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    posted a message on Area damage vs. main stat

    I'd say below 1k paragon mainstat is more important as it still provides enough profit.

    You can't have too much AD but you can have not enough plain damage output. Best way to determine this is, before rolling go and hit a high GR. If your clearing time is bad but you basically just blast the RG, you should lookout for more AD. If you're melting everything but your RG fight takes 10 minutes, you have too much AD and too less direct damage.


    If I can't decide whether to roll int>AD (WD here) I track RG fight duration with that idea in mind. If it's okay (assuming RG is not one of the impossible ones) then I'd go for better cleartimes (more AD).


    The decision is more easy if that one item in consideration is ancient and you have a proper augment prepared (90+). That would minimize mainstat loss in a way that's worth it imho.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Advices/comments for a starting version of Arachyr's/Zunimassa's set crossover build

    I like the basic idea.

    What you should remember is, that RoE doesn't buff the damage from your fetishes nor the spider queen from arachyr 2p. The only spell that gets buffed is your acid cloud.

    Even spells cast from your mimics won't receive that buff.


    You wrote that you can play TX fairly easy. No wonder because zuni 6p buff for fetishes is very strong plus a buffed acid cloud will do good damage.


    Itemization is a bit difficult here as I don't know what your primary damage dealing ability should be. I'll write it for two parts.


    Acid Cloud

    Drop skill Corpse Spiders for Soul Harvest - Languish. Look for Sacred Harvester knife and Lakumba's Ornament bracers. This is the go-to equip for huge toughness and survivability. Use Zei's Stone of Vengeance, Bane of the Trapped and Bane of the Powerful to increase your AC damage output after Haunt and Locust Swarm is applied (definitely use Creeping Death passive!). Belt advice is Witching Hour.

    Drop Vision Quest for Creeping Death. I know you put it there because your mana is constantly low. Drop Spiritual Attunement for Rush of Essence. After spamming a couple of Haunts your mana regeneration will be good enough to drop quite a couple of Blobs.


    Fetishes

    Drop skill Corpse Spiders for Soul Harvest - Languish. Look for Sacred Harvester knife and Lakumba's Ornament bracers. This is the go-to equip for huge toughness and survivability (deja vu? ;) ). Use Enforcer, Bane of the Trapped and Bane of the Powerful to increase damage output of your little fellas. Belt is again Witching Hour. Drop Ring of Emptiness for Compass Rose and use Traveler's Pledge amulet. Change Locust Swarm to Gargantuan - Humongoid and Acid Cloud to Zombie Dogs - Leeching Beasts. Vision Quest -> Midnight Feast, Spiritual Attunement -> Fierce Loyality or Zombie Handler. Mana shouldn't be an issue here as you're only spamming Haunt and that usually is not burning you down that quickly.

    Cube Furnace and Mask of Jeram to burn elites way faster and increase your fetish damage again.


    I can't estimate how far you'll be able to play but this should help you get a bit further without destroying your idea completely ;)

    Keep me posted what you've achieved and how it feels :)

    Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
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    posted a message on Diablo III: Rise of the micropaymancers?

    I can understand why some people have those thoughts. Read that a lot since the announcement (I was doing live coverage for a small D3 fanbase on FB).


    Here are my thoughts.


    I prefer DLC over Exp because it's faster content which isn't needed to stay up-to-date.

    Why? Easy. An expansion pretty much forces you to buy if you want to have all the features (example: GRifts with RoS) even if you don't want to play the new class (Sader? Meh, I'm a WD). A DLC pack like they do with Necro gives everyone the choice of buying without limiting their game experience (Necro? Meh, I'll keep smashing things with my monk). And DLCs are patch independant. You don't need extra stash space or character slots or don't care about cosmetics? Save your money and enjoy the game.

    With expansion this looks like: you don't want to play the new class? Screw you, you won't get item upgrades, extra levels, extra maps, new features etc and keep playing an old state of the game with less and less players to smash monsters with.


    Rant as much as you want. The majority of players and reactions I've seen so far is welcoming the way Blizzard chose to go. And so do I.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on 2.4.2 Round-Up - General Changes & Season 7

    IIRC there is an undocumented QoL change on the legendary gems. The level indicator does now show the max level if the gem is limited as soon as you level it from 0 to 1. If that has been in a prior patch, sorry for wasting your time :D

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Leveling 1-70 season 7

    I was able to hit PTR in a long session today for figuring out alternate ways to reach 70 without creating too much new games (5 until 69 and PTR stopped working -.-) and making use of massacres on the way.


    My main goal (WD player) was to be able to roll T1 as soon as I hit 70. That denies Desolacer's method because of the lack of drops, mats and money.

    TL;DR: Level 70 at ~ 4:00 hours played. 1 million gold available, enough mats to craft a full 70 gear, maxlevel blacksmith, jeweler and mystic, 150k sdps (enough to play T1), 1m toughness (@69 because PTR dropped me, so no 70 gear yet) and some shards to start of with.


    What I did:

      • Bosskill (Magda, Leoric, Azmodan preferred, Kulle only if none of the others available)
        • Reason: You'll get 2-4 levels on the way to the boss easy which simplifies the fight a bit
      • HoA 2 & 3 massacre
      • Fields of Misery massacre
      • Eternal Woods (A3) massacre, 100% golden chest
      • Greyhollow Island (A5) massacre, 100% golden chest
      • Check map for easy bounties (cursed chests, bosskills [no A5, Diablo], killquests) and do them
        • if I did end up with 4/5 bounties done in one act -> finish it off for mats, xp and recipies

      • Nephalem Rift for gear, money, mats, xp
      • Restart game and repeat

    I needed 5 games to reach 69 within 3:40 hours and ended up with the above mentioned char. Journey Chapter I nearly done and a good amount of the upcoming chapters already done too, so Haedrigs Gift is within very close reach already.


    This should work for every massacre-capable char. This is also for solo play only as you will go rifting as a group anyways. If I can I will try to repeat this one more time until patch hits on wednesday. But this seems to be a good mixture of massacres and duties on the way :)

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Leveling 1-70 season 7

    Best way to get a decent lvl req weapon is to continue crafting until you get one with one of the '%chance to X on hit' secondaries. Rerolling the OTHER secondary then has way less options and you will get your desired -req faster and cheaper. I'd suggest to not reroll a -15 to -18. It's faster and cheaper to get to 45 instead.


    Use the same on 61 and you should be set.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on [Patch 2.4.2] GR keys and other changes: What Torment will we run on?

    I'm pretty good set up for S7 so far, so don't worry :) I'll gladly help contribute to every interested player.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on What will happen at Gamescom/Blizzcon?

    I doubt that it'll be something minor like 2.4 last BlizzCon.


    Why?


    1. No announcements last year that anything will hapen on GamesCom/BlizzCon 2015 regarding Diablo hence 2.4 was introduced
    2. Why invite Quin to Cologne when there's only something small? Doesn't make sense.
    3. They said 2016 BlizzCon will be Diablo heavy. Something small? Most unlikely.

    My bet would be D3X2 as I feel it's way too early for D4.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on blizzard doesnt love diablo anymore.

    Blizzard doesn't announce anything over the year. They do so on bigger events. AFAIK Quin has been invited to gamescom by Blizzard so we might hear something then. And most obviously at BlizzCon.


    To state your opinion on 'Diablo is dead' head to the other threads alike as there are numerous...

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Do you open chests in Rifts?

    As I am running TX for pools and dbs I always open chests and most other clickables. Thanks to chicken it's still pretty fast.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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