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Waldamer
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Manu300000 wrote:More energy = more mana. I was at the point that i need to use mana pots alot. Wont happen with enough energy 8-)


Early game yes, thats why for that point Paragon is also prefered to begin with cause that gives you more Energy than the -req jewels at the cost of damage, but SoV early on is also somewhat viable, not as a starter character tho.

If you want an example at how "usefull" -req jewels are, last night I crafted some jewels, ended up with 6 upgrades over my existing ones that all have -req(wasn't aiming for that), so that allowed me to not put a single point into Dexterity and Strength, ended up using a Belladona to respec and had 350 more energy than before those jewels... result I got only ~500 dmg boost with that Energy(and some ammount from the extra Spell dmg I got) which when you start dealing 10k+ avg dmg with MM is not even noticable. In terms of mana once you get few of the 120 charms with Paragon and have 2 rings with Mana Reg MOed on them you realy stop worrying about mana, and for me atm I have 19k mana pool with only mana reg coming from Megalith and I never seen my mana drop bellow 17k, thats how important -req jewels are in the mid/late game, early on you shouldn't even be using jewels tbh unless your the rich kid on the block and or spent hours and hours of farming Arcane Crystals and Jewels to move towards SoV, but honestly your time will be more well spent farming Signets and potentialy gear upgrades rather than farming Arcane Crystals.

Edit: Ended up playing arround with Belladonas and my points, and noticed that arround the ~250 % Energy Bonus mark for your MM, puting more points into energy starts to realy fall off so I was left with 600 points in the air which I relocated into Vitality, ended up with ~1k less dmg and 4,5k more life and still no issues with mana, so thats also an option for late game, but that might be dependant on the gear you use and how much EF and raw stats/spell damage you have

As a Side Note:
I have about 30 XiS Runes laying arround(I need a new Hobby) so last night I decided to do a small experiment by crafting
Path (Xis)

Path
Sceptres

'BerXis'
Runeword Level: 120
25% Chance to cast level 37 Cataclysm when Struck
+(21 to 25)% Bonus to Energy Factor
+(2 to 8) to Amazon Skill Levels
+30% Enhanced Damage
+(26 to 30)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(26 to 30)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
10% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
+15% to Experience Gained
Requirements -50%
Cannot be Unsocketed
, at the second try I got 25 % EF, +8 Ama Skills and 29 % Spell Damage, while that was lucky I ended up with 2k more dmg buffed than with my crafted Sceptre
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While it gives me a hefty dmg boost, I wouldn't reccomend
Path (Xis)

Path
Sceptres

'BerXis'
Runeword Level: 120
25% Chance to cast level 37 Cataclysm when Struck
+(21 to 25)% Bonus to Energy Factor
+(2 to 8) to Amazon Skill Levels
+30% Enhanced Damage
+(26 to 30)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(26 to 30)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
10% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
+15% to Experience Gained
Requirements -50%
Cannot be Unsocketed
mostly because the range of the +Skill rolls are quite big and since you can't reroll it... you have to get lucky with it, but its there as a potential if your willing to play with Lady Luck go for it :)
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Waldamer
Prowler
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Cromi38 wrote:Anyone wanna share their act 5 merc gear? I’m wondering what I should use


Personaly I use my Merc to buff up Bloodlust and bonus to Act 5 merc is that he also has Gift of the Wild, but you can also use Act 2 Shapeshifter who inately has Bloodlust, or you can always use
Shamanka
Shamanka
Long Staff (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 203
Two-Hand Damage: 56 to 58
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (10/256 per Dexterity)%
+(3 to 6) to Sorceress Skill Levels
45% Cast Speed
45% Hit Recovery
+50% Damage to Undead
+(21 to 25)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
+(6 to 16) to Bloodlust
Maximum Life (31 to 40)%
Lightning Resist +(50 to 70)%
Fire Resist +(50 to 70)%
Socketed (4)

, up to you what you will end up using.
Here is my Act 5 Merc Setup which is mostly oriented towards Phys Based dmg dealers, but so far works quite well for this character aswell since he himself can clear Fautz and Duncraig:
    Weapon:
    Qarak's Will
    Qarak's Will
    Giant Sword (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 480
    One-Hand Damage: (150-163) to (233-246)
    Two-Hand Damage: (206-225) to (285-305)
    Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
    10% Chance to cast level 36 Bloodlust on Kill
    6% Chance to cast level 40 Pentagram on Melee Attack
    15% Chance to cast level 34 Spike Nova on Melee Attack
    +250% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    +(140 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 50-125 damage
    Adds 167-334 fire damage
    +(26 to 38)% to Fire Spell Damage
    5% Reanimate as: Flesh Clan
    +333 Life after each Kill
    Socketed (4)

    or
    Shark (Xis)

    Shark
    Weapons

    'TalXis'
    Runeword Level: 120
    1% Chance to cast level 31 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(201 to 250)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    40% Attack Speed
    +230% Enhanced Damage
    +(2 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
    +5 to all Attributes
    -500 to Mana
    Cannot be Unsocketed
    both offer you Bloodlust activation aswell as boosting their own damage, alternatively you can use
    Dawn (Xis)

    Dawn
    Weapons

    'ElXis'
    Runeword Level: 120
    10% Chance to cast level 32 Celerity on Kill
    45% Hit Recovery
    +(202 to 230)% Enhanced Damage
    (301 to 500)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    100% to All Attributes
    60% Gold Find
    +(3 to 5) to Light Radius
    Cannot be Unsocketed
    altough
    Shark (Xis)

    Shark
    Weapons

    'TalXis'
    Runeword Level: 120
    1% Chance to cast level 31 Bloodlust on Kill
    +(201 to 250)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    40% Attack Speed
    +230% Enhanced Damage
    +(2 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
    +5 to all Attributes
    -500 to Mana
    Cannot be Unsocketed
    will still offer you higher dmg even if your using
    Shamanka
    Shamanka
    Long Staff (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Dexterity: 203
    Two-Hand Damage: 56 to 58
    Dexterity Damage Bonus: (10/256 per Dexterity)%
    +(3 to 6) to Sorceress Skill Levels
    45% Cast Speed
    45% Hit Recovery
    +50% Damage to Undead
    +(21 to 25)% to Fire Spell Damage
    +(21 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
    +(21 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
    +(6 to 16) to Bloodlust
    Maximum Life (31 to 40)%
    Lightning Resist +(50 to 70)%
    Fire Resist +(50 to 70)%
    Socketed (4)

    to provide yourself with Bloodlust
    Helm:
    Bogspitter
    Bogspitter
    Helms

    'Yul'
    Runeword Level: 100
    20% Chance to cast level 11 Miasma on Melee Attack
    +1 to All Skills
    Adds 299-895 poison damage over 5 seconds
    +(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
    - Miasma on hit is just amazing, main reason to even consider using a Merc, this helm is cheap and easy to get, no excuse not to get it
    Armor:
    Candlewake
    Candlewake
    Splint Mail (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 563
    Defense: (9032-11839) to (10077-13093)
    -2% Base Block Chance
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: (32/256 Per Strength)%
    (5 to 10)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(150 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    (15 to 25)% to Strength
    +(2500 to 4000) Defense
    Cannot Be Frozen (50% Chance to appear on Item)
    Total Character Defense (50 to 100)%
    Socketed (6)

    /
    Marchosias' Might
    Marchosias' Might
    Marchosias' Essence Set
    Full Plate Mail (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 1280
    Defense: (7905-8669) to (9461-10398)
    5% Chance to cast level 3 Bladestorm on Melee Attack
    +50 to Maximum Damage
    +(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
    (6 to 10)% to Strength
    +1000 Defense
    +(151 to 200) to Strength
    (41 to 50)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
    Requirements +100%
    Socketed (6)
    /
    Sharkbaiter
    Sharkbaiter
    Ring Mail (4)

    Required Level: 4
    Required Strength: 37
    Defense: (111-127) to (226-259)
    1% Chance to cast level 6 Bloodlust on Death Blow
    +(11 to 25)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    5% Attack Speed
    (2 to 3)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(31 to 50)% Enhanced Defense
    +(11 to 15) to Strength
    +(6 to 10) Life on Attack
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 21
    Required Strength: 55
    Defense: (410-456) to (735-817)
    1% Chance to cast level 18 Bloodlust on Death Blow
    +(41 to 55)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    15% Attack Speed
    (4 to 5)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
    +(21 to 25) to Strength
    +(16 to 20) Life on Attack
    Socketed (4)

    Required Level: 39
    Required Strength: 115
    Defense: (1021-1117) to (1744-1909)
    1% Chance to cast level 30 Bloodlust on Death Blow
    +(71 to 85)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    25% Attack Speed
    (6 to 7)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(101 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Strength
    +(26 to 30) Life on Attack
    Socketed (5)

    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 237
    Defense: (1591-1722) to (2718-2942)
    1% Chance to cast level 36 Bloodlust on Death Blow
    +(86 to 100)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    30% Attack Speed
    (7 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(131 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
    +(36 to 40) to Strength
    +(36 to 40) Life on Attack
    Socketed (6)

    -
    Candlewake
    Candlewake
    Splint Mail (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 563
    Defense: (9032-11839) to (10077-13093)
    -2% Base Block Chance
    Additional Strength Damage Bonus: (32/256 Per Strength)%
    (5 to 10)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(150 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
    (15 to 25)% to Strength
    +(2500 to 4000) Defense
    Cannot Be Frozen (50% Chance to appear on Item)
    Total Character Defense (50 to 100)%
    Socketed (6)

    is generaly a good dmg boost for any Str based dmg dealer,
    Marchosias' Might
    Marchosias' Might
    Marchosias' Essence Set
    Full Plate Mail (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 1280
    Defense: (7905-8669) to (9461-10398)
    5% Chance to cast level 3 Bladestorm on Melee Attack
    +50 to Maximum Damage
    +(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
    (6 to 10)% to Strength
    +1000 Defense
    +(151 to 200) to Strength
    (41 to 50)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
    Requirements +100%
    Socketed (6)
    gives you huge Str boost especialy combined with
    Marchosias' Hatred
    Marchosias' Hatred
    Marchosias' Essence Set
    Heavy Belt (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 568
    Defense: (3111-3455) to (3359-3731)
    5% Chance to cast level 3 Bladestorm on Melee Attack
    3% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(91 to 100)%
    +(51 to 100)% to Summoned Minion Life
    +(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
    (6 to 10)% to Strength
    Socketed (2)
    (+40 % Strenght), while
    Sharkbaiter
    Sharkbaiter
    Ring Mail (4)

    Required Level: 4
    Required Strength: 37
    Defense: (111-127) to (226-259)
    1% Chance to cast level 6 Bloodlust on Death Blow
    +(11 to 25)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    5% Attack Speed
    (2 to 3)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(31 to 50)% Enhanced Defense
    +(11 to 15) to Strength
    +(6 to 10) Life on Attack
    Socketed (2)

    Required Level: 21
    Required Strength: 55
    Defense: (410-456) to (735-817)
    1% Chance to cast level 18 Bloodlust on Death Blow
    +(41 to 55)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    15% Attack Speed
    (4 to 5)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(71 to 90)% Enhanced Defense
    +(21 to 25) to Strength
    +(16 to 20) Life on Attack
    Socketed (4)

    Required Level: 39
    Required Strength: 115
    Defense: (1021-1117) to (1744-1909)
    1% Chance to cast level 30 Bloodlust on Death Blow
    +(71 to 85)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    25% Attack Speed
    (6 to 7)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(101 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
    +(31 to 35) to Strength
    +(26 to 30) Life on Attack
    Socketed (5)

    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 237
    Defense: (1591-1722) to (2718-2942)
    1% Chance to cast level 36 Bloodlust on Death Blow
    +(86 to 100)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
    30% Attack Speed
    (7 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +(131 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
    +(36 to 40) to Strength
    +(36 to 40) Life on Attack
    Socketed (6)

    is a cheap way to get Bloodlust proc and DMG
    Gloves: Creepy Crafted and Blessed Gauntlets - Try to get IAS on them
    Boots:
    Nephilim
    Nephilim
    Boots

    'Nih'
    Runeword Level: 100
    10% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
    +(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
    (21 to 25)% to Strength
    (21 to 25)% to Vitality
    +150 Defense
    +50 to Strength
    +50 to Vitality
    or Creepy Crafted and Blessed Greaves
    Belt
    Marchosias' Hatred
    Marchosias' Hatred
    Marchosias' Essence Set
    Heavy Belt (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 568
    Defense: (3111-3455) to (3359-3731)
    5% Chance to cast level 3 Bladestorm on Melee Attack
    3% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(91 to 100)%
    +(51 to 100)% to Summoned Minion Life
    +(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
    (6 to 10)% to Strength
    Socketed (2)
    or Creepy Crafted and Blessed Plated Belt - If your using
    Marchosias' Might
    Marchosias' Might
    Marchosias' Essence Set
    Full Plate Mail (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 1280
    Defense: (7905-8669) to (9461-10398)
    5% Chance to cast level 3 Bladestorm on Melee Attack
    +50 to Maximum Damage
    +(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
    (6 to 10)% to Strength
    +1000 Defense
    +(151 to 200) to Strength
    (41 to 50)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
    Requirements +100%
    Socketed (6)
    then use
    Marchosias' Hatred
    Marchosias' Hatred
    Marchosias' Essence Set
    Heavy Belt (Sacred)

    Required Level: 100
    Required Strength: 568
    Defense: (3111-3455) to (3359-3731)
    5% Chance to cast level 3 Bladestorm on Melee Attack
    3% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Enhanced Weapon Damage +(91 to 100)%
    +(51 to 100)% to Summoned Minion Life
    +(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
    (6 to 10)% to Strength
    Socketed (2)
    to get the +40 % Str Set bonus, else use a plain crafted belt
    Amulet -
    Athulua's Oracle
    Athulua's Oracle
    Amulet

    Required Level: 60
    +(1 to 2) to All Skills
    40% Attack Speed
    (150 to 250)% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Cannot Be Frozen
    (15 to 20)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack

    to help with IAS Breakpoint or Rare with + Skills and/or usefull procs like Mythral
    Sockets and MOs: Cap out your merc ressists you need 75 % ressists to cap them in Hell, get IAS Jewels to reach the 147 IAS Breakpoint for Mercs, the rest fill with Nih Runes for more Duration on his buffs or Ko Runes for more Str or more Jewels up to you realy

Note: Damage Bonus to Bloodlust doesn't affect the Spell DMG you get, that only increases with levels, also there is a bug with Merc atm in which you always see their ressistances at 75 %, thats visual bug and if you have an older version of D2Stats you can check their actualy ressist there, if not then you need 75 % ressistances from your gear to get capped ressist on them, you will however need to manualy calculate that

Note 2: Usualy when I enter a game I go to Cold Plains and summon all my stuff, then let my Merc kill couple of mobs to buff me, himself and my minions then move my way to farming, up to you if you wanna do that tho
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Waldamer wrote:As a Side Note:
I have about 30 XiS Runes laying arround(I need a new Hobby) so last night I decided to do a small experiment by crafting
Path (Xis)

Path
Sceptres

'BerXis'
Runeword Level: 120
25% Chance to cast level 37 Cataclysm when Struck
+(21 to 25)% Bonus to Energy Factor
+(2 to 8) to Amazon Skill Levels
+30% Enhanced Damage
+(26 to 30)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(26 to 30)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
10% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
+15% to Experience Gained
Requirements -50%
Cannot be Unsocketed
, at the second try I got 25 % EF, +8 Ama Skills and 29 % Spell Damage, while that was lucky I ended up with 2k more dmg buffed than with my crafted Sceptre
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While it gives me a hefty dmg boost, I wouldn't reccomend
Path (Xis)

Path
Sceptres

'BerXis'
Runeword Level: 120
25% Chance to cast level 37 Cataclysm when Struck
+(21 to 25)% Bonus to Energy Factor
+(2 to 8) to Amazon Skill Levels
+30% Enhanced Damage
+(26 to 30)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(26 to 30)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
10% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
+15% to Experience Gained
Requirements -50%
Cannot be Unsocketed
mostly because the range of the +Skill rolls are quite big and since you can't reroll it... you have to get lucky with it, but its there as a potential if your willing to play with Lady Luck go for it :)


That´s the reason I did not recommend it. Besides % spell dmg > skill levels in terms of pure dmg (not counting other goodies) which means that a craft can actually be way better if you spend the cash on shrines instead. :mrgreen:
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What merc can you recommend?
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genmashi wrote:What merc can you recommend?


A5 merc is fine. But I personally did not run one as I did not feel that it was needed at all.
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What`s your recommendation on how to MO The Collector?
5x phys/magic spell DMG
5x MF?
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there are plenty of options:
- if you have the money and have not maxed your Spell Synergy yet then 5 phys/mag + 2
Auriel's Focus
Auriel's Focus
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent

Cube with Any Armor to Add Bonus

+2% Bonus to Energy Factor
+25% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Energy
Poison Length Reduced by 5%
+10 Required Level
would be great.
- if Synergy is maxed already and you have plenty of points to spare into dex you can also go 5 phys/mag +2
Lodestone
Lodestone
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent

Cube with Any Armor to Add Bonus

+5% to Spell Damage
Requirements +10%
+10 Required Level

MF I would only use, if you want to build a real farming zon with focus on MF, although 30 more in general is nice to have.
To boost your Life really good
Apple of Discord
Apple of Discord
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent

Cube with Item to Add Bonus

+60 to Life
+60 to Mana
+10 Required Level
is a nice option too (with smaxed bacha and in endgame equip this would be around 250 Life per Orb).
You see, there is no best way to orb it. It depends on your other gear and your flavor....
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Overshoot89 wrote:What`s your recommendation on how to MO The Collector?
5x phys/magic spell DMG
5x MF?
...


There are lots of good options and at that stage it is most likely up to you to figure it out in terms of what works for your setup and gear values. However, here are some good examples:

- Lodestone UMOs + Qor Runes in sockets
- Auriel´s Focus UMOs for mass energy and EF if that is what you are going for (I prefer % spell dmg. see Mortimer´s spell dmg guide)
- Regular Phys dmg MOs with some UMOs mixed in


If you are spending the TG on the shield, you might as well go for some good UMOS with it. See the full list here: https://forum.median-xl.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=31553&p=256959&hilit=unique+mystic+orbs#p256959
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I know that it has nothing to do with your build but after checking the SU section again I saw an item that may be worth using for a stormcall respec - just in case you get tired of MM.
The reason I post it here, is that you can keep your entire gear and only swap your Helm for
Rakkis' Benediction
Rakkis' Benediction
Morion (Sacred)

(Amazon Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 456
Defense: (2049-2391) to (2073-2419)
Stormcall Deals Double Damage
Stormcall Deals No Lightning Damage

+(20 to 40)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
+(10 to 15) to Balefire (Amazon Only)
+(140 to 180)% Enhanced Defense
+500 to Life
Socketed (4)

and deal crazy phys aoe Damage.
Has someone tried it yet? Any thoughts/experiences?
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mortimer_85 wrote:I know that it has nothing to do with your build but after checking the SU section again I saw an item that may be worth using for a stormcall respec - just in case you get tired of MM.
The reason I post it here, is that you can keep your entire gear and only swap your Helm for
Rakkis' Benediction
Rakkis' Benediction
Morion (Sacred)

(Amazon Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 456
Defense: (2049-2391) to (2073-2419)
Stormcall Deals Double Damage
Stormcall Deals No Lightning Damage

+(20 to 40)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
+(10 to 15) to Balefire (Amazon Only)
+(140 to 180)% Enhanced Defense
+500 to Life
Socketed (4)

and deal crazy phys aoe Damage.
Has someone tried it yet? Any thoughts/experiences?



Its decent damage, for farming. You will lose the bachanalia buff if you go with stormcall skillset. = -150% spell damage. Overall i think magic missiles is still superior