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Just say no to Patriarch Drugs

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  1. Doctor Clock

    Doctor Clock Diabloii.Net Member

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    Just say no to Patriarch Drugs

    “Long live the plague.†Garbriel Garcia Marquez, The Autumn of the Patriarch.

    Patriarch Drugs

    Level 85 Rabid Windy Druid

    Stats:

    Strength: 165
    Dexterity: 57
    Vitality: 396
    Energy: 46

    Life: 1613 Human with Oak Sage//2657 Wolf with Oak Sage

    Rabies damage: 24570-25227
    Tornado damage: 2357-2490

    Resistances: 75/60/75/29 Rabies side. 75/75/75/75 Windy side.

    Shapeshifting Skills

    1 (15) Werewolf
    1 (15) Lycanthropy
    1 (15) Feral Rage
    20 (34) Rabies

    Elemental Skills

    1 (16) Arctic Blast
    20 (35) Cyclone Armor
    1 (16) Twister
    20 (35) Tornado
    8 (23) Hurricane

    Summoning Skills

    1 (9) Raven
    20 (28) Poison Creeper
    1 (9) Oak Sage
    1 (9) Carriorn Vine

    Items:

    Helmet: Jalal’s Mane (Ort)
    Neck: Mara’s Kaleidoscope
    Weapon 1: Death’s Web (-5/+4 Facet)
    Shield 1: Gemmed Monarch (-16/+14 Poison Skill damage)
    Weapon 2: Heart of the Oak
    Shield 2: Spirit
    Armor: Skin of the Vipermagi (Perfect Topaz)
    Gloves: Trang Oul’s Claw
    Ring 1: The Stone of Jordan
    Belt: Verdungo’s Hearty Cord
    Ring 2: Ravenfrost
    Boots: Dread Spur (20% FRW/30FR/36LR/22MF)

    Backpack: 4 Shapeshifting skillers, 4 Elemental skillers, and assorted resist small charms.

    Things:

    A bit of a quirky character, but fun. Rabies isn’t the fastest killer, but very efficient. Can kill a whole screen with just one bite. It was like watching some movie about a disease outbreak, and there’s a map of some country, and red dots start popping up all over the place, and then the whole continent is covered in slow death. Very satisfying.

    My favorite part about him, though, was Hurricane. It is very soothing to listen to. Sometimes I would just stop fighting and listen to it for a while. Reminded me of the waiting room in the doctor’s office I used to go to when I was little. There was a dragon painted on the wall and lots of toys.

    Keeping Hurricane running while in Wolf form was my primary goal with the character. It was a challenge at times, but worth it in my opinion. It helped me get into a nice zone while playing him. Drowned out everything else.

    Aside from that, he was fairly simple. Bite, run around, loot. Sometimes he got stuck. Spam Tornado if poison immune. Made for a great crowd killer, but tedious against single targets. Thankfully I had Gulzar to take care of those.

    I think my only disappointment was that I didn’t get to use Medusa’s Gaze. For some reason, I thought Act 5 mercs could wear shields, but never bothered to test this theory. Reached Hell, bought myself a level 76 barb, and he refused to equip it. What kind of moron doesn’t know how to carry a shield? Perhaps I’ll be able to use it on some other build.

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. ChrisTheMean

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    Re: Just say no to Patriarch Drugs

    Interesting skill combo, nice work! That monarch is sweet. Yeah, only act 3 Iron Wolves can carry a shield unfortunately.
     
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    Re: Just say no to Patriarch Drugs

    Interesting concept! I wouldn't have the patience for it... congrats!
     
  4. HellHoundBarb

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    Re: Just say no to Patriarch Drugs

    Nice Pat :thumbup: like the skill combo, and that shield is godly!
     
  5. Megalomania

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    Re: Just say no to Patriarch Drugs

    Nice going!, Just awesome shield!!
     
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    Re: Just say no to Patriarch Drugs

    very good writeup
     
  7. omgwtfbbqpwned

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    Re: Just say no to Patriarch Drugs

    Great Wolfy. :) Masterfully done, fellow Druid!

    o_O
     
  8. DeathAndDecay

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    Re: Just say no to Patriarch Drugs

    I don't like shifting between forms so this isn't a char that I'll play some day... Anyways, I enjoy every unusual write-up like this!
    Indeed.


     

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