Skellies

CoconutReggae

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Skellies

Are they actually useful past norm? I've read guides that say they will be good even far into hell and then I've read guides that explain how they are a waste of points.
 

Bladewind

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1.09 skellies = cant last past Norm

1.11 skellies = when maxed (20 RS) + 20 SM, they can take the necromancer all the way through hell.

Necros gain a massive boost in power thanks to synergies and are all strong.
 

deademon

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yea my summor walks through hell just as easy as he does norm... i have lvl 49 skelly and lvl 51 skelly mastery...and its sick how much trouble they DONT have
 

garion

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maxed 20/20 (skeles/skele mastery) is more then fine for hell...augment them with amp dmg and a host of revives (1pt) a line of mages (1pt) a golem (clay 1 pt) and a few more pts (1 pt summon res + 1 pt golem mastery)...and you have summoner ready to rock and roll in hell...just keep your eyes out for elemental dmg etc...stay behind your army and you'll have an easy enough time...(cept in tight spaces if you don't have teleport - nigma/naj puzzler/tele ammy..etc)
 

Astilin

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My skellimancer has no problems in the first half of hell. With a might merc and amp damage he kicks butt! However, I did my first diablo run and it took forever. My skellies (lvl 31) just did not do enough damage. I had 11 skellies and 11 revives and they just sat there pounding a away and dying. I couldn't use corpse expslosion because I had to keep summoning. I finally got pissed and used my hammerdin to clear everything and then brought on my mancer to finish Diablo because he has way more mf. Any thoughts? Do I just need more skill stuff? I'm trying to get ahold of King's arm and homonculs thingy. Let me know your thoughts.
 

harpoeth

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Astilin said:
Any thoughts? Do I just need more skill stuff? I'm trying to get ahold of King's arm and homonculs thingy. Let me know your thoughts.
I am no way overpowered but managed to get a shako, arm of king leoric and homunculus. That helped a lot. I have skeleton mastery and raise skeleton at lvl 30-31 and they dont have any problems clearing arcane sanctuary.

Only when Iron Maiden is cast i lose maybe 4-5 skeletons (in worst case) out of 12.

Use attract on the monsters farthest away from you it will make the nearest monster turn to the attracted monsters. This way your skeletons get less attention and can hit them in their backs.
 

Bladewind

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Necros fare pretty badly against bosses but you should have decrip and clay golem ! Now watch how hell big D tries to "run"
 

Friiser

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deademon said:
yea my summor walks through hell just as easy as he does norm... i have lvl 49 skelly and lvl 51 skelly mastery...and its sick how much trouble they DONT have
Level 49 RS and 51 SM...how?
 

garion

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Bladewind said:
Necros fare pretty badly against bosses
thats not true..its takes under 30 secs to dispatch andy/meph/diablo in hell for a summoner...

amp dmg + thorns aura + army....and its over

baal requires CB from a merc to do in under a min....

but melee act bosses are rather easy....
 

garion

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Friiser said:
Level 49 RS and 51 SM...how?
20/20

1 anni
3 torch
2 nigma
2 shako
3 summoning ammy
5 aokl
2 homunc
*2 mastery marrows
2 soj/bk
1 arachnids
9 summonig gcs

so you could get 50/52, 49/51 (if using maras instead of a +3 summoning ammy)...although i think it might be overkill lol...but what the heck :grin: :laugh: :thumbsup:
 

deademon

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yea....pretty much hit the nail on the head on that one...with the 49/51 skills...yea i got maras instead of summon ammy...need the +to attis and the res..right now im 75/75/75/75...in hell...o and 4 bosses i got a merc with guill helm on ... hes might i got pride on him so my minions do like 2k damage and amp....but with bosses ..like states b4 decep+clay = really really really slow baal...then merc cb's them out of the game : /


o also if u want to get those skills up....if u can find one...a head with +3rs and +3 sm ...with 2 sockets so u can put splender in it...but i hear its next to impossible to find one...but i found a post that one guy found one... dont think hes trading it

geez i contradicted<--spelling...myself in that one...i think...meh
 

Friiser

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Okay, I needed to clean myself up after that post. I have my Christmas list now, thanks!

for SP it would be -4 to skills as anni and torch not available...
 

SeeiN2StarS

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Bladewind said:
Necros fare pretty badly against bosses but you should have decrip and clay golem ! Now watch how hell big D tries to "run"
true story. this what i use for diablo
 

bogie

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Necros far badly at bosses..... wahahahahahahahahahahahaaa.
Anyway, thats blantantly not true. My necro fares perfectly fine against bosses = 10 seconds against Dclone (timed it). His +skills arent uber either (lvl 43 skeles and mages), the only bosses i ever had troublwe with were norm duriel (didnt get decriptify early enough) and norm diablo (not too hard, just used clay golem +im to kill). After norm, bosses become a joke.
 

pliu

Banned
I can solo hell baal very easy.

35/35/37 RS/RSM/SM ( 13 Skeles/mages)
36 CE

Rise skeles/mages somewhere at act 1 or Nihlathak's Temple .Tele to Throne of Destruction. Amp and kill one or two Minions of Destruction. case 1 or 2 CE and revive the Minions of Destruction. And the merc and skeles/mages/revives can kill baal in about 1 minuets.

For other areas, just amp the groups and tele on one of the monster and kill that monster and begin chain CEs. The only thing that must have for the summoner necro is the tele.
 

Enilias

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pliu said:
Amp and kill one or two Minions of Destruction. case 1 or 2 CE and revive the Minions of Destruction.
Baal only clears the corpses directly in front of him, past the two torches on the floor the corpses stay. So it's even easier if you pull the venom lords away from baal a bit. Amp the minions and start CE'ing the venom lord corpses. I'm wondering though, I thought the Minions of Destruction couldn't be revived?
 

Kirah

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Fishys do just fine in hell baal. Sure it can get slow if your merc or revives don't have lots of crushing blow, but even without a merc your Necro should be doing just fine. Between gumby and decrepify, the big B does the clay animation thing. It's really, really funny. Add something like a kelpie snare or a riphook bow and it gets even funnier as Baal stands there frozen and gets pounded by the skellies. I do like having skellie mages so that I get a little elemental + poison damage in though.

good luck and good hunting!
Kirah
 
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