Which sorc build is best for running nihthaltik?

kingofthedarkage

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Which sorc build is best for running nihthaltik?

I'm a big fan of key running and I usually do it with my CL/FO sorc but whenever I try to kill nihthaltik, it takes me forever and I die about half the time. Countess and the summoner drop easily but nihthaltik is just a HUGE pain. So, to start off the new ladder season, I was wondering which build could run Nihthaltik effectively. My friend told me a light sorc would be best but I'm pretty sure I need an infinity for that...right?
 

peconomusman

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Re: Which sorc build is best for running nihthaltik?

I would suggest making a barb. Barbs in my opinion are king when running nila. The main thing you need is 30-50 pdr. Leap in on nilawafer, Concentrate on him, wait til he dies, retrieve key. Re-do.
 

VIPeRsh

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Re: Which sorc build is best for running nihthaltik?

defently the elemental windy druid..

with the ability of getting 6k life + undieing ber + merc + spirit you just dont die..
or die relevetly slow...

the twister kills nilhtk in 2 hits btw..
 

kingofthedarkage

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Re: Which sorc build is best for running nihthaltik?

Well I was hoping for a sorc build... just because when the ladder resets I'm not gona have an enigma and its gona be a even bigger pain running to nihthaltik
 

UberB

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Re: Which sorc build is best for running nihthaltik?

I do Nihlathak with meteorb and it's really easy, he's rarely fire immune and it's one of the times where meteor really shines, drop a meteor or two on him, telestomp, static and spam fb. You might want to use an A5 merc with lawbringer so you don't have to worry about RIP issues, but the barb will have tanking problems outside Nihlathak.
 

RAppel

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Re: Which sorc build is best for running nihthaltik?

Light sorc kicks *** @ key running!

You will see loads of difference with a Natures Peace equipped :)
 

DoomBoy

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Re: Which sorc build is best for running nihthaltik?

I do Nihlathak with meteorb and it's really easy, he's rarely fire immune and it's one of the times where meteor really shines, drop a meteor or two on him, telestomp, static and spam fb. You might want to use an A5 merc with lawbringer so you don't have to worry about RIP issues, but the barb will have tanking problems outside Nihlathak.
I agree. Just remember to avoid those pesky poison salamander viper things...I always liked using multiple characters in a game. Clear out the crowds with your blizz or freezing orbs, chain lightning...switch to barb, then leap into the fray, howl and bash nihlathak into a wall and proceed to bash him while howling at the same time when things get close...finally pummel him with concentrate :wink:


 

Ed from Russia

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Re: Which sorc build is best for running nihthaltik?

Sacrifice one of your SOJs or Ravens for a Nature's Peace and any multi-tree sorc or melee barb should do fine.
 

Devouress

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Re: Which sorc build is best for running nihthaltik?

I was doing nihla lately with my nature peace equipped, i seen the souls animation but he was still corpse exploding. Does it matter if me or my merc do the killing blows? Because they were cold immune and im kinda cold sorc
 

DH Amazon

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Re: Which sorc build is best for running nihthaltik?

I was doing nihla lately with my nature peace equipped, i seen the souls animation but he was still corpse exploding. Does it matter if me or my merc do the killing blows? Because they were cold immune and im kinda cold sorc
Nihla can explode all corpses your merc does. In addition there will be some corpses at ground (those self exploding ones) Nihla can explode, so some caution needed even while soloing Nihla area with sorc using nature piece.

And for all hydra sorcs out there, nature peace don't work with hydras.

And for running nihla, I would use FireballLightning sorc and without merc. Using Tal set, spirit, magefist, nature piece and Aldurs boots. And 10fcr ring if not perfect spirit.
That sorc can do other keys too whithout merc or eld+shenk, as its way too fast to run just dkeys. As it took only 30-40s.



 
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