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TrapKicker : PVM

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  1. aishilee

    aishilee IncGamers Member

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    TrapKicker : PVM

    Hi Sinners. I must say that this Kicker Sin really revive my spirit into playing D2 again. HAve not felt this kind of urge to keep playing d2 since a long time ago. Yeap. try it. loved it. My NL sin is at lvl 85 now.

    ok. hmm. now i need some help with it. I followed the skeletal guides into making a trapkicker. so right now i have excess skill point to spent.

    i have my skill :

    DragonTalon - at least 24 with skill boost.
    DragonFlight - 1
    Death Sentry - 20
    Light Sentry - 20
    Fire Blast - 3 , for the extra 1 shot for DS.
    1 to all shadow discipline skills.

    So what do i spent my excess skill points on ? maybe the build for ChaosRuns? coz I really love to do Chaos Runs.

    This is my Equpiment Setup

    Head :Guillien Helm
    Hand :Dracs Glove
    Rings :2dual Leech Ring, RavenFrost
    Armor:Egnima
    Boots:SandTreks
    Ammy:MAras
    Shield:Spirit Shield
    Weap:StormLash / cta
    Belt :Verdungo

    Should i change anything ?

    My merc is wearing Infinity , Fort , Andy.

    So from the guide, they said Blocking is not nessesary.
    Str - just nice for gear ? or str add kick damage ?
    Dex - just nice for gear
    Vit - The rest
    En - none


    Ok. finally the boots. Coz i am in NL and it is pretty hard to find an upped gores trader and even shadow dancers boot, so should i stick to the treks(higher Kick Damage) or Gorerider( for those lovely mods.)? OR get an elite white myrodin boots and do imbueing or even crafting.


    Hmm. yea. i think that is all about it.. Yeap. hehe thanks
     
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    Re: TrapKicker : PVM

    extra points:Venom/shock web for higher ls dmg/fire blast for light imunes-phys imunes

    your spirit should be on switch for cta, and use somethin with better mods/block for kicks, only time u wont want dex for block on a melee sin is when your usin dual claws and claw block.

    you will want elite boots.
     
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    Re: TrapKicker : PVM

    I would pump them all into LS synergies. Or put a few more into the shadow warrior/master t get it up to lvl 17. I wouldn't put more than 1 pt in venom for PVM.
     
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    Hmm. I think the CE from DS is much more effective in wiping out crowds. so Adding synergy for LS I think would not be of much use becoz it wont add anything to DS.

    Hmm Geting my shadow to lvl17. What shadow will gain at lvl 17 ?
    I used Fade more than BOS. So is it logical that i add a few more points to fade to give me maxium resist ?

    As for my Weapon/Shield is there an alternative? Should i use SS instead of Spirit and a claw instead of stormlash? ..
    I felt like getting a C//C for the clawblock instead of adding dex to up my blockrate..
    is bartucs and jadetalon combo good ?

    damn. so many questions. argh.
    i will check the stickies too.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Re: TrapKicker : PVM

    LS=faster killin power=more bodies/faster bodies for ds=faster killin power

    lvl 17 shadow gets the chance to roll rares/etc for her best equip

    if you dont have max res fade can be pumped till u do

    theres a few shields with nice block and lower str, but ss would work great, stormlash has too many good mods to pass up keep it.
     
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    Re: TrapKicker : PVM

    I'm still loving my Ber'd Azurewrath. There's nothing it can't kill, so I never need to switch weapons. Plus the aura is kinda cool. And it puts me at 8/3 kick speed with no other mods whatsoever.
     
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    i wish I had put blade fury on mine so I would be able to kill lightning immunes when cursed with IM, but it requires AR and I don't know if your gear has enough.
     
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    IMP... you are having lotta success w/ a Ber'd Azurewrath?

    I was thinking about it, I have an A-wrath, but a ber seems expensive compared to "Fleshripper"

    I am not rich by any means so...

    let me know
     
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    Re: TrapKicker : PVM

    ok lets compare Weapon.

    Azurewrath Phase Blade
    One-Hand Damage: (102-114) To (115-129) (108.5-121.5 Avg)
    Required Level: 85
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Dexterity: 136
    Base Weapon Speed: [-30]
    +230-270% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    +30% Increased Attack Speed
    Adds 250-500 Magic Damage
    Adds 250-500 Cold Damage, 10 sec. Duration (Normal)
    +1 To All Skills

    +5-10 To All Attributes (varies)
    Level 10-13 Sanctuary Aura When Equipped (varies)
    Indestructible

    +3 To Light Radius
    (Ladder Only)


    Stormlash Scourge
    One-Hand Damage: (10-12) To (272-320) (141-166 Avg)
    Required Level: 82
    Required Strength: 125
    Required Dexterity: 77
    Durability: 65
    Base Weapon Speed: [-10]
    +240-300% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    +50% Damage To Undead
    Adds 1-473 Lightning Damage
    +30% Increased Attack Speed
    +33% Chance of Crushing Blow
    20% Chance To Cast Level 18 Tornado On Striking
    15% Chance To Cast Level 10 Static Field On Striking

    +3-9 Lightning Absorb (varies)
    Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 30
    (Only Spawns In Patch 1.10 or later)


    Hmmm....... well A-Wrath certainly does have more extra magical damage than Storm. Hmm.. . i think i would still go for Stormlash for the CB and proc. but i dun mind trying out A-Wrath too. haha problem is its a ladder only item. argh . hard to get my hands on it.
     
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    My thinking is that I wanted an all-purpose build so that I wouldn't need to carry around extra gear. Azurewrath seemed like the perfect choice, and so far it hasn't failed me. There is literally nothing in the game that I can't kill using it, including ubers. While Stormlash can kill most things faster, it can't kill everything. I also end up using LS all the time, since the massive lightning damage (8100+ currently on my claw/claw switch) is a great compliment to the cold and magic damage on Azurewrath.

    The only gear change I need to do now is when I run ubers: swapping out my +3 trap ammy for a Metalgrid, and swapping a trap GC for a 15 resists GC. And I'll probably get a +3 shadow ammy and helm/circ soon for buffing BoS/Fade/SM.

    And here's something else fun: the aura keeps the undead minions at a nice distance when I'm ubering, and interrupts their ranged attacks every few seconds.

    Oh yeah, and as for Ber'ing it, well, it's my main source of CB. The only other source is my upped Gores. It seemed expensive at first, but once you have a decent enough build to start running Dkeys, trading for a Ber shouldn't be difficult at all. I was running (ok, well, easily walking) DKeys with my Azurewrath and a low def Treachery Cuirass.

    LAST EDIT (I think):
    My current gear:
    Shako with fhr/all resist jewel
    CoH
    Upped Gores
    Dracul's
    TGod's
    Ravenfrost
    rare ring with ML/AR/Resists
    Weapons 1:
    Ber'ed Azurewrath
    Stormshield
    Weapons 2:
    1 asn/3 LS claw
    2 asn/2 LS/1 SM claw
    Main ammy:
    3 trap/28 life
    Uber ammy:
    Metalgrid
     
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    Imp!

    thanks for the input... I will look into it.

    I just finished my TrapKicker utilizing most equipment from my pure kicker...

    I am wondering what lvl you have for your LS trap to get 8100, 40 something? is that including -LigRes% from Infinity Polearm? if not sheesh...

    Yah, I don't have access to stormlash (expensive) but had a Fleshripper...

    yeah I have run the mini Ubers very easily w/ my old kicker build...

    but had 70% CB and Prevent Monster Heal and lvl 30 Venom... with my hybrid now I will have a 4-5k Litning Trap w/o Conviction, lvl 15 venom, no Prevent Monster Heal and only 35 CB (if using a Ber'd a-wrath)

    just unsure how that is better... I like trying new things, I tried the Rift runeword, which was fun, but needed to equip Guillams w/ it to be effective. as lvl 21 orb didnt seem as effective as described. (hard to actually tell though)

    again thanks!
     
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    No, that's not including Inf. I can't remember if that was with or without BO, I'll check tonight. MY base LS is at level 41 now on the c/c switch, and I've pumped most of my additional skill points into LS synergies. My char is level 91 currently. I'm hoping to break 9k before I'm completely done.

    EDIT: I don't think you need PVM if you've got OW from the Gores. And PVM doesn't work on Ubers, anyway.



     
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    ok cool...

    just wondering can you run Chaos easily? have you tried etc...? if so what size games?

    thanks!
     
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    Not yet. But I'll have an Infinity merc in a couple of days, and see how that goes.



     
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    Ok, correction, the LS is at lvl 42 and it's 1-8132 damage.



     
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    Nice..

    I got my sin up to 86 last night... pumped synergies, so doing 5k+ dmg, but only have a lvl 32-34 Trap... depending on if i keep my +2 trap ammy or metalgrid on...

    So that is good enuff for me in solo/2 player games with a buddy.

    1 last thing. w/ regard to Ber'd Azurewrath... you seem to love it, and I am inclined to try it, but is it better than or equal to a LastWish? which seems to be the weapon of choice to do Ubers for the Uber Rich...

    anyway appreciate the feedback
     
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    I haven't used LW, so I don't have experience to offer, but just looking at it:

    6% Chance To Cast Level 11 Fade When Struck
    This is NOT what I want if I'm going in with either a higher level Fade (which I am) or BoS (which I do once Meph is dead).

    10% Chance To Cast Level 18 Life Tap On Striking
    This would be great as I could ditch my Dracs and get some MA gloves.

    20% Chance To Cast Level 20 Charged Bolt On Attack
    Useless.

    Level 17 Might Aura When Equipped
    I think this is only going to give you about 200 average damage per kick, so it's not bad but not fantastic.

    +330-375% Enhanced Damage (varies)
    Useless for kicking.

    Ignore Target's Defense
    Useless against Ubers.

    60-70% Chance of Crushing Blow (varies)
    Awesome.

    Prevent Monster Heal
    Useless against Ubers.

    Hit Blinds Target
    I *THINK* this is useless against Ubers, but correct me if I'm wrong.

    +(0.5 per character level) 0.5-49.5% Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
    Useless against Ubers

    No significant damage other than physical. No IAS. Other than the massive CB and Life Tap, I'm not seeing anything special here. Certainly not for the cost in HRs.

    The bottom line for me is that I'm having no problems ubering with my Azurewrath, so I have no reason whatsoever to invest in something like LW.
     
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    haha thanks for the great help .

    Well, guess i shall put my spare points into synergies then.

    hmm imp could you list the equipments you wear for ubering?
     
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    It's in the last post on page 1. I also have torch, anni, and enough charms to stack resistances for Meph.

    Oh yeah and I have an Um in the shield, I think I forgot to mention that.



     
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    Re: TrapKicker : PVM

    This is my Equpiment Setup as of now. ok i have no problem in hell now.
    Next challenge i would like my dancer to take would be Ubers.

    With this equipment setup, am i most or less able to take them down ?

    Head :Guillien Helm + um
    Hand :Dracs Glove
    Rings :2dual Leech Ring, + resis or ravenFrost ?
    Armor:Egnima or COH ?
    Boots:upped gores
    Ammy:MAras
    Shield:Spirit Shield or um StormShield?
    Weap:StormLash + 15ias 27LiteRes
    Belt :Verdungo
    Life Charms - resist /anni/torch.
     

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