Pianist, on Sep 9 2011, 11:23 AM, said:
Forrest Jump, on Sep 8 2011, 04:31 PM, said:
Xaene, on Sep 8 2011, 07:12 AM, said:
I also really liked the quest. And for what my opinions worth, boss fight was certainly interesting. He damages much faster than Nomad if you screw up, the darkness thing in particular was annoying and getting hit 400+ by it seems to be both normal and unavoidable. I rank him harder than the pest queen, easier than Nomad, and harder than the balance elemental.
Based on the end fight difficulty I would grade it as a GM quest even though Jagex havent.
It was definitively up there as one of the harder quest bosses, but at the same time it took me one shot with using only rocktails. Master quest is accurate.
Easier then Nomad?
Didn't ermmm. Stokenut die a few times using pernix/ovl?
Easier then Nomad I can do him in 1 try using saradomin brews, but, I haven't done the quest nor am I going to try to do the series except if I try maxing out.
Dont know how any specific other people are faring, and luck seems to play a larger part in this boss fight as compared to Nomad who was consistent in his special attack cycles - Vanstrom can do multiple blood bombs or darknesses etc and catch you in a bad way even when you are trying to get down rocktails or brews as fast as you can click.
And on a slightly different note - can we agree that for his CMB lvl, Vanstrom is one of the toughest bosses/monsters in rs? He was lvl 332 in the boss fight, and for this lvl he is FAR harder than mithril drags(304), kbd(276), skeletal horror(320 - i kill this guy weekly and often dont even need food), and harder than balance elemental(454), pest queen (599) etc.
Edited by Xaene, 10 September 2011 - 01:26 AM.