not long time ago i've finished my second Guardian based on class specific sets, my Mav's magezon Gabrielle and if somebody remembers (which i really doubt it :-), i promised that next character will be Poison/Summon/Fire Trang necro...
Before few days i finished him and i'm proud to introduce him as my third Guardian for this sept...Overall its my seventh , but first two were finished with using escape button (so personally i'm not considering them as a real Guardians), therefore Naz Ghoul is my fifth REAL Guardian and first necro...
Btw., i have in progress two HC septs, one untwincked and this set based, still far away from Nightfishes mad Quest...
Anyway here he is....please applause...Thank You :-)
Guardian Naz Ghoul, lvl 85:
Lets start with pictures:
LCS Poison and Bone tree
LCS Summon tree
LCS Curses tree
Dmg Poison nova
Dmg Poison explotion
Dmg Fire spells
Skill distribution is obvious for the Poisonmancer, rest of the points are one point wonders, prerequisities, but there two exceptions...
20 Poison Nova (main killer, used 85% of time)
20 Poison expotion (very nice skill, if You need to destroy corpses, otherwise dmg is nearly as good as with Poison nova
20 Poison dagger (this time just a synergy, helped me a lot on the beginning)
10 Lower resist
9 Skeleton Mastery
Now, why i spent rest points that way...
1)Lower resist - just because only hard points invested in this skill are calculated, while speaking about breaking enemy Poison immunity, i needed maximum available ponts for this skill...Keep in mind, that when immunity is broken, things like -% enemy resist to poison ARE working...
From my experince, not many Poison immune monsters remained after using this skill, so it allowes me to effectivelly use my strongest spell agains them (Nova)
2)Skeleton mastery - i've been really dissapointed by skellies survibillity in Hell, when i played my untwincked Summonmancer, so Revives are much better option from my point of view...And only synergy for them is this skill...
Weapon and shield switch:Code:Trang-Oul's Guise Bone Visage Defense: 237 Durability: 40 of 40 Required Strength: 106 Required Level: 65 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 86 Fingerprint: 0x345e751 +150 to Mana +80 Defense Replenish Life +5 Attacker Takes Damage of 20 25% Faster Hit Recovery Socketed (1: 0 used) Trang-Oul's Scales Chaos Armor Defense: 857 Durability: 70 of 70 Required Strength: 84 Required Level: 49 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 79 Fingerprint: 0x3bae13ef +150% Enhanced Defense +100 Defense vs. Missile Poison Resist +40% Requirements -40% 40% Faster Run/Walk +2 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only) ***Partial Set Item Bonuses*** Lightning Resist +50% Damage Reduced by 25% ***Partial Set Item Bonuses*** Socketed (1: 0 used) Naz-Ghoul's Trang-Oul's Wing Cantor Trophy Defense: 180 Chance to Block: 60% Durability: 20 of 20 (Necromancer Only) Required Strength: 50 Required Level: 54 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 86 Fingerprint: 0xd56c36c7 +25 to Strength +15 to Dexterity +30% Increased Chance of Blocking +125 Defense Fire Resist +41% Poison Resist +40% +36 poison damage over 2 seconds +2 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only) 100% Chance to cast Level 51 Poison Nova When You Die +4% to Poison Skill Damage ***Partial Set Item Bonuses*** -30% to Enemy Poison Resistance Replenish Life +15 ***Partial Set Item Bonuses*** Socketed (1: 1 used) Naz-Ghoul's Trang-Oul's Claws Heavy Bracers Defense: 73 Durability: 16 of 16 Required Strength: 58 Required Level: 45 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 86 Fingerprint: 0xe73aa9bb +30 Defense Cold Resist +30% 20% Faster Cast Rate +2 to Curses (Necromancer Only) +25% to Poison Skill Damage Trang-Oul's Girth Troll Belt Defense: 162 Durability: 18 of 18 Required Strength: 91 Required Level: 62 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 86 Fingerprint: 0x45003db1 +66 to Life +45 to Mana +30 to Maximum Stamina +100 Defense Replenish Life +5 Requirements -40% Cannot Be Frozen ***Partial Set Item Bonuses*** Cold Resist +40% ***Partial Set Item Bonuses*** Blackhand Key Grave Wand One-Hand Damage: 13 to 29 Durability: 15 of 15 Required Strength: 25 Required Level: 41 Staff Class - Normal Attack Speed Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 86 Fingerprint: 0xbb678e8b +50 to Life Fire Resist +37% +2 to Necromancer Skill Levels -2 to Light Radius 30% Faster Cast Rate 20% Damage Taken Goes to Mana 150% Damage to Undead +1 to Curses (Necromancer Only) Level 13 Grim Ward (30/30 Charges) Fiend Brogues Heavy Boots Defense: 6 Durability: 14 of 14 Required Strength: 18 Required Level: 29 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 84 Fingerprint: 0x89f567d2 Fire Resist +36% Lightning Resist +40% 14% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 30% Faster Run/Walk 12% Chance to cast Level 4 Charged Bolt when struck Venomous Amulet of Life Everlasting Required Level: 45 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 91 Fingerprint: 0xf6bec95a Damage Reduced by 16 +3 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only) Bone Touch Ring Required Level: 66 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 80 Fingerprint: 0x587d1f8f +18 to Strength +12 to Dexterity +9 to Minimum Damage Fire Resist +27% Lightning Resist +5% Cold Resist +5% Poison Resist +27% Corruption Hold Ring Required Level: 43 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 86 Fingerprint: 0xb003a73c +25 to Life +75 to Mana +47 to Attack Rating Fire Resist +9% Replenish Life +9 10% Faster Cast Rate
in inventory 4skillers for Poison skills, one for Curses, rest of them were various +res/life/mana charmsCode:Heart of the Oak Flail 'KoVexPulThul' One-Hand Damage: 1 to 24 Durability: 30 of 30 Required Dexterity: 35 Required Strength: 41 Required Level: 55 Mace Class - Fast Attack Speed Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 76 Fingerprint: 0xa1829094 +10 to Dexterity All Resistances +33 Adds 3-14 cold damage over 3 seconds 7% Mana stolen per hit Replenish Life +20 Increase Maximum Mana 15% 40% Faster Cast Rate 75% Damage to Demons 150% Damage to Undead +100 to Attack Rating against Demons +3 to All Skill Levels Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges) Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges) Socketed (4: 4 used) Lidless Wall Grim Shield Defense: 308 Chance to Block: 40% Durability: 70 of 70 Required Strength: 58 Required Level: 41 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 87 Fingerprint: 0x73198ec2 +10 to Energy +104% Enhanced Defense Increase Maximum Mana 10% +1 to Light Radius 20% Faster Cast Rate +1 to All Skill Levels +5 to Mana After Each Kill
Act 2 Offensive (Might)
This merc was strong enough to kill any unbreakable PI monsters in the game, thats why i used mighty oneCode:Andariel's Visage Demonhead Defense: 311 Durability: 11 of 20 Required Strength: 102 Required Level: 83 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 86 Fingerprint: 0x3ea6ff4b +26 to Strength +101% Enhanced Defense Fire Resist -30% Poison Resist +70% +10% to Maximum Poison Resist 10% Life stolen per hit 20% Increased Attack Speed +2 to All Skill Levels 15% Chance to cast Level 15 Poison Nova when struck Level 3 Venom (4/20 Charges) Duress Boneweave 'ShaelUmThul' Defense: 1908 Durability: 23 of 23 Required Strength: 148 Required Level: 47 Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 86 Fingerprint: 0x2e880b5f +164% Enhanced Defense +10% Enhanced Damage Fire Resist +15% Lightning Resist +15% Cold Resist +45% Poison Resist +15% Adds 37-133 cold damage over 2 seconds 40% Faster Hit Recovery 33% Chance of Open Wounds 15% Chance of Crushing Blow -20% Slower Stamina Drain Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (3: 3 used) Demon Gutter Colossus Voulge Two-Hand Damage: 84 to 827 Durability: 26 of 26 Required Dexterity: 45 Required Strength: 200 Required Level: 48 Polearm Class - Fast Attack Speed Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion Item Level: 84 Fingerprint: 0x917083e1 +235% Enhanced Damage +1 to Minimum Damage Adds 1-8 lightning damage 30% Increased Attack Speed Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)
Gameplay events, finds, thoughts:
This was very easy - i never played any Poison based character before, so i doubted his killing speed on the beginning, but he was extremelly fast and fun to play.Poison Nova is very strong skill (especially with so many + skills from gear), so it was real walk through the rose garden...I started always with casting Bone armor and Clay golem and for the most of the game it was enough for holding enemies far away from to be really dangerous...Really, he was so safe, that i need to use Full rejuv potion just once - when Talic in Hell used his whirl direcly against my necro...But still, i'm pretty sure that more then 400 hitpoins was remaining at the end of his whirl...Anyway i called to aid revives in tough arreas (including Arreat), they were very helpfull and personally i consider them as greatest meatshield in the game...
So there we have Guardian picture...
Poison immune - i really did not noticed them...Now seriously, not many of them were remaining after LR, rest of them killed by merc/revives/fire spells
As for finds - with MF around 0% i've been not expecting much, but reallity was worse then i thought...His best finds were Poison skiller in Act 5 NM and Ravenfrost in Act 5 Hell, i do not remember any other finds...
Normal/NM/Hell - thats pretty bad
Future plans:I have something special in my mind prepared for him :-)
Ahh, i nearly forgot, not long time ago Skunkbelly finished his Trangs based necro, so now You can compared his great necro with mine...
Thanks for reading this, my fourth character for this sept will be Griswold based Avenger, but after some break...I want to build up my new Blizzer for MF first and then i think will be a time for another untwincked Guardian, who knows...
Again thanks and have a nice day/night