I was quite lucky in finding a legendary plan that sold for around 12 mill.. and since this happened, I've managed to update lots of items. Last night I got a Manticore for 6 bars and an amulet for 1.5 bar. I've upgraded the quiver and boots too in the past 2 weeks.. am quite happy with my DH, but as always, want more!
Am handling Act 3 quite nicely. The next obvious upgrade will be the pants and belt, followed by the rings.
I'm really liking life regen and loh, I can move freely between battles, if I take hits I simply run around for 30 seconds to gain hp again. High dex and vit is helping with DPS and health. The only thing I'm running short on really is crit hit damage and crit chance and attackspeed if I want to be anywhere near Jans (http://us.battle.net...1/hero/22240093)
So I wanted to ask for advice.. I got about 3 mill left and am at the point (or close to) where items will no longer be 1 or 2 mill, but 10s or 100s of mills to get decent upgrades - which I really dont see myself getting to at the rate I play this game (once or twice a week). What item stats should I be looking at getting?
adding my currect stats so I can refer to them later
Life 37.5 k
Hatred / dis 125 / 40
I would change your int ring and chest with a more balance stats. Technically loh isn't as desirable on 2h xbow because of the slow speed, but since you obviously like it a lot, I would suggest at least getting some attack speed on your items, e.g. rings.
Quite interested in why did you take both rapid fire and ball lightning, both abilities seem to overlap each other a bit, if you want a big damage hatred spender I would suggest cluster arrow with loaded for bear instead.
I guess I'm still not settled on the skills yet.. I should be using preperation or vault instead.. I'll try out the cluster arrow first though!
Very nice suggestion on the attackspeed to take better advantage of loh.. i'll look into that.. recommended stats? I see your one ring has attack speed and crit and dex, damn that must have been expensive..!
Natalyas chest.. sure I can find similar stats for a third of the price, doesnt have to be a set item or even a legendary. Your chest only really offers more vit than mine and the +7 dis, surely you dont use grenades?
Actually got a new chest with 10disc, I just need to relog to update my profile
I use the nat for the 4pc bonus more than anything, couldn't care about the bonus, prior to that, I was using a lvl59 chest with 124dex, 125vit, 10disc, 110 life regen, and 3 sockets which served me well :>
But ye, you most certainly don't need nat chest, certainly hard with your current budget, but I am a big fan of discipline, I believe it offers a bigger margin of error and flexibility in game play
It's not a bad idea to have some resist, say ~2-300, but one thing at a time.
I would stick a better gem in your weapon too btw, 70% crit gems are relatively cheap to make and every bit helps.
Even if you can squeeze 7% as on your ring you will notice the difference immediately.
I like the LoH and regen on Manimal's DH. RD elites should not be a problem for u i think.
I agree with Yay. If that were my DH i would go for a chest, left ring and weapon gem upgrade next.
That seems to be the most efficient way to increase your DPS at this point.
On the topic of upgrades, what do you guys think i should be the next upgrade for my DH?
Has to keep to a balanced DH style. Since everything seems to be prohibitively expensive, I am thinking of either a new cloak with 3 sockets (similar stats) but the DPS gain would be minimal...
Insane how you're getting more DPS out of a character that is meant to have more dexterity...!!! Maybe thats the big stat to go for in my case.. more crit change and more crit damage!
Your quiver is great, just needs a socket
Your chest also needs a socket
Your shoulders, those stats I bet are going for less than 1mil now - there is a big chance for you to up your stats here.. maybe get a vile ward if you can afford it.
I need a helm like yours!
Haha i found that helm. Can't afford it otherwise. If i were to buy an Andariel's Visage, i would get one of the old ones with a socket. No +exp socket on the helm is really painful. If you so desire, you can consider getting an old one without a socket for less than 1m (price is on the us servers though). The performance difference is not really that much. Much better bang for gold.
Vile Ward? Woah. Way out of my league. I'll take your suggestion and trawl for a good rare shoulder though.
Just some noob passing through:
Isn't playing with a crossbow with natural low atk spd irritating? Cuz that's one of the reasons why i'm not buying a crossbow
(using a bow atm)
(Ow and one more thing, is it smart to invest in high crit dmg when your crt chance is still low?)
That's pretty much a personal choice, 2h xbow packs the most punch so to speak, but obviously with a very slow attack speed, whereas I use 2x 1h xbow for faster attack, better hatred regen, and given enough critical damage, you will see some very pretty numbers :>
Playing as a DH you already know your character is weak.. it just comes with the territory.. I am constantly dodging, kiting, running to avoid hits - so yes, in most instances, I get 1-shotted.. but thats because I wasnt paying attention and also cos I'm playing act 3 atm. The only other time I get killed is when elites wall me in, then all rush into the walled-off area making it impossible for me to get out/past them.