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Old 06-05-2012, 11:13 AM   #276
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I've only found 2 legendaries so far. A really cheap sword that went for 15k, and 50+ bracers that I got 400k for. I never run any magic find gear specifically, but I think some of my gear has it anyway and I'm at around 35%. Not sure what my played time is, but pretty high. I have a 60 Witch Doctor, 23 Barbarian, and 16 Demon Hunter. 90% of my time played will be on my WD. Even though they aren't as power as DH and Wizards, I still prefer their play style and abilities.

I saw a video of a good gold farming spot last night. Act I, really easy. You get a check point right next to the Dank Cellar and just run it over and over. I made 850k last night in a combined 2 1/2 hours of farming. I used Gold Find gear and had 160% increased gold. Average run nets about 4-5k and only takes 30-45 seconds.
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no legendaries. level 54 or 55 wizard. Been as high at 73% mf, back up to 23% now. I'm through a few quests in Act 2 hell currently.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #278
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I've only found 2 legendaries so far. A really cheap sword that went for 15k, and 50+ bracers that I got 400k for. I never run any magic find gear specifically, but I think some of my gear has it anyway and I'm at around 35%. Not sure what my played time is, but pretty high. I have a 60 Witch Doctor, 23 Barbarian, and 16 Demon Hunter. 90% of my time played will be on my WD. Even though they aren't as power as DH and Wizards, I still prefer their play style and abilities.

I saw a video of a good gold farming spot last night. Act I, really easy. You get a check point right next to the Dank Cellar and just run it over and over. I made 850k last night in a combined 2 1/2 hours of farming. I used Gold Find gear and had 160% increased gold. Average run nets about 4-5k and only takes 30-45 seconds.


Unfortunately, the Dank Cellar isn't a 100% spawn. I'm running it right now. it's up maybe 50% of the time.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:32 PM   #279
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I'm curious how many legendaries people have found so far. If you can, list your level (or levels) to give an idea of how much you've played. If you've played the over 60 stuff, maybe list playtime.

I'm at 100 hours on my level 60, a level 45, a few level 20's and a level 9.

I've found 7 legendaries from a level 8 item to a recent level 51. Just looking for a comparison. My MF hasn't always been 149%, but it's always been a focus.

Edit: I found 3 legendaries last night.
I've found 5 now, MF% averaging about 90%, and that is on a lvl 60 with about 50hours played
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:34 PM   #280
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Unfortunately, the Dank Cellar isn't a 100% spawn. I'm running it right now. it's up maybe 50% of the time.
I prefer just farming Whymshire on hell difficulty... i know it may end up in less items/gold overall but its more fun and less of a tedious "job" than doing a 40 second run over and over again
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:56 PM   #281
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I'm still in Act 1 hell and undergeared so progress is slow. I'm bulding up my armor pieces slowly.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:12 PM   #282
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I hit 60, and had some purchased AH gear. I'm a DH, and got Dex/MF/All Resist gear...

Unlike my previous stuff, most of this stuff I got didn't have sockets, as it was lower cost gear from the AH.

I ended up with no Vitality, really. Ended up gemming for vitality just to get it to 250ish (about 10k hp). That lost me about 60 dex points, and I'm not sure the increase in HP will be worth it.

Eventually, I want my gear to have Dex/Vit/MF & All Resist built in, with other bonus stuff if possible.

At least I have my All resist up to something like 140-190 depending on the element. I haven't played long enough to see how much of a difference that is making against elite mobs like mortars or whatever...hoping it cuts back on the damage I take.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:42 PM   #283
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Unfortunately, the Dank Cellar isn't a 100% spawn. I'm running it right now. it's up maybe 50% of the time.
No, but the check point is so close that it's still worth it. I averaged 5500 gold per minute even with 4-5 no cellar streaks.

There's also a great way to farm jars in the Royal Crypts of Act I as a Wizard. They have an AOE ice ability that damages everything around them continually, breaking the jars they run by. With a 20+ gold/health pick up range, you can just keep the AOE skill rolling and run around breaking the jars. At peak efficiency, it can net 800k per hour. My wife averaged 350k per hour last night with only 145% gold find. She's up to 188% this morning and trying to make her run faster.

I did that same run with my Witch Doctor but my skills aren't as efficient as hers to break the jars. I have to stop and cast fire bomb with flash fire a few times to make all the jars break. The cellar was more efficient for me since I can kill the mini boss in there very quickly with zombie bears.
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I need to get to inferno asap then. I'm farming whymshyshire nm now since I'm still in act II hell.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:27 PM   #285
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ugh. 7 times reloading the ancient waterway. 7 ties I get a unique betrayer with mortar waller, mortar jailer, or fast mortar electrified...
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:44 PM   #286
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i made 37 last night, got some new items.. should i keep leveling up my blacksmith or just invest in storage space? i have a friend who plays a Wizard and DH, so i hand off items to her.. my storage mainly consists of jewels, crafting items, and some weapons/armor
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i made 37 last night, got some new items.. should i keep leveling up my blacksmith or just invest in storage space? i have a friend who plays a Wizard and DH, so i hand off items to her.. my storage mainly consists of jewels, crafting items, and some weapons/armor
Blacksmith is near useless, jewelcrafting is not necessary until you get to 60 and you're trying to make gems higher than the max tier that drop. I'd use your gold for gear until you hit max level and start inferno, and even then only start leveling your jewel crafting once you find a really good piece to put a high tier gem in it.
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First thing I did was max out my storage space. I've spent money raising all my crafting to level 7 (no tomes of secrecy yet)...but I really wasn't spending money at all on my character.

That's why my first character (L45 Barb) is way undergeared. I used the money I got raising my DH to 60 for AH items and also maxxing my crafting as much as I could.

It is nice to round up my gems to the highest level, and I'll be going through 4 more characters getting to 60...so I'll have tons of gems from low to high. Anything gem-wise just adds to my total gem collection.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:56 AM   #289
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Anyone notice that they are getting lag spikes? It never happened before, and i have a top of the line alienware computer so no worries on specs, but randomly starting 2 days ago i started getting huge lag spikes where if i run into any monsters or use any spells, the screen pretty much switches to slow motion as if its like 1 frame per second

Anyone else getting this at all?
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:58 AM   #290
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I get lag sometimes, but I think it is because I'm running it on a few year old MacBook pro and it gets hot. It seems like a bunch of monsters just land on me and I die before I get a chance to fight them sometimes.
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I'm getting lag also. I thought it was my mouse and keyboard dying, but the mouse still does it after changing the batteries. I'll be doing more testing tonight, but it started sunday night when I got back from my trip.
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Yep...found that All Resist makes a difference. I'm at about 50-60 damage reduction for all of them, and it looks like it will be helpful in Inferno.

As far as lag, I don't get it for the most part. Every once in a while (maybe 1-2 times an hour), I will get a lag spike, and the screen might reset back a second.
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I am stuck at diablo nm at the moment. A friend and I tried killing him 3 times last night but he's a DH and I'm a witch doctor and my demon summons just don't last long enough for a tank as he teleports around. Any suggestions? We get through the part where he does his shadow or whatever and he turns into the zombies. Any suggestions on witch doctor skills to help with this? I'm level 49 doing 2200 dmg with soul harvest and 15k life. Only 700 mana... Ugh.

If diablo gets me with those spikes and grabs me up I'm pretty much dead unless I run quick and heal before he shoots out fire.
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I am stuck at diablo nm at the moment. A friend and I tried killing him 3 times last night but he's a DH and I'm a witch doctor and my demon summons just don't last long enough for a tank as he teleports around. Any suggestions? We get through the part where he does his shadow or whatever and he turns into the zombies. Any suggestions on witch doctor skills to help with this? I'm level 49 doing 2200 dmg with soul harvest and 15k life. Only 700 mana... Ugh.

If diablo gets me with those spikes and grabs me up I'm pretty much dead unless I run quick and heal before he shoots out fire.
If you want any help getting through tough parts add me and let me know, i posted my email to add earlier in this thread
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Thanks I'll add you tonight if I get time and I'll see if you're available.

My email is mackenziekelley@gmail.com to add me.
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just made Act II in NM... got some new stuff that has made me more powerful... at 7k health, lvl 38.. i have lvled up my jeweler to 5 and the radiant rubies make a huge difference in weapons... i will change a few things around to farm gold coming to Act III, since there are more enemies in confined spaces in the beginning...
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I am stuck at diablo nm at the moment. A friend and I tried killing him 3 times last night but he's a DH and I'm a witch doctor and my demon summons just don't last long enough for a tank as he teleports around. Any suggestions? We get through the part where he does his shadow or whatever and he turns into the zombies. Any suggestions on witch doctor skills to help with this? I'm level 49 doing 2200 dmg with soul harvest and 15k life. Only 700 mana... Ugh.

If diablo gets me with those spikes and grabs me up I'm pretty much dead unless I run quick and heal before he shoots out fire.
The trick is to learn his mechanics. You can avoid the spikes 100% of the time by keeping your eyes on the ground to see when the black spots start to appear. When they do, just keep running and avoid standing near any before the cages come up.

As a Witch Doctor, your best bet is to use a Vision Quest build with Dire Bats. Your damage will be high enough that you can punch through all 3 phases. Invest in some intelligence and vitality gear so you have a good health pool. You'll have to keep 4 abilities on cooldown all the time. With the build I linked, that will be both pets, Big Bad Voodoo, and either Grasp or Spirit Walk. Save Spirit Walk to get out of fire if necessary, mainly use Grasp as your 4th ability on cooldown. Otherwise just point and shoot bats at Diablo.
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grats on 13 Sarah.

Last night Jcamaro was kind enough to help me get through act 2 (least favorite act) and also helped me obtain 3 upgrades to my gear. Those three items took me from 19k life/5k damage to 20k life/15k damage. Again, thank you.

I also hit level 57 during the last three quests of act 2. I'll be 60 by the end of the week I think. Jcamaros witch doctor is insane btw!
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