Skele-mancer guide...some questions.

Backdoor Bandit

Diabloii.Net Member
Skele-mancer guide...some questions.

I read through the skele-mancer guide by Nightfish on the strategy compendium. Has anyone followed it ? How effective is it really?

Thinking of starting a skele-mancer for PvM and MF. Is the char versatile?
Against what immunes does the char have most problems?

-Backdoor Bandit
 

Mad Mantis

D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator
It is so effective that you can kill Baal on Hell and only loose one Skellie.

The char is very versatile. It can handle almost any situation. The only problem it has is against PI monsters. Amp will take care of the most. But the ones who are PI and Stone Skin will still be immune. You can CE those.
 

Mad Mantis

D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator
If you are unfamiliar with Necro's and summons then to the letter. But if you get 20/20 SM/RS then you should do fine.
 

SgtPPS

Diabloii.Net Member
as far as the gear goes i would follow it to a tee if your doing hell baal runs to kill baal quickly (all that crushing blow stuff)
 

Backdoor Bandit

Diabloii.Net Member
Is it possible to set up a skelemancer with pure mf gear?
Or is it hard to survive with them? I heard that this build is not very gear dependent.

Any responses?

-Backdoor Bandit
 

SgtPPS

Diabloii.Net Member
if your not going to do hell baal runs. yes you can use mf gear but if you read NF's guide and are going to baal runs then you have to use the gear as stated for crushing blow
 

fuzzyb

Diabloii.Net Member
I have a question about the crushing blow thing. Does your equipment bonuses get passed on to your skellies ? Or is this character actually melleeing Baal ? I know it is a dumb question but I am pretty new and have no clue :) Also does it make much of a difference wether you maxxed warriors or mages ?

Cheers
fuzz
 

Mad Mantis

D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator
Welcome Newcomer to The Darknes. Grab a brew :drink: and feel free to raise some corpses.

Crushing Blow does not transfer to your Skellies. This character uses a 6 socketed phase blade with 4 Eth and 2 Shael to make use of the Crushing Blow on his gear.

The difference between Mages and Skellies is huge. The Warrior require a totally different playstyle then the Mages do. The Mages are harder to play. Either one or both can be maxed, but if you choose one make sure you max it.
 

HarbingersOfSkulls

Diabloii.Net Member
Backdoor Bandit said:
I think its time to get my necro started...I'll keep you all posted, lets hope it goes ok. Thx for the info.
The Fishymancer is a great build all round...if you have the gear suggested...you will do just fine.

HoSv1
 

Backdoor Bandit

Diabloii.Net Member
"Summoning:
20 Raise Skeleton (RS)
20 Skeleton Mastery
1 Raise Mage (RM)
1 Clay Golem
1 Blood Golem
1 Iron Golem
4+ Revive (should be ~10 after + skills in late game)
1 Golem Mastery
5+ Summon Resist

Poison & Bone:
1 Teeth
10 (maybe more?) Corpse Explosion

Curses:
1+ Amplify Damage (Amp)
1+ Dim Vision (Should be at least 9 after + skills)
1+ Attract
1+ Decrepify (decrep)

and 1 in each of the prerequistes but not more than that."

This comes from Nightfish's guide. I am considering to follow the skills the way they are listed here. My only question: Corpse explosion...should it be maxed? One point and boosted with skills? What did you guys do?

Regards,

-Backdoor Bandit
 

Kyo

Diabloii.Net Member
If you read his guide he explains it very well. CE is powerful at 20 as it virtually covers the entire sceen. Therefore spamming this by chaining the corpses can clear screens of mobs.

You will get all answers from his guide
 

Kyo

Diabloii.Net Member
Almost forgot CE is still powerful as it scales the hps from the mobs doing 50% fire and 50% physical so cursing with amp or LR would blow them all to pieces!!!!

IMO investing 20 to dish out this much punishment in covering the full screen is justified :winner:

P.s Btw what your main type of char u play?
 

Backdoor Bandit

Diabloii.Net Member
This is actually my first necro!

Besides necros I mainly play Bowazons and several variations of palas. I also have two sorcs.

-Backdoor Bandit
 

HarbingersOfSkulls

Diabloii.Net Member
Backdoor Bandit said:
This is actually my first necro!

Besides necros I mainly play Bowazons and several variations of palas. I also have two sorcs.

-Backdoor Bandit
My suggestion would be to just follow the guide completely...and like was said by kyo... max CE covers the entire screen..and is worth it.

HoSv1
 

Backdoor Bandit

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks for the info...you can let this thread die out now. I am getting too many complaints for spamming. :innocent:

-Backdoor Bandit
 
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