Maelstrom Assassin miniguide

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racerx
Imp
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loreth2021 wrote:hi,

1) any update for late game soon?

2) there is no set which fits in this spec or?

3) how good is this build compared to other builds e.g. naginata, regarding late game farm (scosglen/ubers)?


1) Min/Max dex on everything you can. It all adds up in the long run.

2) There are sets out there not necessarily assassin specific that have +dex and %dex on them. They're usable while you farm up better abandoned crafts.

3) Tbh I'm not sure how it compares to nagi or claw. Only played throw this season so far, but I can work my through scosglen. It's not steamroll farm status, but doable. Trees resist magic damage.
BoringB
Stone Warrior
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BoringB wrote:Hello! Thank you for this guide.

I'm stuck with Uldy, specifically at Kolic mermory.
He seems to ignore the Maelstorm o Wychwind projectile, there is some kind of trick? I pratically cant damage him....

Korlic still bugs out sometimes. Try Blinking on top of him then attack. He should become vulnerable, but eventually may or may not turn invincible again. Just keep teleporting on him when it happens.


Thanks for the the tip, i got mixed results sometimes it happens, most of the times don't
I will keep trying :)
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racerx wrote:All weapons are shit tier more or less until you get dawn.

Pretty sure I used a white balanced knife til like 110 or so.

Maybe use an honorific with an abandoned bless temporarily.


I definitely feel like this is the case. At 116 I finally got some sur runes (no sacred balanced knife though..). But now I have a warshrike and mana is really not an issue other than using wychwind against ubers. Even then it’s usually I’m dead or Uber is dead by the time the mana runs out. Is void better than warshrike if mana not a problem?
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kolyeah8
Azure Drake
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Is skilling specialization even worth it? investing 10 points in it to add 5 into maelstrom and nothing else?

im running without wychwind right now, but alomst maxed way of the gryphon. I have no idea whats better here.
My dmg is fine i think now at 130, but surivivability could be better. im not sure what the optimal skillplan is here.

anyone tried it out?
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kolyeah8 wrote:Is skilling specialization even worth it? investing 10 points in it to add 5 into maelstrom and nothing else?

im running without wychwind right now, but alomst maxed way of the gryphon. I have no idea whats better here.
My dmg is fine i think now at 130, but surivivability could be better. im not sure what the optimal skillplan is here.

anyone tried it out?



Imo its worth to get 5 more points into maelstrom cause its one of the only ways to buff the main dmg of the skill
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Yeah wychwind is pretty solid too. I tried maxing that out along with maelstrom and it worked pretty good. In teganze I would just lay out doom and then wychwind would just melt hordes of enemies (it also was killing through walls/barriers). Oddly enough one of the harder things to kill with wychwind are goblins for some reason.
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AuMidas
Destroyer
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Icebird
Flying Knife (4)

Throw Damage: (3 - 4) to (4 - 5)
One-Hand Damage: (3 - 4) to (4 - 5)
Required Level: 15
Required Dexterity: 53
Item Level: 6
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 2 Shackles of Ice on Striking
Adds (3 to 4)-(5 to 9) Cold Damage
+(18 to 40)% Enhanced Damage
-(4 to 6)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(1 to 2) to APF-20 'Maelstrom' MkI
Cold Absorb 2%
8% Magic Find
Socketed (1)
Throw Damage: (19 - 22) to (22 - 26)
One-Hand Damage: (13 - 14) to (14 - 16)
Required Level: 23
Required Dexterity: 84
Item Level: 25
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 6 Shackles of Ice on Striking
Adds (11 to 13)-(26 to 33) Cold Damage
+(64 to 86)% Enhanced Damage
-(7 to 9)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(3 to 6) to APF-20 'Maelstrom' MkI
Cold Absorb 3%
13% Magic Find
Socketed (2)
Throw Damage: (56 - 62) to (64 - 71)
One-Hand Damage: (33 - 37) to (37 - 41)
Required Level: 41
Required Dexterity: 169
Item Level: 46
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 10 Shackles of Ice on Striking
Adds (41 to 50)-(121 to 130) Cold Damage
+(109 to 132)% Enhanced Damage
-(10 to 12)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(7 to 11) to APF-20 'Maelstrom' MkI
Cold Absorb 4%
18% Magic Find
Socketed (2)
Throw Damage: (76 - 83) to (85 - 93)
One-Hand Damage: (44 - 48) to (48 - 53)
Required Level: 50
Required Dexterity: 337
Item Level: 80
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
1% Chance to cast level 12 Shackles of Ice on Striking
Adds (91 to 100)-(211 to 260) Cold Damage
+(132 to 154)% Enhanced Damage
-(13 to 15)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(12 to 16) to APF-20 'Maelstrom' MkI
Cold Absorb 5%
20% Magic Find
Socketed (2)
about a month ago, but it never went through. Found some theorycrafting about it earlier in the thread, so hopefully this is on-topic enough for y'all.I made a picture/videos/etc.:
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Penguidin (Surprisingly good, can clear most stuff)


Throwazon (Extremely suboptimal, so I abandoned it)


Cheers :twisted:
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AuMidas wrote:
Cheers :twisted:


I love these kind of weird builds, it looks fantastic.
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AuMidas wrote:Penguidin (Surprisingly good, can clear most stuff)

Cheers :twisted:


why moed enhanced weapon damage and not enhanced damage on the knife?
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AuMidas
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nobrainnopain wrote:
AuMidas wrote:Penguidin (Surprisingly good, can clear most stuff)

Cheers :twisted:


why moed enhanced weapon damage and not enhanced damage on the knife?


1) ED caps at 200% or earlier (due to rounding, haven't found exact percent).
2) EWD is already maxed at 5x MOs, I didn't have anything better to use.
3) Most of the damage comes from dex anyways afaik, hence the 2x Io runes.
4) Hard to find/spam UMOs like
Marksman's Eye
Marksman's Eye
Mystic Orb

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5% Attack Speed
+3 to Minimum Damage
10% Bonus to Attack Rating
2% to Dexterity
+10 Required Level
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Vizjun's Ball Bearing
Vizjun's Ball Bearing
Mystic Orb

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2% Deadly Strike
+20 to Dexterity
+10 Required Level
in sp.