Off the Beaten Path Tournament Results - winter 2020

Luhkoh

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The OBP tourney had two scoring tables, one for runes and one for items. Each is scored individually and combined into final score table. Tiebreakers determined by highest scoring single entry in the individual scoring tables, and by highest scoring item in the combined results. Huge congrats to our new OBP champion @ffs!

Link to running thread HERE

OBP Items
1. (12) ffs 55.7
Astreon's Iron Ward 27.8
The Grandfather 9.3
Soul Drainer 6.6
Stoneraven 6
Stoneraven 6

2. (10) Grisu 54
Darkforce Spawn 19.3
Shadow Dancer 10.7
Windforce 9.3
Giant Skull 8.1
Steel Shade 6.6

3. (8) WoRG 52.7
Dragonscale 14.6
Cerebus' Bite 11
Shadow Dancer 10.7
Griswold's Honor 9.8
Soul Drainer 6.6

4. (7) Gripphon 51.9
Griswold's Redemption 11.3
Griswold's Redemption 11.3
Shadow Dancer 10.7
Windforce 9.3
Stormspire 9.3

5. (6) ResTTe 45.3
Templar's Might 10.7
The Grandfather 9.3
The Grandfather 9.3
Spirit Ward 8.1
Demonhorn's Edge 7.9

6. (5) J-Dog 44.2
Griswold's Redemption 11.3
Gargoyle's Bite 9.3
Boneshade 7.9
Boneshade 7.9
Head Hunter's Glory 7.8

7. (4) NanoMist 42.4
Death Cleaver 9.3
Steel Pillar 9.3
Steel Carapace 8.1
Demonhorn's Edge 7.9
Head Hunter's Glory 7.8

8. (3) jjscud 35.7
Spirit Keeper 14.2
Alma Negra 9.1
The Gladiator's Bane 4.9
Griswold's Valor 4.3
Djinn Slayer 3.2

9. (2) peytron 35.6
Halaberd's Reign 10.4
Spirit Ward 8.1
Soul Drainer 6.6
Arachnid Mesh 5.9
Messerschmidt's Reaver 4.6

10. (1) Luhkoh 34.2
The Cranium Basher 9.3
Ondal's Wisdom 7.8
Doombringer 5.7
Leviathan 5.7
Nightwing's Veil 5.7

OBP Runes
1. (12) ffs 104.5
Zod 71.8
Lo 15.1
Gul 7.1
Gul 7.1
Pul 3.4

2. (10) Gripphon 73.4
Cham 27.5
Lo 15.1
Sur 13.7
Sur 13.7
Pul 3.4

3. (8) Arctodus 53.8
Jah 18.3
Jah 18.3
Ist 7.5
Gul 7.1
Lem 2.6

4. (7) Ghonn 48
Cham 27.5
Sur 13.7
Mal 5
Lum 0.9
Lum 0.9

5. (6) DiabloTwoinDC 47
Lo 15.1
Sur 13.7
Vex 10.6
Mal 5
Lem 2.6

6. (5) jonnyphive 32.7
Jah 18.3
Ist 7.5
Lem 2.6
Lem 2.6
Fal 1.7

7. (4) maxicek 27.9
Ohm 10.1
Ohm 10.1
Um 5.1
Fal 1.7
Lum 0.9

8. (3) J-Dog 26.4
Sur 13.7
Mal 5
Pul 3.4
Lem 2.6
Fal 1.7

9. (3) Luhkoh 26.4
Ist 7.5
Gul 7.1
Um 5.1
Mal 5
Fal 1.7

10. (1) peytron 22.8
Ohm 10.1
Gul 7.1
Lem 2.6
Fal 1.7
Ko 1.3

Final Score
1. ffs 24
2. Gripphon 17
3. Grisu 10
4. WoRG 8
5. J-Dog 8
6. Arctodus 8
7. Ghonn 7
8. ResTTe 6
9. DiabloTwoinDC 6
10. jonnyphive 5
 

Luhkoh

Diabloii.Net Member
Wow, what a set from @ffs! The placement was sort of like 1..2.........3.4.5, so condolences to @Gripphon, but tough to compete with that zod!

Everyone definitely post some juicy haul pics and talk about what characters you ran and where and how it went, if you want.


I thought that haul pic was gonna be cool, but looks kinda rough, but was too lazy to make another :p. This a combined haul pic from the two sets I ran, and I was very pleased with the results. Got some decent runes, and two TC87 grailers (cranium basher and shadow dancer), as well another grailer (hoz). Also scored a very nice 14% csd nightwings!

I ran my first set with trapsin in drifter caverns. She was lucky and also found me a grailer in gargoyles bite during practice runs before the tourney. I had some fun running here. The ice caves look so nice, and the enemies are fun/dangerous. Died several times over the 10 hours, mostly to moon lords, but a couple time from succubi with some nasty mods. Was playing kinda unconservatively :p. Overall I didn't end up loving the area because of the guaranteed champion spawns. This mant that your proportion of champs to bosses well exceeded the normal 20% and you have less minions to drop you runes. Both vex's were from this set and were from poppables (one was from an evil urn :)), and the shadow dancers were found in glacial trail on the way to drifter. My assassin leveled from 90 to 92 during this.

Second set was in mausoleum with my blizz sorc. She leveled from 92 to 93.6ish. Density here is ofc crappy, but it was so nice having a couple of guaranteed boss spawns rather than champion spawns. This was the set i ended up submitting. Found the cranium basher (this was second unique thunder maul in overall grail, and first was earth shifter, so pretty lucky there), and later found the nightwings. Was hoping for veil for grail purposes, but a juicy nightwings is more than welcome. Was also glad to finally get a hoz. Mal and Ist were from monsters, and um and gul were from the sparkly chest.

I also found some excellent nonqualifiers, the rjof being a huge highlight for me.

failed uniques: archon plate, wyrmhide, colossus voulge
tc3s: pelta lunata, tancreds boots, sanders cap
grailers: shadow dancer, cranium basher, herald of zakarum
other nonquals: rjof (38/15), pcomb 32 life, lightning skiller, [email protected] vmagi






 
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Babyhell

Diabloii.Net Member
Omg those results! Congrats @ffs you ruled both categories!

My two isties and low points S/U couldn't compete (the first set Ohm is nice however and allowed me to craft a SC CtA), but it was a fun tournament nonetheless! My luck went afterwards and is currently on, sadly after tournament, but wheel is rolling!

Also huge congrats to you @Luhkoh for hosting this (for me) new format, if I understood correctly you revived something, but you did it well, the score sheet was...IS a great tool from now on.

Hope there will be other like this one, I think one interesting point now will be to analyze the area that worked well in top 3 - iirc what had been declared in the running thread I think top 10 are amongst various places. And that's nice!

See you on next event ;)
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
Wait, I won a tournament? I gotta say, when @WoRG crushed my epic RFL comeback last year despite Zod and Cham drops, I thought that wouldn’t ever happen. ;) Traveling atm but will try to post some stuff later, if screenshots are in the cloud that is..
 

Arctodus

Diabloii.Net Member
Damn, sixth for me ! Pretty sweet, considering the complete trash S/U drops I got ! Dual Jahs saved it for me ! I’ll make a haul pic tonight after work.

Congrats to @ffs !!
 

Gripphon

Diabloii.Net Member
My prediction method is correct yet again! Now it is clear why @ffs didn't even blink on Cham outside tourney. I expected 3 Chams, but Zod is good alternative as well. Congratz on the win.

I did two sets of typical Berserker barb combining City of the Damned, Plains of Despair and Drifter Cavern areas, although majority was focused on CoD. I also tested necro and hammerdin for CoD for an hour or two.

SET 1



Solid set, exactly what I hoped to see when entering the tournament. Total of 7 MFO qualifiers of 9.3+ points and very good luck on rune drops. Jah and Vex dropped in the first few hours.

Item score: 65.4
Dragonscale 14.6
Dragonscale 14.6
Spirit Keeper 14.2
Schaeffer's Hammer 11.6
Halaberd's Reign 10.4

Rune score: 39.9
Jah 18.3
Vex 10.6
Mal 5.0
Pul 3.4
Lem 2.6

Overall very good set, lucky on rune side and above average on item side. Still, there was too much time left and I went for the second set not expecting a better set than this.


SET 2



Item score: 51.9
Griswold's Redemption 11.3
Griswold's Redemption 11.3
Shadow Dancer 10.7
Windforce 9.3
Stormspire 9.3

Rune score 73.4
Cham 27.5
Lo 15.1
Sur 13.7
Sur 13.7
Pul 3.4

I don't know in what universe is MF barb supposed to outperform his item score with runes by 21.5 points, without Zod. Even better, I would like to know how rare this kind of event might be. I checked all my MFO's with barbs and across 50 to 60 hours finding maybe 2 to 3 high runes is already lucky. This set on runes outperformed 7 out of 14 of my Travincal/Cow 20 hour sets if we include top 5 runes only. Mind you I didn't compare 20 hours of this tourney with 20 hours of Travincal or cows, I compared only 10 hours of this set with 20 hours of RFL areas. This may very well be 1 in 50 or 1 in 100 event, mathematicians on forum might have a better estimate. Assume my barb killed creeps comparable to 40 to 45 p7 monsters per minute, or 715/595 MF with 55% hork ~4.6 s/bosspack for items.

Item drops weren't so good this set, at least I hoped to see something better than this. But it's fine, 50+ is respectable enough and I can accept it, but I wanted to see something around 55 or 60 at minimum. 6 items of 9.3+ MFO points is kind of average as well for 10 hours.


FINAL WORDS


An excellent and enjoyable tournament and it was a pleasure to play in it. CoD barb turned out to be able to challenge pitbarb efficiency-wise, although major downsides of area are tough creeps and no Tyrael's from champions. Gameplay videos under spoiler. Thanks to @Luhkoh for hosting this tourney




 
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ResTTe

Diabloii.Net Member
Yeah, this is what i was expecting: decent item score and trash rune score. Didn't drop a single hr. Not even pul+... XD Have no idea how someone can find 4 hrs within 10 hours, but whatever XD I did just 2 sets and they were both very comparable. Nothing unusual. You can see them here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cTKDCkErNfURFbdqJ--v3kNDwyNOvFylYij3Ctj6DtU/edit?usp=sharing

I decided to track all of the elite items i found during the second set. It turned out to be 46 items total. Kinda crazy xD
 

J-Dog

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats @ffs !

This tournament had quite a few insane rune hauls. I thought my set was pretty well rounded but fifth place was a surprise. I ran mostly Glacial Trail + Drifted Cavern with awesome Evil urn spawns. I did waste maybe two hours of the set by running Izual + City of Damned rather inefficiently. Trapsin was my weapon of choice for the tournament.

I planned on running second set with fire druid but got caught up with leveling a Flaming mauler bear and other magic finding so I ended up doing just one set. Here's haul pics:

Qualifiers:
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Elite uniques:
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Jewelry:
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A huge thank you @Luhkoh for hosting this tournament. I had a lot of fun not only during the tournament but also before it began. I tested out builds and ran areas I normally wouldn't and it was refreshing. Definitely more stuff like this on the SPF in the future.
 

jonnyphive

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats to all who participated (and especially @ffs for winning!); this tournament was a lot of fun. As I mentioned in the running thread, the 10-hour sets were nice and manageable. No haul pics for me as I ID'd everything as I went, and the quality of my qualifiers dropped off pretty quickly in both categories so they wouldn't be that impressive anyway. Still, very happy to place 10th - my only goals were to 1) have fun, and 2) not come in last :p, and I accomplished both.

The one disappointment for me was that after initially finding that 4os 12% ED superior Shadow Bow, I found a Jah within about an hour of running, as well as a Lem and Eld shortly thereafter, but the Ohm never dropped... so I felt tantalizingly close to being able to assemble all the components for a very nice Faith the whole time, but unfortunately it just wasn't meant to be. Still happy to have that Jah though!! And The Redeemer and Death Cleaver were both grailers, so that was nice.

Let's see, what else... with a nice Trapsin who leveled from 87-91 (thus finishing the build for me), I ran /p5 RoF for the first 5 hours, with 217 runs meaning about 1:23 / run, and the second five hours of RoF were at p7 and about ~15s slower per run, so not a big drop off. Decent enough pace for no Enigma, I think.

And of course, a huge thanks to @Luhkoh for hosting! I know it can be a ton of work to coordinate something like this, and with all of us being "real" adults these days, fitting that into your schedule is even more impressive. I look forward to when this (presumably) comes around again next year!
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
@Gripphon indeed those are pretty sick rune hauls for a single target build! I would have expected it to be much less successful for this kind of scoring system tbh. Btw that other Cham you mentioned was found weeks ago, not during or after this tournament, hence the no flinching. ;)

I only did one set running RoF with Hammerdin, mostly on P5. He is a solid choice for A4 areas on higher player settings, and well suited for this kind of combined MF/RF running. Gameplay is rather braindead though, and even a touch more boring for someone who took an untwinked Pally to 99 recently, having thrown a hammer or two along the way. :)

Haul top 5_Set 1.png

Gameplay vid I posted before the tourney started with gear shown at the end:


Lo, Zod and Astreon's dropped within the first 2.5 hours. (Also I should note Lo and Zod dropped within 25 minutes after I complained about lack of rune drops in the running thread. :p) As evident from his score, the remaining 7.5 hours were pretty terrible, but after the strong start I stuck with RoF just to see what it delivered, even though it became increasingly clear the CoD was the better target.

Two of his top 5 runes dropped from RoF chests with Lo and one Gul. I hit the chests because the location usually spawned 1-2 packs anyway, didn’t really think chest drops would matter much per se. Those plus Zod and Astreon drops:

2_Lo.png2_Gul chest.png
1_Astreon.png2_Zod.png

Thanks for hosting @Luhkoh. Congrats to all who found something they were looking for! Let’s pile up even more runes soon during RFL.
 

Gripphon

Diabloii.Net Member
@ffs
It has nothing to do with expectations. If you tell me to fire up my Travsorc now to outperform that kind of a rune score in 10 hours, real question would be how many sets would it take me to do it. I don't think anything I've done in diablo can measure up to this kind of luck, even my 290+ RFO score pales in comparison. It's just too bad luck came in a form of runes and not something else.

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Seeing scores now MF barb objectively has nothing to hope for in this kind of tourney. Lucky type of event I hoped for was random Jah/Ber/Cham drop maybe supported with random Mal and then Lem and then weaker runes. Something up to 25 score or 30+ in case of Cham. That would be kind of "normal type of luck" if there is such thing. And that would hardly be enough for top 10. Barb would likely take 12 or 10 points in items and hope for point or two in runes. That's kind of maximum player could hope to get. Good enough for top 3 in the end, far from having a chance of winning.
 
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Arctodus

Diabloii.Net Member
Haul pic :

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Noob pic, because my items are ID, but well, I'll do better next time. And also only kept my best items in my OBP stash, so not to complete haul either. Sorry !

As you can see, it was very meager S/U wise. I did decided to go hard on RoF chests, which very close from the WP, because I thought that it was my best chance at a decent score, since I was using a sub-optimal Blova sorc rushed in about two weeks. Already had Jah, Gul, Lem and Ist with 3h30 left, but decided to continue with my two chests, hoping for that Cham drop. I had to settle with another Jah, poor me. :p Still, I think I made the right choice, in my specific context.

I think that RoF was a very good place to farm for this tournament (as @ffs proved), but would probably use some other character in the future, because Grotesque were too much of a pain in the *** to kill with Nova. I skipped them most of the time.

Anyway, all in all, for my first tournament ever with a sub-optimal character, I'm very happy with my 6th place !
 

NanoMist

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Congrats to @ffs for the win! Astreon's and Zod combo sounds awfully familiar.. Also thanks to @Luhkoh for hosting duties!

My first set was done with a Fireball Sorc in P5 RoF, targeting both bosses and ghosts. Highest rune found in 10 hours was a Fal.. bad luck there.
I respec'd to Blizzard Sorc for my second set, concentrating on bosses only with P1 setting. Runes were more in line with what I expected P1 to be- Ohm Um Pul Lem Io. Qualifiers are pitiful but I did find these non-qualifiers though:
Blood Thirst
Scissors Quhab
One Hand Damage: 28 - 143
Durability: 35 of 35
Required Level: 43
Required Strength: 72
Required Dexterity: 72
Fingerprint: 0x484e946c
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)
+11 to Maximum Damage
+72 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
Adds 3 - 5 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
8% Life stolen per hit
+3 to Lightning Sentry (Assassin Only)
+1 to Blade Fury (Assassin Only)
Hit Causes Monster to Flee 100%
Ethereal

Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x776fc218
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+10 to Maximum Damage
+74 to Attack Rating
+29 to Life

Shimmering Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x28074eea
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
All Resistances +3
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
 

Luhkoh

Diabloii.Net Member
Great stuff everyone! Loving the haul pics. Congrats to everyone who had fun and/or got richer :). Lol that astreons/zod repeat is hilarious. Glad you guys linked that. And yeah @Gripphon thats got to be rune-luckiest 10 hours of zerking in history. Well really 20 hours lol. If you'd scored better on items, I guess you could have tied for first (that last sentence is hilarious for zerker). But this was @ffs 's tourney to dominate (congrats again!). Also @Arctodus did you drop both jahs from the chests themselves? We need jah-from-chest screenshots!
 

Arctodus

Diabloii.Net Member
@Luhkoh One from chest, one from a Strangler. Didn’t make a picture of the second drop, because it dropped in a map full of champions/uniques Grotesque that were dicey on p7 for my Blova. Had to lure them away from the rune before picking it up, so no real time for a picture (S&E screen would have hid the thing).

It also means that my last 3h30 wasn’t that productive, at least chest-wise. I probably should have hit another target. I used my Frenzy barb in the Kurast temples for an 1/2 hour, but nothing dropped, so I switched back to RoF hoping for Cham.

Also, I think I didn’t keep the picture of the one from the chest. I thought it was not necessary for the tournament. Are those required ? Again, you’ll have to excuse my noob behavior, I’ll keep those drop pictures next time !
 
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Luhkoh

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@Arctodus of course not required! I think I put screenshots encouraged but not required in the rules, I just meant because it's fun seeing a jah from a chest when we're all so used to LK :). And haha no worries, this is the first time I've successfully not ID'd most of my finds for a haul pic. My haul pick from last mfo was atrocious since everything was ID'd and I included a ton of items in it.
 

jonnyphive

Diabloii.Net Member
Here's the pic of my Jah drop... I'm about 95% sure it was from the chest but with traps there's a lot of killing going on while I open chests so it could've been from a mob too.



Edit: This was on p5, so if it was indeed from the chest, this should be the only pattern at this p setting in A4.
 
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