Long Road to Ruin, there in your eyes (Pat Thread)

Skinhead On The MBTA

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Long Road to Ruin, there in your eyes (Pat Thread)

This is my fifth Character to finish the game, and my first ever Druid.

He's a Fury-Rabies Hybrid, and to be honest, he's great fun. He's got a fast, powerful main attack, and a strong backup attack in the form of Rabies. He could even take care of dual-PIs - slowly - using the elemental damage on the IK Maul combined with the Boots, Belt and Gloves.

So here he is - LongRoadtoRuin the level 83 Wolfdruid (he's named after the Foo Fighters song).

Stats - With Gear and Shifted into Wolf-from (he doesn't go around naked as a human)
Strength: 254
Dexterity: 74
Vitality: 300
Energy: 40
HP: 2963
Mana: 264
Stamina: 551
Defense: 1847
AR: Feral Rage - 9325/Fury - 11746

Damage:

Feral Rage: 1409 - 2792
Fury: 2409 - 4229
Rabies: 1236 - 2543 + 7282 - 7672 over 13.6 seconds

Fire: 130/90/30
Cold: 93/53/-7
Lightning: 177/137/77
Poison: 103/63/3

MF: 25
FR/W: 40
FHR: 55 (4 frames)
IAS: 105 (enough for 5 frame Fury)

Skills
Raven: 0/0
Poison Creeper: 20/22

Werewolf : 13/18 (Cast at 23)
Lycanthropy : 20/25 (Cast at 30)
Feral Rage : 1/6
Rabies : 20/25
Fury : 20/25

Gear
Code:
Hat: 
Jalal's Mane
Totemic Mask
Defense: 286
Durability: 11 of 20
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 65
Fingerprint: 0x65b4669f
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
+20 to Strength
+20 to Energy
189% Enhanced Defense
+2 to Druid Skill Levels
30% Faster Hit Recovery
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+5 to Mana after each Kill
+2 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
All Resistances +30

Amulet: 
Corruption Gorget
Amulet
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0x6e144de9
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
+4 to Strength
Damage Reduced by 1
Lightning Resist +11%
Poison Resist +10%
Half Freeze Duration
All Resistances +17

Armour:
Aldur's Deception
Shadow Plate
Defense: 781
Durability: 55 of 70
Required Level: 76
Required Strength: 115
Fingerprint: 0x63e861d4
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
+20 to Strength
+15 to Dexterity
+300 Defense
Lightning Resist +42%
Requirements -50%
+1 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
+1 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)

Rings:
Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x9123c95d
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
+19 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
+162 to Attack Rating
+15 - 45 cold damage with 4 sec Duration
20% Cold Absorb
Cannot Be Frozen

Manald Heal
Ring
Required Level: 15
Fingerprint: 0xb24e8034
Item Level: 41
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
+20 to Life
20% Regenerate Mana
4% Mana stolen per hit
Replenish Life 6

Belt:
Immortal King's Detail
War Belt
Defense: 247
Durability: 19 of 24
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 110
Fingerprint: 0xdd84ee8b
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
+25 to Strength
+36 Defense
Fire Resist +28%
Lightning Resist +31%
Set (2 item): 
+105 Defense
Set (3 items): 
25% Faster Hit Recovery
Set (4 items): 
100% Enhanced Defense

Boots:
Immortal King's Pillar
War Boots
Defense: 285
Durability: 23 of 24
Required Level: 31
Required Strength: 125
Fingerprint: 0x687fb270
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
+44 to Life
+110 to Attack Rating
+75 Defense
40% Faster Run/Walk
Set (2 item): 
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Set (3 items): 
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
Set (4 items): 
+160 Defense

Gloves:
Immortal King's Forge
War Gauntlets
Defense: 229
Durability: 21 of 24
Required Level: 30
Required Strength: 110
Fingerprint: 0x2b75445f
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
+65 Defense
12% Chance to cast level 4 Charged Bolt when struck
Set (2 item): 
25% Increased Attack Speed
Set (3 items): 
+120 Defense
Set (4 items): 
10% Life stolen per hit

Whacker:
Immortal King's Stone Crusher
Ogre Maul
Two Hand Damage: 231 - 318
Durability: 53 of 60
Required Level: 76
Required Strength: 225
Fingerprint: 0x59881c59
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
200% Enhanced Damage
200% Damage to Demons
350% Damage to Undead
39% Chance of Crushing Blow
Indestructible
Set (2 item): 
+211 - 397 Fire Damage
Set (3 items): 
+7 - 477 Lightning Damage
Set (4 items): 
+127 - 364 cold damage with 6 sec Duration
2 Sockets (2 used)
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Shael Rune

Pre-buff Gear:

Fleshrender
Barbed Club
One Hand Damage: 73 - 124
Durability: 56 of 36
Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 30
Fingerprint: 0x8a8ee10e
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
198% Enhanced Damage
+35 to Minimum Damage
+50 to Maximum Damage
+20 Maximum Durability
+1 to Druid Skill Levels
Prevent Monster Heal
25% Chance of Open Wounds
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
20% Deadly Strike
+2 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
150% Damage to Undead

Spirit
Monarch
Defense: 137
Chance to Block: 22
Durability: 86 of 86
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0x544c1f44
Item Level: 83
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
+22 to Vitality
+105 to Mana
+250 Defense vs. Missile
55% Faster Hit Recovery
28% Faster Cast Rate
+2 to All Skills
+4 Magic Absorb
Poison Resist +35%
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune
Charms
A mixture of AR and life, for a total of 774 AR, 14 Max Damage, 170 life, 16% Resist all, and 1-2 Fire Damage (which made all the difference :D)

Code:
Mercenary:


Name:       Emilio
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Off-Nightmare
Experience: 69447448
Level:      83
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   183/183
Dexterity:  147/147
HP:         1687/1747
Defense:    1209/2135
AR:         1189/1189

Fire:       161/121/61
Cold:       161/121/61
Lightning:  161/121/61
Poison:    161/121/61

Shaftstop
Mesh Armor
Defense: 674
Durability: 37 of 45
Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 92
Fingerprint: 0x4230f633
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
+60 to Life
215% Enhanced Defense
+250 Defense vs. Missile
Damage Reduced by 30%

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 252
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0xba59b1f7
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
100% Enhanced Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 13
Damage Reduced by 18%
+6 - 22 cold damage with 4 sec Duration
8% Life stolen per hit
8% Mana stolen per hit
15% Slower Stamina Drain
All Resistances +14
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Scintillating Jewel

Scintillating Jewel
Jewel
Required Level: 26
Fingerprint: 0xfeafbdb2
Item Level: 36
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
Fire Resist 14%
Lightning Resist 14%
Cold Resist 14%
Poison Resist 14%


The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
Two Hand Damage: 40 - 479
Durability: 41 of 65
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 114
Required Dexterity: **
Fingerprint: 0x5f0800a3
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties: 
240% Enhanced Damage
+4 - 44 cold damage with 1 sec Duration
12% Life stolen per hit
Requirements -25%
Ignore Target's Defense
33% Deadly Strike
33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
 

TheNix

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Long Road to Ruin, there in your eyes (Pat Thread)

Congrats on the Pat. :thumbsup: Did you use the Rabies as a one off attack to set off the chain reaction or did you use it more regularily?
 

Skinhead On The MBTA

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Long Road to Ruin, there in your eyes (Pat Thread)

I tended to go with Rabies (if they weren't Poison Immune) and then follow up with Fury - which killed things before the Rabies wore off. There were time when I fancied a change, and let the poison kill things, but they were only small things like Flayers, Fetishes, and Spawner Children.
 

Drystan

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Long Road to Ruin, there in your eyes (Pat Thread)

Congrats on the Furywolf. I'm surprised that you initiated attacks with Rabies, because the Fury damage looks very nice. Very nice setup.
 

OldSoldier

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Long Road to Ruin, there in your eyes (Pat Thread)

Nice gear. Did you have access to a Plague Bearer rune sword? That would give 2 extra rabies levels and then you could switch back to the whacker for the fury.

Congrats on the Pat!
 

Skinhead On The MBTA

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Long Road to Ruin, there in your eyes (Pat Thread)

I don't actually have a Plague Bearer, but I probably wouldn't have bothered anyway. Having Dark Clan Crusher and Spirit on switch was too useful, and if I'd wanted to boost the rabies damage (and if I'd though about it…) I could have used those anyway, it would have given me lvl 30, which I reckon is plenty.

However, I've just checked the damage in-game, and I've found that those 5 extra skills from the switch would have given me 12k Rabies damage, so maybe I should have thought about it…
 
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