Chaos Orb vs Sentinel

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So it's there in the title, just looking for the overall opinion here from Aetolia's fighters. As everyone knows, I would hope, Sentinel locks and offense for the most part depend on a large amount of attacks directed to the head to both seal a lock, finish a lock, etcetera through impatience, indifference, epilepsy, confusion. Now, the usual way around this for Sentinels is to catch them in a moment of paresis (or paralysis) to inhibit their ability to parry the head via crossbow or lucky timing. Chaos Orb is not stopped or inhibited by any of these hindering tactics, it's basically a static parry that you can not get around without using an orb sigil. Everyone knows that when fighting a Sentinel, the best possible way to go about it is a non-roaming parry head tactic, as it's a big chunk of our offense.

Just looking for opinion from everyone else, this is in no way a flame or a bash on the class, just looking to get a general consensus on whether people think it is of legitimate concern enough to look into.

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  • TragerTrager Raiding your underwear drawer.Member Posts: 574 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry, forgot the most important one perhaps: Throatcrush.
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  • HavenHaven World Burner Flight SchoolMember Posts: 2,365 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm not sure what they're waiting for, perhaps Cabalist revamps, but I believe they're already set on removing the last of double parry from the game (Domination skillset for Indorani and Cabalists).
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  • IshinIshin Retired Lurker VirginiaMember Posts: 1,765 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Orb is a pain in the unicorns for any class that has to hit limbs. Try fighting one as Shapeshifter and you'll see exactly what I mean. Sentinels have it just as rough, but tbh, the only thing I can tell you is to stick disloyalty. Unless you have a class that can startle minions like Shapeshifter, you're pretty boned in that regard. Alternatively, you can actually target them and kill them, I believe, but you might have to smoke the actual Chaos Minion entity first.
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  • SerriceSerrice the Black Fox Member Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They don't have a lock breaker, so just soft lock and ensure it's reinforced. Alternatively, nuke it with an orb sigil and see if they remember to resummon.
     
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  • NalorNalor UKMember Posts: 774 ✭✭✭
    Serrice said:

    They don't have a lock breaker, so just soft lock and ensure it's reinforced. Alternatively, nuke it with an orb sigil and see if they remember to resummon.

    End of issue ^... But I dont see an issue with Sentinel and orb.. The issue is shapeshifter/monk/daru (even tho daru have a skill to passive it for x amount of time) .. Just use a different venom combo to softlock them to stick disfigurement... if the person moves orb it has a 3p line so its not like its invisible on which limb its been moved to

    Just add a thing to track what limb orb is on.. Granted more coding but will do the trick til its deleted
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  • SerriceSerrice the Black Fox Member Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Agreed that it's Tekura and lycans who have the most issues with chaos orb.
     
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  • TinaTina Member Posts: 86 ✭✭✭
    Orb parrying also drops if we are proned, sleeping, etc, and is auto destroyed after 7 blocks I think it is. While it is annoying I agree, and I'm looking forward to domination going away, orb sigils aren't the only way to handle it. Double parry and chaos ents do need to go away.
  • NalorNalor UKMember Posts: 774 ✭✭✭
    @Tina no such thing as double parry no more unless you have the old paladin or infernal ... just orbs now
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  • SerriceSerrice the Black Fox Member Posts: 1,229 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Nalor: She's just using double parry to refer to the effect in general.
     
  • SeirSeir Seein' All the Things Getting high off your emotionMember Posts: 992 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2014
    It's widely been recognized that double parry is largely unnecessary and massively unpleasant for any limb-based class to deal with on top of pre-restore. Orb was permanent before and double parry removed with the knight revamp but Orb managed to stay on as a temp. parry a few times and then fade. Unfortunately, it's fairly easy to re-summon and reapply to slow down the limb-based offense enough to reset it.

    Hard to replace Orb to something as equally or remotely close to useful though, unfortunately.
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  • EzalorEzalor Emperor D'baen CanadaMember Posts: 1,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Chaos Orb should be scrapped altogether. Or at the very least given a 3+ minute cooldown on resummon and lowered to 3 hit kill or something.
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  • XavinXavin Member Posts: 1,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Suggestion: Make orb something similar to devotion truth.

  • IshinIshin Retired Lurker VirginiaMember Posts: 1,765 ✭✭✭✭✭
    GTFO we don't need more anti-phase abilities in the game.
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  • XavinXavin Member Posts: 1,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just saying, it's a useful utility since it hits blackwind, phase, mistform, and lightform without needing to waste balance wielding an eye sigil.

  • AshmerAshmer Barefoot Adventurer LifeMember Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    It wouldn't hit Phase, because only the Symbol-empowered Truth acts as an eye sigil, and it's bugged to boot. It also can't really hit Mistform, I don't think, because reform from Mistform requires an Earthmeld.

    It would be a useful mirror to Truth, provided it didn't hit Phase, due to Illumination getting Lightform to mirror Blackwind. If you were to keep it with a raw-utility theme, you could also give it the ability to Angel Seek, or a mirror to it, and an Alertness-type thing. Turn it into more of an Eyeball than an Orb, but this is just me running with the utility-vision themed replacement for double parry, and completely speculative.

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  • NalorNalor UKMember Posts: 774 ✭✭✭
    eye sigils/truth does hit mist form it sends you to the 'diffuse mist' place....

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  • AshmerAshmer Barefoot Adventurer LifeMember Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2014
    Nalor said:

    eye sigils/truth does hit mist form it sends you to the 'diffuse mist' place....

    TIL

    Edit: Since someone asked me what "TIL" means, it means "Today I Learned." I didn't know eye sigil and Mistform interacted this way, that's nifty.
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  • XavinXavin Member Posts: 1,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ashmer said:

    Nalor said:

    eye sigils/truth does hit mist form it sends you to the 'diffuse mist' place....

    TIL

    Edit: Since someone asked me what "TIL" means, it means "Today I Learned." I didn't know eye sigil and Mistform interacted this way, that's nifty.
    It has to, because mistform isn't just the death state for vampires.

  • AshmerAshmer Barefoot Adventurer LifeMember Posts: 1,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Xavin said:

    Ashmer said:

    Nalor said:

    eye sigils/truth does hit mist form it sends you to the 'diffuse mist' place....

    TIL

    Edit: Since someone asked me what "TIL" means, it means "Today I Learned." I didn't know eye sigil and Mistform interacted this way, that's nifty.
    It has to, because mistform isn't just the death state for vampires.
    Yeah, it makes sense now that it would work this way, I just couldn't grock eye sigil pulling a vampire from Mistform into an unphased state. It would be OP, since a vampire could have someone un-phase them instead of earthmeld/diffuse mist. Working that way is very flavorful and pretty nifty.

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