How to use Martyr Wraps?

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How to use Martyr Wraps?

Postby subanark on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:20 am

Got this at the end of the quest. Trying to figure out how they can be useful?

When worn, gives you 5 stacks of corrosion, but makes your attacks apply corrosion on monsters (it stacks). Costs 70 to prepare from locker.

Taking 5 extra damage is rather brutal in the beginning, and towards the end, it doesn't do very much. Yea, you could attack the boss early and make the boss take a tad more damage, but still compared to a simple increase in base attack power item, you would need to stack quite a lot before it start paying off. I could possibly see it being useful against monsters that have a really high physical resist, but I don't think its worth using even against tower of goo.
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Re: How to use Martyr Wraps?

Postby Kalir on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:24 am

Try using it with a warlord. Free CYDSTEPP makes corrosion a lot less scary on your end, and you can also abuse this to corrode the boss at low levels, when you'll be wasting exploration anyway (although scouting them out might not be a bad idea).
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Re: How to use Martyr Wraps?

Postby TigerKnee on Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:47 am

Conceptually the item works. The theory behind regeneration fighting is that your damage ratio beats the enemy's regeneration ratio, and making the enemy take more damage helps the first aspect. With enough attacks you can turn a "can't possibly regen outfight" monster into a "possible" win.

Mathematically, I don't know if works out though. Seems like you'll run out of regeneration tiles way beforehand.
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Re: How to use Martyr Wraps?

Postby fall_ark on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:41 am

Warlord probably could use it to kill bosses very early?
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Re: How to use Martyr Wraps?

Postby TigerKnee on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:58 am

fall_ark wrote:Warlord probably could use it to kill bosses very early?


Warlord wants to kill stuff in about 2, MAYBE 3 hits.

While they don't really suffer much from the corrosive effect, they're also a class about killing fast.

There's really only 2 slow killing classes in this game and Gorgons aren't in yet.
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Re: How to use Martyr Wraps?

Postby q 3 on Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:09 am

Is there a cap on corrosion? These could be pretty sick for any class that tends to hit the boss a bunch of times. Taurog Monks should be even more absurdly powerful with the wraps. Paladins, and perhaps HALPMEH using Wizards and Sorcerers, might get some use out of them as well. And an Assassin is probably your best bet for low level boss kills using them.

TigerKnee wrote:
fall_ark wrote:Warlord probably could use it to kill bosses very early?


Warlord wants to kill stuff in about 2, MAYBE 3 hits.

While they don't really suffer much from the corrosive effect, they're also a class about killing fast.


Although with the wraps equipped, you can start hitting the boss (or any monster that's too high a level for you to kill yet) as soon as you see them. Even if you're not going to be able to kill them until later, each blow will make them that much easier to kill when you do get around to them; you will end up making productive use of nearly every single tile of regeneration on the board, with very few going to waste.
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Re: How to use Martyr Wraps?

Postby Galefury on Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:22 am

Without the penalty the wraps might possibly be worth preparing or buying. With the penalty they're just bad. They may help late game, but early game using these is a death sentence. Starting off with 5 corrosion means you can kiss about 30 bonus exp goodbye.
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