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Might or Holy Freeze?

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by HarbingersOfSkulls, Jan 29, 2004.

  1. HarbingersOfSkulls

    HarbingersOfSkulls IncGamers Member

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    Might or Holy Freeze?

    I'm in the middle of my Poison/Skeleton Build, and am debating with merc to get. Might would help my Skeletons quite a bit, while Holy Freeze would help me alittle bit I would think.

    Any opinions?

    HoS
     
  2. chien

    chien IncGamers Member

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    I think it depends on your purpose. If you want the merc to tank for you (to hold the monsters) then, HF is better. But, for my pure skellymancer, I found Might Merc increase killing speed a lot in Hell Mode and he can kill even faster than skelly warriors himself, which is useful to get first corpse.

    Chien
     
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    I'm kinda trying a similar build right now. At this point I'm concentrating on powering up my poison, thus no minions. As such I have a holy freeze merc. So far so good. How do you plan to build (skellies then poison or poison then skellies)?
     
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    HarbingersOfSkulls IncGamers Member

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    At this moment (Level51), I got 6 Skeletons running around (with +skills), Gumby, and a HF merc. PN is maxxed, working on PE now. Have 1 point into Curses from middle to right row...will put 1 into DV though.

    Find killing in NM not too bad yet.

    Just thought that I would try something different with my build for once. After playing my summoner for a while, and seeing how effective the skeletons are for it, wanted to try this build also.

    I will finish off PE and figure I will finish Skeletons then go to PD.

    HoS
     
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    I went a bit of a different route. Just maxxed PN, got 1 in PE and about 18 in PD, lived as dagger mancer until lvl 30 (had tonnes of poison charms). NM is a breeze with lower resist. I figure I might start the skelly parade soon, they'll be nice for Hell. Not to mention after playing a summoner so long I get lonely with only me, my merc and golem. :D
     
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    HarbingersOfSkulls IncGamers Member

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    I started off as a summoner only because I didn't feel like running around with a dagger chasing everything this time around. And only reason for PE over PD, was that because of the point spent in Skeletons early on, i had less to spend before PE was maxxed out and that I use PE when I do get bored spamming PN in baal runs.

    I've had people tell me that I lag them with only 6 Skeletons also, imagine that.

    "To being blamed for all the lag problems online, and the people that can't or won't get dsl or cable AND still blame us Necro's for it" :drink:

    HoS
     
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    usamahanas IncGamers Member

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    I have now a psn necro lvl 70 with almost full psn tree and 1 point in all curses but not in AI, and got about 5 skelly and 3 revive (have only +2 necro skills on the wand:( and I use a HF merc, so I'll cast all the time my lr because the monster r realy slow, don't need even deciprify :D My killing rate with pn is realy very quickly the only monsters wich will last long r those venom lords, but I guess with a better equipment I'll take them down very easy ( I'v played untwinkled till now :cool: ) have finished nm. In this build u must accept that u'll dye occasinaly, because I#ve maximized psn befor skelly, but if u don't want to dye, try to maximize or just have enough points in skelly and when they r lasting enough then maximize u psn
     
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    Normally I squelched those people who complained that my Skeletons contributed to the lag. Trust me, there are still many players using a Pentium II system with 32MB of RAM playing Diablo 2. I don't care whether they lag out and disconnect or even get killed. Since, those players are getting in my way, I consider them as NPCs or the worst case as PvP victims.
     
  9. HarbingersOfSkulls

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    I don't squelch them right away, because some of them get to be really funny when they do complain. I had a level 31 barb hostile me in a nm because he died like a little baby and though he could beat me at level 66.

    Though, he didn't realize that I just got to my Death's Web, and had 10 skeleton's to get through also. His death was a riot because he popped and I went back to leveling. Without taking anything.

    Now, I'm at 70 and have RS taken care of, and I get a 11 to watch. Going to focus on PD now, then maybe put a few more into LR ( though it's at 10 with +skills) or maybe CE or BW.

    This build has been alot of fun so far.

    Just don't remember what was said in a different post about having a HF merc, CG, and LR together.

    HoS
     
  10. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    I got hostiled quite a few times with my 1.09 Overlord. I had 160+ minions on the screen. People said I lagged them. Personally I didn't care. These days I laugh when people say that I have two many Skellies out, I mean how much lag can 12 Skellies give when I used to be able to play with 160?
     
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    LOL

    160 :) :thumbsup:

    i tried a skellymancer in 1.09 and i had to give him up somewere in late normal cause i was lagging to much

    today im lagging some aswell with my 1.10 skellymancer with his 12 skellys...
     
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    Last night, just to be stupid, me and 4 buddies took our s-mancer's out for a quick baal run in hell. it was hilarious to see 5 necro's each with about 11-15 skell's, 1 golem each, 1 merc each running around.

    all was fine except for close to the stairs for lvl3 where about 20 monsters were on screen shooting stuff.....lag city!

    g

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    I miss mine, though I had 143 minions. And sometimes managed to even lag myself because of my p.o.c computer at that time.

    HoS
     
  14. Mad Mantis

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    LOL! I lagged because of my connection. It really sucked.
     
  15. HarbingersOfSkulls

    HarbingersOfSkulls IncGamers Member

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    I did because Compaq sucks...and combined with aol at the time...beally sucked.

    Now it's a much different story with a new system...and dsl.

    Amazing how a gamer's computer with dsl and surround sound, makes diablo2 that much more fun.

    HoS
     
  16. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Don't I know it. I praise my dsl every day. Best thing that happened to me.
     
  17. gvandale

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    my laptop runs d2 so smooth. with cable connection it's great! the only problem is that i like to play with the -ns enabled in my shortcut to listen to winamp, but then when the movies trigger, my d2 crashes.

    ghey

    g

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