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  1. TheNamelessOne

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    Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    I saw this list of funny builds on Phrozen Keep, (which I won't post a link to but I think I am safe with copy/paste) and I was wondering:

    What the most underpowered build anybody has ever pulled off is?

    -A build made just before 1.11b specifically for running Fangskin (unlikely but possible)
    -Some kind of Fire and Cold and Lightening Mastery sorc woth one point in some other skills, a sort of D2 academic char, great theory but can't actually do anything.

    Anyway here is funniness from ProzenKeep:

    "Builds You will never see on Battle.net"

    Amazon:

    Magiczon: This class benefits from never having to buy arrows or crossbolts ever, thanks to the marvels of Magic Arrow. And as an added bonus, no mana is required! A slight problem with damage, but nothing ten or twenty 208+ poison damage small charms can't fix.

    Magizon: Taking a page from the necro's book, this build relies on Inner Sight and Slow Missiles skills in order to outwit her enemies and, well, make them light up and not be able to fire missiles as fast. Watch out baal!

    Assasin:

    Psychic Sass: The little used Psychic Hammer skill is used in this build, mainly for its high damage at high levels (up to 29-32 at level 20!). Plus it gives the ever useful knockback. And for only eight mana points. Powerful? You bet!

    Fire blaster: It's a well known fact that fire is the most useful type of damage to use in Hell difficulty. And at a whooping 69-70 damage at level 20, you'll be dealing out the damage in the cow runs like nobodies business

    Barbarian:


    Coward: A strange build, but one totally effective, this focuses on the warcries of Howl and Grim Ward and Battle Cry to either make the enemy run, or to make it so weak that it poses no threat. Ability in PvP still to be confirmed

    Specialist: This barbarian maxes out the weapon masteries. No longer must a melee character be hampered by keeping to one weapon. (well, with the exception of throwing mastery, what with there not being enough skill points to max it) Trading is wide open with this build

    Druid:

    Any build: Kind of weak, not really useful...wait a sec...

    Necromancer:

    "Boner" necro: Uses Bone Wall and Prison to divert enemies towards other party members, or to simply save his own hide. Otherwise uses teeth to keep in with the whole bone theme

    Passive Necro: Maxes out Skeleton Mastery, Minion Resist and Golem Mastery. Doesn't use any other skill. Has instant bragging rights to "my minions have the best bonuses" despite having nothing to summon. For tweakers only

    Paladin:


    Undead hunter: Maxes Holy Bolt and Sanctuary, and sticks strickly to Mace type weapons. However, since this build is the holy type, also uses Conversion to attempt to bring people to "the light" by smacking them over the head with a blunt weapon.

    Pyromaniac: Primary skill is holy fire. It has to be said about this build is (insert *heat* joke here). However he won't be (insert *cold* joke here) whilst also providing (insert witty comeback).

    Sorceress:

    BoltSorc: Uses Fire bolt and Ice Bolt as primary skills.

    TeleSorc: (as recently seen in the WW druid video!!) Uses telekinesis and teleport as main skills.



    *Credits: Published by Blizzard (I just found it on PK) and written by Bill Roper, senior producer of Diablo 2. This article was designed to encourage players to try out different builds. Also sorry druids followers.. :coverlaugh:
     
  2. Furyan

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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    Whisper me on *biwtimmy on EuScL, and i'll show you how weak druids are :evil:

    *evil laugh*


     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    Seems druid's are screwed no matter what blizzard game they go to.



     
  4. TheNamelessOne

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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    Explain? what title(s) are you referring to?

    I did not write that bit, and I'm sure the issue has been exaggerated for humour.
    My first ever (remotely successful) build was a fury druid, and I got to Hell, (SP very untwinked, and I didn't really know what was good either), it was quite fun I seem to remember...


     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    World of Warcraft :)
     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    Oh, coincidence or conspiracy...?


     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    Someone in the SPF beat the game with a magic arrow zon.

    As for your bolded question, there was a no stat, no skills, no items punch sorc or something that beat the game by itself in the SPF.
     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    Sounds just right. :nod:
    I want to see these builds, how could you wear any gear with no strength?
    I suppose you would have to have an order which you put your gear on which made it possible to put the next bit on.

    *edit: oh, no item, so basically, it took ages? and you would die loads, but I guess it would be possible just boring and extremely slow. It make magic arrow zon look easy!


     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    Actually not quite.

    http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=480035&highlight=superdave



     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    Thanks, I understand how it is (just about) possible now, no plans to recreate it yet, but perhaps with barb would be easier/only a bit harder? Thoughts? You would have more life certainly?

    *edit: just read (some of) the SuperDave/Anna_Goanna thread,

    mind blowing.

    I highly recommend it, that really shows that there are no crap builds, just a lot of players who have no patience. Pure fire blast assassin would be 10 times easier. thanks a lot jimmah, and tribute to SuperDave and Anna, may she rest in peace.

    *edit(again): just couldn't stop thinking about Superdave, I am going to make a hardcore char, (only one previously, lvl 13 I seem to remember, r.i.p.), though it will be an easier build than no attack skill zon. SP I think though because I don't fancy getting PKed and I would be going untwinked anyway. I probs won't get to the stage of thinking about anni or ubers so I see no reason to go on EuHCL.

    Inspiring.


     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    The best.

    You can do something similar with a zon as well, with D/A/E (inner sight and slow missiles is too aggressive), but the passive necro is even more passive. His passives don't even help himself.

    I think that character should be allowed to wear a second shield instead of a weapon.



     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)


    well barbarian has couple very good passives, so i quess it would be easier with one


     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    The most awesomely useless build I ever heard of was a Suicide Sorc- a sorc who maxes the three cold armors and cold mastery trying to freeze and inflict damage when attacked. AWESOME.
     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    This reminds me of the suicide sorc that uses the rainbowfacets to kill critters by dying. Really hard build to pull off in HC.


     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    I recommend SC as the way to approach this guide for beginners. :grin:

    Great posts guys, some really awesomely useless builds, but I should probably just use the term 'a little slow to play' instead of bad or useless after seeing what SuperDave did, keep the ideas coming. :nod:


     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    You got that suicide part all wrong. Beginners for this use a summon druid for HC. The pros use the more damageing but fragile sorc! :grin:

    Other useless builds is a spirit, vines and raven druid. Ravens to blind enemies by pecking out their eyes and the psn vine to help with some dmg and most godly part... prevent healing! :D
     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    I am playing a HC version of that exact build at the moment. My skill point distribution will be:

    20 - Raven
    20 - Poison Creeper
    1 - Oak Sage
    20 - Heart of Wolverine

    Finished at level 54 in late NM, maybe level 56 if I haven't offed Izual by then (that will be a FUN fight...)

    What to do with the rest of the skill points I have no idea. Maybe Hurricane, or max Oak Sage for a choice between Raven damage output (hah!) or safety. In case anyone is wondering, Ravens do benefit from Oak Sage as far as I can tell, it just doesn't show up in the skill desc or LCS, and the pretty red aura doesn't display around them.

    Currently I'm using a defiance merc to make myself harder to hit, though I originally intended no merc. Haven't decided whether to continue with a merc, go for a merc with no weapon as a meat shield and walking aura that can't kill anything, or stop being a wuss and revert to no merc. If I continue with a merc, the question is which one ultimately to use. Might will benefit the Ravens, Holy Freeze always benefits any character, Thorns will be funny, Blessed Aim even funnier, Prayer somewhat useful since I'm not using Oak Sage, and Defiance will be useful if anything gets close enough to hit my character.

    My play style is to sit back and let the Ravens, Poison Creeper, and merc (for the time being at least) do all the work. Slow, but safe. All I have to do is avoid getting hit and recast the Ravens, Creeper, and Spirit as needed. I have a hurty club in case something gets too close.

    I'm currently in Act 2, having just retrieved a Cube. I'm playing on /players8, basically seeing how far I can get.

    Right, now I've revealed my hopeless quest, I guess I'll have to start a thread so people can bet on when I'm going to die (not having near the skill of super dave).


     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    I doubt the ravens benefit from Oak sage since they can't be killed can they? They just got infinite life and time before being "killed" after x amount of hits o_O

    Anyway good luck on your quest :thumbup:
     
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    Re: Most spectatularly bad build ever? (Probably been done before)

    I actually made a telekenises sorc and twinked her back many years ago with 200 fcr. I made her as one of my just for fun terrible builds. She was pretty bad but I did kill some people with the stun lock, mostly zons. If anyone had good lightning resist the damage is just not enough to do anything (this was back before synergies so I remember it being in the 200's or 300's in damage).
     

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