Savathûn, I've Come To Bargain. (Destiny)

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Sunday, November 07, 2021, 20:50 (30 days ago)

https://www.bungie.net/en/PGCR/9577619745?character=2305843009262800457

Well folks, I've really pulled off my namesake this evening. I successfully did it again, and it's only because I'm a Warlock main through and through. Always have been. It's just my jive like sweets and honey. And with this in mind, in this play, a quote from a certain Sorcerer Supreme played in my head. Again and again and again... which I present ever an edited fashion below.
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INSANEdrive: Savathûn, I’ve come to bargain.

Savathûn: You’ve come to die. Your power is now my power.

["Korusk, Lightstealer of Savathûn" kills INSANEdrive; then we see the last few minutes being reversed to the checkpoint and INSANEdrive appears again]

INSANEdrive: Savathûn, I’ve come to bargain.

Savathûn: You’ve come to die. Your power is now my… What is this? Illusion?

INSANEdrive: No, this is real.

Savathûn: Good.

["Tarusk, Lightstealer of Savathûn" kills INSANEdrive; INSANEdrive then comes back again]

INSANEdrive: Savathûn, I’ve come to bargain.

Savathûn: You’ve… What is happening?

INSANEdrive: Just as you gave powers to your minions, I'm sharing with you a little power of mine. This is tenacity. Endless, reckless, tenacity.

Savathûn: You dare!

INSANEdrive: Oh this aga-.

[INSANEdrive is killed again]

INSANEdrive: Savathûn, I’ve come to bargain.

Savathûn: You cannot do this forever.

INSANEdrive: Actually, I very much can. This is how things are now. You and me, trapped in this struggle, endlessly.

Savathûn: Then you will spend eternity dying. Endless suffering.

INSANEdrive: Mental anguish is an old friend.

[INSANEdrive is killed again and reappears again]

INSANEdrive: Savathûn, I’ve come to bargain.

Savathûn: End this!

[Korusk or Tarusk, The Lightstealers of Savathûn, kill INSANEdrive over and over and INSANEdrive keeps appearing over and over]

INSANEdrive: Savathûn… Savathûn… Savathûn…

Savathûn: You will never win.

INSANEdrive: *Chuckle* Liar.
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I've got more to say here, I can already feel the creative juices churning, but... em... you'll see.

Just in case the link above fails; As a lone wolf I tonight played Harbinger A.K.A "The One with Hawkmoon".

I died 47 times, most of which from the Twin Bosses.

I defeated 1204 Opponents, again most of which from the endless stream at the end. Of those defeats, 349 of them were melee kills. I'm surprised to see that there is no stat showing of how long I was in said activity. Fortunately Dungeon Report does, which shows that I was in this activity for 2h 46m. Sounds about right.

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Chat later. ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

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lol, congrats!

by ZackDark @, Not behind you. NO! Don't look., Monday, November 08, 2021, 05:55 (30 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

I have yet to summon the strength to try these solo

lol, congrats!

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Monday, November 08, 2021, 11:36 (29 days ago) @ ZackDark

I have yet to summon the strength to try these solo

Oh! RIGHT! That's what I forgot to do! Aw man, well... good thing I fell into this early on a Sunday afternoon.

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Savathûn, I've Come To Bargain.

by squidnh3, Monday, November 08, 2021, 06:48 (30 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

I had this happen to me a few months ago on a solo attempt, I believe 2/3 of the boss weeks have this ridiculous stream of ads respawning, and there's 1 week where it's normal. Haven't tried it again since.

Savathûn, I've Come To Bargain.

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Monday, November 08, 2021, 11:40 (29 days ago) @ squidnh3

I had this happen to me a few months ago on a solo attempt, I believe 2/3 of the boss weeks have this ridiculous stream of ads respawning, and there's 1 week where it's normal. Haven't tried it again since.

This was one of weeks with the ridiculous stream. Full stop. It starts and seems to keep ramping up the more you eat into the any bosses health pool. By the time I was on the 2nd, it came a point where it made more sense to just ignore the trash and temporally remove the snipers.

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Savathûn, I've Come To Bargain.

by squidnh3, Monday, November 08, 2021, 12:50 (29 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

This was one of weeks with the ridiculous stream. Full stop. It starts and seems to keep ramping up the more you eat into the any bosses health pool. By the time I was on the 2nd, it came a point where it made more sense to just ignore the trash and temporally remove the snipers.

I must have forgotten about the fact that there were 2 bosses here, I guess it's just the one week that's like this. Here's the boss kill at the end of my run from last June:

Savathûn, I've Come To Bargain.

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Monday, November 08, 2021, 13:14 (29 days ago) @ squidnh3

This was one of weeks with the ridiculous stream. Full stop. It starts and seems to keep ramping up the more you eat into the any bosses health pool. By the time I was on the 2nd, it came a point where it made more sense to just ignore the trash and temporally remove the snipers.


I must have forgotten about the fact that there were 2 bosses here, I guess it's just the one week that's like this. Here's the boss kill at the end of my run from last June:

-Vid-

Geeze, as a squishy hunter mid tree knives? Eh. Not this is anything surprising. We all already know you're a badass squidnh3. ;D

Last June... is that before they really nerfed Shards of Galanor? As now with the 50%, they feel far far worse, slower then they did before Bungie capped everything.

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Melee Wellmaker + Bountiful Wells + Thermoclastic Blooming

by ZackDark @, Not behind you. NO! Don't look., Monday, November 08, 2021, 13:28 (29 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

Solar/Stasis Hunters have never been as fun to use as right now in the meta

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Savathûn, I've Come To Bargain.

by squidnh3, Monday, November 08, 2021, 13:31 (29 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

Geeze, as a squishy hunter mid tree knives? Eh. Not this is anything surprising. We all already know you're a badass squidnh3. ;D

Last June... is that before they really nerfed Shards of Galanor? As now with the 50%, they feel far far worse, slower then they did before Bungie capped everything.

I don't know what I was thinking, I probably got close enough to pulling it off it became a personal challenge. I was not at all prepared for the stream of ads, I had to switch between a lot of things, Trinity Ghoul ended up being the only way I could keep up with the Psions. It was probably before they nerfed Galanor, I remember being on a little kick of using that Exotic at that time, probably because I got like a +27 intellect roll on one and masterworked it.

Story Time!

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Monday, November 08, 2021, 11:21 (29 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

It needed to be 1 Three and Thirty. Thirteen Hundred Thirty. But no matter where INSANEdrive went, the light was always measured a redundant result, keeping him at 1329. Thirteen Twenty Nine. One Three Two Nine.

And no matter where it came from, or how it was gained, no matter how he tried to spell it out and change the result, the light measured was always the same. 1 Three and Twenty Nine, the sight of which burned every time.
For the whole week both INSANEdrives Warlock and Hunter had been searching, trying to find that one particular armor piece that would get them at max light cap first. And both found them selves unable to do so, stuck at 99.9%.

For INSANEdrives Warlock, that 99.9% felt like it was one of the longest infinities of them all, when placed in rank somewhere between the droll of a cryptarch lecture and the drop odds of a raid exotic.

And it was making him kind of twitchy.

The Warlock checked his records for the week, and it was clear that most pinnacle activities for the week had been explored.

Raids, One Three Two Nine.
Dungeons, 1 Three Two Nine.
Iron Banner, 1 3 Two Nine.
Crucible, 1 3 2 Nine.
Nightfalls, 1 3 2 9.

Listed or not, they all came up 'nill.

He even tried a 1350 Lost Sector just to see if the exotic (that never dropped) could drop the needed light, to no avail.

Every.

Single.

Blasted.

Avenue...

Used up or unable to be lone wolf'd... except?

No no... it would end up being a weapon, and I needed an armor piece. Then again, thanks to the artifact, my light stands at a boosted 1350. Eh. Maybe it will be easier.

I selected Harbinger, and off I went jumping into a howling unknown I thought I knew.
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The first half went by fairly swimmingly. Nothing too fancy, everything felt good. Still got kicked down thanks to a snipers well placed shot here and again, but all in all with the "poison" build I had with solar top tree, it was done and dusted. Even the jumping puzzle was trivial, as I had tripped and almost fell to my doom, only to use my super to recover and inadvertently put myself right at the end. Yeah really, jumping puzzle must have been less then 30 seconds. Clear case of couldn't of done it if I had tried, producing a happy accident as a result. #BestJump. All I had left was to take care of an add or two, one unstoppable champ, and the door was open.

So now the door was open and I did not know what was on the other side. I have heard that the end boss changed week to week in this Dungeon. I had heard that one week in particular was very very hard. I don't know what week, what boss this is, but with what I witnessed in this week with whom I shall call "the twins" it may very well be this week that was the hardest to do, let alone by ones self. And there was a delay to this realization. At first I thought these were orange bars, not yellow, as the battle brought many trash mob adds that distracted from what should have been obvious. I thought at first that I had to kill the two orange bars to spawn the yellow bars. This delay in realization was exacerbated by their tankyness, which at first I thought was the result of match game arc shields. Matchgame is not a modifier in this week, if it ever is for this dungeon.

TO which I should say, thank you Bungie.

It took me a moment, but I had to realize that this mode was different from 1350 Lost Sectors, which I think was throwing me off, as these two modes had the same kind of feel despite the differences. Once I understood that... the Warlock went to work.

First thing that was noticed; how these bosses shook off this seasons Fusion De-buffs. I can get 100k if I crit with my boss spec vorpal clown cartage Linear Fusion Rifle thanks to the Seasonal De-buff, but these suckers just seemed to eat the shots and kill me with the spit of the result. These twins were tank AF. Real Bad. Of all the things I've lone wolv'd, the twins must be some of the most hard core tanky bosses I've ever gone up against.

Fortunately, this Warlock has many "spells" for which to cast.

There were a variety of combinations tested, spell crafting different exotics and class skills. Dawn Chorus. Stormdancers Brace. Necrotic Grip.

Each had their uses, but they took too long, and each moment was a potential for instant death.

Then I decided on an old build, a very powerful void build, that I will admit looked like it would be successful enough for me to pull off, but it still took to long. I'm not going to mention the mods, but I can say that with Ruinous Effigy & Nezarecs Sin, survival was far more achievable. I was on the build for a good 20 min or so, maybe more, as it still really has teeth, filed down as they may be. But alas, still took too long, and the mechanics required were complicated enough that it left room for deadly errors. And yes, I even gave Mantle of Battle Harmony a spin, it just didn't jive.

I needed something simpler.

I fell back onto and old favorite in Outbreak Perfected, put on a different armor exotic that I had on character and mulled over my options.

In retrospect, The Fourth Horseman would have been probably a better pick with what my final loadout would be, but convenience overrides efficiency here, as I did not have this shotgun on my character at the time.
What I did have though was Duality, Karnstein Armlets, a Warlock Blade with Infinite Guard and one very powerful Solar Middle Tree Well-Lock built on making sure that if death was near, I had a backup plan.

Even with the odds stacked on survival, I still managed to get downed. Snipers man, sheesh. But I was sure the problem wasn't in the build, but in the execution of what I had to do to pull off what I could do... and then... and then I had a breakthrough...

FYI I did die after this at one point.

Do it all over again.

One down again... than...

After all this, what did I get? Did I get an armor piece?

HA! No, of course not. I got a 1330 Memory Interdict, and a 1329 Hawkmoon with Arrowhead Break/Alloy Mag/Moving Target/Combat Grip, which has to be one of the worst most redundant rolls I've ever seen.

Sigh. Why has Bungie made a game that so reliably mocks effort? I swear it must be an unconscious fetish inadvertently coded into the game.

Eh.

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Story Time!

by cheapLEY @, Monday, November 08, 2021, 12:36 (29 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

This post made me want to uninstall Destiny.

I fucking love this game, but I'm sitting at like 1327 or something. I want to do a GM Nightfall, but I just cannot bring myself to care enough to play one more fucking Gambit match in chase of another Pinnacle drop.

I legitimately hate whoever designed this system. Whenever they go back to working from the office, I hope their car has a flat tire every single day for the rest of forever. Because that's what it fucking feels like to play Destiny.

Story Time!

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Monday, November 08, 2021, 13:04 (29 days ago) @ cheapLEY

This post made me want to uninstall Destiny.

<_< UHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...oh. LOL.

I fucking love this game, but I'm sitting at like 1327 or something. I want to do a GM Nightfall, but I just cannot bring myself to care enough to play one more fucking Gambit match in chase of another Pinnacle drop.

I'm seeing 1343 on your Hunter right now. As I recall, the seasonal cut off right now is 1345, so... you're very close (if I'm recalling that right).

I legitimately hate whoever designed this system. Whenever they go back to working from the office, I hope their car has a flat tire every single day for the rest of forever. Because that's what it fucking feels like to play Destiny.

The artifact system they added is a nice salve, but all in all I get it. The game has systems that fight you for the fun, it really is quite crazy.

Story Time!

by Claude Errera @, Monday, November 08, 2021, 12:40 (29 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

I have heard that the end boss changed week to week in this Dungeon. I had heard that one week in particular was very very hard. I don't know what week, what boss this is, but with what I witnessed in this week with whom I shall call "the twins" it may very well be this week that was the hardest to do, let alone by ones self.

This is, indeed, the hardest of the boss fights.

Next week is relatively simple - you've got a big yellow-bar knight with damage-gated health - each time you knock him down a third, you spawn orange-bar knights on the sides (along with a bunch of littler guys). Kill both Orange Bars, you're back to dealing damage to the boss.

Last week was also a health-gated yellow-bar - he spawns with a shield, you break the shield by throwing orbs at it (orbs are dropped by special red-bars). Two orbs, you can do a third of his damage, then the shield comes back. Rinse and repeat.

Both of those encounters are easier than this one (adds only respawn at the beginning of a damage phase, for example).

Congrats on beating the hard one!

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Story Time!

by CyberKN ⌂ @, Oh no, Destiny 2 seems complicated, Monday, November 08, 2021, 12:51 (29 days ago) @ INSANEdrive
edited by CyberKN, Monday, November 08, 2021, 13:41

I think I'm going to be sympathizing a lot with this mindset in the near future.

I have three pieces of gear left to get to 1330 on my main, only one of which is armour.

It would be so simple to have pinnacle drops do checks to ensure they don't give gear for a slot that you don't need it, that I'm sure it's an intentional design decision. And that makes me sad.

Best of luck next week!

Edit: TIL that the forum will strip out any unicode emoji in your post and replace them with ????

Double Edit: 🙏 Praise Claude! 🙏

f(ಠ‿↼)z

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Monday, November 08, 2021, 13:05 (29 days ago) @ CyberKN

- No text -

Story Time!

by Claude Errera @, Monday, November 08, 2021, 13:38 (29 days ago) @ CyberKN

Edit: TIL that the forum will strip out any unicode emoji in your post and replace them with ????

I think that's fixed now. Cody's been bitching about that for years, but it wasn't until last week that I finally dug in to find out the actual reason (mostly because of another site, one that actually pays me ;) ), and your post reminded me that it was a problem here.

🤦

by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Monday, November 08, 2021, 15:37 (29 days ago) @ Claude Errera

Edit: TIL that the forum will strip out any unicode emoji in your post and replace them with ????


I think that's fixed now. Cody's been bitching about that for years, but it wasn't until last week that I finally dug in to find out the actual reason (mostly because of another site, one that actually pays me ;) ), and your post reminded me that it was a problem here.

I thought we all agreed that Cody ideas are bad. I'm so confused.

On the up side... ✴.·´¯`·.·★ 🎀𝓞𝓞𝓸𝓸𝓸𝓞𝓸𝓸𝓸 𝓕𝓪𝓷𝓬𝔂.🎀 ★·.·`¯´·.✴

I don't think you realize the evil you've wrought upon your forum Wu.

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by Claude Errera @, Monday, November 08, 2021, 17:01 (29 days ago) @ INSANEdrive

I don't think you realize the evil you've wrought upon your forum Wu.

So far, you've provided 50% of the relevant posts.

What does this say about you?

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by INSANEdrive, ಥ_ಥ | f(ಠ‿↼)z | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ| ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, Monday, November 08, 2021, 17:47 (29 days ago) @ Claude Errera

I don't think you realize the evil you've wrought upon your forum Wu.


So far, you've provided 50% of the relevant posts.

What does this say about you?

I've provided examples as to why I speak as I do, and you're choosing to be quippy.

What does this say about you?

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Story Time!

by Robot Chickens, Monday, November 08, 2021, 17:01 (29 days ago) @ Claude Errera

Edit: TIL that the forum will strip out any unicode emoji in your post and replace them with ????


Cody's been bitching about that for years, but it wasn't until last week that I finally dug in to find out the actual reason (mostly because of another site, one that actually pays me ;) ), and your post reminded me that it was a feature here.

FTFY

:-)

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Story Time!

by Kermit @, Raleigh, NC, Tuesday, November 09, 2021, 05:04 (29 days ago) @ Claude Errera

How much would you charge us to fix it back?

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