Latest Diablo 3 News
DiabloWiki Updates
Support the site! Become a Diablo: IncGamers PAL - Remove ads and more!

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

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by TheNorthman, May 25, 2008.

  1. TheNorthman

    TheNorthman IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    20
    Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

    Hey guys, I'm getting back into the game after taking a few years off. This time around, I'm bringing the gf on board. What are some good char duos for us? Perhaps pally and sorc, but what kind? Or maybe other classes? I've been off for years, so I'm horribly out of the loop.

    bonus gf pic :D
    http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/536/n5880756459480526357rb3.jpg
     
  2. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Messages:
    15,298
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    488
    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.
     
  3. NotIIGood

    NotIIGood IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    102
    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.
     
  4. TheNorthman

    TheNorthman IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    20
    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?
     
  5. zooply

    zooply IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    985
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    346
    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.
     
  6. FishrFriends

    FishrFriends IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    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.
     
  7. TheNorthman

    TheNorthman IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    20
    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?
     
  8. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Messages:
    15,298
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    488
    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.
     
  9. TheNorthman

    TheNorthman IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    20
    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?
     
  10. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Messages:
    15,298
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    488
    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*.
     
  11. Arkardo

    Arkardo IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    Messages:
    3,035
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    467
    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:
     
  12. iewcce

    iewcce IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    212
    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?^_^
     
  13. MercMan

    MercMan IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    386
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    86
    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
     
  14. Barabas

    Barabas IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    102
    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 ).
     
  15. TheNorthman

    TheNorthman IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2008
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    20
    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?
     
  16. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2006
    Messages:
    15,298
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    488
  17. jimmah

    jimmah IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2003
    Messages:
    1,238
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    255
    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.
     
  18. ProfessionalBerg

    ProfessionalBerg IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,995
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    120
    Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

    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?



     
  19. braincrasher

    braincrasher IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2008
    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    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.
     
  20. ProfessionalBerg

    ProfessionalBerg IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Messages:
    1,995
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    120
    Re: Getting back into D2 w/ gf - good char duos?

    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?



     

Share This Page