First of all, thank you Seir for the wonderful guide you put up a while back. Yes, I have read it.
I've been trying to learn how to fight as a lycan, but I've just been having a really terrible time and need some advice. Against some people I can manage to get a little bit ahead and mangle/destroy some limbs, but what I've found is people with really good systems I just can't do anything to, even if they stand there and let me beat on them to my heart's content.
I've tried clawing around on bodyparts to make them break, but it just isn't working at all. Because of parry I can't focus any one spot too much, and people prerestore really really early. Even if I can get them to fall behind on a certain limb by watching what they care most about, they will end up parrying that one while they cure the others. I mean, maybe this works if you are dextrous stat pack and have plus balance speed, but I'm resilient and I simply can't seem to make any progress like this.
What I normally try to do is claw around on different bodyparts to get them prerestoring. My howls are on paralysis, blurring, inflating, and I spinerip as soon as they hit. Hopefully, if the timing is favorable, they have prerestored an arm or something right when all of that hits, which gives me a little bit of time. I've tried just clawing the crap out of people, as mentioned before, and it just isn't working. Instead, I've started hamstringing both legs and baying inflating when I balance from this. If they've already used their tree tattoo with my howls, and hopefully the endgame aff curing ability is off balance, I can actually have them with a broken leg when I balance sometimes... Awesome, right? Except no, because they will just parry that broken leg, so I can't really capitalize on it. I had hoped that people being prone would stop parrying, but it doesn't
Even if I do manage to mangle a leg, surely they will start to parry it. If I try to hamstring the other leg and rend an arm they can tree, or use the restore ability or whatever, so that doesn't really stick either.
How am I supposed to get around a good parry, if we can at all? Or is there just no hope until I can switch to a +balance statpack (after endgame I guess, because I HAVE to have resilient if there is any hope of hunting)?
I really don't know what to try next. I mean, maybe change blurring out for stupidity in my howls, but that doesn't sound very reliable?