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Help: block on my Sin

Discussion in 'Hardcore' started by HCKull, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. HCKull

    HCKull IncGamers Member

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    Help: block on my Sin

    I lost my last trapper in a1 hell because I had low block. I was using ancient pledge kite shield with low dext. The rest of my gear was pretty good. I had over 2k life, max resists with fade, SM at lvl 17 and a2 HF merc with infinity.

    I was entering 2nd lvl of the pit and encountered LI archers. My merc and SM decided to take a nap. LS and DS did not do anything. Then I got amp'ed and 3 quick hits and it was all over.

    I decided that I need to make some changes on my next sin. This time, after getting traps to be good killers, I am developing melee skills with DT and DF and getting max block.

    One side is CTA+shield for traps and the other claw+claw for melee. I have a unique kite shield with +1 pally and pdiamond for 34% rez and only getting like 18% block. Claws have 42% block as 1 claw has +2 block.

    I know that I need to replace my shield and get block to 75%. Thinking I would get the wistims (sp?) with 25% rez and 2 sockets. Not sure how much block for claw side.

    What should I do ?

    Kull
     
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    bigD72 IncGamers Member

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    You should not develop melee skills (in hell, you're traps won't be good enough) and just go with whatever you can use to keep your at 75% block (Whitstan's is a good choice.)

    Also, I can't believe you were using infinity and Ancient's pledge.
     
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    Either max block with a shield or high Weapon Block with dual claws; not both.

    DTalon can be decent as a back-up if you get a good deal of Crushing Blow, but other than that I wouldn't bother.
     
  4. HCKull

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    Well, I had max resists and trapper only so no fighting. It worked pretty good until I died. LOL.

    So, no melee and traps won't work well in hell ? Your saying I should stay out of hell ?

    Kull
     
  5. Samsung

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    He's saying you shouldn't go melee and traps because your traps won't be doing good damage to kill fast in hell.
     
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    And by kill fast, I mean, you'll throw out 5 of them run in circles avoiding death, rinse and repeat about 3 times.

    You could get 2 +3 trap claws or +2 sin skills and go claw block.

    But mostly, you don't even need block. Just make ample use of cloak of shadows and mind blast while trapping everything.
     
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    My idea is to:

    1) Use traps for most of work.

    2) For LI and Bosses I use DF to focus merc+SM and use crush blow with DT to help.

    I guess I should drop my HOTO and shield and use claws only. +3 skills is hard to let go.
     
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    I take it you are a rich player?
    If so just use the following gear..
    Hoto/stormshield
    Shako
    Maras or rare/crafted sin/trap ammy
    trangs gloves
    enigma
    sandstorm treks or waterwalks (shadowdancers req to much str)
    Tgods
    You could use any of the following ring combo's:
    U can use any rings u want either sojs or a raven and dwarf or a wisp and soj or anything lol.
     

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