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So I just cleared nightmare tonight and started a bit of hell (almost up to the skeleton king). One thing I immediately noticed was that it took very long to kill elites. I killed diablo in nightmare using a 150 dps 2h crossbow, I was at like 4-5k DPS with sharpshooter. After noticing how slow everything was going I checked the AH and found tons of weapons around my level for 10-20k, I ended up getting a 270 DPS yellow crossbow with like 100 dex, a socket, and 30% crit damage for 7k gold. I thought it was a great buy and it basically doubled my DPS.
Because of this apparent HUGE jump in gear happening at this level (I wasnt finding anything close to that in act 3/4 nightmare), I began wondering if I could find gear of similar quality by running whimsyshire, and if it was worth farming it to help make hell a bit easier. I still need to upgrade the staff which I need another 100k for but that's not a big deal. Any advice would be great, thanks.
P.S. I also want to mention that my DPS now with this new bow (with sharpshooter) is 12k, I just hit level 52 tonight. Is this acceptable for starting hell? Thanks for the input.
Edited by Dangerhorse#1845 on 5/26/2012 2:29 AM PDT
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