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Thursday, 23 June 2022

Warhammer 40K Inquisitor Martyr - New Season no.5 is live!

 The new Season is called Season of Judgement and there are some new things for players to do in the new season, the very interesting part of the changelog of this new update is this: "Seasonal Bosses drop Seasonal Clues - bits of lore hinting towards something new coming…"

To read the official changelog please CLICK ME!

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Achilles: Legends Untold - New early access patch 0.1.4 is out!

 The game is still fresh in early access but the developers are hard at work to make it even better and complete it! With this patch they bring quality of life improvements including a "New game plus" mode, an "Attack at cursor" mode, Split Sprint and Dodge inputs and more! To watch official video examples of the new features and read the changelog please CLICK ME!

GRIM DAWN - New patch v1.1.9.6 just released!

 The developers are still supporting their awesome game with updates and this time around took care of a problem that was that ranged builds were not very viable in endgame, they have buffed up that playstyle! Of course more balance changes and bugfixes come with the latest patch so, if you'd like to take a look at the patch changelog then please CLICK ME!

Saturday, 7 May 2022

New Path of Exile Expansion revealed - SENTINEL

 GGG have revealed the next expansion for Path of Exile which is called Sentinel and will release on May 23, 2022! If you'd like to read about the contents of this new adventure then please CLICK ME!

Saturday, 26 February 2022

DIABLO 2R - Build Journal: Spear Barbarian build!

 To watch the video version of this guide instead, please CLICK ME!

Hello to everyone and welcome to this first build journal for Diablo 2 Resurrected. This is a build guide video which is made mostly for beginners but i call it a journal because it will be more detailed than other build guides i have made in the past for arpgs. So, let's get started with the build.

*click on the images to become bigger
Act 1

The idea of this build is to play only with a spear through out the whole game and try to do our best. Also, i decided to give much attention to stunning effects so the plan is to use some skills that do exactly that, they stun enemies. 

To achieve this goal, at least in the first act, i used the setup of attribute points, skills and items that you can see here. This setup was good enough for me to defeat the final boss of Act 1 easily enough (the boss fight you see in the video is the 2nd fight against her, i decided to fight her a 2nd time and record the battle for this video).

So, let's talk about attribute points first. I decided to spend an equal amount of attributes to Strength and Dexterity. Strength is useful for increasing physical damage and also for equipping higher level items and Dexterity is useful for increasing attack rating and defence and also for equipping higher level items, in this case Spears.
So, i spent only 20 points to Strength and 20 to Dexterity. As we can see, i have 30 points left to spend wherever i want in the future.

 

About skills now: I started investing to Bash skill and later to Stun, the idea here is to attack enemies with Stun skill all the time (if possible) and spending points on Bash, the damage of Stun skill goes up thanks to the synergies system of the game. 

When i reached the right level i started investing on Spear Mastery skill because this is mandatory for such a build. My endgame goal is to max out this one. In the tab of Warcries, i have spent only a single point to both Howl and Taunt skills. The idea here is to reach the skill War Cry and use it as a main skill for the build along with Stun skill. This will take more levels of course to happen but we will get there.

 

When it comes to items now: i was lucky enough to have found a couple unique items and some good rare ones. In general this build requires more mana points, mana steal, attack rating and of course if we can get increased attack speed and many resistances, it will be awesome. 

Here we can see all items i have equipped at this point of the game. I would say that the biggest highlight of this item setup is the unique ring which provides 21% magic find. This ring increases the chances for great gear to drop and having it equipped while farming the final boss of this Act, means that we have good chances to get good items before we go to Act 2. 


 








ACT 2

After i reached this act i decided to check the shops of both act 1 and 2 and see if i could get any normal items with enough sockets to make runewords with. I found a spear with 3 sockets on the shop of act 1 and later on i found another spear with 3 sockets in Act 2. Before we go to the items though, let's see what i did with my attribute points. I decided to spend 20 points in Vitality, 10 points in Energy because i wanted to boost a bit my mana and the rest went to Strength. 

Also, i decided to replace my mercenary, so i hired one from act 2, this one has the very helpful skill Blessed Aim which increases my attack rating so now i don't need to spend many points on Dexterity to increase my AR.

I did some changes to skills too. I spent one point at Shout skill which is very good because it increases the Defense of the whole party and  i spent one point on Battle Cry because this is a very good debuff to our enemies and it helped very much to defeat Duriel boss at first attempt.

The only change i did in the Combat Masteries tab was to spend a point to Iron Skin just to get a boost to my defense, this skill affects only the hero, not the mercenary. In Combat Skills tab i just increased the level of Bash to 10 since this one increases the damage we deal with the Stun skill.

Now to the items. I found a trident and i created the runeword Malice on it and this is the weapon i used through out Act 2. I also created the same runeword to the spear i bought from act 1 and i gave it to my mercenary, the great thing about this is that the stats of the spear work with mercenaries too except for the Drain Life effect! This one doesn't affect the mercenary which is great because it is a negative effect for the user of the spear. I also found a nice unique gloves and a couple of great magic jewels.


ACT 3

This act was quite easy to go through when it comes to killing enemies and surviving. All attribute points were spent on Strength alone as this is what i will be doing forever on this build from here on.
We didn't have many new things going on to skills, i didn't touch my Warcries and Combat Skills tabs in act 3, all i did was to spend one skill point to Increased Stamina because in this act losing stamina becomes annoying and i also invested two more points to Spear Mastery for more damage output and attack rating.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The final boss of this act was easy enough for this build (as we can see in the video) despite not having very good resistances and i beat the boss by having equipped this set up of items. The only items that are different from Act 2 are the chest armor, the belt and one of the rings. In the 2 sockets of this chest armor i decided to put two times the rune that provides mana regeneration to help with my mana needs and it really made a difference to how many potions i was drinking with that equipped.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 MY mercenary is still using the same spear as in Act 2 which is the runeword Malice. Also, we can see that my inventory is filled with charms, here whatever charm you find at this point of the game, will provide some generic stats of different types so it is good to use them all if possible.


 














ACT 4

This is a small act but tough at the end where we get to fight against the big boss Diablo. Along the way i found some very nice items and even though i used the same items as in Act 3, for the fight against Diablo i had to make some changes because i needed some necessary stats that i didn't have on my normal gear. 

 The items i found and equipped are a nice amulet that provides some resistances and life, a chest armor with 3 sockets where i put some socketables that would help against Diablo and a ring which i had in my stash and provides lots of Fire and Lightning Resistances. Also i found a nice rare spear which i gave to my mercenary.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In the sockets of the chest armor i put a jewel that provides more damage, a rune that provides Fire resistance and a rune providing Lightning resistance, both at 30%. With the combination of this armor and the ring that provides similar amounts of both Fire and Lightning resistances, i maxed out these two and fought the boss successfully. Of course the battle was still challenging since i didn't even use my mercenary but i did it in my first attempt with this setup of items. By the way, i have kept the 3 items that i replaced for the battle against Diablo and i will probably equip those back for the next act.

Now, when it comes to attributes i spent everything to Strength during this Act and for skills the only changes we have are 1 skill point spent at Increased Speed skill, two points spent on Spear Mastery and one point spent on Bash of Combat Skills tab.





















ACT 5

This act was overall easy, i met a couple of challenges when some enemies were freezing me and slowing me down but for the most part it was easy enough. I reached and finished the whole act and Normal difficulty at level 36 and of course i kept spending all my attribute points to Strength.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 When it comes to skills i spent a couple of points to Battle Cry and War Cry and in the future i plan on increasing both as much as possible. Now, this build uses this combination of skills on enemies, first i use Battle Cry to reduce their defenses and damage and then i use War Cry to stun them and kill them easier. At the same time i have my Act 2 Mercenary hitting enemies while they are stunned and things become much more satisfying and easy.

I have also increased the Spear Mastery skill and activated the Natural Resistance from Combat Masteries. I am lucky because my gear provides plus to levels of skills so by spending only one point to this one it takes it up to 3 Level and now i get 28% Resist All which helped greatly against the final enemies of the game.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the setup of items i used to defeat the big boss Baal. The highlights of this setup would be the SET item Berserker's Hauberk which i found in Act 5 and it provides plus 1 to all Barbarian skill levels.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The build has finished Normal difficulty and it was quite easy the way it played the game. The challenges were very few and the fight against the Ancients was a joke. So, this build as is, stands pretty well in Normal and it is not hard to follow if you would happen to be a beginner to this game or a casual player that wouldn't like big challenges while playing a game.

And here we end the journal of the Spear Man Barbarian build. If you like this kind of content, make sure to leave a comment and ask for more and also if you watch the video click the Like button to support this content and Subsrcibe. Also follow the website where you can find the text version of this guide in case you prefer reading it in case you want to revisit the guide. Thank you. Have a great gaming experience with Diablo 2.





Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Titan Quest Anniversary - ALL ITEMS WITH SKILLS ON - LIST!

 

Typical List of all items that have skills on them

I put together this list for those that would like to know which items have skills on and the names of the skills. The list is in Alphabetical order. If you click on the name of an item, a link will take you to that item's webpage on the site TQDB (Titan Quest Database) where you will be able to see the item, the stats and the skill it provides. Also, you can view this list in 2 ways: simply scroll down and see all items in the list or click on specific type of items and you will get instantly to that category, you can click back again to the title of the category to take you back to the keywords of types of items to select another one.

Legendary Items: HELMS 12, ARMS 9, TORSO 20, LEGS 3, AXES 6, BOWS 12, CLUBS 10, SHIELDS 12, SPEARS 9, STAVES 7, SWORDS 12, THROWING WEAPONS 6, RINGS 5, AMULETS 2, ARTIFACTS 34.

Epic Items:  HELMS 20, ARMS 9, TORSO 21, LEGS 5, AXES 7, BOWS 5, CLUBS 8, SHIELDS 7, SPEARS 8, STAVES 8, SWORDS 9, THROWING WEAPONS 12, RINGS 2, AMULETS 6.

Monster Infrequent Items: HELMS 5, ARMS 2, TORSO 2, LEGS 1, AXES 3, BOWS 1, CLUBS 5, SHIELDS 6, SPEARS 6, STAVES 4, SWORDS 4, THROWING WEAPONS 1.

Legendary Items

HELMS 12

   Items                                                                              Skill names

Agamemnon's Death Mask

Vision of Death

Brynhild's Helm

Ancestral Warrior

Cap of Thamyris

Lightning Dash

Chiron's Gaze

Regrowth

Cilix' Spiked Visor

Unyielding Phalanx

Freyja's Coronet

Energy

Golden Crown of War

Wave of Flame

Helm of Darkness

Flash Powder

Helmet of Valhalla

Movement Speed

Tiara of the Emerald Seas

Disabling Wave

Laying Plans

Terracota Servants

ARMS 9

Armlets of Freyja

Seal of Fate

Bracelets of Aman'Da

Spell Breaker

Claws of Molech

Discharge

Cretaceous Clips

Thunder Strike

Hugin and Munin

Study Prey

Jormungandr Guards

Flame Surge

Melquart's Works

Slam

Senbi's Clasp

Poison Gas Bomb

Tartarian Armlets

Freezing Blast

TORSO 20

Armor of Achilles

Adrenaline

Armor of Peleus

Weapon Training

Armor of the Crimson Guard

Heat Shield

Bandit King's Hideout

Blade Barrier

Calypso's Cover

Ensnare

Cloak of Fimbulvinter

Wall of Frost

Falcon Cape

Refresh

Feng Xao's Meditation Robes

Dark Covenant

Hadopelagian Coat

Distort Reality

Herbalist's Jerkin

Herbal Remedy

Hull of the Aquanaut

Energy Armor

Huo Qubing's Cuirass

Dodge Attacks

Lorica of the Waves

Disabling Wave

Megingjörd

Summon Wisp

Raiment of Xi'Gua

Vision of Death

San Bai's Robe

Regrowth

Skyrta of Orvar-Oddr

Magma Strike

The Perishing Form

Deathchill Aura

Torso of Loki

Squall

Tunic of the Allfather

Summon Raven

LEGS 3

Esus' Travelling Boots

Quick Feet

The Dark Depths

Spirit Ward

Trunks of Mogon

Disabling Wave

AXES 6

Cerberus' Bite

Charge

Crescent of Justice

Blade Barrier

Cybele

War Wind

Fervor of Leucetius

Onslaught

Key of Elysium

Ancestral Warrior

Phoenix

Heat Shield

BOWS 12

Borealis

Lightning Bolt

Bow of the Shades

Death Ward

Bristlemouth

Thunder Strike

Gusir's Gifts

Volley

Helios' Fury

Ring of Flame

Meerkwood Bow

Briar Ward

Michanismos

Calculated Strike

Neith's Bow of the Sun

Sunlight

Nidbow

Power Strike

Philip's Reach

Calculated Strike

Shark Spine

Volley

Wings of Isis

Wildfire

CLUBS 10

Bone Crusher

Crushing Blow

Headhunter's Pride

Ensnare

Hydraulic Hammer

Slam

Iris

Distortion Field

Morbius, the Ramrod

Acidic Spurt

Orion's Mace

Psionic Touch

Philip's Swift Justice

Calculated Strike

Prometheus' Gift

Prometheus' Gift

Scepter of Atlantis

Wash Out

The Fomorian

Thunderclap

SHIELDS 12

Abyssal Shield

Flame Surge

Achilles' Shield

Shield Smash

Agenor's Conundrum

Perfect Block

Eidolon Shell

Summon Outsider

Scale of the Black Dragon

Ring of Flame

Shield of Permathryn

Soothing Wave

Shield of Skuld

Mystic Circle

Shield of the Shades

Death Ward

Shield of Xaghra

Perfect Block

Spectral Defender

Vision of Death

Wall of the Damned

Vision of Death

Chiyou's Fall

Stone Skin

SPEARS 9

Amber Herald

Earthbind

Ares' Wrath

War Wind

Blood of Ouranos

Blood of Ouranos

Fei Lian's Galespear

Thunderclap

Gungnir

Rune Weapon

Hippolyta's Bladestaff

Spear Dance

Singing Avenger

Siren Song

Soulharvest

Enslave Spirit

The Last Emperor

War Wind

STAVES 7

Fafnir's Heart

Blood Boil

Goroggos

Meteor Rain

Hades' Scepter

Ancestral Horn

Sakur-Aba

Distortion Wave

Staff of the Covenant

Earthbind

Staff of the Shades

Death Ward

The Gatekeeper

Ternion Attack

SWORDS 12

Amen-Ra's Magebane

Spell Breaker

Cuttlebone Xiphos

Onslaught

Dagger of Dawn

Lethal Strike

Gram

Lethal Strike

Lævateinn

Ignite Foe

Pagos

Squall

Sword of Damocles

Thunderclap

Sword of Sargon

Unyielding Phalanx

Tachylite Kopis

Fire Nova

The Imperator

Song of the Carrot

Thyestes' Scheme

Lethal Strike

Tyrfing

Mystic Circle

THROWING WEAPONS 6

Daggertooth

Daggertooth

Gills of Tiamat

Poison Retaliation

Jade Shuriken

Reduced Damage

Jagged Silk

Volley

Mjölnir

Chain Lightning

Touch of Nyx

Shadow's Touch

RINGS 5

Andvaranaut

Andvaranaut

Chiron's Loop

Ensnare

Draupner

Draupner

Eurydice's Wedding Band

Distortion Reality

Seal of Hephaestus

Heat Shield

AMULETS 2

Myrmidon's Pendant

War Wind

Pendant of Skadi

Ring of Ice

ARTIFACTS 34

Apples of Idun

Health

Arcane Mirror

Mirror Wall

Blood Gem

Blood Boil

Blood of Ares

Tears of Blood

Carnyx

Rally

Crescent Moon of Artemis

Artemis' Battle Dance

Crimson Viper

Serpent's Fang

Crosier of Osiris

Soul Drain

Demeter's Bounty

Demeter's Bounty

Dvalinn's Simulacrum

Dvalinn's Simulacrum

Effigy of Skyfire

Lightning Surge

Elemental Rage

Elemental Chaos

Eye of Ra

Eye of Ra

Eye of the Heavens

Tidal Waves

Gjallarhorn

Rally

Golden Eye of Sun Wukong

Spirit Thief

Heart of Earth

Flame Strike

Ikon of Zeus

Thunderstorm

Knot of Isis

Healing Cascade

Lionheart

Lion's Roar

Lyre of Apollo

Song of Apollo

Marduk's Tablet of Destiny

Shield of Destiny

Might of Hephaestus

Iron Fist

Morpheus' Dreamweb

Dreamstorm

Poseidon's Net

Poseidon's Net

Shadow Veil

Shadow Surge

Sigil of Bast

Avatar of Bast

Singasteinn

Disabling Wave

Soul Prism

Necromancy

Star of Ishtar

Scimitar Spirits

Talisman of the Jade Emperor

Jade Emperor's Mau-D'uyhn

Tyrant's Fist

Earth Render

Wheel of Taranis

Giantsbane

Envy of Set

Abdicate

Epic Items

HELMS 20

Arubianus Helmet

Wither

Brennus' Great Helm

War Horn

Bristleback Helm

Frenzy

Crown of Erebus

War Horn

Gutuater Cap

Control Animal

Helot's Rage

Onslaught

Marbod's Mask

Mystic Circle

Memnon's Guard

Rally

Priest's Hood

Regrowth

Prosopon

Siren Song

Ptolemy's Crested Helm

Call of the Hunt

Reaver Helm

Dvergr Bombs

Shadowmeld

Flash Powder

Shrieking Helm

Vision of Death

The Pointed Helmet

Movement Speed

Theban Crested Helmet

Armor Handling

Titanwatch Helm

Study Prey

Tricorne Hat

Buccaneer's War Cry

Trojan Helm

Battle Standard

Wizard Hat

Lightning Level 100

ARMS 9

Bracers of Atlas

Stone Form

Brennus' Armbands

Calculated Strike

Clasp Of The Mothers

Health

Death Touch

Life Drain

Gloves of the Crimson Guard

Heat Shield

Hierophant's Winding

Thunderclap

Menelaus' Grip

Ensnare

Nerthus Armbands

Earthbind

Ullr's Protectors

Reduced Damage

TORSO 21

Actaeon's Jerkin

Spear Dance

Armor of the Burning Blade

Earth Enchantment

Artificer' Apprentice Gown

Monster Lure

Ba'als Heart

Fire Nova

Berserker's Mantle

Sacred Rage

Brennus' Plate

Battle Awareness

Cuirass of Viridomarus

Menhir Wall

Gildanthar

Heart of Oak

Lo Ren Cuirass

Study Prey

Physician's Robe

Ren Lei's Pride

Regrowth

Refresh

Shieldmaden's Belt

Burst of Speed

Sigurd's Cloak

Tornado

Soulshield Chiton

Spirit Ward

Takeshi's Kimono

Trance of Convalescence

Teutoburg Tunic

Briar Ward

The Jackal's Festering Garb

Plague

Thialfi's Studded Vest

Burst of Speed

Thracian Cuirass

Lay Trap

Vest of Aericura

Trap Ghost

Vestment of Bewilderment

Flash Powder

Vestment of the Malign Spirits

Enslave Spirit

LEGS 5

Brennus' Striped Pants

Shield Charge

Divitiacus' Protective Weave

Reduced Damage

Nebuchadnezzar's Greaves

Trance of Wrath

Seidhmadr Wraps

Vision of Death

Sirona's Leggings

Rune of Life

AXES 7

Axe of King Budli

Discharge

Chi You's Siphon

Life Drain

Riveted Tomahawk

Chang-Kuo Lau's Steel Blur

Snowblind

Flash Powder

The Owl

Study Prey

Wailing Horror

Vision of Death

Zaghnal

Calculated Strike

BOWS 5

Bow of the Nymph

Nature's Wrath

Ordu Composite Bow

Volley

Polyhedron

Calculated Strike

Shadowrath

Spirit Ward

Spectral Warbow

Vision of Death

CLUBS 8

Doom Herald

Deathchill Aura

Hammer of the Sun

Sunlight

Reginn's Hammer

Stop Machine

Sciron's Thanks

Flash Grenade

Seal of Disapproval

Slam

Tear of Ymir

Fimbulwinter

The Foreman

Soul Crush

Thump

Thunderclap

SHIELDS 7

Ceremonial Buckler

Quick Recovery

Chieftain's Pelta

Battle Standard

Earthen Barrier

Briar Ward

Frostguard

Freezing Blast

Mentuhotep's Shield

Adrenaline

The Boar of Witham

Energy Armor

Theban Shield

Batter

SPEARS 8

Defiler

Plague

Herod's Reach

Take Down

Hoe of Destruction

Plague

Nagblade

Emasculate

Sanngridr

Rune Weapon

Shadowsting

Phantom Strike

Spear of Nemetona

Consume Life

Spear of Thule

Ice Shard

STAVES 8

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Carnyx Staff

War Horn

Faxi Staff

Briar Ward

Guan Yin's Healing Rod

Regrowth

Kára's Stirrer

Storm Orb

Staff of Kheprer

Death Ward

Staff of Nabukhuthnusar

Colossus Form

Staff of Njord

Wash Out

SWORDS 9

Bite of Anubis

Charge

Blade of Ishtar

Adrenaline

Brightblade

Lightning Dash

Chang-Kuo Lau's Steel Blur

Chang-Kuo Lau's Steel Blur

Dagger of Basbona

Thousand Cuts

Hrunting

Burst of Speed

Katharsos

Vision of Death

Key of Beritos

Runeword: Explode

Lindane

Kwoll Blast

THROWING WEAPONS 12

Amazigh Knife

Volley

Blue Dragon's Scales

Discharge

Death's Wings

Consume Life

Echoe of Tartarus

Summon Outsider

Fafnir's Teeth

Bone Splinters

Flakes of Muspelheim

Wildfire

Hoi Polloi

Volley

Hyas' Dagger

Runeword: Explode

Jarnvidja Nails

Reduced Damage

Munnin's Grasp

Static Snare

Naglfar

Freezing Blast

Ra's Touch

Sunlight

RINGS 2

Prostasia

Energy Shield

Star Stone

Barrage

AMULETS 6

Amaranthine

Herbal Remedy

Crystal Totem

Hypothermia

Moonclaw

Blade Honing

Sunwheel Brooch

War Horn

Torc of Lochar Moss

Briar Ward

Triton's Conch

Vision of Death

MONSTER INFREQUENT ITEMS

HELMS 5

Alala

War Horn

Alcyoneus' Mask

Energy Shield of Alcyoneus

Icescale Helm

Reflection

Shroud of Ker

Vision of Death

The Rat's Hat

Flash Powder

ARMS 2

Icescale Bracers

Reflection

The Rat's Clap

Thunderclap

TORSO 2

Icescale Armor

Reflection

The Rat's Pack

Armor Handling

LEGS 1

Icescale Guards

Reflection

AXES 3

Dvergr-Forged Battle Axe

Magma Strike

Redfist Hatchet

Slam

Triton's Battleaxe

Discharge

BOWS 1

Triton's Launcher

Discharge

CLUBS 5

Dvergr-Forged Edge Mace

Runeword: Explode

Folg

Thunderclap

Redfist Hammer

Runeword: Explode

Sprig

Regrowth

Triton's Star

Discharge

SHIELDS 6

Antediluvian Aegis

Perfect Block

Blacksteel Bulwark

Shadow's Touch

Gaian Barrier

Sylvan Protection

Redfist Targe

Shield Smash

Shield of the Restless King

Death Ward

Vengeance

Quick Recovery

SPEARS 6

Deep Sea Trident

Thunder Strike

Einherjar's Line

Volley

Ichthian Spine

Wash Out

Mbuti's Advocate

Study Prey

Redfist Poleblade

Spear Dance

Triton's Impaler

Discharge

STAVES 4

Deep Sea Staff

Ternion Attack

Geomancer Staff

Stone Form

Staff of the Chosen

Summon Spriggling

Triteia's Staff

Thunder Strike

SWORDS 4

Einherjar's Fate

Reckless Offense

Redfist Knife

Redfist Knife

Stormraven Sword

Lethal Strike

Triton's Blade

Discharge

THROWING WEAPONS 1

Redfist Twin Dart

Reckless Offense