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Author Topic: [1.3a|U|Sc|YAAM] You look down and you see a tortoise...  (Read 641 times)

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After my Gunrunner game from the other day, I got the idea to do another Gunrunner build, this time focusing on melee, for a "Bladerunner" build.  :D

This was considerably easier than the game where I was relying on ranged weapons, since this time, I didn't have to improvise any ammo-saving strategies.  Also, one of the nice things about using melee with this build is that the act of attacking into a square (assuming you kill the target) counts as a move, so sometimes, I was able to chain together several melee attacks in a row, each one taking 0.25 seconds of time.  :)  (I pretty much knew this was going to be a fun run once I hit Gunrunner 2, and proceeded to use my katana to cut down three exalted ravagers in less than a second)  :D

Of course, for the early game, I had to rely on ranged weapons more, and I was helped along immensely by the Scrapgun unique, and to a lesser degree by an advanced hunter rifle with barbed 6.  By late game, I had a really nice advanced plasma shotgun with critical 50, which combined with SoG 3, gave me 100% critical chance with each shot, and also sustain, which took away ammo worries, but by then, I already had a really nice katana, and SoG combined with Executioner 1 gave me 100% crit chance with that, so I had pretty much switched exclusively to melee anyway.

Other things that helped the run included the duramesh armour, that I modded for bleeding protection, and...


Toward the end, I pumped all my levels into hellrunner, dodgemaster, and dash, to help me get out of (and sometimes into) danger faster, and to max out my dodge chance, so my enemies could barely touch me.  There were still a few close calls where I nearly died due to trying to bite off more than I could chew, but I had enough contingencies in place, such as stealthing, smoke grenades, phase kits, etc, that I was able to keep going, and I managed to take out Harbinger by simply charging up to him and whacking him repeatedly with Soulstealer, and he fell in a few seconds.  (Soulstealer was so charged up that the killing blow did no less than 766 damage!)  :D

Tormuse, level 18 Scout,
defeated the Harbinger against all odds.

He survived for 17177 turns.
The run time was 5h 4m 13s.
World seed was 2508.
He scored 7798 points.
He was ULTRAVIOLENT!

CALLISTO L2 -> Callisto Mines L1
Callisto Mines L1 - Infestation
Callisto Mines L3 -> Callisto Anomaly
Callisto Anomaly - Cleared!
Callisto Anomaly - found Scrapgun
EUROPA L2 - Low Power
Europa Concourse -> Europa Ruins L1
Europa Ruins L2 - Exalted Summons
Europa Ruins L2 -> Frozen Temple
Frozen Temple - Cleared!
IO L3 -> Shadow Halls L1
Shadow Halls L1 - Exalted Summons
Shadow Halls L2 -> Dark Cathedral
Dark Cathedral - Cleared!
The Shattered Abyss - Cleared!
The Shattered Abyss - found Soulstealer
Dante Inferno - Cleared!
Dante Inferno - found BFT 10K

Awards
  Medal of Prejudice (+200)
   * Won with 100% kills
  CRI Star (bronze cluster) (+50)
   * 25+ kills without taking damage
  Conqueror Ribbon (+200)
   * Completed all encountered special levels

He killed 849 out of 849 enemies.

 46 former grunts           7  security sentries
 6  corrupted grunts        9  CalSec bots
 1  former CRI grunt        4  security bots
 6  former grenadiers       55 reavers
 1  corrupted grenadier     43 cryoreavers
 2  former CRI  grenadiers  19 toxic reavers
 19 former soldiers         47 archreavers
 21 corrupted soldiers      8  kerberi
 9  former CRI soldiers     10 cyberi
 6  former sergeants        17 cryoberi
 4  corrupted sergeants     6  toxiberi
 4  former CRI sergeants    16 medusae
 25 former guards           8  archmedusae
 2  corrupted guards        29 ravagers
 3  former commandoes       21 armored ravagers
 14 corrupted commandoes    8  siege ravagers
 2  former CRI commandoes   21 plasma ravagers
 7  security drones         22 CRI marines
 12 combat drones           21 CRI bots
 115fiends                  15 guardians
 26 fire fiends             4  sentinels
 32 ice fiends              13 warlocks
 22 toxic fiends            5  archwarlocks
 11 CalSec sentries

Traits
  Dash L2
  Hellrunner L3
  Son of a Gun L3
  Executioner L1
  Hoarder L1
  Dodgemaster L3
  Scavenger L1
  GUNRUNNER L3

Trait order
  SoG->SoG->SoG->Das->Hor->MGU->Hr->Scv->
  MGU->Exe->Hr->Dm->MGU->Dm->Hr->Dm->
  Das

Equipment
  Slot #1 : Scrapgun +A
   * Calibrated 1
   * Auto-calibrated
   * Spin-up

  Slot #2 : AV3 plasma shotgun +A
   * Calibrated 1
   * Auto-calibrating 6%
   * Critical 50
   * Sustain

  Slot #3 : Soulstealer
  Body : duramesh scout armor P
   * Meshed
   * Duramesh

  Head :  - NONE -
  Utility : AV3 utility AMP
   * Camoboost
   * Silent

  Relic : cryoreaver's claw
   * Windchill


Permanents
  Medusa's Curse
  Demonblood

Inventory
  energy cell (x100)
  9mm ammo (x100)
  plasma grenade (x1)
  gas grenade (x3)
  EMP grenade (x1)
  krak grenade (x3)
  smoke grenade (x3)
  CRI phase kit (x2)
  large combat pack
  large combat pack
  combat pack (x2)
  stimpack (x1)
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Re: [1.3a|U|Sc|YAAM] You look down and you see a tortoise...
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2022, 13:50 »

Everytime I read a Tormuse thread, I learn things that I either didn't know, or never thought to apply in that particular way.

Well done as usual!

I have always found the scrapgun pretty crap, so is there something I am missing that makes it great?
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Re: [1.3a|U|Sc|YAAM] You look down and you see a tortoise...
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2022, 23:40 »

Thanks!  :D

I have always found the scrapgun pretty crap, so is there something I am missing that makes it great?

I don't know about "great," but it does relatively high damage for 9mm ammo, and has the benefit that Scavenger 1 gets you as much ammo as you want for it in late game.  There are certainly better weapons out there, but it served me well until I got my melee game off the ground.  :)
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Re: [1.3a|U|Sc|YAAM] You look down and you see a tortoise...
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2022, 21:29 »

OH I see. SO it isn't intended to be good in the late game. I mostly found it on runs where I already had equivalent/better guns.
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