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Death by spaghetti whirlwind - Perkele reaches 99

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  1. zticazzy

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    Ladies and gentlemen, it's done.
    Perkele reached 99 yesterday night, after killing Nihlathak for the 13000th time (or so), and all of this untwinked and without the help of time travel, mods, muling programs or other third-party software. It has been a long ride. But let's start from where we left, shall we? He was sitting at 96, right after beating the Ancients and killing Baal with his self-farmed pair of ebotdz. "Ok", I think, "game over, there's nothing left to do for Perky"... but oh I was so wrong. A strange thing about D2 is that when you think you're done for good, the game always finds a way to keep you going, and so happened to me. Since I never had the chance to do some serious Baal runs with a melee char, I went for it and tried a few of them just for fun, and right before quitting for good, Baal drops something unbelievably rare and cool: an eth Tomb Reaver with 3os and high stats.
    Given the rarity of the thing, I decided to stick with the game for some more grind: it was absolutely necessary to find the right fillers and let Perkele wield this beast of a weapon. Just for stylepoints. I got the runes pretty soon, then I began a quest to farm a ruby jewel of fervor. When it finally dropped, after 40 hours of LK, rejoice! my shiny weapon was ready to be tested in WSK. But what was happening? The white side of my exp bar was getting thicker, and suddenly I got the itch for 97, after all it's a cool number to see in the char screen, right? "97 is going to be my very last level for this guy", I thought. But I was just fooling myself once more. In fact, after reaching 97 with no real effort, I stopped doing baalruns, and began wasting my time wandering around for a while... but then a pinch of white appeared again in the exp bar. My OCD-senses started to tingle stronger than before, and when I reached 3 billion exp I couldn't resist joining the untwinked 99 thread. A new, ambitious goal for Perkele was set.
    The rest of my adventure is better described by my posts in that thread: until 98 it was just long grinding sessions in WSK, very few notable drops, plenty of boredom. Seriously, I don't know how @Cyrax did it 4 times, and I didn't even try baaling at 98! High runes dropped frequently though: Lo, Ber, Sur, Jah, Cham... But I didn't have a particular interest in those as I was playing without RWM and I already had everything I needed, so I found myself cubing or tossing them away to gain some inventory space.
    After hitting 98 I converted Perkele into a Conc barb, then I went on a killing spree against Nihla. This last level was done in just one month - but it was actually just three weeks, because I was so busy at the beginning I didn't even had the time to play for several days; proud owner of a social/working life here (but no, not really)! I died only twice, the first time at the very start while still testing my gear, the exp was so small that I went "lolwhocares" and I didn't even recover the body, while the second time was around 30% of the exp bar. Add to that also 3 or 4 NDEs, one in particular at 98% got me shaking for a while. I don't have much to say about barb tactics that wasn't explained better by @scrcrw before, just aim for the guy and ignore the rest, unless the rest is a ****ton of vipers. Those creatures are nasty and really, really far away from working-as-intended, no matter what you say, Blizzard.
    Btw, here's Perkele's moment of glory:

    As you can see, I'm now tele-trick addicted, and Nihla was so kind to spawn stone skin 4 out of 5 times. Also, if you want to know what that last unique was...
    Code:
    Fleshripper
    Fanged Knife
    One Hand Damage: 49 - 186
    Durability: 34 of 36
    Required Level: 68
    Required Strength: 42
    Required Dexterity: 86
    Fingerprint: 0x8c63be4a
    Item Level: 95
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    228% Enhanced Damage
    -50% Target Defense
    25% Chance of Crushing Blow
    33% Deadly Strike
    50% Chance of Open Wounds
    Prevent Monster Heal
    Slows Target by 20%
    
    Useless, but pretty.
    I've had many other goodies from Nihla, off the top of my head: Gris caddy and shield, Biggin's bonnet, Torch of Iro, 2x 30%mf Nagelrings, eth Skullder's, the whole M'avina's set, 2 Nightwings, 2 Dragonscales, tons of shakos, mara's, arachs, and keys, I've even had triple key drops, cool stuff.
    Upon reaching 99 Perkele was sick of using only one hand to hit, so I spent the last Akara respec to turn him into a WW barb again. May he roll forever in the sunlight.

    But now, some data:
    LCS

    STATS
    Code:
    Name:       Perkele
    Class:      Barbarian
    Experience: 3520485254
    Level:      99
               
    Naked/Gear
    Strength:   173/340
    Dexterity:  77/156
    Vitality:   330/400
    Energy:     10/70
    HP:         1531/1835
    Mana:       108/234
    Stamina:    495/495
    Defense:    19/1654
    AR:         370/1420
    
    Fire:       144/104/44
    Cold:       87/47/-13
    Lightning:  120/80/20
    Poison:     87/47/-13
    
    MF:         187      
    Block:      17
    GF:         150
    FR/W:       70
    FHR:        30
    IAS:        160
    FCR:        10
    
    Bash: 1/4
    Leap: 1/4
    Double Swing: 0/0
    Stun: 1/4
    Double Throw: 0/0
    Leap Attack: 1/4
    Concentrate: 1/4
    Frenzy: 0/0
    Whirlwind: 20/23
    Berserk: 20/23
    Sword Mastery: 0/0
    Axe Mastery: 20/23
    Mace Mastery: 0/0
    Pole Arm Mastery: 1/4
    Throwing Mastery: 0/0
    Spear Mastery: 0/0
    Increased Stamina: 1/4
    Iron Skin: 1/4
    Increased Speed: 1/4
    Natural Resistance: 2/5
    Howl: 1/4
    Find Potion: 1/4
    Taunt: 0/0
    Shout: 10/13
    Find Item: 7/10
    Battle Cry: 0/0
    Battle Orders: 20/23
    Grim Ward: 0/0
    War Cry: 0/0
    Battle Command: 0/0
    
    ITEMS
    INVENTORY
    Code:
    Gheed's Fortune
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 62
    Fingerprint: 0x961d6b08
    Item Level: 99
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    150% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Reduces all Vendor Prices 15%
    40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Life
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x89b7287c
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +8 to Maximum Damage
    +75 to Attack Rating
    +18 to Life
    
    Shimmering Grand Charm of Life
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 27
    Fingerprint: 0x4e9ae599
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life
    All Resistances +15
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0xd7ea4bfb
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life
    All Resistances +4
    
    Steel Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 49
    Fingerprint: 0xf7517c47
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +35 to Attack Rating
    +17 to Life
    
    Steel Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 49
    Fingerprint: 0xd2704817
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30 to Attack Rating
    +15 to Life
    
    Steel Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 49
    Fingerprint: 0x637fbe01
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +36 to Attack Rating
    +14 to Life
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Strength
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0x7e71e9d0
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Strength
    All Resistances +5
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Strength
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0xee6f96f8
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Strength
    All Resistances +5
    
    Fine Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x636e0300
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Maximum Damage
    +13 to Attack Rating
    +13 to Life
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0x51b07da
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15 to Life
    All Resistances +4
    
    Steel Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 49
    Fingerprint: 0x3fd9bfbc
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +32 to Attack Rating
    +20 to Life
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0xbedbc58f
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +12 to Life
    All Resistances +4
    
    Ruby Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x664ef292
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life
    Fire Resist +10%
    
    Garnet Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0xc20f3199
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20 to Life
    Fire Resist +8%
    
    Coral Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x5afa83e4
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +16 to Life
    Lightning Resist +9%
    
    Sapphire Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x5f4c39e5
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +16 to Life
    Cold Resist +11%
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0xd256f1d9
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +17 to Life
    All Resistances +4
    
    Emerald Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x1d5b16b9
    Item Level: 95
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20 to Life
    Poison Resist +11%
    
    Steel Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 49
    Fingerprint: 0x1d7141f7
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +32 to Attack Rating
    +18 to Life
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Dexterity
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0x5fdd40c7
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Dexterity
    All Resistances +5
    
    Serpent's Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 40
    Fingerprint: 0xacb6f450
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +16 to Life
    +16 to Mana
    
    Tome of Identify
    Fingerprint: 0xdf5575a5
    Item Level: 9
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Tome of Town Portal
    Fingerprint: 0x8b755027
    Item Level: 9
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    GEAR
    Code:
    Perkele's Breath of the Dying
    Berserker Axe
    VexHelElEldZodEth
    One Hand Damage: 178 - 525
    Durability: 14 of 14
    Required Level: 69
    Required Strength: 103
    Required Dexterity: 40
    Fingerprint: 0x46ff14ce
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    50% Chance to cast level 20 Poison Nova when you Kill an Enemy
    Indestructible
    +60% Increased Attack Speed
    396% Enhanced Damage
    -25% Target Defense
    +50 to Attack Rating
    +200% Damage to Undead
    +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    12% Life stolen per hit
    Prevent Monster Heal
    All Stats +30
    +1 to Light Radius
    Requirements -20%
    Ethereal
    6 Sockets (6 used)
    Socketed: Vex Rune
    Socketed: Hel Rune
    Socketed: El Rune
    Socketed: Eld Rune
    Socketed: Zod Rune
    Socketed: Eth Rune
    
    Vex Rune
    Required Level: 55
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 7% Mana stolen per hit
    Armor: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    Shields: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    
    Hel Rune
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Requirements -20%
    Armor: Requirements -15%
    Shields: Requirements -15%
    
    El Rune
    Required Level: 11
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +50 to Attack Rating
    +1 to Light Radius
    Armor: +15 Defense
    +1 to Light Radius
    Shields: +15 Defense
    +1 to Light Radius
    
    Eld Rune
    Required Level: 11
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +75% Damage to Undead
    +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    Armor: 15% Slower Stamina Drain
    Shields: 7% Increased Chance of Blocking
    
    Zod Rune
    Required Level: 69
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Indestructible
    Armor: Indestructible
    Shields: Indestructible
    
    Eth Rune
    Required Level: 15
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: -25% Target Defense
    Armor: Regenerate Mana 15%
    Shields: Regenerate Mana 15%
    
    Perkele's Breath of the Dying
    Berserker Axe
    VexHelElEldZodEth
    One Hand Damage: 176 - 520
    Durability: 14 of 14
    Required Level: 69
    Required Strength: 103
    Required Dexterity: 40
    Fingerprint: 0x16fff49f
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    50% Chance to cast level 20 Poison Nova when you Kill an Enemy
    Indestructible
    +60% Increased Attack Speed
    391% Enhanced Damage
    -25% Target Defense
    +50 to Attack Rating
    +200% Damage to Undead
    +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    12% Life stolen per hit
    Prevent Monster Heal
    All Stats +30
    +1 to Light Radius
    Requirements -20%
    Ethereal
    6 Sockets (6 used)
    Socketed: Vex Rune
    Socketed: Hel Rune
    Socketed: El Rune
    Socketed: Eld Rune
    Socketed: Zod Rune
    Socketed: Eth Rune
    
    Vex Rune
    Required Level: 55
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 7% Mana stolen per hit
    Armor: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    Shields: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    
    Hel Rune
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Requirements -20%
    Armor: Requirements -15%
    Shields: Requirements -15%
    
    El Rune
    Required Level: 11
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +50 to Attack Rating
    +1 to Light Radius
    Armor: +15 Defense
    +1 to Light Radius
    Shields: +15 Defense
    +1 to Light Radius
    
    Eld Rune
    Required Level: 11
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +75% Damage to Undead
    +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    Armor: 15% Slower Stamina Drain
    Shields: 7% Increased Chance of Blocking
    
    Zod Rune
    Required Level: 69
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Indestructible
    Armor: Indestructible
    Shields: Indestructible
    
    Eth Rune
    Required Level: 15
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: -25% Target Defense
    Armor: Regenerate Mana 15%
    Shields: Regenerate Mana 15%
    
    String of Ears
    Spiderweb Sash
    Defense: 167
    Durability: 22 of 22
    Required Level: 53
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x2fc30e20
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    6% Life stolen per hit
    +168% Enhanced Defense
    +15 Defense
    Damage Reduced by 15%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 15
    Required Level +7
    +10 Maximum Durability
    
    Laying of Hands
    Bramble Mitts
    Defense: 87
    Durability: 12 of 12
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x2a6c28a4
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    +350% Damage to Demons
    +25 Defense
    Fire Resist +50%
    
    Guillaume's Face
    Winged Helm
    Defense: 217
    Durability: 40 of 40
    Required Level: 58
    Required Strength: 115
    Fingerprint: 0xf2a2ea25
    Item Level: 59
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    40% Enhanced Damage
    35% Chance of Crushing Blow
    15% Deadly Strike
    +120% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Strength
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Ruby Jewel of Virility
    
    Ruby Jewel of Virility
    Jewel
    Required Level: 58
    Fingerprint: 0xdf55293e
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    40% Enhanced Damage
    +5 to Strength
    
    Enigma
    Mage Plate
    JahIthBer
    Defense: 1022
    Durability: 60 of 60
    Required Level: 65
    Required Strength: 55
    Fingerprint: 0xb8c140f
    Item Level: 1
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +45% Faster Run/Walk
    +1 to Teleport
    +765 Defense
    +74 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
    Increase Maximum Life 5%
    Damage Reduced by 8%
    +14 Life after each Kill
    15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    99% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Jah Rune
    Socketed: Ith Rune
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    
    Jah Rune
    Required Level: 65
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Ignore Target's Defense
    Armor: Increase Maximum Life 5%
    Shields: +50 to Life
    
    Ith Rune
    Required Level: 15
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +9 to Maximum Damage
    Armor: 15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    Shields: 15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    
    Ber Rune
    Required Level: 63
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
    Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%
    
    War Traveler
    Battle Boots
    Defense: 122
    Durability: 48 of 48
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 95
    Fingerprint: 0x9d7edb47
    Item Level: 75
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +25% Faster Run/Walk
    Adds 15 - 25 Damage
    +156% Enhanced Defense
    +10 to Strength
    +10 to Vitality
    40% Slower Stamina Drain
    Attacker Takes Damage of 5
    48% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +30 Maximum Durability
    
    Highlord's Wrath
    Amulet
    Required Level: 65
    Fingerprint: 0x2a30f362
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
    37% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15
    
    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x775a0e67
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +231 to Attack Rating
    Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    +18 to Dexterity
    +40 to Mana
    Cold Absorb 20%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    Chaos Touch
    Ring
    Required Level: 74
    Fingerprint: 0xe622a434
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Faster Cast Rate
    +71 to Attack Rating
    6% Mana stolen per hit
    8% Life stolen per hit
    +70 to Mana
    +1 to Light Radius
    
    Suicide Branch
    Burnt Wand
    One Hand Damage: 8 - 18
    Durability: 15 of 15
    Required Level: 33
    Required Strength: 25
    Fingerprint: 0x11ed1cd5
    Item Level: 95
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +50% Faster Cast Rate
    +40 to Life
    Increase Maximum Mana 10%
    All Resistances +10
    Attacker Takes Damage of 25
    
    Suicide Branch
    Burnt Wand
    One Hand Damage: 8 - 18
    Durability: 15 of 15
    Required Level: 33
    Required Strength: 25
    Fingerprint: 0xe98b4a6a
    Item Level: 99
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +50% Faster Cast Rate
    +40 to Life
    Increase Maximum Mana 10%
    All Resistances +10
    Attacker Takes Damage of 25
    
    STASH
    Code:
    Horadric Cube
    Fingerprint: 0x6c7634f0
    Item Level: 13
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Zod Rune
    Required Level: 69
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Indestructible
    Armor: Indestructible
    Shields: Indestructible
    
    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
    
    Cham Rune
    Required Level: 67
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Freezes target +3
    Armor: Cannot Be Frozen
    Shields: Cannot Be Frozen
    
    Ber Rune
    Required Level: 63
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
    Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%
    
    Jah Rune
    Required Level: 65
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Ignore Target's Defense
    Armor: Increase Maximum Life 5%
    Shields: +50 to Life
    
    Ber Rune
    Required Level: 63
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
    Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%
    
    Vex Rune
    Required Level: 55
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 7% Mana stolen per hit
    Armor: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    Shields: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    
    Ist Rune
    Required Level: 51
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Tomb Reaver
    Cryptic Axe
    Two Hand Damage: 224 - 1032
    Durability: 33 of 33
    Required Level: 84
    Required Strength: 155
    Required Dexterity: 93
    Fingerprint: 0x8c132f6c
    Item Level: 99
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Indestructible
    +75% Increased Attack Speed
    359% Enhanced Damage
    +185% Damage to Undead
    +339 to Attack Rating against Undead
    All Resistances +43
    10% Reanimate as: Returned
    +10 Life after each Kill
    71% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +4 to Light Radius
    Ethereal
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Ohm Rune
    Socketed: Ruby Jewel of Fervor
    Socketed: Zod Rune
    
    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
    
    Ruby Jewel of Fervor
    Jewel
    Required Level: 58
    Fingerprint: 0xb05c8bee
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    33% Enhanced Damage
    
    Zod Rune
    Required Level: 69
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Indestructible
    Armor: Indestructible
    Shields: Indestructible
    
    Perkele's Beast
    Berserker Axe
    BerTirUmMalLum
    One Hand Damage: ** - 260
    Durability: 26 of 26
    Required Level: 64
    Required Strength: 138
    Required Dexterity: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x53654ac0
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
    +40% Increased Attack Speed
    267% Enhanced Damage
    20% Chance of Crushing Blow
    25% Chance of Open Wounds
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +3 to Werebear
    +3 to Lycanthropy
    +26 to Strength
    +10 to Energy
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5/5 Charges)
    5 Sockets (5 used)
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    Socketed: Tir Rune
    Socketed: Um Rune
    Socketed: Mal Rune
    Socketed: Lum Rune
    
    Ber Rune
    Required Level: 63
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
    Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%
    
    Tir Rune
    Required Level: 13
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +2 to Mana after each Kill
    Armor: +2 to Mana after each Kill
    Shields: +2 to Mana after each Kill
    
    Um Rune
    Required Level: 47
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 25% Chance of Open Wounds
    Armor: Cold Resist +15%
    Lightning Resist +15%
    Fire Resist +15%
    Poison Resist +15%
    Shields: Cold Resist +22%
    Lightning Resist +22%
    Fire Resist +22%
    Poison Resist +22%
    
    Mal Rune
    Required Level: 49
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Prevent Monster Heal
    Armor: Magic Damage Reduced by 7
    Shields: Magic Damage Reduced by 7
    
    Lum Rune
    Required Level: 37
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +10 to Energy
    Armor: +10 to Energy
    Shields: +10 to Energy
    
    Gore Rider
    War Boots
    Defense: 162
    Durability: 34 of 34
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 94
    Fingerprint: 0xfe3ff9a9
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Faster Run/Walk
    15% Chance of Crushing Blow
    15% Deadly Strike
    10% Chance of Open Wounds
    +200% Enhanced Defense
    +20 Maximum Stamina
    Requirements -25%
    +10 Maximum Durability
    
    Delirium
    Grand Crown
    LemIstIo
    Defense: 358
    Durability: 50 of 50
    Required Level: 51
    Required Strength: 103
    Fingerprint: 0x1402ccb1
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    1% Chance to cast level 50 Delirium when struck
    6% Chance to cast level 14 Mind Blast when struck
    14% Chance to cast level 13 Terror when struck
    11% Chance to cast level 18 Confuse on striking
    +2 to All Skills
    +261 Defense
    +10 to Vitality
    50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Level 17 Attract (60/60 Charges)
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    Socketed: Ist Rune
    Socketed: Io Rune
    
    Lem Rune
    Required Level: 43
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 75% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Armor: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Shields: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    Ist Rune
    Required Level: 51
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Io Rune
    Required Level: 35
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +10 to Vitality
    Armor: +10 to Vitality
    Shields: +10 to Vitality
    
    The Stone of Jordan
    Ring
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0x1bf93c02
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
    +20 to Mana
    Increase Maximum Mana 25%
    
    The Stone of Jordan
    Ring
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0x2cc48185
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
    +20 to Mana
    Increase Maximum Mana 25%
    
    Wisp Projector
    Ring
    Required Level: 76
    Fingerprint: 0xb1b5ea0a
    Item Level: 99
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Chance to cast level 16 Lightning on striking
    Lightning Absorb 20%
    20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Level 7 Spirit of Barbs (11/11 Charges)
    Level 5 Heart of Wolverine (13/13 Charges)
    Level 2 Oak Sage (15/15 Charges)
    
    MERC
    Code:
    Mercenary:
    Name:       Vikhyat
    Race:       Desert Mercenary
    Type:       Off-Nightmare
    Experience: 114098372
    Level:      98
    Dead?:      false
               
    Naked/Gear
    Strength:   209/209
    Dexterity:  169/169
    HP:         2287/2287
    Defense:    1671/2602
    AR:         2066/2066
    Fire:       162/122/62
    Cold:       192/152/92
    Lightning:  162/122/62
    Poison:     162/122/62
    
    
    Treachery
    Kraken Shell
    ShaelThulLem
    Defense: 679
    Durability: 25 of 25
    Required Level: 61
    Required Strength: 164
    Fingerprint: 0xf41dac3
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    5% Chance to cast level 15 Fade when struck
    25% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
    +2 to Assassin Skill Levels
    +45% Increased Attack Speed
    +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +30%
    50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Ethereal
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Shael Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    
    Shael Rune
    Required Level: 29
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +20% Increased Attack Speed
    Armor: +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Shields: +20% Faster Block Rate
    
    Thul Rune
    Required Level: 23
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    Armor: Cold Resist +30%
    Shields: Cold Resist +35%
    
    Lem Rune
    Required Level: 43
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 75% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Armor: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Shields: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    Vampire Gaze
    Grim Helm
    Defense: 252
    Durability: 40 of 40
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 58
    Fingerprint: 0x67f23cb2
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    8% Mana stolen per hit
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    15% Slower Stamina Drain
    Damage Reduced by 20%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 12
    
    The Reaper's Toll
    Thresher
    Two Hand Damage: 57 - 679
    Durability: 33 of 33
    Required Level: 75
    Required Strength: 107
    Required Dexterity: 81
    Fingerprint: 0x5e64fd08
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
    222% Enhanced Damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (15 Frames)
    12% Life stolen per hit
    33% Deadly Strike
    Requirements -25%
    Ethereal
    

    RUNES
    Did you know? I recorded each Pul+ drop in an excel sheet, care to see what I found in my journey from 1 to 99? Take a look
    Code:
    Rune   TOT.     Council   Superch.   Pops     Nihla    Other enemies
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pul     48         9         21       3         4          11  
    Um      32         6         10       8         5           3
    Mal     34         7         15       5         1           6
    Ist     16         6          2       4         2           2
    Gul     27         9          8       4         2           4
    Vex     15         6          5       1         1           2
    Ohm     16         3          8       2                     3
    Lo       4         1                  1         1           1
    Sur     14         5          5       1         2           1
    Ber     13         4          4       2         2           1
    Jah      6         3                  1         1           1
    Cham     5         4                                        1
    Zod      0 :(                        
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    TOT.   230        63         78      32        21          36    
    

    Other things left to say? Now I feel like this char is finally over, which probably means I'm going to complete the grail with him :p
    Last but not least I'd like to thank every single SPFer in here who read my posts and supported me during these months of grind, it's always great to find people who care about you, even for such trivial things like playing D2. Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions.
    Ciao!
     
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    Amazing! Congrats on finally getting to 99! What an achievement!
     
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    Vanilla, 2x BotD, Eth Tomby + RJoF + 3rd Zod, and 99 all in one package? Epic stuff!! If there was a list of all the nice items you had to sell off I'm sure it would be quite staggering.
     
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    So strange to see someone so singularly focused on one character. I think the most impressive thing here is not using gomule. I just can't believe it. A remarkable journey! Glad to finally see this thread after watching through the untwinked thread :)
     
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    Again, amazing stuff. This character should be an inspiration for anyone out there who thinks they'll never find the gear they need.
     
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    huge congrats

    Lo rune drops are a rather interesting outlier
     
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    Really cool to see, and great write up - thanks! Re: fleshripper - I turned an eth one into a really nice weapon for a BF sin, so they do have their (niche) uses.
     
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    Someone called? Perhaps next time use the batsignal instead.

    Congratz. Making it to 99 is tough enough in itself. Doing so untwinked makes it all the more impressive. Although i'm not sure if we should still call a char untwinked with the kind of gear you have. :p

    Did you have any trouble locking on to Nihlathak? I did some test runs with my barb and that was something i had trouble with as he's always standing in the middle of a whole bunch of monsters.

    Also i'm a bit confused about where the confuse came from. Unless i missed it, none of your gear seems to have that. Or did you, besides respec, also change gear before posting it here? Anyhow, that would be my tip for next time. Post char as it is when making 99, then respec/change gear/etc. Now you finished a conc barb and post a whirly one. I'm sure you'll get it right next time. ;)

    You did this in a month (98-99 i mean)? Wow, perhaps i really underestimated the advantage Nihlathak gives over Baal. I knew it should be faster, but this fast? Well, maybe i'll find out anyway. Playing the MFO does make me remember how much i loved playing this game (even though the drops are horrible). Perhaps once i'm done with my current game i'll see if i can squeeze in some time for some more 99 madness. I know everyone here is waiting for me to finish that sept. :rolleyes:

    Anyhow, once again: well done. And hope to see more of this.
     
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    Reading how much good gear and runes you found and how much good gear and runes you even threw away, as a relatively poor guy myself, is hard !!! Other than that ... awesome, tremendously done :). Getting to 99 is already a major feat, but doing so with the restrictions you put on yourself is really impressive.

    This character surely is inspiring. Not that I intend to level a WW Barb to 99, or at least not immediately. I'll already be very happy if I get my own Sorc to 99. But reading about Perkele does seem to answer the question I just asked myself yesterday about what to do as a break from my 99er Sorc: build a WW Barb :). I've never had a Travincal runner before after all ...

    @Cyrax You never got a character to 99 when I was around, so yeah ... you owe that to me ;).
     
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    So now it's my fault that you're not around when awesomeness happens? Psssh.
     
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    Wow.. congratz :) Another 99'er. My necro is too slow but I see some light - Perkele hasn't got all 75 res cap :D
     
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    Huge congratulations! Playing vanilla, untwinked without extended stash takes special kind of self-discipline, and I guess that's the kind of discipline that takes you to 99. Inspiring stuff (still gonna use ATMA/GoMule myself though :)).
     
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    I also share confusion said by Cyrax, you really didn't respec barb to a real Concentrate variant for Nihl? So you basically ran 100 hours or whatever with 1 point Conc.? Also I was confused to see dual Botd on barb and Beast in stash, but then I saw on video everything is in order, you indeed did use Beast as offhand weapon. And Delirium as helm on merc, not in stash.

    Anyway, apart of those strange things, congratz on 99er.
     
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    Agreed. I would be able to force myself to mule away only, not muling back to the character. But that would be entirely enough restrictions for me. Not using external stash at all and as a consequence having to throw away all kinds of awesome stuff ... not really (yet?) ...
     
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    Amazing dedication!
     
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    Well done, and big congratz @zticazzy This is another practical example that Baal is not the only thing for lvl 99 ;)

    Vanilla, and no GoMule is simply amazing.

    I can never throw away decent finds (the feeling is just killing me). The best I can do it to mule off chars and never mule back in to the same chars .
     
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    Awesome, congrats!

    You really pushed that last level! Crazy speed :eek::p
     
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    Hey, thanks everybody for the comments, much appreciated! :rolleyes:

    @NanoMist every item posted in this forum over the last months that is not listed in this page is gone forever. My biggest regret was this beauty and a perfect blue cold facet to go with it... those would've made blizz sorcs very happy. Shame also on selling two Azurewraths, just imagine the possibilities in AT. Oh yeah, and I also sold an extra enigma BP I had after rerolling it with another set of Jah Ith Ber because the first roll didn't please me. It turned out to have the same exact def, so it had to go. Yeah, I'm a spoiled little brat, I know.

    @Brak Indeed! When I was playing other chars I was usually very lucky with LOs, I guess this evens things out.

    @Cyrax there you go! [​IMG]

    Yes, I respecced before posting, and I also sold some garbage I wasn't going to use anyway, so even though the stash looks quite empty now, I really prefer it that way :) Basically I decided to show the char as a WW barb because this is how he fought his way to the top, with the only exception of levels 1-29 and 98 of course, but since you seem to be interested in my 98 settings: Conc and its synergies were maxed (or close to maximum), axe mastery and BO maxed, then 1 pt into Find Item (in case you need to hork corpses to make body retrievals easier), shout, resists, extra speed, and WW to make runs for essences and rejuvs quicker. You see? Technically still being a whirler even at 98! :p Every single hardpoint went into Vitality, ebotd and the rest of items were giving enough STR and DEX to wear the whole gear (strength bug ftw). Delirium is now stashed, but as @Gripphon said it was used as merc helm; the only other differences in gear were gores, off-hand beast and a magic amulet of everlasting (readout here), which was a true godsend against vipers.
    Regarding your locking problems, I had those too, some people howl but I prefer to scout the screen for that single pixel belonging to Nihlathak's body :) another thing you can do is to use leap as left-click attack on switch as I did to separate him from his minions (Nihla is not affected by knockback), or just kill the enemies that are between you and your target - if you're going to use Grief this is probably the best option, those minions are rather weak and Grief rather OP, so it won't take much to dispatch them.
    And finally, yes, Nihla is quite fast. I was averaging 3m exp per hour, with sub-optimal gear if you consider the goodies RWM has to offer, so the way to 99 can be even faster than that. And he can drop Tyrael's with abysmal odds! What are you waiting for? :p
     
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    What do you mean he 'only' was a conc barb between 1-29 and from 98 up? That's the majority of the journey. 1-98 is only 1/3 of the exp needed. The other 2/3rds of exp is just from the last lvl.

    3M an hour?! Jikes. Since it's been this long i could be mistaken, but i think my summoner only did like 1M an hour. Granted he's not the fastest char to run anything but still, that's huge.

    If you'd said i should like a month ago i would've said that probably would never happen. But now i'm not so sure. Coming back to this game is a shock as always. Graphics are so much worse than current games. But the strong points of this game still stand. Add to that, that i may do it in only a couple of months....I'm not saying i will, but i'm saying i might give it a go. Perhaps start with some light running here and there before going all out crazy again. Hmmm.

    Besides that i'm thinking about putting up a vote to ban you from forums. Throwing away this much good stuff is horrendous. :p That you want to stay untwinked i can understand, but why not just mule it off to a separate stash? That way you always could use it with this or another char if you'd want to at some point. It also prevents you from making any progress on perfect grail. :rolleyes:

    Btw don't forget to add yourself to the table in the 99 thread. We need to keep all those 99 heroes in 1 place!

    And it's a shame the MFO has already started, otherwise i'd say we could use another dedicated crazy person like yourself there. But perhaps another time.
     
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    Not from my point of view. 98 to 99 took me about 100 hours, but 97 to 98 took me almost 80 (I was rather slow there), and if you add the struggle to reach 97 in the first place, plus the endless hours of grind for runes, rjof, and the rest of my gear, you can see how this guy has been a WWer for almost his entire life. :) If you feel curious, in the untwinked 99 thread there's a LCS screenshot of the guy when he was still a conc barb, so you can take a look at it there.
    Who needs graphics when you have amazing gameplay? ;) Just take it easy, at first you can try to get a char close to the end, then see what happens. Nobody forces you to reach 99 with a char you don't like, and nobody forces you to finish your sept, except for the entire SPF, I mean. :p
    Because: 1) I don't like to fiddle with third party programs, even the harmless gomule (I always use a copy of the .d2s file to get the readouts); 2) Simply put, I just don't like playing twinked. Too easy for a fan of roguelikes like me, perhaps.

    Done already!

    Tons of hours of gameplay and I still have to see a single DF, DW, Astreon's, or steel pillar, to name a few... so yeah, maybe next time. :)
     

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