first off u will mainly use buffs and passives with this build but it pretty much owns anything else u can think of
Many people think pistols suck in this game but once enchanted it's the best choice
-If you upgrade any other kind of weapon to the same level it wont be nearly as effective
-Cast speed will never get as fast as hitting with dual pistols
-There is no point to melee weapons unless you like them cause you already spend time running after moobs and even if you don't u still don't kill as fast
-Pistols can hit like a machine gun,they don't use mana or anything,you kill faster than by using skills with them and the faster they hit the faster u get healed by them
-The base damage the weapon has when you find it does not mean anything
Think of it as you trying to kill a bug by crashing a 747 onto it,while fighter jets blow your 747 away before it gets near that bug,that's what a slug'ish weapon is in hack and slash rpg's
stats for ideal equipment req:
dump the rest into dex after this(can also add more defense but i just don't care about it)Skills:max critical strike
ranged weapons expertise
(now this is a reason why alchemist is the best at dual guns)dual wielding
now this covers about 60 lvls
the best outcome is by maxing block and parry
cause i really did not need any skill, i just hit faster than i cast,defensive and offensive spell mastery
and remaining points should go into frailty
it can be a nice skill while your char is still weak too.
If you don't have proper items id suggest usingember shock
and ice shock
even ember phase
(it can save your ass,use em for support but if u get these u can't get offensive spell mastery which is useful endgame with elemental overload VI it will add up abit of dmg to your bullet shots to maximize dps,so these skills are not that useful,cause everyone is proud of high dmg and dps in the end)Spells:
You could use blood skeleton,skeleton warriors,zombies,but they are annoying and not really for this playstyle cause u need to see where ur pointing ur cursor at.
I use haste,elemental protection and elemental overload VI and blood skeleton my pet has skeleton warrior and freezeNow for the items:
What you should look for is items with a lot of % bonus to critical dmg
or ranged dmg bonus% but the later does not give that much of a bonus with this build.
you will get max critical chance
if u spend enough time upgrading your pistols
now here are the items i could find till now,ill tell ya its not easy to get them at all but they are prob the besthelm: Epic Valkyrie Helm
gloves: Epic Assassin Gloves
boots: Epic Transmuter Sabotons
shoulder: Epic Dragonscale Gloves
armor: Epic Magnus Complex Surcoat (only set item used)
belt: Epic Dragonscale Sash
rings: Epic Pundee's band
pend: Epic Morlok's Crazed Insignia
I didn't really upgrade my armor much cause i spent everything on weapons and it was worth it + i would not risk breaking these,well i would if i had spares left.
As for weapons first get some low lvl pistols,average attack speed ones are the best u will find that is cheap to upgrade,they need to be very cheap cause then u can use spares and upgrade them till they have over 100% more attack speed,the ones i had were just insane,but i broke em eventually they were well over that.
Now you could stop at this but if u happen to find 2 of these weapons called Epic Stark Fist of Removal
they have 830dps, 200% bonus to crit dmg each and they look nice,but if u break em and your not a cheater u wont get those options back and its the best weapon in the game i seen since i started playing.
I use these now upgraded just so i crit every hit.
Another alternative is gambler's pepperbox
pistols cause they don't require a high lvl but give just 80%crit,still good tough:D.
-The reason for dual wielding pistols is they hit much faster than in other weapon combinations
These items add up to 680% bonus to critical dmg in total and 20% ranged dmg bonus
from the helm.
The strategy is simple buff up,point shoot like u got uzi's and moobs die,bosses die,everything dies! except for u
cause u heal more dmg than moobs get to do to you.
I don't normally write guides this is my first build guide for a game,if you have questions or suggestions i'm listening:P