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1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by gochuxp, Mar 16, 2010. | Replies: 43 | Views: 48472

  1. gochuxp

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    1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    Just started playing Diablo 2 again for the first time since 1.09. I have been playing for around 2 week now only to find that 1.13 and the ladder reset are right around the corner.

    Opinions on builds to start the new ladder (particularly good for MFing)?

    Meteorb, Fishymancer, etc. or something completely new?

    I am leaning towards some sort of Sorceress build because I can't stand MFing without teleport.

    Post what you think may be the best build given
    a) Patch 1.13 changes
    b) starting a new ladder
    c) MFing
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    Yep, Sorceress and Summoner are staple MF builds. I would first build a Blizzard sorc to MF Mephisto for some nice early gear, and Ancient Tunnels for elite equipment.
    With decent MF gear, I'd build a Summoner and MF everywhere in the game. Besides, the character that suffers less from lag...
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    I was just so lucky to be bored on this particular day, March 15, and check the Arreat Summit website to see when the ladder resets.

    And BAM! there it is. Right on the day I decide to check, they announce the ladder reset date. Cant tell you how excited I am.

    Anyways, Im going with an orber. Gonna run countess till i get runes for spirit and other rws, then ill run andy until my eyes fall out. :)
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    im making a WW polearm/spear barb. no IM anymore w00t!
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    I think I'll do a Meteorb, or Blizzballer, or some such dual-elementer to complete the game with, then respec to pure Blizz for boss runs; once I get enough decent stuff I'll get a Javazon going to do Hell Cows, a Zmiter for Ubers, then... who knows.
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    Wind druid for me to run Pits and Chaos, my two most favorite areas of the game.
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    Thinking maybe I'll go with a summoner as usual. Should be a blood blath now that I don't have to worry about my moron/minions getting IM'd. :smug: Now it's all coming back to me, all the unfinished crap I have left on my mules/chars before I quit playing last time. I'm not sure it's even worth the hassle of scrambling to finish before reset..
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    i think cow chars(furyzon+light sorc) will be very popular thanks to higher HR drop rates.
    so start as blizzard and respec later to light is a good idea:p
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    best sorc cow running girl is FIRE sorc.

    saying this: strating character FB sorc for spirit runes / splender what ever ( and having only hell countress immune to me that should be easy to farm on her )

    then, i ll make her blizzard sorc to get vipermagi and other nice gear.

    baam, and i am mfing in hell pindel runs =]
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    I'm going stick to basics and go with Blizzard Sorc as always.
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    Finally!! The long awaited reset:D I'm going for a meteorb from start (might rebuild to blizzard if I start doing a lot of Mephi runs), build up some decent wealth, then go for a trapzin. Can't wait!
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    I'm going for a hardcore pure damage mace wielding frenzy barb. Gonna play with a fury wolf friend. Should be awesome. I don't care much for MF or item runs, I like the challenge of untwinked hardcore melee.
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    I will be making a blizzsorc and will team up with two mates of mine. We have three setup choices:

    A) Blizzsorc + Summoner + Trapassassin
    B) Blizzsorc + Summoner + Paladin /Combat + Fanatism/
    C) Blizzsorc + Javazon + Winddruid

    out of the three, the first one is the most bound to happen, since our third player hasn't played an assassin for hella long time and wants to do one. I think it's a nice setup. When we played in Single player, Blizzsorc + Summoner do wonders in hell, even if they are level 60-61.
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    I think the first one is your best option. Everyone has a lot of damage output, 3/4 elements so no immunity problems, plenty of tanking from necro summons + shadow + mercs. All three builds are quite viable without high level gear as well.

    I think the second and third set ups would leave the Pally/Windy very little to do. In the second set up he'd be little more than a fanaticism aura for the necro. In the third set up, without Enigma, everything will just be dead from LFury/Blizzard before the Windy gets a chance to get in range of his 'Nados.
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    I always play a summoner.

    I may level up a sorceress first this time since I can respec now. I hated the thought of levelling for use just in the first few weeks.

    Now I can just respec her later I guess if I want.

    But, fishy is always the main character.
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    I'm thinking of doing a wind druid not because it's the best or most efficient, but because I enjoy playing one.

    That said, I'm surprised no one has mentioned (unless I missed it) the possibility of picking a build that is strong from the early game and then changing specs once you're high enough level to make good use of your preferred build (instead of sitting on 10+ skill points in a meteorb spec). Like starting as a charged boltress and changing up.

    What do you all think? I was thinking of pumping werewolf skills until about lv 24-30 and then respeccing into wind.
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    Damn. Now there's someone I haven't seen round these parts in..... a long time.
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    Re: 1.13 Builds to Start Ladder Discussion

    should make sorc, farm runes for enigma, and enjoy fishermancer. didnt make those for some time now.
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    @Middleman, yes, we thought about that too. The paladin would be just a walking aura for the skellies, which is without any doubt nice, but having a dual light/cold element + some mages and physical dps is way better.

    With lower resist things get even better :p

    Damn, I always love ladder resets. Everyone /well, almost, except customers of -sites-/ starts fresh, there is almost the old diablo spirit with games in hell, different from the Offer / need range. Too bad it won't last long perhaps :(
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    nah it wont last long, but it will last for a while. enjoy it :D



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