So I’ve got a laundry list of insights regarding what I’m doing for lab setup:No Runemaster, 1pt Glad Dom
-The benefits of 20+ crafted jewels outweigh the defense bonus. With new energy scaling, get as many 4% phys/mag + 2% energy jewels as possible.
-In 2.0, you no longer get runemaster bonus from 6 runes in Nats Legacy anywayEagle Stance
-With 30pts in Eagle, Vizjun Sleep charm (5PR), 2 x 6PR Nebel rings, an Arkenstone (1PR), 17 PR Nats and all other armors lucky for PR (Voice, Lamhas, Eclipse + S.Walker) - I have 63PR. 60PR is required for this to work, so a good Nats legacy is the hardest piece of the puzzle.
-Soft skill levels increase the regeneration rate of Eagle Stance. Therefore, landing +Barb skills on crafted swords is actually very good for this setup.EDIT
mortimer_85 reminded me that you just pre-buff stance w/ weap swap or other gear. IDEALLY: 2 x Feltongue for 14sk boost. OR: Craft a small throwing axe with 6sk for less clutter, and switch it with Berserrker for stance.Focus on Energy Scaling
-Stuff as many Auriel’s Focus as possible into armors. These are amazing for this setup top to bottom. The psn duration reduction all adds up and is very helpful with how poison works now in 2.0. The bonus to defense also adds up.
-Craft the aforementioned GG jewels to pump up all that flat energy from Auriels.
-Energy Wormhole, only large cycles. Golden cycle is amazing if you can get it.
-With all of the conditions above, the best swords are actually Eerie crafted!A few last details
-I’ve found that Assassin is much easier to deal with in 2.0, just focus on lifebar and move ASAP when it plummets from Singularity spell.
-Put 1pt into Whirlwind to buzz through Phoboss when he body blocks or gets TP glitched in you
-I found that if you open Inventory to put pots into belt, if you drag mouse into inventory while shouting, you’ll continue shouting even while adding pots.
-Necrobots stunlock. Either damage has to be so good they die w/ 2-3 shouts, or hit max FHR breakpoint. Laz Sleep charm can help a bit but the missing PR in lieu of vizjun sleep has to be compensated… possibly with
Runeword Level: 100
7% Chance to cast Level 5 Lifespark on Death Blow when Below 50% Life
+1 to All Skills
15% Cast Speed
+(20 to 25)% to Physical/Magic Spell Damage
Slows Attacker by 10%
+(141 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
+(150 to 200) to Life
Maximum Mana +(6 to 10)%
Physical Resist 5%
-I don’t have 260 stacked resists yet for T9+, since I haven’t decided best solution quite yet. Lotto’d jewels help (Zann Esu ideally). I’m probably going to swap in an Empyrean glory MOd pure resists and maybe mana regen to fill gap in PR