Question on a druid...

Still-Xey-Lover

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Question on a druid...

On a level 56 upped eth ribby druid should i be using shaft or life armor? Is max or ed better fer jewels? Should i max oak with my spare points i'll have after maxed fury + lycan? And lastly, should i put a fal in my jalals/shaft for life or should i just max/ed jewel them. Thanks in advance. If you have any opinions or previous experience with these please share.
 

Stimm

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Id use P Rubies in helm / armor, I assume you meant FAL for strenght as IO gives vitality unless you were using the FAL to bug your gear so you could add more to life .You definitely dont want ed/max as it is bugged in armors. For skill alocation what other option might you have other then Oak sage? There might be another viable alternative but its been awhile since i looked at a Druid tree.
 

Still-Xey-Lover

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By ed/max i meant ed or max, sorry. Other than oak i guess there's HoW or summon grizzly. Wouldn't i get more str from a fal or io rune as opposed to a pruby? I'm thinking i should use an ed or max jewel for more damage though.
 

LuckyDwarf

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Last time I checked, the only character to recieve more life from an Io than a Pruby is the barb, who gets 4 life per point in vitality.

Lucky
 

HelzCaretaker

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with 2 handed I'd say go with rubies in gear, wpn alone should dish out mean damage. As for oak vs HoW depends on charms, my lvl 34 druid had 3k life with HoW if I went oak I'd have gained around 1k more life but lost a lot of dmg and ar.
 

Vizjerei

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shaft for melee duels(not zerkers)
4socket life armor, with ed or max jewel vs casters

or a cheaper option could be a lionheart armor, but u'll lose alot DR
 

Still-Xey-Lover

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Ok thanks for the input guys. My charms..well i have some better ones than before but i still need a lot more vitas. The damn vitas are WAY more expensive than they should be IMO, but w/e. Oh yeah, and how do i tell if i'm facing a zerker or not? :X
 

Ankeli

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go for the rubies, upped eth ribcracker does nice damage with fury, and is fast enough to dish out some nice damage. its hard to kill anyone if you die first so... life :)
 

sonikki_

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LuckyDwarf said:
Last time I checked, the only character to recieve more life from an Io than a Pruby is the barb, who gets 4 life per point in vitality.

Lucky
on a sidenote, anyone ever tried putting all sock gear for lvl 1 mule, then adding Io runes to items? when u do that and leave game, a funny effect happens. when u join the next game your lvl 1 mule has less life every time. youll end up joining games with 1 hp each time if u dont heal yourself.

as for the druid topic, i'd definently go for shaft with max dmg jewel, jalal's max dmg jewel.
 

Still-Xey-Lover

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Does max add more dmg even at that level? I should be able to get a vermilion jewel (level 50 req max jewels ^^) cheap if anyone keeps them..but if my life is low then i'm gonna put prubies and use oak or something.
 

sonikki_

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i suggest buying 10x clean shapers (they are pretty cheap, maybe like pul at max per each) and then switching them for life lcs/sc's.. ull get 5k+ life easily..
 

Still-Xey-Lover

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You mean to use for pre-buff? Well i guess getting them would be a long term project...i'm not sure i want to spend all my wealth on this guy because he might not be successfull without a shield. On an ias BP table it says to reach 5 frames you need 51 ias on the ribby, so that means i can use an ed/ias jewel and get last BP, right?
 

Stimm

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Still-Xey-Lover said:
You mean to use for pre-buff? Well i guess getting them would be a long term project...i'm not sure i want to spend all my wealth on this guy because he might not be successfull without a shield. On an ias BP table it says to reach 5 frames you need 51 ias on the ribby, so that means i can use an ed/ias jewel and get last BP, right?
A friend of mine has a druid exactly the build you are planning and hes gone through 4 eth ribs and he doesnt have uber charms.
 

Still-Xey-Lover

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Stimm said:
A friend of mine has a druid exactly the build you are planning and hes gone through 4 eth ribs and he doesnt have uber charms.
Woah. But does he use all those SS charms for pre-buff? I recently got a 289 rib. Exactly how fast do these ribs go by...i might not want to put an ed/ias jewel in it then.
 

Stimm

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I think the only prebuff he does is a differant helm. I dont know exactly and he probably wouldnt want to divulge his entire setup. The ribs last quite awhile as long as you dont upgrade them. I gave him one awhile back and i think he got like 15-20 ears before it broke on him
 

Ankeli

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durability bugs to lower imo if u upgrade it. its a choice between dmg/ durability. i would go for upped though.
 

Stimm

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Still-Xey-Lover said:
Err why wouldn't you upgrade it? So much more damage.
The durability goes from like 140 to low 20s or something in that area , I recall him up'ing one and being p****ed about how low the dura was
 
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