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Jun 11, 2014Suprshockr posted a message on Akkhan's with Aughild's, or 6pc with Reapers? or Cindercoat?They're fixing that bug in an upcoming patch, so fear not!Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
May 5, 2014Suprshockr posted a message on Please do not post about locked or deleted threads.[insert Legendary thread gif here]Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
May 1, 2014Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
That sounds interesting. I had the same dissatisfaction with Bombardment at first so I switched to Law of Valor - Unstoppable Force for some extra Wrath management. But since you bring up Phalanx with that rune, that could be an interesting find, especially since I have a Vaxo myself. I don't use Strongarms even though I have them in the stash. What exactly were you referring to when you said "Not to mention i get wrath spended"?
Well to begin with i got perfect roll Holy/Str/critdmg/crit chance.Quote from Suprshockr
So i was thinking, i was not happy with my damage skill heavens fury is nice, but felt bit to low.
So i went for phalanx - stempede. More over Phalanx - stempede nicecly prox with Vaxo and i think it will proc with strong arms. Not to mention i get wrath spended. So thats 3 points for phalanx. Also phalanx - stempede gives you knockback if enemy is to close. So you can freely throw shields from a far. And once Shadows spawn they bit tank. Also i noticed they use someking skills
May 1, 2014Suprshockr posted a message on Need help please! Accounts being hacked as we speak :(Posted in: Technical Support
Totally off topic, but I'm glad you added that connotation to the bottom of your sig gif. I was sort of disturbed when I saw that from time to time browsing the forums here, thought it was alive and being tortured.Quote from mods_pls
1. There's no blues here
2. Do you have Michelle's cell #?
3. Congrats on you geniuses giving your info out, enjoy the free loot he's trying to bot for you.
May 1, 2014I'm just trying to think a little outside the box here. Using Wrathful is only really effective if you have a lot of items that rolled with health globe healing bonuses. Renewal is a flat amount of healing, only dependent on how often you block. So essentially the two passives are both stat dependent but for different stats. And I'm also thinking that most of the time, the higher the torment, the higher the mob density, meaning more blocks and thus more healing. So idk, I like Renewal better. I just kind of wish my Jekangbord would've rolled with at least 22% block chance instead of the measly 16% it rolled with. =\ That Defender of Westmarch I had that had 30% block chance healed me constantly when I was using Renewal.Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
May 1, 2014Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
Thanks for your response. I was looking at the helms last night since I actually had a Helm of Rule plan drop. I'm still going to make one even if only for the sake of getting the transmog. My other considerations going into comparing it to my Andy's was the fact that I'd possibly "double-dip" with the added block chance giving both offensive and defensive benefit for one stat slot. Was trying to determine which healing passive would be more effective between Wrathful and Renewal if I obtained more block chance through Helm of Rule. I used to use Renewal when I had a 30% block chance nearly-perfectly-rolled Defender of Westmarch shield before my Jekangbord dropped, and it healed me for a shit load.Quote from Immortalem
First I wouldn't recommend a Helm of Rule. BlockChance is one of the weakest stats for a Blessed Shield build, as only the first shield gains profit from BlockChance. For more about stacking BlockChance see here : http://www.diablofans.com/forums/diablo-iii-class-forums/crusader-the-church-of-zakarum/86698-the-house-of-flying-shields-support-hybrid-top-end?comment=27
Your Andarieal has pretty nice rolls. As you are aiming for a high CDR build to have almost perma Akarat's Champ I wouldn't suggest dropping the socket. Holy damage is very strong with this build and the socket will give you the ability to get 12,5% CDR which is the highest CDR part you can get (except 6pc Akkhans) in one part. Trying to get Akarat's to near perma a socket in your head can and will be very important and will free stats on other gear parts(eg ring/Amu). Idk if your weapon is already rerolled(would be insane if not). If not wait till patch and then try to get a high Holy Damage roll on it. Use Holy Cause and gain a big DPs boost and a nice healing boost(instead of hold your ground).
Nothing else that comes to my mind so far. Nice gear and give me dat gaunlets last piece missing for my 6pc XD
As for the mechanics of Blessed Shield, I'm about 90% certain that a blue confirmed that Blessed Shield does take into account total block chance, not just your shield's block chance. I'll have to search for it and if/when I find it, I'll edit my post and add it here.
I've been trying to decide if I should start stacking CDR now or wait until the other two Akkhan pieces drop(we all know how long that could take). The alternative idea was to try and change anything with +attack speed into resource cost reduction for now, and then once I got the 6pc set bonus, switch that resource cost reduction to CDR.
One last thing. Isn't +Elemental damage on weapons still bugged? As well as the Long Arm of the Law passive?
EDIT: So I couldn't find the blue post that I thought I saw, but I did find a different thread discussing it, and basically found out that though all of your total block chance is taken into account, it is only so for the first hit, and not all the additional bounces afterward. So while it would be a decent single-target damage increase, and more survivability, it would not be the best choice for higher AoE damage or total damage from Blessed Shield. Link here:
Apr 30, 2014Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
I'm curious. Why Haunt of Vaxo?
Apr 30, 2014Suprshockr posted a message on 2H Bles Shield Revised - 37mil crits 330mil within a gcdThis build is very similar to what I've been running. Currently I have 3 pieces of Akkhan (4 with RoRG) and can't wait to find 2 more to make the switch. Also been looking for the Helm of Rule plan in the meantime since those class set pieces are so damn rare. I have recently dropped Bombardment in favor of Laws of Valor since I'm built for all holy damage and the reduced resource cost rune of LoV gave me more shields to throw and do more damage than the Bombardment(s) would have. I have The Mortal Drama but even the double impacts weren't impressive yet.Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
Glad to see someone else being sensible and not just defaulting to boring ass Gyrfalcon's build.
Apr 30, 2014I'm usually the guy giving people advice about Blessed Shield builds. But reading this thread sparked my curiosity about what other who run a similar build think of how I'm doing it. Here's my armory:Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
I've been trying to get rid of some of the attack speed that I have, as it's really not important to this type of build. I've been thinking lately about forging it into cooldown reduction so that once I get 6pc Akkhan's (currently I have 3, 4 w/RROG) I can keep Akarat's Champion up most of the time. Also considering dropping the socket in my helm because I have almost 500k life. I can steamroll T3, comfortably do T4, and T5 if I play well and am careful.
Really hoping to get a Helm of Rule plan soon, and some luck with a better roll on my RROG (have one in bags with less than stellar rolls)
Apr 29, 2014I see a lot of people shying away from Blessed Shield builds just because they don't have Jekangbord or Gyrfalcon's Foote.Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
They're not pivotal to making the spec work. I myself have Jekangbord (6 ricochets) but no Gyrfalcon's (yet). I instead have a 3,000+ DPS 2handed sword (The Zweihander) and still out-dps everyone in the group, except sometimes exceptionally geared wizards and demon hunters. I usually like to farm T2 rifts, but probably going to step up to T3 for slightly higher legendary rate. My toughness is fine for T3. I shred elite packs in less than 5 seconds as long as I can get them grouped for a split second to lay down a Provoke --> Judgement.
The difference between Gyrfalcon's and not having it is just being smart with your wrath. Reaper's Wraps (30% resource gain when you pick up health globes) make it easier.
Edit: Adding my armory for proof:http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/D3C1MAT10N-1834/hero/43504807
Apr 29, 2014What I've been doing (yeah it still takes a little longer but not as painful) is switching one of my skills to Laws of Valor - Unstoppable Force. Combined with Akarat's Champion - Rally, it allows many more shields to go out per full wrath pool. It also helps that I have 3 piece (4 with grandeur ring) Akkhan set so it makes them free for however long that lasts.Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
Apr 28, 2014Hey there! I can definitely help you out in getting your crusader to be the primary nuke of your rift group and more For credibility, see my armory at:Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
I played Barb in original D3 and since ROS came out, I went with Crusader and would not play anything else as a "main" character. I'll cut to the chase so you can get straight into owning everything.
First, since you have the amazing Jekangbord shield, you should definitely try out Blessed Shield in place of where you have Blessed Hammer right now. You won't want to use anything else afterward, I promise. As far as other stats go, I think one of the coolest and most convenient things about this build is its AoE effectiveness on large packs (especially elite packs) and the fact that it doesn't need a whole lot of attack speed.
Your primary stats and priorty should be roughly like this (It's how I gear myself, anyway.): +Holy Skill damage > Strength > Crit Chance/Crit Damage (try to keep roughly 1% crit chance for every 10% crit damage), > Attack Speed (until you obtain Reaper's Wraps, see below), > Vitality > Resistance to All Elements > pretty much anything else you want after this point.
The reason I mentioned Reaper's Wraps is because it is a crafted plan that drops off Malthael, as well as the special legendary crafting material to make them. You can farm this pretty quickly by just killing Malthael til you get the drops, and the legendary affix on them is "Health globes restore (25%-30%) of your primary resource." The reason these are so awesome is because in the higher difficulties/torment levels, health globes drop more often, meaning more wrath to spam more shields. Combine these bracers with some resource cost reduction stats, and you'll almost never have to worry about wrath management.
You can copy my build or try things on your own, whichever you find more fun. With my current gear, I have 1,073,000+ character sheet damage, and can shred elite packs down in T3 in about 5 seconds.
There's a whole lot more I could go into right here but I'll check back and see if you post any questions, and I'll answer. Have fun!
Apr 24, 2014I'm also curious about this information, as I believe Crusaders should have more options for Wrath regeneration. It's too slow in it's current state, even without any extra max Wrath, and the generators feel like they take forever to generate more Wrath.Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
I was considering making a post on official forums with a suggestion for Blizzard to share their thoughts on the idea of possibly implementing a Wrath-on-crit mechanic either to one of the current boring passives or on certain items. IMO I think it'd be a good addition to the Holy Cause passive. Even just 2-3 wrath on crit seems like it would be enough.
Maybe this should have been its own thread. But anyway, thoughts?
Apr 7, 2014Suprshockr posted a message on D3 Player+Follower Damage Calculator/Gear Comparison Tool (No Downloads Needed!)Posted in: Theorycrafting and Analysis
I'm gonna necro this thread because alas, RoS is live and still, character sheet dps information is completely wrong. Any chance this calculator has been updated for RoS? Or if there is something like it somewhere?Quote from Fistoslap
Anyone having problems with this link? For some reason I can't access this website.
Apr 7, 2014Posted in: Theorycrafting and Analysis
Yeah, I really wish they'd rework the formula they use for character sheet dps. It makes the whole gearing game a complete headache and too confusing for most. It's misleading and people are probably sharding legendaries that are actually upgrades.Quote from Siku
Your first barbarian has higher effective dps than your second. Sheet dps doesnt tell the whole story.
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May 13, 2014Posted in: News
How exactly did you come to that conclusion?Quote from RohanWizardWait, wait, wait... So, if I have 60% crit damage on an amulet, it will now never reroll to 61%-100% no matter how many times I try?
May 13, 2014Posted in: News
The patch notes specify that the block amount is changed, not the chance. Are you seeing increased block chance as well in-game right now or did you just transpose the two stats?Quote from N491Darkrai
think it over. not nerfs so much as reworks. for example. Blessed shields/Shattering throw, across many fields, has received a big buff. Passive + Actual Skill Damage Increase + Increased Base Block Chance on crusader shields. Though buffing the base block chance may have been an unintentional buff (but who knows, might have been deliberate) Jek Shield Crusaders like me are getting a big buff.
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May 13, 2014Posted in: News
Think of it this way. Sure, shattering throw was nerfed by like half.. but then Towering shield increases its damage by 20%, Finery now gives WAY more strength than it did before, AND you get a 35% damage bonus while Akarat's Champion is active. Existing CDR builds with 6pc Akkhan bonus giving near-perma-Akarat status... this will be fun.Quote from Crackseed*sniffs* It's beautiful - even with the nerf to Shattering Shield it'll still be plenty potent and it was a bit too "absurd" compared to the other Sader skills. Love the changes!
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