So, time for a story. One of adventures and mishaps
Our story begins with one of my factionmates calling for a second cleric for TT 3-2. After being rejected for BH squads several times for some strange reason, I figured ''why not?''.
The squad was a little below average for people challenging the Emperor, but I didn't really mind. I had nothing to lose.
Now the stars of this story would be me (my build
with buffs I had at the time) and our tanking barb (R8, around 21k hp). So I moved over there, finding the squad as they were preparing to lure Nemen (snake boss). It died with no problems whatsoever.
Then we prepared for the big one, Twilight Emperor. We decided to kill it in Nemen's room so we would have to bother with less mobs in Emp's room, and so the barb came running in with Emperor on his tail. I set up BB in order to dampen the initial shock a bit, but it was to no avail.
Everyone was laying face-first on the cold, gray brick grounds of TT3-2. At least, everyone except me and the tank. BB already got interrupted of course, so I stacked the tank with IH and threw him a sage Vanguard so I could revive our second cleric. This worked out well and so I could focus on healing the tank as well as protecting my own hide from random aggro while our second cleric ressed the others. This didn't seem to help since after a revive, they pretty much immediately died again.
This of course meant we were between a rock and a hard place, but we silently agreed to just keep on trucking. Just a tank DDing, me healing him, and a cleric healing me (and dying to random aggro, after which I ressed).
Crabs, Defense Charms, Tree of Protection, Absolute Domain, Plume Shell, Guardian Light, every single thing that could help... they did a nice job at keeping me alive from Emperor's bubble attacks and random aggro.
We kept this up for about 15 minutes, after which both our second cleric as well as me fell victim to Emperor's attacks, but ah-ha! Guess who always carries Resurrection Scrolls! This allowed us to keep on going for about 20 minutes longer. By this time the second cleric decided to take refuge in a different room, which caused Emperor to take a nice and long walk in order to punch in her face in, and come back. So now we were left with Twilight Emperor who was near death, and a dead second cleric nowhere within range. Interesting.
Then it just had to happen. A bubble attack when Tree of Protection was on cooldown... maybe I could still make it- nope. Another random aggro attack finished it off. So now I was at Town of Arrivals while our barb had his charm put to the test. He held his own very well, no signs of him dying while I rushed back to him.
I made it in a swift manner, and threw him a heal while feeling sorry for his charm.
Everybody was dead except us two, Emperor had a measly 50k hp left. And then...
''Barb has left the squad'' as he vanished into thin air.
So... how was your day?