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Crossbow Necromancer & His Melee Brother

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by Abruzzi



Introduction and guide info
This guide will be detailed info for that how to make xbow necro machine gun that can kill almost everything. Necro is char that with respec and some game knowedge can kill every uber in MXL2017. Respecting to melee in some moments is essential but I will explain this also. Guide will cover early-mid game and in the biggest part end-game gameplay and unique tips. Xbow guide is not something new but since the other Zomg guide is a lil bit outdated I decided to give you my version of xbow necro.



Advantages:
- Easy farm
- No need of expensive items for profitable farm
- No skill switching, easy gameplay
- 121 farm is not essential
- With endgame gear can run p8 FZ/TA/Cows
Disadvantages:
- Respecting for some ubers is a must
- Can be tricky for new players
- Need some key SUs for gamebreaking the ubers



Early Game


From ZERO...
Necro class specific skill, that we start with is Burning Veil. It creates a fire wall that boost our both physical and elemntal damage. Bonus at the beginning is only for 4 seconds, but skill is spamable and will be easy to get used with it.
Despite the logic we will start as melee, our first main xbow skill is at level 18. I find it easier and faster to play melee till 18. So use the gold signet that buy Raptor Scythe. For melee necro we use Raptor Scythe and Bonesplitter, they are getting damage bonus from STR, while Scythes from DEX. We are going to play with STR. On level 2 learn carnage and thing getting easier. Go for Den of Evil Quest, and you will have reset point from Akara. We will you that on level 18. Go for Raven Quest to get free Archer merc and rush to free Cain. On this stage we can start rerunning Tristram for Gift Box drop.
You can level up even 18 level in reruning, and pick all ring/amulets - this is our main source of gold. Put anything you find usefull from Gift Boxes.
You will easily get
Cane of Juris Khan
Cane of Juris Khan
Raptor Scythe (4)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 1
Two-Hand Damage: (5-6) to (16-27)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
Mega Impact
15% Attack Speed
+(7 to 29)% Enhanced Damage
+(6 to 15) to Maximum Damage
(3 to 5)% to Strength
(3 to 5)% to Dexterity
Total Character Defense (21 to 30)%
Socketed (2)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 19
Required Strength: 19
Two-Hand Damage: (16-19) to (38-56)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
Mega Impact
30% Attack Speed
+(52 to 75)% Enhanced Damage
+(16 to 30) to Maximum Damage
(9 to 11)% to Strength
(9 to 11)% to Dexterity
Total Character Defense (31 to 40)%
Socketed (4)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 39
Required Strength: 54
Two-Hand Damage: (39-44) to (82-102)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
Mega Impact
45% Attack Speed
+(98 to 120)% Enhanced Damage
+(31 to 45) to Maximum Damage
(15 to 17)% to Strength
(15 to 17)% to Dexterity
Total Character Defense (41 to 50)%
Socketed (5)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 114
Two-Hand Damage: (55-60) to (116-137)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
Mega Impact
60% Attack Speed
+(121 to 143)% Enhanced Damage
+(46 to 60) to Maximum Damage
(18 to 20)% to Strength
(18 to 20)% to Dexterity
Total Character Defense (51 to 60)%
Socketed (6)

or
Talon's Reach
Talon's Reach
Bonesplitter (4)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 53
Two-Hand Damage: (4-5) to (29-41)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
Mega Impact
15% Chance to cast level 14 Hunting Banshee on Kill
+(18 to 40)% Enhanced Damage
+(6 to 13) to Maximum Damage
Adds 7-10 cold damage
-(11 to 13)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
(3 to 4)% Chance of Crushing Blow
(3 to 5)% Chance to Avoid Damage
Socketed (2)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 26
Required Strength: 87
Two-Hand Damage: (18-20) to (81-96)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
Mega Impact
20% Chance to cast level 25 Hunting Banshee on Kill
+(64 to 86)% Enhanced Damage
+(21 to 28) to Maximum Damage
Adds 20-30 cold damage
-(16 to 18)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
(5 to 6)% Chance of Crushing Blow
(9 to 11)% Chance to Avoid Damage
Socketed (4)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 176
Two-Hand Damage: (39-44) to (159-179)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
Mega Impact
25% Chance to cast level 38 Hunting Banshee on Kill
+(109 to 132)% Enhanced Damage
+(36 to 43) to Maximum Damage
Adds 60-80 cold damage
-(21 to 23)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
(7 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
(15 to 17)% Chance to Avoid Damage
Socketed (5)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 350
Two-Hand Damage: (53-58) to (205-227)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
Mega Impact
30% Chance to cast level 50 Hunting Banshee on Kill
+(132 to 154)% Enhanced Damage
+(43 to 50) to Maximum Damage
Adds 180-240 cold damage
-(23 to 25)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
(9 to 10)% Chance of Crushing Blow
(18 to 20)% Chance to Avoid Damage
Socketed (6)

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Skills to learn till 18:
- 1 points - Carnage, Skeletal Flayer, Flametail Shot, Death Shards
- Max - Parasite, Embalming, Famine, Dragonfire Oil

Image ... to HERO
Once level 18 reset stats and skills. And our xbow journey begins. First tip, while in old cLoD versions skills DOES consume arrows, here our skills are arrow-free. So our main skill on LEFT BUTTON till the end of the world will be Fragmentation Shot (Aoe shot that hit enemies in certain radius).




Gear



Unique Tired Uniques can be done in cube. 2 Arcane Crystals + Normal/Magic/Rare version of item you want and transmute.
Unique Tired Upgrade: Tired Unique Item you want to upgrade + Arcane Crystal + Random Rune and transmute. THIS WILL RAISE REQ OF THE ITEM !!!

Weapon:
Embershot
Embershot
Repeating Crossbow (4)

Required Level: 11
Required Strength: 103
Two-Hand Damage: (22-24) to (36-40)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
14% Chance to cast level 8 Flamefront on Kill
+(30 to 46)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(21 to 25) fire damage
-(6 to 8)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+20 to Strength
+20 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (3 to 5)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 30
Required Strength: 150
Two-Hand Damage: (60-66) to (90-99)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
16% Chance to cast level 20 Flamefront on Kill
+(64 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (33 to 50)-(71 to 80) fire damage
-(11 to 13)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+40 to Strength
+40 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (9 to 11)%
Socketed (4)

Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 290
Two-Hand Damage: (120-130) to (172-186)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
18% Chance to cast level 32 Flamefront on Kill
+(98 to 114)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (101 to 140)-(211 to 250) fire damage
-(16 to 18)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+60 to Strength
+60 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (15 to 17)%
Socketed (5)

Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 570
Two-Hand Damage: (159-171) to (219-236)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
20% Chance to cast level 42 Flamefront on Kill
+(115 to 132)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (301 to 400)-(651 to 750) fire damage
-(21 to 25)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+80 to Strength
+80 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (18 to 20)%
Socketed (6)

- My personal best option, use it even in end-game. Until craft this or find in, that I doubt in, you can use
Deathwind
Deathwind
Needle Crossbow (4)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 4
Required Strength: 19
Two-Hand Damage: 7 to 10
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
7% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
40% Cast Speed
40% Attack Speed
+(21 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(41 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(21 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -30%
Socketed (2)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 28
Two-Hand Damage: 21 to 26
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
8% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
50% Cast Speed
50% Attack Speed
+(31 to 45)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(56 to 65)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(31 to 45)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -40%
Socketed (4)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 50
Two-Hand Damage: 40 to 46
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
9% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
60% Cast Speed
60% Attack Speed
+(46 to 60)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(71 to 80)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(46 to 60)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -50%
Socketed (5)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 51
Required Strength: 80
Two-Hand Damage: 49 to 56
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
10% Chance to cast level 10 Vindicate on Striking
70% Cast Speed
70% Attack Speed
+(61 to 75)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(86 to 100)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(61 to 75)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Requirements -60%
Socketed (6)

or
Corpsefling
Corpsefling
Trebuchet (4)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 12
Required Strength: 72
Two-Hand Damage: (25-29) to (48-59)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
5% Chance to cast level 5 Plague Avatar on Kill
-5% Attack Speed
+(35 to 57)% Enhanced Damage
+(13 to 19) to Maximum Damage
(3 to 6)% Life stolen per Hit
-(3 to 5)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
(3 to 4)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(101 to 150) to Life
Socketed (2)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 31
Required Strength: 104
Two-Hand Damage: (74-83) to (121-139)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
6% Chance to cast level 15 Plague Avatar on Kill
-10% Attack Speed
+(81 to 103)% Enhanced Damage
+(26 to 32) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 14)% Life stolen per Hit
-(8 to 10)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
(5 to 6)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(201 to 250) to Life
Socketed (4)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 202
Two-Hand Damage: (151-166) to (227-253)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
7% Chance to cast level 25 Plague Avatar on Kill
-15% Attack Speed
+(126 to 149)% Enhanced Damage
+(38 to 44) to Maximum Damage
(19 to 22)% Life stolen per Hit
-(13 to 15)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
(7 to 8)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(301 to 350) to Life
Socketed (5)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 58
Required Strength: 399
Two-Hand Damage: (201-219) to (295-323)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
8% Chance to cast level 35 Plague Avatar on Kill
-15% Attack Speed
+(149 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
+(44 to 50) to Maximum Damage
(23 to 26)% Life stolen per Hit
-(16 to 18)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
(9 to 10)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(351 to 400) to Life
Socketed (6)

- Can be obtrained from giftbox
Quiver: - any rare or unique quiver that you find.
Armor:
Albrecht's Revenge
Albrecht's Revenge
Chain Mail (4)

Required Level: 4
Required Strength: (41-43)
Defense: (138-150) to (279-305)
5% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (3 to 7)-(11 to 13) cold damage
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
(3 to 4)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(10 to 15) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(15 to 11)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 22
Required Strength: (54-56)
Defense: (437-471) to (798-860)
6% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (13 to 25)-(26 to 50) cold damage
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(31 to 35)%
(5 to 6)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(25 to 33) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(25 to 21)%
Socketed (4)

Required Level: 39
Required Strength: (98-104)
Defense: (1038-1107) to (1843-1967)
7% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (51 to 100)-(101 to 200) cold damage
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(41 to 45)%
(7 to 8)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(43 to 60) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(35 to 31)%
Socketed (5)

Required Level: 49
Required Strength: (188-200)
Defense: (1513-1608) to (2670-2838)
8% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (101 to 200)-(201 to 400) cold damage
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(46 to 50)%
(9 to 10)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(76 to 90) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(40 to 36)%
Socketed (6)

- Can be obtrained from giftbox
Helm: -
Haareis
Haareis
Diadem (4)

Required Level: 10
Required Dexterity: 28
Defense: (36 to 80)
1% Chance to cast level 1 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(4 to 5)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 10-13 cold damage
(2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
(4 to 6)% to Strength
(4 to 6)% to Dexterity
(4 to 6)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(16 to 25)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 28
Required Dexterity: 57
Defense: (103 to 194)
2% Chance to cast level 5 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(8 to 9)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 35-40 cold damage
(8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
(7 to 9)% to Strength
(7 to 9)% to Dexterity
(7 to 9)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(36 to 45)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 46
Required Dexterity: 137
Defense: (215 to 386)
3% Chance to cast level 9 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(12 to 13)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 110-130 cold damage
(14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
(10 to 12)% to Strength
(10 to 12)% to Dexterity
(10 to 12)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(56 to 65)%
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 54
Required Dexterity: 294
Defense: (296 to 523)
4% Chance to cast level 11 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(14 to 15)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 350-380 cold damage
(17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
(13 to 15)% to Strength
(13 to 15)% to Dexterity
(13 to 15)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(66 to 75)%
Socketed (4)

- have to invest in dex to keep upgrade this, can be changed with any helm.
Gloves: -
Featherclaw
Featherclaw
Chain Gloves (4)

Required Level: 5
Required Strength: 38
Defense: (28-30) to (49-54)
5% Attack Speed
(21 to 50)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
+(6 to 10) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 56
Defense: (149-161) to (203-218)
15% Attack Speed
(81 to 110)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 20) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 40
Required Strength: 118
Defense: (393-420) to (519-554)
25% Attack Speed
(141 to 170)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
+(26 to 30) to Dexterity
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 244
Defense: (581-617) to (759-807)
30% Attack Speed
(171 to 200)% Bonus to Attack Rating
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (4)


Belt: -
Deadfall
Deadfall
Heavy Belt (4)

Required Level: 7
Required Strength: 63
Defense: (135-159) to (178-210)
1% Chance to cast level 2 Shower of Rocks on Kill
1% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(24 to 46)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 25) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(11 to 15)%
(3 to 5)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 92
Defense: (485-551) to (616-700)
2% Chance to cast level 4 Shower of Rocks on Kill
2% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(69 to 92)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 45) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(21 to 25)%
(9 to 11)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 195
Defense: (1270-1400) to (1595-1758)
3% Chance to cast level 8 Shower of Rocks on Kill
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(115 to 137)% Enhanced Defense
+(56 to 65) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(31 to 35)%
(15 to 17)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 404
Defense: (1918-2095) to (2403-2626)
4% Chance to cast level 12 Shower of Rocks on Kill
4% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(138 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(66 to 75) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(36 to 40)%
(18 to 20)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)


Boots: -
Death Spur
Death Spur
Heavy Boots (4)

Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 28
Defense: (27 to 39)
1% Chance to cast level 6 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(0.09375 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(11 to 15) to Strength
+(11 to 15) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 20
Required Strength: 41
Defense: (109 to 141)
1% Chance to cast level 10 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(0.15625 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(21 to 25) to Strength
+(21 to 25) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 87
Defense: (248 to 310)
1% Chance to cast level 14 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(0.21875 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(31 to 35) to Strength
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 46
Required Strength: 179
Defense: (346 to 427)
1% Chance to cast level 16 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(0.25 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(36 to 40) to Strength
+(36 to 40) to Dexterity
Socketed (4)


Rings: - Rares +1 skill
Amulet: - Rare + skills

Sockets and MO
To be able to buy Mystic Orbs collect all apples, amulets, rings and sell them. Our main source of gold for now.
Cheapest orbs are in Act 5 Hatred !!!
- Tal Runes, Resist gems, Rare jewels with Increase Attack Speed(IAS) - nothing else
- MO your wep with IAS (since attack speed rework for this patch), ED and life stolen per hit in this priority.
- Armors with ED (max is 200), resists if needed
- Amy/Rings - Defense, DR, resists if needed.



Stats & Skills


Strength: All - Be carefull always check next level str reqired before upgrade
Embershot
Embershot
Repeating Crossbow (4)

Required Level: 11
Required Strength: 103
Two-Hand Damage: (22-24) to (36-40)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
14% Chance to cast level 8 Flamefront on Kill
+(30 to 46)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(21 to 25) fire damage
-(6 to 8)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+20 to Strength
+20 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (3 to 5)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 30
Required Strength: 150
Two-Hand Damage: (60-66) to (90-99)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
16% Chance to cast level 20 Flamefront on Kill
+(64 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (33 to 50)-(71 to 80) fire damage
-(11 to 13)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+40 to Strength
+40 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (9 to 11)%
Socketed (4)

Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 290
Two-Hand Damage: (120-130) to (172-186)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
18% Chance to cast level 32 Flamefront on Kill
+(98 to 114)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (101 to 140)-(211 to 250) fire damage
-(16 to 18)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+60 to Strength
+60 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (15 to 17)%
Socketed (5)

Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 570
Two-Hand Damage: (159-171) to (219-236)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
20% Chance to cast level 42 Flamefront on Kill
+(115 to 132)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (301 to 400)-(651 to 750) fire damage
-(21 to 25)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+80 to Strength
+80 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (18 to 20)%
Socketed (6)


Dexterity: Enough for
Haareis
Haareis
Diadem (4)

Required Level: 10
Required Dexterity: 28
Defense: (36 to 80)
1% Chance to cast level 1 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(4 to 5)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 10-13 cold damage
(2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
(4 to 6)% to Strength
(4 to 6)% to Dexterity
(4 to 6)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(16 to 25)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 28
Required Dexterity: 57
Defense: (103 to 194)
2% Chance to cast level 5 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(8 to 9)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 35-40 cold damage
(8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
(7 to 9)% to Strength
(7 to 9)% to Dexterity
(7 to 9)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(36 to 45)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 46
Required Dexterity: 137
Defense: (215 to 386)
3% Chance to cast level 9 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(12 to 13)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 110-130 cold damage
(14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
(10 to 12)% to Strength
(10 to 12)% to Dexterity
(10 to 12)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(56 to 65)%
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 54
Required Dexterity: 294
Defense: (296 to 523)
4% Chance to cast level 11 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(14 to 15)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 350-380 cold damage
(17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
(13 to 15)% to Strength
(13 to 15)% to Dexterity
(13 to 15)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(66 to 75)%
Socketed (4)

- Be carefull always check next level dex reqired before upgrade
Vitality: None
Energy: None

1-pointers: Flaimtail Shot, Death Shards, Fragmantation Shot, Carnage, Parasite, All summoning minions skills, Sacrifices, Bend Of Shadow, Bane, Talon's Hold.
Maxed: Widowmaker, Embalming, Famine, Dragonfire Oil.



Gameplay:



Our first challenge is on level 50, so we are free to level up and go through town till level 50. So we put on left mouse button Fragmentation Shot and on right Widowmaker. Here is the tricky part for those who play this build for first time. To use widowmaker you need to have minion, so you summon minion and cast widowmaker on your own minions. This will result to many arrows popping out or arround your minion. One option is to use left button for summon Rampagor and right on Widowmaker, but I preffer to switch right from summon Rampagor to Widowmaker. Summon all you Skeletals, Rampagors, Void Archon, buff with Burning Veil and spam Widowmaker on top of any of your minion. At this stage of the game they will probably die fast but this will change in late game. I prefer Rampagors before Skeletals. On this patch Skeletals outfit is changed and they are annoyingly tiny, so Rampagors = easy life. Void archon is also a nice option. Skeletals advantage is their aura, so if you can keep resummon and target them easy its better to use them.
When you get used with this you can start use Bane. Trick is the same, targat you minion and cast bane. This will cause enemies around your minion to get Physical Defence debuff.
Pass Act 1 (Butcher in Barracks dops Catalyst Of Destruction so you can kill it now or go back later) and start farming Act 2 Sewers for fast exp. For there prepare some fire/psn resists. Level up and go through towns till you reach 49-50 lvl when is time for our first challenge and our first charm.



Challenges:




<= Level 50 Tran Athulua



Level Challenge 1
Max Level Here is 50, you can enter earlier if you can handle, but later - better.
Location: Act2> Dry Hills > Halls Of The Dead lvl 2> Twin Seas > straight down.
Need: Defense, DR, Patiance.
Protip: Use Fragmentation Shot here, its easier.

At the entrance of Tran Athulua, between amazons you will see this Image, killing him will drop
Elemental Prism
. Later you cube this with each sunstone one by one dropped by Boss Amazons while swires are around you.
► Show Spoiler

Link for the info in documentation: https://docs.median-xl.com/doc/quests/levelchallenge1

Continue...
Continue through acts, make essential quests for skill points, stats points, flat life. Act 5 Anya quest reward you with classic scroll of resist but here you cube it with freshly upgraded
Elemental Prism
. Collect all uniques, defragment them with catalyst and make arcane crystals for gear upgrade. I Usually rerun Mephisto till upgrade gear for normal Terror farm. For exp Hatred cows can be farmed.
THIS WILL RAISE REQ OF THE ITEM !!!




<= Level 80 Ennead Challenge



You will need any random jewel here and cube it with our class charm before reaching lvl 80.
Location: Act3> Travincial > Kurast 3000 BA
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Need: Defense, DR, Resistances, Luck
Protip: Use Fragmentation Shot here, its easier. You can enter and rerun only first necro till got the right charm. You can kill him without killing any totem, just go in the corner behind him and spam Fragmentation shot on near enemies and on him.
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<= Level 90 Level Challenge 2



Kill Death Projector on TERROR, cube class charm with Perfect Gem while swires around you.
Location: Act3> Flayer Jungle > Swampy Pit Lvl 3> Proving Grounds > center.
Need: Mobility.
Protip: Use Fragmentation Shot and follow the strategy in the video. Better only one of mobs to be near Projector to be easier. He has immunes if no mob near it.
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90+ Real game begins


At this moment our uber skill is unlocked and we can choose between our blue pill and red pill like in one popular movie. Our blue pill is Rathma's Chosen and red is Death Ward. Here is my choice in this guide. Most of people flame me that its total mistake to use RC but I don't care. To be honest I don''t remember if Zomg used it in his guide or if it was existing at all. So we put one of our spare skill points in RC, we must have free skill points. Skill tree remains the same plus 1 point in RC. RC makes our game easier, target minion cast RC on it, and just hold widowmaker button on same minion and walk forward. Death Ward is good option too, we get alot of defence and chance to avoid, but our minions still will die and must be resumonned.
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MINIGAME 1: WITCH QUEEN



Location: Act1 TERROR> Black Marsh > Tower lvl 5
Need: Eth Rune, Summons.

After entering Tower lvl 5, open tp because chance to die is high here. Level is full with untargetable Witches that pounce and oneshot you when you go near. Idea here is to reach Countess and slay some of guards. Swirs will appear and you ahve to cube your Class Charm + Eth Rune.
Watch the video for more info.

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Continue...
Again continue with acts, upgrading gear, take care for resists, do quests, we have to reach destruction. Destruction Baal give us chance to make another minigame.



MINIGAME 2: MIRROR MIRROR



Location: Act5 TERROR> Worldstone Chamber(Baal Room)
Need: Lem Rune, Luck
Protip: If you're strong enough summon minions and kill only Shadowspawn, there s chance on kill to get swirls. The are spawned differently than before, I don't know the exact mechanism of spawning them but its not important. Now after you kill Baal they continue spawn for a while, so wait a little bit before entering red portal.



Eyes and Dogmas



- As you already noticed on Terror, and as you will see on Destruction, act bosses drop some scrolls(dogmas). Collect 5 Different and transmute them in cube to gain Signet Of Skill. Eat it and you will gain extra skill point. Maximum number of signets you can eat is 3. So you can farm act bosses on terror for dogmas to collect 3 free skill points.

- Eyes as I call them or Veteran Tokens are droppable by special monsters. They are located in previous zone before act boss, 5 different types for 5 acts. Not sure about their spawn chance but they are rare, especially when you look for them, when you dont need can meet plenty. For our build only act 1 mobs are some bussiness since they use poison can kill our Minions with Rathma chosen. Others can be tanked with Rathma minion and spam widowmaker on it.
Act 1 - Jail levels, Act 2 - Canyon of Magi, Act 3 - Travi, Durance levels, Act 4 - Whole River Of Flame till Sanctuary, Act 5 - Worldstone keep levels.
Protip: I've noticed something nowere written or proven before. If you enter game and for example find veteran mob in act 2, i think that if one veteran mob is spawned the others are spawned also. Tried this and when find one of them I go and search fo the others in the same game and 99% of times I've found them also.



Mid Game


Some of you will be wondering why we are not doin Black Road Challenge (BRC), at this point I don't think our main purpose is to do it and I just postone it for some time. By Running Terror maybe we got some shrines dropped. I personally pick only Creepy, Fascinating and some Magical[/color for our crafts. For trades most of shrines can be collected. At this point we start to watch for:
- Rare Sacred Gauntlets, Crown, Plated Belt, Greaves.
- Any sacred belt, gloves, crossbow/necro xbows(needle xbow is best option) for future runewords.



Gear




Weapon Option 1:
Embershot
Embershot
Repeating Crossbow (4)

Required Level: 11
Required Strength: 103
Two-Hand Damage: (22-24) to (36-40)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
14% Chance to cast level 8 Flamefront on Kill
+(30 to 46)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (11 to 15)-(21 to 25) fire damage
-(6 to 8)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+20 to Strength
+20 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (3 to 5)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 30
Required Strength: 150
Two-Hand Damage: (60-66) to (90-99)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
16% Chance to cast level 20 Flamefront on Kill
+(64 to 80)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (33 to 50)-(71 to 80) fire damage
-(11 to 13)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+40 to Strength
+40 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (9 to 11)%
Socketed (4)

Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 290
Two-Hand Damage: (120-130) to (172-186)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
18% Chance to cast level 32 Flamefront on Kill
+(98 to 114)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (101 to 140)-(211 to 250) fire damage
-(16 to 18)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+60 to Strength
+60 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (15 to 17)%
Socketed (5)

Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 570
Two-Hand Damage: (159-171) to (219-236)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
20% Chance to cast level 42 Flamefront on Kill
+(115 to 132)% Enhanced Damage
Adds (301 to 400)-(651 to 750) fire damage
-(21 to 25)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+80 to Strength
+80 to Vitality
Fire Absorb (18 to 20)%
Socketed (6)

- Farm even Terror FZ and Destr TA with this.
Weapon Option 2:
Tartarus
Tartarus
Crossbows

'Yul'
Runeword Level: 100
5% Chance to cast level 42 Singularity on Kill
-10% Attack Speed
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
+(1 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+10% to Summoned Minion Damage
(41 to 50)% to Strength
Lightning Resist +100%
Fire Resist +100%
+(101 to 150) Life after each Kill
- Looks solid but never tried it
Quiver: -
The Tranquilizer
The Tranquilizer
Bolt Quiver

Required Level: 60
4% Chance to cast level 40 Punisher on Striking
+(0 to 2) to All Skills
-10% to Enemy Poison Resistance
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+50 to Strength
+50 to Dexterity

- can be made in cube, but may can cost time.
Armor:
Albrecht's Revenge
Albrecht's Revenge
Chain Mail (4)

Required Level: 4
Required Strength: (41-43)
Defense: (138-150) to (279-305)
5% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (3 to 7)-(11 to 13) cold damage
+(18 to 29)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
(3 to 4)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(10 to 15) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(15 to 11)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 22
Required Strength: (54-56)
Defense: (437-471) to (798-860)
6% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (13 to 25)-(26 to 50) cold damage
+(41 to 52)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(31 to 35)%
(5 to 6)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(25 to 33) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(25 to 21)%
Socketed (4)

Required Level: 39
Required Strength: (98-104)
Defense: (1038-1107) to (1843-1967)
7% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (51 to 100)-(101 to 200) cold damage
+(64 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(41 to 45)%
(7 to 8)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(43 to 60) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(35 to 31)%
Socketed (5)

Required Level: 49
Required Strength: (188-200)
Defense: (1513-1608) to (2670-2838)
8% Chance to cast level 1 Arrow on Striking
Adds (101 to 200)-(201 to 400) cold damage
+(75 to 86)% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +(46 to 50)%
(9 to 10)% Reanimate as: Returned Archer
+(76 to 90) Life after each Demon Kill
Requirements -(40 to 36)%
Socketed (6)

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Jitan's Kamon
Jitan's Kamon
Splint Mail (4)

Required Level: 6
Required Strength: 61
Defense: (184-208) to (370-418)
2% Chance to cast level 4 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) fire damage
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) lightning damage
Adds (3 to 4)-(7 to 8) cold damage
+(24 to 40)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 2%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 90
Defense: (592-656) to (1106-1225)
4% Chance to cast level 10 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) fire damage
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) lightning damage
Adds (8 to 15)-(16 to 30) cold damage
+(58 to 75)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 3%
Socketed (4)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 189
Defense: (1466-1596) to (2663-2898)
6% Chance to cast level 16 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) fire damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) lightning damage
Adds (31 to 60)-(61 to 90) cold damage
+(92 to 109)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 4%
Socketed (5)

Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 391
Defense: (2175-2352) to (3925-4244)
8% Chance to cast level 19 Guard Tower on Kill
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) fire damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) lightning damage
Adds (61 to 120)-(161 to 240) cold damage
+(109 to 126)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 5%
Socketed (6)

- choice is yours, I use Albecht
Helm: - Creepy Crafted /
Haareis
Haareis
Diadem (4)

Required Level: 10
Required Dexterity: 28
Defense: (36 to 80)
1% Chance to cast level 1 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(4 to 5)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 10-13 cold damage
(2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
(4 to 6)% to Strength
(4 to 6)% to Dexterity
(4 to 6)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(16 to 25)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 28
Required Dexterity: 57
Defense: (103 to 194)
2% Chance to cast level 5 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(8 to 9)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 35-40 cold damage
(8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
(7 to 9)% to Strength
(7 to 9)% to Dexterity
(7 to 9)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(36 to 45)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 46
Required Dexterity: 137
Defense: (215 to 386)
3% Chance to cast level 9 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(12 to 13)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 110-130 cold damage
(14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
(10 to 12)% to Strength
(10 to 12)% to Dexterity
(10 to 12)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(56 to 65)%
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 54
Required Dexterity: 294
Defense: (296 to 523)
4% Chance to cast level 11 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(14 to 15)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 350-380 cold damage
(17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
(13 to 15)% to Strength
(13 to 15)% to Dexterity
(13 to 15)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(66 to 75)%
Socketed (4)


Gloves: -
Kali
Kali
Gloves

'Pul'
Runeword Level: 45
15% Chance to cast level 13 Fire Splash on Kill
+2 to All Skills
-214 Defense
Maximum Fire Resist +4%
Fire Resist +21%
Level 2 Possess (124 Charges)
/ Creepy Crafted
Belt: -
Deadfall
Deadfall
Heavy Belt (4)

Required Level: 7
Required Strength: 63
Defense: (135-159) to (178-210)
1% Chance to cast level 2 Shower of Rocks on Kill
1% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(24 to 46)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 25) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(11 to 15)%
(3 to 5)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 92
Defense: (485-551) to (616-700)
2% Chance to cast level 4 Shower of Rocks on Kill
2% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(69 to 92)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 45) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(21 to 25)%
(9 to 11)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 195
Defense: (1270-1400) to (1595-1758)
3% Chance to cast level 8 Shower of Rocks on Kill
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(115 to 137)% Enhanced Defense
+(56 to 65) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(31 to 35)%
(15 to 17)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 404
Defense: (1918-2095) to (2403-2626)
4% Chance to cast level 12 Shower of Rocks on Kill
4% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(138 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(66 to 75) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(36 to 40)%
(18 to 20)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

/
Truce
Truce
Belts

'Vith'
Runeword Level: 98
-5% Cast Speed
-5% Attack Speed
Stun Attack
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+5% Increased Healing Rate from Apples
Physical Resist 10%
Slows Attacker by 5%
/ Creepy Crafted
Boots: -
Death Spur
Death Spur
Heavy Boots (4)

Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 28
Defense: (27 to 39)
1% Chance to cast level 6 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(0.09375 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(11 to 15) to Strength
+(11 to 15) to Dexterity
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 20
Required Strength: 41
Defense: (109 to 141)
1% Chance to cast level 10 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(0.15625 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(21 to 25) to Strength
+(21 to 25) to Dexterity
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 87
Defense: (248 to 310)
1% Chance to cast level 14 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(0.21875 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(31 to 35) to Strength
+(31 to 35) to Dexterity
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 46
Required Strength: 179
Defense: (346 to 427)
1% Chance to cast level 16 Spike Nova on Kill
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(0.25 per level) to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+(36 to 40) to Strength
+(36 to 40) to Dexterity
Socketed (4)

/ Creepy Crafted
Ring: - Rare +1 skill, Unseelie curse, fire spell, - fire res
Ring: -
Empyrean Band
Empyrean Band
Ring

Required Level: 40
1% Chance to cast level 7 Singularity on Kill
(3 to 5)% to All Attributes
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 10%
(5 to 15)% Gold Find

common ring, can be made in cube. Only 5%
Amulet: - Rare + 3 skills, CTC Doom. (Try lucky up for +4 ofc.)
On Switch:
-
Seid
Seid
Necromancer Daggers

'Kur'
Runeword Level: 78
+(1 to 2) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(6 to 8)% Bonus Elemental Damage to Bloodlust
20% Attack Speed
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Damage
+(1 to 4) to Bloodlust
Maximum Mana (24 to 28)%
- Bloodlust
-
Kodo
Kodo
Shields

'Ath'
Runeword Level: 90
5% Chance to cast level 8 Bloodlust on Kill
+(11 to 15)% Bonus Damage to Bloodlust
-10% Hit Recovery
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 20)% to Strength
(11 to 20)% to Vitality
- Boost Bloodlust Damage

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Sockets and MO
Pick Tier 4-5-6 armors and sell them, its easy gold. Cheapest orbs are in Act 5 Hatred !!!
Try lucky upgrades on every item. Item + Oil Of Luck
- Resist gems, Rare jewels with Increase Attack Speed(IAS), Jahs, Lums
- MO your wep with IAS (since attack speed rework for this patch), ED and life stolen per hit in this priority.
- Armors with ED (max is 200), resists if needed
- Amy/Rings - Defense, DR, resists if needed.

Of course you can try
Achilios' Eagle Eye
Achilios' Eagle Eye
Achilios' Wake Set
Helm (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 412
Defense: (2608-3260) to (2750-3437)
20% Attack Speed
10% Hit Recovery
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 40)% to Vitality
Physical Damage Reduced by (11 to 20)
3% Reanimate as: Familiar
Requirements -20%
Socketed (4)
Set, or
Apeshoot
Apeshoot
Testament of the Apes Set
Repeating Crossbow (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 502
Two-Hand Damage: (239-264) to (285-315)
Strength Damage Bonus: (20/256 per Strength)%
13% Chance to cast level 9 Arrow on Striking
30% Attack Speed
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
2% Reanimate as: Monkey King
2% Reanimate as: Shock Monkey
+(151 to 200) Life after each Kill
Requirements -25%
Socketed (6)
Set if you already have it, but I prefer the upper options, and sets are more like end-game content.

With this gear I start farming charms, go through acts, and even farm TA.



Stats & Skills


Strength: All
Dexterity: Enough for
Haareis
Haareis
Diadem (4)

Required Level: 10
Required Dexterity: 28
Defense: (36 to 80)
1% Chance to cast level 1 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(4 to 5)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 10-13 cold damage
(2 to 4)% Life stolen per Hit
(4 to 6)% to Strength
(4 to 6)% to Dexterity
(4 to 6)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(16 to 25)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 28
Required Dexterity: 57
Defense: (103 to 194)
2% Chance to cast level 5 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(8 to 9)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 35-40 cold damage
(8 to 10)% Life stolen per Hit
(7 to 9)% to Strength
(7 to 9)% to Dexterity
(7 to 9)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(36 to 45)%
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 46
Required Dexterity: 137
Defense: (215 to 386)
3% Chance to cast level 9 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(12 to 13)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 110-130 cold damage
(14 to 16)% Life stolen per Hit
(10 to 12)% to Strength
(10 to 12)% to Dexterity
(10 to 12)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(56 to 65)%
Socketed (3)

Required Level: 54
Required Dexterity: 294
Defense: (296 to 523)
4% Chance to cast level 11 Shackles of Ice on Melee Attack
(14 to 15)% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
Adds 350-380 cold damage
(17 to 19)% Life stolen per Hit
(13 to 15)% to Strength
(13 to 15)% to Dexterity
(13 to 15)% to Vitality
Cold Resist +(66 to 75)%
Socketed (4)

- Be carefull always check next level dex reqired before upgrade
Vitality: None
Energy: None

1-pointers: Flaimtail Shot, Death Shards, Fragmantation Shot, Carnage, Parasite, All summoning minions skills, Sacrifices, Bend Of Shadow, Bane, Talon's Hold, Rathma's Chosen
Maxed: Widowmaker, Embalming, Famine, Dragonfire Oil.



Gameplay:



Gameplay remains the same, summon Skeletal, cast RC, now you have immortal demon aura source, sumon the rest of the minions, Widowmaker, resumon, widowmaker. Try to spam Widowmaker on the RC one.
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BRC & Ubers


This is the order that i do uber in. Classical difficulty colors for ubers.

The Butcher - Summoning Uber
Location: Act 1 > Black Marsh > Hole lvl 2
Easy charm, see tactic in video. Butcher is vulnerable ONLY when he is on the pentagram. Summon some victims for Butcher, summon him, move back and resummon only by one so he can kill them fast, when star is spawned just summon some minion on star, ratma's chosen and widowmaker. Same tactic we will use on BRC.
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Infernal Machine - Dungeon Uber
Location: Act 1 > Tamoe Highlands > The Pit lvl 2
Summon some minions, Rathma chosen on them, enter Pit lvl 2, and depends on mobs counts go down and kill the machine. You can debuff with Bane or kill it with Fragmentation Shot. Easy one.
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Creature of Flame - Dungeon Uber
Location: Act 2 > Lost City > Dimensional Sanctrum
This one oneshot you so mobility and position are the tactics here. With xbow there is one tricky location where you can do it without taking damage.
At this stage we will lack AR so better option is to use Fragmentation Shot. Just Bane and Fragmentation shot.
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Tal Rasha and the Binding of Baal - Summoning Uber
Location: Act 2 > Valley Of Snakes
We need here alot of resists... no thanks, we can exploit it :) Go in any corner summon as many minions as you can in the corner, move on them and summon the boss. Due to lack of location for summon, you will summon only the boss or maybe 1-2 guards. Fast move back and Widowmaker/Fragmentation shot. Dont forget to use Rathma's Chosen on 2-3 minions before summon boss.
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Death Projector - Dungeon Uber
Location: This is the same as Level Challenge 2.

Akarat - Summoning Uber
Location: Act 3 > Kurast Causeway
2-3 Summons with RC, summon and run away fast, spam Widowmaker and that's it.
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Rathma Square - Dungeon Uber
Location: Act 3 > Kurast Causeway
RC agian 2-3 summons before enter, summon the rest you have and enter. Carefully walk to the boss and spam Widowmaker all the time. Frogs respawn 2-3 seconds after got killed so, you have to be some kind of fast and careful. Boss is easy, but drop chance of this charm is the sad part.
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Judgment Day - Summoning Uber
Location: Act 1 > Inner Cloister
My favourite uber since first time I tried it. RC one Skeletal, one Lamia, Void Archon. Summon everything you have, since idea here is the summoned untargetable spirits to eat your minions and spawn the boss. Just let the RC minions tank and keep summoning on top of spirits. When one boss is spawned and killed he will drop charm try to pick it but don't rush in the spirits, just keep calm. You will see swirls around you (red or blue depends on killed boss). Yes spawned bosses are 2 types, you have to kill them both to get the both red and blue swirls and cube the dropped charm itself in cube.
- Don't try to drink pots, they are useless here.
- Use sound to hear boss spawning.
- Do it with sound on, since one of bosses use Nuklear bomb (Beacon) and you can hear it so you can run away a lil bit.
- Easy uber for us, its yellow because sometimes you can wait 10 mins till get the boss spawned.
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Lord Aldric Jitan - Summoning Uber
Location: Act 5 > Nihlatak's Temple
Real test for defense is this, and if you want to test it you will fail. Fortress skill used from boss and guards are impossible for tanking on this stage, BUT... Another tricky boss for use. Like Creature of Flame here we can have a save spot where we can't be hurt. Once you got the charm, its not 100%, we will got teleport skill.
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Khalimgrad - Uberlevel
Location: Act 5 > Frozen Tundra
Its easy at all, but the drop chance of charm is annoying. My tactic here is to rerun only first avatar till got the charm and go on. Later I come back here to farm better roll of the charm. Avatar can be killed only if you kill mob near him. If you lack AR, use Fragmentation again.
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King Koth and the Assault on Mount Arreat - Summoning Uber
Location: Act 5 > Arreat Summit
Another easy boss, just same tacitic as in video.
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Island Of The Sunless Sea - Uberlevel
Location: Act 5 > Glacial Trail
Easy one, just go slower and kill them all.
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Black Road Challenge Time



This shortly called BRC is chain of 5 mini-challenges. Its doable on TERROR
1. Trial of Fear - Easy one, you have to kill butcher on Terror. Use same strategy as in video for charm. After killed put your class charm in cube and transmute it. Now you will see with green "Trail of Fear completed".
2. Trial of Greed - Here you must have 666, 666 gold in your inventory, put class charm in cube, trasmute it and you will see with green "Trail of Greed completed". Gold is easy farmable on Terror, anywhere in act 5, where you can pick Tier 5-6 Armors. Some of them can cost 500k gold.
3. Trial of Contrition - Kill King Koth on Terror. Again transmute while swirls and "Trial of Contrition"
4. Trial of Knowledge - This is located in Act 2 > Stony Tomb lvl 2 dungeon. This is heroic dungeon with chance to spawn Heroic Boss that will instakill you, just remake game if meet him. Once you enter lvl 2 you will be in Fauztinville. You will need some defence here so be sure you have your equips upped (t6 is not a must but will be easier). Here you have to kill 5 boss robots, take their brains and transmute all 5 with your class charm. Area map can be found in spoiler. Its also nice farmable spot for shrines. Tactic here is rathma chosen minions, bane and widowmaker. One of the robots is on separated location and you need your teleportaion from Jitan charm.
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5. Trial of Blood - Now we have to go back to amazons. We have to kill 2 of boss amazons in 30 seconds to get 2 differents swirls around us in same time and transmute our class charm. Your targets are Skovos and Lycander (map in spoiler). This one is tricky since you have to lure both close to each other, but for long time I thought that I have to kill all 3 in 30 seconds - That was trickier. You can ask somoene for help and use portals, but I always do this by myself. In video I will show you where to lure them and how exactly this can be done.
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The Black Road Completion - if you have done all of the trails, remember order of doing them is your choice, you will see on you class charm "All Trails Completed". Now transmute your class charm with 2 Arcane Crysals and it done. Once done you will get bonuses for doing this. 150 HP/MP. and new skill unlocked - Graveyard. Put 1 point on this one.



End Game Gear and Skills




This is the medium end-game gear, not too expensive and rare, with this gear we can start upgrading to the best options.
While farming we collect all
Rathma's Skeleton
Rathma's Skeleton
Rathma's Empire Set
Ancient Armor (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 576
Defense: (5750-7187) to (7120-8900)
+(1 to 2) to Necromancer Skill Levels
40% Hit Recovery
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +(31 to 50)%
Physical Resist 5%
Requirements -20%
Socketed (6)
set items, and at the moment we get full set, pray to get the armor :D, we can switch to melee and start just click one button without any brain activity. Tested with all kind of endgame gears and items NOTHING can beat Rathma set killspeed in TA. Rathma set +
Baron Sludge's Bonecrusher
and rings/ammy from guide break TA totally. Xbow speed with most expensive items is the same but will take time to obtain all of the items. Full set with half Lums and half Jahs make you farm machine. I choose to respec to melee at the point i get the full set and collect the missing items like that. Also with this set we can run Ureh/ Vizjun/ Legacy of Blood charms easier, trophies included.

Weapon:
Al Hazir's Quillholder
- Posion proc combined with
Triad
Triad
Adria's Circle Set
Tiara (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 392
Defense: (1450-1812) to (1640-2050)
+(61 to 80)% Bonus to Poison Skill Duration
25% Hit Recovery
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 15)% to Strength
(11 to 15)% to Energy
+(41 to 50) Life when Struck by an Enemy
-5% to All Vendor Prices
Socketed (4)
is fast TA farming set.
Quiver:
The Tranquilizer
The Tranquilizer
Bolt Quiver

Required Level: 60
4% Chance to cast level 40 Punisher on Striking
+(0 to 2) to All Skills
-10% to Enemy Poison Resistance
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+50 to Strength
+50 to Dexterity


Armor:
Scales of the Serpent
Scales of the Serpent
Gothic Plate (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 614
Defense: (6800-7552) to (8249-9162)
4% Chance to cast level 12 Time Strike on Striking
15% Chance to cast level 40 Arachnomancy on Melee Attack
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 200-300 poison damage over 2 seconds
-35% to Enemy Poison Resistance
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(41 to 50)%
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
+100 to Strength
+50 Life on Attack
(31 to 40)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (6)


Helm:
Triad
Triad
Adria's Circle Set
Tiara (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 392
Defense: (1450-1812) to (1640-2050)
+(61 to 80)% Bonus to Poison Skill Duration
25% Hit Recovery
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
(11 to 15)% to Strength
(11 to 15)% to Energy
+(41 to 50) Life when Struck by an Enemy
-5% to All Vendor Prices
Socketed (4)

Gloves:
Kali
Kali
Gloves

'Pul'
Runeword Level: 45
15% Chance to cast level 13 Fire Splash on Kill
+2 to All Skills
-214 Defense
Maximum Fire Resist +4%
Fire Resist +21%
Level 2 Possess (124 Charges)
/ Creepy Craft
Belt:
Deadfall
Deadfall
Heavy Belt (4)

Required Level: 7
Required Strength: 63
Defense: (135-159) to (178-210)
1% Chance to cast level 2 Shower of Rocks on Kill
1% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(24 to 46)% Enhanced Defense
+(16 to 25) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(11 to 15)%
(3 to 5)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (1)

Required Level: 24
Required Strength: 92
Defense: (485-551) to (616-700)
2% Chance to cast level 4 Shower of Rocks on Kill
2% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(69 to 92)% Enhanced Defense
+(36 to 45) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(21 to 25)%
(9 to 11)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 195
Defense: (1270-1400) to (1595-1758)
3% Chance to cast level 8 Shower of Rocks on Kill
3% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(115 to 137)% Enhanced Defense
+(56 to 65) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(31 to 35)%
(15 to 17)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)

Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 404
Defense: (1918-2095) to (2403-2626)
4% Chance to cast level 12 Shower of Rocks on Kill
4% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(138 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(66 to 75) to Strength
Lightning Resist +(36 to 40)%
(18 to 20)% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Socketed (2)


Boots:
Toesie Warmer

Ring: Rares +1 skill, Unseelie curse, fire spell, - fire res
Ring:
Empyrean Band
Empyrean Band
Ring

Required Level: 40
1% Chance to cast level 7 Singularity on Kill
(3 to 5)% to All Attributes
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 10%
(5 to 15)% Gold Find


Amulet: - Rare + 3 skills, CTC Doom.



The ultimate gear is here with more detailed info.


Weapon:
Hwanin's Hwacha
Hwanin's Hwacha
Dart Thrower (Sacred)

(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 395
Two-Hand Damage: (279-305) to (332-358)
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
4% Chance to cast level 28 Flametail Shot on Striking
+3 to Necromancer Skill Levels
60% Attack Speed
+(170 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 50-100 damage
Enhanced Weapon Damage +(31 to 50)%
+150 to Strength
-50 to Dexterity
Socketed (6)

,
Demonstring
,
Black Doom
,
Kronos
Kronos
Necromancer Crossbows

'Taha'
Runeword Level: 100
100% Chance to cast level 17 Time Strike on Kill
25% Chance to cast level 15 Summon Corpse on Kill
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
+(148 to 185) to Maximum Damage
(11 to 13)% Chance of Crushing Blow
+1 to Timefield
(31 to 40)% to Strength
(11 to 13)% to Vitality

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Quiver:
The Tranquilizer
The Tranquilizer
Bolt Quiver

Required Level: 60
4% Chance to cast level 40 Punisher on Striking
+(0 to 2) to All Skills
-10% to Enemy Poison Resistance
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+50 to Strength
+50 to Dexterity

- only option, I always try to lucky it instead of lottary.
Armor:
Strength Beyond Strength
Strength Beyond Strength
Gothic Plate (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 614
Defense: (7580-8361) to (9196-10143)
1% Chance to cast level 36 Pyroblast on Striking
Adds 25-38 damage
-10% Target Defense
150% Bonus to Attack Rating
+150% Damage to Demons
25% Life stolen per Hit
10% Deadly Strike
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
1% Reanimate as: Inarius
-5 to Light Radius
Socketed (6)

,
Khazra Plate
Khazra Plate
Ancient Armor (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 2160
Defense: (7820-8625) to (9683-10680)
Level 1 Demon Blood Aura
+100% Damage to Demons
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
10% Deadly Strike
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
(20 to 25)% to Strength
(20 to 25)% to Vitality
Physical Resist 10%
Requirements +200%
Socketed (6)

, Grand Armor
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Helm:
Metalhead
Metalhead
Great Helm (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 1152
Defense: (2420-3420) to (2551-3551)
3% Chance to cast level 10 Shower of Rocks on Melee Attack
3% Chance to cast level 10 Stormblast on Melee Attack
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 1-100 lightning damage
+(1000 to 2000) Defense
+2 Life on Striking
Total Character Defense 25%
3% Reanimate as: Obsidian Lord
-5 to Light Radius
Requirements +100%
Socketed (4)

,
The Veil of Magic
,
Gotterdammerung
Gotterdammerung
Great Axe (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 5400
Two-Hand Damage: 496 to 773
Strength Damage Bonus: (30/256 per Strength)%
Area Effect Attack
Thunderfury
Mega Impact
100% Attack Speed
+200% Enhanced Damage
Adds 250-500 damage
Requirements +800%
Ragh nar Rook
Socketed (6)


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Gloves:
Baron Sludge's Bonecrusher
,
Demonic Touch
Demonic Touch
Leather Gloves (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 908
Defense: (1136 to 1143)
1% Chance to cast level 20 Cataclysm on Striking
Adds 7-13 damage
+666 Defense
Elemental Resists +10%
Physical Resist 5%
1% Reanimate as: Edyrem
Requirements +100%
Socketed (4)

,
Centuria Insectorum

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Belt:
Black Void
Black Void
Heavy Belt (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 568
Defense: (3060-3442) to (3304-3717)
20% Attack Speed
Adds 10-15 damage
(10 to 15)% Life stolen per Hit
Slow Target 10%
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
10% to Strength
10% to Dexterity
Target Takes Additional Damage of (25 to 50)
30% Magic Find
Socketed (2)

,
Lilith's Temptation
Lilith's Temptation
Plated Belt (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Defense: (3680-4089) to (4031-4479)
3% Chance to cast level 2 Time Strike on Striking
+(170 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
-25 to all Attributes
(60 to 100)% Magic Find
Requirements -100%
Socketed (2)


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Boots:
Lifecrusher
+1 necro skill - my only option here or
Knight's Grace
Knight's Grace
Greaves (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 714
Defense: (2232-2481) to (2519-2799)
2% Chance to cast level 35 Knife Throw on Striking
+1 to All Skills
25% Attack Speed
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
Adds 10-20 damage
+(170 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(15 to 25) to all Attributes
Physical Resist 5%
10% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
Requirements +20%
Socketed (4)

if you've found one.
Ring: Rares +1 skill, Unseelie curse, fire spell, - fire res
Ring:
Empyrean Band
Empyrean Band
Ring

Required Level: 40
1% Chance to cast level 7 Singularity on Kill
(3 to 5)% to All Attributes
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 10%
(5 to 15)% Gold Find

+1 skill,
Empyrean Glory
Empyrean Glory
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 50
1% Chance to cast level 26 Singularity on Kill
(6 to 10)% to All Attributes
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 15%
15% Gold Find

,
Elemental Band
Elemental Band
Ring (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
+10% to Spell Damage
+1 to Hive
+1 to Lightning Arena
+1 to Nova Charge
+1 to Path of Flames


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Amulet: Rare + 4 skills, CTC Doom
On switch:
Vizharan
,
Trollskull
- socketed with Nih Runes.

I don't use MO on end-game gear and fill all items with
Suicide Note
Suicide Note
Jewel (Sacred)

Required Level: 110
+1 to All Skills
+100 Defense
Elemental Resists -5%
+10 Required Level

jewels or any usefull COTWs.
Ofc jeweries and quiver must be mo''ed.




Skills &
FULL STR!!!




This is the time I will give big minus for this patch changes. I understand that Death Ward skill is boosted, but there is one big BUT here. For defence balance buff Dragonheart on
Vizharan
is removed and i accept it for melee build and ppl that use Death Ward over Rathma's Chosen. But I use RC and I finish with no buff from the wand and no DW passive. Can't compare the defense before update with DH buff and without it after update but i doubt defense is the same. This is big nerf for our build.

Protip: Swith on buffing gear, buff TB from SU Wand, AND CAST DEATHLORD ON SWITCH, always check Deathlord bonuses and cast it with the better choice, for some ubers I even switch gear with more skills and cast it with this gear and then switch back. Angel Of Death is skill that make melee necro some kind of teleportable, something like Leap on cLoD.

For Xbow our skills reamin the same, with addon that we can add some leftovers on Talon's Hold.
If by any chance you got
Rathma's Skeleton
Rathma's Skeleton
Rathma's Empire Set
Ancient Armor (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 576
Defense: (5750-7187) to (7120-8900)
+(1 to 2) to Necromancer Skill Levels
40% Hit Recovery
+(100 to 150)% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +(31 to 50)%
Physical Resist 5%
Requirements -20%
Socketed (6)
, your set will be full and our melee build will look like this.
Max: Death Ward, Death Lord, Parasite, Embalming
1-pointers: Dragonfire Oil and pre-requested, Graveyard, Talon's Hold and pre-requested
Leftovers: Split between Dragonfire Oil and Famine.
Edited by nikolaipka 1 year.
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about burning veil , the wall duration is 4 seconds , while the enrage duration lasts 5.2 seconds at start
nikolaipka wrote: Bonus at the beginning is only for 4 seconds
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Ennead challenge: it's in act 3, not act2.

Also: you're not using buckshot at all? I mean it's like one of the best 1-shot abilities out there.

And it's called challenge. With 2 "e".

Anyway: great guide so far. I'm interested to see the endgame content.
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HechtHeftig wrote:Ennead challenge: it's in act 3, not act2.

Also: you're not using buckshot at all? I mean it's like one of the best 1-shot abilities out there.

And it's called challenge. With 2 "e".

Anyway: great guide so far. I'm interested to see the endgame content.


Buckshot doesn't exist anymore.
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i think he ment death shards
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HechtHeftig wrote:Ennead challenge: it's in act 3, not act2.

Also: you're not using buckshot at all? I mean it's like one of the best 1-shot abilities out there.

And it's called challenge. With 2 "e".

Anyway: great guide so far. I'm interested to see the endgame content.


Thanks for reports, Buckshot is replaced and I don't like skill that require body for cast. Its not my skill. I just decided to make guide today and started, its my first and maybe make some mistakes. The only thing I write in english nowadays are scripts, and thanks God for autocomplete.
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nikolaipka wrote:
HechtHeftig wrote:Ennead challenge: it's in act 3, not act2.

Also: you're not using buckshot at all? I mean it's like one of the best 1-shot abilities out there.

And it's called challenge. With 2 "e".

Anyway: great guide so far. I'm interested to see the endgame content.


Thanks for reports, Buckshot is replaced and I don't like skill that require body for cast. Its not my skill. I just decided to make guide today and started, its my first and maybe make some mistakes. The only thing I write in english nowadays are scripts, and thanks God for autocomplete.


I see. Well that's too bad. I didn't notice that buckshot was removed :(

And don't worry about it. I know what it feels like writing something big in a different language. I just wanted to help you, so your guide is better to read.
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Nice guide!

I will follow it to see the endgame update :)

Got a totem/summoner but I will level up an other necro this weekend and try some Xbow action!