need help on my first assassin

jjashik

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need help on my first assassin

this is the first assassin that i will be creating and i was wondering what i should do. currently, i'm thinking about making a pure melee assassin with this build...

skills:
max ts
max cm
x pts in bos
x pts in shadow warrior
and all prerequisites

stats:
str: bare minimum
dex: enough for block @ clvl
vit: the rest
nrg: nothing

gear:
shako
fury suwwayah +dragon flight (if thats possible)
enigma dusk
stormshield
draculs
verdungos
gore riders
angelic ammy
angelic rings

that is what i've been thinking about for my sin setup. anyone know how to make a better pure melee sin? comments welcomed. thanks in advance.
 

Headstrong3954

Diabloii.Net Member
jjashik said:
this is the first assassin that i will be creating and i was wondering what i should do. currently, i'm thinking about making a pure melee assassin with this build...

skills:
max ts
max cm
x pts in bos
x pts in shadow warrior
and all prerequisites

stats:
str: bare minimum
dex: enough for block @ clvl
vit: the rest
nrg: nothing

gear:
shako
fury suwwayah +dragon flight (if thats possible)
enigma dusk
stormshield
draculs
verdungos
gore riders
angelic ammy
angelic rings

that is what i've been thinking about for my sin setup. anyone know how to make a better pure melee sin? comments welcomed. thanks in advance.

strength and dexterity are both very important skills to work on
 

jjashik

Diabloii.Net Member
ic...
then around how much strength should my assassin have? would it be good to get enough str for enigma?
 

podi

Diabloii.Net Member
about the skills, my tipps are (out of own experience) go for shadow master, she realy kicks. and Death Sentry. i know its a trap, but it totaly wonderfull!
it is that trapp that realy makes assas kill large, LARGE groups of monsters in notime.
 

jjashik

Diabloii.Net Member
podi said:
about the skills, my tipps are (out of own experience) go for shadow master, she realy kicks. and Death Sentry. i know its a trap, but it totaly wonderfull!
it is that trapp that realy makes assas kill large, LARGE groups of monsters in notime.
thanks for the tip but this assassin is for dueling only.

this is what i have been thinking about doing as far as skills go...
max claw mastery
max tiger strike
max shadow warrior (for the def)
max bos
max cloak of shadows (last)

does that sound like a good skill setup for melee assassin?
 

DeathsHand

Diabloii.Net Member
jjashik said:
thanks for the tip but this assassin is for dueling only.

this is what i have been thinking about doing as far as skills go...
max claw mastery
max tiger strike
max shadow warrior (for the def)
max bos
max cloak of shadows (last)

does that sound like a good skill setup for melee assassin?
if you wanna keep stormshield id suggest chaos claw instead, it does alot more physical dmg and has magic dmg + has +1whirlwind which comes in handy.

also are you fighting agaisnt melee only? if not i suggest using 2 claws and get 60% claw block which blocks elemental attacks aswell as physical.

also 1 point into mindblast and wake of fire (or lightning sentry) really helps for stunning your opponent.
 

jjashik

Diabloii.Net Member
DeathsHand said:
also are you fighting agaisnt melee only? if not i suggest using 2 claws and get 60% claw block which blocks elemental attacks aswell as physical.
my sin will be dueling melee chars only
 

royalesse

Diabloii.Net Member
Tiger strike works goofy on a weapon... supposedly the ED is added to the weapon ED instead of multiplied the way most skills do.

I'd suggest using another charge up skill besides TS. My preference is Phoenix and another charge up to synergize.

Another option is to use Dtalon (and not use a charge up at all)... If I remember correctly you get the AR bonus from claw mastery on your kicks. Furthermore, If I'm not mistaken you can get the bonus magic damage from Chaos on your Dtalon kicks.
 
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