[summoners]whats your favorite way to drop the first corpse? der=0

sequoia

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[summoners]whats your favorite way to drop the first corpse?

i wanted to make a summoner and try things like making an IG out of beast or something, but ive never made one because i was afraid of having the stupidest time trying to drop a corpse

so what is the way you recommend?
 

waflob

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sequoia said:
i wanted to make a summoner and try things like making an IG out of beast or something, but ive never made one because i was afraid of having the stupidest time trying to drop a corpse

so what is the way you recommend?
In normal, you can use your wand to hit things with.
In NM and hell you can use your merc and a golem, combined with attact and amp damage if needed.

hope this helps

DelBoy
 

skilledlord

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merc should be main killer. or u can go back to previous acts, shouldn't have to thought if u got a nice merc. Or you can go kill cain LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
 

Tyrranades

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Mad Mantis said:
Or you can go through the Red Portal and raise some Skellies.
Yep, my favourite strat.. get in, start waving the summons up then retreat before you get gang-banged by pindleskin's homeboys :thumbsup:
 

StarvinMarvinh

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I personally always wp to dark wood in hell and let my merc and gumby kill a fallen camp for all my corpalicious needs.

Even easier now since I got my first insight colossus voulge! :D

If i run into trouble i usually just use attract, its teh pwn!
 

xeyloderixed

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the funnest has to be my eth obedience thresher in normal -.-

funnest because i only switch to it to look sexy at the channels

aside: this is my gear switch for channels:
eth perf andys visage (perf except ed)
jewelers ornate of the whale (89 life, socketed with 4x ias jOOls)
eth obedience thresher

i look very red :D

but anyways, for actual killing, has to be merc. my nova does it faster, but waheed is so secksy in my build (with the uber ias gear)
 

Pherdnut

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There are also three bodies at the very beginning of the first area in Act 5 you can grab before doing a Baal Run if they don't have the red portal.
 

Dragonmaster

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Red Portal ftw. There's something just badass about using his own skels to kill him in the face and take his stuff. If he weren't evil you'd be pretty cold hearted ^_^
 

Myrakh-2

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tremak said:
In normal, I always thought it was more fun to try and use an AI curse.
In normal. I love to shoot fireballs in the first 1-3 acts, raising skellies only to keep the area clean while I'm alt-tabbed to the other char.

Or for those still stuck in human bodies, lvl 1 teeth (+marrows +skills that apply to bone) will do as well.

It's an extreme change of playing style, which just isn't possible later in the game...

Tyrranades said:
Yep, my favourite strat.. get in, start waving the summons up then retreat before you get gang-banged by pindleskin's homeboys
I never retreat from anything. Which is probably because monsters are still attacking me... there are only rumors, stories of a dark wanderer walking the lands, slayer of demons mighty and weak, undeads and evil animals alike. But it's just stories --- no eyewitness has ever seen him and survived to tell, so nobody knows he looks like...
 

HarbingersOfSkulls

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If I'm lazy...and alread done completed hell...then I got to anya's portal.

If I'm not feeling lazy...I'll walk outside of town with waheed and gumby...find the first big pile of monsters waiting for death to come... and laugh as waheed makes them my willing slaves of desctruction in the horde that is mine.

They should just be allowed to die once they see me anyway...and save themselves from looking like weaklings in the eyes of the dark chaos gods that I follow.

HoS
 

grimsleeper

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might merc

I use my might merc to get my first corpse. Him and might-enhanced skellies. Best bet for skellies - Anya's red portal... quickly in and quickly out. Second best bet - act 1 outside the encampment - the monsters are weak and don't attack in groups... so easy to get skellies.
Once you have a good group going (skellies and your merc)... go to the area where you want, set your minions on the monsters, amp damage them, and get many more corpses to explode muahahahahaha :)
For best effect, equip your merc with a high damage rare, unique or runeword polearm/spear. Mine has tomb reaver. But last time my merc had an insanely high damage rare eth colossus voulge.
~GrimSleeper
 

Myrakh-2

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grimsleeper said:
For best effect, equip your merc with a high damage rare, unique or runeword polearm/spear. Mine has tomb reaver. But last time my merc had an insanely high damage rare eth colossus voulge.
~GrimSleeper
Talking about merc weapons for the skelemancers: aside from runewords that I don't have, my favorite weapon is still a +4 Ariocs needle. It's generally ignored, making it a comparatively cheap weapon to trade for, and the +4 adds another 40%ed to your skellies. My lvl 91 Skelemancer-merc currently uses one of these, an Andariel's visage (socketed with a RAL) for another +2 skills (another 20% ed), some IAS and life leech, and a Naj plate for another +1 skill (another 10% ed) --- although I might replace that one at some point with another +1 armor. I don't have a +2 Arkaine (last season I found a +2 ethreal arkaine... and almost threw it away. But then I remembered that the merc might be able to wear it.... In fact, I wasn't that disappointed about the thing being ethreal, since the high str requirement made is useless anyway... or so I thought before remembering the merc).

This is not an ideal setup for other mercs (I don't think he could tank Lister all alone...), but it's just great for Skelemancers :)
 

Mammel248

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I use Pindle's dead soldiers mostly, but if I want to impress on noobs I use the Fire ball bonus on my trang gloves and armor, cast Lower Resist on a monster and I kill some myself (dead slow but well), with some help of my merc. Always fun to know that you CAN kill something yourself ×D
 
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