Best amulets for hardcore?

I personally go for the defensive amulets (arcane, fire or poison resist.)

How about y’all?

I usually go for EW set, Flavor, or HellFire (if the passive is good).
Squirt’s is risky in HC.

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With good shields I use Squirts for my wizard. I absolutely hate using Squirt because when things go bad they go bad super quickly, but the wizard simply needs the damage buff. For players w/o shields I use Flavor if it has good rolls or Hellfire if the character has desirable passives.

Usually, if I die in normal mode, it’s because some mob dropped an arcane turret on me, I got walled in with arcane or an exploding mob, or too much poison on the floor. While I’ve experimented with more offensive gear, if I’m pushing a rift or torment level in hardcore mode, I’ll toss on Countess Julia’s Cameo, or occasionally the one for poison or fire (through either equipping or cubing.)

The Flavor of Time. This should be relied upon if you happen to progress in Greater Rifts.

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I personally go for the defensive amulets (arcane, fire or poison resist.)

It really depends on the character you are playing. My preferred character is a wizard which has good natural resistances due to needing high intelligence. After buffing your resistances you also need good mobility to get off poisoned/burning/exploding spots. If you want to survive you must have some way to move away from bad situations. I also use a HC WW/Rend Barb for my speed runs. My Barb has low resistance compared to my wizard, but moves so quickly that most ground effects have little impact, and is also immune to controlling impairing effects due to Invigorating gem. My Barb almost always uses Flavor of Time. The Endless Walk set is a good set, but does take up two slots. When in doubt just peruse your leader board and see what other people near your skill level are doing. When I place on the board I usually look at the 3-5 players directly above me and below me for ideas. Players too far above me are probably doing things I just can’t do, and players too far below may not have better ideas. Sometimes the ideas I get from what other players are doing don’t really improve my character, but they allow me to play my character in a new manner while I am adding paragon points. This helps combat boredom and I suspect boredom kills more HC players than anything.

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