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Matriarch Marletta - Untwinked Gunslinger

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  1. felixbavaria

    felixbavaria Diabloii.Net Member

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    Matriarch Marletta - Untwinked Gunslinger

    Another untwinked Amazon Matriarch, after Hope the Spearazon and Silya the Jack of all Trades FA/PJ/LF 'zon.

    Gameplay (caution wall of text ahead):

    Normal (/p8): Mostly single-pass except for a few Countess and Meph runs. Jabbing and normal attack until a TirTirTir Large Shield was available, which covers the mana cost of Charged Strike quite well at /p8. Rhyme was made but not used until NM.

    Nightmare (/p8, /p3 for bosses): Single-pass full clear except for ~10 Meph runs which yielded squat. After maxing CS, pumped LF and Valkyrie. The armor used throughout most of NM was a Mechanic's (2) Splint Mail of the Colossus (52) socketed with 2 PTopaz, and her javelin a +4 MPK War Javelin.

    In Act III, an Insight Partizan was made for the Merc, Wormskull dropped for the Merc and Tarnhelm for Marletta - it remained her endgame helmet. Furthermore, a Merciless Ceremonial Javelin (+1) of Swiftness (+30 IAS) was found which could likely have been her endgame javelin. 9fpa CS / 11fpa LF are just sweet. After that, the rest of NM was simply steamrolled.

    The decision what to do about LIs in Hell was not made until the fight against NM Baal, who dropped a l337 Burrito Cannon. Other very useful finds included Raven Frost in one of the ice caves, and Lum + Fal runes. A 4os armor did not drop before Act V NM, but socketed with 1 PRuby + 3 PTopaz, it made it well into Hell difficulty before being replaced by Lionheart.

    Hell (/p3 and /p1 for Act IV+V): Mostly full clear. Den of Evil runs until 77, which yielded a 4os Monarch. Lots of LI/PIs showed up which were a major nuisance with the Burrito Cannon on switch and without Treachery on the merc.

    Luckily, a 4os Shadow Bow dropped in one of the dungeons (Catacombs?). Marletta had found 3 (!) Ko runes by that time, so the decision to make Harmony was made lightly. Low-end +%ED roll but that does not matter much.

    After Act II, a Spirit Monarch was created to provide a bit more of +skills, and Raven Frost from now on served for an AR boost and additionally CBF on the bow switch. A major increase in killing power at the expense of MF. Furthermore, an ethereal +8 LL Vamp Gaze dropped to replace the merc's Wormskull. In Act III, Marletta's only death incurred at the hands of a double bat bosspack in the Swampy Pit.

    After that, the rest of the game was completed rather quickly, with a few Pindle runs from 85.5 to 86 in between. The monster spawn in Act V was quite favorable (no archers or rats) until the Ancients' Way which had LI Frenzytaurs and a boss pack which was parked for comfort and safety. Ancients themselves were rather easy, no tactics were involved, Marletta just ran around and spammed decoys and arrows until they were dead.

    WSK had gloams and unravellers on level 2 including a convicting spectral hit pack, and gloams again in the Throne Room, but Achmel's pack was obliterated before they could resurrect more than one of them. Bartuc was convicting and took some retreating and regrouping, but wave 4+5 simply melted to the power of LF. Baal was nice enough not to clone himself and so not much time was wasted before the group went for a barbecue.

    Endgame LCS.

    Thoughts and future plans:

    A powerful character for sure, though overall not as safe as the FA/PJ/LF build, and no added damage from interleaving attacks. Her biggest nemesis are reviving LI unravellers and LI Frenzytaurs: no method of corpse disposal or slowing down enemies.

    On the other hand, a very powerful and safe Pindle runner: use Harmony for running to the portal, run straight to Pindle's doorstep (so that the merc stays behind you and covers your back), cast Valk in the middle of the pack so that they don't charge towards you, switch to jav and LF to oblivion; if Pindle is LI and the Valk can't kill him fast enough, run past him to make the merc catch up.

    I've tried quite some LF based zons and this was by far the most fun character (and the only one I could bear to take through all of Hell). The Harmony switch for fast progressing combined with the slow moving Phalanx look of javelin + shield + skull cap is pretty stylish IMO.

    Random screenshots:

    "Amazon confronts mummy" motif recreated in-game.
    Leaper pinned against an ice pillar. Take this!
    My favorite monster name of all times. Ice cream anyone?
    Sparta!!!
    Revenge - they picked the wrong immunity this time..
    The last seconds in the life of a Merc. She told him not to touch that!

    Most notable finds:

    If I had to pick a top 5,

    Tomb Reaver (grailer!)
    Vex Rune
    Iron (34) Large Charm of Vita (33)
    4os Rune Master (grailer!)
    Carrion Wind (grailer!)

    Hellforge: ?/Io/Ko (WTF game, a fourth one?)

    Gear:

    Upped Tarnhelm 'Ort' (looks like Rockstopper)
    Rainbow (11) Amulet of Luck (34)
    'Harmony' Shadow Bow (+228% ED, +6 valk)
    Plague Scourge Matriarchal Javelin (+2, +89% ED, +20 IAS, from Hell Anya)
    'Spirit' Monarch
    'Lionheart' Scarab Husk
    Bone Clutches Chain Gloves (+18 CR, +17 LR, +16 MF)
    Order Loop Ring (+12 dex, +30 LR, +28 FR)
    Plague Buckle ethereal upped Light Belt (+57 life, +9 mana, +21 CR, self repair) - kept for style points
    Raven Frost (17/225)
    Corpse Blazer Scarabshell Boots (+10 FHR, +15 CR, +21 FR, +25 MF)

    Merc:
    Gulzar, Act II Might merc
    Eth Vamp Gaze
    'Insight' Partizan
    Duriel's Shell

    Stats:

    Code:
    Name:       Marletta
    Class:      Amazon
    Experience: 1221089364
    Level:      86
    
                Jav/Bow
    Strength:   162
    Dexterity:  225/234
    Vitality:   240/218
    Energy:     25
    HP:         1139/1073
    Mana:       326/206
    Stamina:    401/1366
    Defense:    no
    AR:         4623 (MA) / 4352 (MS)
    
    Fire:       75 (76)
    Cold:       60/25 (+20 absorb)
    Lightning:  75 (108)/73
    Poison:     17/-18
    
    MF:         116       Block:      57
    GF:         75
    FR/W:       0/36
    FHR:        65/10
    IAS:        20/0
    FCR:        27/0
    
    Magic Arrow: 1/2
    Multiple Shot: 6/7
    
    Inner Sight: 1/4
    Critical Strike: 1/4
    Dodge: 1/4
    Slow Missiles: 1/4
    Avoid: 1/4
    Penetrate: 17/20 (bow: 18)
    Decoy: 1/4
    Evade: 1/4
    Valkyrie: 13/16 (17)
    Pierce: 4/7 (5)
    
    Jab: 1/6
    Power Strike: 5/10
    Poison Javelin: 1/6
    Lightning Bolt: 1/6
    Charged Strike: 20/25
    Plague Javelin: 1/6
    Lightning Fury: 20/25
    

    Readouts:

    Code:
    Tarnhelm
    Sallet
    Defense: 55
    Durability: 18 of 18
    Required Level: 30
    Required Strength: 43
    Fingerprint: 0x49500234
    Item Level: 45
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    Lightning Resist +30%
    75% Extra Gold from Monsters
    35% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Required Level +5
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    
    Rainbow Amulet of Luck
    Amulet
    Required Level: 19
    Fingerprint: 0x8555d437
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    All Resistances +11
    34% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Harmony
    Shadow Bow
    TirIthSolKo
    Two Hand Damage: 58 - 202
    Durability: 26 of 28
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 52
    Required Dexterity: 188
    Fingerprint: 0x5ecffa8e
    Item Level: 71
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Level 10 Vigor Aura When Equipped
    228% Enhanced Damage
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    +9 to Maximum Damage
    Adds 55 - 160 Fire Damage
    Adds 55 - 160 Lightning Damage
    Adds 55 - 160 Cold Damage Over 5 Secs (129 Frames)
    +6 to Valkyrie
    +10 to Dexterity
    Regenerate Mana 20%
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    +2 to Light Radius
    Level 20 Revive (25/25 Charges)
    
    Arrows
    Fingerprint: 0xe8745bc0
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Plague Scourge
    Matriarchal Javelin
    Throw Damage: 66 - 124
    One Hand Damage: 56 - 102
    Quantity: 43
    Required Level: 48
    Required Strength: 75
    Required Dexterity: 106
    Fingerprint: 0x6cbd44b
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    89% Enhanced Damage
    +122 to Attack Rating
    Adds 32 - 63 Fire Damage
    +20 to Mana
    Requirements -30%
    
    Spirit
    Monarch
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 138
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 86 of 86
    Required Level: 54
    Required Strength: 156
    Fingerprint: 0x1c0881d9
    Item Level: 82
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +27% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +100 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +7 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    
    Lionheart
    Scarab Husk
    HelLumFal
    Defense: 401
    Durability: 28 of 28
    Required Level: 51
    Required Strength: 81
    Fingerprint: 0xac45ebf9
    Item Level: 77
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    20% Enhanced Damage
    All Stats +10
    +15 to Strength
    +5 to Dexterity
    +10 to Vitality
    +50 to Life
    All Resistances +30
    Requirements -15%
    
    Bone Clutches
    Chain Gloves
    Defense: 12
    Durability: 16 of 16
    Required Level: 12
    Required Strength: 25
    Fingerprint: 0xa7d5ddd9
    Item Level: 23
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +26% Enhanced Defense
    +2 to Strength
    Cold Resist +18%
    Lightning Resist +17%
    Half Freeze Duration
    16% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Order Loop
    Ring
    Required Level: 48
    Fingerprint: 0xb36c668a
    Item Level: 63
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +19 to Attack Rating
    3% Mana stolen per hit
    +12 to Dexterity
    Lightning Resist +30%
    Fire Resist +28%
    Damage Reduced by 1
    
    Plague Buckle
    Sharkskin Belt
    Defense: 61
    Durability: 14 of 14
    Required Level: 30
    Required Strength: 10
    Fingerprint: 0xc39abde5
    Item Level: 38
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +33% Enhanced Defense
    +57 to Life
    +9 to Mana
    Cold Resist +21%
    Attacker Takes Damage of 2
    Repairs 1 Durability in 33 Seconds
    Required Level +5
    Ethereal
    
    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x78cdc77e
    Item Level: 61
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +225 to Attack Rating
    Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    +17 to Dexterity
    +40 to Mana
    Cold Absorb 20%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    Corpse Blazer
    Scarabshell Boots
    Defense: 57
    Durability: 14 of 14
    Required Level: 49
    Required Strength: 91
    Fingerprint: 0xff91ba70
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Faster Hit Recovery
    +12 Maximum Stamina
    Cold Resist +15%
    Fire Resist +21%
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Vita
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 39
    Fingerprint: 0xfb4d9f5c
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +17 to Life
    
    Bronze Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 17
    Fingerprint: 0xa6bf32c4
    Item Level: 47
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +4 to Attack Rating
    +11 to Life
    
    Coral Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 20
    Fingerprint: 0xe7c9a216
    Item Level: 44
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +11 to Life
    Lightning Resist +9%
    
    Tangerine Small Charm of Sustenance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 17
    Fingerprint: 0x1c823c56
    Item Level: 68
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +13 to Life
    Lightning Resist +5%
    
    Russet Small Charm of Life
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 14
    Fingerprint: 0x1763881e
    Item Level: 25
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +7 to Life
    Fire Resist +6%
    
    Emerald Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x8855af53
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Poison Resist +11%
    
    Amber Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x7413bb5
    Item Level: 58
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Lightning Resist +11%
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 33
    Fingerprint: 0xc28ac8b0
    Item Level: 61
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of the Glacier
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0xcfe4b1c6
    Item Level: 56
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 3 - 6 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
    
    Iron Large Charm of Vita
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 66
    Fingerprint: 0xd238deae
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +34 to Attack Rating
    +33 to Life
    
    Garnet Grand Charm of Strength
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 15
    Fingerprint: 0x7692139b
    Item Level: 22
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +4 to Strength
    Fire Resist +21%
    
    Ruby Grand Charm of Strength
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 22
    Fingerprint: 0x437df372
    Item Level: 49
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5 to Strength
    Fire Resist +29%
    
    Key
    Fingerprint: 0x5f4107a9
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Horadric Cube
    Fingerprint: 0x71aff2e
    Item Level: 13
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Tome of Town Portal
    Fingerprint: 0xcb99a451
    Item Level: 11
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Tome of Identify
    Fingerprint: 0xc02db3ea
    Item Level: 11
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    
    Stashed:
    
    Ring of Telekinesis
    Ring
    Required Level: 24
    Fingerprint: 0x9df5db8d
    Item Level: 84
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Level 4 Telekinesis (30/30 Charges)
    
    
    Mercenary:
    
    Name:       Gulzar
    Race:       Desert Mercenary
    Type:       Off-Nightmare
    Experience: 77259896
    Level:      86
    Dead?:      false
    
                Naked/Gear
    Strength:   188/208
    Dexterity:  151/156
    HP:         1807/1893
    Defense:    1330/2391
    AR:         1922/6438
    
    Fire:       70
    Cold:       75 (100)
    Lightning:  70
    Poison:     70
    
    Vampire Gaze
    Grim Helm
    Defense: 378
    Durability: 21 of 21
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 48
    Fingerprint: 0xf061b9c2
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    6% Mana stolen per hit
    8% Life stolen per hit
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    15% Slower Stamina Drain
    Damage Reduced by 17%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 11
    Ethereal
    
    
    Duriel's Shell
    Cuirass
    Defense: 683
    Durability: 34 of 150
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 65
    Fingerprint: 0x6fe8d8f4
    Item Level: 75
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +184% Enhanced Defense
    +107 Defense (Based on Character Level)
    +15 to Strength
    +86 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    Cold Resist +30%
    All Resistances +20
    Cannot Be Frozen
    +100 Maximum Durability
    
    
    Insight
    Partizan
    RalTirTalSol
    Two Hand Damage: 123 - 253
    Durability: 53 of 65
    Required Level: 27
    Required Strength: 113
    Required Dexterity: 67
    Fingerprint: 0x1bf0fc3f
    Item Level: 41
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Level 14 Meditation Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    238% Enhanced Damage
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    235% Bonus to Attack Rating
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    +2 to Critical Strike
    All Stats +5
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    

    Thanks for reading!
     
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    pharphis Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    ouchies on the bats!
    Hurray for cows!

    Congrats :)

    Sorry, but had to skim this one. Trying not to procrastinate. . .
     
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    zaphodbrx Diabloii.Net Member

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    Great! Big fan of single pass untwinked..
    Buriza and RF were really lucky drops. I wish I'd gotten RF on my single pass untwinked barb.
     
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    Congrats! Love the character :)

    Future plans?
     
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    Congrats. Impressed by single pass untwinked.
     
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    Untwinked Gunslinger... it doesn't get any better than that!

    Very happy to hear you enjoyed this build.
     
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    felixbavaria Diabloii.Net Member

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    Thanks guys!

    Actually she's not single pass, hope that is clear from the original post. I believe that compared to a single pass character she's had roughly 50% more drops. Still, the Raven Frost was very lucky indeed.

    As to future plans, probably some Pindle running. I've never done that before and somehow I like the idea of untwinked runner chars building up their own pile of items.
     
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    Maltatai Diabloii.Net Member

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    I actually spent many hours looking for a good bow with one of my characters recently, after which I got the Buriza. One of the most frustrating periods of my D2 career.... Nice rare ring too.

    Congratulations! I like the name ;)
     
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    felixbavaria Diabloii.Net Member

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    Are you playing Vanilla? Harmony is one of the RWs I find rather easy to make untwinked, if nothing else works you can run LK :whistling:

    Thanks! Any resemblance of your characters is non-intentional. :whistling: No, really.


     
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    Yes, all vanilla except for the red runes mod.
     
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    Congrats on the Mat! Loved the screenshots - the amazon wielding almost oversized javs is amusing. Big congrats on those drops!
     

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