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frost assassin help please

Discussion in 'Assassin' started by adecoy, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. adecoy

    adecoy IncGamers Member

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    nobody has any suggestions? is this a bad build?

    any suggestions before i start dishing major points would be appreciated
     
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    I don't know why they max blade shield either...

    I'm re-reading the guide now, I'll be back in about 20-30 min...

    My hunch is that maybe slows target by x% works, not sure though...

    catch ya soon.
     
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    Alright, having re-read the guide and played around a bit with a hero editor, I think I have worked out why the guide called for maxed out blade-shield.

    First of all, each point in blade shield increases the damage it does. At level 20, the damage isn't flash, but when coupled with the damage from your primary weapon, it is respectable. More damage of course means more life leach when something gets too close to you.

    Couple this with the fact that blade shield applies elemental damage (we're mainly interested in cold damage). Even though the damage from the cold damage is reduced to a 1/4, the cold duration appears to remain the same, which means the 'hidden' cold duration of the eye of etlich amulet remains effective. This in turn means that everything that hits you becomes chilled for a few seconds.

    And yes, I like cold skill wielding characters too. To me, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing an enemy shatter when I kick it.
     
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    I should have worded my previous post a bit better.

    I should have emphasised the fact that the cold duration *appears* to remain the same. Of course, I am not a master of the assassin yet, so could one of the more experienced assassin junkies (Ilkori, maybe) drop by and bring clarification to our clouded minds?
     
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    it is odd, i could understand the life leech part but it just seems odd that they would spend 20 points to get 200 or so damage returned.... its a shame that they dident emphasize in the guide exactly why to put 20 points in it.

    maby coupled with weapon damage it deals so much damage that the leech from your weapons and such will cancle alot of damage that is dealt to you i dunno.

    i appreciate all the info :smiley:
     
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    Perhaps he got annoyed casting blade shield over and over again so he put more points to increase the durations. More leech aint bad either.

    If my memory servs me right, blade skills have the same chance to hit as a normal attack, this still would greatly benefit from AR mods or ITD.
     
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    ok i emailed him and he told me

     
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    I suppose you could max DS instead if you feel that BS is not that useful to you.
     
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    im actually gonna try to max one of the finishers
     
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    lol im such a terrible assassin player, i run into a group with my chaos claw (im one level from a shadow killer, atm im using a weak offhand weapon with mana leech) and cant take much of a hit, i need resist i might end up using a jade/shadow killer :sadface:
     
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    You could try using Fade instead. At higher level skills, the %dmg reduced and resistance really helps out. Naturally, your attack speed may be lower without the proper ias.
     
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    well you know, if they change one thing in the next patch i hope they fix this

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    my character cant even hold the gold required for that, and orts dont just fall off of trees

    oh and you fear my offhand weapon

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