uncreativereally said:The type of character your fighting has alot to do with what strategy you need to use. But most of the time sending about 5-10 spirits after someone then putting a bone prison on them should kill them (this doesnt work on barbs or character with teleport). To kill barbs just shoot at them ALOT (they can leech off bone prisons so dont use them) and for characters with teleport use spear or if their are really fast use teeth. If you tell me what type of character your friends use I might be able the help you more.
High Lord Bunbun said:When I duel, I switch about evenly between spear, spirit. I never use bone prison, I find it too cheap, although when it's used against me usually it's broken instantly by the spear I just cast, after which I just dodge the onslaught of spirits, which are too slow unless you scare someone into them with some spears, which is why you use both. Pubbies need to learn that heh. I don't even wear very godly gear and yet I was able to consistently beat a wind druid who had call to arms/enigma/etc etc.
Just make sure you are always moving if they are a caster. If they are melee, it's easy, just shoot spears and spirits randomly and never let them get in range. It helps to have lots of fast cast (at least enough to hit the 75 cast rate breakpoint) and some faster run/walk.
My spear does about 3.8-4k damage and my spirit does 3.6-3.8k damage without any skill charms because they are way too expensive on ladder. I do have plenty of life charms, however and they are invaluable. My necro has 1150 life right now, and only one person I've dueled could 1 hit ko me, a blizzard sorc using godly gear.
The only melee I have ever had trouble with was a fast as hell wolf druid that used a eth botd berserker axe among other things. He ran so fast that I couldn't cast a spell without him hitting me, but some people just have way too good items heh.