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Cog
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A QoL feedback re the icons in the top left of the screen.

When the icon contains a number (eg number of summons, like Scourges) it can be hard to see how many are up unless the background behind the icon contrasts with the icon colour because the number in the icon is really small and a sort of pale washed-out colour, it needs a contrasting dark background to see what it says.

If it's possible within d2 engine constraints, would it be possible to have a Preferences setting to change the size and/or colour of the number in the icon? Or maybe there's some other solution that lets people see how many of something they have in all situations, like change the icon to be text and number like barb summoner seeing something like this:

Guardian
. 5

I can't show it easily on here cos the site kills off multiple white space characters, but say Protector Spirits could have green text and the other Spirit type (forget the name) could be some other text colour so you can see at a glance how many of each spirit. Or it could just say G and P in different colours (or Guard / Prot, whatever).

I'm making up one possible solution btw, hopefully it gets the idea across - probably lots of way to skin this particular cat. Basic thing is to get something readable in combat, preferably something that's understandable at-a-glance.
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Cog
227 | 10
The explanation for Spell Focus has an incorrect line:
https://docs.median-xl.com/doc/concepts/spellfocus
Spell focus is particularly effective for high level characters with most or all points into energy.


This was true for Energy Factor, but is no longer the case.
New synergy bonus% with 0 energy and spell factor = 5.2%
New synergy bonus% with infinite energy and 0 spell factor = 130%

With 0 energy getting 50 spell factor would nearly double the synergy from this bonus (and be a net 4.8% multiplier to your damage)
With infinite energy getting 50 spell factor would only be a 3.8% increase to the bonus (and be only a net 2.2% multiplier to your damage)
So spell factor is in fact less effective the more energy you have (in the same way that getting additional spell damage is less effective when you already have a lot than when you have none).

I suggest just removing that line.
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Hey, I want to talk about items with stats that don't make any sense. What I mean by that is that they do have a potential, but on further thought there's no reason to actually use them as a player. Partly I'm talking about the items as a whole, and partly about only specific affixes on the items, so please note that.

The main reason I want to talk about it is the lack of decent variety in early game when it comes to items. I could complain about how every caster uses TU Ancient armor, but I don't think it would make much sense nerfing strong items but instead focus on the weak items so they can get buffed/changed.

Note though, that I will only talk about Tiered unique this time around, since I already mentioned at some point that runewords could use a rework as many of them are outdated and listing them would be far too much of a hassle :D

1)
Fangspear
Fangspear
Spetum (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (13 - 15) to (35 - 46)
Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 42
Required Dexterity: 63
Item Level: 10
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
10% Chance to cast level 5 Miasma on Melee Attack
15% Attack Speed
+(30 to 46)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (8 to 10)-(21 to 30) damage
(61 to 100)% Bonus to Miasma Haunt Duration
+(1 to 3) to Daedalus (Barbarian Only)
+(11 to 15) Life after each Kill
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (29 - 34) to (73 - 86)
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 70
Required Dexterity: 97
Item Level: 28
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
15% Chance to cast level 11 Miasma on Melee Attack
30% Attack Speed
+(64 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(31 to 40) damage
(141 to 180)% Bonus to Miasma Haunt Duration
+(4 to 8) to Daedalus (Barbarian Only)
+(21 to 25) Life after each Kill
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (63 - 71) to (143 - 161)
Required Level: 44
Required Strength: 144
Required Dexterity: 193
Item Level: 48
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
20% Chance to cast level 18 Miasma on Melee Attack
45% Attack Speed
+(98 to 114)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (16 to 20)-(41 to 50) damage
(221 to 260)% Bonus to Miasma Haunt Duration
+(9 to 13) to Daedalus (Barbarian Only)
+(31 to 35) Life after each Kill
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (83 - 97) to (184 - 203)
Required Level: 53
Required Strength: 288
Required Dexterity: 382
Item Level: 83
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
25% Chance to cast level 25 Miasma on Melee Attack
60% Attack Speed
+(115 to 132)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (21 to 30)-(51 to 60) damage
(261 to 300)% Bonus to Miasma Haunt Duration
+(14 to 18) to Daedalus (Barbarian Only)
+(36 to 40) Life after each Kill
Socketed (6)

Great item. The proc is definitely worth using on an act 2 merc if you want more crowd control for your build. However, that Daedalus skill on this item is somewhat misplaced. I tried building around it, but Barbarian has a really hard time actually making use of it. First of all, one issue is that all Daedalus gets as a bonus is +attack rating (flat) and +lightning damage. The weapon itself however is build around poison and physical damage. Another problem is the skills of the barbarian. Most of the skills you would like to use can't be used because of a weapon limitation. That leaves you with only 3 skills: Blood Hatred (which you only want to use as a buff and then proceed to use other skills), Earthquake (which is by far one of the worst skills in the game due to its cone being hard to aim at the right degree) and Shower of Rocks (which is okay, but has a cooldown). To sum it up: You can never actually make good use of it as a barbarian. As such you could as well just remove Daedalus from the item.

Solution: Either just remove it from the item, or put that affix on a sword, where you could center the theme around lightning damage. It would also serve well as a general oskill, not as a restricted oskill as it is, on literally any other weapon due to the +attack rating it provides. It could also serve well in its current form on a barbarian only axe, since two-hand axes of barbarians have thunderfury and thus complement well with the deadalus skill.

2)
Mendeln's Companion
Mendeln's Companion
Hexblade (4)

One-Hand Damage: (2 - 3) to (5 - 6)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 4
Required Dexterity: 27
Item Level: 6
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
15% Attack Speed
+(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
Stun Attack
(3 to 5)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(21 to 50) to Life
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: (8 - 9) to (14 - 16)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 24
Required Dexterity: 53
Item Level: 27
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
25% Attack Speed
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
Stun Attack
(6 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(81 to 110) to Life
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: (21 - 23) to (38 - 42)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 45
Required Dexterity: 114
Item Level: 49
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
35% Attack Speed
+(91 to 110)% Enhanced Damage
Stun Attack
(9 to 10)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(141 to 170) to Life
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: (28 - 31) to (53 - 57)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 55
Required Dexterity: 233
Item Level: 86
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
45% Attack Speed
+(121 to 140)% Enhanced Damage
Stun Attack
(11 to 12)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(171 to 200) to Life
Socketed (3)

On first glance it looks okay. The aura can be very helpful after all, especially when it's used with a Iron Golem. But seeing how easily the golem can die because of its low resistances, this seems okay only in full summon specs where you can be 100% sure that your golem won't die. But you can't be sure of that, unlike a
Terra Indiges
Terra Indiges
Maiden Pike (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (5 - 6) to (26 - 37)
(Amazon Only)
Required Level: 10
Required Strength: 43
Required Dexterity: 87
Item Level: 16
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
Amazing Grace
10% Chance to cast level 10 Ember Spirit on Melee Attack
+6% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
10% Hit Recovery
+(41 to 60)% Enhanced Damage
+(11 to 20) to Maximum Damage
Elemental Resists +(21 to 30)%
Physical Resist (4 to 6)%
Total Character Defense (11 to 15)%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (17 - 19) to (62 - 76)
(Amazon Only)
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 63
Required Dexterity: 126
Item Level: 32
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
Amazing Grace
13% Chance to cast level 24 Ember Spirit on Melee Attack
+12% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
15% Hit Recovery
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
+(21 to 30) to Maximum Damage
Elemental Resists +(41 to 50)%
Physical Resist (7 to 9)%
Total Character Defense (21 to 25)%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (39 - 44) to (126 - 146)
(Amazon Only)
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 123
Required Dexterity: 246
Item Level: 52
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
Amazing Grace
16% Chance to cast level 33 Ember Spirit on Melee Attack
+18% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
20% Hit Recovery
+(81 to 100)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 40) to Maximum Damage
Elemental Resists +(61 to 70)%
Physical Resist (10 to 12)%
Total Character Defense (31 to 35)%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (38 - 41) to (183 - 206)
(Amazon Only)
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 241
Required Dexterity: 483
Item Level: 86
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
Amazing Grace
20% Chance to cast level 40 Ember Spirit on Melee Attack
+24% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
20% Hit Recovery
+(101 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
+(41 to 50) to Maximum Damage
Elemental Resists +(71 to 80)%
Physical Resist (13 to 15)%
Total Character Defense (36 to 40)%
Socketed (6)
, which gives enough resist for the golem to stay alive. That's the issue. Anyway, if providing an aura for the iron golem is the only purpose of that item, that's fine, too. But seeing how daggermancer doesn't have many options when it comes to uniques, it seems a little boring. (It actually only has 2 options,
Compass of Souls
Compass of Souls
Spirit Edge (4)

One-Hand Damage: (3 - 4) to (6 - 7)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 12
Required Dexterity: 67
Item Level: 16
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Damage
(4 to 7)% Mana stolen per Hit
-(4 to 6)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(1 to 3) to Dragonfire Oil (Necromancer Only)
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
Regenerate Mana +(21 to 25)%
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: (12 - 14) to (22 - 24)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 30
Required Dexterity: 104
Item Level: 34
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Damage
(12 to 15)% Mana stolen per Hit
-(7 to 9)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(4 to 7) to Dragonfire Oil (Necromancer Only)
+35 to Strength
+35 to Dexterity
Regenerate Mana +(31 to 35)%
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: (28 - 31) to (55 - 60)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 51
Required Dexterity: 207
Item Level: 57
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Damage
(20 to 23)% Mana stolen per Hit
-(10 to 12)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(8 to 13) to Dragonfire Oil (Necromancer Only)
+50 to Strength
+50 to Dexterity
Regenerate Mana +(41 to 45)%
Socketed (3)
One-Hand Damage: (37 - 40) to (71 - 76)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 59
Required Dexterity: 410
Item Level: 90
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Damage
(24 to 27)% Mana stolen per Hit
-(13 to 15)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(14 to 18) to Dragonfire Oil (Necromancer Only)
+65 to Strength
+65 to Dexterity
Regenerate Mana +(46 to 50)%
Socketed (3)
which has a strong focus on fire damage, and
Clawscratch
Clawscratch
Blade (4)

One-Hand Damage: (3 - 4) to (15 - 25)
Required Level: 10
Required Dexterity: 61
Item Level: 15
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
+1 to Druid Skill Levels
+3% Bonus Damage to Mark of the Wild
15% Attack Speed
15% Hit Recovery
+(24 to 46)% Enhanced Damage
+(11 to 20) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 25)% Duration Bonus to Mark of the Wild
+(7 to 10) to Vitality
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: (15 - 17) to (49 - 61)
Required Level: 28
Required Dexterity: 95
Item Level: 32
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
+(1 to 2) to Druid Skill Levels
+6% Bonus Damage to Mark of the Wild
25% Attack Speed
25% Hit Recovery
+(69 to 92)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 40) to Maximum Damage
(41 to 55)% Duration Bonus to Mark of the Wild
+(15 to 18) to Vitality
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: (40 - 45) to (96 - 109)
Required Level: 47
Required Dexterity: 188
Item Level: 52
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
+(2 to 3) to Druid Skill Levels
+9% Bonus Damage to Mark of the Wild
35% Attack Speed
35% Hit Recovery
+(115 to 137)% Enhanced Damage
+(51 to 60) to Maximum Damage
(71 to 85)% Duration Bonus to Mark of the Wild
+(23 to 26) to Vitality
Socketed (3)
One-Hand Damage: (52 - 57) to (122 - 137)
Required Level: 54
Required Dexterity: 373
Item Level: 86
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
+(2 to 4) to Druid Skill Levels
+12% Bonus Damage to Mark of the Wild
40% Attack Speed
40% Hit Recovery
+(138 to 160)% Enhanced Damage
+(61 to 70) to Maximum Damage
(86 to 100)% Duration Bonus to Mark of the Wild
+(27 to 30) to Vitality
Socketed (3)
, which is meant for druid, but also quite strong for necromancer due to its strong focus on physical damage.) I would simply love to see more variety. All the other daggers are either not meant for melee or absolutely bad as the damage of daggers in general isn't that great.

Again, if the only purpose of this item is intended to be for an Iron Golem, ignore this. It's just that variety would be lovely to see.

Solution: I'd love to see the aura on some other item, like an underplayed TU armor.

3)
Deathwind
Deathwind
Needle Crossbow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: 4 to 6
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 4
Required Strength:
19
Item Level: 6
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
7% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
40% Cast Speed
40% Attack Speed
+(21 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(21 to 25)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(21 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -30%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: 16 to 20
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 23
Required Strength:
28
Item Level: 25
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
8% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
50% Cast Speed
50% Attack Speed
+(31 to 45)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(29 to 33)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(31 to 45)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -40%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: 40 to 46
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 41
Required Strength:
50
Item Level: 46
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
9% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
60% Cast Speed
60% Attack Speed
+(46 to 60)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(36 to 40)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(46 to 60)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -50%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: 49 to 56
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 51
Required Strength:
80
Item Level: 79
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
10% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
70% Cast Speed
70% Attack Speed
+(61 to 75)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(44 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(61 to 75)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -60%
Socketed (6)

This is one of the items that I don't understand as a whole. Its purpose is obviously meant for a summoner necromancer. Using it as a main weapon as an xbow mancer is simply impossible because of its low damage. Using it for the proc also doesn't make sense, since the priestress merc can easily give you Vindicate all the time. Especially when it comes to summoner items though, it kind of looses its purpose since you lose out on far better stats, like +skills and +maximum minion count from
Lord of Thorns
Lord of Thorns
Marrow Staff (4)

Two-Hand Damage: 5 to 7
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 11
Required Strength: 37
Item Level: 17
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Strength)%
1% Chance to cast level 5 Spike Nova when Struck by a Missile
+1 to Necromancer Skill Levels
30% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
Hit Causes Monster to Flee +3%
+(0 to 1) to Maximum Necromancer Minions
+(21 to 25)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(11 to 13)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(16 to 25) to Energy
Elemental Resists +(11 to 15)%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: 12 to 16
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 31
Required Strength: 56
Item Level: 34
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Strength)%
2% Chance to cast level 9 Spike Nova when Struck by a Missile
+(2 to 3) to Necromancer Skill Levels
50% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
Hit Causes Monster to Flee +(6 to 7)%
+(0 to 1) to Maximum Necromancer Minions
+(31 to 35)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(16 to 18)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(36 to 45) to Energy
Elemental Resists +(21 to 25)%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: 25 to 32
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 51
Required Strength: 112
Item Level: 57
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Strength)%
3% Chance to cast level 13 Spike Nova when Struck by a Missile
+(4 to 5) to Necromancer Skill Levels
70% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
Hit Causes Monster to Flee +(9 to 10)%
+1 to Maximum Necromancer Minions
+(41 to 45)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(21 to 23)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(56 to 65) to Energy
Elemental Resists +(31 to 35)%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: 29 to 38
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 59
Required Strength: 222
Item Level: 90
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Strength)%
4% Chance to cast level 15 Spike Nova when Struck by a Missile
+(5 to 6) to Necromancer Skill Levels
80% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
Hit Causes Monster to Flee +(10 to 11)%
+1 to Maximum Necromancer Minions
+(46 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(24 to 25)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(66 to 75) to Energy
Elemental Resists +(36 to 40)%
Socketed (6)
. The only thing this item is good for is the minion resistances. However since this is a class specific item, it doesn't make much sense for this item to have it, since you can get it from other standard summoner gear like
Fauztin's Visage
Fauztin's Visage
Field Plate (4)

Defense: 268 to 540
Required Level: 11
Required Strength: 73
Item Level: 11
+(11 to 20)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(6 to 10)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+50% Enhanced Defense
+250 Defense vs. Melee
+50 to Life
Physical Resist 1%
Poison Length Reduced by (21 to 25)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: 890 to 1668
Required Level: 37
Required Strength: 107
Item Level: 29
+(21 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(11 to 15)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+100% Enhanced Defense
+500 Defense vs. Melee
+100 to Life
Physical Resist 2%
Poison Length Reduced by (31 to 35)%
Socketed (4)
Defense: 2232 to 4107
Required Level: 61
Required Strength: 226
Item Level: 48
+(31 to 40)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(16 to 20)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+150% Enhanced Defense
+750 Defense vs. Melee
+175 to Life
Physical Resist 3%
Poison Length Reduced by (41 to 45)%
Socketed (5)
Defense: 3642 to 6678
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 468
Item Level: 86
+(41 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(21 to 25)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+200% Enhanced Defense
+1000 Defense vs. Melee
+250 to Life
Physical Resist 5%
Poison Length Reduced by (46 to 50)%
Socketed (6)
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Outlaw
Outlaw
Boots

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Runeword Level: 31
+1 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+3 to Minimum Damage
Attacker Flees after Striking 5%
+(11 to 15)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(11 to 20)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+(30 to 57)% Enhanced Defense
-1 Defense
+(11 to 15) to Energy
. And using mystic orbs for the minion resistance is quite a common thing, since you can cap it so easily.

Honestly, I don't have any solution for this item, except a complete rework. You could turn this into an item that has the buckshot oskill so people can start with that oskill early on.
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Ord Rekar's Testament
Ord Rekar's Testament
Valaska (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: (232 - 282) to (243 - 296)
(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
924
Item Level: 105
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
Thunderfury
-2% to Enemy Elemental Resistances per Nephalem Spirit Base Level
10% Chance to cast level 50 Spiral Dance on Melee Attack
+(130 to 180)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 400-500 fire damage
Adds 400-500 lightning damage
Adds 400-500 cold damage
+(500 to 2000) Defense
+(50 to 150) to Vitality
Elemental/Magic Damage Reduced by (1 to 50)
+(30 to 100) Life after each Kill
Requirements +50%
Socketed (6)
give -3% ele res per neph spirit hard point instead of 2 as it state
not really anything big could have been 3 and i doubt anyone will pick this up
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ParticuLarry wrote:Hey, I want to talk about items with stats that don't make any sense. What I mean by that is that they do have a potential, but on further thought there's no reason to actually use them as a player.
1)
Fangspear
Fangspear
Spetum (4)

Two-Hand Damage: (13 - 15) to (35 - 46)
Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 42
Required Dexterity: 63
Item Level: 10
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
10% Chance to cast level 5 Miasma on Melee Attack
15% Attack Speed
+(30 to 46)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (8 to 10)-(21 to 30) damage
(61 to 100)% Bonus to Miasma Haunt Duration
+(1 to 3) to Daedalus (Barbarian Only)
+(11 to 15) Life after each Kill
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: (29 - 34) to (73 - 86)
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 70
Required Dexterity: 97
Item Level: 28
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
15% Chance to cast level 11 Miasma on Melee Attack
30% Attack Speed
+(64 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(31 to 40) damage
(141 to 180)% Bonus to Miasma Haunt Duration
+(4 to 8) to Daedalus (Barbarian Only)
+(21 to 25) Life after each Kill
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: (63 - 71) to (143 - 161)
Required Level: 44
Required Strength: 144
Required Dexterity: 193
Item Level: 48
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
20% Chance to cast level 18 Miasma on Melee Attack
45% Attack Speed
+(98 to 114)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (16 to 20)-(41 to 50) damage
(221 to 260)% Bonus to Miasma Haunt Duration
+(9 to 13) to Daedalus (Barbarian Only)
+(31 to 35) Life after each Kill
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: (83 - 97) to (184 - 203)
Required Level: 53
Required Strength: 288
Required Dexterity: 382
Item Level: 83
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.15 per Dexterity)%
25% Chance to cast level 25 Miasma on Melee Attack
60% Attack Speed
+(115 to 132)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (21 to 30)-(51 to 60) damage
(261 to 300)% Bonus to Miasma Haunt Duration
+(14 to 18) to Daedalus (Barbarian Only)
+(36 to 40) Life after each Kill
Socketed (6)

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Mendeln's Companion
Mendeln's Companion
Hexblade (4)

One-Hand Damage: (2 - 3) to (5 - 6)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 4
Required Dexterity: 27
Item Level: 6
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
15% Attack Speed
+(31 to 50)% Enhanced Damage
Stun Attack
(3 to 5)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(21 to 50) to Life
Socketed (1)
One-Hand Damage: (8 - 9) to (14 - 16)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 24
Required Dexterity: 53
Item Level: 27
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
25% Attack Speed
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
Stun Attack
(6 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(81 to 110) to Life
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: (21 - 23) to (38 - 42)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 45
Required Dexterity: 114
Item Level: 49
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
35% Attack Speed
+(91 to 110)% Enhanced Damage
Stun Attack
(9 to 10)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(141 to 170) to Life
Socketed (2)
One-Hand Damage: (28 - 31) to (53 - 57)
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 55
Required Dexterity: 233
Item Level: 86
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.13 per Dexterity)%
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
45% Attack Speed
+(121 to 140)% Enhanced Damage
Stun Attack
(11 to 12)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(171 to 200) to Life
Socketed (3)

3)
Deathwind
Deathwind
Needle Crossbow (4)

Two-Hand Damage: 4 to 6
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 4
Required Strength:
19
Item Level: 6
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
7% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
40% Cast Speed
40% Attack Speed
+(21 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(21 to 25)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(21 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -30%
Socketed (2)
Two-Hand Damage: 16 to 20
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 23
Required Strength:
28
Item Level: 25
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
8% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
50% Cast Speed
50% Attack Speed
+(31 to 45)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(29 to 33)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(31 to 45)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -40%
Socketed (4)
Two-Hand Damage: 40 to 46
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 41
Required Strength:
50
Item Level: 46
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
9% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
60% Cast Speed
60% Attack Speed
+(46 to 60)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(36 to 40)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(46 to 60)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -50%
Socketed (5)
Two-Hand Damage: 49 to 56
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 51
Required Strength:
80
Item Level: 79
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.16 per Strength)%
10% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
70% Cast Speed
70% Attack Speed
+(61 to 75)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(44 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(61 to 75)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -60%
Socketed (6)


Agreed on 1 and 2 (additionally there's pala shield Lo runeword which also giving demon blood aura and saving you from wasting 2 ACs)
But on 3 i don't really.. first of all - this can be used as early minion resist pre-buff item that will save you lot of MO space on other items (and most important - lot of gold that you won't need to spent). Additionally as xbow nec you want to use smth more useful than "priestess just for vinicate" and then it comes as not bad weapon on switch that will buff you with regen and EWD just on 1-2 windowmaker casts.
Overall there're alot more trash that not used by anyone in any reason/used only for 1-2 builds rarely/used only for experimenting purposes to see (most of times) that it's garbage.
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Fair enough. Thanks for explaning the use of that item to me. And yes, I agree that there's a lot of trash out there. I just wanted to talk about the items that didn't make sense to me.
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I suggest making the Trinity beam manacost higher , because this skill is too easy to play and outclass everything from spellcasters , making the mana cost higher would require more mana regen on gear and going for full energy, people atm go for half vit/energy , makes it too ez too play even in lab , so yeah if you need a lot of mana pool and regen that would make the build harder to gear for and the character less tanky , problem solved no more Beamers everywhere .
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I'd love to see something changed regarding experience gain. Nothing too serious, but I noticed that I'm always at the beginning/middle of 104 when I can already do the cain quest and thus the butcher. In order to level up I sometimes even get to outer cathedral waypoint before I can start doing ubers. I think that could be smoothed out by increasing the area level of the first few areas up to Dark Wood by 1 or 2.
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Needing corpse for SoV makes bloodzon literally non competitive in timed ubers.
Baal hell is super random. Sometimes you can get him with 1-2 visions and sometimes he decided to go on acid and just summon the whole the parking lot at once ( not using reanimates or summons).
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ParticuLarry wrote:I'd love to see something changed regarding experience gain. Nothing too serious, but I noticed that I'm always at the beginning/middle of 104 when I can already do the cain quest and thus the butcher. In order to level up I sometimes even get to outer cathedral waypoint before I can start doing ubers. I think that could be smoothed out by increasing the area level of the first few areas up to Dark Wood by 1 or 2.

Don't want to sound salty, but you're complaining about being a single level off or less? That could be a difference in map layouts, pack density, clearing efficiency, or exp modifiers while leveling.


If it was like 10 or more levels off, sure I would agree. I consistently hit Cain between 103-105.