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Guardian #14: BigBlueBalls - supercharged Riftadin

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  1. scrcrw

    scrcrw Diabloii.Net Member

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    Guardian #14: BigBlueBalls - supercharged Riftadin

    Welcome to a new episode of "I has r00nz!!1!". I've always wanted to build some kind of ctc-based Paladin. Rift seemed like the flashiest version :). Fast attack and boosted cold damage were the target. I also packed on a little Lightning damage ;). This is what I came up with:

    LCS

    Code:
    Name:       BigBlueBalls
    Class:      Paladin
    Level:      86
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   70/112
    Dexterity:  130/169
    Vitality:   310/388
    Energy:     a trillion billion
    
    HP:         2504 (w/ BO)
    Mana:       enough
    
    Defense:    ~7.9k w/ HS + 75% Block + 89 FHR
    AR:         ~2.9k w/ Fana
    
    IAS: 55 -> 4fpa Zeal w/ 13 fana
    
    Resists: 75/12/85/58
    
    Skills: 20 (24) Conviction, 20 ResLight/Salvation, 20 HS, 3 (6) Zeal
    
    Gear:
    
    Weapon: 'Rift' War Scepter
    Shield: 'Dream' Troll Nest
    Head:   'Dream' Bone Visage
    Armor:  Ormus' Robes (15/13/13) w/ 15% IAS, 20 LR Jewel
    Belt:   Dungo's 39/14
    Boots:  Treks 14/13/64
    Gloves: Rare 20IAS/15Str/LR/FR
    Amulet: Highlord's
    Rings:  Raven Frost + BKWB
    Switch: CtA (3 BO) + Spirit
    
    Details:
    Code:
    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x13969661
    Item Level: 94
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +207 to Attack Rating
    Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    +20 to Dexterity
    +40 to Mana
    Cold Absorb 20%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    Highlord's Wrath
    Amulet
    Required Level: 65
    Fingerprint: 0xa4636c58
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
    32% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15
    
    Dread Hand
    Chain Gloves
    Defense: 14
    Durability: 16 of 16
    Required Level: 51
    Required Strength: 25
    Fingerprint: 0xeb9c026d
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    +41% Enhanced Defense
    +15 to Strength
    Replenish Life +5
    Lightning Resist +16%
    Fire Resist +22%
    
    Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
    Ring
    Required Level: 58
    Fingerprint: 0x312c1a7b
    Item Level: 75
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    4% Life stolen per hit
    +43 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    +50 Maximum Stamina
    
    Sandstorm Trek
    Scarabshell Boots
    Defense: 159
    Durability: 14 of 14
    Required Level: 64
    Required Strength: 91
    Fingerprint: 0xc9a0eddb
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20% Faster Run/Walk
    +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    +142% Enhanced Defense
    +14 to Strength
    +13 to Vitality
    +86 Maximum Stamina (Based on Character Level)
    50% Slower Stamina Drain
    Poison Resist +64%
    Repairs 1 Durability in 20 Seconds
    
    Verdungo's Hearty Cord
    Mithril Coil
    Defense: 143
    Durability: 16 of 16
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 106
    Fingerprint: 0x17151999
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Faster Hit Recovery
    +117% Enhanced Defense
    +39 to Vitality
    Replenish Life +11
    +106 Maximum Stamina
    Damage Reduced by 14%
    
    BigBlueBalls's Ormus' Robes
    Dusk Shroud
    Defense: 420
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 75
    Required Strength: 77
    Fingerprint: 0x995148b5
    Item Level: 94
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    +20% Faster Cast Rate
    +15% to Cold Skill Damage
    +13% to Lightning Skill Damage
    +13% to Fire Skill Damage
    +3 to Chilling Armor (Sorceress Only)
    +12 Defense
    Regenerate Mana 11%
    Lightning Resist +20%
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Ambergris Jewel of Fervor
    
    Ambergris Jewel of Fervor
    Jewel
    Required Level: 31
    Fingerprint: 0x8e964471
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    Lightning Resist +20%
    
    Silliness's Dream
    Bone Visage
    IoJahPul
    Defense: 415
    Durability: 40 of 40
    Required Level: 65
    Required Strength: 106
    Fingerprint: 0xcf18e4c0
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Chance to cast level 15 Confuse when struck
    Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
    +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    +30% Enhanced Defense
    +211 Defense
    +10 to Vitality
    Increase Maximum Life 5%
    +53 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
    All Resistances +7
    21% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Io Rune
    Socketed: Jah Rune
    Socketed: Pul Rune
    
    Call to Arms
    War Scepter
    AmnRalMalIstOhm
    One Hand Damage: 37 - 64
    Durability: 69 of 70
    Required Level: 57
    Required Strength: 55
    Fingerprint: 0x2ec3df80
    Item Level: 43
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +40% Increased Attack Speed
    279% Enhanced Damage
    +150% Damage to Undead
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    7% Life stolen per hit
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +3 to Resist Lightning (Paladin Only)
    +1 to Sanctuary (Paladin Only)
    +2 to Battle Cry
    +3 to Battle Orders
    +5 to Battle Command
    Replenish Life +12
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    5 Sockets (5 used)
    Socketed: Amn Rune
    Socketed: Ral Rune
    Socketed: Mal Rune
    Socketed: Ist Rune
    Socketed: Ohm Rune
    
    Spirit
    Akaran Targe
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 120
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 19 of 20
    Required Level: 26
    Required Strength: 44
    Fingerprint: 0xf238a370
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +30% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +100 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    All Resistances +29
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +5 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune
    
    
    BigBlueBalls's Rift
    Superior War Scepter
    HelKoLemGul
    One Hand Damage: 10 - 17
    Durability: 23 of 77
    Required Level: 53
    Required Strength: 44
    Fingerprint: 0x9f6b507
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    20% Chance to cast level 16 Tornado on striking
    16% Chance to cast level 21 Frozen Orb on attack
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +1 to Attack Rating
    +150% Damage to Undead
    Adds 160 - 250 Magic Damage
    Adds 60 - 180 Fire Damage
    +2 to Conversion (Paladin Only)
    All Stats +6
    +10 to Dexterity
    38% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    75% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Increase Maximum Durability 11%
    Level 15 Iron Maiden (40/40 Charges)
    Requirements -20%
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Hel Rune
    Socketed: Ko Rune
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    Socketed: Gul Rune
    
    Silliness's Dream
    Superior Troll Nest
    IoJahPul
    Defense: 386
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 82 of 83
    Required Level: 65
    Required Strength: 106
    Fingerprint: 0x8fd4a563
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Chance to cast level 15 Confuse when struck
    Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
    +29% Faster Hit Recovery
    +35% Enhanced Defense
    +152 Defense
    +10 to Vitality
    +50 to Life
    +53 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
    All Resistances +10
    18% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Increase Maximum Durability 13%
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Io Rune
    Socketed: Jah Rune
    Socketed: Pul Rune

    Charms (Resists (obviously), Life, Lightning damage):
    Code:
    Arcing Small Charm of Strength
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 57
    Fingerprint: 0x4650a7e0
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 1 - 43 Lightning Damage
    +2 to Strength
    
    Captain's Grand Charm of Life
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0x9f5de12a
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
    +9 to Life
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0x9b09fb9b
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    All Resistances +5
    
    Coral Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x65f51f03
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life
    Lightning Resist +9%
    
    Ruby Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0xbcda8f33
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +17 to Life
    Fire Resist +11%
    
    Coral Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x1cfd6377
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +17 to Life
    Lightning Resist +9%
    Arcing Small Charm of Incineration
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 57
    Fingerprint: 0x48c0bcee
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 6 - 9 Fire Damage
    Adds 1 - 38 Lightning Damage
    
    Arcing Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 57
    Fingerprint: 0xbc0a020e
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 1 - 41 Lightning Damage
    +13 to Life
    Lapis Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0xf796f88c
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20 to Life
    Cold Resist +7%
    
    Arcing Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 57
    Fingerprint: 0x8fb73252
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 1 - 43 Lightning Damage
    
    Ruby Small Charm of Dexterity
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xa90368d4
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Dexterity
    Fire Resist +11%
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Lightning
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0x754ae760
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 1 - 7 Lightning Damage
    All Resistances +5
    
    Ruby Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x5ead301b
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +11 to Life
    Fire Resist +10%
    
    Sapphire Small Charm of Good Luck
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 33
    Fingerprint: 0x78ee8647
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Cold Resist +11%
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Snake's Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x4e59150e
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life
    +9 to Mana
    
    Shimmering Grand Charm of Life
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 27
    Fingerprint: 0x22c0ad5
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +16 to Life
    All Resistances +15
    
    
    Shimmering Grand Charm of Fire
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 27
    Fingerprint: 0xb66cd670
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 2 - 3 Fire Damage
    All Resistances +14
    
    Shimmering Large Charm of Strength
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 26
    Fingerprint: 0xe1ef79da
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5 to Strength
    All Resistances +8
    
    Arcing Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 57
    Fingerprint: 0xbbc1839a
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 1 - 40 Lightning Damage
    +15 to Life
    
    Amber Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x795f893b
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +12 to Life
    Lightning Resist +10%
    
    Ruby Small Charm of Shock
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xcc3304aa
    Item Level: 67
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 1 - 3 Lightning Damage
    Fire Resist +11%
    
    Russet Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0x64a38b0f
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Fire Resist +7%
    
    Ruby Small Charm of Dexterity
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xc0bdd249
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Dexterity
    Fire Resist +11%

    Merc: Rogue with Faith (13/1), Delirium, Treachery
    Code:
    Mercenary:
    
    Name:       Shikha
    Race:       Rogue Scout
    Type:       Ice - Normal
    Experience: 67575112
    Level:      86
    Dead?:      false
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   139/139
    Dexterity:  211/211
    HP:         1470/1470
    Defense:    1214/2052
    AR:         2255/678755
    
    Fire:       159/119/59
    Cold:       189/149/89
    Lightning:  159/119/59
    Poison:    159/119/59
    
    Treachery
    Archon Plate
    ShaelThulLem
    Defense: 518
    Durability: 53 of 60
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 103
    Fingerprint: 0x9599b0cd
    Item Level: 85
    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
    
    
    Delirium
    Diadem
    LemIstIo
    Defense: 320
    Durability: 16 of 20
    Required Level: 64
    Fingerprint: 0xd9c9eea2
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    14% Chance to cast level 13 Terror when struck
    6% Chance to cast level 14 Mind Blast when struck
    1% Chance to cast level 50 Delirium when struck
    11% Chance to cast level 18 Confuse on striking
    +2 to All Skills
    +261 Defense
    +10 to Vitality
    50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Level 17 Attract (60/60 Charges)
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    Socketed: Ist Rune
    Socketed: Io Rune
    
    Faith
    Diamond Bow
    OhmJahLemEld
    Two Hand Damage: 141 - 172
    Durability: 35 of 40
    Required Level: 65
    Required Strength: 89
    Required Dexterity: 132
    Fingerprint: 0x257bd475
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Level 13 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
    +1 to All Skills
    330% Enhanced Damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    300% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +75% Damage to Undead
    +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    Adds 120 - 120 Fire Damage
    All Resistances +15
    10% Reanimate as: Returned
    75% Extra Gold from Monsters
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ohm Rune
    Socketed: Jah Rune
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    Socketed: Eld Rune

    You're probably wondering what possessed me to choose that Rift base. Conversion does look a bit like Conviction, doesn't it? :scratchchin: The repair cost was rather steep, so I used some of my 600+ Ort runes.

    The equipment pretty much assembled itself: I wanted Rift, Ormus, 2xDream and 4fpa Zeal (46 ias needed on gear). That didn't leave too much space for safety considerations...

    Gameplay: Pure Freezadin until level 65. Incredibly boring. Never again. Single pass, all quests as usual. /p8 for all of Normal and NM, /p7 for Hell A1-A4, /p3 A5 (because I got bored).
    Playing a Melee character without leech in Hell took some getting used to, but I adapted quickly to drinking a few potions. No survivability problems, max block + mass ctc Confuse took care of that. BBB took very little hits. Some sticky situations, but no really bad NDEs.

    The lightning damage from Dream tore apart anything not LI, Rift mostly provided a light show. I pretty much failed at taking screenshots though. Delirium + Rift + Conviction + Holy Shock meant a lot was going on :thumbup:

    Some tries at capturing multiple Frozen Orbs: one, two, three (failed, but pretty)

    Bonus: Fun in the Canyon of the Magi. The dangers of high range ctc. I wasn't worried at all (survived without s&e)...

    Finds: Ber in the Hell Den of Evil. Nice and unexpected. Too bad it was the first and last noteworthy item...

    Verdict: Failure. Why? Rift and 2xDream don't really go together. Rift works well enough on /p1-/p3, but Dream just feels silly at low player settings. On high player settings Rift slows down a lot. The version with Grief/Forti felt a lot smoother, not just because of the huge leech.
    Also: Yes, this is actually a Dreamer who happens to wield Rift as weapon. I had hoped it wouldn't turn out this way.

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. DeathAndDecay

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    Re: Guardian #14: BigBlueBalls - supercharged Riftadin

    He's so cool and he's a Guardian - congrats congrats!
    Btw, if Rift worked well, how do you think a Crescent Moon, VoR or Destruction and other things like that would work?
     
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    Re: Guardian #14: BigBlueBalls - supercharged Riftadin

    Congrats! Interesting name as well, although I guess it fits. ;)
     
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    Re: Guardian #14: BigBlueBalls - supercharged Riftadin

    I love those shots from the canyon of the magi :) Looks a bit scary considering it's HC.

    Congratulations on yet another fine guardian!
     
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    Re: Guardian #14: BigBlueBalls - supercharged Riftadin

    The canyon of the magi shots are the reason i dont play HC, I would of pooped myself for sure


    Congratz on the guardian :thumbup:
     

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