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MP_Creed, trapper and my first MP guardian

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Cyrax, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Cyrax

    Cyrax Diabloii.Net Member

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    Let me present to you MP_Creed. My first MP guardian. She was a reaction to a different almost-first-MP-guardian a hunter druid that died to the final enemy, hell Baal himself. o_O So GoldTru and i restarted with different chars. The idea was to play them together. Progress stalled early on since she claimed to have this thing called 'a life'. I'm not buying it.

    Anyhow, since MP scene was a bit slow i continued MP_Creed (a trapper btw) solo. Normal and NM were quickly disposed of. Since i hardly have any MP chars (separate chars from my 'real SP' chars) she was untwinked, with the exception of an insight stick for the merc.

    Upon entering hell i had a more difficult time. Untwinked meant fragile merc, fairly low resists and anything LI gave me a hard time. So i decided to try and push through till hell Meph in hopes of getting some gear upgrades there. Took some effort and sometimes careful playing, but i got through. Did some runs. Didn't find anything really good, but i did get some gear upgrades for both myself and the merc.

    After that i was on a D2 break for some months (playing Dragon Age Inquisition). Upon my return i picked her back up. This time Pyro came to the rescue. He had a riftadin that was in act 2 (i had to start act 4). Played with him through acts 2 and 3 so we could continue together from there. Went like a charm. He bumped the playersetting up to 5, but with him as a tank, his conviction aura and the barb he brought for BO things were really smooth. Safe because of tank and BO. And didn't even notice i was untwinked because of the aura that boosted my damage considerably. It was like having my own, slightly smarter, act 2 merc! :p We layed waste to our enemies in act 4. Hellforge was a complete dudd. Dropped me a hel rune. :(

    In act 5 Pyro's paladin was once again ready to party. We also got joined by GoldTru who used a sorc. Conviction aura with two big elemental damage dealers. Carnage ensured. Getting out of the gates i almost had a RIP moment though. Pyro was still adjusting his chain mail or something so GT and i went out without BO or tank and there were some spearcats throwing around lots of javelins. That took away life a lot faster then i thought it would. Good thing i checked my life bulb in time. Anyhow, after we were all there it was smooth sailing again. Got some gloams when rescuing Anya, but they never became a real threat. If there were more then a few CoS shut them down.
    We did get a lot of witches throwing around magic balls of death. Which was especially tough on Pyro as he charged in. I think he had a couple of times where his life went down more then you'd like to see on a HC char. Ancients were a joke. After that more witches and other kinds of bad spawns. Baal fell easily. Guardianed at lvl 82.

    After that we did some Baalruns. Char is now lvl 84. With all of this i can safely say this is one unlucky char. We got bad spawns of enemies pretty much all the time. And not a single good drop from either Baal or someone else.

    Skills:
    Like i'm gonna tell you how to build a trapper. It's straight forward and enough people have done that before me.

    Gear:
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    Coral Amulet of Guarding
    Required Level: 19
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 37
    Fingerprint: 0x9ea4abf
    Magic Damage Reduced by 3
    Lightning Resist +24%
    
    Sazabi's Mental Sheath
    Basinet
    Defense: 180
    Durability: 30 of 30
    Required Strength: 82
    Required Level: 43
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 58
    Fingerprint: 0x3512fada
    +100 Defense
    Fire Resist +18%
    Lightning Resist +19%
    +1 to All Skill Levels
    
    Magekiller's Scissors Quhab of Quality
    One-Hand Damage: 19 to 42
    Durability: 68 of 68
    (Assassin Only)
    Required Dexterity: 82
    Required Strength: 82
    Required Level: 40
    Claw Class - Normal Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 69
    Fingerprint: 0xde1863cc
    +2 to Maximum Damage
    +1 to Assassin Skill Levels
    +1 to Blades of Ice (Assassin Only)
    +3 to Dragon Flight (Assassin Only)
    +2 to Mind Blast (Assassin Only)
    
    Magekiller's Claws of Blight
    One-Hand Damage: 8 to 15
    Durability: 64 of 64
    (Assassin Only)
    Required Dexterity: 46
    Required Strength: 46
    Required Level: 22
    Claw Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 57
    Fingerprint: 0x46bb27dc
    +7 poison damage over 3 seconds
    +1 to Assassin Skill Levels
    
    Demon Shroud
    Breast Plate
    Defense: 68
    Durability: 50 of 50
    Required Strength: 30
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x9c273131
    Damage Reduced by 4
    Lightning Resist +18%
    Cold Resist +26%
    Poison Resist +12%
    Attacker Takes Damage of 5
    24% Faster Hit Recovery
    
    Hsarus' Iron Stay
    Belt
    Defense: 215
    Durability: 16 of 16
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Level: 3
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 13
    Fingerprint: 0x6cc5f65c
    +20 to Life
    Cold Resist +20%
    
    Glyph Fist
    Heavy Gloves
    Defense: 6
    Durability: 14 of 14
    Required Level: 13
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 22
    Fingerprint: 0xff1ef13e
    Fire Resist +28%
    79% Extra Gold from Monsters
    16% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +1 to Light Radius
    10% Chance to cast Level 3 Nova when struck
    
    Natalya's Soul
    Mesh Boots
    Defense: 127
    Durability: 66 of 66
    Kick Damage: 23 to 52
    Required Strength: 65
    Required Level: 25
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x3ca6632
    +86 Defense
    Lightning Resist +25%
    Cold Resist +16%
    +50 Maximum Durability
    40% Faster Run/Walk
    Heal Stamina Plus 21% (Based on Character Level)
    
    Shadow Finger
    Ring
    Required Level: 16
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 30
    Fingerprint: 0x2dfdef44
    +3 to Energy
    +111 to Attack Rating
    Fire Resist +18%
    12% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +5 to Light Radius
    5% Bonus to Attack Rating
    
    Silver Ring of Fortune
    Required Level: 31
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 57
    Fingerprint: 0x93fae819
    +76 to Attack Rating
    18% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Also: Rhyme shield and ali baba on switch from when i was running Meph
    
    Merc gear:
    Code:
    Insight
    War Scythe
    'RalTirTalSol'
    Two-Hand Damage: 57 to 116
    Durability: 37 of 55
    Required Dexterity: 80
    Required Strength: 80
    Required Level: 27
    Polearm Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 57
    Fingerprint: 0xcb9bcfcf
    +5 to Strength
    +5 to Energy
    +5 to Dexterity
    +5 to Vitality
    +224% Enhanced Damage
    +9 to Minimum Damage
    Adds 5-30 fire damage
    +75 poison damage over 5 seconds
    23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +1 to Critical Strike
    35% Faster Cast Rate
    238% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +2 to Mana After Each Kill
    Level 16 Meditation Aura When Equipped
    Socketed (4: 4 used)
    
    Crow Caw
    Tigulated Mail
    Defense: 515
    Durability: 24 of 36
    Required Strength: 86
    Required Level: 37
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 59
    Fingerprint: 0x327658e0
    +15 to Dexterity
    +170% Enhanced Defense
    15% Increased Attack Speed
    15% Faster Hit Recovery
    35% Chance of Open Wounds
    
    Circlet of Amicae -> now replaced with the crown of thieves found after a few Baals
    Defense: 21
    Durability: 20 of 35
    Required Level: 43
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 48
    Fingerprint: 0xa705301e
    Damage Reduced by 15
    
    Hope you all enjoyed reading this. I know i had fun playing her. See y'all around (hopefully in MP!)
     
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    Pb_pal Diabloii.Net Member

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    Grats on the Guardian! Sounds like you had some fun playing her. Any plans for her future, or just a trophy for your char selection screen?
     
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    Pyrotechnician Diabloii.Net Site Pal

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    Yay for Cyrax and his first guardian. Definately some top end gear you have there. I'm impressed you didn't die even with me as the best tank ever.

    And now I have to write mine...ugh. So much work. :p

    Signed,
    The slightly smarter act 2 merc.
     
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    What a poor gear. Definitely s thumbs up to survive up to act 4 alone with that.
     
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    Good job, man, sorry I wasn't around to MP with her!
     
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    Good job, man, sorry I wasn't around to MP with her!
     
  7. Cyrax

    Cyrax Diabloii.Net Member

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    @PB: Pyro and I jokingly talked about taking a char to 99 in MP. If there were more action in the MP scene i might've actually seriously considered it, as i think she'd be a good char to take further. But with the current situation i don't see it happening.
    Pyro and i did make plans for a new set of chars, so hopefully we can get some more guardians going.

    @Pyro: Minor correction: It's not my first guardian. It's only my first one in MP.
    I know people are impressed with me. It's probably because they have such low expectations of me to begin with. :D You did a very nice job taking the heat. And you better make a write up after pushing me to write mine.

    @bodry: Gear could use 'some' upgrades. Fortunately a sin has fade which helps with resists tremendously. Otherwise i probably would've had to do some more MFing before going into hell.

    @CDM/coju: You're one person now? You guys apparently spend too much time together! ;)
     
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    Yeah, I had more to say, but CDM summed it all up so nicely, I just wanted to echo his words!
     

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