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Matriarch Tilly_Bleeds – Blender Assassin (1.09)

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  1. TheNix

    TheNix Diabloii.Net Member

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    Matriarch Tilly_Bleeds, Blender Assassin.

    Level: 77

    St – 125 (136)
    Dx – 104 (141)
    Vt – 226 (243)
    En – 25 (32)

    HP 1112
    Mana 306

    AR:

    Phoenix Strike: 6005 (9642 after BA)
    Dragon Tail: 3571 (7107 after BA)

    Resists:

    Fire: 75
    Cold: 75
    Ltning: 75
    Poison: 75

    Skills:

    Phoenix Strike: 20 (26)
    Dragon Tail: 20 (26)
    Wake of Inferno: 20 (30)
    Blade Shield: 13 (23)

    Fire Blast, Wake of Fire, Blade Sentinel, Blade Fury: 1 (11)
    Tiger Strike, D. Talon, FoF, D. Claw, Cobra Strike, CoT, BoI, D. Flight 1 (5)
    Psychic Hammer, Claw Mastery, BoS: 1 (5)


    Equipment:

    Weapon 1:

    “Black” Knout [never did find that scourge!]
    Whitstan's Guard with pdiamond


    Weapon 2:

    Cunning Blade Talons
    Cunning Scissors Katar

    Harlequin Crest with Um
    Iceblink with Um
    Crafted Blood gloves with +2MA and 10%CB
    Gore Rider
    String of Ears
    Mara's Kaleidoscope
    Raven Frost & Manald Heal
    Resists and AR charms

    Merc – Level 77 (Act 2 - BA)

    Rockstopper
    Duriel's Shell with Scintillating (14) Jewel of Lightning
    Hone Sundan with Amn x 3


    Random musings:


    You know the feeling you get when you wanted to try something for ages and when you finally get around to it you find it wasn’t worth the wait? That is exactly how I feel about the Blender. The Phoenix Strike mechanic and I simply don’t mix. With Blade Shield and BoS going, I simply couldn’t make out how made charge-ups I had; and that when I was fighting one-on-one. In a crowd I couldn’t see them at all. In the end it was the combination of the Wake of Inferno and maximum block that saw me through to the end, without either I would have never completed this build. Nothing more to say really!

    So that is the last of my parked characters completed and the last thing on my primary “to do” list ticked off. What’s left to do? Perhaps complete my 1.13 Grail and maybe even my 1.09 Grail. Perhaps complete my BoTD Sept. But as of now, almost everything I’ve really wanted to do with D2 is done.
     
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  2. kestegs

    kestegs D3 Monk Moderator

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    Sorry to hear it was disappointing. This build is also on my dream list , but I don't play in 09, so it'll likely never happen.

    I think it's more about timing than actually seeing the charges. You want to know how long it should take to build up the level of charges you want. That's why high AR is very important, as it brings consistency to that time frame.
     
  3. TheNix

    TheNix Diabloii.Net Member

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    Even with 9000+ AR on PS it could still talk 10 or more swings to get three charges up, and I've had the charges disappear before they were releases with a 7000+ AR DTail. It was the inconsistency that got be most. Lets say that I had one PS charge up and I wanted to use the lightning charge. You would get five or six misses in a row, then two quick hits and you had a useless cold charge that you had to get rid of. Then start the process again.
     
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    kestegs D3 Monk Moderator

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    Wow, that's very bad. I wouldn't have expected that much trouble with 9k AR. They obviously made some improvements to charges in later patches, so maybe you would enjoy phoenix strike more there.
     
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    TheNix Diabloii.Net Member

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    I hope so, I've still got my BoTD assassin to do. Or I could just go Tiger Strike all the way!
     
  6. maxicek

    maxicek Moderator Single Player

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    Congratulations on the Matriarch.

    One of the 1.10 changes was the charges last longer. Try it in 1.13, it is a fun build.
     
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    TheNix Diabloii.Net Member

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    I'm assuming that the longer lasting charges are for all the charge-up skills, if so, that'll really make a difference.
     
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    thefranklin Diabloii.Net Member

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    Nice job finishing! I love wake of fire personally, glad it helped you out.

    I agree, I do not like the charge-ups. Too hard to be efficient.
     
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    I chose WoI primarily because I already have WoF as a pre-requisite for the higher blade spells, but the fact that I had never used it before also helped in the choice. I rarely found the limited range a problem. As a melee fighter I would either place the traps around the monster pack, or even around my character, before I started to attack. It really worked pretty well.
     
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    I love WoF so much that is what I read in your thread, sorry!
     

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