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Wind Druid: Ormus Robes or Arkaine's Valor?

Discussion in 'Druid' started by Maje, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Maje

    Maje IncGamers Member

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    Wind Druid: Ormus Robes or Arkaine's Valor?

    Hoi all,

    My Wind Druid is now level 77 and can handle himself pretty well.

    Currently, this is the gear I'm using:
    -Ondal's Wisdom
    -Nightwing's Veil with a Cold Facet
    -Ormus Robes
    -Dwarfstar and a rare ring with high resists
    -A +1 to druid skills with high resists
    -Aldur's Advance
    -Frostburn
    On switch, I have an Ancient's Pledge and a Wizardspike to get maxed resists.

    I have a +2 Arkaine's Valor sitting unused on one of my mules, and my druid is slowly crawling to the necessary 85 level. I'm wondering wether I'd be better off with my Ormus Robes or with a Valor socketed with a Hel. My Ormus Robes grant a +13% to cold dmg, but the Valor would give me a +2 skills. Wich one do you think I should equip?

    I can't afford a Heart of the Oak or an Enigma with this character.

    I'm mainly looking to raise my Hurricane damage; I use Tornado more as a support skill.
     
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    Æ’enris Banned

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    Ummmm, if you're going hurricane might as well use a cold faceted ormus. I would use vipermagi over valor.
    Tornado is really the better skill though, and you're probably maxing a lot of the same synergies, just my advice if you want to kill fast in hell.
     
  3. Maje

    Maje IncGamers Member

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    I play pretty much only in 1-2 players game, so stuff tends to die pretty quickly with just Hurricane. I have maxed all the synergies for both skills though, and I spam Tornadoe a lot against tight packs of monsters (and cold immunes).

    Thanks for the advice, Fenris!
     
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    Snarlin Stef IncGamers Member

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    the real killer is the tornado... the hurricane is just like a powerfull holy freeze aura.

    id use the valor. the FHR and vit bonuses will come in handy because the druid is an up and close caster. I also think that the + skills to tornado will make you a better killer. assuming you change your gear setup around to concentrate on tornado.

    but fenris is the wind druid guy.. i just follow his shadow and copy his guide... :D
    thnx
    stef
     
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    Æ’enris Banned

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    I think with enough -resist and +% skill hurricane could do alright in hell.
    Doom + Hurricane would be great pvm.
     
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    well doom is great pvm in the first place =-). I would prefer Arkaine's valor because the +2 skill will helps all your skills (hurricane and spirit and your tornado). While Ormus' Robe doesn't do much beside help hurricane damage which can be achieved through a higher +skill. I would go with arkaines valor anyways, but there is always enigma =-)
     
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    armour choice

    Up until I got my enigma, Arcaine was the armor of choice, Ormus robes +cold damage for hurricane does not give as much damage as the +2 skills from Arcaine, plue the added tornado damage. There was a post about Vipermagi, and if you have a perfect upgraded vipermagi, that might be the other way to go, depends on your str. If you use SS I guess it would be high enough anyway.

    Shrug Current Setup:

    25 Mara's
    Enigma
    Ravenfrost
    10fcr ring w/ reisists
    pdiamond lidless
    suicide branch(until i get a damn vex for hoto)
    sandstorms
    shako/um'd ravenlore
    arachnid mesh
    magefist

    Works good, fast kills, good mf with switch
     
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    I'd be more inclined to go with Valor as well, unless you need to pump strength to get there. I wouldn't waste stats on it in case you get an Enigma or Chains of Honor sometime.

    So I'd see how it is going right now, check yourself at 85, see if you can upgrade at all other than wearing Valor, and use the Valor if it seems your best option at the time.
     
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    enigma would be ideal..vipermagi is also very nice
    arkaines=too much str

    proud why whould u use chains for a caster?
     
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    I don't know. +2, big resists.
     

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