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Hammered by Vodka - 99 level Paladin

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  1. Grape

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    A word of warning
    Turn back while you can. This thread contains (almost) only immature jokes about a drunken Holy Man fighting demons from Hell over and over again...

    Reader, please consider putting this song playing in the backround while reading. Consider putting it on hold for a level up -video though. Don't forget to put the volume to proper levels. (That's loud)

    Introduction
    When I got back to Diablo 2 autumn 2012, I quite fast set up an ultimate goal: self-found Grail. Level 99 was an idea that I didn't had for a while, because most of my D2 experience was from Battle.net; it felt to me that those 99ers were only some real hard core gamers or botters. Well, after slowly gathering items from the scratch and getting into this SPF community I started to realize that the 99 level character was probably way more easily achieved than this Grail thingie... Paladin "Vodka" was created 20.4.2013, 10.24am, local time. It was from the start meant as my 99 level character. And from the start my mind set was that I'm not in a hurry...

    This is what Mr. Diablo looks like after too much hammer time. Just wanted to let you all know. Take a close look at his face. That's definitely Hammered
    Hammerface.jpg

    Journey
    To put it short, by the time I made Vodka, I had all the basics gathered. My memory is really hazy about the details, so take this with a grain of salt. (I prefer Vodka straight btw, tequila can be nice with salt and lemon though). It was not long until I reached Hell. Made some Pits and Travincal for leveling and tested Chaos runs. I remember that I made major leveling on Christmas holiday 2013-2014 and then again at the end of year 2014. In between I played a lot of other chars, and even made a visit to patch 1.07. Vodka was upgraded all the time, little by little.

    I reached level 98 at the end of last year. Started immediately to take action towards 99 but Lord de Seis killed me after I had already made some progress. That was the only high level death, there were some at earlier levels, but I wasn't so cautious with the de Seis gang then. Project was put to hold, until late this spring, almost summer, I picked up the project and decided it was time to make it and this time finish with a reasonable speed. The plan had been for a long time to make 98-99 as a Smiter running Nihlathak. I decided against that just because of the superior drops I could probably get while runnning CS. I ran CS with checking two shrines from Travincal, one from RoF WP, one from RoF before CS, and two from the CS itself. They were really stable, only two of them were not 100% of the time there. I also saved Ancients for the last 40M of exp.

    If you are curious you can check my entries during this summer starting from this post. I think the speed was quite decent, my pace was really steady. During July I was much more disrupt from the project but there were days I could put much more hours into the game instead.

    Share your game playing videos has couple of videos with me running CS. Check for posts #491 and #498

    A friendly reminder that too much Vodka can apparently make your head explode in bluish manner. Also Vodka - serve chilled.
    Icehead.jpg

    Level 99, final LCS, build and items



    I'm terribly sorry for being unable to find my way straight to the Summit... It looks I lived by the name. I wasn't drunk *whistles*.

    LCS:
    FinalLCS.jpg

    GoMule dump:
    Code:
    Name:       Vodka
    Class:      Paladin
    Experience: 3520485254
    Level:      99
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   34/113
    Dexterity:  137/167
    Vitality:   404/431
    Energy:     15/20
    HP:         1448/1853
    Mana:       162/275
    Stamina:    566/616
    Defense:    34/1964
    AR:         670/820
    
    Fire:       268/228/168
    Cold:       238/198/138
    Lightning:  245/205/145
    Poison:     208/168/108
    
    MF:         155       Block:      46
    GF:         0
    FR/W:       45
    FHR:        87
    IAS:        0
    FCR:        125
    
    Sacrifice: 0/0
    Smite: 1/21
    Holy Bolt: 1/21
    Zeal: 0/0
    Charge: 1/21
    Vengeance: 0/0
    Blessed Hammer: 20/40
    Conversion: 0/0
    Holy Shield: 20/40
    Fist of the Heavens: 0/0
    
    Might: 1/14
    Holy Fire: 0/0
    Thorns: 0/0
    Blessed Aim: 20/33
    Concentration: 20/33
    Holy Freeze: 0/0
    Holy Shock: 0/0
    Sanctuary: 0/0
    Fanaticism: 0/0
    Conviction: 0/0
    
    Prayer: 1/14
    Resist Fire: 1/14
    Defiance: 1/14
    Resist Cold: 0/0
    Cleansing: 1/14
    Resist Lightning: 0/0
    Vigor: 20/33
    Meditation: 0/0
    Redemption: 1/14
    Salvation: 0/0
    
    Chaos Knot
    Ring
    Required Level: 48
    Fingerprint: 0x22615b44
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Faster Cast Rate
    +15 to Dexterity
    +6 to Life
    +12 to Mana
    All Resistances +3
    6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Mara's Kaleidoscope
    Amulet
    Required Level: 67
    Fingerprint: 0xdff31660
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    All Stats +5
    All Resistances +27
    
    Harlequin Crest
    Shako
    Defense: 284
    Indestructible
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x1bdf659a
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    +2 to All Skills
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    Increase Maximum Life 40%
    Damage Reduced by 8%
    50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    
    Ber Rune
    Required Level: 63
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
    Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%
    
    Arachnid Mesh
    Spiderweb Sash
    Defense: 138
    Durability: 12 of 12
    Required Level: 80
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0xe89c9c87
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +20% Faster Cast Rate
    Slows Target by 10%
    +120% Enhanced Defense
    Increase Maximum Mana 5%
    Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)
    
    Hotspur
    Wyrmhide Boots
    Defense: 80
    Durability: 12 of 12
    Required Level: 57
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0xd86ed3ec
    Item Level: 94
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 3 - 6 Fire Damage
    +20% Enhanced Defense
    +6 Defense
    +15 to Life
    +15% to Maximum Fire Resist
    Fire Resist +45%
    Required Level +12
    
    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%
    
    Enigma
    Mage Plate
    JahIthBer
    Defense: 1015
    Durability: 60 of 60
    Required Level: 65
    Required Strength: 55
    Fingerprint: 0xcad27c7c
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +45% Faster Run/Walk
    +1 to Teleport
    +770 Defense
    +74 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
    Increase Maximum Life 5%
    Damage Reduced by 8%
    +14 Life after each Kill
    15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    99% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Jah Rune
    Socketed: Ith Rune
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    
    Jah Rune
    Required Level: 65
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Ignore Target's Defense
    Armor: Increase Maximum Life 5%
    Shields: +50 to Life
    
    Ith Rune
    Required Level: 15
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +9 to Maximum Damage
    Armor: 15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    Shields: 15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    
    Ber Rune
    Required Level: 63
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
    Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%
    
    Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
    Ring
    Required Level: 58
    Fingerprint: 0x8d7b5944
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    5% Life stolen per hit
    +49 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    +50 Maximum Stamina
    
    Blood Spiral ---> str glitching Enigma on if I identified Orbs with +Teleport
    Ring
    Required Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0x7262785
    Item Level: 96
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
    1% Life stolen per hit
    +22 to Strength
    +19 to Life
    +1 to Mana after each Kill
    
    Horadric Cube
    Fingerprint: 0xe4870955
    Item Level: 13
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Scroll of Town Portal
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Scroll of Town Portal
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Scroll of Town Portal
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    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%
    
    Call to Arms
    Crystal Sword
    AmnRalMalIstOhm
    One Hand Damage: 18 - 55
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 57
    Required Strength: 43
    Fingerprint: 0x2f4b2314
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +40% Increased Attack Speed
    268% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    7% Life stolen per hit
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +2 to Battle Command
    +6 to Battle Orders
    +4 to Battle Cry
    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
    
    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
    
    Ral Rune
    Required Level: 19
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    Armor: Fire Resist +30%
    Shields: Fire Resist +35%
    
    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
    
    Ist Rune
    Required Level: 51
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Ohm Rune
    Required Level: 57
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Enhanced Maximum Damage
    Armor: +5% to Maximum Cold Resist
    Shields: +5% to Maximum Cold Resist
    
    Spirit
    Superior Sacred Targe
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 178
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 51 of 51
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 86
    Fingerprint: 0x78978f4a
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +12% Enhanced Defense
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +111 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    All Resistances +34
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +8 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    Increase Maximum Durability 15%
    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
    
    Trang-Oul's Claws
    Heavy Bracers
    Defense: 74
    Durability: 16 of 16
    Required Level: 45
    Required Strength: 58
    Fingerprint: 0x93a18dce
    Item Level: 99
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Curses (Necromancer only)
    +20% Faster Cast Rate
    +25% to Poison Skill Damage
    +30 Defense
    Cold Resist +30%
    
    
    Heart of the Oak
    Flail
    KoVexPulThul
    One Hand Damage: 1 - 24
    Durability: 30 of 30
    Required Level: 55
    Required Strength: 41
    Required Dexterity: 35
    Fingerprint: 0xc59e4b3b
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to All Skills
    +40% Faster Cast Rate
    +75% Damage to Demons
    +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
    +150% Damage to Undead
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    +10 to Dexterity
    Replenish Life +20
    Increase Maximum Mana 15%
    All Resistances +40
    Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
    Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ko Rune
    Socketed: Vex Rune
    Socketed: Pul Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    
    Ko Rune
    Required Level: 39
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +10 to Dexterity
    Armor: +10 to Dexterity
    Shields: +10 to Dexterity
    
    Vex Rune
    Required Level: 55
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 7% Mana stolen per hit
    Armor: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    Shields: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    
    Pul Rune
    Required Level: 45
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +75% Damage to Demons
    +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
    Armor: +30% Enhanced Defense
    Shields: +30% Enhanced Defense
    
    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%
    
    Spirit
    Sacred Targe
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 154
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 45 of 45
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xaa3e6fd3
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +101 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    All Resistances +45
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +8 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    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
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x6170c05c
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life
    All Resistances +5
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0xd880dbe1
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    All Resistances +5
    
    Ruby Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x5e6506ea
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15 to Life
    Fire Resist +11%
    
    Ruby Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xf5364f95
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Fire Resist +11%
    
    Ruby Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x4d3dbf47
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Fire Resist +11%
    
    Shimmering Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 37
    Fingerprint: 0xd5f1fdb0
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30 to Life
    All Resistances +14
    
    Ocher Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x4ad2ba8f
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20 to Life
    Lightning Resist +7%
    
    Lion Branded Grand Charm of Vita
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 69
    Fingerprint: 0x9fccd98c
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
    +37 to Life
    
    Lion Branded Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0x32de89b3
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
    +34 to Life
    
    Lion Branded Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0x43dc9f
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
    +23 to Life
    
    Lion Branded Grand Charm of Life
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0x7cb077ca
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
    +12 to Life
    
    Garnet Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x3294d0a6
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +18 to Life
    Fire Resist +9%
    
    Garnet Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0x3e2fa4ea
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Fire Resist +8%
    
    Coral Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x50b20ad7
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20 to Life
    Lightning Resist +9%
    
    Amber Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x87a6bea7
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life
    Lightning Resist +11%
    
    Amber Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x59b44b92
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Life
    Lightning Resist +10%
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0x92c99569
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +17 to Life
    All Resistances +4
    
    Lion Branded Grand Charm of Balance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0xbcfc37e3
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
    +12% Faster Hit Recovery
    
    Lion Branded Grand Charm of Vita
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 69
    Fingerprint: 0x4db2cd3b
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
    +36 to Life
    
    Lion Branded Grand Charm of Life
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0xd11cb130
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
    +16 to Life
    
    Mercenary:
    
    Name:       Razan
    Race:       Desert Mercenary
    Type:       Def-Normal
    Experience: 104587964
    Level:      98
    Dead?:      false
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   213/238
    Dexterity:  173/178
    HP:         2350/2350
    Defense:    1714/3831
    AR:         2129/505047
    
    Fire:       230/190/130
    Cold:       230/190/130
    Lightning:  230/190/130
    Poison:    230/190/130
    
    Delirium
    Demonhead
    LemIstIo
    Defense: 363
    Durability: 17 of 20
    Required Level: 55
    Required Strength: 102
    Fingerprint: 0x4e2a0973
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    1% Chance to cast level 50 Delirium when struck
    6% Chance to cast level 14 Mind Blast when struck
    14% Chance to cast level 13 Terror 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
    
    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
    
    Ist Rune
    Required Level: 51
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Io Rune
    Required Level: 35
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +10 to Vitality
    Armor: +10 to Vitality
    Shields: +10 to Vitality
    
    
    Chains of Honor
    Dusk Shroud
    DolUmBerIst
    Defense: 1754
    Durability: 11 of 11
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 67
    Fingerprint: 0xd5fde2d4
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +200% Damage to Demons
    +100% Damage to Undead
    8% Life stolen per hit
    +70% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Strength
    Replenish Life +7
    All Resistances +65
    Damage Reduced by 8%
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Ethereal
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Dol Rune
    Socketed: Um Rune
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    Socketed: Ist Rune
    
    Dol Rune
    Required Level: 31
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25%
    Armor: Replenish Life +7
    Shields: Replenish Life +7
    
    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%
    
    Ber Rune
    Required Level: 63
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
    Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%
    
    Ist Rune
    Required Level: 51
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    
    Insight
    Superior Thresher
    RalTirTalSol
    Two Hand Damage: 73 - 759
    Durability: 37 of 37
    Required Level: 53
    Required Strength: 142
    Required Dexterity: 108
    Fingerprint: 0xcf125bff
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Level 15 Meditation Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    260% Enhanced Damage
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    236% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +2 to Attack Rating
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    +6 to Critical Strike
    All Stats +5
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Increase Maximum Durability 15%
    Ethereal
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ral Rune
    Socketed: Tir Rune
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Sol Rune
    
    Ral Rune
    Required Level: 19
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    Armor: Fire Resist +30%
    Shields: Fire Resist +35%
    
    Tir Rune
    Required Level: 13
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +2 to Mana after each Kill
    Armor: +2 to Mana after each Kill
    Shields: +2 to Mana after each Kill
    
    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%
    
    Sol Rune
    Required Level: 27
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: +9 to Minimum Damage
    Armor: Damage Reduced by 7
    Shields: Damage Reduced by 7
    

    Warning: too much Vodka can lead to fethal conditions, as well some more mild but horrible nonetheless. If you see the Lord of Terror appearing green with some green Mega Demons by the side it is probably caused by the Delirium. They say it is such a Confusing state of being.
    Delirium.jpg

    Findings
    These are beast of a characters when it comes to finding nice items and runes on your way to the last level. Unfortunately I switched from my old PC and forgot to take most of my D2 screenshots with me. Since then I haven't been counting my HRs anymore, because most of them got used on the way anyway. I'll maybe later put that old PC into use once more and dig up all the old screens.

    Some examples what I found: 3x Death's Fathom, 2x Death's Web, 2x Darkforce Spawn, 4x Azurewrath, 2x Stormlash. Many, many high runes. Just to get you an idea. No sight of Tyrael's Might or Zod rune though. It would've been awesome to find one or another, but you can't always have it all!

    Few pictures (in a random order):

    Death's Fathom
    Death's Fathom 2
    Jah from Diablo
    First Death's Web ever
    Vodka's 2nd DW
    Vodka's 2nd Darkforce Spawn
    Many many TC3s were found, for example
    What I said. These are from the last level.

    There's the current IFT. Go for summer 2015 posts if you are really curious. I made quite a few entries during the last level.

    Remember to drink responsibly. It's not funny when drinking ends up in a Puke Feast
    PukeFeast.jpg

    Last words
    Oh, and future you ask? Well, there's many many builds I'd like to test out. I will also continue to do MF runs. Maybe the right golden SA turns up finally some day. I've been slowly gathering runeword-Grail as well, and I'm involved in some other Grail threads too... But it feels great to get this done. I will cut down my weekly gaming hours for a little less now.

    Thanks everyone around here in SPF!
    Big thanks for the former 99ers, you were a huge inspiration. I wouldn't have never started the whole project without the guest for the 99 level -thread.

    Many things could've probably been said, but please ask away if I let you wondering something!

    Last but not least. Just to make it clear, almost no alcohol was consumed while playing this nice character. Drinking with friends is fun sometimes but I prefer to play without. Had to post this disclaimer, or I would've soon been known as the drunkard of the SPF :p
     
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    Congrats on the feat! I think it's clear that you were *not* drunk while looking for the summit... :p
     
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    Thanks! I was mentally face palming the entire time I tele'd around aimlessly. In the end it's luckily only hilarious add for the whole story.....
     
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    Congrats man, you really rushed the last part. :)

    Watching you teleport all over the place was a disgrace. Now i feel bad about my accomplishments. I mean, if someone that can't even find the summit makes 99 it must be really easy, right? :p

    The guest for 99? If you make some more 99-ers you won't feel like a guest any more. :D

    Too late for that now. We will remember for all eternity! :D
     
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    Great job Grape! Mighty impressive feat.

    Is Tyrael's the last thing needed for your grail? Those are some crazy good drops, I might have to blow the dust off of my ol' hammerdin.

    I look forward to your next Matriarch thread - Trashed by Tequila - 99 level (?)
     
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    Thanks Cyrax!

    And thanks for being a nice target to aim for during the last level! :p

    Psshht, don't tell them it's that easy. (All that you have to do is get entertained by all the nice colors on your screen for a certain amount of hours...)

    Thanks Zylo!

    If I ever get to leveling second 99lvl, it would be my Javazon. But I really really doubt. She will see a nice bunch of Pit runs in the future though. She's named "Milk" by the way :rolleyes: I would have to work some another topic name! :p

    Yes, only Tyrael's left. I wasn't expecting nearly this much high-end uniques. I think I was easily on the lucky side with those.
     
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    Congratz on your unhealthy, yet impressive achievement :)
     
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    Congrats on the 99, very impressive.

    Your LCS just makes me drool, those are some sick stats.
     
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    Thanks frozzzen! Mio was one of the sources of inspiration, among all the others of course. I think I've read through all of the 99 threads posted in the progress -thread.

    Thanks kestegs!

    I'm really pleased with the inventory set I managed to put together. I was very lucky with the skillers as well, Lionbrandeds are probably my best skiller set considering the total life amount they give. For a long time I was thinking to get a beta CtA and beta BKWB for Vodka, but in the end I didn't bother. I may farm for those later, for other characters that need them more :)
     
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    Great stuff! Also great finds!

    The random teleporting to the summit was hilarious :p

    Any estimate on the number of runs?
     
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    Thanks! Haha, that's probably my trademark from now on. I have to show that kind of action again when recording my playing. :p

    I didn't use runcounter, but others who have made it the same way reported something like 6k-7k runs total.

    I was using /players 7 all the way, if anyone wonders. At lower levels I killed most of the unique/champion packs too. From 98 I killed only packs near seal bosses, if they were fast to do, and always if they carried a possibly dangerous aura.
     
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    Awesome 99er, awesome gear, and awesome drops. I'm going to have to rewatch those videos. This makes me badly want to start a Hammerdin now.

    99 is a ridick achievement, and it's been a lot of fun watching you guys in the progress thread!

    But how can you let Baal run on the loose!? Pat that sucker! ;)

    I liked that you hit the 99 ding with the Ancients. Cool to see the exp pop up like that.
     
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    Congratulations Grape! Very nice write-up, really fun to read. A practical demonstration that Baal run is not the only way to get to lvl 99 :p

    Also, excellent finds, especially 3X DF and 2X DW are just awesome. Jah from Diablo is also sick ;)
     
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    Congrats and good post i get fun reading this
     
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    Nicely done. Lvl 97 was where I lost the will to keep hammering in CS.
     
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    Congrats. I'm kinda jealous :p
     
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    That's why SC > HC!
     
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    Thanks BBS!

    Hammerdin like any other build is loved by some and hated by others, and is so maybe more than any other build. Might be because of its old status as an ultimate PvM cookie cutter. I enjoyed playing it through the journey, and can definitely recommend the build, especially if you are looking for nice drops and great experience gain by the side as well.

    Thanks Xylene! Yeah, solid finds along the way were also a good motivation boosters.

    My hats off to anyone who can digest the amount of Baal runs needed for 99, not to mention that it supposedly takes more time as a Hammerdin running CS is one of the most fast 99ers there is. :)

    Thanks dhaos! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Thanks japanzaman!

    I lost it there too. Came back for 97-98 and stopped again for a while at the beginning of 98. I wanted to avoid feeling dead bored by the character, that's the main reason for breaks. Worked really well, and I was in the end enjoying playing this until the very last run.

    Thanks pharphis!

    Just remember to come back to MFO 2020 and we can finish the race for Tyrael's then. :p
     
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    Simply amazing. Well done. :)
     
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    Thanks! :)
     

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