Guardian #9 - Asmodeous - The Dirty-Mouthed Schaeferdin

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Guardian Asmodeous.jpg

My guardianship videos have changed format drastically. Nobody is going to pick out the good bits from the entire thing, so from now on they are in the format of a highlights reel (~10 minutes or so). There is a standard template for clips that are included; primary fights (Andariel/Duriel/Travincal/Mephisto/Hellforge/Diablo/Ancients/Baal), major gear changes, top item drops, NDEs and 'miscellaneous'. I commentate and talk to myself/the game whilst playing and this often leads to some amusing ramblings, rants and sometimes arguments with the game - the best of these moments are also included. I hope that this is a bit more entertaining for people going forward :rolleyes:



Asmodeous has made it to Guardian!

Asmodeous is a tribute to @Asmodeous, who completed a contender for my favourite SPF 99er, Maxamillian the Schaeferdin - please do give his 99er thread a read :) Asmodeous hasn't been around for a few years, but I'm sure some will remember him/her.

As you would expect, Asmodeous is a fanazealot wielding a Schaefer's. He started off wielding Bloodrise and then swapped to ethereal Ginther's Rift. When the time arrived to upgrade I opted for an upped Butcher's Pupil so that I could maintain the Ginther's for future twinking - @T72on1 was responsible for the choice of alternative! Butcher's was his weapon of choice until he equipped Schaefer's. His FHR was pretty low, but I never really felt it - I still should've addressed the issue though. Spare points went into Resist Lightning for an extra 3% max resist (even with conviction), and the last point in defiance since I wasn't going to reach level 84. I will probably put future points in resist fire for Travincal runs. There were two NDEs (see highlights reel) but otherwise it was not a problematic playthrough. It was fast paced and very enjoyable. In the future, Asmodeous will likely become my new Travincal runner, sorry Reuben... :cool:


What's next? A barbarian, but not sure exactly what yet. Probably singer or thrower :)

Code:
Name:       Asmodeous
Class:      Paladin
Experience: 961451884
Level:      83

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   182/189
Dexterity:  100/155
Vitality:   213/218
Energy:     15/20
HP:         843/1227
Mana:       138/178
Stamina:    359/419
Defense:    25/2389
AR:         485/2047

Fire:       235/195/135
Cold:       185/145/85
Lightning:  260/220/160
Poison:     185/145/85

MF:         0       Block:      63
GF:         100
FR/W:       40
FHR:        20
IAS:        60
FCR:        25


Code:
Sacrifice: 20/22
Smite: 1/3
Holy Bolt: 1/3
Zeal: 20/22
Charge: 1/3
Vengeance: 0/0
Blessed Hammer: 1/3
Conversion: 0/0
Holy Shield: 20/22
Fist of the Heavens: 0/0

Might: 1/5
Holy Fire: 0/0
Thorns: 0/0
Blessed Aim: 1/5
Concentration: 1/5
Holy Freeze: 0/0
Holy Shock: 0/0
Sanctuary: 0/0
Fanaticism: 20/24
Conviction: 0/0

Prayer: 0/0
Resist Fire: 0/0
Defiance: 1/3
Resist Cold: 0/0
Cleansing: 0/0
Resist Lightning: 6/8
Vigor: 0/0
Meditation: 0/0
Redemption: 0/0
Salvation: 0/0


Code:
Tome of Identify
Fingerprint: 0x288dc2da
Item Level: 8
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0xe7f79910
Item Level: 8
Version: Expansion 1.10+

String of Ears
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 103
Durability: 22 of 22
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x49a1dd11
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
8% Life stolen per hit
+152% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
Damage Reduced by 14%
Magic Damage Reduced by 14
+10 Maximum Durability

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xd0e5cbf9
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+249 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

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 252
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0x54d27468
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
7% Mana stolen per hit
6% Life stolen per hit
+100% Enhanced Defense
15% Slower Stamina Drain
All Resistances +15
Damage Reduced by 18%
Magic Damage Reduced by 15
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Um Rune

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%

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

Dwarf Star
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xb7159455
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+40 to Life
+40 Maximum Stamina
Heal Stamina Plus 15%
Fire Absorb 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 13
100% Extra Gold from Monsters

Fortitude
Archon Plate
ElSolDolLo
Defense: 1353
Durability: 59 of 60
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 103
Fingerprint: 0xb86e9591
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 15 Chilling Armor when struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
300% Enhanced Damage
+200% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+103 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Replenish Life +7
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
All Resistances +28
Damage Reduced by 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 to Light Radius
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: El Rune
Socketed: Sol Rune
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune

El Rune
Required Level: 11
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +50 to Attack Rating
+1 to Light Radius
Armor: +15 Defense
+1 to Light Radius
Shields: +15 Defense
+1 to Light Radius

Sol Rune
Required Level: 27
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +9 to Minimum Damage
Armor: Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Damage Reduced by 7

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

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

Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0x1eae59aa
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +20

Steel Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xd28b08c2
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+29 to Attack Rating
+2 to Strength

Steel Small Charm of Inertia
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x39aa3518
Item Level: 72
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3% Faster Run/Walk
+32 to Attack Rating

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0x82ebea10
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Sharp Large Charm of Dexterity
Large Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0xe8142a30
Item Level: 45
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+4 to Maximum Damage
+28 to Attack Rating
+2 to Dexterity

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xd588a9ff
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Burly Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xbcb7d277
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 Defense
+18 to Life

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

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

Sharp Large Charm of Dexterity
Large Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x953b3a6f
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+4 to Maximum Damage
+48 to Attack Rating
+5 to Dexterity

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x706e176f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Captain's Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xdfd1a1f5
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+39 to Life

Captain's Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x4dcc32f3
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+30 to Life

Static Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x1e52a99
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 7 Lightning Damage
+17 to Life

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

Sharp Large Charm of Dexterity
Large Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0xa9b4b631
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+4 to Maximum Damage
+41 to Attack Rating
+3 to Dexterity

Iron Large Charm of Sustenance
Large Charm
Required Level: 19
Fingerprint: 0x16a1d4e3
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+38 to Attack Rating
+20 to Life

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%

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 87
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0xccacd616
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%


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

Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 35%
Replenishes Health 35%

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

Schaefer's Hammer
Legendary Mallet
One Hand Damage: 111 - 301
Durability: 48 of 65
Required Level: 79
Required Strength: 189
Fingerprint: 0xe6d9e35e
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 10 Static Field on striking
Indestructible
+40% Increased Attack Speed
122% Enhanced Damage
+166 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+664 to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level)
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 50 - 200 Lightning Damage
+50 to Life
Lightning Resist +75%
+1 to Light Radius
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

Sanctuary
Kurast Shield
KoKoMal
Defense: 401
Chance to Block: 45
Durability: 55 of 55
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 124
Fingerprint: 0x964cdee3
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+20% Faster Block Rate
20% Increased Chance of Blocking
+159% Enhanced Defense
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+20 to Dexterity
All Resistances +92
Magic Damage Reduced by 7
Level 12 Slow Missiles (60/60 Charges)
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Ko Rune
Socketed: Ko Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune

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

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

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


Code:
Name:       Emilio
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Off-Nightmare
Experience: 69484730
Level:      83
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   183/198
Dexterity:  147/147
HP:         1687/1868
Defense:    1245/2007
AR:         1889/1889

Fire:       182/142/82
Cold:       212/172/112
Lightning:  210/170/110
Poison:    182/142/82

Duriel's Shell
Cuirass
Defense: 655
Durability: 149 of 150
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 65
Fingerprint: 0x7cc8949f
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+172% Enhanced Defense
+103 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+15 to Strength
+83 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Cold Resist +30%
All Resistances +20
Lightning Resist +28%
Cannot Be Frozen
+100 Maximum Durability
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Ambergris Jewel

Ambergris Jewel
Jewel
Required Level: 14
Fingerprint: 0x1856d65
Item Level: 38
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +28%


Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
Death Mask
Defense: 107
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0xa6e1d9f1
Item Level: 55
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Mana stolen per hit
10% Life stolen per hit
+45 Defense
+98 to Life
+30 to Mana
All Resistances +15
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Ruby


Perfect Ruby
Required Level: 18
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 15 - 20 Fire Damage
Armor: +38 to Life
Shields: Fire Resist +40%


The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
Two Hand Damage: 54 - 637
Durability: 33 of 33
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 107
Required Dexterity: 81
Fingerprint: 0xdf8c87b9
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 2 Secs (38 Frames)
14% Life stolen per hit
33% Deadly Strike
Requirements -25%
Ethereal
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
 

Zyr

Diabloii.Net Member
Congratulations! :)

Nobody is going to pick out the good bits from the entire thing, so from now on they are in the format of a highlights reel (~10 minutes or so).
I like this format VERY much. Time I spend watching videos is time I can't be playing myself, so I'm stingy with it. :p But this video, even at twelve minutes, was enjoyable and well worth my time. Thanks very much for taking the time to edit it. :)
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
You sure put out Guardians fast lately !!! Congrats :).
Well, Gwynt was already in Hell, to be fair :p

Congratulations! :)



I like this format VERY much. Time I spend watching videos is time I can't be playing myself, so I'm stingy with it. :p But this video, even at twelve minutes, was enjoyable and well worth my time. Thanks very much for taking the time to edit it. :)
You're very welcome, glad that it was more enjoyable :D

I've got a question for you: why 640x480, instead of 800x600?
Eh, a mix of 'I never noticed' and 'My Mum can operate computers at a higher level than I can' :oops: Changed it just now, can't actually immediately tell any difference... Not sure if windowed mode makes it harder to notice.
 

Albatross

Diabloii.Net Member
Don't lose your eyesight playing on 640x480 :D we need more guardians like this one.

I guess a place is pretty old when we build characters to honour old members. Old and familiar, cosy even.

Edit: awesome raven frost, btw.
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Don't lose your eyesight playing on 640x480 :D we need more guardians like this one.

I guess a place is pretty old when we build characters to honour old members. Old and familiar, cosy even.
I must admit, I'm playing the new resolution now and I like it :p

I'm also playing a fendazon, so this could be short-lived^^
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
Absolutely love your commentary, you should become a streamer! ;)

There's a Frenzy-Barb-to-be I'm planning in my sept of characters using only items found by untwinked 99ers. Originally I wanted to go swords with him, with Azurewrath and Grandfather, but I'm seriously considering Schaefer's + eth Stone Crusher 'Zod', which should be a fun combination as well. ;)
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Oh for sure, give it a go :D I've put the frenzy barb aside for now because I want to have a really fun set of weapons first! I don't stream mostly because I can't be on camera, and I feel like I'm not in control, in terms of privacy, it feels risky :p
 

Caralis

Diabloii.Net Member
@Kitteh That was fast! D2 hiatus kicking in!
Those NDE were close. I definitely don't have the balls to play with that beautiful weapon and without CtA. I have also a zealot in the get go, but i burned all my mal's for CtA and dont have any for Oath :(. Really nice Shield btw.
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
One was 243, not sure about the other. I definitely feel the pinch without CtA, but I'm in no rush to get it. What I enjoy about my current work is that I get to use items I wouldn't use normally. No HoZ? Eh, I'll use Sanctuary for a change. Etc etc... What do you have? There are some good exceptionals that you can upgrade and make it through with.
 

Caralis

Diabloii.Net Member
@Kitteh I tend to do the same but with my untwinked chars atm.
I think sanctuary fits the build really well, it gives you everything you are looking for (ress, block, FBR, and it even gives you +dex and fhr).
I have Ginther's and Coldsteel Eye from what i can remember. I have to search on my stashes. I have bloodletters for my barbs!

Edit: I want to use Scourge Oath for more style points
 

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
Congratulations Kitteh, Asmo would be pleased.

However I’m always disappointed you don’t have a thick Glaswegian accent in the video commentary :)
 

jonnyphive

Diabloii.Net Member
@Kitteh Congrats. Very cool character. I recently found a perfect Schaeffer's and am considering making a build around it. Based on your experience with it, do you think it's a nice enough toy to consider doing something relatively irresponsible such as dropping an Ohm into one? Absolutely maxing the damage on one of those with a 4 FPA zeal is just so tempting...
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
@Kitteh Congrats. Very cool character. I recently found a perfect Schaeffer's and am considering making a build around it. Based on your experience with it, do you think it's a nice enough toy to consider doing something relatively irresponsible such as dropping an Ohm into one? Absolutely maxing the damage on one of those with a 4 FPA zeal is just so tempting...
Well. Asmodeous stuck an Ohm in his and he made it to level 99 :D
 
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