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    I began this ladder season with a zealer (sucked) then tried a necromancer (sucked) and then got smart, and realized that all of the fun builds are a tad bit gear-intensive, so I started reading. I've always been skeptical as to the effect of magic find in game and I believe a quick explanation of how it works is in order. Magic find does NOT change the type of item dropped. For instance, if mephisto decides to drop a cap, he's dropping that cap regardless if your magic find is 0 or 1000. Your magic find helps to determine though, if you're going to get a regular, magic, rare, set, or unique cap! So in part, magic find does exactly what it says, helps you find magic items. The profitability of this process is questionable i'm sure, but in less than 50 runs (Which are very very short) at a mf of around 300, i've found a tal's ammy, half of trangs, a hoz, shako, and two facets. The Process: Get a sorceress, they can kill meph from a screen away, have a built in nigma, and the best magic find equipment in the game is geared towards them. Do nightmare baal runs until level 75-80 In hell difficulty Beat act 1 and 2, and kill the high council, getting the durance waypoint. Join other people's games that have already killed mephisto, and kill him there. Receive quest-level drops every time you kill meph. I don't know why exactly it works, but it does, I have not seen a shitty all magic drop yet. How to kill mephisto without dying: Make a fire sorceress: Use either a hydra, fireball, or meteor build (I use meteor) Use the Rising sun amulet. (The fire absorb makes the hydras from the council heal you, even if you have -100 resists, so you can ignore them if they spawn in the middle) Teleport here: Run to here: Teleport to here: Drop spells on meph until he is dead. Finding meph is easy, if your waypoint exits to the northeast, D3 will be facing southeast Waypoint exits southeast, D3 will be facing Southwest Waypoint exits Southwest, D3 will be facing northwest Waypoint exits Northwest, D3 will be facing northeast (Go counter clockwise) And now you know, start making that FG.
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    Are you using Lite Facets or Griffons on your Trapsin? You shouldn't. Here's why. The character screen has been popularly dubbed the "Lying Character Screen" and this is one reason why. You know those mods on Griffons/Facets that say "+% [Insert element here] damage"? They don't actually enhance your trap damage, unfortunately. You might be thinking however, that you see a change in your damage when you put them on and take them off. Indeed, you do, but unfortunately, like the cake, it is a lie. The damage displayed doesn't actually get calculated during hit-checks. The character screen doesn't seem to think so, but the hit-check algorithm treats traps as minions (Same as Golems, Skeletons, Valkyrie's, etc), not as skills. This would be like expecting Eschuta's to increase Hydra damage. Sadly, it doesn't, because a Hydra is a minion. That's not to say that Griffons is ruled out as an option altogether, as no other helm short of 08 Valkyrie's Wing (Good luck getting one of those!) offers more than 20% FCR, however, if enhanced lightning damage is what you're wearing it for, drop it for something else. ~As for Grief Some people wonder why it's chosen over options like eBotDz or Doomz. They assume that the +3XX damage is just added to the weapon damage. So when you have a 15%-base Griefz (81 Max Damage) with +400 damage, they just assume that it has only 481 Max Damage. That is not actually how it works. A perfect 15%-base Griefz does far, FAR more than that. I won't go into how it works, because it's convoluted and heavily dependent on the class, skills, gear used etc. However, as a general rule, on high-end characters, Grief typically does 8x to 12x as much displayed damage. So an average of 10x. This means that if your Barbarian is geared well, is using a perfect Griefz, and his character screen says that he's doing 2,000 damage with Whirlwind... he's likely ACTUALLY doing anywhere from 18,000 to 22,000 damage! As an added note, the reason why virtually all Smiters use Grief is for this reason. It's one of the very few weapons a Smiter can hold that increases smite damage and it's the only one that does so dramatically. So don't be fooled into going for that perfect eBoTDz instead, just because its 545 max looks better than the 481 max of perfect Griefz or because the damage displayed on the Lying Character Screen is much higher. The reality is that Griefz outclasses eBotDz in damage dramatically, as long as the character is geared and built well. Thanks for reading -Dreg
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    Really like where this is headed. Will be checking daily :)
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    I was left clan when you were climbing ranks.You was helped me hold D2Hc mules for clan members Warrant Officer WO1 Bumpa(OD) was promoted to Chief Warrant Officer CWO2 with 17 total cumulative points from Brigadier General XeRo(OD), Colonel Cubed(OD), First Lieutenant BabyT(OD), for Is very active and helpful to all members. Helps hari with the HCL mules. Goes out of his way to rush anyone that ask. Now just please stop dieing. on Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:10 AM Here some of your achievements Commander R.agnarok(OD) promoted Chief Warrant Officer CWO3 Bumpa(OD) to Second Lieutenant for Set ranking a few members due to the recent events on the division, this decision was approved by the current D2 leaders. on Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:48 AM Commander R.agnarok(OD) awarded Major Bumpa(OD) the Navy Cross Medal for He has been helping restructure the d2 division and get things moving smoothly. on Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:24 PM Brigadier General Badboi(OD) awarded Lieutenant Colonel Bumpa(OD) the Medal for Humane Action for Puts in a lot of work for the HCL squad. Congrats and well deserved. on Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:18 PM sent new pass on fourms pm.its case sens