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Splargh
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Just wanted to add that if you are having trouble finding a weapon to use, crafting is a cool way to get some big damage. This one that i made out dps's my
Cold Blood
Cold Blood
Crystal Sword (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity:
1020
Item Level: 120
Innate Cold Damage:
(36.0% of Dexterity)
20% Life Regen Over 5 Seconds When You Take Weapon Damage
4% Chance to cast level 50 Shatter the Flesh on Kill
1% Chance to cast level 50 Blizzard on Striking
90% Attack Speed
Adds (450 to 550)-(700 to 800) cold damage
-10% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+20 to Banish
Maximum Mana -50%
Requirements +100%
Socketed (6)
by 2k on the Tornado. Yes, I understand that Dex is the better stat to stack over all.

However, I find that early/mid game lvl areas are pretty easy when you blend some dex in with pierce and cold spell dmg for the Tornadoes clear faster.


I thought cold spell damage had no effect on tornados and harbringer? It should only affect direct melee hits, right?
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Victor
Abomination
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Jam_Sack wrote:Hi, thanks for the guide! Can you clarify your breakpoints? They don't match the breakpoints using the tool. For example, your 3-frame FHR breakpoint is 86 but the speed calculator on the Tools page says that an 86 is 6 FPA.


You should choose the werewolf morph, not druid class
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Splargh wrote:
Dadplaysgames4 wrote:
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Just wanted to add that if you are having trouble finding a weapon to use, crafting is a cool way to get some big damage. This one that i made out dps's my
Cold Blood
Cold Blood
Crystal Sword (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity:
1020
Item Level: 120
Innate Cold Damage:
(36.0% of Dexterity)
20% Life Regen Over 5 Seconds When You Take Weapon Damage
4% Chance to cast level 50 Shatter the Flesh on Kill
1% Chance to cast level 50 Blizzard on Striking
90% Attack Speed
Adds (450 to 550)-(700 to 800) cold damage
-10% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+20 to Banish
Maximum Mana -50%
Requirements +100%
Socketed (6)
by 2k on the Tornado. Yes, I understand that Dex is the better stat to stack over all.

However, I find that early/mid game lvl areas are pretty easy when you blend some dex in with pierce and cold spell dmg for the Tornadoes clear faster.


I thought cold spell damage had no effect on tornados and harbringer? It should only affect direct melee hits, right?


On the ranged Tornadoes yes it works, i've made multiple crafted swords now and in the tooltip in increases with spell damage. As well as testing the dmg with higher and lower spell dmg, you can really tell when the nados are hitting 8-)
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Victor
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Dadplaysgames4 wrote:
Splargh wrote:
Dadplaysgames4 wrote:
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Just wanted to add that if you are having trouble finding a weapon to use, crafting is a cool way to get some big damage. This one that i made out dps's my
Cold Blood
Cold Blood
Crystal Sword (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity:
1020
Item Level: 120
Innate Cold Damage:
(36.0% of Dexterity)
20% Life Regen Over 5 Seconds When You Take Weapon Damage
4% Chance to cast level 50 Shatter the Flesh on Kill
1% Chance to cast level 50 Blizzard on Striking
90% Attack Speed
Adds (450 to 550)-(700 to 800) cold damage
-10% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+20 to Banish
Maximum Mana -50%
Requirements +100%
Socketed (6)
by 2k on the Tornado. Yes, I understand that Dex is the better stat to stack over all.

However, I find that early/mid game lvl areas are pretty easy when you blend some dex in with pierce and cold spell dmg for the Tornadoes clear faster.


I thought cold spell damage had no effect on tornados and harbringer? It should only affect direct melee hits, right?


On the ranged Tornadoes yes it works, i've made multiple crafted swords now and in the tooltip in increases with spell damage. As well as testing the dmg with higher and lower spell dmg, you can really tell when the nados are hitting 8-)


Cold spell damage and pierce affects spell procs like Blizzard and Cryo Beam. That’s huge when farming.

Twisted Claw tooltip might be wrong.
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Victor wrote:
Dadplaysgames4 wrote:
Splargh wrote:
Dadplaysgames4 wrote:
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Just wanted to add that if you are having trouble finding a weapon to use, crafting is a cool way to get some big damage. This one that i made out dps's my
Cold Blood
Cold Blood
Crystal Sword (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity:
1020
Item Level: 120
Innate Cold Damage:
(36.0% of Dexterity)
20% Life Regen Over 5 Seconds When You Take Weapon Damage
4% Chance to cast level 50 Shatter the Flesh on Kill
1% Chance to cast level 50 Blizzard on Striking
90% Attack Speed
Adds (450 to 550)-(700 to 800) cold damage
-10% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+20 to Banish
Maximum Mana -50%
Requirements +100%
Socketed (6)
by 2k on the Tornado. Yes, I understand that Dex is the better stat to stack over all.

However, I find that early/mid game lvl areas are pretty easy when you blend some dex in with pierce and cold spell dmg for the Tornadoes clear faster.


I thought cold spell damage had no effect on tornados and harbringer? It should only affect direct melee hits, right?


On the ranged Tornadoes yes it works, i've made multiple crafted swords now and in the tooltip in increases with spell damage. As well as testing the dmg with higher and lower spell dmg, you can really tell when the nados are hitting 8-)


Cold spell damage and pierce affects spell procs like Blizzard and Cryo Beam. That’s huge when farming.

Twisted Claw tooltip might be wrong.


I am wrong. But it feels off because in the Cold Wolf thread, one of the answers is from SuchBalance and states that yes, the only skill that benefints from spell dmg is mana pulse:
But when i make a spell dmg weapon, it 100% feels stronger.Yes of course the on hit dmg is lower, when looking in d2stats. I also don't use Blizz procs, so maybe it's just the cryobeam that was so strong this whole time lol. In the tooltip it shows +30k on twisted claw, so i guess it's the cryobeam proc increasing?
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dRr0x0rZZ
Vampiress
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Diaco wrote:Ok, so I'm working on a labs setup for this build. So far I've been able to clear up to t12, haven't gotten a t13 stone yet. For this setup you need to abandon any pretense of using cold spell procs for dmg, since we need to use
Shield of Hakan II
Shield of Hakan II
Gothic Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (6995 - 7994) to (9190 - 10428)
Chance to Block: 1% + Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 531
Required Dexterity: 619
Item Level: 105
-25% Cast Speed
1% Base Block Chance
-50% to Spell Damage
+(150 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(2000 to 3000) Defense
Maximum Life (10 to 15)%
Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 2)%
Physical Resist 5%
Slows Attacker by 25%
Socketed (4)
for max resists and %life.

Weapon:
Cold Blood
Cold Blood
Crystal Sword (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity:
1020
Item Level: 120
Innate Cold Damage:
(36.0% of Dexterity)
20% Life Regen Over 5 Seconds When You Take Weapon Damage
4% Chance to cast level 50 Shatter the Flesh on Kill
1% Chance to cast level 50 Blizzard on Striking
90% Attack Speed
Adds (450 to 550)-(700 to 800) cold damage
-10% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+20 to Banish
Maximum Mana -50%
Requirements +100%
Socketed (6)
. MO'd with IAS and LoA
Shield:
Shield of Hakan II
Shield of Hakan II
Gothic Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (6995 - 7994) to (9190 - 10428)
Chance to Block: 1% + Class%
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 531
Required Dexterity: 619
Item Level: 105
-25% Cast Speed
1% Base Block Chance
-50% to Spell Damage
+(150 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+(2000 to 3000) Defense
Maximum Life (10 to 15)%
Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 2)%
Physical Resist 5%
Slows Attacker by 25%
Socketed (4)
. MO'd with dex
Helm:
Coldhunger
Coldhunger
Wolf Head (Sacred)

Defense: (1842 - 2082) to (1915 - 2165)
(Druid Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 440
Item Level: 105
4% Chance to cast level 40 Ice Lance on Striking
+(1 to 2) to Druid Skill Levels
Adds 13-38 damage
Adds 30-35 cold damage
(14 to 17)% Life stolen per Hit
-(29 to 35)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
+(41 to 50) to Dexterity
+(41 to 50) to Vitality
Cold Resist +(30 to 50)%
Socketed (4)
. Mostly for the pierce and dex. MO with dex
Gloves:
Stareye's Claws
Stareye's Claws
Gauntlets (Sacred)

Defense: 1674 to 1959
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 574
Item Level: 120
+25% to Cold Spell Damage
-15% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+200% Enhanced Defense
15% to Dexterity
+50 to Dexterity
Maximum Cold Resist +2%
Socketed (4)
Cold Resist +30% (#s2)
Adds 100-150 cold damage (#s3)
+5 Cold Absorb (#s4)

Henchmen Trophies
(Legendary Set)
. Pierce, dex, dex%, max cold res... Everything we want. You can either MO dex or use
Farnham's Lost Marble
Farnham's Lost Marble
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Item to Add Bonus
+75 Life on Attack
+40 Mana on Attack
-4% Movement Speed
+10 Required Level
for bigger sustain
Boots: Abandoned crafted, ideally with +all atts (can roll up to 40), good dex roll, +life, hit recovery. MO hit recovery and/or block speed if you can get to a breakpoint, otherwise dex.
Belt:
Dementia
Dementia
Belt (Sacred)

Defense: (3111 - 3348) to (3272 - 3524)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength:
634
Item Level: 120
-(15 to 20)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(15 to 25) to Fowl Fight
Slow Target 5%
+(120 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
+500 Defense
Maximum Life 5%
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
Physical Resist 5%
Requirements +20%
Socketed (2)
is the first choice for obvious reasons, but don't discard using
Doomcloud Spine
Doomcloud Spine
Plated Belt (Sacred)

Defense: 4089 to 4479
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 606
Item Level: 120
+25% to Lightning Spell Damage
-15% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+200% Enhanced Defense
15% to Vitality
+50 to Vitality
Maximum Lightning Resist +2%
Socketed (2)
Lightning Resist +30% (#s2)
Adds 100-150 lightning damage (#s3)
+5 Lightning Absorb (#s4)

Henchmen Trophies
(Legendary Set)
if you already capped pierce, as it will provide quite a lot of life and also 15% all atts through the set bonus. You do lose 2 sockets you'll need to use for resist gems though
Armor:
Natasha's Legacy (Xis)


Natasha's Legacy
Body Armors

'XisXisXisXisXisXis'
Runeword Level: 120
+(1 to 4) to All Skills
-(3 to 30)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
+(322 to 350)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Elemental Resists +(0 to 4)%
Physical Resist (5 to 20)%
Total Character Defense 100%
Cannot be Unsocketed
. Self explanatory. Aim for +4 max res, 20+ phys res and 20+ pierce. +Skills is the least useful mod for us here (only provides a little +life, TCD and flat cold dmg to twisted claw)
Rings: two
Empyrean Glory
Empyrean Glory
Ring

Required Level: 50
Item Level: 120
1% Chance to cast level 26 Singularity on Kill
(6 to 10)% to All Attributes
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 15%
15% Gold Find
fully MO'd with
The Endless Light
The Endless Light
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Ring/Amulet/Quiver to Add Bonus
-2% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
Total Character Defense Plus 3%
+100 Defense
+10 Required Level

Amulet: ideally
Quov Tsin's Talisman
Quov Tsin's Talisman
Amulet

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 110
15% Innate Elemental Damage
-(20 to 30)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
, but you can use a lotto'd
Black Dwarf
Black Dwarf
Amulet

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 105
+2 to All Skills
20% Cast Speed
20% Hit Recovery
+(15 to 25)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(15 to 25)% to Cold Spell Damage
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+(21 to 29) to Supernova
Total Character Defense (30 to 40)%
-5 to Light Radius
or
The Tesseract
The Tesseract
Amulet

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 105
+2 to All Skills
25% Cast Speed
+(1 to 30)% to Fire Spell Damage
+(1 to 30)% to Lightning Spell Damage
+(1 to 30)% to Cold Spell Damage
+(1 to 30)% to Poison Spell Damage
-(1 to 20)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(1 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(1 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
-(1 to 20)% to Enemy Poison Resistance
with good rolls.

Sockets: gems until 90% max res on fire/cold/light. Rest amethysts or Io runes. In that sense, each individual +max res on gear is equivalent to +5% dex, since it will each remove the need for one gem.
Remaining MO space can be filled depending on whether you need more hp (
Apple of Discord
Apple of Discord
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Item to Add Bonus
+60 to Life
+30 to Mana
+10 Required Level
Periapt of Life
Periapt of Life
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Armor to Add Bonus
4% Bonus to Vitality
+10 Life Regenerated per Second
+10 Required Level
) or more damage (
Explorer's Globe
Explorer's Globe
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Ring/Amulet/Quiver to Add Bonus
(-1 to 3)% Bonus to Strength
(-1 to 3)% Bonus to Dexterity
(-1 to 3)% Bonus to Vitality
(-1 to 3)% Bonus to Energy
+10 Required Level
Idol of Stars
Idol of Stars
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Armor to Add Bonus
+12 to Strength
+12 to Dexterity
+10 to Energy
+10 Required Level
Marksman's Eye
Marksman's Eye
Mystic Orb

Cube Reagent
Cube with Item to Add Bonus
5% Attack Speed
+3 to Minimum Damage
10% Bonus to Attack Rating
2% Bonus to Dexterity
+10 Required Level
). I have around 19k hp with this setup, but I'm still missing Lazarus charm.

Also, durability is a VERY serious issue starting from t11, and your weapon won't be able to survive a full clear. This problem has two solutions. One is expensive and the other is a horrible time sink. Either get a second cold blood and shield of hakan, or craft a jewel with 15% IAS and Indestructible. A third solution could be using two
Sigil of Absolution
Sigil of Absolution
Occult Effigy

Cube Reagent
Cube with Any Weapon/Armor to Add Bonus
-5 Required Level
Requirements +25%
(Max 2 Uses per Item)
on cold hunger, and MO IAS and 3 marksman's eye, and replace a jewel with a Ber rune or indestructible jewel... But sounds even more expensive than the first one and you lose 150 LoA.


I'm curious about your setup and choice to include Quov Tsin's on the neck. It sounds like with Emp rings and Shield of Hakan you're going for more survivability, so it seems like Black Dwarf would be the tanky choice here. Is the IED too good to pass up? I mean 15% is huge but if you're already making DPS sacrifices for tankiness why choose the neck slot?