I have been playing and keep asking will 2.1 change a lot...
store a lot of mats paragon and gold...why? Is there some new change that you can't get them any more?
How about all those crafting mats I worked for and then they were made trash in 1 second. Yep keep on grinding.
Are you talking about the pre-expansion mats?
I was disappointed as the next guy, sure, but not entirely surprised. This is how blizz does expansions now.
Well it semi makes sense. Pre expansion Mats could be stocked up and give players that have been playing forever a MAJOR advantage when expansions come out. almost an un-intended advantage. At least this way when a new expansion comes out you have to re-work to gain that advantage again instead of just starting out with it.
2.1 confirmed for tomorrow.
Shame, this game needs a lot more work. I still cant believe Blizz showed of legendary gems and grifts as awesome new features for 2.1 then they went and decimated them into uselessness. After 1 week when everyone gets the only ONE good gem maxed out (because of the way Blizz had to kill them, of course) then everyone will stop playing Grifts, cause pointless and no progression, and back to t6 rifts..sigh.
On the other hand the five Twitch streamers that are excited about no-lifing seasons will be happy. Why they decided to implement seasons when the game has no economy and there is no permanence to character skill-tree is beyond reason. Oh and have you seen the season only legendaries? What a joke.
If Path of Exile had good combat D3 would have been dead long ago.
[L]imey;1041048357 said:Best buy currently has both the game and the xpac for 20 bucks each if that's a better option for you.
Otherwise, add 23 dollars to your battle.net balance, then complete the transaction.
Crusader builds currently all revolve around what flail you have. The blessed shield and shotgun(forget the skill, it adds 2 more rays to the one skill) flails are the best. You also need the full set/5 pieces with RROG. For the blessed shield you usually run captain crimson's since you want a lot of cool down, might be the same for the shotgun build although I'm not 100% sure on that.
Most Crusader builds revolve around full Akkhan set bonus and stacking cool down reduction gear. 53.6% cool down reduction + full Akkhan set means you can recast Akarat Champion with 0 cool down. 53.6% is on char sheet. It is not the sum of all cooldown reduction gear. This is because cooldown reduction gear is not additive. It is multiplicative, meaning to hit 53.6% you would actually need more than 53.6% in CDR from gearing. Get it in every slot you can except necklaces because that would sacrifice one of the damage stats, likely crit damage. Since crit damage can reach 100% on necklaces, it's a bad place to roll cool down reduction. Get CDR in shoulders, gloves, rings, 2 piece Captain set bonus (either belt and pants or belt and boots), and Crusader shield (shame that 2.1 means Hellskull doesn't roll CDR innately anymore). 2.1 will give some leeway, but you will have to find items for that. The revised Vigilante Belt will have CDR on it now (only belt with CDR in game in 2.1). Leoric's Crown will increase the effect of the socketed gem in the helm from 75 - 100%, so possible to get 25% CDR on Leoric's Crown after diamond.Holy crap. This game is so, so, so much better than launch. I just took my crusader through Act 4 normal last night, should hit Act V for the first time soon; but even rehashing the old content, just so much better. I'm actually wearing 4-5 legendaries, with another 3-4 in my stash and another 3-4 I destroyed to craft. And the rares are so usable...man, what a freaking difference. Loving every minute of the game now, wish I had more time.
So, I'm terribly out of it; what can I go read up on in regards to crusader builds? Also, seems like crafting is 10x as useful now, but mats are changing? If anyone could point me to a good site to quickly read up on WTF I need to know now, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Also, crusader is so damn fun. Got some legendary sword that has a chance to turns mobs into lightning rods, swapped everything I could to lightning damage. Think I'm somewhere around level ~48, playing through Normal on Master difficulty now.
You said 5 piece but not the set name
Full set/5 set with RROG!
There is only 1 crusader set armor until later today (2.1 introduces some new ones, but they aren't 6 pieces AFAIK).
Honestly, I'm mostly excited for the wizard right now. Gonna try out some disintegrate fire build with firebirds. Not sure how good disintegrate is anymore though, but it does have a fire rune now.
Isn't the Captain Crimson a pretty low level set? Does it not matter due to the set bonuses? I believe I have a Leoric's Crown and the recipe for captain crimson's; I've completely forgotten how this game works, do they scale with the difficulty level I'm at (Normal/Hell/Inferno, etc)?
That said, most people with full set eventually go with a holy build. This uses holy skills damage gear, Fate of the Fell, and Heaven's Fury with Fires of Heaven rune. It's what is known as the shotgun build. It uses no wrath generation skill, relying on Akarat: Prophet
Poor man's Crusader build forgoes full set bonus and uses Gyrfalcon's Foote + Jekangbord shield to play like captain America. It uses a mix of the crafted sets, mainly Aughild.