OK i admit it ive overlooked the Assassin class so far but can't wait to get to grips with this (to me) unknown char type.
Hmmmm..... Ok here goes... Firstly I guess i play waaaaaay to much and can be classed as an extreme baaler - I have 2 chars at 99 and a real high 98 so far this season. One outcome of all this baaling is a naked level 94 Assassin with all skillpoints and attributes free and i want to make this my next minion/baal killer. I play either in a small group or self baal 4 chars at a time and so have found an amazing treasuretrove of items (only time i trade is reluctantly when making runewords) with which to equip her.
As i have the infinity runeword (and a nec with Lower resist) i can overcome pretty much all immunities and was thinking of that maxing the lightning damage would be the way to go.
jrichard's Lightning trapsin guide seems a great place to start but that was aimed at an untwinked Sass and i guess mine is anything but...
As this is pretty much the only real unexplored area of D2 left to me i am hoping the Assassin class will give me a new lease of life with the game and who knows i might even make a team of Assassin baalers if i get hooked!!
Ok heres the thing tho - given all of the above and the need to keep the games as quick as possible which skill do i need to concentrate on? what block rate will i need (if any) to stay pretty immune to baal himself and any other general advice/tactics you think i will need.. Go easy on me tho.. i really know next to nothing about this class. Oh and I find it second nature to control 2 chars at once as long as im not switching skills constantly and yep the char will pretty much be baal exclusive..
Get the trappers wet dream claw. +3 Traps with +3 LS. Any other mods will make the value go sky high especially if there is another mod to MB. +2 Sin skills with +3 LS is another price breaker.
Use these 2 claws and get other + skill items . With decent +skills (which trappers can get lots of) you can get about 50% weapon block with just 1 point. Get at least 50% FCR so you can MB lock your targets and let the traps do the work.
If wealth isn't a problem, get at least +20 to traps skills. With an addition of +6 to LS from both claws, a max synergied LS should be around 11.1k dmg. Factor in 5 traps with 10 shots each and you know you will be hurting.
ok Thx.. I will equip tomorrow when i can think more clearly... I kinda guessed the offensive side would be best given the a2 meatshields i have.
I haven't yet had that wet dream find ..:laugh: but i guess i have had a little excitement along the way with a 2 sin 2 ls which will be better than most.. i may have to start shopping for that killer 2nd claw tho..but its not essential straight away i guess given a high end light sorc will be working the throne with this char.
Actually i cant wait for the next ladder.. the real skill in this game is baaling quickly after day 2 or 3 with virtually no equipment - Huge fun. At the moment the only risk i'm taking is a disconnect possibility when my telesorc lands in something nasty.. or getting a little careless with the occasional boss doll.
It will be interesting to see how the Sin compares with a LF zon and the light sorc for quickness and robustness. if it shapes up i may have found the main part of my season 4 project...