Tornado Druid help

d2lover

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Hi, thanks to my biggest trolldrop ever I now got the runes for Enigma.

I had a nice Pelt but didnt want to play Nado without Enigma.

What should I wear else?

Weapon: Hoto
Shield: 35% Spirit
Belt: Casterbelt(10 fcr) until Arach
Gloves: Magefist or Trangs
Ring1: Ravenfrost
Ring2: 32% mf ring
Boots: Natalyas, Aldurs or Wartravelers for mf, what about Trecks?
Helm: +2druid, +3 Nado, 10 fhr, 3 open sockets (from 07)
Amulet: Maras until some good +2 druid craft

no CTA yet, dont have the patience to rush for beta CTA just yet.

second slot will be maybe 07 ravenclaw for PI+CI (will be slow haha)

Do I have enough fcr?
In the helmet will be placed enough Shaelrunes for the reachable fhr cap together with spirit and PTs the rest.

Is the 99 fhr breakpoint with a flail in hand?

Mercanary weapon will be reapers for questing and then later Insight for Pits
 

frozzzen

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Merc should keep Reaper's Tool always and Holy Freeze. Whenever you teleport on screen it will neutralize most threats by slowing everything to crawl. You'd be surprised just how little mana Windy uses. Fcr/Mpk ring would be best as Reapers gives massive damage boost. It really can't be understated. Also just get CtA, beta or not, it's far too good - just a general advice.

You should aim for 99 fcr breakpoint best achieved with hoto(40) + spirit(35) + arach(20) + fcr mpk ring(10). If you don't have fcr mpk ring go with plain mpk and get 4 fcr from some other source - either any crafted druid amulet or ring. Fhr is really not important, you get 55 + 10 from spirit and your pelt which gives you 63 - that's just one fhr frame away from 99 which is used for pvp and not relevant at all in pve. Between Oak, Merc and Bear you will be quite safe from stunlocks. Fill the head with either life or mf. Ravenfrost is also useless once you have access to teleport. For pit I'd personally go with

Your pelt with 3 ptopaz or Ist runes
2 druid amulet with fcr and/or mf (mara if you don't have one)
Hoto
Spirit
Enigma
fcr mpk ring
mf ring
Arach
Chance Guards
War Travelers

Merc with ideally
Reaper's
Andy
Fortitude
Reaper's is a must and other items are here mostly to keep merc alive. Treachery is fantastic option if you are on bugdet since added attack speed procs Decrepify from merc faster.

Fill inventory with skill charms and life scs to feel safe and fast enough and fill rest with MF scs. Depending on how you balance your character and general wealth it should have ~400 MF and decent enough kill speed and safety for p5/p7 pits. You should't really worry about resists either because you can just recast Cyclone armor and Pit isn't really known for its elemental threats anyway.
 

d2lover

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yeah but sometimes I like to walk without repositioning my merc

or is this not a thing on nadodruid?
 

frozzzen

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Can't really comment about general questing but for pits you just teleport near bosspack or in bosspack and start spamming tornado so you want your merc to be close to you, proc Decrep over mobs you hit and once you are done teleport away. If you haven't played with Enigma much you will see how it works, but you walk extremely rarely, usually only if you get stunned and can't teleport away.
 

saracen85

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yeah but sometimes I like to walk without repositioning my merc

or is this not a thing on nadodruid?
It's more of a "not a thing on any casters with access to teleport".

Enigma can pamper you; Why walk 5 yards away when you can teleport?
 

d2lover

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Is this the right skilling (with 07 ravenclaw for early game):

max cyclone armor
max tornado
max hurricane

and then max Oak before Twister? or gives this a false sense of security?

1 Point in the liferank and Bear as they are available (the liferank dies but it's nice to have a corpseeater :D )
 

PhineasB

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Totally agree on not needing Ravenfroat and Reaper's being essential (and love that @frozzzen invoked Reaper's Tool!). I have had issues with mana upkeep with only mpk (no time traveling, so I don't have overpowered early patch version), so I have used SoJ on my untwinked 99er. I agree about using amulet/ring for extra FCR for 99%, which is very much worth it. I also think Treachery is worth considering for merc, to apply decrep faster (and because his physical damage isn't main killer with Tornado and decrep applied). Also, resists aren't really relevant in Pit with Cyclone Armor.

For reference (in case helpful), here's the readout for my 99er at level 96 after getting at least the last 3 levels in the Pit.
Code:
Name:       Septimus
Class:      Druid
Experience: 2718233838
Level:      96

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   87/171
Dexterity:  25/48
Vitality:   433/467
Energy:     20/22
HP:         1073/1295
Mana:       210/514
Stamina:    587/606
Defense:    6/1571
AR:         95/297

Fire:       88/48/-12
Cold:       108/68/8
Lightning:  107/67/7
Poison:     99/59/-1

MF:         406       Block:      7
GF:         360
FR/W:       70
FHR:        65
IAS:        0
FCR:        104

Raven: 1/14
Poison Creeper: 0/0
Oak Sage: 20/33
Summon Spirit Wolf: 1/14
Carrion Vine: 0/0
Heart of Wolverine: 0/0
Summon Dire Wolf: 1/14
Solar Creeper: 0/0
Spirit of Barbs: 0/0
Summon Grizzly: 2/15

Werewolf: 0/0
Lycanthropy: 0/0
Werebear: 0/0
Feral Rage: 0/0
Maul: 0/0
Rabies: 0/0
Fire Claws: 0/0
Hunger: 0/0
Shock Wave: 0/0
Fury: 0/0

Firestorm: 0/0
Molten Boulder: 0/0
Arctic Blast: 1/17
Fissure: 0/0
Cyclone Armor: 20/36
Twister: 20/36
Volcano: 0/0
Tornado: 20/36
Armageddon: 0/0
Hurricane: 20/36

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x10f90d3d
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Enigma
Light Plate
JahIthBer
Defense: 846
Durability: 44 of 60
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 41
Fingerprint: 0xbaecf51a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 to Teleport
+755 Defense
+72 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced by 8%
+14 Life after each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
96% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Ith Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune

Jah Rune
Required Level: 65
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Ignore Target's Defense
Armor: Increase Maximum Life 5%
Shields: +50 to Life

Ith Rune
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +9 to Maximum Damage
Armor: 15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
Shields: 15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 134
Durability: 9 of 12
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x3b3457dc
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Slows Target by 10%
+113% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xc20e76ea
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
+20 to Mana
Increase Maximum Mana 25%

War Traveler
Battle Boots
Defense: 135
Durability: 43 of 48
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 95
Fingerprint: 0x95d34399
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+25% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 15 - 25 Damage
+183% Enhanced Defense
+10 to Strength
+10 to Vitality
40% Slower Stamina Drain
Attacker Takes Damage of 5
33% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+30 Maximum Durability

Nagelring
Ring
Required Level: 7
Fingerprint: 0x64110cdd
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+59 to Attack Rating
Magic Damage Reduced by 3
Attacker Takes Damage of 3
29% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x9aa312c1
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x5705be9a
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Natural Grand Charm of Greed
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x18b2cd1e
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)
21% Extra Gold from Monsters

Natural Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xf05e88bd
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)

Natural Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x2fe1da12
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)

Garnet Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xc0badd89
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life
Fire Resist +9%

Coral Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xa9e50b71
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Lightning Resist +8%

Boreal Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x5c9118f1
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 5 - 9 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Harlequin Crest
Shako
Defense: 135
Durability: 3 of 12
Required Level: 62
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x2334f7c
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +2
+144 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+144 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
Damage Reduced by 10%
74% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Topaz

Perfect Topaz
Required Level: 18
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 1 - 40 Lightning Damage
Armor: 24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: Lightning Resist +40%

Shivering Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 34
Fingerprint: 0x6b092b74
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 3 - 6 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0xb8a7b4ee
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Arcing Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 57
Fingerprint: 0xf7d4a1ec
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 38 Lightning Damage
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xfe4a8ce3
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Chance Guards
Chain Gloves
Defense: 27
Durability: 15 of 16
Required Level: 15
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0x2a8edb4a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+25 to Attack Rating
+28% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
200% Extra Gold from Monsters
34% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+2 to Light Radius

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xeb89a468
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Bitter Scarab
Amulet
Required Level: 89
Fingerprint: 0x95201e60
Item Level: 91
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Druid Skill Levels
+9% Faster Cast Rate
+11 to Dexterity
+17 to Mana
Regenerate Mana 6%
+19 Maximum Stamina
5% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Gheed's Fortune
Grand Charm
Required Level: 62
Fingerprint: 0x1f9f64e4
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
139% Extra Gold from Monsters
Reduces all Vendor Prices 10%
27% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Ruby Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x5b7fddb5
Item Level: 55
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5 to Life
Fire Resist +10%

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x4581b0ed
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Key
Fingerprint: 0xe65b2645
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xb10f8035
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x96e09989
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Bronze Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xa965a58f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Attack Rating
+20 to Life

Serpent's Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0xcd9dfa73
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+13 to Life
+16 to Mana

Smoldering Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xda3f19f1
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 3 - 4 Fire Damage
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Stout Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x9df674fd
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 Defense
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Cobalt Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xbf6c61ce
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +9%
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Foul Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xcfd7a250
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 50 Poison Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x1f457f9b
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Crimson Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xf8e097f8
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Fire Resist +5%

Realgar Jewel of Carnage
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x11b7cf5b
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
25% Enhanced Damage
+15 to Maximum Damage

Flawless Amethyst
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +100 to Attack Rating
Armor: +8 to Strength
Shields: +24 Defense

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x229c411a
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Call to Arms
Crystal Sword
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 25 - 79
Durability: 11 of 11
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 33
Fingerprint: 0xf34cc320
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
261% Enhanced Damage
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+5 to Battle Command
+4 to Battle Orders
+4 to Battle Cry
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Ethereal
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Amn Rune
Socketed: Ral Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Socketed: Ohm Rune

Spirit
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 143
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 86 of 86
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0xe62c303f
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+106 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+6 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Heart of the Oak
Flail
KoVexPulThul
One Hand Damage: 1 - 36
Durability: 16 of 16
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 31
Required Dexterity: 25
Fingerprint: 0x776d7dc0
Item Level: 58
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to All Skills
+40% Faster Cast Rate
+75% Damage to Demons
+100 to Attack Rating against Demons
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
7% Mana stolen per hit
+10 to Dexterity
Replenish Life +20
Increase Maximum Mana 15%
All Resistances +34
Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ko Rune
Socketed: Vex Rune
Socketed: Pul Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune

Spirit
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 139
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 75 of 86
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0xec4eade1
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+107 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+4 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Mercenary:
Name:       Azrael
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Def-Nightmare
Experience: 105159652
Level:      95
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   204/230
Dexterity:  165/165
HP:         2167/2167
Defense:    1586/2037
AR:         2033/2033

Fire:       129/89/29
Cold:       189/149/89
Lightning:  159/119/59
Poison:    229/189/129

Treachery
Breast Plate
ShaelThulLem
Defense: 66
Durability: 27 of 50
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 30
Fingerprint: 0x7ca05f2c
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 15 Fade when struck
25% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
+45% Increased Attack Speed
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
Cold Resist +30%
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Lem Rune

Shael Rune
Required Level: 29
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +20% Increased Attack Speed
Armor: +20% Faster Hit Recovery
Shields: +20% Faster Block Rate

Thul Rune
Required Level: 23
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
Armor: Cold Resist +30%
Shields: Cold Resist +35%

Lem Rune
Required Level: 43
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 75% Extra Gold from Monsters
Armor: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
Shields: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters

Andariel's Visage
Demonhead
Defense: 385
Durability: 18 of 20
Required Level: 83
Required Strength: 102
Fingerprint: 0x832a6be0
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
15% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova when struck
+2 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
10% Life stolen per hit
+149% Enhanced Defense
+26 to Strength
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist -30%
Poison Resist +70%
Level 3 Venom (11/20 Charges)

The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
Two Hand Damage: 39 - 465
Durability: 52 of 65
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 114
Required Dexterity: 89
Fingerprint: 0xb1d2b072
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
230% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (44 Frames)
15% Life stolen per hit
33% Deadly Strike
Requirements -25%
 

d2lover

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I find Insight+Prayer ok for Pits on P1

ok I'm maxing twister before Oak, but put 3 points into oak where I was still unsure