My character is around level 90+ and I’ve played for a bit more than 40 hours so far. I was going to make a Nether Brim Smith first but I still haven’t found what I’m looking for a Green Orb, so that will wait, even my thirty gems are ready.
So I decided to create a Nether Stronghold, instead. I’ve got the choice between two Orbs, and they are almost the same, it just depends which attribute I want to boost. I have a Pink Orb (9 activations, 26 gem slots) and I have a Indigo Orb (9 activations, 26 gem slots). Those are pretty good, especially due to the number of activations. But one is oriented towards a Health build while the other on is oriented towards a Defense build.
From what I’ve gathered reading both on this forum and on the Steam forums, I should go all-in for the Pink Orb that will give me the Health boost, mainly due to the percentage-based spells that are devastating for Defense builds. Then, I should create a Defense artifact—I don’t really know why it is OK to put Defense on an artifact, though.
And should I try to make it (the Stronghold) a Nether Demon, or is it not worth it for defensive creatures? I’ve got two Demon Dusts in my inventory but I thought it would be best to keep those for attacking creatures. Oh, and is the Demonic Tome a permanent item or do you have to re-buy one each time you want to re-roll a Demon ability? I’ve read that someone re-rerolled an ability for a long time before finally finding a good one, but it would be extremely expensive buying a new one every time.
Anyway, that’s my plan. Please let me know if this a good idea. Also, it seems that there are a lot of Lucky Gem Boxes the further you go into the realms. Is that just a coincidence or is that a real thing? If so, I should farm on those levels to speed up the gem-levelling process.