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Best wand for a Skel/psn mancer?

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by Saraph, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. Saraph

    Saraph IncGamers Member

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    Best wand for a Skel/psn mancer?

    i currently have arm of leoric.

    just wondering if there is anything better for a summoner/poisoner build.
     
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    JoJeck IncGamers Member

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    Deaths Web is generally acknowledged to be the best wand for a Poison Necro due to its ability to reduce poison resistance and it still has +2 for skellies, but they are hard to find and expensive to trade for.

    As a Posion / Skellimancer you have to decide which aspect you will favour since there are not enough skill points to do everything you want in maxing the Skellies and maxing the Poison and still have decent curses, CE and maybe revives. Choosing a wand that does both jobs is hard.

    But your skellies don't need to be re-summoned often and the approach I use is to have a "summoning set up" on the weapon switch and a "poison set up" for normal play using Nova. So maybe you could use your Arm of Leoric as part of a summoning set up and a good +2 skills magical or rare wand with +2 or 3 to PN for normal play. A white wand with +3 PN could be good as well but would not help your curses. And the Blackbog's Sharp unique dagger has +4 PN and makes quite a good poison "wand".

    So yes there are quite a few options.
     
  3. Saraph

    Saraph IncGamers Member

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    well i already have max rs, and max sm, and 3 smage.
    1 sr, 1 revive.1 Igolem.
    so i major in summons more than poison.
     
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    Indemaijinj IncGamers Member

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    Still the summon switch would probably be the best solution.

    King Leo's for a summon switch and then Blackbog's.

    You could also try to get a +3 Poison Nova White wand. It's oft overlooked +4 Skeleton Mastery mod could come to some use here.
     
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    Saraph IncGamers Member

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    sorry im noob. whatcha mean by switch?
     
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    You can just press W on your keyboard to activate an alternative weapon and shield combination with selected mousekeys.

    See this for an explanation http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/basics/controls.shtml

    Or just try it out on your character. :)
     
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    Saraph IncGamers Member

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    well i know howto switch.

    but if i summon with summon+ wand. then switch wont my skellies keel over?
     
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    LyrinJytus IncGamers Member

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    If you have the ability to summon 10 skeletons with your normal switch and with the AoKL can summon 11, then yes you will loose one when you switch back. But, all the ones that you still have will have the benefits of the higher skill used to raise them.

    You can do the same thing by just hitting a skill pole and summoning your skeletons that way as well. In fact, when I see a skill pole I normally resummon all of my army since they can get quite a difference from even just 2 points in RS / SM.
     
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    I think you have the best choice with you're want, and switch is not the top , because you must look at you're shield also. or make the choise to put the better shield with the second wand. not use it will be good with the gameplay
     
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    If you want to go with a lower skill level for your poison, the Carin shard has great mods. It's definitely geared for a summoner, but the extra life and mana it gives makes it one of the better wands if you play hardcore.
     
  11. Saraph

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    so basically my current wand is fine too? hehe.
     

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