**** ELITE BUILD LIST - Updated 10/18/2012

TheReaperKingTheReaperKing Posts: 222
edited May 2015 in TL2 Hardcore Mode
Going to try to gather some builds for list this :) Anyone know any?

Berserker:
Elite **** Berserker Build by Bman
**** Elite Berserker Build: Shinrabe's Corporate **** by Shinrabe
Tieryal's HCE Beserker Build by Tieryal


Engineer:
Potential Elite Tank Build - 1H/Shield by dudewiththepants
Bokuden's Elite HC Summon ENG Build - no rerolling needed!! by Bokuden
Elite Build - The Ninjaneer - A Mage Tank With Pets! WIP by The Reaper King (still testing, so far so good!)
The Canoneer- A detailed Guide to Abilities and Priorities by Vallhael

Embermage:
Frostmage Build - A Guide to freeze your foes the right way! by Odir


Outlander:
SCB Build ~ testing in HCE by Flair


General Builds For Elite (might be **** viable)
Engineer
Embermage
Outlander
Berserker (not by me)
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Comments

  • ShamcrankShamcrank Posts: 145
    I sure hope you have the time to legitimately maintain your build lists. While its nice to see all of them, keeping up with updates and new builds especially post-patches could be more work than you expect.
    My Dual-Wield Engineer Guide: The Quaker

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  • I generally spend at least an hour or two a day working on the build lists, reading through builds, reading posts and PMs and all that so hopefully!! I love Torchlight 2 and all the awesome builds so I'm definitely going to do what I can. It also helps a huge deal when build authors let me know about updates to the builds and all that!

    I personally also really like to have all the different builds and info easy to find so that is why it is really important to me to do the lists! Right now it is scattered so I'm going to do what I can to bring it all together :D Thanks and take care!
    -mike
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    Build Lists For Elite I maintain
    **** Elite
    Engineer
    Embermage
    Outlander
  • ShamcrankShamcrank Posts: 145
    I do love what you're doing and I hope you love tl2 enough to stick around. I'm always on the forums haha at least a couple hours spent here easy for me. Of course this whole phone with internet thing makes it so easy!

    To contribute: the 1h+ shield build that is most used as well as the standard blast canon canoneer build for engineering are both HC certified. I believe it is the 'potential 1h and shield's thread and the 'canoneer abilities and priorities' that contain said builds.
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  • Thank you, I'll add them! And yeah I love Torchlight 2!!! I'm so excited for the mod tools too and steam workshop! I already started a Thor Class Build in the mod discussion section for my brother. Seems like it should be fun as heck! I don't really have enough money to buy other games either so yeah I'll probably be around Torchlight 2 for a while haha. If for some reason I do have to leave or will be away for a while I'll figure out a way to pass on the lists to someone else! :D Take care.
    -mike
    Creator of Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker
    http://SandboxGameMaker.com

    Build Lists For Elite I maintain
    **** Elite
    Engineer
    Embermage
    Outlander
  • KatrinKatrin Posts: 342
    viewtopic.php?f=45&t=40811


    This build has 15 in both Aegis and Bulwark.

    It is not a viable HCE build. Hint: Aegis relies on being hit, and even with 75% DR you do not want to be hit in NG+(+), certainly not enough to trigger a tiny % chance of a shield; Bulwark is %DR vrs physical only (redundant, as you'll be using Eyes, and not much use vrs a lot of mobs).


    If you're going to just copy/paste build suggestions from the class forums, at least apply some rational thinking to them. I've not even looked at the others you've linked to, I happened to know the thread with the Engy Pet summon build, since I posted in it.

    Oh, looking at the zerker build:
    Bman wrote:
    Stat Distribution: +3 Vitality
    +2 Focus


    Yeah, not working. It's also a level 14 build...
    Bman wrote:
    This justifies the dual knucks too instead of sword and board for me.

    Not a viable HCE build at NG+.


    Seriously.
  • lolpacalolpaca Posts: 54
    Hey, nice idea, it'll be really handy to have the tried and tested HCE builds in one thread. I agree with Katrin's points though, even if I wouldn't make them in quite as pissy a way ;)
  • AingreeAingree Posts: 20
    Why attack the OP on the builds he posts? People can rate them in the respective links and discuss them further and rate their usefulness.

    All the talk about "verified", "certified", and "tested" builds is mostly useless anyways since there is no concensus on what HCE really entails, except that you have those two boxes checked when you hit start.

    For example, the Vit summon engineer build imo is very good, but it talks about raising your ped dmg % to ridiculous numbers through farming. Also, many people overlevel or stack DR% so almost any build (unless completely stupid) can be "viable" but perhaps not optimal.

    I don't use Aegis and FF together in my current engineer build, but I could certainly play devil's advocate and make a strong argument for it.
  • TheReaperKingTheReaperKing Posts: 222
    edited October 2012
    It definitely is a viable build because it is the one I'm using in Elite **** :D I'm definitely not putting any points into aegis though :) Thank you for the insight though! Perhaps I should ask him to make a "****" version if he doesn't mind.

    I see what you mean though about the zerker build, there are definitely some interesting posts in that thread that really add to the build. I guess it will be tough to find good **** builds but the main thing is enough survive ability. This will definitely be a work in progress thread!
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    **** Elite
    Engineer
    Embermage
    Outlander
  • KatrinKatrin Posts: 342
    It definitely is a viable build because it is the one I'm using in Elite **** :D I'm definitely not putting any points into aegis though :) Thank you for the insight though! Perhaps I should ask him to make a "****" version if he doesn't mind.

    Katrin wrote:
    Not a viable HCE build at NG+.


    Obviously, you'd switch Forcefield for Aegis and then add in something to replace Bulwark ~ if you're going melee 1h+shield for block, fully unlocking Dynamo for a larger radius charge might be worth it (this is predicated on sticking to the build's mission to make a totally passive character, not something I'd ever use).


    Btw, since when has my name been male gendered?
  • Don't think anyone referred to you as a male :) Interesting points though!!!! Perhaps I'll just add all that in my Ninjaneer Elite **** section since they are similar builds.
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    **** Elite
    Engineer
    Embermage
    Outlander
  • CaspidCaspid Posts: 360
    We do need some kinda stringent quality control for builds. It's a mess trying to sort through them, and people end up making topics like, "What's the best build?"
  • Yeah I don't mind keeping the list light as long as we have quality. Any help in feedback about the builds are great. I do think the engineer builds are pretty solid, not 100% on the ember and zerker ones.
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    Engineer
    Embermage
    Outlander
  • Katrin, he made a **** build which I replaced in the list :) Thanks for your concerns, you helped make a new **** build :D
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    Outlander
  • alyyalyy Posts: 64
    viewtopic.php?f=43&t=36991

    This is that frostmage build. He claims to actually use it in ****. not sure if that means anything, but yeah. Sorry if this is already being discussed. I'm too lazy to read up. ._.
  • Looks great, thank you! :D
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    Outlander
  • alyyalyy Posts: 64
    No problem. I'm actually testing it out right now and it seems very good and safe.
  • NauzhrorNauzhror Posts: 1,090
    edited October 2012
    I was able to beat HCE with the following build:

    [LINK DELETED]

    Actual level is 54, not the 70+ th skill calc is saying is required (due to fame).

    Stats were 100% focus.

    Astral Ally is just used as a distraction, Ice Prison wasn't used as much as I'd expected, but was fairly useful just to keep some bosses and champions still for a few seconds.

    Rest I believe is fairly self-explanatory.
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  • alyyalyy Posts: 64
    Nauzhror wrote:
    I was able to beat HCE with the following build:

    [LINK DELETED]

    Actual level is 54, not the 70+ th skill calc is saying is required (due to fame).

    That build looks depressingly unfun.
  • SmoteSmote Posts: 44
    That build looks awesome to me. <3 prismatic bolt spray.
  • Finally got an Outlander build!
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  • FlairFlair Posts: 41
    Thanks for posting my build! Glad to be the first to post a HCE Outlander build and it's doing great so far! I'll keep you updated on any changes I make.
  • TieryalTieryal Posts: 420
    Where's the love ?

    :(
    **** Elite 100 Beserker NG(4) Cleared, World First.
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  • NauzhrorNauzhror Posts: 1,090
    Tieryal wrote:
    Where's the love ?

    :(

    Oh come on Tier, we both know your build isn't HCE viable.

    Oh, wait...
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  • Tieryal it'd be nice to know which build you're referring to :D
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  • NauzhrorNauzhror Posts: 1,090
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  • Added :)
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  • TieryalTieryal Posts: 420
    Thanks :)
    **** Elite 100 Beserker NG(4) Cleared, World First.
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    http://forums.runicgames.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=43170
  • Any time :D!!!! Thanks for the heads up!
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  • Any new builds?
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  • :D
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