Beetles of lightning death

Zarhrezz

Diabloii.Net Member
Beetles of lightning death

Anyone ever noticed this on the Summit:

Scarab Demons shoot out Charged Bolts when struck, much like any Lightning Enchanted Unique monster. With their innate Lightning abilities, you may want to consider putting on items with resistance to lightning when engaging groups of these creatures. Avoid getting caught withinin a pack of Scarab Demons - if surrounded, your life expectancy is sure to drop. Keep moving and try to engage these one at a time. Use your strongest possible attacks so they shoot out a minimal number of Charged Bolts.

Scarab Demons have a Jab attack. Death Beetles heal 50% faster than normal monsters. Scarabs heal twice as fast as normal monsters. Steel Scarabs heal 150% faster than normal monsters. Bone Scarabs heal three times as fast as normal monsters.



Dung Soldiers, Scarabs, Steel Scarabs, and Bone Scarabs have a chance to deal Lightning damage.
Death Beetles have a chance to deal Lightning and Poison damage.
Especially the Jab part is something to worry about...it would explain a death my assassin took at some point I guess. I've noticed Jab on spear rogues, but on Scarabs it's a lot less nice-ish.
 

Shade

Diabloii.Net Member
To be honest I haven't noticed it on my way through NM (since my furthest char is Act 1 Hell), but then that's probably because I was cheerfully slaughtering them whilst consuming a constant supply of red potions as needed... :)

Those bugs have always been nasty. It's just that they can hurt quite a bit more now (*mumbles something about FE*)
 

jiansonz

Diabloii.Net Member
Shade said:
Those bugs have always been nasty. It's just that they can hurt quite a bit more now (*mumbles something about FE*)
Before 1.10, they were also very rare. You hardly ever saw any that were not part of a boss pack.
 
Shade said:
I haven't noticed it on my way through NM (since my furthest char is Act 1 Hell
wow, i never knew that the man who knows everythign about everything in the game has never had a pat, or even come close. wow, i jsut didnt expect that.
anyway, i noitced they do lightning dmg when i briefly left my Pc andcame back to find me under attack from the damn things, and the ightning spark was coming from them evry now and then when they attack.
jab is worrying, it only adds to there annoyancy and potntail death in HC...
 

Shade

Diabloii.Net Member
farting bob said:
wow, i never knew that the man who knows everythign about everything in the game has never had a pat, or even come close. wow, i jsut didnt expect that.
anyway, i noitced they do lightning dmg when i briefly left my Pc andcame back to find me under attack from the damn things, and the ightning spark was coming from them evry now and then when they attack.
jab is worrying, it only adds to there annoyancy and potntail death in HC...
Should've added 'in 1.10', since I have 1 Pat in 1.09 and another character in Act 4 Hell, also in 1.09...

Oh, and I'm not Ruvanal or Jarulf :)
 

chaos

Diablo: IncGamers Member
farting bob said:
im sure there's a joke in there, ill just have to find out who Ruvanal and Jarulf are....
They're the guys people like shade, thrugg and doc tenshi go to for info about the game. ;)
 

Shade

Diabloii.Net Member
farting bob said:
im sure there's a joke in there, ill just have to find out who Ruvanal and Jarulf are....
They are the people who know everything about D2 :) Quite a few of the more important things in the game have been dug up by them (Jarulf investigated how Open Wounds and Crushing Blow had been changed in 1.10, for example).
 

whomhead

Diabloii.Net Member
farting bob said:
im sure there's a joke in there, ill just have to find out who Ruvanal and Jarulf are....
basically they know more about the game than the blizzard guys who coded it do. :teeth:
 

Icebird

Diabloii.Net Member
Nope, just fans of the game. They also picked apart the code line by line, and understand what most of it means...

Chris
 

Zorfwaddle

Diabloii.Net Member
First Time Poster

Hello all, long time listener, first time caller....

These bugs are the ones that made Maggot Lair a pain in the a** for me in Hell (L77 Fanatic Zealot). I think I did more running, quaffing full rejuv potions, tp'ing and general yelling than anywhere else (so far). I finally grabbed the staff last night and it made me very happy. Now on to the Claw Viper Temple (I hate snakes....)

George
 
hi zorf, welcome! and the snakes are easy, there are only 2 lvls, the last 1 can be a grab and tp out job (with teleport or leap, but as a zealot, youll ave to use the old run like hell) just remember, fang-whats-his-name, the big snake unique, is almost always on the bottom of the map (from the normal view when at the entrance.) so go the top the corner, then round that way, as you can get it without killing him. once you get to the thing in the middle, they jsut line upthe stairs and you can kill them easy.
 

Zorfwaddle

Diabloii.Net Member
farting bob said:
hi zorf, welcome! and the snakes are easy, there are only 2 lvls, the last 1 can be a grab and tp out job (with teleport or leap, but as a zealot, youll ave to use the old run like hell) just remember, fang-whats-his-name, the big snake unique, is almost always on the bottom of the map (from the normal view when at the entrance.) so go the top the corner, then round that way, as you can get it without killing him. once you get to the thing in the middle, they jsut line upthe stairs and you can kill them easy.
Yeah, Fangskin Woofnostril or something.... He always spawns LE (I believe). I may give it a go tonight.

George
 

vajurewi

Diabloii.Net Member
Icebird said:
Nope, just fans of the game. They also picked apart the code line by line, and understand what most of it means...

Chris
not that I intend to or CARE to, but how does one look at the game code? isnt the .exe file like the compiled version - wheres the source code?
 

Urlik_Skarsol

Diabloii.Net Member
I guess one thing I've really noticed about 1.10 is that LE's, particularly all the various "beetles" do a lot less damage than they did in 1.09. To compensate, there seems to be a heck of a lot more of them though :lol:

Snow_Bunny found Ice-Blast extremely effective against them. In fact, I don't think any type of beetle is CI (except maybe a unique).

My HC Frenzier also never had much trouble with them.

I think Blizz replaced the MSLE threat from 1.09 with the FE-death Nova in 1.10.
 

tragor

Diabloii.Net Member
TrenShadow said:
They read the assembly language/machine code :eek:
OMG. Having coded that way for some high-speed real-time applications I truly worry about someone who would read that stuff as a hobby. I don't know whether to :worship: or be :scared: .
 

strijdje

Diabloii.Net Member
Mage11 said:
In the case of Ruvanal and Jarulf, I think that
is the only way to go.
Amen to that brother, the have used their knowlegde for the greater good and really have helped the SPF to advance to another level... and therefore i would like to thank them for their efforts :clap:

ow and a little :worship: :worship:

:uhhuh:

robin
 
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