Xbow Necromancer

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SinClaire
Jungle Hunter
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GreyRook wrote:
SinClaire wrote:Baal could have been an AR problem. Try using TU4 LIght Gauntlets on bosses. The -def helps a lot.
Try using a TU4 Diadem with Starkiller (and 6x Jah it if you haven't yet).
As for jewelcrafting, you only need 1 rune (the recipe doesn't consume it). I'm assuming you meant jewels?

I'm comfortably doing 120 maps with Starkiller only. I haven't the shrines to spend on crafting nor have I tried making a Tartarus bow yet.

The problem I was having wasn't hitting him, but the fact that my minions seemed to die instantly upon entering melee and that he did massive damage even though all my elemental resistances are above 75% (magic and phys are at zero). My hit change was about sixty/seventy percent, though, so it might have helped. Mind, does Baal drop anything that doesn't drop from Mephisto and Diablo, or K3K? Because if he doesn't, I don't think I'd care to go through that again.

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Haareis
Haareis
Diadem (4)

Required Level: 10
Required Dexterity: 28
Defense: (36 to 80)
1% Chance to cast level 1 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(4 to 5)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 10-13 cold damage
(2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
(4 to 6)% to Strength
(4 to 6)% to Dexterity
(4 to 6)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(16 to 25)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 28
Required Dexterity: 57
Defense: (103 to 194)
2% Chance to cast level 5 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(8 to 9)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 35-40 cold damage
(8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
(7 to 9)% to Strength
(7 to 9)% to Dexterity
(7 to 9)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(36 to 45)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 46
Required Dexterity: 137
Defense: (215 to 386)
3% Chance to cast level 9 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(12 to 13)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 110-130 cold damage
(14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
(10 to 12)% to Strength
(10 to 12)% to Dexterity
(10 to 12)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(56 to 65)%
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 54
Required Dexterity: 294
Defense: (296 to 523)
4% Chance to cast level 11 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(14 to 15)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 350-380 cold damage
(17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
(13 to 15)% to Strength
(13 to 15)% to Dexterity
(13 to 15)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(66 to 75)%
Socketed (4)

yet, but I could probably grind for it; science knows I've got the AC's to spare, and plus ninety percent magic find.
As for jewelcrafting... huh, I got into my head that crafting a jewel would consume the rune along with the arcane shards. Good to know that it doesn't. :)


NM Baal isn't anything special, move on to better level maps. Definitely give TU4 Light Gauntlets a try though, the next time you fight a boss.

Yup, go crazy with jewelcrafting. But only use jewels you find in Hell.
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GreyRook
Pit Knight
103 | 1
ruhtra wrote:Baal in nightmare is also annoying because of the constant mana drain, I felt it was more a challenge than several of the early ubers, with the same gear.
Don't bother farming him, you will find better drops in hell. The first SUs are coming in A2 hell.

Well, it is rated 'hard'. And I thought as much. It's just that I'm not sure if I'm actually well-geared enough to take on Hell difficulty.

ruhtra wrote:Until you find those needed SUs, spend all that unused gold and Mo your TUs all the way to your level, that should also help.

Well, I *am* capped out for gold... might as well spend some of it. Suggestions for MO's to use?
SinClaire wrote:Definitely give TU4 Light Gauntlets a try though, the next time you fight a boss.

I'll think about it. It'll be a while until I can play again, though.

SinClaire wrote:Yup, go crazy with jewelcrafting. But only use jewels you find in Hell.

Like I said, I'm not sure that I'm sufficiently well-geared to take on Hell difficulty, so I was planning to grind for a bit longer in Nightmare. My resistances are kinda low, for one, and I only have about fourty thousand defense. IIRC, anyway.
PlayerOne
Lava Lord
97 | 0
I made the
Tartarus
Tartarus
Crossbows

'Yul'
Runeword Level: 100
5% Chance to cast level 42 Singularity on Kill
-10% Attack Speed
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
+(1 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+10% to Summoned Minion Damage
(41 to 50)% to Strength
Lightning Resist +100%
Fire Resist +100%
+(101 to 150) Life after each Kill
xbow suggested before and it's much better 412-534 damage kills much faster. So thanks for that. Additional questions came up:

At level 122 the exp is really slow, is there a way to do it faster? I'm farming Duncraig & Teganze mainly atm hoping to make a a Xis rune (is Xis Aether worth it as an upgrade from Tartarus?) but the drops there are slow as well as xp being slow - in 4 full runs I got 3 runestones and 4 essences.

Minions die too fast, I'm getting RSI re-summonming all the time and it slows the game down a lot. Is it worth putting minon resist on gear?
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Shanina
Destroyer
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Another choice if you want Bloodlust instead of Dark Power ( And don't have Shamanka ) is to make a hexblade runeword with the rune Kur and use Tier 4 Spiked shield with 6 Nih runes... But reroll the Kur runeword so you get +4 Bloodlust..
gthank
Invader
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What is the next Speed breakpoints with xbow?
Moasseman
Gravedigger
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gthank wrote:What is the next Speed breakpoints with xbow?


What?
gthank
Invader
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Moasseman wrote:
gthank wrote:What is the next Speed breakpoints with xbow?


What?



Speed breakpoints:

Faster Hit Recovery: 40 - 70 - 133 (4 frames, aim for this) - 360 (3 frames)

Attack speed with a Dart Thrower: 50 - 70 - 102 - 157 - 280 (8 frames)

Attack speed with a Stinger crossbow: 56 - 78 - 113 - 174 - 317 (8 frames)

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If I want get a 7 frames Attack speed, How Many IAS I should aim for?
CzechMate
Bone Archer
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gthank wrote:
Moasseman wrote:
gthank wrote:What is the next Speed breakpoints with xbow?


What?



Speed breakpoints:

Faster Hit Recovery: 40 - 70 - 133 (4 frames, aim for this) - 360 (3 frames)

Attack speed with a Dart Thrower: 50 - 70 - 102 - 157 - 280 (8 frames)

Attack speed with a Stinger crossbow: 56 - 78 - 113 - 174 - 317 (8 frames)

===================================================================

If I want get a 7 frames Attack speed, How Many IAS I should aim for?


No more frames for crossbows. And I believe it's not 8 but it's 9.
gthank
Invader
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CzechMate wrote:
gthank wrote:
Moasseman wrote:
gthank wrote:What is the next Speed breakpoints with xbow?


What?



Speed breakpoints:

Faster Hit Recovery: 40 - 70 - 133 (4 frames, aim for this) - 360 (3 frames)

Attack speed with a Dart Thrower: 50 - 70 - 102 - 157 - 280 (8 frames)

Attack speed with a Stinger crossbow: 56 - 78 - 113 - 174 - 317 (8 frames)

===================================================================

If I want get a 7 frames Attack speed, How Many IAS I should aim for?


No more frames for crossbows. And I believe it's not 8 but it's 9.



IF i want to get the faster Attack speed, what should I do?
CzechMate
Bone Archer
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gthank wrote:IF i want to get the faster Attack speed, what should I do?


Get Increased Attack Speed on items or socket them with Sha runes or jewels with IAS.