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Blackdoom59

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The perfect Phodom
« on: July 14, 2011, 10:14:47 am »

Spell 1 - Now comes the first decision, there are four spells and only one can be chosen. So here we are: we have Avatar, a spell that you may have already heard of. In short, this spell makes Phodom a good tank, that's why a lot of you guys like it. Second is Offensive cry, a spell that increases Phodom and his companions' damage. A good spell because it increases Fradz's damage also, and Fradz needs a lot of atk speed and dmg cause he is a DPS.Then comes Defensive Cry.If you have no give-ups , I suggest you should pick it(or Avatar).That spell will save not only you , but also Fradz and Galeoth.And the last spell, Area Attack, is our choice. Area Attack is very good because a lot of bosses and mobs have higher atk speed than Phodom .Being a tank,  he needs an ability that can also deal dmg to the enemies while being attacked. Area Attack is perfect for Phodom because it has 10% chance to deal a huge damage instance when he attacks (a 6x critical almost) unlike any other abilities.But if you intend to pick this spell Phodom will be blessed/cursed to become a DPS.The starting set that gives the "Family Picture" is necessary.

Spell 2 - Now we have to choose from Meltdown and Impact Flare. Meltdown deals greater dmg than Impact Flare and also decreases enemy's armor by 10. Impact Flare deals relatively lower dmg than Meltdown and comes with a stun of three seconds. The stun might be stronger than the armor-reduction effect but it last only three seconds and the damage is lower than Meltdown. That's why my choice is Meltdown. Soul Burn is very useful as well, but it requires ALL the spell points to make the fiery demon strong.

Spell 3 - Flame Explosion, or Ground Zero? Well every kind of guy who is easily convinced by the icon will pick Ground Zero. Ground Zero deals more dmg and causes Damage per Second to enemies but Flame Explosion is, being an instant spell, perfect for Phodom because he's always surrounded by enemies. And the 2 seconds stun are perfect for Fradz to do his job by smashing the ones that dare to attack his defender. Let it be Flame Explosion then :) Colossal Slam could be very useful when it comes to dishing out huge AoE damage to enemies but if you pick it, pick Avatar also.

Spell 4 - Here I was unable to decide for a looong time:D But now I've made my decision. Fire Mastery could be a very good spell for Phodom because his Heal abilities need bonuses plus his Area and Single-targeted spells could use some good ol' bonuses :) BUT Aura of Fire is better, because there are a lot of enemies with huge atk speed that focus only on the tank. Besides that, Aura of Fire deals huge amounts of dps to all the enemies around Phodom.The Fire Elemental would be useful if you spend your spell points into it(same as Soul Burn).The Spinning Death is a spell I'd never suggest unless you have give ups , avatar , and dozens of STR.


Spell 5 - Not much to say, Fire Shield or Heaven's Blessing? Well Fire Shield recovers a lot of the target's HP  and adds bonus armors, while the other spell deals heals lesser, but heals over time and brings the target back to life if he dies while under the effect of the skill's buff. But he revives with almost no mana and really weak HP(that fact can be changed if all the points spell points are added mostly to it). That's why Fire Shield is better for a tanking Phodom.Also there is Power Heal newly added which I suggest you take if you plan to make Phodom a better supporter then Galeoth.With it's relatively low call down and considerable effect , this spell(with it's rightful spell points) can be the best heal of the whole game.

Spell 5 - Now Chaotic Rift is a special ultimate. Although the damage output is lower than Phoenix Combo, it deals area dmg and reduces the dmg of the attackers. This spell is good when you are outnumbered. Phoenix Combo deals massive dmg to a single target and also area dmg after the spell is finished .Yet considering that a single use of Phoenix Combo may take away 15% to 30% of the Elite Boss' hp and up to 20% of the Epic Boss', it's a very good spell (which means it could be our choice).The combo however could easily get ruined if Chaotic Rift is cast at the wrong time.Tough the call down of Chaotic Rift is very low , the Phoenix Combo is easier to use.So put it like this:-If you have give ups , use Chaotic Rift
                       -If you don't have give ups use Phoenix Combo


Now about the combat kings for Phodom here's what you should pick:
-Parry: Well what can I say about this one? Evasion! Some chances for our protagonist to evade an attack, always useful.
-Counter Attack: Useful indeed, since Phodom is the tank and he gets attacked often.
-Magic Resistance: Well, he needs to be protected from Boss' spells right?
-Force Blow: Yeah, force blow, since Phodom's damage should go better.
-Resurrection: Phodom dies often:(



CH 1:
Here you should spend your money only for the items that Miragna's/Maragath's set requires. And get items from bosses .Of course, if you have a Give Up,  buy Zwill Blade as a bonus.

Ch4:
Time to spend! First, Phodom needs the Holy Stump, so try finding all the items that it requires if you are not able to finish it. Ofc you should try to upgrade Maragath/Mirana's set. If you have a Give Up, try making an Orichalcon.

Ch5:
Give the Orichalcon to Fradz, and take the magic orb he has to create a lvl 3 Magic Orb. Try founding your own combos. Take the STR/HP items from the bosses. If you have a Give Up, make and give Francisca to Fradz.

Ch6:
Well here's a huge map. Give the Int items to Galeoth and try to gather everything. Don't enter a room alone.

Ch7:
Same thing, keep your money safe, you should already have dozens of it. But if you wanted to have strong items such as Aero, keep on the defensive formation.

« Last Edit: April 29, 2012, 05:01:26 am by Blackdoom59 »

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I personally think a slightly different set of spells is best for Phodom.

1. Avatar - Because in addition to buffing tanking skills and being a life saver this move helps with digging and other strength challenges. And the damage of area attack doesn't scale up based on any stats you have.

2. Meltdown - The reason I choose this power is because it will do more damage, however the reason it tends to do so much more damage is that it is affected by spellpower and thus scales nicely with your gear. I tend to think of Phodom as a spell warrior. Their is one time when I pick Impact Flare though, and thats when I try to go full stuns, it is possible to basically lock down any boss except in their boss move phase.

3. Flame Explosion - This one is a clear simple choice since both spells scale equally with spellpower this move is clearly better freeing Phodom to keep swinging with his hammer and stunning foes.

4. Aura of Fire - Although this move is Much more debatable as spellpower will help your other moves so much and might be the obvious choice for some. For me I pick this move for the extra damage and the ease it provides when lots of little mobs are spawned and smash at you.

5. Heaven's Bless (if it worked...) But since it doesn't Shield of Fire!! - I loved Heaven's Bless back when it worked the resurrection power is too good to be true and since it lasts so long you can make your whole party nearly immortal, however since it mostly just crashes the game these days Shield of Fire works well and adds a nice bit of Armor.

6. Chaotic Rift - This is a terrific spell that does a pile of damage and works out to be a great in cases where you come up against spawned adds. However, if I am going a stun build I pick Pheonix Combo because it locks the boss down allowing your cooldowns to recharge! As an added bonus if you kill a foe mid air you sometimes get to hover around mid air for a while :) Plus this move just feels a whole lot more epic!

And that's Phodom's spells in a nutshell.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2011, 01:13:05 pm by AdmOrian »

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Okay let's see...

- In the next versions special abilities will increase per level, not every fifth level.
- About Impact Flare,  the damage is at the moment too low and I've increased it a little bit in 1.6.
- I have added a new element to the game: Brittle, Stagger and Bleed. These three buffs will make the game more interesting and tactical. For example, if an enemy unit is under effect of Brittle Flame Explosion deals 25% extra damage to this unit.
- So Elemental is ****? I understand and will balance it and make it more understandable.

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@ admorian: agree 100% thats the spell combo i always choose my self  ;)

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*Reads through Post*
"Tank" "Because hes a Tank" "Since hes a tank... and that's good for tanks" "We picked this because hes a Tank"

Oh... Hes a Tank? I just activate Avatar and use Explosion wait for the stat boost, Impact Flare the guy, and if hes a boss i end it with Phoenix Combo, I have Flame mastery and other spells on the side.

Works every time, I never really looked at Phodom as a tank, I always just thought of him as a Durable DPS, like... a Berserker.

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Well AdmOrian you are not as diferit as me but you see - Avatar could mach area attack but i chose Area attack cuz Phodom rly needs some dmg.And he's strong enaught without avatar.:D Heaven's bless was my first choice also ,  but you didn't revive with ur whole life , and sience shield of fire inflicts more healing , it's better
« Last Edit: October 18, 2011, 08:51:38 am by Blackdoom59 »

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AdmOrian also I found out that chaotic rift is as usefull as phoenix combo :)
Archlight if you want to make phodom a Berseker like DPS , then go on it,  but you will truly need a tank in your party and I do not belive that Fradz or Galeoth could ever mach phodom's hight HP and STR.But again , it's only from my point of view :)

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lol Aero I meant fire elemental is **** for Phodom cuz  he didn't neeed it .I didn't said all the elementals are ****:)).Galeoth could rly rock if he has frost armor on his ice element and he use that element for tanking :D

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AdmOrian also I found out that chaotic rift is as usefull as phoenix combo :)
Archlight if you want to make phodom a Berseker like DPS , then go on it,  but you will truly need a tank in your party and I do not belive that Fradz or Galeoth could ever mach phodom's hight HP and STR.But again , it's only from my point of view :)

Oh, you would LOVE to see what I did with Galeoth back in 3.3a ahaha... Though it seems it might be a bit more tricky this time around.

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By the Way, Don't call me Archlight, If i wanted to be called that I'd have had it in my name.

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Heh you tried to make Galeoth a tank?Intresting... I'l try your strategy if/when if have time.Btw sory i added that H in your name. i'l give you a cookie if you forgive me :)