Some Assassin Questions

chickenhed

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Some Assassin Questions

Well mainly one question really. I'm really enjoying my Dralon/trapper right now. Dtalon is really quite powerful and being able to blow people up with death sentry is just fun. Anyhoo since I am getting really lucky and finding a jade talon and shadow killer doing hell baal runs with my necro, the thought of making a dragon claw assassin is really starting to appeal to me.

I was thinking of something along these lines:
DC -20
Claw mastery - 20
Venom - 20
Death sentry (for crowd killing) -20
rest in shadow master.

Now for my question. Does Dragon claw do enough damage in hell to make it viable? or is it just a royal pain in the butt to kill monsters with it? Dtalon (with upped gore riders) is proving plenty strong enough. But is DC?
 

Nightfish

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I'm gonna play pretty much the exact same build for my sept and I expect it to work pretty well. Well, almost everything with 20 in Death Sentry will pwn. Don't forget one point in CoS. Personally I am not going to put point in shadowmaster because I hate her. You will probably not need to max claw mastery, btw. The damage it adds is pretty low and DC adds more than enough AR. I think I'm gonna max lightning sentry because that gives me a decent hybrid. A few points will go to weapon block as well.

Itemwise I'm gonna use 2 Shadow Killers for DC and 2 Bartucs for the traps and to cast burst of speed.
 

chickenhed

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Nightfish said:
I'm gonna play pretty much the exact same build for my sept and I expect it to work pretty well. Well, almost everything with 20 in Death Sentry will pwn. Don't forget one point in CoS. Personally I am not going to put point in shadowmaster because I hate her. You will probably not need to max claw mastery, btw. The damage it adds is pretty low and DC adds more than enough AR. I think I'm gonna max lightning sentry because that gives me a decent hybrid. A few points will go to weapon block as well.

Itemwise I'm gonna use 2 Shadow Killers for DC and 2 Bartucs for the traps and to cast burst of speed.
Ah yes. Great Ideas. I, too, am starting to dislike the shadowmaster myself. i just spam cast her on bosses. but even doing that is getting tiresome.

I only have one shadow killer though, and unfortuneately its a low ED one as well (183%). Great idea with LS as a backup hybrid. Do you have a reccomondation as to which skills I should max first? I was mainly thinking DC, then either venom or CM. But when should DS or LS fit in?
 

essojay

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Don't take my word for this, but you should leave LM (except the first point you put in as pre-req of course) for the very last. It's meant for ranged supplementing, right?

BTW since when have DC assassins stopped investing in Tiger Strike?
 
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