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Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by mattinm, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. sequana

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    I'm very sorry to hear that Thomh.

    I was considering for a little while wheather to try this round of MF league with Astra, but in the end I dropped out, she is too fragile and Council nasty.

    Astra started to run Meph finally, speed is very low but at least grailers are dropping quite a bit (heh, surprisingly...)...*hopes for Shako*...It's a really nice feeling to start grailing from the beginning again :).
     
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    You'll probably come zooming past me then :p Only time I've been playing assassin is running Meph into oblivion(ok, so that has been an awful lot >.>) But probably sitting pretty at 90 for now.


     
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    Well, hell mephisto was a little meh and very slow to run. Got tired of ressing my merc every ~fifth run. So I decided to continue through hell, and with 7 +skills it's not that bad.
    Currently i'm just taking a break before I take on big D himself. I've respecced back to a FO/FB build. Very pleased with that. Although if/when I return to Mephisto, it will be in the form of pure blizzard.

    For this game to keep my attention, I set myself different goals. (I'm sure we all do)
    My current one is to get to level 85 so I can equip my Merc with the gladiator bane that i've found. Not that he needs it, but i've yet to find anything better and I like to equip shiny new things on my companion:)
    - But so far, Act4 has been a breeze. So to mix it up abit, I think I will be running/questing until I reach aformentioned level, and get back to mephi.

    Nico, Level 77, Sorc, Act 4 Hell
     
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    Very sorry to hear that Thomh, RIP Idun.

    I'm slightly ashamed to have taken the lead in the HC Ladder from her. There was no serious playing involved, just cowardly knocking over p7 Pindle again and again (while watching movies on the side). Nice way to relax after a stressful day.
    I was sort of hoping for Pindle to give me an idea on what to try next (Windforce? DWeb?), but his drops continued to suck. The only even slightly remarkable find was M'avinas Diadem (with matching bow). Two or three other TC8x set items.
    Meph finally coughed up an Oculus, but I'm still missing some other old favorites like Reaper's, Shaft, Arach... At least her second unique Amulet was Highlord's (first was Mara's) :). Grail is at ~65% (not signed up for the mf tourney, so who cares).
    Finally decided to start up Axe, the Axe-wielding WWBarb. Wow, that name is so creative. He just reached A3NM and is still pwning everything effortlessly with 2xButcher's Pupil/Angelic Jewelry/Arreat's/Ironpelt/Gores... I'll have to see how that holds up in Hell since there are no great gear upgrades available.
    Respec'ed the sorc to CL/FO for a laugh, but didn't actually play her much after that. Obviously a huge decrease in speed and mf, but I was growing very bored of her.

    Irene, CL/FO Sorc, Level 91 (Guardian), HC Vanilla
    Axe, WW Barb, Level 56 (A3NM), HC Vanilla

    PS I'm on a very crappy cellphone internet connection for a couple of weeks, so I won't be around for MP.
     
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    Yay, baal.

    Matriarch Sookie, Blizzsorc, Level 95

    -CG
     
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    Oh, why did you have to overtake me on the Ladder CG... now I've got to get down to some serious running again :p.

    On a side note, I manage to get my HC Ladder sorceress all the way to Hell Pindle and I'm currently leveling off him and running Meph as I see fit. I've been really lucky with drops so far in the sense that I have max resists in Hell (except poison at ~60) using a Wizspike, Vipermagi, and a pair of good FCR + resists rings.

    Well, I *was* going to go to bed, but I think I'll hit up some SC Ladder fun.

    EDIT: Actually, I hadn't updated her in a while and had done Pindle + AT runs on several occassions; not enough to gain a lot of progress, but enough to maintain the lead. Still, I think I'll take her out for a spin.

    EDIT2: In my first Chaos run I get an Eaglehorn and a 2/2/2 Tal's Orb. Guess I'll stick with her for now :p. If only Tal's Ammy would drop and I could complete the set; then I'd be golden right now.


     
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    There is a cap of 3 sockets on normal and 4 on NM.

    But you are right: Items with ilvl > 25 can have four sockets. The trick is to find white or ethereal without sockets and socket them yourself. Larzuk will give the maximum sockets, but the cube formula, which won't work for ethereal, low quality or superior items, gives 4 sockets on 50% probability.


    I'm joining this fun:

    tavaritz, HC, FAM


     
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    Smuggler,Sorceress, SC FAM,44
    Started this sorc as a countess runner, so she wont be going very far in the ladder. She'll be running to gear up my paladin, who will hopefully be able to make a serious bid for top spot on the ladder.

    My necro is sitting at 40M or so until 91, and thats where he'll probably stay. He was fun but I just dont see him competing with all those sorceresses at the top. I must've done 300-400 CS runs with him and found no tc87's, but he did manage a jah and a Lo rune.
     
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    Re: Official 1.13 SPF Ladder: Rules, Signups, Status, and Discussion

    I have also returned and would like to sign up for this as well.

    Vildecor, HC, FAM
    Vildecor, SC, FAM
     
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    Since my first exam was at 7am and I've got nothing to do till 1pm, I finally got around to updating my ladder accounts :whistling:

    Emeralda 89 Blova, SC FAM
    Biggins 87 Frenzy, SC FAM
     
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    Well, I finally came around to mat my Sorc. She arrived at Act 5 a while ago, but chose to beat the crap out of Pindle, while leveling from 80-85. The results? Not one single useful item. And he maybe dropped 10 or so uniques, in total. While I accept that he isn't throwing around items, like mephisto, that's just cheap! And as to why I chose to level to 85 before finishing, it was just some weird goal of mine, that i would need to be able to equip my merc with gladiators, before heading towards baal. Which, wasn't that big of a challenge.

    For the purpose of finishing the game, i chose to respec back to FO/FB, but now my next goal is to cube the token(?) to respec back to pure Blizzard. Baal dropped his, Mephisto litterally threw them at my face. Left is just Diablo and Andariel to cough up theirs. For those interested here's the equipment that my sorceress currently wears:

    Code:
    Harlequin Crest
    Shako
    Defense: 121
    Durability: 7 of 12
    Required Level: 62
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x3c5f03c2
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    All Stats +2
    +127 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    +127 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
    Damage Reduced by 10%
    50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Stone Collar
    Amulet
    Required Level: 31
    Fingerprint: 0xfea638f0
    Item Level: 59
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +9 to Dexterity
    All Resistances +16
    Fire Resist +10%
    24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Skin of the Vipermagi
    Serpentskin Armor
    Defense: 279
    Durability: 15 of 24
    Required Level: 29
    Required Strength: 43
    Fingerprint: 0xca9efbe7
    Item Level: 59
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +30% Faster Cast Rate
    +120% Enhanced Defense
    All Resistances +33
    Magic Damage Reduced by 10
    24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Perfect Topaz
    
    Perfect Topaz
    Required Level: 18
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Weapons: Adds 1 - 40 Lightning Damage
    Armor: 24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Shields: Lightning Resist +40%
    
    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x8a1d6116
    Item Level: 59
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +213 to Attack Rating
    Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    +16 to Dexterity
    +40 to Mana
    Cold Absorb 20%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    Dread Circle
    Ring
    Required Level: 13
    Fingerprint: 0xbba2dfd5
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Faster Cast Rate
    +61 to Attack Rating
    Replenish Life +5
    Damage Reduced by 2
    
    Tal Rasha's Fine-Spun Cloth
    Mesh Belt
    Defense: 36
    Durability: 14 of 16
    Required Level: 53
    Required Strength: 38
    Fingerprint: 0x388027c7
    Item Level: 59
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +20 to Dexterity
    +30 to Mana
    37% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    12% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Requirements -20%
    Set (2 items): +60 Defense
    Set (3 items): +10% Faster Cast Rate
    
    
    War Traveler
    Battle Boots
    Defense: 126
    Durability: 42 of 48
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 95
    Fingerprint: 0xe9d8241d
    Item Level: 59
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +25% Faster Run/Walk
    Adds 15 - 25 Damage
    +163% Enhanced Defense
    +10 to Strength
    +10 to Vitality
    40% Slower Stamina Drain
    Attacker Takes Damage of 10
    47% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +30 Maximum Durability
    
    Chance Guards
    Chain Gloves
    Defense: 27
    Durability: 13 of 16
    Required Level: 15
    Required Strength: 25
    Fingerprint: 0xd6ff6f85
    Item Level: 59
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +25 to Attack Rating
    +27% Enhanced Defense
    +15 Defense
    200% Extra Gold from Monsters
    40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +2 to Light Radius
    
    The Oculus
    Swirling Crystal
    One Hand Damage: 27 - 63
    Durability: 26 of 26
    Required Level: 42
    Fingerprint: 0xda0a5bf9
    Item Level: 59
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    25% Chance to cast level 1 Teleport when struck
    +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    +30% Faster Cast Rate
    +20% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Vitality
    +20 to Energy
    All Resistances +20
    +5 to Mana after each Kill
    50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Ethereal
    
    Spirit
    Monarch
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 145
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 84 of 86
    Required Level: 54
    Required Strength: 156
    Fingerprint: 0xf1934e57
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +35% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +101 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +6 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune
    And the merc:

    Code:
    Vampire Gaze
    Grim Helm
    Defense: 252
    Durability: 28 of 40
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 58
    Fingerprint: 0xcf530f42
    Item Level: 59
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    6% Mana stolen per hit
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    15% Slower Stamina Drain
    Damage Reduced by 15%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 13
    
    
    The Gladiator's Bane
    Wire Fleece
    Defense: 1317
    Durability: 27 of 135
    Required Level: 85
    Required Strength: 111
    Fingerprint: 0xe732cbd
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    +163% Enhanced Defense
    +50 Defense
    Damage Reduced by 16
    Magic Damage Reduced by 17
    Cannot Be Frozen
    Poison Length Reduced by 50%
    Attacker Takes Damage of 20
    +103 Maximum Durability
    
    
    Obedience
    Great Poleaxe
    HelKoThulEthFal
    Two Hand Damage: 216 - 596
    Durability: 48 of 55
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 144
    Required Dexterity: 80
    Fingerprint: 0xd34aa61b
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    30% Chance to cast level 21 Enchant when you Kill an Enemy
    +40% Faster Hit Recovery
    370% Enhanced Damage
    -25% Target Defense
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    -25% to Enemy Fire Resistance
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +243 Defense
    +10 to Strength
    +10 to Dexterity
    All Resistances +24
    Requirements -20%
    5 Sockets (5 used)
    Socketed: Hel Rune
    Socketed: Ko Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Eth Rune
    Socketed: Fal Rune
    I have an insight for him too, i just wanted to play around with the obedience for a while:) And I only had to reroll the Spirit once.

    Matriarch Nico, Level 85, SC
     
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    Re: Official 1.13 SPF Ladder: Rules, Signups, Status, and Discussion

    I'm interested in joining, it makes sense to be playing in a competition, makes things more interesting. However I just did my first Pat untwinked and if I sign up I have to start again! :banghead:

    Hrm, I could do a Sorc for MF or stop worring about being untwinked and play the class/build I want for a change.
     
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    I don't think there's a rule against entering characters that you've already started, provided they follow the rules and aren't contaminated by non-ladder people. If you've been entirely self-found and haven't MP'd and you're playing 1.13 final (and are in compliance with the other ladder rules,) I think you'd be alright to join with what you've got.

    I'd like mattinm to confirm my interpretation of his rules at some point, though. And also, none of this helps you if you're playing something besides 1.13 final and/or you've traded or MP'd with non-ladder folk.

    -CG
     
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    I'm going to retract my entry in the Softcore Ladder and just stick with Hardcore only.

    I currently have two characters going. One random druid competing in the Random Tourney. His lifespan will most likely depend on the skill rolls he gets for Hell. His permanent skills are Firestorm, Molten Boulder, and Fire Claws...so at least that has some Hell viability. Just looking for something to handle FI mobs once he reaches hell. The other is a sorceress I'll be using to build an item base.


    Oisin, 28 Fire Druid, HC FAM
    Eve, 15 Sorceress (future orb/FB), HC FAM
     
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    This sounds fun so I guess I'll join

    I have started a sorc, I guess I'll make her blizz/fireball or Frozen Orb/Meteor.

    BabyLink, SC FAM
     
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    Got Milk ... ?

    In fact, imagine if we still have white runes. Does not this screenshot kinda give you shivers?

    Anyways, altough I somehow automatically expected Jah or Cham, these are trendy these days ... eh? .. I should not really complain, should I :D

    To be punctual, this happened in the morning, so I am wiser now what to do with it. I sift through my ladder stash and the solution very clearly crystalized, taking into consideration my previous Ist from countess and this smoochie:
    Superior Archon Plate
    Defense: 598
    Durability: 34 of 60
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 103
    Fingerprint: 0x96b3f936
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +14% Enhanced Defense


    (IIRC from cows too, one of the very first useful things they dropped for me. I saved it for Enigma maybe or whatever, but meh.)

    I thought about saving it, but Im still probably not used to new drops. One of the worst decisions made was waiting for the second Ber back when I was running for Infinity. The RW itself was pwn, but it had so much bitterness around it becouse of 8k of dull chest popping involved I almost quit D2 for good becouse of it.

    So nah. I sweared to make Beast with my next Ber, which would open me the world of silly superbuilds, but ... the problem is that everything in my stash atm screams MAKE COH. And, its not really bad decision, since I can imagine this armour to be used on like 90 percent of my future chars, including the 99er, not to mention PvP finery and greatness as a merc armour. Note that Im Vanilla and mean to stay that way, so not having access to Fort, CoH will also make the pwniest Trav running armor of them all, which can certainly help me to get that second Ber for Beast much faster that vice versa.

    I wont rush with the decision and will give it some time to settle, but it seems that third time in a row, Beast is not happening. Have to make that CS Amazon input thread first though!
     
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    Hehe, congrats!
    I know what you mean. Better not think about how many high runes got lost in the huge puddles of white letters... :rolleyes:

    My little baba is shiny now. :smug:
    Did NM Baal runs until he could wear the whole set. Time to kick some serious butt in hell now!

    I actually found the last part (diadem) of the M'avina set recently and I think of doing a full set amazon too... something like a strafe/FA build. Not sure yet though.



     
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    Ah, it's good to be back, sense I lost most of my items with the new comp then went inactive, I might as well start here, tried to get back into things by signing up for the random tourney but uh... I'm a little rusty (died in normal catacombs :banghead: )

    In any case
    TrailLeg HC FAM
     
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    I started Undertaker a few weeks before 1.13 so that rules him out. I think I will start a new character on the ladder, I just need to think about what class/build!


     
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    If you want to MF and build wealth but aren't interested in sorcs, there's still a number of viable options.

    My favorite is the lightning trapsin, which is what I chose to run in the last SP Ladder (whose inaugural MF tournament had a no-sorcs rule,) which is almost as effective for untwinked wealth building as sorcs. You could probably legitimately start with a whirlwind barb at this point, because countess would allow you to generate a couple oaths with little to no effort, at which point the game becomes easy. There's also the stereotypical fishymancer, but I find it to be annoying at meph, so YMMV. If none of those appeal to you but you're looking for a good non-sorc wealth-builder, let me know and I'll toss out some other ideas.

    -CG

    edit: Also, LF/FA amazon is quite gg and can run cows very easily (as well as a85 and baal and, really, whatever,) and tesladin or hammerdin both work if you're looking for a pally. The only thing I don't have a really good untwinked wealth builder option for is druid, but windy druid is definitely a possibility.
     

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