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Ruubel
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How much pierce do I need at Scosglen ?
paolo12
Cog
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**Elemental pierce caps:**
199 for sam/phoboss
195 for anomaly
190 for deimoss
170 for most other uber bosses
160 for astro/uldy
145 for scosglen
135 for farming
suhasbhat26
Skeleton
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these new modifications in recent version?

1) tran athulua archers kill me even after dying? how to predict from where those defender arrows come?
2) akarat healing back everytime on reaching 25% health & doesn't die even if all others die around
3) how to survive from nun of vanity as they kill as soon as i enter the place
BearBearderBarb
Azure Drake
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1) By looking at the arrowsides Defenders spawn on death. There are gotchas like vanilla projectile desync making the graphics not reliable. I think there is also small chance of arrowside spawning under you instead. So general advice is to always move and don't have reanimates/mercs with you, as they add desync opportunities.
2) Him being immune, healing at low life and minions temporarily breaking his immunity on death were the gimmicks from the ancient times. Looks like you haven't paid attention to it at all in your previous playthroughs.
3) Get more tanky or kill the totem asap.
chickenfeeder
Grubber
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Is the old totem nec guide still applicable? It was made in 2.0 and most recently updated in 2.2 iirc.
suhasbhat26
Skeleton
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BearBearderBarb wrote:1) By looking at the arrowsides Defenders spawn on death. There are gotchas like vanilla projectile desync making the graphics not reliable. I think there is also small chance of arrowside spawning under you instead. So general advice is to always move and don't have reanimates/mercs with you, as they add desync opportunities.
2) Him being immune, healing at low life and minions temporarily breaking his immunity on death were the gimmicks from the ancient times. Looks like you haven't paid attention to it at all in your previous playthroughs.
3) Get more tanky or kill the totem asap.


2) i did notice that with my characters at 2019 also, i couldn't kill with mixed skills barb at that time & was able to easily with thornwarden as damage was above 28k. now they have changed druid to bear & no longer a thorned hulk
Right now my character at 118 as earthquake barb. waiting akarat, legacy of blood, azmodan, inarius, tal rasha, invasion II, truine & jitan (done with primus, rodeo, black road) waiting 2 levels to get my favourite dungeon judgement day
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suhasbhat26 wrote:
2) i did notice that with my characters at 2019 also, i couldn't kill with mixed skills barb at that time & was able to easily with thornwarden as damage was above 28k. now they have changed druid to bear & no longer a thorned hulk
Right now my character at 118 as earthquake barb. waiting akarat, legacy of blood, azmodan, inarius, tal rasha, invasion II, truine & jitan (done with primus, rodeo, black road) waiting 2 levels to get my favourite dungeon judgement day

If you know Akarat is a dmg check, what can you do? Maybe more dmg... I've been playing since 2008 and Akarat haven't changed besides location. Just use Shower of Rocks.

chickenfeeder wrote:Is the old totem nec guide still applicable? It was made in 2.0 and most recently updated in 2.2 iirc.

Not the fastest but with certain items not bad. Still I would use other necro-builds.

Edit: Oh you asked about the guide. I don't know about that.
HeaT_
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can you use the soulforge on angelic items? it's unclear to me if that counts as "crafted"
dant121
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hey, there's a problem with Angelic crafting.
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HeaT_
Lava Lord
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HeaT_ wrote:can you use the soulforge on angelic items? it's unclear to me if that counts as "crafted"


it turns out you can, i guess crafted is reserved for shrine crafting. (even though technically you are crafting the angelic with soulforge)

i do have another question. the soulforge gives you that warning that you should use MOs after, what happens if you try to soulforge if you've already used MOs will it just not work? just trying to make sure i won't brick my boots.

thanks!