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Introducing Patriarch Hades

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  1. supermatt

    supermatt IncGamers Member

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    Introducing Patriarch Hades

    On Monday night I finished Hell for the 17th time with a Fishymancer called Hades.

    The Fishymancer is a great build and I really enjoyed playing him although when the Skellies cram a small doorway and can’t kill the monster in the other side or keep the merc from getting to a big target it can get a little frustrating and the Arcane Sanctuary was an absolute nightmare! – I had to drop to players 1 to finish it because of the hard-hitting ghosts killing my merc or the skellies blocking up the path… but on the whole questing with him was great fun.

    Unfortunately he had 2 deaths, both in Hell. The first I attribute solely to Arm of King [email protected]#%ing Leoric and that bloody chance to cast Bone Prison – it isn’t much fun being in a cage with a Fanatical Ghost boss pack in the Arcane Sanctuary needless to say he died. The second death was to an FE Frenzytaur boss who I happened to run past as my skellies killed, dealing in excess of 1100 damage to me since I was on full health at the time of death. Most of the times my life got anywhere near being at a dangerous level it was because of the stupid ctc Bone Prison on my [email protected]#$ing wand.

    Anyway, being my 17th game-winner there was obviously no shortage of gear lying around to wear, so I could kit him out pretty much as I pleased which turned out to be:

    Harlequin Crest Shako w PTopaz
    Skullder’s Ire Russet Armour w PTopaz
    Weapon1: Arm of King Leoric Tomb Wand/Homunculus Hierophant Trophy w PDiamond
    Weapon2: Blade of Ali Baba Tulwar/Rhyme Grim Shield
    War Traveller Battle Boots (37% mf)
    Goldwrap Battle Belt
    Chance Guard Chain Gloves (38% mf)
    Nagelring Ring (28% mf)
    Wisp Projector Ring (19% mf/13% LAbsorb)
    Mara’s Kaleidoscope Amulet (+23 Res All)

    My merc would have very much liked to get his hands on an eth Hone Sundan – but wasn’t so lucky, so he had to settle for a perfect normal one, so:

    Haseen, Act II Might Mercenary Gear:

    Guillaume’s Face Winged Helm
    The Gladiator’s Bane Wire Fleece
    Hone Sundan Yari (200%)

    Even in MF gear his resists were pretty healthy looking:
    Code:
    Resistances
    
    Fire Resistance        69
    Cold Resistance        75
    Lightning Resistance   75
    Poison Resistance      54
    
    As for Skills and Stats:

    Code:
    Skills	            Base     w Items
    		
    Curses	            +	     9
    Amplify Damage	    5	     14
    Weaken		    1	     10
    Terror		    1	     12
    Decrepify           1	     10
    Dim Vision          5	     14
    Confuse		    1	     10
    Attract		    2	     11
    		
    Poison and Bone     +	     9
    Teeth		    1	     10
    Corpse Explosion    20	     29
    		
    Summoning Spells    +	     10
    Raise Skeleton	    20	     33
    Skeleton Mastery    20	     33
    Golem Mastery	    2	     12
    Summon Resist       5	     15
    Clay Golem	    1	     11
    Blood Golem	    1	     11
    Iron Golem	    1	     11
    Fire Golem	    1	     13
    Raise Skeletal Mage 1	     11
    Revive		    5	     15
    
    Code:
    Stats	Base	w Items
    
    Str	95	102
    Dex	45	56
    Vit	340	347
    Ene	50	77
    
    The most useful, and quite possibly only stop for Skelly/Fishymancer info can be found in Nightfish’s Skele-mancer V2.0 Guide. It’s pretty much the only guide I read even though I distributed points a little differently after the base build was complete – anyway, props to NF for writing it.

    I’m a little lost as to what to do next in D2. I have a Hammerdin in Nm Act III but he is BOOORRIIINNNGGG! Probably mfing with this guy and my Sorc…

    :) matt

    edit: the only not shown source of +Skills was 1 Graverobber's Grand Charm
     
  2. Artagas

    Artagas IncGamers Member

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    Long live all fishymancers! Grats.
    Why the 5 in dim vision? Never found that curse particulary useful.
    Not like i have a better suggestion spending those points.
     
  3. mad.as.a.meataxe

    mad.as.a.meataxe IncGamers Member

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    Congrats on the Pat. Just did one myself and my only death was to the AoKL as well. Very dangerous item!

    MAAM
     
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    :clap:
    Well done, fishy's rock dont they?
    After 17 pats, i think you should move to HC, its fun fun..until you die in act 5 hell that is.
     
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    i've thought about starting HC, unfortunately due to some RL stuff i may be forced to end my D2 career in 3 weeks time

    :( matt
     
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    Helps against Gloams :)

    Congrats on the PAt!
     
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    Congrats on the Pat! :thumbsup:
     
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    Congrats with teh Fishy.

    How many PI Stoneskin bosses did you run into? I noticed you didn't use Marrowalks so you didn't have a good source of magical damage.

    Them PI Stoneskins are a pain normally.
     
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    like Nacaa said it's against Gloams and other dangerous ranged attackers.

    i could have done without 5 points, but there's not really any shortage of points with the build

    :) matt

    edit:

    yeah, they were a pain. fortunately i didn't get to many of them, but had to just ignore them when they did spawn. when i did the final quest Lister spawned like that and i had to lead him out iof the Throne Room to kill Baal. i did the quest over again on players 4 killing everything just to prove the point
     
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    Congrats! Wow, 17 Mats/Pats. That's a lot of questing. I hope everything's alright in RL.

    Cheers
     
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    Congrats! ;) Glad to see at least one of my guides is producing pats :D
     
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    Congratulations on the Pat, Supermatt!! :clap:
     
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    yeah, it has been a lot of questing - over 1500 level ups...

    as for real life, i'm moving from South Africa to the UK - leaving my computer behind. i may well buy a laptop soon, but at the moment i have a bit of debt so there won't be any gaming/laptops until that is taken care of.

    well the other ones are about mfing :p

    actually, having been out of D2 for a lengthly period the Fishymancer and your recent mf guides are the only ones i've read...

    :) matt
     
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    No they're not ;) You just haven't read the others. :p
     
  15. supermatt

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    yup. i agree. i haven't read the others

    :p matt
     

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