blah2224 wrote:Thanks for the tips. I'm 108, have almost everything in the guide ( TU4 uniques - weapon unique coming storm, max res ), but my defense with bear stance is only 38k and almost everything kills me in 2-3 hits in Hell, I can't progress any further nor knowing what's wrong with the build. is it suppose to be tanky ? But apart from the jewels which Im using ( some rare craft with +% xp for leveling ) and rings / amulet I don't see any much differences. But literally anything can kill me if a few hits, are jewels and rings that important `? How can I raise my defense higher ( What's the most impactful item for gaining defense ? ). For example the adds in death projector or Island of the sunless sea ( dark templar ) cut me off in 1 hit with 7k life.
Runemaster helps a ton. I'm guessing with your defense you don't have Runemaster yet? I think I had over 400k around 100ish if not 500k. Runemaster + Bear combo should get you a ton of defense, Alot more than 38k.
Edit: Be sure with Runemaster you are using runes
using gems for resist or whatever the case my be. Use MO's to get your resistances up on the jewelry. This is coming from a new player to D2 in general and that was my mistake early on with this game, Not using MO's especially the resistance ones for gear. Gives a lot of room to breathe for any build.