Caster Druid

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mortimer_85
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It is weaker than the set indeed, but I was able to farm dunc, Triune and Teg in a reasonable speed for a Caster Druid.
Can you link your armory? Maybe there is room to tweak things...

This setup only was added to have a SSF viable route. If you feel more comfy and even faster with poison, stick with it!

Just one thing: the Single target damage from HB is much higher than RoF + Fiends Poison Flash in Poison setup.
hoerdy
Skeleton
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Its SP unfortunately. I can farm duncraig/teganze but it feels so slow - 60 min teganze runs and no chance to beat zagraal

Im nowhere near 400 signets though, it might help a bit

Guess Ill return to kurast for next week and try to farm the set
OrphineM
Bone Archer
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hoerdy wrote:Its SP unfortunately. I can farm duncraig/teganze but it feels so slow - 60 min teganze runs and no chance to beat zagraal

Im nowhere near 400 signets though, it might help a bit

Guess Ill return to kurast for next week and try to farm the set


If it's the poison resists, smack em with rain of fire, as everything else can be poisoned down pretty quick. Zagraal can be tricky, but keep in mind he'll go batform pretty fast; you run away, resummon what he's killed while he times out of the form (there's a cooldown before he can morph again) and poison/run away. He's easier in other specs though, it might be worth coming back later.
hoerdy
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Thx for this guide btw, first time I am even able to reach 125+ :)
Emelianenko
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Quick question, Having issues draining through mana, using mid game Ice setup with full Lone wolfs. Anything I can do to better sustain mana? Otherwise it is a great build, thanks alot!
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Bardamu
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Emelianenko wrote:Quick question, Having issues draining through mana, using mid game Ice setup with full Lone wolfs. Anything I can do to better sustain mana? Otherwise it is a great build, thanks alot!

You tried using
Laadan
Laadan
Druid Staves

'Ix'
Runeword Level: 81
+(4 to 7) to Druid Skill Levels
100% Cast Speed
+(24 to 29) to Mana Sweep
+500 to Mana
Slows Attacker by (16 to 20)%
+2 to Light Radius
Requirements -10%
on switch?
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Sasquatch
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What is a caster druid like at running rifts?

I hear trap rat druid is quite good at rifts, so I'm wondering if there's a reason to choose caster over rat.
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all elemental casters (poison excluded), even with great gear, are rather weak in Labs because of the absorb modifier from T6+
However if you wanna try to push an ele Druid caster far into Labs you best option is Stormfront.
You can cover 35 DR simply wit TA trophy and
Aerin Nexus
Aerin Nexus
Gnarled Staff (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: 59 to 62
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 218
Item Level: 105
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.1 per Dexterity)%
+(6 to 8) to All Skills
+(25 to 40)% Bonus to Energy Factor
+50% Damage to Undead
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(15 to 20) to Stormfront
+150 Life Regenerated per Second
Physical Resist 15%
5% Reanimate as: Crystal Lord
Socketed (4)
and
Hide of the Basilisk
Hide of the Basilisk
Chain Mail (Sacred)

Defense: (5807 - 6817) to (6568 - 7711)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 538
Item Level: 120
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
30% Cast Speed
+(25 to 38)% to Lightning Spell Damage
-35% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(13 to 16) to Thunderstone
+(130 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
+500 to Mana
Maximum Lightning Resist +4%
Physical Resist 15%
2% Reanimate as: Silverbolt
Socketed (6)
and have nice tanky Acid Fiends alo.ng with good single Target and good AoE combined in Stormfront
But if you wanna farm labs fast rather than make a point, there is no reason to choose a Caster Druid.
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And if you wanted to farm labs without making a point what build would you choose? Druid or otherwise. Something you could push north of lvl 140.
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I never made it further than T11 and always played caster builds, cause that is what I like most. I am neither experienced nor skilled enough to really give elaborated suggestions on the goto builds for labs.
I heard that this seasons Bear is doing good in rifts - especially against bosses but I guess you need quite good gear for him too.

Please never forget: Some builds may be better than others, but the thing that matters most is the dedication you put into gearing your char and the way you are able to play your char.