Totemancer (Necromancer Totem)

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fuppy wrote:
Muilpeer wrote:Would
Sinwar
Sinwar
Demon Head (Sacred)

Defense: 1448 to 1766
Chance to Block:
4%
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 445
Item Level: 105
+(5 to 6) to Necromancer Skill Levels
2% Base Block Chance
+100 Spell Focus
+(20 to 30)% to Spell Damage
-30% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
-10% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Physical Resist 15%
Cannot Be Frozen
Total Defense = 0
Socketed (4)
be a useful item for this Totem mancer? :lurk:

I'm really not a fan of 0 defense items/skills, so I can't recommend it.


Yeah I guess you then need ridiculously high avoid.. I was hoping the other stats might make up for it, plus the fact that you can use one-handed wands this way. Also, since defense is not important anymore, you can skip it on all the other gear and pump other stats. But in the end, if you get hit, you die. And if you = dieded, your totems = dieded along.
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Ruubel wrote:Finally I got a certain pair of items for firedance buff. Hence my question. Firedance buffs totems at summoning but is not affecting afterwards ( so- no double buff) - correct? But when I stay at firedance ring, it affects me and my merc, correct ? So - for totems there is no need to recast firedance but only if necessary for me and my merc, correct ?


Correct, your totems get the 'permed' buff. So it will last indefinitely. This is why I use an A3 bloodmage, when you see the ring of fire appear, quickly recast your totems when using that merc.

From what I understand this also applies to other buffs, like bloodlust. So if you find a
Shamanka
Shamanka
Long Staff (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: 56 to 58
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 203
Item Level: 105
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Dexterity)%
+(3 to 6) to Sorceress Skill Levels
45% Cast Speed
45% Hit Recovery
+50% Damage to Undead
+(21 to 25)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(21 to 25)% to Poison Spell Damage
+(6 to 16) to Bloodlust
Maximum Life +(10 to 13)%
Fire Resist +(50 to 70)%
Lightning Resist +(50 to 70)%
Socketed (4)
, you can use bloodlust from there to buff the totems.

The only issue I'm having with it, is that I farm with Frostclaw totems, and you need to spread out two of those because otherwise they all hit the same single target which makes farming slow. As described in the guide, it helps to cast the Frostclaw totems away from your pile. I personally do it in a large triangular cone out in front of me so that any enemy walking too close gets more damage progressively. This also works as cannon fodder so enemies don't pile on top of you.
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Deckard Cain's Heirloom
Short Staff (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: 53 to 55
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 188
Item Level: 120
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Dexterity)%
+3% Spell Damage per 1% Additional Experience Gain
+1 to All Skills
+50% Damage to Undead
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
Maximum Fire Resist +2%
Maximum Lightning Resist +2%
Maximum Cold Resist +2%
2% Reanimate as: Random Monster
(21 to 60)% Magic Find
''Knowledge is Power''
Socketed (3)
setup as lategame v5
nakieon
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Leveling a totemnecro for the first time ever now and I noticed I had a
Staff of Shadows
Staff of Shadows
Long Staff (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: 56 to 58
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 203
Item Level: 120
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Dexterity)%
5% Chance to Cast Level 50 Slayer on Death Blow
+(9 to 10) to All Skills
+(150 to 200) Spell Focus
+(10 to 20)% Bonus to Spell Focus
50% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(21 to 25)% to Spell Damage
15% to Energy
+2.5 to Energy (Based on Character Level)
+100 Life Regenerated per Second
+(15 to 25) Mana after each Kill
Socketed (4)
and I'm undecided whether this or
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Staves

'ChamIstVex'
Runeword Level: 83
+(7 to 8) to All Skills
+(60 to 80) Spell Focus
35% Cast Speed
-(27 to 33)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+750 Defense vs. Missile
(21 to 30)% to Energy
Maximum Life and Mana +5%
Elemental Resists +(35 to 45)%
(31 to 40)% Bonus to Defense
10% Magic Find
is better. Where does it land in your build?
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nakieon wrote:Leveling a totemnecro for the first time ever now and I noticed I had a
Staff of Shadows
Staff of Shadows
Long Staff (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: 56 to 58
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 203
Item Level: 120
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.06 per Dexterity)%
5% Chance to Cast Level 50 Slayer on Death Blow
+(9 to 10) to All Skills
+(150 to 200) Spell Focus
+(10 to 20)% Bonus to Spell Focus
50% Cast Speed
+50% Damage to Undead
+(21 to 25)% to Spell Damage
15% to Energy
+2.5 to Energy (Based on Character Level)
+100 Life Regenerated per Second
+(15 to 25) Mana after each Kill
Socketed (4)
and I'm undecided whether this or
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Elverfolk
Staves

'ChamIstVex'
Runeword Level: 83
+(7 to 8) to All Skills
+(60 to 80) Spell Focus
35% Cast Speed
-(27 to 33)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+750 Defense vs. Missile
(21 to 30)% to Energy
Maximum Life and Mana +5%
Elemental Resists +(35 to 45)%
(31 to 40)% Bonus to Defense
10% Magic Find
is better. Where does it land in your build?

Maybe try the both out? Staff of Shadows is superior, just try to things yourself...
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I just found a Radiance and a Smokeless Fire so I'm thinking about trying the Fire Totem variant for Fauszt and Scosglen. Just curious if anyone has any experience using that build to farm those zones?
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is
Soulsplitter
Soulsplitter
Coronet (Sacred)

Defense: 605 to 684
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 327
Item Level: 120
Summon One Extra Necromancer Minion With Each Cast
+3 to Necromancer Skill Levels
-20% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-20% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(40 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(25 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Maximum Mana +20%
Socketed (4)
a good helmet for forstclaw necro?
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arkeiaki wrote:is
Soulsplitter
Soulsplitter
Coronet (Sacred)

Defense: 605 to 684
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 327
Item Level: 120
Summon One Extra Necromancer Minion With Each Cast
+3 to Necromancer Skill Levels
-20% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-20% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(40 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(25 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Maximum Mana +20%
Socketed (4)
a good helmet for forstclaw necro?

Not that great, you can use it if you have nothing better.
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fuppy wrote:
arkeiaki wrote:is
Soulsplitter
Soulsplitter
Coronet (Sacred)

Defense: 605 to 684
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 327
Item Level: 120
Summon One Extra Necromancer Minion With Each Cast
+3 to Necromancer Skill Levels
-20% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-20% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(40 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(25 to 30)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
Maximum Mana +20%
Socketed (4)
a good helmet for forstclaw necro?

Not that great, you can use it if you have nothing better.

then how about
Icetomb
Icetomb
Field Plate (Sacred)

Defense: (5937 - 7017) to (7053 - 8335)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 625
Item Level: 105
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+50 Spell Focus
+(20 to 30)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(20 to 25)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(120 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(31 to 40) to all Attributes
(11 to 15)% to Strength
Maximum Fire Resist -1%
Cannot Be Frozen
Socketed (6)
bro? good damage but no @res
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Is there a reason why the
The Towerlord
The Towerlord
(Necromancer Totem Set)

Tower Defense
Tower Denial
Tower Rush
Tower Wall

Set Bonus with 2 or more set items:
+75 to Strength
+75 to Dexterity

Set Bonus with 3 or more set items:
+3 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+30% to Spell Damage

Set Bonus with complete set:
+8 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+200% to Summoned Minion Life
+1000 to Life
Maximum Elemental Resists +3%

set isn't mentioned here? Is it a good replacement until all the SU's are found?