SoYou can't steal the form itself with Arcane Mimicry, however perma form can still be achieved by taking either:Originally Posted by SKILL UPDATES
a)orOath Shot: If Oath Shot hits, all of your skills except Oath Shot are recharged. If it misses, all of your skills are disabled for 10 seconds. (50% miss chance with Expertise 7 or less.)
b)Oath Shot is of course the poorer option because you will miss 50% of the time. However it may still be an option in PvE Areas with Shrines of Melandru you could artificially raise your expertise via payment above the required eight without being a primary Ranger, this would also have the neat attack of being able to cut the energy costs of skills you may be using while in the form you have chose.Assassin's Promise: For 5...13 seconds, if target foe dies, you gain 5...17 Energy, and all your skills are recharged.
Assassin's Promise is of course the better choice but suited better for PvE than PvP (with the exception of spike groups). I have tested this and having a permanent form is definately nothing to be frowned upon...
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29-07-2006, 14:23 #1
29-07-2006, 14:28 #2
Its a nice idea, and the forms are good enough to warrant trying to copy, but how are you managing to get two elites in your skillbar?
edit: ooh, also, a shrine of Melandru will only raise the ranger skills you have by one; if you don't have Expertise, you can't raise it, and certainly not eight times. Shame though.
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29-07-2006, 14:29 #3
I'm sure the point people keep making is that they get DISABLED, not just a lenghty recharge so I'm not sure either of them would work at all.
And two elites is a no no unless your out capping one
29-07-2006, 14:31 #4
Uh I did post the skill Arcane Mimicry at the top? Did you see that? Do you know what it does or why I put it there?
29-07-2006, 14:40 #5
Description :For 20 seconds, Arcane Mimicry becomes the Elite spell from target other ally.
Energy Cost : 15
Casting Time : 2 seconds
Cool Down Time : 60 seconds
Skill Type : Spell
Effect(s): Copy Elite Spell
You could suggest a dual farming idea of god form, hmmm!
29-07-2006, 14:41 #6
29-07-2006, 14:42 #7Originally Posted by Xunlai Agent
I'm wondering if QZ would work, like how it helps negate the affects of Black Out...
29-07-2006, 14:50 #8
It should work too as far as I can see because the disabling is very much like the "blackout" effect. I have yet to confirm this though...
29-07-2006, 14:50 #9jeremygGuestOriginally Posted by Ensui
29-07-2006, 14:55 #10
Originally Posted by Xunlai Agent
*NB I'm not sure that disabled and recharging are different things, perhaps further testing (which I have not done) should be done, to see if this is a viable option
It would seem that the forms are not meant to be copied, and I think this is the intention of the ANet skill designers. They are very powerful skills indeed, in that they cannot be cancelled once begun, and that if they are interrupted during casting (and not delayed by something such as disrupting chop) then there is only a five second recharge until they are available again. Being able to be in this uncounterable state permanently may be a very imbalancing feature in an already powerful class. If you can get it to work, though, cudos to you and good luck using it successfully, its certainly an interesting idea.