Yes, another one to get the diablo fever back after hearing that d3 hit the shelves. Still, as my favorite characters were shapeshifter druid and trapsin, I'll stick to d2lod for now ^^.
Since I haven't played that much since the big ladder-runeword patch (I played mainly before that, back when cruel colossus of quickness was the way to go ^^), I would like some tips on mf chars.
I only just started, have a lvl 70 javazon with some bow skills for LI mobs, but it seems to me that running hell diff with her without decent gear (to kill LIs faster) will be a pain.
So, my question: for running CS (my favorite mf zone) + diablo, what starting mf character would you advise? I can run nightmare bosses with my javazon for some uniques. I tried the search function, but I can't seem to get a recent thread about it, or one with links to the builds still working.
I heard about hammerdin, though I am hooked on trapsin, do you guys think it's possible with a starter gear trapsin to run CS + diablo at all?
I'm a pretty big noob. But I started a sorc, fully focused on blizzard syngergy and 1 point in teleport. I got some castrate gear, some sucky mf and then i started running Hell Mephisto. I get killed easily and can barely kill mobs. So all I do is tele to meph make sure he's stuck on his ramp somehow and blizz all over his face and then claim the lootz.
CS is my favorite MF ground too Usually, your first MF char is a soso when starting all over again.
Vizier is Light immune and Physical immune once in 20 runs. So your LS and DS can't kill him. But this is not much of a problem. Only 5% of your games this happens. It's hard to tell, whether you can kill CS with starter gear. What exactly do you mean with starter gear? Would you like to play one player games or one player games?
Hammerdin is much much better, no immunes and much more killing speed.
Maybe I can help you out. If you are on Europe realm I can give you some starting gear. Let me know what you need and I'll check my mules.
Well, I did some nm runs with my javazon, and got a 32% skin of the vipermagi, a peasants crown, an ammy with 15 res all, stats and increased cast rate, some set items, so basically, decent nm start gear. I started rolling up a pally now as well, even though I hate how much slower he kills groups in smaller areas, compared to javazon/trapsin. Though for CS it should be ok I guess.
Thank you for the offer, but I like to be self-proficient ^^. And I'm set for starting gear imho .
I think I'll take my pally to 85ish for mfing, but will still make a trapsin as extra mf-char, for when I get bored with the pally ^^. Sorcs are too squishy for my type of playing .
The trapsins fireblast fully leveled and synergised, it gets synergies from all the lightning traps gets quite powerful, maybe not ultra powerful for the elite superuniques with very high health that are LI, but it is probably my favourite MF character even if it's not as powerful as a hammerdin ofc, but more fun to play. Granted I eventually got some powerful runewords like Enigma and Hoto, but I started from scratch and it worked.