Was just curious to find out approximately how many top tier fighters thralls you need to have in order to kill a boss in purge scenarios.
Scorpion king was my choice,since he is not the taughest boss but is interseting in the way he can’t be knocked back/ staggered.
For those who don’t know yet, Berserkers npcs are t4 fighter wearing cimmerian heavy armor (forgotten tribe faction) and are using either hardened steel or starmetal 2 H weapons which are dishing out the most dps for fighter npcs/thralls.
At the begining, i only spawned waves of 5 berserkers since only 5 of them maximum can be fighting the same target at the same time…untill i realised i wanted the scorpion king to be constantly hit and thus be losing health constantly.
So after the 4th or 5th wave, i started to spawn berserkers with waves of 10 guys.
What was my surprise to see that 150 berserkers had been needed to kill this boss.
So, considering world bosses can spawn during purge scenarios (it happened to me and others already before) it means that everytime this happen you will have to lock your thralls behind walls and do the job yourself or with friends in order to aggro the thing and thus get your buildings safe.
This was done with regular npcs and no well equiped thralls who can become about twice as good if geared and placed efficiently.
Eventhen, this would approximately mean you’ll need to loose about 75 berserkers thralls to have the scorpion king dealt with.
in my eyes combat thralls are supposed to be used to defend your base or to escort you on your adventure helping you to carry stuff. So for me it’s out of question to lock my combat thralls behind walls, i want them to fight the purge and it’s ok if i loose some in the process but i don’t want to be loosing an entire army to a single boss.
So funcom might reconsider the boss spawn in purge scenarios. In my opinion this should be optional (for players who already know that THEY will be defending their bases themseves and who don’t count on thralls to do the job or, for players who like to see a whole butchery happening to the entire work thay have done).