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Patriarch #9: Velsharoon, Poisonmancer

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  1. Baltha

    Baltha Diabloii.Net Member

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    Named after the god of necromancy in the forgotten realms campaign setting. He has nothing to do with poison, though.

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    Stats
    Strength: 92 (163)
    Dexterity: 35 (46)
    Vitality: 318 (347)
    Energy: 25 (32)

    Life: 1.132 (1.913 with Battle Orders)
    Resists: 75 fire; 73 cold; 75 lit; 43 poison; some fire and lit stacking
    Skills: 20 Poison Nova, 20 Corpse Explosion, 19 Poison Explosion, 20 Poison Dagger, 1 Iron Golem (but used Clay Golem a lot more), 1 Summon Resist, 1 Lower Resist.

    Equipment
    Weapon/Shield: Death's Web +1 P&B/-47 EPR (Ist) // Spirit Monarch 35% fcr
    Switch: Call to Arms Double Axe +6 BO/+5 BC // Spirit Monarch random roll
    Helm: Harlequin's Crest (Um)
    Armor: Enigma Light Plate
    Belt: Arachnid Mesh
    Gloves: Trang-Oul's Claws
    Boots: Rare 10% FRW/40% LR/37% FR
    Amulet: Mara's Kaleidoscope @28
    Rings: 2 Stones of Jordan

    Inventory: 4 P&B Skillers, Gheed. Rest resistances.

    Merc
    Might with Insight Eth Thresher, Fortitude Eth Archon Plate and Um'd Vampire Gaze. He kicks immune's asses surprisingly hard and never dies.

    Notable Finds
    Nothing really stuning. Um from Achmel. This cute charm.

    NM HF: Pul
    Hell HF: Ist

    Thoughs
    Now, that's what I call a fun build!

    For some reason I decided, years ago, to start a second fishymancer, untwinked. He was parked in NM and I was looking forward to get some socketing quests, so I went ahead a respec him. I had a Death's Web dusting in my stashes so I thougth it would be cool to build a Poisonmancer. Oh boy, that was a good decision!

    I've had a lot of fun with this character, even against unbreakable immunes (and, of course, I get every single unbreakable immune I could get in the WSK, it would be too easy otherwise). Anya Quest was the only scary place, with gloams, succubi and vipers. Act bosses were really slow, tough. Specially baal.

    Plans for the Future
    I'm looking forward to play this guy again, that's for sure! I've never run seriously an area85, but I want to try the Pit with him. Perhaps Travincal too.
     
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    My poison nova necro positively flies through the pit. Many times I dont even have time to cast CE. Great fun.
     
  3. Disposition

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    Congrats. :) I hope to join the ranks with my trapsin soon. :)
     
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    T72on1 Diabloii.Net Member

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    Congrats !! Poisonmancers are loads of fun, certainly with that gear.

    For Cows, I preferred Infinity over Insight because CE hits much harder that way. Not sure if it matters that much for areas like Pits though, probably not, or at least enough to give up the convenience of Insight.

    Poisonmancer at Cows is among the most fun I've had in D2 btw ;). Not only because of the quite good outcome of the runs :cool:.
     
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    GooberGrape Diabloii.Net Member

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    Grats on the pat, you'll like the pits. Probably my most fun character, I put one hard point in revives and clean house on p7.
     
  6. Baltha

    Baltha Diabloii.Net Member

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    Thanks guys!


    That's exactly where my next points going to be.
     
  7. WilsonFisk

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    Congrats on the pat! Would you say it's possible to pat a Venomancer even without the incredible gear you had at your disposal?
     
  8. Baltha

    Baltha Diabloii.Net Member

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    Thanks! Well it's not an untwinked build by any means. But it can be done with HotO, vipermagi, etc I guess. Full Trang should work too -if you have the guise.
     
  9. WilsonFisk

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    LOL since I only recently came back to the game, I don't have a lot. I guess I have to do some serious MF runs for a while before I can get into fun builds like this. :D
     
  10. Disposition

    Disposition Diabloii.Net Member

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    @Baltha

    You say twinked but I assume you found the items over time yourself? How many characters do you have in your time? I've lost so many computers and heroes over the years I Can't keep track LOL!
     
  11. Baltha

    Baltha Diabloii.Net Member

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    Yup. Stick with the cookie cutters until you have some gear.

    Yeah, I've found the items over time with several characters: 9 patriarchs, 3 champions.

    Most of my items come from my sorcs and my barb, though.
     
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    Insight Iron Golem + Infinity merc = win!

    It's worth a respec if you don't have IG. It's so overpowered for the Pit. My untwinked 99er is loads of fun and handles p8 Pit runs quite well, but was also solid before getting runes for Infinity. Either way, it's a very fun build, so look forward to future updates.
     
  13. LozHinge the Unhinged

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    My T/O poisonmancer was an absolute giggle to play. I used a Cold Merc from Act III to make sure it was't all too easy. Loved that character.

    One thing though about a full T/O setup. Your walk speed becomes equivalent to your run speed, which makes diving in for a sneaky Poison Dagger strike good fun but if you don't switch to running when moving on to the next encounter, you will leave your merc behind. The merc will keep up with you if you run, but if you walk (at full run speed) you lose your merc as for some reason, he doesn't bother to keep up with you.

    Annoying bug.
     

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