(guide) (twinking) Lvl 60 nanomage froob engie twink guide

60 nanomage froob engie twink

I wrote this mainly for myself, part in case i have to do it again, part proof in case someone accuses me of sploiting items on. Part as a mental exercise in planning, methodical thinking, prioritization, detail focussing, articulation, and teaching.
If there are any unclear/incomplete things about this guide i would like you to let me know, via message or discord. There should be a link to the discord, in the AO launcher window.

Decided on froob because it does not take up a paid character slot as a dungeon boss killer. This guide is aimed towards nanomage breed because the bottleneck for self casting "beacon warp" is MM, and the chest imp i use (shiney HP + bright MM + no faded) is intel based . However a stamina based chest imp would work fine too, you will just have to max the stamina skill, which is expensive for nanomages, but cheaper for other breeds.
TS MC arent so much the problem if you have even decent ql "Platinum Filigree Ring set with a Perfectly Cut Star Ruby" X2, but 2X "Ring of Presence" will work too.

Any breed is possible, all with their own advantages and disadvantages (compared to other breeds).

  • Nanomage (this guide’s focus) will ironically get more HP than solitus/opifex because of the "Stinging Snake Tattoo"X2, although without having to IP body dev, which is a waste of IP for nanomages because of the measly 2hp/skillpoint , ip expensive skills, and having to raise 2 of those skills (stamina + body dev).
    Nanomages also have an easier time self casting “Beacon warp” in case someone lacks alot of the twink items required in this guide, or if one sucks at twinking like me.
  • Opifex have an IP advantage because they only have to max 2 green abilities (agility and sense), and only 1 light blue ability (intel). Also may have slightly higher imp qls in general because of the slightly higher agil sense.
  • Trox abviously has an HP advantage, and i will probably give it a go in the future. Although it will require some nanoskill items besides Neleb robe and rings of presence, to self cast Beacon warp. Unless you use the item shops nanocans, then you won’t need to hotswap much to beacon warp.
  • Solitus have the advantage of looking human, other than that they are basically a more IP costly version of opifex, since opis have 2 green abilites and 1 dark blue.

Goals

  • Self buffed beacon warp caster for CoH and other usefull warp locations
  • Powerlevel character with high damage potential when fully buffed, for killing bothackers in Pleasant Meadows. They give alot of xp per kill , they don’t have alot of hp, and are ranged, so you can kite them to avoid damage.
  • Self buffed Azzy killer, using line of sight bot healing trick,+ "Advanced Nano Recharger" . Or just join the fight with GSF + HoT
  • Foremans twink, Killing foremans bosses does require OSB’s. TIM boss is easy just heal yourself with stims/emergency, and run away a bit once ur hp gets low. Director is harder, but manageable, if you drag him to the bottom of the east room. There you can use bot heals to draw aggro of the adds, then kite the adds to reduce damage on the bot.

Preparation stage 1 (nodrops & quests & missions)

  • make sure the character is on a seperate account, so you can dual log it with anything
  • Make it neutral, so you can access both clan and omni gauntlet buff npcs
  • make sure you haven’t yet used your full ip reset in the past on something stupid
  • "boots of infinite speed" from subway, it can buff your runspeed even when not wearing it. is a "perma misable"
  • "living cyber armor" helm pants, sleeves , gloves from subway, they are "perma missable"
  • level to 24
  • "roll "OT-Windchaser M06 Quartz" ql 24
  • "roll "OT-Windchaser M06 Hematite" ql 26
  • level to 45
  • roll "Tsakachumi PTO-HV3a Counter-Sniper Rifle" ql 80
  • level up to 49
  • roll "steel-ribbed"/"leather" armor set ql 87, and convert to "omni steel-ribbed" / "apocalypse leather" set
  • level up to 54
  • roll "Uncle Bazzit Rusty 22mm" exactly ql 96 X2
  • level to 56
  • roll "O.E.T. Co. Jess" ql 100 X2
  • level to 58
  • roll "Tsakachumi PTO-HV.2 Counter-Sniper Rifle" ql 40
  • levelup a froob engie to 60,
  • "Collar of amp" from foremans/biomare questline
  • "ICC drone" get that hp boosting version from the the “Civil Disobedience” quest in ICC holo deck
  • one of the nodrop 5 slot belts from ToTW or SoM, and some low ql ncus
  • "Clan Shoulderpads for the Veracious" + "Clan Shoulderpads for the Learned" or "enhanced pads of dedication" + ___“pads of dedication”___, make sure to kill and loot them right after tagging them. that way you do part 2 and 3 of the quest at the same time. (can be done after twinking)
  • "Neleb’s" robe upgraded (can be done after twinking)
  • "lya sangi patch" (optional) (i did not use these for this twink)
  • "notum focus" from smugglers den (optional)(can be done after twinking)

Preparation stage 2 (farmables)

  • "Nano Crystal (Lethargy)" (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Pet Warp)" (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Composite Tradeskill Special Expertise" (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Feeble Guardbot)" QL 90 (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Enhance Combat Array)" QL 56 (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Quick Weapon)" QL 40 (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Pistol Mastery)" QL 24 (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Superior Shielding Barrier)" QL 86 (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Minor Harmonic Cocoon)" QL 66 (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "treatment library" ql 132 (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Trimmer Increase Agg" ql 82 and ql 114 (varies with skill) (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Trimmer - Positive Aggressive-Defensive" ql 100 (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Aggression Enhancer" super low ql for pulling mobs (shop buyable-makeable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Improve Health)" (i don’t know please help)
  • "Nano Crystal (Weapon Enhancement)" (i don’t know please help)
  • "Nano Crystal (Healing)" (i don’t know please help)
  • "Nano Crystal (Bot Mass Migration)" (i don’t know please help)
  • "Nano Crystal (Perfected Warbot)" QL 152 (rollable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Perfected Protective Field)" QL 146 (rollable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Entropy Weapon)" QL 149 (rollable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Sympathetic Defensive Screen)" QL 146 (rollable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Sympathetic Shielding Barrier)" QL 70 (rollable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Sympathetic Arms Enhancement)" QL 80 (rollable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Harmonic Cocoon)" QL 139 (rollable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Beacon Warp)" QL 90 (rollable)
  • "Nano Crystal (Recondition Parts)" QL 50 (rollable)
  • "NanoCrystal (Intrusive Aura of Entanglement)" QL 60 (rollable)
  • "targeting scope" ql 120± and a ql200± one (rollable)
  • "tsaka rifle" ql 40 and ql 80 (rollable)
  • "ncu memory" X4 (i used ql 169) (rollable)(determine ql during twinking)
  • "hardcore cpu upgrade" ql 183+ (i used ql 189) (rollable)(determine ql during twinking)
  • "Nano Formula Recompiler" (i used ql 145, can decide later) (rollable)(determine ql during twinking)
  • "NanoCrystal (Energize Shell)" QL 40 (dyna drop)(gmi-buyable)
  • "Senior Omni Intern-Op Coat" ql 73+ or 101+ or 129+ (dyna drop)(gmi-buyable)
  • "nova dillon" set ql 101+ (dyna drop)(gmi-buyable)
  • "candy cord" X2 (dyna drop)(gmi-buyable)(only need if guns require it for 80% pistol skill)
  • "sol k-91" ql 98 or lower X2 (w double low ql candy cords) (dyna drop)(gmi-buyable)
  • "sol k-91" ql 125 or lower X2 if you want to depend on EP (dyna drop)(gmi-buyable)
  • "Boots of the Dancing King" ql 97 or lower (dyna drop)(gmi-buyable)
  • "Ring of Presence" ql 35-67 X2 (dyna drop)(gmi-buyable)
  • "Platinum Filigree Perfectly Cut Ruby Pearl" ql 234+ X2 (dyna drop platinum)(gmi-buyable gem)
  • "Platinum Filigree Perfectly Cut Red beryl" ql 234+ X2 also boosts intel(dyna drop platinum)(gmi-buyable gem)
  • "Platinum Filigree Perfectly Cut Almandine" ql 234+ X2 (dyna drop platinum)(gmi-buyable gem)
  • "Hacked Boosted-Graft: Feet of Stone" (smuggler’s den vendor)
  • "Hacked Boosted-Graft: Enhanced Senses" (smuggler’s den vendor)
  • "Hacked Boosted-Graft: Glowing Retribution" (smuggler’s den vendor)
  • "Hacked Boosted-Graft: Healing Touch" (smuggler’s den vendor)
  • "Hacked Boosted-Graft: Lesser Deflection Shield (Extended)" (smuggler’s den vendor)
  • "Hacked Boosted-Graft: Lesser Paralyze with Indecision" (smuggler’s den vendor)
  • "Hacked Boosted-Graft: Playful Cub" (smuggler’s den vendor)
  • "Hacked Boosted-Graft: Hasty Augmentation Cloud" (smuggler’s den vendor)
  • "Aban Fala’s Bracer " / "Grand Armband" set (gmi-buyable)
  • "miy’s melee cloak" (gmi-buyable)(optional) (i did not use these)
  • "Einstein’s Mind Booster" ,will list when to use in guide (gmi-buyable)(optional) (i did not use these),
  • "Hercules" Olympic Pills" , will list when to use in guide (gmi-buyable)(optional) (i did not use these),
  • "Nano Can: Composite attribute improvement" don’t use yet (items shop)(optional) (i did not use these)
  • "Nano Can: Computer literacy mastery" don’t use yet (items shop)(optional) (i did not use these)
  • "Nano Can: Treatment Mastery" don’t use yet (items shop)(optional) (i did not use these)
  • "Nano Can: Neuronal Stimulator" don’t use yet (items shop)(optional) (i did not use these)
  • "miy’s melee legs" ideal ql is 108+ 123+ 137+ 140+ can also use scary but this guide is written for melee (farmable)(gmi-buyable)
  • "miy’s melee gloves" ideal ql is 104+ 119+ 123+ 140+ can also use scary but this guide is written for melee (farmable)(gmi-buyable)
    At "Cyborg Valley" 1160x1145 in Milky Way you can farm miys melee armor, preferably with NT, don’t agg Techwrecker, you can pull him away to beach, snare him, create enough distance,then alt F4 twice on snare character or keep him agged. `
    or Mantisses 1160x1145 in PW and bit north-west of there.
  • "miy scary sleeves" ql 76+ 106+ (farmable)(gmi-buyable)(optional)
  • "Reinforced NCU Component Belt" 6slot version from TK (gmi-buyable)(farmable)(optional)
  • "Experimental Mole Robot Sonar" from scooplets 1970.5, 3975.0 at the mine east of Clondyke grid exit, if you are omni, open normal map and use cntr+tab to find em (farmable)(gmi-buyable)
  • "Omni Special Issue Grey" set (farmable)(gmi-buyable)
  • "Juggler’s Treat" (farmable)(gmi-buyable)
  • "shades of lubrication" (farmable)(gmi-buyable)
  • "extruder bars" X 20+ (farmable)(gmi-buyable)don’t use them all the time because there is a cooldown on it making your gauntlet buff run out of time faster, also reloggin makes you lose its buff, so if you use it , plan a few steps ahead)
  • "advanced scent sensor" (farmable)(gmi-buyable)
  • "stalker helm" (farmable)(gmi-buyable)
  • "personalized robot brain" ql 76+ and ql 109+ from robot junk(farmable)(gmi-buyable)
  • "notum pellet" few ql 67+ to make Nano Rechargers (farmable)(gmi-buyable)
  • "monster parts" ql 60+ for Emergency Treatment Laboratory (farmable)(gmi-buyable)
  • "Journeyman Durable Boost" X2 ql200 (for nanomages with intel tower contracts/nanocans), bit lower ql’s for other situations. (farmable)(gmi-buyable)
  • "bbq pillow" ql 90± (halloween drop)(gmi-buyable)
  • "Freedom Arms 3927 Chapman" X2 (halloween drop)(gmi-buyable)
  • "20 million creds±" (farmable)
  • "Steaming Hot Cup of Enhanced Coffee" (farmable)

Preparation stage 3 (timing and order is important)

  • unequip all items
  • reset all skills that you dont need as much of as you have now, in case of doubt a full ip reset, if you raised psychic/strength at all. Or if stamina is raised above 61 also full ip reset, unless you plan on maxing stamina for implants.
  • the ip distribution: cap agil, cap sense, cap intel, cap pistol, cap MC TS MM, cap treatment, cap comp lit
  • "gauntlet buff" on the character then log off to preserve
  • "ql 250 tower contracts" sense+agil+intel+treatment (optional) go find an org that has them, orgs may lose towers, so thats why this is the second most important timed requirement
  • access to SFA,IC,behe ,ncu buff, FG, ES, EP, pistol mastery, offensive steamroller, ranged energy mastery, 131, elec engi maestro, an agent is ideal, you can /terminate then PM SI BM mocham or wrangle an agent, to speed up his rezz.
  • access to a 800± Break entry+ Nano programming tradeskiller with an Implant Disassembly Clinic, adding a faded cluster then cleaning the imp ,can be used repeatedly to level up implants , and at the last qls use tradeskill kit to not overlevel it.
  • And please use the sided advanced/superior shops to buy implants and clusters instead of Fair Trade, sided shop way cheaper.
  • I use the Item Assistant 1.1.0.2 made by MC labs, after every step of items i equip, i take a screenshot of my abilties paste it in paint and write down treatment+comp lit/ other important skills along with it, then log off. By looking in item assistant and the abilities paint document, i can calculate what to do next without buffs running out.

- "Starting ladder"

(agil+treatment+comp lit laddering)

Fixer ncu buff
ql1-5 Original electronicum X2 (temporary ncu boost) from RK backyard vendor (“Arrival” / “Highrise” / “Apartment complex”)
Platinum Filigree Ring set with a Perfectly Cut Sapphire
Composite Attribute Boost
Composite Utility Expertise
low ql belt+ low ql ncu mems
med suit
SFA
Surgery clinic buff
Ring of the Nucleus Basalis
ql15 rusted carb / ql 16 carb / Newcomer’s armor (hotswap when recieving buffs)
FG
leg(agil+evade)
feet(agil)
waist(agil+duck)
ear(percep+conceal)
head (complit+percep)
eye (complit+multiranged)
right hand (complit+fling)
pop "Nano Can: “Computer literacy mastery (optional)”
personalized robot brain ql 76+
collar of amp MM
treatment library
higher ql ncu mems and 6 slot belt
pop “Nano Can: Composite attribute improvement (optional)”
pop “Nano Can: Treatment Mastery (optional)”
pop “Nano Can: Neuronal Stimulator (optional)”
pop “Hercules’ Olympic Pills” (if you have 4+ of them)
pop “Einstein’s Mind Booster” (if you have 4+ of them)
advie percep buff +wolf aura -->targeting scope ql 120±,
Unexpected attack + take the shot buffs -->equip ql40 tsaka / poly pillows
SFA FG
right wrist(pistol+rifle+fling)
left wrist(multi ranged+runspeed+rifle)
eye(rifle+treatment+multiranged)
(maybe equip hematite for rifle buff)
Unexpected attack + take the shot buffs+ wrangle -->equip ql 80 tsaka
elec maestro, equip Experimental Mole Robot Sonar ql 60 ± (optional, farm shovelets east from clondyke grid exit)
advanced symbol manipulation equip advanced scent sensor

----“stalker helm” for Computer literacy Ladder----
ladder treatment+ agil imps (agil requirement) ending with
head (treatment+sense)
eye (rifle+treat+multi ranged), goal is to later equip chest imp thats intel based, so you might want to eye(rifle+intel+multi ranged) instead of treatment cluster, depending on breed and contracts, nanomages can use shades so they dont need intel cluster.
right hand (treat+fling)
leg (agil+evade close)
feet (agil)
waist (agil+ duck)
ear (intel+conceal)
right arm (fling+physical MA)
right-wrist (pistol+multiranged+fling)
left-wrist (multi ranged+runspeed+rifle)
equip bbq pillow (optional)
offensive steamroller +pistol buffs+grey suit
O.E.T. Co. Jess X2, raise flingshot and multi ranged to whatever guns need.
chest(sense+psychic)
ladder treatment+agil up
maybe reequip treatment / agil rifle
ear (psychic+conceal)
head (psychic+sense)
nova dillon armor
stamina bracers
behe+IC stam+psychic buff items
“stalker helm” Raise stamina enough to barely equip

----“chapmans” for Computer literacy Ladder ----
Unexpected attack + take the shot buffs+ wrangle -->equip ql80 tsaka
treatment+agil ladder up
end with
head (treatment+sense)
----senior omni cloak part—
polly pillows/or double Uncle Bazzit Rusty 22mm
waist (sense+agil+chemical ac)
equipsenior omni cloak
equip ql80 agil rifle
----back to “chapmans”----
left hand (trap disarm+ranged energy)
eye (rifle+ranged energy+multi ranged)
head (rangedenergy+sense)
fling shot equipment
offensive steam+LR energy mastery+ wrangle
equip high ql chapman, raise fling shot to whatever the gun needs
multi ranged equipment, including Juggler’s Treat
equip lower ql chapman, raise multi ranged to whatever the gun needs

- "Computer literacy Ladder"

(for treatment library + robot brain + Belt items)

pop “Hercules’ Olympic Pills” if you have at least 3 of them
pop “Einstein’s Mind Booster” if you have at least 3 of them
treatment + agil ladder up
head (treatment+sense)
ear (percep+tutoring+intel)
right arm (full auto+physical MA)
right wrist (full auto)
----equip miy’s
head (intel sense) if you do have miy’s scary leg but not melee leg
equip miy’s melee/scary legs
equip miy’s melee gloves
----back to Comp lit----
head (comp lit+tutoring)
eye (vehicle air+complit+multiranged)
right hand (fling+comp lit)
salesmans hat/shades of lucubration
special issue grey suit
Composite Tradeskill Special Expertise / tutoring expertise
Composite Utility Expertise (does not give tutoring)
buy tutoring device depending on tutoring skill
pop tutoring device
pop extruder bar.
roll ncu memory X4 depending on CL skill, then equip em (i used ql 169)
roll hardcore cpu upgrade depending on CL skill (i used ql 183+)
roll nano formula recompiler depending on CL skill(i used ql 145)
equip personalized robot brain ql 109+
equip med suit
sfa
equip treatment library ql 132+
equip ICC drone ( hp version) from ICC quest “Civil Disobedience”

----“stalker helm” for Main Ladder up ----
quartz treatment rifle
ladder treatment+ agil imps (agil requirement)
head (treatment+sense)
right hand (fling+treatment)
eye (map nav+treat+multi ranged),
right arm (fling+mech engie)
right-wrist (pistol+multiranged+fling)
ear (psychic+vehicle air)
head (psychic+sense)
offensive steamroller +pistol buffs+grey suit
equip double O.E.T. Co. Jess
Nova dillon+stam bracers+behe+IC --> stalker helm

----“miy’s legs+ gloves” for Main Ladder up ----
ladder treatment agil
ql 80 tsaka
nova dillon chest boots sleeves
miy melee leg
miy melee gloves
lya sangi patch instead of personalized robot brain (optional, whichever gives more sense, i will prioritize sense based MM implants, since being able to self beacon warp would be nice)

----“miy’s cloak”----
I did not use one, but if i did , this point would probably be when i would try and twink a melee cloak on.

-------“chapmans” for Main Ladder up --------
omni-med sleeves boots chest
right hand(fling+treatment)
eye(vehicle air+ranged energy+multi ranged)
head(ranged energy+sense)
riot control
ranged energy mastery
wrangle
high lvl chapman
jugglers treat
lower chapman

- "Main Ladder up"

pop “Hercules’ Olympic Pills” if you have 2 of em
pop “Einstein’s Mind Booster” if you have 2 of em
ladder up treatment
ending with r hand(first aid+treatment)
agil bracers
ql104+ / 119+ miy melee gloves/ med suit gloves, depending on breed and contracts (think and calculate if using med gloves is better than miy melee gloves for next imps. may be hard to put miy gloves leg back on
ql137+miy melee legwear/ med suit legs, (think and calculate if using med pants is better than miy melee legwear for next imps. hard to put ql137+ miy melee leg back on
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
right wrist(pistol+multiranged+fling) maybe equip med suit gloves, and maybe then med pants if also needed.
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
left wrist(multiranged+runspeed+rifle)
now you probaly will put on med suit pants
eye(vehicle air+treat+multi ranged)
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
left arm(radiation AC+matter met)
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
right arm(fling+mechanical engie)
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
left hand(firstaid)
ear (vehicle air+intel)
eye(vehicle air+intel+multi ranged)
shades of lucubration
replace low ql chapman with O.E.T. Co. Jess, if you are nanomage
replace both chapmans with O.E.T. Co. Jess if you are non-nanomage, i didn’t the non-nanomage route, so this is speculation
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
chest(max hp+matter met) (prioritizing chest imp over everything else for the MM, which is the bottleneck to self beacon wrap)
eye(rifle+treatment+multi ranged)
replace O.E.T. Co. Jess with Uncle Bazzit Rusty 22mm
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
ear(perception+vehicle air+psychomod)

-----Chapmans for Main Ladder down ------
head(ranged energy+sense)
eye(rifle+ranged energy+multi ranged)
r hand(fling+treatment)
Uncle Bazzit Rusty 22mm X1 or X2 whats needed to get highest miy’s armor gloves+leg on
miy’s melee armor gloves highest ql as possible
miy’s melee armor legwear highest ql possible
riot control+offensive steamroller + wrangle --> equip double chapmans for last time
ladder treatment imps, agil based

------HUD Upgrade: Enhanced Target Acquisition----
eye(rifle,percep,multi ranged)
head(ranged inits,percep)
Eagle Eye + lupine agility —> equip ql200± targeting scope
UA+ TTS + wrangle—> equip HUD Upgrade: Enhanced Target Acquisition

- "Main Ladder down"

ladder treatment imps, agil based
pop “Hercules’ Olympic Pills” if you only have 1, this is the time to use it
pop “Einstein’s Mind Booster” if you only have 1, this is the time to use it
switch between med suit pants and miy’s melee legwear depending on contracts and breed
in case of emergency you can replace miy’s melee gloves with med gloves, but probly only for the final head imp after some ladders,
after the final head imp u might still need miy’s gloves legwear for either a slightly higher eye or r hand, calculate if its worth it.
If you didn’t raise stamina&body dev very far like me, (because of high ip cost vs hp benefit), you MC skill will be ±8 points lower than ur TS skill, then imp order MChead-TSrhand-TSeye gives the biggest difference in MC vs TS bonus, thus compensating it nicely.
If you did raise stam more in order to max body dev, then imp order TSrhand-MChead-TSeye, gives a more balanced ratio of MC to TS bonusses.
head off
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
head(MC+ranged inits) (i used ql 159)
757 treatment
take off r hand
722 treatment
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
r hand(MA,TS,ranged inits) (i used ql 151)
take off feet
720 treatment
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
feet(evade,dodge,duck), (i used ql 149)
take off eye
668 treatment
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
eye(vehivle air, psychomod, TS) (i used ql 140)
waist off
maybe some miy armor
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
waist(chem AC,max hp, BM/evade/dodge) (i used ql 134) what faded cluster depends on your playstyle
leg off
Platinum Filigree Ring set with a Perfectly Cut Almandine X 2
-have “extruder” running for this next imp-
leg(dodge+evade+maxhp) (i used ql 128)

---------durable boost-----
Uncle Bazzit Rusty 22mm on left hand
nova dillon ql 101+ set
miy scary sleeves ql 76+ 106+
Leather Boots of Newland if you dont have nova dillon boots ql 101+
shades of lucubration (if nanomage)
O.E.T. Co. Jess on both hands, but if you plan on using high ql Sol-k91 pistols that require EP to keep 100%, replace only the Uncle Bazzit Rusty 22mm with a Jess, but leave one chapman on, so you can benefit from the multi ranged+ pistol boost later on.
pop extruder
equip durable boost X2

----------armor----------------
FG ES, gauntlet, agility/sense boost weapons,
But if you plan on using high ql Sol-k91 pistols that require EP to keep 100%, , keep 1 chapman on so you can benefit from the multi ranged+ pistol boost later on.
However i went with double sol k-91, ql below ql98.
miy’s melee gloves
miy’s melee legwear
nova dillon
omni-Tek Smelling Salts
Platinum Filigree Rings
“boots of the dancing king” , if you plan on high ql sol k-91 s, and decided to keep a chapman on, you might need agil/sense boosting boots to equip omni steel-ribbed/ apoc, thus doing “boots of the dancing king” last
“omni steel-ribbed” / “apocalypse” set ql depends on breed (base agil sense)+(12 general buff)) X 1.25 are the armor requirements you are aiming for.

---------high ql sol k-91---------------
offensive steamroller+pistol mastery+ EP + 132
You can either go for a sol k-91 that requires EP to keep at 100%
Or choose one that you can keep 100% self buffed with only pistol mastery

----low ql sol k-91----
juggler’s treat
put the lower ql sol k-91 in

----------collar-------
BM mocham+132
raise BM enough to equip collar

----------“Neleb robe”-------
SI PM mochams + 132
equip robe
you could also equip a “Large Sparkle-Plate” if you want more hp

-------shoulderpad----
“Clan Shoulderpads for the Veracious” + “Clan Shoulderpads for the Learned” for clans
“enhanced pads of dedication” + “pads of dedication” for omnis or neutrals

-----Aggression Enhancer—
equip low ql version in util 3, only for pulling mobs


IP skill distribution for buffs

not have org contracts running / leave org if you do or calculate back
because you don’t want your items to become unusable when org towers go down
Composite Utility Expertise
Composite Attribute Boost
Composite Nano Expertise
Composite Ranged Special Expertise
Composite Tradeskill Expertise
Composite Ranged Expertise
equip 2+ Ring of Presence X2
Raise “Mechanical Engineering” to 301
Raise “Nano Programming” to 151
Raise Sens imp to 212 for cub graft and pistol mastery and Quick Weapon
Raise BM to 237 for cub graft and recondition parts


IP skill distribution for combat

unequip rings of presence, and equip candy cords if you require them to keep your pistols 100%, otherwise just keep rings of presence on
raise First aid to 303 for sanity recover pills and Health and Nano Stims
raise PM to 345 for “Disruptive Photon Absorber”
equip "Stinging Snake Tattoo" X2 if you want more hp, depending on your playstyle these nanomage items might work better for you than omni-steel/ apoc
distribute the rest of the IP as you see fit, personally what i did was

  • 140 base body dev, any higher and i would need to raise stamina even more that what i needed for twinking, which means raising stamina AND body dev for only 2 hp per skill point.
  • bit of fling shot, untill you have 80% of the pistol requirements. I used 2X ql 93 sol k-91 s, so not much was needed to keep them 100%
  • i maxed evade close combat
  • i maxed runspeed
  • no dodge yet
  • no ranged inits yet, didnt need any to keep low ql sol k-91 at full speed with coffee
  • no nano init yet
  • no tradeskills other then the 301 ME and 151 NP with rings of presence equiped for the 2 trimmers
  • 35000 ip left over roughly
    spend them as you see fit

Buffing(selfed)

pop boots of infinite speed asap, because once the skill is out of cooldown you can use it for coffee
equip rings of presence
Composite Utility Expertise
Composite Attribute Boost
Composite Nano Expertise
Composite Ranged Special Expertise
Composite Tradeskill Expertise
Composite Ranged Expertise
Minor Harmonic Cocoon
Superior Shielding Barrier
Sympathetic Shielding Barrier / Sympathetic Arms Enhancement
pop cub graft
pop Hasty Augmentation graft
pop glowing retribution graft
cast Quick Weapon
cast pistol mastery
Feeble Guardbot
Minor Harmonic Cocoon (on bot)
Intrusive Aura of Entanglement (on bot)
Enhance Combat Array (on bot)
Superior Shielding Barrier (on bot)
Trimmer - Increase Aggressiveness ql 82
Trimmer - Positive Aggressive-Defensive ql 100


Buffing (trader/agent buffs only)

equip rings of presence
same as self buffed, except
132 wrangle
cast a bot (base MC Ts X1.25) problably Upgraded Guardbot
Perfect for long term camping, since it will still listen without outside buffs.
This bot can take uklesh and khalum without bot heals, but azzy still does require bot heals
get maestro Mechanical engie
ql 114+ Trimmer - Increase Aggressiveness on bot.
once wrangle wears off you can still use the bot.
You can get Assasin’s grin aswell if u are getting wrangle from an agent.
You can get GSF+HoT aswell.
This method great for long term camping, because higher ql Aggressiveness trimmer is permanent, and GSF+HoT are 4 hours.


Buffing (MP buffs only)

equip rings of presence
same as self buffed, except
except use MC TS mochams cast highest bot possible probly Perfected Guardbot
use it untill you almost run out of mochams
—post mocham–
when ur mochams are about to run out ,
cast a (base MC Ts X1.25) bot, which is probably the Upgraded Guardbot
Perfect for long term camping, since it can be used without outside buffs.
This bot can take uklesh and khalum without bot heals, but azzy still does require bot heals

Buffing(full-osb)
Fixer ncu bufff
rings of presence/ Platinum Filigree Ring set with a Perfectly Cut Star Ruby
Composite Attribute Boost
Composite Nano Expertise
MC TS MM mochams -
Lend nano 250 maybe -
Team Skill Wrangler (Premium) on self then on engie -
Nano Crystal (Perfected Warbot)
cancel lend nano
harmonic cocoon self
Harmonic Cocoon on bot
Perfected Protective Field on bot
Entropy Weapon on bot
Ring of the Nucleus Basalis
Sympathetic Defensive Screen
cancel MM mocham
Harmonic Cocoon on self
Ring of Presence
Composite Tradeskill Expertise
Composite Utility Expertise
Maestro: Mechanical Engineering
Trimmer - Increase Aggressiveness ql 115
Trimmer - Positive Aggressive-Defensive ql 100
cancel maestro
Enhance Combat Array on bot
Cancel Composite Martial Prowess Expertise
Cancel Composite Ranged Special Expertise
ring of the nuclues
ES graft
Quick Weapon
Pistol Mastery
Fixer NCU
HoT
GSF
RRFE (optional)
EP (optional)
Enhanced Sureshot (optional)
Assassin’s grin (optional)
equip combat rings


Settings

equip combat rings, "candy cord"s or “ring of nucleus” or “ring of power” or "docaholic ring"s for ql 90 nano rechargers, or whatever
You can bind the following things to your keyboard in the normal way
“recondition parts”
"Disruptive Photon Absorber
“fling shot”
“Aggression Enhancer”
“pet attack”
“pet warp”
“Sanity Recovery Medication”
“yalmaha”

You can put first aid stim on your hotbar, then bind “target self” to the same button in settings.
If you have an enemy or ur bot targeted, and want to heal urself, just press that button twice, and it will heal you and jump right back to the target you had.

You can do the same for “target self” - “sit” – “Health and Nano Recharger”-- “Standard Emergency Treatment Laboratory” in that order
make sure to set the keybinds in that order too otherwise it might not work.
This way it will use the “Health and Nano Recharger” when you are outside combat , and use the “Emergency Treatment Laboratory” to heal you, if your pet has agg. Making it a outside and inside combat heal button.
The aggressiveness trimmer will make the bot take agg more often, giving you more shots at healing yourself during combat.

do the same for another button but with old school tradeskilled “nano recharger”
thats the button you use when you are using bot heals while hiding from Azzy’s line of sight, that way you can heal the bot without getting agg from Azzy.

i personally disable the “Enable camera control x and y axis with left mouse button”
if your camera get sideways, just use numpad 5.

i also like to bind auto-run to the mouse wheel button , instead of move forward.


Killing azzy (safe way)

Warn everyone in the room not to come near the bosses when you are fighting them, they will die, or worse, run away and bug out the boss and he will heal up. If they are too weak to fight him they should leave the arena.
pull exarchs with Aggression Enhancer and kill em
Pull uklesh with Aggression Enhancer and send bot to him 1 sec later.
He might agg the bot halfway to the pillar, when he does hide behind the pillar.
If you hide while you have agg instead of bot , boss will bug out and you try again, also happens when boss runs too far, which is not very far.
hide behind the middle right pillar or middle left, make sure uklesh can’t see you, but your bot can.
Use recondition parts to heal ur bot, and use tradeskilled “nano recharger” and maybe first aid stims to regain nano
If you are in a position where both bot and boss can see you, switch to another pillar, and do so in the beginning of the fight, so if boss does agg you and bug out he doesn’t heal up much.
if you and ur bot are close to a pillar , and boss is also close to pillar but at the other side, your bot can hit through the pillar, making it very easy to hide from the boss while healing ur bot
If a windcaller or whatever aggs you, kill him with your pistols, so you can keep using nano rechargers
Murial the Faithful can actually cast a 10% reflect shield on azzy if she walks by.so kill her asap, using the left pillar as hiding place will make sure she will agg you ,
repeat for all 3 bosses.
Feeble Guardbot will require heals on all bosses, but the 131-cast bot that still listens without wrangle, (80% rule)
that bot will require only heals on azzy.
A bot that requires mochams in order to listen will ofc have no problems at all.
loot all Exarch Robes for turning into sealed passes and Purifying Rods for selling


Killing azzy(fun way)

its easier with fixer buffs, since you can just not hide, and shoot the bosses aswell, speeding it up.


General fighting

against normal mobs use the aoe blind if you get overwelmed, and use aggression multiplier to pull mobs one at a time


Tough fights

use sanity recovering pills before a tough fight,
use the emergency treatment kits to heal up when bot has agg and you need heals
use first aid stims
if you are still in trouble pop your aoe blind in full agg so you cast it faster, then right after it hits, pull slider to full deff
use the generic “Healing” nano if you still have it.

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This forum seems to not copy the correct layout from the text in my computer, so it doen’t look very tidy, but i was getting sick of just having the guide on my computer, might aswell post it , even if it’s messy.

This is what makes AO so very different from other games, eh?

I only glanced through your gear and buff list. Arete quest gives a QL 1 aggression enhancer. ‘Head Skinchip - Temperature Modification’ can be helpful at times. Maybe not for your specific build, but I’ve used them a lot on lower level characters. QL 1, 51, 101 Pepper pistols can be useful, too.

Org contracts and custom towers help a ton, but that’s conditional on belonging to a very active org. Asking to change org contracts can be tricky - I’ve been frustrated by this before.

I’ve a L46 nanomage engie that uses a QL138 warbot and it was pretty easy to build compared to the one you’ve made - but they’re for very different purposes.

Cheers!

edit: digging through old AOFroobs posts on engineer twinks may reveal some cool tricks!

Org contract benefits are indeed the hardest thing to get, in fact this character i made without org contracts/item shop nanocans, which makes the build accessible to most people.

Most of my builds are rather “classic”, using typical weapon choices, typical nanoline usage, and typical ip distribution. I rarely do builds focussing only one aspect, like for example max bot lvl / max damage output / max evades / max MC skill NT. I do have a lvl 81 froob NT which is designed to work only with an OST, which means he can use sitdown kits while nuking and thus needs no runspeed/high hp/layers/nanocost gear/nanoregen, and could therefor focus completely on twinking MC skill.

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