I have a confession to make: I absolutely love TC3s. I don't know what is it that attracts me to them so much, but that's the way it is. Unless it's a very useful item like a Windforce, Death's Web or Death's Fathom, I'm usually far more happy to find a TC3 than a TC87. Mostly to add them to my collection, although I have been using quite some TC3 items as twinking gear as well in the past. So when I read about Seaborgium's Blood Moor challenge, the first thing that crossed my mind was 'I'm curious to see how many TC3s he will find this way'. Quite fast I realized that the answer is: 'not many'. Reason being that only a couple of them can drop in the Blood Moor. This, however, led to a next question: 'which interesting things can we do around TC3s and the early parts of the game'? That got me thinking about an untwinked TC3 hunting challenge. Obviously doing this with a high end character would be far more efficient, but I'd rather run some high end area with such a character instead. Doing this with an untwinked character should be interesting. I was thinking the most efficient character would be a Holy Fire Paladin. Low level skill, no mana issues, aura should be enough to kill creeps and then use an actual attack (normal attack should do) on bosses, Vigor for extra speed, which will be crucial, option of +skills at low levels. Other classes all have some upsides as well, but seem to also have downsides: Assassin (BoS is awesome, but no good area attack that doesn't require mana), Barbarian (has Find Item, but lacks area attack and low level frw option), Sorc (has good attacks and teleport at lvl 18, but will have mana issues), skelliemancer (strong from the start, but no frw, limited CE due to mana issues). Strategy would be to rush to the Cube in Act 2 as fast as possible, to be able to cube up gems (mainly topazes of course) and get some quick levels (and as such skill points, with an extra point from the first quest and another one from Radament), then start doing dedicated runs on specific targets, unless it would be a good idea to gain some more levels first. Targets would be as described in the TC3 hunting FAQ draft. Not sure which one would be best actually, one in particular or a combination run of a few targets? Also, I had read that draft in the past, but it's been a while, so my memory was kind of vague, and apparantly wrong. I had thought (hoped?) that all TC3s could be found in Act 1, but apparantly 4 items can't: Blinkbat's, Sander's cap, Vidala's body armor and Tancred's boots. So now I'm wondering: what is the lowest target in Act 2 that can drop them? Radament? Or should I even venture beyond the Cube for those? Also, what would be the best target for those 4? I know Normal Cows would be a good target, but I'd like to keep progress past the Cube to a minimum, as an added challenge, to keep it somewhat, how should I call it, low-profile in some way? Gear would consist of socketed body armor and helm, stuffed with topazes. The highest possible would be 3os in the body armor and 2os in the helm, I think. Rest of the gear can't have much mf I think, except for charms and some particular items like Gull dagger (one of the TC3 targets) and Tancred's amulet combined with one other item of the set. Ideal setup with Gull, 5 perfect topazes and the Tancred's would still have 300% mf without charms, so not too bad. Then again, cubing up chipped and flawed gems to perfect takes a while. Not sure if Andariel only drops a tier 3 gem the first time she gets killed, or can always do so? In any case, gem shrines will be my best friend . The rest of the gear would be primarily focused towards killing power and running speed (mainly boots and charms). Merc won't matter that much, I think, but can have some additional mf as well. Main focus of the challenge obviously are the TC3s. But it will probably be interesting to keep track of all S/U found, as well as some other items (jewels of envy come to mind). I'd also be curious to see how high a level such a character would get over time. I probably won't start this soon, as I want to focus on my untwinked level 99 character and a Lack of Information tournament character first, but I was rather excited about this, so I wanted to get it off my chest, and start the theorycrafting part already. Any remarks, additions, corrections, answers, ... would be greatly appreciated . One last question: seeing how much I enjoyed the Zodthon, I was wondering if this could be the inspiration for another tournament? There are different options. We could all run for a full TC3 grail, and just see who is the fastest to complete it. Or we could just have a timeframe in which the tournament runs (a week, two weeks, ... ?), and then see who found most TC3s. In that case it would probably be best to have some kind of points table, depending on the rarity of the item. So I was wondering if any of you would be interested to enter such a tournament, based on hunting TC3s? Maybe there has already been one in the past? I'm not sure, and my searching skills aren't the best around I'm afraid ... Thanks .