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Prebuffing shadows and Venom

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  1. ninjakiss

    ninjakiss IncGamers Member

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    Prebuffing shadows and Venom

    just read the Assassin FAQ (http://www.diabloii.net/wiki/Assassin_FAQ#Can_her_.27auras.27_stack.3F) but i have some questions that need clarifying:

    1. Is venom a runeword? what is the recipe?
    2. I have no clue what it said about prebuffing shadows. can someone tell me what this means and how to do it---in layman's terms? :
    Question: "Can I pre-buff my Shadows and Fade/BoS/Venom, with, for example, a pair of +3 Shadow Disciples claws on my weapon switch? Will the bonuses disappear once I switch back?
    Answer:
    You can pre-buff the above skills, and they will keep the bonuses at the time of the cast, even if you change equipment.

    I am a PVM lv 23 Assassin in normal so far. I have been stacking BOS and Fade, and then jumping into the fray but i guess that doesn't work. :embarassed:
     
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    Re: Prebuffing shadows and Venom

    1. Venom is a level 30 Assassin skill that adds poison damage to your physical attacks.

    2. Pre-buff means you cast a spell like Bos while equipping items that increase the level of that particular skill, then switch to different weapons for actual combat. I have a +3 shadow skill amulet that I can equip, cast BoS and Shadow Master at a high level, then switch to a +3 trap amulet to go out and actually kill things. The high level Shadow Master will stick around until she gets killed, and my high level BoS will last for about 5 minutes. But for actual fighting I want a bonus to my traps, not shadow skills.
     
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    Re: Prebuffing shadows and Venom

    BoS and fade don't stack. One replaces the other when you cast them, only one is up at a time. Venom however does stack on top of them.



     
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    Re: Prebuffing shadows and Venom

    Venom is a runeword also


    Venom 3 Socket Weapons
    Tal + Dol + Mal

    Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
    Prevent Monster Heal
    Ignore Target's Defense
    7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
    Level 15 Poison Explosion (27 Charges)
    Level 13 Poison Nova (11 Charges)
    +273 Poison Damage Over 6 seconds

    btw, since it's a question thread, what is IIRC? I've seen several people write that. Short for a runeword or a unique?
     
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    Re: Prebuffing shadows and Venom

    question nr 2, does the nova from a dead shadow master cause damage to enemies?
     
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    Re: Prebuffing shadows and Venom

    "If I Remember Correctly"



     
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    Re: Prebuffing shadows and Venom

    couple more questions:

    1. I forgot to mention i am a lightning trapper. Does this mean Venom wouldn't be as useful to me as an investable skill since i don't do martial arts, etc.?


    2. For those +3 trap/shadow amulets are you guys finding them or gambling like hell for them? :azn::grin:
     
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    Re: Prebuffing shadows and Venom

    As long as you don't plan on entering combat physically, there is no need to getting venom. As for skill ammys, I find all mine when I'm not looking for them -_-;;
     
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    Re: Prebuffing shadows and Venom

    Another good way of getting them is the 3 ring >> random ammy recipe, though you have to do it with character of at least level 60 to get +3.



     
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    Re: Prebuffing shadows and Venom


    80, not 60. :rolleyes:



     

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