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Eleanor Hits 99, The Untwinked Journey is Complete.

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    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

    --

    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
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    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
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    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
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    Dexterity:  169/169
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    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
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    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
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    Armor: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Shields: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    Ist Rune
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    Version: Expansion 1.10+
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    Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Io Rune
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    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +10 to Vitality
    Armor: +10 to Vitality
    Shields: +10 to Vitality
    
    
    Chains of Honor
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    DolUmBerIst
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    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
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    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
    
    
    
    

    --

    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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  2. Kitteh

    Kitteh IncGamers Site Pal

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    Well done mate, glad to finally see her finished! So, when are you starting #2?
     
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    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..
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    In the Untwinked 99ers? Yeah there's two so far, and Nanomist is getting very close as well!
     
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    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.
     
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    @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).
     
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    Congrats @Pb_pal well done and great little video clip! What's next for you, any cool new tournament ideas bouncing around your head?
     
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    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.
     
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    Nice work! Love the Zod!
     
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    Amazing stuff! And not a single death running Nihlathak with that life.. wow.

    (Isn't it lightning resist on DF?)
     
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    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.
     
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    Wow, congratulations there, OP, well done. Massive acheviement!
     
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    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!
     
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    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 !!!
     
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    Congrats on the 99er...and doing it untwinked is amazing (that's to all whom have done it)!
     
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    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.

    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! :)

    Thanks! :)
     
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    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.
     
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    @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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