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Re: Season 12
« Reply #105 on: December 03, 2017, 11:16:14 AM »
I have completed all of chapter 8 minus killing archane queen and the two challenges.  I might have to pull someone in to help me with the queen as my boss killing is slow.  The blessed shield build shines in packs.  Not so much against a single boss.  Doing it under thirty seconds is proving to be tough.

I have also started a Barb, leveled up to 17 in about 30 minutes of play.  Not much left to do on the Crusader.  I mastered my second set dungeon.

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #106 on: December 03, 2017, 07:54:23 PM »
Happy to help when I'm on! If I see you, I'll pop in.

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #107 on: December 07, 2017, 05:25:18 PM »
Well I changed one of my skills to a more hurty one vs single monster and I was able to kill her in thirty.

I officially finished Conquerer with my Crusader.  Not sure there is much point to doing the Guardian.

At this point I thought I would level up my Barb to redo the different season chapters.  But that is not to be, once done the chapter is done for all characters.  I had my barb up to level 43 but I am not enjoying the rushing.  I feel like I don't really know the character and the skills this way.

Maybe I will switch to a HC character.  I have never done well in HC but maybe it would be more interesting.

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #108 on: December 07, 2017, 05:46:58 PM »
gg Ssithy!  You've done very well. 

You could do another character next season, but it could be some months away, or just take your time and learn things

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2017, 01:17:22 PM »
So I am playing a HC Wizard.  Which should be interesting because I suck at HC.  I made it to level 20 and Skelly king is dead.  I am currently playing Expert but that might be pushing it.

I imagine that I should drop down to normal for some of the big bosses.

Any HC advice is welcome. :)

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #110 on: December 08, 2017, 05:11:35 PM »
So I am playing a HC Wizard.  Which should be interesting because I suck at HC.  I made it to level 20 and Skelly king is dead.  I am currently playing Expert but that might be pushing it.

I imagine that I should drop down to normal for some of the big bosses.

Any HC advice is welcome. :)

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #111 on: December 08, 2017, 07:45:04 PM »
I enjoy HC.

Always err on the side of life. Feel like the situation is getting tough? Back off. A second pack moves in? Back off. Connection becomes sketchy? Pack it in and live to fight another day. Things can go from good to bad really quickly. Focus on toughness.

I like the health potion that allows you to walk through walls.

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #112 on: December 08, 2017, 10:47:19 PM »
Well I am half way through Act II.  Level 42 or so.  Starting to get a sense of a Wizard.  Still going at Expert level.  Not too bad yet.  No real close calls.

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #113 on: December 10, 2017, 06:38:59 PM »
Well I am up to level 65 and into Act V.  My build is surprisingly tanky.  I guess I could raise the difficulty but I think I will leave it on Expert until I finish Act V.  When I fought Diablo my health bar didn't really even move.  A pack of champions, with arcane and other good mods, does hurt.

Right I use Archon as a tool to go even more OP.  Though it seems as if people build up Archon stacks in the hundreds.  Not sure how that works yet as it runs out very quickly.

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #114 on: December 10, 2017, 11:07:00 PM »
Closing in on the end of the campaign.  In the pandemonium fortress at level 69.73.

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #115 on: December 11, 2017, 08:35:43 PM »
My build is surprisingly tanky.  I guess I could raise the difficulty but I think I will leave it on Expert until I finish Act V.

You don't know the number of times I thought just that. You never know when the perfect storm of damage and control impairing effects might come together.

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #116 on: December 11, 2017, 08:46:46 PM »
maltheal has the potential to hit disproportionately hard at any given difficultly level, imo. i'd be cautious about raising the difficulty until he's dead.
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Re: Season 12
« Reply #117 on: December 12, 2017, 08:29:28 AM »
maltheal has the potential to hit disproportionately hard at any given difficultly level, imo. i'd be cautious about raising the difficulty until he's dead.
Agreed.  Fight that muthafuka on Normal.  You can push it later on when you are geared properly.

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #118 on: December 12, 2017, 09:57:30 AM »
maltheal has the potential to hit disproportionately hard at any given difficultly level, imo. i'd be cautious about raising the difficulty until he's dead.
Agreed.  Fight that muthafuka on Normal.  You can push it later on when you are geared properly.

Will do.  No need to risk dying at this point.  On a business trip, so I won't be able to finish of the campaign until Friday I think.

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Re: Season 12
« Reply #119 on: December 13, 2017, 04:24:13 PM »
Malthael is a prick. I tend to skip the act 5 bounty in HC if he is part of it.

And, I too am fond of the burst through walls potion, really helps in a jam.