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Diablo 2: Resurrected remaster

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Morgoth, May 9, 2020.

  1. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Don't even need it much because you can max fire skill, and then when meet fire immunes, respec into helicopter.
     
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  2. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    My favorite is when the game gives you a free pass through Nightmare by giving you Ancients' Pledge off an early Act V quest in Normal.
     
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  3. Lacrymas Arcane

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    The entire game is an easy pass.
     
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  4. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Btw how often do legendaries drop in D2? I still have zilch, no golds, no greens and I'm about half-way in, end of Act 2.
     
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  5. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    This seems quite typical. You should expect to be decked out in yellows.
     
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  6. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    There's no timer or any sort of bad luck prevention thing in D2. Uniques and Set items can drop from almost everything with end act bosses having higher chances than usual. Some superunique monsters are good to hit up too like the aforementioned Countess or Pindleskin in Act V.

    If you're really hurting for gear you can hope you glitched out Andariel's loot table. If you took the town portal she creates once she dies and talked to Warriv to Sail East immediately after your first kill then her loot table will always assume you're getting the first time kill on her which makes the chances of unique/set items high on dropping. You want to make sure you do this in Nightmare/Hell since that's when she starts dropping pretty good stuff.

    A good way of knowing whether or not you glitched her is if you kill her again and she drops a whole bunch of weapons/armor or drops gold and only a couple items. If the former, she's glitched. If the latter, you done fukt up.
     
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  7. Shadenuat Arcane

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    I usually get a few every Difficulty. They drop often enough with reasonably set up MF and some running. I had most success with barb with find item who eventually even found Shako in Rakanishu innards.
     
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  8. Raghar Arcane

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    WTF.

    Have you tried to name character as Karen?
     
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  9. cvv Arcane Patron

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    And that works in D2R too? I think I did fuck off east right after I killed her. Ish. Gotta go back and re-kill her I guess.

    Also are golds always straight up better than yellows?
     
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  10. Multidirectional Arcane

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    If by "halfway in" you mean you are still in Normal difficulty then you shouldn't expect good drops there at all.
     
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  11. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Yellows can be p powerful. Depends on slot. Even blues have some uses, although don't know if it's same now (i remember people hunting for them phase blades).
    They were more powerful before they introduced more of the various affixes/suffixes which means they now roll in a lot more trash. Before finding something like 3-resist ring was almost normal.
     
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  12. Sykar Arcane

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    The strong runewords came with 1.10 and the retarded synergy system. Before that LoD was fine overall. What really ruined it for me was shit like Infiniderp, Dupenigma and the ever present Insight which almost everyone was running who did not have access to Infinishit or had enough leech to not worry about mana.
     
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  13. Generic-Giant-Spider Arcane

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    Depends on how the yellow rolls. Uniques are good because you know what you're getting and can target them but yellows have the potential to be just as good or even better. Certain modifiers are always desired like very high enhanced damage rolls, ethereal with self-repair, two open slots, etc.

    The problem comes from them having to compete with bonkers shit like the Grief runeword. A yellow would need to get insanely lucky to match or exceed that. In fact if that ever did happen for you then you should be very pissed off that such a stroke of luck did not manifest in some other way in your life.
     
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  14. Shadenuat Arcane

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    I don't think anything can match +flat damage of Grief, afaik.
     
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  15. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Btw as a noob I went automatically for a Barb, not metagaming at all. I just like to smash. Trying to go for a Frenzy build but should I regret? I'm watching YTs and strems where Sorceresses and Necros absolutely wreck shop with their AoEs and summons. They kill stuff like 10x faster than me. In D3 Barb was an S-Tier speedrunning build, here it's a joke.

    Is a non-Whirlwind Barb even viable on the hardest diff? I guess his 1v1 damage could get p. crazy with Frenzy but I suspect going through the hordes will be a slog.
     
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  16. Raghar Arcane

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    You shouldn't watch youtube.
     
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  17. Rafidur Learned

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    Before: Invest in a few skills, switch depending on the situation

    After: Invest in one skill and synergies, enjoy your 1 pointers in the rest
     
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  18. Olinser Savant

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    Honestly, just like Starcraft, I would honestly rather play a Carbot graphic remake than the Activision crap with the Manazon and homeless junkie druids.



    But maybe that's just because Carbot is a fucking legend.
     
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  19. Shadenuat Arcane

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    If you want to actually play and not rush through content with some rune word, barb is not easy. Just like anything that depends on good weapon, really. For solo sf, some pointers:
    - find item to double shake uniques/super uniques for loot
    - howl (yes, that level 1 skill) to not get swarmed
    - battle cry to reduce enemy defence by 50% on level 1
    - berserk to convert all damage into magic, thus ignoring physical resists.
    - leap, of course.

    personally, I dropped barb around Chapter 2 Hell last time I played solo because it's just too much work.

    I am not even sure whirlwind is that good for solo play without good weapon.
     
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  20. cvv Arcane Patron

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    No comprehende?
     
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  21. Cyberarmy Love fool Patron

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    Use barbarian item drop from dead bodies skill on more powerful monsters for better effect. Shout them till they drop phat loot.
    And yeah barbarian really relies on a good weapon for most builds.
     
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  22. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Whirlwind barb isn't even good without appropriate items.
     
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  23. Shadenuat Arcane

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    "Oh come on Breath of The Dying ww barb still not bad bruh"
    ^every random comment on internet later
     
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  24. Perkel Arcane

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    Just play game and don't watch any guides. The whole fun is to figure things out as you play and be amazed from your own thinking and figuring out stuff. Later on when you will be experienced then it is time to compare notes and take in what you couldn't figure out.

    Franzy is good skill and fun to use.
     
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  25. Sykar Arcane

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    Yep shoehorning player into very specific build paths with much reduced variability with a few rare exceptions like Nova sorc.
     
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