I think they are having a terrible time balancing characters that can crit for 1M dmg fighting against characters that, at the most, have maybe 100K health. How else can you do it without some sort of wow style resilience mechanism?
I picture a room full of monkeys sitting at computers.
- 11/26/2012 2:52:35 PM Posted in: PvP Discussion
11/23/2012 11:18:15 AM
Found a Xbow once, 200+ Dex, 150+ Vit, PERFECT CD roll 100%, Life steal, and a socket...dps 750Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
11/23/2012 11:15:16 AM
Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
11/22/2012 5:48:58 PM
I dont know anything about DH's, but it looks like the farm speed is slow to me.Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
11/20/2012 2:46:39 PM
I think its sad how terrible skewed the current class base is towards two specific classes. Yes, each class is capable of doing MP10 with the right amount of gear and spec. But what it ultimately comes down to is efficiency and NOTHING, comes even close to a WW barb and a CM wiz. if you arnt playing either one of these classes you can forget doing MP10 efficiently no matter what your gear.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
Sure you maybe thinking I can do MP 10 just fine, but if you could compare yourself to a barb or wiz they are sprinting though the MP level and you are on your belly crawling through syrup in comparison.
11/20/2012 2:36:16 PM
get a "thing of the deep", run passives gruesome feast, and grave injustice. Collect as many cheap pieces of the zuni set as possible. and enjoy as your bears mow down everything in sight and with each death adn health globe you get mana back, CD reduction, and a dmg buff.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
11/16/2012 12:09:05 AM
I wanted to share something unorthodox but I think is a viable variation on your classic bears/acid cloud farming build.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
This is considering you're running act3 in MP1-2
If you have decent mana regen, with a large enough mana pool 'pierce the veil' as one of your passives is usually a must. With PtV I sit around 160K dps can spam bears and or acid cloud for a fair amount of time, long enough everything is dead before I go oom. I thought maybe this was just a bit over kill and found a build variation which I think will increase efficiency.
So the cookie cutter build is something along the lines of
Bears(for elites)/ Pc for AOE
-spirit walk / Jaunt
-horrify / stalker
-Soul harvest / soul to waste
-With some variation of dogs, garg, manitou, so on
-Pierce the veil
-Gruesome feast (works amazing with PuR)
-Grave injustice ^^
My variation is as such, you only change 2 skills. You drop PtV for 'circle of life' (which also benefits from PuR), and as your 4th variation skill you pick up 'sacrifice' with 'provoke the pack'.
Since you are mowing down mobs so fast you generate dogs at a really good rate, by sacing 3 dogs you get a DP boost of 15% compared to the 20% from PtV. The buff from provoke the pack lasts for a good chunk of time, meaning its easy to keep it up 100%.
What do we lose from this build?
-you lose the 5% from from the provoke the pack buff being 15% and PtV being 20%
What do we gain?
-All spells are now 30% cheaper meaning your spam potential is now greatly increased.
-You gain a heat seeking nuke of 825% wp dmg from your dogs with 'sacrifice' which has no CD as long as you are getting 'circle of life' procs
The only thing you have to pay attention to is making sure you only sac 3 dogs at a time, to keep that dmg buff at 15%
So, even though there is a slight dps loss from your passives, the increased spam rate and the nuke, I think helps to speed up a run greatly thus giving you faster paragon levels, and legendary drop rate.
Try it out, let me know what you think.
11/15/2012 2:22:33 PM
My experience is as such. There are three primary builds you need to figure out for yourself, Low MP paragon/MF grinding is going to be different then high MP Paragon/mf/key grinding, and lastly an Uber build. Even though there is a lot of overlap I do have 3 different builds for each scenario and I have half a dozen items used to compliment each build.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
From what I gathered you are having mana issues while farming higher end MP levels so I will be talking specifically about that. Acid rain starts sucking around mp3 or 4 plus. There is only one logical goto for mobs with such high health, that is bears. bears will run your mana pool dry even with high regen and a large mana pool. There are only 4 thing I have found that efficiently help with mana regen beyond gear.
1:Spirit walk with mana regen rune... its a nice little bump and becomes really efficent with high PuR when coupled with number 3. The reason for this is in large packs once demons start dieing the CD on spirit walk becomes reset really quickly allowing you to regen your mana every couple of seconds
2:Gruesome feast: Mana regen and dps boost from globes, benefits greatly with large PuR
3:grave injustice: CD reduction and % mana boost from any enemy death within your PuR
4: BBVD with mana regen: I have close to 100 mana regen, when I use BBVD I can spam bears indefinitely while standing in BBVD.
All these things combined give a lot of mana regen to a typical bears build. SO my final prognosis is this, while your gear is decent you dont have the PuR to properly use your passives and are thus oom'ing like mad.
Hope I helped
11/13/2012 9:28:03 PM
first off wanna say that I love people experimenting and trying to come up with more viable builds that are good for paragon leveling or ubers or whatever.Posted in: Witch Doctor: The Mbwiru Eikura
Now I tried this out. mind you I was jsut using the skill and weapon and didn't bother hunting down the other +swarm dmg items. but my dps is high enough that in MP1 a single cast was able to kill everything, crit or not.
The one single thing I liked least about this came down to a simple quality of life aspect. in my MH/OH build I use TotD for the passives and becasue I like to pickup gold from across the screen without running up to it. Without TotD or a comparable PuR I would cast swarm, keep running and by the time most things died I would be way gone with no chance to even see what they dropped. One suggestion the OP offered was to use minimap to recognize possibly missed legendarys as a missed legendary will ping your map.
I suppose if you are looking for really fast, cast and blast setups this works great for grinding paragon. But i cant justify the missed gold.
The advantage of acid cloud, even with its huge hit radius is that you are generally casting it in front of you and thus have ample time to run through a dead mob to soak all the globes and gold that lay around.
With that being said I hope people like the OP continue to mess around and find fun and different builds
This is merely my 2 cents.
11/13/2012 2:20:53 PM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from gosant
Quote from KilltroX
Why don't you just do it solo on MP 10 and show us the video of you maybe beating the record? How has this thought not occurred to you? Or maybe you know you can't beat the record solo
thats what i was thinking..and even if he doesn't beat the record, he can make a vid of himself nerd-raging while trying..i think many ppl wanna see that!
I would rather watch him post his password and get all his shit stolen again. THAT was funny.
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