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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls |OT3| Tyrael Looted: {[El'druin]}

Greedings

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So, can anyone help me with this issue?

I am trying to complete the seasonal journey, and I have 1 last thing to do - I need to give a weapon without a gem socket, a socket, by using the enchanter.

I have checked to see if it is possible, by clicking the ? when at the enchanter, but it NEVER happens. It's insane, I must have tried 60+ times. It's burning through all my gold and crafting material!
 

Kilrogg

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So, can anyone help me with this issue?

I am trying to complete the seasonal journey, and I have 1 last thing to do - I need to give a weapon without a gem socket, a socket, by using the enchanter.

I have checked to see if it is possible, by clicking the ? when at the enchanter, but it NEVER happens. It's insane, I must have tried 60+ times. It's burning through all my gold and crafting material!

It is possible, but you have to reroll one of your primary attributes, not a secondary attribute. In other words, you must reroll your mainstat, vit, reduced cooldown, or whatever else you've got as a primary stat, because sockets count towards primary stats. You can't reroll one of the two secondary stats that appear last on your item's description. Those can only reroll to other secondary stats. So if you've already rerolled one of your secondary stats, you're out of luck. Gotta try with another weapon.

When you clicked the "?", did you see "socket" in the list? If so, you're good to go. If not, you've been rerolling secondary stats, sorry. The "?" never changes by the way. It only tells your the entire list of possible stats for the item if you reroll the chosen stat. It doesn't change from one reroll to the other. It only varies depending on what tier of stat you're rerolling (primary or secondary) and what item you're rerolling (since different items and item types may only roll certain stats).

Also, sorry to break it to you, but you're far from finished with the journey :p. Chapter IV is indeed the last chapter per se, but there's 5 more tiers after that. The 5th tier is just for show and cosmetic rewardss, but the 4th tier is required if you want an additional stash tab.
 

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I've got 2 conquest to complete before obtaining the additional stash tab.

I keep hearing that avarice is easy to do, but i haven't tried it yet. Besides that, what other conquest is recommended?
 
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I've got 2 conquest to complete before obtaining the additional stash tab.

I keep hearing that avarice is easy to do, but i haven't tried it yet. Besides that, what other conquest is recommended?

imo easiest is solo GR75 and TX rift in 2 minutes. Just get a powerful speed clear build and spam public games until you get that one.
 

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I did the Avarice and GR75 conquests. GR75 was simple enough once I had the gear, and to do the Avarice one I just ran T13 bounties until I had 50 loot chests saved up. Then I put my pet away, opened all 50 chests while standing perfectly still, and picked up all that gold in a few seconds, granting me my Avarice Conquest (plus tons of crafting mats).
 

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Whaaat there is a list of every possible stat on rerolls? I’ll have to look for that.

Yes. When you put an item in the Enchant box at the Mystic, look to the right of your stats. You'll see a "?" button. Click on it to see all the possible stat (+ stat ranges) possible should you enchant that particular stat.
 

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I've got 2 conquest to complete before obtaining the additional stash tab.

I keep hearing that avarice is easy to do, but i haven't tried it yet. Besides that, what other conquest is recommended?

GR75's a given if you've managed to do GR70; just get some stronger gear/gems/stats/etc.

For Avarice, I just did the path up to Adria and with a maxed Boon of the Hoarder gem, turned my pet off, and then went backwards from there with the Pet on and lots of Gold Find gear.
I ended up getting 60 mil off the Gold Streak I did. Make sure you do it on a high difficulty (~T12/13)
Or you could just get lots of Bounty Chests and do it that way.

TX Rift in 2 Minutes is easy; the hard part is just getting the right map to pop up for it. So there's a bit of randomness to that one.

Boss Mode depends on your character and how fast/geared you are. If you can move fast through maps and kill Bosses quickly, it shouldn't be hard.
(My advice is to do the more time-consuming bosses first.)

Masters of the Universe is another one I did; But it's definitely time-consuming, since you'll need to use at least two characters to get it done as well as get all the gear you need to Master said Set Dungeons.
 

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Today I finished vanilla D3 and started act V. The different camera angle on the first section was pretty neat and I finally got to see Malth.

If you remember I was having some issues with the game being too easy so I switched it to extreme near the end of act I. It made things better but bosses always died too quickly for my liking, so when I encounter a "big" boss I always make sure to dodge stuff and do as little damage as possible just to hear his voice lines and see his moves. For some reason Azmodan kept interrupting his first voice line with the second one and viceversa, so he was basically stuck in a loop of those two voice lines, so I started attacking him and killed him so quickly that I don't think I've even seen him use his laser. I had to watch the fight on Youtube to see what I missed, but turns out it was actually pretty underwhelming compared to The Butcher, Belial and Diablo.
 

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Umm, what's all this Ancient talk? I noticed a few of my stuff are labeled Ancient, how to get more of those? This game can be so confusing sometimes, with all the things going on XD

Well, I am playing pretty casually and all by myself I managed to climb up to Great Rift 33 solo with Monk, and I am now pretty comfortable with Torment VII. How to strengthen my character basically to keep climbing up or survive up to Torment XIII? I don't feel like my Monk can survive long as he is right now if I keep carrying him to higher difficulties.
 

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Umm, what's all this Ancient talk? I noticed a few of my stuff are labeled Ancient, how to get more of those? This game can be so confusing sometimes, with all the things going on XD

Well, I am playing pretty casually and all by myself I managed to climb up to Great Rift 33 solo with Monk, and I am now pretty comfortable with Torment VII. How to strengthen my character basically to keep climbing up or survive up to Torment XIII? I don't feel like my Monk can survive long as he is right now if I keep carrying him to higher difficulties.
Ancients are legendaries with improved stats. Most the time they are more powerful than legendary items with higher stat rolls. They help you push higher GR. Ancients have a different border around them. Primals are upgraded Ancients. They are perfect stat rolls, require you to finish GR 70, and have a special border as well. By the time they drop for you, you probably know all about them.
 

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Ancients are legendaries with improved stats. Most the time they are more powerful than legendary items with higher stat rolls. They help you push higher GR. Ancients have a different border around them. Primals are upgraded Ancients. They are perfect stat rolls, require you to finish GR 70, and have a special border as well. By the time they drop for you, you probably know all about them.

Hmmm, so they only drop consistently only after GR70?

What is the best method to look for legendary? Great rifts don't seem to be so time-efficient considering I need to first look for Rift Keys first in Normal rifts....
 

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Hmmm, so they only drop consistently only after GR70?

What is the best method to look for legendary? Great rifts don't seem to be so time-efficient considering I need to first look for Rift Keys first in Normal rifts....
Any legendary drop has a chance to roll as an Ancient item. Higher difficulties have an increased drop rate for items, so you will see legendaries more often. You need to finish a GR70 solo to unlock Primals dropping. Once you do they can drop on lower difficulty and in groups.
 
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Hmmm, so they only drop consistently only after GR70?

What is the best method to look for legendary? Great rifts don't seem to be so time-efficient considering I need to first look for Rift Keys first in Normal rifts....

Primals require GR70 before they can drop and a legendary has around a 1 in 400 chance for being one. If you are newish it is not worth thinking about atm. Any legendary that drops has a 10% chance to be ancient regardless of difficulty.

I would do normal rifts at the highest level you can finish reasonably fast. Higher level builds can speed farm GRs as well. Higher difficulties and more players will increase the drop rate. A lot of legendaries require at least T1 difficulty to drop.

EDIT - Actually I am not fully sure if groups help the drop rate. It always feels like it though. You usually get more kills happening regardless.
 

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It is possible, but you have to reroll one of your primary attributes, not a secondary attribute..

I was re-rolling strength, and the ? definitely said gem slot. I guess I'm just super unlucky with it.

Also, the idea that I'd be upset about having no more game to play insane! I'm absolutely loving it, although the greater rifts are starting to get a little stressful...
 

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Any legendary drop has a chance to roll as an Ancient item. Higher difficulties have an increased drop rate for items, so you will see legendaries more often. You need to finish a GR70 solo to unlock Primals dropping. Once you do they can drop on lower difficulty and in groups.

Primals require GR70 before they can drop and a legendary has around a 1 in 400 chance for being one. If you are newish it is not worth thinking about atm. Any legendary that drops has a 10% chance to be ancient regardless of difficulty.

I would do normal rifts at the highest level you can finish reasonably fast. Higher level builds can speed farm GRs as well. Higher difficulties and more players will increase the drop rate. A lot of legendaries require at least T1 difficulty to drop.

EDIT - Actually I am not fully sure if groups help the drop rate. It always feels like it though. You usually get more kills happening regardless.

Hmmm, yeah I am currently playing Monk solo at Torment VII, it can be rough sometimes, but it's somewhat manageable. I am currently at Great Rifts 33, IIRC.

I am just looking for the most efficient way to strengthen my characters so that he is able to climb higher rifts and challenge greater Torment levels.
 

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I was re-rolling strength, and the ? definitely said gem slot. I guess I'm just super unlucky with it.

Ah... Yeah, you're just being unlucky right now. Happens. You'll get it eventually.
Also, just so you know, you'll sometimes loot a consumable legendary item called the Ramaladni's Gift. That allows you add a socket to a weapon on top of its 4 primary stats. Unless it's already got a socket obviously, but in that case all you have to do is reroll the socket to something else, then use the Gift.

You probably won't get many of them at first, so keep them for your best ancient weapons, but there are points when it seems like you're getting one every few hours. It should be fairly easy to get 10-20+ of them if you put the hours.
 

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I'm on PS4.

I've not played in about a year.

I'm levelling up my new Necromancer to 70. Once I'm at 70 what now is the correct grind path to get the better sets and gear?

Do I just need to grind out rifts? Challenge rifts? Stick with adventure mode bounties?

I know changes were made in regards to getting sets but I'm not sure what my end game is supposed to be since the changes? Thanks
 

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Any idea when the season ends? And is there any reason I should finish all the season quests? I hit gr90 then kinda just stopped.
 
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I hope Uliana makes it to live. I want to run a strong EP build. Of course everyone might be running it then.

I'm levelling up my new Necromancer to 70. Once I'm at 70 what now is the correct grind path to get the better sets and gear?

Do I just need to grind out rifts? Challenge rifts? Stick with adventure mode bounties?

Rifts and grifts. Rifts and grifts. Bounties when you need act materials for cube recipes or a bounty-cache-only legendary. Challenge rifts are a once a week thing for some more crafting materials if you want.

Pick a class set of the LoN rings and grind away.

Any idea when the season ends? And is there any reason I should finish all the season quests? I hit gr90 then kinda just stopped.

They are usually around 3 months but that is not set in stone. Maybe they will end earlier with all the changes coming. Or maybe longer. I think it is at least a week's notice before they end it.

For season quests if you mean the season journey stuff it is just cosmetics if you got the H gifts and tab already.
 

Mengy

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Any idea when the season ends? And is there any reason I should finish all the season quests? I hit gr90 then kinda just stopped.

I don't know but I hope it's soon. I'm so ready for S12, with all of the awesome changes coming with it I'm very eager to play this next season!
 

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I don't know but I hope it's soon. I'm so ready for S12, with all of the awesome changes coming with it I'm very eager to play this next season!

Same. Why I stopped. Ready to start all over again. Will need to noodle on my next class. I guess it's barb, only class I haven't played yet ..
 

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I'm still having fun with the Necromancer in S11. I think I'll try out the Crusader in S12.

Btw, what happens to your season character inventory and stash when season ends?
 

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I'm still having fun with the Necromancer in S11. I think I'll try out the Crusader in S12.

Btw, what happens to your season character inventory and stash when season ends?
They are converted over to the non seasonal character pool. You still have access to all your characters, gear, and items but you can not play the character in the new season. Each season you need to start over, but it's not as bad as it seems once you have experience lvling.
 
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They are converted over to the non seasonal character pool. You still have access to all your characters, gear, and items but you can not play the character in the new season. Each season you need to start over, but it's not as bad as it seems once you have experience lvling.

You can use existing nonseasonal characters in seasons using the rebirth option. It nudies them and drops them to level 1. If they have any gear equipped it will be mailed to you.
 

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The fuck. Seriously. I dont know what to roll on it. Planning to use it for my blessed shield crusader, and i dont know if i should roll the life per hit or vitality for the holy damage...

Its so perfect christ i dont want to touch it lol
 

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You can use existing nonseasonal characters in seasons using the rebirth option. It nudies them and drops them to level 1. If they have any gear equipped it will be mailed to you.
They drop you to lvl zero, take your gear, strip paragon lvl, outside of statistics it is a fresh character. I can understand why some would want this choice, but you have the same grind ahead no matter what.
 

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They are converted over to the non seasonal character pool. You still have access to all your characters, gear, and items but you can not play the character in the new season. Each season you need to start over, but it's not as bad as it seems once you have experience lvling.

How does this conversion work? Do the items in the stash and inventory gets mailed to you? My non-season inventory and stash are full.
 
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The fuck. Seriously. I dont know what to roll on it. Planning to use it for my blessed shield crusader, and i dont know if i should roll the life per hit or vitality for the holy damage...

Its so perfect christ i dont want to touch it lol

Roll of LPH it's a shit stat. Go for whatever elemental damage your build needs.
 

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I was re-rolling strength, and the ? definitely said gem slot. I guess I'm just super unlucky with it.

Also, the idea that I'd be upset about having no more game to play insane! I'm absolutely loving it, although the greater rifts are starting to get a little stressful...

At least for jewelry, rerolling away primary attributes (strength, dexterity, intelligence) seems significantly more difficult than rerolling other affixes. Each affix has a rarity, and primary attributes are significantly more common than other affixes. That means when you reroll, you frequently just get offered the exact same stat you're trying to roll away. I haven't tried with weapons, but I'd guess the same thing holds true.

In other words, it would have been a bit easier to get that socket if you had initially chosen a different affix to enchant. Too late to change it for that weapon, but something to keep in mind for the future. (For weapons, the "+x-y elemental damage" affix is even more common that primary attributes. There's rarely a good reason to try rerolling those affixes away, though.)

Edit: Sometimes you do just get shit luck, of course. The first season I played, it took me over 100 tries to enchant a socket into one of my rings.
 

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*Returns after a few weeks of absence*

*Crickets*

Guess that's the season, then :D ! Time to get that slow burn grind going, muh Paragon and awesome Primal gear hunt.

Gonna be Blackthorne's.
 

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Can't get past 98 with rathmas. Got close a few times but ran into a trio of elites with bullshit combination of affixes (jailer, thunderstorm, frozen). I guess try to gamble ancient jewelery and augment those to get me over the hump.
 

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Does this game play well on PS4? I've never played a Diablo game before, but I'm reading the chapter about this game in Blood, Sweat, and Pixels and it sounds good. Not sure how the console versions turned out, though.

Would it make sense to buy this for the single-player?
 

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Does this game play well on PS4? I've never played a Diablo game before, but I'm reading the chapter about this game in Blood, Sweat, and Pixels and it sounds good. Not sure how the console versions turned out, though.

Would it make sense to buy this for the single-player?

PS4 and Xbox One version are great to play. Even more fun with friends, you should really play it!
 

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Does this game play well on PS4? I've never played a Diablo game before, but I'm reading the chapter about this game in Blood, Sweat, and Pixels and it sounds good. Not sure how the console versions turned out, though.

Would it make sense to buy this for the single-player?
The game is great on PS4 solo or MP. It is very easy for newcomers to play.
 

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Alright, finished Reaper of Souls. I've played a bit of adventure mode too.

So what's the best way to level up new characters now? I wanna play with some new classes.
 

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Alright, finished Reaper of Souls. I've played a bit of adventure mode too.

So what's the best way to level up new characters now? I wanna play with some new classes.

There's a few options.

First one would be to level up a Gem of Ease to 25, stick it in a powerful socketed Weapon (preferably an Ancient), then give that to your new character and let 'em wreck shop on T1 or whatever.
Also, you can craft some low-level Set gear that gives increased EXP earned. Also stick a Ruby Gem in a socketed Helmet.
(Don't forget you can use Kanai Cube powers as well to help out.)

Second (and probably quicker way) is to get somebody to Powerlevel you on like T6; combine with the above for even quicker results.
There's a Powerleveling Community that can help with this or get somebody from the GAF Clans to help.
 

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I just finished the campaign for the first time and I have one character at paragon lv 28, I don't even know what most of that stuff is. By "leveling up" I mean a way to level up relatively quickly as opposed to the 20-30 hours I spent on the campaign with my first character. Like speedrunning it on a certain diffuculty using a particular method.
 

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I just finished the campaign for the first time and I have one character at paragon lv 28, I don't even know what most of that stuff is. By "leveling up" I mean a way to level up relatively quickly as opposed to the 20-30 hours I spent on the campaign with my first character. Like speedrunning it on a certain diffuculty using a particular method.

New to the game? We got you covered. The easiest way by far would be to get powerlevelled by someone else, you might be able to get into a public game at Torment 6, tagging along for 4-6 rifts at most should get a fresh character to level 70 in this manner. You could also get into the official GAF clans, I'm responsible for the EU side of things, if that's what you want. Anyway, first thing you'll want to do is to start up adventure mode from the gameplay mode selection.

Difficulty wise, it's usually best to play something where you can 1-2 shot trash mobs and spend less than 10 seconds on champion and elite enemies. Efficiency is king.

The Gem of Ease mentioned earlier is a legendary gem which drops from Rift Guardians - end bosses - in Greater Rifts. To access a GR, you gotta run regular rifts from the Nephalem Obelisk in town, it's always by the blue glowing guy called Orek. Regular rifts will drop Greater Rift keys at the end, with which you can open a GR. Now the thing is that the first time you run a GR, you will always get the same legendary gem, Bane of the Powerful. After that, you get another random legendary gem each time you run a GR, until you complete the collection. Legendary gems don't drop after that, until you remove them from your characters inventory or stash or otherwise consume them with cube recipes.

With that said, you can't know when you'll get a Gem of Ease, with bad luck it might only drop as like the 20th gem. If you do get one, you can level it up via Greater Rifts. The formula goes gem level + 10 GR levels = 100% chance to upgrade. As you level a gem, you gotta try to keep the Greater Rift level higher than it to guarantee upgrades, because the chance diminishes the closer you get to the gem level. At level 25, the Gem of Ease will remove the level requirement of any weapon it's socketed into, so you could use a strong level 70 weapon on a fresh character.

The whole thing might be a moot point anyway, because unless you have a full set, you're not likely to be able to run GR 25, which is equivalent to Torment 6.

Regarding your idea of just trying efficient methods and routes, those do in fact exist. There's certain areas in the game which spawn big packs of comparably weak enemies, and in adventure mode you can warp to them at will. Act 1 has the Halls of Anguish, the areas close to the end of the act. Plenty of skeletons and some bigger guys. Ideally, you'd try to blow up a pack of skellies and hope to rush the next one to accumulate a massacre bonus. Those will multiply the experience gained, and at sufficiently high numbers, you can get multiple levels in one go. It can be difficult to keep the chain going though, since new chars have no movement speed bonus and little in terms of mobility skills.

If all else fails, you can always just run regular rifts. Reliable experience gain, constant gear upgrades so you don't fall behind and nothing to pay attention to but to kill mobs.

Anything else is just using what's available to you. Rubies in headpieces give bonus experience, so do certain craftable sets. You can extract legendary item powers via Kanai's Cube and use them on any character, which can also greatly speed things up. You ought to try doing the weekly challenge rifts! Those have you playing a fixed character against the clock, if you beat it in time you get a reward bag which also includes 8 of each act specific materials you need to extract item powers. On EU, the challenge resets every monday at shortly before 11 PM GMT in the evening, so you could still get the bag of the previous week and another again really quickly. It's useful because running bounties is the only other way to get act materials, and that's tedious.
 

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Alright, finished Reaper of Souls. I've played a bit of adventure mode too.

So what's the best way to level up new characters now? I wanna play with some new classes.


You might also want to consider staying with the same class until you have tried each of the different sets offered.

Each character has multiple end game sets.

Each set (for the most part) plays very differently so that while you are still playing the same character, the game play (or rotation) feels different.

If you just switch characters you may not get the difference in play you are looking for as (for me) the game play is pretty similar for most classes without a "build"


while I've rotated to Destiny 2 grinding, I can hop back on and power level (or help gear a set) you early evenings EST
 

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Finally bought the Necro pack and got to level 70 for the season yesterday. I remember playing the pet build a bit during the beta, so it being the season reward was just perfect! Still, it does feel a bit similar to a WD pet build in retrospect, so I hope to check out some of the other viable endgame builds.
 

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I hope Uliana makes it to live. I want to run a strong EP build. Of course everyone might be running it then.

Man, if it does not, I am not coming back for next season.

The last season I ran before this one, was the one when it was introduced.

Between it, viable Geom farming, viable Bell running (ViaBell?), and the stupid, stupid good if hard to play pure lit build, that was a good time to be a Monk.

Oh, and we even had the Spender build too. It probably was best then, too. I had a perfect Lit Immunity Amulet that season, that my Spender Monk wore. Still do, somewhere in my Non-Season stash.
 

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First run at GR70. 15 minutes and 25 seconds. Kids home any minute so won’t get another shot for a while. Feels bad.
 

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Finally bought the Necro pack and got to level 70 for the season yesterday. I remember playing the pet build a bit during the beta, so it being the season reward was just perfect! Still, it does feel a bit similar to a WD pet build in retrospect, so I hope to check out some of the other viable endgame builds.
The WD was basically made as a Necro for D3 so in many aspects they are always going to be very similar. The devs said they were working hard to differentiate between them when making the Necro. But it's still very worth playing. The skill animations are the best in-game, and even the old transmogs were re-made when worn by the Necro. It feels like a refreshing class, is OP as fuck and very fun to play.
 

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Thanks for the help.

So, for now, I should keep playing with my main in adv mode to get new stuff. Earlier I completed five bounties and one nephalem rift (I can get out when I killed the boss, right?).
I also started a new campaign with a crusader on master, and man, it takes a long time to go through it with my shitty gear, so I definitely need to progress with the other character first. Especially because I think I removed an item that would make my arcane power last almost forever, while now it depletes super fast and I'm not really sure what it was.

These sets you're mentioning are a, well, set of those green items? I have some and I also unlocked some green recipes.
 

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The WD was basically made as a Necro for D3 so in many aspects they are always going to be very similar. The devs said they were working hard to differentiate between them when making the Necro. But it's still very worth playing. The skill animations are the best in-game, and even the old transmogs were re-made when worn by the Necro. It feels like a refreshing class, is OP as fuck and very fun to play.

Ah yeah, I remember the devs saying that. I'm having fun regardless, watching the skeletal mages snipe everything in sight is funny to watch.

Still deciding on other builds...
 

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Thanks for the help.

So, for now, I should keep playing with my main in adv mode to get new stuff. Earlier I completed five bounties and one nephalem rift (I can get out when I killed the boss, right?).
I also started a new campaign with a crusader on master, and man, it takes a long time to go through it with my shitty gear, so I definitely need to progress with the other character first. Especially because I think I removed an item that would make my arcane power last almost forever, while now it depletes super fast and I'm not really sure what it was.

These sets you're mentioning are a, well, set of those green items? I have some and I also unlocked some green recipes.

If you're making a new char without either a few hundred levels of Paragon or a levelled Gem of Ease, you'll always be looking at a slow process. As it is, I'd recommend to stick with your main for the time being.

You can exit and close a rift at any time once you kill the boss, though nothing stops you from going through any remaining floors before that. Rifts aren't endless though, if you kill the boss it'll usually create a dead end with a teleport back to town one or two floors further down.

I can guess that your "Arcane Power lasts forever" item was a legendary belt which reduces the resource cost of the Wizard's channelled skills by a hefty amount. It's not an item which sees use later on.

As for sets, yeah, those are green. The craftable sets you unlock at the blacksmith don't do much of anything, at best they're a stopgap between yellows and normal legendaries. I wouldn't bother crafting them. About the only crafted set worth anything is the Sage set, cause you get extra Death's Breaths with it.

Anyway, you'll need to gather a full class set so you can advance properly. Problem is that class sets only drop on Torment difficulty, which I'm unsure you can do with efficiency. If you made a seasonal character, go and do the season journey. You can check it via Shift+J. Chapters 2 to 4 will give you a third of a matching full set each.

Other than that, the routine would be to run regular rifts, accumulate Greater Rift keys, run those and get legendary gems, rinse and repeat. Even unlevelled, some of them provide good boosts. All the while you can gamble for set pieces with the bloodshards you get from rifting. Statistically, pants tend to roll as set item more often than other pieces, and you can reroll any set item (that's not part of a 2 piece set) via Kanai's Cube. It'll roll as a random piece of the same set the item is from, so if you had 4 set pieces and 2 more dupes, you could reroll those into the ones you need... with some luck. The game might also eat like a hundred materials and just repeatedly give you pieces you already have =P .

If you're playing on EU, I can add you into the clan and give you a boost.
 

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Torment (1, I didn't go any further) is a breeze for now (this is my gear atm), I completed a GR and got a Bane of the Powerful, as you said. Also, I looked into my Arcane power regen stuff and now I'm good, I probably just had a very poor combo of gear and abilities that would just eat into it.

As for Kadala, I had to buy some stuff from her because I noticed I reached the blood shards cap after not being able to collect the loot of a blood thief goblin, and all I got was really bad stuff. Is she affected by anything or is it just pure rng?

But yeah, you can add me to the clan, thanks.