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NandieeHU
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First at all Hi buds!

Second. I try to build my very first druid in my MXL "carrier".
I saw some older hunting banshee screenshots, videos where the guy has 10-15kdmg/projectal.
Is it still possible?
I was stuck atm. Can't beat most of the 125's bosses.
May U guys able to help improve my very first dru?
edit: What I able to farm?
Duncraig with avg 2 die/run but pretty fast
Fauzt slow, but can. avg 5+ die/run


https://tsw.vn.cz/acc/char.php?name=dsp_HUN
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Thanks for helps, and sorry for my crappy english knowledge :!:
paolo12
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Remove magic find runes and pefect diamonds from gear. Craft jewels using zod rune - aim for 10-15 spell focus, at least 2% cold spell damage and extra energy or all attributes.
Your cold pierce is low - should be at least 135 for farming and at 170 for bossing. Craft better gloves with +2 to druid skill levels and above 10% pierce after blessing. Craft boots with cold pierce. Use Thai runes on gear if You can't get -enemy cold resistance any other way.
8 points in harvesters is enough - if You want tankier summons, transfer some points into harvest.
TLDR = craft good jewels, better gloves and boots and get - enemy cold resistances. Also fix Your resists.
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Ofc I use lum's for farming. If I bossing replacing them with Thai runes, but its not a huge improve. Also started to crafting jewels 2 days ago, and got some good ones already. I read somewhere at the forum 100 pierce is enough for farming 200 needed for bosses or this info is out dated?
Yea, I know my resists bad atm :).

paolo12 wrote:Remove magic find runes and pefect diamonds from gear. Craft jewels using zod rune - aim for 10-15 spell focus, at least 2% cold spell damage and extra energy or all attributes.
Your cold pierce is low - should be at least 135 for farming and at 170 for bossing. Craft better gloves with +2 to druid skill levels and above 10% pierce after blessing. Craft boots with cold pierce. Use Thai runes on gear if You can't get -enemy cold resistance any other way.
8 points in harvesters is enough - if You want tankier summons, transfer some points into harvest.
TLDR = craft good jewels, better gloves and boots and get - enemy cold resistances. Also fix Your resists.
paolo12
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Pierce values should be 135 for farming 170 for most bosses 199 for samael etc.
Sprow
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Augur
Augur
Druid Staves

'Lem'
Runeword Level: 43
+(2 to 4) to Druid Skill Levels
+(1 to 7) to Raven Flight
+(1 to 7) to Raven Heart
(16 to 20)% to All Attributes
+10 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+3% to Experience Gained
(16 to 25)% Magic Find
(don't use upgraded version
Augur (Xis)
Augur
Druid Staves

'LeXis'
Runeword Level: 120
+(5 to 12) to Druid Skill Levels
+(21 to 46) to Raven Flight
+(21 to 46) to Raven Heart
(31 to 40)% to All Attributes
+20 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+6% to Experience Gained
50% Magic Find
Cannot be Unsocketed
60 csd max)
difference between lvl 51 and 81
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Raven Heart - 50-60 cold spell dmg for 30 sec
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Thanks for the hints. Gona try it. Sprow how did U have this amount of +all sk's?
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the second screenshot was made with a Steady shot buff just to show the difference.
You need all the charms for + all skills and staff with +7 raven heart, this will be enough to get 55-57%

Also you can craft druid helm and better gloves to get moar dmg.
Max roll 4 druid skill -35 cold res +42 cold spell dmg
max roll gloves you can get 2 druid -25 cold res and ~30 cold dmg (good alternative if you have enough -res
Lamha Na Draoithe
Lamha Na Draoithe
Gauntlets (Sacred)

Defense: (1339 - 1506) to (1567 - 1763)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 574
Item Level: 120
+150 Spell Focus
+2 to All Skills
30% Cast Speed
+(16 to 20)% to Spell Damage
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
+75 to Strength
-100 to Life
Elemental Resists +15%
Socketed (4)
)
And do not forget about
Heart of Frost
Heart of Frost
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Ring/Amulet/Quiver to Add Bonus
Enhanced Weapon Damage +9%
+3% Bonus to Summoned Minion Damage
+5% to Cold Spell Damage
+10 Required Level
, 10-15 tg not a big price for rly good dmg bust

Also you can try Frozen Orb build, here is my https://tsw.vn.cz/acc/char.php?name=DuuuDuuuuuuuuuu
Don't expect anything special, i need 9-10 min for full Fauz clean (That's not a Tempest sorc :) )
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Sprow wrote:the second screenshot was made with a Steady shot buff just to show the difference.
You need all the charms for + all skills and staff with +7 raven heart, this will be enough to get 55-57%

Also you can craft druid helm and better gloves to get moar dmg.
Max roll 4 druid skill -35 cold res +42 cold spell dmg
max roll gloves you can get 2 druid -25 cold res and ~30 cold dmg (good alternative if you have enough -res
Lamha Na Draoithe
Lamha Na Draoithe
Gauntlets (Sacred)

Defense: (1339 - 1506) to (1567 - 1763)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 574
Item Level: 120
+150 Spell Focus
+2 to All Skills
30% Cast Speed
+(16 to 20)% to Spell Damage
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
+75 to Strength
-100 to Life
Elemental Resists +15%
Socketed (4)
)
And do not forget about
Heart of Frost
Heart of Frost
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Ring/Amulet/Quiver to Add Bonus
Enhanced Weapon Damage +9%
+3% Bonus to Summoned Minion Damage
+5% to Cold Spell Damage
+10 Required Level
, 10-15 tg not a big price for rly good dmg bust

Also you can try Frozen Orb build, here is my https://tsw.vn.cz/acc/char.php?name=DuuuDuuuuuuuuuu
Don't expect anything special, i need 9-10 min for full Fauz clean (That's not a Tempest sorc :) )
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Wow. I really like this frozen orb build. Just got some mana issues. Did u solve it already? Nature's Orphan is not enough to solve the issue.
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Wow. I really like this frozen orb build. Just got some mana issues. Did u solve it already? Nature's Orphan is not enough to solve the issue.

With a
Nature's Orphan
Nature's Orphan
Spirit Mask (Sacred)

Defense: (2294 - 2711) to (2574 - 3042)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 594
Item Level: 105
Pagan Rites also Restores Mana
1% Chance to cast level 36 Lightning Streak on Death Blow
+(2 to 3) to Druid Skill Levels
+25% to Cold Spell Damage
-(10 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(10 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(120 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Lightning Resist +2%
Socketed (4)
helm your mana is infinity on farm. If you want to kill bosses with this build, you will have to invest heavily.
You can try to stack huge mana regen with
The Moon Crystal
The Moon Crystal
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Armor to Add Bonus
10% Cast Speed
Cold Resist 15%
Lightning Resist 15%
Regenerate Mana +10%
+10 Required Level
or find some
Relic (Mana Sweep)
Cornerstone of the World
Relic
Required Level: 120
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items
Mana Sweep Cooldown Reduced by 3 seconds
+(7 to 16) to Mana Sweep
.
Laadan
Laadan
Druid Staves

'Ix'
Runeword Level: 81
+(4 to 7) to Druid Skill Levels
100% Cast Speed
Mana Sweep Cooldown Reduced by 6 seconds
+(24 to 29) to Mana Sweep
+250 to Mana
Slows Attacker by (16 to 20)%
Requirements -10%
not help at all (4 sec cd is too much for this build)
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Nobody commented on the fact that this guy doesnt even have maxed resists?