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Title: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Melchior on December 30, 2018, 11:44:48 PM
Did I miss the thread?

Season 16: The Season of Grandeur sounds pretty dope maaan. Starts January 18th.
I think I will jump in and play for all the juicy power creep (or leap as the it appears to be).

Special seasonal buff:
Season 16: Season of Grandeur
-The buff for Season of Grandeur has been implemented
-This buff gives all Seasonal players the legendary power from Ring of Royal Grandeur
-This buff does not stack with additional Ring of Royal Grandeur (either equipped or in Kanai's Cube)
-Unlike previous Seasonal buffs, this buff will not apply to Non-Seasonal players
-When completing a Greater Rift level 70 solo for the first time in a Season, a Primal Legendary is guaranteed to drop from the Rift Guardian


Gift sets are:
Barbarian – Immortal King’s Call
Crusader – Seeker of the Light
Demon Hunter – Natalya’s Vengeance
Monk – Uliana’s Stratagem
Necromancer – Trag’Oul’s Avatar
Witch Doctor – Spirit of Arachyr
Wizard – Vyr’s Amazing Arcana


And all sets have had their % damage bonus double, tripled, quadrupled or more in some cases  :o

SO who will be playing?
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Timinator on December 31, 2018, 06:16:03 AM
You
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on December 31, 2018, 09:43:55 AM
On PS4.  I will play.

Guaranteed Primal sounds nice.  Not sure if I would do hard core or not.  Leaning toward yes.  No clue which character, though not going to be necro.  Playing Necro right now and trying to finish chapter 4.  Not sure if I will get there in time.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Timinator on December 31, 2018, 01:00:28 PM
Chapter 4 is easy to finish. With everything turned up and no nerfs anywhere even easier
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on January 02, 2019, 09:35:46 AM
Interesting.  Since I still play D3 anyway, it's a foregone conclusion that I'll rebirth a Seasonal character.  Just trying to figure out which one.  I usually play Demon Hunters, but Natalya's is one of my least favorite sets.  Barbarian IK is always fun.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 02, 2019, 09:58:37 AM
I will probably do a Wizard.  Not clue what that set is good for.  Another possibility is the Crusader.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: hurtlocker on January 06, 2019, 06:56:15 PM
I will play for sure, I'd like to try the buffed sets and see what happens with the free RROG buff.
I'm thinking some of these smart players will come up with some cool uses of the RROG buff.
Plus this may be my only chance to do a GR over a 100.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on January 07, 2019, 08:32:18 AM
I'm going to go away from my usual plan of starting with a DH, and I'll be rolling a monk initially on PC. I had a lot of fun as a WoL monk at the end of season 15, and I'm interested to see how the WoL build works with the buffed Inna's set. My goal will be to get to GR70 as fast as possible, so I can be showered with primal drops. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

No idea what I'll start with on the Switch.

It sounds like you may be able to level up the fastest within the Darkening of Tristram event. Has anyone heard anything similar?
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on January 07, 2019, 08:35:49 AM
As usual, folks, please please please feel free to invite me to your games next season. I'm hoping to have DPS and support options, so you have that going for you.  :-*
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 07, 2019, 09:35:44 AM
I'm playing on the PS4.  Any and all of you are welcome to join.

I did the Darkening Event with a fresh Paladin.  Ended the event at level 22 I think.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on January 10, 2019, 02:13:44 PM
Yeah so I should probably change my "forgone conclusion" to "probably" or even "maybe".  My son got me hooked on Path of Exile.  I'd heard of it, heard it was fun (reviews are actually quite mixed, but if lots of people found it run, I might too, regardless of how many people don't), so I checked it out.

The past week, I've been spending what normally would have been Diablo time playing Path of Exile.  I'm finally figuring the damned game out and have a Level 41 Rogue or Amazon or whatever they are in that game.  The bow babes.  Apparently there are 10 acts and I just finished Act 3, so I might be at this a while and skip the D3 season.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 10, 2019, 02:24:47 PM
I enjoyed that game.  Really weird story to it.  Itemization is ok.  The skill tree and constellation thing is also weird.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Timinator on January 10, 2019, 02:54:23 PM
i'll try it out one day, heard enough good things about it
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on January 10, 2019, 10:45:14 PM
Yep, story is all over the place, and I'm kinda not paying much attention to it since it tells you in big banner letters what you need to do.  You get to a certain place and a thing comes up saying FIND AND KILL GREESHOBOO or something.  Or you talk to someone who literally has paragraphs of text to read to you, but you can skip it and get a banner saying GO TO THE MOUNTAIN which is what the NPC was taking like ten minutes to get to.  So it's awkward.  But the gameplay is okay.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Reigns on January 11, 2019, 03:56:40 PM
Hmm.
Okay.  Now I want to play.  Both Path of Exile and D3 again.
I will probably play more MCOC instead though...
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on January 11, 2019, 05:40:27 PM
What's MCOC?
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 14, 2019, 09:45:14 AM
Marvel: Contest of Champions is my guess.  But your never know with Reigns.

Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: hurtlocker on January 14, 2019, 03:10:04 PM
Yep, with Reigns it may be a porn based game.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 22, 2019, 09:35:59 AM
So I got a hc barb to level 12 or so before I died.

Started a get with a DH.  I am currently level 46. 

I started with regular questing until I killed the Butcher.  Then I started in on Act 1 bounties.  Just cleared an Act 2 bounty.  After I pass fifty I will think about Act 3.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 22, 2019, 10:46:17 AM
Question - I am looking at builds for my DH.  So many of them do not use hatred generators. 

This is the top build if I am looking at things correctly: https://us.diablo3.com/en/profile/hoopy-11120/hero/108026094

Not only do I not see any hatred generation but it as the Aquila Curiass equipped.  How the hell does that work?
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on January 22, 2019, 01:05:32 PM
That is an Impale DH, lot's of fun if you want to kill mainly elites.

The build generates hatred through the use of it's weapon which has the unique property of returning 15 hatred for every enemy you impale that you have already impaled. Through clever use of a couple of different runes on the skill impale, you will hit multiple targets with every shot of impale - provided there are enough enemies around you - and you will generate more hatred than the cost of each impale.

I've used this build quite a bit and it's a tough build and the main build I use for HC - but - you have to keep the various defensive buffs active otherwise, you will die suddenly. Best at Greater Rifting. You hit one enemy with 75,000% weapon damage every time you throw impale, so you can kill anything fast, but one at a time. It is meant to be played as a vault to elite, kill him, vault to next elite, kill him, etc. Very fast play style. It becomes so powerful it doesn't work well in T13 because you one shot everything and you don't get to impale enough things a second time to continue generating hatred.

I also use the Multi shot UE set for HC and it's fun, allows you to stay way back from danger and you can proceed cautiously killing everything from range. Pretty tough build, easy to play and you kill sreenfuls of enemies at a time. Very fun and best for Torment level farming.

At the beginning of this season I used the Nats/Marauder 6/4 piece combo and the main damage dealers are the Sentries so you again get to stay back away from danger and have the added bonus of having all pets at all times. The pets not only tank and give a number of passive benefits, but they also give a range of active solid benefits on a 30 sec cooldown timer. Super effective skill for this build. I came away from it with the idea it might be the best DH HC build. I'm playing SC atm, but when I return to HC, I will definitely try one of these. It's a little more work than the UE Multishot, but if you're young and looking to be active you'll like it.

Edited for speling adn grmmer


Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 22, 2019, 02:07:17 PM
Thanks.  I have taken DH to upper levels but a long time ago.  And HC is another thing.  The combo Nat/Marauder sounds interesting. I will have to look up Multi shot UE as I have no clue on that one.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on January 22, 2019, 02:19:35 PM
Play a Unhallowed Essence (UE) DH.  It destroys an entire screen of bad guys fast.  Get a Yang's Recurve bow and the Dead Man's Legacy quiver and you will be set.  Cluck had some nice tips for you.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 22, 2019, 02:23:11 PM
Yep...good stuff.  Now I need to survive to be able to use them.  :P
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on January 22, 2019, 07:37:06 PM
HC in D3 is actually pretty easy, compared to HC in other games.  It used to be pretty tough, but the past few years it has gotten easier.  Just put diamonds in your armor sockets, put an amethyst in your helm, always use the cheat death passive, and use the mystic to roll yellow gear mods to vit or armor as you level up.  Also, stay back and don't rush forward too fast.  Most of the deaths I've had in D3 HC were due to my stupidity or losing the game connection.  Now, when you start pushing high GR's, like that Salem (syn) fellow, that is when it gets tough! ;)

You can do it Geoff!  We are rooting for you!! :P
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Kasferatu on January 23, 2019, 03:55:11 PM
I've actually decided to play this season.  Went with a Barbarian and starting to build up towards a HOTA set.  Currently working at around Torment X which I think is further than I've ever got before.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 24, 2019, 09:45:48 AM
Well I have finished Chapter 1.  Something, it seems, most players finish in half an hour.  Speed is picking up a bit.  Looking forward to getting to 70.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on January 24, 2019, 09:48:50 AM
N6M4 is probably the safest pushing HC DH build. You won't be speeding through the rifts, but you'll get through them safely.  ;D

I'm doing very well in SC and having a blast. I made the switch from Sunwuko WoL to Inna's WoL and ran a quick T13 rift and finished it before realizing I hadn't equipped any of my legendary gems. So the Inna's WoL set is indeed very strong! And I am a moron.

I'm going to gear up a support monk next, so please feel free to grab me for some support or DPS fun if you need a little sketchy company!

On the Switch front, my barbarian is only level 10. I haven't leveled a barb in quite a while, so the slog to 70 is going to be very slow...and hopefully fun once better gear becomes available. The Switch seems to be stingier when it comes to early gear, but it picks up eventually.

Happy hunting out there!
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on January 24, 2019, 11:43:09 AM
I've played D3 more in the past week than I've played in well over a year.  I'm playing a hardcore jade harvester witch doctor.  I am close to paragon 300 and I'm missing only a couple of pieces of gear.  I've cleared a GR45 pretty easily, but I need a sacred harvester weapon before I go much higher than that.

Sounds like everyone playing this season is having fun so far.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on January 25, 2019, 08:25:12 AM
I've been having fun. The new power tweaks are making leveling super fast.  My goal this season was to hit a GR 100 and I accomplished that a couple of days ago on Europe. I started with a DH using N6M4 and switched to UE when I had the pieces. Leveled for awhile - including a GR 90 - until I had the Shadow pieces and went to 100 very fast. Just missed a 102 by 3 seconds after being killed by the RG. Paragon 500ish, no augments, only a few pieces of ancient gear.


Started a Monk on NA and she's already completed a GR 65. Looking forward to GR 70 at least today.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on January 25, 2019, 09:22:37 AM
Congrats Cluck, very impressive!  Only 500ish paragon and able to do a GR100 is amazing.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 25, 2019, 09:39:35 AM
Wow.

I being going slow.

Not sure how you guys level so fast.  No worries.  I will get there.  lol
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: syn on January 25, 2019, 09:57:44 AM
grats cluck.

i'm slow too. completed chap4 yesterday and got the set but not much beyond that.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on January 25, 2019, 02:36:49 PM
lol, so I wanted to firm up that 500ish paragon GR100 clear and sure enough, my character is P level 702. Oops, sorry about that.

Even still what made it possible are the huge buffs this season, not my leetness. Do people still say that?

Second thing that made it possible was a lot of game time. With everyone in the house down with strep throat, there hasn't been much else to do.

If you haven't played much in a long time, there are a few things you should know:

1. A few seasons/patches ago, Blizz gave all the classes big defensive boasts, mainly through either skill/item changes. It's great, but important to know that most of these buffs are on some sort of short timer, i.e., they activate for 3-6 seconds and need to be refreshed repeatedly. No big deal, but when stacking these, if you lose focus just for a moment, your toughness drops from 100s of millions to 20 or 25 million. This becomes important for T10 and above. It could just be me, but I really have to pay attention to keep the buffs active, particularly when playing classes or builds with which I'm not familiar.

Over many seasons, Blizz has introduced a lot of power creep. If you haven't played in a long time, GR 60 is the new GR 30.

2. Once you hit level 70 and have some blood shards to spend, take a few minutes and check out the builds on the leaderboard and Youtube. Ryyker does a great series of videos. This is worthwhile not just if you're looking to push your build, but I find the Youtubers in particular can give you a good idea of what various skills and items can do. If you're naturally curious like Orbert, you'll probably want to do your own thing, but they are available if you want.

3. Some efficiency tips. For folks who want to speed up the progression somewhat, start by focusing your attacks on elites/packs. Trash gives very little experience and drops very little useful loot but you can easily spend more than half your time or more killing stuff that might drop 5% of the loot. Don't quote me on that number, but the vast majority of the loot falls from elites/packs.

The worst attributes on a complete set build will always be magnitudes more powerful than the best attributes on anything else. Focus on getting the pieces, then worry about upgrading attributes.

With this season bonus of the RRoG, it might be fun to try different combinations of sets together. Right now, I've got the 6 piece set bonus of Innas and the 4 piece set bonus of Sunwukos. Not exactly apple pie and ice cream, but it's interesting.


Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on January 25, 2019, 02:53:06 PM
Great information Cluck!
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on January 25, 2019, 02:55:03 PM
I need to make sure I hit up El Guapo Cluck when I get back to EU.  ;D  I think I am paragon 4 on EU, since I just wanted to get to 70 on Europe within the first 24 hours.

But I've been spending all of my time on America, and the occasional ten minutes here and there on the Switch.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 25, 2019, 03:46:09 PM
You sir are 1337!

 :P

And fun of good info.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: syn on January 25, 2019, 05:06:56 PM
3. Some efficiency tips. For folks who want to speed up the progression somewhat, start by focusing your attacks on elites/packs. Trash gives very little experience and drops very little useful loot but you can easily spend more than half your time or more killing stuff that might drop 5% of the loot. Don't quote me on that number, but the vast majority of the loot falls from elites/packs.

true, but important to leave yourself an escape route. it's never satisfying to narrowly survive an encounter with a bad pack only to get killed by random trash you didn't clear.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on January 25, 2019, 06:50:08 PM
Thanks Syn, I should have been clear that I was talking SC. I don't mind dying a bit in SC.

Dave, I've got a Monk on America and I just followed your lead and switched Sunwuko for Innas Bell. I got an 82 done today and may revisit tonight.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Kasferatu on January 26, 2019, 06:33:42 AM
Managed to get my first 70 grift down last night so got my first primal item. A Witch Doctor item on my Barbarian... really put a bucket of cold water over my enthusiasm.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: syn on January 26, 2019, 07:00:48 AM
Managed to get my first 70 grift down last night so got my first primal item. A Witch Doctor item on my Barbarian... really put a bucket of cold water over my enthusiasm.

ouch.  :(
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Kasferatu on January 26, 2019, 12:11:11 PM
Was quite the kick in the nuts.

I'm just about over it now and looking at how I can complete this seasons journey.  For Barbarian the conquests look tough.  Getting 3 gems to 65 is no problem but really not sure which other one to do and how to go about it.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 26, 2019, 12:40:10 PM
Meanwhile in nub land.  I just finished chapter two.  Right now I am running with grenades/trap-critical/turret/wolf.  Surprisingly effective and safe.  Not very fast, but that is ok.  I found some unique that ups grenade damage, and I am using the rune that gives me more grenades.  I stand in my trap for more crit, and I am mowing the monsters down.  Pretty fun actually.  I am only in master so I don't know how much longer this will be effective.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: hurtlocker on January 26, 2019, 08:18:33 PM
Got frustrated leveling my Monk on the American server so I did something I almost never do, I joined a few public
 MP games. (there weren't any clan members on line) It worked out well, did about 25 rifts at Torment 7 (where I was stuck)
and made two complete sets including the Monkey Kings set. I still prefer SP, but I can see how these guys level so quickly.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on January 26, 2019, 10:35:02 PM
I'm just about over it now and looking at how I can complete this seasons journey.  For Barbarian the conquests look tough.  Getting 3 gems to 65 is no problem but really not sure which other one to do and how to go about it.

The conquests need for speed and curses are ones myself or anyone playing a DH could help you achieve. Different builds are good for different conquests, hit me up anytime if I'm online.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Kasferatu on January 27, 2019, 04:14:25 AM
I'm just about over it now and looking at how I can complete this seasons journey.  For Barbarian the conquests look tough.  Getting 3 gems to 65 is no problem but really not sure which other one to do and how to go about it.

The conquests need for speed and curses are ones myself or anyone playing a DH could help you achieve. Different builds are good for different conquests, hit me up anytime if I'm online.

That would be appreciated.  What's your EU battletag?
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on January 27, 2019, 03:18:51 PM
Battletag is CluckKent#1498. Send me a friend request and let me know when you're likely to be on. I've been playing on Americas lately but have a solid seasonal UE DH on Europe.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on January 28, 2019, 07:32:48 AM
I was able to do a GR71 with my hardcore witch doctor.  I still don't have a scared harvester weapon, so I just loaded up on damage reduction from other sources and made it through with no problem.  My reward was a primal Flesh Tearer, which was totally useless.  At least I got 15 forgotten souls for it.

I'm not sure what I want to do now.  I have no incentive to keep going with the season journey since I have the maximum amount of stash tabs already.  I may just gear up for doing speed runs or goblin hunting.  Once that gets boring I could just push GRs until I die.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 28, 2019, 09:49:58 AM
Or retire and open a nice pub in the Skovos Isles.  I hear that those Amazon women are something else.

I was a bit risky this weekend and pushed my DH to finish chapter four.  I had two near deaths.  One in some sandy pit in the Desolate Sands, the other in some narrow hallway.  Both involved being frozen and those stupid laser beams.  Thankfully I survived and I now have the full Nat set.  The damage output is just stupid right now.  I will speed kill all the bosses while I can easily pwn their sorry ass.  I have two pieces of the Marauder set and I am working on the third.  So I need ingredients to change one set item into another.  I also need to level up my gems, I am woefully behind on that.

Next target is 70 so I can get my Primal Pig Sticker or whatever crap drop that will be.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on January 28, 2019, 10:17:11 AM
Or retire and open a nice pub in the Skovos Isles.  I hear that those Amazon women are something else.
LOL!

Next target is 70 so I can get my Primal Pig Sticker or whatever crap drop that will be.
Maybe you'll be lucky and get a primal follower token. :P
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 28, 2019, 10:22:29 AM
Maybe you'll be lucky and get a primal follower token. :P

Please tell me that has not happened.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on January 28, 2019, 10:40:11 AM
Oh, it's happened.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 28, 2019, 10:43:17 AM
I have a new low to aspire to.  :P
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Kasferatu on January 28, 2019, 02:07:06 PM
Battletag is CluckKent#1498. Send me a friend request and let me know when you're likely to be on. I've been playing on Americas lately but have a solid seasonal UE DH on Europe.

Friend request sent.  I usually try to get online for a couple of hours around 8pm UK time but that is very much dependent on the kids going to bed sensibly :D
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: syn on January 29, 2019, 11:12:49 AM
got my GR70 gift primal, a harrington waistguard. have maybe 15 10 (overestimated) non-seasonal primal items, and naturally this was already one of them.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on January 29, 2019, 01:01:47 PM
Harrington Waistguard used to be good about 6 yrs ago.  Kinda like Echoing Fury and Mempo of Twilight.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Kasferatu on January 29, 2019, 01:30:17 PM
Many thanks to Cluck for helping me out yesterday. We managed to complete 2 conquests due to very friendly rift maps. Now I just have to complete the other simpler stuff for my seasonal journey.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: syn on January 29, 2019, 01:55:32 PM
Harrington Waistguard used to be good about 6 yrs ago.  Kinda like Echoing Fury and Mempo of Twilight.

yeah. essentially useless for GR. extraneous for everything else given power creep. yahoo!!!
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on January 29, 2019, 04:29:07 PM
Mrs. Orbert wanted to do something I'd mentioned a while back, which is start two characters who always and only play together.  A permanent team.  This was a few weeks ago, and I told her that it kinda made sense to wait and do it when the new Season drops.  It did, and we have.  She wanted to do the Campaign, though, which is boring me to pieces.  But... it's "together" time for me and the missus, and is given its proper respect.  We're still in Act I collecting pieces of a broken sword that some guy dropped when he fell out of the sky or something.

Okay seriously, it's not that bad.  Kinda cool, actually, because we always level within a minute or so of each other.  The only time we don't is if one of us dies and the other gets a little bit ahead on xp, but I think the game "rebalances the load" or something, giving the lower-level person a slightly bigger slice of xp, because eventually we ended up in sync again.  It's an interesting dynamic.

Meanwhile, not wanting to mess up my Season Journey on Americas, I've started a DH on Europe.  Orbert#1313 if someone wants to meet up.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 29, 2019, 04:41:00 PM
This is a slight spoiler...but I think that swords belongs to an angel.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on January 29, 2019, 05:42:54 PM
This is a slight spoiler...but I think that swords belongs to an angel.
Way to go and ruin everything! :P
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on January 29, 2019, 06:30:11 PM
Everything is ruined forever!
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 30, 2019, 10:30:29 AM
I have completed the N6M4 set items.  The pieces could be better but I am now running with most of the correct items, I still want to get my Travelers set.  At this point I am wondering if I have the patience to get to GR70.  I am itching to get back to other games.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Timinator on January 30, 2019, 03:10:05 PM
I was a bit shocked at the number of people who came back for this season, but not shocked how quickly people are burning out again.  It would be interesting to know the player numbers over a season.  A spike at the start, and how quickly they drop off.

With a bunch of mostly massive buffs, not a single nerf they made the journey a whole lot faster, but the destination is the same as its always been in general.  Mn4nu, hope to see you back in D2
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on January 31, 2019, 07:34:58 AM
I was able to do a GR82 last night.  I found a Sacred Harvester which helped out with that.  Still no Compass Rose ring to complete the set.  Once I get that, completing a GR90 shouldn't be too far off.  At some point I will need to drop some defense for offense.  I'm not there yet though.

Mn4nu, hope to see you back in D2
I'll be back Tim.  There's still stuff I'd like to do in PlugY. :)
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on January 31, 2019, 09:43:33 AM
My daughter had the PS4 last night.  So I did HC seasonal Necro on my PC last night.  Did the Darkening of Tristan on Hard.  Finished it at level 25.  Meh.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Melchior on January 31, 2019, 11:15:16 PM
Rolled with a DH this season, but only up to Chapter 3, having difficulty getting away from Skyrim tbh
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 01, 2019, 10:16:00 AM
So I played a bunch yesterday and I keep marching up Greater Rifts.  I think I am around 50 at this point.  This despite being around 150 paragon levels.  That seems out of wack.  I am T-X level also.  At this point I will probably get to Gr70 around 250 paragon levels.  I think the last times I have done this I was around 600 Paragon levels.  I am also barely playing in a tactical manner.  I am running through the rifts spamming Rain of Vengeance and blasting everything in sight.  Power Creep my ass.  Power gallop more like it.  It does make me wonder if my character is too squishy for the level it is at.  My damage is up but my toughness if at Paragon 150 instead of 400 level.

Also tried to do the Nat set dungeon which is a pain in the ass to keep up Rain for 90 seconds.  I think the high damage output is making this more difficult as I am killing the monsters too quickly.  I need the monsters around so I can reduce the cool down of Rain.  I think I need to change my skills around to generate more Hatred and keep rain going longer.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on February 01, 2019, 02:29:03 PM
The Nat's dungeon is one of the easier set dungeons in the game. I think I used Reaper's Wraps to make sure I didn't run out of resources. Let me know if you need a link to a build and I'll track one down.

I passed p800 the earliest I have ever done in a season and rewarded myself by creating a WD to farm gems and goblins. Within an hour of creating him he had already farmed over 250 imperial diamonds, thanks to a rainbow goblin. Still no cosmic wings, though.  :'(
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 01, 2019, 03:28:20 PM
The main problem is not that I am running out of resources.  It is that I am killing things too quickly.  Normally you shoot stuff and each time you do it reduces the cool down of Rain.  Well since I am killing stuff so quickly I am not able to reduce the cool down sufficiently.  I will try some other skill set ups and see if I can do it.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Timinator on February 01, 2019, 03:41:05 PM
Some people put shittier gear on to reduce their killing speed sssithy. Try some yellows instead
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 01, 2019, 03:42:31 PM
Don't you need to have the complete set on?  The complete set now give 13000% damage increase to all attacks.  Tough to downgrade that if you need to the set on.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on February 01, 2019, 04:07:03 PM
Take off some of your gear, remove your gems, etc.  You need the set obviously, but any non-essential gear can come off.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: syn on February 01, 2019, 07:59:26 PM
you don't need the weapon to get the complete set bonus, do you? could alway equip some cheap blue/cracked bow/whatever and enjoy 13000% of that.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 02, 2019, 10:38:00 AM
God damn I hate set dungeons.  I keep running out of rain about 50 seconds into the thing.  Fukking annoying as all fucking shit.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 02, 2019, 10:38:50 AM
And yes I'm trying your ideas.  I appreciate it. 
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Timinator on February 02, 2019, 04:19:54 PM
One of the factors for d3 burnout
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 03, 2019, 11:19:22 AM
So I finished a level 70 GR.  My reward....PARTHANS!  Not very useful for me and given that they have dex probably not useful for anyone else.

I also finshed the Unhallowed set and switched to a Multishot build.  Holy cow is it fun to just melt monsters a screen a half away.  But this build is way more squishy.  I cubed a unity and switched to the Enchantress who has a cannot die relic.  So now I am a little more tankier but things that can hit me from far still pose a danger.  Since the switch I have triggered the death passive around five time.  None before with the old build.

So do I want to play in a fun way or a careful way?  Right now I am leaning toward fun and I am looking for ideas for how to make my build tankier.

Oh...I am also Paragon level 450 or so.  Usually I have only been able to get there by 600 and I got there around 400.

edit -- I found the Set Dungeon for Unhallowed and that one doesn't look fun either.  I need to read up on the tricks for beating it.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: hurtlocker on February 03, 2019, 01:10:55 PM
The new marauders/Natalyas build has a ton of defense and can still kill at high levels. I don't have ancient gear
and did a GR 70 easily with literally no damage taken.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on February 03, 2019, 01:25:41 PM
Fukking

Must have attended Trump University. :P
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 03, 2019, 02:53:58 PM
Yeah the n6m4 is much more tankier.  But the play style is less fun.  I might go back to it, but multiple is fun.

My new motto is, 'If I see you die, you got too close.'
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Timinator on February 03, 2019, 04:03:06 PM
See if you can find which are the easiest to hardest set dungeons. I remember the IK was very simple.  I got it on my 2nd ever attempt as I happened to go down a wrong path the first time.  Since you can rebirth more than one character, its quick to get another class to tick that box if you need.

Doing set dungeons was a big part of the non grind tasks I had left to do in D3
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on February 03, 2019, 10:38:40 PM
So I finished a level 70 GR.  My reward....PARTHANS!  Not very useful for me and given that they have dex probably not useful for anyone else.

I also finshed the Unhallowed set and switched to a Multishot build.  Holy cow is it fun to just melt monsters a screen a half away.  But this build is way more squishy.  I cubed a unity and switched to the Enchantress who has a cannot die relic.  So now I am a little more tankier but things that can hit me from far still pose a danger.  Since the switch I have triggered the death passive around five time.  None before with the old build.

So do I want to play in a fun way or a careful way?  Right now I am leaning toward fun and I am looking for ideas for how to make my build tankier.

Oh...I am also Paragon level 450 or so.  Usually I have only been able to get there by 600 and I got there around 400.

edit -- I found the Set Dungeon for Unhallowed and that one doesn't look fun either.  I need to read up on the tricks for beating it.

There is a ring for the DH that cuts your damage in half every time you vault and a DH bracer - spirit guards - which significantly reduce damage every time you use a generator. With these buffs up, UE can be pretty tough. 

at this point, it's a good idea to check a guide or two just to make sure you've got everything working for you. UE is a ton of fun and can press decently high GRs, but it's primarily a T13 farmer. With all the defensive buffs working for you, you'll do it quickly and safely.

Of course it's HC, and you always have to be on guard...
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on February 04, 2019, 06:54:28 AM
There is a ring for the DH that cuts your damage in half every time you vault and a DH bracer - spirit guards - which significantly reduce damage every time you use a generator. With these buffs up, UE can be pretty tough.

Cluck is right about the defense buffs, though I think the bracers are called 'Wraps of Clarity'.  Make sure you stay away from things too.  The set gives damage reduction for staying a certain distance away from things.  One other thing, to make yourself nearly invincible in rifts and bounties, get the boon of the hoarder gem, max it out at lvl 50, a goldwrap belt and the avarice band ring.  Your defense will explode and nothing can hurt you when you pick up gold.  It won't work in GRs though since gold doesn't drop in those. 
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on February 06, 2019, 02:23:44 PM
I started tracking my primal drops, so I don't expect to find any from here on out. :D

If any of you fine people find rainbow goblins in game, please invite your good buddy Dave to join the game before you kill them. I needs those Cosmic Wings something terrible.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Melchior on February 10, 2019, 10:41:07 PM
Been playing a fair bit of multiplayer, got lucky and found some random players that dragged me through higher GRs to get some gear. Just managed to solo a GR60 to unlock T13 MP.

Still using Nats set with Strafe (played all other sets on other seasons). Might try N6M4 when GRs get harder apparently that's the goods.

No notable finds unfortunately :(
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on February 11, 2019, 06:59:33 AM
Started playing a LoN Energy Twister Wizard and did a GR70 yesterday.  It is very fun to play, but I can tell it is not nearly as strong as Tal's or DMO build.  I was looking at the hardcore leaderboard for wizards this season, and someone did a GR117, that's crazy!  The vast majority of players on the leaderboard are running a Tal's channeling build.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: syn on February 11, 2019, 07:41:41 AM
also using LoN, on a crusader. using a mishmash of skills but primarily blessed hammer. getting close to changing to a class set.

haven't played a crusader in forever, was there a defensive buff boost for this class? i looked through the possible cube bonuses and did not see anything close to the barb's band of might, or the DH gear previously mentioned.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on February 11, 2019, 08:20:14 AM
Got a few hours in on the weekend and finally found my 1st consumable at paragon 700! Very unusual to have to wait so long. Found my second only minutes later, which was good because I use 2 weapons and both needed an extra stat.

Melch, always happy to play MP. Which server are you on? Do you play at any regular time?

mn4nu is correct, they are the wraps of clarity. Spirit guards are for a monk and serve the same purpose.

Not sure about Sader gear as I haven't played much Sader.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on February 11, 2019, 10:26:09 AM
haven't played a crusader in forever, was there a defensive buff boost for this class? i looked through the possible cube bonuses and did not see anything close to the barb's band of might, or the DH gear previously mentioned.

The "Justice Lantern" rings provides damage reduction based on your block chance.  I don't know of any others though.  I haven't played a crusader very much either.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on February 11, 2019, 04:03:33 PM
Since Demon Hunter is my favorite class, I've been thinking about trying the N6M4 build, which should be easier with Grandeur built-in.

Unfortunately, I've checked out three or four guides and none of them agree on which pieces make up the N6M4 build.

Can anyone here recommend an N6M4 build that they've actually tried and can comment on?

Thanks!  I love you all.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 11, 2019, 09:50:05 PM
I think the point is that you can switch out any of the pieces that overlap.  The ones that don't overlap are the mandatory ones.  So if you have the gloves from both sets choose the one that is more powerful.

Not sure that I should be giving advice since my HC n6m4 just died.  I switched back to n6m4 after playing around with multishot.  The n6m4 being tankier was the reason why.  I think I forgot to reequip the Zoey's belt because I went down hard.  Ah well.  It was fun while it lasted.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Timinator on February 12, 2019, 01:11:17 AM
You forgot to equip? Are you aware of the armoury?
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on February 12, 2019, 07:33:05 AM
Not sure that I should be giving advice since my HC n6m4 just died.
RIP.  Sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 12, 2019, 09:46:16 AM
Yeah...I am aware of the armory.  I had a bunch of duplicates so I was doing it manually trying to figure out the best combo of stuff.  The belt is not one of the items that I was looking at. 
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on February 12, 2019, 10:15:20 AM
Unfortunately, I've checked out three or four guides and none of them agree on which pieces make up the N6M4 build.

Can anyone here recommend an N6M4 build that they've actually tried and can comment on?

Thanks!  I love you all.

As Sssithly mentioned, any combination of parts that will get you up to the N6M4 will work. Use the best pieces with the best rolls and you'll be good. Make sure to have some gear with reduced resource costs, because N6M4 chews through the pool like no tomorrow.

I finally had an ancient Nat's crossbow drop last night, so I'll be trying out this build I used a couple seasons ago:
D3 DH N6M4 Build – Season 14 (hopefully it is still functional)

Skills
Evasive Fire – Focus
Cluster Arrow – Maelstrom
Vault – Tumble
Rain of Vengeance – Flying Strike
Sentry – Polar Station
Companion – Wolf

Passives
Ballistics
Cull the Weak
Custom Engineering
Steady Aim

Items
Helm: Marauder – Socket, CHC, Dex, Cluster Arrow % ***Socket with a topaz!!!***
Shoulders: Marauder – RCR, AD, Sentry %, Dex
Chest: Nat’s – Sockets, Sentry %, Dex
Bracers: Wraps of Clarity – Cold %, CHC, Dex, Vit
Gloves: Marauder – CHD, CHC, RCR, Dex
Belt: Zoey’s Secret – Dex, Vit, AR, Life
Pants: Nat’s – Socket, Dex, Vit, AR
Boots: Nat’s – Elemental Arrow %, Dex, Vit, AR
Amulet:  The Traveler’s Pledge – Socket, CHD, Cold %, CHC
Rings: Nat’s & The Compass Rose – Socket, CHD, CHC, RCR
Weapon: Nat’s – Socket, RCR, damage range, damage %
Offhand: Bombardier’s Rucksack – Sentry %, CHC, RCR, AS

Cube
Manticore
Frostburn Gauntlets
RoRG - Probably CoE now (damage) or the Vaulting ring (toughness)

Legendary Gems
Bane of the Trapped
Enforcer
Zei’s Stone of Vengeance

Paragon
Core: Movement Speed, Maximum Resource, Dex, Vit
Offense: CHD, CHC, AS, CDR
Defense: Resist All, Armor, Life, Life Regeneration
Utility: Resource Cost Reduction, Life on Hit, Area Damage, Gold Find (may need to drop AD)

Notes:  Just make sure you have any combination of 6 Nat’s pieces and 4 Marauder pieces!
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on February 12, 2019, 10:56:40 AM
Oh yeah, RIP Sssith. Firing up a new character now?
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on February 12, 2019, 11:06:21 AM
Thanks for the tips, guys!  Topaz in the Helm, eh?  Makes sense if the build is as resource-hungry as it sounds.

Wondering about the Frostburns in the Cube.  I use Reaper's Wraps in the Cube sometimes if I don't have room to wear them.  Moot at this point, since I don't have enough Marauder pieces to do this yet, but this sounds like an interesting build.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 12, 2019, 11:22:35 AM
I have a Necro on PC that I am playing from time to time.

On the PS4 I am busy with Horizon: Zero Dawn.  Which is pretty good.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on February 12, 2019, 12:05:10 PM
Thanks for the tips, guys!  Topaz in the Helm, eh?  Makes sense if the build is as resource-hungry as it sounds.

Wondering about the Frostburns in the Cube.  I use Reaper's Wraps in the Cube sometimes if I don't have room to wear them.  Moot at this point, since I don't have enough Marauder pieces to do this yet, but this sounds like an interesting build.

It is a very powerful build, but much slower than Impale or Multishot. It's a lot of fun, except when you are in rifts with lots of small rooms. Then it is agonizingly slow, at least to me.

Frostburns are in the cube for damage, but you could easily swap them out for Reapers if you like.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 12, 2019, 01:14:32 PM
I think I had Garulf (sp) Cloak in the cube.  That might be for a tankier HC build.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on February 12, 2019, 02:00:45 PM
I'll probably end up trying both, once I have all the equipment.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on February 14, 2019, 08:56:28 AM
Yeah, the top of the leaderboards are running N6M4 with fire, and Cloak of the Garwulf in the cube.

I completed a 97 with the combo, but man was it slow. None of my gear is augmented, so there's definitely room for improvement.

I think I'll do some speed 75s with UE until I get a nice boost in gear to the other sets, plus I can level some gems for augmenting. 
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on February 14, 2019, 11:31:28 AM
I managed to put together an N6M4 last night.  I forgot about the Cloak of the Garwulf and recycled it instead of cubing it.  I cubed some Reaper's Wraps instead.

Pretty fun.  It's a very "active" build; you gotta hit them buttons and stay on top of things to keep the buffs up and the monsters down.  She's specializing in Cold right now.  That might change, might not.

I don't care about scoring high on the Leader Boards or having the build that kills the fastest.  I care whether or not it's fun to play.  Sometimes staying on top of things and seeing what the build can do is fun; sometimes I just want to kill things.  I guess I'll always have M6 or UE for that.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on February 14, 2019, 04:24:53 PM
Same here Orbert. Interesting build N6M4, tough with all the buffs up, but it's a button pusher compared to the UE and it's downright irritating in the Keep maps with all those tiny rooms. Still not nearly as button pushy as some of the builds I've tried.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 14, 2019, 06:20:03 PM
I found it to be pretty tanky but annoying and not as fun. UE was a true glass cannon and I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Lego on February 14, 2019, 08:19:52 PM
So I'm super out of the loop. What is N6M4?
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Timinator on February 14, 2019, 09:06:45 PM
The letters refer to an abbreviation of the set name. The number is how many of that set to equip. And this season you get the rrog bonus for free (qualify for full set bonus at set-1)
M is marauder
N is not lovecrafts dog but a DH set
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on February 14, 2019, 09:29:17 PM
So I'm super out of the loop. What is N6M4?

6 pieces of Nats paired with 4 pieces of Marauders.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Lego on February 14, 2019, 09:53:37 PM
Thanks for the answers guys.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on February 17, 2019, 05:37:55 PM
Michelle, my Eurobabe (DH) ran a GR70 the other day, and for her guaranteed Primal, got this little beauty:

(https://imgur.com/JFtHeJs.jpg)

If that looks familiar, it might be because I've got one on Americas, too, which I posted a while back.  What can I say?  The RNG gods love me.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on February 18, 2019, 09:01:26 AM
Nice sack, Orbert!

I fired up a necro over the weekend. I still haven't spent much quality time with necros since they launched, but I am going to try to hit the leaderboard with this one. As of now, you only need to complete an 86 to make it. We'll see if I have the motivation to make it, or at least come close. I completed the Inarius set, so once I get the complimentary jewelry I should be able to do a little farming.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on February 18, 2019, 10:03:15 AM
Getting a nice primal is pretty rare.  GG Orbert!

Nice sack, Orbert!
:P
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on February 18, 2019, 01:25:13 PM
Nice sack, Orbert!

Yeah, I haven't heard that since...   well, let's say it's been a while.  But thanks! :)
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on February 18, 2019, 02:20:15 PM
Perhaps a little trimming of the hedges and routine maintenance. There are ways to make anything more attractive.

Go Dave Go! I lost steam on my Monk at GR 97. I'll have to get back to it.

Orbert, great find! It's been a long time since primal meant anything more than 15 souls for me.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 19, 2019, 10:46:49 AM
That is a pretty insane drop if you are running a DH.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on February 19, 2019, 11:08:42 AM
Yeah, it's sweet.  The one I have on Americas has +2 to pickup radius instead of +35% gold, but that's just being picky.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 19, 2019, 11:42:41 AM
Yeah...picky...bastard.   :P  The fact that you got with sentry so you can reroll something else is pretty epic. 
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Melchior on February 19, 2019, 07:25:34 PM
Got my stash tab, now playing off-season. Started a Crusader as I have never really played one. Got some sets, dislike all of the playstyles. Am I missing something? The skills seem so clunky, like the set that pumps your falling sword, seems painful to use as your primary damage dealer.

What set is most fun for crusader?
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: syn on February 19, 2019, 09:12:46 PM
i'm playing an invoker at the moment. a bit one-note but durable, well represented on the leaderboards so far as i've seen, and not so reliant on timered skills like falling sword.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on February 20, 2019, 04:52:10 PM
Sideshowbob used to play an LoN build that killed everything with thorns as you rode along on your horse. Horse was up practically 100% so it was a really fast build and very fun to play. I don't know if the build is used much today, but google would know for sure.

Other than that, I haven't found a Sader build that I enjoyed much.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 20, 2019, 04:56:57 PM
I enjoyed the Captain America build.  Probably not a high level build but I found it fun.  Absolute mayhem at times mowing down monsters with my shield.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: hurtlocker on February 21, 2019, 03:07:01 PM
Do you guys know what the max Discipline you can get on the Uhallowed Essence set? (max out on each piece?)
I googled it but no luck.  I have 96 and I was wondering if you could find more?
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on February 21, 2019, 05:07:59 PM
Do you guys know what the max Discipline you can get on the Uhallowed Essence set? (max out on each piece?)
I googled it but no luck.  I have 96 and I was wondering if you could find more?
I found something on this (https://diablo.fandom.com/wiki/Hatred_and_Discipline) page:

"Demon Hunters start with a base maximum of 30 Discipline, which returns at the rate of 1 point per second. Currently, there are no ways to increase Discipline regeneration, though many skills allow generating it from hits and Critical Hits. However, Demon Hunters may gain up to +36 maximum Discipline from items (+46 with legendary items, namely bows, quivers, and some rings, most giving +9-12 discipline), and +20 from Preparation (Invigoration rune), which is also a primary way of mid-combat Discipline recovery."

If you have 96 that may be the maximum, at least according to this site.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: hurtlocker on February 21, 2019, 05:33:10 PM
Cool, thanks! BTW, found out today that the Stone of Jordan ring can have +10 Discipline, never noticed that before.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on February 21, 2019, 07:35:44 PM
Cool, thanks! BTW, found out today that the Stone of Jordan ring can have +10 Discipline, never noticed that before.
8)
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on February 22, 2019, 11:14:16 AM
I have a HC Wizard at level 61.  I play her a bit here and there.  At the least I was to get here to level 70.  I almost have the platinum award for PS4.  I need level 70 characters in each class and I need 500 bounties completed.  The bounties seems like the tedious one.  Not sure how many I have now which is part of the problem.  If I had to guess it would be near 100.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on March 04, 2019, 12:38:05 PM
Got my N6M4 Eurobabe up to GR91 over the weekend.  This is nuts.  Yeah, I know they've inflated all the numbers, but what the hell.  I'm gonna see if I can get up to GR100 at some point, just because it seems like a nice number to shoot for.  I mean, I blew past 70, at 80 it was starting to get tough, but I kept adding Paragon points and getting the occasional equipment upgrade, and eventually I hit 90.  I know there are lots of guys out there doing well over 100, which is insane, but I'm neither that good nor that dedicated (obsessed) with the game.  But it does seem like a worthy goal.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Timinator on March 04, 2019, 02:56:12 PM
I have a HC Wizard at level 61.  I play her a bit here and there.  At the least I was to get here to level 70.  I almost have the platinum award for PS4.  I need level 70 characters in each class and I need 500 bounties completed.  The bounties seems like the tedious one.  Not sure how many I have now which is part of the problem.  If I had to guess it would be near 100.

500 bounties? in PC there is an achievement for 10 000 I think!  I had about 3300 done, although if you are in a team it counts those, not just ones you do yourself.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Sssith on March 04, 2019, 04:40:00 PM
I need to find where the count is.

And the platinum achievement doesn't seem too difficult.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on March 06, 2019, 01:40:35 PM
My N6M4 now has all Ancient equipment (counting the Primal Rucksack), and the "next level" is boosting them all via Caldesann's Despair.  Which requires several cranked-up Legendary Gems (which means lots of Keystones) and a whole lot of regular Gems.

Since she had a full UE set in the Stash, I made a UE setup for her, and have been tweaking it.  Optimizing for running T13 Rifts is easier than optimizing for maximum GR level.  Basically everything's focused on speed and damage, so now she flies through regular rifts one-shotting everything and collecting Keystones.  Then I'll level up a Legendary Gem, boost some equipment, rinse and repeat.  At the very least, this will provide some variety as I incrementally boost the N6M4 build.  I'm not sure why I didn't think of this before.  Probably because I still think of characters having certain builds.  I keep forgetting how easy they've made it to switch builds via the Armory.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: hurtlocker on March 09, 2019, 01:17:39 PM
Got a primal Furnace, not as popular as it used to be.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on March 09, 2019, 05:20:33 PM
I still like The Furnace.  I usually cube it, but a primal one would have some nice stats.  Good smashing power.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: dave in the basement on March 11, 2019, 10:53:39 AM
I didn't have much playtime this weekend, but I did have a Primal Puzzle Ring drop. I'm going to hang onto it in case they make it so it will take you to a Primal Greed Realm.

It'll never happen, but a guy can dream.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: hurtlocker on March 18, 2019, 08:43:48 PM
Completed a GR100 with my Impale DH, highest ever for me. The buffs to the sets make the GR 70  kind of a joke
now, 80's and 90's are not much of a challenge for most sets. To get into the top 1000 on the leaderboards for DH you have
to do at least a GR 117, crazy!
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: mn4nu on March 19, 2019, 07:30:34 AM
Congrats Hurtlocker!
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Orbert on March 19, 2019, 12:43:38 PM
Wow, congratulations!
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: Cluck Kent on March 19, 2019, 02:26:44 PM
Congrats Hurt! The power creep has been fun this season.
Title: Re: Season 16: The Season of Grandeur
Post by: syn on March 19, 2019, 04:13:28 PM
congrats!  8)