Sunday, April 15, 2012

I've Launched a New Blog

I'm no longer playing a Bow main, and I figured I would start a general formations website.

You can visit the new site at

I am seeking formation submissions, so please feel free to contribute. Please provide as much detail about you and your formation as possible.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Formation Submission

We are looking for your formations.

To submit a formation, post a comment to this post with the following information:

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Thank you for your submissions.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Formation #1

The Formation I began with when I first started PvP'ing was the following:

BT* Swd Vik
Arch Art Gun
Shm Main Monk

* I had a spear in this spot before I switched to BT.

At low levels of PvP, this was a decent snipe build. In Div 14-18, this build could successfully snipe main characters, without even touching any other mercs. My win rate with it was about 55% - not stellar, but at least its on the better side of 50%.

As I moved up in Division, the ability to snipe main characters gradually disappeared. For a few weeks I continued to play with this formation with a terrible win-loss ratio. It was time to move on.

Last weekend I watched the Titan matches - low and behold, two bow mains were in the finals - Sharingan and SaraPhoenix.

Sharingan's Formation:

Spr Sptn Spr
Can Invt Orac
Exo Mnk Main

SaraPhoenix's Formation:

Sptn Exo Main
Vik Prph Mnk
DA Mnk Orac

Sharingan's build, I think, was designed for stun. Sara's build was clearly designed for survivability. Of the two strategies, I would say Sara's was far more effective - her matches were won by killing two or three enemy mercs, and then keeping all of her's up. I did not see Sara's build effectively finish a main character in the 4 matches of her's I watched. That being said, Sharingan won in the end.

My next build is going to be a take on Sara's build. I won't be front-lining my main as she did as my level is not quite right for that yet. I am also not high enough level at this point to recruit a spartan, or have a Dark Archer or Northern Viking, so I am going to substitute as follows:

BT Exo Vik
Main Prph Mnk
Arch Mnk Orac

I'll keep updating on my progress as I get my new mercs levelled and some FL matches in.