*Temari - Assassin [#m22b4a53]

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**Character Intro and Overview [#zde8f06b]

This character is a rebuild of a very old character of mine - my first Samurai from the N10A patch. Back then, she got to level 94 and could trounce anything in Hell safely and easily without breaking a sweat. This character was designed to be able to do the same thing, and in most respects, I've succeeded. So far, the character is level 98 and powerful enough to play on P8 in nearly any area in the game with good kill speed and survivability, excepting the Domain.

The equipment is more or less complete, with the exception of the weapon, which has a long way to go before I deem it complete, and some D-Stoning and Forging choices here and there. 

**Stats and Attributes [#od3625d6]

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**Skills [#y96fe6b1]

(All points are base values.)
Blade Shield: 30
Blade Sentinel: 25
Poison Stream: 20
Cold Blast: 29
Dragon Blade, Shadow Master, and pre-reqs: 1
Melee Mastery/Burst of Speed/Cloak of Shadows/Weapon Block: 1

The traditional Samurai build, with the exception of the use of Dragon Blade instead of Iaigiri to fit my more offensively-oriented play style. Her damage with Blade Sentinel after buffs from my merc is around 11k - 18k on the LCS, and with Dragon Blade it's around 84k. This gives me immense potential for life leech, making it easy most of the time to simply run into the fray and start swinging. Blade Shield also has big damage, giving me a good offensively defensive skill.

**Equipment [#u5df159d]

Helm:
I could probably think of a better helm for this build, but this one suits my needs well enough at the present. Unforged, D-Stoned for resistances, socketed with a +62 to Life jewel.

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Amulet:
Once again, just a very nice craft to fill this slot. Unforged, unsocketed, and D-Stoned with Increase Maximum Life X%.

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Armor:
It should be clear by now that I love Tasselhoff's set. Actually works quite nicely for this build, giving ITD and other nice mods. Socketed with 3 Ni Runes for DR%, forged with +1 Assassin skills, and D-Stoned with Increase Maximum Life X%.

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Weapon:
Here's where the chunk of my wealth has gone lately. Inspired by Blinn's incredible katana, I am determined to try and come close to that weapon's potential. Wo forged, socketed with a Perfect Obsidian and a tab-forged Ruby Jewel, and D-Stoned for ED%.

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Gloves:
More or less a placeholder right now, mainly used for the nice life steal and IAS. Unforged and unsocketed.

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Ring 1:
Gotta love a good Killjoy's. This one spawned before the R6 series, and gained the +6 to Dragon Blade after the skill conversion. Unforged, unsocketed, and D-Stoned with Increase Maximum Life X%.

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Ring 2:
Mostly just used for the Amplify Damage oskill, it could be a lot better than it is. I'm hoping to roll a better ring with Amp on it to replace this one. Unforged, unsocketed, and D-Stoned with Increase Maximum Life X%.

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Belt:
Tasselhoff's belt. Just for the set, more or less obviously. Forged with +1 Assassin skills, socketed with 2 Ni Runes, and D-Stoned with Increase Maximum Life +X%.

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Boots:
Tasselhoff's boots. Just for the set, more or less obviously. Forged with +1 Assassin skills, socketed with 2 Ni Runes, and D-Stoned with Increase Maximum Life +X%.

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Charms: Deviant Cell Odd Charm (Forged with Increase Maximum Life +16%), Vlad Tepe's Sustenance Small Charm (Forged with Increase Maximum Life +16%), The Unknown Hero Grand Charm (Forged with Increase Maximum Life +16%), Lothar's Will Grand Charm (Forged with Increase Maximum Life +16%), The Perfect Cell Small Charm (Forged with Increase Maximum Life +16%), "Malice" Runeword Veteran's Odd Charm, miscellaneous +Life Charms.

**Merc and Merc Equipment [#k91b72b6]
My merc is an Act 5 Defensive Barbarian, for even more defensive power. Battle Orders and Battle Command make for an incredibly sturdy character once they're both active on me, giving me just under 10k Life.

Helm: Rare Diadem with Level 9 Salvation Aura on Equip
Amulet: Band of War Amulet (Level 5 Concentration Aura Forged)
Weapon: "Admiration" Runeword Death Blade (Ethereal)
Armor: "Eternal Reign" Runeword Ceremonial Armor (Ethereal)
Gloves: Suffocation of Indifference War Gauntlets (D-Stoned with Increase Maximum Life X%)
Ring 1: Band of Pestilence Ring
Belt: Band of Famine Mesh Belt
Ring 2: Band of Death Ring
Boots: The Heel of Blood Titan Boots

**Comments [#t67df596]
#comment
- Not bad infact i think i would swap some items but the build is awesome thumbs up nice work -- [[Xc0n]] &new{07-30-2008 (Wed) 15:53:51};

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