The Thornwarden

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Creepy/Abandoned/Weird for weapon. Creepy or Abandoned for shield.
Nimmenjuushin
Nimmenjuushin
War Axe (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 464
One-Hand Damage: (98-110) to (221-284)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
8% Chance to cast level 10 Claw Tornado on Striking
+(4 to 5) to Druid Skill Levels
+(41 to 50)% Bonus Damage to Mark of the Wild
50% Hit Recovery
+(115 to 140)% Enhanced Damage
+(101 to 150) to Maximum Damage
(151 to 175)% Duration Bonus to Mark of the Wild
(8 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
(21 to 30)% to Strength
Requirements -20%
Socketed (6)

is the best 1h wep in the current patch if you can find one.
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wlochaty22
Skeleton
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Oh okey thank you, and what about shield bother with crafting or there is unique bis?
nobrainnopain
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Which merc would be the best choice for Thornwarden?
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wlochaty22 wrote:Oh okey thank you, and what about shield bother with crafting or there is unique bis?


Sorry I didn't see this before.
The Flying Saucer
The Flying Saucer
Small Shield (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 463
Required Dexterity: 499
Defense: (3627-3957) to (3907-4262)
Chance to Block: 1% + class%
1% Chance to cast level 60 Cryo Beam on Striking
30% Movement Speed
1% Base Block Chance
-25% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-25% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(120 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (4)

is bis currently. Otherwise a crafted shield with high defense/dr%/skills is okay.

nobrainnopain wrote:Which merc would be the best choice for Thornwarden?


I've only used a5 merc in mid/late game. They can be geared cheaply for crowd control through procs/reanimates. With more expensive gear they can provide nice buffs. While they are very tanky, barrels in Duncraig or multiple arrowsides in Tran Athulua will kill them. A3 would be useful for phys immunes provided you can keep them alive.
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Destroyer
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Hows thornwarden feel after the changes to thornstrike and uniques? Has anyone managed to do all ubers with it?
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Can someone explain why you need attack rating with thornstike? Is the % chance to hit listed on the character sheet for thorn strike mean the % chance for each thorn to actually hit the enemy?

Just from the animation and the fact that thornstrike doesn't proc "on attack" type items, I thought it was acting more like a spell and all of the thorns that are on the ground are hitting the enemies.

Do you guys have 1 point in it or max it for the bit of extra damage?