#Just Zerk Things

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Elin Berserker
This subforum is dead. No one's posted here in nine days. So this thread is for writing about stuff you did today on your zerk that you thought was interesting. If you managed to carry an IMS run to victory, post it. If you had to tank a run because the brawler gave up and stayed dead, post it. If you tried to leaping strike out of a one-hit KO tactic but got bodyblocked and died, post it. Rant about bad things, cheer about good things, comment on other people's stories while we wait for ktera to give us meaningful buffs. That kinda thing.

I'll start I guess. Yesterday, or maybe the day before, I used evasive smash to roll, then used leaping strike to get closer to Kallivan, who had moved away for some reason, and managed to have just enough time left at the end of the leaping strike to finish my evasive smash's attacking portion. The attack landed a pretty big crit and took aggro away from the IMS brawler. I didn't know that you could use a quick enough attack and still save your evasive smash if you were fast enough, so that was pretty neat.
Edited by: voidy over 1 year ago
Ultemecia Profile Options #2

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I like this idea, last night in FIHM (lfg'd) I outdps'd everyone in all three bosses by 5% or more. And we had a brawler.(He's new to the class so only kinda not fair) but I beat out a slayer and reaper that were both in SF (wep/gloves on both). I have full starfall, but still rngesus was with me. 68% crit first boss, 73% second, and 81%(!! ikr) on deso.

Twas a good day for popo zerks everywhere.
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Zeroplus Lvl.65
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Aman Berserker
I did a TSHM and crit 0 esmashes on kumas! Good class very balanced!
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Yep you can do that. In fact, the best way to use esmash in player vs. Player is based on thst mechanic. You generally charge it, leaping strike if you need distance, stagger the enemy with either raze or combo attack, and block cancel into esmash hit while they're immobilized by the stagger.
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Got to tank a KDNM run, which turned out to be a lot more fun than I thought it would be. The first boss and the mobs in general were the only places where I felt like I was hindered by my class and the tendency to be easily pushed back even while blocking made some of the bosses irksome, but we got through it alright and it was a nice change of pace from the normal routine. Would only do it as a last resort though. It's super obvious that zerk tanking was added as an afterthought, since so many vital parts of tanking (like standing one's ground 100% of the time while blocking, being able to leash, force enraging a boss) were just ... left out.

One of my friends, whose damage I'd always been pretty samey with, finally got a starfall axe +15'd today. I'm eager to see the difference in our numbers. If it's not a lot, then I think I might stop caring so much for Starfall since I don't do the kind of content that warrants it anyway. The competitive side of me wants it just to hit higher (also because I'm only 11 hearts away and have a bunch of enchanting mats saved from just ... not doing anything), but the common sense side of me comes home from work and doesn't want to learn FIHM and then spam that and ds lowers day and night until I get hearts.

@zero, if you don't mind sharing, what is your crit factor? Mine iirc is +213 and I'm at a point where I've finally stopped [filtered]ing to my friends about how I never crit. That said, more is always nice and if I could get more without dropping crazy cash I would.
Edited by: voidy over 1 year ago
Ultemecia Profile Options #6

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My crit is sitting at +240 without any buffs so you've got a little wiggle room to add crit.
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Powyyyy Lvl.65
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Elin Slayer
Did a finm run a few weeks back and all three dps (slayer and archer) including myself (zerk) were +15 lucid and fairly well geared. Anywho, on deso all three of our dps were pretty on par with archer doing 33% and the slayer and I were doing 31% each. Who says that zerks have low dps?? :D
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ebonystallion on 04/03/2016, 02:56 AM - view
Yep you can do that. In fact, the best way to use esmash in player vs. Player is based on thst mechanic. You generally charge it, leaping strike if you need distance, stagger the enemy with either raze or combo attack, and block cancel into esmash hit while they're immobilized by the stagger.


Why did this get so many downvotes, lol. Anyway yeah I was thinking about that on my way home actually. If I pvp'd at all, I'd definitely use that tactic. Does away with the mobility/power issue quite nicely.

I can't contribute much to this thread today since I haven't played in a few days. Hard to stay motivated and not a whole lot to do.
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Elin Berserker
So it's looking like the new forums don't have a class subsection. And zerkers are so rare that any post we make on the new forum's general section will just get bogged down into oblivion. So it was fun having a home while it lasted. I hope the new buffs meet everyone's expectations in the upcoming patch!
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Deeja Lvl.65
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it wasnt recent but i thought id share a fun story. When Vault of Kaprima was still around we did a 5 man zerker run which was hilarious seeing 5 spinning characters around a boss is pure entertainment. Yes we cleared it though we did wipe twice at kaprima and to this day its still my best zerker achievement \o/ i also finally got my first VM item since i started playing in 2012 lol, as ive swapped mains more than id care to admit ive mained zerker for about a year now and FINALLY set about and made SF axe.
Does anyone know if we're getting our roll this patch because they keep promising to give us a roll not in tank mode but it never seems to appear
Edited by: Ajyra over 1 year ago