Is the precursor worth it? NO

Iccengi
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So I just spent 5 hours slogging through 4 quest lines (had to do a few quests including some of the main cwc questline) and bouncing all over Tamriel for a cool metal dummy I thought would be great for my new priory home and a little more fitting then skeletons. But....

SURPRISE!!!!

It’s got a whopping 390k health.
I burst it down in less then 10 seconds with no food and no buffs and no trap on my nb. I don’t get it. It’s a lot of work to get one dummy. They’re bound. It’s not gonna ruin the market if they had the normal test dummy health. You could I suppose make toons and delete them to farm more then max 14 but that seems like the sort of task that would cause 99% of us to drink bleach just to end our own misery.

Once again I feel zos could have made an awesome choice but instead decided to kick us in the aśś when we weren’t looking :(
  • Iccengi
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    I disagree it’s not free. It takes several hours to do the quest. Hours I could spend doing something more enjoyable.
    SisterGoat wrote: »
    It IS free. Just buy a skeleton or whatever, you can get them with gold or crowns.
    I have 3-5 dummies in all my large houses. I’m not an idiot that doesn’t know regular skeletons don’t exist or am too cheap to buy them. Hence my complaint here that this dummy is rediculous comparatively speaking.
  • Sixty5
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    I find it useful.

    It's pretty nice to practice combos on, and is better for testing single hits on than the other dummy, given that you can rest it in 10 seconds or so.

    Also good for Ulti-gen
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  • FloppyTouch
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    I think it’s really cool just the way it talks and fits in my home. If you have the other target skeletons then why does it matter. The quest was easy I used google and finished in about an hour. Well worth the time and fun I had bursting him down over and over.

    I use him as a Butler in my home
  • Armatesz
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    I'm pretty much going to get a bunch of them to showcase a crowd control dps test for people that visit my home. Yeah they are quick to kill.
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  • Scraelos
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    It's totally worth it. It comments your actions like sex toilet from "Better Call Saul" does.
  • SisterGoat
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    Iccengi wrote: »
    I disagree it’s not free. It takes several hours to do the quest. Hours I could spend doing something more enjoyable.
    SisterGoat wrote: »
    It IS free. Just buy a skeleton or whatever, you can get them with gold or crowns.
    I have 3-5 dummies in all my large houses. I’m not an idiot that doesn’t know regular skeletons don’t exist or am too cheap to buy them. Hence my complaint here that this dummy is rediculous comparatively speaking.

    The quest itself doesn't take THAT long. Don't do it on any alts if it's such a pain. I thought the quest was fun and I like killing it, it's funny.
    Edited by SisterGoat on November 15, 2017 8:29AM
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  • Bladerunner1
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    It's approximately the strength of a trash mob in a vet DLC dungeon, maybe a tad stronger than the average. One way to test a build is single target DPS, but don't forget about AOE DPS.

    I'm making an effort to grab at least 4 and set them on the opposite side of my training area because I like to test out everything.
  • sudaki_eso
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    I found it quite fun to be questing all over tamriel again to find those parts. It can take quite some time if you dont "cheat" and look up the places online - here i would agree with OP that it takes about a couple of hours. On the other hand, the infos about the dummy were out there long time ago and no one forced you to do the quest :wink:
    I like him, not that i really needed him but he found his place in my house.
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  • altemriel
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    Iccengi wrote: »
    So I just spent 5 hours slogging through 4 quest lines (had to do a few quests including some of the main cwc questline) and bouncing all over Tamriel for a cool metal dummy I thought would be great for my new priory home and a little more fitting then skeletons. But....

    SURPRISE!!!!

    It’s got a whopping 390k health.
    I burst it down in less then 10 seconds with no food and no buffs and no trap on my nb. I don’t get it. It’s a lot of work to get one dummy. They’re bound. It’s not gonna ruin the market if they had the normal test dummy health. You could I suppose make toons and delete them to farm more then max 14 but that seems like the sort of task that would cause 99% of us to drink bleach just to end our own misery.

    Once again I feel zos could have made an awesome choice but instead decided to kick us in the aśś when we weren’t looking :(




    yes, its health could be much higher, but wait, you did not know upfront, how much its health willl be?
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  • Storymaster
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    Iccengi wrote: »
    ...but that seems like the sort of task that would cause 99% of us to drink bleach just to end our own misery.

    Hmmm. That sounds suspiciously like the magic potion they made that makes you forget about The Phantom Menace.

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  • SGT_Wolfe101st
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    Honestly the quest was fun and interesting and I like it when you are sent back out into the world to find items. There are so many amazing places in this game that I rarely visit. I think most of us tend to hang out in the populated cities, getting items, shopping at guild traders, getting our dailies, etc., this got me away from that typical interaction. Then to top it all off, after a fun quest, you get something to show for it that isn't something you'll hang on the wall or decon. Its a win all around IMO.
    Edited by SGT_Wolfe101st on November 17, 2017 2:43PM
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  • SisterGoat
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    Every DLC/chapter with a new area since Wrothgar has something you have to collect or have a do list for, and that was it for this DLC.
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  • Armatesz
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    SisterGoat wrote: »
    Every DLC/chapter with a new area since Wrothgar has something you have to collect or have a do list for, and that was it for this DLC.

    There is the food recipes you can get in clockwork city too, plus you have to get the training dummy just to get a certain memento.
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  • Armatesz
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    Note this memento I am talking about is a funny one to use and watch others chase it. You would be surprised at how many times people chase it.
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  • Iccengi
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    Stopnaggin wrote: »
    Iccengi wrote: »
    I disagree it’s not free. It takes several hours to do the quest. Hours I could spend doing something more enjoyable.
    SisterGoat wrote: »
    It IS free. Just buy a skeleton or whatever, you can get them with gold or crowns.
    I have 3-5 dummies in all my large houses. I’m not an idiot that doesn’t know regular skeletons don’t exist or am too cheap to buy them. Hence my complaint here that this dummy is rediculous comparatively speaking.

    Then spend your time doing other things, they arent forcing you to do the quest. They give you free stuff and you *** about it? Its a toy for your house nothing more. Has great lines when you hit him, its funny. If you don't do s it amusing then don't use it, don't waste you time on the quest, really pretty simple. All the problems you could *** about and this is what you choose. SMH

    If there are things that you want to complain about then feel free just as I’m free to complain about what I want to as well. I put this up to help people getting swayed by all the “oh you can get an awesome free test dummy” it’s not. It’s not even close to being really useful. I agree with the comment that “it’s a toy for your house” and that really all it is. If you want to farm for a toy much like in vvardenfell farming for the pet or robe then great. If you want to farm for a test dummy which is what I hear a lot of then don’t bother.
  • idk
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    The precursor being worth it depend on the person. It is part of a story line and that itself is worth it to some. Also, some can probably do it in less than 5 hours to less work on their part.

    So, in the end, to each their own.
    Really, idk
  • SisterGoat
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    If you are one those people who hate doing quests or running around to collect things, then I guess it would not be worth it. But I'd say the average person enjoys or does not mind it.
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  • Paazhahdrimaak
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    It took me like an hour maybe an hour and a half. But I did it for the achievement.
    And a free dummie for my noob friends I'm working up to shape.
  • Orticia
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    I don't mind at all that it is a weaker one. As a casual mostly solo player he is rather telling for the boss type mobs I mostly encounter and how long those encounters last. So it isn't a bad thing to practice and test out rotation, burst, gear with for me at all. Also means I don't have to hit it as long to get an idea how i did.

    Add to that I found getting it fun, only needed to do it once and it's free... and it's the most fun dummy looks and reaction wise with a nice story background to go with it... i will say it's the best target dummy out there for the likes of me.
  • Raideen
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    I agree with the OP. A "TEST DUMMY" should stay alive long enough to run at least 25 parces of a full rotation to get an accurate idea of one DPS, I mean that is the whole point in a test dummy right?

    With the exception of testing executes, I don't understand why the dummies have a health at all.
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  • LadyNalcarya
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    I know what you`re saying, but...it IS free....Free is good B)

    Personally (eventually) I`m going to get it on all my characters....Have my own ridiculously weak and useless army :)

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  • Armatesz
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    Raideen wrote: »
    I agree with the OP. A "TEST DUMMY" should stay alive long enough to run at least 25 parces of a full rotation to get an accurate idea of one DPS, I mean that is the whole point in a test dummy right?

    With the exception of testing executes, I don't understand why the dummies have a health at all.

    Certain abilities have certain requirements and they get boosted from it.
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