I’m trying to get 1 of each class levelled to at least 75, and the next on my list is the Assassin.
The levelling processing using Wake of Fire was insanely awesome. Now…following the guide from Maxroll, I attempted to switch to a lightning trapsin. I’m level 54…they recommend not switching until at least level 36 - so I should be OK there, I think.
Their guide also says to use Act 5 Hell once you hit level 39…so I would think I should be good there as well.
But I’m not quite. I have a few questions.
When should I start using a mercenary? Even at this level, I can’t keep my Act II Holy Freeze Merc alive for more than a few seconds. I’ve given him Insight, Crown of Thieves, and a Stealth Breast Plate. But he just won’t stay alive. Should I wait until at least level 59 when I can give him my Eth Fortitude Dusk Shroud?
Act 5 seems to have a f*ton of lightning immunes, making me completely useless…and without Inifinity, it seems to be a non-starter here. Seems like maybe I should fall back to Nightmare Cows for the interim, until I find that last Ber (and a base of course)? My Javazon is kinda in the same situation where she’s basically screwed until I get Infinity…but that’s a different story. Infinity requires at least level 63…so that’s a disadvantage.
That said, I’m using the following at the moment:
Skin of the Vipermagi
Bloodfist (Have not found anything else better so far)
Sander’s Riprap (Have not found anything else better so far)
Spirit Broad Sword
Ancient’s Pledge Shield
<Insert crap 2 rings and ammy cause I haven’t found anything useful yet>
I tried switching my weapons to dual +2 Assassin Skill Blade Talons (Still have not found a +3, let alone a GG one with +3 and then some). I can stay relatively alive, but then I have mana issues without my merc…that I cannot keep alive. Basically, dropping 5 Lightning Sentries, and I’m literally out of mana.
So do I just keep doing the monotonous Nightmare Cows until I can get my merc better gear, or is there something I’m missing? I’ve never played Assassin, and it actually seems fun, but it also seems gear-locked like the Javazon.