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March 16th, 2022, 11:37
Originally Posted by kborom View Post
I do use elex potions as well so in addition to the 30+ LP's I've got through levelling up I must have another 10+ I've made, quite a lot.
Really? Elex potions give LP?! Oh!
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March 16th, 2022, 11:39
Originally Posted by Moriendor View Post
I’m not playing E2 yet but from what I have read at World of ELEX, yes, there are ELEX potions again but they have been slightly nerfed. They only award a single point now and you can only buy ELEX from one merchant in the game. The inventory of that merchant respawns 30 ELEX every 24h so it would be quite a grind to use this method.
The only one I've found that sells elex is at the Bastion and has 4 per day. You need 20 for a large potion for LP's. With the right ability some monsters drop a small amount of elex (2 or 3), the odd bit is lying around and you can mine it (3/4 which doubles with the right ability).
I'm a bit of an explorer which is why I love open world games so was able to make so many large potions.
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March 16th, 2022, 11:44
Originally Posted by Morrandir View Post
Really? Elex potions give LP?! Oh!
Only the large one, the medium gives an attribute point and the small 500 experience. In Elex 2 though you cannot use small potions to make medium, or medium to make large so you might as well use them.
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March 16th, 2022, 13:01
Originally Posted by kborom View Post
The only one I've found that sells elex is at the Bastion and has 4 per day. You need 20 for a large potion for LP's.
Well, so with respawns (-> loot -> money) that means there's unlimited LP.
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March 16th, 2022, 18:08
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Well, so with respawns (-> loot -> money) that means there's unlimited LP.
If someone wants to grind, yes, but that would take a significant amount of time, and it certainly isn't necessary.
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March 16th, 2022, 22:03
Is there any way to see what your total defense and resistances are?
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March 16th, 2022, 23:01
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Is there any way to see what your total defense and resistances are?
No.

About Elex at merchants, I did not buy a single one yet ended up having almost 100 all attributes.
Many trashmobs drop elex (or it's purple version) so by the end of the game you will swim in it.
Why? Because for whatever reason trashmobs respawn!!!
Whoever in PB decided to do it in newer games (Gothic didn't have it), should be sacked and take a job at Bethesda.

For those who still think it's a good idea to buy it and not loot, the trader who sells 32 elex daily is a travelling merchant.
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oh damn. Please don't tell me elex potions are a thing again. Is there still infinite natural elex in stores?
You actually want +1 specific attribute pots more that +1LP, you will have enough of LP from looted blue pots and leveling.
If you explore. If you are a reviewer interested only in the main questline, wrong game pal!

To cook +1 specific attribute pot which is very handy past 60 in an attribute (cost 5 points), you need hearts from trolls, cyclops and behemoths.
Now I have seen behemoths respawn, but not trolls or cyclops. At least that they did things partially right (no respawn of everything).
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Having said that you could specialise in one area but you will probably end up with a load of unused LP's.
You will end up as a sort of jack of all trades one way or another.
Not a bad thing though, melee saves you cash (ammo) and some trashmobs are trivial while attacked from distance.

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Note that the best weapon is a shotgun, but you won't be getting the best one earlygame (and I won't spoil where to find it just will hint you need to almost max your jetpack).
Instead, check what attribute is required to use shotguns. Jack of all trades seems to be planned by design.
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March 17th, 2022, 00:29
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Is there any way to see what your total defense and resistances are?
Yes, it's an option on the attribute screen, R or F. Easy to miss mind
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March 17th, 2022, 04:40
Originally Posted by kborom View Post
Yes, it's an option on the attribute screen, R or F. Easy to miss mind
Nice find. Was that in one of the in-game hints?

I also just realized I can kick (or shield bash) by hitting "E". Only took me 20 hours of playing to figure that out. Maybe I should have looked at the controls sooner.
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March 17th, 2022, 11:09
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Nice find. Was that in one of the in-game hints?

I also just realized I can kick (or shield bash) by hitting "E". Only took me 20 hours of playing to figure that out. Maybe I should have looked at the controls sooner.
I've no idea, the tutorial was a single pop up the first time you go into a screen which I immediately cancel, I was just checking out those screens in more detail thinking I was missing a few things!

Didn't know about shield bash, but my shield keeps getting unequiped for some reason.

Also took me ages to work out the weapon upgrade process but once I did I found that was close to OP as well.

Finally, a quick annoyance. The quests don't link and sometimes if you complete one stage of a quest you have to select it again for guidance. Might not bother some but having spent time on ESO it was noticeable as that is bad the other way round. On ESO a new quest is selected automatically which is annoying when you are in the middle of another one.
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March 17th, 2022, 19:16
Originally Posted by kborom View Post
Didn't know about shield bash, but my shield keeps getting unequiped for some reason.
Is it after switching to a ranged weapon and then back to your melee weapon?

The shield counts as a separate slot from your melee weapon, so you have to hit that hotkey as well or use the weapon wheel to re-equip it after going to ranged. That threw me off at first.
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March 17th, 2022, 19:52
If you're not using a shield, listen out for the sound effect that tells you you've timed a successful parry with a sword. Your next blow after that will knock the enemy over. Then your strong attack against an enemy on the ground does extra damage. The backstab is also a high damage attack.

None of that was explained super well
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March 17th, 2022, 20:03
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Is it after switching to a ranged weapon and then back to your melee weapon?

The shield counts as a separate slot from your melee weapon, so you have to hit that hotkey as well or use the weapon wheel to re-equip it after going to ranged. That threw me off at first.
good spot, I think that is when it is happening as I've found some of the flying monsters need an arrow or two to get interested.
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March 17th, 2022, 21:11
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If you're not using a shield, listen out for the sound effect that tells you you've timed a successful parry with a sword. Your next blow after that will knock the enemy over.
Does that actually work against monsters too or just human enemies?
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March 18th, 2022, 15:57
Yes, works on monsters too. Not sure about really big ones Also works against flying creatures when they dive.

I think I noticed your kick does work on big monsters too
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March 18th, 2022, 19:16
Just worked out how to add retrorockets to the jet pack, V from the jet pack table. Not sure how useful that will be though.
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March 18th, 2022, 21:21
Originally Posted by Alistair View Post
Yes, works on monsters too. Not sure about really big ones Also works against flying creatures when they dive.

I think I noticed your kick does work on big monsters too
The kick doesn't do much to enemies though except move them back a little. I suppose it might knock someone down if their stamina is really low.

I'm finding parrying too difficult to time against monsters. Having a shield equipped seems more useful.

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Just worked out how to add retrorockets to the jet pack, V from the jet pack table. Not sure how useful that will be though.
Ah…so that's what those are for. I thought they were ammo for some kind of launcher.
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March 18th, 2022, 21:59
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
The kick doesn't do much to enemies though except move them back a little. I suppose it might knock someone down if their stamina is really low.

I'm finding parrying too difficult to time against monsters. Having a shield equipped seems more useful.

Ah…so that's what those are for. I thought they were ammo for some kind of launcher.
The kick interrupts attacks. Agree parrying is hard, especially against some attack animations. I don't know what effect successful shield blocks have. I wonder if they're the same. Seems like the harder one should get you more if you get it right. I did prefer the sidestep you do with a shield to the sluggish roll you attempt with one free hand

Retrorockets probably did save my life a few times :-)
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March 18th, 2022, 22:31
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The kick interrupts attacks. Agree parrying is hard, especially against some attack animations. I don't know what effect successful shield blocks have. I wonder if they're the same. Seems like the harder one should get you more if you get it right.
There's no timing with a shield. You just hold the block button, and it reduces a % of damage.
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March 20th, 2022, 10:20
So I nearly fully upgraded my Jetpack (only fuel is not maxed out).

Shouldn't I know be able to use my weapon in flight or at least when levitating?
I mainly fight with the flaming bow, but I can't find a way to equip it when flying.
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