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Solfege
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Physical Rogue video posted.

Didn't know what to expect, but I had fun with this one.

And thus concludes the Ranger preliminaries (I think). She's proven she can handle country livin', but what about life in the big city? Will the hustle and bustle of Fauztinville prove too much, even for this steely-nerved Eastgate Sister? Stay tuned to find out (after I do a bit of farming/gear tweaking, that is).

Heathen wrote:I had a Ranger merc which stacked Spike Nova procs, and had some ridiculous full screen clearing speed. Great proc for her, especially since her Uber skill grants her Spike Novas. I would definitely recommend a similar build for physical Rogue.


I tried going that route with this setup, but all the gear I had with Spike Nova procs required her to get hit, damaged, or attacked before they would trigger. And she bounces around so much, the only time that seemed to happen was when she wandered off and got surrounded. Then she died. I probably just wasn't using her right, tho.

Heathen wrote:I love The Ranger merc, and feels she ultimately has higher potential than Priestess, but if you could theorycraft up a build for Priestess and make a video, I would be incredibly intrigued.


I can certainly give it a shot. :)
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Solfege wrote:
Heathen wrote:I had a Ranger merc which stacked Spike Nova procs, and had some ridiculous full screen clearing speed. Great proc for her, especially since her Uber skill grants her Spike Novas. I would definitely recommend a similar build for physical Rogue.


I tried going that route with this setup, but all the gear I had with Spike Nova procs required her to get hit, damaged, or attacked before they would trigger. And she bounces around so much, the only time that seemed to happen was when she wandered off and got surrounded. Then she died. I probably just wasn't using her right, tho.


You can get 15 (or 16?) % chance to cast it on kill with crafted weapons. Though, to be honest, I'm not sure if it spawns on bows or not. I know shower of rocks does.

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Cat's Pounce
Cat's Pounce
Helm (Sacred)

Defense: (3103-3668) to (3256-3841)
Required Strength: 516
Required Level: 100
1% Chance to cast level 3 Cascade on Striking
+1 to All Skills
30% Increased Attack Speed
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Defense
+(300 to 500) Defense
+(15 to 20) to Strength
+(15 to 20) to Dexterity
+100 to Life
Replenish Life +150
+100 to Mana
Poison Length Reduced by 25%
Socketed (4)

could be nice here, though the cascade proc only shoots like 8 arrows or something, it'll help put out more physical. I think spike nova would be more beneficial on the bow after watching the vid, though, cause it would reach a few screens away pretty quickly and lure more cows into the showers.

Edit 2:
Dear Esther
Dear Esther
Hunter's Bow (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: (120-136) to (127-393)
Required Dexterity: 425
Required Level: 100
Current Dexterity Damage Bonus: (51/256 per Dexterity)%
50% Chance to cast level 50 Arrow on Striking
50% Increased Attack Speed
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced damage
+(1 to 250) to Maximum Damage
(1 to 25)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Slows Target By (1 to 50)%
+(1 to 100) to Dexterity
All Resists +(1 to 50)%
Damage Reduced by (1 to 10)%
+(1 to 100) Life after each Kill
Socketed (6)

:mrgreen:

Edit 3: Sadly, she can't use
Ghoul's Soul
Ghoul's Soul
Serpent Bow (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: 71 to 75
Required Strength: 555
Required Level: 100
(Druid Only)
Current Strength Damage Bonus: (76/256 per Strength)%
1% Chance to cast level 3 Spike Nova on Striking
5% Chance to cast level 20 Beacon when you Kill an Enemy
50% Faster Run/Walk
150% bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 84-167 fire damage
Adds 84-167 lightning damage
Adds 84-167 cold damage
+(5 to 15) to War Spirit
+5% to All Maximum Resistances
25% Reanimate as: Zombie
Socketed (6)

, but that'd be a fun one to watch.
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I don't remember the build very well, but the Spike Novas were certainly On-Kill or On-Striking. When struck doesn't sound effective at all. And yeah the build works, but I think it needs tweaked. More than half those rocks miss, and stacking damage on her initial hit won't be as effective as various procs. Good video though, I look forward to watching these.
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Poison Rogue in Fauzt video posted.

Was hoping to have all the gear I wanted before beginning these, but farming the last few evenings yielded little results (y u do me liek dis, Duncraig?), so screw it. IDK how interesting these Fauzt videos will be. This one was pretty slow going, so I decided to limit the field to just clearing the way to Alpha in as reasonable a time as possible. No one wants to sit through 45 minutes of a Rogue shooting things while a Sorc spams Ice Elementals, amirite?
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I've always wondered if the A2 merc being able to wield javalins and the A5 merc being able to wield 1 handed swords were bugs or intended features. It's too bad the Rogue is limited to generic bows.

Besides I think the Paladin should be rebalanced.
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You can get spike nova proc from
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Runeword Level: 63
25% Chance to cast level 6 Spike Nova when you Kill an Enemy
-15% Decreased Attack Speed
+(87 to 114)% Enhanced damage
+(13 to 25) to Maximum Damage
Adds 1500-2250 poison damage over 10 seconds
Replenish Life +(1 per level) (Based on Character Level)
25% Chance of Uninterruptable Attack
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Oh when your merc does better than my actual character. Granted I've only been playing for 3 weeks now so I am very noob.
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adamo68 wrote:Oh when your merc does better than my actual character. Granted I've only been playing for 3 weeks now so I am very noob.


Lol. I know what you mean. That Cold setup clears D-Cows faster than my Sorc alone can. It's sad, really. :lol:

I wanted to keep going with this, but the ridiculous amount of lag in Fauzt made the videos a pain to record and boring to watch.
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I hope you continue this with other mercs, I enjoy these.
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adamo68 wrote:Oh when your merc does better than my actual character. Granted I've only been playing for 3 weeks now so I am very noob.


Don't worry. In this sense he's cheating. He uses Firedance (sorc fire tree) skill to boost the procs. I don't know for sure how much +% to elemental damages he has, but i guess it's about 200% at least.

I doubt that the merc alone without any boost from the character itself would be able to kill dcows that easily.


And btw Solfege. How much defense does your sorc have? She rarely ever gets hit :O

Oh and 1 more thing: Did you try out priestres merc as well? I always used priestress in the very early game because her clear speed is much better than ranger merc from lvl 7 to 22 because of the multi-hitting ability.