uh tbh i never had any problems with my SM in coloseum. i find myself reaching 4th round always and 5th every 3 of 5, SM is a very powerfull KS machine, here are some suggestions:
-only go for light or medium clothe characters only if posible,dont lose time trying to bring down sorcs standing in LoR or priests, if sacrifice is out of CD and you see a non tank character with around 4k hp thats your signal to start charging sacri on him, most probably is that it will go out when that target is around 2-3k wich means instant KS (my sacri hits for 5.5k non crit, but i have the whole coloseum accessories set and both pvp handle and soul doll). also remember tab targeting is way faster that point and click to search for people.
-now soul extinction. Mental break down(for pvp/colo) and soul extortion (for pve) are your spamable dps skill. not soul extinction, this one is only for the slight burst and powerfull DoT. you can chase people around with mental breakdown, and if sacri is on CD try searching for a wizard a ranger or a sin and put soul extinction on them then spam mental breakdown, SE dot does around 400 dmg per tick and mental breakdown around 800. with bot you can burn clothies and mediums fast.
-SMs is one of the 3 kings of aoe damage, and 4 weak monsters kill worth a player kill, when mobs appear keep an eye out for a group of mobs stacked togueter or a knight/warr aoeing a big group wich is what they usually do when they spam. then use death spell to put soul injection on the whole lot and spam mental breakdown to ks them all (soul injection makes both mentan and extortion bumb on all targets with the debuff, damaging them all and even the tank that pulled them togueter). if you see someone attacking a medium size mob (those with around 15k hp) you can KS them that mob easily with sacri, (sacri hits around 7k non crit on mobs), i think a medium sized mob worths around 3 weak monster kills)
-Use awake not only for the dps buff, but as a maximun trolling mode; when ppl see you in awake and you are stil in one place you will get bursted down, if you use awake combine it with a wind elixir and NEVER STOP MOVING AND GO RAMBO ON YOUR TARGET. you will hit people very strong and unless they chain stun you you can easily get run away and combine restoration with master red potions to heal very fast (master red potions make a huge difference in colo)
i try to have an Awake and guardian off CD if i see im gonna reach 5th round. when 5th round is about to start, pop up guardian (just before counter reach 0) use awake and wind elixir and rund around the border of the arena, if someone was targeting you at the waiting time he will have allready forget about you, if someone sees you running at the speed of light like that they wont even bother with you. then you can use a hit and run tactict to find the person everyone is attacking and KS him (you will be on awake and with guardian haste buff, you can cast SE very fast and finish him off with an as fast casted sacri+30%matk)
if you see the 1th on you on 5th round RUN AS HELL and combine potions with restoration and wind elixir untill you rank down or get out of sight, in 5th round, even if you are first ranker, if you have both awake and wind elixir and guardian movement speed bonus people wont try to lose precious time trying to chase you and will switch target, then you can come from behind and quickly KS that target. if you see porings kill them (people die much less often in 5th round unless is a guild premade, so the small points given by porings can mean winning or losing. more than once i lost at 2th rank with both me and the 1th ranker having the same ammount of player kills, but he having more points due to poring kills. there is even a SS somewhere here on the forum of a guy that won 5th round by killing porings only)
if you are 1th ranker and manage to KS someone else when timer is under 40s or so you very much have the match won unless you die (dieing takes points from you and give a lot to the killer if you are 1th ranker) so pop a wind elixir and run inside a room (if you are sure no one as seen you) stick to the wall and run around the border till timer stop. then run to the middle and do the victory dance in front of the losers
Edited by ArukaX, 06 November 2013 - 08:48 AM.