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Patriarch Gant-Entan- 'Passion' Windy Druid

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  1. DiabloTwoinDC

    DiabloTwoinDC Diabloii.Net Member

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    Originally had planned to play as Zeal Druid, combining monster flee and confuse from 'Delirium'. I imagined monsters running around in circles, all the while getting sliced up by hurricane. However, I'd never played a windy Druid before. Once I saw how powerful Tornado was, zeal was left by the wayside. I also realized crowd control from 'Delirium' wouldn't be necessary, so went with a 1.07 pelt.
    Hierophant's Spirit Mask of the Jackal
    Defense: 27
    Durability: 19 of 20
    (Druid Only)
    Required Strength: 30
    Required Level: 42
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0x1653626a
    +5 to Life
    72% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +2 to Druid Skill Levels
    +3 to Hurricane (Druid Only)
    +2 to Volcano (Druid Only)
    Socketed (3: 3 used)
    Code:
    Passion
    Berserker Axe
    'DolOrtEldLem'
    One-Hand Damage: 70 to 207
    Durability: 26 of 26
    Required Dexterity: 59
    Required Strength: 138
    Required Level: 64
    Axe Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x53563bb9
    +192% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 1-50 lightning damage
    75% Extra Gold from Monsters
    25% Increased Attack Speed
    +1 to Berserk
    +1 to Zeal
    Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25%
    Hit Blinds Target +10
    53% Bonus to Attack Rating
    75% Damage to Undead
    +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12/12 Charges)
    Socketed (4: 4 used)
    0 (5) Berserk (493-1505)
    20 (35) Hurricane (1637-1734)
    20 (32) Tornado (2975-3153)
    15 (27) Cyclone Armor (absorb 1633)
    16 Summon Grizzly

    LCS

    Gear:
    'Passion' Berserker Axe
    'Spirit' Monarch
    Skin of the Vipermagi
    Immortal King Gloves/Belt/Boots
    Gaen amulet
    Ravenfrost + Rare (resists)

    Merc:
    'Insight' Partizan
    Tal-Rasha's Crest
    'Fortitude' Archon Plate

    Charms:
    +3 Elemental Skillers
    +MF/Resist small charms

    Finds: Horizon's Tornado
    Rune: Ko HF: Fal (NM) Lem (Hell)

    Looking back, my original plan of scattering monsters may have been more suited to Volcano/Armageddon. He was very successful though in terms of viability. But, failed by making very little use of 'Passion'. Tornado did simply too much damage. Mainly used Berserk as PI solution. Which did come in handy as there were plenty of CI/PIs. Didn't have any troubles at all until A5 hell, where he came across several areas with Gloams + Mummies.
     
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    SunsetVista Diabloii.Net Member

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    Grats on the Pat and nice hat! I forgot, what's different about druid pelts in 1.07?
     
  3. DiabloTwoinDC

    DiabloTwoinDC Diabloii.Net Member

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    Thanks! No differences in prefix/suffix that I'm aware of? Bonus is the chance of 3os from Larzuk.
     
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    Congrats on the pat. I think this is the first druid pat I've seen that actually entered melee in human form - that takes some guts!
     
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    Thanks! I was actually surprised at attack speed (damage wasn't too impressive). But with Merc + Grizzly, and >1500 absorb on cyclone armor he was generally safe to enter the fray and get a few whacks in there.

    @Grape pointed out a @maareek build (Titan Zerker Druid), which gave me some encouragement that it was doable.
     
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    Very nice build. Congrats on the pat !!!

    I read that @maareek build as well. It's actually the one which inspired the Druid in my oskill Sept. Which may even have started the whole idea for the skill Sept in the first place :).
     
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