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Solo Sorcerer vs Kangaxx

I am playing as a solo sorcerer, level 27, and cannot even hurt the Kangaxx Demilich. I have seen other posts and nothing helps.

If he casts spell trap I respond with ruby ray. I keep casting pierce magic to bring down other defenses.

My planetar also cannot do anything.

Eventually he casts a comet and I die.

What can I do?

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  • ElysianEchoesElysianEchoes Member Posts: 231
    Let him put up his defenses, then use protection from undead scroll, go watch TV for half an hour while his protections wear off, come back to game, profit?

    I'm talking out my bum, I suppose. Does protection from undead work on a lich?

  • Grond0Grond0 Member, Moderator Posts: 4,868
    In the unmodded game PfU is a good answer for Kangaxx. He's still not that easy for a solo sorcerer to kill due to his immunity to magic, but missile fire works well. Improved haste and MMMs, using potions of mind dexterity and power, will allow any mage-type to slightly outpace his regeneration even at low levels. At level 27 that would be pretty easy, though by then you probably have energy blades to provide an alternative.

    StummvonBordwehrgorgonzola
  • jsavingjsaving Member Posts: 495
    edited April 13
    He's immune to nearly all spells so this is one of those rare cases where a sorcerer has to use strategy rather than just brute-forcing your way past an encounter. Off the top of my head, MMM and BBD can hit just about everything so they would be solid bets for damaging Kangaxx. There are also a few equippable weapons you could use like the Staff of the Magi or the Staff of Rynn (which is available from almost the very beginning of the game).

  • Rik_KirtaniyaRik_Kirtaniya Member Posts: 1,405
    edited April 13
    Wait a moment, have you tried using the absolutely awesome Black Blade of Disaster?

    Add Improved Haste, Oils of Speed and Time Stop to the mix, and it should be fine. And optionally, Tenser's Transformation.

  • DurenasDurenas Member Posts: 505
    protection from undead + sling of everard.

  • fncruzfncruz Member Posts: 6
    I have tried energy blades which do no damage. I have also tried black blades of disaster which do no damage.

    I think he has so many protections up that I never get to removing protection from magic weapons?

    Is that possibly the issue?

  • Rik_KirtaniyaRik_Kirtaniya Member Posts: 1,405
    edited April 13
    fncruz wrote: »
    I have tried energy blades which do no damage. I have also tried black blades of disaster which do no damage.

    I think he has so many protections up that I never get to removing protection from magic weapons?

    Is that possibly the issue?

    @fncruz How about launching a Spellstrike in that case?

    As far as I remember, PFMW is a combat protection (and not a spell protection), so the only other spell it can be removed with us Breach, which sadly doesn't work on Liches and Demiliches. So Spellstrike is your only option to dispel his PFMW reliably. I'm not sure if the Dispel effect from the Staff of the Magi would work, but it's worth a try for that as well.

  • Grond0Grond0 Member, Moderator Posts: 4,868
    fncruz wrote: »
    I have tried energy blades which do no damage. I have also tried black blades of disaster which do no damage.

    I think he has so many protections up that I never get to removing protection from magic weapons?

    Is that possibly the issue?

    If his buffs have activated then presumably you're not using PfU - at least in the unmodded game that allows you to attack without him buffing. The energy blades will still only do 1 damage each due to his physical resistance, so you would need several lots of those.

  • _Nightfall__Nightfall_ Member Posts: 179
    He is vulnerable to high level aoe before Demi-Litch form but that is not even necessary, you can keep casting skeletons and running away. Eventually he runs out of anything that can kill them then you come in and squash him while he targets the skeleton. If he gates in a demon just wait offscreen until it is unsummoned and cast another skeleton.

    After the transformation it becomes so much easier, one hundred times so if you kept the wand of monster summoning. Wand, wand, wand again, don’t bother hitting him with the mmm you cast before the first fight until you have 4 summons when you are about to cast, Use ring of energy, attack with mmm, wand, attack with mmm, ring of energy, mmm, wand mmm, ring of the Ram. Boom. Ring of energy does 6 damage twice per round, it will keep the regen down while you are attacking then the final 15 damage from RotR makes him dead... again.

    If you are using pro undead in ee you can equip pro undead, potion of speed, the victor, RotR and sling of everard, cast Simulacrum, is okay if you didn’t select it, there is a scroll available. . Simmy, buff, initiate the conversation, kill him once, the victor with both and attack with both, RotR with both, gather your soul searing new ring and go on to the next quest. He only has 50 hit points in his final form and two shots of RotR averages 30.

    Grond0gorgonzola
  • lunarlunar Member Posts: 3,362
    I remember in the vanilla game dragon breath spell insta killed the demi lich. In my modded scs games that is not the case, ofcourse. Don't know the base ee behaviour.

    gorgonzola
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