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2 Newbie Questions: FCR & StormShield

Discussion in 'Druid' started by Kinky, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Kinky

    Kinky Diabloii.Net Member

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    2 Newbie Questions: FCR & StormShield

    Hey all,
    this is my first attempt at making a PvP Wind Druid, so go easy on me :)

    So my first question is, (as many have already asked):

    Stormshield or Spirit?

    Granted, the pain of hitting 163FCR is predicated on the large boost from Spirit and HotO, but I've also been informed that Max Block is vital in being able to consistently duel against the myriad of builds in a public duel room.


    I suppose I could always have a Stormshield switchoff, pour some points into Dex for max block, and still have 163FCR for when it's unnecessary.
    But my second question is: Is it worth it?

    Is a 10Frame cast as useful as the numbers make it out to me?
    Personally I've never used a Wind Druid but it pains me to use an 11 Frame Cast Hammerdin when in the back of my mind I know I could potentially be using a 10 Frame caster. Is that the same case here?



    Anyways, thanks for looking and thanks in advance for the replies,


    -Kinky
     
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    Re: 2 Newbie Questions: FCR & StormShield

    Spirit w/ Stormshield switchoff ftw
     
  3. Kinky

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    Re: 2 Newbie Questions: FCR & StormShield

    Thanks for replying. So are you implying that the 10 Frame Cast is worth all this trouble, given the right situations?


    -Kinky


     
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    Re: 2 Newbie Questions: FCR & StormShield

    Definitely, considering the many I've fought with my ghost. Without the max block... =)

    But remember, not everything you fight you can block, and a teleport can make all the difference.
     
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    Yes, 10 frame is worth it sometimes. Especially against Sorcs.
     
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    Re: 2 Newbie Questions: FCR & StormShield

    Looks like the answer is pretty clear.
    Thanks again guys :)


    -Kinky
     

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