So wait, you were a level 29 mystic knight, and you were doing damage? Did you have cold affinity?
If you could do straight damage, I have to seriously rethink my gear loadout. It's ether that, or I keep running in to bugged drakes (It happens.. And nearly every time I uselessly spammed the heart, it met those conditions that triggers it.
There's also the fact I'm hanging on to the heart while it's flying.. Wonder if that could trigger a bug or simply not be possible to hurt while airborn, because most times the things grounded in videos, and the wiki flat out states it takes more damage on its side....)
That's the thing, I was using ice boon and conquerer's thingee, and spamming didn't do a thing.
I've heard worse.. One guy was complaining about shooting the heart with ice affinity explosive arrows and not doing anything. It's accepted pure melee class is a "when it works" option (They also claim staggering helps, so I'll try a few full bends to the head if it happens again.)
And nearly every time this happens, the drakes flying in the air while I'm clinging to it, so I think that may be a key.. They probably didn't program it too well for that kind of scenerio, of someone grabbing on and riding it for minutes at a time..
No question whatsoever I can inflict damage if it's grounded, like after a fall from the sky.
Tried going to Fournival for more of those conquerer's buffs, but he only gave me the Escort Duty quest. Which I failed by stepping outside accidentially. And since the game auto saves when you do that, I'm out one quest.
Anyways, I finally gathered all the stuff, and it works like a charm. Haven't quite gotten the drake, but that's only because I need to clear out those goblins first. Just not this session.
Feels kind of like cheating though. But facing down 400 defense, with sub 400 attack even with night buffs, I probably would need to be a sorcerer spamming ice spells to solo without buffs..
This one guy claims he had a level 25 assassin with vocation 9 skills, plus Warrior Clout, and he creamed the drake. Is that even possible..? Vocations take a pretty long time to level.. I'd say no less then 2-3 levels per upgrade, and 1-10 is usually spent on the core fighter/strider/mage..
Not exactly what I'd call easy, because didn't buy defense buffs (Didn't want to TOTALLY cheese this), and relied almost exclusively on melee attacks (The camera angles are... not good. Xbox Ninja Gaiden was bad, and this is somehow even worse.)
Also only had one liquid vim, and few stamina restoratives.
My pawns were also completely useless.. I bought ice affinity for my main pawn, and disabled every other skill but cure, and the bastard never buffed me once. So I left him and the other pawns to die.
Which did make things a lot more complicated when the goblins started respawning.. Ehh, maybe fighting at night wasn't such a good idea, seeing the skill buffs left me five points shy of damaging the drake without the strength buffing items. Pointess really, and on the downside there's the goblin respawning, plus it's harder to track the drake.
It was dicey in the end, I won't lie. But when I got that opening, held on to it's chest with a death grip, and spammed away like there's no tommorow (You died for a noble cause, pawn in the dragons claw), and saw just one circle left, nothing on earth was gonna stop me from finishing the beast.
I was just running back and forth under it, swinging away blindly, eating healing stuff and emperer's whatchmacallits like candy.
And then had to avoid the goblin hordes just to collect my loot (They really could have finished me then), before ferrystoning away at the last minute.