L H wrote:
500k def and how much dr?
Defense is pretty useless if you dont have damage reduced, as defense is simply your chance to be hit.
Right now 21% dr. Sadly Erawan rw spawned with only 11%. So 476K def (with 21% avoid from Death Ward to add), 21% dr, 75%LL and 86% fhr.
My melee wdps nec can farm TA effortlessly now and can clear Fautz comfortably. It does okay in Duncraig, but I feel like I really need a better weapon before I can do it effectively. All of that is to say it is possible to do pretty well with melee nec, but using my melee nec gear and laz chest and +12 skills staff, as totem nec I was able to progress much farther, much faster and had a waaaay easier time on every uber I've used it on, so I'd strongly, strongly suggest just respeccing and gearing totemancer.
If you're committed to melee nec, though, my advice is to craft a raptor scythe with weird or creepy shrines. For weird, you're looking for very high minimum and/or maximum damage rolls (100+), enhanced dmg, %str, life on striking more or less in that order. Use Nih rune to craft all of your jewels -- max roll (2%) of life steal breaks even on 0 phys res mobs with max Nih roll (8) at 6000 phys dmg. Given parasite converts white sheet dmg to 60% phys, that means 10,000 sheet average physical damage. Get Erawan rw armor, Truce rw belt, and Megalith rw boots. I used Aiwass gloves for a long time, too. All of those you should have the runes for sitting around in your bank, and should be enough to let you start (cautiously) doing TA once you've got decent life on striking and an okay wep.
Also, before you craft, keep rolling the base socketed item for decent def %, then roll of luck for 1% damage reduced. You'll have plenty of armor from Deathlord and Death Ward, so the 1% reduction is way more useful for when RNG tries to fuck you.
My build: http://skillplan.median-xl.com/planner?id=1pz63Q3i
Note that Parasite and Angel of Death are swapped on the skill planner, and it's Parasite that I'm putting 16 hard points into. The rest you can probably figure out -- it's just all about the biggest phys dmg % buff we can get and how tanky we can make ourselves.
Hope this helps!