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[L] Will these skellies be any use?

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by aragorn-18, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. aragorn-18

    aragorn-18 Banned

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    [L] Will these skellies be any use?

    hi guys

    i am following the pad of a poison/summon necro and i have the skills planned as following:

    20 raise skeleton
    20 poison nova
    20 poison dagger
    20 poison explosion
    1 summon resist
    rest in skeleton mastery

    with the gear i have on the raise skeleton will be on lvl 28.
    My question is if the skellies i summon can deal any dmg in hell.
    cause i have them now on lvl 14 and in normal they don't kill fast.
     
  2. Chimaira

    Chimaira IncGamers Member

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    With unmaxed skeleton master and a lowish amount of +summon skills, your skellies dmg won't be very high...Even with migh. Still they will be able to give some nice dmg and together with your merc finish of any monsters that are poison immune. Also if you try to maximise your poison damage (Getting lots of -%enemy poison resist and +%poison damage) poison nova should be able to do most of the killing...You should also consider the Pride runeword for your mercenary as that will boost your skellies damage considerably. This build is potentially very powerful, but you need some sweet gear for it to really shine...Death's Web...also 3 part Trangs (shield, belt, gloves) is very nice and obtainable.

    If you're having trouble in normal I suggest putting a couple of points in skeleton mastery as that will increase your damage a bit more than just points in raise skeleton.
     
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    aragorn-18 Banned

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    i have all the right gear, but as you are saying is that with a merc my skellies are gonna deal some nice dmg in hell?
     
  4. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    They can deal some good damage in Hell with a Merc. This assumes that you have good prebuffing equipment.
     
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    what u mean with prebuffering equipment?
     
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    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Prebuffing equipment is the equipment that gives you the most +skills to Summoning. You wear this gear and raise the Skellies. Then you change into the gear that is best for poison use. Switching may cause you to loose a few Skellies, but the remaining ones will have the higher skill level.
     
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    Skeleton Mastery isn't as effective as points into raise skeleton at later levels, so yeah, your skeletons will dish out major damage. I've made a few poison/skelly hybrids like yours and I'll tell you, your skeletons may not be as powerful as a pure summoner's, but their by no way weak.
     
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    I maxed skeleton mastery/raise skeleton, poison nova, poison explosion

    one point in all curses up to lower resist, and then I have been dumping the rest into poison dagger. It does very well. Not quite as strong as a pure summoners, but then again, I have a 9k damage might merc taking stuff to town when I need it to.

    --welt
     

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