Harbinger Wolf Druid Full Guide [1.3]

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rumblealex wrote:For any bosses it's recommended to use twisted claw instead of harbinger. Anytime you are 1vs1 it's preferable over harbinger.

Do you have any mercenary? Most guides suggest an Act3 bloodmage for early gameplay since they can heal themselves and you to full life, and can output a lot of damage with +fire spell dmg gear like fascinating shrine crafted sacred.

As for killing Diablo on Destruction, dance around him to avoid his attacks, harbinger on top of him then use 1 mana pulse and use twisted claw a few times. Walk back, kite him away if there are too many red orbs. Resurrect your mercenary if he dies. Your gear should be more than sufficient to get him down. Werewolf druid is fragile though so it's important to not stand in front of him and tank his abilities. Hit him quickly then dance around.


Thank you for your advice. Now in act 5 and even ordinary monsters can kill with a couple of blows. Catastrophically there is no damage...
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Akill wrote:Thank you for your advice. Now in act 5 and even ordinary monsters can kill with a couple of blows. Catastrophically there is no damage...


Just a simple question, but are you running, or walking? running causes you to have 0 defense and always get hit.

Important: In Diablo II, when you run, attack always hit you and chance to block is reduced to 1/3. Walk speed is much improved in Median XL though, so you might consider walking.


it's from Block and Defense in the documentation section. at 110k defense you should be able to survive act5 trash without much trouble.

Other than that, have you completed the Ennead challenge or the Black Road Challenge? They give you access to skills that are necessary to survive end-game content.
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Currently using the cheap farming build with the sarandeshi hellcaller and a crafted shield. My survivability seems ok with 67% avoid, 42% dr, and 200k defense, but my damage seems a little lacking. As it is i can scrape by in dest TA but i would like to make the runs a little faster.

Do i need to just wait and get lucky and hope carsamyr or qaraks will drops or what? I tried sacred flamberge with gehenna, but the damage increase isnt worth the defense drop.

Thanks in advance.
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Ntf1015 wrote:Currently using the cheap farming build with the sarandeshi hellcaller and a crafted shield. My survivability seems ok with 67% avoid, 42% dr, and 200k defense, but my damage seems a little lacking. As it is i can scrape by in dest TA but i would like to make the runs a little faster.

Do i need to just wait and get lucky and hope carsamyr or qaraks will drops or what? I tried sacred flamberge with gehenna, but the damage increase isnt worth the defense drop.

Thanks in advance.


best value in that situation is to run cow runs for finding items and leveing to 121. when you hit 121 and get talxis "shark" runeword on long or broadsword your damage basically triples. just make your character so that you can run dcows witouth dying alot and build it up on that :)
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Ok. I havent even attempted teganze yet for a xis rune. Should I be ok? Also, dest baal? Thanks again.
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Since later on you literally sleep on elemental runes, its easy to make
Hellfire Plate


Hellfire Plate
Body Armor

'FiFiFiFiFiFi'
Runeword Level: 100
1% Chance to cast level 5 Blink on Striking
+(0 to 2) to All Skills
Adds 245-317 fire damage
+(171 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
+1000 Defense
Physical Resist 10%
just to add +1 to Smaxed skills of your choice and after using points switch back to main armour. Same as with
Khanduran Royal Pendant
Khanduran Royal Pendant
Amulet (Sacred)

Required Level: 100
1% Base Block Chance
Maximum Skill Level Increased by 1
and
Drekavac
Drekavac
Gloves

'Taha'
Runeword Level: 100
+1 to All Skills
45% Cast Speed
45% Attack Speed
+(28 to 33) to Maximum Damage
Adds 25-50 cold damage
Attacker Takes Cold Damage of (101 to 150)
(11 to 20)% Magic Find
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In General came to the conclusion: build on the werewolf - complete bullshit. Build on tree in 100 times better. With equal gear the tree in better times. A werewolf dies with 1-2 strikes, damage scanty, farm ubers is impossible. The tree with the same gear is easy to farm ubers, calmly fulfilled the task of the Black Road. Next I will play in the tree. Perhaps at a very steep gear the shifter something can.
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rumblealex wrote:I wonder if a build with a +220% Increased attack speed
Sarandeshi Hellcaller
Sarandeshi Hellcaller
Broad Sword (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: (114 - 132) to (119 - 138)
Required Strength: 244
Required Level: 100
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.18 per Strength)%
4% Chance to cast level 43 Pentagram on Melee Attack
5% Chance to cast level 16 Spellbind on Melee Attack
100% Attack Speed
+(160 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 500-625 magic damage
Adds 125-250 fire damage
+75 to Energy
Requirements -50%
Socketed (6)
or
Aeterna
Aeterna
Broad Sword (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: (101 - 118) to (105 - 124)
Required Strength: 488
Required Level: 100
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.18 per Strength)%
Amazing Grace
+200 Strength Factor to Spell Damage
-200 Energy Factor to Spell Damage
4% Chance to cast level 50 Blizzard on Death Blow
+(3 to 5) to All Skills
(20 to 50)% Cast Speed
+(130 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
+(20 to 40)% to Spell Damage
(10 to 20)% to Strength
Socketed (6)
could be viable. you can stack 6 x 15% IaS from jewels and another 30% from MOs. which is 1% more than the 219% breakpoint for 3fpa.


I got a 2nd hellcaller and MO'd some IaS.



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Damage is low compared to shark + bloodlust, but it's definitely exhilarating to go so damn fast. For Fauzt or Tengaze it shows, but in TA the health pool is so small that the procs are enough to clear everything. So many procs.

The build itself is fairly cheap too, except for a Auhe rune in the armor, but I bet it'd still be okay-ish with
Erawan
Erawan
Body Armor

'Nih'
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)%


Akill wrote:In General came to the conclusion: build on the werewolf - complete bullshit.

I believe it's not an easy build. But it's fun to play once you get it right.
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rumblealex wrote:
rumblealex wrote:I wonder if a build with a +220% Increased attack speed
Sarandeshi Hellcaller
Sarandeshi Hellcaller
Broad Sword (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: (114 - 132) to (119 - 138)
Required Strength: 244
Required Level: 100
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.18 per Strength)%
4% Chance to cast level 43 Pentagram on Melee Attack
5% Chance to cast level 16 Spellbind on Melee Attack
100% Attack Speed
+(160 to 200)% Enhanced Damage
Adds 500-625 magic damage
Adds 125-250 fire damage
+75 to Energy
Requirements -50%
Socketed (6)
or
Aeterna
Aeterna
Broad Sword (Sacred)

One-Hand Damage: (101 - 118) to (105 - 124)
Required Strength: 488
Required Level: 100
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.18 per Strength)%
Amazing Grace
+200 Strength Factor to Spell Damage
-200 Energy Factor to Spell Damage
4% Chance to cast level 50 Blizzard on Death Blow
+(3 to 5) to All Skills
(20 to 50)% Cast Speed
+(130 to 170)% Enhanced Damage
+(20 to 40)% to Spell Damage
(10 to 20)% to Strength
Socketed (6)
could be viable. you can stack 6 x 15% IaS from jewels and another 30% from MOs. which is 1% more than the 219% breakpoint for 3fpa.


I got a 2nd hellcaller and MO'd some IaS.



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Damage is low compared to shark + bloodlust, but it's definitely exhilarating to go so damn fast. For Fauzt or Tengaze it shows, but in TA the health pool is so small that the procs are enough to clear everything. So many procs.

The build itself is fairly cheap too, except for a Auhe rune in the armor, but I bet it'd still be okay-ish with
Erawan
Erawan
Body Armor

'Nih'
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)%


Akill wrote:In General came to the conclusion: build on the werewolf - complete bullshit.

I believe it's not an easy build. But it's fun to play once you get it right.


Excatly.

to Akill: Also Treewarden is OP at the moment. has been from last season allready. this build is not supposed to be op all around do whatever you want kinda thing. if you like something like that go ahead and build necro or treewarden and come back here when they are getting nerfed ;)
vvvatlas
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Is 275% ias with Dao/2h overkill. I'm not sure what the breaking point is.

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