final thoughts:
    1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!

    Meanwhile me, who has continued to somehow avoid pulling every rarity of shuri that isn't a 3* :'(:D
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    IvarTheBonelessIvarTheBoneless Posts: 1,262 ★★★★



    Final thoughts:
    1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!

    Meanwhile me, who has continued to somehow avoid pulling every rarity of shuri that isn't a 3* :'(:D
    Same! I'm going to use abs man for attuma but idk who for namor then
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★



    Final thoughts:
    1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!

    Meanwhile me, who has continued to somehow avoid pulling every rarity of shuri that isn't a 3* :'(:D
    Same! I'm going to use abs man for attuma but idk who for namor then
    I have honestly yet to see anyone take down attuma easily without Shuri, not sure if abs man can work.

    If you really are dead set on that path I've seen fury work decently for namor since he has loads of bleeds.
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    Wong_98Wong_98 Posts: 1,015 ★★★★



    Final thoughts:
    1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!

    Meanwhile me, who has continued to somehow avoid pulling every rarity of shuri that isn't a 3* :'(:D
    Same! I'm going to use abs man for attuma but idk who for namor then
    If you have a 7* or highly ranked 6* storm, and you can sacrifice 2 team slots, storm works really well for both of those fights. You’ll need to make her a horseman, so bring Apoc. Quit out against Namor for optimal charge buildup. Against Namor, spam special one and heavy’s to keep your shocks refreshed, and then against Attuma just parry and heavy spam
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    captain_rogerscaptain_rogers Posts: 4,636 ★★★★★



    Final thoughts:
    1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!

    Meanwhile me, who has continued to somehow avoid pulling every rarity of shuri that isn't a 3* :'(:D
    Same! I'm going to use abs man for attuma but idk who for namor then
    I have honestly yet to see anyone take down attuma easily without Shuri, not sure if abs man can work.

    If you really are dead set on that path I've seen fury work decently for namor since he has loads of bleeds.
    Hey will a r4 unascended shuri work? I don't wanna r5 or ascend mine just for this path.
    Gonna use shuri for namor attuma cap britain and wiccan in that one specific run.
    So is a r4 unascended shuri enough?
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    jcphillips7jcphillips7 Posts: 1,100 ★★★
    @Grootman1294

    I’m reading your Odin path guide and I saw the Aegon nuke mentioned for Silver Centurion. Can you explain this a bit more, or is it the “throw a heavy weight and purposely get hit while unstoppable so you have all those furies on you” maneuver?
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★

    @Grootman1294

    I’m reading your Odin path guide and I saw the Aegon nuke mentioned for Silver Centurion. Can you explain this a bit more, or is it the “throw a heavy weight and purposely get hit while unstoppable so you have all those furies on you” maneuver?

    Above 750 combo with Aegon you get an unstoppable on crit. This thing lasts long enough so that after a combo ending attack (second medium or fourth light), you can just immediately attack in and continue the combo provided he doesn't throw a special. If he hits you, you won't react to it and you will also get your furies, so it's basically just mashing in until he uses a special, hence why I call it a nuke lol.

    You can go for the heavy charge if you want to mitigate damage however I personally found the AI never really plays ball with this. Do whatever suits you though.
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★



    Final thoughts:
    1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!

    Meanwhile me, who has continued to somehow avoid pulling every rarity of shuri that isn't a 3* :'(:D
    Same! I'm going to use abs man for attuma but idk who for namor then
    I have honestly yet to see anyone take down attuma easily without Shuri, not sure if abs man can work.

    If you really are dead set on that path I've seen fury work decently for namor since he has loads of bleeds.
    Hey will a r4 unascended shuri work? I don't wanna r5 or ascend mine just for this path.
    Gonna use shuri for namor attuma cap britain and wiccan in that one specific run.
    So is a r4 unascended shuri enough?
    Pretty sure it can work, just need to prepare accordingly with your revive stash. You'll probably have to drop around 3-6 revives per fight vs 1-3 with a R2 7*.
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    captain_rogerscaptain_rogers Posts: 4,636 ★★★★★



    Final thoughts:
    1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!

    Meanwhile me, who has continued to somehow avoid pulling every rarity of shuri that isn't a 3* :'(:D
    Same! I'm going to use abs man for attuma but idk who for namor then
    I have honestly yet to see anyone take down attuma easily without Shuri, not sure if abs man can work.

    If you really are dead set on that path I've seen fury work decently for namor since he has loads of bleeds.
    Hey will a r4 unascended shuri work? I don't wanna r5 or ascend mine just for this path.
    Gonna use shuri for namor attuma cap britain and wiccan in that one specific run.
    So is a r4 unascended shuri enough?
    Pretty sure it can work, just need to prepare accordingly with your revive stash. You'll probably have to drop around 3-6 revives per fight vs 1-3 with a R2 7*.
    Also, did you used shuri on right top path with unblockable specials trap node.
    Or you just played around with unstoppable?
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    Wong_98Wong_98 Posts: 1,015 ★★★★
    edited December 2023
    Hey, do you think that a r4 6* Wong would be able to do some stuff for me in there, or would that be a waste? I’m not talking about that path in particular, just the whole quest
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★



    Final thoughts:
    1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!

    Meanwhile me, who has continued to somehow avoid pulling every rarity of shuri that isn't a 3* :'(:D
    Same! I'm going to use abs man for attuma but idk who for namor then
    I have honestly yet to see anyone take down attuma easily without Shuri, not sure if abs man can work.

    If you really are dead set on that path I've seen fury work decently for namor since he has loads of bleeds.
    Hey will a r4 unascended shuri work? I don't wanna r5 or ascend mine just for this path.
    Gonna use shuri for namor attuma cap britain and wiccan in that one specific run.
    So is a r4 unascended shuri enough?
    Pretty sure it can work, just need to prepare accordingly with your revive stash. You'll probably have to drop around 3-6 revives per fight vs 1-3 with a R2 7*.
    Also, did you used shuri on right top path with unblockable specials trap node.
    Or you just played around with unstoppable?
    I'm assuming you are talking about the path starting with Elsa? I used Aegon for that one.
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★
    Wong_98 said:

    Hey, do you think that a r4 6* Wong would be able to do some stuff for me in there, or would that be a waste? I’m not talking about that path in particular, just the whole quest

    He is arguably the best counter to Galan. He will work wonders even as a R4 6*.
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    captain_rogerscaptain_rogers Posts: 4,636 ★★★★★



    Final thoughts:
    1. USE SHURI. This was what the title of the post referred to, and she could've saved me quite a few revives on the other paths. Do not think you have to Aegon through everything!

    Meanwhile me, who has continued to somehow avoid pulling every rarity of shuri that isn't a 3* :'(:D
    Same! I'm going to use abs man for attuma but idk who for namor then
    I have honestly yet to see anyone take down attuma easily without Shuri, not sure if abs man can work.

    If you really are dead set on that path I've seen fury work decently for namor since he has loads of bleeds.
    Hey will a r4 unascended shuri work? I don't wanna r5 or ascend mine just for this path.
    Gonna use shuri for namor attuma cap britain and wiccan in that one specific run.
    So is a r4 unascended shuri enough?
    Pretty sure it can work, just need to prepare accordingly with your revive stash. You'll probably have to drop around 3-6 revives per fight vs 1-3 with a R2 7*.
    Also, did you used shuri on right top path with unblockable specials trap node.
    Or you just played around with unstoppable?
    I'm assuming you are talking about the path starting with Elsa? I used Aegon for that one.
    Yes thanks.
    Also it's a typo, I meant played around unblockable*
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    captain_rogerscaptain_rogers Posts: 4,636 ★★★★★
    Anyways you picked from selector and using the r3 generic gem on?
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    Grootman1294Grootman1294 Posts: 871 ★★★★


    Chose venom from my 7* selector. Took him straight to R3 using my cosmic gem from completion.
    Used the generic 2-3 gem on silk, which made me Valiant just in time for Christmas (I ran this path a few days before I posted this).

    @captain_rogers
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    Wong_98Wong_98 Posts: 1,015 ★★★★

    Wong_98 said:

    Hey, do you think that a r4 6* Wong would be able to do some stuff for me in there, or would that be a waste? I’m not talking about that path in particular, just the whole quest

    He is arguably the best counter to Galan. He will work wonders even as a R4 6*.
    Do you think that he’d be able to do other annoying cosmics as well?
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