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Ele fire pvm build

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  1. Taxes

    Taxes Diabloii.Net Member

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    Ele fire pvm build

    Hey there, first of all im new here, so hey to you all :)

    Now, i was planning to make an ele fire druid, but i havent really been able to find any good guides, so i made my own setup, and would love to hear you guys' input on weather it would be any good in hell. So, give me whatever gear suggestions and such you got :) planning on going pve solely.

    Head:
    Ravenlore with a 5/5 facet.

    Armor:
    Enigma mage plate

    Weapon/shield:
    Hoto flail/spirit dragon shield

    Gloves:
    Magefist

    Belt:
    Arach

    Amu/rings:
    Maras/soj/soj

    Boots:
    Sandstorm trek

    switch:
    possibly a cta if i can get my hands on one.

    I'll have enough fcr to reach the 99% bp without having to worry about getting a high spirit.

    With perf resistances on hoto/ravenlore/maras ill be 22 fire res short of 75 in all, which will be made up for with charms (taking the anni and torch i got into account).

    I'll be at 75% fhr, so ill be getting 24 fhr from charms to reach the 99% bp.


    Skill build:
    20 firestorm
    20 molten boulder
    20 fissure
    20 vulcano
    20 armageddon
    1 prereqs
    1 oak sage

    Stat build:
    Str: none, between torch, anni, sandstorm, maras and enigma, i should be able to reach the 113 needed for ravenlore.

    dex: none, only needed for the hoto flail, and ill be getting more than enough from anni/torch

    vit: everything

    ene: none


    Merc:
    Any infinity pole, on an act 2 holy freeze guy. Dont know about the rest yet.

    Immunes:
    Between my merc and my faceted ravenlore ill be reducing enemies fire res by 110%, which should be enough for most immunes.




    So, a few things im not sure about, how much do i really need to put in oak sage? i only placed 1 point because of the heavy +skills ill be getting, but is that enough for it to survive? And, how does -enemy fireres% work when its on the merc? Am thinking i might give him some facets as well.

    Also, how does facets compare to +skills? for example would a faceted lidless be better than spirit?


    Thanks for any help you can give me :)
     
  2. Karth

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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    You'll need to make Spirit in a monarch, not a dragon shield, so plan for 156 str after all gear.

    I would be worried about how you're using a fire-only build against pvm. Infinity is great, but fire immunes aren't as easy to break as light immunes; you'll still run into a lot of critters that you can't burn. I recommend you put some points into summoning.

    -EFR on your merc only decreases enemies' fire resistance for your merc.
     
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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    Oh i see, didnt even bother to check dragon shields max sockets, my bad, assumed it was 4 >_<

    and about the summons, which would be best to use? and how many points would you recommend? getting +16 to all with that gear, so would one point in spirit+dire wolf be enough?
     
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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    I'm going to warn you. In the later acts there will be plenty of Fire Immunes you won't be able to break. The ravenlore and facets don't help with breaking immunes.
     
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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    Fire Huntermentalist.
     
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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    Ok, if you didn't know, Volcano and Molten Boulder have PHYSICAL damage as well as fire. So, even untwinked it's a viable build. :) I do congratulate you on taking the not so traveled path of the fire druid. I've been there and have one actually... lv 8x if I remember. Just keep careful of the FI's... they can take a bit sometimes.

    I say, just 1 pt to dire/spirit/Grizzly. Use grizzly as a Necro would Gumby.
     
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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    Cano and MB are lackluster choices to FI solutions. Cano has 4 sec cooldown and can only effectively damage one enemy and MB is bad versus anything "big". I'd rather spend those points into summons for physical DPS.
     
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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    True, true, but it's possible to ONLY use fire skills.
     
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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    You indeed could. I prefer having minions though :D
     
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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    A dragon shield can only have up to 3 sockets. Monarch is the lowest str req shield you can make spirit out of. Except for pally shield of course. Way lower str req shields that can be 4os but thats only for pally.
     
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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    I do a similar build with the aldur's set +medusa's gaze. aldurs has many sockets for facets and bonuses plenty. medusa has chance to cast lower resist curse, and it matches the color of aldur's perfectly. I have no problem with fire immunes. The most resistant seem to be doom knights, and even those are dispatched with moulten boulders rather easily. I don't even have an infinity merc. With an infinity, you will be overpowered.
     
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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    thanks for the inputs guys, still wondering about the shield though

    will upping my str to 156, from 118 be worth it, when i could just get a mosers with 2 facets, or a lidless with 1? my resists would change a bit, but that could be made up for with charms, the main questing though, is how facets compare to + skills.

    thanks.

    edit: also, can lower resist remove immunities, and does it stack with infinity when doing so? i.e. if infi is 10 res short of removing an immunity, will lower resist push it over the edge, or does only the highest one apply? could always get a wand with LR charges in case i need to farm something specific, which is FI.
     
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    Re: Ele fire pvm build

    Yes, Lower Res can break immunities. I'm not sure if they stack for determining that though.
     

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