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    posted a message on Is there any advantage to playing HC?

    HC comes with it's own built in end game, exclusive to that mode. Death. ...or....avoiding death. Permanent death. Your character isn't rolling over to SC like in PoE, this is real HC.


    HC has rewarded me endlessly. It saved D3 for me when the game was at it's lowest points early on. Now that D3 is a legit top-shelf ARPG (IMO), I am bound to HC mode. I simply couldn't enjoy the game without it.


    Objectively speaking; HC adds an aspect to the game that it currently doesn't have outside of HC. It makes it possible for you to lose. It's a game, you should be able to lose. There is no PvP, so if you want to risk loss, hardcore is for you.

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    posted a message on Please nerf healing monk

    EDIT: Please keep on topic, and any more flaming/trolling/derailing will result in immediate action.

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    posted a message on Please nerf healing monk

    Please keep the conversation about the dynamics of support characters and NOT about unfounded accusations and personal remarks.


    Thank you.

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    posted a message on What legendaries are in your extract top priority?
    Quote from Slayerviper»

    is there less elite/champion groups in grifts now too? The furnace would help with clearing these mobs as well.


    Thing is, I'm pushing HC Grifts (currently ranked solo #8) and once you get over tier 50-ish, those white mobs stand you up and waste your time. In 2.2, the elites weren't the problem, it was the RG. There's been paradigm shift now, as less onus has been put on the Grift Guardian's health.

    Look at the solo boards. That tells you much. Most of the Monks above me aren't using Furnace as a passive, and there's a reason why. I have no other better option than to cube Furnace, but what's happening to me is I hit a hard wall after clearing a 54 in HC. I simply cannot keep up with the timer at tier 55 because my weapon passive is a Furnace.

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    posted a message on What legendaries are in your extract top priority?

    Grouping with friends and doing split bounties is going to make your effort to gain extraction mats much quicker, as I'm sure you already know. However, a lot of people aren't aware of how the current Bonus Bounty situation is working.


    ALWAYS do the Bonus bounty map (act) first. After you finish that, the bonus moves to another map (act), and then you do that one....and so on. This will literally double the amount of extraction mats you receive from bounties.


    As for your main question; My first choices were Cindercoat, Unity, and Furnace. A great set of item passives for a HC r6 Monk. Looking for Shenlongs to equip so I can replace the Furnace passive with Flying Dragon.

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    posted a message on What legendaries are in your extract top priority?

    Zodiac cubed + Focus/Restraint equipped......really great for some builds. It's what I use for my HC r6 Monk when in groups, as Unity isn't a viable option in party play.


    Right now, many of the top solo Monks aren't using Furnace to push grifts. I wouldn't either if I had the right gear. The thing is, due to the changes in Grift dynamics, a big part of getting a good time in a Grift is how fast you can clear white (regular) enemies. Furnace will not help you do this, so many people pushing for top placement are finding other options to cube as a weapon passive other than Furnace.

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    posted a message on 9:02 and all is not well.
    Quote from Greenjoke»

    always plan alternate activities on patch day

    Like drinking coffee, smoking medicinal plants, and tapping my fingers on my desk while mumbling excitedly?
    I'm straight.
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    posted a message on HC Companions
    Quote from Altreg01»

    Yeah I noticed they aren't for damage. Haven't really specifically geared one like you described. Definitely something to really pay attention to as I make a serious run in S4 HC

    Add me if you play (NA) servers.

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    posted a message on HC Companions

    Templar is great in that he has heals (which have effectively saved me from triggering my fatal passive more than a few times). He also has a stun attack that comes in handy. I try to set mine up with Eun-Jang-Do dagger, Freeze of Deflection Shield, Ess of Johan amulet, Occulus Ring with double IAS (can stack to 18%) and a Unity.


    The best use of a follower, especially in HC, is not damage. Rather, you want crowd control mitigation. A Templar set up like this (at least in 2.2) can darn near perma-lock a RG once he gets below 20% health.


    There are other CC set-ups you can use. Such as Wyrdward ring with Thunderfury, or you can stack up DPS if you like, to some effect.

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    posted a message on Why do people consider Turbo HUD cheating?

    @Atyio ~ You said (and I'm quoting verbatim, unlike yourself) ~ "you complain about sth that doesn't affect you. "I got only to rank 5 because everyone is using Thud"


    That insinuates that I said that. I did not say that. I actually am quite indifferent about the whole thing. I cannot control what others do. I can only control my decisions, and I frankly don't care much about ThuD. I've played PC games for many many years, and I know there will always be cheats, and people will always use them.

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