Eleanor Hits 99, The Untwinked Journey is Complete.

Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
Eleanor has reached the end of her (long) road.


LCS

For those who don't know, Eleanor was created as a participant in @Kitteh's Untwinked 99er Reboot (a revamp of @kestegs original run of it. On top of being untwinked, I also chose to limit Eleanor to not having an extended stash, meaning she could mule off but never back on during her travels.

The build switched multiple times along the way, but the final iteration is as follows:

20 in Blizz/Ice Blast/Nova/Lightning Mastery
8 hard points in CM (enough to get to -125%)
1 in Warmth, Static, Teleport, Shiver Armour
the rest (14) in Ice Bolt to synergize Ice Blast

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Let's get to the stats and I'll do some note-scribbling afterwards.


Here's a quick breakdown, full dump will follow:

Stats and Skills:
Code:
Name:       Eleanor
Class:      Sorceress
Experience: 3520485254
Level:      99

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   150/161
Dexterity:  41/61
Vitality:   359/381
Energy:     35/35
HP:         895/1246
Mana:       230/400
Stamina:    520/700
Defense:    10/1247
AR:         155/255

Fire:       175/135/75
Cold:       158/118/58
Lightning:  186/146/86
Poison:     138/98/38

MF:         37       Block:      9
GF:         0
FR/W:       40
FHR:        60
IAS:        0
FCR:        115

Fire Bolt: 0/0
Warmth: 1/12
Inferno: 0/0
Blaze: 0/0
Fire Ball: 0/0
Fire Wall: 0/0
Enchant: 0/0
Meteor: 0/0
Fire Mastery: 0/0
Hydra: 0/0

Charged Bolt: 0/0
Static Field: 1/14
Telekinesis: 1/14
Nova: 20/33
Lightning: 0/0
Chain Lightning: 0/0
Teleport: 1/14
Thunder Storm: 0/0
Energy Shield: 0/0
Lightning Mastery: 20/33

Ice Bolt: 14/28
Frozen Armor: 1/15
Frost Nova: 1/15
Ice Blast: 20/34
Shiver Armor: 1/15
Glacial Spike: 1/15
Blizzard: 20/37
Chilling Armor: 0/0
Frozen Orb: 0/0
Cold Mastery: 8/22
Equipment:
Head: Nightwing's (perfect 15%) socketed with a 15res/7str Jewel
Body: Ormus Robes (Blizzard, +13% cold dmg) socketed with a +3/-5 cold facet
Belt: Arachnid's Mesh
Gloves: Trang's
Boots: Aldur's
Main Weapon: +21% cold Death's Fathom socketed with an Ist
Main Shield: 35% FCR Spirit Monarch
Amulet: Tal Rasha's
Rings: Nature's Peace/SoJ
Switch: CtA (+5BO)/Spirit

Charms: 3 Cold Skillers, 2 Light Skillers and the rest are various Life and/or Res charms, including a 5%FHR/7%LR to hit the 60%(8 frame) FHR breakpoint with Spirit.

She did also keep a "Body Retrieval Kit" in the stash at all times, just in case. She never needed it in the later levels though (thankfully), her last death was at 96:
HoTo
Mosers (2x PDiamond)
Goldwrap (just for pots)


Mercenary:
Emilio - Holy Freeze
Head: Delerium
Body: CoH (Eth Archon Plate)
Wep: Infinity (Eth Giant Thresher)


And for those who like them, here is a full dump:

Code:
Name:       Eleanor
Class:      Sorceress
Experience: 3520485254
Level:      99

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   150/161
Dexterity:  41/61
Vitality:   359/381
Energy:     35/35
HP:         895/1246
Mana:       230/400
Stamina:    520/700
Defense:    10/1247
AR:         155/255

Fire:       175/135/75
Cold:       158/118/58
Lightning:  186/146/86
Poison:     138/98/38

MF:         37       Block:      9
GF:         0
FR/W:       40
FHR:        60
IAS:        0
FCR:        115

Fire Bolt: 0/0
Warmth: 1/12
Inferno: 0/0
Blaze: 0/0
Fire Ball: 0/0
Fire Wall: 0/0
Enchant: 0/0
Meteor: 0/0
Fire Mastery: 0/0
Hydra: 0/0

Charged Bolt: 0/0
Static Field: 1/14
Telekinesis: 1/14
Nova: 20/33
Lightning: 0/0
Chain Lightning: 0/0
Teleport: 1/14
Thunder Storm: 0/0
Energy Shield: 0/0
Lightning Mastery: 20/33

Ice Bolt: 14/28
Frozen Armor: 1/15
Frost Nova: 1/15
Ice Blast: 20/34
Shiver Armor: 1/15
Glacial Spike: 1/15
Blizzard: 20/37
Chilling Armor: 0/0
Frozen Orb: 0/0
Cold Mastery: 8/22

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x819ea0af
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
+20 to Mana
Increase Maximum Mana 25%

Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 129
Durability: 8 of 12
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x12229bb4
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Slows Target by 10%
+106% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)

Trang-Oul's Claws
Heavy Bracers
Defense: 71
Durability: 13 of 16
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0xfc567a7d
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Curses (Necromancer only)
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+25% to Poison Skill Damage
+30 Defense
Cold Resist +30%


Amber Small Charm of Dexterity
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x2a3b2089
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Dexterity
Lightning Resist +11%

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xd50d9c98
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 37 Blizzard when you Die
Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
-3% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+3% to Cold Skill Damage

Amber Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xc2193837
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +11%

Shimmering Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0xaafde190
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +15

Chilling Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x397416e8
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)

Sparking Grand Charm of Strength
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xf97fb5b2
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only)
+4 to Strength

Chilling Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0xd930601e
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)
+33 to Life

Tal Rasha's Adjudication
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0x12e36c5b
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
Adds 3 - 32 Lightning Damage
+50 to Life
+42 to Mana
Lightning Resist +33%
Set (4 items): +10% Faster Cast Rate


Coral Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0xa1e3692f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+13 to Life
Lightning Resist +9%

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x33bd1602
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Ormus' Robes
Dusk Shroud
Defense: 382
Durability: 9 of 20
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 77
Fingerprint: 0x30f61fcf
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 37 Blizzard when you Die
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
-5% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+16% to Cold Skill Damage
+11% to Lightning Skill Damage
+11% to Fire Skill Damage
+3 to Blizzard (Sorceress Only)
+12 Defense
Regenerate Mana 13%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Rainbow Facet

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x241c39d9
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 37 Blizzard when you Die
Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
-5% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+3% to Cold Skill Damage

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x4174969b
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 43 Frost Nova when you Level-Up
Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
-4% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+3% to Cold Skill Damage

Nightwing's Veil
Spired Helm
Defense: 324
Durability: 33 of 40
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 96
Fingerprint: 0xaf6ad74d
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+15% to Cold Skill Damage
+103% Enhanced Defense
+7 to Strength
+18 to Dexterity
All Resistances +15
+7 Cold Absorb
Half Freeze Duration
Requirements -50%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Scintillating Jewel of Virility

Scintillating Jewel of Virility
Jewel
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x3bdc51ce
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+7 to Strength
Cold Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%

Scintillating Ring of Fortune
Ring
Required Level: 59
Fingerprint: 0x2fd09263
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +13
21% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Nature's Peace
Ring
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x3c22ba73
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Prevent Monster Heal
Slain Monsters Rest in Peace
Poison Resist +20%
Damage Reduced by 11
Level 5 Oak Sage (27/27 Charges)

Zod Rune
Required Level: 69
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Indestructible
Armor: Indestructible
Shields: Indestructible

Goldwrap
Battle Belt
Defense: 83
Durability: 17 of 18
Required Level: 30
Required Strength: **
Fingerprint: 0x828375fd
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Increased Attack Speed
+53% Enhanced Defense
+25 Defense
60% Extra Gold from Monsters
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+2 to Light Radius
Required Level +5

Harlequin Crest
Shako
Defense: 109
Durability: 4 of 12
Required Level: 62
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0xc94b1f00
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +2
+148 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+148 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
Damage Reduced by 10%
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xbf595bd2
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x297e9783
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Heart of the Oak
Flail
KoVexPulThul
One Hand Damage: 1 - 24
Durability: 27 of 30
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 41
Required Dexterity: 35
Fingerprint: 0x46c886a8
Item Level: 36
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to All Skills
+40% Faster Cast Rate
+75% Damage to Demons
+100 to Attack Rating against Demons
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
7% Mana stolen per hit
+10 to Dexterity
Replenish Life +20
Increase Maximum Mana 15%
All Resistances +37
Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ko Rune
Socketed: Vex Rune
Socketed: Pul Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune

Ko Rune
Required Level: 39
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +10 to Dexterity
Armor: +10 to Dexterity
Shields: +10 to Dexterity

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

Pul Rune
Required Level: 45
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +75% Damage to Demons
+100 to Attack Rating against Demons
Armor: +30% Enhanced Defense
Shields: +30% Enhanced Defense

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%

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

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

Sparking Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x3a209d12
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only)
+23 to Life

Lizard's Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xc0b5a00c
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life
+1 to Mana

Lapis Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x9bdd89a5
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life
Cold Resist +7%

Ruby Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x355e9c9d
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +11%

Cobalt Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x891c8c5e
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +8%
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Tangerine Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x7394445a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Lightning Resist +3%

Cobalt Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xb95edc5a
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +8%
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xe4f1043a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life

Garnet Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xb267fdb
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+17 to Life
Fire Resist +8%

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x15ac2624
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4

Shimmering Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0xa9c9272f
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +14

Stalwart Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0xb63c0c7c
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+23 Defense
+20 to Life

Ruby Small Charm of Dexterity
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xf0fa68a6
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Dexterity
Fire Resist +11%

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xfd562082
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Sapphire Small Charm of Fortune
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x19de143
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +11%
5% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Aldur's Advance
Battle Boots
Defense: 45
Durability: 16 of 18
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 95
Fingerprint: 0xc1cdeeb6
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Indestructible
+40% Faster Run/Walk
+50 to Life
+180 Maximum Stamina
Heal Stamina Plus 32%
Fire Resist +50%
10% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
Set (2 items): +15 to Dexterity
Set (3 items): +15 to Dexterity
Set (4 items): +15 to Dexterity


Lizard's Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x6beb9aa7
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life
+3 to Mana

Ruby Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x47caf5c1
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Strength
Fire Resist +11%

Jah Rune
Required Level: 65
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Ignore Target's Defense
Armor: Increase Maximum Life 5%
Shields: +50 to Life

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

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

Lo Rune
Required Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Deadly Strike
Armor: +5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Lightning Resist

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

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

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

Cobalt Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x602b2bb2
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +8%
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Crimson Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x66e81d44
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +3%
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xc7b9fea
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0xdc14f225
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x71d903e0
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0xf9102db8
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4

Hel Rune
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Requirements -20%
Armor: Requirements -15%
Shields: Requirements -15%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Beryl Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x9848a8a
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life
Poison Resist +5%

Ruby Small Charm of Dexterity
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xe6d33ce2
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Dexterity
Fire Resist +11%

Moser's Blessed Circle
Round Shield
Defense: 165
Chance to Block: 37
Durability: 57 of 64
Required Level: 31
Required Strength: 53
Fingerprint: 0x8b035ec7
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Block Rate
25% Increased Chance of Blocking
+195% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +63
2 Sockets (2 used)
Socketed: Perfect Diamond
Socketed: Perfect Diamond

Perfect Diamond
Required Level: 18
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +68% Damage to Undead
Armor: +100 to Attack Rating
Shields: Cold Resist +19%
Lightning Resist +19%
Fire Resist +19%
Poison Resist +19%

Perfect Diamond
Required Level: 18
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +68% Damage to Undead
Armor: +100 to Attack Rating
Shields: Cold Resist +19%
Lightning Resist +19%
Fire Resist +19%
Poison Resist +19%

Chilling Grand Charm of Shock
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xa8afed3
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)
Adds 1 - 2 Lightning Damage

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xe528f318
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life

Super Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +320

Super Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +320

Super Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +320

Super Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +320

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Super Mana Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 250%

Super Mana Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 250%

Lizard's Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x356c0747
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life
+7 to Mana

Call to Arms
Superior Crystal Sword
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 19 - 59
Durability: 22 of 22
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0x5e473b04
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
289% Enhanced Damage
+1 to Maximum Damage
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 to Battle Command
+5 to Battle Orders
+3 to Battle Cry
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Increase Maximum Durability 12%
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Amn Rune
Socketed: Ral Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Socketed: Ohm Rune

Amn Rune
Required Level: 25
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Life stolen per hit
Armor: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Shields: Attacker Takes Damage of 14

Ral Rune
Required Level: 19
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
Armor: Fire Resist +30%
Shields: Fire Resist +35%

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

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

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

Spirit
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 138
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 86 of 86
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0x5531a4e8
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+32% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+95 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+6 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Tal Rune
Required Level: 17
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
Armor: Poison Resist +30%
Shields: Poison Resist +35%

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%

Ort Rune
Required Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
Armor: Lightning Resist +30%
Shields: Lightning Resist +35%

Amn Rune
Required Level: 25
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Life stolen per hit
Armor: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Shields: Attacker Takes Damage of 14

Death's Fathom
Dimensional Shard
One Hand Damage: 30 - 53
Durability: 50 of 50
Required Level: 73
Fingerprint: 0xc32e6911
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+21% to Cold Skill Damage
Lightning Resist +37%
Fire Resist +25%
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Ist Rune

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

Spirit
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 143
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 78 of 86
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0xa51c6b66
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+97 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+6 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Tal Rune
Required Level: 17
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
Armor: Poison Resist +30%
Shields: Poison Resist +35%

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%

Ort Rune
Required Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
Armor: Lightning Resist +30%
Shields: Lightning Resist +35%

Amn Rune
Required Level: 25
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Life stolen per hit
Armor: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Shields: Attacker Takes Damage of 14

Mercenary:

Name:       Emilio
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Def-Nightmare
Experience: 114095912
Level:      98
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   209/229
Dexterity:  169/169
HP:         2287/2287
Defense:    1671/3258
AR:         2066/2066

Fire:       227/187/127
Cold:       227/187/127
Lightning:  227/187/127
Poison:    227/187/127

Delirium
Superior Demonhead
LemIstIo
Defense: 362
Durability: 22 of 22
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 102
Fingerprint: 0x496f133d
Item Level: 86
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
Increase Maximum Durability 10%
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


Chains of Honor
Archon Plate
DolUmBerIst
Defense: 1225
Durability: 31 of 31
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 93
Fingerprint: 0x7c63185c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+200% Damage to Demons
+100% Damage to Undead
8% Life stolen per hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced by 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Um Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune

Dol Rune
Required Level: 31
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25%
Armor: Replenish Life +7
Shields: Replenish Life +7

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%

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%

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


Infinity
Giant Thresher
BerMalBerIst
Two Hand Damage: 214 - 610
Durability: 28 of 28
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 178
Required Dexterity: 130
Fingerprint: 0xb362bc71
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
50% Chance to cast level 20 Chain Lightning when you Kill an Enemy
Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Run/Walk
257% Enhanced Damage
-45% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
+49 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30/30 Charges)
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist 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%

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

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%

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

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Alright, so with that out of the way, here are some notes of how her quest for 99 went!

She started out quite normally as a Blizzballer to quest through the game. She flew through everything as quickly as possible until she reached Hell Pindle, where she converted to pure Blizz and her leveling career truly began.

For most of her journey she kept a relatively decent amount of MF on her to, which made finding items and fleshing out her gear much less irritating as she found things like Vipermagi, Tarnhelm, Chancies etc along the way. She ran Pindle until level 84, and then started mixing in AT runs until eighty eight where she switched over full-time to AT.

She got super lucky at level 91 and found a Death's Fathom, which really sped up her running times. Once she hit 94 she started mixing in CS runs, and converted full-time to the CS partway through level 95. She stayed there until she hit 97, where she converted to Blova, did the Ancients, and hit Baal to compete (and place second) in the Summer 2016 MFO in the Baal category. Baal proved to be pretty fruitful item-wise for her, as it got her the Nightwing's, Arachnid's Mesh (which took her WAY too long to find!), and the final Ber for her Infinity. So even though it's slower levelling than the CS, it probably saved her time in the long run with those improvements.

She hit level 98 during the MFO, so once it had finished she switched her attention to Nihlathak and ran him (somehow without any deaths!) for the final level.

So that's that! Pretty standard levelling path, in terms of where to efficiently find XP.

Some other things that I kept notes of during her adventures:
- She got 4 sockets on her FIRST cube roll of a white monarch, but it took her 11 re-rolls of the actual runeword to get her 35% FCR Spirit.
- It took 8 re-rolls to cube a 4-socket Elite polearm for her merc which he first used for Insight, and later his Infinity.
- Her final grail count (she stopped counting at 98.5) was 437. Her most found S/U was of course Cathan's Seal (69), with Isenhart's Case right behind (66).
- She was just a Cham shy of completing the runedrop grail, but did find enough to cube up to a Cham if she felt like it.
- For those interested, here is a gameplay vid of her running Nihlathak (XP Shrine route)


Speaking of runes, here's a list of the (Vex+) runes she found along the way and where they dropped:

LK:
2 x Sur
Ohm

AT:
2x Vex

CS:
2 x Vex
Ohm
2 x Lo
2 x Sur
Jah
Zod

Baal/WSK
Vex
Ber

Nihl:
2 x Ohm
2 x Ber


Some thoughts on not having an extended stash:

Honestly, it didnt affect me all that much. All it meant was frequent muling off of S/U, but if she wasn't keeping every single one she found up until 98.5 that wouldnt have even mattered. Her stash was basically always filled to the brink with runes (Lum+), bases for RWs that she planned on making, and her body retrieval kit. Obviously you wouldnt have to keep those bases, but i didnt want to have to search for them once i had the runes ready. Once she had her final gear pretty much pinned down, it made absolutely no difference having an extended stash or not. I quite enjoyed doing it though, as it did create a new element to the game that I don't normally have, especially for the first section of her time when her gear was not set.


So that about does it! I had a great time playing her, but she's going to get a rest for a while I think. I'm also going to be leaving Nihlathak alone for the forseeable future, as seeing his face ~13k times in a row was plenty enough for me!


Special thanks:
- @Kitteh for rebooting an epic old thread and coordinating the fun
- @NanoMist for the stiff competition, and all of his data and insights along the way about leveling
- @Grape for convincing me to go Blova with her in the end, it's now one of my favourite builds!
- @Cyrax for having the patience to get 4 of these guys and tricking me into thinking this would be easy
- Everyone else running or posting in the thread for information/inspiration/motivation
- Of course, the entire SPF. You guys and gals are great!
 
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Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
Don't tempt me! You finish Fordyl first and then we'll talk. ;)

Seriously though, no concrete plans for getting a second one, at least not soon. Though I'm not eliminating the possibility entirely..
 

Xios

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats. Despite playing this game for who knows how long, I've never taken a character to 99 as I either stop playing (and then the character/account expires) or I move on to another character. Maybe one day I'll need to give it a shot, if I think I have the patience.
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
I think that one day I will get Fordyl to 99, but my target of Christmas is looking to be in serious jeopardy haha.

It is great to see two 99ers already. It is two right?
 

Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
I think that one day I will get Fordyl to 99, but my target of Christmas is looking to be in serious jeopardy haha.

It is great to see two 99ers already. It is two right?
In the Untwinked 99ers? Yeah there's two so far, and Nanomist is getting very close as well!
 

zticazzy

Diabloii.Net Member
Way to go pal, and nice char! I've never considered doing a Blova, I wonder if fast mfing and leveling are possible without using Infinity.
 

Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
@zticazzy - Definitely! I only started using Infinity at about 97.5, and did some testing outline in this post of Infinity vs Insight.

In terms of leveling, the Infinity is definitely faster (though not by a game-breaking margin) for both Baal and CS running. I didn't exclusively test it for Nihlathak, but the main difference would obviously be not being able to break CI or LI, so I would imagine Insight would be noticeably slower because of an increased amount of aborted runs (killing speed would likely be very similar).

The big drawback to Infinity is that you lose the freedom of the Meditation aura from Insight, and all of a sudden potions are an actual concern again. Depending on your gear setup, this can really affect gameplay, especially if you're doing extended MF sequences. Of course, this comes down to personal preference, but it is something to think about.

I'll sum up with my thoughts in the linked post:

Can you level/MF efficiently with an Insight? Absolutely.
Is Infinity technically faster? Yes.
Would I go out of my way to find one? No.
If I had it already would I use it over Insight? Depending on other gear, yes for leveling, maybe for MFing (depending on the target).
 

Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks! I'll probably get back to some of my existing tournament characters and try to finish them first, mostly the Old Gods one. I've got a couple loose ideas for new tourneys, but nothing I'm too motivated to pursue right now.
 

NanoMist

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazing stuff! And not a single death running Nihlathak with that life.. wow.

(Isn't it lightning resist on DF?)
 

Cyrax

Diabloii.Net Member
How do you mean 'tricked you'? I keep telling people it's tough but they just don't seem to listen! :rolleyes: But hey, how hard could it be? You made it didn't you? ;)

Gratz on the 99-er. And well done on not dying to Nihlathak.
 

Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazing stuff! And not a single death running Nihlathak with that life.. wow.

(Isn't it lightning resist on DF?)
Uh..yes. :rolleyes: That's what I get for speeding through the write-up. Nice catch ;).

And yeah, I was surprised at the no deaths as well. Honestly though, once you find a groove it's not as dangerous as it seems. Also, I have no shame about aborting a run if it seems sketchy, so that helps. Sure, it costs some time, but not nearly as much as a death!
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Awesome achievement !!! Sorry I didn't give you more competition :rolleyes:.

Would you recommend going Blova already for CS, or only for Baal and Nihl? Is it actually necessary to switch, or would I be able to run CS and Nihl with full Blizzard and Infinity?

I'm certainly jealous about your rune finds. I mean, I'm running CS since level 94 and only found a Cham there (ironically the one you didn't find), no other high runes. Or maybe 1 more, my memory is a bit vague. Anyway, you found 9 !!! Ah well.

O yes, about the merc. I see Delirium mentioned a lot. Is it that good? I've been using it in the past on other characters, but not this time around, as I prefer to have a helm with life steal on him. Although I often have the impression that doesn't help a lot.

Again, congrats !!!
 

Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
Would you recommend going Blova already for CS, or only for Baal and Nihl? Is it actually necessary to switch, or would I be able to run CS and Nihl with full Blizzard and Infinity?
I wouldn't bother with Blova for CS, no. Full Blizz is preferable for the extra killing speed of Blizz (especially with Infinity). It's way faster to skip the CIs than kill them with Nova for CS-style leveling. I could see you wanting a backup if you were doing Diablo runs, as then you have to kill De Seis every time, though the merc can handle that fine by himself with tele stomping too.

Pure Blizzard is also great for Nihl too, you would just abort all unbreakable CI's. It would probably take a bit longer on average due to the higher abort rate, but you can see in my video (first run) how long it can take to kill him with Nova as well. I don't think the difference would be that great in the grand scheme of things, as his CI is usually breakable. Nova is by no means a super-fast killer, but it is a reliable backup.

I went Blova primarily for Baaling in the MFO, and would recommend it over pure Blizz for that. It was a nice side-effect for me that it turned out to be effective against Nihl too.

O yes, about the merc. I see Delirium mentioned a lot. Is it that good? I've been using it in the past on other characters, but not this time around, as I prefer to have a helm with life steal on him. Although I often have the impression that doesn't help a lot.
Delirium, in my opinion, is extremely important for a Sorc. The confuse provides some very much needed crowd control and makes the runs quite a bit safer. Especially Nihlathak runs, as confused Vipers will often either not shoot their poison, or shoot at each other. I understand some people don't like it, and the Mind Blast can get a bit irksome, but I wouldn't dream of doing this without it. It also keeps the seal minions from swarming you in the CS. Highly recommended. The good thing is it's "only" an Ist, so it's fairly easy to test! :)

Again, congrats !!!
Thanks! :)
 

SunsetVista

Diabloii.Net Member
Amazing! Such dedication! Congrats! And the fantastic gear, wow!

How long did this journey take? Hopefully that's not a really painful question.... I know it's too long for me to be comfortable doing, so I have a lot of respect for those who do make 99.
 

Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
@SunsetVista - Thanks! I didn't keep track of all my time spent, but I'd venture to guess somewhere between 300-350 hours. I got pretty lucky with rune drops though, and didn't have to spend very long in LK, so that definitely brought my time down. For comparison, the last level took a little over 100 hours to complete by itself, about the same amount of time it would have taken me to go from 95-98 (according to average run times).
 
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