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Arm of King Leoric vs. Beast Scepter

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by Naja, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Naja

    Naja IncGamers Member

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    Arm of King Leoric vs. Beast Scepter

    Hey all. I have, like most everyone, an alter ego Necromancer. This one is my counterpart to my Poison/Skelly and my Bone Prison/Iron Maiden Necros, and is solid Summoning.

    However, I'm perplexed as to what would be more beneficial:

    The Arm of King Leoric - which totals to a -****load- of bonus points into Raise Skeleton (+3), Skeletal Mastery (+3), Raise Skeletal Mage (+2), + 2 to Summoning Spells, and + 2 to Poison and Bone spells (i.e. Corpse Explosion!).

    Or:

    The Beast runeword in a war scepter that would give me a whole lot of energy and strength, and of course...level 9 Fanaticism for my undead legion. (Which equates to roughly 25% more attack speed, and 99% more damage.)

    Which would be most suitable for my build?

    For this build, my intent is:

    Raise Skeleton = 20
    Raise Skeletal Mage = 20
    Skeletal Mastery = 20
    Raise Clay Golem = 9
    Golem Mastery = 2
    Summon Resist = 20

    Amplify Damage = 1
    Iron Maiden = 1
    Life Tap = 1
    Weaken = 1
    Terror = 1
    Decrepify = 1
    Dim Vision = 1
    Confuse = 1
    Attract = 1
    Lower Resist = 1

    Teeth = 1
    Corpse Explosion = 5
     
  2. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Use the AoKL to prebuff your army and then switch to Beast.
     
  3. itsPizzarific

    itsPizzarific Banned

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    yeah thats what i did on my summoner .. you'll lose some skellies when you make the switch but the ones you have will still be much higher quality if you summon w/ aokl (almost double the damage in my case).
     
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    Ya the Arms of Leoric will make stronger skeletons and when you use the beast, their dmg will increase.
     
  5. Origin

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    make the beast into an iron golem and use aokl :D
     
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    wookie919 IncGamers Member

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    LOL! Wish I was rich enough to try that. :D
     
  7. slappy sam

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    These should all be 1 pointers. I have an untwinked summoner like yours and they are fine at 1 point untwinked. The golem has enough life and is cheap enough to cast with 1 point on golem/mastery, and summon resist runs into severe diminishing returns. I suggest maxing corpse explosion instead. And go with the AoKL on switch with the Beast as your primary weapon. :thumbsup:
     

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