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So I’ve pretty much explored all the meta builds and have BiS gear all around (except the +6 2os magic items for sorc + necro).

Does anyone have any off-meta builds that actually work? I’d probably try to play it all the way through from normal.

Here’s what I’ve already tried:
Sorc: Orb, Blizzard sorc,
Fireball
/
Hydra
,
Nova
(all electric forms),
Enchant
sorc, bear, Dream, max thunderstorm, immortal
barb: everything, even that crazy summoner barb from a while back… execpt
Concentration
or pure bezerk
Assassin: traps & Mosaic
Palladin: hammerdin, Fohdin, smiter, tesladin, dragondin, charger, zealot,
Vengeance

Necro: summoner, Bone, psn
Nova
, bowamancer, renegade Arbalist
Druid: Fury, cold, fire
Amazon: javazon, Infinity spearazon, bowazon, frostmaiden, fendazon, impaleazon

I don’t think i’ll try builds that obviously wont work (
Inferno
barb, sorry), but i am looking to explore more creative options, or even more subtle versions of meta builds, anything fun

If a build seems interesting enough I’ll take a few days to get the end-game gear together, then another few to play the character through the game (still SSF), and I’ll let you know the outcome!

Anyone else can also participate and give feedback!

Thanks!
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So I’ve pretty much explored all the meta builds and have BiS gear all around (except the +6 2os magic items for sorc + necro).

Does anyone have any off-meta builds that actually work? I’d probably try to play it all the way through from normal.

Here’s what I’ve already tried:
Sorc: Orb, Blizzard sorc,
Fireball
/
Hydra
,
Nova
(all electric forms),
Enchant
sorc, bear, Dream, max thunderstorm, immortal
barb: everything, even that crazy summoner barb from a while back… execpt
Concentration
or pure bezerk
Assassin: traps & Mosaic
Palladin: hammerdin, Fohdin, smiter, tesladin, dragondin, charger, zealot,
Vengeance

Necro: summoner, Bone, psn
Nova
, bowamancer, renegade Arbalist
Druid: Fury, cold, fire
Amazon: javazon, Infinity spearazon, bowazon, frostmaiden, fendazon, impaleazon

I don’t think i’ll try builds that obviously wont work (
Inferno
barb, sorry), but i am looking to explore more creative options, or even more subtle versions of meta builds, anything fun

If a build seems interesting enough I’ll take a few days to get the end-game gear together, then another few to play the character through the game (still SSF), and I’ll let you know the outcome!

Anyone else can also participate and give feedback!

Thanks!
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wolf-barb ?
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sewad wrote: 1 week ago
wolf-barb ?
Yea sorry, tried it

One of my first barb builds, even one i did way back in the day like 15 years ago, it’s fun enough

I did it with a wolf
Howl
, Beast/Death combo, first time i did Ubers was with this set-up back in the day

I guess i could try it with wolf
Howl
and maybe a big 2 handed ebotd
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My Bruib is Grief+Beast. not as powerful as before, when it could do 5f attacks, and do not slow under
Decrepify
. now it seems to be 6f at best.

As for other crazy build, jump attack barb? which could hit 1 in 10 times maybe?
the rest may be just minor adjustments, like
Frozen Orb
+ blizzard,
Whirlwind
+ gold find
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OP
Yea, done them, for the
Leap Attack
barb i did ebotd
Thunder Maul
Leap Attack
/ww. It’s ok.

Did orb/blizzard - even with an Obsession, meh

Have a gold find barb, found it better with
Berserk
than ww
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TheDoo 132

Europe PC
What about Ranger Paladin or Silent Assassin, both with bows? Maybe physical/guided bowsin with BoS?
Windforce
Fanaticism
/Might Paladin ranger? :)

As for off-meta multiclass/hybrids I had a lot of fun with cold bowadin along side fire bear are definitely my top choices/suggestions; and I'm currently on path of building the same (bow version) but with Sorc, even tho you don't have synergies for
Holy Freeze
I always wondered how good would it play with Sosa's
Cold Mastery
... When I heard people going absolutely crazy about stacking those cold dmg small charms it blew my mind!

What about
Rabies
Druid? Poison Zon?

Something just popped on my mind... Could wolfy might Pala SS work? With like Beast I guess.
Also maybe like a
Blade
/phy zealsin with Passion, maybe? Dunno. :D

Some Thorn based abomination with like, well,
Thorns
and bunch of "attacker takes damage" + dmg reduction gear? Welp that's at least on my list to try one day no matter how painful will it be hehe

Ma neeeeeeema veeeeeeeze! xd

Someone much smarter than me already said once: "The real value of something doesn't reflect in a number of how much a seller is asking for it, but on how much a buyer is willing to pay for it."
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Once ladder ends, I'm making
Rabies
Werewolf
druid.

I have everything ready:
47% Bramble, +3
Rabies
Metamorphosis, some fancy
Monarch
(15dr, 4x 5/5 facet), 5/5'd
Plague Bearer
, trang gloves. Going to borrow poisonmancer's
Death's Web
maybe.
Will let you know, if it has more than meme potential in 2 weeks. :)
Act5 Merc with double Plague or something.

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amazon using only
Plague Javelin
and
Poison Javelin
. all other points into passve/magic tree.
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TheDoo wrote: 1 week ago
Silent Assassin
What’s that? Never heard of it

I don’t know if i want to try another poison based build, my psn
Nova
necro was kinda a let-down
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Necrarch 1389Moderator

Necromancer Europe PC
I heard that Bladesin was fun, but don't know the build myself.

My own sin is a Full Nat + Chaos to WW, but that's basically a home version of Trapsin (but can be colored Fire or Light, as you prefer), it's quite fun with a Manic Pixie Dreamgirl with Ice as side kick.

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Main: Necromancer / Second: Assassin / Third: Amazon / Check my stash and my crafts including my caster belts :), and my many cheap
Annihilus
/ Accepting payment in L or NL currency though I only play NL
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Necrarch 1389Moderator

Necromancer Europe PC
Ah, found what I read too : a Chaos + Fury sin ?

runewords/fury-t1183.html

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Main: Necromancer / Second: Assassin / Third: Amazon / Check my stash and my crafts including my caster belts :), and my many cheap
Annihilus
/ Accepting payment in L or NL currency though I only play NL
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Schnorki 2859Moderator

PC
I found a Venom sniper to be surprisingly entertaining. Grab a
Widowmaker
, slap it onto a stacked Venom sin and have at it.

Though as with any single-target build, it may be fun but certainly won't perform at any top level. Even more so as you're stuck with 9 frame attack speed. Still works though.
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TheDoo 132

Europe PC
Nate2.0 wrote: 1 week ago
TheDoo wrote: 1 week ago
Silent Assassin
What’s that? Never heard of it

I don’t know if i want to try another poison based build, my psn
Nova
necro was kinda a let-down
I heard a lot of good things about poison javazon tho but ye, I get ya! Silent Assassin would be sin killing from afar, max IAS (go for the lowest possible frames), so I guess
Burst of Speed
+ some sort of ranged weapon, as I said maybe something like
Widowmaker
? Also didn't want to end up having every single ranged build revolving around/needing
Demon Machine
:(

Ma neeeeeeema veeeeeeeze! xd

Someone much smarter than me already said once: "The real value of something doesn't reflect in a number of how much a seller is asking for it, but on how much a buyer is willing to pay for it."
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OP
So the discussion around
Thorns
peaked my interest. I tried a summon necro holding a Last Wish, with an act 1 fire merc wearing Edge and Bramble… blah, kinda sux (on p8, it’s probably fine on p1-3). Tried with max
Iron Maiden
and
Amplify Damage
, still just turned into a
Corpse Explosion
build

Might try out that max Venom bow/silent assassin
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Enchant
sorc - which one have you played, melee (
Zeal
(Passion) or
Werebear
(Beast), both using Dream) or ranged (i.e.
Exploding Arrow
-based)?
There is yet another ranged variant, using
Warshrike
. Wielding a 1H weapon allows you to equip a shield (Dream), and
Warshrike
has piercing attack, so you retain some of the AoE.
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OP
I have done all but the
Throwing Knife
one - that sounds fun!
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Blaze
sorc.
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OP
That is a crazy build… i think I’d try an
Arctic Blast
sorc first though
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mhlg 735

Americas PC
Nate2.0 wrote: 1 week ago
That is a crazy build… i think I’d try an
Arctic Blast
sorc first though
Why look for a build that's already been done when you can make up your own? :D

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TheDoo 132

Europe PC
Nate2.0 wrote: 1 week ago
That is a crazy build… i think I’d try an
Arctic Blast
sorc first though
As that one crazy fan of the
Arctic Blast
, I must say I'm very intrigued about this! :D

Ma neeeeeeema veeeeeeeze! xd

Someone much smarter than me already said once: "The real value of something doesn't reflect in a number of how much a seller is asking for it, but on how much a buyer is willing to pay for it."
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