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Back at it, summoning the undead

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by NamelessPenguin, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. NamelessPenguin

    NamelessPenguin IncGamers Member

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    I'm back at it. Somewhat :) Been lurking on here since I quit, following IFT and the glorious untwinked 99 thread. Interesting characters hitting level 99, nice to read.

    Created a summoner, who turns out to be somewhat difficult at this point, level 61 NM. Baal runs take forever on P8, bordering on impossible. His gear is laughable. Total 24 Summon skellies, and 22 Summon Mastery. No +Skills otherwise.

    I'm kinda stuck on how to progress from here. I wan't him higher lvl, and better gear for Hell. Do I farm NM Meph? Or should I just lower the player settings on the Baal runs?

    The plan is to level at Pits, but as of now, he would not survive one minute down there. And not to speak of surviving LK :confused:
     
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    Gino IncGamers Member

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    Got a spirit sword and other early runeword essentials? Could work on those.
     
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    NamelessPenguin IncGamers Member

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    No Spirit yet, since my wand gives +3 RS +1 SM. Just made Insight in a very poor base, but it helped a little. I think.

    Amp. damage helps with Corpse Explosion, right?
     
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    Gino IncGamers Member

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    Should, I'm trying to think if there's any items you could farm in NM that would help. Perhaps lowering P8? Not sure if it's apart of your challenge.
     
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    Nice to see you back indeed.

    Run Pindle for some easy xp. Raise your army in his garden, then run him for a level or 10. Do this on the highest player setting you can run at decent speed. It doesn't have to be /p8 if it slows you down too much. You will rely mostly on your merc for that first kill, skellies are mainly meat shield. CE will do the rest.

    In Hell do pits. Even if it's at /p1, xp should be decent. And CE will shine at that player setting ;).

    Good luck !!
     
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    Full on mf. Nm andariel.
    - sojs
    - vipermagi
    - +2 summons circlets or tarnhelm
    - undead crown
    - arm of king leoric
    And general survival stuff like string for you and shaft for merc.

    Also, summons retain their stats as long as your skill level does not drop to zero. Resummon everything when you find skill shrines while questing.
     
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    logoutzero IncGamers Member

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    Corpse Explosion is half physical and half fire damage. Amp will help with the physical half.

    If you don't need the mana from 'Insight' consider 'Obedience' for a powerful bang-for-the-buck poker for Waheed. With some persistance, NM Countess could cube her way to the Ko and Fal needed.
     
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    NamelessPenguin IncGamers Member

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    @Gino Lowering P8 is not part of my challenge. My only challenge is beefing this guy up, whatever it takes.

    @DiabloTwoinDC Good to be back :)

    @T72on1 Thanks :) Pindle seems very viable at this stage, faster than Baal, I think. Tested on P5.

    @helvete Didn't think of Andy! She will be my sugar mama.

    @logoutzero Amp, right. I do need the mana from Insight, but putting it in a better base would improve a lot on my running. Currently using non eth Poleaxe :rolleyes:
     
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    Shopping teleport charges to minion bomb something quick to die might help.
     
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    I'm waiting for a Naj's to drop. I like them.
     
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    Try to repeatedly run NM cows without killing King and with ZERO MF they should drop plentiful socketed bases for a better Insight.
     
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    @DiabloTwoinDC just sent me a welcome back re-gift, relieving me of my Insight issues :D Blasting my way through P8 Pits now (well, actually trying to roll a decent LK map right now..)
     
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