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Minion gear, staff with lots of +skills and pre casted steady aim... Big bear.
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Wulf wrote:
Ruubel wrote:
Wulf wrote:
Ruubel wrote:U can literally craft full minion life gear for prebuff

Wait does it mean, that switching back to your "normal gear" does not change bear healh and resistances ?


That's exactly It. Minions aren't retroactive, only their stats upon casting is relevant. Removing gear after it's already out won't make them weaker.
So you can cast bear with a setup with 50pr, +11druid sk staff and 75 minion res.


ThANX, the main reason, why I stopped playing it , at the hell and forward, my beartank was weaker and weaker.

Oh trust me on this: it picks back up. What truely makes the bear tanky is minion resist (get 75%) and pr.

No exageration: the bear can tank uldy and his minions for a long while. I can reliably say that papa bear is useable and unkillable in 38 of the 43 ubers



true.

i crafted a whole precast + minion life/resist + skills gear for bear with 50 phys res and could get him from base 189k HP to nearly 300k Hp,

he literally can tank EVERYTHING except some oneshot ueber mechanics
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Sorry for the dumb question, how do we give physical resist to minion (the bear?)
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OverSky wrote:Sorry for the dumb question, how do we give physical resist to minion (the bear?)

He inherits your total phys resist when you summon him. So stack useful stat, summon him, and switch to your normal gear, he won't die so you don't have to re-summon him ever.
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A relatevily cheap buff armor - I found it - is
Hratli's Craft
Hratli's Craft
Ring Mail (Sacred)

Defense: (6628 - 7311) to (7292 - 8043)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
307
Item Level: 105
+1 to All Skills
25% Cast Speed
50% Hit Recovery
+(41 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+75 to Dexterity
Physical Resist 10%
40% Magic Find
Requirements -40%
Repairs 1 Durability in 25 Seconds
Socketed (6)
, as you can see.

Is there even a point to level vine companion yberskill ? It adds only to petrify duration (for practical effect, poison is irrelevant) but that difference is so minimal..
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Ruubel wrote:A relatevily cheap buff armor - I found it - is
Hratli's Craft
Hratli's Craft
Ring Mail (Sacred)

Defense: (6628 - 7311) to (7292 - 8043)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
307
Item Level: 105
+1 to All Skills
25% Cast Speed
50% Hit Recovery
+(41 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+75 to Dexterity
Physical Resist 10%
40% Magic Find
Requirements -40%
Repairs 1 Durability in 25 Seconds
Socketed (6)
, as you can see.

Is there even a point to level vine companion yberskill ? It adds only to petrify duration (for practical effect, poison is irrelevant) but that difference is so minimal..


Reward skills should be 1-pointers beside 4-point Symbiosis.
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Jewelcrafting and runes. Well, attack speed is very clear 15% IAS jewels at the bow. But for the rest - hit recovery, %dex jewels or go for the pierce runes ? With full set, pierce is 30, + 10 from 2 early and easy charms. Maybe something from rings and ammy, altogether 50-55ish. Lessay bow is for IAS. The rest of gear - pierce runes. 3x20=60 pierce. is it worh of pursuing instead of hit recovery/dex jewels ?
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Jewels should be 15% ias and 2% dex. Other stats are a plus.

Rha runes if you lack pierce.

Pierce gear you can look for:

Bow:
Zephyr
Zephyr
Maple Bow (Sacred)

(Druid Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 600
Item Level: 105
Innate Fire Damage: (48.0% of Dexterity)
+1% Attack Speed per 25 Dexterity
Adds 600-900 fire damage
-(15 to 30)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+9 to Cascade (Druid Only)
+9 to Heartseeker (Druid Only)
+25% to Summoned Minion Resistances
25% Magic Find
Socketed (6)
Void-Touched
Void-Touched
Maple Bow (Sacred)

(Druid Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity:
3000
Item Level: 120
Innate Fire Damage: (48.0% of Dexterity)
+5% Innate Elemental Damage per Character Level above 137
20% Chance to cast level 1 Corrupted Vines on Death Blow
Adds 400-600 fire damage
-20% to Enemy Fire Resistance
Physical Resist 10%
50% Magic Find
Requirements +400%
Hunter Only Upgrade:
Must have at least 3000 Dexterity
Survive the Edge of Nothingness battle for 11 minutes
Transmute in the Horadric Cube to Upgrade
Socketed (6)

Ammy:
Quov Tsin's Talisman
Quov Tsin's Talisman
Amulet

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 110
15% Innate Elemental Damage
-(20 to 30)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances

Rings:
Bad Mood
Bad Mood
Ring

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 120
-20% Cast Speed
Adds 50-100 fire damage
Adds 50-100 lightning damage
Adds 50-100 cold damage
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance

Armor:
Flameskin
Flameskin
Scale Mail (Sacred)

Defense: (7200 - 8440) to (8922 - 10307)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
1050
Item Level: 120
Adds 5 - 7 Fire Damage to Weapon per 2% Attack Speed
Enhanced Weapon Damage -150%
1% Chance to cast level 6 Life Spark on Striking
-20% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(150 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(1000 to 2000) Defense
Maximum Fire Resist +2%
Total Character Defense (50 to 75)%
Requirements +100%
Socketed (6)

Belt:
Nature's Embrace
Nature's Embrace
Light Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (2202 - 2752) to (2286 - 2857)
Required Level: 90
Required Strength: 490
Item Level: 1
+1 to Druid Skill Levels
25% Attack Speed
-10% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Life 10%
Socketed (2)

Caoi Dulra
(Druid Hunter Set)

Quiver:
Kingsport's Signals
Kingsport's Signals
Arrow Quiver

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 120
1% Chance to cast level 36 Rain of Fire on Striking
+1 to All Skills
-15% to Enemy Fire Resistance
Maximum Life 10%
+5 to Light Radius


Gloves you can craft a Fascinating or Abandoned with +2 druid, 25% ias and pierce. My choice would be Abandoned since gloves can spawn with 15% pierce.

With the charms you mentioned plus a Astrogha Trophy you can reach around 150~160 pierce.
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I have tested bow druid with Void Infused and made this video


Its not about leveling stage. Just a small showcase vid for you guys who wonder how bow druid is at later.

Gear in video and skill plain in description.
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Pinball wrote:I have tested bow druid with Void Infused and made this video


Its not about leveling stage. Just a small showcase vid for you guys who wonder how bow druid is at later.

Gear in video and skill plain in description.



Thx for sharing this to use !

Great one