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    posted a message on Which MP level to farm XP on
    All this assumes you're interested in maxing xp/hr gain without regard for drops. Personally I'd think you want a strategy that is a nice middle ground, so that you're making good money even if it is slightly slower.
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    posted a message on Bored od WW/trying something else...
    You'd see much better results with this build if you switched to a Skorn, and swapped out the berserker rage passive for weapon master. Both rend and MA work off mh weapon DMg, and crit rend ticks with Skorn are just silly.
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    posted a message on Reflect damage and Health Link
    Quote from Turtel

    Quote from dinamar

    A small misunderstanding here, regarding reflect damage and health link.

    It is not that you are getting 3 times as much damage reflected, but that you are only getting a third back from life steal. small difference i am sure, but noteworthy nonetheless.


    Thank you.
    It makes a huge difference to me. For a long time now, i was trying to figure out why Health Link was giving me troubles. First i thought it's in combination with RD, then i noticed Electrified + Health Link was troublesome too, but in the end i figured out its Health Link alone. I just didn't think of what you said. I am relieved now that i know, it was really bugging me.



    About plagued - suddenly Andariel's makes more sense. Or just a single 50+ poison resist roll on shoulder/pants ;)
    Against RD you need physical resist.

    Pretty sure plagued is physical resist too.
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    posted a message on Anyone have vid of 1.07 leg. map icon?
    Want to see it in action, but haven't had any luck getting a legendary to drop on ptr.
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    posted a message on Looking for xp/hr widget for macs...
    I'm looking for xp/hr tracker either as a program or online (preferable); if a program, it needs to be on macs. All google searches seem to turn up dps calcs, but not xp ones.

    Any ideas community?
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    posted a message on Help me understand HotA
    Been looking for a decent guide that can be adapted to hardcore playstyle. I'm looking to use a HotA build for higher mps, but want to be very sure about the best way to go about it since there's a lot at stake! So can anyone offer advice on build/gearing, or link to a guide in which that info can be found?

    Thx!
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    posted a message on EHP vs mp level for ubers
    Thought I'd post here to get fellow monks' feedback, and anyone else with useful advice.

    I play HC (only) and finally have a few infernal machines. Given my monk's gear and EHP, and assuming I do ubers with similarly geared people, what mp lvl should I be aiming for? I am particularly worried about survivability, since I haven't experienced these fights before and so don't know what to expect in terms of DMg incoming at various mp levels. Any ideas on how best to approach it?

    Profile: collide#1531 (can't post link)

    Thx!
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    posted a message on Tempest Rushing: The right way.
    Two questions:

    1) Is this build hc-viable in terms of survivability? I'd never let my hp get that low (50k+), but is it solid enough to avoid death if played with a little less recklessness?

    2) How bad is rubber-banding with this? It killed my p44 ww barb and I'm not keen to repeat the mistake.
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    posted a message on Rend vs. Battle Rage [HC]
    Personally, I'd lose charge and put marauder's rage in there instead. I ran that up to paragon 35 or so on hc. The question then becomes, when do you change from bloodlust to ravage on rend? Ravage lets you clear a lot faster, and later on with better gear you can swap out WOTB for sprint(marathon) for speed clears. The problem half the time is the shitty rend animation ends up making you miss quite a bit and waste tons of rage trying to tag mobs that are running, which ravage is great for.

    I ended up going with ravage because, with decent LoH, you get full return from LoH on the initial application of rend, and most mobs died well before rend could run its full course, meaning I'd rather hit more mobs for the LoH (and damage if they then run away) than to get the paltry % of rend's damage back as life (which was never much anyway considering they'd die to quickly thanks to revenge).

    Also let me say that one change I made fairly late (before switching to WW) but that made things a million times easier (for Alkaizer runs at least) was switching to cleave with broad sweep. It almost sounds redundant, but honestly the survivability from the extra LoH (hitting multiple targets) combined with the ability to clear out lots of crap around you while rend is ticking is brilliant. It's almost enough AE dmg that you could drop rend for a single target ability like HotA, though I never did.

    I will say that these changes--specially, losing a short-cd get out of trouble ability like charge or leap--required a different mind set, and takes some getting used to. You can't count on leaping out of frozen/waller, so you need to save WotB for the times you're otherwise going to get fucked by cc. And it WotB is down, play it very safe. The added damage from battle rage makes killing elites much faster, though.

    TLDR: drop charge for rend, replace frenzy with cleave, add marauder's rage.
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    posted a message on Hardcore build for farming mp1+?
    I've been running a standard rend/revenge 1h/shield build, but its not particularly efficient with my 50k dps, so I'm wondering what others have had success with. I'm wary of ww,since, being unfamiliar with it, I'm worried that a mistake could prove fatal. What about, say, a 2H furious charge build? Greatly appreciate any help!
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    posted a message on Hardcore survivability...
    My main is p22 barb, but I've got a 60 monk I've been outfitting mostly with drops I find while farming in case barb bites it. Here's current monk stats (cant link profile yet...):
    51k hp
    600 AR
    800 LoH
    3800 armor
    43k dps

    I'm not looking to go beyond mp1, but even mp0 A3 hurts a lot. Is it worth dropping DW to pick up a shield? At what point is it worth losing LoH for lifesteal? Any other tips for survival, especially against ranged mobs that start nuking me before I can get in range for LoH to kick in? Keep in mind HC AH isn't stellar, even with a decent budget.
    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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    posted a message on Barbarian 1.0.5 Budget Guide
    How about some HC guides?
    Posted in: Barbarian: Bastion's Keep
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    posted a message on Diablo 3 Damage Meter (Proof of Concept)
    I'd love a total damage meter, that tracks dmg for entire runs. But instantaneous dps is neat too.
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    posted a message on [Video] Monk Solo MP10 all Infernal Machine Update*
    What's up with the organs not dropping? Am I missing something?
    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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    posted a message on Surviving with 2h (HC)
    So incase it wasn't already clear, I play hardcore. I just picked up a 323dex Skorn, and it basically doubled my dps; other than this, my monk is pretty poorly geared (can't link profile). I'm wondering how 2h monks survive? It's tough to get enough LoH without it being on weap, and Skorn doesn't have lifesteal. Is it better just to go back to dw but at much lower dps? I have ~1800 LoH DWing.

    48k hp
    4.2k armor
    24% crit
    400 resist (low, I know)
    1054 LoH
    Posted in: Monk: The Inner Sanctuary
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