Glass cannon ele for Slick and Sparki?
in the aetherpath I usually run a tanky trait build, but I swap into zerker gear for the boss fights.
For sparki/slick its usually much more easy to deal with sparki first. Slicks damage comes from his oil. If your team is good at cleaning it all up, then you can easily zerk him down.
As for the foreman, again, his most damaging attack is usually best mitigated in some other way (mist form, stability/dodge rolling, etc) rather than face-tanking, and zerking works quite well.
And the clockheart hits like a wet noodle. if you arent running zerk gear on clockheart, you’re wasting your own time.
The trash monsters are a different story. They carry enough cc and multiple heavy hits to require either a tankier setup, or a ranged weapon.
But the bosses can easily be zerked down in my experience, even with (and honestly, especially with) a D/D set.
Yeah, I’ve been reading that a lot of groups find Sparki easier to start with. Ah well, so other than that you’re doing exactly what I was doing then.
Thanks for the response.
DPS shouldn’t really be an issue with the sparki and slick fight. There’s no damage spikes or other things that can screw with the group except the ooze. The way I usually tell pugs to do this, is to have them equip a ranged weapon, turn auto attack on sparki then ignore both bosses completely and just look for oils and the ooze.
Make sure people are not scattered around, because that’s usually what causes oil patches to go all over the place and behind people’s camera, causing wipes. After sparki goes down, have everyone stand inside the oil patches for the ooze. No one should be taking any damage at all at this point and you can auto attack slick down leisurely.
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I’m curious how you can wipe on Sparki. You can easily get out of combat to get all of your health back. Slick can actually wipe the entire team if you let the puddles stack.
I run ele with all valkryie armor. For more Dps i use FGS as much as i can. I will even use frost bow. and one time i added Flaming Axe when i felt others weren’t doing much DPS.
You are fighting this boss fight the way i like, taking out Slick first. I hate spending time killing sparki only to die on slick. People will fight you on stacking up on slick but it really helps control the oil.
Once you kill slick, killing sparki should be easy. I know the few times i died after killing slick was because we were all very low health at the time of slicks death but other than that if slick is down you should with this fight.