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No Aegon, No Shuri ... My Necro Run

DeaconDeacon Posts: 3,937 ★★★★★
So let me start by saying I have both of these champs as six stars but I just had no desire to rank them up especially Aegon. Given that, I decided to go away from all of the Aegon and Shuri mobs to form my own team. Of course those champs are great for it but I just didn't want to use them. And in the end, I can safely say ... both completion and exploration can be done easily without them.

In my efforts to form the best team based around who I had at high rank, I made one grave mistake. I'll get to that in a just a second. So I looked at my roster and I had NIMGOD, Knull, Zemo and OG Hulk at the highest of ranks. R5 and R2. Looking at the paths in Necro, I figured Nimmy could eat all the mutants. Check. Knull could destroy all tech and save me from autoblocks and evades. Check. Zemo could do Zemo things. Check.

Looking at the paths, I picked who I absolutely hate fighting to stay away from .. Attuma and Aarkus. Ok so easy Sauron fight path . I can deal with the medium evade thing for one fight (more on that soon lol). Let's go!!!

Boosts: 30%, 20%, 25% Team: OG Hulk, Zemo, NIMGOD, Knull, Overseer

Sauron (2 revives) - man did Nimmy shine right here. Went about as good as one can expect.

Hit Monkey (2 revives) - Knull beast mode .. saved me from all the stupid evades minus a few AI shenanigans. Man we're cookin' .. this is easy

Chavez (3 revives) - OG Hulk doing OG Hulk .. BUT here's where the poop hit the fan. I didn't realize that the stupid medium evade thing wasn't just one fight .. it was for all of the fights on the path hahaha ... had to rethink some things after realizing this. I was too far to turn back so plug away.

Air Walker - (4 revives) .. used Zemo but couldn't for the life of me maintain his stupid power gain no matter how many times I knocked him down. Oh well .. not fussed.

Captain Britain
- HULK SMASH ONE SHOT! .. I was going to use NIMGOD here but didn't want to be bothered with the reverse controls so I went OG Hulk and made use of the Overseer synergy

Wiccan (5 revives)
- I mean it wasn't a hard fight but I just screwed the pooch on it. It got super easy when I realized at the last two revives when throwing Zemo at him that Zemo cleansed the neutralize on parry. I thought it was a passive and he wouldn't but he did so Zemo took him out.

Psycho (3 revives)- Knull was good here when I finally go the stupid prompt thing down

Apoc (2 revives) - NIMGOD .. pretty straight forward .. feeling good so far .. but then.

Tigra (10 revives) - I mean ... the fight wasn't hard .. but I just constantly got clipped by her specials smh .. I mean CONSTANTLY lol

Herc (2 revives) - Zemo Gate!

At this point, I'm like .. man this is going great .. nothing but huge health pools really. The nodes aren't killing me.

Sam Wilson ONE SHOT .. LET'S GO KNULL!!

Dragon Robot (2 revives) - OG Hulk Smash .. the AI was absolutely perfect .. he kept spamming SP2 and I was like YES PLEASE lol

Cap Am (1 revive)
- Zemo Gate!

Nova (4 revives) - Not that it was hard but again, just kept getting clipped by his easy specials smh. Hammered at him with Knull and Zemo.

FINALE .. the Grand Wizard. Well at this point I had completely run out of my stash of revives. So it took me about 600 units to get him down. In his third phase the reverse controls were so stupid that I ended up just using OG Hulk and taking the immunity damage which wasn't as bad .. so I raged him down to the final phase and it was a piece of cake that last 1 %.

The moral of the story ... yes it can totally be done without Aegon or Shuri. The only thing scary about it is the huge health pools and time it takes to just stay patient and keep the attack plan.



Comments

  • Great writeup!
  • G-Hun-GearG-Hun-Gear Posts: 1,190 ★★★
    Wow, that’s what? 55 revives? Great job!

    Now I feel bad that I’ve already fully ranked up Aegon for my run in the future… Could have saved the ressources for a champ that will get more use outside of Everest content…

    Ah well, at least I am now OBLIGED to do it, 😂 just farming some more revives before going in…
  • G-Hun-GearG-Hun-Gear Posts: 1,190 ★★★
    edited November 2023
    And most importantly: I was thinking of taking hulk and overseer for the final phase of the GM, but it’s great to see that he can also SOLO Cpt. Britain…. Wasn’t looking forward to the fight… :)
  • JohnnooooooJohnnoooooo Posts: 114 ★★★
    Nice work mate, I took it with
    R4 apoc
    R2 7* shuri
    R2 7 stryfe
    Maxed and ascended abs man
    And an r4 juggernaut
    I took the sauron path, and basically threw apoc in, quit, revived, threw him back in, ended it, and made stryfe a horsman... wow, did stryfe perform..
    Ended up using about 60 revives, mostly on reverse controls phase of the grandmaster..
    But I'm glad it's done now..
  • DeaconDeacon Posts: 3,937 ★★★★★

    Nice work mate, I took it with
    R4 apoc
    R2 7* shuri
    R2 7 stryfe
    Maxed and ascended abs man
    And an r4 juggernaut
    I took the sauron path, and basically threw apoc in, quit, revived, threw him back in, ended it, and made stryfe a horsman... wow, did stryfe perform..
    Ended up using about 60 revives, mostly on reverse controls phase of the grandmaster..
    But I'm glad it's done now..

    If only I had a R2 Stryfe! I hear some say he's not great for Necro but how could he not be ya know .. once he's ramped he's a beast!
  • DeaconDeacon Posts: 3,937 ★★★★★

    And most importantly: I was thinking of taking hulk and overseer for the final phase of the GM, but it’s great to see that he can also SOLO Cpt. Britain…. Wasn’t looking forward to the fight… :)

    Yep synergy worked great .. Hulk was doing massive amounts of Gamma Rage damage .. "clapping" for well over 200K alone.
  • Darkknight_94Darkknight_94 Posts: 459 ★★★
    edited December 2023
    Mate came here to shoutout to you . After uour post it gave me confidence that i can too do a completion run without aegon.
    I took the same path..k it was smooth ( just few fights like hit monkey, apoc, tigra & herc) were annoying rest. Idid with like 2-3 revs max.
    Thanks again🔥💪
    Instead of hulk n overseer.. I brought doom & juggs.
    Team: shuri r2 undupe, r4s zemo, knull, doom & juggs .
  • captain_rogerscaptain_rogers Posts: 2,585 ★★★★★
    I think I should learn kate and stick with her.
    But afraid of grandmaster reverse control phase lol
  • DeaconDeacon Posts: 3,937 ★★★★★

    Mate came here to shoutout to you . After uour post it gave me confidence that i can too do a completion run without aegon.
    I took the same path..k it was smooth ( just few fights like hit monkey, apoc, tigra & herc) were annoying rest. Idid with like 2-3 revs max.
    Thanks again🔥💪
    Instead of hulk n overseer.. I brought doom & juggs.
    Team: shuri r2 undupe, r4s zemo, knull, doom & juggs .

    THAT'S AWESOME! and congrats ... happy to have inspired and you did the solid work!
  • ThatGuyYouSaw235ThatGuyYouSaw235 Posts: 3,136 ★★★★★
    edited December 2023
    of all the nicknames for the grandmaster, i cant believe you settled for the grand wizard.
  • DeaconDeacon Posts: 3,937 ★★★★★

    of all the nicknames for the grandmaster, i cant believe you settled for the grand wizard.

    lol yes i mean ...it wasn't my best that's for sure .. Grand Puba maybe?? 😂
  • DjmagsDjmags Posts: 115
    What I learned in this game is to take what everyone says with a pinch of salt and make sure you factor that into your run. Based on the posts in here not sure where those 3 million deaths have come from,,,
  • willrun4adonutwillrun4adonut Posts: 2,878 ★★★★★
    Djmags said:

    What I learned in this game is to take what everyone says with a pinch of salt and make sure you factor that into your run. Based on the posts in here not sure where those 3 million deaths have come from,,,

    From me.
  • captain_rogerscaptain_rogers Posts: 2,585 ★★★★★
    Is your nimrod r5 ascended? Will a r4 work?
  • DeaconDeacon Posts: 3,937 ★★★★★

    Is your nimrod r5 ascended? Will a r4 work?

    yes he's ascended. i imagine a R4 would fully boosted ... will just take a lot longer. and don't waste your time on those power back boosts. none of them worked for me ... or maybe the damage was in tech terms so minimal that i got no power back lol
  • Ironman3000Ironman3000 Posts: 1,864 ★★★★★

    Wow, that’s what? 55 revives? Great job!

    Now I feel bad that I’ve already fully ranked up Aegon for my run in the future… Could have saved the ressources for a champ that will get more use outside of Everest content…

    Ah well, at least I am now OBLIGED to do it, 😂 just farming some more revives before going in…

    Don't be. You can use Aegon on all 6 paths and I'll be much quicker and probably cheaper as well.
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