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    posted a message on Is this for real???

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    posted a message on Season 12 DH Guides

    Thanks for all the work!


    I still can't believe that UE MS is now a viable speed GR build. So much fun to clear an entire screen in GR90+ in a few shots :)

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    posted a message on Is this for real???

    There was a long debate about this on the official forums.


    https://us.battle.net/forums/en/d3/topic/20758567953


    Basically, they were discussing this internally but decided to maintain their current approach (retroactively buff sets, but not legendaries). It's safe to say that it's mainly because of technical reasons, and whether that's normal legendaries, ancients, or primals, makes no difference - "the technology just isn't there yet".


    For me personally, as someone who has never been a "season pushing player" but likes the continuity of non-season, it gives me new goals to farm. I've already gambled/cubed the new DH weapons yesterday (speedfarming GR90s with Multishot is just SO MUCH FUN) and now I've got some things to do on other classes as well. To be honest, I always complain about the loot hunt being so quickly over, at least compared to D2, so it isn't all that bad in my opinion. Also let's be clear - the list of items you have to replace isn't that long, it's about 5 per class and usually 1-2 per build or so. Some builds even didn't get any changes (like MH wizards) and some got changed a bit more (like the new SWK mechanics or the 3 items we need to re-acquire or UE MS DH). It's not like you're salvaging your entire stash.

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    posted a message on The most powerful thing in the diablo universe.

    Don't be ridiculous. We all know what the most powerful thing in the Diablo universe is:


    Doors.


    Powerful heroes can one-shot the most gigantic and powerful of all demons. But doors? Nope, one hit isn't always sufficient, sometimes those nasty obstacles withstand the first impact and demand a second attack.


    Experienced characters plow through hordes of monsters like there is no tomorrow. No matter the type, size, or fierceness of enemies: barely in sight of the player, enemies drop to the ground, giving up their precious loot obtained from the siege of Tristram's neighborhoods. Nothing can stop them - except for... doors. I have seen it with my own eyes, witch doctors and necromancers stop their high-paced hunt in front of a simple door, charging up their spells and waiting for magical powers to be ready before continuing their crusade.


    Doors are unmatched in their might and power. To settle this debate, I call for an eyewitness from another universe who knows all too well about the power of doors.

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    posted a message on Dates?

    We don't know exactly, but we can extrapolate from previous seasons:


    http://d3resource.com/seasons/


    MaraxuS80's estimate seems pretty spot on. Also keep in mind that they might adjust season length depending on if they want it closer to Blizzcon - or rather have S13 stuff ready on PTR for after Blizzcon, so this season can be potentially longer or shorter as usual. But I cannot imagine anything before end of September as Don Vu said in a bluepost they have a new balance patch for PTR that'll be deployed on September 10 or so, therefore I think a slightly longer S11 and a S12 that is still "fresh" during Blizzcon isn't entirely unlikely either.

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    posted a message on questions

    Welcome to Diablofans!


    1) No, it's a separate damage reduction multiplicator. It applies to all elements except physical (which is a resistance type as well), but in its own category and independent of the resistance values you see on your character sheet. It's important to keep this distinction up between armor, all resist, and other damage reduction means to understand how things add up. You can import your profile to d3planner.com and hover over the toughness stats to see how it is being calculated.


    2) You need to beat a GR70 (in time, so under 15 minutes) to be able to get primal items, yes. But not only from crafting (there's almost no useful items that can be acquired through crafting; maybe Reaper's Wraps for some necro builds and Hellfire Amulets), so not sure if you literally meant this "crafting" bit. Basically as soon as you clear that GR70 any item that you get (from a drop, from Kadala, from bounty caches, from crafting) can be a primal.


    3) Not exactly sure what you're referring to; it's difficult to generalize as sometimes there are caveats and exceptions and so on, but in general if some description says "reduces enemy damage by X percent" or so that also applies to elites, yes.

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    posted a message on Fastest DH build for TXIII?

    Impale DH. UE DH needs insane gear/paragon to be able to run T13... if you're like paragon 2000 or so than UE DH is faster because it one-shots entire screens. But the general answer is: Impale DH.

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    posted a message on Rebalancing in 2.6.1

    In general I agree, I would be okay with it if at least sets would be nerfed (from giving 3000% buffs to 1000% buffs or so). But not gonna happen.


    However, usual caveat: this is first iteration of PTR, everything is subject to change. And since we haven't seen an announcement that they raised the GR cap (which is currently GR150) I think they'll have to dial some of this down as top players will get dangerously close to that level.

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    posted a message on Archon Wizard and area damage

    Area damage works with Archon, but in the end you want to play the Manald Heal build and Manald Heal does not work area damage (MH and AD are both procs and procs can't proc procs ;-)). So basically area damage is a wasted stat for now on a wand.

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    posted a message on Fastest (T13) class/build atm?

    Wizard consistently clears GR80s in 3-4 minutes... with no augments. Wizard can run T13 off the bat with all non-ancient, mediocre gear.


    Anyways, this thread is interesting: I didn't think so many people would be willing to champion their class and be so defensive about it. If you want a *real* answer though, you need to clarify a few things.


    First, running T13 isn't smart. Streamers only do this to show off, but really efficient players run at most T12 (you can watch the paragon 1500+ seasonal streamers these days running T12, so when you think you can run T13 at paragon 800 fast enough to justify T13 that's your opinion, but you're definitely not being as efficient as you could be).


    Second, which class is best depends a lot on power level, your playstyle, and preferences. But there is unanimous agreement among the top players that wizard is the fastest class for speed farming, by a margin. That's why every paragon farming group is running 3 wizards with a support monk. Nothing else. Think about it: if that is so fast on GR80+, why would anyone else run something else? Inspect a few top players and you'll notice that almost all of them have a wizard, even if it's not their main class. That's how good it is.


    Close second to the wizard is the monk, and some say it's even as good as the wizard. In T13 clearing competitions, the monk is the closest thing to the wizard; however, the wizard still reigns supreme for a few reasons: 1) The wizard's beam just clears the entire screen, once you have enough Archon stacks and therefore enough damage. Just circle around and everything's dead. 2) The wizard's scaling is just insane. While every other class relies on the typical skill+items+sets+gems multiplicators, the wizard adds the Archon stacks - if you're playing on the right difficulty you should have 100-150 Archon stacks all the time, and with overlap that's 200-300 combined Archon stacks. Everything melts, you don't even need the Manald Heal proc. 3) In the beginning of the rift many classes struggle a bit to "get things going", and that includes the non-MH wizard. But Manald Heal is the solution here: once it procs, the first elite is dead, In-Geom is up, and the party begins. Basically, the wizard has infinite power scaling, and the lower you go the faster it is; if you think it's not fast enough then you're either playing the build wrong, or playing on a difficulty too high (i.e., not gaining enough stacks).


    After that follow Necro and DH. DH has two builds that both have issues: Impale one-shots elites but you'll struggle to kill trash. UE is the "most fun" build for many, but you need insane power (paragon 2000+ with full augments) to be able to clear T13, and even then it's questionable. As for the necro, its damage spikes are ridiculous, but it's just too unreliable in certain situations (doors are you mortal enemy, sometimes long cooldowns hold you back, no corpses = no damage in many builds, and pet builds lack AoE compared to monk/wiz). I love Fluffy for all his guides and his compassion for the necro, but on "even ground", i.e., comparing necro to wiz/monk with similar gear level, it doesn't hold a candle. It's still viable enough (if you enjoy it) to farm on the necro if you want.


    Crusader is in-between. It's still insanely powerful and fast, and especially the most laid-back class as you just ride through everything and it dies. The problem is that you're either only killing stuff you ride through or have to rely on the ridiculously long Bombardment cooldown. The damage a LoN Bomb crusader can deal every few seconds, wiz/monk dish out multiple times *per second*. If you feel crusader is fast that's good for you! But as numerous competitions have shown us, it's fallen behind. It was once the fastest class, but others have caught up now.


    Barb has the usual power struggles. And WD just isn't made for speeds at all. WDs either farm on wizard or pay their duty as "rift closer" in groups.


    So basically:


    Wizard > monk > necro = DH > crusader > barb > WD.


    Note: this is mostly not my perception or opinion, but that of the top players who have min/maxed everything and who recently discussed this on streams. Some of them would put monk ahead of wiz, but on that I'd disagree simply because of streamer "Baudusau's" competitions which has been won by a wizard the last 438958 times (despite a lot of high-paragon monk participants).

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