Atropos wrote:I've just died in the first level of the black palace being level 29. I was a vanquisher and this has been my best attempt at HC-VH, I've only played HC-VH and still haven't beat the game. Still not sure about what has happened. A unique dragon has teleported me to his place??? I was dead before I do anything. I'm close to give up on VHHC. Wich is the best build to beat VH-HC? Was level 29 too few for the black palace? I really need some advice.
The most durable character to play vh hc is destroyer (in my experience). If you'll give it another try, make a destroyer that uses a shield and spectral echo. Max shadow armor as soon as possible (put a point in it whenever it allows you to), put 1 point in entropic aura, and have about 5 points in frost shield when you face ordrak (you can have 10, but you'll be sacrificing dps). Put 1 point in spectral echo and max critical strikes; after you maxed it, max spectral echo and finish off frost shield. Always look for armor and weapon upgrades at the vendor. Use 2 ranks of elemental protection.
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