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DariusTriplet

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Diablo 2
« on: April 08, 2017, 01:05:05 PM »
Because some of us are still running Mephisto after 17 years  8)

Made Guardian with womper, my Tesladin/Frost Zealot.  I was inspired after finding this beauty on an old character, and couldn't let it go to waste:

Crescent Moon
Phase Blade
'ShaelUmTir'
One-Hand Damage: 102 to 115
Required Dexterity: 136
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 54
Sword Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Indestructible
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 90
Fingerprint: 0xdfa4c1f9
+230% Enhanced Damage
20% Increased Attack Speed
Ignore Target Defense
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+2 to Mana After Each Kill
+10 Magic Absorb
10% Chance to cast Level 17 Chain Lightning on striking
20% Chance to cast Level 13 Static Field on striking
Level 18 Summon Spirit Wolf (25/30 Charges)
-35% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
Socketed (3: 3 used)

Other gear:
Weapon switch: Voice of Reason Phase Blade / Spirit Heraldic Shield (+43 res all base)
Guardian Angel with 15% Res All jewel
Guillame's Face
Metalgrid
Herald of Zak (PDiamond)
Gore Riders
String of Ears
Rare gloves with 10% IAS, 3% ML, 24% MF
+15 Res All ring
BK Wedding Band
...and piles of +res charms

Merc:
Eth Meat Scraper (AmnAmn)
Duriel's Shell
Blackhorn's Face

Skills:
20 Holy Shock
20 Holy Freeze
20 Resist Cold
20 Resist Lightning
10 Salvation
1 Zeal
1 pre-reqs

Another Guardian, another nigh-invulvnerable Paladin.  75% block, 90-95% res all, and 1.2k life go a long way towards durability.  Against non-lightning immunes, he was unstoppable - the 20% CTC Static Field and various CB/DS/OW modifiers caused most monsters to drop to 25% health quickly, and the high lightning damage (with -35% monster res) finished them off.  Lightning immunes were dealt with via Voice of Reason + Holy Freeze, which was slower but still effective.  The only particularly bad areas were the Act 3 jungles, where LI and CI Fetishes were often mixed in the same pack, leading to a lot of awkward weapon switching and hoping that I was hitting the right monster type.

Notable find: Ber rune in Act 5 Hell, which finished off Chains of Honor  8)  Hellforge dropped low-end runes, so I suppose it all evens out.

Next goal: pushing my Fire Sorc through to Act 5 and possibly Guardian.  I still need to avenge my Sorc that died in the Hell Throne of Destruction...

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2017, 01:13:12 PM »
Gg dt, guardian post is a great first post! We will need to bring some other threads over too eg Grail table

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 03:10:55 PM »
Recently Mat'd a Trapsin. 
Probably one of the more easier builds I've played.

Some recent finds as well:

Sur Rune
Required Level: 61
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Hit Blinds Target +1
Armor: Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Shields: +50 to Mana

Ohm Rune
Required Level: 57
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Enhanced Maximum Damage
Armor: +5% to Maximum Cold Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Cold Resist

Kira's Guardian
Tiara
Defense: 126
Durability: 18 of 25
Required Level: 77
Fingerprint: 0x743cb0c4
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+81 Defense
All Resistances +63
Cannot Be Frozen

Still running LK for another Sur to get a Ber for Enigma or just find a Ber  >:( >:( >:(

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 10:08:25 PM »
Because some of us are still running Mephisto after 17 years  8)

God I'm old....

DariusTriplet

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 08:45:20 PM »
An interesting way to play the game: https://www.reddit.com/r/speedrun/comments/668zh5/diablo_2_pacifist_74133/

I doubt it's possible to get Mat/Pat via only damage-return, but it'd be a fun challenge :D

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 09:16:25 PM »
I saw dii.net linked the video but not to this. The seven hours put me off watching. The txt was good to quickly explain it

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 02:32:15 AM »
It's definitely possible; he both talks about A5 being academic in the writeup and finishes the run in the video.

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 04:22:48 PM »
Nothing too exciting, but I did a round of Meph runs and snagged my first perfect Vipermagi.  The game is very good at drawing me back in with loot  ;D

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2017, 10:50:56 PM »
Yet another guardian post:

Guardian lucca
Level 82 Fireball Sorc

Stats (all pre-items):
150 Str
35 Dex
285 Vit
35 Eng

Skills:
20 Firebolt
20 Fireball
20 Meteor
20 Fire Mastery
7 Inferno
1 in pre-reqs, Telekinesis, Teleport

Gear:
+3 Fire Skills Coronet (2 sockets, 1 Ort)
+3 Fire Skills amulet
Eschuta's Temper (+3 Skills, +14% fire - not quite meriting a 5/5 Facet...)
Chains of Honor Archon Plate
Arachnid Mesh
Magefist
"Spirit" Monarch
Aldur's Boots
FCR/+17 Fire/+10 Poison ring
FCR/+25 Cold/+12 Poison ring
Gheed's + Life/Resist charms

Merc (Holy Freeze):
Tal's Mask
Duriel's Shell
"Insight" Cryptic Axe

I'm a little shocked that, of all the sorcs I've started, lucca was the one to make it to Guardian.  I built her as something of a glass cannon, where she'd go as deep as possible on fire skills and see how far I could get.  The original plan was to use a +3 Meteor Ormus' Robes, but I almost never used Meteor - teleporting around and blasting monsters with Fireball was much more fun and effective (and I kinda needed the resists...).

Final Fireball damage was ~12-14K on the LCS.  I played most of Hell on /players 1 - waiting for my merc to take down FIs was a huge pain - but could easily crank to /players 8 if there were no FIs around.  For the first time in my D2 career, I had fun in the Act 3 jungles - I think the only FIs are certain frogs, so Fireballing through was a blast.

Only notable find was Mal during LK runs.  Nothing beyond that yet, although hopefully more decent runes will appear during her retirement to sunny Lower Kurast.

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2017, 06:04:40 AM »
gg DT!Good to see someone still waving the flag :D i had a version of this died in act 1 nightmare, i forgot i was in HC and teleported into a pack .. oops

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2017, 09:12:31 AM »
Congrats on the Guardian!

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2017, 07:52:20 PM »
Thanks!  Going to take a break from 1.1x HC and give 1.07 a spin.  I tried it eons ago (2003, maybe?) but never really made it through.  I reinstalled 1.07, but the game requires a physical CD in the drive, and I have neither a physical CD nor a CD drive.  I looked into Daemon Tools, but it seems adware-heavy now; is there a reliable no-cd crack and/or copy protection bypass for 1.07?

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2017, 12:16:48 AM »
Daemon Tools Lite is what I have, not too annoying

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2017, 02:09:01 AM »
Thanks!  Going to take a break from 1.1x HC and give 1.07 a spin.  I tried it eons ago (2003, maybe?) but never really made it through.  I reinstalled 1.07, but the game requires a physical CD in the drive, and I have neither a physical CD nor a CD drive.  I looked into Daemon Tools, but it seems adware-heavy now; is there a reliable no-cd crack and/or copy protection bypass for 1.07?
https://www.diabloii.net/forums/threads/singling.849553/

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Re: Diablo 2
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2017, 07:35:55 PM »
I tried to use an early version of Singling and I found it quite clunky, but it has been through a few upgrades since then.  After the shitstorm that was Path of Exile 3.0 (I still haven't got a stable game!), I'm playing D2 again; I'm still after the last half dozen or so Grailies and I've got my BoTD sept to complete.