Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

Light sorc with conviction/vengeance pally
Fishymancer necro with zealot
Barb with almost anything

Personally ... I'd lose the gf pic.
 

NotIIGood

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

What Thyiad just said :grin:

I'd recommend taking the g/f pic off though.
 

TheNorthman

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

You guys don't think I should get a smiter pally? I thought those were the strongest?
 

zooply

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

Smiting is the best option for ubers, but not throughout the entire game.

I agree with Thyiad. The ones he suggested compliment each other, and they work well alone.

If you want you can get a male & female team also.
 

FishrFriends

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

smiters are only good for pvp and killing bosses.

smite can only hit 1 monster at a time. deals low dmg and the knockback is not fun.
 

TheNorthman

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

Ok, so you guys all pretty much agree that conv/veng pally + light sorc is pretty much the best combo for us?

If that's the case, what should we put our points into once we start?
 

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

Light sorc ... Light spells. CL/L/Light Mastery max. Static and Teleport one point wonders. Rest into Nova
Pally ... max vengeance and conviction, enough into HS to keep max block - you WILL be the tank.

Guides in the relevant forums.
 

TheNorthman

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

Thanks buddy. So I take it Hammerdins are no longer the best pallys? Did they get toned down, and Avengers (conv/veng) are now the best ones?
 

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

No hammerdins are still overpowered (I solo'd mine on p8) but you're GF would probably like to kill *something*.
 

Arkardo

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

Like Thyiad said, the hammerdin is probably the most powerful build, yes, but it's not really a good "team" build.

Like the others said, a paladin using vengance with conviction with a pure lightning sorceress will work very well and is probably the most fun combination for both players.

BTW, am I the only one appreciating the gf pic? :tongue:
 

iewcce

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

summoner necro/smiter

and what does lonely guys do to nice looking ladies they see on the internet?^_^
 

MercMan

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

TheNorthMan-

If your GF is new to Diablo II or gaming in general, you might consider having her play a zealot. She might enjoy the point and click simplicity. Also, good zealot gear is relatively inexpensive.

You might want a meteorb sorc. Since you will need to build wealth, this character can be equipped for very little currency. Look in the strategy forum for how effective Tal Rasha's set can be for this build. Also, the dual tree will allow you to be effective in hell, even before you have elite gear.

Once you've built your wealth, you can swich to a lightning sorc.

My $0.02.

-MercMan
 

Barabas

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

Hammerdin with lvl 25 conviction and trapsin full skilled.

I do CS with that duo and with full party mules, I do a run in 11 min ( with the eyes on the clock ).
 

TheNorthman

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

We're gonna go with conv/veng pally and light sorc. Thanks guys. Now, how do we distribute our stats points?
 

jimmah

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

I would choose 2 build that both can kill equally good. Not fun being "walking aura" while the sorc kills everything on screen in 2 secs.
 

ProfessionalBerg

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

Also, good zealot gear is relatively inexpensive.
I beg to differ. A Zealot needs a really good weapon, while the same Hammerdin or a Meteorb can solo Hell with relatively cheap items.

Also, I wonder: are there any decent Assassin/X combinations?



 

braincrasher

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

Fanatic zealot + fishymancer = win. Let´s see what they got.
1. Fast-killing army because of fanatism and amplify damage.
2. Huge crowd control with corpse explosion.
3. Safety with decrepify and life tap.
4. Easy boss-killes with smite.
5. No need of good gear, fishy can do it naked all the way. Zealot does just fine with any weapon with crushing blow.
 

ProfessionalBerg

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

Fanatic zealot + fishymancer = win. Let´s see what they got.
1. Fast-killing army because of fanatism and amplify damage.
2. Huge crowd control with corpse explosion.
3. Safety with decrepify and life tap.
4. Easy boss-killes with smite.
5. No need of good gear, fishy can do it naked all the way. Zealot does just fine with any weapon with crushing blow.
IIRC, "Crowd Control" is referred to a means to hamper enemy abilities, like Cold Spells or AI curses. CE is just a Chainsaw Massacre mass killing spell. Perhaps your Crowd Control was referring to Dim Vision/Confuse/Attract?



 
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