Gekko64 wrote:I see you're suggesting doom + ttad amulet for midgame, that's a bad choice because doom without hard points adds very little damage and it overrides hunter's mark from wolf companion anyway, also ttad only applies to direct melee hits which makes it pretty much useless. Lightning arena oskill otherwise is quite useful for crowd control
You are doing direct melee hits to the target you are hitting. Also red enemies that are marked with doom dies almost instantly so i dont think that damage output is so bad after all. but this is just my opinion probably TTAD is something you could give up and get lightning arena instead.
you should definitely put 1pt into spirit walk so that other players and your merc can benefit from your stance, unless you play with bear stance on realm then you can skip the spirit tree and save 5 pts
this is actually true since you want your A3 merc have shittons of defense when you are using Bear stance. will be adding this to guide.
if you go for bear there's no need to max it, 1pt gives 26% dr and each additional hard point only adds pitiful 1%dr so you can put some points if you have leftovers but just enough to get to 50% dr cap considering gear
1 point is enough for bear stance. i use maxed wolf stance since crushing blow with this build is insane and it also helps you to cap FHR breakpoint.
I tested bear but in the end decided to ditch it and just go for wolf stance, this way I can use fortress without switching and buff merc + other players. some life leech and/or laek and some dr% from gear provides enough survivability anyway. I'm using yaerius' simulacrum set ancient armor atm and I think it's gonna be hard to beat, very nice item
okay holy f****n s***t that armor is neat.Yaerius' Simulacrumwill be adding this to guide also. very good option if you dont have LAEK source from elsewhere. thanks for pointing that outYaerius' Simulacrum
Yaerius' Grey Omen Set
Ancient Armor (Sacred)
Defense: (8320-9125) to (10183-11180)
Required Strength: 666
Required Level: 100
20% Increased Attack Speed
20% Faster Cast Rate
-(14 to 15)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(14 to 15)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by (11 to 15)%
Total Character Defense Plus (51 to 75)%
+(101 to 150) Life after each Kill
imo smax wolf companion works very well with iron spiral mechanics, red enemies die instantly but physical immunes are a problem, especially because I decided to skip daedalus since it only applies to the barb and I prefer to buff the whole party if possible. for farming TA tho this build is insanely fast
Max wolfs vs Deadalus. i rly have to say that i disagree with this one. deadalus gives you AR so much that you dont need ignore target defense to your gear neccesarely. it also adds max life and gives lightning damage. wolfs just gives you extra dmg but i havent tested maxed wolfs yet. i could be wrong.
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