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    posted a message on Archon teleport and slow time

    pretty sure it won't work like that. At least not for orb of infinite depths. I'm kinda invinsible the first 6-7 seconds in archon and afterwards I just lose the 60% dmg reduction buff (not only on charscreen but also noticable when fighting mobs)


    Have no idea though, if it works with Vyr Stacks, Tal 4 Piece and Parthan Defenders,... it could be.

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    posted a message on 2.5 Console Test 116 & 117 clears

    you should also keep in mind that the MH hydra wiz is competely not set in stone yet. Things like Energy Armor for example are not mandatory at all. For example you could go stretch time or time warp of the slow time runes, which doubles when coupled with archon (20% ias or 30% increased additive dmg) and is a very useful survival tool as well expecially for ranged attacks. Just an example.

    Should never judge too early. It's almost certain that the first iteration of the 4man push grp won't be the same as at the end of the season.


    however you're right about the targeting of the hydra wiz. So most likely the dh will pull ahead in common just because it's much easier to play and depends less on RNG.

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    posted a message on Best builds for 2 player? ( S10 )

    hydra wiz is pretty much a joke outside of 4player as a boss killer. dunno why people still consider and recommend that. I mean go play it on live and test yourself. It's not working in killing density ;P


    Still for 2 player it would be zdps monk + wd or wiz.

    But yeah it's also pretty strong to go for 2 dps that can survive on their own like already suggested.

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    posted a message on Q:New Meta for S10 (4-Man)
    Quote from SpecKROELLchen»

    Yes, and i just wanted to promote your comment :D. I hope you didn't get me wrong.

    And i also think that the job done by blizzard was not bad and that they deserve some credit for that in the days

    of infinite whining and downvoting everything.

    No prob. I did get your point ;)
    Cheers mate.
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    posted a message on Q:New Meta for S10 (4-Man)
    Quote from SpecKROELLchen»

    Quote from horrax1»

    in those test IMO the hydra wiz wasnt optimized for max RG dmg as well. So as Bagstone said we cannot predict like anything right now.


    What I think you're right is, that probably what fits in best with the FB WD will be used.

    But in the end people will just copy the rank1 spot like they do every season. Like brainless chickens and then complain in forums that there is only 1 choice. But well I should get over this fact. It's just the way it is... :P



    Lol just 5 minutes ago i had a kid on the battlenet forums complaining about just one build being viable and how much better it was "in the old days" (what ever he is refering to here). People (lets say 90%) don't get how many builds and build variants you can play while not beeing too inefficient...
    and on the other hand they also don`t get that it is not possible balance this game in a way so that the top 5 in the leaderboards will not result in one build. Funny enough that we see at least two builds in the top 10 for almost each class.

    Sometimes i wish we did not have all these information we have. Imagine how much fun diablo would be without knowing what build is the best and just testing everything ourselves. I think that is why the PTR is so much fun for me (and how unefficient we would be at the same time without knowing ;D).

    "in the old days"... it's pretty common people say this, just for the sake that in the past everything was better (mostly a very subjective way of looking at things...). Of course you could play whatever you like in D3 vanilla for example since there was no leaderboard and so people thought they have more room playing different builds. Still you were just less effective when playing Hota instead of WW Barb. It's the same right now, just that you can inspect leaderboard rank 1 clears (which everyone seems to do...).
    The amount of random whispers/questions/friend-invites you get when being #1 on a leaderboard compared to #50 is ridiculous ;)
    What i'm refering to is more like the fact that top leaderboard clears are more or less never set in stone, Blizzard done somewhat a decent job in bringing the performance of various sets closer to each other in their highest clears, so make them more competetive with each other. There is still much room for improvement and many flaws (e.g. playing wiz almost exclusively, I know that it's impossible to work your way around Archon nowadays...)
    Still there are many ways in changing/optimizing a so called "best build"
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    posted a message on Q:New Meta for S10 (4-Man)

    in those test IMO the hydra wiz wasnt optimized for max RG dmg as well. So as Bagstone said we cannot predict like anything right now.


    What I think you're right is, that probably what fits in best with the FB WD will be used.

    But in the end people will just copy the rank1 spot like they do every season. Like brainless chickens and then complain in forums that there is only 1 choice. But well I should get over this fact. It's just the way it is... :P

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    posted a message on Lightning Hydra Wizard is the best new build for Season 10 Boss Kills

    tbh any zodiac variations of MH Vyr'Rasha builds are inferior to CoE.

    so it shouldnt even be listed here. I mean the end of the S9 has showed this not only in groups but also solo. zodiac is only good for speedrifting and speedgrifting (and even not so much, cus you should use in-geom effectively there)


    Wiz even came pretty close to Gen Monks this season. I hope OP is right and we get 2-3 classes that perform close to equal, so that there will be some variations in group play. It's sad enough, that WD AoE Clear aka Firebat is fixed the 4th season in a row.

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    posted a message on A suggesion for primal weapons or just weapons overall
    Quote from psymiix»



    Green - poison , would be good for WD


    Blue - frost ( holy shit maybe i would finally be able to play a full frost wizard )

    makes no sense. but one can dream, alright! ;)
    you can play a full frost wizard if that is what you desire there is nothing stopping you.
    if you wanna play a pretty good build I doubt that some "blue frost gems" magically would change your mentioned fictional build into something awesome ;)
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    posted a message on Primal Ancient Legendaries

    in fact you're right. what i was thinking? ;)

    I mean my statement was just so that it is clear how much of an influence certain stats would make in the decision making whether to equip a primal item or use a "better" rolled ancient...


    overall i would be fine with it, just that it won't happen ;)

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    posted a message on Primal Ancient Legendaries
    Quote from The Zeph»

    These primals does not effect CHD, CHC, CDR etc, right? If not, that's sad imo. Most builds strive to have high numbers of those stats and it won't matter if they're ancient or primal, they'll still roll like normal items. Yey, higher sec resist and mainstat but it feels like a wasted opportunity.

    Example:
    Normal rings roll up to 8% CDR, ancient up to 9-10% and Primal up to 11-12%. Just a minor increase but if you get the right rolls you could end up changing a build drastically. Three primals could let you roll attack speed instead of CDR, or drop a passive for something else.


    I guess primals are fine (except for the red border, zero durability much?), they should just be tuned a bit!

    I like your idea, but just for CHD and CHC since they are just mainly dmg modifiers (should also work with RCR, elemental dmg and maybe also with ATS but you know...breakpoints... so I would probably shy away from that.)
    But CDR is a very very important stat for some builds (!!). I have tested so many builds with CDR and some are just lacking a few points here and there to make a build work or completely fail. If you target CDR for constant uptimes or especially for rotations it's a far too important stat.
    It would make primals just mandatory and not only nice to have in certain slots (like gloves, rings, shoulders,...) Imagine you can drop obsidian ring of the zodiac for something like unity, coe, ring of royal grandeur, just because you got those few extra CDR points... way too powerful in my opinion.
    certain builds in the past would have not worked if the max CDR roll would be 7%. Just sayin... it would overall make a huge difference if they would do primals with higher CDR values.
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    posted a message on Primal Ancient Legendaries
    Quote from Hellgate2038»

    Does nobody realize that this is actually a good thing?

    Paragon will now be even less important considering the diminishing returns on mainstat...

    This is a step in the right direction people!

    Exact the first thing I thought.

    Same was when they announced Caldesanns...


    It's about the grind yeah, but it's Diablo.


    I rather search for a primal ancient item than mindlessly farming paragon.


    But lets be honest it only diminishes the gap between 24/7 players and players (like me) who are efficiently playing between ~3-8 hours a day.


    Players with less playtime or determination will still suffer from this. It's why I can understand the mostly negative feedback.

    But in the long run it's a minor improvement to the game, especially if you're mainly playing NS.

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    posted a message on Brainless Builds Comparison: Sage's set builds (with videos)

    I never run Sage sets, but I can only confirm here, that running T13 is a waste most of the time.

    So if you're lacking DBs it's totally viable to give Sage builds a try.


    There are some classes that are really fast on T13 but if your clear time compared to T11 is only ~20% slower it's already not worth it, which is frankly for almost all of us ;)

    And remember 1 griftlvl is close to 20% more monster hp. So since the difference between torment levels is equal to 5 griftlvls it's double the HP you have to fight...


    for wizards I prefer T11 with avarice band instead of manald heal. it's super fast and paralysis for example sometimes wont proc for some seconds, so that's a total waste of time too, IMO.

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    posted a message on FB Teleport Archon Build / Video


    hi guys, I finally managed to record a video for the FB Teleport Archon build I'm using now for quite some time (video is linked in the build)


    It might be interesting for people that don't like the manald heal build.


    It is (and also was) highly competetive with the other FB solo builds out there. I'm currently in the top10 for solo FB users (EU season)

    It's much more consistent than other FB builds for solo gemups.


    I use it also for groups, since I dislike being stuck inside Archon. I only change Ice Armor and Halo to Spellsteal and CoE.

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    posted a message on Wizard meta

    except angry roleplayer? haha, I can only talk for myself (I don't like the manald heal standard build) but I don't play anything usual and still am top50 solo in EU. So yeah... there are more than just 1 guy playing something different ;)

    The manald heal build I've tried and I think it's maybe even better to play with CoE instead of Obsidian, only problem is that you're then so dependant on Gogok and in 100+ grifts you probably need to use Stricken Gem. I would not recommend going for Halo since this eats into mobs immunities to crowd control.


    Regarding the chance to proc paralysis, the Beam is better than the Melee Strike.

    1) Paralysis doesn't take proc coefficients into account so just the lightning damage done counts

    2) The Beam (ranged attack) in Archon form has a higher attack frequency (more lightning ticks) as most other skills, which is another reason to go range - more manald heal procs (beside the possibility to use Starfire and Zeis for much higher dmg potential)

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    posted a message on I think I enjoyed D2 more than 3
    Quote from Bagstone»

    They're different games, with different goals. I've played both games for thousands of hours. Much of the love for D2 is nostalgia - I recently went back to D2 and some of the complaints people have about D3 (too easy, no endgame, not enough stash) and also just class/build diversity are by far worse in D2. However, D3 offers a constant reward loop (you know you're gonna get X amount of paragon/augments per hour) whereas D2 is full of RNG (you can play for 10 hours straight and find nothing, or get a high rune in one run).


    Some people enjoy apples more, others oranges. Doesn't make either fruit bad.

    Your statement is on point. As almost always ;)
    Same here, I went back to D2 just recently. But regarding the stash space, I feel so hopeless in D2 compared to D3.
    Maybe the reason is that I strictly only play 1 class each season in D3. This way the stash space is more than enough. In D2 I dislike muling and without that you have absolutely no chance keeping almost any useful item... same reason why I barely use any charms. To completely fill your precious inventory space to get some useful benefits is really one of the worst "features" in D2 ;D
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