I have recently faced the fact that Diablo 3 is the king of ARPGs. I like Grim Dawn pretty well. Other titles have their good points. But D3 is the undisputed champion of this genre. Because I am very busy at school these days, I tend to spend an hour or two grooming my wizard and other characters. If my wizard were real, she would look like this:
. . . only much scarier. She is presently so scary that I don’t see how I’m going to avoid taking her into Torment 8 much longer. Here is an update of her gear and stats:
As always, I have to point out that the paper damage you see there does not reflect her real in-game power. The Firebird set alone is conferring stupendous damage not shown on the stat page. Also not factored into page damage is the tremendous bonus to fire damage she gets from various items.
If you click around on that stats page, you can see my other toons and how they’re coming along. I’m especially pleased by the crusader, who I frankly never thought would amount to anything. She has a ways to go before she can comfortably enter T7, but that shouldn’t take long. She’ll never be the monster my wiz is because she (the crusader) is really a support character and not a damage dealer. Still, she’s pretty good.
As you can see, I’m kinda sorta working on my demon hunter, too. He’s not as unappealing as I remember. I’m trying to collect more of the Marauder set, upon completion of which he may be able to enter T6. His paper damage is quite high, but the in-game reality is not that impressive. He’s certainly nowhere close to the wizard or barbarian.
More as things move along.