Acrylik wrote:and who cares if the boss fight is hard.. don't you guys remember diablo the first time you encountered him in d1? before all the duped crap started appearing? dude wasn't easy.
Arkham wrote: I think Diablo was really just hard for the Warrior, due to the whole "need to get close enough for D to claw you to death" aspect of that class.
Perictione wrote:In the past, I've mentioned the Alchemist is probably the character class I least enjoy playing as it seems to me it's the class that's the weakest, having exceptionally poor spell range and the least-interesting range of skills. Though some of the wands are nice - I quite like my buffed Epic Hand of Fate: it gets the job done at least - the notion of a skill being partially dependent on the power of an item is a mixed blessing at best.
Though it is possible to defeat Ordrak using a straight-up Alchemist without dying once, I've found it frustratingly challenging in both Hard and Very Hard, whereas I've romped over Ordrak with a Vanquisher and Destroyer many, many times: usually after 12 hours of game play, Ordrak's pretty much toast after just one round of 'Your powers are no match for mine! Gurk! Arrrrgggggh!... followed by sinister albeit hard to hear chuckling that suggests Ordrak is mainly but not completely dead; with the Alchemist, it's usually around 15 to 16 hours that I'm (relatively) ready to take out Ordrak.... but even then it's a toe-to-toe onslaught with an uncertain outcome.
Vomaxx wrote: Back to a Vanquisher.
Vomaxx wrote:Why is the Alchemist weaker than the Vanquisher? Well... last night my Alchemist, level 34 on Hard, faced Ordrak. About half an hour later--at least it seemed that long--he killed Ordrak, but unfortunately he had died nine times while doing this. Whereas the last two Vanquishers I played--one Hard, one VH--killed Ordrak on the first try.
Vomaxx wrote:My alchemist was just not doing enough damage. Deprived of the imps, he had two golems and one pet only. Ember Lance was weak. Undoubtedly I could have done a bit better if this were not my first alchemist--a couple of deaths at least were caused by my being slow in using Ember Phase, and I should have had a spell to raise zombies (etc.). But I was disappointed by his inability to inflict real hurt on Ordrak for a long time. And this was at Hard level--I can't imagine what VH would have been like.
I might add that since Ordrak this alchemist has reached Level 50 (where I think I'll retire him); he got down to Shadow Dungeon level 18 and died (just) three more times, so perhaps I got better at using him.
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