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MyAddiction
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Jul 10 2008 07:06pm
The following guide is made for your benefit. It may be controversial, but it is still very accurate. If you see an error please pm me.

Index
[1]Introduction
[2]Stat selection
[3]Gear
[4]Leveling

Section 1
Introduction:
This guide is made for the people who are struggling with melee during the v1.07 Ladder Slasher. I will take you step by step through leveling, and I will try to give pointers on what gear you should get. I will tell you what stats to use, and the results you will get from each stat selection. I hope this helped; as it has taken me a very long time to make it. wink.gif - Cody

Section 2
Stat Selection:
You will only have 2 choices really, and they can give you very different effects. Both work great, but depending on your gear one will work better than the other.

- First 5 vitality, rest into dexterity (until 150).
- First 10 into dexterity, rest into dexterity (until 150).

Once you hit 150 dexterity, you want to start pumping your stats into strength.

Effects:
- 5 Vita/Rest Dex: This will allow you to have more life than the pure dex build. In the end you will have 350 more life by level 70.
- Pure dex: This will simply give you a higher chance of getting critical hits, and more defense against critical hits.

Strength add: This will enhance your damage and give you a chance to get higher critical hits. It will also increase your average damage.

Section 3
Gear:
Weapon:
[0 to 30] - As much enhanced effect as you can get.
[30 to 71] - As much enhanced effect as you can get, but now you want to start looking for additions like Life Steal, Critical Flux, Dexterity, Critical Strike, and Armor Pierce as side mods.

Armor:
[0 to 30] - Defense is the most important here. If you are playing a class that can't use heavy armor, then you should look for a nice strength/dex mix. Lifesteal is an awesome addition here, and its almost as important as strength & dexterity.
[30 to 71] - Defense is still the most important here, but having a side mod of Dexterity or Life Steal is a MUST here. Critical Flux, Critical Strike, and Armor Pierce are great side mods to look for.

Charm:
[0 to 30] - Best mix of strength/dexterity you can get.
[30 to 71] - Dextery or Life Steal is the most important here. Critical Flux, Critical Strike, and Armor Pierce are great side mods to look for.

Section 4
Leveling:
I suggest you try to do single player until you are at least level 20. Once you are level 20 multiplayer has the potential of leveling you faster.

If you get a strong Life Steal setup you will never need to do multiplayer.

This is just the raw version of the guide, I am aiming for it to be 100% complete by next week. I am running low on time so this is why it was so late, sorry!!

Full Guide:
- Rich & Poor guide
- Strategy (possible)
- Stat vs Stat comparison.

In the end you want something like this:
Angelic ultimanium dagger
Level Req: 55
Damage: 159 to 279

+128% Enhanced Effect
+7 Vitality
+1 to 25 Life per Kill
+1% Life Steal

Angelic ultimanium plate mail
Level Req: 55
Defense: 33 to 99

+42 Dexterity
+1 to 2 Life per Attack
+1 to 33 Life per Kill
+2% Life Steal

Angelic lightning XIV
Level Req: 55
Spell Damage: 21 to 217
Mana Cost: 135

+10 Vitality
+3 Magic Luck
+8 Extra Item Slots
+13% Life Steal

This post was edited by MyAddiction on Jul 10 2008 07:08pm
JoelM
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Jul 10 2008 07:09pm
nice. ill ttry on my next run

still cant get my chars right

imma try your 150 dex cap

This post was edited by joelmules on Jul 10 2008 07:11pm
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Jul 10 2008 07:10pm
If anyone has any questions feel free to pm me as this is just an outline.
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Jul 10 2008 07:17pm
Very nice thumbsup.gif
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Jul 10 2008 07:20pm
Why 150 dex?
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Jul 10 2008 07:21pm
Quote (squiggle @ Thu, Jul 10 2008, 09:20pm)
Why 150 dex?


Much more effective than 130
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Quote (MyAddiction @ Fri, Jul 11 2008, 11:21am)
Much more effective than 130


Do we have some kind of proof of this? Or just going to tell everyone your personal opinion and say it's correct?

Nice guide, I like the bold bits.
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Jul 10 2008 07:24pm
Nice, been waiting for this biggrin.gif
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Jul 10 2008 07:25pm
150 dex? i thought the update made it so 120-130 dex was most effective
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Jul 10 2008 07:26pm
Heard too many numerous reports that 120-130 was just as effective as 150.
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