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

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
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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
 

Albatross

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
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 :)
 

jonnyphive

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
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
 

jonnyphive

Diabloii.Net Member
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?
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
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?
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.
 

jonnyphive

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
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
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.


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.
Ohhhhhh, thanks for that :p
 

jonnyphive

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
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.
 

Kitteh

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

crawlingdeadman

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
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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