Trap Rat Full Guide [WIP]

MJA1521
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Would it be better to go pure physical damage?
Then when you meet a physical immune use your egg trap since it's a physical to fire conversion?
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Glow-Worm
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I've never found egg trap to be very useful in many situations. Especially now that dark summoning is gone.
Hokum_52
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I usually go for pure physical damage becauseit's more polyvalent and I prefer dealing not-quite-optimal damage over having overspecialised skills, but that's a matter of preference, my older brother preferred having a good array of different types of damage and didn't play any worse or better than I did.
funfrock
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I gather that Goodberry was patched out some time ago -- what do people recommend doing with those extra points now on a trap rat build? More points into Elven Song?
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funfrock wrote:I gather that Goodberry was patched out some time ago -- what do people recommend doing with those extra points now on a trap rat build? More points into Elven Song?



26 pt to elvensong for 20 % avoid as a yberskill synergy. But not ofc before you have unlocked this yberskill via black road challenge.
IBagboyBrownI
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Few issues with the current guide:

1. Your end game gear requires a stupid amount of strength.

2. There are no more good berries.

Is there an updated quill rat build somewhere that I missed? I will say the mid game gear suggestion is still very much relevant. Got all the way to destro baal solo (couldn't kill him, he didn't take dmg at all for some reason) and I got a few of the easier charms.

Also, necrobots are a paaaaaaaain.
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this is highly outdated from the early mxl17 release. most guides haven't been kept up as sigma has gotten near since they'll all likely be dumpstered or archived or whatever.

what questions do you have
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Aero wrote:this is highly outdated from the early mxl17 release. most guides haven't been kept up as sigma has gotten near since they'll all likely be dumpstered or archived or whatever.

what questions do you have

I dont have any gear on my merc (nor do I run one) maybe that will help a bit? But other than that:

I cant seem to do dmg to destro baal.
I cant run fautz because of necrobots.
I cant find most of these supposedly easy charms.
I cant run destro TA because I get two shot in there.

I dont have greater runes because ain't no way I can run destro fautz. If I were to ask only 1 question, I guess it would be:

Where do I begin?

I have butcher tooth, bindings of baal thing, optical lens, the projector charm & the worldstone key.
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Here is what i did : die terror cow Level to find The items necessary for mid Game Gear aswell as The eines jeweils etc to make The runewords die a bunch of ubers Afterwards after respecing crafting jewels etc i was able to do TA found The trophy and a decent sunstone to Cube and this ist where iam now :)
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IBagboyBrownI wrote:Where do I begin?


You'll want to start breezing through other early/mid charms as you can. Island of Sunless Sea, Azmodan (may be a bit slow but should be easy enough if you keep moving around and dodge his spells), Tran Athulua, the Jungle ubers (Akarat, Jitan, Legacy of Blood), K3K.

You won't be able to clear through Fauzt right away. That's usually a later game farming area for chars that rely on phys damage early on, like Trap rat does. Baal is also a later uber now. You'll need to get a lot more damage for that fight as Trap Rat, especially since he teleports quite a bit when struck.