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Guardian #12 - Madawc - The Constantly Bullied 'Third Wheel' of The Ancients

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  1. Kitteh

    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    Madawc, the first Guardian in my 'The Trials and Tribulations of 'The Ancients'' set, has reached guardianship. As my standard, he was completed at P8/P8/P3.

    I mentioned it in the Daily on Friday, but Friday was not a good day for me. As I predicted, it has left me messed up all weekend. I am fairly certain that, as it always does, Diablo has kept me safe this weekend. This was a stark reminder of how big a role this video game has played and continues to play in my life - it is both concerning and comforting. I hope that you can all take a moment to consider the equivalent in yours lives.

    Madawc is a double throw barb using dual gimmershreds. He also relies on Treachery for the ias/fade and Reaper's on the merc for the decrepify. A fun character, although going back to town all the time was a bit irritating, especially as I only had one set of weapons :rolleyes: It interfered with my WP/TP balance that I use when questing, which slightly slowed things down. The other annoying thing was the range... I didn't realise that after a certain distance, double throw will not hit at all, the annoying part being that the range is within one screen! :mad:

    Madawc's highlights video includes a wonderful joke, an awful attempt at the German language and an insight into the Glasgow drugs trade. Perfect.



    Name: Madawc
    Class: Barbarian
    Experience: 898716609
    Level: 83

    Naked/Gear
    Strength: 77/94
    Dexterity: 90/112
    Vitality: 333/348
    Energy: 10/10
    HP: 1511/1602
    Mana: 92/210
    Stamina: 482/502
    Defense: 22/649
    AR: 435/995

    Fire: 158/118/58
    Cold: 180/140/80
    Lightning: 131/91/31
    Poison: 76/36/-24

    MF: 0 Block: 14
    GF: 56
    FR/W: 37
    FHR: 50
    IAS: 125
    FCR: 0



    Bash: 1/1
    Leap: 0/0
    Double Swing: 20/20
    Stun: 0/0
    Double Throw: 20/20
    Leap Attack: 0/0
    Concentrate: 0/0
    Frenzy: 0/0
    Whirlwind: 0/0
    Berserk: 0/0

    Sword Mastery: 0/0
    Axe Mastery: 0/0
    Mace Mastery: 0/0
    Pole Arm Mastery: 0/0
    Throwing Mastery: 20/20
    Spear Mastery: 0/0
    Increased Stamina: 0/0
    Iron Skin: 1/1
    Increased Speed: 0/0
    Natural Resistance: 9/9

    Howl: 1/1
    Find Potion: 0/0
    Taunt: 0/0
    Shout: 1/1
    Find Item: 0/0
    Battle Cry: 0/0
    Battle Orders: 20/20
    Grim Ward: 0/0
    War Cry: 0/0
    Battle Command: 1/1



    Treachery
    Light Plate
    ShaelThulLem
    Defense: 94
    Durability: 60 of 60
    Required Level: 43
    Required Strength: 41
    Fingerprint: 0xee36c417
    Item Level: 59
    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
    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

    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x7b410531
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +162 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

    Gore Rider
    War Boots
    Defense: 155
    Durability: 34 of 34
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 94
    Fingerprint: 0xffce4984
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Faster Run/Walk
    15% Chance of Crushing Blow
    15% Deadly Strike
    10% Chance of Open Wounds
    +188% Enhanced Defense
    +20 Maximum Stamina
    Requirements -25%
    +10 Maximum Durability

    Eagle Mark
    Amulet
    Required Level: 34
    Fingerprint: 0xbd1d2b4a
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +14 to Strength
    +30 to Life
    +78 to Mana
    Cold Resist +31%
    All Resistances +15
    Poison Length Reduced by 50%

    Ghoul Touch
    Ring
    Required Level: 41
    Fingerprint: 0x99e3650a
    Item Level: 82
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Maximum Damage
    +91 to Attack Rating
    6% Life stolen per hit
    Replenish Life +9
    Cold Resist +12%
    Lightning Resist +14%

    Steel Large Charm of Vita
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x645a1e2b
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +66 to Attack Rating
    +27 to Life

    Coral Large Charm
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 18
    Fingerprint: 0xc45365ee
    Item Level: 62
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Lightning Resist +12%

    Ocher Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 10
    Fingerprint: 0x9dd485e3
    Item Level: 61
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Lightning Resist +6%

    Jade Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x1a08f6ee
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Poison Resist +8%

    Garnet Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 20
    Fingerprint: 0xf07f494b
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Fire Resist +8%

    Jade Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x84b77149
    Item Level: 49
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Poison Resist +9%

    Sharp Large Charm
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x832824f0
    Item Level: 40
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +4 to Maximum Damage
    +36 to Attack Rating

    Laying of Hands
    Bramble Mitts
    Defense: 87
    Durability: 12 of 12
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x2109fcd6
    Item Level: 86
    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%


    Tangerine Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 1
    Fingerprint: 0xa85cefb6
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Lightning Resist +5%

    Sharp Large Charm
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x90ad07
    Item Level: 82
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +6 to Maximum Damage
    +39 to Attack Rating

    Shimmering Large Charm of Dexterity
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 26
    Fingerprint: 0xa4e3c26a
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +4 to Dexterity
    All Resistances +7

    Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x1b36b3e6
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life

    Jade Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 20
    Fingerprint: 0xf59083c4
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Poison Resist +9%

    Garnet Grand Charm
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 15
    Fingerprint: 0x394b8d9c
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Fire Resist +23%

    Tome of Town Portal
    Fingerprint: 0xd0c9b7a9
    Item Level: 6
    Version: Expansion 1.10+

    Tome of Identify
    Fingerprint: 0x4bbb1bc2
    Item Level: 6
    Version: Expansion 1.10+

    Rockstopper
    Sallet
    Defense: 174
    Durability: 18 of 18
    Required Level: 37
    Required Strength: 43
    Fingerprint: 0x687721a0
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    +177% Enhanced Defense
    +15 to Vitality
    +15 to Life
    Cold Resist +35%
    Lightning Resist +52%
    Fire Resist +29%
    Damage Reduced by 10%
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Ambergris Jewel of Hope

    Ambergris Jewel of Hope
    Jewel
    Required Level: 37
    Fingerprint: 0x5094206e
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15 to Life
    Lightning Resist +22%

    Sharp Grand Charm of Inertia
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x756b5c38
    Item Level: 52
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +7% Faster Run/Walk
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +56 to Attack Rating

    Sapphire Grand Charm of Strength
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 22
    Fingerprint: 0x52ccb6f1
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Strength
    Cold Resist +30%

    String of Ears
    Demonhide Sash
    Defense: 111
    Durability: 22 of 22
    Required Level: 29
    Required Strength: 20
    Fingerprint: 0xe77297e8
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    6% Life stolen per hit
    +175% Enhanced Defense
    +15 Defense
    Damage Reduced by 15%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 11
    +10 Maximum Durability

    Russet Small Charm of Flame
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 10
    Fingerprint: 0x17fe7f5c
    Item Level: 12
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 1 - 2 Fire Damage
    Fire Resist +6%

    Jade Small Charm of Greed
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 20
    Fingerprint: 0xb020210d
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Poison Resist +8%
    6% Extra Gold from Monsters

    Echoing Balanced Knife of the Leech
    Balanced Knife
    Throw Damage: 6 - 11
    One Hand Damage: 1 - 8
    Quantity: 160
    Required Level: 45
    Required Dexterity: 51
    Fingerprint: 0x70b0b356
    Item Level: 93
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Warcry Skills (Barbarian Only)
    4% Life stolen per hit

    Echoing Balanced Axe
    Balanced Axe
    Throw Damage: 12 - 15
    One Hand Damage: 5 - 10
    Quantity: 130
    Required Level: 45
    Required Dexterity: 57
    Fingerprint: 0xb2668bb3
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Warcry Skills (Barbarian Only)

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

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

    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%

    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%

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

    Horadric Cube
    Fingerprint: 0x40068b5c
    Item Level: 13
    Version: Expansion 1.10+

    Gimmershred
    Flying Axe
    Throw Damage: 40 - 178
    One Hand Damage: 45 - 175
    Quantity: 81
    Required Level: 70
    Required Strength: **
    Required Dexterity: 108
    Fingerprint: 0xccdd2028
    Item Level: 94
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Increased Attack Speed
    170% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 218 - 483 Fire Damage
    Adds 29 - 501 Lightning Damage
    Adds 176 - 397 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    Increased Stack Size

    Gimmershred
    Flying Axe
    Throw Damage: 45 - 201
    One Hand Damage: 52 - 198
    Quantity: 82
    Required Level: 70
    Required Strength: **
    Required Dexterity: 108
    Fingerprint: 0xa191b2db
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Increased Attack Speed
    206% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 218 - 483 Fire Damage
    Adds 29 - 501 Lightning Damage
    Adds 176 - 397 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    Increased Stack Size



    Mercenary:

    Name: Haseen
    Race: Desert Mercenary
    Type: Off-Nightmare
    Experience: 69474008
    Level: 83
    Dead?: false

    Naked/Gear
    Strength: 183/198
    Dexterity: 147/172
    HP: 1687/1820
    Defense: 1245/2187
    AR: 1889/1889

    Fire: 200/160/100
    Cold: 197/157/97
    Lightning: 167/127/67
    Poison: 167/127/67

    Crown of Thieves
    Grand Crown
    Defense: 304
    Durability: 49 of 50
    Required Level: 49
    Required Strength: 103
    Fingerprint: 0x35c4bcc5
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    12% Life stolen per hit
    +167% Enhanced Defense
    +25 to Dexterity
    +50 to Life
    +35 to Mana
    Fire Resist +33%
    100% Extra Gold from Monsters


    Duriel's Shell
    Cuirass
    Defense: 638
    Durability: 150 of 150
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 65
    Fingerprint: 0x3bbf3907
    Item Level: 59
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +164% Enhanced Defense
    +103 Defense (Based on Character Level)
    +15 to Strength
    +83 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    Cold Resist +30%
    All Resistances +20
    Cannot Be Frozen
    +100 Maximum Durability
    1 Sockets (0 used)


    The Reaper's Toll
    Thresher
    Two Hand Damage: 36 - 425
    Durability: 65 of 65
    Required Level: 75
    Required Strength: 114
    Required Dexterity: 89
    Fingerprint: 0xf6df256f
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    202% Enhanced Damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (29 Frames)
    15% Life stolen per hit
    33% Deadly Strike
    Requirements -25%
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Shael 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
     
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  2. darkstarhub

    darkstarhub Diabloii.Net Member

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    Nice job on the Throw Barb @Kitteh

    Definitely a build I’ve been wanting to try at some point.
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    *Flashheart's voice* Dooooooo it! I would however, wait until you have a spare set of weapons to carry :p
     
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    Albatross Diabloii.Net Member

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    Congrats on another guardian and hang in there! Assuming it's winter where you are now, I always found it the toughest part of the year to endure. The mood just seems to reflect the weather and everything feels more difficult, but spring does eventually come.
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    Thank you Albatross! There is a lot of interesting work around vitamin D in winter, and here we have really terrible levels of it. It's the only thing that I supplement. It's just been so sudden though. Like you say though, spring awaits its turn :)
     
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    jonnyphive Diabloii.Net Member

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    Congrats on the guardian! I too want to build a throw barb sometime, but for now only have one pair of Gimmershreds... sounds like I should wait until I find two more first. How did you find the pace of play for a thrower? To me they've always looked a little tedious to drag through all 3 difficulties.
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    I thought that too, but actually he romped his way through no problem. Normal was a bit slower of course due to weapon choices, but Deathbit was great, followed by Scalpers and then of course, Gimmershreds! :D
     
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    jonnyphive Diabloii.Net Member

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    So I take it that you played as a thrower the whole way through? How reliable was the Fade from Treachery as a ranged character?
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    Pretty much. Sometimes I used double swing if I was low on axes and didn't want to TP, but rarely. Double swing was mostly in the very early game before I had suitable throwing weapons :) Fade of course triggered better when archers were around, but sometimes I would just stand beside a pack and use double throw anyway, eventually triggering. Or, at some points in hell, I would go to act I and stand beside a fallen pack :p Although, my resists were maxed without fade (except poison), it was mostly a fail safe.
     
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    jonnyphive Diabloii.Net Member

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    Thanks for the response - I've been going back and forth about whether to rely on Fade from Treachery for certain characters so that's helpful insight! Of course, being softcore I have a bit more leeway with that, but still :p
     
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    maxicek Moderator Single Player

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    Congratulations on another Guardian @Kitteh - And keep safe too!

    Standing in a fire will trigger fade. Visit scenic Tristram for it’s warmth and interesting night life.
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    Oh, I never rely on fade. I never rely on anything that I can't manually and instantly recast :p Even oak safe makes me nervous.


    Ohhhhhh, thanks for that :p
     
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    jonnyphive Diabloii.Net Member

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    Fair point; I'm pretty sure I wouldn't rely on it either playing hardcore. From a softcore perspective, I can almost entirely rely on it with my 2H Berserker, though. Once it triggers initially, he gets hit plenty frequently for it to stay activated.
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    For sure, any melee character I've used realistically always has fade on, just have to be careful with the ranged builds :p
     
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    crawlingdeadman Diabloii.Net Member

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    Congrats on the build, I saw you like my thread for mine a while back and was wondering if you were about to post a thrower. They are fun. I particularly love rare throwing weapons so I twinked the crap out of mine. I imagined my barb going to his stash and just standing there wondering what he would wear.

    Keep your pecker up, Kitteh! I appreciate you and your candor.
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    Thank you, although I totally read that as Gondor for some reason... Was it posted fairly recently in the pat/mat thread? I regularly take a look through it to see what people have done, so it may have been complete coincidence! :p I did look a some throwing builds a while back, so I guess it depends how recently xD
     
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    ioupainmax Diabloii.Net Member

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    "The pecker is up, Gondor calls for aid!"
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    You may have just ruined the books and films for me xD
     
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    ioupainmax Diabloii.Net Member

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    You're welcome!

    I was just riffing on what @crawlingdeadman said, so he should accept partial blame for talking about peckers!
     
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    Kitteh Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    You people disgust me :loving:

    I’m still angry at that emoticon being gone...
     
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