|Once the most powerful staff in existence; a crack in its frame has rendered it incapable of focusing fire. It remains uniquely deadly.|
|Shots||10 (arc gap: 36°)|
|Damage||80–95 (average: 87.5 / total: 875)|
|Projectile Speed||11 tiles/second|
|Rate of Fire||40%|
Since the strength of this staff lies in its firing of 10 shots, it is at its best when all 10 shots hit. There is a bit of aiming involved with the EP. The direction the character is facing determines where the origin of the 10 shots will be. Therefore, it is not as simple as standing on top of the target - one must be facing the target in order to increase the number of shots being landed.
Here are a few ways to use the EP more effectively than other staves.
Test Chests: It’s not needed to gain SB as the threshold is very low, but an EP can help destroy the chest more quickly especially when soloing or doing it with a small or low level group. It’s less necessary with a large group and may be counterproductive if the chest is destroyed so quickly you don’t have time to change weapons and position yourself.
Pentaracts: By standing inside of a pentaract tower with a max EP user, the tower can be quickly destroyed. This must be done so that all 10 shots hit the tower. This is best performed with a Wizard. Wizards will not need to weaken the towers, Necromancers and Mystics are still recommended to do some weakening. Be wary that the towers will begin to fire shotguns when at low health, and that penteract towers are pushed into their invulnerability phases at half health fairly quickly with a large amount of players, giving little time to take advantage of the high damage of the EP.
Crystals: Hitting the inside of a crystal with an EP does a massive amount of damage. With a maxed Wizard, damage can reach 30000 in 5 seconds, roughly half of the needed damage to break it. With buffs, this is potentially enough to crack the crystal alone, though it is safer to call upon guild mates or other players in the realm. THE CRYSTAL’S SHOTGUN WILL KILL ANY ROBE CLASS INSTANTLY – attempt at your own risk.
Stone Guardians: To a Wizard with maxed defense, the shots from the stone guardians do little damage. Merely three or four blasts from EP can land a max wizard SB. It is best to EP the stone guardians just after awakening and after it recovers its sword.
Mad Lab: Dr. Terrible can be blasted as it does not possess a shotgun. However, one must be wary of Dr. Terrible’s minions, especially the Green Potion- moving on top of it while trying to EP Dr. Terrible will likely kill your character instantly. Tread with caution.
Constructs: Constructs can be EP’d with some effort due to their negligible damage at high defense. However, their numerous shots will eventually stack up, so do not stay if you are sustaining too much damage. It is also important to clear out surrounding gods before attacking the Constructs- they can be quite lethal when distracted and already taking damage. Wizards are likely to kill Constructs before they can heal themselves, while Necromancers can heal the damage they take.
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