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What are the Strongest PvM builds?

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  1. fordraceingman

    fordraceingman Diabloii.Net Member

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    What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    Just wondering what the strongest PvM builds are.

    Thanks
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    Furyzon for instant mass devastation. :wave:
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    It depends on how many resources you already have, which monsters you want to visit and whether you want to play alone or in a party. Non-teleporters on their own suck versus act bosses, for example.
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    Well since you're asking for a short list, not "which one should i be", there are a few that stand above the rest:

    CL/FO Sorc - strong for area clears
    Meteorb Sorc - strong for boss clears
    Light Sorc - requires Infinity
    Hammerdin - requires Enigma
    Bowazon/Hybridzon - good for 0mf hunting, strong for CS
    LF zon - strong for Cows, Infy and Enigma strongly recommended elsewhere
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    How does these compare to fishy/windy?



     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    Hammerdin is prolly the best except for second wave at hell baaling or other magic immunes.
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    Fishy is very strong and he doesn't need any expensive gear in order to be effective. However it can be a bit clumsy. It always has the startup phase where you raise all your skellies (though it is fast to do if pindleskin portal is open) and tight areas can be a bit of a nuisance. Gladly there is some tools in his arsenal to ease the pain in those situations (terror, teleport charges from staff/amulet).

    Fishymancer is not the best for bosses but they're not a problem either. He does very well on clearing lots of monsters in open areas thanks to corpse explosion.
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    fishymancers are only good if you have patience or an incline towards necs. They take 10 times longer than light sorcs / fury zons, and if those have infinity then maybe 30 times longer. Hammerdin is a ****ing faggot and everybody who plays that build should burn in a pit of fiery dildos.
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    You really can't beat the hammerdin. Magic damage is unbelievably unchecked in this game, and they stomp the hell out of bone necros for survivability. Not to mention, the awesome synergy combo whicih allows you to run just about as fast as a nigma user can teleport. Seriously, I've beaten the bot on more than one occasion. Put the aura on, hotkey charge, hold shift and watch your character run unbelievably fast.

    It gets you out of bad situations if you know how to rock the hotkeys.

    The timely drawback is that hammers are strange to use. Its an awkward skill.
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    Damn, that's intense.



     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    I reportet him for that.

    On topic :

    Survivability : Fishymancer
    Baaling : LIghtening sorc with infinity
    Overall : probably hammerdin with enigma.
    Overall low budget : meteorb sorc or orb-it-all-sorc



     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    My opinion?

    Lightning Fury/Charged Strike Amazon
    200fcr lightning sorceress
    Hammerdin
    Fishymancer

    All of these with full kit are very competitive. A fully geared javazon can kill dclone in under 5 seconds and about the same time for anything else it runs into that isn't unbreakable light immune, a 200fcr light sorceress can grush full games in under 40 minutes, a hammerdin can kill almost anything while still being so tough even a bot's idiot AI can keep it alive, and a fishymancer can clear the screen in a couple seconds on lower player settings.

    Other builds might belong on this list (bone necro? windy?) but these are what I've played personally.
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    I am a peaceful citizen and an adamant ambassador of the denizens known as SPF. This thread has an interesting subject going and I was pretty drunk when expressing my opinion towards a certain build.

    The Hdin is what should be reported. What a vexing character-build, that single-handedly bots the entire b.net to prepubescent smithereens. I wish D2 could be more diverse than this.


     
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    What are you talking about? they have a skill that makes them run fast?

    Also how do windy druids match up with these classes?



     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    Heh, yeah me too.



     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    So how does a windy druid stack up against a hammerdin?

    can a hammerdin really run that much faster?

    does a hammerdin have to have max block or can you do the vit route?
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    anyone?? whats the fastest boss killers? how does the windy druids stack up?
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?


    You're getting a three day temp ban for that.

    Please read and adhere to the forum rules.

    Use language like that and I'll ban you. No questions asked



     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    How much do you have to build it?

    Start with a meteorb and respec to light when you get the infy.
     
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    Re: What are the Strongest PvM builds?

    fordraceingman you can go back and edit posts for quite a while so you don't have to double post. Hammerdins can run rediculously fast because Vigor is a synergy to Blessed Hammer and almost all of them max it. Many of them also have an Enigma with its 40% faster run/walk on, plus 20-30% faster run/walk on their boots. Why go vitality with a hammerdin? Even using a Spirit shield, max block is not at all difficult to get and it does a lot more for survivability than the same points spent on hp.

    The fastest boss killer is hands down a charged strike (CS) zon... if that's all you are after. If you want to actually get to the bosses fast and then kill them fast too a 200fcr light sorc is best.

    Windy druids are okay. They're not as strong as the cookie cutter builds but they can be a nice change.

    Poke around on the forums some. I bet all of these questions have been asked and answered before around here. Most of the answers and info are in the various guides you can find here.
     

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