My first SP Mat!

Merick

Diabloii.Net Member
My first SP Mat!

Hey, most of you probably don't know me. I play b.net almost exclusively. I've made several single player characters over the years, but they only got as far as act 3 nm generally before I hopped back online or made a new character. I've made hundreds of characters, done all sorts of things, but never completed the game completely alone with no help and no trading.

I didn't want to make something easy, either. I chose a power strike/charged strike and plague javelin javazon. I've made javazons before but they have all used titan's and lightning fury. I've also made lightning spearzons. This would be a bit different, and hopefully challenging untwinked.

I didn't have any trouble with normal or nightmare, I played them at /players 8 the entire time. Hell was a different story, at /players 1 I found myself playing quite carefully. My resists were terrible. My one point valk died faster than I could cast it, not to mention blocking out my plague javelin for a long time. I discovered the joy of the decoy, something I'd never taken a second look at before.

I slowly ground my way to act 4. I found a very nice cruel hyperion javelin of quickness for my weapon switch for the lightning immunes. Too bad I didn't have the strength to wear it. Act 4 was very hard. All the elemental attacks really hurt me, with all negative resists. I didn't know what to do. And then I found a shael rune and made a rhyme. It really helped out a lot.

I eventually got to the ancients. I had been worrying about this for a long time. There was no way my merc could survive, and he supplied me with defiance. I had to respawn them several times to get only one lightning immune. After lots of strategic decoy placing I managed to kill the two non-immunes with no mana pots left. Just madawc left. It took a whole lot of plague javs and almost the last of my health pots, but I eventually managed to kill him too.

I get to the throne without meeting any gloams (poison and lightning immune, huge damage on my frail character not a good combo). But what's this? There's a unique pack of them in the room with baal. My merc dies and I'm out of cash so I head to the cold plains to scare up some cash, thinking how nice a Duriel's Shell would be. An ethereal spectral shard drops. And then a Duriel's Shell drops. This thing is totally awesome, I have decent resists in everything now.

I get through the gloams, and get to the 4th wave. These things are poison immune, and they cluster, meaning I have to stand in 5+ infernos and lightning strike. Not going to work. I managed to get them out of the room. Lister is overwhelming me too. All that stunning and my poor FHR. Somehow I lure them out too, and avoid alarming the act 4 guys back there too.

Baal takes a while but isn't too hard.
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My second hellplague, whopee. The rares aren't even worth selling.
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All in all it was pretty fun, although some places with mixed poison and lightning immunes were a huge pain. I'm thinking about making an orb/hydra sorc next.
 

Drystan

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats on your first SP Mat!
The orb/hydra sorc will be SP or will you be going back to B.net?

but they only got as far as act 3 nm generally before I hopped back online or made a new character
:) How did you find facing hell all alone? :)

Again, congrats and goodluck with your orb/hydra. Let us know how she goes. :thumbsup:
 

Milb

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats! Good luck with the Hydra/Orb sorc, one of my first Guardians was one of those, apart from a few situations I basically played her as an underpowered Meteorb! My Guardian thread should be around somewhere if you are interested, let us know how she turns out :smiley:

Milb
 

SeeiN2StarS

Diabloii.Net Member
Stay here! You seem like a good guy that knows what he is doing, it's always nice to see a first Mat/Pat. Especially from a B.Net player!
 

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
Hello Merick, good to see you drifting into here. Well done with your Mat. First of many SP ones, I hope. Pop into the bar and have a drink on me.
 
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