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Class roles in Inferno?

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Diab, Mar 22, 2012. | Replies: 55 | Views: 4515

  1. Diab

    Diab IncGamers Member

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    Class roles in Inferno?

    Just something to think about. I miss tanking. Do you think it would be viable to have specific class roles such as those WoW and other MMO's have, in Inferno difficulty?

    For a quick example:
    Tank: Barb with:
    Threatening Shout with Demoralize rune (or Falter)
    Ancient Spear with Harpoon or Grappling Hooks runes
    Ground Stomp with Wrenching Smash rune
    Ignore Pain with Mob Rule rune
    Leap with Call of Arreat rune
    Maybe some slow/stun effects instead, etc.

    Healer: Monk with:
    Breath of Heaven with Circle of Life rune
    Serenity with Tranquility rune
    Inner Sanctuary
    Cyclone Strike
    with Soothing Breeze rune
    Mantra of Evasion or Mantra of Healing
    Can use some of the longer-ranged attacks in order to generate spirit.
    Maybe Guiding Light passive?



    Two dps of some kind.


    ...Or would it be more viable for the group to just play somewhat like we currently do in the beta; everyone dealing damage? What do you guys think?
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    This isn't World of Diablo, if you want MMO mechanics play an MMO.
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    No healers!!! No!
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    This. Healers. Wth?


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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    This build looks boring to me but it looks plenty doable as a tanky support build:
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#WkYXiS!beV!aaZZYb

    Don't think you could do healer, though. Not that many heal skills in the game, really.


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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    i think to do this you need to play with 4 friends who all agree to play the role. i think if you do this in HC it will work better as people will have a better reason to stick to the plan

    can it work? i say without a doubt. not sure if its the best bet though. you can probably build a "tank" with some damage anyway. same with healer monk.


    do you have friends getting the game also?
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    Zoe's Demon Hunter - Role? Lootwhore
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    Healer monk would need to do damage to generate healing, anyway. I think that this sort of team synergy would work best with dedicated "pros" who regularly game together and use their "roles" as secondary to their damage dealing abilities. So the healer monk would really be DPS, off-heal. The tank barb would be DPS, off-tank. And they will all want crowd-control, I am sure. So really, what's the point of roles again? I think I just talked myself out of it...

    I think tactical unit cohesion (situational awareness, communication, information dissemination, optimal ability use, etc.) will be infinitely more important than role.

    Edit: Sorry. I don't mean to downplay what the OP would find fun. I am looking at this from a clinical perspective of optimizing cooperative gaming ability.


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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    I edited my post with a few monk skills that might be used for healing, after looking them up.

    I just want to clarify... This thread was meant as a way of discussion on what people think about what will be more viable. It does not necessarily represent what I personally think is fun or want to do. To those that understood that and gave good comments, thanks for all the input.
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    There are certainly a lot of viable co-op builds in Diablo 3. Especially when you and a friend specialize on synergizing with each other.
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    To me, it looks less viable than the tanky Barb I posted above but maybe this would work:
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#VRXUSh!Yfd!ZcZbaa


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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    This could work, but I am not sure if everyone you run into would want to do this.
    I'm sure everyone wants to play their own class, and most people will roll a dps class.
    Who wants to open up the brand new Diablo 3 game to just sit back and heal a group?
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    Barbarian: DPS
    Monk: DPS
    Demon Hunter: DPS
    Witch Doctor: DPS
    Wizard: DPS

    This is Diablo.
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    I certainly know my Full summon build will be loved in groups.


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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    I think the game will see some contention between folks who have a decidedly WoW/MMO mindset and those who are classic diablo minions. Its damage, damage, and yes, more damage. Some support skills are appreciated when thrown into the mix. I myself received more than a few thank yous from the appreciative baba or pally when I threw my amp damage curse around as it helped everyone- including my satanic petting zoo that followed me around. We need to be patient with our WoWers. They think they know, but they don't know. You know?
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    I think D2 has a lot more team friendly spells than D3. But I guess we'll see.
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    Amen to this.

    Thats not to say that classes shoulden't have abilitys that heal them and absorb damage but at the end of the day everyones main goal should be to kill everything on screen as fast as possible.



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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    It would be a fun thing to try for sure. It just comes down to whether a low damage tank is made up by a high damage glass-cannon Wizard. :/ Also if a barb can hold aggro enough and has the tools to maintain that aggro.

    I will probably make a tanky like barb for sure. I just like tanks.

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#acYXRS!beV!bZYZaY

    My tank, basically the same thing with small modifications based on stuff I personally like. :/

    Man this game is gonna be awesome.
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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    Maybe not as a first character, but I would. I'm sure there are others who like using non-standard builds, like people making Clerics in D2.



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    Re: Class roles in Inferno?

    No one pulls? Come on, its half the fun without someone feign (d3 real dead) dead pulling.

    I vote for corpse runs as well as for CC (camp check) whenever you join a game...:crazyeyes:

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