The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite MMORPG ‘Oh crap!’ skill?

    
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We’ve all been there: You saunter into a combat situation, feeling all elite and cocky, and before you know it, you’re in over your head. Your team is dying, you have mobs, er, mobbing you, and you don’t have the room or time to think. You need a breather — and fast.

That’s when you slam your hand down on that (metaphorical) big red button and activate your “oh CRAP!” skill. It’s the skill that has saved your bacon more times than you can recall. It either heals you, or pushes away the enemies, or picks up your team, or otherwise gives you a second chance at a victory. We’ve seen these skills across many games and in many forms, but they all are generally the same in that you keep them in reserve for a truly dire situation.

So what’s your favorite last ditch “oh CRAP!” skill? What skill has saved you countless times in your MMO?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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carson63000
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carson63000

Faction 3 So many years since I heard the immortal word “Skill Coil”

flatline4400
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flatline4400

Cambin FD for sure, although it’s self only, unless you have a rez stick or are a necro (or have a merc these days, I guess.)

Evac/Succor was great though.  So dramatic, watching that spell timer cast down…  will we make it!  The party is screaming “EVAC!” “GO NOW!”  5…4…3…2…1…  WOOHOO, made it!

Oh hell, someone got left behind.  Woops! lol…

MilitiaMasterV
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MilitiaMasterV

I don’t really have ‘favorites’. I enjoyed quite a few. Often the ‘oh crap’ buttons didn’t save me anyway, because if I pulled too much, it was WAY too much…since I’m a cautious person.
Also, like another person said…I often forget they are there because you save them waiting for that ‘OH ISH’ moment and then when that moment happens you forget where you put it on your bars/don’t have the couple seconds to hit it.

Luckily I recently had a run on FFXIV where the tank ate the Doom mechanic in Qarn and I was able to kite the boss a bit…then the healer went down too…and the archer and I wailed on it for the last few seconds and I was able to tag my cross-class Second Wind (On my DRG at the time) just in time to finish it with like 100 life left (Like one hit from him). The tank was like ‘Good job’ when he came back. lol

MilitiaMasterV
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MilitiaMasterV

Roke Solid walls/NPC mobs that couldn’t path to you properly if you teleported through the wall was fun for a bit on Diablo II, but then they added in the explodey mobs that would run out of nowhere and suicide on you…so that lost it’s fun.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Correction — Reverse Shield Polarity III is actually an Bridge Officer ability available to Engineering NPC crew candidates, not a console (gear piece). Apologies; I was very tired when I posted.

Estranged
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Estranged

Spell reflect on my Warrior Tank.  Sending a mage crit back to them and their impending death.  So good.

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

Nordavind iamstillwater My cats are cute, but not like this.
They also crap all over my shoes and sandals, and piss on my shirts.
Ughhhh….

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

Valkyrie Noel Ragnarok?
It alsos zeroes your armor, doesn’t it?
I’m more of a Pneuma kind of guy.

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

schlag sweetleaf *shieldslams a enemy*
“Hum…i now ask myself why am i engaging in such violent behaviours, on a more psychological sphere. Should i try a more diplomatic approach? Maybe with such economy, begginging a business with diplomats might work, since in this connected world (…)”

BritoBruno
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BritoBruno

WoW Anti-Magic Shield.
It was glorious in ICC:
Syndragosa: TREMBLE MORTALS! AS YOUR PATHETIC MAGIC BETRAAAAAAAYS YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOU!
Me: *glows green with the shield while people run* DIS GUN B GUD * proceeds to hit dragon several times with uninterrupted deeps*