Natalyas Set – Fade, Physical Damage Boost and Attack Speed – What Is There Not to Like? (Part 2)

Natalya’s Mark (Set Scissors Suwayyah)

1H Damage: 120-153

Minimum Strength: 118

Minimum Dexterity: 118

Level Requirement: 79

+200% Enhanced Damage

+200% Damage to Undead

+200% Damage to Demons

Adds 12-17 Fire Damage

Ignore Target’s Defense

40% Increased Attack Speed

Adds 50 Cold Damage – 4 Second Duration

Analysis: In the entire Set, Natalya’s Mark is the hardest to find. However, it is definitely considered as one of the better Claw Weapons in the game. With +200% Damage to both Undead and Demons, Ignore Target’s Defense (work on normal monster), a hefty 40% IAS  boost and some Cold damage to help freeze and slow your enemies, what’s not to like?

Set Bonuses:

Partial Set Bonuses

Magic Damage Reduced by 15 (2 Items)

+200 Defense (3 Items)

Full Set Bonuses

+3 to Assassin Skill Levels

+350 Defense

14% Life Stolen per Hit

14% Mana Stolen per Hit

All Resistances +50

Damage Reduced by 30%

Magic Damage Reduced by 15

Fade* (See Final Summary)

Final Summary for Natalya’s Odium:

Some characters might find the boots and even the helm useful, but Natalya’s Odium unleashes all of its glorious gifts only upon an Assassin who dons the whole set. From the Full Set Bonuses, it is quite clear that Natalya’s Odium is meant for an Assassin who wades into melee and unleashes Martial Arts upon her hapless foes. This is evident with mods like Life and Mana leech (which only work if you successfully physically hit the monsters in question), and a massive 30% Physical Damage Reduction.

Wearing the whole set also grants your Assassin the ‘Fade’ special effect, making her look ethereal and ghostly. While this does not have anything to do with gameplay, it does make her fit in more with her role: a killer who attacks from the shadows. That, and it’s cool, of course.

Movies That Combine Live Actors and Animation

Live action is the term that describes living, breathing actors working on a film. Animation is the art of creating drawn or computer-animated characters for the screen. In some films, the two techniques are combined as live actors interact onscreen with animated characters or items. Combining live actors and animation started in the 1900s with “Enchanted Drawing”. This simple short was directed by J. Stuart Blackton and depicted a man drawing on paper until the objects he drew came to life. The entire movie lasted only two minutes. By the 2010s, the art of combining live action with animation was commonplace. The following six movies combined live actors with animated items or characters, and they received good box office results or reviews.

“Ted”

“Ted” was a 2012 comedy starring Seth MacFarlane as the voice of a stuffed bear named Ted and Mark Walberg as a man named John Bennett. John has to try to deal with Ted, his lifelong childhood friend, while juggling a grownup life and a girlfriend. Directed by Seth MacFarlane, an animator best known for his work on “Family Guy” and “American Dad,” the film went on to earn $54 million in the opening weekend, with a total revenue of $503 million worldwide. In 2013, “Ted” was nominated for an Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song.

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit”

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was a 1988 comedy featuring a lovable animated bunny named Roger Rabbit alongside Eddie Valiant, his live-action companion played by Bob Hoskins. Roger Rabbit is framed for murder in Toontown, with only a reluctant Eddie to help him get out of it. Directed by Robert Zemeckis of “Back to the Future” fame, the film had a total revenue of $349 million worldwide. In 1989, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” won three Oscars for Best Film Editing, Best Sound Effects, and Best Visual Effects.

“Beetlejuice”

“Beetlejuice” was a 1988 comedy featuring wacky animated undead creatures, Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz, and Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice. In this film, ghosts try to drive away the new owners of their house, resulting in a laugh-out-loud good time. Directed by Tim Burton, who went on to direct “Corpse Bride” and “Nightmare Before Christmas,” the film earned $8 million on opening weekend, with total revenue ticket sales totaling $78 million worldwide. In 1989, “Beetlejuice” won an Oscar for Best Makeup.

“Jumanji”

“Jumanji” was a 1995 adventure movie starring Robin Williams as Alan Parrish. Williams acts alongside several animated animals in the movie as a board game comes alive, bringing about some interesting results. Directed by Joe Johnston, the film had total worldwide ticket sales of $262 million. In 1996, “Jumanji” won a Saturn Award for Best Special Effects and Best Supporting Actress.

“Stuart Little”

“Stuart Little” was a 1999 adventure and comedy movie starring Hugh Laurie as Frederick Little. In this film, Laurie acts alongside a trusty animated mouse as his sidekick. Based on the children’s book by E. B. White, this timeless favorite follows the life of a family and the adventures of their mouse. Directed by Rob Minkoff, the film earned $15 million on its opening weekend and closed with worldwide ticket sales of $140 million. In 2000, “Stuart Little” was nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

Avatar

“Avatar” was a worldwide phenomenon when it was released in 2009. This film takes place on the distant world of Pandora, where it is up to one human to save an entire race of people from danger. Starring Sam Worthington and animated creatures from this other world, the movie includes masterful voice-overs by stars such as Zoe Saldana. Directed by James Cameron of “Titanic” fame, the film earned $77 million in its opening weekend and ended its run with worldwide ticket sales of $2.7 billion. In 2009, “Avatar” won Oscars for Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in Visual Effects, and Best Achievement in Cinematography. It went on to have over 70 more award nominations.

As you can see from the massive success of films such as “Avatar” and “Ted,” the combination of live action and animation is still a hot commodity in Hollywood today. The influx of computers into our daily lives has expanded the possibilities of making films with visual effects. With CGI and other special effects getting better and better, the sky is the limit to what we’ll see on the big screens next.

How To Draw Zombies: Techniques For Horror Sketching

Know how to draw zombies? If not, read on and learn how to draw them like a virtuoso with these easy steps.

Drawing is one of the most fulfilling and exciting hobbies around, but not all of us have the talent to draw the things we like. However, with a little practice (I know, you’ve heard that many times) you can master the art of drawing anything.

It cannot be denied that during our childhood years, we are fond of drawing things from our imagination, not only on walls in our homes which mom used to hate, but in cartoons and on anything with a flat surface. However, as we grow older, drawing slowly diminished as one of our hobbies and replaced with online games, making cookies, traveling and collecting things.

Those with the urge to draw took short courses to enhance their drawing talent while some made use of the Internet to gain tips and steps on how to draw different types of objects. In fact, on the internet there are tutorials on how to draw just about anything – and they are free.

One of the favorites “how-to’s” on drawing are zombies and those dark creatures of the night.

Follow along with me here with your sketch pad and let’s see what you can do. Assuming you have never picked up a pencil since you were in grade 3 or so, let’s start by drawing very loosely.

If you like to learn how to draw zombies, follow these steps here:

  • Before beginning your zombie drawing, take a peek on Google images where you will find a variety of zombies. Select a few you like and make some rough sketches which are similar — but don’t copy them! This is only to spark your imagination. You create your own Zombie.
  • Get out your ring-bound sketch book and doodle with your pencil while thinking about those images you like. Exaggerate any of the features that look “Zombie-ish” to you.
  • Near the middle of your paper, make an oval head shape with wobbly outlines. Zombies have many bones protruding through the skin with (sometimes) hanging flesh, teeth that look frightening in color and shape, with sunken eye sockets and eyes that pierce one’s soul.
  • Sketching quickly gives your drawing more vitality even though a zombie can be classified as the “undead.” Sketch the eye sockets with roundish shapes, a triangle dark shape for the non-existent nose, and a gaping hole for the rotting mouth area. This is where you can get creative with the teeth – some are missing while others are cracked and discolored. They are certainly not all even so draw them in different lengths, some pointed, others jagged.
  • They do not have much hair on top and what they have is matted badly so a little knowledge of a skull can be helpful. Go to Google images again and find a few skulls to draw in.
  • You know Zombies are not kind and friendly creatures but rather like the devil incarnate. The eyes usually show evil thoughts so try various shapes, sunken or bulging, almost all black except for a faint dot of light.
  • Once you have done a few rough sketches with a variety of features, the next step is to plan your final Zombie by selecting all the features you have sketched that you like. Draw them in freely and if you do not like the result, just flip the page to a new sheet and start again. You have lost nothing and gained some experience in drawing.

If you have a passion for drawing, you can draw anything either from life or from your imagination. With a little practice coupled with your passion, your masterpiece is perhaps a few drawings away! Either a Zombie or…