Vitality Ravenous Earth Oppressor

This post is a backup from a guide that was originally posted by Nery on the forums of Grim Dawn. I don’t intend to take any credit out of it, I just reproduced it here for safe keeping reasons. I’d hate to lose it because of some forum pruning.

The guide is of lesser quality than the Nightmare’s Vitality Cabalist I posted a few days ago but the build is effective and fun to play. I’ll eventually correct the original text, some day. For the moment, it is exactly as it was originally posted by Nery on the official forums.

Introduction

Opressor (Oathkeeper+ Necromancer) is one of the new class combos in FG. Usually, when you create a build, you check what resistant reduction both classes have in common.
Both classes reduce vitality resistance of monsters, so it’s good way to start. Further, the Dark One set is fast to farm because it drops from from specific mobs. Also, other items are obtained from factions or can be crafted, with some cheap greens too. This build is excellent for players who have one or two chars and want to go to the next level and farm cool end game gear.
With this leveling guide, it is possible to use this build for a first character. Big thanks to Malawiglenn, the incredible guy who theorycrafted this build and creates so many excellent beginners guides, which I use for point of reference! Thanks also to Cutestory who managed to save my build and ease the process of recovery after the rollback.

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Season 17 Monk Levelling

This post is a collection of advices from various sources (Icy Veins & TeamBRG). The tables show where to equip the skills if you play Diablo 3 on a PC, but the build can also be use for any version of the game.

A few tips

  • Start the game on Hard difficulty;
  • Once you reach level 8, craft a blue 2H axe. Then at level 16, craft the highest possible 2-handed axe you can to significantly increase your damage output. Don’t forget to “train” your Blacksmith to its highest possible level as often as you can. And occasionally check for craftable axe;
  • Red gems (Ruby) should always be combined as much as possible as it’s the best gem to put in BOTH your Helmet and Weapon during the leveling up phase. Green gems (Emerald), for additional Dexterity, go into any other open socket;
  • Get Leoric’s Crown, but not before level 23. It means that you shouldn’t kill him at all before you reach that level. Once you have the crown, slot it with the highest red gem you can combine and use it until level 70;
  • Use the Templar as follower as soon as possible;
  • The best skills of the Templar are all the skills on the left.

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Fighting Fantasy Character Sheets

Here is a collection of printable character sheets you can use with the Fighting Fantasy books, so you don’t have to ruin your books:

Nightmare’s Vitality Cabalist

This post is a backup from a guide that was originally posted by Ceruleansong on the forums of Grim Dawn. I don’t intend to take any credit out of it, I just reproduced it here for safe keeping reasons. I’d hate to lose it because of some forum pruning.

Introduction

All credit for this build goes to Nightmare, who created a brief guide originally here. Also, shout out to JoV for tweaking the build into what I ended up using. His post is here.

This build is incredibly new player friendly: I personally piloted it through all Campaign content, i.e. all quests in each difficulty including all secret quest chains/bosses (without using items I’ve gained on other characters in shared stash). I also got up to 120 in Gladiator Crucible. What makes this particularly appealing for new players is that it requires absolutely no farming or specific lucky equipment drops to make work, nor do you have to spend a lot of time figuring out what rare or epic items to wear to maximize your potential (if you have, say, only some of the required items for an end game build). You can literally purchase every piece of gear in this build from faction quartermasters with the requisite reputation, which you’ll get by simply playing through the campaign.

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Tracking Quests Completion

Yesterday, while we were doing our dailies in Kul Tiras, Sisqi couldn’t remember if she had already completed a quest that pops up when you kill some specific mobs. If you ever ask yourself the same question, there is a command line to check if a specfic quest has already been completed.

/script print(IsQuestFlaggedCompleted(50897))

You only need to replace “50897” by the number of the quest, which can be found on Wowhead. Simply search for the quest, then copy the number from the url:

If it returns false, you never completed it, while true means you already did.

New rigs

After a far too long break from PC gaming, we finally decided to build two new rigs…

For the build, we didn’t go overkill on the GPU, the price difference between an RTX 2070 and a 2080 ti was 1000,00€ per computer. Since 4k PC monitors with decent refresh rates aren’t within our reach yet, we targeted a gaming resolution of 1440p.

We went for an i9 9900k, since most of the bottlenecking in WoW comes from the CPU. It is also the first time that we used an AIO watercooler (Corsair h115i pro). It is incredibly more quiet and, so far, it seems to cool down the CPU very effectively.

We departed from the black Fractal case for something fancier: the NZXT H500. It is an amazing PC case with great cable management. The size and minimalist looks make it the perfect choice for our gaming space. Our desks are both 150cm wide and we didn’t want to be encased between two black blocks. Also, for years, I trusted the reviews about Fractal cases, but I never found the define models as silent as advertised, nor was the cable management that great. Actually, the H500 is even more silent and it doesn’t even use any damping material. I must admit that the use of PWM fans and a watercooler are probably responsible for the lower noise levels.

We took a few pictures during the process:

You can find the complete part list of the build on PCpartpicker.

Congratulations to Sisqi for having participated to the assembly, she did an awesome job!

Season 16 – Wizard Levelling

This post is a collection of advices from various sources (Icy Veins & TeamBRG). The tables show where to equip the skills if you play Diablo 3 on a Nintendo Switch, but the build can also be use for any version of the game.

A few tips

  • Start the game on Hard difficulty;
  • Don’t use an off-hand. Instead, equip a two-handed weapon with the highest damage;
  • Use a red gem in your head slot and in your weapon, use yellow gems in everything else;
  • Get Leoric’s Crown, but not before level 23. It means that you shouldn’t kill him at all before you reach that level. Once you have the crown, slot it with the highest red gem you can combine and use it until level 70;
  • Regularly craft a new two-handed axe, for the highest flat damage;
  • Use the Templar as follower as soon as possible;
  • The best skills of the Templar are all the skills on the left.

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Season 16 Witch Doctor Levelling

This post is a collection of advices from various sources (Icy Veins & TeamBRG). The tables show where to equip the skills if you play Diablo 3 on a Nintendo Switch, but the build can also be use for any version of the game.

A few tips

  • Start the game on Hard difficulty;
  • Don’t use an off-hand. Instead, equip a two-handed weapon with the highest damage;
  • Use a red gem in your head slot and in your weapon, use yellow gems in everything else;
  • Get Leoric’s Crown, but not before level 23. It means that you shouldn’t kill him at all before you reach that level. Once you have the crown, slot it with the highest red gem you can combine and use it until level 70;
  • Regularly craft a new two-handed axe, for the highest flat damage;
  • Use the Templar as follower as soon as possible;
  • The best skills of the Templar are all the skills on the left.
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