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Guardian "BartholomewKuma - Summon/Shock/Mauler"

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  1. crawlingdeadman

    crawlingdeadman Diabloii.Net Member

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    Hello all,
    I see it's been just over a year since my last write-up and since I just finished another I thought it was time for a bit of catch-up. This isn't the guy I just completed, this character was finished sometime in November (2013) with Pyro. He is named after a character from the Manga/Anime One Piece look him up, he's begging to have a bear build named after him; he's already bear themed and one of his signature attacks is Ursus Shock(wave). I initially started this guy as a tourney character (not sure which and I cant be bothered to look) and hadn't even made it out of normal before I switched him to a MP character with Pyro's Phoenix Striker. The past few times we've collaborated we've picked builds that probably can solo the game, but are generally considered weaker. We've tried to match power levels after the time we MP'd characters with a Javazon and kinda just stood around most of the time. This time around we went with a heavy but fragile hitter in a PS sin and a beast of a tank that does little damage in my summon/shock Bear. The combo worked out well especially when we got to our mercs' engame weapons of Infinity and Reaper's toll. All in all, we had zero troubles and it wasn't exactly boring, but I dont think either of us was ever in trouble for our lives.

    BartholomewKuma

    Barty is a Town Dump Werebear mostly. Read the guide if you're thinking of making one, it's a cornerstone guide to werebears in general and has lots of tips. My IK pieces come from Safety's tips. It's a really nice build and I'm certain it'd be able to complete most of the game untwinked as it requires next to nothing. Try to get some fcr in bear form, get as many +skills on summon switch and use as big a hurty stick as you can find, that's pretty much it. Even skills are pretty loose requirement wise. First priority is to get your summmons beefed up, I found that dire wolves lasted pretty much all game up until Act 4 Hell River of flame before they started dying too much. Even after that they are good when you're being targeted from multiple ranged sources in that they offer more of a moving shield than a bear does. With 20 in Dire and 20 in Bear, he's nearly invincible. I topped him out with 20 into wolves and that was that. I maxed HoW this time around because I never had and it was great! Barty has ~3200 life shifted without BO and ~4500 def w/o trying so you're pretty safe especially when most everything is stunned with Shockwave. HoW gives you AR and an increase in your (pathetic) damage and your summon's and merc damage as well. Also either its AI is better than oaks or maybe it's lower on the monster's attack list so it doesnt die as much as Oak seems to. The only problem with the build is physical immunes so have something in mind for that. When I solo with this guy he's got Reaper's on his merc for that purpose.

    Stats/Skills:
    Name: BartholomewKuma
    Class: Druid
    Experience: 1008016476
    Level: 84

    Naked/Gear
    Strength: 68/168
    Dexterity: 92/136
    Vitality: 330/357
    Energy: 20/45
    HP: 849/1062
    Mana: 186/323
    Stamina: 472/472
    Defense: 23/1984
    AR: 430/24822

    Fire: 205/165/105
    Cold: 193/153/93
    Lightning: 230/190/130
    Poison: 222/182/122

    MF: 50 Block: 30
    GF: 0
    FR/W: 40
    FHR: 153
    IAS: 63
    FCR: 41

    Raven: 1/10
    Poison Creeper: 0/0
    Oak Sage: 1/10
    Summon Spirit Wolf: 1/10
    Carrion Vine: 0/0
    Heart of Wolverine: 20/29
    Summon Dire Wolf: 20/29
    Solar Creeper: 0/0
    Spirit of Barbs: 0/0
    Summon Grizzly: 20/29

    Werewolf: 1/13
    Lycanthropy: 6/18
    Werebear: 6/18
    Feral Rage: 1/13
    Maul: 8/20
    Rabies: 0/0
    Fire Claws: 1/13
    Hunger: 1/13
    Shock Wave: 8/20
    Fury: 0/0

    Firestorm: 0/0
    Molten Boulder: 0/0
    Arctic Blast: 0/0
    Fissure: 0/0
    Cyclone Armor: 0/0
    Twister: 0/0
    Volcano: 0/0
    Tornado: 0/0
    Armageddon: 0/0
    Hurricane: 0/0

    Gear:
    Jalal's Mane
    Totemic Mask
    Defense: 247
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 65
    Fingerprint: 0xa4733833
    Item Level: 64
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
    +2 to Druid Skill Levels
    +50% Faster Hit Recovery
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +150% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Strength
    +20 to Energy
    All Resistances +30
    +5 to Mana after each Kill
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Shael Rune

    Shael Rune
    Required Level: 29
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +20% Increased Attack Speed
    Armor: +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Shields: +20% Faster Block Rate

    Mara's Kaleidoscope
    Amulet
    Required Level: 67
    Fingerprint: 0xdc78d07c
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    All Stats +5
    All Resistances +29

    Crawlingdeadman's Grief
    Phase Blade
    EthTirLoMalRal
    One Hand Damage: 31 - 35
    Indestructible
    Required Level: 59
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Dexterity: 136
    Fingerprint: 0x7d0a8173
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    35% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
    +38% Increased Attack Speed
    Damage +363
    Ignore Target's Defense
    -25% Target Defense
    +157% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    -20% to Enemy Poison Resistance
    20% Deadly Strike
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    +12 Life after each Kill
    5 Sockets (5 used)
    Socketed: Eth Rune
    Socketed: Tir Rune
    Socketed: Lo Rune
    Socketed: Mal Rune
    Socketed: Ral Rune

    Chains of Honor
    Archon Plate
    DolUmBerIst
    Defense: 875
    Durability: 60 of 60
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 103
    Fingerprint: 0x54bd95d3
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +200% Damage to Demons
    +100% Damage to Undead
    8% Life stolen per hit
    +70% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Strength
    Replenish Life +7
    All Resistances +65
    Damage Reduced by 8%
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Dol Rune
    Socketed: Um Rune
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    Socketed: Ist Rune

    Spirit
    Monarch
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 145
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 86 of 86
    Required Level: 54
    Required Strength: 156
    Fingerprint: 0x5edc2dc
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +31% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +94 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +8 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune

    Immortal King's Forge
    War Gauntlets
    Defense: 232
    Durability: 24 of 24
    Required Level: 30
    Required Strength: 110
    Fingerprint: 0x7462cab3
    Item Level: 99
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    12% Chance to cast level 4 Charged Bolt when struck
    +65 Defense
    +20 to Strength
    +20 to Dexterity
    Set (2 items): +25% Increased Attack Speed
    Set (3 items): +120 Defense
    Set (4 items): 10% Life stolen per hit
    Set (5 items): 10% Mana stolen per hit
    Set (6 items): Freezes target +2

    (2 items): +50 to Attack Rating
    (3 items): +75 to Attack Rating

    Shadow Gyre
    Ring
    Required Level: 46
    Fingerprint: 0x84e58a92
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Faster Cast Rate
    +48 to Attack Rating
    4% Mana stolen per hit
    5% Life stolen per hit
    +3 to Mana
    Poison Resist +29%

    Immortal King's Detail
    War Belt
    Defense: 194
    Durability: 24 of 24
    Required Level: 29
    Required Strength: 110
    Fingerprint: 0x7d38fe8f
    Item Level: 82
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +36 Defense
    +25 to Strength
    Lightning Resist +31%
    Fire Resist +28%
    Set (2 items): +105 Defense
    Set (3 items): +25% Faster Hit Recovery
    Set (4 items): +100% Enhanced Defense
    Set (5 items): Damage Reduced by 20%
    Set (6 items): +2 to Masteries Skills (Barbarian Only)

    (2 items): +50 to Attack Rating
    (3 items): +75 to Attack Rating

    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x764602a
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +196 to Attack Rating
    Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    +19 to Dexterity
    +40 to Mana
    Cold Absorb 20%
    Cannot Be Frozen

    Immortal King's Pillar
    War Boots
    Defense: 123
    Durability: 24 of 24
    Required Level: 31
    Required Strength: 125
    Fingerprint: 0x874e1c07
    Item Level: 94
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +40% Faster Run/Walk
    +110 to Attack Rating
    +75 Defense
    +44 to Life
    Set (2 items): 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Set (3 items): +2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
    Set (4 items): +160 Defense
    Set (5 items): Half Freeze Duration

    (2 items): +50 to Attack Rating
    (3 items): +75 to Attack Rating

    Switch:

    SaekoBusujima's Heart of the Oak
    Flail
    KoVexPulThul
    One Hand Damage: 1 - 24
    Durability: 30 of 30
    Required Level: 55
    Required Strength: 41
    Required Dexterity: 35
    Fingerprint: 0x3a447a4d
    Item Level: 49
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to All Skills
    +40% Faster Cast Rate
    +75% Damage to Demons
    +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
    +150% Damage to Undead
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    +10 to Dexterity
    Replenish Life +20
    Increase Maximum Mana 15%
    All Resistances +40
    Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
    Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ko Rune
    Socketed: Vex Rune
    Socketed: Pul Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune

    Spirit
    Monarch
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 134
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 86 of 86
    Required Level: 54
    Required Strength: 156
    Fingerprint: 0xac82c99e
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +27% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +89 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +8 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune

    Merc:
    Name: Hazade
    Race: Desert Mercenary
    Type: Off-Nightmare
    Experience: 71972588
    Level: 84
    Dead?: false

    Naked/Gear
    Strength: 184/209
    Dexterity: 148/163
    HP: 1727/1837
    Defense: 1274/1781
    AR: 1898/1898

    Fire: 193/153/93
    Cold: 193/153/93
    Lightning: 193/153/93
    Poison: 193/153/93

    Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
    Death Mask
    Defense: 101
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 66
    Required Strength: 55
    Fingerprint: 0x8e7d0fa4
    Item Level: 62
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Mana stolen per hit
    10% Life stolen per hit
    +45 Defense
    +60 to Life
    +30 to Mana
    All Resistances +15


    Infinity
    Great Poleaxe
    BerMalBerIst
    Two Hand Damage: 169 - 468
    Durability: 43 of 55
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 179
    Required Dexterity: 99
    Fingerprint: 0xd8801d7d
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    50% Chance to cast level 20 Chain Lightning when you Kill an Enemy
    Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Run/Walk
    269% Enhanced Damage
    -54% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +42 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30/30 Charges)
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    Socketed: Mal Rune
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    Socketed: Ist Rune

    Lionheart
    Wire Fleece
    HelLumFal
    Defense: 406
    Durability: 32 of 32
    Required Level: 53
    Required Strength: 95
    Fingerprint: 0x70b229b9
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    20% Enhanced Damage
    All Stats +10
    +15 to Strength
    +5 to Dexterity
    +10 to Vitality
    +50 to Life
    All Resistances +30
    Requirements -15%
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Hel Rune
    Socketed: Lum Rune
    Socketed: Fal Rune

    Inventory:
    Sharp Large Charm of Vita
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 50
    Fingerprint: 0xf8dc2f2c
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +6 to Maximum Damage
    +26 to Attack Rating
    +27 to Life

    Iron Large Charm of Sustenance
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 34
    Fingerprint: 0xa0b5272b
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +28 to Attack Rating
    +25 to Life

    Sharp Large Charm of Sustenance
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 34
    Fingerprint: 0xa024495c
    Item Level: 82
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +4 to Maximum Damage
    +48 to Attack Rating
    +21 to Life

    Trainer's Grand Charm of Strength
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0x3b1438a2
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Summoning Skills (Druid Only)
    +5 to Strength

    Steel Large Charm of Balance
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 36
    Fingerprint: 0x73620447
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +8% Faster Hit Recovery
    +58 to Attack Rating

    Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0xb2d93b4e
    Item Level: 71
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +18 to Life

    Ruby Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xead5f225
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Fire Resist +11%

    Shimmering Small Charm of the Glacier
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0x40a491d
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 3 - 6 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
    All Resistances +4

    Garnet Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0x1546e95a
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Fire Resist +8%

    Ocher Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0x1127689e
    Item Level: 58
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Lightning Resist +6%

    Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x465f1f02
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life

    Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0xcda4c956
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +16 to Life

    Fine Large Charm of Vita
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x17269b7e
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Maximum Damage
    +18 to Attack Rating
    +27 to Life

    Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x96af40a
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +16 to Life

    Spiritual Grand Charm
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0xcffa155b
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)

    Spiritual Grand Charm of Strength
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0x892b2721
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
    +5 to Strength

    Damage:
    End of game LCS:
    Maul no charge
    Maul fully charged
    Shockwave stun length

    Did the calc thing. Dunno if I'm reading it right, but it says I was doing only 2234 damage for a fully charged maul. Seems right; it was enough to leech back and feel like I'm contributing, but not much more.

    Action Shots:
    Normal Lister, this is how all Baal runs went; everything stunned
    Rando Desert action
    Pretty colors in arcane
    Stun em!
    Hell Plains
    River Monsters
    I cant remember why I said this, but I'm sure we can agree
    Obligatory CTH baal LCS shot
    Pwning Baal

    Noteable drops:
    Hellforge:
    NM: Pul
    Hell: Um

    Ohm from Hell Andy
    Sur in Palace
    Hell Meph
    Hell Baal



    I have no future plans for this character. He finished hell at 84 and is currently 86. He's a real fun MP character that easily takes on the role of crowd control and tank both. The build is very comparable to WC barb, but also has the meat shield benefits of a summoner. I would love to MP with him more, but general screwing around with complete characters doesn't happen much and I'm planning on taking him apart and putting him in the retirement home shortly. I would like to thank Pyro (but i wont) for the help and the great play through that I barely remember now. Next write-up may be coming tonight or tomorrow, buddy so you better get going on yours! Thank you all for reading this write-up. It's done at this point, but feel free to comment/ask questions (I may edit in some true damage calculations if I get ambitious as I'm curious how much Maul he is actually doing).

    As always, thanks,

    -CDM

    Edit: Oh, snap, looks like Pyro got his done a long time ago, added link.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014
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    Pyrotechnician Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    Wonderful play through as always. I'll link yours to mine now that you finally have it done. :p
     
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    NoisemakerArrow Diabloii.Net Member

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    You must be super rich to make Infinity in a non-eth weapon. Or not very patient.

    I only found an ethereal, 4 socket, elite polearm (that wasn't a CV) in October of last year, having started SP in 2007. It was the 10% ED Thresher I made Infinity in (the one I posted pictures of). I cubed a bunch of ethereal, elite polearms in those 6 years, and I didn't get a single one right. This ****ing game.
     
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    Interesting write up of a Great Team up and 2 clicks back from here in the Town Dump WereBear Thread. The Father of Ugly is Thanked.

    Just pointing it out as I'm his only Friend.
    :D
    And I built a lot over the years based on his build write ups so it's nice to see you with a great 2 clicks away spin-off CDM.
    :D
     
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    Grr - Double post
     
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    crawlingdeadman Diabloii.Net Member

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    Not super rich at all, the logic was exactly the opposite. I explained it when I made it, you can go look that post up.

    @bob, I didn't reread Safty's guide before posting. I too love SSOG's builds and I've made more than a few.
     
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    Where is that post? It's because it takes too long to get an eth one, right?
     
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    It's in the last IFT.

    No, I made it in non eth because I didn't know if I'd ever want to make a character that used it. Greater number of uses available to a non eth vs an eth. Same thing I'm going to do with the next thing I make, Faith. I'm going to make it in a non zon bow so that other classes and mercs can use it.
     
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    Hmm... there's a druid class in this game? Well, you learn something new every day!

    Nevertheless, thanks for the nice write up. Hybrid builds are always a fun read. :)
     
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    Great screenshots CDM. Thanks for sharing those beauties. Now, if you'd only had some videos, that would be awesome to see. Good going to you both on two not so cookie cutter builds that seem to compliment each other.
     
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    Hm, I guess we could do some video...I eventually got that broadcasting software junk working on my computer at somepoint so technically its possible.
     
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    ???


    I read the word reread above as read.
    I was very confused as you linked and thanked his post.

    :D

    Much better now and again great build.
     
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    nice and one of my favourite builds. with mine i got heavy twinking and got a lvl 50 grizzly. was a beast!
     

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