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Patriarchs Huey, Dewey and Louie: Frenzied o-Skill Barbarians

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  1. maareek

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    When I originally came back to D2 I looked around to see if anybody had done anything with the Frenzied Zealbarb archetype I had done before I left. I didn’t really find much which didn’t surprise me, but I do remember running across a specific post that made me feel like I didn’t get my original point across. This person said something to the effect of “a Frenzied Zealbarb isn’t really a thing anymore because with 1.13 runes are so common you don’t need to make Death faster since you can just make Grief.”

    This statement is true, clearly, but it misses the reason I originally did the build which had nothing to do with making a more efficient or more powerful Barbarian. The point was to try out something that sounded cool. Now for me the build is especially interesting because of how it plays on the game mechanics to create something unintended and with a unique flair. I don’t like Frenzy on its own - I won't say I'd never make a pure Frenzier, but I do rank it many tiers below Whirlwind in basically every aspect - and I’m not a fan of Zeal exactly, but combined there’s a level of interest that can only arise from tinkering with things just for the thrill of learning.

    And yeah, the "Death" wielding Frenzied Zealbarb is almost certainly the most powerful version of the archetype depending on how well Last Wish would actually work, but there are all still other mainhand weapons that are very interesting, at least to me, in their own right.

    So, just as I did when I made WhyNot, I’m going to make another plea of “please try this” to you. It’s not one of the strongest builds you can play, not even close, but what it provides you is a pure example of playing around with how the game works and just how cool that can be. If all you want is to farm <insert item here> as fast as possible, then yeah don’t bother and no feelings hurt or anything, but if you want to run a build that’s interesting for fun, then I do encourage you to give something in this vein a try. And I want to stress the "in this vein" part and reiterate, hopefully weighted more strongly by the variations I present below, that a Frenzied Zealbarb is not a build to follow, but an archetype to go in to, replete with options and the rewards that come from coming up with a plan on your own and seeing it through. That last part is the one I really want to share with you all because of how great and cool it is and how strongly I feel this shell can enable even a goofy, underpowered idea to finish the game with relatively little pain. If you just want to run back the gear from WhyNot then yeah it'll be cool and fine and strong and all, but if instead you want to do your own thing with a quintuple socketed Rune Master and a Stone armor it'll still get you there and it's that fiddling with the components and finding your solution and your plan that I want to emphasize and encourage here.

    All that said, I've done the whole "please try this build" thing before and while clearly some people did try it out, nobody went into the sort of variations that seemed obvious to me, so I decided as long as I was playing now I'd just go ahead and do some of them myself. I didn't feel like doing all of the dozen or so ideas that came to me rather quickly, but I figured I could certainly do a few. After all, worst case scenario I would get some socket quests which I desperately needed.

    With that decision made I just needed to hammer out exactly what weapons I was going to test. The first one was simple since it was the first option that came to me even when I originally came up with the build and expected someone would give a go if they found any interest in the idea at all. The second one I debated on a little bit - frankly more than a little - and ended up sort of changing my mind multiple times near the end. Originally I was going to run a Unique weapon, but I elected to go with a runeword instead, as I deemed it somewhat more illustrative since in general runewords need the speed boost from Frenzy more than a Unique would. For the last build I wanted to just try something which, again, struck me pretty much from the beginning and see how well it would work. So without any further obtuse obfuscations, plaintive pleadings or reasonless reminisces, I present to you the Frenzied o-skill brothers.

    Huey
    I recorded a video for each character, each complete with subpar commentary and play"skill" fit for a jester.

    Code:
    Name:  Huey
    Class: Barbarian
    Level: 82
    
      Naked/Gear
    Strength:  165/247
    Dexterity:  75/105
    Vitality:  255
    HP:       1197/1317 (3029)
    Mana:       91/207 (216)
    
    Fire:      62
    Cold:      75
    Lightning: 75
    Poison:    68
    
    FHR:  52 (5 frames)
    IAS:  40 (4/4/4/4/9 frame Zeal; 6 frame Frenzy; 9 frame Berserk)
    FCR:  74 (9 frames)
    
    
    Leap Attack: 1/9
    Frenzy: 20/28
    Berserk: 0/9
    Sword Mastery: 20/26
    Increased Speed: 1/7
    Natural Resistance: 10/16
    Find Item: 7/18
    Battle Cry: 1/7
    Battle Orders: 20/31
    Battle Command: 1/12
    Zeal: 0/8
    
    Didn't put any points in War Cry though I certainly should have. I'll mention this here and not worry about it for the rest of the characters but I wanted to pump Find Item mostly because I found it funny to have them be Afterhorkers. It's not necessarily something I would advise, as there are much better horkers out there and pumping War Cry instead is so helpful, but it's what I did.

    Overall Huey took 12 hours 33 minutes and 43 seconds from start to finish. I had the same general play philosophy for each character: I tried to fight at least a bosspack of each monster type in an area and generally battled anything I found especially interesting, but I did teleport through as soon as I felt like just getting on with an area. Huey did differ from the others in that he was the only one I went through Hell at /p1 with.

    Gear
    Code:
    Voice of Reason
    Colossus Sword
    LemKoElEld
    One Hand Damage: 26 - 70
    Two Hand Damage: 61 - 121
    Durability: 50 of 50
    Required Level: 60
    Required Strength: 182
    Required Dexterity: 95
    Fingerprint: 0x34f10f1c
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    15% Chance to cast level 13 Frozen Orb on striking
    18% Chance to cast level 20 Ice Blast on striking
    +50 to Attack Rating
    +266% Damage to Demons
    +363% Damage to Undead
    +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    Adds 100 - 220 Cold Damage Over 9 Secs (218 Frames)
    -24% to Enemy Cold Resistance
    +10 to Dexterity
    Cannot Be Frozen
    75% Extra Gold from Monsters
    +1 to Light Radius
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    Socketed: Ko Rune
    Socketed: El Rune
    Socketed: Eld Rune
    
    Passion
    Caduceus
    DolOrtEldLem
    One Hand Damage: 112 - 130
    Durability: 70 of 70
    Required Level: 66
    Required Strength: 97
    Required Dexterity: 70
    Fingerprint: 0x26360c6
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    +25% Increased Attack Speed
    204% Enhanced Damage
    75% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +225% Damage to Undead
    +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
    +1 to Conviction (Paladin Only)
    +2 to Concentration (Paladin Only)
    +3 to Zeal (Paladin Only)
    +1 to Berserk
    +1 to Zeal
    Hit Blinds Target +10
    Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25%
    75% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12/12 Charges)
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Dol Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Eld Rune
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    
    Highlord's Wrath
    Amulet
    Required Level: 65
    Fingerprint: 0x33b52320
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
    30% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15
    
    Gore Rider
    War Boots
    Defense: 159
    Durability: 34 of 34
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 94
    Fingerprint: 0xb911b84f
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Faster Run/Walk
    15% Chance of Crushing Blow
    15% Deadly Strike
    10% Chance of Open Wounds
    +195% Enhanced Defense
    +20 Maximum Stamina
    Requirements -25%
    +10 Maximum Durability
    
    Arreat's Face
    Slayer Guard
    Defense: 325
    Durability: 55 of 55
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 118
    Fingerprint: 0xca5c1d4c
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
    +2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    6% Life stolen per hit
    +169% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Strength
    +20 to Dexterity
    All Resistances +45
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Um Rune
    
    Laying of Hands
    Bramble Mitts
    Defense: 84
    Durability: 12 of 12
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x1ef2d0ca
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    +350% Damage to Demons
    +25 Defense
    Fire Absorb 50%
    
    Enigma
    Breast Plate
    JahIthBer
    Defense: 842
    Durability: 50 of 50
    Required Level: 65
    Required Strength: 30
    Fingerprint: 0x8da37d00
    Item Level: 39
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +45% Faster Run/Walk
    +1 to Teleport
    +774 Defense
    +61 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
    Increase Maximum Life 5%
    Damage Reduced by 8%
    +14 Life after each Kill
    15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    82% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Jah Rune
    Socketed: Ith Rune
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    
    String of Ears
    Demonhide Sash
    Defense: 111
    Durability: 22 of 22
    Required Level: 29
    Required Strength: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x945e6ff8
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    8% Life stolen per hit
    +176% Enhanced Defense
    +15 Defense
    Damage Reduced by 15%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 13
    +10 Maximum Durability
    
    Raven Grip
    Ring
    Required Level: 29
    Fingerprint: 0x7431a8f
    Item Level: 81
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5 to Minimum Damage
    +64 to Attack Rating
    3% Mana stolen per hit
    +5 to Mana
    Cold Resist +10%
    14% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Bone Master
    Ring
    Required Level: 74
    Fingerprint: 0xc1a0fe2b
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +4 to Minimum Damage
    +76 to Attack Rating
    6% Mana stolen per hit
    8% Life stolen per hit
    All Resistances +9
    Poison Resist +6%
    
    
    Heart of the Oak (on switch)
    Flail
    KoVexPulThul
    One Hand Damage: 1 - 24
    Durability: 30 of 30
    Required Level: 55
    Required Strength: 41
    Required Dexterity: 35
    Fingerprint: 0x5136999f
    Item Level: 36
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to All Skills
    +40% Faster Cast Rate
    +75% Damage to Demons
    +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
    +150% Damage to Undead
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    +10 to Dexterity
    Replenish Life +20
    Increase Maximum Mana 15%
    All Resistances +40
    Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
    Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ko Rune
    Socketed: Vex Rune
    Socketed: Pul Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    
    Spirit (on switch)
    Crystal Sword
    TalThulOrtAmn
    One Hand Damage: 5 - 15
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 25
    Required Strength: 43
    Fingerprint: 0x239ea7c4
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +34% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +111 to Mana
    +8 Magic Absorb
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune
    Charms
    Code:
    Shimmering Grand Charm of Life
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 27
    Fingerprint: 0x6183429e
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +18 to Life
    All Resistances +14
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Balance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xbe0f0856
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +12% Faster Hit Recovery
    +8 to Maximum Damage
    +71 to Attack Rating
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Greed
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xe57e16c7
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +67 to Attack Rating
    35% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Greed
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x8ad0a7fa
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +68 to Attack Rating
    39% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0x521e2393
    Item Level: 93
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +9 to Maximum Damage
    +54 to Attack Rating
    +34 to Life
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0x150b1fe5
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +55 to Attack Rating
    +32 to Life
    
    Serrated Large Charm of Vita
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x7617429e
    Item Level: 90
    Version: Expansion
    +12 to Maximum Damage
    +30 to Life
    
    Fine Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xd346582e
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +19 to Attack Rating
    
    Fine Small Charm of Lightning
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x8e364669
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +16 to Attack Rating
    Adds 1 - 8 Lightning Damage
    
    Fine Small Charm of Life
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xe99aaafd
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +16 to Attack Rating
    +6 to Life
    
    Fine Small Charm of Strength
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xd6b24454
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +20 to Attack Rating
    +1 to Strength
    
    Amber Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xcc412a81
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Lightning Resist +10%
    
    Sapphire Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x778cbcc9
    Item Level: 57
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +10%
    
    Ilzan, Might Merc
    Code:
    Vampire Gaze
    Grim Helm
    Defense: 252
    Durability: 40 of 40
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 58
    Fingerprint: 0xb298a838
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    +2 to Maximum Damage
    Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    8% Mana stolen per hit
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    15% Slower Stamina Drain
    Damage Reduced by 15%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 11
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Carbuncle Jewel of Fervor
    
    Carbuncle Jewel of Fervor
    Jewel
    Required Level: 31
    Fingerprint: 0xf3da2c44
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    +2 to Maximum Damage
    
    Duriel's Shell
    Cuirass
    Defense: 700
    Durability: 150 of 150
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 65
    Fingerprint: 0x1a11f1dc
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +195% Enhanced Defense
    +102 Defense (Based on Character Level)
    +15 to Strength
    +82 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    Cold Resist +30%
    All Resistances +20
    Lightning Resist +30%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    +100 Maximum Durability
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    
    Infinity
    Thresher
    BerMalBerIst
    Two Hand Damage: 85 - 1000
    Durability: 33 of 33
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 142
    Required Dexterity: 108
    Fingerprint: 0x23bb4c09
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    50% Chance to cast level 20 Chain Lightning when you Kill an Enemy
    Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Run/Walk
    374% Enhanced Damage
    -49% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +41 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30/30 Charges)
    Ethereal
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    Socketed: Mal Rune
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    Socketed: Ist Rune
    
    So thanks to a slight mishap (the author of this thread cannot read) in which some unavoidable mistakes were made (seriously, I’m pretty sure he’s illiterate) due to situations outside of anyone’s control (except someone with at least a rudimentary grasp on the English language) I was under the impression that I could make Voice of Reason in a Legendary Mallet. As it turns out, a hammer is not a mace so the game called me a dullard after laughing at me for a half hour, and rightly so.

    He went full Frenzy on the level up to getting in end game gear. Dual Tan Do Li Ga's into Honor/a Tan into Fleshrender/Honor, which he used all the way to 66.

    In an outside area in Act IV Hell I faced a bosspack of Balrogs (unique was PI) along with a champ pack of spawners and another champ pack of balrogs. Got surrounded by them all and his damage being paltry stands out sharply in that kind of instance. Didn’t die because he just has so many hit points, but I did burn through 4 reds and 4 purples just sitting there grinding through them all. It’s not that it was a problem, more that it served as a reminder that his attack is weak enough to require taking things a little more cautiously.

    All told I’m torn between considering this a fail or a success. I look at it as a fail because he wasn’t better with Enigma + Infinity, but at the same time I consider it a success because the gear didn’t even really help that much. The weapon has no enhanced damage at all, so all the strength and off-hand ED in the world just doesn’t equate to much. Other than missing teleport I wouldn’t expect a build using a different armor (anything from CoH or Fort to Twitchthroe or the like) to perform much differently. Losing Infinity would change things, no doubt, but if you used Steel charms instead of Sharps and a Reaper’s on the merc (honestly Blessed Aim merc and keeping the Sharps is probably strictly better since Might is adding a very marginal amount of damage for the char) is likely to result in no discernible difference.

    It’s not an overpowered build by any stretch, but I never expected it to be. It was fun and interesting and completely able to finish the game (I teleported some but there was no area I went in where I completely avoided doing any fighting at all and while I didn’t grind through every ghost or PI Frenzytaur on the map, I did battle through each and even bosses of each) so I would say it met but certainly did not exceed my expectations.

    The Um in the hat is nice, but I will admit he's rather slow with it when conditions get rough, though having a jewel of fervor in the hat wouldn't really help much with that. Under Decrepify (if I remember correctly skill level 12 Holy Freeze [the highest level a monster in 1.13 will have] affects IAS by the same amount] he zeals at 6/6/6/6/12 and Frenzies at 9 frames with a 12 frame Berserk. If you run into both, well at least you'd have an answer to the age old question, "what if Diablo 2 was turn based?"

    Dewey
    For Dewey I changed it up a little and recorded doing the Hellforge quest.
    Code:
    Name:  Dewey
    Class: Barbarian
    Level: 83
    
      Naked/Gear
    Strength:  200/283
    Dexterity:  75/113
    Vitality:  225
    HP:  1079/1242 (2856)
    Mana:  92/211 (474)
    
    Fire:       49
    Cold:       59
    Lightning:  75
    Poison:     49
    
    FHR:   52 (5 frames)
    IAS:  100 (4/4/4/4/9 frame Zeal; 5.5 frame Frenzy; 9 frame Berserk)
    FCR:   74 (9 frames)
    
    Leap Attack: 1/9
    Frenzy: 20/28
    Berserk: 0/9
    Sword Mastery: 20/26
    Increased Speed: 1/7
    Natural Resistance: 10/16
    Find Item: 7/18
    Battle Orders: 20/31
    War Cry: 1/12
    Battle Command: 1/12
    Zeal: 0/8
    
    I finally figured out that War Cry = gud here, and for that I'm both proud and ashamed. Leap Attack is a relic of an earlier time (aka before level 65 and it's teleporty goodness).

    His journey took 11 hours, 41 minutes and 32 seconds. /p3 through Hell.

    Gear
    Code:
    Crescent Moon
    Colossus Sword
    ShaelUmTir
    One Hand Damage: 81 - 219
    Two Hand Damage: 191 - 379
    Durability: 50 of 50
    Required Level: 60
    Required Strength: 182
    Required Dexterity: 95
    Fingerprint: 0xddef9621
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Chance to cast level 17 Chain Lightning on striking
    7% Chance to cast level 13 Static Field on striking
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    214% Enhanced Damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    -35% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    25% Chance of Open Wounds
    +10 Magic Absorb
    +2 to Mana after each Kill
    Level 18 Summon Spirit Wolf (30/30 Charges)
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Shael Rune
    Socketed: Um Rune
    Socketed: Tir Rune
    
    Passion
    Caduceus
    DolOrtEldLem
    One Hand Damage: 112 - 130
    Durability: 70 of 70
    Required Level: 66
    Required Strength: 97
    Required Dexterity: 70
    Fingerprint: 0x26360c6
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    +25% Increased Attack Speed
    204% Enhanced Damage
    75% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +225% Damage to Undead
    +50 to Attack Rating against Undead
    Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
    +1 to Conviction (Paladin Only)
    +2 to Concentration (Paladin Only)
    +3 to Zeal (Paladin Only)
    +1 to Berserk
    +1 to Zeal
    Hit Blinds Target +10
    Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25%
    75% Extra Gold from Monsters
    Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12/12 Charges)
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Dol Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Eld Rune
    Socketed: Lem Rune
    
    Arreat's Face
    Slayer Guard
    Defense: 323
    Durability: 55 of 55
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 118
    Fingerprint: 0x60cda0a5
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
    +2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    6% Life stolen per hit
    +167% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Strength
    +20 to Dexterity
    All Resistances +30
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Jewel of Fervor
    
    Jewel of Fervor
    Jewel
    Required Level: 31
    Fingerprint: 0x262745db
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    
    Highlord's Wrath
    Amulet
    Required Level: 65
    Fingerprint: 0x33b52320
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
    31% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15
    
    Enigma
    Breast Plate
    JahIthBer
    Defense: 842
    Durability: 50 of 50
    Required Level: 65
    Required Strength: 30
    Fingerprint: 0x8da37d00
    Item Level: 39
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +45% Faster Run/Walk
    +1 to Teleport
    +774 Defense
    +62 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
    Increase Maximum Life 5%
    Damage Reduced by 8%
    +14 Life after each Kill
    15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    83% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Jah Rune
    Socketed: Ith Rune
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    
    Rune Finger
    Ring
    Required Level: 48
    Fingerprint: 0xe75aa227
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5 to Minimum Damage
    4% Mana stolen per hit
    +1 to Dexterity
    +79 to Mana
    All Resistances +11
    Lightning Resist +10%
    
    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0xc4e540c4
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +250 to Attack Rating
    Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    +17 to Dexterity
    +40 to Mana
    Cold Absorb 20%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    String of Ears
    Demonhide Sash
    Defense: 111
    Durability: 22 of 22
    Required Level: 29
    Required Strength: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x945e6ff8
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    8% Life stolen per hit
    +176% Enhanced Defense
    +15 Defense
    Damage Reduced by 15%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 13
    +10 Maximum Durability
    
    Gore Rider
    War Boots
    Defense: 159
    Durability: 34 of 34
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 94
    Fingerprint: 0xb911b84f
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Faster Run/Walk
    15% Chance of Crushing Blow
    15% Deadly Strike
    10% Chance of Open Wounds
    +195% Enhanced Defense
    +20 Maximum Stamina
    Requirements -25%
    +10 Maximum Durability
    
    Laying of Hands
    Bramble Mitts
    Defense: 84
    Durability: 12 of 12
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x1ef2d0ca
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    +350% Damage to Demons
    +25 Defense
    Fire Absorb 50%
    
    Heart of the Oak (on switch)
    Flail
    KoVexPulThul
    One Hand Damage: 1 - 24
    Durability: 30 of 30
    Required Level: 55
    Required Strength: 41
    Required Dexterity: 35
    Fingerprint: 0x5136999f
    Item Level: 36
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to All Skills
    +40% Faster Cast Rate
    +75% Damage to Demons
    +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
    +150% Damage to Undead
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    +10 to Dexterity
    Replenish Life +20
    Increase Maximum Mana 15%
    All Resistances +40
    Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
    Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ko Rune
    Socketed: Vex Rune
    Socketed: Pul Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    
    Spirit (on switch)
    Crystal Sword
    TalThulOrtAmn
    One Hand Damage: 5 - 15
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 25
    Required Strength: 43
    Fingerprint: 0x2c71d66
    Item Level: 39
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +34% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +112 to Mana
    +6 Magic Absorb
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune
    
    Charms
    Code:
    Sharp Grand Charm of Balance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xbe0f0856
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +12% Faster Hit Recovery
    +8 to Maximum Damage
    +71 to Attack Rating
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0x521e2393
    Item Level: 93
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +9 to Maximum Damage
    +54 to Attack Rating
    +34 to Life
    
    Serrated Large Charm of Vita
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x7617429e
    Item Level: 90
    Version: Expansion
    +12 to Maximum Damage
    +30 to Life
    
    Fine Small Charm of Lightning
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x8e364669
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +16 to Attack Rating
    Adds 1 - 8 Lightning Damage
    
    Fine Small Charm of Life
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xe99aaafd
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +16 to Attack Rating
    +6 to Life
    
    Fine Small Charm of Strength
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xd6b24454
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +20 to Attack Rating
    +1 to Strength
    
    Amber Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xcc412a81
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Lightning Resist +10%
    
    Sapphire Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x778cbcc9
    Item Level: 57
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +10%
    
    Shimmering Grand Charm of Life
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 27
    Fingerprint: 0x6183429e
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +18 to Life
    All Resistances +14
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0x150b1fe5
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +55 to Attack Rating
    +32 to Life
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Vita
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 83
    Fingerprint: 0x80bc6e64
    Item Level: 93
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +51 to Attack Rating
    +43 to Life
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Greed
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x8ad0a7fa
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +68 to Attack Rating
    39% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    Fine Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xd346582e
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +19 to Attack Rating
    
    Azrael, Might Merc
    Code:
    Duriel's Shell
    Cuirass
    Defense: 701
    Durability: 150 of 150
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 65
    Fingerprint: 0x1a11f1dc
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +195% Enhanced Defense
    +103 Defense (Based on Character Level)
    +15 to Strength
    +83 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    Cold Resist +30%
    All Resistances +20
    Lightning Resist +30%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    +100 Maximum Durability
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    
    Andariel's Visage
    Demonhead
    Defense: 313
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 83
    Required Strength: 102
    Fingerprint: 0x37978aca
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    15% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova when struck
    +2 to All Skills
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    10% Life stolen per hit
    +102% Enhanced Defense
    +30 to Strength
    +10% to Maximum Poison Resist
    Fire Resist +0%
    Poison Resist +70%
    Level 3 Venom (20/20 Charges)
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Ral Rune
    
    Infinity
    Thresher
    BerMalBerIst
    Two Hand Damage: 85 - 1000
    Durability: 33 of 33
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 142
    Required Dexterity: 108
    Fingerprint: 0x23bb4c09
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    50% Chance to cast level 20 Chain Lightning when you Kill an Enemy
    Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Run/Walk
    374% Enhanced Damage
    -49% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +41 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30/30 Charges)
    Ethereal
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    Socketed: Mal Rune
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    Socketed: Ist Rune
    
    Originally I was debating between using a Lawbringer or a Crescent Moon for this char. Lawbringer has its own charms: can be made in a Legendary Mallet for plenty of base damage, comes packaged with both Decrep, which boosts physical damage, and elemental damage, has leech, Sanctuary; but it also has its drawbacks: no on-weapon ED, RIP (arguably a positive, but ruins Afterhorker value) and Sanctuary is a two-edged sword. Eventually I had Decrep and the ED on the CM ending up in a virtual tie and let the knockback on Sanctuary serve as the push towards Crescent Moon.

    I was happy to have a break from Frenzy while leveling this guy and just used dual Bloodletters and WW all the way to 66.

    Overall I was rather pleased with his performance. Stayed on /p3 for all of Hell and felt good about it. I definitely didn’t slog through every enemy, but I didn’t teleport blindly past everything either, in fact I tried to get a good feel for how encounters with each enemy would work and so I aimed to fight every monster in an area at least once, preferably in bosspack form, and then sort of teleported through from there, stopping for interesting looking packs.

    He died twice. Once to a Extra Strong, Spectral Hit, Cursed Frenzytree (actual name is Thorned Hulks or something like that, right? I like Frenzytree though) boss. No real justification other than just being cocky/lazy. Had already used a purple but was still being pretty lackadaisical about the fight and ended up being slightly late on the second rejuv. The second time was to Infector of Souls. I didn’t notice all his mods, but I was cursed (either from him or OKs) and the merc was taking a pounding, so I was going to teleport a little away and shift tactics ... and ended up clicking outside my game window. Clicked back in just as the death screen popped up. Was good times.

    Without sitting down and running numbers, I can’t say for sure whether Reaper’s would’ve been better than Infinity. Certainly for the merc himself Infinity was better (he cleaned house rather well) but I think overall they would be rather close. I debated pretty much the whole time with myself and just kept coming back to 1. Infinity helping the chance to hit uniques and 2. the coolness factor of using Infinity and having Static or Chain Lightning go off. Not saying it was the most efficient choice, but it was good enough to allow using it for want-to reasons, which is always nice.

    The IAS jewel in the hat reduces Zeal speed under Decrep from 6/6/6/6/11 to 5/5/5/5/11, so I deemed the resist loss worth it. With his IAS only slvl 7 Frenzy is required to hit the fastest Zeal, but more levels increase the speed under decrep (slvl27 Frenzy gives 5/5/5/5/11 Zeal under Decrep). 5.5 frame Frenzy, 8 frames when decrepified. Berserk is 9 frames, 11 with Decrep.

    Louie
    Kept it simple for Louie's video, just a single Pit run. Complete with one of the hairiest moments of the whole playthrough with him.

    Code:
    Name:  Louie
    Class: Barbarian
    Level: 83
    
      Naked/Gear
    Strength:  105/215
    Dexterity:  65/110
    Vitality:  330/345
    HP:  1499/1601 (3790)
    Mana:  92/132 (305)
    
    Fire:       75
    Cold:       75
    Lightning:  75
    Poison:     69
    
    FHR:  52 (5 frames)
    IAS:  45 (9 frame Vengeance; 6 frames Frenzy)
    FCR:  74 (9 frames)
    
    Leap Attack: 1/9
    Frenzy: 20/28
    Sword Mastery: 20/27
    Increased Speed: 1/8
    Natural Resistance: 9/16
    Find Item: 6/18
    Battle Orders: 20/32
    War Cry: 5/17
    Battle Command: 1/13
    Vengeance: 0/6
    
    War Cry becomes much more effective or at least of a higher supplemental value when your main attack is a single target 9 frame swing so it gets a little extra pump here.

    Took 12 hours, 52 minutes and 53 seconds to finish. Not terribly surprising that he took the longest, with a single target attack and going through at p3, but still felt quick enough.

    Gear
    Code:
    Death
    Colossus Sword
    HelElVexOrtGul
    One Hand Damage: 205 - 552
    Two Hand Damage: 478 - 952
    Indestructible
    Required Level: 60
    Required Strength: 138
    Required Dexterity: 68
    Fingerprint: 0x75278342
    Item Level: 99
    Version: Expansion
    100% Chance to cast level 44 Chain Lightning when you Die
    25% Chance to cast level 18 Glacial Spike on attack
    Indestructible
    426% Enhanced Damage
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    +50 to Attack Rating
    Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    50% Chance of Crushing Blow
    41% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
    +1 to Light Radius
    Level 22 Blood Golem (15/15 Charges)
    Requirements -20%
    Ethereal
    5 Sockets (5 used)
    Socketed: Hel Rune
    Socketed: El Rune
    Socketed: Vex Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Gul Rune
    
    Kingslayer
    Highland Blade
    MalUmGulFal
    One Hand Damage: 77 - 219
    Two Hand Damage: 237 - 339
    Durability: 39 of 50
    Required Level: 53
    Required Strength: 171
    Required Dexterity: 104
    Fingerprint: 0xc5088ba5
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Increased Attack Speed
    254% Enhanced Damage
    -25% Target Defense
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    33% Chance of Crushing Blow
    50% Chance of Open Wounds
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +1 to Vengeance
    +10 to Strength
    40% Extra Gold from Monsters
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Mal Rune
    Socketed: Um Rune
    Socketed: Gul Rune
    Socketed: Fal Rune
    
    Arreat's Face
    Slayer Guard
    Defense: 323
    Durability: 52 of 55
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 118
    Fingerprint: 0x60cda0a5
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
    +2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    +30% Faster Hit Recovery
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    6% Life stolen per hit
    +167% Enhanced Defense
    +20 to Strength
    +20 to Dexterity
    All Resistances +30
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Jewel of Fervor
    
    Jewel of Fervor
    Jewel
    Required Level: 31
    Fingerprint: 0x262745db
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    
    Enigma
    Breast Plate
    JahIthBer
    Defense: 842
    Durability: 47 of 50
    Required Level: 65
    Required Strength: 30
    Fingerprint: 0x8da37d00
    Item Level: 39
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +45% Faster Run/Walk
    +1 to Teleport
    +774 Defense
    +62 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
    Increase Maximum Life 5%
    Damage Reduced by 8%
    +14 Life after each Kill
    15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
    83% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Jah Rune
    Socketed: Ith Rune
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    
    Lava Gout
    Battle Gauntlets
    Defense: 137
    Durability: 37 of 38
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: **
    Fingerprint: 0x304df8a6
    Item Level: 94
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    2% Chance to cast level 10 Enchant on striking
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    Adds 13 - 46 Fire Damage
    +187% Enhanced Defense
    Fire Resist +24%
    Half Freeze Duration
    +20 Maximum Durability
    
    Goldwrap
    Battle Belt
    Defense: 87
    Durability: 18 of 18
    Required Level: 30
    Required Strength: **
    Fingerprint: 0x3312c73a
    Item Level: 66
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10% Increased Attack Speed
    +48% Enhanced Defense
    +25 Defense
    78% Extra Gold from Monsters
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +2 to Light Radius
    Required Level +5
    
    Mara's Kaleidoscope
    Amulet
    Required Level: 67
    Fingerprint: 0xf66ac32b
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    All Stats +5
    All Resistances +29
    
    Raven Band
    Ring
    Required Level: 51
    Fingerprint: 0x75e95b16
    Item Level: 60
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 8 - 4 Damage
    +96 to Attack Rating
    All Resistances +7
    Fire Resist +14%
    33% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0x3f4393f1
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +221 to Attack Rating
    Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    +20 to Dexterity
    +40 to Mana
    Cold Absorb 20%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    War Traveler
    Battle Boots
    Defense: 120
    Durability: 47 of 48
    Required Level: 42
    Required Strength: 95
    Fingerprint: 0x35edf7ec
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +25% Faster Run/Walk
    Adds 15 - 25 Damage
    +151% Enhanced Defense
    +10 to Strength
    +10 to Vitality
    40% Slower Stamina Drain
    Attacker Takes Damage of 6
    46% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +30 Maximum Durability
    
    Heart of the Oak (on switch)
    Flail
    KoVexPulThul
    One Hand Damage: 1 - 24
    Durability: 30 of 30
    Required Level: 55
    Required Strength: 41
    Required Dexterity: 35
    Fingerprint: 0x5136999f
    Item Level: 36
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to All Skills
    +40% Faster Cast Rate
    +75% Damage to Demons
    +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
    +150% Damage to Undead
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    +10 to Dexterity
    Replenish Life +20
    Increase Maximum Mana 15%
    All Resistances +40
    Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
    Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ko Rune
    Socketed: Vex Rune
    Socketed: Pul Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    
    Spirit (on switch)
    Crystal Sword
    TalThulOrtAmn
    One Hand Damage: 5 - 15
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 25
    Required Strength: 43
    Fingerprint: 0x2c71d66
    Item Level: 39
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +34% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +112 to Mana
    +6 Magic Absorb
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune
    Charms
    Code:
    Sharp Grand Charm of Greed
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xe57e16c7
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +67 to Attack Rating
    35% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Greed
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x8ad0a7fa
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +68 to Attack Rating
    39% Extra Gold from Monsters
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0x150b1fe5
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +10 to Maximum Damage
    +55 to Attack Rating
    +32 to Life
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 53
    Fingerprint: 0x521e2393
    Item Level: 93
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +9 to Maximum Damage
    +54 to Attack Rating
    +34 to Life
    
    Fine Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xd346582e
    Item Level: 86
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +19 to Attack Rating
    
    Fine Small Charm of Lightning
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0x8e364669
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +16 to Attack Rating
    Adds 1 - 8 Lightning Damage
    
    Fine Small Charm of Life
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xe99aaafd
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +16 to Attack Rating
    +6 to Life
    
    Fine Small Charm of Strength
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xd6b24454
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +20 to Attack Rating
    +1 to Strength
    
    Sharp Grand Charm of Balance
    Grand Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xbe0f0856
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +12% Faster Hit Recovery
    +8 to Maximum Damage
    +71 to Attack Rating
    
    Serrated Large Charm of Vita
    Large Charm
    Required Level: 50
    Fingerprint: 0x7617429e
    Item Level: 90
    Version: Expansion
    +12 to Maximum Damage
    +30 to Life
    
    Sapphire Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0x778cbcc9
    Item Level: 57
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +10%
    
    Amber Small Charm of Balance
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 32
    Fingerprint: 0xcc412a81
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +5% Faster Hit Recovery
    Lightning Resist +10%
    
    Fine Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 21
    Fingerprint: 0xafed3f61
    Item Level: **
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    +18 to Attack Rating
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Strength
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0x17863523
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to Strength
    All Resistances +5
    
    Shimmering Small Charm
    Small Charm
    Required Level: 25
    Fingerprint: 0xcdfbfa9f
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    All Resistances +4
    Ilzan, Holy Freeze Merc
    Code:
    Vampire Gaze
    Grim Helm
    Defense: 252
    Durability: 40 of 40
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 58
    Fingerprint: 0xb298a838
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    +2 to Maximum Damage
    Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    8% Mana stolen per hit
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    15% Slower Stamina Drain
    Damage Reduced by 15%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 11
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Carbuncle Jewel of Fervor
    
    Carbuncle Jewel of Fervor
    Jewel
    Required Level: 31
    Fingerprint: 0xf3da2c44
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +15% Increased Attack Speed
    +2 to Maximum Damage
    
    Duriel's Shell
    Cuirass
    Defense: 701
    Durability: 150 of 150
    Required Level: 41
    Required Strength: 65
    Fingerprint: 0x1a11f1dc
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +195% Enhanced Defense
    +103 Defense (Based on Character Level)
    +15 to Strength
    +83 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    Cold Resist +30%
    All Resistances +20
    Lightning Resist +30%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    +100 Maximum Durability
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    
    Infinity
    Thresher
    BerMalBerIst
    Two Hand Damage: 85 - 1000
    Durability: 33 of 33
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 142
    Required Dexterity: 108
    Fingerprint: 0x23bb4c09
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion
    50% Chance to cast level 20 Chain Lightning when you Kill an Enemy
    Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
    +35% Faster Run/Walk
    374% Enhanced Damage
    -49% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +41 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30/30 Charges)
    Ethereal
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    Socketed: Mal Rune
    Socketed: Ber Rune
    Socketed: Ist Rune
    Played through all of Hell on p3, and while he wasn’t bad at all I would have to say that at that level he wasn’t as strong as I would’ve hoped. Obviously he is powerful, that’s why I could go through on p3 quickly without dying, but he’s not stupidly overpowered which was the hope, though certainly not the expectation.

    And certainly a sizeable chunk of the lack of power he felt was just using a single target attack that swings relatively slowly, especially after going through with a pair of max-speed zealots just before. To put that another way: for what he was, he was good and powerful but that’s just not something that is especially strong given the way the game is designed and how it plays out. The faster attacking skills will almost always just feel stronger, even if the slower attack is extremely powerful.

    I wanted Nosferatu’s Coil instead of Goldwrap, but I didn't have any so I made do. It's not a huge loss, although some extra leech wouldn't have been a bad thing. I was thinking I was also going to have to go without Lava Gouts for this char, but Diablo was nice enough to drop a pair for Dewey which I took as a good sign.

    On the subject of speed: under Decrep the swings come pretty slow (12 frames for Vengeance, 9 for Frenzy) which could've been helped by using Highlord's instead, but the loss of elemental damage and resistances from that didn't seem worth it.

    He Frenzied with a pair of Honor Zweihanders until about 35 where I just swapped for Bloodletters and Whirlwinded the rest of the way to 60.

    Finds
    Huey:
    Code:
    Hailstone Carapace
    Leather Armor
    Defense: 21
    Durability: 66 of 72
    Required Strength: 15
    Required Level: 3
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 8
    Fingerprint: 0x8ef92680
    +2 to Life
    +17% Enhanced Defense
    Fire Resist +7%
    Poison Resist +5%
    10% Faster Hit Recovery
    
    Balrog Blade
    One-Hand Damage: 22 to 112
    Two-Hand Damage: 82 to 177
    Durability: 26 of 26
    Required Dexterity: 77
    Required Strength: 175
    Required Level: 53
    Sword Class - Normal Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x4934fb37
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (3: 0 used)
    
    Carrion Wind
    Ring
    Required Level: 60
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xf7e2b3f2
    +126 Defense vs. Missile
    Poison Resist +55%
    7% Life stolen per hit
    10% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
    8% Chance to cast Level 13 Twister on striking
    10% Chance to cast Level 10 Poison Nova when struck
    Level 21 Poison Creeper (3/15 Charges)
    
    Corpse Slippers
    Chain Boots
    Defense: 17
    Durability: 10 of 16
    Kick Damage: 6 to 12
    Required Strength: 30
    Required Level: 23
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 94
    Fingerprint: 0x852bf9f8
    +77% Enhanced Defense
    Fire Resist +12%
    Lightning Resist +27%
    15% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    20% Faster Run/Walk
    10% Faster Hit Recovery
    
    Eschuta's Temper
    Eldritch Orb
    One-Hand Damage: 18 to 50
    Durability: 23 of 30
    (Sorceress Only)
    Required Level: 72
    Orb Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 82
    Fingerprint: 0x4320e484
    +28 to Energy
    +3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
    40% Faster Cast Rate
    +15% to Fire Skill Damage
    +15% to Lightning Skill Damage
    
    Rixot's Keen
    Short Sword
    One-Hand Damage: 9 to 14
    Durability: 20 of 24
    Required Level: 2
    Sword Class - Normal Attack Speed
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 22
    Fingerprint: 0x357beb7a
    +100% Enhanced Damage
    +5 to Minimum Damage
    +25 Defense
    +2 to Light Radius
    20% Bonus to Attack Rating
    25% Chance of Crushing Blow
    
    Sapphire Grand Charm of Life
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 22
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 63
    Fingerprint: 0xedf049ee
    +11 to Life
    Cold Resist +30%
    
    Wraith Track
    Heavy Boots
    Defense: 15
    Durability: 8 of 8
    Kick Damage: 4 to 10
    Required Strength: 8
    Required Level: 29
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 62
    Fingerprint: 0xe88c7110
    +2 to Dexterity
    +54% Enhanced Defense
    Fire Resist +34%
    Poison Resist +30%
    30% Faster Run/Walk
    Repairs 1 durability in 20 seconds
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)
    

    Dewey:
    Code:
    Archon Plate
    Defense: 691
    Durability: 31 of 31
    Required Strength: 93
    Required Level: 63
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x63b7a585
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)
    
    Entrapping Grand Charm of Fire
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 42
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 66
    Fingerprint: 0x5106aea3
    Adds 2-3 fire damage
    +1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)
    
    Felloak
    Club
    One-Hand Damage: 1 to 10
    Durability: 22 of 24
    Required Level: 3
    Mace Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 7
    Fingerprint: 0x2951b318
    +80% Enhanced Damage
    Fire Resist +20%
    Lightning Resist +60%
    Adds 6-8 fire damage
    Knockback
    150% Damage to Undead
    
    Fine Small Charm
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 21
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0xc2be670b
    +18 to Attack Rating
    +3 to Maximum Damage
    
    Husoldal Evo
    Bec-de-Corbin
    Two-Hand Damage: 75 to 404
    Durability: 28 of 28
    Required Dexterity: 81
    Required Strength: 123
    Required Level: 44
    Polearm Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 84
    Fingerprint: 0x36aee595
    +193% Enhanced Damage
    +220 to Attack Rating
    +20 to Minimum Damage
    +32 to Maximum Damage
    Replenish Life +20
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    Prevent Monster Heal
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)
    
    Steel Grand Charm of Vita
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 69
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0x86c529e3
    +38 to Life
    +124 to Attack Rating
    
    The Gavel of Pain
    Martel de Fer
    Two-Hand Damage: 159 to 269
    Required Strength: 169
    Required Level: 45
    Mace Class - Slow Attack Speed
    Indestructible
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 99
    Fingerprint: 0xf18efe88
    +142% Enhanced Damage
    +12 to Minimum Damage
    +30 to Maximum Damage
    Attacker Takes Damage of 26
    150% Damage to Undead
    Indestructible
    5% Chance to cast Level 1 Amplify Damage on striking
    5% Chance to cast Level 1 Iron Maiden when struck
    Level 8 Amplify Damage (2/3 Charges)
    

    Louie:
    Code:
    Ambergris Jewel of Freedom
    Required Level: 14
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 76
    Fingerprint: 0x5cd8310b
    Lightning Resist +18%
    Requirements -15%
    
    Blood Slippers
    War Boots
    Defense: 152
    Durability: 13 of 13
    Kick Damage: 39 to 80
    Required Strength: 115
    Required Level: 38
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 94
    Fingerprint: 0x5d2c80cb
    +7 to Dexterity
    +**% Enhanced Defense
    Lightning Resist +40%
    Cold Resist +40%
    20% Faster Run/Walk
    10% Faster Hit Recovery
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)
    
    Firelizard's Talons
    Feral Claws
    One-Hand Damage: 69 to 168
    Durability: 35 of 52
    (Assassin Only)
    Required Dexterity: 113
    Required Strength: 113
    Required Level: 67
    Claw Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0x75bb06e9
    +218% Enhanced Damage
    Fire Resist +47%
    Adds 236-480 fire damage
    15% Increased Attack Speed
    +1 to Wake of Inferno (Assassin Only)
    +1 to Wake of Fire (Assassin Only)
    +2 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
    
    Gheed's Fortune
    Grand Charm
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 62
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 94
    Fingerprint: 0xf8e796a2
    160% Extra Gold from Monsters
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Reduces All Vendor Prices 11%
    
    Gimmershred
    Flying Axe
    Throw Damage: 44 to 194
    One-Hand Damage: 50 to 191
    Quantity: 103
    Required Dexterity: 108
    Required Strength: **
    Required Level: 70
    Axe Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x6235e1ed
    +195% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 218-483 fire damage
    Adds 29-501 lightning damage
    Adds 176-397 cold damage over 4 seconds
    30% Increased Attack Speed
    Increased Stack Size
    
    Lacerator
    Winged Axe
    Throw Damage: 18 to 162
    One-Hand Damage: 29 to 151
    Quantity: 180
    Required Dexterity: 122
    Required Strength: 96
    Required Level: 68
    Axe Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xd570b7c1
    +171% Enhanced Damage
    30% Increased Attack Speed
    Hit Causes Monster to Flee 50%
    Prevent Monster Heal
    33% Chance of Open Wounds
    33% Chance to cast Level 3 Amplify Damage on striking
    Replenishes Quantity
    
    Lightsabre
    Phase Blade
    One-Hand Damage: 98 to 129
    Required Dexterity: 136
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Level: 58
    Sword Class - Fastest Attack Speed
    Indestructible
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 99
    Fingerprint: 0x52700fe1
    +184% Enhanced Damage
    +10 to Minimum Damage
    +30 to Maximum Damage
    Adds 1-200 lightning damage
    Adds 60-120 magic damage
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    +7 to Light Radius
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    Ignore Target Defense
    25% Lightning Absorb
    5% Chance to cast Level 20 Chain Lightning on attack
    
    Shimmering Small Charm
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 25
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 51
    Fingerprint: 0x9534480
    All Resistances +5
    
    Skull Turn
    Ring
    Required Level: 48
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x1ce38df
    +28 to Life
    +22 to Attack Rating
    All Resistances +11
    10% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    10% Faster Cast Rate
    Half Freeze Duration
    
    Stone Touch
    Vampirebone Gloves
    Defense: 82
    Durability: 9 of 14
    Required Strength: 50
    Required Level: 47
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 84
    Fingerprint: 0x53a5ca7e
    +7 to Strength
    +25% Enhanced Defense
    Poison Resist +10%
    20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +2 to Light Radius
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    
    Superior Diamond Bow  <---I'm pretty happy with this one
    Two-Hand Damage: 37 to 46
    Required Dexterity: 132
    Required Strength: 89
    Required Level: 54
    Bow Class - Normal Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xad6fff16
    +15% Enhanced Damage
    +1 to Attack Rating
    Socketed (4: 0 used)
    
    And Ist, Ko, Gul respectively from the Hellforge.

    Deaths
    Two. Both of them Dewey's. I just didn't take playing with him as seriously as I should have, since it's not like he was short on hitpoints. The closest to a death I think I came with either other character was fighting the Hell Ancients with Louie. The whirler was cursed and the other two were Mana Burn leading to one particular batch where he got burned in time to not attack the thrower, who then ran away while I downed a blue, fed a red to the merc and took a full whirl to the face. Good times, except no.

    The Section Where I Troll Educate
    Since this is something of a special writeup I figured I'd break from my convention and do something other than kpop links. Wait, don't everybody riot on me now; mother kpop is still as close to my heart as ever, but the truly great can share the stage. I figured for these quirky characters I'd choose a song apiece from the equally non-mainstream Northern Irish musician Duke Special.

    For Huey: "Everybody Wants a Little Something" (And Huey Just Wants a Little Damage)
    For Dewey: "Diggin' an Early Grave"
    For Louie: "Last Night I Nearly Died"

    Thank Yous
    -froz for the Gore Riders
    -Nagisa for the 20dex Ravenfrost, Sharp GC of Balance and Highlord's
    -Rawness for the Fine SC of Life and Amber SC of Balance
    -nulio for probably half of everything: the 3Zeal Caduceus (along with 3 others, I rolled 4 failures before succeeding with this one), 39GF Sharp GC, both Sharp GCs of Sust and the Sharp of Vita, Serrated LC of Vita, 1.07 Laying of Hands, Infinity base and, of course, the 1.07 Colossus Sword that served as a base for the Death.

    And thanks to you for slogging through this writeup. If this thread doesn't ignite your passion, it won't make me berserk, it's just my zeal requires me to go into a frenzy from time to time causing me to toil from full to crescent moon; rest assured, however, that my internal voice of reason speaks ill of vengeance, choosing to put howling to death and instead assume the happy and helpful spirt of the heart of the oak.
     
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    -1 point for not using Beta CM
    -1 point for not shift-click when buying health pots
    -1 point for not singing something with those lyrics only you can write
    -7 points cause it's you
    +1 point for the last paragraph!

    1/10 great work!
     
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    This is p awesome. Hadn't seen your previous sept.
    Thanks for the read!

    I might have to try this with Destruction
     
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    Thanks for the great write-up and congrats! I think I've read about Frenzied Zealbarbs before, might have been WhyNot even. They do sound funny!

    Ethereal Stormlash will be my toy when I make one of these. Just need to find one first :p
     
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    I will post more later; have to run for lunch, but for the meantime I'll just say this:
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    Obligatory comment from irc:
    <mOPreek>it hurts my soul what you did from those barbs

    Didn't click dat obvious bad music clips. Otherwise, well done playing best class on the world. Oh wait, those are not assassins... nevermind.
     
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    OK, so as I said before in meme, I think I will give one of these a try. It certainly looks to be quite interesting! I had been thinking of a Frenzied Avenger for a while, but we'll see...

    As you say, it's one of the cooler seemingly 'accidental' oskill effects in the game. That sort of thing really interests me, and I think it is the linchpin of some of the coolest uncommon builds.

    ITT: Guy who loves Paladins so much that he even plays Barbarians using Pally skills.
     
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    Thanks all.

    1. Who would even be able to make a beta CM in a Colossus Sword? Only lolio could do tha-- oh. whoops.

    I need a beta, beta CM is what I need. I need a beta, beta CM is what I need. I need a beta, beta CM is what I need. If I share with you my pgems, would you share your beta with me? Bad times are comin', when I get griefed by nulio, who, let me tell you, sees past the glitter of gold. It's been a long ol' trouble, long ol' troublesome road and I'm looking for someone who's as OP as godlio. I need a beta, beta CM is what I need.

    2. wat. hey cool, I learned a thing!
    3. You think you want to hear me singing, but I know that you only think that because you haven't heard it.
    4. It's always nice to be noticed.
    5. Exclamation points!!!!11111!!!!!2!!!!
    6. Zomg, I got a "great work" from OPlio! *faints*

    @Brak: sounds awesome! Let us know how it goes.

    @Grape: Stormlash was one of the considerations for Whynot. Definitely a great weapon. Good luck with the eth one, I mean how hard could it be? ;p

    @Grip: your ability to ignore good music never ceases to amaze me.

    Fixed that for you. ;p
     
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