Okay, so I've been putting a lot of thought into this lately for some reason...
Ath passed 7th recently, which means that I'm relatively certain that I'll be able to untrain him without losing 3rd circle. However- with all of the knowledge that y'all have imparted to me thus far about the nature of bloodblades, I've been toying with the idea of putting the untraining on hold long enough to get a Kitten morph. (Ugh...but worth it...?)
Hear me out on this...
Blood Ranger Build v3.0
750 Farley Buff (~500 Troilus, ~320 Histia)
300 Regia (Or just enough Sweng if needed, then Regia)
300 Respin Verminbane
15 Splash O'sul
2415 Total Ranks Invested (VERY Approx # of ranks available after full untrain after Kitten Morph learned)
From what I understand, bloodblades consume a tremendous
amount of spirit, so the charm/shieldstone strategy won't really work as his spirit pool will never be substantial enough to use those items effectively.
Instead, I'm considering the following theoretical strategy:
Step 1: Absorb enough damage for the BB to become dangerous.
Step 2: Kill stuff until low red.
Step 3: Retreat and morph into Kit when enough spirit is available.
Step 4: Unmorph when Kit's health is full.
In theory, I only need enough spirit to morph...with enough Respin, it should only take a few seconds to regen enough spirit to morph. With 500 Troilus, I should be able to get the kitten's ~220 Histia to full health in less than a minute, then unmorph and be at ~33% health.