Totemancer (Necromancer Totem) now with Budget Variant!

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fuppy
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I plan on proving block totemancer to be viable for a tankier version some season, but next season I gotta earn TG and not spend it. I'll get some progression and general gameplay vids then
OverSky
Thunder Beetle
50 | -1
Hi fuppy I got a question. Do totems count as summon skills?

Not sure if we can utilize
Shiverhood
Shiverhood
Full Helm (Sacred)

Defense: (3596 - 4141) to (4218 - 4803)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
273
Item Level: 105
You may Only use Melee, Summon and Support Skills
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+(20 to 30)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(15 to 25)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(15 to 20) to Winter Avatar
+(25 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(120 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(600 to 1000) Defense
Maximum Mana (10 to 20)%
+100 Life on Attack
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)
and
Frostneedle
Frostneedle
Kriss (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 39 to 40
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 454
Item Level: 105
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
You may Only use Melee, Summon and Support Skills
2% Chance to cast level 19 Glacial Nova on Death Blow
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+(25 to 40)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(15 to 25)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(20 to 25) to Winter Avatar
Maximum Cold Resist +(1 to 2)%
Cannot Be Frozen
Total Character Defense 50%
Socketed (3)
or not.
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I haven't had a chance to try either of those items, so I can't say for certain whether or not they block any of our vital skills when used. If you run into either of those items, report back here. :)

I didn't have a chance to play totemnec for too long this season, hence I'm missing tips for 130 ubers and no videos. I'll be back in 1.8 with totemnec again, will make some videos of progression and hoping to find a variant of fireheart that isn't so expensive item heavy. Feel free to throw suggestions if you have any, me and anyone else reading this guide in the future will surely appreciate it.
Natasha_94
Imp
4 | 0
I currency have Quov Tsin's Fall at tier 4, lets say i wanted cigar, how would i go about crafting one?, i never actually crafted anything besides honorifics.
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https://docs.median-xl.com/doc/items/cube

There's a recipe named "Reroll any item to unique". That's how you make tiered uniques. This is one of the pages you should know by heart if any.
Hanne
Skeleton
2 | 0
OverSky wrote:Hi fuppy I got a question. Do totems count as summon skills?

Not sure if we can utilize
Shiverhood
Shiverhood
Full Helm (Sacred)

Defense: (3596 - 4141) to (4218 - 4803)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
273
Item Level: 105
You may Only use Melee, Summon and Support Skills
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+(20 to 30)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(15 to 25)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(15 to 20) to Winter Avatar
+(25 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Life
+(120 to 160)% Enhanced Defense
+(600 to 1000) Defense
Maximum Mana (10 to 20)%
+100 Life on Attack
Requirements -50%
Socketed (4)
and
Frostneedle
Frostneedle
Kriss (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: 39 to 40
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 454
Item Level: 105
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.11 per Dexterity)%
You may Only use Melee, Summon and Support Skills
2% Chance to cast level 19 Glacial Nova on Death Blow
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
+(25 to 40)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(15 to 25)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(20 to 25) to Winter Avatar
Maximum Cold Resist +(1 to 2)%
Cannot Be Frozen
Total Character Defense 50%
Socketed (3)
or not.


I use Shiverhood and it works well https://tsw.vn.cz/acc/char.php?name=Hannetotem


The single target damage of this build is pretty nice but I get destroyed in areas like Fauztinville or Vizjun. Does someone has the same expirience?
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Frostclaw's mechanics aren't good for Fauzt/Vizjun, they get overwhelmed easily. You need to play Fireheart for those, which I know is asking much to farm Fauzt. I'm trying to come up with a variant for Fauzt that isn't as expensive/hard-to-get as the current iteration.
USSRe
Thunder Beetle
58 | 0
TY from this build!!! I play on HC and complete all 115 charms. Good job!!!
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Updated guide with a budget Fireheart totem variant. Also added snapshot to specifics and basics of gameplay, and adjusted breakpoints.

USSRe wrote:TY from this build!!! I play on HC and complete all 115 charms. Good job!!!

Thank you :)
OverSky
Thunder Beetle
50 | -1
Though I've played only around 6-7 popular builds before, this Frostclaw is the easiest boss killer I've ever played (Jday, Baal, Kabraxis, QT, Giyua, Xazax, Belial etc...aka the 120/125)

No projectile -> never miss, slow but extremely hard hits, continuous damage even when the char is offscreen. All are perfect recipe to safely destroyed teleporter bosses.

It's also the worst Fauntz farmer I've ever played due to the aforementioned properties above haha 8-)

I'll steal my crafted Bloodmage gear & see how Fireheart perform for farming.