To the OP and the path:
I doubt that Rakkis is anywhere close to Keep2, Arreat Crater 2 or even Fields of Slaughter. Also, Core of Arreat is so extremely fast that even if it has little white mobs the chance to encounter elites and goblin should easily compensate for it.
Tower of the Damned should be done anticlockwise because that let you check the area close to exit for elite without actually going there blindly.
DiabloHern, on 31 December 2012 - 08:26 AM, said:
1. Why use a leorics ring? Hellfire ring would give more xp AND godly stats. I understand the SOJ but leorics?!
2. Cull the Weak? Damage slowed enemies for 15% more damage. With the current build I do not see how the enemies would eve get slowed unless I am not able to see your gear slows them?
I cant help with first question because even very badly rolled Hellfire ring is better than Leoric's Signet so it must be something else. Answer to your second question is SoJ ring, which have cold damage on it. This means that every attack slows enemies and since the slow is applied on each shot before the damage calculation the bonus from Cull the Weak passive is always added to the shot damage, even the first to hit the monster.
I would also question effectiveness of SOJ on MP0 EXp farming runs. Main benefit of the ring is the extra damage to elites in conjunction with helpful DH skill bonus and cold damage. The fact you spend so little time on elites diminish its usefulness in my view--it is definitely good choice for high MP and uber bosses, where it shines.