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Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by JimmahDean, Mar 28, 2013. | Replies: 26 | Views: 1360

  1. JimmahDean

    JimmahDean IncGamers Member

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    I have two characters, a zealot and a firezon.

    Name: Divinity
    Class: Paladin
    Experience: 239192445
    Level: 68


    Naked/Gear
    Strength: 82/113
    Dexterity: 120/120
    Vitality: 203/203
    Energy: 15/15
    HP: 763/811
    Mana: 115/115
    Stamina: 334/342
    Defense: 30/458
    AR: 585/733


    Fire: 177/137/77
    Cold: 177/137/77
    Lightning: 188/148/88
    Poison: 148/108/48


    MF: 80 Block: 55
    GF: 50
    FR/W: 23
    FHR: 15
    IAS: 30
    FCR: 10


    Sacrifice: 11/11
    Smite: 1/1
    Holy Bolt: 1/1
    Zeal: 20/20
    Charge: 1/1
    Vengeance: 0/0
    Blessed Hammer: 1/1
    Conversion: 0/0
    Holy Shield: 18/18
    Fist of the Heavens: 0/0


    Might: 1/1
    Holy Fire: 0/0
    Thorns: 0/0
    Blessed Aim: 1/1
    Concentration: 1/1
    Holy Freeze: 0/0
    Holy Shock: 0/0
    Sanctuary: 0/0
    Fanaticism: 20/20
    Conviction: 0/0


    Prayer: 0/0
    Resist Fire: 0/0
    Defiance: 0/0
    Resist Cold: 0/0
    Cleansing: 0/0
    Resist Lightning: 0/0
    Vigor: 0/0
    Meditation: 0/0
    Redemption: 0/0
    Salvation: 0/0

    Name: Serenade
    Class: Amazon
    Experience: 125032597
    Level: 60


    Naked/Gear
    Strength: 102/104
    Dexterity: 151/160
    Vitality: 117/137
    Energy: 15/35
    HP: 499/541
    Mana: 103/113
    Stamina: 240/280
    Defense: 37/354
    AR: 725/937


    Fire: 39/-1/-61
    Cold: 97/57/-3
    Lightning: 45/5/-55
    Poison: 51/11/-49


    MF: 42 Block: 30
    GF: 35
    FR/W: 40
    FHR: 35
    IAS: 20
    FCR: 31


    Magic Arrow: 1/5
    Fire Arrow: 20/24
    Cold Arrow: 0/0
    Multiple Shot: 1/5
    Exploding Arrow: 20/24
    Ice Arrow: 0/0
    Guided Arrow: 0/0
    Strafe: 0/0
    Immolation Arrow: 20/27
    Freezing Arrow: 0/0


    Inner Sight: 1/3
    Critical Strike: 1/3
    Dodge: 0/0
    Slow Missiles: 1/3
    Avoid: 0/0
    Penetrate: 1/3
    Decoy: 1/3
    Evade: 0/0
    Valkyrie: 0/0
    Pierce: 0/0


    Jab: 0/0
    Power Strike: 0/0
    Poison Javelin: 0/0
    Impale: 0/0
    Lightning Bolt: 0/0
    Charged Strike: 0/0
    Plague Javelin: 0/0
    Fend: 0/0
    Lightning Strike: 0/0
    Lightning Fury: 0/0


    The Paladin does wonderfully in Nightmare and is farming Meph death-free. I assume he'll do okay in Hell now that he has almost max resists, but I don't want to lose my Durance map and have him be unable to get anywhere.

    The Zon is where I'm having the most problems. She's my first, and is at the Ancients in Act 5 Nightmare. I don't understand how I managed to get her through nightmare, she gets hit once and is hitlocked until death almost every time if there are more than one enemy or the enemy is extra fast. The ancients basically eat the arrows and don't even flinch, I can kill Mawdawc okay but the other take a dozen immolation arrows and their health doesn't seem to move, yet one bad whirlwind from Talic and I'm done.

    I really, really do not want to make a sorceress if at all possible. I'm really not a fan of how they play, never have been.

    I'll take any advice, gear, strategy, build, etc. As long as they remain a zealot and bowzon (not necessarily fire.)
  2. Dazliare

    Dazliare IncGamers Member

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    Welcome to the SPF! *kicks your shins and steals your wallet before Kitteh can get it*.

    Just a side note to everyone, Jimmah is my brother, so be sure to be extra harsh ;)
  3. Twibz

    Twibz IncGamers Member

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    Seriously?


    Oh and good morning and welcome to the SPF!

    I'll take your pants then *yoinks pants off*

    Have fun here, we offer great advice and drinks at the bar :D
  4. JimmahDean

    JimmahDean IncGamers Member

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    Seriously. And you can't steal my pants, I don't wear any at my computer <3
  5. Dazliare

    Dazliare IncGamers Member

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    Yep! He and I have played this game on and off for almost 12 years now, but both really hate the realms. I figured it was only a matter of time before I got him hooked on sp :D
  6. Twibz

    Twibz IncGamers Member

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    Ahhh good stuff, love that :D

    The reason you dont wear any is because i stole them before you was even aware you werent wearing any... maybe...
  7. JimmahDean

    JimmahDean IncGamers Member

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    Hmmmm, depends on if you managed to steal them two years ago when I realized that a lack of pants is the greatest feeling evar.
  8. Twibz

    Twibz IncGamers Member

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    I may have done but it is so long ago i cannot recall. Agreed on the no pants though, nakedness is the way forward for me, I dream of a world where it is acceptable for me to be undressed permanently... Did this just get weird?
  9. JimmahDean

    JimmahDean IncGamers Member

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    Not at all, I believe we just bonded, good sir.
  10. Mungojerry

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    welcum bruvva

    Me noticed ye don't 'ave any dem der Pierce skill points. That is a fine skill wether ye be flinging arrows or haulin' javs around.

    But seeriously cool choice of character. Probably third or so fire zon ever to be made
  11. Dazliare

    Dazliare IncGamers Member

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    The bromance in this thread is unbelievable
  12. JimmahDean

    JimmahDean IncGamers Member

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    Yeah, I messed up. I have the Kuko Shukaku (sp) which helps with pierce now, and I'm working my way down the tree for prereqs. The bro (Dazliare) said to get valk first, then renigged on the statement so I points down that tree and none in pierce. I'm working on it, but I can't get anywhere.
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    Yes, Nightmare Talic and Korlic have very high fire resistance. In the 'Envious of the Green and Gold tournament' here in the forum, I have recently defeated them with my character who is a bit similar to yours, except I have no extra points in Fire Arrow but have maxed Decoy instead (so she is a more defensively oriented character, plus she has about 300 more life than your amazon). The main damage in this fight against Talic and Korlic was dealt by my mercenary (Holy Freeze, with The Impaler, Stealskull and Twitchthroe).

    I think it's your combo of having the merc as pretty much the only defense line (you do not mention the merc, which type are you using?) and her low amount of life that is the problem against mobs. Bowazons need to stay away from the enemies, and that is hard to do without a sturdy recastable tank.
  14. Kitteh

    Kitteh IncGamers Site Pal

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    Welcome hoomun. Feed me, pet me and throw me balls of string - and I might not eat you :loving:
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    yaaaaay for bonding :D

    *cuddles*
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    It's a while since I finished nightmare with a fire bowazon but a strengthy kris and shield helped a lot if I recall correctly. I don't know if that will qualify with remaining a bowazon. My mercenary was a lightning mage who had just gotten a crescent moon but still wasn't very decisive.

    Guided arrow proved awesome against the ancients, I didn't even have to use potions (that was with another bowazon, wielding the Kuko Shakaku in fact).

    Why on earth would you have to make a sorceress? There is no SPF rule about every member having to have one, I assure you ;)...despite what they being so common may suggest...
  17. JimmahDean

    JimmahDean IncGamers Member

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    Okay, update on the Paladin. I can move in hell. I managed to get to the Countess, but my damage is miserable and the immune ot physical ghosts make it impossible to get through the tower. If I decide to just run through, I either get brutally murdered on T5 by getting stacked bosses in front of the stairs, or there are ghosts around the countess making it impossible for me to do any kind of decent damage to her with their mana burn and me trying to hit them in zeal, or the countess is with 20 doods and they just hitlock me to death.
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    ^just gotta be patient on the last floor. Lure out and kill what you can. The ghosts will follow you away, but her minions won't go too far out
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    *Sees you lacking clothing on the lower body and thinks to himself:This is unacceptable, one must be decently clothed, yet pants are out of the question.*
    ....
    *Offers you a kilt*, the superior wear for real men. Allows the same freedom as beeing naked, yet is perfectly acceptable as fine clothing, even on par with a frock coat or parade uniform*

    Agree with pharpis here. When you play self found only and are a bit low on gear, patience is they key to victory,
    Aside from that, a few things that are always useful to get for zealot is crushing blow (gore riders and/or crafted blood gloves), open wounds (crafted blood belt is the best source), some poison damage to stop monster regeneration (not much is needed, a charm with poison damage will do fine), and for immunes, an extra weapon with huge elemental damage. could be any fast 6-socket weapon filled with ort runes or a shopped item if you have no other decent options.
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    A point in sanctuary will handle all of your PI undead woes.

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