Trap Rat Miniguide Pog

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rusty
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Pros

    Chill playstyle
    Super tanky
    Can do most ubers easily
    Great league starter
    Decent p1 farmer (great to excellent solo p8 farmer)
    Druid has many viable builds

Cons

    Gear transition phases can feel a little rough
    Faster hit recovery frames can be frustrating
    Faster cast rating can be frustrating
    No movement speed passive.. Slug rat early on 8-)
    Not the highest damage in the game but competitive
    Not the best aoe in the game but competitive

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Early-Game

Lvl 1-100
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Mid-Game

100-120
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Late-Game

120-140
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DJPaxo
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noob question: once you changed weapon, will you remain on koth? Or once you switched and the buff applied, switching back
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"Decent p1 farmer (great to excellent p8 farmer)" and how exactly is he better in p8 than in p1 ? isn't it the other way around ? i suppose that having around 7 barbs ,each of them using 7 different stances to boost the rat build are out of discussion as it would be irelevant to provide any feedback based on that
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ChuckNoRis wrote:"Decent p1 farmer (great to excellent p8 farmer)" and how exactly is he better in p8 than in p1 ? isn't it the other way around ? i suppose that having around 7 barbs ,each of them using 7 different stances to boost the rat build are out of discussion as it would be irelevant to provide any feedback based on that



Probably because of how quill storm functions? It does quite alot of damage but targets only 1 mob.
Another thing is the survivability, even with only 50% block and 450k def i could tank fauzt quite easily with many people in the game (as elemental rat)

Few things i would like to add playing as a elemental rat:

I recommend Gelebs greed as a solid option for gloves, does not require a shit ton of str and has -enemy fire res, more phys% res and +1 all skills.

For amu i have been experimenting with +1 quov amu and for bosses its probably the best choice, but for farming purposes im using +3 black dwarf, (as you said our fhr and fcr feels shitty so this makes it a bit easier to hit breakpoints) and the spell damage does make our procs more powerful if i remember correctly.

As for weapon im sure Triune is by far the superior choice for bosses as ele, but for farming i doubt it outperforms black razor as you dont really need the extra phys damage to sustain your life.

Nice guide thanks for sharing :)
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PindlskinVova
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Sorry for stupid question, dru rat is alive after cb fix?
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rusty
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Barskebaard wrote:
ChuckNoRis wrote:"Decent p1 farmer (great to excellent p8 farmer)" and how exactly is he better in p8 than in p1 ? isn't it the other way around ? i suppose that having around 7 barbs ,each of them using 7 different stances to boost the rat build are out of discussion as it would be irelevant to provide any feedback based on that



Probably because of how quill storm functions? It does quite alot of damage but targets only 1 mob.
Another thing is the survivability, even with only 50% block and 450k def i could tank fauzt quite easily with many people in the game (as elemental rat)
I recommend Gelebs greed as a solid option for gloves, does not require a shit ton of str and has -enemy fire res, more phys% res and +1 all skills.

For amu i have been experimenting with +1 quov amu and for bosses its probably the best choice, but for farming purposes im using +3 black dwarf, (as you said our fhr and fcr feels shitty so this makes it a bit easier to hit breakpoints) and the spell damage does make our procs more powerful if i remember correctly.

As for weapon im sure Triune is by far the superior choice for bosses as ele, but for farming i doubt it outperforms black razor as you dont really need the extra phys damage to sustain your life.

Nice guide thanks for sharing :)


Yes the survivability is the main thing I would say that makes it a great p8 farmer. The tankyness is not a really a factor in p1 because you one shot everything. The physical damage also overkills in players 1 so your not really getting the most out of your full DPS. In general the build is not super fast so if you can make up for speed with difficulty for more loot, its beneficial.

Added gloves and black dwarf ty for feedback 8-)

PindlskinVova wrote:Sorry for stupid question, dru rat is alive after cb fix?


Yes very much so after the thorn wall buff id say. It has great single target for killing ubers and still the same potential in trash clearing.

zeitzi wrote:noob question: once you changed weapon, will you remain on koth? Or once you switched and the buff applied, switching back


Switch back to dagger after you gain buff. You cant cast trap rat skills without a dagger.
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lauroson
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Short, simple and fun to play. Went through normal as a tree then respec'd to rat for nightmare. It's smooth and fast. Really looking forward to doing some ubers.
tranvanhieu
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Thorn Wall is a killer now, great against immobile targets. If you can hit a group of enemies with this skill, it proc "on striking" like crazy.

Trap Rat is a ranger, but unlike some other glass cannon builds, he has tons of life, defense and block... and avoid too. One of the best builds for new player.
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rusty
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tranvanhieu wrote:Thorn Wall is a killer now, great against immobile targets. If you can hit a group of enemies with this skill, it proc "on striking" like crazy.

Trap Rat is a ranger, but unlike some other glass cannon builds, he has tons of life, defense and block... and avoid too. One of the best builds for new player.


Agreed the avoid really pushes the tankyness over the top.