I went from the commander of an undead army to a god imbued with the power of my sacrificed demons and loads of critical strike rating D2R Items. I am an engine that runs on the corpses of my enemies. Tendrils sprout out of their remains, yanking the demons right into my ricocheting bone spears that now deal so much damage that I only need to cast a few before everything is dead.
Once you have an idea for how you want to play your class, chances are the skill tree has a path for you to get there. If you want to go all in on Bone Spear, you can find tons of skills that layer on top of its basic effect or set it up to deal ridiculous amounts of damage.
Legendary aspects, which are earned by completing dungeons or finding Legendary items, modify this even further with unique effects. One of my rings causes my Bone Spear to do 100% extra damage on enemies who I’ve made Vulnerable. With the Plagued Corpse Tendrils skill, every enemy pulled in by it becomes Vulnerable for three secondsjust enough time for a Bone Spear or two.
The sheer number of creative options in the skill trees I’ve toyed with has me eager to see what the other classes have tucked away in theirs. Sorceress’, for example, can equip spells as a passive ability buy D2R ladder items. At first glance, you’d assume this lets you double down on the school of magic you’ve chosen to wield, like having a 5% chance to cast a free Ice Armor for your ice build.