Patriach Chicago - Town Dump Werebear 1.12

galtwish

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AKA "Don't Believe Every Build That You See" AKA "Nat's Light Plate Is Sub-Par"

This was a slog. I went with the old Town Dump Werebear build, but without Chains of Honor or IK Soul Cage I lacked considerable power. Nat's Light Plate with a 15% res all jewel wasn't even close to workable. He really bogged down in Hell, so Duress went on and I invested an Ist in Delirium. This allowed me to go up to P3 for all of Hell without too much trouble. The wolves were all stars for crowd control and corpse disposal, and Raven proved it's worth as a one point wonder many times over. Getting the full synergy for the Wolves from Grizzly doesn't seem as important as max'ing Maul for AR & DMG at low player settings.

I try to stay away from using Treachery/Duress on every melee build (I don't have Fortitude, Chains of Honor, or Enigma) just like I try to use something other than my 1.07 Oath and Death swords for variety. After using Delirium, I have to add that to the list of "too easy"; man that thing is ridiculous. The Confuse area of effect would often be the whole screen. That said, watching Urdars smack each other into hit recovery was fun.

I finished this in 1.12 before upgrading to 1.14 so IM is no longer a concern, but I don't think that would have much effect. If I did it again, I wouldn't use this gear build. The elemental damage from 4 pieces of the IK set was laughable even on P1. Better weapons and armor abound after the 1.11 Runewords were added. If you are looking for a cheap and durable Werebear for a restart or a tournament, Fireclaws/Maul + Duress should cover your bases. The FHR on Duress was actually the biggest improvement, allowing me to get back closing the distance to missle monsters and leaching.


Chicago
Druid
Character level : 85

Strength 168
Energy 20
Dexterity 40
Vitality 267
Life 2757
Mana 304

No LCS info, not worth it. TL:DR = Huge life, weak damage.

Skills 20 Lycanthropy/Werebear/Maul/Dire Wolf, 5 in Grizzly, 1 in Shockwave and Heart of the Wolverine, wasted points getting to Hurricane because I wanted "The Windy City" to go with "Da Bears"

Jalal's Mane
Totemic Mask
Defense: 281
Durability: 20 of 20
(Druid Only)
Required Strength: 65
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 76
Fingerprint: 0x5d7ff8e8
+20 to Strength
+20 to Energy
+184% Enhanced Defense
+13 to Maximum Damage
All Resistances +45
+2 to Druid Skill Levels
30% Faster Hit Recovery
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+5 to Mana After Each Kill
+2 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
Socketed with Scintillating Jewel of Carnage +13 DMG/15% resist

Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0xceb8335f
+5 to Strength
+5 to Energy
+5 to Dexterity
+5 to Vitality
All Resistances +30
+2 to All Skill Levels

Bone Whorl
Ring
Required Level: 74
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x8a7e3df0
+26 to Mana
+120 to Attack Rating
Magic Damage Reduced by 2
4% Life stolen per hit
6% Mana stolen per hit

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xfe9c343c
+17 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
+200 to Attack Rating
Adds 15-45 cold damage over 4 seconds
20% Cold Absorb
Cannot Be Frozen

Immortal King's Stone Crusher
Ogre Maul
'ShaelShael'
Two-Hand Damage: 231 to 318
Required Strength: 225
Required Level: 76
Mace Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Indestructible
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x77d0d772
+200% Enhanced Damage
80% Increased Attack Speed
200% Damage to Demons
350% Damage to Undead
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Indestructible

Immortal King's Detail
Immortal King's Pillar
Immortal King's Forge

Duress
Dusk Shroud
'ShaelUmThul'
Defense: 996
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Strength: 77
Required Level: 49
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x68e0612f
+151% Enhanced Defense
+13% Enhanced Damage
Fire Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Cold Resist +45%
Poison Resist +15%
Adds 37-133 cold damage over 2 seconds
40% Faster Hit Recovery
33% Chance of Open Wounds
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
-20% Slower Stamina Drain

Switch:
Fleshrender
Spirit Monarch

Spiritual Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0xcea31fc8
+1 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)

Spiritual Grand Charm of Vita
Required Level: 69
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0x48769e3e
+39 to Life
+1 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)

Fine Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x53251bf7
+17 to Attack Rating
+3 to Maximum Damage

Shimmering Grand Charm of Inertia
Required Level: 27
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x407c4e7e
All Resistances +14
7% Faster Run/Walk

Spiritual Grand Charm of Quality
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 71
Fingerprint: 0x4156cc39
+2 to Maximum Damage
+1 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)

Spiritual Grand Charm of Frost
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 93
Fingerprint: 0x15c4b98
Adds 1-2 cold damage over 1 seconds
+1 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)

Fine Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 72
Fingerprint: 0xb6f9fb03
+12 to Attack Rating
+3 to Maximum Damage

Fine Small Charm of Inertia
Required Level: 27
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x357288ae
+17 to Attack Rating
+3 to Maximum Damage
3% Faster Run/Walk

Fine Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 52
Fingerprint: 0xbf97d020
+17 to Attack Rating
+3 to Maximum Damage

Shimmering Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x278f7bbc
All Resistances +4

Steel Grand Charm of the Icicle
Required Level: 41
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 94
Fingerprint: 0xdd0065c2
+130 to Attack Rating
Adds 2-4 cold damage over 1 seconds

"Might" Mercenary
Delirium
Tiara
'LemIstIo'
Defense: 304
Durability: 16 of 25
Required Level: 52
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x39999136
+10 to Vitality
+261 Defense
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+2 to All Skill Levels
11% Chance to cast Level 18 Confuse on striking
6% Chance to cast Level 14 Mind Blast when struck
14% Chance to cast Level 13 Terror when struck
1% Chance to cast Level 50 Magic Shrine when struck
Level 17 Attract (60/60 Charges)

Treachery
Wyrmhide
'ShaelThulLem'
Defense: 373
Durability: 20 of 24
Required Strength: 84
Required Level: 50
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 79
Fingerprint: 0x5b3399fd
Cold Resist +30%
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
45% Increased Attack Speed
20% Faster Hit Recovery
25% Chance to cast Level 15 Venom on striking
5% Chance to cast Level 15 Fade when struck

The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
'Shael'
Two-Hand Damage: 39 to 468
Durability: 65 of 65
Required Dexterity: 89
Required Strength: 114
Required Level: 75
Polearm Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x59720fed
+232% Enhanced Damage
Adds 4-44 cold damage over 0 seconds
15% Life stolen per hit
Requirements -25%
20% Increased Attack Speed
Ignore Target Defense
33% Deadly Strike
33% Chance to cast Level 1 Decrepify on striking
 
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