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    posted a message on Be Aware: Bug reports about Armory eating gems

    1) This has not personally happened to me and I will keep using the armory with my gems. If I lose a gem... I'll have to level it back up. Sucks, but I don't want to give up on the flexibility and most desired feature that the armory provides.


    2) To people who doubt this or even call it a hoax: read the bug reports provoss linked. As I said, it hasn't happened to me - but there's actually too many people who reported this bug to make this a hoax. I think the title is misguided (I'll edit it to something more appropriate and less misleading) - but it's a nice heads-up for everyone who wants to take precautions for potential bugs. If you got a rank 120 Trapped gem through some crazy upgrade luck I'm sure you'll appreciate the extra safety warning by the community.

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    posted a message on Fastest way to gear up alts?

    Gamble for armor pieces, cube weapons/amulet. Rings are a tough one because both gambling and cubing can take forever and is expensive.


    Leeching takes forever and is lame and only makes sense if you want to do a full class switch and need every single item (e.g., you want all 4 class sets of WD to do the conquest).


    To just gear up a WD for group rifts, play on any class that can clear GRs fast and gamble using the blood shards. Best is a wizard since you can get rings/amulet on a wiz as well (except for Ring of Emptiness which you can cube), so the only difficult thing to cube is a Sacred Harvester+the staff and all other pieces can easily be gambled. The items are all common except for the belt, so start gambling that. Note that helmet and chest are way more expensive than other set pieces (shoulders being the cheapest), so it might be worth it to just gamble for 6 shoulder pieces and then use the convert recipe in cube to get all 6 different pieces.


    Of course the fastest way is to just group up with 3 WDs and ask them to drop pieces they don't need. Once you have someone who will share their loot with you on T13 gearing up an alt is by far the fastest; it took me 2 hours to switch to wizard this season because I had friends who just powerleveled my wizard to 70 in one T6 cow level, then we did some T13 (me on my monk) and an hour later I had enough set pieces to re-roll everything to have the build ready.

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    posted a message on Primal Ancient and Macial Finding Question

    Magic find only affects legendary drop rates by 10% effectiveness. So your 50% more MF would result in 5% more legendaries (i.e., primals). But you'd lose way more than 5% damage, which means you get less overall loot.


    => Magic find is useless.

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    posted a message on Seeking advice for zdps Crusader

    Moved to Crusader forums.


    There is no consensus because the general consensus is that support crusader is dead. It's mainly because of the CC changes: most of the crusader's abilities have cooldown, so can't be spammed, but you need to spam skills in order to get applied because of the ridiculous CC resistances in groups. This is even more so the case for the crusader as many of his skills have no effect at all if they get "resisted" by the mob (especially talking about Judgment here).


    The question is: how fast is your group. If you're regularly going over 8-10 minutes, fights are more stationary and you might try using Gathering Sweep to create nicely stacked groups. For any other occasion, or in general, I suggest Condemn-Vacuum. The Steed Charge - Draw and Quarter rune is unfortunately more gimmicky than anything else because the mobs will resist a "pull" in 19 out of 20 attempts when they have max CC resistance.


    Besides that, just the usual group buffs: Critical for DPS or (more likely) one of the defensive laws to buff toughness. Of course stack CDR like crazy. Regardless of whether you use Sweep or Condemn, you should definitely also stack lots of wrath regen and RCR to be able to spam those skills indefinitely and therefore proc Obsidian A LOT, which helps even more with CDR.


    The exact choice of skills depends on your group's needs, composition, and speed. It's like the monk: the #1 spec that the top players use is not the best one for speed farming or GR65s, you'll have to improvise and take whatever you think complements your group best.

    Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
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    posted a message on Armory question
    Quote from Kenseigo-next

    For example my wizard and crusader both using goguk and striken so each time i want to use the other i have to remove the gems manually and drop them into my stash.

    What I have is a profile called "EMPTY" as the #5 build for every character. It's just a profile of any of the builds minus legendary gems and "shared items" such as jewelry. Every time before I switch character or log out I quickly select this profile and then put the gems from my inventory into the stash. It's my workaround and it works pretty well.
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    posted a message on We need reroll primal recipe for kanai cube

    Yes, we all know this, but there are two caveats: 1) 1000 int is a lot of stuff and rolling that off means you expect having A LOT of paragon and A LOT of augments. Since I don't intend to farm either of that and hate solo pushing, it's pointless. 2) If you have vit and int, vit is the more expendable stat.


    This "get rid of main stat" tendency has gone a bit too far, I see people with non-ancient gear, 2-3 rank 70 augments, and paragon 800 rolling off main stat. Which is stupid; the reason why top players roll off main stat is because at 20k or 25k main stat adding 750 more doesn't give them a lot of benefit anymore. A lot of players just copy builds and gear decisions from the #1 players but don't understand that at paragon 4000 your decision-making process can be very different compared to paragon 800. "Vit and int is pointless" is, honestly, a very very stupid statement. It's not stupid, especially int is never pointless (or are you telling me augmenting int is pointless?) - it's just that at a certain gear level there are better choices to be made. But to be fair, once you're at that point, you should know your character well enough. For the Average Joe, telling them to skip int/vit altogether is not good advice.


    Anyways, this topic is about discipline on weapon. And that's a no-brainer.

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    posted a message on We need reroll primal recipe for kanai cube

    1) Whenever I get an ancient (and especially a primal), I take a loooooooooooooooot of time before touching it. Re-rolls are permanent. Usually I sleep over it for a night before I do anything. I asked a million times on Discord yesterday before re-rolling my primal Starfire (int, attack speed, vit => re-rolled vit) if anyone could envision any situation in which rolling off the vit might be a wrong move (i.e., would you ever want a Starfire without int or attack speed). Sorry to say but this is 100% your fault for not doing the proper research before re-rolling.


    2) Every account has one (or three, not sure) free "rollbacks". I'm not sure how you can trigger such a rollback; usually this is meant for people whose account got hacked and all gear deleted, so they can get it back. It was the source of many duped items before trading was disabled, and is still being abused by many exploiters. The problem is that you can't determine the exact point to which you're rolled back (it might be yesterday, it might be last week) and if you rolled your bow right away, it's basically useless. I also don't know how to request such a rollback and if it's easily being granted. But it might be your only choice (though it might be useless if you re-rolled your bow right away).


    In any case, I think you've learned your lesson (and hopefully everyone else in this thread as well): THINK TWICE before re-rolling. Sleep over it for a night.


    P.S.: Yang's is also nice for a Marauder MS build, right? (I'm no DH expert.) I'd play that build from now on then. Although I agree that UE MS is a super fun build. But really, the first thing every DH (even me as DH noob) checks if bow/quiver/chest has discipline.

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    posted a message on Class specific forums kinda dead?

    To be fair, this is not an issue of the game anymore. There ARE tons of other builds, especially for other classes (and even if we talk wizards and acknowledge that Archon is important for many builds, those are different builds, just one mandatory spell - and every class has some "mandatory spells".)


    I honestly don't blame Blizzard for this. The game has insane diversity at this point; as a monk, there's 5 entirely different builds that can get you the early GR70. Absolutely entirely different. That's good diversity. The issue is that all players and all streamers and all Youtube content producers don't stress diversity, but rather promote the meta. I can't stand those videos anymore which tell you "THIS IS THE BEST BUILD BY FAR 100x BETTER THAN EVERYTHING ELSE" or "THIS IS THE NEW META". Well, who gives a shit. I don't want to play meta. I want to have fun. If it happens to be meta that's fine with me; if not, I'll just clear 10 GRs lower. That's life. But then you have to make your owns plans and can't rely on community resources as much.


    For example, take Desolacer's amazing guides which have 20 builds or so and 5-10 for each class marked as meta. I wish more people would do that.

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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker

    Right. Fixed!

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    posted a message on Is grenades UE viable? ( Solved - answer: yes)

    UE grenades ended up in the top 10 clears (GR100) so yes, of course it's viable.


    Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/626c3c/the_highest_gr_achieved_by_different_builds/


    (Or just log in to KR realm and check DH S9 leaderboards, but I'm sure in other regions there are others who have done the same.)


    Also, I moved the topic to DH forums and change the title to something more appropriate and less generic.

    Posted in: Demon Hunter: The Dreadlands
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