- Sun May 29, 2022 8:24 pm
After a total of over 500 invasions over different characters I found that:
RL35 +6 smithing +2 somber allowed me to frequently invade all of Stormveil, Limgrave, Castle Morne and Gael Tunnel, all very fun.
RL 40-50 +9/+3 the biggest spots were Caria Manor, Debate Parlor, Selia Crystal Cave, Gael Tunnel again, other early Caelid spots, and Siofra
RL 60-70 +12/+4 now covered all of Caelid frequently, Volcano Manor and Mt Gelmir as well. Some hits in the capital but Altus never seems to get much co-op for me. Caelid Divine Tower especially fun at this point.
Anywhere after that I invaded Leyndell or endgame, duels in Raya Lucaria and trolling ganksquads in Limgrave.
It's hard to find a RL/WL sweet spot especially in the Stormveil section but remember, bleed is the most popular weapon early/beginner choice and Greyoll early 90k runes is plastered everywhere online in guides. People will use that for 20+ levels, so we should expect RL30-40 for Stormveil.
Then if you want to progress, a good rule of thumb is smithing bell placements, almost no one will have a +12 weapon until they reach Altus, they'd have to save 12 smithing stone 3 and 4 which are hard to find until then. After the capital the last 3 tiers come pretty quick.
The only doubt I still have after invading all this time is if smithing/somber are calculated separately, and if not, what are the correct equivalences? Since we have 10 tiers of somber but 9 smithing, +1/+3 +2/+6 and so on shouldn't really be equivalent. +2 somber feels weak compared to +6 smithing, +3 feels about the same but I was always afraid to skew the matchmaking.