Operation: Kill Blood Raven with a Sorceress continued today with a brand new Sorceress, fresh out of the womb.
The first rule I made for myself: Do not, under any circumstances are you to go into this battle without Static Field. No exceptions, it doesn’t matter if I come up with a different plan along the way to level 6. I just am not allowed.
Secondly, after I killed Corpsefire in the Den of Evil, I came up with a new plan because he dropped two kinds of throwing knives. One blue, one yellow. Holy shit. I could work with this. Throwing knives! I could get Blood Raven with these. After killing everything in the opening area and the Cold Plains, I cleared the area around Blood Raven at level 4, and was tempted to go in. After all, I had this new plan with the throwing knives right? No wait! Remember the rule. Ok.
I left a town portal there and went to the Stony Field and cleared most of it before I came across yet another Elite boss archer who almost killed me. Holy shit, what is it with these archers. They’re basically sorceress hunters. Wait, this was a perfect time to test my throwing knife plan! Ok, so instead of just running away, I started running away, and then turning around and throwing knives at her. I got all her entourage that way, and eventually her too! YES! This could totally work.
I cleaned up the Stony field (except for Rockanicu, I’m not suicidal). And I finally hit level 6. Then I took the Stony Field portal back to town. Ok, before I go in, let’s test this.
I put Frost Nova on Right Trigger, Cold Blast on B, I already had Lightning Bolt on Y (that was my first plan, before I found the throwing knives), I had stab on X, and throw on RB. That didn’t leave any buttons, so I put Static Field on LT+RT. I went outside town real quick to practice. Good thing I did. I was terrible at this button setup. But I practiced until I had it down. RT to Frost Nova, and then RT+LT to Static Field, and then RB to throw knives. I had enough muscle memory down to give it a try.
I went through my portal. At first I was getting flashbacks of past tries. She kept interrupting me or moving far enough away that my static field never hit her. Wasted mana. Oh well, I drank health and mana potions and tried again, went in close, RT to Frost Nova, slowed her down, then Static Field, Static Field, Static Field.
YES. I got her down to less than half. Now I drank health potions, and dodged and threw knives. And I finally got her! Hallellujah! That felt good.
And guess what? She dropped a green sash! I know what that is!!! Death’s Guard! I used to consider that essential in tackling Duriel because it has the property “Cannot be Frozen”. Sweet!