tx ilkori for the insightful info; I myself have played with trapper but switching to kicker now. ONE BIG QUESTION: does Duress work for non-ladder player??? Since i made one but not successful!! Looking forward for your enlightenment. TX a lot again.
I miss this thread..i've done ubers a few times on whcl..and I find it very hard to trade for DKeys now so I'm going to run nith myself.
She's 85..and I'm thinking that +2 Valor > Bane.
Any idea what DR to go for for nith runs? I heard it's DR and not %.
2 asn/15 str/13 dex/35 cold res ammy
tgods..but this should be swapped out probably..only doing nith runs are there any lit dmging guys anyways?
gloves..you suggest drac's. probably going with that.
shield..should I use Stormshield? or get a nice sanctuary, or something else? I'm going max block.
whats the fcr bps for lit/d sentry? I've got one 10 fcr..and I don't want to do weapon swithc like you suggest..as that can be super costly.
I maxed CBS/Lit/DSentry
2 Trap Charms
How many kicks should I aim at? I do need practice. I'm thinking Black Flail/Stormshield. And sticking wit hthat. Probably gonna use Fade..for more DR%. Not sure yet. Should I sol My storm and valor and guillame's? ty ahead of time.
Ah, hybrid route with strong traps. Good way to go. For kicks, I'd aim for getting just enough points for 3 kicks (lvl 12) or 4 kicks (lvl 18).
The weapon switch you say can be expensive. Yes, it can cost a lot if you go all-out or if you forget which one you are on. Otherwise, it's pretty cheap. For a long time I used a Black Flail with Stormshield on one side, then dual Spirits on the other. Crystal Swords look a lot different from Flails, so no problem there. The only thing that has changed is I randomly found an Asteron's Iron Ward (decent damage, slow, 33 CB, and magic damage - the AR bonus helps too).
On your traps, the only thing you can affect is how fast the drop on the ground - and that is IAS not FCR. The breakpoints are in jrichard's speed sticky, but I can tell you off the top of my head that your speed will be fine if you use that black flail + BoS. An IAS jewel in the Guillaume's isn't a bad idea, though.
Stormshield is hands-down the best shield on a kicker. On your build, it's good - and is only missing +skills. That's why I use a switch.
I honestly have no idea about the DR% thing. My solution has always been to avoid the high damage poison clouds. There are two basic ways to handle that - 1 run past and 2 - kill everything.
To run past, queue Mind Blast (you'll want a little more fcr to do this), use BoS, and run just knocking everything out of the way. Dragon Flight straight to Nithy and kill him on the spot - drop DSies to clear the room, or just pick the loot and teleport out.
The other option (kill everything) means playing a more defensive approach. I would let my merc die, use my Shadow (slvl 17+) as a distraction, and Blade Fury them with the Black Flail. That works really well in 1-player games, though you might need more firepower in higher player counts.
I built a Chaos kicker, and it worked pretty well. However, using dual Chaos is pointless. Your secondary claw only transfers passive mods (skills, resists, stats, etc.) so Bartucs and Jade Talon are both better options.
by costly I meant It could cost me my life in hc..haha..going for max block to no block is deadly if mobbed..but yeah.
I'm going to use set mithril coil for belt, and fade aura..gonna try to go 3 or 4 kicks, 17 in shadow master, and then see what fade I need for max.
but first off;are there any monsters in nith area that I need to worry about my res for?
Well I'm running with max everything but psn..its around 30 with fade on..
I have a decent lvl BO from my barb..and those tomb vipers < me.
They do about no dmg. Thanks to the DR, and psn res I think.
Nihl's CE hurts me the most, everything else I own..haven't had life drop bad once besides on CE.
Thanks for showing me a fun char.