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You should consider speccing into Light or Cold, since they both have nice defensive passives, and Cold also has Ice Elementals which give a defense and 15% DR aura. You'll probably need to re-summon them frequently, but it's better than dying.

Fire set is kinda meh, honestly. I'd recommend swapping out for some RW's, Crafts, or even some TU's can be nice. Just check around for stuff with fire spell, +skills, and fire pierce if you want to stick with that element. Can't think of the name, but TU Jared Stone is a nice starter and allows a shield for more defense and stats too. Definitely try to get some reanimates. I orbed 10% Skeleton Reanimates on three pieces of my gear for my bowzon and the screen floods with reanimates. Helps a lot with incoming arrows, but still sometimes an arrowside sneaks through, so just be quick with dodging and you'll be fine.

For now, I'd actually just recommend grabbing the TA charm and then proceeding to try to pick up some more charms. I'm not sure you're quite ready to begin heavy farming for gear in TA yet. I'd also add Destruction Nihlathak runs into each of your games since it's guaranteed 2 sigs per run and a unique with chance of being SU.
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Kostetus wrote:I'm being raped in TA, cannot play even 2 minutes without dying.

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Should I change my build or what?


You clearly need more def and damage reduce, try to get build around cold and light or cold and psn for the passiv which give both nice amout of def
as dommsday said , 400k def is a good cap
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@L H
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@Caleb

Thanks for the answers, guys)
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Kostetus wrote:I'm being raped in TA, cannot play even 2 minutes without dying.

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Should I change my build or what?


Two words: Force Blast. Idk why no one else uses that skill. It's great.

A point into Symbol of Esu is also a good idea. Even with Living Flame, the Life regen often isn't enough to counter the onslaught there. Summons are good, too. Even 1 point Blade Spirits with the Fire/Lightning passives and they almost never die. Only passive combo that's better for them is Lightning/Cold.

Speaking of which, Lightning tree is best tree for TA. Even with 60k def, Amazons only have like 43% chance to hit or something. Then you get 18% Avoid on top of that.
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Also, stupid question but: Does the Miasma damage stack?
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no because it's poison
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Pretty sure it takes the highest amount of poison damage dealt during the cast and continually applies the highest amount over the duration
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Kylrath wrote:Summoner barb. I only have 18 minion. Works great in k3k and jungle, but not in TA. Also i have most of the charms. Its cheap and strong build for starters


Can I get a link to the build / told what the summons are?

I will play this next ladder start if possible sounds fun :)
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If I wanted to make a pure melee build which class is best for that? Would the shapeshift Druid be my best bet? Somebody told me the rat was good for beginner players and weren't very gear dependent. Right now I'm having trouble finding any success with any particular build. I'm worried I'm never going to settle in and find anything that I truly enjoy and can become end-game viable.

Median XL looks like a super fun game but without the knowledge all of you have, I'm worried I'll never become good at anything. Also the challenges you have to do before level 50, 80 and 90: They scare me and are intimidating. I don't know if I can pass them. If I even reach that far of a level.

The best advise I've received so far is somebody told me not to feel too overwhelmed at first. They feel that some new Median XL players become frustrated and they end up going back to the original game or other simpler mods like Path of Diablo. But I don't want to quit Median XL after a few days just because the game seems hard to me. I really do want to enjoy the game for a long time and eventually become good with at least one character class.

Another issue I'm having: I keep pushing GS10 and the Texas server doesn't work for me. It keeps sending me to the New York or Seattle server instead. I live in Texas so I'd rather use the Texas server. Should I push GS 10 (skip a space) or is it GS10 with no space skipped? I can't get either to work.
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Sorceress is really the only up-to-date melee guide that doesn't require extremely rich gear.

the command would be /gs 10

type /servers in the lobby to see which are online/offline and how many players are using them. you can also look at the top under the multiplayer tab for server info