PvP Firestorm/Fissure ?

PheonixLeader

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PvP Firestorm/Fissure ?

Hi,

I'm actually doing pretty good with my max fcr windy, but i just tought about that... Never saw one (except towner that just nk/jump with max fissure..) and was wondering if that can be a good idea.

Like... cast fissure on him, tele on him and cast firestorm? Enough fcr (cuz no kb)? Enough dmg?

Thx
 

Valvolux

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Firestorm has over half a second cast delay (so fcr doesn't really help) and very short range making it not the best skill. The damage is ok, tho the target has to be pretty much stationary for it to do some good damage.

Unsure what you're talking about with Kb? Molten boulder is the only druid skill with knockback.
 

yelopen

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Casters would just tele out of fissure. And a lot of others would find ways to escape before you could firestorm them. You'd be better off trying a shaman. Fissure melees, Volc and telebomb with Bear casters. Volc has stunning capability so yea.
 

PheonixLeader

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Valvolux said:
Firestorm has over half a second cast delay (so fcr doesn't really help) and very short range making it not the best skill. The damage is ok, tho the target has to be pretty much stationary for it to do some good damage.

Unsure what you're talking about with Kb? Molten boulder is the only druid skill with knockback.
I mean by the knockback that if i cant get them stationary, does the fissure will touch them b4 they tele away. But i guess Yelopen is right.. May i know which setup/gear should i do? If i understand, that will be a strong defense man that can melee a bit to get the dueler close to you and cast fissure on him?
 

yelopen

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Nah, Bear is referring to Grizzly Bear. Basically, max Boulder, Fissure, Volcano, and Grizzly. The strategy against melee is to fissure under yourself and tele away when they tele on you or charge/smite etc. This usually gets them hit a couple times. Against casters, dodge attacks and namelock them with volcano. They will be stunned from this and at this point you namelock teleport on them. When you namelock tele with a Grizzly Bear it will attack within a few frames. VERY fast attack. This PvP build does involve a lot of skill. I actually kinda gave up on it but I'm planning to try again later.

Guide here: http://www.battle.net/forums/thread.aspx?fn=d2-skills&t=217667&p=1&#post217667
 

yelopen

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PheonixLeader said:
Ok thx, ima check that. That sounds good..
It sounded good to me too. I tried it for awhile and it was kinda hard. I could never namelock with volc cuz they just teled away when I was on their screen lol :laugh:
 

PheonixLeader

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Well, windy need same namelock trick! So i guess i can deal with it !:cool:

Thinking of trading my little bvc for that sexy shaman..hmm:scratch:
 

yelopen

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PheonixLeader said:
Well, windy need same namelock trick! So i guess i can deal with it !:cool:

Thinking of trading my little bvc for that sexy shaman..hmm:scratch:
Heh, I kinda feel like a noob for giving up on him so soon. Many people have been successful with them. Hoping to try on it again soon :grin:
 

Calizzar

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in public duels, if you are dueling a character with no tele, you could wear marrowalks and cast bone prison on them, then volcano. That will guarantee a couple volcano hits.
 

nickedoff

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If it's your first time with a fire druid, don't make a shaman x_X. If you do, from then on you'll have an awful aftertaste for fire druids when you realize he doesn't work as well as he sounds.

You sound like a reasonably wealthy person, so get yourself a 30/30 crystal sword and 20/20 monarch. Max fissure and all it's synergies (IIRC cano is a synergy of fissure anyhow).
Learn to use puddles to your advantage; cast a fissure in the middle of a puddle, run around it, and have chargers kill themselves. Cast a fissure on yourself and move out of the way when a WW barb starts to tele. Cano all sorcs and wind druids that tele a lot, but don't cano necros unless you've got a good namelock on one.

in public duels, if you are dueling a character with no tele, you could wear marrowalks and cast bone prison on them, then volcano. That will guarantee a couple volcano hits.
Neat idea.
 

naturebunns

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I have a pvp fissure/geddon/volcano druid on Useast ladder


I'm very good in the open field, and don't just tg


if you ever care to see what I use, etc etc, just lmk


(fyi, use an eth zerker axe with 6x red 5/5 die facets, and a 20/20 fire jmod, + mostly skills equip


it works quite well believe it or not


against a 200% fcr sorc? not really

but most casters are pretty ez
 

Calizzar

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whats jmod?

and ravenlore is a pretty good helm for the build. -fire res, resists, and 3 ele skills.

Im currently developing my own idea on the shaman. I want physical and fire damage though, so maxing molten boulder for volcano will be a must, as well as a good grizzly bear.
 
Calizzar said:
whats jmod?

and ravenlore is a pretty good helm for the build. -fire res, resists, and 3 ele skills.

Im currently developing my own idea on the shaman. I want physical and fire damage though, so maxing molten boulder for volcano will be a must, as well as a good grizzly bear.


vs people that try to teleport on your head you can cast a molten boulder and run/walk on top of it, and when they land they will get knocked back away from you, and sometimes it will explode doing massive damage :thumbsup: works well for taking minion stacks off too.
 

naturebunns

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AllGeekedUp said:
vs people that try to teleport on your head you can cast a molten boulder and run/walk on top of it, and when they land they will get knocked back away from you, and sometimes it will explode doing massive damage :thumbsup: works well for taking minion stacks off too.

jmod is a jewelers monarch of deflection


4 open sockets, so you can put 4 fire facets in it and still get max block


also, yes

ravenlore is the only helm to use for a pvp fissure build
 

nickedoff

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ravenlore is the only helm to use for a pvp fissure build
There are certainly other options, especially for lower fire druids - MLD and LLD.

A 'pelt' could beat a ravenlore should it have great staffmods.
 

Calizzar

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is it worth getting to 99% fcr (arach, mage, 20% in ammy, 10% ring, 30+% spirit) for tele?

and also, i know in 09 gb's only had a pvp penalty of 1/2. Is that still the same? Is it .17 like characters themselves?
 

naturebunns

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Calizzar said:
is it worth getting to 99% fcr (arach, mage, 20% in ammy, 10% ring, 30+% spirit) for tele?

and also, i know in 09 gb's only had a pvp penalty of 1/2. Is that still the same? Is it .17 like characters themselves?
you can use a spirit shield

but mine uses Arach, ammy, and gloves only for fcr


facets are more important than nearly anything, as people will get out hotspurs against you faster than youc an say huh?
 

naturebunns

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nickedoff said:
There are certainly other options, especially for lower fire druids - MLD and LLD.

A 'pelt' could beat a ravenlore should it have great staffmods.

a Pelt could possibly come close, example would be a +3 ele skills, 2 open socket +3 fissure helm with 2x 5/5 fire facets

would be close

but I prefer ravenlore easily over anything else

it gives really needed resists, and -fire resists
 

Calizzar

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so would you suggest faceting the ravenlore as well.

30/30 phase blade
20/20 shield
+25/25 helm
=75/75

what kind of mods can you get on a rare ammy? Something like 2 druid skills, 20%fcr, and res/life? or switch out 2 druid skills for 2 ele skills?
 
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