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Sssith

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Season 13
« on: February 14, 2018, 10:09:57 AM »
So this might be a bit premature.

But I am curious as to the set rewards for next season.  At this early stage I am thinking of playing a HC Witch Doctor.  That would mean that if I am successful I would earn Jade Harvester.  The little I have read is giving me the impression that is not a great set for HC.

The reason I am leaning toward Witch Doctor is that I have very little time playing as one.  The other class that I don't have a lot of experience with is the Barb.  So that is another possibility.

At this point I have no interest in playing Crusader, Monk, Wizard.  The first two I have a lot of time on, while the Wizard I did not enjoy so much.

I am sure you know this info but for completeness sake...here are the rewards:
Barb: Might of the Earth
Wizard: Firebird
DH: The Shadow's Mantle
WD: Jade Harvester
Monk: Monkey King
Crusader: Invoker
Necro: Grace of Inarius

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 04:39:44 PM »
I played a lot of hardcore Jade witch doctor last season and really liked it.  I did a GR84 with it, so it can work in hardcore!  Witch Doctors have lots of good builds too.  The Helltooth gargantuan build is durable and super easy to play as well.  Go for it!

I am going to play a hardcore Monk.  I like the Sunwuko set and I really haven't spent much time on a Monk for awhile.

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 10:17:44 PM »
The Shadow DH looks like a good bet I'd think.

I am going to stick to nonseason SC though.   :) 

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 12:23:05 AM »
I'm thinking Monk this season, never played one seriously.

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 08:22:10 AM »
I've played a monk and DH a lot and the two sets they are giving are the most powerful for each and really easy to
play. I generally start with a build I'm familiar with to use it for farming my other builds.
 

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 09:46:26 AM »
I have to say that I find the monk to be a bit squishy.  I am currently running Monkey King in SC and I am dying a bit too much right now. Of course when I am in SC I tend to push the envelope to hard.

I think I need to get a good unity ring on me and my follower.

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2018, 06:45:15 PM »
I'm going with a monk on EU and America, and on Asia when I need a distraction. After that I'll use the ancient dex stuff to gear up a DH.

I still need to spend some quality time with the necro to find a build I enjoy, but that will have to be later in the season.

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2018, 08:39:47 PM »
Why would you do the same character on all three regions? It is not like you can share the gear across them.

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 09:17:41 AM »
Why would you do the same character on all three regions? It is not like you can share the gear across them.

Quickest to GR70 for me, so I'll unlock ancients faster.

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 09:30:44 PM »
What are the best strategies for quickly getting that first toon to 70 in seasons? Leorics crown? Challenge rift rewards? Time invested? I see so many
players that seem to have a toon at paragon 3-400 just 24 hours after the season starts.

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2018, 07:00:39 AM »
What are the best strategies for quickly getting that first toon to 70 in seasons? Leorics crown? Challenge rift rewards? Time invested? I see so many
players that seem to have a toon at paragon 3-400 just 24 hours after the season starts.
I think a lot of those people play in 4 person groups, and play non-stop for practically the whole day.  We aren't them, so don't try to compete with that.  I usually just start on Hard difficulty and do rifts.  Bounties with cursed chests that have the "kill 100 monsters in xx time" are good too because you can get massacre bonuses.  If you find a leorics crown, wear it and put a ruby in it.  I try to get the cube pretty quickly too in order to extract legendary powers as soon as I can.   Lastly, get the challenge rift reward tonight after the season starts.   Right after I make a character tonight, I will do the challenge rift.  That will start me with a bunch of gold and crafting materials to start the season.  There are a few guides on youtube that describe how to optimize leveling and all that, but I don't get that into it.

Don't forget to save any legendaries with useful properties that can be extracted later on so that you can use them in the cube ASAP.

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2018, 09:40:45 AM »
Completing some full act bounties for the caches is good around level 21, since that's when the Cain and Born sets can drop. Those kick up your XP quickly, which is always good.

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2018, 02:03:37 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw46eYcraTY&feature=em-subs_digest  excellent video on the best builds for season 13

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2018, 06:01:54 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzcijBS3RgM

A good video on starting the season and leveling up quick

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Re: Season 13
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2018, 01:11:57 PM »
I was able play right away on the Europe servers.  I can't believe how quickly people where achieving the challenge goals.  A couple hours after the Season started someone achieved GR 45 Solo no sets.  WTH!  Then about an hour later a group of four had some other crazy ass achievement.

Meanwhile I have a Europe DH that is somewhere near lvl 30 and a US that I am actually doing the campaign with that is closing in on lvl 30.   Both are hard core.