Jampula wrote:True, but Fortress spawns to your back and Idol of Scosglen pierces minions and makes him pretty sturdy (of course not the case with this build).I just have always feared Duriel the most in early game if playing HC so that comment kinda stuck out, Mephisto, Diablo and Baal can be handled with just dodging the most dangerious stuff but with Duriel you are stuck in a small room and using TP is a must from time to time. Luckily it's not level-locked.
Somehow He's never really been a problem with all the characters I gone through. If we're talking purely about Act bosses I always found Mephisto to be the most threatening on Normal because of his Countdown and Reinforcements. I assume the experience between Softcore and Hardcore are just different. If we are purely talking about Duriel I think his classic version is way more threatening compared to his Median counterpart.
Sonicbdwa wrote:Isn't it random on the vision summoning?
I'm pretty sure summon reinforcement is actually on striking. With my method he doesn't summon anything as long as I don't get hit. Whether that's because me kiting him glitched out his AI or if summoning is actually on striking I can't really confirm unless someone else can do a deep dive into the game files. However, the only times I've seen him summon reinforcements are after I get hit by his Ice Wave, Fire Wall, Singularity / Defile, Stormcall, Harbinger. With the history of attacks in Median I wouldn't be surprised if things that look like spells (Ice Wave, Fire Wall, Defile) actually have a weapon component to it.
Jampula wrote:Oh yeah I forgot to mention that you don't need to be lvl 50 to enter Tran Athulua, you just need to be 50 to cube the charm. I usually end up being mid 40's when I get to Baal
I'll update that sometime next week when I get my pc back since it's a massive pain to scroll through the huge wall of the text in the original thread.
About the upcoming patch, I'll look through the patch notes in the weekend and a major update to the guide can be expected sometime around next weekend when I have time to test out the changes that get rolled out.