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2019 Spring RFL Sign-up and Running Thread: Grande Finale

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Grape, May 4, 2019.

  1. NorthDakota

    NorthDakota IncGamers Member

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    I've rolled this AT map for this round:

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    It is 11 grid map, but running is done only on 6 grids. I didn't test it in details yes, but it spawned 9 bosspacks four times across 50 runs, however also spawned 3 bosses several times. Good thing is nothing spawns in that dead end and it can be ignored completely. Solid map.
     
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    Quote is from the round 2 thread, but I'm continuing this here, since it's about this round. I Just did one CS run with my Lightning sorc and don't think she can compete with a Blizzard sorc at all. Gear was pretty solid with a Griffon's and Crescent Moon combo and 6 lightning skillers for a total of -60% lightning resist. Ghosts went down quickly enough.

    However, and this is why I think she ultimately fails: Unlike the Specter's in the AS, the Storm Casters in the CS don't stack on top of each other. That means they are in a big group that takes up quite a bit of area space. Same is true for the Venom Lords. Your lightning attack on the other hand goes in a straight, rather narrow line. So, even though a Storm Caster dies quickly from it, you have to reposition your lightning attack 3+ times to get them all. They very rarely line up behind each other. Blizzard, on the other hand, hits an entire area and you can spam other spells in-between those Blizzards. I also find it a lot easier to put on a good amount of MF with a Blizzard sorc, since Cold Mastery takes care of the -enemy resists, whereas you need that on your lightning sorc's gear.

    I'll do some CS runs with my Blizz sorc and Javazon to see how they work out. Otherwise I'll most likely end up running AS with the Javazon or Pits with a Poisonmancer.
     
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    @Gripphon you’re running AS, riiiiight?
     
  6. Grape

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    Great to see many entrants already! But let's break the record amount for one round, shall we? You don't need to be overly competitive, and I don't want to see outside competition Zods when you could've just signed up and let the clock run whenever playing D2 ;)

    Sure! Go show those 1.13 and 14ers who's the boss!

    (I'll try my best as well)
     
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    Nah. I'll totally MF this round, maybe even two sets. I don't wanna use my time on farming runes in an area where nothing real can drop. Now I have a chance at Zod as well as... Tyrael's. Besides I'm gonna have best haul pic of the round :D
     
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    No way I'll find anything special in 20 hours with berserker, but why not
     
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    I'm running The Maggot Lair with a hydra sorc, because why the hell not.
     
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    Was still refreshing previous one... of course i'm in !
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    I know how you feel about Hydra, but you may give Firewall a second glance. If you 'aim' it right, 1 firewall will fill an entire tunnel, and kill most everything caught in it. I use the +firewall from Trang's on any char I think is going to have fits in the Maggot Lair, and that is mid-level, unsynergized, so an actual fire sorc should be pretty awesome.
     
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    Oh I agree, I remember this beautifully from Kalan's guardianship. However, I like my guardians to stay true to their original build, and since I get little play time these days I want to make sure that I'm using a character that I intend to use long-term :)
     
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    Still not sure either about which build and target to run. AS Java is my best option in terms of RF, but I don't really feel like playing her again after Cows. So the plan is to grind LK with untwinked 99er Paladin until this starts. If he somehow manages to assemble Enigma in time, I'd rather run CS with him. Currently LK seems to be stingy though. :mad: #complaining
     
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    Had to reroll that AT map. Very strange map which spawned 8-9 bosses from time to time, but also way too many 3-4 bosses making it average like 5.7 overall. It's not that bad but it isn't what I'm looking for. Now I found a new map which seems promising, but only testing across some amount of runs can reveal does it have a potential. I'm still getting used to rolling AT maps. Pit maps I can recognize quickly are they good or bad, but here takes some practice. It's also much harder to spot the bosses than in Pit. I had few occasions when 4 bosspacks spawned in same area and it was very hard to actually see them all at once with all the flashy Sanctuary aura going on. I don't use Andy on merc because if everything will be green, I'll go mad.
     
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    Not 1.07. I don't feel like rushing another char or setting anything up so I'll probably just do mediocre AT runs with my fissure druid. Small chance I'll play the FoHer. I'll just warm up by continuing 1.07 council runs with my necro for the post-round rune luck
     
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    Of course I'll participate !!! But I'm not sure if I'll be able to do a complete batch. I know I said the same thing about the first two rounds, but for those rounds ultimately I just made sure I squeezed in enough time, even if it meant taking a few hours off from work or playing way too late in the evening. I won't do that for round 3, as I just don't feel like it, and my upcoming mountain ultra is getting priority over everything else now. Which means, if I take hours off from work, it's to run, not to play D2. And which means, no staying up late at all, but getting enough sleep every single day if possible.

    I'll be running this round with whichever character in whichever area I feel like. For now, on one hand I still feel like mainly doing AS with my CS, because it's the most efficient area barring Zod runes (which I frankly don't need atm, or at least I'd prefer Jah, Ber and Sur runes). On the other hand, no grailers can drop for me there, and the Javazon can't get any or much xp there either. So in that respect CS Hammerdin and Pit Necro are serious candidates as well. I'll probably mix it up in the end, unless the character I start the round with ends up having incredible luck from the start.

    I'll probably also take a far more relaxed approach, and as such pick up way more than I did in the first two rounds, where I picked up almost nothing except for qualifiers. It always hurt my eyes to leave all those charms and potentially good rares on the ground, so I will most likely just have much slower runs this time around.
     
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    I'm in. I'll be running my Pit Venomancer that I talked about here. I used him last year and he had decent results, though I'm not sure I'll be able to even finish a set this time around. Good luck everyone and let the theorycrafting begin!
     
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