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Blood Golem + Iron Maiden in v 1.00? How does it work / whats the fuss?

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  1. ancalagon

    ancalagon IncGamers Member

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    Blood Golem + Iron Maiden in v 1.00? How does it work / whats the fuss?

    Everyone is saying about Iron Maiden + Blood golem, that this was the singular hands down outright best necro build in v1.00 Classic!!!!

    Im just wondering, what makes it so powerful, and how does it work? Also is it true it works differently in old Classic than in current LoD?

    Apparently, one version is based on health while the other one is based on damage? Whats that mean?
     
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    Re: Blood Golem + Iron Maiden in v 1.00? How does it work / whats the fuss?

    I wasn't around much during the earlier patches, but as I've understood it blood golem+IM = golem that would steal back more life then he lost when taking a melee hit.

    I'd assume he would die to casters and ranged attackers, but against other things you basically have an immortal tank.
     
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    Re: Blood Golem + Iron Maiden in v 1.00? How does it work / whats the fuss?

    From Arreat SUmmit:

    Effect: Summons a Golem that is linked to the caster's health.

    The Blood Golem's life drain is now based completely on its own attack rather than the total amount of your enemy's hit points. Furthermore, if it is affected by a damage return ability like Thorns or Iron Maiden, the life drained is based off of its attack rather than how much damage the enemy attacker did to it.

    Hit Points stolen by the Blood Golem are not subtracted from the target.

    I still dont get it! :(
     
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    Re: Blood Golem + Iron Maiden in v 1.00? How does it work / whats the fuss?

    Well at least in 1.09 classic Blood Golem + IM sure is pretty immortal. Just tested in Normal Chaos Sanctuary with players 8. Every melee damage taken returns with IM a lot more health. That ended in the 1.10 patch.

    The Arreat Summit note is for 1.10+ patches.
     
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    Re: Blood Golem + Iron Maiden in v 1.00? How does it work / whats the fuss?

    IIRC back then if enemy with iron maiden hit the blood golem it actually healed the golem alongside the enemy damaging itself also, which pretty much means it is immortal if you don't count elemental or ranged attacks.
     
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    Re: Blood Golem + Iron Maiden in v 1.00? How does it work / whats the fuss?

    The combo was particuarly popular in 1.09 when cow runs were the end game. The monsters also had on average less life than in 1.10+, thus you could cast the golem in a pack of cows and starting CEing as soon as the first one killed itself on IM.
     

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