Need advice with bonemancer

tl998

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Need advice with bonemancer

I'm thinking of starting one sometime. However, I'm concerned about magic immunes. Since our attacks aren't blessed like the hammer is, we can't just ignore the immunities of most MIs in the game. How do bonemancers deal with magic immunes?

Also, is there a PVM bone guide somewhere? I've only found the pvp one.

Finally, is the 'white' runeword weapon the weapon i should stick with for the entire time, or is there something better? I plan to shop for a wand with +3 to bone spear and +1 to revive.
 

Dodgy_geezah

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I dealt with MI's by the use of revives+CE. They aren't much of a problem and are rare. Baal's 2nd group of minions are fairly easy as the skeleton magi can be CE'd and with amp(v. important) they'll go down. Otherwise don't go round the ancient tunnels or lost city too much. MI zombies are a pain. Lam esen's quest in act 3 was a bit tricky but revived zealots seemed to do it.
I've used my +3 bone spear white wand all the way, I wouldn't use anything else. I made 2 bonermancers, with and without marrowalks and don't notice too much difference in killing speed to be brutally honest. My spear gets to about 4.5k with marrows and 3.5 without. Spirit is very similar but with 'white' spear is much better at 1/2 the mana.

Hope that helps a bit.:)
 

JCX

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I'll third their opinions.

I traded for a boneshade the other day and plan on still using my white wand. For the level reqs and bonuses it's jsut really hard to beat a white.

Regarding marrows, I do keep a pair handy in case (hostile). For the strength reqs I keep a Trang's head and wear a +24 str + 3 p+b ammy as I'd rather not use that many natural strength points. :thanks:
 

tl998

Banned
Umm so pretty much you HAVE to rely on your merc ot kill MIs right? I'm not sure if I have goo enough merc equipment for him to take on the second wave all by himself.
 

Necrochild313

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tl998 said:
Umm so pretty much you HAVE to rely on your merc ot kill MIs right? I'm not sure if I have goo enough merc equipment for him to take on the second wave all by himself.
Well...theres two things that go with that. There are very few magic immunes in the game is the first issue, and the second issue is that the merc need only kill 1 of those things to be effective. Amp + CE does the rest.
 

Frenzied Bovine

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psst..

As far as I know, you can't shop revive. It's a level 30 skill.

The wand has to be a white or 2 soc grey bone wand. The last place you can buy that is in Act 2 NORMAL. It's not possible to get level 30 skills at that shop level :(

So you're going to have to get mega lucky and _find_ that kind of wand.
 

tl998

Banned
I've never got it quite figured out, but exactly what affect what a vendor can sell or not sell? I know Clevel definitely factors in, but what else does as well? And you are ablosultely sure that I can't shop for level 30 skills at norm drognan?
 

Dodgy_geezah

Diabloii.Net Member
Absolutely. Believe me. I shopped with a lvl 80 sorc and you cannot get skills above 24 at the most. (maybe 18, definately not 30)
 

JCX

Diabloii.Net Member
Dodgy_geezah said:
Absolutely. Believe me. I shopped with a lvl 80 sorc and you cannot get skills above 24 at the most. (maybe 18, definately not 30)
Well Bone Spear is 24, so you can get that one at Drognan. I think that is the max.
 

tl998

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so if I want something with +3 bonespear +something to revive I'll need to kill stuff eh? Think nightmare cows is a good place to hunt?
 
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