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Wednesday, July 24th 2019, 6:24pm

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Hello, am not playing much lately and was checking the auction house and wanted to know which is better:

https://i.imgur.com/0PX7vRm.jpg?1

thx for answer

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Wednesday, July 24th 2019, 6:36pm

Rayofsshadow

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If you are just buying ONE "Exarkh" id say, but if ur only wanting one of the ones in Pic id say Rakshas for dps, the adaptive ones are better if u get more than ONE shell ;P
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Wednesday, July 24th 2019, 9:59pm

How that works? the adaptative i mean.

Btw, thx a lot

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Wednesday, July 24th 2019, 10:05pm

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the more shells u "destroy" for the adaptive the more u rank up offensive skills in it + there is some upgrades to it too, so if ur not rdy to spend alot of Money get "Exarkh" shell
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Thursday, July 25th 2019, 2:55am

Newest one is "Bastion'.
Most offensive skills use mana batteries. In all shells.

Shells HP depends on it's generation and varies from less than 1k on oldest ones (Monolith, Vanguard) to 18111 for last generation (Bastion).

Adaptive shell core is available for "free". It is quest reward for completing Tycoons' Representatives reputation - one of BG reps.
To use adaptive core you need any regular shell. Then you need to use and destroy one of each shell types to upgrade adaptive one to max, but it can be useful even without spending this money. Right when you obtain it, adaptive shell has HP equal to "Exarkh" - previous generation shell. Using "Upgrade project II" item will increase it's HP to level of "Bastion". From start you can get also 10 or 20% HP bonus with passive Titan Augmentation.

Without spending cash on all available shell types you can't get full dps buff or other offensive skills offered by shell but still can get some protection and speed boost cheaper than buying top tier shell.

PS> "Upgrade Project" is completely obsolete item now. It adds just skill slot for shell. If you don't put cash to upgrade shell you don't need it anyways. If you will put cash - you will want "Upgrade Project II" which gives same skill slot plus HP update to latest level.

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Thursday, July 25th 2019, 4:42am

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ah yeah forgot about the free one, but remember he has to have one before he can use the adaptive. I recommended exarkh cuz the def passive is the best imho ;P
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Thursday, July 25th 2019, 3:27pm

And here we start to dig really deep into details.
Can't tell how much cost this passive def - i have completely battery-free adaptive with titan for hp and aoe stun that doesn't consume batteries.

Any shell older than Exarkh can be used only as material for adaptive shell now - not enough hp at present stage.
Exarkh and Bastion seem to have very similar bonuses though Exarkh skill on shell destruction look better. It has less hp though. Can't get exact number because it depends on gs, but i think Bastion has around 50-60% more hp than Exarkh. It is also much more expensive. (Edit: seems true on sale, now found Bastion cheaper than Exarkh in AH)

Any cheapest shell + free Adaptive Core (+ Upgrade Prject II) may be cheapest option to get some usable shell. With a bit limited functionality though. At least during sale. Now prices got a bit out of control and are quite random.

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Thursday, July 25th 2019, 4:40pm

Nice, i will try to get that rep then and see what happens

thx for all the answers

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Friday, July 26th 2019, 9:34am

If you're going for the reputation one then save your symbols for a smile with +fame also use the tome that increases your fame and get a guild tabard, those 3 combined will save you 4 times the farming, focus on getting 1 type of tycoon coins cuz they have 3 different reputation.

Like the others said, you can't active the adaptive shell unless you have a shell (basic color pattern) which means you need to at least have used one permanent shell in order to active the shell, and then you can hammer that old shell and you'll get 2 skill one offensive and one defensive, you can switch them to any of those you want, I don't recommend using titan augmentation cuz it's increase isn't that significant at low "rank"(basic 2 maximum is 8 atm, it increases each time you hammer a unique shell " if you had 2 monolith and you hammer them both "using adaptive converter which you can get from boutique now for like 120pc or like 200 bc" you will only get one increase in rank but you will still get the extra offensive and defensive skill which you can trade to any other or stack them into design pack "100 pack for defensive skill, 200 pack for offensive skill, 500 for upgrade project,250 for adaptive shell, 30 for adaptive converter, 1 for adaptive battery which you need 5 to activate each of your skill" and if you don't have the upgrade project II (like the others said, it will boost your adaptive shell's hp, and give you another slot to put 2 offensive skills, but 2 skills of same type doesn't stack), it won't boost that much, so it's better to get another skill.

Now what I do recommend you to do is to wait for the next box sale ( because we will have upgrade project III by then and there will be a new shell, so the total rank will be increased by 1 and the current upgrade project II will give less hp compared to the upcoming new shell and prices in general will be much cheaper).

If you don't want to wait then just go for respected at one of the tycoon, then buy any shell (300~500bc is best price if you can find), use it hammer it and then activate your adaptive shell.
Or just buy Exrath or bastion and even if you get respected don't hammer the exrath/bastion and keep using it till next box you may find good prices for exrath and pastion (1kbc/ 3kbc) respectively. but I think it will be hard to find any good prices and it will be hard to get fragments for the time being.

Also, when you get the shell get the inventor handbooks they're pretty useful, green(gallop) and blue(auto-activation) are cheap, but the others will be expensive now, best is the fable one which heals you when the shell is destroyed.
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This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "PunisherSy" (Jul 26th 2019, 9:41am) with the following reason: typos, as always.


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