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    Another returning player

    Probably named the thread the same the last time as well, heh

    After having pretty much given up on D3, I decided to give D2 another spin. I played a lot before and during 1.10, but really only dipped my toes after 1.13 came out. I've done some research which lead to a couple of questions I was hoping you'd be able to help out with.

    I usually start out with trusty meteorb sorc which has proven very efficient on a budget. Are there any new fun builds/discoveries that don't require a bag of HRs thrown at it to work?

    Never got around to do the ubers. Is paladin with cb considered a viable option?

    How noticable is the increased rune droprate? Do people actually see them drop now?

    So far I've gathered that the ladder reset should be some time mid-november and I've also figured out that running two copies using sandboxie is the best way to mule (thanks Archone). I like to play self-found so I don't expect to get extremely rich, but I'm hoping to try something new at some point during the reset (might also trade provided I find something useful.. )

    Any tips, tricks or recommandations appreciated

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    Re: Another returning player

    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus View Post
    I usually start out with trusty meteorb sorc which has proven very efficient on a budget. Are there any new fun builds/discoveries that don't require a bag of HRs thrown at it to work?
    It's pretty much the same thing. I personally like Blizzballer or Pure Blizzard better tho.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus View Post
    Never got around to do the ubers. Is paladin with cb considered a viable option?
    As far as I know Smiter, loaded with enough CB and a source of Life Tap is the best Uber Tristam runner.
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    How noticable is the increased rune droprate? Do people actually see them drop now?
    They are A LOT more common these days. I don't really know how things are in Bnet, but in Single Player it takes about of a week of casual playing to get say an Infinity from LK Superchests. It is very likely to see a HR, even if you run the moo moo farm.

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    Re: Another returning player

    I hate positioning meteors.

    I like to go 20 blizz, 20 cm, 20 glacial spike, 20 ice blast, 1 frozen armor, 1 hydra, 1 fire mastery, 1 energy shield, 1 static field

    takes 85 points. blizzard mauls everything and i use hydra on cold immune. Lot less stressful to play imo.

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    Re: Another returning player

    Thanks guys

    I've tried blizz, but I just don't like it for some reason. Iirc, it's also pretty mana intensive(?)

    I'm thinking about trying a melee class. Guess I'lll see what runes show up and take it from there. LK superchest runs weren't a thing the last time I played, so guess I'll look into that

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    Re: Another returning player

    For melee classes, Frenzy Barb is like melee on steroids and is quite doable untwinked. Plus the his grunting is pretty intense.

    If you don't mind hybrids, Kicker/Trapper hybrids are dirt cheap to matriarch and diverse as well. Plus she's sexy as hell.

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    Re: Another returning player

    A Lightning Fury / Plague Javelin Amazon or a Trap Assassin are good starting characters as well. An LF 'zon can complete the game with a weapon from Normal, and has excellent crowd control with the Valkyrie, Decoy, and Slow Missles. The Assassin can shop for the best weapons with a little patience, can use Fade to compensate for bad resists, and has excellent crowd control with Cloak of Shadows and Mind Blast. Two of my favorite alternatives to a starting sorc. Good luck!
    OH PLEASE HELP I found out why Waldo's always hiding he did so many horrible things please let me in he's righ

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    Re: Another returning player

    Thanks

    Had incredible luck with the forges and got an Um from NM and Gul from hell. The Um went towards trading for some decent MF gear here on the forums so I should be able to farm sets and uniques reasonably well

    Also got a Gul from pits, but I'm not really sure what to use them for. They don't seem to very popular or used for anything in particular so the only thing I can think of is making a vex for a hoto. It just seems like such a terrible waste.. Any ideas?

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    Re: Another returning player

    That's what I would do with a gul

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    Re: Another returning player

    Hm.. hit the countess for a pul then I guess.

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    Re: Another returning player

    Got my Hoto 35ar, guess I can't complain.

    Bit stuck on what to aim for next and in particular what shield. Is spirit monarchs what all the cool kids are doing these days? Currently using a whitstan's/max block build as I found the shield early, but I'm tempted to go for a spirit as I just found a 4os monarch.

    Also looking for options on armor. Gota vipermagi I'm considering upping (29ar). I can't really think of anything else other than finding Tals (+amulet/belt) or coming across a ton of HRs very soon.

    Anyoen got ideas?

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