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Survivor
Jan 19, 2011
1
Bosses shouldn't have 80% resistance to the school they're in.

I'm an Ice Student and have been fighting Jacques the Scratcher 5 times now, and it's getting really annoying.

Geographer
Sep 07, 2011
818
That's what prisms are for. Equp a fire wand in case he plays a shield before your prism, or carry pierce TC.

Delver
Jun 29, 2011
213
Fiona ShadowTail on May 19, 2015 wrote:
Bosses shouldn't have 80% resistance to the school they're in.

I'm an Ice Student and have been fighting Jacques the Scratcher 5 times now, and it's getting really annoying.
Just use an Ice Prism treasure card before each attack and you won't have a problem with him. There may be some at the Bazaar, or ask a high level friend to buy a few from a treasure card vendor and trade them to you.

Wolf Windrider
Keepin' it imaginary

Astrologist
Aug 20, 2011
1077
Actually, there are a few options on the table. Have you tried them?

If you have to hit him with Ice school, you might consider using an Ice Prism to convert your damage to fire.

Alternatively, you might choose to cast Infallible before you hit with Ice, which will boost your resistance-piercing capability.

If you don't like either of those options, you can also attack with another school altogether, such as Storm, Balance, Death, Myth, or Life. (Minotaur and Deadly Minotaur treasure cards are especially useful for bypassing Tower Shields.)

Defender
Jun 02, 2013
164
You receive your Ice Prism spell around level 12, after you have completed "No More Mr. Ice Guy". By exercising a tiny amount of patience, waiting just one more round, your 80% resisted Ice attack turns into a nice, boosted Fire attack.

If you have decent gear, a pet, and damage enhancements, you can probably one hit Jacques and continue your progression.

Unless that particular mob has a "cheat" where he instantly eliminates "Traps" you should not be having as much difficulty as your post suggests.

Use message boards such as these to look up strategies, gear and spell options/suggestions to defeat your enemy.

In my opinion, it is not KI that needs to consider revising the resistances given to Bosses, or certain mobs, but rather, your decisions on which cards are placed in your spell deck.

Delver
Jun 29, 2011
213
One thing to remember about using prisms...

Always put prisms on the enemy BEFORE using traps. Otherwise your attack will hit the prism and disregard the traps. This rule doesn't apply to universal traps such as Feints or Hexes, so they can be used at any time.

Mastermind
Nov 19, 2014
365
Fiona ShadowTail on May 19, 2015 wrote:
Bosses shouldn't have 80% resistance to the school they're in.

I'm an Ice Student and have been fighting Jacques the Scratcher 5 times now, and it's getting really annoying.
use prims (that what prims for)

convert different school

all mods & boss will have 80% resist to own school (why have prims for) when vs our school!

fire school prims: convert to
ice school prims: convert to
storm school prims: convert to
myth school prims: convert to
life school prims: convert to
death school prims: convert to

(balance no prims) because they have all school because attack spell triple of 3 different school damage or more clued 7!