Thought I'd try to get some US feedback on this. I've posted it on the Eu and trying to get as much useful information from everyone as I can. Thank you if you take the time to read through, watch my vid and make a comment.
Original thread: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/7646655242
Personally, I don't feel this is unsuccessful, more just a lot harder to master... Some elites are major tough, which is the main thing I'm trying to solve the way around. Some good suggestions have been made on the eu so far, looking forward to hearing from you over this side of the pond.
Note: I’m not trying to show how you “should” play ranged or telling anyone this is the way to do it. Just wanted to make a video of me playing some ranged builds and styles on mp10 and share it with you guys. I dont claim to be amazing or anything, just venturing to make ranged play work for me.
I’ve varied the builds throughout the movie and tried to get a mix of elites to fight against, but had some pretty limited time to record these…
Please note I will make and upload some more of these vids next week and I’ll try and find some more challenging packs, most of these in the video are relatively easy.
I discovered if I am to suffer no deaths then I really have to go for my stun ranger style build. Some elite packs are easier to kite and stay ranged from, but others are just a complete and utter nightmare.
Keeping things stunned really helps keep them at bay (well dah!)
I’ll probably be using this build to take on the harder packs in my next video upload.
Normally anything with the following affixes is going to be a tough group:
Vortex – Sucks you in, no longer ranged (have to spend disc or time getting away again)
Waller – Stops you getting away and they can crowd you
Jailer – See waller
Fast – Impossible to outrun without continuous vault or caltrops (bye bye disc – no shadow power for me)
Teleporter – Basically impossible to keep ranged, always one enemy in your face
Horde – The more to take down the harder it is to keep away from
Illusionist – Same as horde, although easier to kill (however see video…)
Reflect Damage – All disc spent on Shadow Power, none left for other means of escape (caltrops or vault)
I think then when encountering a pack that has any 2 of the above affixes means that you will probably have to face tank them.
I don’t know about others but I find these mobs virtually impossible to stay ranged against in the style that I play.
Maybe Buttran’s build and playstyle is better for these type of packs…
He’s def not glass canon and kinda half ranged half tanky. When I try and be a tank with my build and gear it really shows my weak spots. I can just about do it with gloom, but sometimes I get wiped out completely (see video against Elite Phasebeasts).
In the part with the Phasebeasts that own me all over the place I wanted to show a pack that I find virtually impossible to range against. Tried to tank them and for me it only half works (more EHP needed or what! =D) As oyu can see I kinda lose the will to live in this battle :P and experience some crazy lag which definitely doesn’t help matters.
Stutter stepping helps for keeping a range and for kiting back a bit. I’m not great at it yet so cant crowd control with it like some of the better dudes out there, but it helps.
Anyway, just wanted to share this with the community and catch your thoughts. More to come on the video front next week when I get some recording opportunities.
Video is sped up slightly (2/3 time) to make it shorter overall…