Windy gear selection based on weapon.

crawlingdeadman

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Windy gear selection based on weapon.

let me know if i have any of the stats wrong or if i've added something incorrectly. i was leaning toward spirit sword, but mebd has me nearly convinced to go the wizzy route. i highly doubt i'll go with hoto, but if you've used it and love it, convince me. thanks in advance :thumbup:.

given gear
jalal
enigma
stormshield
arachnid mesh
trang gloves

30 fhr
40 fcr

gear variations based upon weapon
-----
spirit sword (35fcr/55 fhr)
2x 10fcr ring + 10 fcr ammy (30fcr) _or_1x fcr ring + other + 14%+ fcr ammy (24fcr)
shael in helm + any boots(20fhr) _or_res in helm + treks (20fhr)
99 fhr
99 fcr

-----
hoto (40fcr)
2x fcr ring + mara (20fcr) _or_ any rings + 19%fcr ammy (19fcr)
shael in helm + dancers + 19% fhr in charms (69fhr) _or_ shael in helm + treks + 29% fhr in charms (69fhr)
99 fhr
99 fcr

---
wizzy (50fcr)
1x fcr ring + any ring + mara (10fcr) _or_ fcr ammy + 2x any rings (10fcr)
shael in helm + dancers + 7% fhr jewel in wizzy (57fhr) _or_ shael in helm + treks + 7fhr jewel in wizzy + 9% fhr in charms (56 fhr)
86 fhr
99 fcr

without looking at anything else (res, stats, etc) which is the prefered set up? i've used the spirit set up before, but that was on a windy that wasnt going to use jalal so the fhr was in greater need. any other suggestions are greatly appreciated. since this is a ladder toon i wont have access to any of the dupes that would be "better" (particularly boots).

ps. i'll most likely go with hoto/spirit when i'm sure i'll only be dueling casters, but i prefer my duelers to have max block at least as an option.
 

GalenDoUrden

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Re: Windy gear selection based on weapon.

For a max block build, I always went with a Wizzy, socketed 7fhr/15 resist jewel. Then I would always go for a 2os helm (perfably one with 10fhr base). In those, I also put jewels in with 7fhr and made up the difference with charms.

Hoto can be used on a max block build, but you lose some of your other options for gear, unless you have a 19fcr+ ammy.

The only time I used a spirit sword, was when I went up against a trapsin or hybrid, due to their ability to fhr lock me. The 174fhr break point is very helpful for them.
 

Dennis_KoreanGuy

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Re: Windy gear selection based on weapon.

Suicide branch is better for your case, if you are already planning to go hoto/spirit against casters and storm for others.

I'd choose oak's heart. The mod difference between a very sweet moded 10% amulet and random life / mana regen 19% amulet is easily recompensated by hoto.

You should know this, but seems to me you are willing to sacrifice bit of perfection for greater purpose.

I see you going spirit sword only if you are going against sins and such, but then you'd be going dual spirits anyway.
 
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sweetalmonds

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Re: Windy gear selection based on weapon.

i went spirit and pelt, but it depends on your gcs too! see i went with 2x 12fhr gc(24) treks(44 now) and spirit sword+ss for block(99 perfect ^^) or hoto+spirit mon(99perfect ^^) guess i could go with spirit sword and spirit mon for caster but i won't be at max resist and i'll need another fcr ring but it may help vs stunlckco.

didnt use jalals but a pelt but jalal with 30fhr mean you could use something like above and sub treks for tri res boots which helps you get some resist if you decide to go 174 with duel spirits.
 

crawlingdeadman

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Re: Windy gear selection based on weapon.

it's funny that so far everyone in the pvp forum is all about a non jalal helm, but o'er in the druid forum everyone recommends jalal.
 

sweetalmonds

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Re: Windy gear selection based on weapon.

only cuz i like red deer horns, you know i value style over anything ^^
 

Queen Mebd

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Re: Windy gear selection based on weapon.

it's funny that so far everyone in the pvp forum is all about a non jalal helm, but o'er in the druid forum everyone recommends jalal.
Well not everyone, give Summerfun's no-dexterity-invested maxblock wind druid thread a browse.



 

GalenDoUrden

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Re: Windy gear selection based on weapon.

Jalal's is good when you have no other option, but Jalal's loses out against a good rare helm. The one I used to use was 2/3/2os with 20 fire resist and something else that I forget now.
 

crawlingdeadman

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Re: Windy gear selection based on weapon.

sure it loses out for damage, but it's still got res, stats, fhr, etc. i have a 5nado hat on L, but to me it wasnt good enough.
 

MysticDragon

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Windy gear selection based on weapon.

Have you thought about 163 / 99? It's quite flexible, but it requires a 2 Druid / 18 FCR amulet. I find 99 too slow. :\

Suicide Branch / Wizardspike
CoA / Pelt
Enigma
Spirit
2 Druid 18 Amulet
Trang
Spider
2x 10 FCR Rings
Triple resist boots

You can also fit in a Spirit / Stormshield DvD setup and a Hoto / Circlet with 2 Lo / 2 Vex against Sorcs.
 

GalenDoUrden

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Re: Windy gear selection based on weapon.

I still think that the added damage is great and you can get a comparable rare helm quite easily, but to each their own.
 
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