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  1. DiabloTwoinDC

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    Körperteile (lvl 71) - A3 Hell
    Well, started running into some PIs. Luckily had mighty lvl 1 Berserk by then. So, they got dealt with, no problem. There aren't any other, more powerful PIs in store for Körperteile, are there? :rolleyes:
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    Monster flee, and Grim Ward charges are actually quite useful for this guy. When in enclosed spaces, or big crowds, monsters have no where to flee. They just sit there stunned, while Körperteile slowly dispatches them.
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    Fangskin's pack, frozen in place. :D
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    Duriel wasn't bad at all.
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    Körperteile (lvl 74) - A4 Hell
    Really surprised so far that this guy just keeps trucking along. Everything is slow/difficult, but he hasn't hit any roadblocks so far. Merc dies occasionally, but not too bad yet. Körperteile is basically a 2000+ HP meat shield that supplies monster flee..
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    Making a nice contribution with LL charm. :) Screenshot112.jpg
    Grim Ward does a good job of isolation on Boss packs. Everyone flees while you take down the boss.
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    Durance map was nice after wasting a lot of time in the Great Marsh..
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    Edit: Time to bring out the BIG guns..
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    That added ~50% to Heart Carver/DS damage, and about the same to Scalper/DT. ~700-1300 with daggers, 800-3600!! throwing. The Ancients must be trembling in fear!!! :eek:
     
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    Leichenbombe, Körperteile... I'm curious in which macabre way you picked up my mother tongue. ;)

    Of course I'll take any opportunity to refer to the best Germany-related Monty sketch:



    Beckenbauer obviously a bit of a surprise there. :D
     
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    Lol. I studied 1 year of German in uni. I wouldn't say I "picked it up". :p

    All my Barbs must have German names though. I love all these compound words. Makes them sound fierce! I've spent more time here (https://dict.leo.org/german-english/) than I care to admit.. :p
     
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    Körperteile (lvl 75) - A5 Hell
    No terrible problems in A4. Diablo brought out the most dreaded weapon in his arsenal, the EVIL FORCE! Seriously though, this actually took quite a while to escape. Merc died, and Körperteile nearly did as well.. :confused:
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    I'll take these for all those Lum/Pul you made me use..
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    Fighting a strong pack has often been a race to get first corpse before I/merc dies. Then, Grim Ward disperses the crowd, isolating the boss.
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    After escaping his Evil Force, Big D went down easily.
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    Patriarch Körperteile (lvl 78): 8/10
    • "Body Parts" themed
    • Dual Heart Carver (Double Swing) + Dual Scalper (Double Throw)
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    Skills:
    20 Double Swing
    20 Double Throw
    20 Throwing Mastery
    15 Battle Orders
    0 (9) Grim Ward

    Stats:
    Damage - ~700-1400 (DS), ~860-3900 (DT)
    AR - 2274 (DS), 5718 (DT)
    Resists - 75/62/56/75
    HP - 2410

    Gear:

    Ethereal Skin of the Flayed One (+1 pt)
    The Face of Horror w/15% IAS (+1 pt)
    2x Heart Carver w/15% IAS (+2 pt)
    2x The Scalper (+2 pt)
    Laying of Hands (+1 pt)
    String of Ears (+1 pt)
    Gorefoot (+1 pt)
    The Eye of Etlich (+1 pt)

    Charms:
    3x @15% Grand charms
    Misc +Dmg and +AR

    Merc: A2 Desert Mercenary
    'Fortitude' Balrog Skin
    Guillaume Face
    'Insight' Bec-de-Corbin

    A5 pics:
    Ancients were drawn apart one by one, made it super easy. Usually, I have to fight at least 2 at a time..
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    WSK was a lot of PI Succubi.. So.. we did a lot of running.. :p
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    Again, running isolation on bosses with Grim Ward.
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    Baal. Stabby stabby.
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    Thoughts:
    He was brutal getting through NM for whatever reason. I really didn't think he would make it past the Ancients. For sure, build was going to get a 1/5.. But, upping his weapons, and adding a bit of IAS made a big difference on Hell. Monster flee/Grim Ward was critical to the build. He could not engage more than a small group of monsters at a time. But, with the scattering of both sources of flee, he was able to slowly pick everything off 1-2 at a time. ;)

    5/5 Points for item theme and 3/5 points for build
     
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    Wow. Very well done !!!
     
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    Thanks! Was having my doubts whether he would make it..

    Updated A5 pics. ;)
     
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    Character #4

    Furvus (lvl 38): A5 Normal
    • "Black/Gloom" Theme
    • Revives, Poison skills + Melee
    Big D decimated Merc and Furvus' tiny army. Other than that, A1-4 was a breeze.
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    Used Khalim's Flail for A1, but had these nasty LL Necro twinks waiting.. :)
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    'Black' Melee/CB for Bosses:
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    Blackbog for some Poison skill boost:
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    Edit: Is it bad that I'm posting endgame gear at lvl 38? .. o_O
     
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    Character #5

    Ferrique (lvl 30): A4 Normal
    • "Iron" Theme
    • Zeal/Something else..
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    Any ideas on a good build to try? Will be using Astreon's (+3 Combat), Iron Pelt (good DR) and Hsarus' Set. Not enough DR for Abbot, weak shield for Smite, no FCR for Hammerdin.. Fanata-Zealot/weak Avenger? Perhaps a Justicar?
    Thankfully only 3 levels between Ironstone and Fanaticism. Can't deal with slow zealing.. :confused:
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    Edit: lvl 33 (+29 DR) ..
    I'm invincible!! The black knight always triumphs!
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    Furvus (lvl 57): A3 Nightmare
    Built a nice Spectre army in the Arcane Sanctuary. So far, the revives that can fly have been the best at not poofing. Been running at p1 through annoying areas, and p8 in open spaces.
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    Plus, the Spectre "disperse" formation was soooo satisfying. I spent a good 5 minutes playing around with this.. :D
    Disperse.
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    Disperse with Poison Nova. Screenshot206.jpg
    Disperse again. :D Screenshot208.jpg
     
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    Furvus (lvl 70): A1 Hell
    That helped quite a bit. :) Terrible roll, but meh.. who cares?
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    1.07 Haxxor Blackoak - the 30 dex is quite nice for using Blackbog's. ;)
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    Getting ready for some lvl 1 PvP! :D
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    Furvus (lvl 75): A4 Hell
    Just p1 + TP through a lot of the more annoying areas. I haven't been keeping a full army as well, and have noticed that poor Ahsab is beginning to struggle..
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    I don't think there is much I can do to help him. Blackleech has decent LL on it, but upgrading would require 200 STR? I went with +DMG to Demons in Black Hades, and I'm not going to waste any better +STR jewels on him.. So, he better deal with it! :eek:

    Found these 2x bows within 30 sec of each other.. o_O
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    Patriarch Furvus (lvl 78): 7/10
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    Skills:
    20 (37) Skeleton Mastery
    6 (21) Revive
    20 Poison Dagger
    15 Poison Explosion
    20 (29) Poison Nova

    Stats:
    PN Damage - ~4300-4500
    Revive - 21 Monsters
    Resists - 75/75/75/44

    Gear:

    Shako (pTopaz)
    'Enigma' Ring Mail
    Blackhand Key (+1 pt)
    Homonculus (pDiamond)
    Trang Oul Claws
    Nightsmoke
    Marrowwalk
    SoJ + Rare ring/ammy

    Switch: (rarely used)
    Blackbog Sharp (+0.5 pt)
    Blackoak Shield (+0.5 pt)

    Mercenary: (thanks @T72on1 ;))
    Eth Blackleech Blade (+0.5 pt)
    Blackhorn's Face (+0.5 pt)
    Black Hades (+0.5 pt)

    A5 pics:
    I know I'm safe here..
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    Merc couldn't handle Big D.
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    Am I about to die? No.. those are all my gloams.. :confused:
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    I had a big army of Fur-balls, so went straight to summit rather than get AP waypoint. It was a race against the clock more than anything, as revives only last 180 sec. Army got widdled down to 11 or 12 by the time Talic fell.
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    Still 6 left when Korlic died.
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    Last Fur-ball poofed with Madawc at a sliver. Think you can handle that Ahsab? :rolleyes:
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    NDE? No.. those are all my guys shooting at 1 lone Succubus. :eek:
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    I thought Trapsin was good at waves. This guy ate em for breakfast. :D
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    Tried to keep Merc alive for Baal fight.. After 5+ resurrects, and replenishing army, I gave up and just Pnova him to death.
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    Thoughts:
    Not the greatest use of themed items.. Especially following in the footsteps of Körperteile, Furvus is put to shame. Original plan was for Furvus to wear Black Hades and Blackhorn Face himself. Then, to use Blackbog Sharp and 'Black' Knout for his melee. Well, that fell apart when I saw how tedious it was to keep revives from poofing. Had to finally make an 'Enigma' and trick out the Merc. That being said, I'm kinda glad I didn't attempt melee with this guy. I had NO IDEA what was going on for 75% of Hell difficulty. There were just monsters everywhere, shooting in all directions. I had no clue if I was about to die, or totally dominating.. half the time, I was trying to target my own monsters, or CE some corpses where there were no longer live enemies.. :confused:

    I will say this: Revive + Pnova + CE tears apart Baal waves. But, was terrible against Baal himself. I will probably drop all the "black" gear on Merc and do some Baal runs to lvl 85 with this guy.

    3/5 Points for item theme and 4/5 points for build
     
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    Nice progress. The pictures of those dispersing Spectres are just awesome !!
     
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    I am more than tempted to respec, max out revive, and see what they can really do! :D
     
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    You have my blessing ;).
     
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    Character #6

    Galaxia (lvl 15): A1 Normal
    • Outer-Space Theme
    • Nova + Energy Shield
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    A chunk of rock out in space is a “meteoroid.” If it plummets down through the earth’s atmosphere, the resulting streak of light is called a “meteor.” And if it lands on the ground, the chunk of stone is called a “meteorite.”

    A1 Pics: How interesting could A1 normal be?? o_O
    This pack of Skeleton Archers was entertaining. Put Galaxia into near constant hit recovery. But, the +8 DR on Khalim's Will made her take zero damage from their attacks. :D
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    Plan is to use Ginther's Rift -> Crescent Moon PB. So, went with 1.07 Azurewrath to keep the same look. ;)
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    Gotta love Blind Target/Dim Vision. All the floating spheres (along with ES) should be a cool look for her theme.
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    Maybe this is already well known. But, the big surprise for me was that Nova does NOT wake monsters that have been blinded.. o_O I wonder if that will hold true with all caster spells? Only entering melee range will wake them? Galaxia can just stand there casting Nova without having to worry about getting hit..
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    Edit: And, just to be sure.. -ELR from BOTH Griffon's Eye and Crescent Moon will work with Nova, right? I thought there was something funny about -EFR only working with melee for Druids?
     
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    Planning to use silence as a weapon? Space is soundless void...

    edit: oh wait, crescent moon makes more sense :p
     
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