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Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by Bengalfang, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Bengalfang

    Bengalfang IncGamers Member

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    Max Block

    I have a lvl ** summoner with Homocunulus and I have about 70 or 80 stat pts to spare. I was wondering if I should try and increase my blocking or something with dex. I don't have much into dex right now. Do you think this would be useless and I should allocate them elsewhere? My Mana is already pretty good and my St is pretty good. And well Life = more the better.
     
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    alainpp66 IncGamers Member

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    Homunculus is a great blocking shield and I think it's worthwhile to take advantage of that...

    I'll warn you though, you need 199Dex to have Maxed Block at lvl88... I don't know if you can acquire this much.

    If you don't think you can, you may just be better off Tossing those points in life since you're a summoner. Your minions should offer you enough protection if you play well.
     
  3. Bengalfang

    Bengalfang IncGamers Member

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    Well right now with all my MF gear (which is what I almost always wear) I have 53 Dex. I have 83 stat points, so I could have 136 Dex right away. my other option is to put it all into Vit. Right now I have 236 and with 868 life. So what do you think?
     
  4. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Dump 80 points in Dex. This gives you 50% Blocking.
     
  5. Xiamet

    Xiamet IncGamers Member

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    I try to maintain 60% blocking at all times...it tips the odds slightly in your favor, and I think maxing block is a bit much when you consider the absorbtion of Bone Armor, plus your Nec really shouldn't be taking too much melee damage if he's got a good Summons lineup.

    Vitality is more of a priority for me, as I find that ranged attackers like gloams still manage to land a few hits at times when i'm unable to get DV off in time.

    -X
     
  6. Bengalfang

    Bengalfang IncGamers Member

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    Cool, first of all. What is DV? And 2nd, how m uch life do you think is necessary before I put my pts into Dex. My stats are above in the thread.
     
  7. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    DV = Dim Vision

    Just try to keep the 50% or 60% marker.
     
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    memememe173 IncGamers Member

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    I personnally like max block and have just managed to get my nercro to 71% so 2 or 3 lvls (he's 85) and he'll be fine. The block is great if you can't steal the pindles area corpses for minions or on ranged attacks//places you're surronded so I would say at least 50%
     
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    Hmmm lvl ** with 70+ stat pts to spare....

    I'm lvl 93 with 208 points to spare... Wonder what I'll do with them? Not like I need them ... Life is almost 1000 with gear and charms.... Heh no homoc yet or I'd use em up.

    Sorry Just wanted to toot my horn a little... :innocent:
     
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    Hmmm...I like having max block with most of my necros because I usually have max resists, so the decision between high life and medlife/blocking was never a problem, but as far as a summoner goes I'd just pump vit. With my newest summon necro I've only got points into str/vit, and that works fine. My decision to go w/o dex was inspired by the bug in trang-oul's set in which you can't block :p.

    In the end it's your call...there really is no right answer to this.

    yeah...i know. I told you to pump it to vit but do you listen???!!! NOOOOO :rant:

    "oh, i'll just leave them open for bragging rights" :uhhuh:
     
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    memememe173 IncGamers Member

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    you can't block while in ghoul form... well that would explain alot
     
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    Here is what I do, keep the block rate at the list rate on the shield. I use Trang-Oul's Wing. So I keep 60% block rate. If change to Homunculus, it will be 72%.
     

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