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moist
Jungle Hunter
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Great guide! I am up to lvl 100 act 1 of hell and absolutely loving it, only difficulty was in the early game when I was getting destroyed due to using ecstatic frenzy.

What sort of merc should I try to get, if any, for this build?

Any tips on gear would be great also, thanks!
itsme
Thunder Beetle
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moist wrote:Great guide! I am up to lvl 100 act 1 of hell and absolutely loving it, only difficulty was in the early game when I was getting destroyed due to using ecstatic frenzy.

What sort of merc should I try to get, if any, for this build?

Any tips on gear would be great also, thanks!


I don't use mercs extensively. I use an act 5 merc with as much physical resist gear as possible to distract Necrobots in Fauzt; he can survive just fine and it increases my farming speed by quite a bit, plus he casts Mark of the Wild. I'd suggest
Erawan
Erawan
Body Armor

'Nih'
Runeword Level: 100
10% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
25% to Strength
25% to Vitality
Physical Resist (11 to 15)%
Total Character Defense (11 to 20)%
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Truce
Truce
Belts

'Vith'
Runeword Level: 98
-5% Cast Speed
-5% Attack Speed
Stun Attack
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+5% Increased Healing Rate from Apples
Physical Resist 10%
Slows Attacker by 5%
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Megalith
Megalith
Boots

'Ath'
Runeword Level: 90
+1 to All Skills
25% Cast Speed
15% Hit Recovery
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
+(41 to 50) to Strength
Regenerate Mana +30%
Physical Resist 5%
,
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
and
Toorc's Gift
Toorc's Gift
Heavy Gloves (4)

Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 24
Defense: (15-18) to (30-34)
2% Chance to cast level 1 Glacial Nova on Melee Attack
5% Attack Speed
Stun Attack
+(12 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(11 to 15)%
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 20
Required Strength: 35
Defense: (129-143) to (160-177)
3% Chance to cast level 2 Glacial Nova on Melee Attack
15% Attack Speed
Adds (21 to 30)-(31 to 50) cold damage
Stun Attack
+(47 to 63)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 74
Defense: (376-409) to (448-488)
4% Chance to cast level 3 Glacial Nova on Melee Attack
25% Attack Speed
Adds (71 to 90)-(91 to 125) cold damage
Stun Attack
+(81 to 97)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(31 to 35)%
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 46
Required Strength: 154
Defense: (568-614) to (685-740)
5% Chance to cast level 3 Glacial Nova on Melee Attack
30% Attack Speed
Adds (161 to 200)-(201 to 250) cold damage
Stun Attack
+(98 to 114)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(36 to 40)%
Socketed (4)

. For a weapon you ideally want a crafted great sword but
Bul Kathos' Teaching
Bul Kathos' Teaching
Kriegsmesser (4)

(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 13
Required Strength: 96
One-Hand Damage: (14-16) to (18-21)
Strength Damage Bonus: (25/256 per Strength)%
2% Chance to cast level 4 Spike Nova on Melee Attack
+1 to Barbarian Skill Levels
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Damage
+(0.4375 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(41 to 80)% Damage to Demons
+(101 to 150) to Life
+(6 to 10) Life on Attack
Total Character Defense (3 to 5)%
Socketed (2)

(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 31
Required Strength: 141
One-Hand Damage: (33-36) to (41-45)
Strength Damage Bonus: (25/256 per Strength)%
4% Chance to cast level 8 Spike Nova on Melee Attack
+(1 to 2) to Barbarian Skill Levels
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Damage
+(0.5625 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(121 to 160)% Damage to Demons
+(201 to 250) to Life
+(16 to 20) Life on Attack
Total Character Defense (9 to 11)%
Socketed (4)

(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 276
One-Hand Damage: (65-71) to (76-83)
Strength Damage Bonus: (25/256 per Strength)%
6% Chance to cast level 12 Spike Nova on Melee Attack
+(1 to 3) to Barbarian Skill Levels
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Damage
+(0.6875 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(201 to 240)% Damage to Demons
+(301 to 350) to Life
+(26 to 30) Life on Attack
Total Character Defense (15 to 17)%
Socketed (5)

(Barbarian Only)
Required Level: 58
Required Strength: 543
One-Hand Damage: (83-90) to (100-108)
Strength Damage Bonus: (25/256 per Strength)%
8% Chance to cast level 14 Spike Nova on Melee Attack
+(2 to 3) to Barbarian Skill Levels
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Damage
+(0.75 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(241 to 280)% Damage to Demons
+(351 to 400) to Life
+(31 to 35) Life on Attack
Total Character Defense (18 to 20)%
Socketed (6)

can work as a start. There might be a case to be made for an act 3 merc as well but I don't know much about those.
jwei92
Sasquatch
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Any plans on doing videos to see what gameplay is like?
itsme
Thunder Beetle
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None yet really. I've done all the pre-130 stuff but I need better strategies for Bremm and Ureh. Currently stuck doing the SP item lotto for something actually usable.
willh
Cog
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what would be preferred mo's to use for this build?
itsme
Thunder Beetle
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willh wrote:what would be preferred mo's to use for this build?

Hit recovery/block speed (cap 174%) > +1-2 damage > +5 DEX. Or 2% uninterruptable attack if you're close to 100%. You can get close to the FHR cap naturally lategame so don't put HR on anything expensive if you're not sure.

Don't know about ideal UMOs, haven't found many of them and I don't know if they've changed or not.
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Dark Huntress
10 | 0
Lionblood Crest
Lionblood Crest
Cervelliere (Sacred)

(Amazon Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 516
Defense: (2065-2535) to (2175-2670)
Moonbeam Buff Duration is Doubled
-(15 to 20)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
-(15 to 20)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(120 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 20)% to All Attributes
+500 to Life
Maximum Fire Resist +3%
Maximum Poison Resist +3%
Cold Resist -30%
Socketed (4)

What's your opinion on Lionblood Crest as headgear?
itsme
Thunder Beetle
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Incicture wrote:
Lionblood Crest
Lionblood Crest
Cervelliere (Sacred)

(Amazon Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 516
Defense: (2065-2535) to (2175-2670)
Moonbeam Buff Duration is Doubled
-(15 to 20)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
-(15 to 20)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+(120 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 20)% to All Attributes
+500 to Life
Maximum Fire Resist +3%
Maximum Poison Resist +3%
Cold Resist -30%
Socketed (4)

What's your opinion on Lionblood Crest as headgear?


Great poison pierce for a hat so it fits in a Curare build. The double Moonbeam duration is mostly useful for stances, but
Screaming Serpent
Screaming Serpent
Short Spear (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 924
Throw Damage: 207 to 240
One-Hand Damage: 135 to 150
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Dexterity)%
3% Chance to cast level 1 Javelin Nova on Kill
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+200% Enhanced Damage
-(25 to 30)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+(30 to 40) to Snake Stance
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(50 to 150)%
Maximum Poison Resist +2%
Poison Length Reduced by 50%
Requirements +100%
Socketed (3)

failed to impress me in testing, so you might as well ignore it. The only other situation I can think of where the double duration would be useful is with some weapon switch gimmick (like some devotionless build).

There's also a case to be made for a fire build with
Titan's Revenge
Titan's Revenge
Maiden Javelin (Sacred)

(Amazon Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: (787-1050)
Required Dexterity: (1350-1800)
Throw Damage: 213 to 264
One-Hand Damage: 138 to 162
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (25/256 per Dexterity)%
+150% Bonus Fire Damage to Fairy Ring
10% Chance to cast level 1 Javelin on Striking
+(4 to 5) to Amazon Skill Levels
+200% Enhanced Damage
Adds (600 to 800)-(1200 to 1500) fire damage
(15 to 20)% Life stolen per Hit
-50% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+1 to Sacrifices
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
Requirements +(125 to 200)%
Socketed (3)

but I'm not convinced of it yet and it's very endgame only.

Lionblood is obviously not at all useful for a straight physical build, and physical builds are always going to be better than elemental ones without proper support.
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Dark Huntress
10 | 0
What's the peak hp amount you got from doing this build? Regardless of charm bonuses

Also, I tend to gain extra ~1000 hp from this chest alone though I am yet to test how much
Albrecht's Revenge
Albrecht's Revenge
Chain Mail (4)

Required Level: 4
Required Strength: (41-43)
Defense: (138-150) to (279-305)
5% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (3 to 7)-(11 to 13) cold damage
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
(3 to 4)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(10 to 15) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(15 to 11)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 22
Required Strength: (54-56)
Defense: (437-471) to (798-860)
6% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (13 to 25)-(26 to 50) cold damage
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(31 to 35)%
(5 to 6)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(25 to 33) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(25 to 21)%
Socketed (4)

Required Level: 39
Required Strength: (98-104)
Defense: (1038-1107) to (1843-1967)
7% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (51 to 100)-(101 to 200) cold damage
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(41 to 45)%
(7 to 8)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(43 to 60) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(35 to 31)%
Socketed (5)

Required Level: 49
Required Strength: (188-200)
Defense: (1513-1608) to (2670-2838)
8% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (101 to 200)-(201 to 400) cold damage
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(46 to 50)%
(9 to 10)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(76 to 90) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(40 to 36)%
Socketed (6)

will help me in clearing areas.
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The MF is very tempting too so I'm contemplating on switching armors