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    IncGamers Member Delano's Avatar
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    HC WD's Who do you voodoo? (How are you doing?)

    I know I'm not the only one playing a WD right now (actually I don't, and I may find out by posting this thread), and we shouldn't be left out of having our community within a community within a community.

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/S.../hero/33376409

    There I am, humble beginnings like we have in HC. Currently working on more EHP as the DPS I'm working with is fine for act 1 MP 1 farming like you kids seem to enjoy these days.

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    Re: HC WD's Who do you voodoo? (How are you doing?)

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/H.../hero/31874432

    My WD is still kicking at P22, though I've had quite a few close calls (thanks you, SV). I've been playing those A1MP1 pub games mostly, but would eventually like to finish off HC inferno.

    Edit: Guess I jinxed myself! The Butcher put an end to my run last night on my first foray into an MP2 pub game. Spirit Vessel tried to save me but wasn't quite enough. Oh well, it was a good run! In retrospect I probably should have traded my bears build for something a little more ranged given it was my first look at MP2. Next up is to get my DH to 60 and contemplating starting a Barb (if only b/c I've got a handful of decent barb items sitting in my stash).
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    Re: HC WD's Who do you voodoo? (How are you doing?)

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/M.../hero/27787298

    Just reached lvl 60 with this guy, my first level 60 HC
    Selffound, no AH.

    Iskathu Hell was a real sweat with his 1000000 minions, but i took him down and Diablo was no problem.
    Farming stuff in Act 1 Inferno now, trying to figure out some stuff. Shield or Mojo? Amethysts or Topazez? MP0 or MP1?

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    Re: HC WD's Who do you voodoo? (How are you doing?)

    Congrats on the very first level 60 HC char, InteNuIgen! Gooood feeling, I remember!

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    Re: HC WD's Who do you voodoo? (How are you doing?)

    Just switched my WD over to bears. Currently at paragon 48 and going strong. This is still one of my first characters, and easily my longest lived. For the first 40 or so paragon levels, he was a very safe LoH+toads spec, which I'd HIGHLY recommend for folks looking for an extremely safe, lower MP farming build.

    Short of a DC, very little can kill you. I've still yet to see spirit vessel pop on my WD, but I've had closer calls since swapping to bears with much better gear than I ever did on the LoH/toads build. The gist of it is a ton of LoH (I was generally around 1500-2000) and rain of toads. Coupled with a shield, high resists, decent life and some minions, you'll be damn near unkillable.

    I always ran:
    Toads
    Unbreakable grasp
    Dogs/life link
    Gargantuan
    Spirit walk/4 sec rune
    Soul harvest/60 sec rune

    Pierce the veil (I think that's the one... the +30% damage with increased mana costs; mana won't be an issue with toads)
    Jungle fort
    Spirit vessel

    Anyway, loving the bears build now, but it's much more gear dependent.

    Finally a WD thread!

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    Re: HC WD's Who do you voodoo? (How are you doing?)

    Ah the lurking WDs come out of thier shelters! Great thread title btw :-)

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    Re: HC WD's Who do you voodoo? (How are you doing?)

    I was surprised to see that WDs were the least represented class on the Year One Infographic article (http://diablo.incgamers.com/blog/com...one-statistics). Seems like it's between them and barbs for most common these days. Pop into any public game, and it seems to be more WDs than anything else.

    I wonder if I've just been seeing a small sample size, am more likely to remember WDs since I like them, or if there are a ton of them around now, but it's a more recent development, and they were in fact much less common for most of the games life, but are becoming moreso now.

    That would surprise me a little bit as well though. I started this WD basically from the ground up, and she's been my main character for 95% of the time I've been playing D3. Even with the terrible gear she started with, and the tougher gameplay in the earlier patches, I found WDs to be one of the safer classes, so I'm still surprised they were so seemingly unpopular!

    What do you guys think?



    On a side note, had a productive MP3 farming session last night; dinged paragon 50 and found 5 legendaries in about 2 hours (4 brimstones, and a mediocre Vile Ward, but still!)

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    Re: HC WD's Who do you voodoo? (How are you doing?)

    Quote Originally Posted by InteNuIgen View Post
    Amethysts or Topazez? MP0 or MP1?
    You have a lot of life, and not a lot of DPS, which is understandable given that it's your 1st HC 60. My recommendation would be to join mp1 act 1 games and do a bit of leeching and playing it safe as the fastest way to up your PL and get the next tier of gear. MP 1 is key as it makes all the enemies level 63 and able to drop all the good stuff.

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    Re: HC WD's Who do you voodoo? (How are you doing?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Delano View Post
    You have a lot of life, and not a lot of DPS, which is understandable given that it's your 1st HC 60. My recommendation would be to join mp1 act 1 games and do a bit of leeching and playing it safe as the fastest way to up your PL and get the next tier of gear. MP 1 is key as it makes all the enemies level 63 and able to drop all the good stuff.
    Well i don't do public games for a number of reasons (for example, with kids running around the house there is a good amount of "pausing the game for 2 minutes and sort up mess nr 45279")

    I am in act 2 inferno currently, but i don't feel the need to progress further right now (just retrieved Kulle's body).

    Instead i am leaning towards playing act 1 @ MP1 - as a ranged class i like the open spaces in weeping hollow etc.

    But at what point would you say it should be "safe" to drop the shield? I can see the massive dps boost i would get from a real off-hand such as a mojo.

    How much more vulnerable would i be? " -4.7% protection " really does not tell me that much.

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    Re: HC WD's Who do you voodoo? (How are you doing?)

    Quote Originally Posted by InteNuIgen View Post
    But at what point would you say it should be "safe" to drop the shield? I can see the massive dps boost i would get from a real off-hand such as a mojo.

    How much more vulnerable would i be? " -4.7% protection " really does not tell me that much.
    I think you could probably drop it now, unless you're having many close calls with your current setup. If you're feeling pretty safe currently, you could go ahead and drop it for a mojo. As Delano said, you have a lot of life and not a lot of DPS, so the mojo/shield slot might be a good place to shift that ratio a little bit. That being said, your resists are on the low side as well, so if you're already feeling vulnerable with your current setup, it might be worth trying to swap your vit shield for one with some more resists/blocking on it.

    As a side note, I'd highly recommend fitting spirit walk into your build somewhere, its the one WD skill I wouldn't play without on any spec

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