Top Characters for MF

millys

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Top Characters for MF

Me and my 2 friends decided we would play d2, so we all want to have a character that can do well without having any stuff (ie, can get stuff from mf-ing) There are a lot of guides out there but some of them sound like theory and don't sound like they would work (poison necromancer for mf?.. has tons of complaints in the thread) So we were wondering what everyone thinks.

We think that hammerdin, and fireball sorc sound like the best. But what else can we try? (Bare in mind we don't like using any summons)
 

pedu

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Hammerdins are doable, but they really shine with enigma, which you dont have. So i would suggest a sorc of some kind. A pure lightsorc is doable altho blizzballer or meteorb are more common. Check the sorc forum for guides.
 

millys

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so is there any way we could each be different characters? we dont really want sorc sorc sorc
 

Evrae Altana

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You can be a necro and be a bone necro or summon necro. Or you can be a wind druid, or trap assassin. Every class can potentially be an MFer.
 

Suiling

Banned
Top MF characters? Ok, here they are:

1. Fishymancer: for Pits, tunnel and WSK running.
2. Sorceress (whatever build) for single target boss.
 

AnimeCraze

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The ice sorc is definitely going to get all the good items from meph, since she can teleport, and blizz meph to death quick.
 

Klæmint Vágadal

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Mephisto is a very good source when you are just starting out, so just kill him over and over and over..And be sure to use the moat trick. Find more info about it in the Sorc forum :azn:
 

DjSlayer

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Multishot/strafe amazons for the pit, have one on NL and I'm pretty pleased with her, even though she was made in 09.

- D.J.
 

DANIEL3RD

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For me, it would be the Sorceress (regardless of the build / type of MF run) :thumbsup: !

For Andy and Meph use a Blizz sorc.

For Pindle use a Blizz or Light sorc

For Countess use a light sorc

For Pits use a Poison Necro

For Diablo and Baal use an Hammerdin

I figure different builds for different bosses



 

pliu

Banned
If you just start and try to get some starter items. Try a holy shockerdin. This build will kill everything in normal and Nightmare very fast.
 

pedu

Diabloii.Net Member
For Andy and Meph use a Blizz sorc.

For Pindle use a Blizz or Light sorc

For Countess use a light sorc

For Pits use a Poison Necro

For Diablo and Baal use an Hammerdin

I figure different builds for different bosses
Or then use a lightsorc with infinity merc for everything :hide:



 

pliu

Banned
Or then use a lightsorc with infinity merc for everything :hide:
If this is for rich people . Fishymance ( max CE version) with about lvl 53 Raise Skele/Skele Master, lvl 20 BO, more than 3k life after BO, a Pride + bramble merc for everything. I think this will even kill faster than infinity lightsorc :badteeth:
unfortunately we need some poorman's mf build here.



 

Bladewind

Diabloii.Net Member
Area runners.

Hell Cows = LF Javazons. Light sorcs. Fishymancers. Hammerdin.

Pits = Strafer bowazon. Fishymancers. MF barb. Skele/ Poison mancer.

Ancient tunnels = Fishymancer. Bowazon.

Trav = Frenzy barb. Zealot paladins. Fury druids. Any strong melee class. For a broke guy other classes are alittle too soft.

Chaos Sanctuary = Javazons. Bowazons. Hammerdins. There is plenty of fire immunes though. So stick to lightning and physical damage. Vizer of chaos and his lit immune gang will be a pain to a Jav, but he is a pussy so jab him to death.

WSK = Hammerdins. There is too much variations in the monster spawns.

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Boss runner.

Hell Andy = MeteorOrb, Pure Fire (she has neg resist to fire) Blizzard sorcs. Hammerdins.
Hell Duriel = uhhh too much trouble.
Hell Meph = MeteorOrb, Blizzard sorc, Pure fire.
Hell Diablo = Hammerdins. Light javazon. Charge strike is a good thing.
Hell Mephisto = Hammerdins. Sad isn't it ?

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Basically a hammerdin can run any location. But some classes are more efficient in some areas.
 

Lord Nyax

Banned
Area runners.

Hell Cows = LF Javazons. Light sorcs. Fishymancers. Hammerdin.

Pits = Strafer bowazon. Fishymancers. MF barb. Skele/ Poison mancer.

Ancient tunnels = Fishymancer. Bowazon.

Trav = Frenzy barb. Zealot paladins. Fury druids. Any strong melee class. For a broke guy other classes are alittle too soft.

Chaos Sanctuary = Javazons. Bowazons. Hammerdins. There is plenty of fire immunes though. So stick to lightning and physical damage. Vizer of chaos and his lit immune gang will be a pain to a Jav, but he is a pussy so jab him to death.

WSK = Hammerdins. There is too much variations in the monster spawns.

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Boss runner.

Hell Andy = MeteorOrb, Pure Fire (she has neg resist to fire) Blizzard sorcs. Hammerdins.
Hell Duriel = uhhh too much trouble.
Hell Meph = MeteorOrb, Blizzard sorc, Pure fire.
Hell Diablo = Hammerdins. Light javazon. Charge strike is a good thing.
Hell Mephisto = Hammerdins. Sad isn't it ?

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Basically a hammerdin can run any location. But some classes are more efficient in some areas.
Ah, it must be late. Several...discrepancies here.
1. Ancients Tunnels has no regularly spawning Cold Immunes. The original AT runners were Orb and Blizz sorcs.
2. Hell Andariel has 50% Fire Res. In Norm and NM, she has negative.
3. You put Hell Meph up twice. I think that last one is supposed to be Hell Baal. You definitely need to include Infinity Lightning Sorcs (Merc Infinity) and Javazons. Both of them are incredibly effective, though the Javazon has a lot of trouble just getting to the Throne.



 

SleekSteve

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what i like to do when im just starting is make a blizz sorc (do baal runs at 1st and try to snatch some good stuff that drops). U can suit her up with tal armor, ammy, belt, wiz spike (few pgems), pdiamond lidless, find some rare mf boots, etc. Once you gear her up and start doing andy-meph runs what i usually do is trade/find good merc gear so i can expand the mfing to countess and other places (plus i love that meditation aura :grin:) then after u start finding good items i'd recommend a fishymancer (they pwn all places especially cows) put a guilliams on him for crushing blow (pwns the bosses) i like the insight aura, so if you cant get an obedience (40% cb on that also), id use that on merc, however, once your richer try to make iron golems out of crappy insight polearms (i find my golem only dies when i do nihlathak runs, so if u want to do those, i wouldnt suggest this), and use obedience/infinity on your merc (for the cb/lowering res) AND THEN PWNAGE!!! U PWN EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE!!! PWNPWNPWNPWNPWNPWNPWNPWNPWNPWN.

oh yea, youll want to put your remainding points in golem mastery, i dont find it necessary to max corpse explode-so on my necro i only put 11 points in and pumped mages AND golem mastery up (shame i was lvl 89 when i acc added a point to decriptify-lol, but if you do want to max youll want to either max golem mastery or mages, i dont think it would be wise to balance them out after maxing ce.
 

Bladewind

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Ah, it must be late. Several...discrepancies here.
1. Ancients Tunnels has no regularly spawning Cold Immunes. The original AT runners were Orb and Blizz sorcs.
2. Hell Andariel has 50% Fire Res. In Norm and NM, she has negative.
3. You put Hell Meph up twice. I think that last one is supposed to be Hell Baal. You definitely need to include Infinity Lightning Sorcs (Merc Infinity) and Javazons. Both of them are incredibly effective, though the Javazon has a lot of trouble just getting to the Throne.

Oh crap. Guess my brain and fingers are not working together that day. :undecided:



 
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