Need a new build

Youma

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Need a new build

Tried bone necro, frost mage, bowazon and shockadin to 80+, and I'm running out of ideas. What other good builds could I make? I play single player, so my access to gear is limited.
 

WingBlade

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Youma said:
Tried bone necro, frost mage, bowazon and shockadin to 80+, and I'm running out of ideas. What other good builds could I make? I play single player, so my access to gear is limited.
U can try making a SINGER... aka Shouting Baba.... :thumbsup:
 

PhatTrumpet

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Skim through the stickied guides threads at the top of each class-specific forum. There are tons of variant builds out there. Just to name a few off the top of my head:

Amazon - Magezon, Fendazon
Assasin - Pheonix Strike, Dragon Tail
Barbarian - Throw Barb, Singer
Druid - Armageddon, Fire Claws, Rabies/Fury
Necromancer - Poison Dagger
Paladin - Charger, Ranger, FoH
Sorceress - Melee Enchantress, Tri-elemental
 

Youma

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Not all chars are good for hardcore, any physical melee char will eventually kill himself with iron maden. Can you actually do damage with a singer?
 

bigD72

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You can kinda do damage. It's slow but stuff dies eventually. Google for a skill planner and you can allocate skill points and check out damage.
 

PhatTrumpet

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Youma said:
Not all chars are good for hardcore...
Eureka! Precisely why you should use a little of your own judgement.

By the way, none of the builds you claim to have soloed to lvl 80+ would I qualify as being "good for hardcore," but they obviously can be made to work, so I'm not quite sure what you're getting at.
Youma said:
... any physical melee char will eventually kill himself with iron maden.
Only if you play carelessly.
 

bigD72

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PhatTrumpet said:
Eureka! Precisely why you should use a little of your own judgement.
I don't know he kinda has a point. I'm oh so heavily considering trading alot of my accumulated gear just to make a titan barb, but I'm almost 100% positive he'll die.

If I played softcore, I'd do it in a heartbeat, but not every build is meant for HC (read viable in HC)
 

STINGER

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Some people love that thing!

Its really not bad with good block, but man you can port around like something mad with no block.
 

PhatTrumpet

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bigD72 said:
I don't know he kinda has a point. I'm oh so heavily considering trading alot of my accumulated gear just to make a titan barb, but I'm almost 100% positive he'll die.

If I played softcore, I'd do it in a heartbeat, but not every build is meant for HC (read viable in HC)
So "viable" = "good"? I don't suppose this build is "good", is it? He's certainly proven that it's "viable", but what makes it "good" or not?

I made a Titan Barb back in 1.09. I guess I could say he was "viable" because he didn't die, but I wouldn't exactly say he was "good for hardcore."

I guess what I'm getting at is that the original question was very general, so I gave a very general answer. You need to be a little more specific if you want more help, i.e. how tediously you're willing to play this character and how mainstream (or not) you would like to be with it.
 

Youma

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Was asking for opinions out of your own experiences, but maybe I'm one of few crazy enough to bury 20 chars in order to get to lvl80. : )
 

bigD72

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PhatTrumpet said:
So "viable" = "good"? I don't suppose this build is "good", is it? He's certainly proven that it's "viable", but what makes it "good" or not?

I made a Titan Barb back in 1.09. I guess I could say he was "viable" because he didn't die, but I wouldn't exactly say he was "good for hardcore."

I guess what I'm getting at is that the original question was very general, so I gave a very general answer. You need to be a little more specific if you want more help, i.e. how tediously you're willing to play this character and how mainstream (or not) you would like to be with it.
I said he kinda had a point.

I didn't reference viable and good as being interchangable.

I think your original answer was fine, I was just giving my 2 cents; and after a nap and re-reading that, I see that I initially misread it.
 
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