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Question about Buffing Skellies

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by Rianna, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Rianna

    Rianna IncGamers Member

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    Question about Buffing Skellies

    Do skellies remain at their casting level (damage etc) after a weapon switch.

    Or do they loose their buffed state?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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    batuchka IncGamers Member

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    The *quality* i.e life/dmg/ar of the skellies won't change after you switch but there are peeps saying some skellies would poof afters but i observed my skellies and they didn't poof at all until some get killed o cos - in which case when u summon again and switch to your pre-buff gear if you want the same quality of skellies :p Hope i helped
     
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    Myrakh-2 IncGamers Member

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    The stats of the skellies are determined at casting time.

    The number of skellies you can sustain is based on your current skill level --- so if you switch gear you might loose some skellies.
     
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    Harleyquin IncGamers Member

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    You can prove this at lower levels, if your base skeleton mastery is below seven your skeletons will use maces or flails as weapons. With switch and +to skills the skeletons you raise will be sword-bearers. Even if you switch back to your original weapon setup the skeletons should remain the same unless your ability to raise x number of skeletons is affected by the weapon switch.
     
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    batuchka IncGamers Member

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    Hmm i was thinking about higher lvls of raise skelly/skelly mastery and at 30/30 i noticed they more likely wield swords *and* have shields - could it be that with greater investment is rs/sm one gets a better %chance for skellies to be summoned with shields? Also i checked Arreat Summit andaccording to them skellies have only a 5%chance to spwan with shields and have bad blocking but i find them spawning more often with shield with a high rs/sm and frankly its claim that 'Skeletons die quickly after nightmare' is outdated :p
     
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    Rianna IncGamers Member

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    Yes I totally agree.

    I raised 12 skellies in a four person game. Did Baal, Diablo, and Anya and only lost 3 skellies. Could not beleive it. I think Iron Maiden got 2 in the Diablo run.

    I have a hybrid Necro. Maxed Poison tree and Raise Skellies as well as maxed Skell Mastery.

    I have played just about all the Necro styles and I have no doubt that Poison/Skellies is the way to go.

    I use a white sheild that gives me lower resist, decrep and revives as a weapon switch.

    I do nearly 10,000 poison with -85 poison resistence on gear. What I can't kill my skellies and merc do.
     

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