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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2017, 06:54:44 AM »
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The error code was finally fixed late in the afternoon on
Thursday and I managed to get started on the necro.  I
played more of a classic D2 necro build on the way to 70 using
Bone Spear  - Teeth, Skeletons, Bone Armor and Corpse Explosion
along with a primary to generate Essence (resource).  I did
the play through using XP gear solo.  It went quickly and the
necro performed admirably well.  The curse, Frailty, has the
effect of killing monsters under 15% health within its radius
of effect, so it may be the main curse that people use.   The curse
probably won't last in its current state tbh.

I purchased some of the sets from a 30 yard tall Khazra vendor
in town who is there only for Beta testing.  The only set I used
(so far) was one around Skeleton Mage and Army of the Dead.  It
wasn't working very well for me, but I likely didn't have enough
cool down and probably need to try new runes before passing
judgement.  I am looking forward to attempting the Blood set
and the Bone set later.  They have 4 sets made at this stage.
They have plans and artwork for legendary sickles and phylacteries
(offhands) from looking in the cube, but have not got them
implemented as near as I can tell (no rare cubes allowed anyway).

Something I really like, no cooldown or Essence cost on Corpse Explosion
is great.  It seems to be properly powered for running around in Torments.
I had a look at a new map which is gothic and cool but a bit confusing to navigate
at first.  I encountered cool looking new monsters too - weird dogs and
werewolves too!

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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2017, 07:18:50 AM »
Sounds good Bob.

I always wanted a skeleton army in D2 but never actually enjoyed it in practice, but I'm loving my summoning WD at the moment. How does that aspect of the necro differ from the WD? Are there golems? I would love the Iron Golem to be back.
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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2017, 02:58:22 PM »
Btw blizzard is doing some q and a on 3rd may to give us new info

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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2017, 03:57:56 PM »
Thanks Bob. I had been keen to get some sense of it. Early days, but we can at least live vicariously through you.

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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2017, 03:28:16 PM »
The Blood set and blood nova build is really quick and fun.
The 3 sets I have tried have all been good fun.  Not all of the
skills are finished and some sets will need a good power boost but
they are enjoyable to play.  The Saint (PH) set is the only one
that I have yet to try.  There are some LoN builds on the leaderboard.

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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2017, 07:08:21 AM »
I spent what little D3 time I had playing necro last week.
I worked on the Rathma set (mages as primary damage).
I like it, but it needs more balance (as do all of the sets)
for pushing GRs.  When 70s GRs are this painful with
paragon around 2.2K and gems over rank 100, you know the
survivability is awful (and the damage isn't great without
all damage rings).  I am definitely enjoying it and am looking
forward to future updates before trying more GR pushes.

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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2017, 09:43:27 AM »
The latest patch changes feel closer to the promise of the
necromancer videos from earlier in the year.  The top
Rathma builds are certainly strong at the moment.

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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2017, 03:49:04 PM »
Also necro story mode intro video is out.  5 years after it didn't give me any feels.  I think I'll play through campaign once in HC, but SC will be adventure mode.  Most likely in a season.

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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2017, 04:33:52 PM »
any updates on timeline for release, or is it still "fall*"

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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2017, 05:38:57 PM »
haven't heard squat about that, i think a safe bet would be close or bang on a fresh season.  Current one would normally wrap up in 2 weeks but we haven't seen any notice yet.  Maybe they will keep the current one going until they are ready?  Otherwise it could be 3 months which goes with your "fall" time

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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2017, 05:21:03 PM »
Hey all,

I'm back, but apparently the forum ate my old username.

Anywho, I'm in the beta as well, although I haven't had much playtime lately.

I also need to figure out HOTS to get the cool new wingz.

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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2017, 10:40:47 PM »
Welcome back Dave!

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Re: Necro beta is live
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2017, 08:46:26 AM »
You're my hero, Dave!