I've been wondering wether a plague java would be viable for pvm, combine it with a WWS and it might make for an interesting character idea. I was also wondering how venom acts with both poison javelin and plague javelin, and if it would therefore make treachery a viable armour choice.
Gear i was thinking of would be.
Upped WWS socketed shael, nef.
Treachery light armour
+ ama, 30 frw, xx mods circ
ravenfrost + dual leech ring
cats eye or +2 ama crafted ring
Sanctuary or ...?
Skills would be something like maxed plague and poison jav. 9 pierce for 100% pierce with razortail. Enough points in strafe to hit 17 with + skills. Maxed Valkyrie, rest of points spread between critical strike and d/a/e.
Any thoughts or ideas about this or would i just be wasting my time?
has been done and some say it is hell viable, though other say it sucks. Just use the search function and I think you will find what you need.
Just some idea.
It really is all +skills. As many as you can get. Therefor don't go the wws route. Combining a physical build with a caster build doesn't work. Just go with the poison/lighting rout. Max out lighting fury and you can take everything on. Bosses perhaps not.
ditch the treachery. You only benefit from it when the javelin truly hits. ditch the dual leech ring. You don't want to leech, search + mana/life per kill instead. I think you should ditch the trangs gloves. It only benefits more then +skill if you have like a zillion +skills already, which you probably don't have.
Don't use strafe nor critical strike. As you won't be doing physical damage anyway.
Plague Javelin is very much Hell-viable. It's probably the strongest of all of the poison builds (Novamancer, Rabid Wolf, Venomsin, Plague Javazon).
Regarding Venom and Plague... for all intents and purposes, they don't do anything together. Using Plague with Venom active is just like using Plague with no Venom active. Really, they will interact in an interesting manner if you happen to score an actual physical hit with your actual javelin (which will very, very, very rarely happen). In that case, the bitrates of the two poisons add, and the poison runs for the full listed duration of Plague or Poison. The result can add up to a lot of damage (over a million at the top end), but it is applied over a ridiculously long time, so it's not anywhere near as powerful as it might sound.
Well that's a shame, do they both have to hit at the same time for the bug to be active or in theory could i throw the javelin, thus poisoning the enemies then switch to my bow and use strafe to also transmit venom resulting in the bug?
I'll be starting on this build tommorow as i've not being playing lately and got enough gear to make this happen so i'll play around with my idea and see what happens.
If you can get top-end gear...then you can solo virtually anywhere. The build you have planned out should be able to tackle practically anywhere without trouble. My own Plague Java hit 130k Plague over 20 seconds, and that could kill pretty much any monster in the game (that wasn't Poison Immune or freakishly Poison Resistant) in one hit.
I'm thinking an act5 merc might be a good idea, if i give him a medusas gaze unique shield (although it has a huge str requirement) i'd have a level 7 lower resist which would greatly help this ama, he could also make a nice tank for grouping up enemy monsters, though i'd have to give him very good gear to make it worth it.