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Ultimate PvM Character/Type?

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  1. Murelio

    Murelio IncGamers Member

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    Ultimate PvM Character/Type?

    Ok, this may seem like a dumb question, but I have built a lot of characters, mainly sorcs. I was wondering, which character/type is the best for PvM in hell that can do almost everything (rush & mf, etc.)? Any advice is appreciated... Thx!!! :D
     
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    Hammedin with the usual setup

    Enigma, HoZ, Hoto, Mara, Cta, Spirit, arachnid...
     
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    enigma-hammerdin...high damage, tele, easy to get good res and def...
     
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    Enigma Hammerdin is good for general purpose PVM. But for specific running, there are almost always other better builds, except Throne running (thats why I call them boterdin).

    What I don't like the most is to wait for the stupid hammer to spiral out to hit. True there are much less magic immunes than other physical/elemental immunes. But there are ways to take care of them.

    If you run the cows, boterdin can never be faster than CE Necro/LiteJavazon

    I like to use different built for different purpose, just for the difference.
     
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    not everyone can afford enigma -.-
    but you don't need eni for a good hammerdin,
    in a rush, use a sorc to clear act 1 & 2, then use ur hammerdin on the travincal (cause not all sorcs are strong enough to defeat hell travi :)), use mf sorc on mephi, do diablo & ancients with hammerdin. :thumbsup:

    Shouldn't be a problem, unless sometimes the claw viper temple lvl 2 is bit overcrowded, it might result in a problem :lol:
     
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    Summon Necro is a pretty good choice too.

    With Curses there is no monster that will be immune from your attack (no worring about pesky magic or physical immunes), with Corpse Explosion (Combined with Amplify Damage) you can clear an entire screen in seconds once you have killed an initial monster, with a small army of skellies and mages he is very durable, he can also use one set of equipment for summoning his minions and then switch to a full MF set without losing much killing power at all. He is also quick to start with as he does not have to wait around to level 24 or 30 for his main attacks and can also solo pretty much anything in relative safety. Further to this he is not very gear intensive and so is relatively cheap to play.
     
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    Enigma Hammerdin with CtA on switch and 75% block

    Nothing can compete, he has a godly mix of obscene unresistable magic damage and high survivability.
     
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    Dual Dream Enchantress /w a Passion Phase!

    5 Frame attack, up to 3,000 HP /w BO, ~70,000 Light/Fire Damage!
     
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    what exactly is a boterdin ???
     
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    Omikron8 IncGamers Member

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    Fire/Light immunes or high monster resistances = GG enchantress
     
  11. Joch

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    - summoners are slow killers and annoying because it makes ppl 'lag' (it's cause of the frameskips but it's called lag)

    - WINdexFnx, He names them that probably because all paladins (except maybe ONE) you can see in the expansion ladder are botters, meaning, using a program to do baalruns.
     
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    it all depends. there's no char (except those stupid boterdins) that can handle every situation easily. for sorcs, for example, there's always going to be that pesky boss who is immune to precisely the skills you have. for melee/missile chars, phys immunes/stoneskins are always a problem. and, even though almost all classes have access to 3 or more damage types, you can't spread skill points around too thinly.

    imho, just make a char you think you'll like. if you don't like it, make a different one.
     
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    humm ok thx for the explination makes sense
     

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