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What D2:R character to play first
« on: June 24, 2021, 02:44:46 PM »
When D2 originally came out my first character was a Paladin.  Many hours of game play spend on him.  Turns out that my build was pretty messed up.

My second, and main character, for D2 was my Sin.  She was pretty awesome.

Aside from those two I screwed around with a Bard and Sorc characters from time to time.

The two I never really played were the Zon and Druid. (At least as far as I can remember).

So I was thinking my first character back would either be a Bowazon, Javazon, or Windy Druid.  Given that is the case which do you think is a good starter to help get back up to speed and do some farming?

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2021, 07:39:54 PM »
Well, since I've been back, I started every class, but the ones I pat/mat'd are the windy druid and the javazon. To me, the windy druid has been better for me for MFing. Saying that, I'll probably start with a sorc when D2R comes out.

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2021, 07:40:25 PM »
Generally for 1.1x once you get to hell casters have an easier journey than melee and ranged bows can be hard without certain gear.  Javazon with lightning fury can rip open a room.    I think if you did a javazon and wind druid first that would be a nice mix.

Remember there is skill/stat respecing if you wish, no more broken characters!

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2021, 12:41:20 PM »
I saw that.  HOLY COW.  About time that is available.  (It probably has been available for 10 years, but certainly not since I last played).

So Javazon and Windy.  I will look into builds for those. 

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2021, 08:33:31 AM »
I'll probably start with a sorc, so I can quickly farm the heck out of NM Meph for gear for her and for other characters.

Wind druids and Javazons are all sorts of fun, though, and they will probably be in the running for my second characters.

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2021, 08:54:58 AM »
Yep, respec was added to D2 1.13 back in 2010.

As far as first characters, I usually have gone with Barbarians for the passive buffs, though Sorceresses tend to do better for not needing gear.  Depends on if you want your first character to be a late-game farmer or just for fun to get back into things.

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2021, 10:19:37 AM »
I am wanting to play a character that I will have fun with but in the end will be good at finding gear.

At this point I am probably going to start with the Javazon.  What I remember from the game is that it takes a lot of time to get a character to Hell.  Grant you I usually play games slowly so that adds to it.  It used to blow my mind how quickly some people were able to get there.

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2021, 02:25:42 PM »
Sorceress for me.

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2021, 04:11:18 PM »
Are you guys all pre-purchased?

I'm locked in.

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2021, 07:49:37 PM »
Yep, I am locked in too.  Very excited for it.

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2021, 07:57:05 PM »
Are you guys all pre-purchased?

I'm locked in.

I haven't yet. More out of laziness than anything else. I just need to go do it.

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2021, 11:30:27 PM »
I will almost never prepurchase at this point, not even for this product.  Why give them money up front?  MP beta early is sort of cool. 

I think a sorceress will be one of my first, if nothing else Teleport is just too good for getting past the dull bits of the game.  Do you remember the maggot lair? arcane sanctuary? The entire jungle?  Barbarians leap attack is great to get over it too. Other things you have to cut through, or go around. 

Who is interested in some characters for (at least initially) MP progress.  Ask who is the least furtherest in quests they host and go have fun.

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2021, 11:50:44 PM »
Are beta chars going to be kept when the game goes live?  If so I'll defs preorder.

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2021, 11:57:46 PM »
Other might know, I'm not sure if the beta is going to be battlenet only or not.  Remember it won't be the world region things again, its global.   basically will it be open bnet or closed?    I'm sure someone has an answer?

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Re: What D2:R character to play first
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2021, 11:15:03 AM »
I always start with a bow and arrow.  I just like them.  Amazon for me.