phenox1707 wrote:Hey, I'm having some trouble with early mid-game.currently wearing set sword and chest, chalice of horrors shield, and the rest is the tu's recommended. Having difficulty farming k3k on terror, still dying fairly often in terror tran, and destruction of either is undoable without insane death count. I have a good portion of early game charms, most transferred from a previous 120. Any advice?
Well, the Set pieces aren't that great on their own (you need at least 3 before the %DR bonus kicks in, for example). It's recommended you wait to swap out your gear until you have the full Set.
Chalice of Horrors
isn't doing you any good either unless you're building a proc-based setup. In which case, you'll want a completely different gear set and skillplan than the one listed in the guide. For this setup, you're focused on Physical and Magic damage.
I'd recommend using
Sorceress Crystal Swords
Runeword Level: 100
5% Chance to cast level 29 Shuriken Flurry on Melee Attack
+(1 to 2) to Sorceress Skill Levels
50% Cast Speed
50% Attack Speed
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Damage
+0.5 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
Adds 1-375 lightning damage
+(16 to 20)% to Spell Damage
Increase Maximum Life and Mana 3%
as your weapon (in a Sacred base),
Runeword Level: 100
10% Bonus to Buff/Debuff/Cold Skill Duration
5% Chance of Crushing Blow
+(144 to 171)% Enhanced Defense
25% to Strength
25% to Vitality
Physical Resist (11 to 15)%
Total Character Defense (11 to 20)%
as your body armor (in a Sacred base),
Runeword Level: 98
-5% Cast Speed
-5% Attack Speed
+5% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(172 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
Physical Resist 10%
Slows Attacker by 5%
as your belt (in a T6 base if the STR req is too high for a Sacred), T6 Honorific gloves, and the rest TUs. That setup will easily take you through all of Mid-Game and Terror farming. If you have lots of Abandoned Shrines lying around, you can craft some gloves and boots for more DEX, and a Spiked Shield with up to 2% CtB and 10% DR until you get the whole Set.
Also, make sure you're keeping Moonstrike active and using Fusillade liberally when farming. Stormblast will tear through Uber bosses and Force Blast makes you practically invincible to Physical damage for as long as it lasts.