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Guardian Rhett, Tournament Elemental Druid

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  1. kestegs

    kestegs D3 Monk Moderator

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    It's been a couple years since I Mat/Pat/Guardianed anything, so here's my latest guardian:

    I'll give a brief outline of the rules, but he is part of the tournament I hosted here.
    Single pass, untwinked.
    One player setting per act allowed.
    Single tree (Elemental) (no +other druid skills allowed either)
    Single stat (Vita)
    No magic find allowed on me or merc
    Only one merc allowed
    No resetting ancients

    Here's my character dump from Gomule:
    Name: Rhett
    Class: Druid
    Experience: 1159115795
    Level: 86

    Naked/Gear
    Strength: 15/34
    Dexterity: 20/24
    Vitality: 465/487
    Energy: 20/40
    HP: 1122/1265
    Mana: 190/516
    Stamina: 609/609
    Defense: 5/236
    AR: 70/834

    Fire: 237/197/137
    Cold: 208/168/108
    Lightning: 213/173/113
    Poison: 163/123/63

    MF: 0 Block: 1
    GF: 0
    FR/W: 20
    FHR: 75
    IAS: 0
    FCR: 52

    Raven: 0/0
    Poison Creeper: 0/0
    Oak Sage: 0/0
    Summon Spirit Wolf: 0/0
    Carrion Vine: 0/0
    Heart of Wolverine: 0/0
    Summon Dire Wolf: 0/0
    Solar Creeper: 0/0
    Spirit of Barbs: 0/0
    Summon Grizzly: 0/0

    Werewolf: 0/0
    Lycanthropy: 0/0
    Werebear: 0/0
    Feral Rage: 0/0
    Maul: 0/0
    Rabies: 0/0
    Fire Claws: 0/0
    Hunger: 0/0
    Shock Wave: 0/0
    Fury: 0/0

    Firestorm: 7/11
    Molten Boulder: 2/6
    Arctic Blast: 1/5
    Fissure: 4/8
    Cyclone Armor: 20/24
    Twister: 20/24
    Volcano: 1/5
    Tornado: 20/25
    Armageddon: 1/5
    Hurricane: 20/24

    Eagle Chain
    Sharkskin Belt
    Defense: 31
    Durability: 14 of 14
    Required Level: 44
    Required Strength: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x9362d89
    Item Level: 62
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Faster Cast Rate
    +6 to Life
    +18 to Mana
    Regenerate Mana 10%
    Fire Resist +9%
    Repairs 1 Durability in 20 Seconds

    Cruel Blazer
    Demonhide Boots
    Defense: 33
    Durability: 12 of 12
    Required Level: 28
    Required Strength: 20
    Fingerprint: 0xecc748bd
    Item Level: 70
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    14% Chance to cast level 5 Nova when struck
    +20% Faster Run/Walk
    Cold Resist +33%
    Lightning Resist +20%

    Dread Grasp
    Ring
    Required Level: 47
    Fingerprint: 0x94fb9625
    Item Level: 76
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Maximum Damage
    +10 to Strength
    +33 to Mana
    Cold Resist +12%

    Tome of Town Portal
    Fingerprint: 0x7bb8e979
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+

    Graverobber's Grand Charm of Vita
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 69
    Fingerprint: 0xab7ff93c
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)
    +39 to Life

    Russet Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x5ad70c16
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +17 to Life
    Fire Resist +6%

    Skull Band
    Ring
    Required Level: 48
    Fingerprint: 0x6965f4ca
    Item Level: 83
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +49 to Attack Rating
    +15 to Life
    +86 to Mana
    All Resistances +11
    Poison Length Reduced by 25%

    Hailstone Fist
    Chain Gloves
    Defense: 14
    Durability: 16 of 16
    Required Level: 25
    Required Strength: 25
    Fingerprint: 0xbaec7dfe
    Item Level: 43
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    5% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +40% Enhanced Defense
    +4 to Strength
    Fire Resist +29%
    +5 to Light Radius
    Repairs 1 Durability in 20 Seconds

    Serpent's Grand Charm of Dexterity
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 35
    Fingerprint: 0xd9d8a821
    Item Level: 50
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +4 to Dexterity
    +51 to Mana

    Serpent's Large Charm of Strength
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 41
    Fingerprint: 0x41f9ced9
    Item Level: 71
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5 to Strength
    +33 to Mana

    Havoc Necklace
    Amulet
    Required Level: 49
    Fingerprint: 0xfdff1654
    Item Level: 76
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +10% Faster Cast Rate
    +16 to Mana
    Regenerate Mana 10%
    All Resistances +15
    Fire Resist +30%
    Poison Length Reduced by 25%

    Key
    Fingerprint: 0x8922f479
    Item Level: 35
    Version: Expansion 1.10+

    Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x28682b4a
    Item Level: 82
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life

    Natural Grand Charm of Anthrax
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0xf6afa368
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)
    Adds 50 Poison Damage Over 6 Secs (150 Frames)

    Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 17
    Fingerprint: 0xfe12dff1
    Item Level: 38
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +12 to Life

    Small Charm of Life
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 14
    Fingerprint: 0x2f4db3b8
    Item Level: 10
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Life

    Large Charm of Sustenance
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 34
    Fingerprint: 0x970dcc34
    Item Level: 70
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +25 to Life

    Lore
    Antlers
    OrtSol
    Defense: 22
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 27
    Required Strength: 24
    Fingerprint: 0x9c727531
    Item Level: 31
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +1 to Tornado (Druid Only)
    +10 to Energy
    Lightning Resist +30%
    Damage Reduced by 7
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    +2 to Light Radius
    2 Sockets (2 used)
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Sol Rune

    Ort Rune
    Required Level: 21
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
    Armor: Lightning Resist +30%
    Shields: Lightning Resist +35%

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

    Smoke
    Breast Plate
    NefLum
    Defense: 115
    Durability: 47 of 50
    Required Level: 37
    Required Strength: 30
    Fingerprint: 0x1abcbc6
    Item Level: 33
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    +75% Enhanced Defense
    +280 Defense vs. Missile
    +10 to Energy
    All Resistances +50
    -1 to Light Radius
    Level 6 Weaken (18/18 Charges)
    2 Sockets (2 used)
    Socketed: Nef Rune
    Socketed: Lum Rune

    Nef Rune
    Required Level: 13
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Knockback
    Armor: +30 Defense vs. Missile
    Shields: +30 Defense vs. Missile

    Lum Rune
    Required Level: 37
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +10 to Energy
    Armor: +10 to Energy
    Shields: +10 to Energy

    Halberd of Pestilence
    Halberd
    Two Hand Damage: 12 - 45
    Durability: 55 of 55
    Required Level: 18
    Required Strength: 75
    Required Dexterity: 47
    Fingerprint: 0xdb99f24
    Item Level: 90
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 50 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)

    Divine Gnarled Staff of Teleportation
    Gnarled Staff
    Two Hand Damage: 4 - 12
    Durability: 35 of 35
    Required Level: 37
    Fingerprint: 0x93c16438
    Item Level: 75
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +337% Damage to Undead
    +419 to Attack Rating against Undead
    Level 4 Teleport (28/45 Charges)

    Spirit
    Crystal Sword
    TalThulOrtAmn
    One Hand Damage: 7 - 22
    Durability: 11 of 11
    Required Level: 25
    Required Strength: 33
    Fingerprint: 0xab9c7a0b
    Item Level: 65
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +32% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +89 to Mana
    +5 Magic Absorb
    Ethereal
    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

    Gemmed Superior Large Shield
    Superior Large Shield
    Defense: 15
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 23 of 24
    Required Level: 18
    Required Strength: 34
    Fingerprint: 0x25d07433
    Item Level: 20
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +6% Enhanced Defense
    All Resistances +57
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Perfect Diamond
    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%

    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%

    Mercenary:

    Name: Pratham
    Race: Desert Mercenary
    Type: Comb-Normal
    Experience: 70781722
    Level: 86
    Dead?: false

    Naked/Gear
    Strength: 192/216
    Dexterity: 155/155
    HP: 1870/1870
    Defense: 1373/2046
    AR: 1985/2174

    Fire: 180/140/80
    Cold: 198/158/98
    Lightning: 186/146/86
    Poison: 153/113/53

    Gemmed Chaos Armor
    Chaos Armor
    Defense: 478
    Durability: 36 of 36
    Required Level: 37
    Required Strength: 130
    Fingerprint: 0xf2a67ad1
    Item Level: 69
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    30% Enhanced Damage
    +24 to Strength
    Ethereal
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Perfect Amethyst
    Socketed: Flawless Amethyst
    Socketed: Realgar Jewel of Virility

    Perfect Amethyst
    Required Level: 18
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +150 to Attack Rating
    Armor: +10 to Strength
    Shields: +30 Defense

    Flawless Amethyst
    Required Level: 15
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +100 to Attack Rating
    Armor: +8 to Strength
    Shields: +24 Defense

    Realgar Jewel of Virility
    Jewel
    Required Level: 37
    Fingerprint: 0x7c3bd76
    Item Level: 82
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    30% Enhanced Damage
    +6 to Strength


    Rockstopper
    Sallet
    Defense: 195
    Durability: 18 of 18
    Required Level: 37
    Required Strength: 43
    Fingerprint: 0xa44b2892
    Item Level: 94
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    26% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 1 - 8 Fire Damage
    +211% Enhanced Defense
    +15 to Vitality
    Cold Resist +37%
    Lightning Resist +33%
    Fire Resist +27%
    Damage Reduced by 10%
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Realgar Jewel of Passion

    Realgar Jewel of Passion
    Jewel
    Required Level: 37
    Fingerprint: 0x87f8f36d
    Item Level: 49
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    26% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 1 - 8 Fire Damage


    Beast Song
    Colossus Voulge
    Two Hand Damage: 45 - 444
    Durability: 150 of 150
    Required Level: 48
    Required Strength: 210
    Required Dexterity: 55
    Fingerprint: 0x741248da
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    169% Enhanced Damage
    +1 to Maximum Damage
    +189 to Attack Rating
    Adds 1 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
    7% Life stolen per hit
    Cold Resist +8%
    Repairs 1 Durability in 20 Seconds
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Amn 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

    I decided to be a Wind druid, pure vitality, with a prayer aura desert guard. This character was in general very powerful, and didn't have too much trouble killing anything that wasn't PI. It was a bit of a slow start, as I don't get any real damaging skills until 24, and the mana vs damage ratio is not good early on. The merc also struggled for a long time, as I couldn't find him any life leech until act 1 hell. Finding good gear was tough with no MF, but some of the staples were pretty easy, like 3 Pdiamond shield and a spirit sword. The other hard part was keeping enough strength up to wear the gear I did find. I had really terrible rune luck, and outside of my hell forge drop I never found anything better than a lum, which was in act 2 NM. I really wanted to make a lionheart armor, but I never could.

    All of Normal and NM were done on /p8. Hell act 1 was done on /p5 and the rest of hell on /p1. (I learned my lesson after doing act 1 at /p5 :p)

    After I maxed out the 4 skills I needed I messed around with various fire skills, which I used to deal with PI/CI monsters. If I could do it over I would have put all extra points in Motlen Boulder, as it proved to be the most useful secondary skill, mostly because it puts monsters into hit recovery.

    This character was fun because it was powerful and pretty safe due to cyclone armor. It was frustrating due to the fact that tornadoes are hard to aim. Not having a bear, vine, or spirit was also sad, especially since I had the extra points to put there. In the end I thought this character was a little too easy, even with tough restrictions on him.

    Notable finds:
    Gul Rune from hell forge
    Elemental skiller
    Graverobber's GC of vita(39)
    Demon Limb, was the only Elite S/U I found, but of course the str is too high to use
    Rockstopper, Guardian Angel, Lidless wall, Tiamat's rebuke, and Witchwild string were some of the nicer S/U items I found.

    And here's a few of my favorite screenshots from him:
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  2. Cyrax

    Cyrax IncGamers Member

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    Untwinked and single tree? Nicely done kegsy!
     
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    OldSoldier IncGamers Member

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    As in the tournament thread, well done! How many CI/PI bosses do you estimate that you ran across in the whole journey?
     
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    kestegs D3 Monk Moderator

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    Thanks!
    Thanks too! I'd guess somewhere between 5 and 10 total.
     
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    Untwinked, single-tree and HC!!!! I tip my hat to you!!!
     
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    That's awesome, good job.
     
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    Excellent work!
     
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    Masterfully done, hero!
     
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    Awesome job! Nice little write-up with great pictures.

    Agreed on both counts. I have a more traditional windy, and I generally feel pretty safe with him, even when things gets a little crazy. Tornado does nice damage, but when enemies are against a wall or near an object it does weird things. Against bosses too - nothing like standing right next to something and your tornados are spinning at a 90 degree angle from where you are aiming.

    Always nice to achieve awesomeness in your own mind!
     
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    Pyrotechnician IncGamers Site Pal

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    I would just like to say, I'm proud of you kestegs. You made guardian. Thats magical in itself. Now play HC all the time.
     
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    kestegs D3 Monk Moderator

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    Indeed, they are very unpredictable. The ancients fight was one of the worst, as I drew just one down to behind the stairs and it was super hard to get tornado to actually hit him where he was standing.

    I do play HC all the time actually :p
    I got rid of all my stashes when I quit a while back and only play HC now.
     
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    So instead of gettin rid of stashes, you now get rid of characters. :D
     
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    Pyrotechnician IncGamers Site Pal

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    My little kestegs is all grown up. They leave the house so fast. *tear*

    Subliminal: Join our hamachi, so we can kill your characters faster for you!
     
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