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rndtt
Fallen
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Could someone tell me - can i stick this guide in this patch ? or druids had significant changes in 1.2 or 1.3. Thank you in advance
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Some of the uber section isn't up to date. As for gear, Nimmenjuushin is better than any craft cause Lifeshield is now a passive and the axe can roll +8 druid skills. Empyrean Bands can now be used instead of Assur's Bane. Some defense/life is lost when switching to empys but flat dr, mf and flat defense can be orbed. The defense/life loss can be negated if a guy uses two lotteried empys. The buff staff on switch is no longer necessary. Elfin Weapons should stay at one pt and leftovers should go in Elvensong. With the new uber, there aren't enough pts after capping avoid through symbiosis to reach the minimum cooldown on Idol of Scosglen so depending on play style a guy can either go for additional avoid or more uptime of Idol.
MUS01
Bone Archer
71 | -3
May be a good idea use Pagan rites instead to max cicrcle of life? Even at lvl 1 is a good skill. That would sabe more skill points for other skills like Simbiosis
mistercd3
Jungle Hunter
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one question is does
Aegipan
Aegipan
Druid Helms

'Ort'
Runeword Level: 21
1% Chance to cast level 15 Diseased Cattle on Melee Attack
+(6 to 9) to Feral Strike
+(6 to 9) to Ravage
+(6 to 9) to Thorn Field
10% Bonus to Strength
Total Character Defense plus (21 to 25)%
work good with Idol of scoglens skill?
Unsatisfied
Skeleton
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Any tips for kabraxis? I feel like im doing almost no damage at all to him, even though i melt other ubers.. not sure whats going on with him
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MUS01 wrote:May be a good idea use Pagan rites instead to max cicrcle of life? Even at lvl 1 is a good skill. That would sabe more skill points for other skills like Simbiosis

If it works then go for it. The nice thing about CoL is the laek is high in end game making harder areas more manageable provided that kill speed is sufficient. It somewhat makes up for the low defense the build has and doesn't require casting anything.

mistercd3 wrote:one question is does
Aegipan
Aegipan
Druid Helms

'Ort'
Runeword Level: 21
1% Chance to cast level 15 Diseased Cattle on Melee Attack
+(6 to 9) to Feral Strike
+(6 to 9) to Ravage
+(6 to 9) to Thorn Field
10% Bonus to Strength
Total Character Defense plus (21 to 25)%
work good with Idol of scoglens skill?

I haven't tried it with this build but I don't think theres an issue with cooldown. I doubt any of the skills can match the kill speed of Thorn Strike for general farming though.

Unsatisfied wrote:Any tips for kabraxis? I feel like im doing almost no damage at all to him, even though i melt other ubers.. not sure whats going on with him

I experienced the same issue and gave up after just a few deaths cause I'm slowly farming xp atm. I have everything for end game besides Khazra. The patch notes mention something about Kabraxis previously causing self-harm so maybe thats part of it, idk. I haven't had as much time to play this ladder but previously Kab was too easy. Don't forget that he does heal on kill (don't use summons) and banish can do weird things to his life bar.


I don't have any great suggestions atm but nimmen probably isn't the best weapon to use. It may be worth trying
Gehenna
Gehenna
Weapons

'Xar'
Runeword Level: 100
25% Chance to cast level 27 Frozen Crown on Melee Attack
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 188-250 cold damage
Adds 750-1000 poison damage over 5 seconds
+25% to Cold Spell Damage
-25% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+25% to Poison Spell Damage
-25% to Enemy Cold Resistance
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 25%
Requirements -33%
for the extra cold dmg/pierce and the 25% max life should save a few deaths. If I get some time to kill him I'll post here and update the kab section.
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Fumbles wrote:
mistercd3 wrote:one question is does
Aegipan
Aegipan
Druid Helms

'Ort'
Runeword Level: 21
1% Chance to cast level 15 Diseased Cattle on Melee Attack
+(6 to 9) to Feral Strike
+(6 to 9) to Ravage
+(6 to 9) to Thorn Field
10% Bonus to Strength
Total Character Defense plus (21 to 25)%
work good with Idol of scoglens skill?

I haven't tried it with this build but I don't think theres an issue with cooldown. I doubt any of the skills can match the kill speed of Thorn Strike for general farming though.


Isn't Thorn Field a much larger range Thorn Strike or do they not have the same hit mechanics? (ND, number of hits, etc)

Fumbles wrote:
Unsatisfied wrote:Any tips for kabraxis? I feel like im doing almost no damage at all to him, even though i melt other ubers.. not sure whats going on with him

The patch notes mention something about Kabraxis previously causing self-harm so maybe thats part of it, idk.


When he used Balefire, balefire has a natural life degeneration, but his specific skill was changed to avoid that abuse. Also, he is CB immune now.
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Aspirine101
Lesbimale™
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thorn field from aegipan is just a much worse version of thorn strike.
mistercd3
Jungle Hunter
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Thorn Field only have 25% weapon damage so it's no use, it's like a shitty version of Thorn Strike.

Ravage skill boost FHR FBR and velocity so i want to ask does it stack with velocity from idol of scoglen ? Any suggestion on farming teganze with thornwarden ?
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kissofaries
Ice Clan
562 | 9
Just Thornstrike everything in Teganze? Circle of Life will keep your hp up all the time, unless you get hit by 20 balls at once :bounce: