Author Topic: Non seasonal progression thread  (Read 15515 times)

Timinator

  • Global Moderator
  • THAC0: 18
  • *****
  • Posts: 476
  • Cookies: 11
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #60 on: May 13, 2017, 01:39:09 AM »
GG Cluck!

SideSBob

  • THAC0: 20
  • *
  • Posts: 86
  • Cookies: 4
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #61 on: May 13, 2017, 06:26:05 AM »
Grats again, Cluck!  There's always the UE grenade build that you have
already geared if you decide that you have finally hit the wall...   :)

mn4nu

  • THAC0: 19
  • *
  • Posts: 254
  • Cookies: 13
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2017, 07:19:26 AM »
Congrats SSB & Cluck!  You two are the clan diehards!

sam_manzanza

  • THAC0: 20
  • *
  • Posts: 56
  • Cookies: 6
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2017, 05:53:43 PM »
Nice work chaps - you guys are animals!

Cluck Kent

  • THAC0: 19
  • *
  • Posts: 100
  • Cookies: 5
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #64 on: May 28, 2017, 10:00:48 PM »
Well, I've been taking a break from SC to try and achieve my objective of 800 paragon in HC. Given how tough my SC Impale DH is, I figured I'd try and build a HC version. I Didn't have many pieces but I did have a UE HC DH that could do T6 comfortably and so I started farming. Over the next couple of days I found enough bits to put together an Impale build that was better than the UE, so I swapped sets and started farming T10 with my partial Impale build using a Focus and Restraint because I had no reasonable Compass Rose and Traveller's Pledge. With 760 paragon and a few key parts missing, namely the Elusive ring and dawn for the cube, I was getting by, but it lacked the depth of toughness I was used to on my SC version.

It took another couple of days to finish it off and I was dismayed as my sheet DPS dropped to around 700,000. Toughness was great though, hitting around 500,000,000 with my skill and items bonuses, but not including my Unity ring's 50% bonus damage reduction. I bumped to T13 and gave it a roll. Toughness was excellent, and I needn't have worried about the damage. Bosses and packs and RGs all went down very quickly.

A few days later damage is up to around 930,000, toughness over 600 million not including Unity and I've completed a GR 75 in 7 minutes - in top 300 on the HC Leaderboard. I'm running speed GR 65s and am closing in on my objective of hitting HC paragon 800. If I don't do anything stupid, and if I don't die to a disconnect, I'm pretty sure I'll get there this week.

SideSBob

  • THAC0: 20
  • *
  • Posts: 86
  • Cookies: 4
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #65 on: May 29, 2017, 09:08:27 AM »
Good going, Cluck!

mn4nu

  • THAC0: 19
  • *
  • Posts: 254
  • Cookies: 13
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #66 on: May 29, 2017, 12:23:21 PM »
Nice Cluck!

Timinator

  • Global Moderator
  • THAC0: 18
  • *****
  • Posts: 476
  • Cookies: 11
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #67 on: May 29, 2017, 03:54:07 PM »
Go Cluck!

Supermatt

  • THAC0: 19
  • *
  • Posts: 153
  • Cookies: 8
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #68 on: May 29, 2017, 05:22:14 PM »
Wow. That's awesome cluck. I picked up my HC DH again this weekend and tried equipping Shadow, but missing Compass Rose, Elusive Ring and another Unity, so she felt a bit squishy, so back to UE for now until I can farm some better gear.

Cluck Kent

  • THAC0: 19
  • *
  • Posts: 100
  • Cookies: 5
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #69 on: May 31, 2017, 10:07:54 PM »
Hit HC paragon 800 tonight! Yeah! Objective complete.

SideSBob

  • THAC0: 20
  • *
  • Posts: 86
  • Cookies: 4
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #70 on: June 01, 2017, 07:21:50 AM »
Hit HC paragon 800 tonight! Yeah! Objective complete.

Congratulations!

Timinator

  • Global Moderator
  • THAC0: 18
  • *****
  • Posts: 476
  • Cookies: 11
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #71 on: June 01, 2017, 03:47:41 PM »
GG Cluck, you got there faster in HC than I have in SC :P

Supermatt

  • THAC0: 19
  • *
  • Posts: 153
  • Cookies: 8
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #72 on: June 01, 2017, 03:54:32 PM »
Lol. Gg cluck!

syn

  • THAC0: 19
  • *
  • Posts: 209
  • Cookies: 7
  • aka Salem
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #73 on: June 01, 2017, 04:32:20 PM »
Hit HC paragon 800 tonight! Yeah! Objective complete.

grats!
"There is a scene in Star Wars where the heroes are in a trash compactor on the Death Star with the walls closing in. I'm reminded of that this morning, except for perhaps the stuff about the heroes."
Dan Rather 9/14/18

Cluck Kent

  • THAC0: 19
  • *
  • Posts: 100
  • Cookies: 5
    • View Profile
Re: Non seasonal progression thread
« Reply #74 on: June 03, 2017, 12:52:00 PM »
So with the objective complete, I thought I'd take a chance a roll some higher GRs. My highest HC GR level was 75 and I could open up to a 77. So I tried that and completed it in about 9:00 minutes. My Awareness did trigger very early in the rift, but I still felt comfortable so I eased up a bit, didn't take quite so many chances and soon it had reset and I snipped through the rest. I could then open up a 79 which I did and found the going much tougher nearly right away. Again, Awareness triggered early to mid rift, so I backed off a bit, reset and completed it in about 12:00.

Clearly, GRs are the bane of HC because there is always one level to try and get. So I have to ask what to do next with this char. Keep in mind that I firmly believe that any HC character you play regularly will eventually die.

1. Retire her before she dies - simply don't play her anymore;
2. Keep her in the stable and dust her off from time to time to stretch her legs - not enough play to likely die;
3. Use her as a reliable T13 farming char to build crafting mats and other DH class specific gear - don't worry if she dies;
4. Keep pushing - see how high a GR can be completed before she dies
5. Slow and Steady - Run another 100 GR75s safely and utilize the gem upgrades to CD 8-10 lvl 75 leg gems. Total new Dex = 4250. With that much Dex and potential gear upgrades from the 100 runs, it might push into the mid 80s. But I get tired just writing '100 GR75s'.

Of course I could just go back to SC for a while and work on something there as well. The Wizard really seems to be lighting it these days.