My Stone of Jordan and Blackguard are quite nice When my other Crusader gets to 70 I'll kit her out in my Fire set; some lovely items there too
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Apr 25, 2014AeneasBK posted a message on Does X-Y <elemental> damage affix on weapons play any role?Certainly; just getting a X-Y Holy Damage weapon isn't enough to make my physical school abilities count as Holy abilities; more's the pity (looking at you Bombardment *glares*)Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Apr 25, 2014AeneasBK posted a message on Does X-Y <elemental> damage affix on weapons play any role?There is such a thing as a basic attack; you have it at level 1 I think as R-click default; but you only use it if you attempt to cast a spell when you don't have the resources for it; so after dumping all your Hatred/Mana/Arcane Power/Wrath/Fury/Spirit if you continue to try and use your resource spender you just perform this basic attack. IT will count as the damage type of your affix so a 1140-1480 cold dmg weapon will basic attack as cold.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
That much I know. My friend maintains that the X-Y fire damage on his wand allows his disintegrate to proc his Tal Rasha's elements set bonus; he's pretty switched on so I find it hard to doubt it; mabye it combines the 2 'schools' so the damage counts as both; would have to play my wizard again and investigate.
Apr 19, 2014AeneasBK posted a message on 2H Flail Drop Rate anomalously low or just bad RNG?I'm yet to see one drop, seen duplicates of most other legendaries drop if not for myself than for my regular rifting buddies/clan mates (clan isn't large by any means)Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
As title asks, are they intentionally much rarer than the other weapons or have I just had bad luck? Clocked hundred of hours on my Crusader already 99% of that on Torment difficulty...
Dreaming of a Golden Flense but so far nothing Q_Q
What about you guys? You drowning in 2Her Flails? (I've had 3 1Hed flails and 2 Crusader 2H swords, just no flails Q_Q)
Apr 17, 2014Get the Cache one : "Covens Criterion" the 40-60% redux dmg on blocked attacks is unequalled in power.Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
The Westmarch Defender is better damage I guess; but the Covens Criterion is easier to farm (its in the same set as the gloves of worship and illusory boots so act II bounties (double check this I could be confused), and basically means any blocked attack does 0 dmg On the basis that if having 50% (average) dmg redux doesn't bring the hit into your block amount range; then unblocked hits must be smahsing your face in...
Apr 9, 2014AeneasBK posted a message on can skill types be trusted, and block damage questionsGo to Options > GAmeplay > Show advanced Tooltips.Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
Hey Presto: All your runes now have colour coding to let you know what school they are
Apr 9, 2014When diablo stops overheaing my GFX card so badly it powers my computer off I'll be sure to give your suggestions a try Also, very jealous of your Maximus. So many used to drop for my Wizard; not a single one since RoS though Q_QPosted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
Apr 9, 2014Thanks for the suggestion, I love the look of judgement; and I'll investigate the rune. As to the blind stopping the damage; I try to aim it in such a way as to blind enough of the mobs that I refil (so, about 10) but no more than that.Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
Someone claimed that you could get Wrath/second on gear. I haven't seen it appear once yet so I think it was bullshit but I stand to be corrected
Apr 9, 2014AeneasBK posted a message on Question : Physical build possible? (testing Phalanx)Physical will buff most punish and sweep attack runes, and ALL bombardment and Phalanx runes. You could definately make a solid physical build with those skills Would jsut have to adapt your playstyle to suit it.Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
Apr 9, 2014The name is kinda a pun as I'm using a Fire-damage based build. Can explore fine on t3; mostly farm on t1 unless I'm after a legendary crafting material. Philosophy is based around trying to keep Vitality and %Life as low as possible, to keep the effectiveness of the Renewal passive and any LpS or LoH I randoomly acquire on the way gearing up.Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
Link to character sheet: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Aeneas-2115/hero/38721088
Righty; so I know there are improvements to my current GEAR that I can make but I don't think build discussions should be too much about gear. The idea was to play this guy as a brawler; stomping into areas and smashing demons faces in; no namby-pamby dancing hammers or wizader-style "Ima use all ranged spells" nonsense, just beats and more beats. Also, whilst my first 70 was my old main (Wizard) the first legendary he got at level 70 was a Str based Cindercoat. GG. It also had some smelly Barbarian skill inc. on it so I got rid of that.
Punish - the block chance from hardened senses puts me at 61% block chance. Each block pops for about 1 million damage around me. Not a lot but adds up. Also makes the damage from Punish into Fire damage so it benefits from the +elemental%
Sweep Attack - despite the DoT being currently bugged; still looks pimp slashing a load of fire over your enemies Mainly chosen due to it being a melee attack (seriously, why have Crusaders got ranged spells? :p) and taking the fire rune for +elemental%
Shield Glare: Zealous Glare: How else am I meant to refill my wrath to keep Sweep attack wailing on the hordes? Answers gladly accepted How do *you* do it?
Falling Sword: Superheated - important to note the AoE DoT is about 1/4er of the damage total if the mobs don't leave the area. Mainly because I had to pick *something* and Sparkle Pony had just too long of a CD for my 'Teleport'-habits. Would prefer to use Condemn. IMPORTANT: Baring certain ghastly Waller conditions, the Teleport element of Falling Sword can save your life. It seems to have a range as large as the screen, so by all means use it to evade your opponents if that Horde:Arcane Enchanted Frozen is getting you down. Ofc the 30 second CD means its kinda one-trick but that can be all you need
Akarat's Champion: Really not a fan of long CD spells like this (and Archon) but seeing as our armour set is based around this ability I figured I had better get used to it now. Took Prophet rune because the rest are a bit meh* and it was useful when farming rare spawns on t4 or t5 (Manglemaw and Razorclaw in particular). *Disclaimer: "meh" when your build isn't based around cooldown abilities. The one that reduces CDs by 1 sec probably wins then
Laws of Valor: Critical - I play group games often. That extra 100% crit strike damage for everyone (combined with my friends wolfhowl ofc) makes for some sick burst yo Do recommend
Heavenly Strength, welp, theres much discussion about this ability but yet to find a 1Her that can compete with the damage my 2Her provides so *shrug* its a necessity imo.
Hold Your Ground: More block. Blocks are good.
Divine Fortress: My armour is increased by 61% in combat. Nice.
Renewal: With the shield I farmed from bounty caches; if I block an attack, it does 0 damage. With the 55% redux; it nearly always falls into the range of my shields block amounts. With 61% of attacks healing me for 12k life it's pretty much all the healing I need. Bear in mind a lot of "dangerous" attacks consist of many many small hits in a rapid amount of time. This is where the blocksader kicks ass. Firechains are a DpS and Healing INCREASE for me, much like Illusionist is for, well, pretty much everyone.
Anyway; I've always appraoched Diablo as a "Fun" game as raid/guildleading WoW was all the "try-hard" I wanted out of computer games But I will have NO problem if any of this sites try-hard number-crunchers want to tell me how many ways this vuild is bad and I should feel bad
I would ask that any suggested changes stick to the philosophy of "This guy is a brawler not a wizard-in-plate" Hope y'all loving your crusaders so far
Apr 8, 2014Why are people talking about 2400 DPS 1Hers and 2600 DPS 2Hers?Posted in: Crusader: The Church of Zakarum
Surely its more like 2200 and 2800? My 2Her has 3116 DPS on it and its not even perfectly rolled by a long shot (and has socket ofc)
Gonna need a mint 1Her to even compete with that.
My solution to this HS farce would be to nerf damage by 15% then buff it across the board for crusaders, so the two weapon types do the same damage, it just leaves the player the choice between 1Her and shield or 2Her and shield, whichever they prefer. Not this current "Use a 2Her and shield or gimp thyself" style.
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Sep 1, 2014AeneasBK posted a message on Elemental Damage Explained, UEE Behind the Scenes, Deadset Gaming's Sanctuary Talk, Lizard Squad Caught?I can't believe after so many months of Reaper, people still don't understand stacking damage affixes. Do they still teach maths at school?Posted in: News
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