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.
Haven't seen aHaareisyet, but I could probably grind for it; science knows I've got the AC's to spare, and plus ninety percent magic find.Haareis
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)%
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)%
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)%
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)%
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.