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Title: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on March 25, 2014, 04:20:39 PM
Weeeee

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/schild-1679/hero/42090187


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: EWSpider on March 25, 2014, 08:30:14 PM
That page needs to show what your toon looks like in game.  Still some hawtness.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Quinton on March 25, 2014, 09:37:33 PM
It also does not show you rerolled attributes...  annoying!


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 26, 2014, 01:49:07 PM
Did you use the Mystic to whore up your +gold drops, or just get lucky? +118% seems on the high side to me.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on March 26, 2014, 02:10:13 PM
+Gold% is actually the first thing I reroll OUT of if there's a good alternative.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 26, 2014, 03:07:47 PM
That was what I would normally assume and thus why I asked...it is a pretty high number for random chance. At least it feels that way.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ingmar on March 26, 2014, 04:08:56 PM
I dunno, I just checked my guy and he's at almost 60% with just 2 pieces having it. It seems to show up a lot.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on March 26, 2014, 11:33:10 PM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/schild-1679/hero/3901301

DH almost as good as my mage now.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on March 27, 2014, 05:14:31 AM
That's a nice razor strop.

You don't seem to upgrade your gear that much.  Drops been shit ?


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on March 27, 2014, 10:48:52 AM
Not shit, just not good enough. I'm mostly farming with the wizard and DH to get items for my other 4 toons.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 27, 2014, 10:57:23 AM
Yeah, I am hoping to upgrade all my crafters to top level, then lay in a supply of rare mats before I level a crusader and my other characters. I did manage to find 2 death's breaths last night, bringing my grand total to 3 so far. Dizzying.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ingmar on March 27, 2014, 01:42:54 PM
Yeehaw. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Thorgrim-1313/hero/589774


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Sjofn on March 27, 2014, 02:59:28 PM
I have nothing to brag about, but I do have a 70: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Sjofn-1820/hero/950687


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Merusk on March 27, 2014, 02:59:42 PM
Yeah, I am hoping to upgrade all my crafters to top level, then lay in a supply of rare mats before I level a crusader and my other characters. I did manage to find 2 death's breaths last night, bringing my grand total to 3 so far. Dizzying.

It's much better on higher difficulties.  I hit 68 running Master all the way and I know I've gotten at least 5.  My smith is at level 9.4 and I've done one reroll on a level 61 item .


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on March 27, 2014, 03:05:02 PM
I have gotten ~120 death's breaths. Ya'll need to Torment it up.

Edit:
Yeehaw. http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Thorgrim-1313/hero/589774

Dat Cameo.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Soulflame on March 27, 2014, 03:29:38 PM
I was getting a good number of Death's Breaths on Torment 2.  Not so much on Expert/Master.

I think I can bump back up to Master now that I'm 70, and slightly better geared.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 27, 2014, 04:30:04 PM
Yeah, I am hoping to upgrade all my crafters to top level, then lay in a supply of rare mats before I level a crusader and my other characters. I did manage to find 2 death's breaths last night, bringing my grand total to 3 so far. Dizzying.

It's much better on higher difficulties.  I hit 68 running Master all the way and I know I've gotten at least 5.  My smith is at level 9.4 and I've done one reroll on a level 61 item .

I am playing on Torment 1  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Merusk on March 27, 2014, 04:45:41 PM
You have terrible luck, sir.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 27, 2014, 05:34:06 PM
Ask anyone who knows me personally and they will completely agree. Pretty sure I burned any residual good luck I had left finding a wife who can stand me and my bullshit and then having two healthy kids. I can live with that. But I am hoping shit evens out for me eventually, because that will be a nice payday  :drill:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: EWSpider on March 27, 2014, 06:14:23 PM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Drevik-1955/hero/3087980

My sword is pretty nasty, rest of my gear is still pretty average.  Managed to break 300k dps with my buffs up though.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Nonentity on March 28, 2014, 12:57:21 AM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Nonentity-1321/hero/30786

My offhand is crazy, insane amounts of healing. Everything else is meh. Gonna take a while to upgrade those gloves.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: KallDrexx on March 28, 2014, 07:35:05 AM
Weee finally got 70: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/KallDrexx-1409/hero/41408148

Time to beat Act V (for my gauranteed legendary) and let adventure mode begin!


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: apocrypha on March 28, 2014, 09:47:05 AM
My kinda randomly geared 70: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Apocrypha-2851/hero/20211433

She has nice shoes.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on March 28, 2014, 11:38:33 AM
I really don't like the fact the profile doesn't reflect buffs which are always up or the +arcane and +disintegrate dmg I have.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/starrynight-1168/hero/41125480


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on March 28, 2014, 11:40:29 AM
That's a lot of magic missiles.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on March 28, 2014, 12:00:30 PM
I am the disco king.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on March 28, 2014, 01:09:27 PM
Just got me that Cloak of Deception. Weeeeee. GET ON MY SHITTY DEMON HUNTER.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Threash on March 29, 2014, 01:17:22 PM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Tremain-1984/hero/43168619

Gonna be sad when i have to replace those gloves.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on March 29, 2014, 02:31:20 PM
THey need to add "Reroll as current level" to uniques. Oh, and paying more to reroll more than one stat. And "reset" an item.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Setanta on March 30, 2014, 04:43:37 AM
Finally hit 70 on my first character, my DH http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Setanta-1696/hero/6819040

I like this build even more now that I have the 4th passive and it's reasonably good fun in adventure mode.

Turret, Turret, Turret and strafe plus one of the other skills to either grab health back or stun break. Crits give me a chance at more discipline and the bat feeds hatred. It seems to work better with an xbow than a hand bow.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Pennilenko on March 30, 2014, 10:43:51 PM
Anyone got any recommendations for this build and gear?

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Pennilenko-1549/hero/1624432 (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Pennilenko-1549/hero/1624432)


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: MrHat on April 01, 2014, 09:02:48 AM
Finally gave up last night on my other characters and put some time into my wizard.

After funneling two Blackthorne set pieces to Schild (I only realized this morning that I could be rocking the pair), my Wiz is respectable at 600k+ (900k+ with buffs),  mil toughness and like nearly 60% crit chance.

No +dam though, so I need to pick a spec and start rolling new items into it:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/tankstar-1170/hero/6115516


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Hoax on April 01, 2014, 09:22:18 AM
Anyone got any recommendations for this build and gear?

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Pennilenko-1549/hero/1624432 (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Pennilenko-1549/hero/1624432)

That seems insanely defensive for softcore. I worry about your damage. There are so many elites that won't walk up and take orbs to the mouth.

I don't think much of Prodigy as a passive and it seems sort of sad to be running a melee Wiz with no Slow Time.

Lastly do softcore players usually run something like Illusionist? I wouldn't expect that, seems way less than ideal.



Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 01, 2014, 09:56:25 AM
Um, it's not really defensive.  Have a look at some of the videos of the Wizards running the build.  You basically teleport INTO a mob of scum and they all blow up.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: MrHat on April 01, 2014, 10:09:15 AM
Anyone got any recommendations for this build and gear?

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Pennilenko-1549/hero/1624432 (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Pennilenko-1549/hero/1624432)

That seems insanely defensive for softcore. I worry about your damage. There are so many elites that won't walk up and take orbs to the mouth.

I don't think much of Prodigy as a passive and it seems sort of sad to be running a melee Wiz with no Slow Time.

Lastly do softcore players usually run something like Illusionist? I wouldn't expect that, seems way less than ideal.



Illusionist scales amazing into higher Torments with Teleport-Calamity as it gives you stunlock because big hits against you reset Teleport which resets the stun on calamity.  Its essentially a more violent version of the old Crit-Cooldown build from pre-RoS.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: cironian on April 01, 2014, 11:06:52 AM
http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Cironian-1679/hero/4796173

Still gearing up on decent lv70 stuff. Just found that SoJ yesterday, pure :heart: for my disintegration build.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 01, 2014, 11:11:28 AM
Man, that flame ring combined with the 'resistance and healing' legendary amulet would be much luv.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: MrHat on April 01, 2014, 11:40:30 AM
I hate this thread.  I get such bad legendaries.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on April 01, 2014, 12:12:59 PM
Hit 70 this morning (finished the story last night). Can't link to my terrible build since the login servers are pooping all ever themselves, but i did get a Puzzle Ring last night that was actually a bit of an upgrade. How do you tell when it procs and the little fucker coughs up an item?


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 01, 2014, 12:23:51 PM
Oh Don't Even Fucking Start.  Constant war with the wife over this fucking puzzle ring.

Basically, the wee guy slings something out of his sack (hur hur.)  But it's a really, really quick animation that doesn't always play, so you can NEVER TELL if the item that dropped was from him or just a shower of loot or what.  He did it for me once entirely in the clear and it was obvious, but I never caught him doing it again so I take it on faith.

It's the most annoying fucking thing in the game.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on April 01, 2014, 12:29:55 PM
Just picked up a second Serpent's Sparker that was 100% the same as mine, gave it to Jenny.

Now we have 4 Hydras up? That's fair.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Pennilenko on April 01, 2014, 04:40:53 PM
That seems insanely defensive for softcore. I worry about your damage. There are so many elites that won't walk up and take orbs to the mouth. I don't think much of Prodigy as a passive and it seems sort of sad to be running a melee Wiz with no Slow Time. Lastly do softcore players usually run something like Illusionist? I wouldn't expect that, seems way less than ideal.

Interestingly enough, the teleport and illusionist combo lets me control groups nicely, also that necklace is 100 percent up-time. So that mixed with orbiting orbs, and stuff explodes nicely. The character sheet says 506k in game when I have my force weapon buff up. I face tank just about everything, I only bail for chains and freeze orbs. The character sheet does not show my real dps though. I literally splooge a fountain of crits all 1 to 2 million. There is no real parser, so I have been using my stop watch for kill times. I can kill 100ish million HP mobs in less than 30 seconds. Just guest-imating I would say that my dps fluctuates between 1 and 3 million.

A good example, I had a cursed chest that spawned the skeleton king for me to kill and he was like 340ish million HP, I hit the stop watch and clocked his kill at just shy of two minutes, which is north of 2.5 million dps for that specific encounter. So the character sheet is a big fat liar.

Edit: I just noticed you can't see my rerolled item stats.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Threash on April 01, 2014, 05:12:48 PM
The character sheet doesn't take into account any % bonuses to damage type or specific skills, and those are both big boosts to dps.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Rasix on April 01, 2014, 06:13:42 PM
ALL THE PETS.  (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Rasix-1142/hero/40652760)  It's a bummer that Piranhado and Bruiser don't proc Haunt of Vaxo.  That's all Snake to the face is really doing there, I hate to give up Firebomb.  I suppose Mass Hysteria could be used as firebats only really is used to proc fetishes or clear about curse chest events.  Asheara's Vestments set bonus is awesome.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 01, 2014, 06:46:00 PM
Maybe try Bogadile to proc it? I think it might count as a stun.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Setanta on April 02, 2014, 01:20:07 AM
I love Piranhado with my bat/fetish build. Running grave injustice on top of it against huge packs makes me giggle because I get the mana regen up with spiders, use the Pirahnas to suck the mobs in, blast them with bats while the fetishes go to work and then pop pirahnas again because grave injustice procs have reset my timer. It also resets all my timers. I've replaced Slam Dance with the 'rahnas.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Setanta-1696/hero/12737529

I must admit that when I took down death at level 67 I had to switch to a garg/doggie/poison build. Going to run him again now that I'm not in L61/66 gear any more.

Got back on the DH and geared up a bit more - lots of fun there too.

Next stop monk because I finally tried out exploding palm and had a blast with it.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Rasix on April 02, 2014, 02:15:26 AM
Maybe try Bogadile to proc it? I think it might count as a stun.

For the record, this works.  What's funny is, it won't work if your garg has already stunned the mob in question.  :uhrr:  Went back to the stinker.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 04, 2014, 04:09:20 AM
http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Ironwood-2511/hero/5754936 (http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Ironwood-2511/hero/5754936)

Now with 2 level 70's both shite.  What's interesting is that they both have the same low DPS.  I think the plan is to spend the weekend hunting for the good loots.



Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Reg on April 04, 2014, 05:01:27 AM
Easy fix to get started - Upgrade all of the gems in your Tal Rasha chest. You must have tons of marquise diamonds at this point, right?


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 04, 2014, 05:20:31 AM
A Metric fuckton, but that Tal Rashas is an old 60 version, so what's the point ?

Nah, don't worry about me, I have a plan to just get rid of most of this shit and gem properly.  This isn't so much an ego stroking thing for me as 'Look at the Retards'.

 :grin:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Reg on April 04, 2014, 06:07:22 AM
Hah I'll admit that your equipment is shockingly bad. I can't believe you didn't find better stuff on the way from 60 to 70.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 04, 2014, 06:08:53 AM
I probably did.  I do love to disenchant shit.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Hoax on April 04, 2014, 01:22:25 PM
I probably did.  I do love to disenchant shit.

 :uhrr:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 04, 2014, 01:40:10 PM
You really don't understand me yet at all, eh ?


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ragnoros on April 05, 2014, 05:41:57 AM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/ray-1555/hero/2889702  (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/ray-1555/hero/2889702)

So, I am trying to figure out what I should be blowing shards on.

Gloves give me a shot at swapping vit for ias, but that would be a sidegrade, given how littte vit I run already.

I could look for a better rolled ammy, 40% more crit damage would be nice, but for 20 shards, the ammies that bitch gives tend to be blue, or have 2-3 affixes.

Beyond that, rares are not going to help. Should I just gamble some shoulders, given that basically every primary affix is good, or any other bright ideas?


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 05, 2014, 03:23:35 PM
Source is only 5, you don't have max crit on yours, and it would probably better to have a relevant +skill damage than either the vit or the +life. Plus you could always get a nice legendary/set one.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Setanta on April 05, 2014, 04:28:08 PM
I just blew 300 shards - nothing that was an upgrade dropped :D

On the flip side, 3/6 characters to 70 and I'm sick of story mode.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Rasix on April 05, 2014, 05:42:36 PM
Just do adventure mode for leveling. It's fantastic so far.  About a level  per bounty and rifts are fantastic for leveling.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Setanta on April 05, 2014, 09:33:54 PM
Yep - I just want the class achieves from storyline but that can wait until the last couple are at 70. Taking on Malph with a 65 monk on L61 gear was cringe-worthy.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: veredus on April 06, 2014, 05:12:00 PM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Toadchewer-1728/hero/44089698 (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Toadchewer-1728/hero/44089698)

There's my one 70. Feeling like I maybe should trade out some toughness for some more DPS. I'm actually just over 400k damage with self buffs and can do T1 pretty easily, it just sometimes feels like it takes quite a bit of time to get through all five bounties on T1.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Setanta on April 07, 2014, 02:16:09 AM
Thanks for the 50% bonus to XP blizz, that's 4/6 at 70 now with the warrior to go (currently sitting on 66).

I'm noticing a bit of a drought of legendaries though - are the legendary mats replacing them or addition to them?


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on April 07, 2014, 02:26:04 AM
I'm noticing a bit of a drought of legendaries though - are the legendary mats replacing them or addition to them?

I believe it is replacing them. Which is probably NOT by design. If it's by design, the manager who allowed that to happen doesn't understand the skinner box.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Trippy on April 07, 2014, 02:36:08 AM
I got a decent number of legendaries on my run to 70 on my Wizard this weekend.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Teleku on April 07, 2014, 04:44:46 AM
Got the expansion, picked up my level 54 Wizard and started Act V.  Picked Expert difficulty setting because I really didnít have any idea how hard any of these settings were now.  From the start of the act to right before Malph, I made it to level 67.  Then because itís apparently the thing to do, ground out the last 3 levels before I go to kill Malph.  From 54 to 70, I got about 15 to 18 legendary drops.  I donít think Iíd gotten a single one back when I originally played the game up to 54, heh.

And yes, game is way fun again.  Crazy how much they managed to do right this time.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 07, 2014, 07:08:52 AM
Thanks for the 50% bonus to XP blizz, that's 4/6 at 70 now with the warrior to go (currently sitting on 66).

I'm noticing a bit of a drought of legendaries though - are the legendary mats replacing them or addition to them?

Not only are the mats replacing them, the damn patterns are as well. So when you get a sub-cap pattern you want to rage.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 07, 2014, 11:19:12 AM
I'm noticing a bit of a drought of legendaries though - are the legendary mats replacing them or addition to them?

I believe it is replacing them. Which is probably NOT by design. If it's by design, the manager who allowed that to happen doesn't understand the skinner box.

This explains A LOT.

 :uhrr:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 07, 2014, 12:22:47 PM
I haven't noticed this issue at all. Well, maybe plans, I've been getting a lot of plans lately.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Threash on April 07, 2014, 01:01:33 PM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Tremain-1984/hero/45024694

My first max level hardcore character! thank you for the exp bonus Blizzard.  I expect i'll die horribly soon, even if i am barely on hard.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Teleku on April 07, 2014, 01:49:31 PM
I'm noticing a bit of a drought of legendaries though - are the legendary mats replacing them or addition to them?

I believe it is replacing them. Which is probably NOT by design. If it's by design, the manager who allowed that to happen doesn't understand the skinner box.

This explains A LOT.

 :uhrr:
I'm going to say they aren't replacing legendary drops based on my own anecdotal experience.  I just killed Mal tonight on Expert mode for the first time, at level 70 (as was suggested).  I got a nice pair of legendary boots, a legendary crafting mat, and a legendary recipe.  If it was replacing, then that means I managed to pull a three legendary drop from him.  Which I highly doubt.

Though again, legendaries have been dropping pretty often for me.  From 54-70, I was getting about 1 or two per level.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on April 07, 2014, 02:14:55 PM
First time killing Maltheal is at least one guaranteed legendary. I got 3 and Jenny got 2 when we killed him. Maltheal first kill is a terrible sample for this.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Threash on April 07, 2014, 04:30:20 PM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Tremain-1984/hero/45024694

My first max level hardcore character! thank you for the exp bonus Blizzard.  I expect i'll die horribly soon, even if i am barely on hard.

And...dead.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Hoax on April 07, 2014, 04:33:31 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANk8dEEVjLM

 :heartbreak:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Teleku on April 07, 2014, 04:45:17 PM
First time killing Maltheal is at least one guaranteed legendary. I got 3 and Jenny got 2 when we killed him. Maltheal first kill is a terrible sample for this.
Are there any other guaranteed legendary drops from which to judge?  But point taken, I'd just assumed one legendary drop was the normal for Mal.

Moving on, can somebody explain how the changes to 'vampire' work out.  I have items with +health on hit, even at 70, though I read that 'vampire' goes away at 70 (is that true?).  Does it mean that that stat is useless on these items, or is +life on hit different somehow?  In short, I got a pretty sweet amulet from my Mal, kill, and I need to know if that stat is the one I should have re-rolled.   :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Rokal on April 07, 2014, 04:55:59 PM
Moving on, can somebody explain how the changes to 'vampire' work out.  I have items with +health on hit, even at 70, though I read that 'vampire' goes away at 70 (is that true?).  Does it mean that that stat is useless on these items, or is +life on hit different somehow?  In short, I got a pretty sweet amulet from my Mal, kill, and I need to know if that stat is the one I should have re-rolled.   :awesome_for_real:

Life on hit retains 100% of its effect at 70. Life steal is a different stat on way fewer pieces of gear and retains 0% of its effect at level 70 (and only 10% at level 60).

Basically, LoH = good, Lifesteal = trash.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 07, 2014, 04:58:14 PM
I think the lifesteal was a percentage of damage, thus why it's been nerfed/ removed.  When you're getting % lifesteal of 6-million damage crits you're just not going to die.  Then you hit people doing REAL damage and 25million + crits.

Meanwhile, Life on hit is much lower and not a percentage.  I only have 3k life on hit on my Mage. That's 1% of my total health, not 100%.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 07, 2014, 04:58:23 PM
Lifesteal only exists on legacy items AFAIK anyway.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Trippy on April 07, 2014, 05:06:31 PM
For Life on Hit there's still a "proc coefficient" that applies so you might not see the full amount you were expecting:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/11915342045#7


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: WayAbvPar on April 07, 2014, 06:40:03 PM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/WayAbvPar-1634/hero/41133432

My current 70. Feel free to laugh at my build and gear  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Segoris on April 07, 2014, 09:12:43 PM
Are there any other guaranteed legendary drops from which to judge?  But point taken, I'd just assumed one legendary drop was the normal for Mal.


No other first kill legendaries worth a shit. FWIW though, here is how guaranteed legendary drops work with RoS:



Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Special J on April 09, 2014, 03:20:14 PM
Got to 70 finally. Yay me!

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/SpecialJ-1822/hero/3871230


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Threash on April 12, 2014, 06:23:16 PM
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Tremain-1984/hero/45945475

Doing way better second time around on HC.  Witch doctors seem like cheating though.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on April 12, 2014, 07:11:24 PM
Witch doctors seem like cheating though.

That's a weird way to spell Wizard. But I guess in hardcore, having big tanky shit around you helps more than actually killing things efficiently.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Threash on April 12, 2014, 08:40:51 PM
It's mostly the passive that keeps you alive and puts you in spirit walk when you take fatal damage, which i have triggered three times already today.  But yeah the tanks help also.  My wizard dies plenty, i wouldn't want to try one on HC.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Threash on April 14, 2014, 08:13:05 AM
And that one is dead too, gonna miss that mask of jeram.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Rasix on April 14, 2014, 10:51:51 AM
Hah, I just got one of those for my non-HC Witch Doctor.  So, for pet/summons shit items I now have:  The Gidbinn, Haunt of Vaxo, Mask of Jeram, and the Asheara's Vestments set.  I also have half of the ring set that summons a skeleton when you attack. 

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Rasix-1142/hero/40652760


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Hoax on April 14, 2014, 11:09:02 AM
And that one is dead too, gonna miss that mask of jeram.

 :heartbreak:

I have a L70 HC monk, but its still quite a ways from endgame. Can play on Expert solo and survive 4 player Expert but its a slow slog.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Teleku on April 14, 2014, 02:02:31 PM
Christ, my last three legendary drops were all wands.  Which would normally be great, if the first one hadn't been a Slorak's that was the best thing possible for me to get for my disentigration build.  Need some other slots RNG!

Also, has anybody else gotten a shit ton of adventurers journals (legendary crafting mat)?  I have gotten 4 of the god damned things now.  Of course, no sign of the penders purchase legendary recipe they are used for.   :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 14, 2014, 02:18:37 PM
I have like 25 of those things.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 14, 2014, 02:50:26 PM
Heh I just gave Ray a Slorak's yesterday with some ridiculous +distintigrate damage on it.   Thing was awesome, but didn't fit my Meteor Wiz at all.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Ray-1555/hero/2889702

Though I'm beginning to think I should build an arcane set.  Watching everyone lazer shit to death before my first meteor even dropped yesterday gave me a sad.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 14, 2014, 02:52:36 PM
Sounds like you should have been on a higher difficulty.

I find that I can do Torment 3 on my WD but it's a bit of a slog on elite encounters, so I seem to be better off facerolling on 2 in terms of rate of getting good stuff.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 14, 2014, 03:15:54 PM
We considered doing higher torment but someone's crusader wouldn't have handled it, I guess.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on April 14, 2014, 03:45:45 PM
Pfft my crusader is fine, though I did forget to take off my magic find gear for the demonic machine encounter.

Also this is relevant to the difficulty discussion.  http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/12091349617?page=5#89

Higher torment will yield more legendary drops but not necessarily of higher quality.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ragnoros on April 14, 2014, 04:24:13 PM
Thanks again Merusk. I wouldn't worry much about your contribution, t1 is a zergfest for the most part. Played some t2 later, and everyone had to try, but the problem is I don't think the 300% rise in difficulty is worth 15% more loot.

Also, whoever recommended Arcane Dynamo was spot on, with Disintegrate it is basically 60% more damage vs. elites. Shit melts.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 14, 2014, 06:32:04 PM
Only 15%? Per tier or total jumping from 1 to 6?  Hell, even if it's 15% each tick from 1 to 6 it's not really worth it.  If the over-all rate is 15% and you multiply that by 75% to that you're still at a small % of drops.   

Given that, I see no point farming beyond T1 other than, "man I'm bored, let's have a challenge."


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Teleku on April 14, 2014, 06:40:09 PM
Yeah, I wanted to ask about that as well.  Is there any reason to play above T1 beyond gaining paragon levels faster?  Because if so I don't see any reason, which is kind of fucked up.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Trippy on April 14, 2014, 06:44:45 PM
Difficulty table:
(http://i.imgur.com/VZ7h8Dr.png)


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 14, 2014, 06:47:20 PM
Hmm, I thought they changed the legendary mats to be the same rate as the death's breaths?


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Threash on April 14, 2014, 06:56:36 PM
And the legendary drop rates in rifts to start of at 100% bonus.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 14, 2014, 06:59:37 PM
at + 131% increase:

5% base = 11.5%% ADR (actual drop rate)
10% base = 23.1% ADR
15% base = 34.65% ADR
20% base = 46.2% ADR
25% base = 57.7% ADR

Legendaries ain't dropping at a 25% base rate.  I don't think it's even 15%  Conclusion: Not worth bumping.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ragnoros on April 14, 2014, 07:17:27 PM
Hmm, I thought they changed the legendary mats to be the same rate as the death's breaths?

They did, pic is old.

Only 15%? Per tier or total jumping from 1 to 6?  Hell, even if it's 15% each tick from 1 to 6 it's not really worth it.  If the over-all rate is 15% and you multiply that by 75% to that you're still at a small % of drops.   

Given that, I see no point farming beyond T1 other than, "man I'm bored, let's have a challenge."

Yeah, as pic shows, 15% per tick. You can add a flat 100% for rifts. But still, as you said, not much point bumping it unless you are just bored or want XP (maybe). This effect is compounded by the fact that bounty caches are also not effected.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 14, 2014, 07:23:53 PM
The base rate is AFAIK unknown (but obviously pretty low), we only know what the increases to it are. However, obviously, for every 1 legendary that would drop for you on a normal character, you get (in Rifts):

1.44 legendaries on Torment 1
1.65 legendaries on Torment 2
1.9 legendaries on Torment 3
2.19 legendaries on Torment 4
2.51 legendaries on Torment 5
2.89 legendaries on Torment 6

So then, to compare Torment 1 to Torment 2, you get 1.14 legendary drops on Torment 2, or to put it another way, about 7 drops when you would have had 6 on T1. You'll definitely notice that over time, so you should move up as soon as Torment 2 isn't much slower than Torment 1, which shouldn't be hard to achieve in a group. And so on from there.

EDIT: Oops I used the old numbers. Ignore the above until I get a chance to fix it.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Trippy on April 14, 2014, 07:26:10 PM
Found the updated chart.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Sjofn on April 15, 2014, 12:26:11 AM
Christ, my last three legendary drops were all wands.  Which would normally be great, if the first one hadn't been a Slorak's that was the best thing possible for me to get for my disentigration build.  Need some other slots RNG!

That's been happening to my DH, sort of. I keep getting legendary crossbows that aren't quite as good as my current bow. Soon all my scoundrels are going to have a legendary.  :why_so_serious:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 15, 2014, 03:16:40 AM
Speaking of which, that legendary scoundrel token that gives him ALLllllll the skills dropped for me.

It's rather nice.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Brennik on April 15, 2014, 04:42:44 AM
diabloprogress.com (http://diabloprogress.com) has updated their pages at some point during the past week and you can now see your +elemental damage percentages, dps with those percentages and dps vs elites if you happen to have some +elite damage % on your gear. And some useless statistics comparisons with other players to boot.

Slightly more useful than Blizz's character pages, too bad you still kinda have to slot everything into spreadsheets to calculate just how much of an upgrade stuff is.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 15, 2014, 05:04:24 AM
Some of those numbers are fucking insane.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Brennik on April 15, 2014, 05:16:22 AM
Oh yea, forgot to add the caveat: still uses the Blizz calculated paperdoll damage as a starting point. IAS inflates the paperdoll dps numbers horribly and skews the leaderboards so they're not really of any use. But seeing the percentages and stuff on your characters might be helpful.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Setanta on April 15, 2014, 04:48:41 PM
Just hit 1 70 from each class and am now tired of levelling (although I really need to try a hardcore character).

It's weird, the crusader was able to level in torment 1 story and adventure mode and then at about level 64 it started to lose steam badly. I'm going to look at a new build I think - naybe I just don't "get" the high-level crusader yet.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ingmar on April 15, 2014, 05:28:52 PM
Everyone loses steam around 64, but it did hit my crusader harder than some others. It's a function of the way monsters and gear scale in the 61-70 range. You'll probably just have to turn it down a notch or two until you hit 70 and get into normal gear again.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Hawkbit on April 15, 2014, 06:24:23 PM
I'm having some trouble staying alive in T1.  How did everyone transition at 70 from the easy leveling modes?  For a fresh 70, what's the best difficulty to play? 

I know my gear is subpar, it's fresh 70 gear.  I'm just not sure where I'm going to get my greatest gains right now.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: lesion on April 15, 2014, 06:37:59 PM
I started crashing rift games with more geared people, and now I can T1 with impunity :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Polysorbate80 on April 15, 2014, 07:09:43 PM
For a fresh 70, what's the best difficulty to play? 

The hardest one that allows you to kill champion packs efficiently, IMO.  If you're struggling to survive them or feel like it's taking too long to kill them, drop it a notch.  As you gear up and they turn into facerolls, bump it up a notch.

My crusader started level 70 at Master, with Torment I being doable but difficult, while the wizard had no trouble at all with T1 at roughly the same gear level.  Currently T3 is normal, with T4 being difficult (although I do drop into T2 sometimes for a quick half-hour of easy hulk smash bounties).  I really can't tell a difference on drops between them.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Sjofn on April 15, 2014, 07:29:19 PM
Speaking of which, that legendary scoundrel token that gives him ALLllllll the skills dropped for me.

It's rather nice.

Ahh, I'm jealous. I do a lot of soloing so I've been kinda rooting for the various versions of that to drop for my followers.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Setanta on April 15, 2014, 08:04:18 PM
Speaking of which, that legendary scoundrel token that gives him ALLllllll the skills dropped for me.

It's rather nice.

Ahh, I'm jealous. I do a lot of soloing so I've been kinda rooting for the various versions of that to drop for my followers.

I got the one for my paladin dude - absolutely love it.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Hawkbit on April 15, 2014, 10:10:18 PM
For a fresh 70, what's the best difficulty to play? 

The hardest one that allows you to kill champion packs efficiently, IMO.  If you're struggling to survive them or feel like it's taking too long to kill them, drop it a notch.  As you gear up and they turn into facerolls, bump it up a notch.

My crusader started level 70 at Master, with Torment I being doable but difficult, while the wizard had no trouble at all with T1 at roughly the same gear level.  Currently T3 is normal, with T4 being difficult (although I do drop into T2 sometimes for a quick half-hour of easy hulk smash bounties).  I really can't tell a difference on drops between them.

This was exactly what I wanted to hear, thank you much.  My fresh 70 is my crusader and I'm stuck exactly where you were:  Master is doable, T1 is simply not efficient enough to make play fun.

Thanks again.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ironwood on April 16, 2014, 07:15:39 AM
You should be able to craft yourself a reasonable set of gear at 70.  Depending on your RNG luck, you can make some pieces that you simply won't replace for quite some time.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Phildo on April 16, 2014, 08:28:59 AM
I'd be curious to see someone's Demon Hunter build that can solo the T3-4.  I get wrecked on 3 right now.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Soulflame on April 16, 2014, 10:02:56 AM
Reclass to wizard.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: lesion on April 16, 2014, 03:58:19 PM
 :angryfist:


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Hutch on April 18, 2014, 09:24:03 AM
Ding (http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Pelton-1464/hero/44702621)


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Ragnoros on April 18, 2014, 01:51:46 PM
Grats. And to any new 70's around here. Feel free to drop in on any of my or other f13er Torment 1 games. Most of us catasses are so geared at this point that t1 is a joke and the improved drops and fun factor in a group are more than worth having a fresh 70 around.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: MrHat on April 18, 2014, 02:21:37 PM
Grats. And to any new 70's around here. Feel free to drop in on any of my or other f13er Torment 1 games. Most of us catasses are so geared at this point that t1 is a joke and the improved drops and fun factor in a group are more than worth having a fresh 70 around.

Even under 70s who are looking for a few quick levels hop on in on t1.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on April 19, 2014, 08:52:57 PM
I am now absolutely melting Torment 3. Pretty sure I could easily go up to T4 or T5. The only thing that was in my way before was the Ring of Royal Grandeur. The Tal-Rasha set and my new sword took me from beating T1 about as fast as normal to beating T3 as fast as T1.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/schild-1679/hero/42090187

Edit: OK, so, I can totally crush T3 and the increase in Legs isn't worth it. T4 might be a little harder, but not much. T5 and 6 seem impossible. As such, I see zero reason to continue on this character until 2.1.0 or whatever comes out. Which is good, since the Hex beta starts in a week. Weeeee timing.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Nija on April 20, 2014, 12:07:25 PM
Use this page: http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/schild-1679/POOGIEZAP/42090187

Your wizard looks a lot better than mine. ( http://www.diabloprogress.com/hero/nijasan-1781/Wallhax/45308127 ) but I haven't spent much time gearing that character. Just melting faces.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Phildo on April 21, 2014, 08:47:35 AM
Any particular reason you guys are favoring Spectral Blades?


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on April 21, 2014, 08:53:03 AM
Right when patch 2.0.1 or 2.0 or whatever hit, Hat came up with a build that abused Spectral Blade / Barrier Blades. It increased survivability an absolute shitload. Especially at Torment levels. It made wizards a bit strong than they should've been even up through 70. Now that we're geared, some of us, like me - well, we're kinda stuck with it because we have Spectral Blade increased damage on a lot of items. I've switched over to frozen blades or whatever now as survivability is a non-issue.  I'm slowly acquiring items that will let me switch over to Magic Missle though as I expect a lot more nerfs to come down for wizards.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Phildo on April 21, 2014, 09:06:04 AM
I ask because Electrocute with Surge of Power is the runaway leader for popular Signature ability.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: schild on April 21, 2014, 09:20:47 AM
With that item that makes Electrocute jump twice as far/hit twice as many enemies, it makes it the best way to have unlimited arcane power.

That said, I could be running no Signature ability at all and probably still be surviving T3 because the Tal Rasha set is so utterly stupid. It's GOING to get nerfed. I'm also 100% sure my Wizard is NOT optimized skillwise.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Merusk on April 21, 2014, 11:30:57 AM
Is this the item in question?
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/mykens-ball-of-hate



Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Threash on April 21, 2014, 12:28:28 PM
Try 2 at a HC WD going well.  I do so miss my old mask of jeram though.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Tremain-1984/hero/46806509

Kadala gave me those magefists knowing full well i wanted a tasker and theo.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Rasix on April 21, 2014, 12:35:06 PM
Since trying for a Tasker and Theo, I've gotten 2 Magefists, 1 St Andrew's Gage, and Gladiator's Gauntlets.  I imagine I'll get another Magefist before possibly getting a set piece I don't want.


Title: Re: Level 70 Ego-Stroking Thread
Post by: Nija on April 21, 2014, 02:40:20 PM
The reason I'm using spectral blades on my build is because i'm at +88% fire damage and I'm using wave of force, which is short range, so I'm going to be up close anyhow.

Spectral blades with the fire rune gives you +additional fire damage per hit, so if you get a big clump of enemies together I can do 3-4 spectral blade attacks and then drop ~15M damage buffed wave of forces on them.

I don't have much survivability at the moment, but I can solo T3 simply with the damage output.