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Runeword question

Discussion in 'Hardcore' started by Wolfedude, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Wolfedude

    Wolfedude IncGamers Member

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    Runeword question

    I have recently found a Vex rune (chest located on the Cold Plains in act 1 Hell). This means that I now have an Ist, Um and a Vex for all of the high runes I possess. I have looked over the runeword listings and realize that I cannot make an enigma or an infinity which seem to be the best runewords possible.

    My question is what can I make that is worthwhile for a hammerdin or some other character that will be able to help me in running Hell Baals or something that will enable me to find the better items?

    Thanks for your replies.
     
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    Re: Runeword question

    mebbe HOTO.
     
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    Re: Runeword question

    with IST and Vex make a HOTO.

    Check the thread not too long ago about Hammerdins using Wizzy and look into Socialism's Durable Hammerdin. Makes really good use of HoTO and can do basically anything
     
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    Re: Runeword question

    HotO melee barb of course... I've heard singers are good too but they seem weak.
     
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    Re: Runeword question

    Singers aren't quite a powerbuild for the barbarians. They require lots of +skills, and getting as many monsters into the blast radius as possible.

    An 80 point War Cry with no adders does around ~700 damage. That's a piddly amount in Hell mode. But the damage really adds up with the more monsters you can manage to yell at at a time. If you manage to get 10 monsters in there that's 7k damage per War Cry cast. I'd aim for about 1k war cry damage, then work on getting your casting speed way up with a good mana pool and a killer merc(Insight, Duress, your leech helm of choice) etc.

    That said... I'd probably save HotO for Sorc or hammerdin. Both get huge returns on +skills from it.


     
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    This won't be a popular idea.

    Well, one of the things I've promised myself to do before I quit this game is to make another 'Silence' bowzon. I made one back in 1.09, an FA/strafer and she completely dominated. In fact, she was the only toon (other than necros) I made from that time that could step into 1.10/1.11 world and not skip a beat.

    I really want to see how Silence +Treachery will do.
     

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