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Wind Druid vs Exploding dolls

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  1. Pharaohz

    Pharaohz Diabloii.Net Member

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    Wind Druid vs Exploding dolls

    Hey guys. I just lost my lvl 72 wind druid (hardcore) to an exploding doll in NM in the throne on a baal run. IDK how I'm supposed to survive against these guys. I know most people just run away and let merc kill, but I always have hurricane out. It instant KO'd the doll, which instant KO'd me lol. I was amp damaged right before the doll got to me though :(. I had about 1300hp with oak sage out. I'm looking for replys from other wind druid players (preferably hardcore) who always have hurricane out, how do you survive the doll explosions?
     
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    Re: Wind Druid vs Exploding dolls

    Geez you should be working in a party on HC. The only way to play HC is to work in teams so other chars use other skills from tree to make your runs easy.
     
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    Re: Wind Druid vs Exploding dolls

    So there is no hardcore in sp?

    I've lost a 73 sorceress in the same place because I was too trigger happy with Frozen Orbs and a dollpack (or just the leader, I'm not sure) got too close when an orb was flying around. I could have avoided that by being more careful and just teleporting away.

    In winddruid's case I could imagine that I would try dropping one point in some summon skill and then spamming that one to scout an area that is known to be capable of spawning something nasty like dolls. Don't know if that is the best or even a working way though.
     
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    Re: Wind Druid vs Exploding dolls

    Can doll explosions be blocked? My wind druid has maxblock in hell and when I run meph, the doll explosions don't seem to hit me. One tip though, if your going to run in places with high damage monsters, Lots of Wolves> One Bear, because they make a bigger meat shield. Physical Damage Reduction 50% might help too, keeping your from insta-death, but will still hurt. Easiest way to avoid is Enigma with 100%fcr, even if you tele right into them, you can tele out again before any of them pop from your merc or your hurricane killing.
     
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    Re: Wind Druid vs Exploding dolls

    The doll explosion damage is physical so it can be blocked. Physical damage reduction helps aswell.
    But even if you have max block and good damage reduction you still have to play it save around dolls as more of them exploding at once may kill you.

    You can read more on doll explosion damage here: http://diablo.incgamers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=718811&page=2

    If i'm reading it correctly: If you were amped and the doll hit critical on explosion you could end up receiving over 2k dmg ;)
     
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    Re: Wind Druid vs Exploding dolls

    durance lvl 2 and throne dolls suck....I lost my 77 wind druid about a month ago to durance lvl 2 nm dolls with about 1250 hp (hardcore ladder) and my new windy is lvl 80 and my new strategy is to cast grizzly (1 pt) ahead of me to attract the dolls and then let my merc kill them.

    It is kind of bogus to have to be so cautious of the little buggers.....but at least it makes the game more challenging to play.

    Another strategy is not not use hurricane...let them run up to you and bite your ankles but at least they don't explode and just run away from them....they only hurt you when they explode.
     
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    Re: Wind Druid vs Exploding dolls

    Strategy 1: Run or teleport) away until your merc or minions can bind them in melee, then kill them from a distance.

    Strategy 2: Blocking works against doll explosions. If you have max blocking, switch off run mode and fight them, no matter if they are near or not. Just avoid larger packs. I do it like that with my zealot.

    Hurricane might kill them at an inopportune moment or draw their attention towards you, maybe it makes sense to switch it off when using Strategy 1.
     
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    Re: Wind Druid vs Exploding dolls

    I would just let my merc and bear handle them while hanging around spamming tornadoes in their direction.
     

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