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Avenger twinking questions

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  1. smilts

    smilts IncGamers Member

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    Avenger twinking questions

    Im starting my Abbot avenger and was wondering what a good mid lvl weapon would be for his main hand just to last until he can weild the Gris caddy. Also he wont be investing any points into conviction so would it be worth it to carry a wand with lower resist charges on weapon switch for those tougher fights
     
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    Re: Avenger twinking questions

    I'm working on my own Avenger ATM who's in the high 40's is using Ginther's Rift Dimensonal Blade. Its physical damage is mediocre but the inherent magic damage makes up for it. I basically use it for nearly every melee build throughout Nightmare until I can equip an endgame weapon. It rulez.
     
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    Re: Avenger twinking questions

    Some of the level ~35 required weapons that I like on different occasions:

    Butcher's Pupil
    Dark Clan Crusher
    Fleshrender
    Sureshrill Frost
    The Fetid Sprinkler <--- +2 Pally skills will be nice too
    Ginther's Rift


    Before that, I either go with whatever big 2-hander (Bonesnap or Steeldriver, most likely), or pair a Jewels of Carnage shield with this puppy with 2x PSkulls and 4x Jewels of Carnage:

    Gemmed Superior War Axe
    One-Hand Damage: 11 to 71
    Durability: 26 of 26
    Required Strength: 67
    Required Level: 18
    Axe Class - Normal Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 82
    Fingerprint: 0x202bd8b
    +13% Enhanced Damage
    +51 to Maximum Damage
    8% Life stolen per hit
    6% Mana stolen per hit
    Socketed (6: 6 used)



    And personally, for Normal & Nightmare, you should be able to get by just fine without Lower Resist. For hell though...
     
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    Re: Avenger twinking questions

    I'm using a decent %ed once-up'ed Steeldriver with my current Avenger, and that works pretty darn well. However, I am going with full conviction, which makes a difference. His LCS damage at lvl 60 (or so) is only about 2.5k-4.2k, but 70% of that damage is increased by his conviction aura that grants -100% enemy resists. This results in one-hit-kills on players8 Act 3 NM. The weapon itself is a little slow, but I'm looking for ways to speed it up- and Highlord's is just around the corner for me, which will help.

    Overall, Steeldriver (and up'ed Steeldriver, once you're of sufficient level to equip it) is a very decent choice of twinking weapon for any SC avenger- the combination of high damage and (almost) decent speed aren't matched by anything I've yet seen.
     
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    Re: Avenger twinking questions

    i'm an advocate of the upp'd steeldriver. lvl 34 req and next to no str. :thumbsup: shael it and she goes faster

    However for one handed i'd probably slap on a butchers cleaver
     
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    Re: Avenger twinking questions

    If you have some runes to burn and play RWM, an etherial 'oath' small crescent will take you a very long way.
     
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    Re: Avenger twinking questions

    And if you're vanilla you can make "Honor" in a Divine Scepter and even get conviction from it.
     
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    Re: Avenger twinking questions

    thnx for the advice this is my first stab at avenger. Also the thought of using Lower resist was just to get a little help since i will be running cleansing all of the time.
     

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