How could a wind druid do untwinked on the reset? ive never played one before, but it seems like some fun. i figure i can get a spirit sword and shield, but im not sure how much other good stuff i can get ahold of. (+skill stuff). so untwinked, could a wind druid run the ladder ok?
After a long time away from D2 i decided to start playing HCL, so i can say i'm playing untwinked...
Windies are a nice choice because they can tank alot of elemental damage.
As far as gear goes, a spirit sword is quite easy to get and while you dont find yourself a monarch you can always socket a shield with 3 PDiamonds for the resists ( since you mentioned HC ).
At the moment, my windy is lvl 81 and using a smoke (nef lum) mage plate, a lore (ort sol) crown and spirit sword and shield, with no other gear worth mentioning. He's not a killing machine like a meteorb nor the jack of all trades as a necro summoner but he cleared act2 with 3 other players with no trouble.
So wether you wait for ladder reset or not, go windy!
I agree with the above post. Windys are not the fastest killers, but they are a fairly safe build to play untwinked. You can pick up some nice items even in nightmare to build him up a bit, and get him strong enough to handle hell.
I had great experiences mfing with my windy in hell. Only boss I had a hard time with, was baal, and it wasnt really him that gave me problems, but lister and his minions. I say a windy for first char is a very, very good choice.
As far as my play go's, since my hurricain is already hurting the monsters on my way to the mf spots, I just kill them quickly and if somthing drops, pick it up. I have gotten alot of good stuff from just regular monsters. I notice that with my sorc I tend to teleport past everything to just get to the bosses. IMO I think the more monsters killed, the better chance you have of getting some deacent stuff.
Also, I didnt worry about resists....cyclone armor rocks, but I did have max block. That is a MUST. Anyhow, if you do decide to have a windy for your first char as I will, I wish you luck. Its a fun build.
After reset, when I decide what my account name will be, I will try to find this thread, and put it in. If you want to do some leveling together, I'll be happy to have the company.
I agree here, max block is a must. or at least 65% I would say. Lots of mana as well, a nice bahumut ring works great. rest in res all, some faster cast goes a long way once you have a mana pool.
2 spirits + skin of viper + any fcr gloves gets you past the 99 breakpoint. if your spirits are perfect, you dont even need the glove...............
personally, i would take a spirit shield and a vita build in place of the max block build....simply because the build is skills-dependent. however, with cyclone armor on, you shouldnt be losing life from elemental attacks, so maybe physical reduction is the way to go....(ss and 75 block)
I DONT KNOW!!! hahaha
all i know is that im playing a windy tonight at 12:01 am pst.