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Balanced Tank/Dodge Revised
I was informed that discussing LordRaahl's build choices in his sticky was a no-no (no sarcasm intended). I have created this thread to show LordRaahl what I would do instead. This is what I feel looks like a tank/dodge build without deviating from your choices too much LordRaahl.
Use high CHC and a shield. The only variation I would suggest is if you aren't getting enough armor from your gear switch BoY with STI although LordRaahl advised me to stay away from STI and OwE if I wanted to truly master hipster monkness(no pun intended).
EDIT- I want to thank jco310 for the advice on creating this thread. In honor of this achievement I formally announce free popcorn for everyone.
/free popcorn stand rolls in
Edited by n0rain#1149 on 1/1/2013 10:24 PM PST
- first of all, back there, you didn't start with discussing builds,
I never said how I started but truthfully I started out with criticisms that you couldn't handle.
- you're out of your place and need to check yourself, because from your 24k dps and poverty gear, noone's gonna take you seriously. You're way out of your league when it comes to criticism.
He is trying to be cute some more. Get over it. If you can't be civil and explain yourself without flaming me I am just going to start reporting you every time. Compose yourself before you come back here please.
now, this, is the build that you wanted to discuss. Quoting here from the guide.
Nope, I didn't create this thread to discuss your fantasy boot camp ideas and larping sessions. I came here to discuss the following build choices...
Build#7 - Sword of the Seeker
Cool flair, and I mean that. what I still don't understand is why would you supposedly try to train someone to use skills that aren't present in the training model? That makes no sense. That's like teaching someone to play basketball and then tell him to play golf. It's so wrong. We aren't discussing this though. Not here at least. What we are discussing is build choices.
Now about your querry on the passives :
That's what I was looking for. Thank you for stating it better than me. I totally agree in a way. Eventually you won't need OwE or STI if you build your character right. I call it hipster monkness though.
i'll take a look at the true build soon and see if I agree with your choices but as it stands I do not like your training build whether it be for training purposes or not.
Now to further explain my choices.
Blinding Flash: Searing Light, this was chosen because it performs like dodge in the sense that you take no damage if they miss. Dodge cannot mitigate all damage in the game and therefore to build a character soley around dodge isn't good.
Hard Target gives you 70% bonus armor when used with Keen Eye. You have Keen Eye by the way. You don't have STI though. The feedback damage is nice on Backlash, I won't refute that, but it is hardly the cause of a monsters ko. Plus, you could go MoR: Retaliation and stack thorns for better feedback damage. All in all for hipster monkness I would rather do MoR: Retaliation over backlash.
didn't you build the training model for amateurs?
And lastly, you're using combination strike without sweeping wind,
Combo Strike and SW is a nice way to go but I deviated from SW because of the whole hipster monkness mentality. Also, because you don't have it. Remember I tried to stay within the boundaries of your build ideas.
I was really hoping you would mention that I used SSS with the pandemonium rune. I used this to control the battlefield which is good for tanks in D3 imo. Just mo though.
and as a training build for beginners,
Again, I'll look at the second one soon because of this. I still wouldn't advise people to train with skills that they won't use though.
Edited by n0rain#1149 on 1/1/2013 10:21 PM PST
Appears LordRaahl got another ban.
I am not sure how that works though. His academy is still up which, as far as I know, is not what happens when you get banned? Not sure.
I am not certain on what happens when you get banned, that being said, his post in this thread was completely removed and I think the only way that happens is when a moderator removes it. Last time I saw that was for a guy who was dropping F bombs in a hardcore thread. All his posts were removed in that thread, not sure if his posts in other threads were removed or not. We will know soon enough when LordRaahl comes back, since I do not think he got perma-banned.
EDIT: Post #3 was his, it is GONE.
Edited by jco310#1218 on 1/2/2013 4:26 PM PST
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