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Defensive MA build idea

Discussion in 'Assassin' started by cmmaret75, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. cmmaret75

    cmmaret75 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Idea of build is to have crazy max resist and max %DR.
    Gear:
    Helm- Gface (um)
    Armor- guardian angel (um)
    Wep1- shadow killer (shael or amn)
    Wep2- jade talon (shael)
    Belt- string of ears
    Gloves-Dracs or trang
    Boots- goreriders
    Ammy- highlords
    Ring1- ravenfrost
    Ring2- wisp projector

    Skills:
    Dragonclaw-20(main attack)
    Claw mastery-20(dmg support)
    Fade-enough to max resist and %DR
    Venom-20(dmg)
    Shadow master-20(tanky tank)

    Idea behind build:
    -Guardian angel to have 90 all resist and help with weapon block (if it does)
    -shadow killer to slow enemies(this is a personal pick but could be subbed for bartucs or other claw) would also mean no need for holy freeze merc which could be replaced with blessed aim or might merc.
    -jade talon for resists and +skills
    -raven and wisp for cold/light absorb(dwarf star could be used until wisp is found for fire absorb)
    -dracs for Life tap and trang for poison dmg (dracs perferred for survivability)
    -all other equip is standard for cb/ds/ow

    Final thoughts:
    -90 all resist with some absorb
    -maxed %damage reduction
    -Life tap
    -decent dmg/cb/ds/cs/ow
    -enemy slow from shadow killer
    =super tanky melee sin that could hold her own in hell with crazy attack ratting (dragon claw=20kar all day) and a tanky shadow master with merc.

    I believe this will be my ladder reset build as it is not horribly unobtainable and can be started from cheaper gear and worked on. Any thoughts or comments appreciated.
     
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    cmmaret75 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Just thought about this, instead of String of Ears, use thundergods for lightening absorb and dwarf star and ravenfrost for cold and fire absorb. All three combined with the 90% resist to all would make elemental attacks pretty much do nothing.
     
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    Clervis Diabloii.Net Member

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    I really like the idea. In fact a GA on an assassin is one of my favorites. It actually helps your Weapon Block faster (don't forget that skill). Up that bad boy and grab a defiance merc and you'll have ridiculous defense (at a pretty big stat compromise mind you).

    The String of Ears was the right choice. And max that Fade (20% DR). You'll then have up to 35% DR and a Ber or two will max your at 50% DR. Not sure how you were thinking max DR before, but Unstoppable.

    The absorb items are really overkill if you're at 90% all.

    The ultimate problem will be your offense though. You'll be hitting at ~10 frames per attack with something like 2K damage (+CB), and mostly poison. That's 5K/sec which will be painful in Hell.

    Maybe think about a K/T sin. Or bring in some finishing moves. There's other economical offensive solutions.

    Good luck!
     
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    Namtar Diabloii.Net Member

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    Perhaps a Dual Dream Dragon Talon Death Sentry build? :p
     
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    Clervis Diabloii.Net Member

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    I like where your mind's at.
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    You people and your cookie cutter builds... :confused:
     
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    cmmaret75 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Idk, i feel like between the deadly strike, crushing blow, open wounds and critical strike from claw mastery would help offset the less than crazy dmg numbers. Also wouldnt hurt to run trangs instead of dracs and use a merc with reapers toll for added damage/slow. Plus a maxed shadow master should hold its own as well. Also Happy to know GA helps weapon block. Im currently stu k between running this or a zerker barb for ladder reset. Pretty sure im going with this just so i can always switch to a traper if it doesnt workout.
     

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