Posted 11 May 2012 - 03:16 PM
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 05:46 PM
Thanks. Don't know all the acronyms yet.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:34 PM
I'd just hit a few mobs and refresh my spirit if needed.
The demon hunter was really disappointing to me. An assassin crossed with an amazon should have been great, but in the beta she constantly felt so weak, her attacks puny. The animations aren't that exciting either. I'll try again, but the assassiny stuff is all trapassin - if you want the melee assassin style the monk is a much better fit.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:56 PM
With the fist weapons going to the monk, and the hand crossbows as the DH's unique weapons it's quite clear which character fits what role. I found the traps fun, but mainly I look forward to using more skills in general, I was a bit younger when I played D2, and I tended to chose builds where I spammed one skill.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:10 PM
Mostly when I attacked with the monk and word the attacks felt really meaty. They felt powerful even if they weren't doing tons of damage. The dh signature ability was rapid fire, and it never hand the oomph that lash tail kick or the spinning vortex of terror or the laser beams did.
And from what I've seen it doesn't get much better for the dh. Multishot and fan of knives are probably it. The monk just made things into giant fountains of gore by comparison.
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:28 PM
Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:41 PM
Monk will probably be my second character. Do you mean the first passive for the better mobility? Will that be used with all the later passives?
Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:23 PM
Now I love how the dh looks and sounds. But the abilities just look weak and it's slow.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:11 AM
Diablo 3 will be a game of skill experimenting, at least for the first months of the game. You have so many choices and only 6 skill slots, therefore many builds may not even use Discipline-heavy abilities (or any Discipline-abilities at all). But then you're definitely doing it wrong, for one of your resources will remain unused, you may counter? Not exactly. Firstly, if you like to spam Hatred stuff and dislike Discipline, simply take runed Preparation and convert your Discipline into Hatred. Even if you actually want to use your Discipline, you can pick abilities that don't drain it in seconds and allow for a steady use - like Companion or Marked for Death; or Shadow Power and Smoke Screen for specific encounters.
The idea of the Discipline resource system is that instead of putting a hard cooldown on most Discipline abilities, they are allowing you to choose whether to use them over a steady interval (as if there is a cooldown), use them several times in a quick succession, but have to wait longer to repeat the feat, or even use them several times, drain your Discipline, restore it with Preparation, and use them several times again. You couldn't have achieved such diversity with cooldown alone.
I used to think the DH class sucked, when I just read about it on paper. When I played it in the beta I was quickly disabused. Its resource systems allow for perhaps the greatest diversity of builds and playstyles. I would even say that the class is perhaps too complicated to play, compared to the other four Diablo 3 classes and might therefore be perceived as unattractive, for Diablo 3 is meant to be a game of hack'n'slash of hordes of hellspawn and not a game where you sit down and do math on an A4 paper to figure out which build to use.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:02 AM
I'm gonna be a Monk
For a fiercely anti religious dude, I always choose Paladin or Monk or some holy warrior. I am such a geek.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:45 AM
Going to give the Witchdoctor a try first. However never played diablo so its all pretty new to me.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 07:09 AM
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