Dropping some quick notes here. I’ve updated the guide and removed the references to the Enigmatic Apparatus here. After testing it enough, with maxed Ascendant + Efficiency mk3, alongside Incongruity and Resonance Cascade, the setup is just not reliable at all for Potency Enigma fishing, because too many factors contribute to making it bad.
- Incongruity only procs after Immutable ends, resulting in the eventual Enigma procing after usual burst windows.
- A certain amount of damage has to be taken to proc Incongruity reliably (even with Resonance Cascade, this alone cannot put you on 7 paradoxes between 2 Immutable usages), so any wrong timing with Immutable usage can simply not proc any Controlled Chaos effect because of the lack of paradoxes.
- Because of the previous point, Immutable is in practice delayed to make sure enough damage is taken during its effect, so Immutable’s effective cooldown actually increases.
- Potency Enigma is still quite rare (12.5% chance to proc the Potency Enigma on each Controlled Chaos effect under the Enigmatic Apparatus), so very unreliable (for reference, in one of my tests with this setup, i only managed to proc 1 Potency in a total of 3 full dungeon runs…).
- Any downtime or boss becoming invulnerable or untargetable will be a waste of the Potency Enigma proc if Immutable ends at that time, more or less.
- This setup costs 2 passive slots and 880 protection out of Sanity’s Aphelion, which creates an opportunity shift somewhere else to make up for the loss of survivability or of damage/aggro, especially for less than 4 CD setups.
On the positive side, the gameplay is kind of fun since i used to do suicide runs in ground AoEs and such under Immutable just to ensure to break the damage threshold and proc a Controlled Chaos effect reliably.
Next, i’m planning to update the guide with the advised mods to use (EffectsUi setup, BooBuilds quickbuilds, etc…), and eventually release a video about BooBuilds Quickbuild setups and revisit some encounter tactics (of which i’ve notably updated the HE2 strat which is now a 100% reliable strat with the use of provoke abilities).
Finally, i’d also end up creating probably a full section about alternative utility tanking setups such as cleansetanking and bufftanking as discussed earlier, since these setups now became somewhat meta (in our group that is, at least).