First patriarch this ladder: Summoner

IntellectSucks

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First patriarch this ladder: Summoner

My first patriarch this ladder was my summoner, WeirdNecro. Took a while cause I don't play very much but was able to do it. My gear is not up to the levels that I want, mainly because I wanted to get my first patriarch without any trading.

Geared him toward MF, though put some stuff towards survivability and skills. Had DClone pop at one point, but I hadn't even finished act 2 yet and wasn't able to get him (i'm still pissed about the missed anni). Anyway, here is my gear, skills, and stats. Might respec later on, but not likely. Will also update later on when I have what I would consider "endgame gear".

WeirdNecro
Lvl 83
Str 171
Dex 25
Vit 284
Nrg 25

20 Raise Skeleton
20 Skeleton Mastery
20 Raise Skeleton Mage
8 Corpse Explosion
5 Bonewall
6 Dim Vision
1 in all pre-reqs and curses (except attract and confuse)

Armor
Skin of the Vipermagi with a PTopaz

Belt
Viper Harness
Belt
Defense: 8
Durability: 16 of 16
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 22
14% Chance to cast level 5 Charged Bolt when struck
+35% Enhanced Defense
+45 to Life
Cold Resist +16%
Lightning Resist +24%
Attacker Takes Damage of 4

Boots
Wyrmhide Boots of Luck
Defense: 59
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Strength: 50
Required Level: 45
35% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Gloves
Sturdy Heavy Gloves of Fortune
Defense: 8
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 12
+25% Enhanced Defense
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Helmet
Lore
Death Mask
'OrtSol'
Defense: 84
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Strength: 55
Required Level: 27
+1 to All Skills
+10 to Energy
Lightning Resist +30%
Damage Reduced by 7
+2 to Mana after each Kill
+2 to Light Radius
Socketed (2)

Ring
Scintillating Ring of Fortune
Required Level: 59
All Resistances +13
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
(This one is nice :thumbup:)

Ring
Rugged Ring of Fortune
Required Level: 31
+16 Maximum Stamina
24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Shield
Rhyme
Ancient Shield
'ShaelEth'
Defense: 93
Chance to Block: 56%
Durability: 80 of 80
Required Strength: 110
Required Level: 29
+40% Faster Block Rate
20% Increased Chance of Blocking
Regenerate Mana 15%
All Resistances +25
Cannot Be Frozen
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Socketed (2)

Sword (1h)
Spirit
Crystal Sword
'TalThulOrtAmn'
One-Hand Damage: 5 to 15
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Strength: 43
Required Level: 25
Sword Class - Fast Attack Speed
+2 to All Skills
+30% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 1-50 lightning damage
Adds 3-14 cold damage
+75 poison damage over 5 seconds
7% Life stolen per hit
+250 Defense vs: Missile
+22 to Vitality
+100 to Mana
+4 Magic Absorb
Socketed (4)

Wand
Golemlord's Bone Wand
One-Hand Damage: 3 to 7
Durability: 15 of 15
Required Level: 45
Staff Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
+3 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)
+2 to Iron Golem (Necromancer Only)
+2 to Decrepify (Necromancer Only)
+50% Damage to Undead

Use this, a spirit shield and an ammy with +3 summons to prebuff.

Stave
Gnarled Staff of Teleportation
Two-Hand Damage: 4 to 12
Durability: 35 of 35
Required Level: 24
Staff Class - Normal Attack Speed
Level 1 Teleport (33/33 Charges)
+50% Damage to Undead
Have this on switch
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Black Lotus

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Re: First patriarch this ladder: Summoner

What is this topic for, or at least about?
Rhyme in an Ancient Shield is a shame. Not light, not highblock, high str reqs, while tower and bone (highblock,frw) are very common, as for me.
 

IntellectSucks

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Re: First patriarch this ladder: Summoner

What is this topic for, or at least about?
Rhyme in an Ancient Shield is a shame. Not light, not highblock, high str reqs, while tower and bone (highblock,frw) are very common, as for me.
The topic is partly to show how much room for error you have when making a summoner and partly to get suggestions and improvements and stir debate.

One mistake I see all the time is that people think you need "godly" gear to make it through the game, which is just not true.

I made rhyme in the ancient shield cause it was the first two socketed shield that popped up after I had the runes. The str req wasn't an issue as I stat my starter chars to be able to use a lot of equipment. I wasn't going to have anywhere close to max block anyway, I mainly only wanted it for the resists and MF. Just waiting to get a decent necro head that I can replace it with.


 

Black Lotus

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Re: First patriarch this ladder: Summoner

One mistake I see all the time is that people think you need "godly" gear to make it through the game, which is just not true.
Fishy guide states that necro is probably able to beat the game naked. While this is not quite true, fishymancers are much less gear dependant (and that's why most of us had a necromancer as the first character after realm reset). There's no wonders in beating the game with untwinked necro - I personally did it by myself too. I mean no offence, of course.
 

nurman

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Re: First patriarch this ladder: Summoner

I've always wanted to try beating WSK 2 onwards naked.
 

minuses

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Re: First patriarch this ladder: Summoner

Summon necros are great. Felt bad you could not do d clone. You should have a friend that has a smiter or some other char that could solo d clone. A summon necro fully geared and inventoried however can solo d clone because of how much life, damage, etc of his summons. Make sure they are boed with cta to keep them alive but only if you have him geared up. But congrats on your necro doing hell.
 

Ravenheart

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Re: First patriarch this ladder: Summoner

My first char I pat.~ was actually a summoner and it is one of the few class's you could play semi naked ( I don't condone streaking; even monsters don't need to see a pale skinned necro's business flapping in the wind...)

I also was fortunate enough to fight D-clone on my necro by dumb luck. Was mf'ing and he happened to spawn so I got to fight him...wasnt really prepared so it went horribly but I beat him none the less to get my first anni as well,xD

For the most part a summoner is IMO a pretty versatile class; more so once you get a enigma so you arn't limited by your minions sketchy movement and being mainly confined to open area's. I personally hope to Conquer Ut with my 2nd pat~ summoner on this ladder to basically do the entire 9-yards with him:p


P.S- Running WSK naked is tempting; but I'd rather not die more than I already do too black souls; just instead of dropping a body...i'd be dropping my dignity...~Cries~
 

minuses

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Re: First patriarch this ladder: Summoner

My first char I pat.~ was actually a summoner and it is one of the few class's you could play semi naked ( I don't condone streaking; even monsters don't need to see a pale skinned necro's business flapping in the wind...)

I also was fortunate enough to fight D-clone on my necro by dumb luck. Was mf'ing and he happened to spawn so I got to fight him...wasnt really prepared so it went horribly but I beat him none the less to get my first anni as well,xD

For the most part a summoner is IMO a pretty versatile class; more so once you get a enigma so you arn't limited by your minions sketchy movement and being mainly confined to open area's. I personally hope to Conquer Ut with my 2nd pat~ summoner on this ladder to basically do the entire 9-yards with him:p


P.S- Running WSK naked is tempting; but I'd rather not die more than I already do too black souls; just instead of dropping a body...i'd be dropping my dignity...~Cries~
Then you must have had a cta to keep your minions alive if u were half geared soloing d clone. I tried him with half gear summon necro I couldn't do it but i got more than half his life down. So I had to beg for help and I got my first anni like that. Yes I did use maulers or whatever you want to call them but still could not do it. Once I get this necro fully geared and cta + splendor switch, then d clone is going to get some payback by my necro.


 

Ravenheart

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Re: First patriarch this ladder: Summoner

I didn't have CTa actually..was pretty noob at the time so a fishy was a easy build for me to learn from. My skelies died pretty quickly though so I had to rely on Udar revives to CB him down and painstakingly wait for him to drop after re-reviving minions off and on. Wasnt a short battle by any means but he died none the less with pretty cheap eq.

P.S- I was surprised I beat him myself....one armaggedon and my skellies died, so ye...gives you a idea of how long the battle went..but he died, so thats all that matters<.<
 

Woodman

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Re: First patriarch this ladder: Summoner

I just solo'd Dclone with my summoner. I grabbed a couple of Udar's cause that's what people told me to do, but he melted so fast, I doubt I even needed to bother summoning mages, let alone revives. Had to feed my merc a few Rejuves, but other than that, it felt like a Baal kill. The merc's 60% CB probably did most of the work. Easy to get for a few pgems BTW.

My gear is pretty sick though. Basically the same build as the OP with lvl 40 skeles and 35 CE.
 
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