Apart from these skills I have around skill level 6 in Lycanthropy and 5 in
WW I think..am I screwing things up?
First Fissure and then Armageddon got me to Nightmare in two days.
It took me 5 days with my Barbarian and 3 with my Sorceress.
I don't like Shape Shifting and I dislike Summoning even more.
Champion Conan the Barbarian (lvl 54)
Slayer Amphorix the Druid (lvl 34)
Slayer Bimbo the Sorceress (lvl 35)
Barbie the Amazon (lvl 24)
I agree that summoning isn't very useful, except make oak sage,
but shape shifting has a lot of potential. But obviously you only
want to do that or elemental only - the two are mutually exclusive
since you can't cast elemental spells when shape shifted.
Rabies is an attack you only want to use against something that will
take more then one or two swipes to kill, since it is time based
(like all poison attacks), so against a unique or a level boss, make
every 4th or 5th attack be a rabies attack to keep the poison flowing.
Otherwise I use fury as my normal attack. Fury completely pwns!
I only have 1 point in it, but then I have tons of points in
werewolf and lycanthropy and I just completely rawk :D
Course, my druid is still in normal difficulty, but I'm in act 4 and
as i have heard a lot of times, killing things quickly is better than having
more life, so i suggest heart of wolverine. i am maxing out fury at the
moment, doing nice damage.
also, if you are on USWest, i have a druid helm that might help you, just
message *maccas69 and ask for Chris.
Hope this helps
Jonas Lind <jonas...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
I deal out a shitload of damage but I'm in late act3 Hell, and against
some of the Council Bosses I'm struggling, I can't seem to find
enough decent gear to get my resists up.
Get a secondary weapon like a socketed Maul and fill it with as
many good Emeralds as you can get, it will deal high poison damage,
use it with a hit and run tactic with feral rage, don't use fury as it
will hold you in 'Druid Lock' until you've done your 5 swings,
chance is you might be dead by then.
Good luck, it will get easier (and a lot harder)
" Grant me the serenity, to accept the things I cannot change.
The courage to change the things I cannot accept, and the wisdom
to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill today because
they pissed me off."
"Jonas Lind" <jonas...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
Thanks for the advice. My connection does unfortunately not allow for
battlenet games :-(
So you use HoW?? what about the spirit that is next? Something about barbs?
doing damage to creatures who damage you or somesuch...is that good??
IMO, spirit of barbs isnt worth it. it doesnt do enought % damage back to
the monsters, and your aim for higher difficulties is to not get hit
> I agree that summoning isn't very useful, except make oak sage,
> but shape shifting has a lot of potential. But obviously you only
> want to do that or elemental only - the two are mutually exclusive
> since you can't cast elemental spells when shape shifted.
Well, I have to disagree. I had a straight shapeshifting druid, werewolf,
until I was like level 40 or so. I found a druid helm that gave +3 to
grizzly, and +3 to armageddon. Although the armageddon really does suck,
the grizzly is quite useful. he has (at level 6 now) around 1500 hps,
which is about 700 more than me. He doesn't do much damage, but he can
sure take the hits. Often I stand behind him, and attack from there while
letting him take the damage (But it is hard to use fury from that far
Just my opinion. He can be good support for a WW druid. Especially when
you get to the point where it just doesn't matter if you put any more into
Regarding spirits, I am probably the only druid that uses Spirit of
Barbs. (I didn't put points in it; I got a +2 pelt) What I've
noticed is that unlike oak sage, this spirit must have physical resist
or something because it can take a massive pounding, but still manages
to stay alive. Maybe it's a bug, I don't know. It's pretty funny
watching a swarm of Abominables crowd around it and pound on it while
its life meter barely decreases. I use it more as a distraction than
for the damage return; in fact, I'm not sure the damage return even
works -- doesn't seem like it to me.... I got tired of recasting
spirits all the time -- Barbs is the lazyman's spirit. :)