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[Guide Contest Winner] Tyrant - what does it mean to be one.

Discussion in 'Guides' started by Tetsujin, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Tetsujin

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    What does it mean to be a Tyrant? Is this class for You? Why are Tyrants so strong? Why are tyrant so weak? All these questions and more will be answered in my guide. Strap in, it’s going to be a ride.

    Tyrants can dish out insane amounts of single target damage, that being said their AOE capabilities should not be underestimated either. The class is very versatile and what makes it so are the totems and a wide variety of skills both ranged and melee. Yet where Tyrants excel in damage they lack in crowd control capabilities as the only tools they have to control their opponents are single target stun and single target slow debuff (active and passive, look at the section “skills”).

    Tyrant is a class that does not suffer from not being able to find a big group of people to hunt with as long as you have access to some buffs. Ideally you want to kill monsters one by one without getting the agro of too many monsters around you as it can be hard to sustain just by yourself at times. Yet this statement is not set in stone as it highly depends on the quality of your equipment and the location you’re at.
    Having a big group of people to hunt with does not change your play style all that much. You probably will be the highest damage dealer in your group, make sure you have the self buffs up and be fast on assisting IF you’re not the MAIN assist, which very well may be (Person called “main assist” or “MA” has the role of picking targets to kill, means everyone else in the group will follow the MA lead).
    Bare minimum are the warcryer or prophet buffs.
    However ideally you would want to have bladedancer and swordsigner (or “bards”) buffs as not only most of your damage comes from critical hits (dance of warrior,fire and song of hunter helps you maximize those) but also buffs from those two classes will allow you to sustain better both in solo and group hunting.
    For quality hunting you would want: dance – of Fire, Warrior, Fury and Vampire (optional, harder to access) AND Songs – of Hunter, Earth, Wind and Warding (optional, depends on the hunting area).


    We can separate two different styles of playing a Tyrant in a PvP.

    1st. Nuker style – this means most of your damage comes from your damage dealing skills.

    2nd. DPS God style – This means that right before the PvP you will push your tyrant to the limits activating https://l2wiki.com/classic/Ogre_Spirit_Totem_-_Tyrant https://l2wiki.com/classic/Zealot_-_Tyrant and proceed to attack single targets for massive critical hits. (I’ll include a video example of it below)
    By small scale I mean 1-2 groups vs. 1-2 groups. This is where Tyrant is an absolute beast. It is very hard for your opponents to burst you down as there is not all that many of them and the big HP pool allows you to sustain through the damage with the help of your healers. You will be spear heading into these small skirmishes because someone might steal your kills.
    Here’s the video example of that. This is also me using the 2nd. pvp style, the “DPS God”.

    Big scale PvPs will happen during Castle siege, or fighting over Raid Bosses that spawn every day at the same time in https://l2wiki.com/classic/Silent_Valley or fighting for epic raid bosses like https://l2wiki.com/classic/Zaken or https://l2wiki.com/classic/Baium . And honestly whenever you and your opponents feel like but those would be the more common ones. These are two or more large groups of people (at the time of me writing this guide the big scale PvPs consists of at least 100 players fighting another 100 players) fighting for an objective.
    And well, where does our Tyrant stand in all that soup? Well as a large enemy force can easily burst you down in a second you have to position yourself very carefully. Also you want to be following a tank in your group as those classes have the ability to pull your opponents to them (https://l2wiki.com/classic/Chain_Strike_-_Shillien_Templar ) and disable them, giving you an opportunity to step into melee range and do some serious damage. Also in these kind of fights you need to be utilizing your skill https://l2wiki.com/classic/Force_Storm_-_Tyrant . It’s a ranged ability that hits up to 15 targets and trust me, one of those might not hurt your opponents too much, but when a group of tyrant starts throwing a bunch of those people die. It’s a good ability that is not used as much as it should.
    When you’re finally a fully fledged tyrant with a 3rd class transfer and call yourself a Grand Khavatari, every target you select to do damage on, first use the ability https://l2wiki.com/classic/Raging_Force_-_Grand_Khavatari as it lowers your opponents physical defense (or P. def) stats and drastically increases your damage to them.
    Also very few players know how to properly use this skill https://l2wiki.com/classic/Force_Barrier_-_Grand_Khavatari . This serves best as a distance closing skill. As you’re a melee based class you will find yourself struggling to reach your opponents. Use this skill to run up to them unharmed and execute your abilities. Video example of such play below (at 09 seconds).

    Up until you reach the endgame I would always recommend wearing heavy armor as it provides big P. def stats. Even thought Tyrants don’t have heavy armor mastery, this is a choice I recommend. However, after you reach the endgame (by endgame I mean you’re 78 or so) you have more options as by wearing light armor you not only have more p def than wearing heavy armor you also have the bonuses provided by your light armor mastery https://l2wiki.com/classic/Light_Armor_Mastery_-_Grand_Khavatari which includes +7 evasion and decreased chance to be hit by a critical hit by a 35%. (This applies ofcourse when your light armor mastery has been learned up to 78lvl)
    As for the most part of your in-game life will be spent punching your opponents the best rune to have is an Othell, the bigger tier of it you have the better. What you’re trying to do here is to have maximum critical rate in your stats which is 500. Tyrant can achieve that with a Super Othell rune Lv. 10;
    Also another viable option, tho only for a purely PvP weapon and only for the 1st. play style “The Nuker” is a Yul rune which gives you running speed. And I think that’s self explanatory. The quicker you are, the faster you close the distance to your opponent, the faster it dies, the less damage you take. Tyrants in general are the fastest running class in the game. When using https://l2wiki.com/classic/Rabbit_Spirit_Totem_-_Tyrant , paired with the https://l2wiki.com/classic/Song_of_Wind_-_Swordsinger and the classic choice https://l2wiki.com/classic/Blue_Wolf_Heavy_Armor_Set and a high tier Yul rune you will be a lightning that no one will be able to run away from.
    https://l2wiki.com/classic/Refined_Queen_Ant's_Ring https://l2wiki.com/classic/Refined_Baium's_Ring
    It’s all about that critical damage. The ground trembles when you hit your opponents with these two items.

    So you’ve reached level 40 and started calling yourself a tyrant. You’ve also decided that you need a tattoo or two. Well, this is a bit complicated. See classical choice would be +STR - CON. How much? Well again, this gets a bit complicated.
    For level 40 tyrant that levels only with prophet or warcryer buffs I would recommend no tattoos or something simple like +4 STR -5 CON or/and +4 STR – 5 DEX.

    For a tyrant that has not just the bare minimum at his disposal but also the bards or at least a bladedancer I’d recommend going +8 STR - 10 CON or +8 STR -5 CON -5 DEX or +12 STR -10 CON -5 DEX or +12 STR -10 DEX -5 CON.
    See a lot of it depends on the quality of your equipment and the buffs you have at your disposal. If you reduce your CON stats you drastically lose the amount of HP/CP you have. If you reduce the amount of DEX you have you lose attack speed and p. critical rate. Attack speed and critical rate can be imbued by the buffs, equipment and rune in your weapon. So can your HP pool tho not as much. You need to weigh in all these factors and decide as every player has access to a different kind of equipment.

    The same principle applies to tattoos after 3rd class transfer.

    Olympiad is a game of debuffs these days so you need to get very familiar with: https://l2wiki.com/classic/Yellow_Talisman_-_Guard https://l2wiki.com/classic/Grey_Talisman_Box_-_Guard Each of these talismans protects you from an incoming 5 debuffs from your opponent. They have a 2 second casting time and lasts total of 10 seconds each. So if executed correctly you can have up to 20 seconds of state where you cannot be feared, stunned, rooted or disabled in any other way. And yet there is a class that can remove your talisman protection in under 2 seconds by rapidly using 5 different debuffs. That would be Necromancers. Every match up is different, some are harder than the others and the best way to learn is by playing the game.

    Also important to mention these two talisman: https://l2wiki.com/classic/Grey_Talisman_Box_-_Benefaction https://l2wiki.com/classic/Yellow_Talisman_Box_-_Benefaction as they massively boost your defensive stats for 10 seconds. In some matches you will want to use these over the Guard talismans, in some matches you will want to use both Guard and Benefaction talismans.

    Also worth mentioning are these two talismans if you have https://l2wiki.com/classic/Bracelet_of_Duty_-_Lv._5 which has 3 talisman slots (otherwise in my opinion you wont make good use out of these): https://l2wiki.com/classic/Grey_Talisman_Box_-_Denial https://l2wiki.com/classic/Talisman_of_Battle_-_Liberate They work in a similar fashion like https://l2wiki.com/classic/Refined_Ring_of_Core ,enables you to remove debuff.

    Here’s a little example of a match vs. Necromancer. I use first guard talisman when there's 2 seconds left before the start of the fight and when the fight starts I am protected from 5 incoming debuffs. I hit my opponent twice to apply 20% slow debuff and my opponent immediately starts debuffing me so I use my second guard talisman and I was fast enough so by the time his 5 debuffs are done I have a fresh talisman up and I am protected from another 5 debuffs. At that point necromancer still has some of his debuffs on cool down and cannot do it back to back so you go into the offensive and burst him down.

    Fighting against opponents that don’t wear Blue wolf or Majestic armor (that provides stun resistance) you want to put yourself in a position where you would stun lock them in place and win a match that way. Meaning you either get rid of their Guard talisman by using https://l2wiki.com/classic/Raging_Force_-_Grand_Khavatari 5x times and than Stunning them with https://l2wiki.com/classic/Soul_Breaker_-_Grand_Khavatari . Or just waiting 10-20 seconds (while kiting around the pillars if possible) and than Stunning them and proceeding this rotation of skills: https://l2wiki.com/classic/Hurricane_Assault_-_Grand_Khavatari https://l2wiki.com/classic/Soul_Breaker_-_Grand_Khavatari . You need to keep in mind that damage on your opponent removes the stun effect, so use Rabbit totem and toggle skill https://l2wiki.com/classic/Fury_Fists_-_Tyrant to execute those two skills as fast as possible. You use Hurricane assault and immediately use Soul Breaker. Wait for the cool down and repeat. Example in the video below.

    Also one important thing I want to mention is that inside Olympiad you will fight using the 1st. PvP style "The Nuker" so might not be a bad idea to have a weapon with a Yul rune dedicated just for Olympiad.

    These are the skills you will be learning in a priority order.
    https://l2wiki.com/classic/Soul_Breaker_-_Grand_Khavatari The most important skill all the way from the time you were just a newborn Tyrant up to becoming a big bad Grand Khavatari. This is your stun, the only reliable disable your class has so every time you level up make sure you learn this skill first. Ignores shield defense meaning the tanks are not so tanky to you.
    https://l2wiki.com/classic/Punch_of_Doom_-_Tyrant Your biggest hitting skill. It has only 3 levels (1st level at 55lvl, 2nd level at 64lvl and 3rd level at 72lvl of your character). Needless to say, learn it every time you’re able to. Ignores shield defense.
    https://l2wiki.com/classic/Zealot_-_Tyrant Skill has only 3 levels. Learn it every time you have a chance. Among other things most importantly at level 3 doubles your critical hits damage. Essential for the 2nd PvP style.
    https://l2wiki.com/classic/Hurricane_Assault_-_Grand_Khavatari Ignores Shield defense.
    https://l2wiki.com/classic/Fist_Weapon_Mastery_-_Grand_Khavatari Increases you P. atk stats when using Fists and applies 20% slow debuff when punching your opponents.
    https://l2wiki.com/classic/Force_Storm_-_Grand_Khavatari This skill can stay lvl 1 until you are 79+ and have nowhere else to put your Skill points.
    https://l2wiki.com/classic/Force_Burst_-_Grand_Khavatari This skill can stay lvl 1 until you are 79+ and have nowhere else to put your Skill points.

    Also I would like to add that all of Tyrant damage dealings skills can Over-hit.

    Totems are what make tyrants so versatile. You can run fast, hit fast, hit hard, be more tanky than a tank class. Knowing what your totems do is very important as a choice of a totem can determine the outcome of the fight.

    Don't learn these skills
    https://l2wiki.com/classic/Cripple_-_Grand_Khavatari Might be one of the better abilities a Tyrant has however due to the lack of Skill Points is left being unused.
    https://l2wiki.com/classic/Burning_Fist_-_Tyrant Ignores shield defense, could be used to blow up tanks but there's just not enough skill points.

    Most commonly used macro while hunting will be an “Assist macro” for the times you have to step away from your computer for a minute or two and it will look like so. You would just put the macro in the skill bar, right click it and go make some tea while your group keeps targeting and killing monsters.

    Another good macro to have is for a priority target because it can be very hard at times to click on the right player during the PvP when there’s a 100 of them. And it would look like so. Again just put the macro in the skill bar to acquire the desired target.
    And “force” macros with which you need to be extremely careful as you might PK your own supports by accident. It enables you to use your abilities on players with a white (non chaotic pink/red) names without having to hold Ctrl key on your keyboard.

    Tyrant is one of the best class for this. It’s very simple, you punch monsters and they die. And you punch fast and hard ;)
    These are the recommended hunting spots. I must admit that this part of the guide I am most unsure about as I leveled my character in the span of 2 years in 4 different game patches so things have changed. Yet I’ve had some help so here we go.


    You are a god damn TYRANT. It's not just a class, it's also an attitude. Be proud, never back down and most importantly - Stay Humble :)

    Author: TetsujinOG @Tetsujin
    Co-author: Hermione @SuperVika
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2018
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  2. Italianomedio

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    Ty Tetsujin, you give me a lot of reasons to continue play Tyrant as main :)
  3. Edirien

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    Hello at assist macro what do you mean by right clicking it... you cant right click macro... or? nice article btw
  4. Constance

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    Not anymore.
  5. zagatxi

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    Hi, i'am a tyrant lvl 77, i have a tallum hvy set +4, fire pendant lvl 3 +8 / talisma of fate +9 / BO jewls , and bellion cestus with super othel 8, what is the best dyes for my tyrant??
    Ty for post