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Patriarch Hugh_Encry, Slow-Mo-Mancer (1.13)

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  1. TheNix

    TheNix Diabloii.Net Member

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    Patriarch Hugh_Encry, Slow-Mo-Mancer with eBoTD.

    Level: 84

    St – 103 (155)
    Dx – 139 (190)
    Vt – 243 (275)
    En – 25 (77)

    HP 1006
    Mana 461

    Damage: 596 – 1615

    Resists:

    Fire: 75
    Cold: 75
    Ltning: 75
    Poison: 75


    Skills:

    Clay Golem: 20/28
    Golem Mast: 20/28
    Corpse Exp: 20/28
    Bone Wall: 18/28
    Bone Armour: 18 (switch)

    Amp Dam, DV, Weaken, Terror & Decrep: 1/11
    Teeth, P.Dagger, BSpear/Spirit, Skelly, Mage, Revive, Blood Golem, Iron Golem & Resists: 1/9


    Equipment:

    Weapon 1:

    1.07 eth BoTD Berserker Axe
    “Um” Homunculus

    Weapon 2:

    Boneshade (+7 BA)
    “Splendor” Zombie head (+3 BA)


    Harlequin Crest with 14% resist all jewel
    “Chains of Honor Archon Plate
    Laying of Hands
    Gore Rider
    String of Ears
    Seraph's Hymn
    Manald Heal & Raven Frost

    Heaps of AR charms


    Merc (Act 2 – Holy Freeze)

    Blackthorn’s Face
    “Treachery” Wyrmhide
    Eth Kelpie Snare upped


    Random musings:

    This is my first mat/pat back from my Path of Exile experiment; in fact it has been over a year since my last mat/pat! The first thing I noticed about D2 on my return was that, even though it has aged well, it has aged. Okay, the build itself. If I had not gone down the route of insane overkill of the slowing effect the build would have unfolded rather well; but if you are going to overdo something – REALLY over do it!!! I started with Skellies and poison dagger to get him going but that was soon cast aside. I kept to the slow-mo-mancer theme by almost exclusively using Decrep as my curse, but I was not obsessive about it. I used Amp Dam on unbreakable PIs and DV on ranged attackers and resurrectors. I put full points into CE to help with clearing speed, but I always got the first corpse with my trusty BoTD. I put a point each in Bone Spear/Spirit for emergencies, but I never used either of them. I never used Bonewall either; just as a synergy for Bone Armor. I only had one death that I remember (I’d love a death counter!) and that was to the Hell Ancients; as I was surrounded my nine revives, a gumby and a merc at the time, I have no idea what hit me. I went down the max block route rather than the vita one. Safety was never really much until last in Act 5 Hell and the gloams; DV worked alright, but there were a few hairy moments as the last few areas were choc-o-block with them. Bosses were no a challenge at all, just a trial of patience really. Interestingly, this is one of the few character I have play a considerable amount of time playing wrong handed.


    So, five down in my BoTD sept:

    1. Heeeere’s Johnny, Frenzy Barb
    2. Rev_Quick, Avenger
    3. Lizzie, Enchantress
    4. DameDeMort, Blade Fury Assassin
    5. Axazon, Passives Amazon (unfinished)
    6. Unrak, Werebear (unfinished)
    7. Hugh_Encry, Slow-mo-mancer
     
  2. Kitteh

    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    I'm amazed that you have BotD but are still using a Manald :p
     
  3. TheNix

    TheNix Diabloii.Net Member

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    It does the job!
     
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    Fun build, and a version of something I've considered before if I do another necro pat playthrough. Based on your write-up, I wouldn't go the overkill route for sure, but a more balanced approach seems quite workable. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    jonnyphive Diabloii.Net Member

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    Very cool; I'd never thought about a gumby-heavy character like this before! Did you consider any alternate equipment setups (such as Guillaume's instead of Shako for more offense), or were you pretty set from the start?
     
  6. TheNix

    TheNix Diabloii.Net Member

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    I'm pretty much set very early in the game; in fact I usually have the character's skills and gear worked out before I begin. My Axazon has all her main equipment already in a stash waiting for her to level up. Besides, I really needed the extra HP of the Harly for my mancer.
     
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    jonnyphive Diabloii.Net Member

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    @TheNix Good point about the Harley; survival is usually pretty important. I plan my characters out and set gear aside in a similar manner; it's especially helpful for planning as someone who likes to keep all characters in their gear.
     

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