How to build a Rubber Ducky What is a Rubber Ducky? A character that never needs to repair their gear. All gear is either indestructible or repairs itself. Why would you want one? Recently found a fun new challenge which is to play the game without the use of gold or mercs. This means that you go through either a lot of runes repairing stuff or you leave a trail of used items behind you. For an extra challenge it can also be played untwinked. Are there benefits apart from the obvious? The obvious being, that you get to keep playing uninterrupted which by itself is quite nice. The other obvious bonus is saving gold. But apart from that it also means that the ethereal mod creates the new elite class. Yeah, I know ok please. Where to start? LK is a pretty good place, it does however mean that you need to check a great deal of items that drop. I haven't started this as yet since I thought a post would be more an appropriate time saver. Lets see what you have to say. What are you after? Probably rares and crafted items. There's a small sum of runeword's that grant indestructible or repairs (Oath, Botd, Death, Exile, Prudence), some unique's. Its a bit limited in variety just following runewords & uniques. On that note, more specifically what you are looking for are: Of self-repair (magic & rare suffix) (lvl req.1 - rep 1 dur/33secs) Of restoration (magic & rare suffix) (lvl req.12 - rep 1 dur/20secs) Of Ages (magic suffix only) (lvl req. 42 - indestructible). There is twice the chance of restoration than ages, and trice the chance of self-rep than ages. What's a real reason for doing this? You get to hunt something different and for a decent reason. Rubber duckies are a fun concept. It's a pleasure not having to repair stuff, especially if you've been playing untwinked. Taking that into account it would be nice to know more about this specific area of the game. What is the cost? The big one is giving up the suffix slot on all magic items. This means that rares & crafts will probably be preferable. Please feel free to add. Already done it? For all builds? Views, thoughts, experiences, knowledge, critique? Please share.