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The best weapons to use in nightmare?

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  1. Tecibbar

    Tecibbar Diabloii.Net Member

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    The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    From level 25~50, the other charaters can level very fast, barb is a slow killer even with good weapons. What weapon has the best killing speed?
     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    For example:

    1 handers:
    Butchers Pupil
    Honor RW in an exceptional weapon
    Fleshrender

    2 handers:
    Ribcracker
    Bonesnap
    Steeldriver
    Hwanin's Justice
    Insight in an exceptional weapon
     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    These are my favorites. Will crush anything in nm!



     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    Most exceptional uniques have a req around late 30s(though 'cracker 31), so bonesnap at lvl 24 req and honor/insight(ancient axe is good for damage and not too high reqs) at lvl 27 give a lot longer performance span. Honor ancient axe is also 175 damage, insight partizan 183 before their DS bonuses so big hurty
     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    Disagree - lvl 30 barb is fastest character to Normal Baalruns, where is hard to find player with teleport. Bloodletter + upped Rixot + Gorefoot boots give you Leap and WW = fast run to Baal chamber. With Stealth armor (Tal Eth) you can run quite fast, leap over group of enemies. Moreover at lvl 25 you can use 2 spirits which increasse your BO, Leap, life and mana - great for fast run no fight.
    I like Barb just because all NM items are very cheap and easy to get - most expensive is Butcher Pupil.

    Swords:
    Upped Rixot sword - lvl 25 + Strenght (Amn Tir) gladius lvl 25 or King's Grace (Amn Ral Thul) espandon.
    At lvl 30 2 x Bloodletter or Bloodletter + Rixot for CB. At lvl 42 you can use Lionheart armor and Arreat which increase your strenght + IK glov, belt and boots you can be able to use Honor Zweihander or even Executioner sword
    At lvl 43 you can use Passion (Dol Ort Eld Lem) in elite sword which can be used even in Hell.

    Axes
    as above - best combo Honor Naga + Butcher.

    Maces
    Bonesnap later upped Bonesnap.
    For frenzy Honor Knout + Black (great weapon for very common runes Thul Io Nef)

    Polearms
    lvl 27 Insight or Meat Scraper lvl 41



     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    Polearms- Insight Partizan easily beats Hwanin's or Honor, or Meat Scraper, or anything else, with one exception- Pierre Tombale Couant, which somehow managed to avoid mention here. 55% DS, +3 Barb skills, mana leech, FHR- every mod on PTC rocks.

    Swords- I agree with Shuy about Bloodletter as a starter, but let's not forget Headstriker. The +max damage per level and +DS per level make it a lot more powerful than it looks on paper. Also, with some luck with rune drops, Crescent Moon in a sword can be wielded from lvl47, is very powerful and has ctc Static Field on striking!

    Axes- Butcher's is the most obvious choice. Crescent Moon can be made in axes.

    Maces- Black, Fleshrender if one handed. Two-handed- start with Bonesnap, Black or Honor War Club and at lvl 48 grab a Bloodtree Stump.

    Also, do not underestimate the importance of armor and other non-weapon gear for killing speed.
     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    or wait 2 levels and get oath



     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    That would require a little more than a little luck with rune drops :)


     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    Obviously this is a twink question. You would need a lot of luck to find any of the mentioned uniques here or required base weapons just while playing. ;)



     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    I am WWing with steeldriver, best I can find for now. Killing speed is decent. What's the level requirement for the upped version, and is range really important for WW?

    BTW, wield spirit shield on level 25? That would leave vitality at base.
     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    theres little reason to use a shield at all unless youre hc.. and the non pala spirits have higher reqs
     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    Upped Steeldriver has a 29+5 = 34 clvl req.

    Non-palas can't use spirit shields at clvl 25 and barbs can dual-wield. :p



     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    So everytime you up something, requirement +5? wow, the more I know about this game, the more I need to learn.



     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    No it is not that simple.

    First you take the highest of the clvl req of the Unique (for a Steeldriver that is 29) and the clvl req of the new base item (25 for a Martel de Fer). Then when upgrading from normal to excepeptional you add 5 and when upgrading from exceptional to elite you add 7.

    A double upgraded Steeldriver would have a level req of 65 (level req of a normal Thundermaul) + 5 + 7 = 77.



     
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    Re: The best weapons to use in nightmare?

    Good old bonesnap. That weapon is a classic. I remember using bonesnap when I use to play d2 classic. Thanks for bringing back memories.


     

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