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PVM Hunter/Summoner w/ godly items

Discussion in 'Druid' started by Calizzar, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Calizzar

    Calizzar IncGamers Member

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    PVM Hunter/Summoner w/ godly items

    Hey, my friend just gave me some really good stuff, so i'm thinking about trading for a hunter druid's equipment.

    My skills would be:

    20 Dire Wolf
    20 Grizzly Bear
    20 HoW
    20 Spirit Wolf

    My equipment:

    Faith Hydra Bow (is hydra bow best choice?)
    Fortitude
    Jalals (probably um'd)
    Draculs
    Gore Riders
    Bul-Kathos
    Raven Frost
    Mara's
    razortail
    Anni
    Druid torch
    3-4 Summoning Skill charms w/life
    some 3/20/20s maybe
    weapon switch: cta/lidless

    any other suggestions for items?

    Now here are the questions:

    Life leech, crushing blow, deadly strike, and open wounds work with ranged weapon, right?

    What merc would be better:

    Might Merc w/:
    Pride
    Shaft
    Vamp

    Might Merc w/:
    Doom
    Shaft
    Vamp

    Holy Freeze Merc w/:
    Pride
    Shaft
    Vamp

    And also, are auras (fanat, concentration) additive or mulptiplicative with bear's passive synergy?

    Oh, and where can i find how much ias i'll need to hit the good breakpoints? Because i could switch draculs for laying of the hands and razortail for nosferatu's coil, or even highlords for mara's for 50% extra ias.

    With first merc i listed, i would do about 5k dmg, and my summons would be beastly, around lvl 33-34 with auras galore. But i'm starting to think ill need either the freeze mec with pride or the might merc with doom so that things will be moving slow enough for me to hit them. And also to help with PIs. What else could i do for PIs?

    Thanks. keep in mind this is purely pvm, and i want to be able to solo hell and hold my own in big baal games.
     
  2. RealmOftheWolf

    RealmOftheWolf IncGamers Member

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    Hydra is way too slow

    Faith great bow i think would be decent but id wait for some other bow expert ^^
    Widowmaker would be fun too with a few poison scs ^^

    Fortitude
    Jalals um or ias/ed jewel depending on speed bps
    Draculs/loh/magnus skin(these are great gloves ar and 20 ias)
    Gore Riders
    Bul-Kathos
    Raven Frost
    Mara's or highlords
    razortail/nosferatus or vendungoes
    Anni
    Druid torch
    9 summon gcs with life or plain fairly easy to trade for em there not worth much.
    weapon switch: cta/lidless

    damage charms(3/20/20s are dupes)

    skills
    20 spirit wolf
    20 dire wolf
    20 grizzly
    20 how
    20 oak for party play or somethin i dunno.


    Life leech, crushing blow, deadly strike, and open wounds work with ranged weapons although crushing has reduced effectiveness maybe ow and ds do too not sure.

    Might Merc w/:
    Pride
    Shaft
    Vamp

    would be my merc


    not sure on the additive,multi thing.

    My hunter didnt have any problem with hell monsters if u can get 8k ish ar.
    Ice bow would be cool thing to use for pis and for use.

    Use dire wolves as your main summon untill you encounter bosses or really tough boss packs then switch to grizzly. I did have a really cool hunter helm which i think i still have.

    2 druid skills
    8 mana leech
    6 life leech
    ar% based on char level
    40 ed
    15 ias
    xx-xx cold damage

    maybe a few other mods not worth mentioning. the ed/ias is from a legit 40/15 i accidently socketed it in. lol
     
  3. Calizzar

    Calizzar IncGamers Member

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    Ya i wanted might/pride merc for most dmg, but what will i do against PIs? And actually, iv never really actually played all the way through hell lol, how many PIs will i encounter?
     
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    the ONLY way to go is a BRAND runeword bow

    use a faith merc then
     
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    I used brand great bow, low minium dmg, but you have summons for that job. It's the fastest druid bow of elites iirc. Brand is a great rw as it has 35% chance of amp, itd, knockback, prevent heal, good dmg.
     
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    ok, heres a question. If i use brand, it fires explosive arrows. What is the damage going to be on the monsters that get hit by the explosion?

    oh and naturesbunn, can u give reasons rather than just saying a>b.
     
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    sure

    crushing blow (assuming you stack a bunch) is carried over in your splash damage to surrounding monsters

    it's the reason that explosive arrows weapons have ALWAYS been used with druid bow builds..you stack tons of crushing blow and it carries over in the splash
     
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    is crushing blow the only thing that splashes? (deadly stike, open wounds, leech, etc?)

    And going for crushing blow, what other equipment would i use? Would Guillame's be better than jalals (But i dont know if i could have my druid wearing that gay looking helmet. Nothing beats a wolf's head :azn: )
     
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    oh, and what does the (15) mean on the arreats listing of brand next to fires explosive arrows or bolts
     
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    crushing blow's all that carries over (I'm not 100% certain about openwounds, but I don't think so..easy to test anyways)


    Gui's is probably a better helm than jalals, yes, I'd put an ias/resists jewel in it though


    that and gores is a good amount of crushing blow for you..

    like I said before, I'd go with a faith merc (get a cold arrow merc)



    pride/might act 2 merc is also good, but the additional ias is better than the additional damage
     

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