Guide to Dark Gaming PvP

This is a guide to Dark Gaming’s PvP, things unchanged from Vanilla PvP will not be listed

The distinguishing mechanic of Dark Gaming PvP is that weapons are modified with custom damage and velocity, armors are also modified with custom defense and damage bonuses.

Weapon and armor changes, bans and others can be seen in the PvP manager website

Learning the meta may be difficult for some people since it is very different from a normal meta, this guide was made to teach people the meta that Dark Gaming has.


Equipment

General Accessories

Wings, Hero Shield and Celestial Shell should always be equipped.

Name Sprite Info
Solar Wings meter-pattern Fastest base vertical and horizontal speed
Stardust Wings meter-pattern Indistinguishable from Solar Wings
Betsy’s Wings meter-pattern Horizontal hovering while holding Down + Jump
Empress Wings meter-patern|48x Fastest ascent acceleration while holding Up
Hero Shield meter-pattern Grants knockback immunity and 8 defense
Celestial Shell meter-pattern Provides various stat-boosts (Including 10% Increased damage)
Tabi meter-pattern Allows the ability to dash
Worm Scarf meter-pattern\26x26 Reduces damage taken by 17%
Avenger Emblem meter-pattern 12% Increased damage
Soaring Insignia meter-pattern Increases flight and jump mobility, Grants infinite wing and rocket boot flight

You should use your accessories with the Menacing prefix.

Viable Armor Sets

The following Armor Sets are good for any kit.

image Solar Flare Armor (Recommended)

  • Provides good defense, melee damage and melee speed
  • Provides damage reduction (12%) and increased regeneration
  • Grants the ability to Dash

Beetle_armor Beetle Armor (Recommended)

  • Provides the best damage reduction (99%)

Crimson_armor Crimson Armor

  • 36% damage increase
  • Increased regeneration

Class Specific Armors and Accessories

You can combine different armor pieces and accessories to maximize certain stats.

Mixed
Name Sprite Info
Palladium Mask Palladium_Mask 12% Increased melee damage, 12% Increased melee speed
Crimson Helmet Crimson_Helmet 12% Increased damage
Solar Flare Breastplate meter-patterm\38x28 17% Increased melee damage, Grants minor life regen
Shinobi Infiltrator’s Torso Shinobi_Infiltrator's_Torso 5% Increased melee damage, 20% Increased melee speed
Palladium Breastplate Palladium_Breastplate 10% Increased melee, ranged and minion damage, 14% Increased magic damage
Frost Leggings Frost_Leggings 14% Increased melee and ranged damage, 10% Increased melee speed
Forbidden Treads meter-pattern Increases maximum mana by 40, 12% Increased magic and minion damage, Increases your max number of minions by 1
Fire Gauntlet meter-pattern 12% Increased melee damage and speed, Enables auto swing for melee weapons, Increases the size of melee weapons
Berserker’s Glove meter-pattern 12% Increased melee speed, Enables auto swing for melee weapons, Increases the size of melee weapons
Melee
Name Sprite Info
Palladium Mask Palladium_Mask 12% Increased melee damage, 12% Increased melee speed
Solar Flare Breastplate meter-pattern 17% Increased melee damage, Grants minor life regeneration
Beetle Scale Mail Beetle_Scale_Mail 16% Increased melee damage, 6% Increased melee speed
Frost Leggings Frost_Leggings 14% Increased melee and ranged damage, 10% Increased melee speed
Fire Gauntlet meter-pattern 12% Increased melee damage and speed, Enables auto swing for melee weapons, Increases the size of melee weapons
Mechanical Glove meter-pattern 12% Increased melee damage and speed, Enables auto swing for melee weapons, Increases the size of melee weapons
Berserker’s Glove meter-pattern 12% Increased melee speed, Enables auto swing for melee weapons, Increases the size of melee weapons
Warrior Emblem meter-pattern 15% Increased melee damage
Ranger
Name Sprite Info
Chlorophyte Helmet meter-pattern 16% Increased ranged damage
Huntress’s Jerkin meter-pattern 20% Increased minion and ranged damage
Vortex Leggings Vortex_Leggings 16% Increased ranged damage
Ranger Emblem meter-pattern 15% Increased ranged damage
Sniper Scope meter-pattern Increases view range for guns, 10% Increased ranged damage
Molten Quiver meter-pattern Increases arrow damage by 10% and greatly increases arrow speed
Mage
Name Sprite Info
Chlorophyte Headgear meter-pattern Increases maximum mana by 80 and reduces mana usage by 17%, 15% Increased magic damage
Palladium Breastplate Palladium_Breastplate 10% Increased melee, ranged and minion damage, 14% Increased magic damage
Forbidden Treads meter-pattern Increases maximum mana by 40, 12% Increased magic and minion damage, Increases your max number of minions by 1
Celestial Emblem meter-pattern 15% Increased magic damage
Sorcerer Emblem meter-pattern 15% Increased magic damage
Destroyer Emblem meter-pattern 10% Increased damage
Summoner

Whip kits are the most viable Summoner variant.

Name Sprite Info
Stardust Helmet meter-pattern Increases your max number of minions by 1, 22% Increased minion damage
Shinobi Infiltrator’s Torso Shinobi_Infiltrator's_Torso 5% Increased melee damage, 20% Increased melee speed
Stardust Leggings Stardust_Leggings 22% Increased minion damage
Fire Gauntlet meter-pattern 12% Increased melee damage and speed, Enables auto swing for melee weapons, Increases the size of melee weapons)
Mechanical Glove meter-pattern 12% Increased melee damage and speed, Enables auto swing for melee weapons, Increases the size of melee weapons
Berserker’s Glove meter-pattern 12% Increased melee speed, Enables auto swing for melee weapons, Increases the size of melee weapons
Power Glove meter-pattern 12% Increased melee speed, Enables auto swing for melee weapons, Increases the size of melee weapons

Weapons

Recommended

These weapons have decent damage, can be used in enough situations, are fast enough, and are good in general as weapons.

Melee
Weapon Name Recommended Prefix
meter-pattern Paladin’s Hammer Unreal
meter-pattern Possessed Hatchet Rapid
meter-pattern Sergeant United Shield Hasty
meter-pattern Combat Wrench Unreal
meter-pattern Light Disc Unreal
meter-pattern True Night’s Edge Legendary
meter-pattern True Excalibur Legendary
meter-pattern Flying Dragon Legendary
meter-pattern Ice Sickle Legendary
meter-pattern Terrarian Ruthless
meter-pattern Daybreak Unreal
meter-pattern Solar Eruption Ruthless
meter-pattern Starlight Ruthless
meter-pattern Flower Pow Unreal
meter-pattern Shadowflame Knife Unreal
Ghastly_Glaive Ghastly Glaive Unreal
Ranger

The recommended prefix for all ranger weapons is Unreal.

Weapon Name Note
meter-pattern Sniper Rifle Ruthless is good too
meter-pattern Revolver Rapid is good too
meter-pattern Clockwork Assault Rifle Unreal can’t be applied so use Rapid or Demonic
meter-pattern Onyx Blaster
meter-pattern Tsunami Works best with Venom or Ichor arrows
meter-pattern Aerial Bane
meter-pattern Pulse Bow
meter-pattern Chlorophyte Shotbow Works best with Hellfire arrows
meter-pattern Elf Melter
meter-pattern Marrow
meter-pattern Ice Bow
meter-pattern Toxikarp
meter-pattern Stynger
meter-pattern Celebration
Mage

Most of mage weapons recommended prefix is Unreal.

Weapon Name Note
meter-pattern Aqua Scepter
meter-pattern Shadowflame Hex Doll
meter-pattern Heat Ray Mythical is good too
meter-pattern Laser Rifle Rapid is good too
meter-pattern Shadowbeam Staff
meter-pattern Bat Scepter
meter-pattern Stellar Tune Unreal can’t be applied so use Demonic
meter-pattern Crystal Storm
meter-pattern Bubble Gun Ruthless is good too
meter-pattern Betsy’s Wrath Mythical is good too
meter-pattern Blizzard Staff Ruthless is good too
meter-pattern Tome Of Infinite Wisdom
meter-pattern Staff Of Earth
meter-pattern Magic Missile Ruthless is good too
meter-pattern Rainbow Rod Ruthless is good too
meter-pattern Demon Scythe
meter-pattern Cursed Flames
meter-pattern Clinger Staff Ruthless since it’s stationary
meter-pattern Rainbow Gun Ruthless since it’s stationary
Summoner
Weapon Name Recommended Prefix
meter-pattern Rainbow Crystal Staff Mythical
meter-pattern Ballista Staff Ruthless
meter-pattern Staff Of The Frost Hydra Ruthless
meter-pattern Dark Harvest Unreal
meter-pattern Morning Star Unreal

Not Recommended

These weapons are not recommended as they cannot be used in enough situations, are slow, or are overshadowed by other weapons

Melee
Weapon Name Reason
meter-pattern Death Sickle Overshadowed by Ice Sickle
meter-pattern Terra Blade Overshadowed by True Excalibur
meter-pattern Influx Waver Overshadowed by True Night’s Edge
meter-pattern Bananarang Overshadowed by Light Disc
meter-pattern Chain Guillotines Too slow
meter-pattern Golem Fist Overshadowed by Paladin’s Hammer
meter-pattern Flying Knife Too slow
meter-pattern Spears Overshadowed by Swords
Copper_Shortsword Copper Shortsword Extremely low range
Ranger
Weapon Name Reason
meter-pattern Red Ryder Too slow
meter-pattern Phoenix Blaster Overshadowed by Handgun
meter-pattern S.D.M.G Overshadowed by Megashark and Clockwork Assault Rifle
meter-pattern Vortex Beater Overshadowed by Megashark and Clockwork Assault Rifle
meter-pattern Star Cannon Too slow
meter-pattern Super Star Shooter Too slow
meter-pattern Candy Corn Rifle Low damage
meter-pattern Jack 'O Lantern Launcher Low damage
meter-pattern Celebration Mk2 Extremely low damage
meter-pattern Phantasm Overshadowed by Tsunami
meter-pattern Xenopopper Low damage
meter-pattern Paintball Gun Slow and short range
Mage
Weapon Name Reason
meter-pattern Toxic Flask Only good in ground
meter-pattern Inferno Fork Only good in ground
meter-pattern Laser Machinegun Low damage
meter-pattern Venom Staff Slow and short range
meter-pattern Water Bolt Low damage
meter-pattern Magnet Sphere Extremely slow
meter-pattern Crystal Serpent Only good in ground
meter-pattern Sky Fracture Small hitbox
meter-pattern Life Drain Extremely low damage
Summoner
Weapon Name Reason
meter-pattern Kaleidoscope Overshadowed by Dark Harvest
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You should add spaces between spoilers because some spoilers mix, and it’s a bit harder to read.

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I also think you should use Headings so you can get that Table of Contents.

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Editing the poop out of this.

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Tbh, much more can be written about:

  • Buffs
  • Cart Dash and other Movement Tricks
  • Hooks
  • FFA Arena Strategies
  • Charm of Myths and Regen Band
  • Healing Armors
  • Useful Commands like /more
  • Hiding (eg Shroomite Armor, Psycho Knife, etc)
  • Item Descriptions
  • Ammo Type

I know this was written, but there is a lot more to PvP besides Armor Sets, Weapons, and Ammo.
(The only things changed by PvPManager.)

It’s just that writing anymore is going to be Painful considering that it should be formatted to look nice.

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For some reason, the images’ alts are “meter-pattern”

Also, these are recursive
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In order to append images to tables, they must have meter-pattern\.

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I’m not that good, but am I allowed to add Rapid as a modifier for Stellar Tune for the speed factor?

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If you aren’t allowed then I think someone can just change it back

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considering that all it does is make the notes move faster, i would say demonic is better

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Is it? I noticed the 13% increased casting speed in practice from Rapid vs. Demonic, which checks out because that’s how much the speed increases by with in - game rounding taken into account.

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Are you referring to this post?

I don’t think it requires “meter-pattern” specifically. All you need is to escape the pipe(|) by adding a forwards slash(\) before it

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Oh really?
That’s good to know.

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You can’t use all pieces of the shroomite armor, nor the vortex, meaning no invisibility set bonus. Also, Blanc told me that its not ideal to use Psycho Knife and that he is gonna remove it.

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aww, i use psycho knife to not get killed while im chatting

not that it’s hugely useful, with solar armor

In regards to this, I was just thinking about throwing out suggestions earlier.

Also, Blanc said he’d remove the Psycho Knife a long ago. Still hasn’t happened yet.

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There was a time where it was banned from use after that statement (I recall being frozen by it), but then it was enabled again. Though, either the stealth from Psycho Knife only works clientside or the player “Undercover” is cheating as they found me 3 separate times fairly recently when I was hiding in stealth with it trying to type without being bothered, and there weren’t any indications of me being around at all.

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Bitwin also somehow homed into me every single time I tried to hide from him with it, but other people have gone right past me so I think it isn’t clientside, or maybe I’m just incredibly lucky.

Edit: nvm, it shows your healthbar

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Why does it say “Outdated, use the chests at spawn”?

Also I think the Red Riding set was unbanned and buffed/nerfed.

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The Red Riding Dress has been unbanned.

Also, which chests are you referring to?

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Since PvP is in a new world, loadout chests work now, however I think Blanc did only one loadout chest which is the ranger class.

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