Matriarch ORen_Ishii - Aggressin

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
Matriarch ORen_Ishii - Aggressin

ORen_Ishii: You didn't think it was gonna be that easy, did you?
Baal: You know, for a second there, yeah, I kinda did.
ORen_Ishii: Silly rabbit.



ORen_Ishii - Aggressin
Well finally I have got around to finishing my Aggressin, based on my draft guide. The guide was written on a theoretical basis, so here is the practical.

Stats
Name: ORen_Ishii
Class: Assassin
Experience: 901836303
Level: 83

ORen_Ishii LCS
Naked/Gear
Strength: 115/150
Dexterity: 96/115
Vitality: 274/274
Energy: 25/25
HP: 1036/1190
Mana: 148/196
Stamina: 515/535
Defense: 24/1968

Dragon Claw Damage: 2007-3266 / 1997-3244
Dragon Claw AR: 8864 / 8864

Resists in Hell:
Fire: 70
Cold: 35
Lightning: 94
Poison: 20

MF: 0
GF: 0
FR/W: 30
FHR: 30
IAS: 75
FCR: 25


Skills
Fire Blast: 3/4
Shock Web: 1/2
Charged Bolt Sentry: 1/2
Lightning Sentry: 1/7
Death Sentry: 20/21

Claw Mastery: 20/23
Psychic Hammer: 1/4
Burst of Speed: 1/4
Cloak of Shadows: 1/4
Fade: 1/4
Mind Blast: 1/7
Venom: 20/23

Dragon Talon: 1/2
Dragon Claw: 20/21
Dragon Tail: 1/2
Dragon Flight: 1/5


Equipment
Weapon1: 'Chaos' Runic Talons
Weapon2: 'Chaos' Runic Talons

Switch Weapon1: +3 Shadow Claw
Switch Weapon2: +3 Shadow Claw

Helm: Guillaume's Face 'Um'
Armour: 'Fortitude' Dusk Shroud
Belt: String of Ears
Boots: Gore Riders
Gloves: Laying of Hands / Dracul's Grasp

Amulet: Highlord's Wrath
Ring1: Ravenfrost
Ring2: Rare dual leech

Inventory: Lots of resist charms, two Mentalist Skillers, one Steel GC, both tomes and the cube.

Equipment Readouts:
Code:
Chaos
Runic Talons
FalOhmUm
One Hand Damage: 101 - 186
Durability: 16 of 30
Required Level: 60
Required Strength: 115
Required Dexterity: 115
Fingerprint: 0x24853fa3
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion
11% Chance to cast level 9 Charged Bolt on striking
9% Chance to cast level 11 Frozen Orb on striking
+35% Increased Attack Speed
323% Enhanced Damage
Adds 216 - 471 Magic Damage
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+2 to Lightning Sentry (Assassin Only)
+3 to Mind Blast (Assassin Only)
+3 to Dragon Flight (Assassin Only)
+1 to Whirlwind
+10 to Strength
+15 Life after each Demon Kill
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Fal Rune
Socketed: Ohm Rune
Socketed: Um Rune

Chaos
Runic Talons
FalOhmUm
One Hand Damage: 100 - 184
Durability: 60 of 69
Required Level: 60
Required Strength: 115
Required Dexterity: 115
Fingerprint: 0xe6df7db8
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
11% Chance to cast level 9 Charged Bolt on striking
9% Chance to cast level 11 Frozen Orb on striking
+35% Increased Attack Speed
319% Enhanced Damage
Adds 216 - 471 Magic Damage
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+3 to Lightning Sentry (Assassin Only)
+1 to Whirlwind
+10 to Strength
+15 Life after each Demon Kill
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Fal Rune
Socketed: Ohm Rune
Socketed: Um Rune

Fortitude
Dusk Shroud
ElSolDolLo
Defense: 1377
Durability: 17 of 20
Required Level: 59
Required Strength: 77
Fingerprint: 0x7f9f9547
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 15 Chilling Armor when struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
300% Enhanced Damage
+200% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+83 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Replenish Life +7
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
All Resistances +26
Damage Reduced by 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 to Light Radius
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: El Rune
Socketed: Sol Rune
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune

Guillaume's Face
Winged Helm
Defense: 217
Durability: 39 of 40
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 115
Fingerprint: 0xd642686b
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
+120% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Strength
All Resistances +15
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Um Rune

Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x53af04
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
31% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
Lightning Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x3e6da2d7
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+226 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+19 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

Corruption Spiral
Ring
Required Level: 46
Fingerprint: 0x6a2870a
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+87 to Attack Rating
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
4% Mana stolen per hit
5% Life stolen per hit
+8 to Mana
Cold Resist +15%

String of Ears
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 102
Durability: 21 of 22
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0xa25f3a2b
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Life stolen per hit
+151% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
Damage Reduced by 14%
Magic Damage Reduced by 14
+10 Maximum Durability

Gore Rider
War Boots
Defense: 157
Durability: 33 of 34
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 94
Fingerprint: 0x37a05ef0
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
10% Chance of Open Wounds
+192% Enhanced Defense
+20 Maximum Stamina
Requirements -25%
+10 Maximum Durability

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 87
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x4be15c8a
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+350% Damage to Demons
+25 Defense
Fire Resist +50%

Dracul's Grasp
Vampirebone Gloves
Defense: 129
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 76
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x8bbe2a4a
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 10 Life Tap on striking
9% Life stolen per hit
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+96% Enhanced Defense
+11 to Strength
+8 Life after each Kill

Shadow Blade Talons
Blade Talons
One Hand Damage: 10 - 14
Durability: 69 of 69
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 50
Required Dexterity: 50
Fingerprint: 0xb289705c
Item Level: 97
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)

Shadow Blade Talons
Blade Talons
One Hand Damage: 10 - 14
Durability: 69 of 69
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 50
Required Dexterity: 50
Fingerprint: 0x1d68426d
Item Level: 98
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)


Shimmering Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0xf1c9af5a
Item Level: 43
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +15

Shimmering Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0x91911793
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +14

Mentalist's Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x3c3f19c4
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)
+16 to Life

Mentalist's Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xdc199775
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)
+15 to Life

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x716676a8
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0xf1467e9c
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x968ce85e
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0xfacf7691
Item Level: 69
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4

Amber Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 23
Fingerprint: 0x2d3c46d4
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+24 to Life
Lightning Resist +29%

Amber Small Charm of the Glacier
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x1bb1c53b
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 3 - 6 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
Lightning Resist +10%

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0xcb2dec68
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4

Steel Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0x465235af
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+128 to Attack Rating
+16 to Life
Mercenary Equipment
Mercenary Type: A2 NM Offensive (Might)
Helm: Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
Armour: 'Treachery' Ethereal bugged Ornate Plate.
Weapon: The Reaper's Toll


Finds
Hellforge: As usual I can't remember NM, but I got an Um in Hell.
I was very happy to find a 14% Shimmering GC of Life in the Jungle. 15% of Vita would be better, but it is a significant improvement over a plain one. I also found a Harlequin Crest in the Jungle. It must be ingrained in me but I am still happy to see these and pick them up, even though I have loads in my stashes now. Probably because it is one of those "must have" items when you start out.


Random Thoughts

So how did she play?
Well pretty much according to the guide. Dragon Claw got a bit of a damage boost in 1.13 so that was good, but even with Fortitude the damage isn't spectacular. This definately isn't a /players8 build, although I did play through pretty much all of Hell at /players3, except for The Ancients and WSK. I probably could have done the WSK at /P3 too, but I was wanting to finish her by then. Death Sentry and Cloak of Shadows sort out most problems, but she wasn't without Deaths. Burst of Speed means for very quick gameplay (race Anya), making Dragon Flight necessary to pull your Merc back to you.

What difference are there in practice from the guide?
I think Stephan already covered the two main difference in his Mat thread.
The main one is that Weapon Block does not work well with this build. The 10 frame cycle for the two Dragon Claw hits is easily interrupted, leading to block lock. After dying to a pack of Rat Men in the A1 Nightmare Catacombs, I used my NM re-spec to get rid of weapon block, as was very happy I did. The fact that Shadow Master went to wasn't a big loss. (Why is it Shadow Master anyway? Shouldn't it be Shadow Mistress?)
The second is the insane AR boost of Dragon Claw and Claw Mastery means that you need very little base AR. The 115 Dexterity I needed for Runic Talons, one Steel GC and a Ravenfrost gave me 8.8K AR. This allows you to focus you equipment slots on things other than resists, and use the inventory to cram full of resist charms to make up for it.
Expect a guide update in the next week or so.

The CTC on the Chaos must have made for some nice effects?
Yes, not bad, although the Frozen Orb is more for the chilling effect than the damage. I chose to use Chaos because they are the highest physical damage claws I have, and the magic damage and open wounds makes them better than any other choice. It was nice to actually proc the ctc effects though as you obviously never see then when using Whirlwind. Taking a decent screen shot was tricky, this one with Shenk is about the best I got.

Any future plans for her?
I will give a few alternative gear setups a try for my guide, then retirement. I'm not planning on levelling her further. I used pretty much the best gear I could for her, so want to see how some lower budget options work.

What next?
Clearing up a few projects at the moment. I'm doing lots of levelling of PvP characters at the moment, mainly in Baal runs. I will probably start paying Travincal a few visits again soon. I have a lvl 82 light sorc to finish - a bit more levelling then The Ancients and Baal.
I'm also playing the last of my Faith 2h sword sept through at the moment, Illian the Amazon. She is Ravenclaw equipped and in A2 normal. I'm still not 100% decided on what build she will be though.



Thanks for reading. I suppose there is a cookie in it for the first person to post where her name comes from, but only a small one. It is pretty easy...
 

In the name of Zod

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Matriarch ORen_Ishii - Aggressin

Its really sad that they've neglected giving us more weapons to choose from for assassins. Nice write up maxicek, almost made me want to do an assassin again. Good one!
 

humbuggerer

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Matriarch ORen_Ishii - Aggressin

Nice build:thumbsup:

I'm working on one of these myself, and I rather wanted a 'chaos' claw, but couldn't bring myself to make it in a runic talon.. you've got two!

Did this build feel underpowered to you? Mine is in A2 hell, and I'm not that impressed by the damage output, despite the 40 skill point investment in Dclaw/CM.
 

Doctor Clock

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Matriarch ORen_Ishii - Aggressin

Kill Bill. Gieb cookie!

Oh yeah, cool character and nice write-up. I've been using Dragon Claw as a finisher on my MA a bit, how do you feel about Shadow Killers instead of Chaos?
 

nubikoen

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Matriarch ORen_Ishii - Aggressin

Congratulations max. Nice to see you got around to finishing this one.
 

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
Re: Matriarch ORen_Ishii - Aggressin

Thanks for the replies everyone :)

Kill Bill. Gieb cookie!
*Passes cookie to Doctor Clock*
I'm afraid the cookie is not quite up to water_moon's standards though.

I've been using Dragon Claw as a finisher on my MA a bit, how do you feel about Shadow Killers instead of Chaos?
Of all the sets and uniques, they are the most damaging claw and are obviously indestructable, which is good. What I don't like about them is the level requirement - I'm normally well into A1 Hell by level 78 and I prefer to have my characters fully equipped by the end of NM.

Did this build feel underpowered to you? Mine is in A2 hell, and I'm not that impressed by the damage output, despite the 40 skill point investment in Dclaw/CM.
Yes and no. If you just rely on DC to kill stuff and try and play like a Frenzy Barb yes. If you use CoS and Death Sentry well too, no. In terms of DC damage though, the problem is getting decent damage claws. The ED bonus is good, especially if you use Fortitude, but 600% of nothing is still nothing. A decent rare is still the best option, but I think 2x 'Chaos' Suwayyah would be difficult to beat. I used Runics because they are what I had from my PvP characters.

How were repair costs?
Repairs were costing me about 80-100K a pop. I muled on gold to take care of this, but I think it is still do-able if you play self sufficient and sell stuff to fund repairs.



 
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