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Matriarch Nagato, Assassin of Sorts

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  1. NagisaFurukawa

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    Matriarch Nagato, Assassin of Sorts

    Introduction
    <Disclaimer: Beware of otaku monologue.> Nagato Yuki (?? ??) is one of the most popular fictional characters to have come out of Japan in the last few years. Last seen (disregarding manga and light novels) saving the world in Su**m**a H**u*I no Yu*u*su no more than two years ago to the day, Nagato-san. . . hm? Stop embarrassing myself!? Nobody cares!?!? T_T. Ahem~

    Nagato wasn't exactly the most difficult of characters to play (though she had more than her fair share of problems), but the build was definitely *interesting*.

    1) All stat points were invested into Vitality.
    2) Wake of Fire was the primary killing skill.
    3) Death Sentry and Blade Fury were used to counteract Fire immunities.
    4) Wake of Inferno was used against bosses and in narrow places (Maggot Lair/Arcane Sanctuary).

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    Vitals
    Name: Nagato.
    Level: 78 (582322353 EXP).

    Strength: 20 (130). <- Perfect optimization. <3.
    Dexterity: 20 (99). <- Darn that zarf for not giving me his 20 dex Raven. x).
    Vitality: 420 (445).
    Energy: 25 (40). <- How come Assassins get 25 base Energy, but only 20 Strength and Dexterity?!

    Life: 1621. <- I wish I had CTA, but I doubt that I would be able to equip it.
    Mana: 202.
    Resists: 1/21/-8/4 (49/69/40/52 with Fade).
    Attack Rating: 3812. <- See above, but replace CTA with Demon Limb.
    Defense: 577. <- Compare this to a 15% ED Archon Plate which has 603. . . .

    Skills
    Wake of Fire: 20 (26) [424-487].
    Wake of Inferno: 20 (26) [1385-1572].
    Death Sentry: 1 (7) [1-109, 5.3 yards].
    Blade Fury: 1 (7) [352-722, 464-850 with Venom].
    Fire Blast: 20 (26).
    Claw Mastery: 16 (22).
    Cloak of Shadows/Mind Blast: 1 (7).
    Fade/Venom/Weapon Block: 1 (7).
    Other Prerequisites: 1 (7).

    Equipment
    Code:
    Bartuc's Cut-Throat
    Greater Talons
    'Hel'
    One-Hand Damage: 102 to 180
    Durability: 35 of 35
    (Assassin Only)
    Required Dexterity: 53
    Required Strength: 53
    Required Level: 42
    Claw Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x5b296903
    +20 to Strength
    +20 to Dexterity
    +150% Enhanced Damage
    +25 to Minimum Damage
    +50 to Maximum Damage
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +2 to Assassin Skill Levels
    Requirements -20%
    30% Faster Hit Recovery
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    Bartuc's Cut-Throat
    Greater Talons
    One-Hand Damage: 81 to 144
    Durability: 69 of 69
    (Assassin Only)
    Required Dexterity: 79
    Required Strength: 79
    Required Level: 42
    Claw Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 84
    Fingerprint: 0x4f2ad777
    +28 to Strength
    +20 to Dexterity
    +169% Enhanced Damage
    +25 to Minimum Damage
    +50 to Maximum Damage
    Cold Resist +29%
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +2 to Assassin Skill Levels
    30% Faster Hit Recovery
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    Sapphire Jewel of Virility
    Required Level: 42
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x36c2056d
    +8 to Strength
    Cold Resist +29%
    
    Guillaume's Face
    Winged Helm
    Defense: 217
    Durability: 39 of 40
    Required Strength: 115
    Required Level: 37
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x4cc997bf
    +15 to Strength
    +20 to Life
    +120% Enhanced Defense
    +65 to Attack Rating
    30% Faster Hit Recovery
    35% Chance of Crushing Blow
    15% Deadly Strike
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    Argent Jewel of Hope
    Required Level: 37
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x41fe3c5a
    +20 to Life
    +65 to Attack Rating
    
    Lionheart
    Light Plate
    'HelLumFal'
    Defense: 98
    Durability: 58 of 60
    Required Strength: 35
    Required Level: 41
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 84
    Fingerprint: 0xd9ddb2d7
    +25 to Strength
    +10 to Energy
    +15 to Dexterity
    +20 to Vitality
    +50 to Life
    +20% Enhanced Damage
    All Resistances +30
    Requirements -15%
    Socketed (3: 3 used)
    
    Cleglaw's Pincers
    Chain Gloves
    Defense: 8
    Durability: 16 of 16
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Level: 4
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x75b6b78a
    Knockback
    Slows Target by 25%
    
    M'avina's Tenet
    Sharkskin Belt
    Defense: 84
    Durability: 13 of 14
    Required Strength: 20
    Required Level: 45
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0xda25083d
    +50 Defense
    5% Mana stolen per hit
    +5 to Light Radius
    20% Faster Run/Walk
    
    Gore Rider
    War Boots
    Defense: 146
    Durability: 34 of 34
    Kick Damage: 39 to 80
    Required Strength: 94
    Required Level: 47
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x2189f48b
    +20 to Maximum Stamina
    +172% Enhanced Defense
    +10 Maximum Durability
    Requirements -25%
    30% Faster Run/Walk
    10% Chance of Open Wounds
    15% Chance of Crushing Blow
    15% Deadly Strike
    
    Mara's Kaleidoscope
    Amulet
    Required Level: 67
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x3704e0e6
    +5 to Strength
    +5 to Energy
    +5 to Dexterity
    +5 to Vitality
    All Resistances +21
    +2 to All Skill Levels
    
    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0x948330ef
    +19 to Dexterity
    +40 to Mana
    +241 to Attack Rating
    Adds 15-45 cold damage over 4 seconds
    20% Cold Absorb
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    Corruption Hold
    Ring
    Required Level: 66
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xaba29d6e
    +17 to Strength
    Fire Resist +20%
    Lightning Resist +11%
    Cold Resist +11%
    Poison Resist +23%
    6% Life stolen per hit
    
    Sharp Grand Charm
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 21
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 81
    Fingerprint: 0x1e0664f7
    +65 to Attack Rating
    +8 to Maximum Damage
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Quality
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xa60a5f6
    +54 to Attack Rating
    +12 to Maximum Damage
    
    Steel Grand Charm of Storms
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 35
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x322d62a2
    +116 to Attack Rating
    Adds 1-25 lightning damage
    
    Small Charm of Storms
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 37
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xa0bf200c
    Adds 1-24 lightning damage
    
    Steel Small Charm of Life
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 49
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 81
    Fingerprint: 0x518d1a62
    +8 to Life
    +32 to Attack Rating
    
    Fine Small Charm of Sustenance
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 21
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 49
    Fingerprint: 0x5a73ef6d
    +12 to Life
    +11 to Attack Rating
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    
    Mercenary
    Name: Zanarhi.
    Level: 76 (53370240 EXP).
    Class: Desert Mercenary - Defensive (Nightmare).

    Equipment
    Code:
    Insight
    Partizan
    'RalTirTalSol'
    Two-Hand Damage: 188 to 394
    Durability: 33 of 33
    Required Dexterity: 57
    Required Strength: 103
    Required Level: 27
    Polearm Class - Slow Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 58
    Fingerprint: 0x968bf8d9
    +5 to Strength
    +5 to Energy
    +5 to Dexterity
    +5 to Vitality
    +252% Enhanced Damage
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    Adds 5-30 fire damage
    +75 poison damage over 5 seconds
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +3 to Critical Strike
    35% Faster Cast Rate
    206% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +2 to Mana After Each Kill
    Level 16 Meditation Aura When Equipped
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (4: 4 used)
    
    Crown of Thieves
    Grand Crown
    Defense: 296
    Durability: 47 of 50
    Required Strength: 103
    Required Level: 49
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x5551c725
    +25 to Dexterity
    +50 to Life
    +35 to Mana
    +160% Enhanced Defense
    Fire Resist +33%
    12% Life stolen per hit
    99% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    Shaftstop
    Mesh Armor
    Defense: 667
    Durability: 34 of 45
    Required Strength: 92
    Required Level: 38
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0xd1996b08
    +60 to Life
    +212% Enhanced Defense
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    Damage Reduced by 30%
    
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    Ramblings
    What more can I say? I love Wake of Fire. It's my favorite skill to build around in HC tournaments (yet another reason why I fail) because of it's lovely animation and FAT AoE.

    1) I went dual claw instead of the more standard route (fat weapon of horrible speed) for the stats, skills, AR, block, and style. AR was also the reason behind picking Claw Mastery over Venom.

    2) Wake of Fire does a lot more damage than I originally thought it would. The listed damage is pretty low, but it manages to kill at a *reasonable* rate.

    3) This mercenary can't seem to stay alive for more than a few seconds unless Mind Blast is spammed.

    4) Cloak of Shadows is nice, and I'd recommend it to anyone playing an assassin. However, I absolutely REFUSE to use it.

    5) I really don't like those pesky Ancients. Even in Nightmare, they were a pain to kill (read: 15+ minutes).

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    Twinking
    Levels 1-7: The claw was enough (ditched the shield).
    Level 8: Gemmed Cap. +14 Max Damage. x).
    Level 11: Cathan's Jewelry. Gemmed Breast Plate. +27 Max Damage.
    Level 15: Raven Claw.
    Level 28: Naj's Circlet.

    Cow King's Boots (or a hax Raven Claw) would have helped, but this was more than enough. By level 45, most of the end game gear (except the Guillaume's, which I didn't even have at that time...) was equippable thanks to the stats from Lionheart/Naj's Circlet/Raven Frost. x).

    Special Thanks
    ~ Nagato for being awesome.
    ~ LynKyle/Thy/Jae/omg for letting me leech in an MP game. <3.
    ~ S_W for the ethereal Bartuc's and Gores.
    ~ Darkoooo for the pretty Argent Jewel of Hope.
    ~ Low Key for the Sapphire Jewel of Virility.
    ~ bassen for the Guillaume's Face.
    ~ bodis for the Corruption Hold rare.
    ~ Anyone who cared enough to read. =).
     
  2. corax

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    Re: Matriarch Nagato, Assassin of Sorts

    grats cant say ive seen a fire trapper before.:thumbsup:
    now im curious to give it a go.
    did you melee alot or just stand back and MB spam?
     
  3. maxicek

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    Re: Matriarch Nagato, Assassin of Sorts

    Congratulations on an unusual Matriach, especially the all vit route.
    Can you list your damage please?
     
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    Re: Matriarch Nagato, Assassin of Sorts

    Congrats on the mat... sadly I do not know much about 'Sins so I don't have an relevant comments. :sad2:

    On the other hand, a quick google image search of "Nagato Yuki" brings up some interesting results.
     
  5. NagisaFurukawa

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    Re: Matriarch Nagato, Assassin of Sorts

    Wake of Fire only hits 5 times, so it was hard to get much Blade Furying in against stuff that wasn't Fire Immune. For FIs though, MB was only spammed against tougher stuff that would eat the merc (read: everything =P). No meleeing though. Wouldn't want to break that ethereal claw. x).

    Wake of Fire: 424-487.
    Wake of Inferno: 1385-1572.
    Blade Fury: 352-722 (464-850 with Venom).

    Less than ideal because of the low +skills and 1 point Venom. On a side note, I've heard of WW/trap hybrids who use Fire traps instead of Lightning for the better stunlocking. =).

    I'm kind of scared to try that for myself. Cosplayers and figurines I bet. *flees in terror*.


     
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    Re: Matriarch Nagato, Assassin of Sorts

    Ghosts normally use WoF at 1 point investment. It is short range though.



     

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