I hate trav

Cerebron

Diabloii.Net Member
I hate trav

Here's my skelemancer ID card

lvl 84 PvM Softcore US East
Max SM, RS, CE
4 in Revive, 3 in Summon Resist
5 in Lower resist 4 in Dim vision
~+10 skills gear

I'm talking about Hell level only.


I can solo Baal with no problems. But trav proves to be a tough place. I often die quickly even before reaching the council members. When dealing with the members, my skeletons die surprisingly quickly, which doesn't happen anywhere else in Hell.

Here are the possible reasons I think may cause this problem

1) The place is spread out. CE doesn't work well.

2) I have all negative resist except poison. Very sensitive to the magic dmg in trav

3) Although the place is open, there are barriers (such as steps, walls). My skellies can't get to the monsters quickly and they don't teleport either.

Any solutions?
 

Peacrusher

Diabloii.Net Member
Plan the safest route to members

I often go to the alter in the middle... walk (not run) forward to the stygian watcher pools... cast cg to draw council members out and then they are swarmed by skellies... as they fight... other members are drawn into the frey... after 2 or so corpses are dropped I continure drawingthe members out until all the "outside" members are dead... I can also use ce at that point...

Then I rush the stairs to Durance 1... skipping remaining members.... regather skellies and go back to trav... then all my skellies are in one place ready to finish off council...

I don't have enigma or teleporting ability on ladder so this works for me... I also would highly recomend getting some fire resist.... jewels, charms, how ever ... you just need it. YOu could also revive some act 5 baddies and use them to help you... I like death lords.. but that is just me.
 

Mad Mantis

D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator
Don't forget that Attract helps to form large packs for CE-ing. Monsters from all directions, even of screen, come charging in.
 

Cerebron

Diabloii.Net Member
Mad M, can a teleport staff be bought from an NPC? I tried for so many times shopping and didn't see any.

Also, atrract stacks with other curses right? Does it matter which curse you cast first? E.g.

1) Attract, then amp dmg
2) amp dmg, then attract

Same effect? The visual effect of the curse doesn't change though.
 

Ivor Adella

Diabloii.Net Member
ya, you can purchase a tp staff. Should be able to in any act in hell as far as I know.

I bought one, kept it for awhile.
 

Peacrusher

Diabloii.Net Member
Cerebron said:
Mad M, can a teleport staff be bought from an NPC? I tried for so many times shopping and didn't see any.

Also, atrract stacks with other curses right? Does it matter which curse you cast first? E.g.

1) Attract, then amp dmg
2) amp dmg, then attract

Same effect? The visual effect of the curse doesn't change though.
Amp first then attract... or vice versa doesn't matter... attract cannot be overidden by other curses when cast. You are right it does bunch up monsters...

I dunno about buying TP staff's.... I never seem to get one on the merchandise screen... course I would like a tp ammy instead... Or maybe a tp jewel would be nice... can someone let blizzard know that is what I want for my birfday? A tp mod on a jewel.
 

Necrochild313

Diabloii.Net Member
Peacrusher said:
... can someone let blizzard know that is what I want for my birfday? A tp mod on a jewel.
Gotcha covered, a jewel with:
"All Resistances +15%
+24 to teleport (Peacrusher Only)".

1 mana tele that you can you with anything! And it's equivalent to an Um in yer armor! But you have to talk to Bill Roper about getting it into your account...oh...crap...he doesn't work there anymore does he? :( :( :(
 
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