DMG Reduction for Bonemancer

Sarp

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DMG Reduction for Bonemancer

I read somewhere that the cap on physical dmg reduction is 50%, is this correct? And if so, what would be the best combination of items to achieve max dmg reduction for a bonemancer?

By the way I have a max vit build (no dex).
 

omgwtfbbqpwned

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Re: DMG Reduction for Bonemancer

Is this for PvP? 50% DR isn't really that important for PvM, IMHO.

+2 Necromancer/20 FCR Circlet socketed with 2 Ber Runes (16%)
+3 PnB/20 FCR Circlet socketed with 2 Ber Runes (16%)
Stormshield (35%) socketed with a Ber Rune (43%)
'Enigma' (8%)
Homunculus socketed with a Ber Rune (8%)
Rare +2 Necromancer/+3 Bone Spear~+3 Bone Spirit/2 Open Sockets socketed with two Ber Runes (16%)

Probably your best option is Stormshield + 'Enigma' for 50%, or Circlet + 'Enigma' + 'Rare' for 40%.
 

Sarp

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Re: DMG Reduction for Bonemancer

Is this for PvP? 50% DR isn't really that important for PvM, IMHO.

+2 Necromancer/20 FCR Circlet socketed with 2 Ber Runes (16%)
+3 PnB/20 FCR Circlet socketed with 2 Ber Runes (16%)
Stormshield (35%) socketed with a Ber Rune (43%)
'Enigma' (8%)
Homunculus socketed with a Ber Rune (8%)
Rare +2 Necromancer/+3 Bone Spear~+3 Bone Spirit/2 Open Sockets socketed with two Ber Runes (16%)

Probably your best option is Stormshield + 'Enigma' for 50%, or Circlet + 'Enigma' + 'Rare' for 40%.
Excuse me, I should have said PvP. Not worried about PvM, I rolled this Bonemancer strictly for PvP (but I have fun doing a little MF'ing with him too). Thanks for the tips! Already got the Enigma...i'm going to work on getting that circlet for general purposes. I'll pick up a Stormshield if I ever start to get smoked by melees - more worried about Sorcs atm though, but I wanted to inquire about this.

One thing I didn't see here - String of Ears. Is that a worthwhile item to use?


 

XCodes

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Re: DMG Reduction for Bonemancer

If you're thinking String of Ears, look at Verdungo's. Way better mods for a bonemancer. Verdungo's also gives a slightly better return on DR% vs. skills than Stormshield. Combined with the Circlet + Enigma + Rare option listed above, that will get you 50%.
 

omgwtfbbqpwned

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Re: DMG Reduction for Bonemancer

Dungoes > SoE for PvP like XCodes, but Arachnid Mesh is gg for FCR, and it's quite hard to hit 125 without it.

125 --> Circlet, Arachnid, Trang-Oul's, Ammy (10-20), 'HotO'/Boneshade, FCR Rings (1 or 2).

This leaves you the option of going whatever shield you please for 125% FCR.

If you incorporate Dungoes into your set-up, Circlet/Trang-Oul's/20 Ammy/'HotO'/2 FCR Rings still won't hit 125% FCR, you'll need to go Wiz Spike/Suicide Branch > 'HotO' or 1.08 Valk Wing > Circlet in order to hit 125% FCR with shield flexibility, or you'll have to settle with 'Spirit' Monarch for 125% FCR and Stormshield at 75% FCR.
 

Sarp

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Re: DMG Reduction for Bonemancer

As far as meeting FCR goes, I'm thinking this:

I don't want to go HotO, its a personal choice. I have a really good White Wand, and I want to get as much damage as possible - when people are killing me in 1 hammer (dont have CtA yet), a few guided arrows, etc, i want my damn bone spirit and spear to wreck face as well.

Bearing that in mind, I think I need: 20% from Helm, 10% (20?) from Amulet, 20% from wand, have a 33% Shield, 10% on both rings (doing this for sure), and FCR from belt. I know its possible to achieve it without having a Wiz Spike or Hoto and using a White. Those things listed (with a 20 amulet) puts me at 113, then the belt takes care of the rest. Do rare FCR belts exist, and if so do they have higher FCR than Arachnid Mesh? Also I saw some **** about necros with +200 FCR...now how is this possible?
 
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