Novamancer?!?!?

SneekySneeky

Diabloii.Net Member
Novamancer?!?!?

Are they still viable over all game? (pvp, pvm)
Also i was wondering how you would lvl being as you dont get a decient attack till lvl 30.
 

soul killer

Banned
Yes it is very viable in both PvP and PvM.
If you wanna lvl, just enter a tomb/cow/baal game with a lvl90 hdin in it :D
Or get a grush and uber.
 

omgwtfbbqpwned

Diabloii.Net Member
Yes, all you need is a good amount + Skills, and +/- %PSN Skill Damage.

Leech exp/go melee for the time being/use summons from wands.
 

AnimeCraze

Diabloii.Net Member
You can also get 20/1 skeles and use them (if you are willing to go that route). You won't be sacrificing much if anything since you do have 20 points left over, and those skeles are very tough in hell, with a few +skills
 

maxusmag

Diabloii.Net Member
I built a novamancer mor pvm than pvp. however with 13 skelies and a good merc it isn't difficult.

poison immunes are the only annoying things and can slow you down a bit. however i can pretty much run the whole game with no problem.
 

Fists of War

Diabloii.Net Member
Psn novamancers are a very viable build, especially with trangs set giving u up to 50% more poison spell damage...cow runs are insane, 50 cows all poisoned at once :)...and up to level 30 you can use chuck on something like full sigons and stab all with poison dagger.
 

Evrae Altana

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My own poison necro (with skellies as tanks) is very good in PvM. Just have your skellies tank for you while you cast Poison Nova from behind.
 

garion

Diabloii.Net Member
make sure you grab a dweb + 3 piece trangs (belt, gloves...er shield? i forget...) and socket the with some +X/-5% psn facets....and you're ready to rock (and of course a nigma too...=P)
 

bogie

Diabloii.Net Member
Deaths Web, its a unique wand that grants......
-40-50% to enemy poison resistance
+2 to All Skills
+2 to poison and bone skills
and a few other nice mods :thumbsup:
 

Fists of War

Diabloii.Net Member
but so good...+4 to your nova...if you factor in -enemy res from trang oul's set + lower res you could get to over -150% enemy res :)
 

AnimeCraze

Diabloii.Net Member
It's the -resist that is the god here. 4 to nova can be made up, but the -resist is priceless, especially to poison immunes who's immunity is broken.

For example, say if you have a monster with 110 poison resist, and you cast lvl 10 LR, making his resist 99%. Then, a 5k nova will do 50 damage (simplified, not counting resist and poison duration relation). However, if you have -40% poison resist, his resist is now 59%, and your nova is doing 2010 damage, which is 41 times as much as w/o dweb.
 

bogie

Diabloii.Net Member
Yeah, -resistance is the bomb. With some facets and 3 parts of trangs, you can get -80 poison resistance without lower resist. using Bramble and Trang Gloves will also net you upwards of 75% to poison damage, skyrocketing your damage through the roof!!!
 

Blazinteg

Diabloii.Net Member
My psn nec has -59% psn resist from items and -64% from lower resist. So -123% psn damage + 10k psn damage pretty much owns 99% of pvm. Pvp can be fun because nobody sees it coming before its too late and there life is at one point in a flash.The either fire golem or another nova/spirit/ect will do the trick.Very fun build.
 
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