Thanks dude! Dumaguete btw is in the Philippines. If I can still remember, I started playing Diablo II original when I was 11 o 12, im 21 right now...
Just wanna ask, why Ice Blast and not Glacial Spike since Glacial Spike is an AoE skill. and just 1 point on CMHey, a DumagueteÃ±o in the SPF. That was completely ripped off from Wikipedia, unfortunately.
Welcome to the forum and second the recommendation of a Blova.
See Section V of the guide.I just don't know what items to be bought and wear...
Liquid Circus said:V. Gear Selection
The aim of your gear is to get you the following:
Helm: If you donâ€™t have a Griffonâ€™s Eye for this slot, you should be using full Talâ€™s set. The -eLR makes a huge difference in damage output and without it you wonâ€™t be putting most monsters in hit recovery with your Nova. Nightwingâ€™s Veil is a distant third option to the two former candidates, but has its place if you want a better area runner.
- 105 FCR (this is essential for a good application of Nova)
- Resistances (youâ€™ll be in range for Death Cold Novas, LE bolts, sometimes even FE explosions, so good resistances will make your life much easier)
- FHR (we recommend 60% for an 8 frame hit recovery, which you can get with â€œSpiritâ€ and a Small Charm of Balance).
- MF (once the above safety and kill speed issues have been addressed, you are free to pile on the MF)
Weapon: Obviously Deathâ€™s Fathom should be your end game aspiration, but a â€œHeart of the Oakâ€ or an Oculus will work just fine. Eschutaâ€™s is a poor choice because the mods on the other options greatly outweigh Eschutaâ€™s pitiful increase to Nova damage. A "Spirit" weapon is also an option, and Tal Rashaâ€™s Lidless Eye works if youâ€™re going with the full set.
Amulet: Tal Rashaâ€™s Adjudication. Even if you arenâ€™t going full Talâ€™s, wearing the amulet, armor and belt makes a great combo for a build aiming towards MF. If, however, Magic Finding is not your purpose, whatever your best option is should work fine: Maraâ€™s Kaleidoscope, rares, or crafts.
Armor: Tal Rashaâ€™s Guardianship for MF or budget, otherwise â€œChains of Honorâ€ or Skin of Vipermagi.
Shield: â€œSpiritâ€ Monarch. There is virtually no reason to use anything else and this was a main staple of all our Blova characters for good reason; the mods are simply too useful to go with any other option. Max block does not equate to max safety for this build.
Gloves: Trang-Oulâ€™s Claws or Magefist if you need the FCR, Chance Guards or Frostburns if you donâ€™t.
Belt: Tal Rashaâ€™s Fine-Spun Cloth for MF or budget, otherwise Arachnidâ€™s Mesh.
Rings: Stone of Jordan x2. If you donâ€™t have them, then we recommend that you make up FCR with the rings and wear Frostburns or Chance Guards.
Boots: War Travelerâ€™s for MF, otherwise wear whatever fills your needs. Aldurâ€™s shores up your Fire Resists, Sandstorm Trekâ€™s shores up Poison Res and, with â€œSpiritâ€, puts you 11% FHR short of 7 frame recovery; rare boots can also supply a variety of neat mods.
Charms: A combination of Sparking and Chilling supplemented with a Gheedâ€™s and various smalls to fill holes in your setup. Sprinkle the rest of the inventory with MF smalls (as well as the obvious Hellfire Torch and Annihilus if on realm).
In Diablo 2, defence does almost nothing for you unfortunately. You should start donning the +40 Resistance armors and throwing away the high defence armors.The funny thing before is that I choose armors with high def rather than its stats... i don't care if it has 40 to all resists, all i care is def...
Again from the guide:Just wanna ask, why Ice Blast and not Glacial Spike since Glacial Spike is an AoE skill. and just 1 point on CM
It seems to be pretty hard to design a game like Diablo where defense is really useful. It's the same (maybe moreso) in Angband, from which Diablo is pretty directly descended- armor is for the side effects, not the defense.In Diablo 2, defence does almost nothing for you unfortunately. You should start donning the +40 Resistance armors and throwing away the high defence armors.