Hello RealmEye Fourms! I never post here, so apologies if this is the wrong place for this, but I posted this on Reddit and felt that this post fit neatly with the type of stuff that is on here, and I think as many people should see this as possible. This is fully x-posted from my post on r/Rotmg.
Credit to u/Terrifiedchildren6 and u/YOYOYOYOL for teaching me this in this thread:
Required: Ninja with max Dex, and (maybe) max Att, and Void Blade
Optional: 3/4ths of the Raijin Disciple Set (the Ninja set with Tenne), Dex/Att gear, Dex/Att exalts, max Def, max Life, Electric pet
Background (not important):
As someone that mains Trix and is hunting every white in the game (including event whites), I’m always looking for faster ways to close realms. So far, the meta has been Trix + T0 Prism + Gem/Snake Eye Ring + speed gear. With this set, the thing that takes up the bulk of the time clearing realms is literally just waiting for Ents to grow and become killable. The way this has been mitigated before is to activate an Ent, then run far enough away from it to have your quest marker lock onto 1-3 other Ents, and activate those, before doubling back to kill the first Ent. This is obviously a huge hassle, and if this could be skipped, it would shave a TON off of closing a realm. Before today, I had NEVER seen this strat mentioned ANYWHERE, and it seemingly is not that well known because the occasional accidental insta-kill garners a decent amount of attention on Reddit. This strat is able to turn those occasional accidental kills into almost 100% consistency.
Guide (the only important part and the TL;DR):
Safe way (does not kill Greater Nature Sprites): Activate the Ent, and don’t buff. Wait until evaluation phase is over (when it stops flashing blue/when it says “Mmm? Did you say something, mortal?”), and immediately start sitting on it and Void Blading it. In my testing worked ~90% of the time. If you forget and don’t immediately start sitting on the Ent, it is still possible to insta it, but it becomes much more inconsistent.
Slightly risky way (kills Greater Nature Sprites): Same thing, but Void Blade the Ent the entire time to buff it as much as possible. Don’t get off until the Ent is dead. Risky because sitting on the Ent does a lot of damage from the Greater Nature Sprites and the mini-Ents, so there’s potential to die if you’re not careful.
This works because after evaluation phase is over, there is a SMALL (~0.25-0.5 second) window where the Ent’s HP goes from 300k to 1.2k (and then it stays invulnerable for the rest of the time)
Having the rest of the Raijin Disciple Set makes this more consistent (I tested everything both with just tops and this set), because Tenne gives you a ton of Dex and Att, and the set bonus for 3 pieces gives you even more. Additionally, just having 2 pieces gives you +7 Spd, so it lets you rush to Ents even faster. You could get more Dex using Tenne + UBDex, but I prefer the set because it gives so much more than just Dex.
More Dex = more consistent. This holds even if you mistime it. I have still had times where it doesn’t work with more Dex, but obviously if you have more Dex, you are more likely to hit the window.
Since the Ent has 1.2k HP, if you don’t hit that, you obviously won’t make the insta. The reason I said (maybe) max Att at the top is because you might be able to have less than max Att and still hit 1.2k damage using Void Blade, but even with max Att I was still occasionally hitting below 1.2k damage, so less Att will obviously be even less consistent.
I have no idea how consistent this is without an Electric pet. I can imagine it would be less consistent because you might miss, but Ents don’t move around that much.
If you are killing Greater Nature Sprites and have the Daybreak Chakram (the star from the set), you can just hold down space and you basically take no damage until the Ent dies. If you are afraid of losing Tenne, this basically guarantees safety.
Killing Greater Nature Sprites is not 100% consistent either. In my testing, as long as I sat on top of the Ent the entire time I would say 70% of the time all Sprites were killed, and almost every time at least one Sprite was killed.
This does work for Liches, but only if they are not buffed, so this only saves like 1-2 seconds. If Liches are buffed, their evaluation phase lasts a super long time for some reason. This is why if you fully buff a Lich, you can only kill it after it spawns the second set of Phylacteries, unless you can do 300k damage after killing the first set of Phylacteries. However, this DOES insta-kill the Haunted Spirits in the same way that Greater Nature Sprites are killed, so if you’re hunting Soulless, this is a nice way of doing that.
This works great when paired with the strat where you pull up the realm map and go to each possible Hero of Oryx spawn location (you can easily find this online or in OSanc and STD), when the realm opens, as everyone will be rushing to the easy to kill Heros (like Cyclops Gods) and you can kill Liches without having to worry about them being buffed (or finding an Ent past the phase where you can insta them).
This is amazing right now because of the campaign. I wouldn’t doubt if you could make 3-4k points/hr by farming events this way.
According to Terrifiedchildren6, this is possible with Samurai, but I haven’t tested that. However, Ninja is preferable anyways because it is so much faster with Speedy.
I only tested this solo, so theoretically having a Warrior with you would make this even more consistent.
This is theoretically possible with any other class that can do more than 1.2k damage in a single shot (DBow and Divinity come to mind), but I only tested this with Void Blade.
I wonder if this on average would be faster than using Trix for the whole realm, but obviously, the most optimal start would be using a Rogue to rush Red Demons, Trix to rush up to GKings, then using Ninja for this.
This does NOT work for GKings, as they have 4k HP. If you can do 4k HP in one shot, then maybe, but that’s pretty hard to pull off (Pally with Divinity and Oryx Seal maybe?)
No ninja exalts, and level 83 Electric pet
Deca pls don’t fix this, this makes realm clearing so much more bearable. Or, if you are going to fix it, either make Ents take less time to grow or fix some of the multitude of bugs in your game first. (Or add grand exchange pls)