Sacred 2:Archimedes Beam

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09.gif The Temple Guardian’s left arm unfolds a large parabolic mirror and fires a powerful beam of concentrated energy. Does DoT (Damage over time) and will damage anything in the beam (during the damage pulse). Skillful sighting upon an enemy can result in numerous monsters being damaged over time unless they move away from the beam.

This is a Spell Damage Based Combat Art.

Aspect

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  • Total Damage: 34-34 (17-17 Magic, 17-17 Physical)
  • Damage stays at 50% Magic, 50% Physical, unless the Bundle modification is taken
  • Hits: 1.5/second
  • Duration: 3.0 seconds
  • Regeneration Time: 6.0 seconds

Modifications

See also: Sacred 2:Combat Art Modifications
MODicons_12.gif Bronze
  • Paralyze - Considerably decreases target's movement speed. (30% + 0.1% per CA level decrease)
  • Bundle - Beam inflicts higher magic damage. (50% increased magic damage, 25% increased overall damage)

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  • Shelter - While Archimedes Beam is active, incoming damage is reduced. (15% + 0.1% per CA level damage mitigation (all damage types))
  • Annul - Significant chance to dispel beneficial spells (buffs) from target. (50% + 0.5% per CA level chance)
Archimedes Beam without Modifications
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Skills and Attributes

The following skills will affect this combat art:

  • Concentration - directly reduces regeneration time for this combat art.
  • Combat Discipline - will increase the damage of this combat art and lower its regeneration time if it is placed in a combo.
  • Ancient Magic - directly increases the damage and reduces enemies' resistance to the damage of this combat art (skill is only available to Temple Guardian with CM Patch).

The following attributes will affect this combat art:

  • Stamina will lower regeneration time

Usage Strategies

  • Any enemies caught in the beam will take damage. Therefore it can be productive to target an enemy in the back of a mob. The beam will hit all enemies in between the Temple Guardian and the target, and if the target enemy starts moving around, the beam will follow it, slicing through all enemies standing in the way.
  • Choose Paralyze - Weaken - Annul for maximum debuffs to the target enemy.
  • Bronze mod Bundle may be a better choice as raw damage is probably more valuable than debuffed run speed.
  • Damage mitigation makes Gold mod Shelter the better choice for a defensive-oriented Temple Guardian.
  • There's no point in working to get the regeneration time lower than the duration of the beam (3 seconds) - you can only have one beam firing at a time.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Good damage
  • Can remove enemy buffs (including bosses)
  • Can provide damage mitigation

Cons

  • Takes time to learn to aim the beam to maximize damage potential against mobs
  • Somewhat slow execution speed

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