suggestion on mf hammerdin :)

befkonijn

Diabloii.Net Member
suggestion on mf hammerdin :)

Hi there, sitting at work and you know getting bored as hell, so i thought of sth :D

i have a naked hammerdin somewhere:

how about following setup for him to do some mf

shako (topaz) = 74
mara
zaka
enigma = ** (for my char)
gul dagger :D = 100
chancies = 40
soj
nagel = 28
goldwrap = 30
war travs = 36

2 x pcombats
rest mf sc's and gheeds (=139)

that's about 500++ mf and no problems with cold immunes or whatever immunes on mf sorces, and i think the killing power will be decent

shako +2 enigma +2 zaka +2 mara +2 soj +1 = +9 all
2 skillers + 2 zaka = +4 combat (+13 combats)

lvl 33 hammer, 29 conc and 500+ mf

now to you experts will the dmg be any good? (cant calc right now coz company seems to restrict the skill planner website :p)

thx in advance

grtz bef
 

RetroStar

Diabloii.Net Member
Hammerdins have enough power to take down bosses in seconds. So you won't need to worry much about killing power. Setup looks good but teleporting pretty slow.
 

arekkusu

Diabloii.Net Member
mf hammer

it looks good, i'd suggest keeping a wizspike as your switch for it'd 40 fcr and maybe magefist or trang glove in cube for more fcr, just 4 tele though then switch when u get there.

a little off-topic but how do u trade 4 a gheed when there are so many scammers out there? or do u just find them?
 

arekkusu

Diabloii.Net Member
mf hammer

it looks good, i'd suggest keeping a wizspike as your switch for it's 40 fcr and maybe magefist or trang glove in cube for more fcr, just 4 tele though then switch when u get there.

a little off-topic but how do u trade 4 a gheed when there are so many scammers out there? or do u just find them?
 

Bullet-Tooth Tony

Diabloii.Net Member
Definitely you need more Faster Cast Rate. Now I don't see anything with FCR on you at all.
Faster Cast Rate breakpoints for Hammerdin are:
15 frames (base), 14 (9%), 13 (18%), 12 (30%), 11(48%), 10(75%), 9 (125%).
What's the point in having a big listed damage per hammer, if you're casting 1/3 slower than you should be? Yes, your real damage with 15-frame cast is one-third less than if you had a 10-frame cast with 75% FCR, which is considered optimal for a MF Hammerdin. Getting 125% for 9 frames will make you change too much equipment for FCR, and your MF will suffer quite a bit.
How to get 75%:
weapon - Heart of the Oak runeword - 40% (see http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/runewords.shtml for runewords). You can still use Gull on switch for the last kill. Or Wizardspike - 50% FCR;
Magefists - 20% FCR.
Last 5% (for Wizzy) or 15% (HotO) - Archanid mesh belt (20%), FCR rings, Caster crafted amulet (if you're lucky, you can get up to 20% FCR, +2 Pala skills and resists).
Yes, you lose something like +70% Magic find, but greatly raise your killing power and mobility (faster Teleport). 70% MF is not that much, if you count huge diminishing returns on it. If you still want MF, stop on 48% (for instance, HotO + Archanid) for 11 frames, but NOT LESS.
 

befkonijn

Diabloii.Net Member
arekkusu said:
it looks good, i'd suggest keeping a wizspike as your switch for it'd 40 fcr and maybe magefist or trang glove in cube for more fcr, just 4 tele though then switch when u get there.

a little off-topic but how do u trade 4 a gheed when there are so many scammers out there? or do u just find them?

i have two gheeds, both got them from a friend who plays the ladder, i would not recommend trading them on B.net coz as u said, scammers all over the place! Try trading one here on these forums, most players are trustworthy, at least the ones i know!

@ bullet-tooth-tony: thx for the advice, i will try and reach the 75%, wizzy + arach + 1 fcr ring will suffise then i'll do a fast switch to gul dagger when killing, if i'm switching anyways maybe get myself a 4 isted monarch :D

thx for the replies all!!

grtz bef
 

Jesse80

Diabloii.Net Member
ok I was wondering

I have like 3 pally combat skillers and doing 11k blessed hammer
should I take them away and put in 7mf sc to add more MF I have 403 right now

right now I have
37 hoto 4bo CTA on switch
Pdiamond Hoz
28 Mara
1soj
30 nagel
48 WT
40 Gheeds
93 enigma
38 chancies
arch belt

so do you think i'd be alright for killing power if I took out the 3 pcombat and added 9 more mf sc
 

Bullet-Tooth Tony

Diabloii.Net Member
Jesse80, I don't think so.
3x3=9 MF small charms will give you 63 more MF. If you take into consideration diminishing returns, it will give you only 8% better chance (compared to base) or 3% (compared to your current odds) to find uniques, and 18% (compared to base) or 5,5% (to current) chance to find set items.
I think it would be better to have 1,5k more damage on hammers, than 3% more uniques and 5,5% more sets.
 
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