Limpet Laser Sin

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Limpet Laser Sin
By: Nitz

Version: MXL2017

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Introduction

A PewPew Sin that kills enemies from a safe distance while dealing heavy cold spell damage.

This guide is aimed at people who start from scratch and have neither access to sacred uniques/Sets nor charms. I tried to make it as cheap and strong as possible and actually it doesn't need a single sacred unique to get every single charm in the game. Even most of the late game builds at the end of the guide work perfectly fine with rune words and shrine crafts. With limpet laser you kickstart your game, then you can easily switch to better farm builds at the end here.

This build relies on the range, freeze and damage of Limpet Laser(LL), the awesome Aura Skeletal Flayers give you, the bonus HP from tiefling form and Phase Bomb which breaks most immunities to deal with nearly every ice immune enemy while also applying slow.

WHY USE THIS BUILD?

- Easiest way to get charms as a sin. Can farm most ubers/charms easily
- High survivability, 13k HP and 60% avoid.
- High Damage Reduction 50% (max)
- Very cheap built

Gameplay

- cast Tiefling Form and buff yourself with Blood lust, then summon the Skeletal Flayers to boost your spell damage
- spam LL to kill, break immunities with Phase Bomb or kill them with Psionic Storm
- if it's save hit a nearby enemy with Shadow Refuge to get an incredible walk speed bonus in addition to a huge damage reduction bonus
- heal yourself with vampiric icon, you can often cast this one through door or other obstacles, then you are rather safe after a blink.

On the left skill icon I have LL and cast it while holding shift. On the right side I have my spells assigned on the hotkeys F1-8. F1 Summon Edyrem. F2 Phase Bomb F3 Summon Skeletal Flayer F4 Blink F5 Vampiric Icon F6 Tiefling form F7 Townportal F8 Dark Summoning. Switch left: Bloodlust right: Shadow Refuge This is just a suggestion, you can assign them however you want.

Additional info:
Breakpoints:
IAS 54 = 5 Frames (Claws)
FHR 200 = 3 Frames
FBR 174 = 4 Frames
FCR 152 = 6 Frames

Sin is a variable character, don't stick to one built and use it all the time. I just use limpet because it's the easiest to get most charms and farm some high runes/elemental runes with very cheap gear. If you don't like limpet use one of the other traps, works perfectly fine, you could even go for ATMG sentry but I wouldn't recommend that before you have at least the crystalline flame medallion upgrade and the heroic charms. Then please switch to one of the end game builds at the end of this guide, they are extremely fast in clearing uber maps to farm or to get lvl 121.

► Early Game


► Core Skills


Stats alocation
Strength - enough for gear
Dexterity - Enough for gear but tiefling form should give you enough
Vitality - If you want more HP do it
Energy - If you want more damage/mana do it

Skillplan
http://skillplan.median-xl.com/planner?id=0JBNIbxs
sMax perfect being, limpet lazer, tiefling form.
1-5 in Psionic Storm help for enemies with unbreakable immunity, too many points just make it cost too much Mana.
Put 1 point in Phase Bomb, 19 in blink to get the 2 seconds cooldown. 1-5 to shadow refuge (Aim to hit 50% DR with EQ, Charms and shadow refugee (SR) this determines how many points you need in SR this should be 1 at +43 to all skills).
Some rest points into Vampiric Icon for insta heal.

End game skillplan: http://skillplan.median-xl.com/planner?id=WhLMjy2C

Gear

http://imgur.com/a/9qPZ4

► Show Spoiler


► How to craft


Ubers

► Game Progression


(All with the gear from the crafting video, done pretty much exactly after that one) This the first time I do that in like half a year and the very first time I kill Xazax so you could easily be faster. These videos document a normal progression through the game. Since the new patch most of these Ubers places changed, some got even easier. Check the docs and the maps here http://median-xl.wikia.com/wiki/Maps

https://youtu.be/wUZqb_2ohdc
https://youtu.be/_QkTiCUf8aA
After those vids I re did the charms which didn't want to drop, respeced, this time much less stats needed for STR, 0 in dex and rest in ENG, mana problems are nearly gone now. I also did CoV, the upgrade, crystaline Flame medallion up and Toraja up, the BRC.
https://youtu.be/7lLtDzi_cn0
Now you should farm some TA, Fauzt and Tengaze for 4 Poison Essence and Runestones. Then farm Fauzt->Bremmtown for Aba shrines and fauzt for a taha rune. Then we craft some max block gear and do the rest of the ubers.

► ubers explained


► Heroics


► Purify Ubers


Showcase

Sorry for the shitty videos, I suck at this stuff:

Nil: https://youtu.be/-RGD5P_6XcY
Brachy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_yi-MGuddw
Rathma Square: https://youtu.be/ol66Beo37Hs
Bull Prince Rodeo: https://youtu.be/weNA4LzKwJc
Kabraxis: https://youtu.be/ZGnKM6xrP8A

Other built section:


► General Knowledge


► Nagisin


► Atmg Sin


► Clawsin


► Throwsin


► Poison Sin
Edited by Nitz 1 week.
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nice finally a guide :D

i actually 1 shot astro already with limpet. Nova bomb is pretty sucky against astro because it has nd and very unreliable dmg + ir pierces and kills every totem in the room
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RollsRoyce wrote:i actually 1 shot astro already with limpet. Nova bomb is pretty sucky against astro because it has nd and very unreliable dmg + ir pierces and kills every totem in the room


I tried it and had no problem with killing the totems, at first I suggested Immo bomb but finally tried out nova and that worked wonderful. Well, now I have to try limpet laser. Ok, tried it, she gets wrecked hard. [Not in 2017 patch - psionic storm or electrofield sentry needed]

nice finally a guide :D


Hopefully more players try a sin now and hopefully LL doesn't get changed in Sigma.
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worth mention in your guide where LL only shoots if the mob is within your sight,

In my early attempt i've tried LL build, ACT2 sewers is where i thought i could spam LL and take cover in another corridor, but the LL wont shoot hence i gave up LL build.

Until i encountered with ATMG, same issue too, and then after careful testing, i realized i need to be in sight, later on i re-test on LL, they share the same mechanic.

Maybe if you could, please add in some simple screenshot, edit a little with MSpaint and mark down spots regarding to positioning, which i think will greatly help total newbies

BTW nice guide, cheers.

EDIT: as you suggested from the opening, this guide is aiming at newcomers that has nothing up their sleeve and started with zero, i'm trying to come from a total newbie's perspective, and to suggest that you could give brief explanation on each skill that you featured in the "Gameplay" section,

Example for the main highlighted skill Limpet Laser: A cold spell trap that stick onto wall or obstacle (tree/rock ect) which rapidly fires and freezes none cold immune monster, allowing you to deal damage from a safe range
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you recommend -149 but even with phasebomb -199 is best, means you always do max dmg
imagine a heroic boss has 149 resis, phase bomb makes it have 99 resis then -199 so it has -100 resis
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Ben- wrote:you recommend -149 but even with phasebomb -199 is best, means you always do max dmg
imagine a heroic boss has 149 resis, phase bomb makes it have 99 resis then -199 so it has -100 resis


Does that really ever happen?

heamn wrote:EDIT: as you suggested from the opening, this guide is aiming at newcomers that has nothing up their sleeve and started with zero, i'm trying to come from a total newbie's perspective, and to suggest that you could give brief explanation on each skill that you featured in the "Gameplay" section,


Better now? And please shout out everything you don't understand.
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Nitz wrote:Better now? And please shout out everything you don't understand.


looks good! thanks for taking time into it. :thumb:
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A few comments:

-Ice elementals oskill actually does not provide you with 25% dr, in fact you get nothing
-199% is greatly appreciated however if you still kill fast enough its not a must-have

Except for that it looks good, i would only add that i am a big fan of defense (yes especially on a sin!) but thats a personal flavor
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RollsRoyce wrote:Except for that it looks good, i would only add that i am a big fan of defense (yes especially on a sin!) but thats a personal flavor


Tiefling form deals with both, you can have neither defense nor look good.

Thanks for the hints, I already implemented them.
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oh right i forgot that you automatically get 0 defense when you use the morph, guess its been a while since i played this build :D