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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pagoda Tower Secrets

So I think we finally figured out how our party got split into 2 groups last time.  It seems to have something to do with if one of your party accepts the quest in the second room BEFORE the other members enter the room.  So be sure that you are all in the second room before someone reads the quest.
Remember the middle bosses (the long-horn steers) react badly to multi-hits and the life one will do a rebirth every time you do a multi hit.  They also don't like it if you use the same spell over and over on the same guy.  They react badly to that as well and as long as you don't mind Storm Lords that's not soooo bad.
This time we got to the last boss and talk about cheating craziness.  I haven't figured out all of the reactions to things but the fire guy hits everyone over and over with the new fire spell. It's nasty and you'll need a life wiz (and likely a spritely pet) to survive.  Not only that but he puts on an 85% shield every time he's hit.  This is kind of like the Nastrond battle.  (very similar)  So you'll want a shield break spell or perhaps better a ice shield steal card or 3.  Also take note that they DON'T like you to put traps on them!!!  You can throw a convert on but no traps or they will take them off and hit you.
At some point the fire guy will take his shield off (haven't figured out what makes that happen).  But if you steal his shield he doesn't seem to know it's gone until you hit again.

You'll want to nuke the fire guy asap and the balance guy has low health so it's good to get him out of the way quickly too.
Here are some pictures from the tower...
Here are the guys. I thought I a picture of their stats.  First is Fire, second is Balance, third is Ice and the last is Storm.  Each has approx 14,000 health except for the dragon who has about 3500.  The tower adjusts to your level so if you go in with Level 80 then be prepared to have a strong challenge just like you would in an Avalon boss fight.  At lower levels it can be easy to solo this tower as you may have seen on Youtube already.
 As you can see they love to shield and Fire likes to throw multi-hits on everyone.
 Here is cody taking out the last boss.
 Check out this BADGE!!! Cody was so excited since he IS a master of Karate and Friendship IRL.
 Here's the deck I used.
 Here was my treasure setup minus the treasure tri-blades which I used up.
We had a pretty easy jaunt through the tower and we did it with 2 myth, 1 ice and 1 Life.  I'm sure going through with a hard hitting Storm or Fire wiz would make it even easier.
So become a Master of Karate and Friendship and do this tower with a buddy or three!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pagoda Tower Problems

The pagoda tower is part of the new gift card that Wizard 101 offers.  Cody, Seirra, Lenora and I tried the tower the other day and had an interesting experience.

We all joined the sigil at about the same time.  We then appeared together in the manna room.  But the moment we went forward to the next room it split Cody and I into one instance and Lenora and Seirra into the other.  We tried to port to each other but it didn't work.

We did OK through the intermediate boss and then got to the second last boss fight.  4 guys with about 9000 health were taking turns throwing big spells at us.  We found out quickly that you don't do a multi-hit on them unless you want the life guy to heal.  The myth one, if you let him live very long will throw Medusa's and also throws the ice 30% shield-all spell on all of his buddies.  The balance boss hit critical every single cast and my (Ice's) fizzle was easily 50% and possibly higher. 

We had to flee a couple times in order to survive.  We fought them for about an hour and finally finished off the last boss. But for some reason we couldn't get through the doors to the next level.  We looked around everywhere and tried many times to get through the doors but nothing worked.  We also tried to review the quest info to see if there was anything in there but noting we could find indicated something that had to be done to move on to the last boss.

One cool thing about the tower is that the bosses drop pets like crazy!

See you in there!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Crafted Spells to Keep

If you see Grady in your travels through a boss instance do check out what he's selling!  He likes to sell spells that when crafted will become YOUR spells forever!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Our family went to a great fireworks show which was pretty amazing since it seems like half the state is on fire.  The park, unlike the rest of the state was green and shady.  At first it was about 98 degrees but we actually had a few clouds blow in and make things quite nice.  We threw footballs and Frisbees until our arms got sore.  We had watermellon and home made sandwitches and corn dogs just like we use to when I was a kid.  Finally we cracked some glow sticks and tried to impress eachother with our attempts at glow-creativity.

When the fireworks started a group of kids were singing the national anthem and some related songs. It was kinda funny and cool at the same time.

For those of my poor buddies that didn't get to see fireworks I'm uploading a video of the finale to YouTube and I'll get it up tomorrow.  Tonight I'm cut off from the "tube" :(

I hope those of you who are Americans had a great 4th.  For those that aren't, I hope you'll find some reason to be near family and celebrate something good.

See you on the game.