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Assassin advice needed

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Jude, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. Jude

    Jude IncGamers Member

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    Assassin advice needed

    Does any know if an Assassin's Blade Sentinal does physical or magical damage? I mean in the sense of will it work against a monster with high magic resistance? Is it any good against Diablo or should I put my points into something else?
    Jude
     
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    NSXdreamer IncGamers Member

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    P h y s i c a l.
     
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    tenaka IncGamers Member

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    It does what your weapon does. So partially physical but can have some elemental damage if you have a weapon with a lot of elemental damage on it.
     
  4. Jude

    Jude IncGamers Member

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    Thanks a lot! Is there an easy way to figure out which skills/attacks are physical and which are magical or elemental?

    I have read the D2X official strategy guide that came with the Battlechest and I still can't seem to find the answers to stuff it seems a lot of people here know.

    Jude
     
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    Most specifically say poison, cold, fire, lightning, or magical by moving the cursor over skill in the skill tree. Such as BoneSpear "Magic Damage 2-20".

    If it just says "Damage" it's physical, like Blade Sentinel, Blade Fury, Strafe or Tornado. Volcano has a portion that says Damage (which is physical) and another portion that says Fire, so it has some physical and some fire.

    The exceptions...

    CorpseExplosion = Half Fire and Half Physical
    Static = Lightning (in the Lightning Tree)
    HolyBolt Damage = Damages only Undead (I think it's magic)
     
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    Fafner IncGamers Member

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    To learn about the blade sentinal/shield skills the Shredsin PvM guide is helpful. Even if you don't have an Ohm rune for Chaos (most of us don't) it's a good read.
     
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    Jude IncGamers Member

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    Thank you, everyone. :)
    jude
     
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    That's a good point since elemental charms/equipment can be applied to BladeSentinal and BladeFury, not to many other skills.
     
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    I just asked about magic damage skills awhile ago. skills that do "magic" damage are as follows:
    Amazon Magic Arrow
    Paladin Holy Bolt (damages only undead but ignores magic resistance/immunity) (also applies to bolts from Fist of Heavens)
    Paladin Blessed Hammer (ignores demon & undead magic resistance/immunity)
    Necro Bone skills (Teeth, Bone Spear, Bone Spirit)
    Barbarian Berserk (and any skill synergized with Berserk damage)
    Assassin Psychic Hammer & Mind Blast

    the only critters in the entire game naturally immune to magic in Hell are:
    Guardian, Unraveler & Horadrim Ancient (undead - Greater Mummy types)
    Plague Bearer (undead - Zombie Type)
    Wailing Beasts (Wendigo type)
     
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    Its been a while since I looked at that guide but the battle chest shipped with v 1.07 gold IIRC... Since we are talking about 1.10 now some slight changes have been made. The arreat summit makes for a damed good read.
     

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