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Nihlathak running tips?

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  1. sequoia

    sequoia IncGamers Member

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    Nihlathak running tips?

    I'm using a fire sorc, and I can drop meteors on him while running around, but it's not pretty and I die a very high % of the time.

    Any tips on running nihl? I imagine blizz is slightly better.
     
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    sequoia IncGamers Member

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    Re: Nihlathak running tips?

    (Can't edit anymore, sorry)

    One question I have is: should I put points into a cold armor? I have several spare points after maxing out my damage skills and synergies... where can I put them?
     
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    Re: Nihlathak running tips?

    What's killing you? Corpse explosion or his minions? If it's CE, then you need some physical damage reduction and maxed/stacked fire res. For minions, run faster and get max block and good fbr/fhr.

    Disclaimer: I've never run Nihlathak with a sorc, I just have read about it a lot.
     
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    sequoia IncGamers Member

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    Re: Nihlathak running tips?

    It's not really even the CE, I try to tele around in circles casting meteor on him, then when he teleports out of the pack I try to find a clear line to blaze him down with fireball.

    The issue is pretty much everything else... the enslaved hit moderately hard, the cold archers, the hell temptresses - ironically not the pit vipers - , mostly ranged stuff but I'm dying all sorts of ugly ways since I'm so fragile atm. I've considered chilling armor to help with the range... my cold res is -10... not good when I get hit by a volley of 10 cold arrows.
     
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    Re: Nihlathak running tips?

    Well, I found a way to do it... I just pop out down the stairs and spam fireballs off screen until I stop getting kills (mana per kill stops triggering) then I walk forward, and rinse and repeat. Sometimes it gets hairy when there are temptresses but otherwise I just mow everything down. The hard part is figuring out if nihlathak is dead or not, and sometimes I teleport in - and well, he's not (POW)
     
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    Re: Nihlathak running tips?

    did you read the link i gave you?

    i've never used the RIP mod, so i've always preferred to kill Nihlathak FIRST. i'll generally ignore everything else and telebomb him.
     
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    Re: Nihlathak running tips?

    I don't think I am anywhere near strong enough to telebomb nihlathak on the new ladder. And yes, I read it, but my difficulty isn't really in getting there, it's on strategies to take him out. All it says is that blizzard is effective.

    I've tried dropping meteors on him while teleporting around... but its hairy if there is anything in the room at all aside from his enslaved.
     
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    Re: Nihlathak running tips?

    try making a Lawbringer sword for RIP?
     
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    Re: Nihlathak running tips?

    Sorry but I need some help regarding this so I'll be somewhat hijacking

    I've only ever done nihl with a twinked char.

    Would
    wizardspike Hel
    Magefist
    Gladiator Sol
    Spirit
    Tals belt
    Soj (My first soj for new ladder)
    10 Fcr ring
    95 life amulet
    Duskdeep sol?
    Aldurs boots
    Resist scs, 1 fhr sc.

    Work?
    This is my meteorb, key farming sorc. Strictly countess/summoner/nihl.
    With that build, I'll reach 105FCR, 86fhr, Max resist.
    I've read the nihl guide and I currently have 31 pdr. Will the 19dmg vipers kill me still?


    One more thing, is nihl as fragile as summoner? If so, when soloing a game I won't have to load up on +skills for damage correct?

    Blah, apparently the other minions are still a huge threat huh.
     
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    Re: Nihlathak running tips?

    I've tried telebombing on him...

    that is... jumping on him and spamming fb. I can take him out in less than 4 seconds.

    The issue is that I can get POUNDED depending on what ranged attackers are around. I may stick with the slow and steady sniper style.
     

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