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Guardian Thread from DaveW

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  1. DaveW

    DaveW IncGamers Member

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    Guardian Thread from DaveW

    Here is my first Guardian, an untwinked Fishymancer. By untwinked I mean ATMA was used to store stuff and I chose gear from it according to what he needed. Without further ado, let me introduce Guardian AriseChild (I like the name)

    Character name : AriseChild
    Character type : Hardcore Necromancer
    Character level : 81
    Character exp : 805787359

    Strength : 78
    Energy : 30
    Dexterity : 56
    Vitality : 321
    Stat Points Rem : 0
    Skill Points Rem: 9

    Life : 972 / 837
    Mana : 276 / 195
    Stamina : 465 / 465

    Gold (Inventory): 63930
    Gold (Stash) : 1142166

    Skill Points
    Raise Skeleton 20
    Skeleton Mastery 20
    Corpse Explosion 20

    Amp Damage 3
    Dim Vision 3
    Attract 3
    Revives 3
    and points in Prereqs.

    Equipment
    Code:
    Blood Finger
    Ring
    Required Level: 13
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x102f1c8d
    +11 to Attack Rating
    Lightning Resist +29%
    9% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Tal Rasha's Fine-Spun Cloth
    Mesh Belt
    Defense: 95
    Durability: 16 of 16
    Required Strength: 46
    Required Level: 53
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 46
    Fingerprint: 0xaa7d8c33
    +20 to Dexterity
    +30 to Mana
    12% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Requirements -20%
    37% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
    
    ***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
    +60 Defense
    10% Faster Cast Rate
    ***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
    
    
    Shadow Horn
    Circlet
    Defense: 23
    Durability: 35 of 35
    Required Level: 34
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0xcc42d295
    +12 to Strength
    +31 to Mana
    Damage Reduced by 4
    +2 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)
    Repairs 1 durability in 20 seconds
    
    Storm Clasp
    Amulet
    Required Level: 25
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 34
    Fingerprint: 0xa50c04a0
    +43 to Life
    All Resistances +15
    8% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    10% Faster Cast Rate
    Half Freeze Duration
    +1 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)
    
    
    Grim Grip
    Ring
    Required Level: 51
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 66
    Fingerprint: 0x57e27b1
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    Lightning Resist +7%
    Cold Resist +11%
    4% Life stolen per hit
    22% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    
    
    Cruel Trample
    Light Plated Boots
    Defense: 11
    Durability: 18 of 18
    Required Strength: 50
    Required Level: 29
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 82
    Fingerprint: 0xc3a75323
    +5 to Dexterity
    Fire Resist +35%
    Lightning Resist +37%
    30% Faster Run/Walk
    
    Sander's Taboo
    Heavy Gloves
    Defense: 29
    Durability: 14 of 14
    Required Level: 28
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 71
    Fingerprint: 0xb200c350
    +40 to Life
    +23 Defense
    Adds 8-10 poison damage over 3 seconds
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    
    Smoke
    Gothic Plate
    'NefLum'
    Defense: 225
    Durability: 55 of 55
    Required Strength: 70
    Required Level: 37
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 41
    Fingerprint: 0x6cbefd92
    +10 to Energy
    +75% Enhanced Defense
    +280 Defense vs. Missile
    All Resistances +50
    -1 to Light Radius
    20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Level 6 Weaken (18/18 Charges)
    Socketed (2: 2 used) 
    
    Necromancer's Burnt Wand of the Locust
    One-Hand Damage: 8 to 18
    Durability: 15 of 15
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Level: 42
    Staff Class - Normal Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 63
    Fingerprint: 0xa91be1ea
    6% Life stolen per hit
    +2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
    150% Damage to Undead
    
    Ghoul Shield
    Preserved Head
    Defense: 7
    Chance to Block:  23%
    Durability: 19 of 20
    (Necromancer Only)
    Required Strength: 12
    Required Level: 42
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x5613bb28
    +3 to Strength
    +32% Enhanced Defense
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    All Resistances +19
    Adds 2-7 poison damage over 3 seconds
    +2 to Necromancer Skill Levels
    Level 5 Bone Spear (0/97 Charges)
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    (PDiamond)
    
    I made SMOKE after my Hell HF drop. Before that I was wearing Heavenly Garb, the ugliest armour for a Necro. :rolleyes: And for most of the game I was using a 3 PDiamond Kite shield. I wanted to use the Preserved Head but didn't want to lose resists. But when the Lum dropped for Smoke, I socketed the Head and kissed the kite goodbye.


    Mercenary Items :
    Code:
    Rockstopper
    Sallet
    Defense: 185
    Durability: 13 of 18
    Required Strength: 43
    Required Level: 31
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 82
    Fingerprint: 0x9e5fe395
    +15 to Vitality
    +194% Enhanced Defense
    Damage Reduced by 10%
    Fire Resist +32%
    Lightning Resist +36%
    Cold Resist +26%
    30% Faster Hit Recovery 
    
    Haemosu's Adamant
    Cuirass
    Defense: 694
    Durability: 36 of 50
    Required Strength: 52
    Required Level: 44
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 84
    Fingerprint: 0x6215214c
    +75 to Life
    +500 Defense
    +35 Defense vs. Missile
    +40 Defense vs. Melee
    Requirements -20% 
    
    Death Fang
    Thresher
    Two-Hand Damage: 12 to 141
    Durability: 33 of 65
    Required Dexterity: 118
    Required Strength: 152
    Required Level: 53
    Polearm Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 83
    Fingerprint: 0xd27551db
    7% Life stolen per hit
    8% Mana stolen per hit
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    Not the best weapon but it did have LL.
    
    The Rockstopper dropped in Hell Act 3. Before that he was wearing anything I could find. I wanted something with Life Leech for him (Tals Crest or Vampire Gaze) but would they drop? Nooo waaayyy. Haesmosus Adamant dropped in Hell Act 2 iirc. Before that he was wearing an Eth Rattlecage which is really annoying because the CtC Flee makes the little buggers run away.



    HellForge Drops
    NM - Hel
    Hell - Lum

    Well AriseChild faced the usual tricky spots for a Fishymancer (Maggot Lair and Arcane Sanctuary) but this was mainly in Hell. In Normal and NM I kept all the skellies and merc and dropped the setting to players 1. A couple of times his life bulb got taken to about 50% (Hell Jail Level 1 when my tp got swarmed) and NM Cows when I missed the tp and picked up a potion instead. Needless to say a very determined looking cow came along, looking to make a name for himself. Both times I hit S&E (which saved me from the A&E (Accident and Emergency Clinic. lol))

    But the best (or worst NDE) was with the Hell Ancients. I re-rolled once because my merc went down. I took the opportunity to gather some hard hitters from the River of Flame and went back in. I had separated the Ancients into a group of 2 and 1 and kept the decrip on. Pretty good. The first to go was in the group of two, so I still had 2 separated Ancients. Still good. I concentrated on the WW guy while casting decrip over my shoulder at Madawc. Alrighty. But I got excited about Mr Whirly going down and must have forgotten to keep Madawc decripped. Anyways WW guy explodes taking my merc with him and nearly my whole life bulb! And guess who is standing right next to me. Madawc ... he must have been amazed at my transparent life bulb too cause he didn't attack. Hit the rejuv button and went on the decripfy. The Clay Golem and 9 skellies were able to take him out. Waahoo!

    But Baal was a total anti-climax. 15 minutes maybe. I kept the decrip on and with the Clay Golem he was slowed and pinned beside a pillar. The merc and skellies pecked away at him.

    Future plans for AriseChild? WSK runner and gather gear for another Guardian or 2. I must say HC is pretty damn exciting. :thumbsup:
     
  2. Head Jumper

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    Re: Guardian Thread from DaveW

    Gratz on your first guardian, DaveW! :thumbsup:

    I have to make myself one.. :undecided:

    On what players settings did you play which difficulty?
     
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    Nice job on the Guardian :thumbsup:

    So I have to ask, why the Tal Rasha belt? I realize it was probably for the 12% MF, but if your resistances were so bad would it not have been better to wear a dual resistance belt. Then you'd have been able to ditch the Pdiamonded kite shield and gotten your shrunken head much earlier.

    So how large an army were you able to get going at one time?
     
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    Grats on the guardian! First one is always the sweetest:thumbsup:
     
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    Re: Guardian Thread from DaveW

    Please give my regards to your Guardian, may he live long and find many a unique.

    cheers

    SchillerDC78
     
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    Re: Guardian Thread from DaveW

    Those are some nice boots
     
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    Re: Guardian Thread from DaveW

    Nice boots indeed, and a nicer guardian! Gratz.
     
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    Re: Guardian Thread from DaveW

    Sweet Guardian. Its a great feeling when you get that first one! Good job and good luck in the WSK and with the next guardian, I'm glad you like HC.
     
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    Re: Guardian Thread from DaveW

    @HeadJumper Normal and NM were played at p/8 except for Maggot Lair, Arcane and Act Bosses.
    @Mursillus I could have used a rare dual resists belt but decided to stay with Tals for the MF and Mana boost. With my endgame gear I could summon 11 skellies and 8 Revives.
     
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    Re: Guardian Thread from DaveW

    Congratulations, the first is always the "best" one.
     
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    Re: Guardian Thread from DaveW

    Untwinked guardians are always impressive. Good job!
     
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    Re: Guardian Thread from DaveW

    Congratz DaveW. Nice to see he survived all the way!
     
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    Re: Guardian Thread from DaveW

    Congrats man,
    Untwinked guardians and quite impressive.
    Goodluck on future guardians!
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