I liked the interview. It showed that he is just a normal player like the rest of us. Much more appealing than some person who thinks they owned the game and exploited all of its fault and thinks its "too easy".
He just leveled enjoying the game.
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Jul 22, 2012IntroductionPosted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
First, I want to start off by saying that this build is by no way suppose to be a "beat Inferno" build. This build is meant to be a little off course and a fun change to the typical WD builds. While I have tested it in Inferno, it is by no means the strongest build to clear the difficulty. However, it should be more than capable of taking on Normal and Nightmare and with the right tactics Hell.
When the Witch Doctor was first announced, all I thought about was pets and poison. The Diseased Zoo Keeper focuses on just that; poisoned animals to do your killing. With the use of five animal skills and plenty of poison imbuement, the character definitely lives up to his name.
The main design behind the skill choice is both to chose summons that do not need to be constantly spawned and to add poison damage where ever possible.
Corpse Spiders (Spider Queen) - Corpse Spiders is normally a spammable attack but with the Spider Queen rune we get a skill that we can click once and let it do its thing plus we get added poison damage
Firebats (Plague Bats) - Firebats becomes your only skill that needs to be actively used constantly. It will also be your main source of direct damage. The Plague Bats rune is used to add additional poison damage to the attack.
Plague of Toads (Toad of Hugeness) - Plague of Toads naturally has poison damage to it so we can use the Toad of Hugeness rune to change the skill from something spammable to a persistent source of damage. We also get the added benefit that the giant toad removes attackers from the battle temporarily.
Locust Swarm (Devouring Swarm) - Locust swarm also has the original benefit of poison damage so here is a chance for us to get some mana regen back that all Witch Doctors need with the Devouring Swarm rune.
Summon Zombie Dogs (Rabid Dogs) - What is a Summon WD without his Zombie Dogs. With the Rabid Dogs rune we get the additional poison damage we are looking for with this build.
Sacrifice (Pride) - Used primarily for elites, Sacrifice can help get that extra umph of damage you may need. With the Pride rune, we get another chance to gain back some needed mana as well.
Jungle Fortitude - Helps you and your Zombie Dogs stay alive longer.
Bad Medicine - With Poison damage added to almost every attack we have, this will also help keep us alive for longer by reducing their damage.
Zombie Handler - Four Zombie Dogs are always better than three. Plus the 20% additional life will help them fight for longer.
Since this build is primarily for fun, gear is not as important compared to most builds. The obvious INT and VIT will give your WD the boost in damage and life it will need. There are really no other attributes you need to focus on based upon this skill choice.
Now the important part, how to play the character. As mentioned, the ideal behind the class is poison animals you can summon once and let them do their magic.
You should always start with summoning your Zombie Dogs. Once entering any grouping, you then want to cast your other three summons; Corpse Spiders, Plague of Toads, and Locust Swarm. With these four summons out, they will attack anything in the area while you are left free to do other things.
Once all summons are casted, you can use your Firebats to focus damage on any one/group of monsters that need the extra attention. When fighting elites, Sacrifice can also come in handy to drop some heavy damage quickly. I would suggest making sure your CD on Summon Zombie Dogs is up before using this, however.
Pros and Cons
Given that this build is just for fun there are definitely some weaknesses to the build but there are also some advantages. The biggest advantage is the use of consistent summons. You do not have to constantly be micromanaging them. Click once in any grouping and they should last throughout the fight. With the use of Jungle Fortitude and Bad Medicine, paired with the use of summons survivability is actually pretty good as well since you won't be taking much damage. Lastly, you only need to be lvl 36 to have all of the runes available so you can play through all of Nightmare with this complete build.
The biggest disadvantage is a lack of direct damage. With only Firebats at your direct control, the spreading of damaging can be difficult. Poison deals a lot of damage but it is also over time so taking that into account takes some getting use to. The last problem, as with all WD, is resource management. Firebats is mana heavy so with little mana, there is not much you can do but sit back and watch your summons do everything.
Jul 22, 2012ScyberDragon posted a message on Jay Wilson on PvP and Legendaries, Inferno Booster Pack Giveaway, Guide for Crafting Chest Armor, and 1,000,000 Gold Witch DoctoI really hope this new "loot technology" is cool new item properties that only legendaries can have. That would definitely make them wanted without having to make them best in DPS.Posted in: News & Announcements
May 16, 2012Liar or not, diablo is a game based on the higher difficulties. No, there is no new game content but there certainly is new content as far as skills, runes, armor, gems, other items, more monster affixes, health, damage. Overall, normal is quick because it's easy. Move on to the harder difficulties where the real game begins.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
May 4, 2012ScyberDragon posted a message on Jay Wilson: I think the fun is in playing the game, not working out how to play it.I think this is the confusion.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
In D2, you had to theorycraft in order to be successful. You could not beat it trough hell with a broken character.
In D3, you don't have to theorycraft to beat it on hell. But that does not mean you can't to optimize a class or build. They just took away the necessity, not the ability.
Apr 30, 2012ScyberDragon posted a message on Beta Ending Tonight, Inferno Unbeaten, Blue Posts, Portrait Contest Closed, and Curse Roundupsorry, that 5 slipped in there. Just too excited for release day. May 1 is when beta is ending, as in 6.5 hrs from now.Posted in: News & Announcements
Apr 30, 2012ScyberDragon posted a message on Win a Diablo III Collector's Edition - Charity RafflePosted in: General DiscussionCongratulations to Lukasz Kacznski and Pedro Pedrosa
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Apr 22, 2012Now, with the open beta this weekend, there has been a lot more voice and opinion on the game. Of course everyone is welcome to their own opinion. Some people love the game (myself included) while others have been disappointed.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Now, there are a number of reasons one can be disappointed about.
1. Hype and time - Even the best thing in the world may not seem so great after so much hype and time craving, dreaming, and wanting. For those of us who have been wanting this game since 2000, it has been a long time coming.
2. Not what you were expecting - whether you agree or not, some people are just not getting the game they want. Some people want Diablo 2.5. A simple upgrade to the classic game we all grew to love.
3. Too easy - Many have said that the game is just too easy. Between easy monsters, no real planning required, and no real decisions to be made.
Now, what ever other reasons there are, some may not like the game. I just wanted to voice my own opinion on important thing.
Don't forget that the beta only encompasses what is really 2% of the entire game. four difficulties, four acts. Of the first difficulty, in the first act, we have only played the first 25%.
Many have voiced concern over how little build variety there is, how simple the game is, and how everything is handed to you.
First, everything is handed to you in the beginning because you are essentially playing a tutorial. It has been said by Blizzard numerous times but some people still seem to forget that the beginning of a game is suppose to explain to you how to play. Where to put what and when. That way, later a player can figure out more on their own. Look at the progression page, around lvl 30 yo get about four new skills and/or runes per level that you have to test and figure out how it works within your build. Not to mention the dozens of other systems we have not gotten to try out yet.
Second, the game is suppose to simple, once again, in the first 2% of the game. Again, we are talking about the beginning of normal. Go back and play D2 and see how tough it is. You could clear normal without spending a single stat or skill point. I know a lot of people want to stretch their Diablo muscles but it will truly have to wait until release when we can get into the harder difficulties.
Lastly, is build variety. Many have voiced concern about how every character is the same and that every skill available to you destroys builds. Of course to some degree this is true. In D2, your stat and skill distribution defined your char. However, keep in mind, that D3 is designed with the idea that the stats and skills are not the driving force any more. I think the problem is that these systems in place to help diversify your character do not appear until later in the game. Which we do not get to see in the beta. Hell, we don't even get gems yet not to mention higher ranked gear and more skill runes. Play through the corrupted rogue in D2 and tell me how different every character is so far. Yet in the end of act V in hell, there was plenty of diversity even with cookie cutter builds.
Again, everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the game. If you genuinely do not like it, that is your call. I just wanted to share some information for those who may have not been looking at the beta as only a mere fraction of the game we will get to play.
Apr 19, 2012ScyberDragon posted a message on Beta Overachiever: 5 Tips for launch day & 5 Opinions1. Elective mode is not needed for at least the first 20 lvls. The game is setup with particular skill types. Ie you don't need plague of toads and poison dart since you can only spam one.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
2. The BS only makes the best gear in the beta because you can progress him farther than you can your own character. On e past 13, you will find better gear than he can craft.
3. I will agree the dmg gear is the best but you know everyone will stack MF particularly in normal since massive dmg is not really needed. Better to go for the items while you can sacrifice the DPS
4. Groups will be better. It more for killing speed than drops. Especially if playing in a PUG, most players won't be sharing loot. So the drops remain the same as SP. just more if you can kill quicker.
5. Not sure if you're telling people not pick up the skill. I don't see why not, it's an awesome skill to add to your spam and power move. Add with dogs and that leaves you open to cast your two most powerful skills
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Sep 4, 2012Let's start.Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
(*WALL OF TEXT INCOMING)
WW Barbarian is the fastest farming character in game (at this point). You will run with 84% movement speed "rolling" thru stuff and killing them in blink of an eye, doing A3 in about 25minutes.
Why is that and how is that even possible?
First of all, WW Barbarian is extremely fast thanks to Sprint+WoTB combination (with the Chaos rune). Non other class can even compare to how fast he can run, and while running doing that much dmg. DH's can thumble like once very few seconds, Wizzies can teleport - with some nasty cooldown. Monks got teleport but they can't just "roll" thru white creeps and leave them to die as they walk into your direction. Barbarian is just fastest.
You don't need THAT much of gold to be succesful.
You need to remember that your main damage comes from Tornado. Tornados scale ONLY with main hand weapon base dmg + cirtdmg. Offhand dps/damage is not important. Main weapon should have high basic dmg. That is the priority. Next in the order are:
Offhand should have highest loh/cdm you can find. Buy even the 300dps weapons if they got 900loh 90%cdm and slot. You will be doing so much more damage than with 800dps weapon without 90cdm or slot. And you will get ALOT of loh on it.
Remember it doesn't matter if you got 78k dps because your offhand is 1k weapon without slot/cdm/loh or 40k dps wih 200dps weapon in offhand. Your tornados will be doing MORE dmg with the MORE cmd/str offhand got.
Ok. But also ASPD is quite worth for tornados, because they can hit "faster". So your offhand should be either fast or you should have alot of ASPD on your gear.
So, basicly aim for high damage (not only DPS) weapon in mainhand and the most "utility" offhand. If you can find 100str/900loh/90%cdm/slot offhand - buy it. Doesn't matter the dps. Just don't think about it. Maybe you won't have 80k dps but you will be doing runs fast as .... hell.
Ok we got the weapons.
rings - aim for Jordan.
jordan is way much better than any other ring with CDM. CDM gives you like 30% from the dmg you do. Lets see, your DMG is 4k, you got 300CDM, so you do 12k DMG. Now you get the ring. You got 330%cdm. So you do 13200dmg. With jordan you do 4k*30%=5200*300=15600dmg. You see the difference?
And also 6% ele dmg does same DPS job as 70-80str
second: im using bulkathos, for CDM/LoH/Str/Vit - but any CDM/cc/str/vit or aspd will do.
Preferable: movement speed/res/str/vit
Just aim for movement speed. This is kind of n1 stat for you. All res are preferable IF you feel so. Ain't must have stat.
Hands: Str/CC/CDM - if ASPD will be even better. Just aim for 9%cc and about 40%cdr.
Head: Allright. some say that IK is best. CC/str high res. But i prefer Andariel's it gives you str/vit/cc/aspd and CRITABLE proc that can build up your fury!
Amulet: CDM/CC/STR if LoH will be even better.
Legs: The only way are Blackthorn. I can't see any alternative. You just have to spend some cash for it but it is BiS for now.
Torso: high str/vit/ress/3slots/2slots anything.
So, the stats you aim for are those:
CC (crit chance)
Str (it boost your tornado dmg)
ASPD (it boost your tornado SPEED - so dmg as well)
I was using Mighty weapon in main to suistain with fury, but since i got 2,6aspd on WotB and 50% crit i can go with mace in main.
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Apr 30, 2012WhiteTree posted a message on Win a Diablo III Collector's Edition - Charity RaffleHi everyone..Posted in: General Discussion
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Apr 7, 2012overneathe posted a message on *Fun Facts* This blizzard did not create Diablo 2.The Blizzad North team was disbanded and invited into Blizzard HQ. The ones that didn't want it because their halfassed D3 back in 2004 was canceled went ahead and made Flagship Studios or joined other companies.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
"Former Blizzard North staffers including Joseph Lawrence, Wyatt Cheng and Matt Uelmen subsequently appeared in the credits of Blizzard's next retail release, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. The work of former Blizzard North artist Phroilan Gardner was also featured in editions of World of Warcraft: The Trading Card Game around the same time."
I can go into details and probably find other people that continued in Blizzard as well. But this is enough to debunk the myth of Blizzard North being "fired".
Not to mention Vivendi didn't like that version of Diablo 3. Not Blizzard. And they hold both companies. And now also Activision.
Feb 10, 2012Hey guys! Not sure if I'm posting in the right section since it's not really a drawing, but I think it still can be considered art and I really wanted to share this with you all!Posted in: Fan Art
So basically me and my friend wanted to kill some time playing minecraft while waiting for diablo III and we decided to recreate Tyrael!
Sep 18, 2011Category:Diablo III ItemsPosted in: DiabloWiki
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Sep 17, 2011Just posted my first blog about the beta if anyone wanted to read a little bit about it through the eyes of an extreme D1/D2 veteran. Feel free to shoot me any questions if you have them.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Mod-Edit: to read his "blog" click on his nickname (profile) and go to the "blogs" tab.
Or just click on this image under his username. (ScyberDragon Edit).
Sep 8, 2011I just completed reading through the whole story and I like it.Posted in: Fan Fiction
There was one or two parts that gave me a slight indication of "chills" while reading, which is obviously a good thing. I really like that you highlighted the fact that angels in Sanctury isn't necessarily the "good guys".
"“Sancturay’s blood will not rest upon my hands. Only the blood of the Tribe of the Seven Stones,” Kiraf snarled back."
Sep 8, 2011Lost it at "Killer halberd-wielding bovine"Posted in: Fan Fiction
(“Shouldn’t you be off killing demons,” Kifu heard from his right. He surveyed the area and saw Kiraf shouting at him as bashed a member of the Seven Stones in the face with his wooden shield. The man fell to his feet and Kiraf made quick work of digging his poison-laced dagger deep into the man’s chest.) *** I think your missing "he" in between 'as' and 'bashed' ***
("His people needed him now and that was where is focus was needed".)
*** I think 'is' was suppose to be 'his' ***
A 'crevasse' is usually associated with ice but since this is fantasy I'll let that one slide
Other than that this is a great story.
At first I thought "Too long; not gonna read it". But then I thought "F*@# it". And I'm glad I changed my mind
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