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    posted a message on Expert Knowledge Needed: Damage Bonus of Strongarm Bracers vs. Magefist in cube
    Quote from Dominic7447»

    Quote from horrax1»

    Like Emmo said,


    one thing to note as well, is that the Strongarm effect wont apply to mobs that cant be knocked back like Rift guardians and alot of big monster types. Also crowd control immunities can affect the uptime on Strongarms.

    If your question was regarding Solo play I would say Magefist would provide the better overall value.


    The Strongarm effect however is prefered to use in group, since it will buff the dmg of all party members done to those mobs.



    This also depends on how much fire additves he have already since 20% is not a 20 boost anymore.

    that's why "like Emmo said"... he should check his overall gear. I highly expect no matter which class and build that at least there are some additive dmg bonuses already available equal to 40% (so same existing value like like fire neck + bracer), hence suggesting Magefist ;)

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    posted a message on Expert Knowledge Needed: Damage Bonus of Strongarm Bracers vs. Magefist in cube

    Like Emmo said,


    one thing to note as well, is that the Strongarm effect wont apply to mobs that cant be knocked back like Rift guardians and alot of big monster types. Also crowd control immunities can affect the uptime on Strongarms.

    If your question was regarding Solo play I would say Magefist would provide the better overall value.


    The Strongarm effect however is prefered to use in group, since it will buff the dmg of all party members done to those mobs.

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    posted a message on AS vs Area Damage for Seismic Slam Barb build

    since you should NOT build your leap rotations about earthquakes but mainly to keep your defensive set bonus up, the main advice here is to change hellfire/focus/restraint to the endless walk set + convention of elements.


    I wonder why you use lut socks in cube. Get some useful item there. Cindercoat comes to mind if you're using Fire Seismic Slam.


    Regarding your question if AS or AD, I would overall say it depends...CDR can be a good stat if you're using CoE, maximizing Wrath of the Berserker with your prefered CoE element up together with WotB most of the time. Or even RcR.


    You also should consider going Bloodshed on Battle Rage. If you die too much that way, you can go Endless Walk + Unity instead.


    GL

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    posted a message on New banwave?

    well yes, the only excuse I can understand if you're looking for those very awkward wings. I would gladly accept this interruption though if it would be the only one.

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    posted a message on New banwave?
    Quote from Emmo»

    Quote from raislander35»

    I can't just get into a public bounty and not have at least 2 or even 3 members in the party being bots.



    How can you tell?
    Some people have claimed in bounty groups that I'm a bot, and when I asked why, they gave a few reasons which don't make sense, like I'm too fast. Well, I play UE DH, which is quite fast for bounties, and I rush the objective because why wouldn't I? Don't understand.
    I've never noticed a bot, but then again, I don't look. In public groups, I just want to get the objective done and leave.

    That's interesting. I'm yet to see someone in a public game that clears their bounties faster than me. I play wiz and not even para 2k UE DHs that don't afk can keep up.
    My rule for bounies is. dont pick up anything (almost no legs, for sure no dbs) don't do any bonus stuff (vaults, rainbows, bandits), dont open bounty reward chests. it's very frustrating that people - even at pretty high level - really still think that is of any benefit.
    if everyone would just farm bounties like that we would all be in a normal Nephalem rifts again much faster and can farm all that stuff I mentioned much faster which you thought you missed out in not doing/pickin up/whatever in the bounty run.
    And yes in an average pub bounty game I clear almost 3 entire acts myself. People are inefficient and claim you're a bot if you're efficient. It would be funny if it wasnt so sad :P
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    posted a message on New banwave?
    Quote from Sydaxis»

    This. I've played the game since beta and have never used a bot. Now it feels like I'm playing the game wrong because I'm not botting.

    Me too here. Never botted, never used Thud. never joined 4man meta group (neither push nor rathma)
    The game just is kinda dead. People are not playing anymore or ...yeah botting.
    I'm still ranked 2 solo Wiz in EU and that is basically since season start and without really trying too hard...
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    posted a message on health globe healing bonus
    Quote from Hindrigan»

    I'm using it for transcendence for my wol build. I have found that I am dying not by getting nuked but by not gaining hp back fast enough. so lets not have this turn into a heal monk stat fight. thx.

    Well, I wanted to do a Shi Mizu build and it happened that almost every ancient item I've augmented has the bonus as a secondary (also some pickup radius, which is even worse for Shi Mizu). So there is that ;)
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    posted a message on health globe healing bonus

    it's not like Istvans are completely mandatory to make a supp monk work. But overall you're right of course :)

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    posted a message on health globe healing bonus

    well, so it's not possible on pants and belt either.

    on offhands it's also possible. like sources and mojos for example. So should be possible on shields too.


    so now we have a complete list of which items can and cannot roll it as a secondary affix ;)

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    posted a message on health globe healing bonus

    the stat cannot be rolled on weapons, helms, bracers and gloves. that's what I can tell for sure.

    but need some zmonk expert to answer your question for all possible items.

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    posted a message on official solo mode + solo leaderboard?
    Quote from Barly»

    Quote from horrax1»

    there are 2 reasons for me to group up. 1) bounties and 2) rift closer.

    While you still are at a disadvantage when only playing solo this has improved a ton over the years. There really is no need for such a mode since I'm topping leaderboards even as it is right now.

    Stop pretending those 1k-2k more paragon will make a world of difference.

    Every half dedicated player can reach Para 1k and fully augmented gear by the end of a season. With that you're not even that far behind as you might think...


    Besides you can inspect every guy on the leaderboard. So there you have your solo only mode / leaderboard. Just check paragon and gems.



    It's not just about paragon. It's also loot sharing, gem levels, how quickly you get mats, and what class you play.
    If there was a solo self found season in d3, I would personally have more fun, because everyone would be on the same level. I don't need to make a necro or barb to get in the top speed farm groups.

    well in the end that is what counts. paragon. eventually you will get almost the same gear anyway.
    gem levels yeah, look up my previous post. while i still say there are some disadvantages, they are very slim. if you wanna go solo self sound, just do so. that's what I do more or less since forever...

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    posted a message on official solo mode + solo leaderboard?
    Quote from gh4ztx
    and another thing; if u think 1-2k paragon difference is irrelevant to be competitive on solo leaderboards then uve never been competing in top 10 or gone above 2000 paragon in a season lol



    Well yes, who cares about those 4man meta para grinders to push at the end of the season? I mean really. I was in the top10 solo leaderboards during the last 7 seasons (season 6-12). Several times rank 1 for a while. Currently rank 2 solo wiz EU. (no season end placements!)


    What I'm saying is that of course I will drop out of the top 30 almost all the time at the end. That's 1) because I often lose motivation towards the end and 2) yes indeed I'm lacking mainly para levels to maintain in the top 10.


    Still it shows that it's easy to "compete" if you aming for top100 or whatever (in the end the 1-2k para lvls is a simple calculation and that's in most cases not more than 1-2 GR levels) It's not impossible by any means. Point being is that you can analyse your results by your own. And if you like to you could even "fish out" those 1-2k para by getting a godlike rift (nothing I would do)


    On one thing you were right. I was never even close of being para 2000 during a season. We talking Solo player here, right? I mean I would be surprised if there even are any people completely soloing their way to para 2k during a season...

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    posted a message on official solo mode + solo leaderboard?

    there are 2 reasons for me to group up. 1) bounties and 2) rift closer.

    While you still are at a disadvantage when only playing solo this has improved a ton over the years. There really is no need for such a mode since I'm topping leaderboards even as it is right now.

    Stop pretending those 1k-2k more paragon will make a world of difference.

    Every half dedicated player can reach Para 1k and fully augmented gear by the end of a season. With that you're not even that far behind as you might think...


    Besides you can inspect every guy on the leaderboard. So there you have your solo only mode / leaderboard. Just check paragon and gems.

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    posted a message on Message from European Clans (About Botting)

    I agree. thud or bot, they are all cheats so they all should get the same punishment. first people need to realize that and delete any other software that enhances d3 in any way.

    the next steps would obviously for blizzard to react and ban accordingly, afterwards we could ask for some legit features to be implemented in an upcoming patch. some useful things that for example thud delivers right now.


    one can dream, ...I fear it just wont happen.


    look how blizzard handled the last NS cycle. people were essentially encouraged to exploit.

    What I'm saying is that I have not much hope for such a petition, especially if the community is pretty separated about what is legit and what is not. What's more important and what's less... it's not really a strong message.

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    posted a message on Almost everyone and his grandmother is Using TurboHUD
    Quote from Metropolis_Man»

    Quote from horrax1»

    I still never used thud. even though I'm pushing the leaderboards pretty high, the only real benefit I see is avoid walking into dead ends in high grifts and maybe the elite destribution on the minimap. the latter should clearly be a standard feature of the game...



    You're saying a standard feature of the game should be players automatically knowing where the elites are at the get-go?

    As I said I never used Thud, so I only know this from others not by myself. I imagine it that I see elites on the minimap. This often helps in high end GRs where you have to drag elites with you. You would know if a blue elite gets stuck behind an obstacle and/or invisible deceivers, vile bats, etc...


    if you can see them on the whole map right when you enter an area, that's obviously not what I meant.

    And actually that's a huge benifit in using thud if that's the case.

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