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Fusion Bolt

HelsaHelsa
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edited December 13, 2018 in General Chat
Back in the old days when Fusion Bolt required that one of the bolts you charged be the same element as the wand you were holding, I upgraded a fire wand for low mana consumption since this regiment mean you were shut out of using one of the three possible fusion bolts and I could see uses for the fire fusions. Nowadays things are freer but I still don't see any reason to use ice/lightning fusion. Discuss.

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  • MierinMierin
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    Single charge ice/lightning has the most damage of the bolt fusion options. Stacking for ice/lightning is also the best for clearing trash mobs when you don't bother upgrading a tribolt or lightning wand for chaincasting.
  • HelsaHelsa
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    A five-charge of ice/lightning is five separate shots right? Or is it one big shot?

  • TheNyanCatTheNyanCat
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    Helsa wrote: »
    A five-charge of ice/lightning is five separate shots right? Or is it one big shot?

    Fusing ice gives you five shots.
    pawcalypse
  • HelsaHelsa
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    TheNyanCat wrote: »
    Helsa wrote: »
    A five-charge of ice/lightning is five separate shots right? Or is it one big shot?

    Fusing ice gives you five shots.

    Yeah that's what I figured. Does this all mean then that Fire/Ice is pointless?
  • ShaeliShaeli
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    edited December 13, 2018
    Fire+Lighting: one big hit that chains like lightning bolt and knocks down everything it hits
    Ice+Lightning: five weaker attacks that all chain and stun like lightning bolt
    Fire+Ice: one big five-charge ice-enhanced firebolt, then a four-charge, then a three-charge, then a two-charge, then a single—basically 15 for the cost of 5

    They all have their uses. It's situational.
    pawcalypse
  • HelsaHelsa
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    Shaeli wrote: »
    Fire+Lighting: one big hit that chains like lightning bolt and knocks down everything it hits
    Ice+Lightning: five weaker attacks that all chain and stun like lightning bolt
    Fire+Ice: one big five-charge ice-enhanced firebolt, then a four-charge, then a three-charge, then a two-charge, then a single—basically 15 for the cost of 5

    They all have their uses. It's situational.

    Fire/Lightning I totally get. So when do you use the various ice fusions?
  • Gaby5011Gaby5011
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    Helsa wrote: »
    Shaeli wrote: »
    Fire+Lighting: one big hit that chains like lightning bolt and knocks down everything it hits
    Ice+Lightning: five weaker attacks that all chain and stun like lightning bolt
    Fire+Ice: one big five-charge ice-enhanced firebolt, then a four-charge, then a three-charge, then a two-charge, then a single—basically 15 for the cost of 5

    They all have their uses. It's situational.

    Fire/Lightning I totally get. So when do you use the various ice fusions?

    I use ice-lightning all the time. Quick to charge and good damage.
  • OrkaneOrkane
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    Helsa wrote: »
    Shaeli wrote: »
    Fire+Lighting: one big hit that chains like lightning bolt and knocks down everything it hits
    Ice+Lightning: five weaker attacks that all chain and stun like lightning bolt
    Fire+Ice: one big five-charge ice-enhanced firebolt, then a four-charge, then a three-charge, then a two-charge, then a single—basically 15 for the cost of 5

    They all have their uses. It's situational.

    Fire/Lightning I totally get. So when do you use the various ice fusions?

    Fire + Ice is best for single tanky enemies. You get the single hit damage from charging firebolt with the repeated hits of icebolt.
    Ice + Lightning is best if you can kill whatever you're fighting in one or two hits. The first shot hits targets, the next hits 4 and so on. For a total of up to 15 enemies hit. It's also the quickest to charge.
    You already know about fire+lightning.

    That said, a tribolt wand kinda invalidates fusion bolt completely.
    pawcalypse
  • LeineiLeinei
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    edited December 14, 2018
    Orkane wrote: »
    Helsa wrote: »
    Shaeli wrote: »
    Fire+Lighting: one big hit that chains like lightning bolt and knocks down everything it hits
    Ice+Lightning: five weaker attacks that all chain and stun like lightning bolt
    Fire+Ice: one big five-charge ice-enhanced firebolt, then a four-charge, then a three-charge, then a two-charge, then a single—basically 15 for the cost of 5

    They all have their uses. It's situational.

    Fire/Lightning I totally get. So when do you use the various ice fusions?

    Fire + Ice is best for single tanky enemies. You get the single hit damage from charging firebolt with the repeated hits of icebolt.
    Ice + Lightning is best if you can kill whatever you're fighting in one or two hits. The first shot hits targets, the next hits 4 and so on. For a total of up to 15 enemies hit. It's also the quickest to charge.
    You already know about fire+lightning.

    That said, a tribolt wand kinda invalidates fusion bolt completely.

    Why does a tribolt wand invalidate fusion bolt? I don't deal with Magic very much.

    Ah, you can't use Fusion Bolt if you do the Chain Cast upgrade. -_-
  • HelsaHelsa
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    edited December 14, 2018
    A complete guide to fusion bolt in the "Game Guides" category would be welcome!

    Let see if I understand things.
    1) With a five-charge of ice/lightning, starting with the second shot, splash damage begins happening ever increasingly with successive shots or is it the other way round?
    2) With a five-charge of ice/fire, the first shot does the most damage with subsequent shots getting weaker?


    EDIT:
    Okay I just did some experiments. I get it now. But now I'm wondering. Why would you bother using Fire/Lightning when Ice/lightning seems so much better against groups of weaker monsters. Is it mostly for the one-big-shot and the AoE part is forgotten about?
  • OrkaneOrkane
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    Helsa wrote: »
    EDIT:
    Okay I just did some experiments. I get it now. But now I'm wondering. Why would you bother using Fire/Lightning when Ice/lightning seems so much better against groups of weaker monsters. Is it mostly for the one-big-shot and the AoE part is forgotten about?

    The single shot from fire/lightning does more total damage than all five shots of ice/lightning put together.
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    Why not fusion with bare hands?
    pawcalypse
  • RaykaRayka
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    Why not fusion with bare hands?

    can you fusion with bare hands?
  • KensamaofmariKensamaofmari
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    edited December 14, 2018
    Rayka wrote: »
    Why not fusion with bare hands?

    can you fusion with bare hands?

    When cooking yes. :p
    In terms of the skill, I don't think so.
    In terms of my mortal hands. No.
    In this world, no.
  • OrkaneOrkane
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    Why not fusion with bare hands?

    That's impossible and it's still a huge step down from just chaincasting fire or lightning.
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  • THICCthighssavelivesTHICCthighssavelives
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    Why not fusion with bare hands?

    I'd like to see that. Fusion bolt all three elements would be nice too.
    Kensamaofmari