Anthem |OT| GaaS Effect

Which Javelin is your go to choice/main when playing Anthem?


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Number45

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,463
Anyone else getting MW Components for javelins you aren't playing as when doing Legendary Contracts and Strongholds? It wasn't happening, but the last 2 night it's like every other one I do.
Seems to have been introduced with the most recent patch yeah.

when playing as Storm some of the inscriptions talk about gear damage...is gear damage referring to the Blast and Focus seals?...so what is the difference between gear damage versus elemental damage?...Storm's gear abilities are all elemental
Gear means it’s a boost to that specific piece of gear. You can tell at a glance by the gear/person icon next to the inscription. Gear = effects that item only, person = javelin wide.
 

edgefusion

Member
Oct 27, 2017
795
Tried out equipping only legendaries on my Storm and....it's pretty crazy. 1v1ing yellow bar enemies on GM1 with just melee is silly, but it brings whole new meaning to 'glass cannon'. Nuking the Tyrant boss for over half its health in one use of my ultimate was insane though.
 

Kalik

Member
Nov 1, 2017
1,548
I don't understand...in the picture I attached it says Gear +10% Dmg (with a gear icon)...what do you mean by 'effects that item only'...what item?...and what does 'javelin wide' mean?...it works with all javelins?

 

edgefusion

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Oct 27, 2017
795
I don't understand...in the picture I attached it says Gear +10% Dmg (with a gear icon)...what do you mean by 'effects that item only'...what item?...and what does 'javelin wide' mean?...it works with all javelins?

Electrical damage will jump from target to target in an AOE, fire damage ignites enemies for a DoT, Ice damage slows targets, Acid damage provides a defensive debuff. Elemental + will increase those effects. Gear damage + will increase damage of the initial hit.
 

Kalik

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Nov 1, 2017
1,548
Electrical damage will jump from target to target in an AOE, fire damage ignites enemies for a DoT, Ice damage slows targets, Acid damage provides a defensive debuff. Elemental + will increase those effects. Gear damage + will increase damage of the initial hit.
so what does the person icon mean in the inscriptions?
 

Kalik

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Nov 1, 2017
1,548
A person icon means it effects all the hardware on the javelin. For instance if it's a +10% DMG with a gear icon, it's going to increase the damage done by that one ability. If it's a javelin (person) icon, it means that all the damage of all your gear is increased by 10%.
The cog means it's a boost just for the item its on and the person icon means its a boost for everything on your javelin
ah...cool...thanks...be nice if the game explained some of these things
 

disco_potato

Member
Nov 16, 2017
470
On the one hand it’s a bit of a leg up for your next class, on the other it makes gearing up your current class harder. :-/

Can’t recall if they said it was intended or not.
It was in game from launch. You could always get gear for other javelins but it was supposed to be a rare occurrence. Last patch has made it happen a lot more frequently. Dev said it sounds like a bug and they'll look into it. Has been no update since.
 

Anton Sugar

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,697
Anything new since Monday? Anything better or worse, or any patches incoming?
Server side patch today that increased chances of MW and Legendary drops in GM2 and GM3 difficulties, as well as from Legendary enemies. Didn't give a percentage but say it is "significant".

Also claim to be fixing the loot scaling issue with the next patch.
 

JediTimeBoy

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,527
Server side patch today that increased chances of MW and Legendary drops in GM2 and GM3 difficulties, as well as from Legendary enemies. Didn't give a percentage but say it is "significant".

Also claim to be fixing the loot scaling issue with the next patch.
Not gm1? Damn fuck that.

Re loot scaling patch, I'm assuming that means that patch that's due end of March iirc?

Anthem has until 26th March to become more enjoyable for me...
 

Kalik

Member
Nov 1, 2017
1,548
so playing as Storm is it better to have a primer/detonator gear or have a non-primer/detonator gear but higher base damage?
 

Kalik

Member
Nov 1, 2017
1,548
Primer detonator for sure unless you're in a group with a cooperative detonator class. Combo damage is your sweet sweet baby.
for Storm everyone seems to love the Ice Storm primer but I prefer the Shock Burst followed by the Lightning Strike detonator...I have the Masterwork versions of both and they are pretty powerful...isn't there supposed to be a March content/DLC drop?...they mentioned new Events every month in their roadmap
 

RaySpencer

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,509
Everyone leaves at Monitor. It pisses me off! I'm carrying these assholes through the whole stronghold, then they bail.
 

Kyoufu

Member
Oct 26, 2017
9,761
so playing as Storm is it better to have a primer/detonator gear or have a non-primer/detonator gear but higher base damage?
I use Black Ice and Venomous Blaze. They don't typically prime/detonate, their purpose is to deal damage/debuff. Combo damage isn't good enough to change my build tbh.
 

Raide

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Oct 31, 2017
6,889
Got the Ammo replen item...feel like its named wrong haha extra ammo and more ammo drop. thanks
 

Kyuuji

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Nov 8, 2017
5,000
UK
Drowning in purples in GM1 Tyrant Mines. They were irritating before but knowing they’re useless to even equip makes it feel pointless.
 

Kalik

Member
Nov 1, 2017
1,548
I keep getting Masterwork drops and not a single Legendary...I've done Strongholds, Quickplay, Freeplay, Legendary Contracts all on GM1 and still nothing
 

AegonSnake

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Oct 25, 2017
4,298
I keep getting Masterwork drops and not a single Legendary...I've done Strongholds, Quickplay, Freeplay, Legendary Contracts all on GM1 and still nothing
they increased the drops on GM2 and GM3 only.
AND legendary enemies. so go to GM2 which should have more legendary enemies.

I just got 6 drops plus one legendary from a stronghold. FOUR of them were weapons. crazy. Legendary weapon dropped from chest. the other three dropped from enemies and boss.

had no such luck in legendary contracts. only one extra MW drop from an enemy which is what i usually get everyday.

oh and be sure to have less than 90% luck. im pretty sure its bugged if you go over.
 

Kalik

Member
Nov 1, 2017
1,548
they increased the drops on GM2 and GM3 only.
AND legendary enemies. so go to GM2 which should have more legendary enemies.

I just got 6 drops plus one legendary from a stronghold. FOUR of them were weapons. crazy. Legendary weapon dropped from chest. the other three dropped from enemies and boss.

had no such luck in legendary contracts. only one extra MW drop from an enemy which is what i usually get everyday.

oh and be sure to have less than 90% luck. im pretty sure its bugged if you go over.
It's probably best to move on to GM2 now with the hotfixes earlier today.
they increased the drops on Legendary enemies only in GM2 and above?...I don't remember seeing a patch come through on Origin today
 

Kyoufu

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Oct 26, 2017
9,761
Ive been rolling with Binary Star and Seal of an Open Mind. I think I'll mix it up and try yours out though.
tbh my main advice would be to mainly use your best inscription-rolled gear, with some exceptions. like for me, my Venomous Blaze is great as is but with a 175% damage inscription it's even better and definitely worth using over my Ponder Infinity which has 225% damage inscription.
 

AegonSnake

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Oct 25, 2017
4,298
they increased the drops on Legendary enemies only in GM2 and above?...I don't remember seeing a patch come through on Origin today
n the latest server-side update, we’ve made some notable changes to the loot drop rate in specific scenarios, which will take effect immediately in a server-side tuning update (you will not need to download anything.)

These changes include:

  • Masterwork & Legendary drop rates have been increased for Grandmaster 2 and Grandmaster 3 difficulty levels.
  • Masterwork & Legendary drop rates have been increased for harder enemies at all difficulty levels. This includes: Legendary Titan, Epic Titan, Legendary Fury, Legendary Acid Ursix and Legendary Luminary Elder.
 

Kalik

Member
Nov 1, 2017
1,548
n the latest server-side update, we’ve made some notable changes to the loot drop rate in specific scenarios, which will take effect immediately in a server-side tuning update (you will not need to download anything.)

These changes include:

  • Masterwork & Legendary drop rates have been increased for Grandmaster 2 and Grandmaster 3 difficulty levels.
  • Masterwork & Legendary drop rates have been increased for harder enemies at all difficulty levels. This includes: Legendary Titan, Epic Titan, Legendary Fury, Legendary Acid Ursix and Legendary Luminary Elder.
thanks for the details...is there a place I can go to view all the previously released patch notes?...and maybe info on upcoming patches as well?...it's hard to keep track of all the fixes as they seem to be coming fast and furious (which is a good thing)
 

AegonSnake

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,298
thanks for the details...is there a place I can go to view all the previously released patch notes?...and maybe info on upcoming patches as well?...it's hard to keep track of all the fixes as they seem to be coming fast and furious (which is a good thing)
https://www.ea.com/games/anthem/update-notes

the game actually gives you an option to review notes when you boot into fort tarsis for the first time.
 

RaySpencer

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,509
tbh my main advice would be to mainly use your best inscription-rolled gear, with some exceptions. like for me, my Venomous Blaze is great as is but with a 175% damage inscription it's even better and definitely worth using over my Ponder Infinity which has 225% damage inscription.
Gotcha.

I'll have to double check my best stuff. Legendary worth running over slightly better inscriptions?
 

Xeontech

Member
Oct 28, 2017
2,885
Gone for a week and it’s like a clusterfuck in here lolol

Some massive broken mechanics so loot literally doesn’t matter and a patch to follow that give more loot! Lol

Pretty happy they’re making gm2&3 worth a dam finally. Will definitely hop back in for that.
 

edgefusion

Member
Oct 27, 2017
795
Gone for a week and it’s like a clusterfuck in here lolol

Some massive broken mechanics so loot literally doesn’t matter and a patch to follow that give more loot! Lol

Pretty happy they’re making gm2&3 worth a dam finally. Will definitely hop back in for that.
That's already live, it was a server-side change.
 

Raide

Member
Oct 31, 2017
6,889
Did a handful of Contracts, got some MW items, so that was nice. Trying just to play Ranger so I can get more gear.

I still enjoy the combat, I just wish there was more variety in terms of abilities etc. I would happily swap out my bubble shield for something more active or interesting.
 

shinobi602

Newman
Administrator
Oct 24, 2017
1,687
Anyone know how you get to be able to craft higher tier components? I’m an epic Colossus now at 424 and can still only craft rare components at the highest.