Xbow Necromancer

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Galneryus
Skeleton
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What kind of leech should i aim for? %life stolen/hit, life on attack or life after each kill?
I'm thinking %life stolen/hit would be best.
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Galneryus wrote:What kind of leech should i aim for? %life stolen/hit, life on attack or life after each kill?
I'm thinking %life stolen/hit would be best.


Life on attack only applies to melee attacks. You would have to go for % stolen.
La_minore
Thunder Beetle
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Something I noticed after 1.7 update:

Gematria on
Nihlathak's Bombard
Nihlathak's Bombard
Repeating Crossbow (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: (211 - 228) to (302 - 373)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 670
Item Level: 105
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Strength)%
Gematria
(Bonus per Socketed Great/Elemental Runes)
+30% Attack Speed
Adds 75-150 Fire Damage
+(5 to 6) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(140 to 160)% Enhanced Damage
+(50 to 100) to Maximum Damage
Adds 450-900 fire damage
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+20% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Socketed (6)
does not work (most likely that's caused by using legacy items). So it's a bit hard to hit IAS cap on this weapon (345), even with Wolf Stance and Dark Power. About 5 IAS jewels can fix it. If the Gematria Attack Speed does not work, then I assume the Fire Damage Bonus does not work too. Again, probably because I was using legacy item.

Maybe something about Curse of the Zakarum set was changed. I capped FHR in 1.6 but lacks 30% in 1.7. Hopefully it's because of some troubles with Wolf Stance when legacy items were used.

Perhaps I should switch to another setup, because Wolf Stance requires 3 Zakarum set pieces now.
pfl0nk
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This Dude feels like kinda weak :/
Startet a xbow nec ... gave him a really decent hwanins and rest is t4 .. not full mo'ed and runes / gems in all slots but he feels kinda weak compared to other classes at this time..
whats the next item on list after a hwanins to significant improve output dmg ?
Diaco
Daystar
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pfl0nk wrote:This Dude feels like kinda weak :/
Startet a xbow nec ... gave him a really decent hwanins and rest is t4 .. not full mo'ed and runes / gems in all slots but he feels kinda weak compared to other classes at this time..
whats the next item on list after a hwanins to significant improve output dmg ?


Honestly, xbow Necro feels pretty bad, especially for leveling. Anyways, good gear options are
Rebel (Xis)
Rebel
Body Armors

'ElXis'
Runeword Level: 120
Enhanced Weapon Damage +120%
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(151 to 200) to Strength
+(151 to 200) to Dexterity
-75 to Vitality
-75 to Energy
Elemental Resists +(60 to 80)%
+1 to Light Radius
Cannot be Unsocketed
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Mercy (Xis)
Mercy
Gloves

'ShXis'
Runeword Level: 120
10% Chance to cast level 18 Punishers on Melee Attack
+(50 to 63) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 15)% to Vitality
+26 Defense
+(161 to 210) to Strength
Cannot be Unsocketed
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Wind Runner

Wind Runner
Boots

'EaEaEaEa'
Runeword Level: 100
+(0 to 1) to All Skills
35% Attack Speed
10% Movement Speed
Adds 37-70 damage
250% Bonus to Attack Rating
(10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
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Black Void
Black Void
Heavy Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (3060 - 3442) to (3304 - 3717)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 568
Item Level: 120
20% Attack Speed
Adds 10-15 damage
(10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
Slow Target 10%
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
10% to Strength
10% to Dexterity
Target Takes Additional Damage of (25 to 50)
30% Magic Find
Socketed (2)
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Idol of Rygnar
Idol of Rygnar
Mask (Sacred)

Defense: (2068 - 2350) to (2208 - 2510)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 540
Item Level: 120
+2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
25% Life stolen per Hit
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(60 to 90)%
Hit Causes Monster to Flee +1%
+(120 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
+(40 to 50) to Strength
+(40 to 50) to Dexterity
Target Takes Additional Damage of 500
25% Gold Find
+5 to Light Radius
Socketed (4)
RealGambi
Skeleton
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I am considering forgoing dragonfire oil and famine in exchange for skeles and resurgence, or maybe skeles and hawks... I can't imagine beating kabraxis without meat shields
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RealGambi wrote:I am considering forgoing dragonfire oil and famine in exchange for skeles and resurgence, or maybe skeles and hawks... I can't imagine beating kabraxis without meat shields


Run in circles, and shoot. You can't facetank any of his dmg. If you walk too far, like a screen away, you get pounced 100%, so keep like half a screen of distance from him while running in circles. He also has chance to cast pounce when struck, and when that happens, just sprint away. For punisher barrage, you can either blink away or just use potions to remove the poison.

Also, dragonfire oil is gonna do 0 damage to bosses if you dont stack pierce for it.
RealGambi
Skeleton
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Ah yes I am probably getting too far away, ty I'll give this a try :)
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skilzorz
Stygian Watcher
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Hey guys, is this build still viable in 1.8? Restarting with Median!
nemmate
Abomination
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skilzorz wrote:Hey guys, is this build still viable in 1.8? Restarting with Median!


Hy. Yes always viable. You can lvl-ing faster with summons first and the new rainbow stave (if you play ladder). For mid-endgame you need to invest hard, but it's a fun build I think. Have a nice play and good luck for farming !!! Welcome back