Lv53 Wizard, Hell Act 1 - 30 hours played. Died to a pack of Frozen + Jailer + Horde spiders in the Spider Caverns. I completely underestimated their potential, as I was extremely well geared and nothing ever even came close to killing me. I later found out that I forgot to swap my -20% melee damage taken passive back in, since I was previously farming easier content and did not need it at the time.
The big thing I'm seeing here, is a bunch of people saying, "So this is where I died at.", instead of the answering OP's question of where did you progress to. Especially in the later hell and then inferno, you WILL run into that elite jailer, molten, desecrator, frozen, plagued group, or my personal all time wipe record (47 times - which basically was the end of inferno for me) jailer, plagued, horde, mortar that I ran into in ACT 1 Inferno. My monk had 32k life and 45% resist and 80 life per hit and 15 mortars at once gave not a single damn about that. Sad part was it was in one of the little caves that are part of the gathering the orbs necessary to continue on the nephalem quests, so I couldn't even bypass it. No way in hell (or inferno) am I making a HC char right now. Much Love and respect to those who do and then do not rip the screen in half after dying around level 50.
41 Witch doctor here.
Lost my first witch doctor at 46 and had to reroll.
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Died at 51 on my old Barb, level 45 on my new one. My level 45 barb has 23k hp, 900 dps and 68.39% dmg reduction with 100 all resists using my enchantress who does 300 dps
it's really easy atm :/
I died 3 times as melee (1*barb, 2*monk) before level 10 - generally while killing the skeleton summoners, somehow pulling a rare pack as well, then getting surrounded. After that, I decided ranged is for me, and picked up a DH. Now level 19 in Act 2, with only one really close call.
I have respect for all those who can, but for me its just more beating your head against a wall. Of course you can't please everyone at once and if it was easier ppl would be going on about how simple it is and blizz suxx etc, etc. Still 47 damn times to kill one mob...
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Did you die to Azmodan on Hell? Just did him and I just tanked him through the pools lol. It doesn't even hurt :s 100 dmg per tick?
Normal azmodan almost killed me as I was tanking the fireballs and standing in his goo. The others never had the chance.
Least I didn't lose too much game time with that one =p
But yeah, if you're playing (especially gearing) properly, nightmare should be the easiest difficulty, in my opinion. By then you have every skill that you didn't have in normal and should be able to fairly easily overgear the mobs still. As long as you stay a level or two ahead of expectation you just faceroll everything.
Hell is really dangerous, probably the first part of the game that really starts making you use your head a bit more. I still didn't take much damage until act 4, but my barb was fairly geared (58k hp/75% reduction)
Now 53 and coming towards the end of Hell Act I. Things are getting a lot more rough and had to switch up spells and am now using a shield instead of dual wielding.
The trick to Azmodan to not filling the room with pools is to know how they work. Theres 7 pools he'll lay each time, the first 3 will always be on the border, and the next 4 will always be on or next to you. They're on some timer, if you have a decent internal clock you can anticipate them from the first 3. If you don't want the room filled, after the first three just start running around the perimeters of the other pools/the outside of the room. Hope this is informative
Lot's of people don't seem to realize the pools aren't permanent and it's just a phase, it's weird. Bunch of my RL friends didn't anyway they kept trying to zerg, maybe because they had no WoW raiding experience? I don't know why for sure, found it interesting anyway though. Same people that didn't realize you can dodge belial in Act 2 if you dance properly lol. Thank you Heigan, wherever you are.
Going to be starting my first HC once the servers come back up . Kind of excited.
Opps. Didn't realize this thread was kind of dead. Was just browsing through previous posts, sorry.
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The generalist looks outward; he looks for living principles, knowing full well that such principles change, that they develop. It is to the characteristics of change itself that the mentat-generalist must look. There can be no permanent catalogue of such change, no handbook or manual. You must look at it with as few preconceptions as possible, asking yourself, "Now what is this thing doing?" -Children of Dune