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Dahbomb

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Zizaran's melee guides for 3.7 are bad. Any melee physical build not having Impale in it can be rightfully ignored.
 

diablogg

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As someone who is totally new to ED/Contagion what's the difference between hybrid and CI? What do those even mean? (I am a Ranger noob who only knows how to build TS, Lightning Shot or Kinetic Blast chars =P)
 

Xeteh

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As someone who is totally new to ED/Contagion what's the difference between hybrid and CI? What do those even mean? (I am a Ranger noob who only knows how to build TS, Lightning Shot or Kinetic Blast chars =P)
CI means you're taking Chaos Inoculation which makes you immune to Chaos damage but your maximum health is 1. Your entire life pool is your Energy Shield. Hybrid usually relies on Life/ES and generally picks up Mind over Matter (portion of damage is taken from your mana before health).
 

Dahbomb

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Hybrid is hybrid life and energy shield.

CI is Chaos Inoculation keystone which means full ES, no life.

MoM + EB is Mind Over Matter plus Eldritch Battery. Mana becomes a buffer shield for life and EB puts your energy shield over mana so your energy shield acts both as a buffer and mana for spell casting purposes.

If you are a Ranger main then you shoukd have gone melee/attack since it's far similar to how builds than spell casting. Just go Berserker Frost Blades Claws and path over Ranger side.
 

Shugga

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Friendly reminder to :
  • Never waste sulphite by not spending it
  • Go as deep as you can in the delve mine, just go down, it's rarely worth it to go horizontally. You want to get monster level 83 depth for the juicy cities
  • Don't forget to ascend, but don't rush to do it, better to overlevel it by 10 levels and breeze through it
 

TheFatOne

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Friendly reminder to :
  • Never waste sulphite by not spending it
  • Go as deep as you can in the delve mine, just go down, it's rarely worth it to go horizontally. You want to get monster level 83 depth for the juicy cities
  • Don't forget to ascend, but don't rush to do it, better to overlevel it by 10 levels and breeze through it
This right here. Don't waste your sulphite. Delve ilvl 83 is nuts. Especially early on. All you need is one or two vaal outposts and all that time spent delving will pay for itself easily. The returns on deep delves are way too good to pass up. Even mid league it's good.

Any suggestions on whether or not we should do Legion content from the start, or when to do it?
I wouldn't bother with it early on. I don't generally engage in the league mechanic until I hit blood aqueducts. Blood aqueducts is the first section in act 9. If you have really good dps do to rng you can engage with the league mechanic earlier on. In this league it's going to be dmg based.

Edit:Forgot to mention why I don't bother with it. This is because my gear is trash, and it will take me forever to do the mechanic. It might be different with essence drain though. Generally it's not worth it because it takes to much time early.
 

Greenpaint

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I always do league content but I'm not usually in a hurry to reach the maps. It's another story if you want to play efficiently.
 

Surfinn

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This right here. Don't waste your sulphite. Delve ilvl 83 is nuts. Especially early on. All you need is one or two vaal outposts and all that time spent delving will pay for itself easily. The returns on deep delves are way too good to pass up. Even mid league it's good.

I wouldn't bother with it early on. I don't generally engage in the league mechanic until I hit blood aqueducts. Blood aqueducts is the first section in act 9. If you have really good dps do to rng you can engage with the league mechanic earlier on. In this league it's going to be dmg based.

Edit:Forgot to mention why I don't bother with it. This is because my gear is trash, and it will take me forever to do the mechanic. It might be different with essence drain though. Generally it's not worth it because it takes to much time early.
Thanks what I figured, thanks. Probably time wasted that could otherwise be used getting straight to the endgame.
 

diablogg

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CI means you're taking Chaos Inoculation which makes you immune to Chaos damage but your maximum health is 1. Your entire life pool is your Energy Shield. Hybrid usually relies on Life/ES and generally picks up Mind over Matter (portion of damage is taken from your mana before health).
Hybrid is hybrid life and energy shield.

CI is Chaos Inoculation keystone which means full ES, no life.

MoM + EB is Mind Over Matter plus Eldritch Battery. Mana becomes a buffer shield for life and EB puts your energy shield over mana so your energy shield acts both as a buffer and mana for spell casting purposes.

If you are a Ranger main then you shoukd have gone melee/attack since it's far similar to how builds than spell casting. Just go Berserker Frost Blades Claws and path over Ranger side.
Thanks dudes. Trying out a new build has me excited =)
 

TheFatOne

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Here's a pro tip. Set up your poe.trade woops now. I have one already set up for chaos jewels. In the first couple of days you can get great jewels for cheap. You can sometimes get 4 stat jewels on a bargain. When rf was meta a few leagues ago I set up woops for rf jewels. Bought a bunch at a discount, and sold them for exalts later on.
I always do league content but I'm not usually in a hurry to reach the maps. It's another story if you want to play efficiently.
This is a good point. If you are enjoying the mechanic and are in no rush then do it.
 

TheFatOne

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How often do you guys check vendor for movespeed boots? Just whenever you're back in town?
Yup. Until I have them, but at some point act 3 ish I'll stop checking even if I don't have them, and will focus on crafting some instead. If I don't have movement speed boots by act three I start using any essences on boots. As I'm leveling I'll pick up any 3 linked BBB boots, and will have a small stash of them to craft on. Also essences are damn good for leveling. If you see one on the map go after it unless it's super far out of the way.

Edit: Essentially I expect not to have movement speed boots for several acts. That's how it generally is when I practice. At some point you will get them though.
 

Shugga

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Any suggestions on whether or not we should do Legion content from the start, or when to do it?
Imo do it as soon as you have good AoE damage, incursion was good to do because of all the levelling loot and xp
Might be a dumb question but do you think it'll be any harder to level with one handers needing two of them instead of just doing two handed?
Little bit harder but don't spec into the dual wield nodes early maybe ? You don't really need a ton of damage nodes for levelling, just choose the right gems
 

Xeteh

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Imo do it as soon as you have good AoE damage, incursion was good to do because of all the levelling loot and xp

Little bit harder but don't spec into the dual wield nodes early maybe ? You don't really need a ton of damage nodes for levelling, just choose the right gems
Fair enough. Thanks
 

Surfinn

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Welp,

Got my PoB ready to go, just hope I can recognize the layouts well enough to not take a full day to level lol

I find myself constantly hitting dead ends early on.
 
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Here's a pro tip. Set up your poe.trade woops now. I have one already set up for chaos jewels. In the first couple of days you can get great jewels for cheap. You can sometimes get 4 stat jewels on a bargain. When rf was meta a few leagues ago I set up woops for rf jewels. Bought a bunch at a discount, and sold them for exalts later on.
THis is what I always do. Most people don't know how much something is worth at the start of a league. You can get tons of good jewels for under 3c.
 

TheFatOne

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Welp,

Got my PoB ready to go, just hope I can recognize the layouts well enough to not take a full day to level lol

I find myself constantly hitting dead ends early on.
Don't sweat it. Just focus on making sure your links are right, and everything else falls into place. Make sure to grab the second quicksilver in act 2, and back tracking won't be too much of a pain.
 

Dahbomb

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Server stability has been bad since forever. It's doubtful it will be Syndicate bad though since that had so many other changes and hype going for it as well.

Then again people are super hyped for melee as well so I still expect crashing and server issues.
 

yagal

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10 minutes before the start of the league, I'm not at home and I don't have a build :)

Can you post the name of your character?
 

Dahbomb

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OMFG Sand Perforate is AMAZING for leveing!

Animation canceling is godlike and early monsters hitting hard!
 

Mona

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can someone explain to me why ED seems to be exciting people in this patch, did they buff it somehow?
 

Xeteh

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can someone explain to me why ED seems to be exciting people in this patch, did they buff it somehow?
Didn't get nerfed and was arguably one of the stronger builds last patch. The way the league mechanic works ED/Contagion will annihilate the legion mobs you spawn.
 

Dahbomb

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can someone explain to me why ED seems to be exciting people in this patch, did they buff it somehow?
ED Contagion seems perfectly fitted to tackle Legion mobs. That and many meta early game spell builds were nerfed like Storm Brand and Winter Orb.

Lacerate feels SO much better now. Can cancel after first hit meaning you can map so much faster with it. When this is juiced up with AOE, bleed explosions and better damage... its going to FARM!

Steel Skin has been clutch in these early levels. Just wait for it on cooldown, tank bosses then go back when its off.

Leap Slam feels SSOO SMOOTH now.

I am also pretty much never missing now. As a Duelist I have consistently been at 100% accuracy in these early areas. I really think Resolute Technique sucks now even early on in the game.
 

Greenpaint

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I really like the incubators. Perhaps my favorite legion reward so far. Instant movement skills are amazing and so is steelskin. Really promising start to the league.