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Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by SoulPaw, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. SoulPaw

    SoulPaw IncGamers Member

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    new to ladder

    hey i just began on ladder for the first time... yay
    i was just wondering what is the cheapest build i could use and probably still have fun with without dying every couple of seconds...
    thx for the help
     
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    A build you might want to try is the Hammerdin, great for MF a really good all round PvM. Or if your main priority is to start MFing on ladder for the future, then maybe a Sorc, generally a faster killer than the Hammerdin, especially an meteorb or blizzard sorc.

    Good luck
     
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    pretty much anything will survive through nm. you won't have to worry about instant deaths until hell.
     
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    Yeah, nightmare is a joke. I remember cleaning up nightmare with hurricane alone - no tornadoes at all! It was rediculously fast...

    Just about every build I've made has cleared nightmare faster than normal.

    normal is like, "ugh, this again?" levels 1 through 6-9, hard going since you run slow, levels 6-9 to 25 using sigons, but still harsh at level 22 to 25.

    nightmare is like, "weee! major ownage. I get to use all my skills"

    hell is like, "anyone wanna rush me for my hellforge?"
     
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    alright guys, thx alot

    i think i might start a hammerdin
     
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    yeah, i find it really hard to speed up normal. there's almost nothing you can do if your main skill is level 24+ and none of the pre-reqs can kill. i tried adding frw and stamina pots, but it still comes down to killing speed.

    some tricks i use:
    3 flawless emerald bow: can kill all norm act bosses. my last three chars (all barbs) haven't needed to use it yet.

    1-5 damage elemental lc's: lvl 5 req.

    2 tir helm: lvl 12 req, 0 mana probs through normal. often i use it through nm as well.

    cleglaws set: the ultimate barb norm killer. you don't need the entire set, just sword + something. added damage on the sword makes it better than a lot of exceptional uniques. i'm thinking about hel'ing the sword for permanent use.

    char tips:
    barb: 1 pt double swing. (lvl 6) even if you don't want this branch later, it makes getting to 30 a heck of a lot easier.

    pally: 1 pt holy fire. (lvl 6) rocks normal a1. 3 pts zeal. (lvl 12)

    sorc: 1 pt static. (lvl 6) awesome for normal.

    zon: 3 pts multishot. (lvl 5) also, put any topazes you find into bows.

    necro: 3 pts raise skeleton. (lvl 1)

    heh i'm really addicted to levels 30-5x in nm when levels come super fast and you can see improvement with every skill point.
     

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