1. #2621
    Quote Originally Posted by Redblade View Post
    The stun mechanics is based on you life, even as CI, hence you're at a disadvantage as far as mobs hitting you, mostly an issue with jumping mobs (what killed me this last time). If you go CI you have no defense against puncture nor non chaos poisons, just have to pray that your shield is high enough. If you don't go CI your life is so low that chaos damage is lethal to even look at, unless you try to stack both shield and life which begs the question, why not go life stacking in the first place?

    Now on top of this your armor is non existent unless you compromise yet again and go hybrid armor pieces hence you have little to no physical resist. The only conclusion I can reach at this point is how inferior ES is compared to high armor health stacking. And I lost 6 characters trying things out, 3 over level 60 with the highest being 67.

    Think I'll chill in scrubcore for a day or three while I plan my next character, might try the same style but health based instead, at a quick glance I'm forced to drop some DPS doing so though.
    You gave me some things to think about. I figured I'd run into some pitfalls, most of my chars have in some form or another (though I still want to find a way to make a DW Evasion work). It almost sounds like you should go full life no matter what. Which seems like a possible balance issue, TBH.
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  2. #2622
    Well, I just got my first character through Act 1 Normal on Hardcore, had a couple of freak deaths with attempts prior - a rare squid boss two shot a witch I was making. This time I've rushed for both of the two closest HP clusters.

    I was and probably am still planning to go dual totem CI with it, if it dies high up and I enjoy the style of play, I'll just play it more in SC - that's not really a big deal for me. I think I'll keep having HC projects on the go from here on in though. Living in New Zealand back when you often played diablo 2 on dialup - hardcore was simply not an option. I remember just how many times I'd be running up and suddenly finding a black wall of nothingness (I'm sure you'll all remember those). Sure I'm still playing on 200 ping, so at an inate disadvantage, but its ... doable. Each act I go from here is an achievement, so ... fingers crossed.

    Especially as I tend to find cruel easier than normal.

  3. #2623
    Quote Originally Posted by Lagwin View Post
    Tbh i have no problem with them putting an item in the cash shop for a 1 click respec if it was priced around 10 bucks...i wouldn't buy it but there are many people that would(probably qq that it's so dear) but would they rather restart their character to get the correct build or spend 60/70 orbs of regret?
    If respec was sold in the cash shop it would be pay to win.

    The game was set up with currencies in mind. Paying $10 would effect the value of orbs of regret.

    Wilson said they were considering the option for in-game currency. Just to be clear- GGG have stated no plans to allow players to buy power directly or indirectly in the cash shop. All GGG statements on the topic have been opposed to circumvention of game systems via IRL cash.

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    I could see them charging 50 GCP for a full respec that is instantly granted to you.

  5. #2625
    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly Willy View Post
    I could see them charging 50 GCP for a full respec that is instantly granted to you.
    Without having seen/read/heard the interview I'd still guess they would never use anything but orb of regret to respec but instead is talking about the in game option to clear all talents for X orbs in one click instead of 111 clicks, perhaps at a discount.
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    Anybody have the URL for the fan run trading website? Need to run some price checks on a couple of uniques.

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    So far I'm looking at picking up Meginord's girdle for the +10-20 phys dmg and health increase, Blackheart for the +5% phys dmg, and Foxshade for the +5-12 phys dmg. Windscream - for the elemental damage boost and extra curse ability - and Ezomyte Peak after I pick up Iron Will are also options I'm looking at.

    I'm curious about Broadstroke and Blackgleam. With the former it would give a +30% increase to phys dmg, and looks like it would be a clear winner over Blackgleam. How good is Blackgleam for a Facebreaker build?

  9. #2629
    I've gotta do it. Dual Lightning Warp Totems.

  10. #2630
    Got my HC Witch to Act 3 Normal, level 30 with none of the quests done there yet. Considering if I should farm City of Sarn while avoiding trap boss for a while or make my way through to docks. Not sure what type of level I should be aspiring for before I start working towards quests and heading towards cruel.

  11. #2631
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone Jack View Post
    I've gotta do it. Dual Lightning Warp Totems.
    you don't mind the traps?

  12. #2632
    A friend told me to try out a freezing pulse build on my shadow. I'm only level 7 at the moment but it seems to be doing extremely low damage. Any other build suggestions? Keep in mind im pretty new to the game and still figuring things out.

  13. #2633
    Quote Originally Posted by TOBY View Post
    A friend told me to try out a freezing pulse build on my shadow. I'm only level 7 at the moment but it seems to be doing extremely low damage. Any other build suggestions? Keep in mind im pretty new to the game and still figuring things out.
    Freezing Pulse picks up in damage as you level. All spells start off weak-ish. Once you pump XP into the gem and get Lesser Multiple Projectiles to link with Freezing Pulse things change dramatically.

    Most skills in the game are only powerful when used in combination with other gems, passives and gear. Can't have in your mind what Freezing Pulse is like on it's own only. It doesn't work like that.

    Try this for some early game power:

    http://www.pathofexile.com/passive-s...UEAuOvmwelnqE=


    Should be easy to build and give you a basic idea of how to play/skills work. Might need to respec at some point. Though it's a good "basic" outline for softcore.

    Later on, more advance builds aimed for long term play will be more easily recognized.
    Last edited by Fencers; 2013-02-19 at 07:03 AM.

  14. #2634
    Going to hit a bit of an impasse with the frost witch, will be going with CI once i start getting enough energy shield and i would like more resistances.

    the build currently, was going to head over to the shield node under zealots oath and grab the 30% resists from there...will need to get a tad more dex and some strength as i use a dagger for the added crit chance and want to use spell totem for summon skeles

  15. #2635
    I've started a staff-wielding Templar with Ice Nova and Sweep. Does that sound like it could have end-game potential?

  16. #2636
    Currently most melee builds aren't quite as able to handle end game as well as the more ranged builds but I know of a couple of high templars with staff builds.

  17. #2637
    Quote Originally Posted by Lagwin View Post
    Going to hit a bit of an impasse with the frost witch, will be going with CI once i start getting enough energy shield and i would like more resistances.

    the build currently, was going to head over to the shield node under zealots oath and grab the 30% resists from there...will need to get a tad more dex and some strength as i use a dagger for the added crit chance and want to use spell totem for summon skeles
    I'm aiming for this to be my build, though I'll be swapping Chaos Resist for CI once I get my ES up there (probably around L50ish). If need be, I'm close to two of the resist nodes (6% and and 15% for 2 eles), but I've not needed them thus far, as I can swap my rings for a boss fight, though I've not been to Cruel Piety yet. There are a few more ES nodes up near CI that I'll be getting as well, then I'll be focusing on crit after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaia View Post
    you don't mind the traps?
    Nah, I've got a trapper I've been playing. Admittedly, it is MUCH slower than any other character I have played. I'm still looking at how to build a dual LW-Totem that will actually do some damage as well as survive, since it'll take me well into Cruel before the build starts to fall into place. Then the question is how much lightning/elemental damage vs survivability nodes, which class do I choose, etc.

  18. #2638
    They really need to fix desync issue. One of my new char died from recently, I was apparently surrounded by monsters few seconds before it let me know I was lol.

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    This game really needs some pants, or at least more bodies that include pants. After 70 levels, my templar still looks like a complete retard >.>

  20. #2640
    Quote Originally Posted by Niberion View Post
    This game really needs some pants, or at least more bodies that include pants. After 70 levels, my templar still looks like a complete retard >.>
    As a pantless individual, I don't see what all the fuss is about. I haven't worn pants in at least 5 years. Well, there was one time I had to wear pants to a fancy restaurant about two years ago, but other than that, no pants.

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