Diablo® III

Help a brother buy a skorn !!

Title says it all , I had this garbage skorn laying around in my stash from when I was messing with Archon on my wizard. Even with it being a 45k dps loss from my 1h /mojo , and only having 4.5 LS I can just stand in everything , reflect is no longer a problem... Stuff just falls over...

I read a post saying 5 LS / 180 CD or higher , but what other stats ( Avg damage/ yada yada ) should I look for before I waste gold buying the wrong one.

Honestly have no idea what makes a good skorn , I was told this one is garbage , but its ok because I only payed 20 mil ish for it to screw around with archon like I said above.

Any tips appreciated.

-Oreo

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Buffmoonkins-1183/hero/31743972

http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/buffmoonkins-1183/VoodooOreo/31743972

http://d3up.com/b/503188
Edited by Buffmoonkins#1183 on 6/19/2013 11:44 AM PDT
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Skorn only rolls 1 random roll, so if you have lifesteal then you wont get attack speed, skorn has 1.0 APS which means avg dmg = DPS. So yes you want to aim for 5LS/180CD and as much DPS as you can since DPS=avg dmg, 1450 with 5ls+ and 180CD+ would be very nice indeed.
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I would say:

1400+ dps skorns with 300+ int, 180+CD and 5+ LS

But these are immediately 2b max bidded on the ah...probably by bots.

So it really depends on what you can afford and what is available.

A decent compromise is 1380dps with 300int, 195CD and 5+LS. These you can find at somewhat reasonable prices (somewhat) and the high CD = high dps

The skorn I bought is a 1388dps, 318int, 200CD, 5.4%LS and I paid around 1.1b for it a month ago. I think I could get more for it now.
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I think I may officially be a Skorn convert. I can't tell you how frustrating it was to get dunked on by reflect over and over even with horrify / Jaunt / Litany. ( I'm sure some or most of my problem is L2P)

I will check out the AH right now , I have a bunch of auctions that are being bid on atm ending in 12 hours. When all is said and done I should end up over a bil. /fingers crossed.
Edited by Buffmoonkins#1183 on 6/19/2013 12:10 PM PDT
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The biggest reason to use a 2h is for the lifesteal. Why not get the most of it? Since you're using Bats, and they deal some pretty incredible damage as long as you can channel w/out having to move, I'd suggest considering looking at ones with 5.7+ lifesteal. You won't find 1420+ 5.8 190CD on the GAH, since they're valued over 2B, but if you drop the CD a bit, you could get solid dps with the higher lifesteal. Dropping from 185 to 165CD loses 20CD, which is like 5% of your total CD? Increasing from 5LS to 6LS is a 20% increase.

Just something to keep in mind...
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The biggest reason to use a 2h is for the lifesteal. Why not get the most of it? Since you're using Bats, and they deal some pretty incredible damage as long as you can channel w/out having to move, I'd suggest considering looking at ones with 5.7+ lifesteal. You won't find 1420+ 5.8 190CD on the GAH, since they're valued over 2B, but if you drop the CD a bit, you could get solid dps with the higher lifesteal. Dropping from 185 to 165CD loses 20CD, which is like 5% of your total CD? Increasing from 5LS to 6LS is a 20% increase.

Just something to keep in mind...


Yup since you are going skorn I would lean towards the higher range of the life steal (personally I looked for 5.8+) You can make up the dps on other pieces, but not the life steal. Obviously both is great if you can afford it.
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I'm bidding on one atm

1400.6 dps
340 int
5.7 LS
156 cd :(

It is about the best I can hope for with my limited budget , without breaking out the debit card and heading to the RMAH.

Fingers crossed auction ends in less than 10 mins.

* won it for 277 Seems like an ok deal ? I hope lol.

Thanks all for the input. Time to mess around in the fields of misery ! :)
Edited by Buffmoonkins#1183 on 6/19/2013 1:40 PM PDT
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Nice! That actually seems like a pretty good deal to me
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