Kiri and Through a Mirror Darkly

My final stealth walkthrough within the murk of Wheloon Prison concludes with “Through a Mirror Darkly.”

More so than “Army of Shadow,” “Mirror” highly favors a stealth approach. I was able to retrieve most of the eight Orbs, needed to open the path to the boss, with no fighting. In fact, many enemies never knew I was there.

“Mirror” requires you to move through the Netherese headquarters using a mirror clickie that shunts you between the normal and Shadowfell dimensions. One advantage you gain in the use of the mirror is that, while it pulls you out of stealth, the mirror does not affect your Invisibility.

For a Ninja Spy with Shadow Veil (1 minute Invisibility and 25% Incorporeality) and high passive ki regeneration, this is ideal for moving into corner rooms, often filled with enemies, going invisible, using the mirror and sneaking to recover an orb and leaving a room without detection. You still need strong Hide and Move Silently skills to pull this off, otherwise, enemies close by may not see you but will certainly hear your footfalls, even in Sneak.

Moving about this way saved me once after materializing into a roomful of Howlers and their tender, bailing out before I became dog chow.

The boss fight works almost the same as “Army of Shadow,” in that the boss now moves between dimensions and sends minions at you as he leaves.

I changed the fight conditions by delivering heavy doses of Ninja Poison to DoT him while in the normal dimension. But when he switches to the other realm, I never follow him and let the Ninja Poison take points off of him. His Shadar-Kai minions on the Shadowfell side are more formidable than the normal humans I use to rebuild ki and charge up to poison the boss again once he returns.

The video is captioned as the others; click the CC if you don’t see them.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DDOCentral
    Dec 22, 2015 @ 00:05:31

    Reblogged this on DDOCentral.

  2. saekee
    Dec 22, 2015 @ 08:45:40

    nice job. This quest is the total Ninja quest; looking in the mirror does not break invisibility (as you know) and so you can literally sneak in and out of all the rooms without any kills. Here is my pic when I did this a while ago, shadow veil ftw; I took the pic right before the end fight on HE:

    On another note, there is now lootgen weaponry that has venomous on it as a prefix. They do something like 6d6 poison damage per hit. I bet that it gets doubled with full Sting going, but I am curious if they coded it correctly.

    • teachersyn
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 07:11:42

      I found some of that Venomous weaponry! Hopefully it’ll have a Wounding prefix. Haven’t investigated the new prefix/suffix schemes or know if the wiki has even documented them. I will be pursuing some of those for Kiri but especially for Ryncletica, the poison master build.

      • saekee
        Dec 23, 2015 @ 07:47:03

        I’ll keep an eye put for some venomous ss too for you then! Merry Christmas to you too!

      • mernom
        Jan 01, 2016 @ 16:14:48

        Not sure if the new system follows the old prefix\sufix seperation, as some of the stuff has 2 abilities plus an ability score buff, and some stuff has abilities that used to be in a diffrent slot (X of deadly, for example)

        Or it’s just that the system is still bugged and thus produces unintended mutations.

        • teachersyn
          Jan 04, 2016 @ 09:33:09

          Yeah, the items found seem all over the place. Some items are overly generous but awesome (WIS +10 level 23 goggles) or superbugged (Concentration or Disable Device +0 items). Expect a serious hot fix this week.

    • teachersyn
      Dec 23, 2015 @ 07:12:47

      Never knew you could post a picture within a comment. Something else you got to teach me. Have a Merry Christmas!

  3. erdrique
    Dec 22, 2015 @ 15:19:02

    Very cool indeed!!

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