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    Default How Physiologic Plays PL: A video example on how to be an archer

    A Video example on how to be an archer
    by Physiologic

    Check out my other Pocket Legends guides:
    How Drop Rates Work (Simplified) and the Factor of Luck Elixirs
    Post-Global Cooldown (GCD) Video Runs at Balefort Sewers
    In-Depth Guide to Farming Balefort Sewers
    Comprehensive Archer Skills and Equipment Guide
    Complete Lv 55 Archer Gear List
    Pocket Legends Enemy, Boss, and NPC Compendium
    How to Craft Lv 55 Gear
    How to calculate your attributes using STR, DEX, and INT
    Ring List
    Guide to Advanced Mechanics in PL: DPS, Crits, etc.
    Void Set versus Sentinel equips: An Unbiased Analysis
    In-Depth Guide to Farming Alien Oasis 3: Victory Lap

    Check out my other Star Legends guides:
    Star Legends General Attributes (STR, DEX, INT) Guide
    Prefix/Suffix Compendium for Weapons and Armors
    Lv 20-21 Operative Weapons and Equips

    Despite countless numbers, data-crunching, respecing, comparing between equips, and every other inconsequential aspect of our builds that we can argue about without an end, there is only one most important variable that will differentiate you between other players: you.

    Yes, you.

    You, the player, and how you play is the biggest determinant on the outcome of your XP grinding and farming runs. How fast your team can finish a map depends on how fast YOU can efficiently kill enemies.

    It does not matter if you have the best equips in the game.

    It really doesn't. If you have top-notch gear and the player next to you has average gear but he can play his character better, he/she will be better than you, even if your gear costs 2m and their gear costs 1500 gold.

    Skill is not bought; it is nurtured, refined, and perfected.


    To my fellow archers: your days of staying in the back, timid and afraid because your armor is too squishy, are over. You belong in the head of the battlefield, right next to the mages and warriors. Don't be lazy and NEVER hold off on skills because you're afraid of aggro. You chose to be the best damage dealing class, so fulfill your role. I hope some of you may be inspired and take charge as well.

    And now I present a video on how I play. Friends that know how I play know I do not have any Raid Roach or Customized equips - I use Bagman's (the green archer gear that costs 500g) and a Crown of Persistence (also not bought, but earned). The only thing "bought" is the ring that costs 10 platinum, and my vanity helm.

    This is not a step-by-step instructional video on what to do. This is a video of a run showing you:
    1. How quickly skills should be used
    2. How to be in the frontline of your party while keeping a close distance with them
    3. How fast potions should be consumed
    4. How to "setup" enemy mobs for the rest of your party

    Hideout Run #1, with 2 selected friends and 2 random members (no elixirs used)
    Runners: Physiologic, Adapts, Paleriderz, Kimgomdol, Morgott



    Hideout Run #2, with selected friends, finished in 3:26 (no elixirs used)
    Runners: Physiologic, Mitsuisun, Fnordic, Apollo, Moogerfooger



    Catacombs run, with selected friends, finished in 3:50 (no elixirs used)
    Runners: Physiologic, Mitsuisun, Ellyidol, Drucapu, Moogerfooger


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    How did you take that video? Seemed really close, I'd think it was your chin taking a video :P

    Good one man
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    LMAO!

    Genius bro! Hahahahahaha

    Find me a way to video from a top view, since I play on an iPad on table Lol jk

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    I believe Parth made some crazy tripod to record his ipad...forget what he used exactly but our makeshift camera holders work and they're cheap too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Physiologic View Post
    I believe Parth made some crazy tripod to record his ipad...forget what he used exactly but our makeshift camera holders work and they're cheap too.
    I'll check that out, I think I'll be able to do the same as you.

    Just need to find that camera..

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    Default Pots are archer gears

    Really nice video, a demonstration of how an archer rocks!

    Apart from excellent Physiologic positioning and timing abilities, the video shows two things I learned only after long play:
    • Archer, don not be short on health potion. Yes, you can rely on mage healing, but if your style is enough aggressive (and appreciated) it comes a moment in the boss fight or the mobs group approach in which you must burn 2-4 health pot - this allows you to keep the attack position and continue to blast off enemies. If you retreat, save the pots but the rush or the attack dissolves in chaos.


    • Most inflicted damage come from skills (and combo). Because you never will have enough INT for a good M/s (and you never should spend money in it), you need a slow, constant mana pot usage. Don't let the stinginess leave your group without support because you finished mana.


    Thank you again Physiologic, looking for your next guide !

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    Finally added a video Phys! TYVM for the idea

    Its in the Balefort Bear Play Guide thread in my sig

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamino View Post
    Yes, you can rely on mage healing
    Unless you played with that mage and you trust him, you can NEVER totally rely on a mage, especially if there's only 1 for the whole group.
    Don't forget, that except for keeping an eye on everyone's status/health, he has to throw in the occasional combo as well. They're doing double shift, and can sometimes miss a heal. Don't be stingy, and have a sufficient amount of pots, especially right before boss runs or while entering an area with a high concentration of both enemies and traps.


    @Phys: depending on the party I'm playing with, I sometimes rush ahead, kill some or most of the mob, and leave the rest "wounded".
    My fellows coming in after me just need to finish the job and put the poor mob out of its misery.
    This style is quite often used when doing boss runs.
    BUT
    It also requires some degree of trusting your companions.
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    I agree with you Physio, its not the gear but the player itself. Some players just don't want to pull their weight or want to depend on others to do the killing and healing. I try to keep everyone alive in a group even if I am the only one, I try to do the most damage possible and not die, but a lot of players think that if there is an enchantress on the group they don't need to use any health pots because thats my job.

    The past few days I have been farming on what I can say are elite groups and I don't think I can run pugs anymore they tend to be very painful. Maybe running in these groups just spoiled me but I prefer to farm plasma pyramid than go on random pugs because on bosses like Gold Fever 1 player can wipe a team or slow down runs enough to make it worthless.
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    So sad, I could barely keep up with Phys...then again, I had to help clean up some "wounded", lol. I should just concentrate more on staying in front of (or in P-dawg's case, just even) with the party.

    Awesome video!
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    Awesome vid. Its awesome to see how the "Pro's" do it.
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    Tamino brings up another great point - do NOT be stingy with potions.

    It's not about plunging headfirst in front of everyone, its about playing offensively while being defensive as well - something that can only be achieved through a lot of runs.

    But yeah, I generally stopped relying on mages to heal me and instead just spam health potions especially when I know a large mob is coming up. And adwin brings up a good point too - if your party is deficient, you won't be as efficient Pub games can be fun and random but you'll rarely find a party as good as friends you play with. And yeah that's why I stopped running pure pubs as well Eche.

    In the case of my video, only Adapts and Paleriderz were buddies (other 2 were random), but we could still play decently well even when I knew only 2 of them.

    And moog, I'll probably redo the run, get on your bird later We can vid the Death Train.

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    Physio I think you have some stat points or skill points left to use. Still have your flashing name bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Echelong View Post
    Physio I think you have some stat points or skill points left to use. Still have your flashing name bar.
    Yeah, those are the 5 attribute points gained for hitting 56 but for various testing purposes I left my attribute points at "level 55"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Physiologic View Post
    Yeah, those are the 5 attribute points gained for hitting 56 but for various testing purposes I left my attribute points at "level 55"
    They should give you a job as a tester. Maybe go to the next season of the tester 3 from Playstation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellyidol View Post
    I'll check that out, I think I'll be able to do the same as you.

    Just need to find that camera..
    I used my iphone 4 to record my ipad. Suprisingly good quality. Go check out the guides in my signature if you don't believe me . I also think my tripod was shown in that thread as well.
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    Phys, I can do that. I am just more comfortable playing Archer these days, the bear is still a work in progress, compared to some of the excellent 50+ bears I have played with. I think I do okay, but I "pale" in comparison to some of them.

    I've got a tripod, but I can't show it in public or I end up in a nice holding cell
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangepwnsmeel View Post
    I used my iphone 4 to record my ipad. Suprisingly good quality. Go check out the guides in my signature if you don't believe me . I also think my tripod was shown in that thread as well.
    Really good!

    If only I can find a tripod like that...

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