Help with kicksin

Nosf

Diabloii.Net Member
Help with kicksin

Hi guys, im a new user here...

This is my first assassin ever.. and i decided to make a kicksin.
What skills should i max?
What weapon should i use? (i got Shadow Killer, Bartuc's Cut-Throat and Jade Talon + SS)
I really dont know nothing about it.. any hel will be usefull

(sorry by the bad english, im brazilian...)

thx

OBS.: (PvM char)
 

Frenzied Bovine

Diabloii.Net Member
A crushing blow weapon helps. Don't feel limited to just claws (though dual tucs gives a fearsome str/dex bonus).

You should definately try and get Gore Rider boots and upgrade them to Myrmidion Greaves.

There are two schools of thought on kicksins:

1) single target domination - basically, max Dragon Talon. Get Crushing Blow to help cut through monster hp's in Hell, and use crowd control skills like Mind Blast and Cloak of Shadows to keep them off you while you dominate one monster at a time.

2) AOE - max Dragon Tail and Tiger Strike. The two work together to produce a truly unbelievable area of effect damage. Unfortunately, this mechanism has two stumbling blocks: Fire Immunes, and Physical Immunes.

I suggest reading JRichard's excellent "Kicking Basics" thread stickied at the top of the forum.
 

Nosf

Diabloii.Net Member
what about the lightin damage of Phoenix Strike? they can help with fire/physical imune monsters, right?
 

Frenzied Bovine

Diabloii.Net Member
Yes, and this has been one of my thoughts with kicking Assassins as well - the second charge of Phoenix Strike would make a good alternate damage route.
 

C-Beat

Diabloii.Net Member
Hybrids are possible using Dtalon with cb for single bosses and PS+CoT for crowds. Another option is to use traps in conjunction with Dtalon, works very well.

Read Jrichards kicking guide for an overall impression of a kicksin and my own Dtalon/trap guide stickied on the top.

C-Beat
 
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