our 3-Player-Group is playing hardcore for the first season and can't really figure out how to play decent high GRs (70-75) with the constellation Monk-WD-Wiz. It would be cool if we do not have to use full-support builds for the group to work as we all want to have some fun and damage.
Currently we are trying a Bell-Monk, Helltooth-WD and Archon-Wiz. Our problem is however, that especially the Wiz (followed by the WD) is dying very quickly and we have problems progressing over GR 62.
Any suggestions for builds, setups or single items we can try? For example the current solo builds for Wiz is relying on Halo of Alyse-procs to get the toughness. That doesn't quiet work in a group (at least for us). We don't want to switch to standard 2 support-1 dps builds Do we have to?
First of all: welcome to HC ! It's much more challenging and fun to play this mode for me as well and i'm happy to see other guys join man-mode D3.
A few more infos about your gear/paragon would be nice to help u to giving hints etc.
A good friend of mine is playing Bellmonk as well and reks everything almost one shot till grift 65. But especially as WD you are very flexible to deal both immense amount of dmg and grant great utility for your group.
My job in our group (playing WD Helltooth Garg build) is to group mobs and tank them. Before i stacked Area DMG, i did only really shine with big dmg when the RG spawned.
If only 1 member would have been to squishy (our DH for example), i'd tried the fetish spamming Belt and Starmetalkukri in Cube to be able to spam Big Bad Vodoo which has a lot of useful runes and dmg buffs.
But anyways, post your skills/equip/paragon etc and it'd be much easier to help you.
Thanks for all the replies. After some tries (and procs of the "second life"-passive effect) we switched to the meta zDPS WD, zDPS Monk and Archon Wiz. Now we are able to run GRift 65 smoothly at least. Still our WD is the one having the most problems surviving. Any item that is crucial for zDPS WD in Hardcore? I have the feeling that most builds there on diablofans are for softcore players.