Character Build Elimination

Liquid_Evil

Diabloii.Net Member
Character Build Elimination

I did this once before about a year and a half ago. It's just a fun little way to see what everyone's favorite character builds are. I chose two of the most common builds from each class and did my best to try and leave it open-ended with the popular ones. (I don't want any posts saying how I should have added in Char B rather than Char A) Each build gets 10 points for starters and everyone who replies gets to add +1 to their favorite build and -1 to their least favorite build. It doesn't have to be the most powerful build, just your favorite. Also, you cannot add in your own character class (i.e. +1 Enchantress). When a character class reaches 0 it is eliminated, no need to post negatives, and it cannot be revived (added more points to as a fav class). Likewise, when a character class reaches 20 it is done and no more points can be added. For starters, I'll add my +1 and -1 right now and you guys can just quote and update the list each time you reply. We'll see if this takes off again and hopefully finish before too long. We shall see if the results were anything like last times.

Amazon
Bowazon 10
Javazon 10
Assassin
Trapper 10
Martial Artist 9
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10
Frenzy 10
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 10
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 10
Sorceress
Blizzard 10
Meteor/FO 10

Wereform +1
MA Sin -1
 

Toppo

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 10
Javazon 10
Assassin
Trapper 10
Martial Artist 8
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10
Frenzy 10
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 10
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 10
Sorceress
Blizzard 11
Meteor/FO 10

Blizzard +1
MA Sin -1
 

tweety

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 10
Javazon 10
Assassin
Trapper 10
Martial Artist 8
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10
Frenzy 10
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 10
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 9
Sorceress
Blizzard 12
Meteor/FO 10

Blizzard +1
hammerdin -1
 

lachen

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 10
Javazon 10
Assassin
Trapper 10
Martial Artist 8
Barbarian
Whirlwind 11
Frenzy 10
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 10
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 9
Sorceress
Blizzard 12
Meteor/FO 9

Whirlwind +1
Meteor/FO -1

edit: meteorb should be at 8 in maxicek's post, javazon at 11, summoning at 9. (below) if someone can fix that it'd probably be good. (/doesn't want to post again)
 

silospen

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 10
Javazon 11
Assassin
Trapper 10
Martial Artist 8
Barbarian
Whirlwind 11
Frenzy 10
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 9
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 9
Sorceress
Blizzard 12
Meteor/FO 9

Javazon +1
Summoning necro -1
 

jiansonz

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 10
Javazon 10
Assassin
Trapper 10
Martial Artist 9
Barbarian
Whirlwind 9
Frenzy 10
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 10
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 9
Sorceress
Blizzard 12
Meteor/FO 10

Martial Arts +1
Whirlwind -1


Very few of the builds I have actually played a lot (Mojomancer, Returnomancer, Blaze sorc, Swordmistress, etc.) were listed, so I went with Martial Arts.

I have never understood Whirlwind. I have tried it with some barbs, but my whirls often seem to stop way before I want them to. And to build a character around it...no thanks.
 

herobomberman

Diabloii.Net Member
Bowazon 10
Javazon 10
Assassin
Trapper 10
Martial Artist 8
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10 <-- why was this nine....
Frenzy 10
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 10
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 10
Sorceress
Blizzard 12
Meteor/FO 10

Hammerdin +1
MA sin -1

I have never understood Whirlwind. I have tried it with some barbs, but my whirls often seem to stop way before I want them to. And to build a character around it...no thanks.
make sure ww is on right click, and click on the ground either right infront of, or right behind your target/targets and draw a line through the mob, going back and fourth. easy :)



 

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
Bowazon 10
Javazon 10
Assassin
Trapper 10
Martial Artist 8
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10
Frenzy 10
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 10
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 10
Sorceress
Blizzard 13
Meteor/FO 9

Blizzard +1
Meteor/FO -1
 

Milb

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 10
Javazon 12
Assassin
Trapper 10
Martial Artist 8
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10
Frenzy 10
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 10
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 9
Sorceress
Blizzard 13
Meteor/FO 9

Javazon +1
Hammerdin -1

Fixed some scores hopefully...
 

jiansonz

Diabloii.Net Member
make sure ww is on right click, and click on the ground either right infront of, or right behind your target/targets and draw a line through the mob, going back and fourth. easy :)
Sound like I did it (mostly) right. How far will one WW take me? Maybe I ran out of mana too fast...



 

Ugla

Diabloii.Net Member
Bowazon 10
Javazon 13
Assassin
Trapper 10
Martial Artist 8
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10
Frenzy 10
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 8
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 9
Sorceress
Blizzard 13
Meteor/FO 8

Javazon +1
Summoning -1

Just recently finished my first necro, and honestly, even the hammerdin was more fun to play.

Plz refresh before posting!!!
This was already wrong..

Ugla
 

sirpoopsalot

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 10
Javazon 13
Assassin
Trapper 10
Martial Artist 8
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10
Frenzy 11
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 7
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 9
Sorceress
Blizzard 13
Meteor/FO 9

+1 Frenzy
-1 Summon-mancer

Although typically my preferred builds aren't entirely cookie-cutters, so most of that list is out. I did enjoy my Frenzy barb though, but if I could take away a bunch without adding points, I think I'd probably balance at about -5.


@jiansonz, I'm guessing you didn't have enough leech with your playstyle. with my untwinked polebarb I had something like 22%Life/10%mana just to break even in A1 hell. It took forever to kill anything, but it was pretty safe (until the unleechables showed up, then it was conc/berserk and potions out the wazoo).


Edit #12: I hope I got the totals right.
 

Sir Lister of Smeg

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 10
Javazon 13
Assassin
Trapper 9
Martial Artist 8
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10
Frenzy 11
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 8
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 9
Sorceress
Blizzard 13
Meteor/FO 8

Corrected the list in line with what ugla said.

I do like playing a fishymancer. It's all about style, and raising a legion of skeletons and still saying you're fighting the minions of evil, that's style.
Putting down traps is not stylish, so the trapsin goes down.

Fishy +1
Trapsin -1
 

trekdanne

Diabloii.Net Member
Bowazon 10
Javazon 13
Assassin
Trapper 9
Martial Artist 9
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10
Frenzy 11
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 8
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 8
Sorceress
Blizzard 13
Meteor/FO 8

Hammerdins are cheaty.

MA Artist +1
Hammerdin -1
 

nubikoen

Diabloii.Net Member
Bowazon 10
Javazon 13
Assassin
Trapper 9
Martial Artist 9
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10
Frenzy 11
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 8
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 8
Sorceress
Blizzard 14
Meteor/FO 7

Blizzard +1
Meteor/FO -1
 

Corrupted

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 11
Javazon 13
Assassin
Trapper 9
Martial Artist 9
Barbarian
Whirlwind 10
Frenzy 11
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 7
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 8
Sorceress
Blizzard 14
Meteor/FO 7

Amazon - Bowazon +1
Necromancer - Summoning -1
 

Bockhorn

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 11
Javazon 13
Assassin
Trapper 9
Martial Artist 9
Barbarian
Whirlwind 11
Frenzy 11
Druid
Wereform 11
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 7
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 8
Sorceress
Blizzard 14
Meteor/FO 6

Barbarian - Whirlwind +1
Sorceress - Meteor/FO -1 (I hate meteor.)

I haven't even tried half of the builds on the list but anyway.
 

IronCrown

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 11
Javazon 13
Assassin
Trapper 9
Martial Artist 9
Barbarian
Whirlwind 11
Frenzy 11
Druid
Wereform 12
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 6
Poison 10
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 8
Sorceress
Blizzard 14
Meteor/FO 6


Wereform +1
Summoner -1
 

DeathMage

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazon
Bowazon 11
Javazon 13
Assassin
Trapper 9
Martial Artist 9
Barbarian
Whirlwind 11
Frenzy 11
Druid
Wereform 13
Elemental 10
Necromancer
Summoning 6
Poison 9
Paladin
Zealot 10
Hammerdin 8
Sorceress
Blizzard 14
Meteor/FO 6

Wereform +1
Poison -1
 
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