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Old 11-04-2017, 02:05 PM
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What about going Necro instad of Occultist?

I wanna see retaliation standard melee skeles, Wraith and Blight Fiend
Working on a HC (possible crucible) version of Skelemancer today, directly because of this cool build's inspiration.

I won't be going the retaliation route though as I think that is a conjurer strength. We'll see how it turns out.
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:11 AM
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What about going Necro instad of Occultist?

I wanna see retaliation standard melee skeles, Wraith and Blight Fiend
You make too many sacrifices going from Occultist to Necro, so I personally wouldn't use Ritualist with this route.

Occultist gives the Summoner:
  • Curse of Frailty provides 25% Physical RR, which gives our pets more damage as they primarily deal physical damage.
  • 144 flat OA with Blood of Dreeg - flat OA bonuses are huge for getting enough OA for the Briarthorn's to activate Assassin's Blade and take advantage of the pierce retaliation RR.
  • Aspect of the Guardian gives +10 Physical Resistance and well overcap on Poison and Acid Resistance, the last one is especially required for several areas /dungeons.
  • Bonds of Bysmiel, with just a single point investment before bonuses, gives our pets an additional 76% Health, not to mention an additional 4% DA thanks to the skill modifier on the gloves.
  • Bloody Pox and Wasting shred opponent's OA by 195, making it even harder for opponents to hit us and reducing their total damage if they do hit us.
  • Dreeg's Evil Eye reduces the target's Physical Damage by 18%, which helps against our pets' weakest damage protection.

All of that is for a mere 32 Mastery Points. A Necromancer doesn't have half the benefits that an Occultist brings to this set-up.
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:28 AM
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Amazing work.
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Old 11-06-2017, 07:28 PM
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I loved this build. I'm just wainting for the level guide to try it. Yes, i'm that lazy
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:27 AM
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I loved this build. I'm just wainting for the level guide to try it. Yes, i'm that lazy


Nah, just messing with you, I put up a rough sketch of a leveling guide, it's been over a year since I leveled up my Conjurer, so it's hard to remember what's more effective at the earlier levels.

I'm sure I botched something out of that memory, so let me know how your experience goes.
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:43 AM
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Why Shaman over Necro?
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:15 AM
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Why Shaman over Necro?
WAY better support for pet retaliation.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:48 AM
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I loved this build. I'm just wainting for the level guide to try it. Yes, i'm that lazy
Just get to lv 2, max out Devouring swarm and start in crucible and farm 6 devotion points, about lv 16, and switch back to vanilla
Swarm will carry you for a while

then get into the Pet, etc

Well that's what I did last week, very smooth and easy

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Old 11-09-2017, 12:17 PM
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Since any build with even a remote reliance on retaliation sees red at the sight of the Valbury bros, I figured it would be significant to let you know how this build fares against them:


No need to worry, they're easy.

You have more than enough DPS with the Primal Spirit active to take them down. Make sure you time your Primal Spirit cast after your target (Aldritch -> Garl -> Hallos, one of the other members here has a pretty detailed guide on why you should attack them in that order) does the heal/damage absorption shield so that you can burst for maximum effectiveness. Garl has poison pools that lower your resistances and causes fumbles all over the place, so when you start seeing fumbles flying on the screen, detach and find a better area to fight them.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:33 PM
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thanks for the great post. I have been trying to make my conjurer work and had been failing till now. still need to get all the mythical pieces together though
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