But yeah, Mallet Lords are pains. They're the main reason, I think, you don't see too many people farming A4.
I think, Malet Lords can be very nasty, but in my opinion they are NOT the worst enemy you can face in act 4. Or well not the only one.
Pretty much any monster in Act 4 ... is pretty hard. At least as mob. That is because they have so many natural effects. Succubs lower your armor by 50%. The Aspect of Terror have a curse which lowers for 75 sec ALL of your healing abilities, which includes potions, LoH, LL etc. by 75%. Pretty massive. Another creature can lower your resistances. There is also another hulking demon type in Act 4 which has the ability to "stun" you for a couple of seconds ...
so ... pretty much all mobs in Act 4 can be pretty frustrating.
Hmm. Morlu soldiers not. They dont really have anything special on them ...
Yeah its really no surprise people dont like to farm act 4 really. I mean, the enemies are a lot stronger, but "farming" them doesnt give you better items or anything like that.
seems like a very terrible place...
thanks again thorgrim. you should really run the WD and try out the bats builds! Many have sprung up since the latest patch. lots of varieties and very fun =D
just so I put things in perspective, many WDs have criticized my gear/build, claiming to be able to melt packs under 10 seconds...
I guess there are DPS routes where you melt everything before they can do anything, and there are EHP routes where if you don't die, sooner or later the enemy will, and there are balanced routes...
still, I've not seen any videos from other WDs on these tough elite kills where they do it much better and faster than me...slightly faster timings yes...but not so wow until I have to say they are much better XD
Mind adding me and giving me some advice with my WD? Thorgrim#1699
some advise here, you are holding imo the coolest WD weapon out there, but unfortunately it is not good for higher MPs. If you do want to continue running with that weapon, try getting one with lifesteal and play on lower MPs where you can kill fast.
Also I would drop acid rain from the build since you are not running with with any life on hit items. get mass confusion instead. you get to benefit from the weapon's reduced cooldown too.
Also you seem to be going too heavy on the attack speed. not very good for WD unless you have very high mana regeneration.
Also you may want to drop zombie charger or cloud of bats. you only need one to complement well of souls. replace it with soul harvest. its pretty good.
Also, try getting some pickup radius. at least 6 or 7. makes picking gold up easier and opens up some skill choices like using grave injustice and/or gruesome feast instead of spiritual attunement. Also you may want to use Rush of Essense with your high attack speed. since it complements well of souls well.
Also, try to get a mojo with mana regen. it helps =D
have a look at this build by skywalker. very efficient and very safe.http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8891580088