A tournament: Classic HC Tankazon

Cormallon

Diabloii.Net Member
@Cormallon - If I interpreted the tourny correctly, the goal isn't too see who is the highest level, it is to see who can get the farthest without dying. So Fists of War would still be at the top of the list in my opinion even if I am at a higher level. I will fix the table if this is correct when I update next.
Hmm, the rules didn't say anything about ranking at all
It's goal is to play a Tankazon in HC classic diablo 2
Oh, and I forgot to update my own 'area reached', it's Dark Wood as I said in my post.

If we do a ranking based on the area, we have to deal with the order problems... where is The Cave, Tristam, the Pit, Burial Grounds, the countess tower? Is tower level 4 better than Black march? Even better than Tamoe highland because you've seen more different areas? You may go ahead without visiting these (and a lot more), kill Andy and the return...



 

purplelocust

Diabloii.Net Member
Paladine;5853909 I think running andy even with 0mf would be beneficial.[/QUOTE said:
Yes, by taking advantage of the fact that talking to Warriv ensures better drops each time you kill Andy, running her is a great idea. I look forward to it... I killed Coldcrow three painfully slow times in hopes of getting a Gull, in fact, but with no such luck. At least the third time I remembered that I could go down to a lower player count...
 

CDRToast

Diabloii.Net Member
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[U]Forum Name[/U]     [U]Character Name[/U]      [U]Level [/U]      [U]Area reached[/U]
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
Kdawg          Elli                20            Lut Gholein
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      19            Claw Viper Temple
Sivy           Felicia             18            Cata level 2
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Cormallon      Sanisi              12            Dark Woods
charlengu      Sophitia            11            Underground Passage 1
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
I've fought my way to the Outter Cloister, no NDE's nothing really to report , no interesting drops.

Pumped STR at first to 50 (as i do on almost all my SP characters) for equipment options
The rest in VIT

Things will get more interesting when I get Decoy / Valk
 

charlengu

Banned
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[U]Forum Name[/U]     [U]Character Name[/U]      [U]Level [/U]      [U]Area reached[/U]
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
Kdawg          Elli                20            Lut Gholein
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      19            Claw Viper Temple
charlengu      Sophitia            18            Sewers Level 3
Sivy           Felicia             18            Cata level 2
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Cormallon      Sanisi              12            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
Damage: 10-49
AR: 550
Defense: 255
Block: 30%

Life: 174
Mana: 55

Fire Res: 74
Cold Res: 55
Lit Res: 15
Poison Res: 25

5 Critical Strike
5 Dodge
5 Avoid
1 Inner Sight
1 Slow Missiles
1 Penetrate
 

Saucy

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
[U]
Forum Name[/U]     [U]Character Name[/U]      [U]Level [/U]      [U]Area reached[/U]
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
Kdawg          Elli                20            Lut Gholein
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      19            Claw Viper Temple
charlengu      Sophitia            18            Sewers Level 3
Sivy           Felicia             18            Cata level 2
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Cormallon      Sanisi              12            Dark Woods
Saucy          Foul                10            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
Never added myself to the list. Haven't gotten very far yet.
 

Fists of War

Diabloii.Net Member
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[U]
Forum Name[/U]     [U]Character Name[/U]      [U]Level [/U]      [U]Area reached[/U]
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      24           Great Marsh
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
Kdawg          Elli                20            Lut Gholein
charlengu      Sophitia            18            Sewers Level 3
Sivy           Felicia             18            Cata level 2
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Cormallon      Sanisi              12            Dark Woods
Saucy          Foul                10            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
Massive progress, gained 5 levels and a whole act :)

ImpossibleGirl is thinking it isn't so impossible after all, as Duriel was defeated even though I was only landing 1/20 hits with my poison damage flail. Duriel dropped the first unique, Snakecord belt, with 12 poison damage, 5 life regen, and some poison resist/plr. He also dropped a tasty maul with nice enhanced damage and life leech. I crafted a magic kris with 3 chipped gems and got a 30% ed kris with one socket, into which I placed a saphire.

The biggest surprise was the cold mercenary. This guy seriously kills twice as fast as me with my kris! I tank up front and deliver poison damage while he uses glacial spike to freeze and kill the frontlines. Perfect, I never take any damage and on /players 8 I have a tolerable kill spead. Now with decoy and evade, and 50-100 damage with my maul, I should cruise through early and mid act 3 on /players 8.

Along with massive progress comes massive amounts on schoolwork/assignments to catch up on. That's me done for a few days!

EDIT: Paladin: It'd be cool if you could post the ATMA readouts of your rares and magic items, as on dial-up It's not viable to load all of those BIG screenshots...
 

charlengu

Banned
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Forum Name[/U]     [U]Character Name[/U]      [U]Level [/U]      [U]Area reached[/U]
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      24           Great Marsh
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
charlengu      Sophitia            22            Great Marsh
Kdawg          Elli                20            Lut Gholein
Sivy           Felicia             18            Cata level 2
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Cormallon      Sanisi              12            Dark Woods
Saucy          Foul                10            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
Killing Duriel was SUCH a drag. It only took about 40 minutes, 15 tps, 8 mercs, and about 60 healing potions. :D. I'm almost completely satisfied (darned weapon...) with her gear so far, but she's had some trouble (only to be saved by her merc... amazingly enough) with fetishs/flayers and their firebreathing shamen.

Gear
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Flail of Venom
One-Hand Damage: 1 to 24
Durability: 29 of 30
Required Dexterity: 35
Required Strength: 41
Required Level: 11
Mace Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 26
Fingerprint: 0x90ff36cf
+21 poison damage over 4 seconds
150% Damage to Undead

Fiend Cowl
Helm
Defense: 24
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Strength: 26
Required Level: 4
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0x80e11ee2
+3 to Energy
+30% Enhanced Defense
Poison Resist +10%
+2 to Light Radius
10% Faster Hit Recovery

Nokozan Relic
Amulet
Required Level: 10
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 15
Fingerprint: 0xf171812c
Fire Resist +50%
+10% to Maximum Fire Resist
Adds 3-6 fire damage
+3 to Light Radius
20% Faster Hit Recovery

Isenhart's Case
Breast Plate
Defense: 151 <---- WRONG
Durability: 48 of 50
Required Strength: 30
Required Level: 8
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 22
Fingerprint: 0xe89c7f0f
+40 Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 2

Bone Rock
Small Shield
Defense: 13
Chance to Block:  40%
Durability: 14 of 16
Required Strength: 22
Required Level: 6
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 11
Fingerprint: 0xb7fa857c
+4 to Mana
+20% Enhanced Defense
+10% Increased Chance of Blocking
17% Faster Hit Recovery
15% Faster Block Rate

Arctic Mitts
Light Gauntlets
Defense: 10
Durability: 16 of 18
Required Strength: 45
Required Level: 2
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 22
Fingerprint: 0xfb3ffc33
+20 to Life
10% Increased Attack Speed

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+50 to Attack Rating

Arctic Binding
Light Belt
Defense: 33
Durability: 12 of 14
Required Level: 2
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0x31ccb643
+30 Defense
Cold Resist +40%

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Dire Stalker
Heavy Boots
Defense: 6
Durability: 13 of 14
Required Strength: 18
Required Level: 9
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 16
Fingerprint: 0x2397d154
Heal Stamina Plus 25%
12% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
10% Faster Run/Walk
10% Faster Hit Recovery

Nagelring
Ring
Required Level: 7
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0x6a553b68
+56 to Attack Rating
Magic Damage Reduced by 3
Attacker Takes Damage of 3
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Nagelring
Ring
Required Level: 7
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0xccfc9702
+57 to Attack Rating
Magic Damage Reduced by 3
Attacker Takes Damage of 3
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
 

Fists of War

Diabloii.Net Member
OK, how the hell did you get such good gear charlengu? TWO nagels? Nokozan? Two pieces of arctics set? I suppose it's offset by your dodgy weapon and helm, but it's still cool. Maybe I'll start to run Meph when I get there...
 

charlengu

Banned
I did a lot of shopping for anything with MF at the beginning. It ended up paying some dividends as you can tell. :D. I used players 1 to start, and then reran areas I liked (Catacombs 2-4, Lower Kurast, Kurast Bazaar, Upper Kurast) many times at players 8. Currently I'm level 26 and have all the waypoints and quests done except the last one. =].

New Gear
Code:
Isenhart's Lightbrand
Broad Sword
One-Hand Damage: 17 to 18
Durability: 32 of 32
Required Strength: 48
Required Level: 8
Sword Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 24
Fingerprint: 0xb827abd4
+10 to Minimum Damage
20% Increased Attack Speed

Cathan's Mesh
Chain Mail
Defense: **
Durability: 45 of 45
Required Strength: 24
Required Level: 11
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xad555aa3
+15 Defense
Requirements -50%

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
Attacker Takes Damage of 5

Tarnhelm
Skull Cap
Defense: 10
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Strength: 15
Required Level: 15
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x38866207
75% Extra Gold from Monsters
32% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+1 to All Skill Levels

Cathan's Seal
Ring
Required Level: 11
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 22
Fingerprint: 0x7612ee0d
Damage Reduced by 2
6% Life stolen per hit

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+10 to Strength

Gull
Dagger
One-Hand Damage: 2 to 19
Durability: 16 of 16
Required Level: 4
Dagger Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 26
Fingerprint: 0xd36ce8a0
-5 to Mana
+1 to Minimum Damage
+15 to Maximum Damage
100% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
 

Chaogasm

Diabloii.Net Member
Hi all, I'm an old lurker, not played D2 for ages, but I'd like to give this a go.

Love SP, love tankazons, love HC.

Eris steps up...

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Forum Name     Character Name      Level       Area reached
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      24           Great Marsh
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
charlengu      Sophitia            22            Great Marsh
Kdawg          Elli                20            Lut Gholein
Sivy           Felicia             18            Cata level 2
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Cormallon      Sanisi              12            Dark Woods
Saucy          Foul                10            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
Chaogasm       Eris                 1            Rogue Encampment
 

Sivy

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name     Character Name      Level       Area reached
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      24           Great Marsh
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
charlengu      Sophitia            22            Great Marsh
Kdawg          Elli                20            Lut Gholein
Sivy           Felicia             20            Killed Radament
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Cormallon      Sanisi              12            Dark Woods
Saucy          Foul                10            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
Chaogasm       Eris                 1            Rogue Encampment
still far still good... dmg is only one pain :grin: and don't time to play :-(((

Great Sivy
 

Sivy

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name     Character Name      Level       Area reached
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      24           Great Marsh
Sivy           Felicia             23            Viper Claw Temple
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
charlengu      Sophitia            22            Great Marsh
Kdawg          Elli                20            Lut Gholein
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Cormallon      Sanisi              12            Dark Woods
Saucy          Foul                10            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
Chaogasm       Eris                 1            Rogue Encampment
 

Cormallon

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name     Character Name      Level       Area reached
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      24            Great Marsh
Sivy           Felicia             23            Viper Claw Temple
Cormallon      Sanisi              23            Lost City
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
charlengu      Sophitia            22            Great Marsh
Kdawg          Elli                20            Lut Gholein
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Saucy          Foul                10            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
Chaogasm       Eris                 1            Rogue Encampment
Sanisi arrived at the Lost City WP. I experimented a lot with weapons, both one-handed and two-handed. I don't really know what to go for. We'll see. No problems thus far, no NDE.
 

Chaogasm

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name     Character Name      Level       Area reached
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      24            Great Marsh
Sivy           Felicia             23            Viper Claw Temple
Cormallon      Sanisi              23            Lost City
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
charlengu      Sophitia            22            Great Marsh
Kdawg          Elli                20            Lut Gholein
Chaogasm       Eris                20            Lut Gholein
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Saucy          Foul                10            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
 

Sivy

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name     Character Name      Level       Area reached
Sivy           Felicia             25            Kurast Docks
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      24            Great Marsh
Cormallon      Sanisi              23            Lost City
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
charlengu      Sophitia            22            Great Marsh
Kdawg          Elli                20            Lut Gholein
Chaogasm       Eris                20            Lut Gholein
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Saucy          Foul                10            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
yeah i bit 24 and take decoy this is very helpful in some incident...
i take 25 with Duriel fight wich was't hard but LONG... and this was on players 1 :shocked: he gave me nothing :cry:

i used 2 weaponbs on act 2: first was flail 3sox with 2 flawed topazez and flowed saphire and this: ok for today my game is over :smiley:

Great Sivy
 

Kdawg

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name     Character Name      Level       Area reached
Sivy           Felicia             25            Kurast Docks
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      24            Great Marsh
Cormallon      Sanisi              23            Lost City
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
charlengu      Sophitia            22            Great Marsh
Kdawg          Elli                23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
Chaogasm       Eris                20            Lut Gholein
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Saucy          Foul                10            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
Well I played a while with Elli. She got the cube and cleared out the dry hills. Luckily I went back after clearing the halls because in a chest in the dry hills, out popped an umbral disk. It has proven useful, 60% block and especially hit blinds target.

Also, what have we decided for the table? Are we going by progress or by level?
 

charlengu

Banned
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Forum Name     Character Name      Level       Area reached
charlengu      Sophitia            30            River of Flame
Sivy           Felicia             25            Kurast Docks
Fists of War   ImpossibleGirl      24            Great Marsh
Cormallon      Sanisi              23            Lost City
Paladine       TankThis            23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
Kdawg          Elli                23            Halls of the Dead Level 2
Chaogasm       Eris                20            Lut Gholein
Squiggle       Squiggle            15            Outer Cloister
CDRToast       Tank                15            Outer Cloister
DX-Crawler     MeAmaYouDie         14            Black Marsh
Huriel         SheTank             14            Dark Wood
purplelocust   Melpomene           13            Dark Wood
Schmeat        Blocked             12            Stony field 
Saucy          Foul                10            Dark Woods
zenithsmith    ArmandHammer         7            Cold plains
Spent about 10 hours (over 2 days) leveling up to 30 (yay valk) by doing Lower Kurast/Kurast Bazaar/Upper Kurast runs.
 

Sivy

Diabloii.Net Member
hehe Charlengu you have this same idea what I... I will exp to level 30 in act 3 to on lower, upper, baazar kurast in tombs :grin: i think 4 act without valk is no good idea because we dont have any merc on act 4 :sad2: valk is essential IMO... but hmm i worry about dmg in act 4 i play on ppl 5 and in act 3 i don't kill fast with 1H weapon like flail... maybe i must change my 1H weapon on 2H nice maul, axe, sword but hmm lose speed attack and block ofc :/ hmm i will see when i enter to act 4 :jig:

Greet Sivy
 

Paladine

Banned
OK, I think I have given you guys a long enough of a break. I just got back from my base and will be spending my two free hours a day leveling up my beautiful zon. I will post ATMA readouts once I redownload it (don't know where it disappeared to) and I plan on being through normal within a few days. So watch out all here I come to lead the board again :angry:

Good luck all! Nice gear and progress by all. Keep up the good work!
 
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