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PlayerOne
Abomination
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@Wuhrframen. I was about to post pretty much the same when i saw your post.

By a strange coincidence I found the last piece of Achilios' set a couple of days ago and gave the set a spin through Teganze last night. It was really good. It was about the same as AetherXis for speed and safety.

I keep all the summons up and I found that they survived better with the set than with other combinations (not sure why as yet) which is helpful since my barb merc doesn't seem as 'indestructible' as other people seem to find.

Like you, I've had no luck crafting Stingers and I've not found much that's useful so my gear was still largely TU4 apart from a runeword xbow (Tartarus has highest dps, AetherXis less damage but with avoid) so it may not be a fair test for me to switch from that gear to the set, but I'm not yet 125 to do the next set of ubers and try to farm Fauztinville.

So if anyone can't get the SUs recommended in the guide, the set is a good alternative, the only issue is that it drops about 17% life leech for me - so down to about 27% - and some mana leech loss but it's not a massive problem (I use wormtongue belt with the set).

One thing that helps with leech is that I find the 1 point in DS actally kills faster than maxed widowmaker once you have corpses and it doesn't seem to need line-of-sight. When I start popping DS, leech is faster/better as well.

Nova Shot from the set xbow is actually quite a good killer - the downside is that it doesn't leech. But I put it on LMB just in case I want to use it if I need 360 degrees of damage, like when I'm surrounded.
a321333
Monkey King
267 | -1
i want make crafted jewels . but choice which one rune to make????
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conveee
Gravedigger
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Ber for life leech if you dont have enough aka when you start doing ubers, then after you have some charms and "endgame" gear, you can swap some or all for Tir crafted jewels (mf).
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Frytas
Heretic
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a321333 wrote:i want make crafted jewels . but choice which one rune to make????

Ber for lifesteal. Aim for 2% Lifesteal / 40-50HP / 2% str / IAS / FHR / %Attack rating(not all on one jewel, I don't think that's even possible, but try to get as much as you can).
a321333
Monkey King
267 | -1
Frytas wrote:
a321333 wrote:i want make crafted jewels . but choice which one rune to make????

Ber for lifesteal. Aim for 2% Lifesteal / 40-50HP / 2% str / IAS / FHR / %Attack rating(not all on one jewel, I don't think that's even possible, but try to get as much as you can).


thx very so much :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
PlayerOne
Abomination
153 | 7
I hope this isn't a dumb question. Can someone help me understand this item:
Nihlathak's Bombard
Nihlathak's Bombard
Repeating Crossbow (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 670
Two-Hand Damage: (211-228) to (302-373)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
Gematria
+30% Attack Speed
Adds 150-300 Fire Damage

+(5 to 6) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(140 to 160)% Enhanced Damage
+(50 to 100) to Maximum Damage
Adds 900-1800 fire damage
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+20% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Socketed (6)



Two mods are greyed out (30% attack speed and 100-150 fire damage) even when i have it equipped. I assume that means that they're not 'active', so how do I make them active?

Also 'Gematria' in orange. I don't get a skill called that when I equip it, so I don't really understand what that is.

Thanks in advance.
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PlayerOne wrote:I hope this isn't a dumb question. Can someone help me understand this item:
Nihlathak's Bombard
Nihlathak's Bombard
Repeating Crossbow (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 670
Two-Hand Damage: (211-228) to (302-373)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
Gematria
+30% Attack Speed
Adds 150-300 Fire Damage

+(5 to 6) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(140 to 160)% Enhanced Damage
+(50 to 100) to Maximum Damage
Adds 900-1800 fire damage
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+20% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Socketed (6)



Two mods are greyed out (30% attack speed and 100-150 fire damage) even when i have it equipped. I assume that means that they're not 'active', so how do I make them active?

Also 'Gematria' in orange. I don't get a skill called that when I equip it, so I don't really understand what that is.

Thanks in advance.


Gematria means: "Gets the following bonus for each Great Rune inserted". The bonus is greyed out because you haven't inserted such a rune.

Great Runes are: Taha, Ghal, Qor, Sha'ad, Auhe, Krys
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HechtHeftig wrote:(snips) The bonus is greyed out because you haven't inserted such a rune... (snips)


It's greyed out even with great runes inserted. At least it's that way in SP. You still get the full bonus though so I think it's a visual glitch.
Moasseman
Monkey King
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HechtHeftig wrote:
PlayerOne wrote:I hope this isn't a dumb question. Can someone help me understand this item:
Nihlathak's Bombard
Nihlathak's Bombard
Repeating Crossbow (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 670
Two-Hand Damage: (211-228) to (302-373)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
Gematria
+30% Attack Speed
Adds 150-300 Fire Damage

+(5 to 6) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(140 to 160)% Enhanced Damage
+(50 to 100) to Maximum Damage
Adds 900-1800 fire damage
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+20% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Socketed (6)



Two mods are greyed out (30% attack speed and 100-150 fire damage) even when i have it equipped. I assume that means that they're not 'active', so how do I make them active?

Also 'Gematria' in orange. I don't get a skill called that when I equip it, so I don't really understand what that is.

Thanks in advance.


Gematria means: "Gets the following bonus for each Great Rune inserted". The bonus is greyed out because you haven't inserted such a rune.

Great Runes are: Taha, Ghal, Qor, Sha'ad, Auhe, Krys


And 0.7 times the bonus for each elemental rune.
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Orr
Cog
220 | 5
Undead Crown
Undead Crown
Crown (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 606
Defense: (4437 to 4914)
10% of Minion Damage Increases Added as Deadly Strike
50% of Minion Life Increases Added as Total Character Defense
Your Attacks Ignore the Physical Resistance of the Undead
Deal No Crushing Blows

Orb Effects Applied to this Item are Doubled
50% Attack Speed
+200% Enhanced Defense
Socketed (4)

is viable in this build ?