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Hi,

historically, I've been a
Clay Golem
guy, due to the convience and the slow. I don't really have any experience with the
Iron Golem
. I need to respec my necro (to
Poison Nova
) anyway and am considering to go for the
Iron Golem
instead. Mostly really, to free up Insight from my merc. Now I'm wondering: how often is the golem going to die in hell games? How much does putting points into the
Iron Golem
/ mastery / resistance help? How many points would I have to reach for it to be reasonable? Are any enemies dangerous in particular for it?
I assume that I will end up with +8-10 in all skills from equipment. Probably no cta or Enigma. I'll be using revives as well, but teleporting will be sparse.

Thanks in advance :)
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Hi,

historically, I've been a
Clay Golem
guy, due to the convience and the slow. I don't really have any experience with the
Iron Golem
. I need to respec my necro (to
Poison Nova
) anyway and am considering to go for the
Iron Golem
instead. Mostly really, to free up Insight from my merc. Now I'm wondering: how often is the golem going to die in hell games? How much does putting points into the
Iron Golem
/ mastery / resistance help? How many points would I have to reach for it to be reasonable? Are any enemies dangerous in particular for it?
I assume that I will end up with +8-10 in all skills from equipment. Probably no cta or Enigma. I'll be using revives as well, but teleporting will be sparse.

Thanks in advance :)

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what weapon would u give the merc?
im also using
Clay Golem
...
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Necrarch 1870Moderator

Necromancer Europe PC
For Poisonmancer, not sure that there are much better options than Insight.

Infinity is cool but does not help at all for Poison (
Conviction
affects the 3 other res), even if diminished res and hits real hard. Pride gives
Concentration
so is nice for Summoner... but not really for Poison. Beast on your necro is usually better for Summoners anyway as Pride's damage sucks.

Last option, probably the best remaining is Obedience, as it helps against bosses with its Crushing Blow. But the gain compared to Insight is not THAT huge consequently, and you lose the slow and the 'I don't give a sh*t about losing my golem' side.

Finally Reaper's toll makes little sense as you can launch Decrep yourself and with
Nova
you prefer
Lower Resist
.
Have not tried
Arioc's Needle
, some like it.

Matter of preference !

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The main AOE damage for any necro is
Corpse Explosion
.
This skills deals 50% Physical damage and 50% Fire damage.
You still want an Infinity merc to increase the Fire damage.

Relax and have fun!
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Necrarch 1870Moderator

Necromancer Europe PC
Ah, yes, I am not using a lot CE, forgot that one.

Thanks !

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Asha 375

Sorceress Europe PC
Raised an
Iron Golem
at lvl. 53 mastery - it has 12348 base life, moves fast, and looks not getting any scratches through my farms. It annoys me a bit replacing my curse to blind effect, and occasional shattering enemies, but overall, I benefit from it's conc aura. If it drops for whatever reason - I'll raise another one from Insight I prepared, or perhaps even find another Pride to forge a new one.
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Schnorki 3477Moderator

PC
I mean...if you just want him to tank and live, go raise him from a 45 res Exile. :P
Not only does that give him (and you/your merc) a nifty
Defiance
aura, raising him from a shield also gives him block and raising him from a pally shield with res, combined with 1 pt in
Summon Resist
actually gives him >=100 (i.e. immunity) to all elements. At that point, they're really kinda hard to get killed.

Then again, if all you want is a tank..just stick with clay. Still superior in that regard.

Now if there was something IG-able with
Holy Freeze
and decent resistances..then we'd be talking! Sadly..no such thing :/

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I got a really nice
Metalgrid
and wanted to play around with
Iron Golem
to get rid of some apparently non-tradeable elite uniques. They are not as tanky as I had hoped. I assume with an actual necromancer the situation is much better. I certainly lit a lot of
Leviathan
armors and claws on fire during play testing, though.

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Nate 561

Switch
Yea this topic’s been brought up before:
forums/best-iron-golem-base-s-t1256025.html

It got a bit off topic but was one of my favourite threads

TLDR - Schnorki’s right,
Clay Golem
is the tank of the skill, but if you really wanted ig the highest survivability is a pally shield with max all res, then
Stormshield
, then any other shield with all res. If you want it to replace an Insight merc it just won’t survive higher player count games or a bad roll on unique monster stats unless your up in the higher 90s or have a means of teleporting it away from danger (often). Otherwise just expect it’ll die like every other game.
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OP
Thanks for the discussions and item suggestions, but I was more wondering about the skill point distribution :D
I guess I stick to Conspiritor's answer, since noone disagreed with him.

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Necrarch 1870Moderator

Necromancer Europe PC
20 in
Golem Mastery
is an expensive investment just for extra golem survivability.

Kind of mixed feelings here on that.
Sure your golem will die less, but it's skills not used elsewhere. Depends a lot on where else you can use these.

There's a world between 1, a few and 20.

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Death's Web
has mana after each kill.
Isn't it enough to get mana back?

Relax and have fun!
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OP
mockingbirdreal wrote: 1 year ago
Death's Web
has mana after each kill.
Isn't it enough to get mana back?
It's not really the easiest / cheapest item to come by :D

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All trades are Non-Ladder.
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