Taem wrote:HechtHeftig , please see my response to the new patch here, and let me know if I'm correct in my assumptions for this build. I was considering giving it a go this season, but it seems like this build should be skipped over this season if I'm understanding all of the changes correctly?
WitchKiller wrote:With santa compana staff nerf I've found an alternative setup that I like. UsingTalon of Trang-Oulfor acid fiends + magic/tainted craft necro shield for +5 skills. Acid beasts are somewhere between flayers & lamia in terms of survivability, give venomous aura which adds more % ele spell dmg and attack/move speed to everyone, and you get 15 of them plus the defensiveness of having a shield.Talon of Trang-Oul
Bone Wand (Sacred)
One-Hand Damage: 37 to 40
Required Dexterity: 170
Required Level: 100
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (25/256 Per Dexterity)%
+(2 to 4) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+50% Damage to Undead
+(101 to 150)% Bonus to Summoned Minion Attack Rating
+(7 to 18) to Acid Fiends
+(23 to 27) to Ice Beam
+(31 to 40)% Bonus to Summoned Minion Damage
10% Chance to Avoid Damage
Cold Resist +(41 to 50)%
Poison Resist +(41 to 50)%
5% Reanimate as: Soul Warrior
5% Reanimate as: Blood Warrior
I also made a necro shield with totembound guardians thinking more minions is always going to be good but I found totembound guardians were super weak despite having enormous health pools they almost instantly die in many of the same areas where my other minions have no trouble. They have good HP so I think something else is happening with them, they have some negative res/dr or some hidden thing about them that makes them weak because their HP is not lacking. They also despawn down to 2 minions everytime you switch towns or blink too far from totems which makes them micro management intensive a lot of the time. Overall the pain of rolling +5 AND totem guardians on a necro shield just isnt worth the effort.
All the usual farming areas are face roll except fauztinville which you mostly want more dmg since shield + decent def + deathlord + death ward make you pretty capable against the necrobots there. It's just dmg that is lacking. I might try a different merc / merc setup for fauz as I feel the ranger and priestess are really weak there.
tran555 wrote:It just feels like if u dont focus on this spell totem with gear then it simply does no damage. Yet guide suggests to max frostclaw totem a lot.