There's a pretty easy way to keep rares in the mix, Diablo 2 did this very well.
Rare circlets, Rare amulets, and Rare rings are all great examples of this out of Diablo 2. It's very simple, You make a nice item, take Mempo of Twilight for example. Mempo offers, 80 all res, 12% life, +200 int/dex/str, open socket, +crit chance, and 9% attack speed. Just to start off, this item is just too good. There is no competition, this item has every single stat any player could want, and there is no possible way for a rare to EVER be better, it's just that good. However, Let's say a rare could roll All res, % life, +200 int/dex/str, +crit chance, + attack speed, and +5% damage to x ability, like Diablo 2 could(It was actually +1-3 all skills).
The issue is there's no choice. This is poor itemization, they wanted to keep rares best in slot but then completely fucked it up. It was either rares are too much better than uniques, or they just simply over-compensate and at least one unique for every slot that's perfect. Mempo of Twilight, Tal rasha's armor, Nats boots/ring, Hellfire ring(at least this one has some randomization to it), Triumvirate, Chantodo's setup, Echoing Fury, WKL, Witching Hour, etc, etc, etc.
In Diablo 2, there were options, MEANINGFUL options. Did you want a Jeweler armor of the Whales? Did you want Enigma? Tyraels? A nice rare with good all around stats? Did you want a circlet with +2 to your class, All res, FCR, Str, etc on it? Andariels? Dream? Delirium? Vamp Gaze? etc.Did you want a Runeword weapon? What about one of the awesome uniques? Did you get a sweet roll on a rare weapon with near perfect stats?
The list goes on, I'm sure Diablo 3 will pan out over time, but currently you have a game that's easier than it was on day 1, with gear that is better than anything anyone could have gotten on day 1, and inflated stats galore. Itemization is a mess right now, and we're already coming to the point where uniques outclass rares almost everywhere.
Best in slot list for monk, it literally has TWO found items on it: a ring, and a weapon. Three crafted rares, and the rest are legendaries/sets. If you roll with Lightning monk, WLK > that rare, making it 1 found item on that list that is only good once you're paragon 100 - before that you'd want to use Hellfire. So, for a majority of players playing Lightning Monk, There are 0 found rares that are best in slot, and all of these legendaries/sets are fairly easy to come by, or cheap to buy - though obviously not with perfect stats :P.
- 5/2/2013 11:34:28 AM Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
4/26/2013 11:01:50 AM
Got help from someone in game, went with http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Ain-1847/hero/1014294Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
The belt has a replacement already, just waiting on the bid to go through. Gonna craft gloves and amulet. Have a bid on a few offhands. With this, though, I'm having a ton of fun. First time I've been able to do over MP4, playing in Mp7 and 8 :D.
4/25/2013 8:35:50 PM
So, I'm just coming back and heard a rumor that suddenly monk is strong! Apparently these buffs are nice, so while it's not my Witch Doctor I wanted, I can still return to my second favorite - monk :D.Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
For my birthday my friend tossed me 400M to come back, and I haven't the first clue as to what to put on this guy. I checked the "Complete Monk Guide" and noticed it's a few months out of date, and only lists 3 pieces of gear anyways... so, here I am asking for some tips - maybe even some armory links. :)
What build is strong now, and what are our "best in slot"-esque gear pieces, outside of BoA crafted pieces? Thanks for your time answers and time! :)
1/18/2013 10:10:55 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from QoffeeI havent read all the reactions, just skimmed over the thread. One thing i do seem to notice, people direct a lot more responsibility towards Jay then he had and i think you'll be in for a real let down of you think this will change things 360.
He was the project lead not some sort of dictator who thought up every aspect of the game all by himself.
All decisions that went into any game, are directly influenced by the project leader. The choice to cut PVP, the choice to give us a half-assed end game, the choice to make the end-game a huge, unfun, grindfest, the choice to take Frozen orb ( ; ; ) out of the game, and make unique items crap while rare items are the best... These were all thanks to the Project Leader.
So yeah, I'm going to say with a different project leader - a lot is going to change in the near future.
12/26/2012 8:54:05 AM
Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient RepositoriesQuote from JKlimekBlack weapons are weapons that have bonus damage, but no elemental damage.
When you get an item that says "adds +% to elemental damage" that only adds a % of your non elemental damage. Take a look at my profile:
My weapon has no elemental damage on it, so my trimvurate alone adds 17% damage. If my weapon had been 400 base damage and 600 elemental damage, it would only add 17% to the 400 base damage, or a total of about 7% overall damage.
As to your comments, I farm MP2 and higher just fine. The higher your dps/life steal get the less you need EHP. I think I have like 30K hp. And MS is very important as you suggest. I get mine from Zuni boots, lacuni bracers and/or Inna's pants (you only need 2 of those, I have no idea why I'm wearing all three ). You certainly don't need them from Tryael's Might
Tyraels' is just a very cheap way to get a lot. To get a solid pair of inna's would cost millions, this tyrael's cost me 119k. Eventually I want to wear all 4, but that's a dream for another day. I'll go and price zuni, Lacuni, and inna's though.
As for this black weapon stuff, what? I read that post, but the logic is just..GONE. It makes so little sense, no one would think that naturally... Ah well, Thanks for the tips, I think I have quite a bit of gold to farm now.
12/26/2012 8:31:17 AM
Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient RepositoriesQuote from Shinna1989Innas pants is terrible in terms of ehp and i wouldnt bother buying one in ops current state of gear. Archons dmg is related to 4 things:
- Crit Dmg
- Avg. Dmg and "Adds x% to elemental dmg" when using a non elemental dmg mainhand.
IAS inflates just the sheet character dps but is not real dmg in terms of kill speed while farming. My question to the op is: What do you wanne achieve with next upgrades? Do you wanne just raise your DPS? Get more survivability for farming higher mp? Wihtout knowing the goal its hard to tell what to upgrade.
A bit of both, 32k HP is a bit low, I'd like to hit 40k HP, but I need 180k dps to be able to farm MP2 effectively - so those are my goals. 40-50k HP, and 180-200k DPS.
Quote from ForockInna's pants with vit. You can get them really, really cheap with stats like ~90 dex, ~100 vit, 1% crit, 8% IAS, movement speed and 2 sockets (int, int of course). You will lose around ~100 vit, yes... but your DPS will get a huge boost (which helps life steal) and you will also have more movement speed which is really needed if you're farming Archon.
Edit: ...and ditch Tyreals Might for any yellow chest with int / vit / resists / sockets. If you have the extra goldz go for a Tal Rasha chest for even more DPS.
Inna's is a huge loss in vit, I'm already to the point that I can almost instantly die vs certain groups. I need MORE hp, not less. I would only replace Tyraels with a better tyraels, Movement speed is one of the primary ways to speed up a run, and keep Archon up in MP1. I'm already finding archon fall off when certain areas turn up barren
Thanks for the suggestions! But what in the blazes is BLACK damage?.
The best Triumvate I found on the AH(perfect damage roll, 8.5% crit chance) was a 1100 dps upgrade....for 1.98Bil. Perfect damage roll (110-405), 8.5% crit, crits grant arcane power, 6/6/6%s 152 int... I found dozens of Chantodos that are a larger dps upgrade, for 50-60M.
12/26/2012 2:52:01 AM
Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient RepositoriesQuote from tissuepaperAmazing, can't believe its 120k with those gears!
It's the Offhand, really that's over half my dps. I can use a crappy Skorn to reach 145k, though. But that's a crappy Skorn with no life steal.
I have no idea what I should be saving up for next, though. x.x
12/25/2012 12:46:41 PM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Ain-1847/hero/2355783Posted in: Wizard: The Ancient Repositories
I have absolutely no idea what I should work on upgrading next, everythings so expensive at this point. I play archon build, and am in love with it.
Any tips on what I should upgrade, or what an upgrade order from here out should be? Thanks!
12/23/2012 12:29:19 AM
In general, until you reach extreme levels of gear, MP1 is the way to farm.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
You want to 1) never die, 2) basically never stop moving, 3) 1shot, or near that, every white mob.
For the most part - purely talking efficiency, MP0 or 1 = ~100k consistent DPS. MP2~3 = ~250k Consistent DPS. MP3~4= ~350k dps. This covers pretty much every gear level.
I still know a 295k DPS Archon Sorc playing in MP1 act 3.
10/21/2012 12:50:23 PM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from Nephelemroll a monk id say if you dont like wiz.
Just quit my monk.
Sold his weapon about 15 minutes ago for 100M, so update this to be 140M/72M+$43. - DAT AH fee. ;;
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