The Book of Infernal Knowledge

Taking Down the Champion

-- by Xakarii

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My strategy for taking down the Dark Reaver champion was focused around the same attributes as his own build, with the exception of being extra tough through Tainted Soul and Tough Hide to see me through the fight, as my armour is clearly on the lighter side for the most part compared to him. I used a magical axe with bypass as well, but as these aren't always available to new players, the best thing to do would be to get an axe from the store or from a lesser reaver in the Hellmouth (they drop decent demonsteel for beginners), and use the appropriate talents for the bypass to make up the difference and get through his armour - Cleave, Great Cleave instead of Expert Axeman and Berserker Rage. I killed him in Viper after I got my tokens just for fun and had no problems taking his axe blows with my relatively large amount of resistance.

Following is some info on my build and the champion's, and an abridged battle log:

You look at the dark reaver champion.

Encumbrance: 30.  Health: 304/304.  Facing: West.  Style: Scorpion.
Bra: 10  Gra: 7   Met: 8   Siz: 7   Wit: 7   Ten: 4   Dis: 4   Aur: 3

Forty-seven feet west of you, she is wearing:
   A demonsteel full helm on her head, face and neck.
   A black cotton cloak around her neck.
   A demonsteel chainmail shirt on her body, back and arms.
   A black cotton shirt on her neck, body, back and arms.
   A black leather belt around her waist.
   A pair of demonsteel chainmail leggings on her groin and legs.
   A pair of reinforced demonsteel boots on her feet.
   A demonsteel battleaxe in her right hand.
   A demonsteel target shield in her left hand.

You look at yourself.

He is reasonably attractive, with red scaly skin, hazel eyes and short
straight ginger hair. He is bulging with muscle, and seems very sure footed.
He is the same height as you.

He is wearing:
   A demonsteel full helm on his head, face and neck.
   A black cotton cloak around his neck.
   A slightly dented steel breastplate on his body and back.
   A slightly torn black cotton shirt on his neck, body, back and arms.
   A pair of slightly torn leather bracers on his forearms.
   A studded steel buckler strapped to his left forearm.
   A slightly battered studded hardened leather buckler strapped to his none.
   A pair of black leather gloves on his hands.
   Dalkhusharur's black sash around his waist.
   A thin wooden wand strapped to his sash.
   A pair of leather greaves on his legs.
   A pair of black cotton trousers on his groin and legs.
   A pair of black hardened leather boots on his feet.
   A blood-drenched steel battleaxe of cleaving in both hands.

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Name: Dalkhusharur  Status: Avatar       Played: 25:13:51    Since: 24-Aug-2006
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Encumbrance: 26     Primal : 0           Soul Points: 0      Kills/Death: 0/0
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Brawn : 10          Grace : 7            Mettle : 8          Size : 7
Wits : 7            Tenacity : 4         Discipline : 4      Aura : 3
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Attack (H) : N/A    Protection : 159     Damage (H) : N/A    Cmd: [ dh ]+0
Attack (L) : N/A    Defence (L): N/A     Damage (L) : N/A    Cmd: [ ]+0
Attack (R) : N/A    Defence (R): 285     Damage (R) : N/A    Cmd: [cwcdswcwcw]+3
Attack (F) : 268    Defence (F):>79<     Damage (F) : 25     Cmd: [ kkkfff k]+0
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Speed : 2           Speed cap : 2        Actions : 22        Max actions: 840
Core Damage: 42     Core Power : 40      Resistance : 91     Fight timer: 30
Radiation : 448     Max Rad. : 500       Regen rate : None   Pain mod. : None
Mana : 44           Max mana : 45        Health : 270        Max health : 304
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You are affected by two spells/powers (type 'affects' for details).
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See also : score more/affects/armour/inventory/talents/powers
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You have the following armour bypass per attack location:

Head:    0% cut,    0% stab,   0% crush,   0% poison.
         0% heat,   0% cold,   0% shock,   0% mental.

Left:    0% cut,    0% stab,   0% crush,   0% poison.
         0% heat,   0% cold,   0% shock,   0% mental.

Right:  45% cut,    0% stab,   0% crush,   0% poison.
         0% heat,   0% cold,   0% shock,   0% mental.

Feet:    0% cut,    0% stab,   0% crush,   0% poison.
         0% heat,   0% cold,   0% shock,   0% mental

Fifteen feet south-west of you, the dark reaver champion draws his battleaxe
and target shield from across his back.
Fifteen feet south-west of you, the dark reaver champion turns to face the
north-east.
Fifteen feet south-west of you, the dark reaver champion starts advancing 
towards you.

304/304 (727) west Enemy (N/A, 0 feet)
>Viper|100< hand:100:0 wand:100:0
{0/500, 250/125} None []
You target the dark reaver champion.

You tuck your wand through your sash.

You draw your battleaxe from across your back with your right hand.


You grip the haft of your battleaxe with both hands.
One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion slams his horns into your
face.
--==>>> One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion
crushes your face for 1 damage.

One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion slashes his battleaxe into
your side, drawing blood.
--==>>> One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion cuts
your body for 13 damage.

You slam the shaft of your battleaxe into the dark reaver champion's face with
a loud crack.
--==>>> You crush the dark reaver champion's face for 27 damage.

You spend 100 AP to change style while your fight timer is active.
You start using the Bear fighting style.

One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion bashes his target shield
into your face.
--==>>> One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion
crushes your face for 6 damage.
One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion slams a front kick into
your groin.
--==>>> One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion
crushes your groin for 5 damage.


279/304 (611) south-west Enemy (91%, 1 foot) 
>Bear|100< hand:100:0 battleaxe:100:0 
{0/500, 250/125} the dark reaver champion [rp]

One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion's skin darkens to a deep
red hue and takes on a scaly texture.

You bring your battleaxe down on the dark reaver champion's head with an
overhead chop, drawing blood.
--==>>> You cut the dark reaver champion's head for 15 damage.

Three feet south-west of you, the dark reaver champion raises his target shield
into a defensive guard.


Your mouth froths as you enter a berserker rage!

You slam the full shaft of your battleaxe at the dark reaver champion - but he
is too far away.

279/304 (656) south-west Enemy (86%, 6 feet) 
>Bear|100< hand:100:0 battleaxe:100:0 
{0/500, 250/125} the dark reaver champion [rw rc rw rc]
Seven feet south-west of you, the dark reaver champion performs the technique
known as 'Carapace of the Scorpion'.
Seven feet south-west of you, the dark reaver champion tilts his target shield
slightly and tightens his grip.
Seven feet south-west of you, the dark reaver champion rears into the stance
called 'Scorpion Faces Foe'.
Seven feet south-west of you, the dark reaver champion starts retreating away
from you.


Nine feet south-west of you, the dark reaver champion starts advancing towards
you.

You swing your battleaxe overhead - but the dark reaver champion is too far
away.

Six feet south-west of you, the dark reaver champion starts jogging towards you.

You whirl your battleaxe around your body.

You lash out with a front kick at the dark reaver champion.
The dark reaver champion blocks your front kick with his target shield.

279/304 (497) south-west Enemy (86%, 1 foot) 
>Bear|100< hand:100:0 battleaxe:100:0 
{0/500, 250/125} the dark reaver champion [rw rc]
You whirl your battleaxe into the dark reaver champion's side, drawing blood.
--==>>> You cut the dark reaver champion's body for 101 damage.


You whirl your battleaxe around your body.

279/304 (390) south-west Enemy (52%, 1 foot) 
>Bear|100< hand:100:0 battleaxe:100:0 
{0/500, 250/125} the dark reaver champion [rd rs]
You whirl your battleaxe into the dark reaver champion's side, drawing blood.
--==>>> You cut the dark reaver champion's body for 29 damage.

279/304 (349) south-west Enemy (43%, 1 foot) 
>Bear|100< hand:100:0 battleaxe:100:0 
{0/500, 250/125} the dark reaver champion [rs]
You raise your battleaxe into a defensive guard.


You backslash your battleaxe across the dark reaver champion's right arm,
drawing blood.
--==>>> You cut the dark reaver champion's arms for 40 damage.

You whirl your battleaxe around your body.

You feel exhausted as the berserker rage leaves you.
One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion whirls his battleaxe around
his body.

One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion slams his horns into your
face.
--==>>> One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion
crushes your face for 9 damage.

270/304 (229) south-west Enemy (30%, 1 foot) 
>Bear|100< hand:100:0 battleaxe:100:0 
{0/500, 250/125} the dark reaver champion [rw rc]
You whirl your battleaxe into the dark reaver champion's side, drawing blood.
--==>>> You cut the dark reaver champion's body for 52 damage.

You whirl your battleaxe around your body.

You whirl your battleaxe into the dark reaver champion's side, drawing blood.
--==>>> You cut the dark reaver champion's body for 18 damage.

You whirl your battleaxe around your body.

270/304 (20) south-west Enemy (7%, 1 foot) 
>Bear|100< hand:100:0 battleaxe:100:0 
{0/500, 250/125} the dark reaver champion [rc rw]
One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion slashes at your legs with
his battleaxe.
You parry his blade with your battleaxe.

Your body begins regenerating itself.

One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion performs the technique
known as 'Snapping Claw of the Scorpion'.
One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion slashes at you aggressively
with his battleaxe.
You block his blade with your battleaxe.

You are already targetting him!

You have recovered from your berserker rage.
One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion slams his horns into your
face.
--==>>> One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion
crushes your face for 6 damage.

Your mouth froths as you enter a berserker rage!

One foot south-west of you, the dark reaver champion whirls his battleaxe around
his body.

You bring your battleaxe down on the dark reaver champion's head with
an overhead chop, drawing blood.
--==>>> You cut the dark reaver champion's head for 16 damage.


265/304 (129) south-west Enemy (2%, 1 foot) 
>Bear|100< hand:100:0 battleaxe:100:0 
{0/500, 250/125} the dark reaver champion [rc]
You bring your battleaxe down on the dark reaver champion's head with
an overhead chop, cleaving his skull down the middle!
--==>>> You cut the dark reaver champion's head for 73 damage.
The dark reaver champion's body goes limp.
One foot south-west of you, a demon classing token drops on the ground.

One foot south-west of you, the dead dark reaver champion crashes to the ground.

You get a demon classing token from the ground.
                

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