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insight vs. reaper's toll

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by FreezerBurn, May 3, 2005.

  1. FreezerBurn

    FreezerBurn Banned

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    insight vs. reaper's toll

    i'm using a nearly perfect eth reaper's toll on my hammerdin's merc - 238 ED, 14 LL if i remember right. was thinking about making an insight, but was wondering if it would be as effective.
     
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    the damage will be about the same if you make it in a nice eth polearm .. think the reapers will win by a tad. however the critical strike on insight should balance it out.

    insight = uber mana - no more pots to tele

    reapers = decrep which is very nice on bosses, and high ll for survivability

    its really about prefence .. insight can spoil you though. -_-
     
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    Decrepify is useful if you are a melee character who deals physical damage, and a certain boss is Physically Immune, decrepify removes the immunity and lets you kill it with ease. Other effects of decrepify are not essential at all.
    Since you are a Hammerdin, you deal magical damage, which no monsters can resist, so decrepify is a big waste. Also, your mana supply cannot be that great, and continuous spamming of hammer and maybe teleport can drain the mana crazy fast. So Insight's Meditation works wonders here.
    Bottomline: You are a Hammerdin, you need mana, you could care less about Physical Immunity, get Insight.
     
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    between sojs, shako and occasionally casting redemption, i have plenty of mana for hammers. the main reason i'm considering insight is for teleporting to cut down on mana pots. my worry is that giving up 14 LL will make my merc too fragile for baal runs.
     
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    whats his other gear. and yours while your at it. :D
     
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    greatrambino1981 Diabloii.Net Member

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    My merc uses an Eth CV Insight, the meditation is awesome. No more pots unless i get whacked with mana burn. He cant tank bosses but easily takes care of the other guys. Reaper's is nice until you find the weapon to make insight in.
     
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    Heh yea...using my Insight on my L sorcy has completely spoiled me...now I play my NL sorcs and get angry at needing so many pots -.-

    :lol:
     
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    merc is vampire gaze and upped shaftstop

    my pally is:
    shako
    archron enigma
    maras
    hoto
    hoz
    2 soj
    arachnids
    magefist
    war travs
    3 offensive gcs
    anni
    and various other charms
     

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