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Discussion in 'Druid' started by Doppel, Sep 25, 2010.

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    HoW question.

    Does Hearth of the Wolverine add to the physical damage of the druids Elemental tree spells?
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    No .
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    Ok thanks, i'm trying to figure out how to make the less used skills like Molten Boulder and Volcano effective killing skills but everything considering (horrible cool downs, low damage, needing lots of synergies, etc,...) they're quite hopeless skills i guess.
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    If you want to to make a Fire Druid just do it. Fire Immunes are somewhat of a pain, but nothing a good merc + your physical spells can't handle. A fire druid is really different from other casters, so that experience alone is worth it IMO.

    It also looks very cool. And really, what else are you playing for? :)
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    Fire Huntermentalist.
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    They're very cool, Molten Boulder and Volcano are two of the visually most cool spells and i used them before throughout norm and nightmare (where they shine imo). Imagine if we could spam Molten Boulder a bit faster.

    Btw, its not so much the fire damage i'm interested in, i wanted to capitalize on the physical damage so that it complements other sources of physical damage (merc with reaper's toll/lawbringer, bear, fury to finish it off if i need to).
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    Well a shaman uses 1 pt HoW for boosting up merc's and bear's damage to beat down fire immunes your merc's infinity cant break.
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    So... an FC/Summoner is what you're making?
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    No, i wanted to build a character around those two skills as they synergise each other, one which could beat Hell P8 relatively easily. Any ideas?
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    Twinked or Untwinked? I still suggest Huntermentalist.
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    Not going to happen.



     
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    Re: HoW question.

    Hmm.
    What about incorporating Volcano and Molten Boulder into a partial wind build with Hurricane Tornado and Twister? I'll lose out on any summons then though, plus a 12 second Hurricane and a less powerful Tornado.
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    Having 3 spells with the same damage type of which two interfere with casting Hurricane (and vice versa) is not really the thing to do IMO.
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    Stephan's right. At that point you're better off with pure Windy.
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    Yeah, i tried to not know that in the back of my head.
    The nature of how those skills work pretty much implies summons like you already said. I made a pure summoner once with a weak maul attack, is maxing dire wolves plus summon bear the best option? I really don't want to become a geddon shifter though, i want to do something, cast stuff, direct spells and keep the action going, lol. (even if its with weaker skills)

    Also, if really high end gear (which i don't have) then would wearing infinity while casting molten boulder/volcano with a reaper merc be advisable/preferable?
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    Like I said before, if you want to use Molten Bolder and Volcano just make a Fire Druid. There will be plenty of times where you will use them for their physical damage, and at least you get a sensible back up attack. You can still get the Might Reapers merc, and you could skip one Fire Synergy (I'd skip Firestorm) for maxing the Grizzly if you want.
     
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    Re: HoW question.

    I think the Earthshifter guide will be the best bet at making those two skills "pay off", thanks for the suggestions.
    Just one small question, Infinity or Reaper on merc? I'm leaning towards Infinity as it also helps drastically to hit monsters.
     

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