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Cluck Kent

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Non seasonal progression thread
« on: April 10, 2017, 10:42:01 AM »
I've never been much of a thread starter, but over here, alone in non season, it's been lonely. Oh sure, I have Kormac, but he's not really very good company and because he has no sense of humour, he hates it that I called myself Cluck.

I hit a real milestone today and one I really never thought I'd get to. I completed a 90 GR in 14:57 with my impale DH. I was buoyed by completing an 89 in good time and thought why not give it a go. It wasn't looking particularly good in the early and mid going. I was keeping up with the timer but not getting enough buffer for the RG. I finally found a power pylon and died almost immediately. As it was my 3rd or 4th death during the rift, it was pretty much expired when I resurrected. I pressed on and with about 96% complete, hit a conduit which cleaned up the trash and left me with less than 50 seconds to kill the RG. Fortunately, Stoneslinger popped with 3 seconds left on the timer. It was pretty exciting down here in the basement by myself.

My DH is pretty well geared, but if you like a fast, somewhat unique play style with lots of punch and tons of toughness (550,000,000 and can be another 100,000,000 higher - and it's permanent) I recommend this build. It's fun for GRs and farming as it blows T13 away.

Seems to be a natural for hardcore also and I never thought I'd hear myself say that after my last HC DH death.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 11:29:34 AM »
grats, cluck.


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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 01:07:55 PM »
Congrats on the GR 90!  That's a big one.

I played a shadow DH many seasons ago.  Maybe it's time to try it again.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 02:22:19 PM »
GG Cluck.

That's interesting to hear because my first season I played Shadow DH and landed up switching to UE because I wasn't enjoying it. But I kept the dude geared for Shadow and he has incidentally been kitted out in almost all Ancient gear as my other DHs have found the pieces...

Could be what gets my onto the DH leaderboards :-)

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 08:12:31 PM »
gg cluck! thats way above what i've done before

Cluck Kent

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 08:32:54 PM »
Yes, this build is very different from the old Impale. I tried that as well and was unimpressed. Totally different. Totally better.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 04:22:30 AM »
Making a little progress on my Barb as migraine permits. It's on Xbone, which I haven't had for very long. It's kind of interesting to be starting from scratch after doing everything I could on PS3.


Having alot of fun.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 01:23:40 PM »
Yes, this build is very different from the old Impale. I tried that as well and was unimpressed. Totally different. Totally better.

How is it different and better?  Serious question.  I played the old Impale build, and yeah it was fun being able to one-shot nearly everything and definitely a different style for a Demon Hunter, but I got kinda bored with it.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2017, 09:00:35 AM »
How is it different and better?  Serious question.  I played the old Impale build, and yeah it was fun being able to one-shot nearly everything and definitely a different style for a Demon Hunter, but I got kinda bored with it.
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Orbert, I also played a bit of the old Impale and it was not my cup of tea. It was fragile and I believe it was the fan of knives, run in, FoK, run away type build. To me it felt like a trick build. I can't explain it better than that, sorry.

This new build is incredibly tough. I'm running with a constant 550 million toughness so there is a lot more toe to toe melee even though FoK is a ranged skill. You never wait for the timer to cycle around on your skill, you just kill, kill, kill, vault, vault vault, kill, kill, kill. Constant high damage, constant high toughness. This time it feels like a real build, not a card trick.

It's fast because of the endless free vaults, and very fast if you're young, have nimble fingers and know how to vault. I score 0 out of 3 on that list but still find it quick. I've been running this set for less than 2 weeks and clear speed GR 80s consistently between 5 and 6 minutes. My best, long played WD did 'speed' 80s in and average of 10-12 minutes.

Now I'm not sure that any build is suited for everyone, but if you've got the Shadow set lying around I believe it's worth throwing together and trying it out.  Even without great gear, you'll find GR 70 - 75 easy pickings.

Two issues I have with the build:

1. This build is a one target build. At high GR levels, it can be difficult to pick out the elites you're trying to kill and I have to vault in and out of large packs to get face to face with the elite I'm trying to kill. It will kill mobs, but there are much better builds out there if you want to mow down entire screens at a time.
2. Dune Dervishes swat this build down immediately. If you see them start to spin, it's probably too late to get away. They can be killed from range or you can vault into melee when they aren't spinning, but if you're HC and see Dervishes, run away.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2017, 10:53:52 AM »
Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for.  Maybe I'll try it.  I think I had Haedrig burn all my Shadow gear, but I seem to find it all the time, so it might not take too long.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2017, 07:02:24 AM »
Congratulations again, Cluck.  Any attempts at GR 91?  We are
getting close on Straw being done with Conqueror and I am eager
to resume nonseason play next week!  The speeds for 80+ sound
like a big help with farming up augments.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 10:24:40 AM »
I heard about a tweak to the WW build that I have been running and
decided to test it on GR 94 for survival.  The test went amazingly
well with three good floor maps (the middle had blazing guardians
though).  I ended up getting Saxtriss with a good lead and a Shield
Pylon and the rest was history.  GR 94 is down and the clear earned rank 23
for barb.

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 10:56:51 AM »
Very nice Bob!

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2017, 12:00:23 PM »
Gg bob!

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Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 04:17:20 PM »
Gg Bob. That's insane! Huge congrats!