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Pure Ele druid for PvM?

Discussion in 'Druid' started by BewareOfLag, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. BewareOfLag

    BewareOfLag Diabloii.Net Member

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    Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    I was considering doing a pure ele druid once the ladder resets as my 1st character. build would basically be

    20 tornado, twister, hurricane, fissure
    10 firestorm (fissure synergy)

    extra points into firestorm for synergy or HoW for Merc

    The thing I like about the build is it gives me something to work with in terms of dealing with cold/phys immunes. while i like grizzly, i'd rather be able to deal with dual immunes than have another tank. i was just wondering if someone else has tried out something like this and how well it worked.
     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    Have you played a windy before?
     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    Never played a wind druid but from what i understand, all the damage is cold and physical. since in theory my merc would do physical damage and me physical and cold damage, cold/physical immunes render me helpless. my thought process was given the option between grizzly (another tank) and another damage source (Fire), i figured getting fissure would be the more versatile option.
     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    Unless you have top top gear I fear your damage will be disapointing on both attacks
     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    You don't need grizzly for a pure windy, you put your other 20 skill points into Oak spirit for max life, and your merc should have SOME form of elemental dmg on their weapon, enough to take out the one surviving dual immune. Yes?
     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    sure if you have the runes. generally i never can get ahold of anything better than gul, so i'm rather limited in that regard.


     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    Obedience?

    And I'd rather have a tank Grizzly than a damage Grizzly.
     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    The fire damage from enchant is pretty paltry, especially in hell mode. Agreed its better than nothing though.


     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    Wind druids are mainly working on tornado and syngeries and putting the rest into oak sage. Make sure you have 1 point bear.
     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    I made a nearly identical druid (tri-elemental) untwinked hardcore who is parked in act 4 hell. Actually the character that prompted me to write that primal flame fire skills guide.

    Fissure and firestorm work well, as does tornado. Hurricane isn't useful for much but slow.

    I would advocate finishing firestorm and reducing hurricane to 10 ish.

    Fire immunes can be trouble, Especially the act 4 ones, but with good gear and patience you could clear the game easy. Damage won't be amazing, but not horrible either
     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    if you worried about running into physical immunes or stoneskins in hell you could always get a wand with amp damage charges on it to solve that problem
     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    no, you cant.
     
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    Re: Pure Ele druid for PvM?

    [edit] just saw that this would be your 1st ladder char. then maybe talking about enigmas doesn't really help you ;)

    I did this as a second ladder char last ladder. very doable, but requires a little wealth. mainly for enigma and hoto.

    but very effective and you don't need any fire skills. the cold/physical dmg is enough. my merc used a insight for mana supply. I had a lawbringer on switch, when actually playing through the game, but don't know how many times I used it. I just teled past all the CI/PI (mainly found on the way to the countess, who I ran countless times)

    didn't have any bear either, because maxing tornando takes 80 skill point, the rest I put into the life giving spirit

    If you want I can log on to my NL acc at some point and give you the exact gears and stats
     

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