(Tips) (Froob) Froob tips -still in progress-

Froob Tips

This website has almost no options for making a decent looking text layout, so this guide is going to have the aesthetics of a serial killer note. I wrote this guide from the perspective of an existing player, so some terms might raise a few questions to newer players. If you have any questions about anything in this guide, right below this bit of text, i will post some links to websites that have more information as well as a “search” function. And if that fails, there is this website called “www.google.com” Where you can type in a few key words , and it will give you links to other websites that might be able to help you. This guide will probably get bigger as time goes on, but most of the non-profession specific tips i can think of so far are already in it. If there are any mistakes in this guide -and there will be- , i want you to let me know. Not that i am going to change anything, i just really enjoy being humiliated.


Websites/hyperlinks

Roughly from most to least usefull


Usefull downloads

  • Item Assistant
    (https://sourceforge.net/projects/aoiaplus)
    It’s a third party program that keeps track of where all your items are on all characters. has a search function, you just type in the name of the item and it will tell you on what character the item is and in what bag. It also lets you see what your characters have equiped, which makes twinking easier since it lets you log off your character to preserve gauntlet buff/ nanocan, and plans your next twink step without any time pressure. Specially if u take a screenshot of your skills before logging off.
  • Mish buddy
    (https://www.mmotoolbox.com)
    Third party program. When rolling missions at the RK mission terminal, and one of the random item rewards is something that you are looking for, it will let you know. You can even let the program roll a mission every 2 seconds untill one of the random items matches the item you want. This works only for items that appear as mission rewards ofc. Start this program before starting AO.
  • Clicksaver
    (https://bitbucket.org/Llie/clicksaver_darkbane/downloads)
    Same as Mish Buddy except it also works for team missions, increasing the chances of ginding the item you are looking for. Rolling team missions work best if there is an Engie in team so he can warp everyone else to the mission the moment you complete mission and recieve reward. If you play AO in windowed mode, while the program is rolling missions for you, you can drag AO to the right, and watch youtube, Start this program after you start AO.
  • Discord
    It lets you communicate with other players with chat or a headset, the AO launcher will refer you to what server is being used. Or use this Link
  • Nano Nanny
    (http://wiki.aodb.us/wiki/Tools)
    Stand alone program. If you want a certain implant to for example require agility to equip, it will show you what cluster(s) you have to add in order to make that the case. It cannot do that with Jobe clusters, use Auno implant designer for those.
  • In-game Maps
    (https://www.ao-universe.com/multimedia/downloads/maps)
    New more detailed maps for the game.

Convenience

  • Numpad 5 will center you camera behind you. If you go to settings/camera and disable “enable camera control with left mouse button”, your left mouse button will no longer move your camera left and right. It can still occur if you hold down ctrl for some odd reason.
  • If you right click a bag then left click it, right after logging in. You can immediately zone.
  • Yalmaha Buy a low lvl version as soon as you can afford it. Adventurers won’t need it. Neither do Higher level MPs with Quantum Wings that don’t use GSF. An ear implant with vehicle air cluster in it will help you equip it at lower levels.
  • If you hit the auto run button while zoning, you will start running right after you zone, losing no precious time.
  • Buy a super low level Aggression Enhancer. Target the mob you want to pull then use this item, it will usually pull only that mob , without drawing other mobs aswell.
  • /camp lets you return to the character selection screen instead of log off, that way you can relog to a different character on the same account, without having to log in again.
  • When looking for a certain profession for a buff do /list
  • Try saying Thank you
  • When you hold shift or ctrl while raising a skill, you max it instantly.
  • If you are stuck somewhere sit down and type /stuck If it tells you you are not sitting down, sit down and alt+F4 twice. When you log back in you should be able to use /stuck.
  • You can use your social window to hold some right-clickable items so they dont flood your inventory. see the items guide for the list of usable items.
  • Good leveling places from low to high level are. Arete, subway, totw, foremans, bothackers, mort borgs, PW borgs, Inner Sanctum, team missions. (more coming soon)
  • froob mule
    Since you can log on a froob at the same time as any of any paid character they are ideal to store and trade items with, you can even buy a “mail option” for a froob account, so you can mail yourself or others an item quickly, by simply parking him at a mail+bank terminal.
  • Light bar You can buy it at Basic ICC Accessories, you can also combine the light bar with White Trenchcoat to make Photon Embedded Cloak which can be equiped in many social armor slots.
  • You can make dark places a little easier to see by putting this macro on your hotbar.
    /macro light /fxscript tweak_rubi-ka_sunlight #
    you can also use your org bot to change your light. make a macro by typing the following
    /macro light /tell “yourorgbot” !light
  • You can roughly organize items in 4 categories, if you use one specific bag type for each category your bank will stay organized even if you lose your prefs folder.
  • nodrop/quest/unique items
    I usually put in a certain kind of bag, this makes trading the other bags among characters easier because it prevents the “cannot trade bag cause nodrop/unique inside” message.
  • items to be processed
    Either by tradeskilling or another way (valuable instruction disks, gems and pearls to be cut, silver/gold to be smelted), the destination of these bags is usually your tradeskiller.
  • Valuable items to keep
    Speaks for itself.
  • Items to be shop fooded to terminals
    Pretty much anything thats doesn’t fit in other 3 categories. Be carefull before you assign an item to this category, some items may not seem very expensive. You can check auno/your org/OOC/GMI if its valuable. The destination of these bags is usually your trader (even a level 25 trader is enough), because trader shops give the most credits when you sell items to this terminal. You can alo simply refuse to pick up any items that you know are worthless, as only some items like nanos and tank armors have a decent shop food price.
  • If you ever lose /don’t have your prefs folder for a character, you can copy the settings of an already existing character into the “lost character”, so the settings are exactly like what you are used to.
    C:\Users<account name>\AppData\Local\Funcom\Anarchy Online (appdata is hidden folder have to type it in after “Users\Myname"type appdata here” ) . Then go to the account folder you want to copy from, copy prefs.xml file into the new account folder, also copy the contents of the characters folder into the new characters folder. You can figure out what character number is what folder, by pressing shift+F9 while playing AO, it will show character ID number.
    I personally always have one character i use as a default prefs layout, my froob agent, because he has most nanoprograms already neatly organized in his nano programming window. Maybe one day
  • You can inspect anyones equipment to get some ideas and tips on what items you could use.
  • When trading items, ctrl+right click will instantly move an item to the trade/sell window.
  • Shift+T quickly opens up your tradeskill kit, for when you want to decide how much a tradeskill will level up a item, or no level up at all.
  • If there is a stack or enemies/corpses and you want to select a specific one, do a few slow left clicks, it will cycle through the corpses, then once desired corpse is selected right click.
  • NCU + GSF + HoT, whenever you are lvl 25+ and see a fixer that is moving (not afk) ask for NCU + GSF + HoT, these buffs cost little ncu, (because of ncu buff) and will last a long time and help alot for most professions.
  • shift+F quickly opens up looking for team window

Optimization

  • Do NOT buy ANYTHING from Neutral Advanced/superior shop terminals unless absolutely necessary. Their prices are very inflated, always check clan/omni advanced/superior shops first.
  • Trader shop When you sell items to this terminal you get 75% more credits compared to selling to a neutral/clan shop, which is the most. Some omni terminals give 50% more compared to neutral/clan shops, which is almost as good. This bonus and your comp lit sell bonus stack multiplicatively. So if your comp lit gives 30% sell bonus and you sel to trader shop for 75% more, the result is 1.30X1.75=2,275 times more credits. Trader shop requires a lvl 25+ trader, which is easy to make.
  • Buy all the generic nanos from fair trade.
  • The generic nanos sold in Fair trade do not boost your Tutoring , tutoring expertise / Composite Tradeskill Special Expertise (1 hour) will boost it, although they are hard to come by these days. If you know where to get them now, please let me know.
  • If you create 10 hotbars, you can bind one entire sequences to one key, like for example fling+burst+full auto, or an entire nano/perk line, like for example a Traders plunder skills/shade perk lines. This way it automatically selects the highest version of the nano you can cast. The order in which you bind the keys in settings matters, so bind number 1 first then 2 etc, makes it easier. You can have alot of hotbars at the exact same location on screen aswell so it doesn’t take up alot of screenspace. The highest number hotbar will then be visible after you relog, so thats probably the hotbar you want to put your wanna see things on, like things with important cooldown timers or stuff you only occasionally click with the mouse.
  • You can also bind hotbar keys to the same button as non-hotbar actions. Like for example you can bind a healnano or stim, then bind targetself to the same button (order matters) . Tapping that button twice will heal yourself and switch back to the target, after which you can use hostile nanos like debuffs/nukes again. For hostile nanos/perks i don’t recommend binding targetself to the same button, as it may cause you to debuff/nuke yourself.
  • You can also bind sit-healthnanorecharger-reload to one button. Then you can recover yourself by simple pressing that button twice, this sequence works well for playstyles that tend to always have themselves targeted, like froob advies/enfos/engies/MAs
  • for playstyles that tend to have to have an enemy targeted or nothing (dead enemy), adding -targetself- at the start might help . targetself-sit-healthnanorecharger-reload and then pressing that twice
  • Jump height depends 50% Agility and 50% Strength.
  • If 2 team members are in a different GS of the same zone, it’s alot easier to raise a person GS than it is to lower it. So the person with a lower GS should re-enter the zone.
  • Leaving team will let you use health and nano recharger as long as you dont have agg. The usual case of when you dont have agg, but need heals, is when the a boss has strong AOE attacks.
  • You can also use the same trick to regain nano fast, to keep nuking, for example when someone is OST ing mobs for you to nuke, be it powerleveling or just a boss fight.
  • Emergency Treatment Laboratory When a teammate/your pet has agg for even a second, you can use these to tradeskilled heal kits. Treatment Laboratory Bot-Injector determines the ql of the final product, but it can be bumped a bit by having high tradeskills.
  • You can leave an afk message with the /afk command. But on top of that you can also make a social pet and rename it, everyone around you can see the message without flooding vicinity chat or getting flooded by chat. For example if your fixer is parked at ICC grid but you are on a different character atm, you can spawn a leet pet on the fixer and rename it “tell poisongun for fixerbuffs”
  • In single RK missions, the mission item is always far away from the entrance, use the map too see how big the mission is and where entrance is, the other side of the map is roughly where the mission item/npc is.
  • Zoning will cancel/reset alot of stuff, resets layer absorbs, and also resets the taunt you have built up with a monster, for when a soldiers TMS runs out ,or when someone does alot of damage but doesn’t want agg. If you have AO installed into an m.2 SSD the zoning can go so fast, that you can cancel out nano recharge, letting you buff faster, although very few nanos have a the long recharge delay to make it worth it.
  • Lasting Life fixer HoT can be casted on froobs lvl 195+
  • Always have at least, 2 boxes of ammo of the type you use, with you. If you feel like being nice,you can also carry boxes of ammo for different kinds of weapons, in case a team mate runs out of ammo.
  • Always carry enough nano rechargers and first aid stims that match your skill levels. First aid stims are one of the few heals non-healer professions have, and for the healer professions they allow you to regain nano during a fight to use more heals. If you feel like being nice, you can also carry chargers and stims of different quality levels, maybe even so you can let them stim you, so you can cast more heals.
  • You can use aimed shot/ sneak attack in the split second the mob first sees you, even without sneaking. So indoor areas with alot of doors and corners this works, but in big outdoor areas it does not work.
  • If you turn down the music but still keep master volume at 20-50% you can go watch youtube while you wait for a respawning mob, as long as that mob makes a sound or attacks on sight.
  • Weaponsdealer wil reset his stock every time he respawns, so if you are looking for a, specific ql shop buyable weapon, like a beyer/quartz/tsaka/original elec weapons, you can just keep killing him untill he sells what you want.
  • list mode works well if you want to organize items by quality level/name, such as bags full of one specific item like an head implant/certain weapon/armor. Or you bank filled with bags, each having a different number given to them by the "item assistant"program. using list mode and moving 2 storage spaces right next to eachother it is also a bit easier to move large ammounts of items around, since you can just click at the exact same spot with the mouse over and over.
  • icon mode works well in organizing item by what kind of items they are, for storage space that are usually filled with different types of items, like with your inventory, or a bag of key items/ hotswap items.
  • You can hotswap your head implant to cast different nanos, by hotswapping treatment gear then using a portable surgery clinic. This is mostly usefull for “buff mules” specially if they can equip +nanoskill gear easily, after hotswapping head implant.
  • disable autofade on windows like inv/bags makes them easier to read most of the time Chat is probably one of the exceptions, since you cant temporarily remove chat window with keyboard buttons.
  • safe places Most areas have safe places where no mob will wander into agg range. If the place is inaccessible by running. and far enough away for melee mobs, it is safe. For ranged mobs it has to be inaccessible by running, and also out of line of sight. You can even jump on things to make melee mobs lose agg, because they can’t reach you. Beacon warping someone into a “dungeon edge wall” (not a wall in between 2 rooms) is always a safe space. Areas where no mob will wander into agg range is semi-safe.
  • There are also places where mobs get stuck but don’t lose agg, making them very easy to kill with ranged attacks/nukes, but those things i will not discuss :wink: .
  • You can inspect anyones equipment to get some ideas and tips on what items you could use.
  • You can delete bags full of useless stuff a bit faster by, trading a random person, giving him all the useless bags with shift+rightclick, then fill up your inventory with single health rechargers using cntrl+left click, then cancel trade, then zone. You cannot lose nodrop/unique items in bags this way. However this is very risky since you can lose valuable tradeable items.
  • If you have a high level Agent+MP+Trader, you can speed up the agents rezz time considerably by giving him mochams+wrangle right after he dies. This can help if you need to give an alt alot of different buffs quickly during twinking.
  • You can rename a character if you picked the wrong nameby doing /name nick "newnamehere" and some of the restriction for naming might not apply for renaming, however you can only do it up till lvl 20. And i think an ARK or GM has to do it manually so it’s not very nice to bother them needlessly.
  • ql 30 Health and nano recharger and ql 125 Battle Prepared Nano Recharge Kit (from omni/clan superior shop not fair trade) have roughly the same credit/nanopoint cost, so if you want to save credits use that combo, and buy them at omni/clan shops cause thats cheaper.
  • When you kill only the rhinoman warchief and no other rhinomen in an outdoor camp, he will respawn alot faster. For example the Central rhinoman village in Varmint Woods.
  • Having reflect/damage shields can break your root/snare/engieblind when the mob hits you
  • When your nanopool is empty and the enemy is also draining it, hitting a nanoregen item and a nano at the same time will let you cast it. See the items guide(not done yet) for info on nano regen items.
  • The clickable target range for your mouse depends on where the camera is, so zooming out alot in 3rd person makes it harder to mouse-select enemies far in front of you.
  • Add damage affects all attacks so the more often you hit the more you benefit from it, like for example full auto , burst , aimed shot (yes counts as multiple attacks) ,dual/triple wielding , weapon procs, aoe nuking , candycane.
  • The chance of fling/fullauto/burst/brawl/fastattack landing depends entirely on how high the specials skill is, and the evades of the mob. So AAO or year weapon skill does not affect landing chance, this means you will have to raise a special skill rather high in order to actually land it on higher level mobs, making it a significant ip sink, if you plan on actually using the special on higher level mobs, which is usually the case.
  • If you can somehow :wink: make sure that you press the nuke button only every 1.00 / whole seconds exactly your nukes will not interrupt auto attacks making you do more damage.
  • If you mezz an enemy, and the mezz runs out, most mobs will not attack you until you move out of then into their range again.
  • alt+f4 twice wil quit the game very fast, however your User interface settings will not be saved, so if you made some changes to your windows/nanoprogram window that you want to save, it’s best to log out normally or use /camp to switch to different character.

Tradeskilling

  • You can clean implants with a Implant Disassembly Clinic, requires 4,75X the ql of implant in BE, and 1X the ql in NP. Implants with jobe clusters, or ql 201+ refined imps cannot be cleaned.
  • By repeatedly cleaning an implant, and then adding a faded cluster to it, you can level up an implant, if you have enough NP skill. every 100 NP you have more than the requirement will bump the imp by 1 ql. The max ammount of ql’s you can bump an implant depends on its level. ql 1-49 never , ql 50-99 = 1 qlmax, ql 100-149 = 2 ql’s max, ql 150-199 = 3 ql’s max, ql 201-249 = 4 ql’s max, ql 250-299 = 5 ql’s max.
  • You can use the tradeskill kit from the left menu or shift+T, to determine how many ql’s the tradeskill will bump the item. This lets you level imps to a very specific ql, by simply using tradeskill kit once it is almost at its desired ql.
  • slayerdroids at Lush Fields grid exit drop robot junk + implants
  • medusas north west corner of eastern foul plains drop soul fragment + silver + gold + cold stones + implants + miy’s nano armor
  • Mantis queen and Mantis breeders inside smugglers den drop mantis eggs.
  • Most useless rings, or golden sphere/silver nugget can be smelted into gold/silver with Precious Metal Reclaimer.
  • ql 190+ robot junk + ql190+ gold + soul fragments + mantis eggs can be used to make Virral Triumvirate Egg
  • ql189- robot junk and silver you can use to make Bracelet Circuitry to sell or make arul saba bracelets. Robot junk can also be used to make Personalized Basic Robot Brain to equip.
  • cold stones can be used to make NotuComm Mesh Trenchcoat
  • Empty implants you can clean to save money,

Twinking (order)

  • Create a seperate account for each froob you create, that makes it easier to trade items, buff yourself, escort your toon through dungeons with a twink. Make sure you don’t forget all the account names, or give them names that are easy to track for you.
  • Start a new character as neutral, so you can get either clan/omni gauntlet buff
  • If the twink is gonna be ip tight ,make sure the character didn’t raise any abilities the twink doesn’t need in the end. Or if it did, make sure it still has a full ip reset available. ((Tips) (skills) which skills may have low benefit imo)
  • Make sure you farm any “permanently missable items” that you might want while leveling up.
    (Missable items (guide))
  • While leveling the twink you will come past certain levels where you can roll certain specific ql gear that u might not want to miss out on, like for example at lvl 54 you can roll Uncle Bazzit Rusty 22mm which only exist at ql 96. Or specific ql armor/weapons/hud items that fit one of your characters perfectly in terms of requirements. Or roll team missions for bosses to drop specific items like shape soft armor or grid armor 2 or dyna only weapons.
  • Make sure you farm any nodrop items needed for twinking before you start twinking.
  • Make sure you farm any nodrop items you can only equip while twinking, like ICC drone at level 50-70, or a high level “cloak of the reanimated bla bla 5/5”, or “lya sangi glasses”.
  • Unequip all items if you need to reset some skills
  • Before twinking always reset skills you don’t need, if unsure reset it anyway.
  • Nano Can: Composite Attribute Improvement (optional)
  • Nano Can: Computer Literacy Mastery (optional)
  • Nano Can: Treatment Mastery (optional)
  • Twinking Nano Can: Neuronal Stimulator (optional)
  • Einstein’s Mind Booster Cocktail and Hercules" Olympic Pills (optional) use it only at important twink moments, like at equipping final comp lit imps/ final combat imps
  • extruder bar don’t use them all the time because there is a cooldown on it making your gauntlet buff run out of time faster, so only use to reach implant-skill-break points.
  • Once gauntlet+nanocans are in your ncu, take a screenshot of your abilities, and write down treatment+complit + other important skills, and also make sure you have Item Assistant running, then log off. This way you can preserve the buffs, while you can still look at your skills and equipment using Item assistant and the screen shots. This way you have plenty of time to calculate/plan what item(s) to equip next.
  • Then it’s time to make sure your org has tower contracts for twinking up.
  • Get some friends that can cast all sorts of buffs to help you twink, and a tradeskiller that can make+clean+levelup implants.
  • NCU twinking
    ql1-10 Original electronicum X2 (temporary ncu boost)
    ql 16 carb (hotswap when recieving buffs)
    fixer ncu buff
    Collar Casero de la Cripta
    Platinum Filigree Ring set with a Perfectly Cut Sapphire
    Pre-Universe Storage Device
    Ring of the Nucleus Basalis
    Poetic Pants
    Newcomer’s armor
    ql 16 carb
    ncu wrist implant
    Mosquito Armor Pants ql 17

Twinking (general tips)

  • I use the Item Assistant 1.1.0.2 made by MC labs, after every couple 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 have all the time to calculate what to do next, without buffs running out.
  • You can ask a 220 clan solitus character to team you and cast his Shadowbreed on you, increasing your perception by alot, making it easy to equip a targeting scope or something else. However there are plenty of perception buffs aside from that one, and the main reason is to get aimed shot high enough to equip a ql 40/80 tsaka rifle which is easy anyway
  • Once you now come across a side locked item this is when you can pick the side that lets you equip what you need.
  • Since non-skill stats(ACs etc) of armor, are affected by overequip rules, those stats usually drop down if you equip armor with ability imps, then switch to combat imps. Which is why i usually equip armor after i do most of my imps. Exceptions are for example, if you plan on wearing ability implants in combat to keep you armor at 100%, although that means you can’t use med-suit to equip some of your final implants. Also equip certain armor pieces if they are essential to the characters function like for example cloak of the rean, important nanoskill armor, legchopper gloves
  • If you twink on 2 weapons that have the same specials, the weapon in your right hand’s special will be used. If only one weapon has that particular special than ofc that weapon will be used for that special.
  • When twinking on 2 weapons it’s usually best to first twink the weapon with the highest multi wield requirement since you can focus all your effort on twinking other weapons skills, then after that is equiped twink the weapon with the lower requirements on, since then you will have to spread your effort on both multi wield and the other weapon skills.
    stam–sense stam-agil
  • There are more stamina buffs than agil/sense buffs. So you can use stamina buffs to equip agility boosting implants + fireAC-sense-agil waist imps, then use the agil/sense boosting implants to equip most of your final combat imps. Some final combat imps can be made to require str/stam, for which there are more buffs, but for most implants agil/sense will be your most likely requirement.

Pet professions

  • Letting your pet attack a mob once before you start attacking yourself, helps it keep agg. Specially if you don’t use any high damage specials.
  • Pets inherit their masters runspeed X1.25 the moment they are spawned and whenever you zone. So temporarily boosting your speed while spawning pet/zoning will make your pet faster even after the speed boosts run out. Speed stims only work for spawning a pet, but zoning will negate the effects of a speed stim on your pet because zoning redetermines pet speed, and speed stim effects cancel on zoning…
  • 4 Different catagories of Pets in terms of their levels.
    4 = A pet you can only cast and use while having both MC Mochams and Wrangle running. Very few people have a pocket MP and trader available at all times, so this situation is rare,
    3 = A pet you can only cast while having both MC Mocham and Wrangle running, but have 80% skills for with only Mochams. Most common situation, it is a bit lower level than situation 4, but does not need constant wrangle refreshes.
    2 = A pet you can cast with Mochams, and also requires Mochams to keep using. This is when you have regular access to a pocket MP, but can’t find a trader to helps you spawn the pet, this is kindof a rare situation.
    1 = A pet you can cast with Mochams, but have 80% skills for without Mochams, this requires no buff refreshes at all, and is only slightly lower than situation 2. If you don’t have access to a pocket MP, and you don’ t feel like hunting an MP down for mocham refresh, you can just go from situation 2 (mocham-cast mocham-use) to this (mocham-cast selfed-use) right before mochams run out. That way you have the best of both situation 2 and 1.
    0 = A pet you can cast without any buffs. At higher levels this will be the most common situation.
  • Outside of combat you can use health and nano recharger on your pets to heal them.

I will probably move all profession specific information to seperate threads in the future.

Agent in False Profession MP

  • You can go False Profession: Trader trader first, then drain up right before FP trader runs out. Then use the drained up skills to go fp/assume MP and cast high level pets, even higher if you have fixer/MP/trader friends for buffs.
  • Twinking ncu before doing this will help. put NCU twinking guide here once done
  • The first time you do this trick it helps to go FP trader first, then after it ends, use the drained up skills to upload the Assume Profession: Trader nano. Or Mimic Profession: Trader if you start at assume.
  • So that the next time you go FP trader you can drain up and cast assume while still in FP, or mimic while still in assume improving your nanoskills+nanocost. However you probably need Lend nano buff from another trader to do this in FP-assume. But not if you go from assume-mimic.
  • Drains are most ncu efficient, then wrangle then MP nanoskill buffs, so if you dont have enough ncu to hold mochams+drains+wrangle, try to use lower versions MP buffs like infuses/masteries or even none at all.
  • Alongside drains and wrangle, you don’t need all mochams at the same time while doing this pet spawning process.
  • first PM TS mochams while draining in FP/assume trader.
  • Lendnano and maybe SI PM BM (for casting assume/mimic trader)
  • PM TS for draining up again
  • SI PM BM (for assume/mimic MP)
  • MC TS BM (pets, anima, instill ),
  • MC SI (pet chant buff)
  • agents can also cast crit buff and assasin’s grin on their attack pets /charms
  • After the spawn process kill yourself with /terminate
  • After resurrection go FP/assume trader and drain up nanoskills in order to for the pets to listen to you
  • At higher levels you wont need to drain to cast pets or use them, at that point you can make pets first then kill yourself, then cast another mimic like doc or even crat to charm more pets, see crat guide for more info on pet donation.
  • If you run away a bit during a fight, untill your pet grabs agg for 1 sec. You can use aimed shot again on the same mob. This works best with high runspeed and melee mobs, and it helps to bind sneak+aimedshot to the same button. You can still also bind sneak and aimed shot on other seperate buttons aswell ofc.

Bureaucrat

  • Do pet follow after you zone, to prevent them from breaking your mezzes.
  • Make sure to get a Trader’s tradeskill buffs to use the highest possible Trimmer - Positive Aggressive-Defensive and Trimmer - Increase Aggressiveness_, they are the only 2 permanent trimmers that will stay in effect until the pet dies.
  • Another pet profession can "give" his pet to you, by simply starting a duel, then you charm his pet, then both do /duel draw. An MP is an ideal candidate, because they can boost your nanoskills, and the Tormented Revenant lvl 202 skeleton pet is the highest damage froob pet when fully buffed. If the person with the donor pet is too high level to duel, you can ask them to log off. Right after logging off their pet becomes attackable and charmable. The downsides are that you will lose the pet if you zone, or if the timer runs out. The floor buttons inside missions are not considered zoning so they will not make you lose the charmed pet.
  • Charming higher levels
    Either Brain Freeze nano or Briefcase of Holding proc or Drain Abilities nano lowers psychic so you can charm something that you might not be able to without these debuffs. “Brainchopper” also has a proc that stacks with the aforementioned one.
  • When you have no robot shell in your inv and your inv is full, you can spawn multiple robot shells in your overflow window. So if you have some spare time and will be fighting tough mobs and plan to stay inside the same zone. You won’t have to delay the team with your pet castings in the middle of a raid/mission.

Engineer

  • Make sure to get a trader’s tradeskill buffs to use the highest possible Trimmer - Positive Aggressive-Defensive and Trimmer - Increase Aggressiveness, they are the only 2 permanent trimmers that will stay in effect until the pet dies.
  • When you have no robot shell in your inv and your inv is full, you can spawn multiple robot shells in your overflow window. So if you have some spare time and will be fighting tough mobs and plan to stay inside the same zone. You won’t have to delay the team with your pet castings in the middle of a raid/mission.
  • When in team you can warp others/yourself past certain walls/bounds, you can use this get past anything that isnt “the end of the map” like buildings, or locked doors. If you want to keep someone safe, for example to get kill updates for an elite daily, you can warp them into a wall, where they cannot be attacked.
  • The intrusive aura nanoline is usefull in theory, but in reality it usually causes more trouble then it’s worth. The low break chance means regardless of how many times the enfos uses mongo, the mob might still attack another player simply because the enfo is out of reach. It also breaks the Disruptive Void Projector effect on mobs, which is a shame because that is actually a more usefull debuff.
  • Disruptive Void Projector is one of the 4 most usefull nanos in game, it has a 100% chance to break on attack but if monster under effect is being hit often enough, the effect will actually stick.

Fixer

  • Gridspace Freedom (Team) works in Inner Sanctum.
  • Fixers with Grid armor are great for afk killing dynas. You just have to recast short HoT every 3 min.

Meta-Physicist

  • Casting cost buff on your heal pet will make it last longer in a fight.
  • Outside of combat you can use health and nano recharger on your heal pet to recharge its nano.
  • When a mob under the effect of the mezz pet, hitting the mob often enough will make the mezz stick. completely incapacitating the mob. One of the IS skeleton pets + weapon + nuke exactly every 2 secs can make it stick sometimes, when teaming with another pet user teammate, it will happen alot.
  • When Mind quake is running on an enemy, Glacial lance will do about the same damage as mind quake but with a lower nanocost. So you can start of by firing a mind quake then 8 Glacial lances after exactly every 2.00 seconds.
  • Quantum wings can be used in the middle of a fight to fly off.
  • If you use /pet guard command and then do /pet heal on yourself, your pets will automatically assist you, letting you focus on other things like debuffing or nuking.
  • MP’s are also great for afk killing dynas, their defense is a bit lower than fixers but MP’s have alot more afk damage. The 202 tormented revenant for lower level dynas, but it tends to draw aggro it dies quickly to higher level dynas. For higher levels a demon + defense setup MP tanking works better.
  • It’s possible to hotswap ones head implant with a portable surgery clinic in the middle of buffing, since you mostly need MC when spawning attack pet, and BM mostly when spawning heal pet. If alot of your gear can also be hotswapped and also quickly, then you can make an entire hotswap sequence spread across multiple hotbars. For example equip treatment item 1,2,3,4 then sit then portable surgery clinic then unequip SI/PM headimp then equip MC head imp then equip MC TS nanoskill gear 1,2,3,4 then cast attack pet . You can repeat the whole thing for BM head imp for heal pet, or even longer include mezz pet sequence. This is how i play my froob lvl 25 MP self buffed.

Nano Technician

  • CrunchCom nanocost buffs also increase casting range
  • AOE blind Legions of the Eyeblighter actually debuffs more AAO and has a lower skill requirement than the single version Visions of the Void
  • Kel’s Neutronium Plaything Has the lowest aoe damage/sec of all the highest nukes. It also suffers from a 120% NR check, but with 1000 MC skill you will still probably land it. Because this nuke has a long recharge delay this nuke you don’t have to stop very often compared to the other aoe nukes. This makes it the easiest to kite with.
  • Volcanic Eruption Has the highest aoe damage/sec in theory, however because of its 130% NR check it is sometimes countered by high Nano resist mobs like cyborg generals, lowering its actual damage/sec on those mobs. Therefor this nuke is best used on lower NR mobs.
  • Tremor Is has both high aoe damage/sec and a normal 100% NR check, making its actual damage on high NR mobs the highest of the nukes. However its nanocost and range is terrible, so if you have an OST to tank the mobs for you, you can use “health and nano rechargers” as much as you want, and little danger of being swarmed by a split second of lag. This nuke is perfect if you have an OST.
  • Blaze of Hephaestos This nuke suffers from a small blast radius, but otherwise a very good nuke. You can make an non-OST kite NT twink, built around this nuke.
  • Barrage of Fire This aoe nuke has a very low NR check of 65%, good for killing high level monsters, however you might not want to have super high level monsters running behind you when kiting, so its best to involve an OST or mad kiting skills if you plan on a twink using this.
  • Electrifying Containment is a single target nuke that also has a chance to stun, so its a offensive defensive balanced nuke.

Soldier

  • Phalanx lets one soldier give another soldier 350 AC for only 4 ncu
  • Helepolis of the Besieger is a damage buff that lowers the targets runspeed, its one of the few ways you can "snare" your teammates.

Trader

  • If you cast wrangle/AC buff/Lend nano on yourself before casting it on another person, you will lose (almost) no skill points.
  • Trader damage buffs stack with normal damage buffs
  • A trader can also charm like a crat but cannot move while having a charm active. Because of traders’ skill drains they can charm higher level pets than crats, for their level. But once the drains run out you probably need mochams and a wrangle to be able to use the pet. See the crat guide for more information.
  • Only the top level hagglers/team heal nanos are very effective.
  • Getting a reflect buff and wearing an energy reflect bracer lowers the damage portion from hagglers and team heals, making them more effective.

-stuff to still figure out>

  • generic orphan nanos like “healing” and “bot mass migration” where to get them
  • Can team beacon warp be used to wipe team agg? if so it might be possible to team-warp right before TMS of team 1’s soldier runs out, and then let Team 2’s soldier take over the tanking. Flipping back and forth endlessly. although the engie would have to single warp himself right after team warp because team warp doesnt zone the engie casting it.
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place holder cause it will get longer probly

another place holder just in case

I can confirm this. I’ve camped highql Rhinoman armor a few times. And if you exclusively kill the warchief it’ll respawn every 2-3min or so iirc.

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I add the Discord Link

Didn’t see it - ctrl+right click on an item in inventory to move it to the sell window.

Nice guide!
Wording on that sentence is a little strange. I think you mean’t that when the mob is hit often enough by mezz pet, right? Should perhaps add there that those mezzes have 100% chance to break when attacked by players/other pets so it’s a good idea to have mezz pet on different mob than what you are attacking.

No, original wording is correct. If you hit frequently enough - you will not break the mezz. It’s a “feature” :wink:

But symbiants are not for froob guide :slight_smile:

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NICE! APPLAUSE!

Yeah, the editing/formatting here is a bit lame. I never did get an answer about the character limit in a post. I’d been using “==================” to separate sections on the old forum and got “you can only have xx characters per post”-- think it was 25k. What was even more annoying was that the color/bold/ital tags counted against the limit.

Thanks alot for the feedback. It’s also fun how you can see who added what part to the guide, by looking at the comments :).

I believe it’s 50% Strength, 50% Agility.

Also a tip for Fixers:

Shift T to tradeskill:
Lock Pick (from ICC Tech Supply Terminal)
+
Nano Programming Interface (from Basic ICC Engineering Supplies Terminal)
=
NCU Hacker Interface (Best Fixer item eva)

I believe some Break&Entering skill is needed to assemble. Once completed, right click it to bump up the QL to match your level. (Don’t forget to keep increasing it when getting more levels later.)

This is amazing that someone cared enough to take that amount of time and compile some really interesting secrets, some of these have been held close to the vest for decade, lol, in fact I’m pretty sure there was only a handful of us that knew of a few. VERY good job, epic initiative, and thanks for helping :slight_smile:

should add that nano damage is affected by + damage modifiers, so for froob nt, stacking add damage is amazing for aoe kiting or using candycane. Especially since there is a lack of good NT armor compared to paid.