Before Act 4
This act will be a hard one, and much resistances are needed, at the very least lightning and fire, so the higher we have them, the easiest the survival will be.
Current status after Mephisto
For now, only the poison res is high - gear and charms. The cold res is from a ring, and the lightning from a small charm.
The other charms are mainly low life and damage ones, so they can be replaced by resistances ones without much impact.
The shield is a rare with low deflection and FHR mods. Even if really nice, using a 2os one for resistances can be mandatory. For now, I only have diamonds, but level can allow Pdiamonds - only crafting diamonds are to be found. For the base, a Small shield has to be used, as Round ones will not be available before Act 5 Normal at best.
Other gear pieces can be upgraded quite easily, but as it is all based on RNG, finding rares, and good ones, the best bet could be Mephisto running - which is planned until lvl 27.
However, the other needed materials are gems and charms. The two best places for that I know about are LK superchests and the Council.
Normal LK capabilities
For safety i'll put a buck on LK. After checking the ilvl of area, if I didn't make a mistake, it should drop ilvl 22 items/charms (see here
). Based upon this other site
, the resistances mods available are:
- SC: up to 8-9 single res, no all res
- LC: up to 8-10 single res, 3-5 all res
- GC: up to 21-25 single res, 8-12 all res
For possible luck, available suffixes are those ones:
- SC: 11-15 life, 3-5MF
- LC: 11-15 life
- GC: 16-20 life
It is definitely possible to get some cool tools already. Finding combos of single res SC/GC for Fire and Lightning can add 29-34 on best affixes, a 12 allres GC would be endgame capable. Alongside, gems could be crafted up to Pgems or close, so it wouldn't be a bad idea either.
2os Small shield socketed with Pdiamonds
Charms for single resistances
+29 Fire/Lightning res
Already available res
6 Lightning sc
14 Cold ring
74 Poison from various sources, including a 7 PRES GC
Added up, all of this would put resistances at:
- FRES 67
- LRES 73
- CRES 52
- PRES 112
At evidence, PRES GCs could be exchanged for other res ones, and CRES charms should also be found along the way.
I will follow this strategy to build up the resistances before Act 4, and try to survive to CS and defeat Diablo!