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Re: Diablo III

Post by kharis » 02 Jan 2016, 18:06

i'm in the GON clan but only because i didnt have another one to go to, will move over to Player Attack next time i'm on
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Re: Diablo III

Post by DarkMellie » 02 Jan 2016, 19:25

Oopsie, Reaper of Souls is on special, $31, on Xbox One.

This might hamper my PC efforts :D
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Re: Diablo III

Post by Mugsy » 02 Jan 2016, 21:20

LOL. Yeah, I bought the PS3 version of RoS for $30 during the PSN black friday sales... they haven't patched it in a long time which means the version of M6 set in that game has autofiring sentries!

I'll still be playing PC more especially with seasons required to unlock those stash tabs but at least I have an OFFLINE version for patch Tuesdays.
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Post by Mythor » 06 Jan 2016, 02:31

Finally realised I could fish for new items with the cube since I had a stupid amount of all the crafting materials. So after a whole mess of crafting up rares and upgrading them to legendary I got as far as four pieces of the Immortal Kings set for my Barbarian. Really wanted to get one more piece so I could get the six piece bonus but I cubed up belts until I ran out of the common crafting material and still couldn't get one. :(

Does seem to have boosted my rift performance though. Need to tweak some more, maybe reroll some of the stats on the bits I've got. Getting a bunch of set pieces for free next season without having to hunt or fish will be interesting...
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Re: Diablo III

Post by Mugsy » 06 Jan 2016, 08:00

Mythor wrote:Finally realised I could fish for new items with the cube since I had a stupid amount of all the crafting materials. So after a whole mess of crafting up rares and upgrading them to legendary I got as far as four pieces of the Immortal Kings set for my Barbarian. Really wanted to get one more piece so I could get the six piece bonus but I cubed up belts until I ran out of the common crafting material and still couldn't get one. :(

Does seem to have boosted my rift performance though. Need to tweak some more, maybe reroll some of the stats on the bits I've got. Getting a bunch of set pieces for free next season without having to hunt or fish will be interesting...
That's good news that you've gotten a few more pieces of IK (very versatile set).

Though, with the upgrading rares recipe, I'd use it on weapons only. Two main reasons for this:

1. You want an ancient version of the weapon you're using... out of all slots, an ancient weapon will return the most benefits. Thus, it's best to spend your hard earned Deaths Breaths on getting that. For Barbs, an ancient IK BB, Gavel, and Vanished Peaked pretty much opens up the opportunity to play a lot of builds. These are all 2H mighty weapons and from experience, upgrading around 80 rare 2H mighty weapons to legendary will get you at least one ancient version of each (though I wouldn't do this till patch 2.4 hits... the later two weapons are getting an upgrade in the patch).
2. Gambling for armour pieces costs only 25 blood shards which is much easier to obtain than 25 deaths breaths and 50 whites/blues/yellows.

Next time you're in game mate, send me a friend request and PM me if you see me online. My chat window gets filled with chatter from about a 101 sources but I have the battle.net friends list up on my second monitor so if I miss your message in game, I'll see a message icon next to your name in the b.net friends list.

If I'm not in the middle of any GR pushing, I'll run a few T8 DB farming runs with you. At that difficulty level, you'll drop a fair few legendaries and farming materials. I usually do my DB farming with this Barb:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Mugs ... o/60982346

so will be dropping barb gear too.
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Re: Diablo III

Post by Mugsy » 06 Jan 2016, 08:40

OK, I've just looked at your profile and saw that you've got an ancient IKBB already... and a good roll too.

If you don't have a Ramaladni's gift to use on it, I suggest rolling off the Vitality for a socket for now so you can stick an emerald in there. The 110%+ CHD is a bit increase in damage.

Don't get rid of the life gain per fury spent... that's a good roll. On a skill that spends 25 fury, that'll get you back 60k life in one cast. More important than increasing your max life if you want to push GRs solo.

Once you find a Ramaladni's gift, you can then roll the socket to +10% damage and use the gift on the IK BB. However, a good ancient Gavel of Judgement will do more for you than the IK BB.

But the main thing I think is holding you back with damage is that you don't have crit chance or crit damage on a lot of your gear and you don't have FnR rings atm. As a rule of thumb, you need to get over 400% Crit Damage and over 50% crit chance... the more the better but you need to hit these targets to do enough damage in higher torment levels. This requires you to get CHD and CHC on every item that can roll these stats.

You'll also get a lot more mileage out of Bane of the Trapped than the Wreath of Lightning or even Stricken (the later is great but only affects one enemy per cast and your base damage needs to be high in the first place). The Escoteric gem will also help with mitigating damage.
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Post by Mythor » 06 Jan 2016, 12:53

Haven't even heard of the Ramaladni's Gift thing so will go have a look at that, thanks. :D
I did have more crit chance on my helm before swapping it for the IK set, so, yeah. :(
I like Wreath of Lightning for whirlwinding through groups and out the other side, not sure I'd get things control-impaired often enough for the Trapped thing, at least not until getting it to 25 for the slow aura. May make that a goal after getting Taeguk to 25. If I'm still going and the season still hasn't started. :(

Even after cubing dozens of things I still have over 900 Death's Breaths so I'm not really too worried about that... ;)
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Re: Diablo III

Post by Mythor » 06 Jan 2016, 13:45

For other massive noobs like me, Ramaladni's Gift lets you put a socket in an unsocketed weapon. You can find the item pretty much anywhere in the game if you're playing Torment 1 or higher. More details.
Little surprised I don't already have one, but I guess they're actually super rare. :(

[Edit]
Was also reading this guide on Reddit that people might find interesting. Massacre bonuses are getting a boost, among other things!
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Re: Diablo III

Post by Makena » 06 Jan 2016, 13:51

Mythor wrote:Little surprised I don't already have one, but I guess they're actually super rare. :(
RNG mostly, some people get many, some people don't get any, you'll learn to...love... RNG if you try and get into grift progression :P
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Re: Diablo III

Post by Mugsy » 06 Jan 2016, 14:01

Yeah I dropped no gifts for 2 months and then I had double drops in back to back grifts. Yes that's 4 in total. I believe in loot tables!

But I do believe playing at higher difficulties improves ur chances.
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Post by Mythor » 06 Jan 2016, 14:08

RNGesus is usually my friend though!
I've got as far as GR20 but haven't tried again with my new gear. Have to practice more so I can go for GR50 in S4. My stash is totally full again. :(
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Re: Diablo III

Post by Makena » 06 Jan 2016, 14:18

Mythor wrote:RNGesus is usually my friend though!
I've got as far as GR20 but haven't tried again with my new gear. Have to practice more so I can go for GR50 in S4. My stash is totally full again. :(
I still need to pick a class still for Season 5, my standard is to go DH first then change to something else when I hit a gear/progression wall
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Post by Mythor » 06 Jan 2016, 14:48

I'm still leaning towards Barbarian because I do like just whirlwinding through everything with an occasional stomp and frenzy bosses to death, etc. But I'm increasingly unsure because staying alive when you've got to be right in the face of things can be pretty tough, depending on what mods elite mobs roll with. Also, I've played a lot of Barbarian, so something different might be nice? Maybe a Wizard for the extra range and pewpew lasers?

Not against playing more than one character this season but that free set for your first character is likely to be mighty helpful. It'd suck to get the Barbarian version only to end up swapping to Wizard anyway. Could have gone Wizard and got that set!
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Re: Diablo III

Post by Mugsy » 06 Jan 2016, 15:55

Fyi, the free class set is given in 3 packages. These are mailed to your ingame mail upon completing each requirment. The class set a package gives depends on which class opens it. So if u play barb and get all 3 packages in Haedrigs gift, then decide you want to play Wiz, as long as you haven't claimed Haedrigs gift, start a wizard, get a power level to 70 and the open the gifts with the wizard.

Note that barbs get the might of the earth set which doesn't synergise with WW.

I will personally roll a DH. I know that class best and stand a better chance at getting the stash space with a dh.
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Post by Mythor » 06 Jan 2016, 16:25

Actually have some parts of the Earth set with my Barbarian, not equipped because I don't find Earthquake useful/fun. Would probably be aiming to use the boost to get to farming sooner, better base to upgrade on than the random smattering of rares and legendaries you typically hit 70 with. Bit easier to farm up gold and gems to use on an alt's progression too.
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Post by Mugsy » 06 Jan 2016, 18:42

Mythor wrote:Actually have some parts of the Earth set with my Barbarian, not equipped because I don't find Earthquake useful/fun. Would probably be aiming to use the boost to get to farming sooner, better base to upgrade on than the random smattering of rares and legendaries you typically hit 70 with. Bit easier to farm up gold and gems to use on an alt's progression too.
Yeah, the Earth set is not competitive at the moment on it's own. Combine with the IK set it's T10 viable but the leapquake style of play isn't to everyone's style of play anyway.

Replying to a few things I didn't have time to at work...
Mythor wrote:Haven't even heard of the Ramaladni's Gift thing so will go have a look at that, thanks. :D
I did have more crit chance on my helm before swapping it for the IK set, so, yeah. :(
I like Wreath of Lightning for whirlwinding through groups and out the other side, not sure I'd get things control-impaired often enough for the Trapped thing, at least not until getting it to 25 for the slow aura. May make that a goal after getting Taeguk to 25. If I'm still going and the season still hasn't started. :(

Even after cubing dozens of things I still have over 900 Death's Breaths so I'm not really too worried about that... ;)
You will need to use the Mystic to enchant crit chance back onto your helm. That would be the easiest way to get it back.

Yeah, BotT needs to be leveled up to rank 25 so it procs itself. Given the close combat range of Barbs and the fact that BotT's damage is multiplicative rather than additive, it's one of those gems that scales well as you get better gear and the rank 25 unlock guarantees that you'll get the damage buff.

Taeguk is OK for the usual IK builds. Hopefully you've cubed a Gavel of Judgement. The HOTA barb is the strongest barb atm and as for options with IK, I don't think this will change too much. A Raekors/IK Hybrid that specialises in Furious charge was doing quite well on PTR too. It got nerfed but still decent I believe.

900 DBs sounds like a lot but if you're using them for upgrading rares which uses 25 per upgrade, you're only getting 36 upgrades out of that stock. Again, that might sound like a lot but with only a 10% chance of getting an ancient legendary, you're expecting only 3 or 4 worthwhile weapons and it may not necessarily be the legendary you want or with good rolls. I did almost 80 upgrades on 2H mighty weapons and the ancient Gavel of Judgement I got was subpar.

As a comparison, I'm sitting on almost 14k DBs and am expecting half to go once patch 2.4 hits. On the bright side, I'll use up a few stacks of whites/blues/yellows in the process so will get some space back... I have approx 20 stacks of each mat.
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Re: Diablo III

Post by Mugsy » 06 Jan 2016, 18:47

To help with your seasonal planning, here's an interesting summary vid of top builds per class on the PTR:



The 4 man GR set up is also interesting.
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Re: Diablo III

Post by DarkMellie » 06 Jan 2016, 19:01

I've read a lot of words in this thread and even as a player with more than just a passing interest (a single level 70 on Xbox and PC) I understood maybe 10 percent of it all :)
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Post by Makena » 06 Jan 2016, 19:03

DarkMellie wrote:I've read a lot of words in this thread and even as a player with more than just a passing interest (a single level 70 on Xbox and PC) I understood maybe 10 percent of it all :)
You can basically ignore all of it. Most of it doesn't even come close to something you need to give much of a shit about if you're going to play casually and just go for the season journey
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Post by Mugsy » 06 Jan 2016, 19:25

Makena wrote:You can basically ignore all of it. Most of it doesn't even come close to something you need to give much of a shit about if you're going to play casually and just go for the season journey
This.

If you have no intentions of attempting higher difficulties or unlocking the extra stash in seasons as quickly as possible, you don't need to care much for the discussion above.

Though, if you do want the extra stash tab that's unlocked in seasons (which you only have a 3 month window to do), you'll still need to have an idea of how to spec up for the highest difficulty and can't play too casually.
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Post by Mythor » 06 Jan 2016, 20:31

I think I have the Gavel of Judgement. Possibly two of them? Not sure. My GPU kicked the bucket so I have to stop playing for a few days. :(
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Mythor wrote:I think I have the Gavel of Judgement. Possibly two of them? Not sure. My GPU kicked the bucket so I have to stop playing for a few days. :(
Damn, sorry to hear that bro.

I guess that's one good thing about the game being online only... your saves don't need to be salvaged from your computer.

You have just under 10 days to get your rig fixed before S5 begins.
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Post by Mythor » 06 Jan 2016, 20:52

PC still works, running onboard graphics though. Not sure it'd hold up in-game. Will probably end up trying anyway. ;)
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Post by Mugsy » 07 Jan 2016, 11:33

Current top barb build for solo on the ptr is the IK/raekor hybrid. Doing a GR86. That would put your ancient ikbb to good use Mythor. Though I'm not sure if life gain per fury spent is good for the build as furious charge is a generator.
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Post by Mythor » 07 Jan 2016, 11:38

It'd put it to good use except it's non-seasonal and I need that seasonal goodness! :D
Do have two Gavel of Judgement btw, the IK hammer looks better for me right now. Maybe if I can get some of the other set pieces though...
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