Latest Diablo 3 News
DiabloWiki Updates
Support the site! Become a Diablo: IncGamers PAL - Remove ads and more!

Strongest single-target killer?

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by chickenhed, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. chickenhed

    chickenhed IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    102
    Strongest single-target killer?

    What class/build do you guys think is the strongest single target killer in the game? I was thinking Dtalon assassin. What do you think?
     
  2. DougTheHead2

    DougTheHead2 IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Messages:
    931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    165
    It's a Charged Strike zon. No contest.



    EDIT: @Gohan, I've never smited, I have no idea how fast it is... maybe I should try it if its that fast 0_0
     
  3. Gohanman

    Gohanman IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Smiting with lots of crushing blow and CTC Static is waaaaaaaaay faster, IME.
     
  4. farting bob

    farting bob Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    Messages:
    6,129
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ignoring resistances, i would say a CS zon has potentially the biggest attack, although static field can potentailly take the most life with a sinlge attack, on P8 against a very high life monster. CE would beat it on lower /P settings, so builds that use either skill can do enormous damage fast.
     
  5. nobo

    nobo IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    447
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    83
    i agree, but maybe a poisondaggermancer with venom (archanid) is as good - i've never tried that.
     
  6. MFMOFO

    MFMOFO Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Cs zon with crushing blow equipment. Static is good... but it only works until 50% of the monster's life in hell... so i think CS would do better.
     
  7. JihadJesus

    JihadJesus IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Well, CS doesnt add an AR bonus, but if you can get it to actually physically hit reliably you can tack on CB as well. Man, all that lightning damage with CB behind it as well...toast some prime evil heiny, that will.
     
  8. MFMOFO

    MFMOFO Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    1 point in penetrate(with + skills from equipment) and a demon limb on switch will suffice :thumbsup:
     
  9. Sleepless

    Sleepless IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2004
    Messages:
    1,071
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    120
    6 fpa smite with a stormlash as weapon = teh pwn and its safe because of the KB/stun.
     
  10. jjscud

    jjscud IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    3,486
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    256
    If I'm understanding it correctly, CS doesn't need an AR bonus, its an auto hit attack, it never misses. This seems a bit obvious so maybe I'm just missing something.

    As for the biggest of the big, just how fast can a Smiter with proper equipment drop hell baal on p8 (not theoretically, actually done with a stopwatch). I can do it is just under a minute with my CS zon without my super gear. If someone here can try it with a well armed smiter and beat that I'll throw on my best gear and see what I get.
     
  11. NSXdreamer

    NSXdreamer IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2003
    Messages:
    2,940
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    255
    I've heard a well equipted smiter take down diablo clone under 30 sec, so it's probably close for baal.
     
  12. tweety

    tweety IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    120
    My partially synergized blizzard sorc drops p8 Baal in 55 seconds, a fully synergized one could probably do it in about 40.

    CS is only fast against large targets like the act bosses in which case all the lightning thingies can hit. On smaller targets its not so fast.
     
  13. Hrus

    Hrus IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2003
    Messages:
    7,279
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    346
    A lot of monsters are large (Infidels, Venom Lords, Frenzytaurs...), medium mosnters goes down quickly too and small monsters have small amount of HP, so it is not a big issue. The worst are ghoul lords (small target and high HP).
     
  14. JihadJesus

    JihadJesus IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    255
    fortuntely, a CS 'zon probably also has LF maxed...
     
  15. chickenhed

    chickenhed IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    102
    So how does a CS zon deal with LI's?
     
  16. farting bob

    farting bob Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2003
    Messages:
    6,129
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Usually a bow on switch, some go for poison jav as well.
     
  17. jjscud

    jjscud IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    3,486
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    256
    Another common way is to just use jab. With one point in jab and 10 or so in plus skills and with the help of a merc and valk most LI's aren't a problem.

    LI bosses aren't fun though, The only high HP LI boss I usually run into is Lister, in which case I just park him.
     
  18. JihadJesus

    JihadJesus IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    255
    I'd immagine the same way my LF zon does - combo of Jab and a Might merc armed with Hone Sundan and a Gialliume's face.
     
  19. Kefir-Tribe

    Kefir-Tribe IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2004
    Messages:
    2,428
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    255
    I think the smiter is faster, though I haven't really tried. Ignore target's block is just so pure evil.
     
  20. Sleepless

    Sleepless IncGamers Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2004
    Messages:
    1,071
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    120
    Well, I have a pure PvP smiter, I only need someone to lend me Stormlash and I will try :p
     

Share This Page