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Index

  • Vanquish Philosophy
  • Trial Point System
  • Levels and Requirements
  • Suggested Gear
  • Adding Role
  • Submitting Requirements
  • Self Progression
  • Signing Up for Level Trials
  • No Stress
  • Herding the Cats
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    The Vanquish Philosophy

     

    Vanquish is not a hardcore Trial Guild. Our creed and philosophy is "casually hardcore" offering everything from New to Veteran Content. This is a very difficult standard to live by and to uphold. Our goal is to offer requirements that can be met with Vanquish members at heart, and to provide an environment where 12 people get together with no stress, have fun, kick arse, and they want to sign up again.

    We want to offer easy sign-ups, encourage self-progression, defeat burnout, and put together groups that are capable of the challenges. We have put together a system that encourages Guild activity, promotes leadership, and allows a player to play different roles without being constrained with completions on that Alternate.

    And in doing so, we have compiled the Trial Point System.

     

    Trial Point System

     

    The Trial Point System was designed to ensure capable groups, while allowing Vanquish members, who have experience, the opportunity to offer different roles. In many trial guilds, requirements are set and locked to that character. With the Trial Points System, your experience is based account wide. Meaning if you main a Healer in trials, and you wish to try a different role like damage or tank, that door is open. You will not be locked into "must have completed these [ list of trials ]."

    A player interested in Trials would need to download and install the add-on "Pithka's Dungeon and Trial Tracker". Once installed, you can either set it to a hotkey or type "/dtt" to launch. You will need to log into each of your alternates to get a complete achievement record.

    With Vanquish Trials there are six (6) different types:

    • Open Normal Trials
    • Open Veteran Trials
    • Introduction to Veteran Trials
    • Level 1 Veteran Trials
    • Level 2 Veteran Trials
    • Level 3 Veteran Trials

    Open Trials do not use the Trial Point System. They are intended for fun, gear runs, and to gain experience. For the remaining trials, the Trial Point System is used. There is a total of 52 Total Points a player can achieve between Trials and DLC Dungeons combined. For Veteran Trials, a grand total of 30 points are available and with DLC Hardmode Dungeons, a total of 22 points are obtainable.

     

    When a Trial Level is requiring a total number of checks, it is referring to the combined check marks you have across both Trials and DLC Dungeons. Mix-n-Match. As described above, with this system it allows any member to play alternate roles and not be locked into one specific. With the addition of allowing HM DLC Dungeons, it opens opportunities for all types of players who wish to get involved in Trials instead of locking Levels behind completion of specific Trials. For DLC HM Dungeons, we are not asking for "No Death", "Speed Run", or "Trifectas." DLC HM Dungeons can be a challenge and we hope to see more Inner-Guild activity with groups hoping to add another "check" to their list.

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    Levels and Requirements

     

    There are a total of 9 Unique roles that are used to define the Level a player can participate in based on their Points, Gear, and DPS Levels. These unique roles will be added to your discord profile and allow 'sign-ups' when that Level Trial is listed.

    Healers

    • Level 1 - Mender
    • Level 2 - Protector
    • Level 3 - Savior

    Tanks

    • Level 1 - Paladin
    • Level 2 - Guardian
    • Level 3 - Hero

    Damage Dealers

    • DPS Numbers: 65K, 75K, 85K, 90K, and 100K
    • Level 1 - Barbarian
    • Level 2 - Gladiator
    • Level 3 - Vanquisher

    These roles allow the creation of Raid groups with compatible experience. A Level 1 DPS will not be allowed to sign up for a Level 3 Trial. On the reverse side, a Level 3 DPS can sign up for a Level 1 & 2 Trial.

    Getting back to the philosophy of Vanquish, we wanted to set requirements that are achievable with "some work" without a hardcore attitude. Whether that's spending a little more time on the training dummy, participating in open trials for gear farming, or getting a group together for dungeons. Below is the list of requirements for each of the 6 various Trial types.

    Open Normal Trials
    Included Trials: All
    Sign-Up: Vanquish Website
    CP: 160 is recommended.

     

    Open Veteran Trials
    Description: Open Veteran trials are designed for fun, gear runs, and gaining experience with no, or little, expectations.
    Included Trials: All Craglorn, Craglorn HM's, AS, AS+Felms, AS+Llothis, Sunspire, Kyne's, Cloudrest, MoL
    Sign-Up: Vanquish Website
    CP: 450
    Must have completed the listed Trial on Normal difficulty
    Organizer may add recommended gear requirements for Tank and/or Healer

     

    Introduction to Veteran Trials
    Included Trials: AS, AA, AA HM, HRC, SO, SO HM
    Description: Introduction program to introduce players wanting to get involved in Veteran trials. Time, Date, Length is determined by the Organizer. Guild Mail will be sent for gaging interest.

     

    LEVEL ONE
    Included Trials: All Craglorns, Craglorn HM's, AS, AS+Felms, AS+Llothis, Sunspire, Kyne's, Cloudrest, and MOL
    Points: A total of 10 points is required. (20% of overall total)
    Addons: All (Raid Specific Add-ons, Code's Combat Alerts, Raid Notifier) Tanks (Untaunted or Tank, Hodor) Healers (Hodor, Action Duration Reminder)

    DPS (Barbarian, Gladiator, or Vanquisher Role):

    • 18K Health w/food
    • 65K DPS on 21 million 100% Raid Dummy
    • Gold Weapons, purple or better armor and jewelry
    • Suggested: Backup Range Build for Melee.
    • See Suggested Gear for Trial Scenerios

    Tank (Paladin, Guardian, or Hero Role):

    • Required: 28K minimum Physical and Spell Resistance buffed.
    • Required Gear: Claw of Yolnahkriin OR Saxhleel Champion
    • Gold Weapons, purple or better armor and jewelry
    • See Suggested Gear for Trial Scenerios

    Healer (Mender, Protector, or Savior Role):

    • Required Gear: Vestment of Olorime OR Spell Power Cure
    • Required Staff: Choice of 1: Grand Rejuvenation (DSA) OR Mender's Ward (BRP), Force Overflow (VHA)
    • Gold Weapons, purple or better armor and jewelry
    • See Suggested Gear for Trial Scenerios

     

    LEVEL TWO
    Included Trials: MOL HM, HOF, HOF HM, Rockgrove, Sunspire+LOK HM, Sunspire+YOL HM, Cloudrest +1, PLUS any listed in Level One.
    Points: A total of 18 points is required. (35% of overall total)
    Addons: All (Raid Specific Add-ons, Code's Combat Alerts, Raid Notifier) Tanks (Untaunted or Tank, Hodor) Healers (Hodor, Action Duration Reminder)

    DPS (Gladiator, or Vanquisher Role):

    • 18K Health w/food
    • 75K DPS on 21 million 100% Raid Dummy
    • Gold Weapons, purple or better armor and jewelry
    • Suggested: Backup Range Build for Melee.
    • See Suggested Gear for Trial Scenerios

    Tank (Guardian, or Hero Role):

    • Required: 31K minimum Physical and Spell Resistance buffed.
    • Required Gear: Claw of Yolnahkriin AND Saxhleel Champion
    • Gold Weapons, purple or better armor and jewelry
    • See Suggested Gear for Trial Scenerios

    Healer (Protector, or Savior Role):

    • Required Gear: Vestment of Olorime AND Spell Power Cure
    • Required Staff: Grand Rejuvenation (DSA) AND Mender's Ward (BRP)
    • Gold Weapons, purple or better armor and jewelry
    • See Suggested Gear for Trial Scenerios

     

    LEVEL THREE
    Included Trials: AS+2, Sunspire HM+2, Sunspire HM+3, Kyne's HM, Rockgrove HM, HOF HM, Cloudrest+2, Cloudrest+3, PLUS any listed in Level Two.
    Points: A total of 26 points is required. (50% of overall total)
    Addons: All (Raid Specific Add-ons, Code's Combat Alerts, Raid Notifier) Tanks (Untaunted or Tank, Hodor) Healers (Hodor, Action Duration Reminder)

    DPS (Vanquisher Role):

    • 18K Health w/food
    • 85K DPS on 21 million 100% Raid Dummy
    • Gold Weapons, purple or better armor and jewelry
    • Suggested: Backup Range Build for Melee.
    • See Suggested Gear for Trial Scenerios

    Tank (Hero Role):

    • Required: 32+K minimum Physical and Spell Resistance buffed.
    • Required Gear: Claw of Yolnahkriin AND Saxhleel Champion
    • Gold Weapons, purple or better armor and jewelry
    • See Suggested Gear for Trial Scenerios

    Healer (Savior Role):

    • Required Gear: Vestment of Olorime AND Spell Power Cure
    • Required Staff:Grand Rejuvenation (DSA) AND Mender's Ward (BRP)
    • Gold Weapons, purple or better armor and jewelry
    • See Suggested Gear for Trial Scenerios

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    Suggested Gear for ALL Roles

     

    Veteran Trials can be challenging and each has unique mechanics to master. Having an arsenal of gear choices that can aid you and your Raid Team with buffs, debuffs, mobility, healing, and damage will further the teams ability to be successful. Below is a list of set for each role that are commonly used in Trials. While these sets are not required, we do want to encourage you to have a few different options available. Note that not all listed sets are used 100% of the time but are situational depending on the Trial.

     

    SUGGESTED GEAR

    DPS:

    Stamina: Arms of Relequen, Vicious Ophidian, Berserking Warrior, Chaotic Whilwind (BRP), Kinra's Wrath, Deadly Strike, Tzogvin's Warband (Minor Force), Tooth of Lokkestiiz, War Machine, Aegis Caller (Adds), Malstrom Bow (MA), Caustic Arrow (DSA), Singing Slashes (DSA), Harpooner's Wading Kilt (Mythic)

    Stamina Monster Helms: Domihaus, Slimecraw, Stormfist (adds), Selene, Maarselok, Velidreth (adds)

    Magicka: Mantle of Siroria, False God's Devotion, Bahsei's Mania, Mother's Sorrow, Medusa, Elemental Catalyst (Necros), Burning Spellweave (Adds), Elf Bane, Master Architect, Crushing Wall (MA), Destructive Impact (DSA), Harpooner's Wading Kilt (Mythic), Diamond's Victory (crafted), Mechanical Acuity (crafted), Z'en's Redress (DK)

    Magicka Monster Helms: Zaan, Maw of the Infernal, Valkyn Skoria, Grothdaar, Ilambris, Slimecraw, Iceheart, Domihaus

    Tank:

    Sets: Claw of Yolnahkriin, Saxheel Champion, Elemental Catalyst, Powerful Assault, Roar of Alkosh, Drake's Rush, Worm's Raiment, Puncturing Remedy (DSA 1H/Shield), Crimson Oath's Rive, Aegis of Galenwe, Dragon's Defilement (adds), Stone-Talker's Oath, Vestment of Olorime, Frozen Watcher, Void Bash (VH 1H/Shield), Concentrated Force (AS Ice), Bani's Torment, Arkasis's Genius

    Tank Monster Helms: Encratis's Behemoth, Engine Guardian, Bloodspawn, Syphony of Blades, Tremorscale (for stam groups), Lady Thorn, Magma Incarnate, Scourge Harvester, Troll King, Baron Zaudrus

    Healer:

    Sets: Spell Power Cure, Vestments of Olorime, Stone-Talker's Oath, Worm's Raiment, Healing Mage (Mending), Hollowfang Thirst, Roaring Oportunist, Zen's Redress, Way of Martial Knowledge, Jorvulds Guidance, Hircine's Veneer, Gossamer, Master Architect, Pearls of Ehlnofey (Mythic), Grand Rejuvenation (DSA resto), Mender's Ward (BRP resto), Crushing Wall (MA destro), Destructive Impace (DSA Ice)

    Healer Monster Helms: Sentinel of Rkugamz, Nightflame, Syphony of Blades, Earthgore, Troll King, Encratis's Behemoth

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    Adding Role

     

    In our Discord, under the "Vanquish" tab at the top you will find a #role-assign channel. Clicking the Trials Role will notify you immediately when an Open Vet, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 or Trial news is posted. The static Normal Trials will not be announced as they are static (Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays). You will also find these events listed on our Guild MOTD in game.

     

    Submitting Requirements

     

    Submitting requirements is done through Discord by way of submitting a Ticket. Under our "Trials" Category, you will find the channel #parses-achievements. Opening a ticket creates a two-way private channel between those with the RA Role. Once your profile has been updated, you will be notified, and the ticket closed. Further instructions are listed in the channel description.

     

    Self-Progression

     

    We want to strongly encourage players to be progress-minded in terms of developing their skills and acquiring the gear that will enable them to improve their performance, and by extension, the performance of any trial team they participate in. And we want to celebrate players who do this!

    Players will receive Tags on their Discord profiles that represent their level of dps, tanking, healing, and Trials they have accomplished. If someone achieves 65K DPS, on their profile it will show that. If someone is 100K dps, the same. How many of us will strive for that next level? For tanks and healers, tags aren't based on DPS. But we do have some cute Titles.

    Anytime you have an update for your profile, simply resubmit a new ticket.

     

    Signing Up for Level Trials

     

    For each Level, Trials can be a one time and done, or multiple times a week for up to 5 weeks, per organizer discretion. We've capped the length of trial gorups at 5 to avoid burnout. Newly created Level Trials will be posted for sign up in Discord only with an announcement made to the @Trials tag. If you meet the requirements, simply reply to the Channel with your intended role. Note that when signing up, you are committing yourself to the # of weeks the Trial is posted for.

     

    No Stress

     

    Life happens. If a Trial that is scheduled for # of weeks and finds itself short on filling, we will simply disband the Trial and try it on a different day, trial, or time. We understand that it can be heartbreak for those that are attending, however It is often better to move on than to spend lose time finding replacements, re-creating the team, or offering a spot to a player that doesn't meet the requirements. It does not mean that the organizer cannot try to find a replacement. Remember, a Level 1 Trial can be filled by those in Level 2 or 3. What we want to discourage, is the stress of trying to find replacments week in and week out.

     

    Herding the Cats

     

    We want to offer the ability to organize Trials to be open Guild wide. In the past, trial times were always determined by the available times the Officer or Raid Lead could be present. This practice locked many willing and capable players out of participating. Opening organization up to Vanquish members allows the chance for Trials to be at any time and any day.

    With Level Trials being being offered to only members that meet the requirements, organizers only need to send Invites. If you have been involved in trials in the past, a group working together, offering ideas, and then working on the solution is how success is made. It is a team effort.

    Running a Trial does have requirements as you, the organzier,are representing Vanquish. An organizer must be patient, mature, understanding, and hold all members in the highest regard. It would also help to know a little about the Trial before it starts.

    If you wish to organize a Trial, please contact an officer. We would be happy to show you how to set up a Trial, Get it Ready, and Promote it.

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