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    posted a message on Build: The 1.0.5 Whirlwind DH, at long last!
    1.0.5 is live, have fun blowing things up everyone!
    Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
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    posted a message on Rapid Crit Build
    The problem with Rapid Fire is that it roots you, so you tend to die more often. If you gain lots of discipline through crits, you can fuel hatred by sin Punishment rune for preparation. lso, the faster you attack, the more hatred you use. Switch to a 2H crossbow and try using the Bat companion. All of that together should let you continuously spam rapid fire.
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    posted a message on Build: The 1.0.5 Whirlwind DH, at long last!
    I like Shadow Power for RD as WizArt said, but with 2.8% Leech and life on hit I don't need it. If your fire resist/LoH is low you shouldn't be stafing into molten or you'll get fried pretty quick!
    Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
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    posted a message on Build: The 1.0.5 Whirlwind DH, at long last!
    Nah. This works great. HA/EA is boring, this works just as well :) You should try it!
    Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
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    posted a message on Build: The 1.0.5 Whirlwind DH, at long last!
    Hello guys! I started a thread over at incgamers so I'll post one here too. :D

    In 1.0.5 (so far on the PTR), the DH saw some lovely changes. Strafe had its cost reduced, Perfectionist got buffed, Gloom got quasi-buffed, Sentry got buffed and we can have 2 out vanilla, we got cool new pets and other stuff. Strafe also got the ability to WW through mobs, meaning you can cram in a lot more hits.

    First, the skills overview:

    Passives
    Archery, Vengeance, Nightstalker
    Variants: Perfectionist (gear dependent)

    Nighstalker fuels discipline as you rake in the crits from various skills (mostly Strafe)..

    Actives
    1) Chakram - Shuriken Cloud; free damage, 33% proc scalar, breaks destructibles for you, and looks awesome
    Variants: none

    2) Strafe - Demolition; strafe into mobs, it will AoE lots of them for great damage (see: demolish), 50% proc coefficient
    Variants: none; Emberstrafe would be great if the fire trail could proc crits and did more damage, but alas it does none of those things and behaves similarly to the nerfed Trail of Cinders.

    3) Shadow Power - Gloom; Mitigates damage and heals for tough spots
    Variants: probably none, only possible with very high-end gear and LoH

    4) Companion - Bat; Hatred regen
    Variants: Boar (gear dependent)

    5) Preparation - Punishment; use it as your hatred extinguishes to fill it back up
    Variants: SS/Vault if 2H Crossbow, see further down

    6) Personal choice:
    Sentry - Chain of Torment; The chain has a 75% proc coefficient (LoH, Crits) and deals good damage
    Sentry - Guardian Turret; plop one of these in a mob to WW inside it
    Rain of Vengeance - Dark Cloud; free damage that follows you
    SS - Lingering Fog
    Vault - Tumble, Acrobatics


    -- You will use a 1H:
    ** 1H/shield for crit chance on shield and defensive stats
    ** 1H/Quiver for hatred regen on quiver, IAS, and crit chance
    ** 1H/1H for maximum life/hit and other goodies at the cost of crit chance and defense

    -- Depending on playstyle and character durability, you may need at least one skill like SS or Vault to break Jailer, etc. Some DHs will just be able to tank through getting CC'd, though.

    Video of functional 1H/Shield with no Life on Hit, 40k dps (courtesy Poekel):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MVbpj0zR_yI

    So of course, you'll gear with defense in mind. You'll need LoH. Get your crit chance high to fuel discipline (1H crossbow with Archery for +10%, btw). Use discipline to fuel hatred. Use hatred to fuel strafe. Use strafe to explode things.

    Also, strafe can get "+% increased crit chance" on Cloaks and stuff like SoJ.

    Happy demolishing!
    Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
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    posted a message on Free diablo 3
    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Peace

    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Peace

    Ew.

    They're really trying to squeeze as much money out of D3 as they possibly can, aren't they? It sickens me that they have to pull this maneuver just to bribe people into maintaining a WoW subscription. Personally I have nothing against WoW, but when it takes large hits from SWTOR, Blade and Soul, and GuldWars 2 I'll be jumping with joy.

    They're treating Diablo 3 as a tool, and that upsets me.

    why? they are one company... this is what a company should do. They fact they that came up with this idea is very impressive.

    It isn't impressive. It's actually an extremely obvious business decision. They turn Diablo III into a gimmick to attract a dying WoW subscription base, and then smother the news with a new cinematic and lore video. It's a dirty trick, and you can't deny that.


    No, its not a dirty trick, its a fantastic and smart idea. Its getting people like me, who were done with wow to pay or a FULL YEAR, it was the push I needed to keep playing, thats not dirty, thats smart on them. If we didnt want to keep playing, we still wouldnt.

    Hands down its a smart move, and no "dirty". Use a high profile product to increase profits... uhh... thats the point of a company.

    I don't think you understand. This move isn't brilliant; in the world of business, this move was commonplace. A high-school student interested in business could've pulled this one off.

    You yourself admit to "keep playing" simply because you want D3 for free. Now they've gained a WoW subscriber. It's as simple as that. They're going to milk D3 for all its worth just to play the numbers game with competing MMOs. It saddens me that they need to exploit one of their own games to do so, especially a game that's generally regarded as the "tertiary option" of Blizzard games. They're throwing D3 in free like a salesman throws in an extra car wash after your 5th visit, and frankly that's just sad.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Free diablo 3
    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Peace

    Ew.

    They're really trying to squeeze as much money out of D3 as they possibly can, aren't they? It sickens me that they have to pull this maneuver just to bribe people into maintaining a WoW subscription. Personally I have nothing against WoW, but when it takes large hits from SWTOR, Blade and Soul, and GuldWars 2 I'll be jumping with joy.

    They're treating Diablo 3 as a tool, and that upsets me.

    why? they are one company... this is what a company should do. They fact they that came up with this idea is very impressive.

    It isn't impressive. It's actually an extremely obvious business decision. They turn Diablo III into a gimmick to attract a dying WoW subscription base, and then smother the news with a new cinematic and lore video. It's a dirty trick, and you can't deny that.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Free diablo 3
    Ew.

    They're really trying to squeeze as much money out of D3 as they possibly can, aren't they? It sickens me that they have to pull this maneuver just to bribe people into maintaining a WoW subscription. Personally I have nothing against WoW, but when it takes large hits from SWTOR, Blade and Soul, and GuldWars 2 I'll be jumping with joy.

    They're treating Diablo 3 as a tool, and that upsets me.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Wear It Proud, Son!
    It's like GuildWars' cape customization, except called a banner.

    http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/File:Cape-designer-interface.jpg
    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on Diablo Cutscenes rated by BBFC
    If it's anything like the previous games and combined with what we know, we can guess what comprises those 32 minutes of cinematic and/or 22 minutes of machinima:

    -Main intro cinematic (i.e. intro to Act 1)

    -WD intro cinematic
    -Wizard intro cinematic
    -Monk intro cinematic
    -Barb intro cinematic
    -DH intro cinematic

    -End of Act 1 cinematic
    -End of Act 2 cinematic
    -End of Act 3 cinematic
    -End of Act 4 cinematic
    -Final cinematic

    Roughly something like that. Some of the above could fall under the 22 minutes of "gameplay footage" in-game machinima video content. There could also be 5 or 6 more than this, we just don't know.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on what´s up with the demon skull on the d3 site?
    This is why the game was delayed.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on New Wizard passive (unlocked at level 0)?
    Did we always have Conflagration? I can't remember seeing it a few days ago.
    Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
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    posted a message on Question on stacking buffs (mantras, warcries)
    My understanding, which is by no means official but at least probable, is the following:

    If 2+ Monks have the exact same mantra, the higher-level Mantra takes effect.

    If 2+ Monks have the same base mantra but different runes, the unique effects will stack. Consider the following:
    http://us.battle.net...ntra-of-healing
    1) Your party has 2 Mantras of Healing active. One is runed for Heavenly Body, the other for Time of Need -- these both add an effect in addition to the base life regeneration. Those 2 perks will be active, but the base effect of life regeneration won't be doubled. The result of these two auras would be 106.4 life per second, resistances, and vitality.
    2) Your party has 2 Mantras of Healing active. One is runed for Heavenly Body, the other for Sustenance. The game will take the higher base effect -- that of Sustenance. The result of these 2 auras is 292.7 life per second and vitality.

    The above rules apply exactly the same for Barbarian shouts. Shouts and Mantras stack of course.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Bashiok on Items
    I knew there were placeholders for a few reasons:

    1) As stated there were missing item attributes
    2) Missing images for all legendaries (all legendaries had the same look, these visuals were also the level-1 base armor visuals)
    3) Missing descriptions on mystic formulae
    4) Too many gaps in craftable items and blacksmith recipes

    It's good to finally get official word on it; just another PR mistake though.
    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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