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Trang summoner - max block or base dex?

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by dave, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. dave

    dave Diabloii.Net Member

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    Trang summoner - max block or base dex?

    I have done a lot of calculations on this and i can't decide what to go for so i need someone with actual ingame summoner experience to advice me on this.

    Facts:
    I'm currently at base dex (85 with items) and need either 216 (eld) or 240 total dex points for max block @ lvl 90 with trang shield.

    According to my calculations they equal ~800 life (after BO)

    So does 800 life outweight having max block on a summoner?

    thanks for your help :)

    /dave
     
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    batuchka Diabloii.Net Member

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    IMO not a good idea for max block with full trang. The fact that you have a CTA for PvM also influnced this for me. Firstly trang shield has 60%block and that requires a lot of investment into dex to acheive max block compared to homunculus or stormshield for a necro. Secondly as a summoner you have many minions to act as meatshields/dmg dealers and a well placed clay golem or castings of Dim Vision takes care of ranged attackers. Full Trangs already gives nice resists in hell. I would say max block for a partial trang poison/venomancer (shield+belt+gloves) with weaker minions or none at all is a good case but not so for fully synergised summoner :D Lastly i have a bone/summon mf necro and even with homunculus, only 60% block and marrowalk boosted bone armor i can't remember dying after lvl 66 and i dun have mages and lots of revives :p
     
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    xeyloderixed Diabloii.Net Member

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    not so good an argument; someone else already did the calcs and trangs beat homo in blocking until lvl 90 some (95 iirc?)

    anyway, with a summoner blocking is almost pointless; almost because imho any char with enigma and cta should have max block. in your case, blocking is worthless, because you dont really get hit too often with a summoner anyway.
     
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    I would have to agree that max block is not helpful for a summoner UNLESS he joins his summons in battle. But, I can assume you won't be ;O
     
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    thanks for the input guys...i think im just gonna pump the rest of my points into vita then :)
     
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    You could also put more into energy since summoners don't leed their summons into battle. But, they do need teh manaz for ce and such.
     
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    dave Diabloii.Net Member

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    I dont have any mana problems...with the huge mana bonus from trang helm and belt and a soj i have over 700 mana with base energy....and trang set also grants +60% mana regain so im good ;)
     
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    batuchka Diabloii.Net Member

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    Then get a nice ethereal 'Obedience' Cryptic Axe/Thresher or Hone Sundan Yari on might merc for crushing blow to make act boss killing faster hehe
     
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    dave Diabloii.Net Member

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    No im gonna give him Ariocs needle for the +4 skill boost to might which will give my skellies an extra 40%ed :)
     
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    Hehe good choice :D If you get an eth andy helm and ral it more power to you :p
     
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    got a non eth one so thats gotta do...but have to fal it so my merc has enough str for his 'stone' eth sacred armor 31xx def ;)
     

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