Diablo® III

Diablo 2 Need help with my Zealadin in Nightmare Duriel

He's about level 51, I'm having a really hard time doing any damage to him. I can generally survive very well, even without using holy shield. My mercenary does pretty well too, but we just can't do the damage.

What weapons should I be going for? My stats probably aren't optimal but whatever.

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Here's my suggestion. Less Blue.
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add me /f a tschwegs
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He's about level 51, I'm having a really hard time doing any damage to him. I can generally survive very well, even without using holy shield. My mercenary does pretty well too, but we just can't do the damage.

What weapons should I be going for? My stats probably aren't optimal but whatever.

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/9200/p8in.png
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/1551/8l1f.png

Are you able to hit Duriel? After you fight him hover over your AR and see what the percent is. If it is low see if you can farm up an angelic ring and amulet on normal or early nightmare. That will give you all the AR you will need for the rest of the game. If that doesn't fix it find a higher dps weapon or one with a socket in it so you can drop a few gems in it. Duriels attacks are physical so Thorns also can do substantial damage to him. He is also the most resistant to cold.

EDIT: You are making me want to play again :D *downloads*
Edited by MajorAjer#1259 on 9/23/2013 1:09 PM PDT
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I believe you are looking for the Diablo 2 forums, they are at the following location:

http://forums.battle.net/child-forum.html?forumId=12004
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Sorry guys, I'm playing single player so no online. :/

Yeah, I have quite a high hit % for Duriel (Fanaticism + Zeal gives a lot of innate attack rating), but I just do so little damage to him. Should I gamble until I get a good life steal cold damage 1h weapon? What weapons should I gamble on? I like swords so I gamble on war swords mostly, he only offers normal items, not exceptional yet. I need to be level 55 for the item level to go to exceptional right?
Edited by SOC#1607 on 9/23/2013 1:38 PM PDT
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Crushing Blow deals % dmg based on the enemy's hp, so get a weapon with that. (at least against bosses)
A Flail with the "Black" runeword is good and easily obtainable.
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I believe you are looking for the Diablo 2 forums, they are at the following location:

http://forums.battle.net/child-forum.html?forumId=12004


Is this guy an officer of the BNPD? (I know some of you aren't the sharpest tools, that would be Battle.Net Police Department) Does he only go thread to thread correcting people? or is it only me that sees him do just that?
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try hardcore classic non exp

best mode ever
just don't expect anyone on playing

but I do sometimes its fun
level 74 at the moment

Not that's a place 4 legit people to play
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I got him. Things went much better when I actually tanked him and my mercenary didn't and was alive to do the damage, lol. Dropped a very nice spear for my merc.

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Thanks dood. What advice can you give me about gearing? Should most of my gear come from gambling? Because that seems to be the case. Though it never gives me socketed gear.
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Your weapon is lvl 19, surprised you havent seen anything better.

Adding elemental damage does not get increased by % like fantasm or zeal (the synergy from sacrifice)

I think that item is act 3 normal mode rare? I would do tomb runs and swap it out for any kind of Enhance damage blue nightmare sword.

Good luck.
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Ah yes look at that loot. So nice.
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I can help you also, I have several 90+ players.Ill bd happy to help ya
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I know you already beat him, but if you have trouble with him again you could drink like 15 thawing pots before you go in for the fight, should help some.
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I play single player on d2 as well. Some advice:
I used to think swords were cool, then I realized they suck in terms of actual DPS (until you start getting exceptional or elite versions of the weapons, then they balance out a bit).
War sword and war axe both do 14 avg dmg per hit (white).
Flails do 12.5 damage, but instead of "fast attack speed", flails are classified as very fast.
Plus maces do extra damage to undead.
To me, that makes flails stronger than war swords/war axes, so if i was you i'd gamble for more flails.

In vanilla diablo 2, you cannot gamble for scepters, but war scepters have very fast attack speed, 13.5 damage per hit, do extra do undead, and may have nice +skills for pallies. If you can find a good one of these, you'd be well off.

Alternatively, war hammers pack 24 dmg per avg hit, but are "normal" attack speed. If you're feeling lucky, gamble for these and socket them with shael runes.

Look for exceptional items like Nagas, crowbills, knouts, rune swords, etc. If you can find one of these white, try to imbue it (if you're feeling lucky). You may end up with decent effects (or keep imbue till higher levels).

Finally, use horadric cube recipes for better items:
1 Ort Rune + 1 Amn Rune + 1 Perfect Sapphire + Normal (Basic) Rare Weapon = Exceptional Rare Weapon

1 Ral Rune + 1 Thul Rune + 1 Perfect Amethyst + Normal (Basic) Rare Armor = Exceptional Rare Armor

And so on.

Amn runes are amazing for life steal. Shael are good if you have sockets and intend to hit a IAS breakpoint.

Arreat summit is a fantastic resource to look around for tons of nifty ways to improve your character.
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Thanks for the advice guys.

Yeah, I don't do ladder since my net sucks here and it's so laggy.
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