Sn0x0r, on 02 June 2012 - 01:52 PM, said:
Okay, i'm just lost. Either i'm a complete failure or i'm really unlucky, or both.
First of all, i've been farming Act 1 for quite some time now. I've seen 1 legendary in my entire lvl-up time which was a shitty one at best, which sold for not that much. Otherwise i've basicly been vendoring all my shit, since checking the auction house I could get 25 to 50k for it at best, and even those were not selling when I tried it.
So money wise i can basicly do shit, and i just don't have a fucking clue how everyone is walking around with shitloads of gold. Aside from that, farming act 1 is just absolute piss, there's nothing I can't kill, and I can do everything along the way, without skipping or anything. Sometimes i'll die (rarely) but 1 thing to note is the obvious fact that it takes me AGES to kill shit. I have a terrible weapon, and during all this time all I got was lousy 2handers that won't help me any further in act 2.
I've never found a awesome blue, yellow or higher so far, and i get the feeling that i won't find any anyway in act 1. I'm completely done with act 1 and want to continue, but act 2 champion packs are just too damn insane for me. I can survive a little bit, but the time it takes me to actually kill something is just too damn high. Obvious reason being that i have a shitty weapon, but i can't FIND anything better either, nor can I buy anything because i just don't have any goddamn money.
I could really use some pointers on what i'm doing wrong or where i should improve, because in a few more act 1 runs i'm gonna go nuts with boredom.
Have a look please, and if possible, tell me what I should do.
Thanks in advance!
My build btw.
In the screenshot I have call of the ancients, but that was more for the lolz than anything serious.
I'm just in the process of finishing up Act 2. Looking at your stats, the categories I'd suggest improving are: Armor, Life Per Hit, Block Chance and Damage.
Armor: I'm sitting at over 10k right now, but 9k is the common threshold people suggest reaching. You can also use an Enchantress, which will give you an Armor boost.
Life Per Hit: Keep your eye out for a Life Per Hit Ammy. They're pricy, but you can get a 500-600 LPH one cheap enough if you're persistant (I bought a 600 LPH for 350k, which remains my biggest purchase...it's also the most impactful purchase you'll make, going from 0-600 in one piece of gear -- since acquiring it, I can kill Butcher by just holding down left click to Frenzy and not moving out of the flames).
Block Chance: Look for a shield with a higher block chance -- it's also a good opportunity to add some armor -- just aim for it to have a good chuck of one other needed stat.
Damage: I bought an 860 DPS Axe for 194k (my second most expensive purchase). Again, just keep your eye out on the AH for a good price. You NEED to be using an AH weapon as none of the drops in Act 1 will be close to that damage.
Keep in mind though, it's important to not let your other stats start to slide as a result. Your Res and Health are both in good shape, so do what you can to keep them where they are. As for how to make the funds, get used to doing Butcher runs. You likely won't find any useful gear, but each run should net you about 50k in less than an hour. (FYI, I was doing butcher runs in MF gear for awhile and I don't think it's worth it -- it slows you down and just nets an inconsequential amount of additional useless gear.)
I'm at work now, but here is an estimate on my stats and I'm fine in Act 2:
Block Chance: 23%
Life Per Hit: 600
I'm doing what I can to improve my Health and Damage now without losing other stats (I lost a ton of health when I got my Ammy).