There are a lot of posts asking how to achieve a permastun. Thisguide is intended to show the various methods which can be used. First a fewdefinitions and misconceptions:
· A true permastun can be repeated with eachattempt. Relying on HB to get a lucky stun does not give a true permastun
· Dryad’s attack speed is 1.5 seconds so she can’tbe used to synchronized with the other stun heroes (who all have a 1 second attackspeed).
· After the first hit, your heroes will proc every7 hits. Therefore your stun needs to last 7 hits to achieve a permastun.
· Immo will always stun on the first hit, and withonly one target he will always hit that target at the beginning of his skill.Therefore against the Boss Immo will stun for 1 second at the beginning of hisskill.
· Permastun is not always desired against Boss1 orBoss2 as you may get more damage with other strategies; particularly if youhave PD.
Now to the various strategies.
Shard-able Hero Stun
Heroes: Champion, Executioner (4/9), TG, and Immo for stun. Adddruid and another dps (with 6th hero base).
Rationale: With the four heroes you get 7.5 seconds of stun whichis more than the 7 seconds you need for a permastun.
Considerations: The timing has to be exact and is verytricky. You can not have berserk 4/5 or 5/5 on any of the stun heroes or theywill hit faster and be out of synch. You can not use cupid or his energy boostwill throw your heroes out of synch. Without the PD or Cupid buff your damagewill be fairly low (5 – 10 mil in 3 minutes), although higher then without apermastun. This is the only permastun available if you don’t have PD.
Execution: Most adopted method is to drop druid, wait foragro then drop champion, wait for stun and drop executioner, before Executioner’sthird hit drop TG, before the TG’s second hit drop immo. Keep in mind that theheroes “hit” the instant the animation starts and not when they appear to hit. Soif you drop your immo as TG’s hammer is hitting the target you’ve waited toolong, you need to drop the next hero right beforethe animation starts.
PD, no berserk onchampion, no cupid
Heroes: PD, champion, TG, Executioner or Immo for stun. Adddruid and another dps (with 6th hero base).
Rationale: This method is similar to the above but since youhave PD you’ll be hitting faster and won’t need as many stun heroes. The timingwill also be easier since you have more room for error.
Considerations: The skill level of your PD will dictate howmany stun heroes you need. You will spend most of the fight with 1 – 2 stacks.PD 4/9 will be at 800 ms for the whole fight so you need .8*7 seconds = 5.6seconds of stun and therefore at least 3 stun heroes. PD 5+/9 will be at 800 mswith 1 stack, and 600 ms with 2 stacks and can get away with only 2 stunheroes, although 3 is much easier to pull off. Executioner 4/9 has a two secondstun and is much easier to use for your third stun then immo. Since you havethe PD buff your damage will be better than the first method.
Execution: Drop PD, wait for agro, drop druid and other nonstun heroes, wait till the last moment and drop GA, wait for stun and dropchamp, wait 3.8 seconds drop executioner, wait 2.5 seconds and drop TG. Thetiming may be a bit different based on the level of revite. The idea is tomaximize the hits on PD and the energy gain to get your stacks going, but havethe champion stun hit before GA wears off.
PD with berserk,champion with berserk, no cupid
Heroes: PD, Champion. Add druid and dps.
Rationale: With berserk your PD and/or champion are hitting fasterso can achieve a stun with only champion.
Considerations: Requires high berserk on both PD ANDchampion and high skill on PD. At 400 ms your PD can sustain 2 stacks withoutcupid. The level of berserk required will depend on your skill. With 5/5berserk you can hit 400 ms in two stacks of PD 7/9, with 3-4 /5 berserk you canhit 400 ms in two stacks of PD 8/9. Your champion will also need to hit the 400ms speed to enable the permastun (0.4 *7 hits =2.8 seconds). With PD 7/9 youwill need 5/5 berserk on champion, with PD 8/9 you will need 3-4 /5 berserk onchampion, with PD 9/9 you will need 2/5 berserk on champion. If you do not havea high enough berserk on both your heroes then ditch the berserk on thechampion and use the method above.
Execution: Drop PD to tank, wait for agro and drop all othernon stunners, hit GA at last moment, and drop champion about halfway through GA.
PD with cupid
Heroes: PD, cupid, Champion. Add druid and dps.
Rationale: The extra energy of cupid will allow you toachieve 3 PD stacks and a permastun with only PD and champion but without the need for berserk.Since you have all three buffers your damage will be high. This is only method thatallows you to hit the 200 ms cap and 120 mil in 3 minutes.
Considerations: You want both your PD and your champion tobe at 400 ms. At 400 ms your PD can sustain 3 stacks with cupid 4+ /9 to help.At 400 ms your champion can permastun. The minimum required is PD 7/9 withcupid 4/9. Having berserk will allow for lower PD skill levels.
Hope that helps. Please post any clarifications orquestions.