Originally Posted by NewChief
That skill tree is insane.
Despite that skill tree, do players, in practice, end up with very similar builds? I mean, are there agreed upon "best" builds that most people choose, or have they done a good job of balancing?
builds are pretty diverse. there are strategies to keep in mind but a player can do whatever they want regardless of where (determined by class) they start. the one thing that most builds have in common is that they focus on defensive/life/resist skills and supplement that with a few offensive points. Dabbling in multiple offensive areas doesn't work well. players need to decide on a path and commit to it to be effective.
the builds can be altered later with re-spec points. So if you make a minor mistake you can subtract points that have been allocated to nodes and put them elsewhere.