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This is a simple build based on pure strength. He specializes in two-handed mace weapons and a high armor rating for defense. Speed and maneuverability are a subspecialty, using gear to increase running speed and passive skills to boost attack speed.
The main attack skill is Heavy Strike with 2 support gems that add lots of elemental damage. I sometimes swap this for Infernal Blow or Glacial Hammer depending on the type of enemy. My right click skill is Ground Slam, which is does less damage but is great for hitting a whole group of foes at the same time. It also can hit at range, so I slam the ground as a large monster is approaching me. I have a couple totem skills that are useful for distracting crowds of monsters.
This character has been doing well in the late game, but I would like to find a better suit of armor, that hopefully has more than 4 linked sockets. I could also use more mana, as I run out too often and have to drink potions to continue attacking.
To solve the problem of mobile text entry, I am using a Think Outside Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard with my iPod Touch. This one is model number XTBT01 and I bought it used, because unfortunately these have been discontinued.
The pairing process used to connect the keyboad wirelessly to the iPod is not shown in the video. To pair them you hold down the Control key and both Function keys at the same time to put the keyboard in “discover mode”. Verify they are connected by opening Settings app on the iPod touch, then tap General and Bluetooth. I did this a while ago so I don’t remember the next step, but you might have to type a phrase that displays on the iPod – but just follow what it says on the screen.
In the video I show a couple ways that you can type using the on-screen keyboard in both portrait and landscape modes. The fastest way to type in my experience was to hold the iPod vertically in my left hand and type with my right index finger. Still, typing this way was too slow for me. I can enter something on a to-do list or make a quick notation, but couldn’t do long-form typing sessions.
The ThinkOutside keyboard has been working well! It folds up so I can take it with me in a jacket pocket along with the iPod touch – no need to bring a briefcase. It has real laptop-style keys with scissor switches, not the cheap rubber dome style keys. There’s no number key row, but you can type numbers and symbols using the function keys, and this actually makes the whole keyboard smaller when folded.
The only negative things are the Y key sticks when I open it, and the stand doesn’t stay closed when you fold it up. The stand is removable.
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