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Patriarch Wolf

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Jaffa Tamarin, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Jaffa Tamarin

    Jaffa Tamarin IncGamers Member

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    Patriarch Wolf

    Today I made my first solo Patriarch. Yay!

    Wolf is a werewolf (and druid, obviously), running with a pack of maxed-out dire wolves. Untwinked, no mercenary, full-cleared all three difficulties and killed Hell Baal at level 83.

    Skills
    Oak Sage, Raven, Spirit Wolf - 1 each
    HoW, Dire Wolf, Grizzly - 20 each (Grizzly just for the damage bonus, I only ever summoned wolves)

    Werewolf - 10
    Lycanthropy - 20
    Feral Rage - 1
    Hunger - 3 (from helm)
    Fury - 2 (from helm)

    Stats
    Strength 194 (+ 26 from equipment)
    Dexterity 160
    Vitality 130 (life normally 1443 when shifted)
    Energy 21 (yes the extra 1 point was a misclick)

    Resists in hell
    Fire 82, Cold 74, Lightning 64, Poison 31

    Equipment
    Coral Spirit Mask of Frost Shield socketed with Ort rune, +2 Fury, +3 Hunger
    Bitter Hide Mesh Armor socketed with Um rune (def 374, 24% FHR, +19 life, resists)
    Pain Cord Mesh Belt (def 93, 24% FHR, 1% life steal, 5% open wounds, +16 life, 21% cold resist)
    Havoc Knuckle Vampirebone Gloves (def 62, 10% IAS, 2% life steal, 5% crushing blow, +18 life, +19 mana, poison dagger charges(!))
    Infernostride Demonhide Boots

    Bonehew Ogre Axe (socketed with a perfect amethyst and an ED jewel, total 110-569 damage)

    Chromatic Amulet of Atlas (I gambled endlessly for amulets -- this was the best, 30% resist all and +25 strength)
    Stone Touch Ring (+113 AR, +2 life, cold and poison resist)
    Order Touch Ring (+3 max damage, +24 AR, 10% resist all, 7% MF, confuse charges)

    An inventory full of charms, mostly for resists.

    The Bonehew was found in Hell maggot lair -- the corpse explosion charges came in very handy for clearing out a packed Coldworm's Lair. I socketed it with whatever I had to hand at the time, and had a Hel rune waiting to remove those items when I found something better. I never did.

    I didn't have anything special for physical immunes. The prevent monster heal on the Bonehew with odd bits of elemental damage from charms and Infernostride was enough. On weapon switch I had a Woestave upgraded to bec-de-corbin, which with 50% open wounds was actually better for some physical immunes (ghosts particularly seemed to be very vulnerable to open wounds).

    Hell Ancients were a right royal PITA. Even when I rolled them up with attributes that weren't instantly lethal, I couldn't go toe-to-toe with any of them, so had to run around sniping at them with Bonehew when they were distracted by the wolves. I ran out of pots before the first two died (and the pots I had brought up and left lying around had all timed out, which is the most annoying new feature of 1.10), and I had to get Korlic stuck against a pillar and let the dire wolves nibble him to death. This took around 40 minutes (Korlic was stoneskin, and must have been close to physical immune).

    Jaffa
     
  2. Dacar92

    Dacar92 Community, Amazon, DH Moderator & Inc Clan Officer

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    Congratulations! Nice work!
     
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    Great job! Stoneskin ancients are really painful!
     
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    fishman IncGamers Member

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    Congrats on your first pat! Here's to many more :drink:
     
  5. Mage11

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    Congratulations, Jaffa. Your first Patriarch is always a great achievement, and very noteworthy.

    While I'm at it, welcome to our forums. Please remember to read the FAQs and behave in front of our elite uniques.

    It may be a nice idea to do a quick intro thread to let everyone know you're here and tell us a little bit about you and what you play. The photos on your website are cool - you may even want to use a small one as an avatar.

    Do feel free to drop by at the local forum bar, the EMB, for a quiet drink or two - the first one's on me. :drink:

    Enjoy your time here.
     
  6. Slartibartfast

    Slartibartfast IncGamers Member

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    Very nice! Many Gratz :clap:

    Besides, is it just me or are there not many werewolves anymore?
     
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    whomhead IncGamers Member

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    congrats on the Pat, and welcome to the forum! :howdy: :clap:
     
  8. LprMan

    LprMan IncGamers Member

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    :flip:

    Nice work! Werewolfs are fun to play

    :thumbsup:
     
  9. nemar

    nemar IncGamers Member

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    great job
    I take a :drink: for you
     
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    Gratz on the pat :thumbsup:
     
  11. General Zod 2

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    Congratulations on a job well done Jaffa, and Welcome to the SPF as well!
     
  12. Jaffa Tamarin

    Jaffa Tamarin IncGamers Member

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    Thanks for the welcome, everyone.

    For my next D2 project I've started a hydra+thunderstorm sorceress, but don't expect me to finish with her any time soon. I'm what you might call a sporadic D2 player :)

    Jaffa
     

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