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  1. DiabloTwoinDC

    DiabloTwoinDC Diabloii.Net Member

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    Goal: - play through the game with every set.

    I started this project right after my restart. I was in lurk mode at that time, so I never bothered making a thread about it. Now that I'm working on the Mūríos Project, I like having threads to track the progress of all my characters. I'm well underway already. Here is my original post in @dterry's "Color of Money" thread. Also wanted to give a shout out to @ioupainmax for the nice analysis of builds suitable for each of the exceptional sets, found here. ;)

    Finished:
    Code:
    Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
    ---------------     --------            --------------      -----
    Angelic             Sorceress           MeteOrb             1
    Arcanna             Sorceress           Blizz-Baller        78
    Arctic              Amazon              Frost Maiden        80
    Cathan              Assassin            MB-Trapper          78
    Cleglaw             Druid               Rabies-geddon       79
    Death               Barbarian           Frenzy/DS           78
    Infernal            Necromancer         Fishymancer         79
    Isenhart            Paladin             Tesla-Froster       78
    Milabrega           Paladin             Hammerdin           78
    Sigon               Amazon              Poison Jav          78
    Tancred             Necromancer         Poisonmancer        79
    Vidala              Amazon              Immo Arrow          80
    
    Code:
    Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
    ---------------     --------            --------------      -----
    Bul-Kathos          Barbarian           Frenzy              85
    König               Barbarian           Immortal King       90
    Tal-Rasha           Sorceress           Lite-Baller         85
    
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    In Progress:
    Code:
    Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
    ---------------     --------            --------------      -----
    Berserker           Barbarian           Berserker's Arsenal 77
    Griswold            Paladin             Griswold's Legacy   42
    Civerb              Druid               Civerb's Vestments  31
    Aldur               Druid               Aldur's Watchtower  18
    
     
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  2. DiabloTwoinDC

    DiabloTwoinDC Diabloii.Net Member

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    Matriarch Tal-Rasha (lvl 85)
    Hmm.. Can't find a screen grab at the moment. I'll just get a new one if I have to.. She was my 1.13/1.14 LK runner (hopefully I never do LK runs again). She has a stable Monarch rack 1 TP away from waypoint. Allowed me to roll many many many 'Spirit' shields. I don't really remember much from her gameplay. Kind of a glass cannon IIRC, Lightning/FB hybrid. Killed things nicely, but she (and merc) weren't that sturdy.
     
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    Bul-Kathos (lvl 66) - A5 Nightmare
    Started this guy a looong time ago, and parked him ~lvl 60. I only had 1 piece of the set at the time. He was forgotten for ages, but now I'm picking him back up where he was left off. Still don't have much of a plan/build made up yet. Just 2x Bul-Kathos, and swing away with Frenzy. :D
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    Any suggestions for Frenzy build? Other gear?

    Edit: o_Oo_Oo_O
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    Nice concept. Good luck !!
     
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    What's the plan for the beserker set? Singer?
     
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    DiabloTwoinDC Diabloii.Net Member

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    Yep. He's parked at hell HF. Killing was unbearably slow. Maybe now with a bunch of skillers he won't be as bad..
     
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    Bul-Kathos (lvl 79) - A4 Hell
    For many many battles together, his companion Durga kept commenting to Bul-Kathos "you don't have BO". He always thought to himself: Wow, despite this constant frenzied exertion, I still smell nice! Once he attained level 77 and equipped his new Conqueror Crown, Bul-Kathos realized what his friend was referring to.. The additional +60% life helped them both considerably. :D
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    He has been a nice break from some of the under powered builds that I've been playing. It's not like BK is so strong, but he handles p1-3 pretty easily. I saw how fast he was gaining levels at p3, and I don't really want him to level past 85. So, I've been running p1 and cruising through the acts. PIs weren't even a problem in A1, he just frenzied them away. A2 they got a bit stronger, so I gave him a 'Kingslayer' and he hasn't had any problems since.
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    Patriarch Bul-Kathos (lvl 81)
    Screenshot181.jpg
    Skills:
    20 Sword Mastery
    20 Double Swing
    20 Frenzy
    20 Taunt
    4 Natural Resist

    Stats:
    Damage 1800-2900, 1300-3500 @5 fpa? (I got confused with 'primary wep' and IAS..)
    AR 9400
    Resists 75/75/75/68 (before Fade)

    Gear:

    BK Tribal Guardian (w/Shael)
    BK Sacred Charge (w/Pul)
    'Treachery' Ornate Plate
    IK Gloves/Belt/Boots
    Raven Froat
    BK Wedding Band
    Highlord's Wrath
    Halaberd's Reign

    A5 pics:
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    Thoughts:
    You can run really fast with frenzy.
     
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    Lol, congrats on another Pat !!
     
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    König (Immortal King, lvl 43) - A1 Nightmare
    Khalim's -> Bonesnap -> Steeldriver, MPK ring lets him whirl away without mana issues.
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    Another nice LL Necro head.
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    I feel so unsatisfied when Tyrael puts the portal out of reach..
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    Edit: Should I go with extra points in Berserk? Or, the elemental damage from set is good enough? And put the extra points into Warcries?
     
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    Leveled Bul-Kathos to 85 with some p7 Shenk/Eldrich runs. Taunt is very nice for all those Slingers and Bone Archers. :D
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    * I tried the BK ring as well, but Anya is too picky. :rolleyes:
    Code:
    Bul-Kathos's Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian
    Mythical Sword
    One Hand Damage: 1080 - 1350
    Durability: 43 of 44
    Required Level: 66
    Required Strength: 147
    Required Dexterity: 124
    Fingerprint: 0x9dadf895
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +40% Increased Attack Speed
    200% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 50 Poison Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
    +20 to Strength
    Fire Resist +50% 1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Shael Rune
    
    Bul-Kathos's Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge
    Colossus Blade
    One Hand Damage: 675 - 1755
    Two Hand Damage: 1566 - 3105
    Durability: 48 of 50
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 189
    Required Dexterity: 110
    Fingerprint: 0x4a6963de
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    200% Enhanced Damage
    +75% Damage to Demons
    +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
    35% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Knockback
    All Resistances +20
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Pul Rune
    
    Looking over my list (and to satisfy my OCD), I thought it would be nice to level all exceptional set characters to 85, and all normal sets to 80. They are all 78-79 except that **bleep** Angelic at lvl 81! :mad:

    I am seriously considering this, but wasn't sure if it goes against forum rules? Could I rename her something else, and continue to level her as regular MeteOrb (not using Angelic set)? Then create a new character named Angelic, and play her to lvl 80.. again. Would that be allowed?
     
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    Very cool project!

    I need to hurry up or you'll surpass me in no time in the Murios Project, or maybe you did already :p
     
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    Haha. Not yet. All I will accomplish is forcing you to Pat some of your 99-ers. :p
     
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    König (Immortal King, lvl 62) - A4 Nightmare
    Keeping the same armor/weapon look going:
    'Steath' Ancient Armor -> 'Lionheart' Ornate Plate -> IKSC
    Bonesnap -> Upped Steeldriver -> IK Maul
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    Double drop? I didn't think that was possible..
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    König (Immortal King, lvl 76) - A1 Hell
    As if he wasn't cruising along easily enough already..
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    I guess I will just go with MF (Ptopaz) for the Armor/Helm? The weapon needs 30% IAS right? I stuck 2x +11 Max/+15 IAS jewels in there. Don't have any RJoF or anything nice. Decked him out with some of my nice 1.07 haxxor damage charms. This should be a fun leisurely jog through Hell. ;)
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    Edit: I was at around 2000 HP, at the start of A1. I ran into a multi-boss pack and died. One was Fana/Extra Fast, the other was Cursed/Extra Strong. So, I pumped a lot of my spare points into Vitality to get HP over 3000. I think it was too many. Then I accidentally placed a second skill point into Battle Command instead of Berserk. :mad:

    That gave me the excuse to respec, and re-gained the 2 points from Increased Stamina/Speed while I was at it. Only pumped HP to ~2500, and the rest into STR. That got WW damage over 7K, and Zerk over 9K. I like those numbers better. :D
     
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    Nice going !! Reminds me I really should get me a full IK Barb at some point as well. Or at least a character based on an entire set. Full Nat's MA Sin could also be fun.
     
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    He is certainly fun! Gotta remind those demons who is in charge. You play too many underpowered builds, and they start to walk around like they own this realm. o_O

    If you just want a character to play with a full set, I hear Berserker's is easy to find.. :rolleyes:
     
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    I have all the sets in the game, so if I'm looking for excuses why I haven't made a full set character yet, I'll have to look elsewhere I'm afraid ;).
     
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    König (Immortal King, lvl 85) - A4 Hell
    Chugging right along. I think he will end up 90+ by the time he takes down Baal. Turns out you keep gaining levels on Hell as long as you don't drop the player setting.. :rolleyes:

    At least I won't have to level him for very long after making Pat.
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    Played A1 & A2 at p8 the whole way, but it was starting to get slower. Dropped to p5 for Duriel as a precaution.
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    Back to p8 for all of A3. Oceans of tiny flayers to smack around. :p
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    He handles multi-boss rooms pretty well. Sarina's temple had 2x bosses alongside her.. o_O
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    Including this guy, PI and MI. Decrepify actually broke PI, but the elemental damage from IK did a respectable job anyway.
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