09/22/2012 11:09 AMPosted by Terihlonmaximus
Holy moley. That's almost perfect for my build. Though, the demon slave won't happen very often since I won't be spamming any attacks.
Do we know the proc rate on it?
09/23/2012 12:21 PMPosted by weeshengThose the demon 'distract' enemies? Am contemplating getting either Maximus or that staff that mezzes enemies once they fix the follower MF thing. Currently using Grand Vizier.
09/23/2012 01:41 PMPosted by EnderWardThose the demon 'distract' enemies? Am contemplating getting either Maximus or that staff that mezzes enemies once they fix the follower MF thing. Currently using Grand Vizier.
Wrote this on another forum, but this should answer your question:
"More importantly, though, the monster AI treats him as a real pet, so he draws aggro from them and off you. He's also large and solid, so between him and Gary doorways are completely blocked, and scary melee things are kept off you. He also provides another target for teleporting things like Phase Beasts - maybe it's just my wishful thinking, but they really seem to love going after him.
Another benefit that I observed is that the demon will not retreat with your main group when you run away using Spirit Walk. The zombie dogs, the Enchantress and Gary all come with you, but the demon stays and fights. So on the occasion that you need to retreat for a bit from a particularly nasty fight, the elites/champs will not follow (they're fighting the demon) and you get significantly more time to recuperate, or even escape completely if necessary.
Overall, Maximus is perfect fit for a Witch Doctor, providing yet another tank and more damage (both his own and by boosting the damage output of your Enchantress). Richer people than I actually use two of them, to get two demon tanks, but honestly I don't think I'd give up my Azurewrath even if I could afford another Maximus."
I gave the Maximus to my Barbarian's Enchantress, though. The WD already has enough pets around. :)
09/23/2012 03:08 PMPosted by Terihlony'all gotta stop copying me
I can copy you if I want to... :)
I'm still not sure about a build for using it. Seems kinda a waste to not take advantage of the fire skill damage bonus but RoT is just awesome. My current build has worked out well so far but I am not 100% sure about it yet.
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