PvP Bonemancer - will this suffice?

Throttle

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PvP Bonemancer - will this suffice?

Hi. I'm considering a PvP-oriented Bonemancer but my means are limited. Will these items be enough to be above-average, assuming that I learn how to play him of course --

Shako (suppose I'll Um it)
Enigma Archon Plate
Wizardspike
Homo (I'll max block)
2x Stone of Jordan
Mara's Caleidescope(sp?) - or should I go for a +3 PnB amulet?
Trang-Oul's gloves
Sandtrekkers - unless I can get some Marrows (or is that BM?)

Also, I currently don't have any skill charms but I've got like 30 small charms of vita. Will skillers be required or should I go for more life?

The skill build will be the usual PvP bonemancer style... don't think I have to repeat it here.
 

HarbingersOfSkulls

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Throttle said:
Hi. I'm considering a PvP-oriented Bonemancer but my means are limited. Will these items be enough to be above-average, assuming that I learn how to play him of course --

Shako (suppose I'll Um it)
Enigma Archon Plate
Wizardspike
Homo (I'll max block)
2x Stone of Jordan
Mara's Caleidescope(sp?) - or should I go for a +3 PnB amulet?
Trang-Oul's gloves
Sandtrekkers - unless I can get some Marrows (or is that BM?)

Also, I currently don't have any skill charms but I've got like 30 small charms of vita. Will skillers be required or should I go for more life?

The skill build will be the usual PvP bonemancer style... don't think I have to repeat it here.

Your engima should be one that needs less strength...so you don't have to put any points into strength...or as little as possible. But if all you have is that 1...then you gotta do what you gotta do.

What are you going to put into the homo? Might want to put the um in that...and cham the shako so you can't be frozen.

Using marrows isn't bab manners if your in pubby games...as for clan or other groups...it depends on their rules.

You will want skillers over the 30 small lifers...In my opinion cuz like the old saying goes...damage is king.

As for mara's or the p/b ammy...is depends on how your resists are.

HoS
 

SexRx

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i dunno how rich u are, but in my opinion this build needs more fcr.

wish list for u (and me :) :
head: circlet +2 necro 20% fcr +res all (shael)
ammy: +2 necto 20% fcr +res all
rings: 10% fcr +res +str
armor: breast plate enigma (so u dont have to use str)
boots: marrowwalks
gloves: trangs, magefist (i kind of prefer this for the mana recovery... u never know)
belt: arachs
+1 pnb gc (more than makes up for lost sojs)

all this is subject to change depending on who u duel. For me the most common change is putting on t-gods and whisps to negate light, though i suppse a 4 topaz shield would do the job too?

this right here is crazy good... ive tried to trade for this stuff and some of it is just ridiculously expensive (ammy, circlet...), but you will own with it!...
watch out for windys and fire sorcs!!!
goodluck
 

Throttle

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Thanks for the advice.

The homo had a perfect diamond in it when I got it :)

Is it really necessary with that much fcr? I know it's good but is it a requirment?
 

HarbingersOfSkulls

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Throttle said:
Thanks for the advice.

The homo had a perfect diamond in it when I got it :)

Is it really necessary with that much fcr? I know it's good but is it a requirment?

Minimum you must have is 75%. This is a must if you want to stand a chance in duels, trust me. However, I recommend 125% as you will have a huge edge on people who don't. In NvN, this is critical.

This was taken from Soulesschild's bone guide.

The more fcr the better...but with a homo you want at least the 75 fcr.

HoS
 

scampi2

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My current build:(soulesschild's guide oriented Thanks man)

Rare tiara: +2 necro/20 fcr/20 frw socketed shael for 20 fhr
Crafted Amulet: +2 necro/9 fcr/19 dext/19 mana/16 life
Enigma Breast plate
Crafted ring: 10 fcr/20 str/7 dext/41 mana/16 life
Ring: 10 fcr/94 mana/7 all res/1 str
Crafted Belt: 10 fcr/24 fhr/47 life/20 mana/8% mana regen
To gloves/magefists/bloodfists (30 fhr bloodies)
Waterwalks (because i duel in edl where marrows is forbidden, although i strongly recommend it when u go public)
Wizardspike with 7 fhr/8 str/9 energy jewel
Homunculus socketed jah

this setup provides me: 125 fcr/56 fhr (with 5 fhr sc)

125 fcr is recommended big time and i can also recommend 56 fhr vs trappers to get out of mindblast

yesterday i played 2v2 with my m8 and we had to battle a trapper/baba:
my friend got killed every time in 30 secs because of trapper casting mindblast, baba ww's in and instant kill, nothing u can do about it unless u have decent fhr.

most depends on how u see things: u need to have good backup gear in stash when dueling different chars.
Example: damage reduction is useless vs cold sorc while vs baba it is a life saver!! And then again your +75 all res on ur wizzy sucks whilst playing a baba,

it all comes down to who u battle and which league/rules u will follow,

i recommend strongly reading soulesschilds guide to give u all the info u need..
 

Megaritis

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imho max damage reduction isn't that important. If you pay attention to it, bone armor will protect you from all physical damage. The only thing to be carefull on that case is bowazons. Always decrepify a physical damaging character. Also throw away the trang gloves and wear magefists.
 
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