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Huh? That would be great. Maybe I remember incorrectly or they buffed this a bit. I didn't use it for a longy long time. :)


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Just checked ingame: it's 50%. So not as bad as I remembered. My bad! So... that's good news for your build idea! ;)


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That's good to hear!

 

As for the duration of The Long Pain, I figure I might take 3 or 4 points out of resolve and put them into Intellect, raising it to 6 or 7. With Ryona's Breastplate, I'll have 10 INT total, and whenever someone hits or crits me (rare), I'll have a chance to get +20 to all defenses for 20 seconds.

Still, at 3 INT, The Long Pain lasts for 30 * .65 = 19.5 seconds. That might be enough time to fire off a good few hits. That being said, you have a point that longer is better.
 

I suppose that if I take a point out of dexterity, too, that would allow me 8 intellect with 15 resolve. If I go with a party, 15 resolve is probably enough, given buffs from a priest.

 

What are your thoughts?



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Yes - especially because the animation of the Long Pain is a bit lengthy. So if you have to resummon it all the time you will lose precious dps. Better drop DEX a bit. Long Pain is dual wielding and works with Two Weapon Style. Lots of speed. :)



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After running some numbers, I have come to the conclusion that Soul Mirror isn't as great as one would hope on the major fights. Aila Braccia is still pretty good, but I think I'm going to build with The Golden Scales and Durgan-Refined Badgradr's Barricade on my retaliation & reflection monk. A nearly 1 in 3 (30%) chance of reflection is still pretty darn good and allows me to build my character in a way that is tanky while not gimping their offense too much, if at all.


Edited by hansvedic, 06 February 2018 - 05:23 PM.


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Sorry for the double-post; I had an additional question regarding Novice's Suffering.

 

Does it still not work with Avenging Storm?

I don't have a druid at that high of a level; if I did, I'd test it myself.



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What do you mean? Hits with fists (and Novice's Suffering) will not trigger Avenging Storm (the 8th level druid spell) or what? Never heard of that, no idea to be honest.

Or do you mean if Novice's Suffering works with Spiritshift weapons (which they still not do - it's intended)?

Edited by Boeroer, 07 February 2018 - 12:40 PM.


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The unarmed barb sounds like a lot of fun.

I thought about an unarmed priest because he hasn't any DMG bonuses but can get superhig MIG which works great with Novice's Suffering. And the high ACC bonus and the fact that garzing doesn't matter much works against the priest's low starting ACC without the need to use those special deity weapon talents. Maybe I'll give it a try. :)

By the way Novice's Suffering still has some issues: for example Avenging Storm doesn't work with it.

Sorry for the confusion. I should've quoted the above post in my previous post.



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Funny. I totally forgot that I said that. Can't even remember now that this was an issue. It may very well still be the case that it doesn't work. I now remember that I once did an unarmed druid and maybe discovered this bug - and then forgot.

Edited by Boeroer, 07 February 2018 - 01:44 PM.

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