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this_barb
14-05-2005, 03:33
I'll be using things like Vampiric Gaze, Shadow Strike, and Awaken the Blood. But aside from all that, what would complement a vamp build better... a ranger or a warrior? I tried the Warrior, and it seems a bit iffy because the damage you take is only offset a little by the leeching. And with weaker armor, its more risky to be in the middle of a battle. Currently with my N/R, i was using Sever Artery + Gash (no surprise there), if I went with it completely I would have a skill setup of:

1. Awaken the Blood (+2 Blood Skills)
2. Shadow Strike (Leech skill, moderate cooldown)
3. Vampiric Gaze (Leech skill, quick cooldown)
4. Life Siphon (Health Regen/Degen +4/-4)
5. Soul Leech (Anti-caster leech, quick cooldown)
6. Sever Artery (Bleeding -3 Degen)
7. Gash (-20% Maximum health)
8. Final Thrust (Powerful blow when the opponent is about to die)

If I went with Ranger:

1. Awaken the Blood (+2 Blood Skills)
2. Shadow Strike (Leech skill, moderate cooldown)
3. Vampiric Gaze (Leech skill, quick cooldown)
4. Life Siphon (Health Regen/Degen +4/-4)
5. Soul Leech (Anti-caster leech, quick cooldown)
6. Choking Gas (Not sure about this one, read below)
7. Pin Down (cripple)
8. Apply Poison (Poisons enemies -4 Degen)

The first build is maximized as a damage build, but a Necro can't tank that well. The second one is built as a vamp/interrupt build. I'm not sure if I should use Choking Gas with Soul Leech because I don't know which one is checked first: choking gas or soul leech. Does the opponent have to get off a spell successfully to leech back life?