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Please welcome 1.09 Matriarch Eskarina_Smith.

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Kefir-Tribe, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. Kefir-Tribe

    Kefir-Tribe IncGamers Member

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    Please welcome 1.09 Matriarch Eskarina_Smith.

    Stats
    Clicky!


    Skills
    10 Warmth
    20 Meteor
    5 Fire Mastery
    20 Frozen Orb
    5 Cold Mastery
    1 Static Field
    1 Teleport
    1 in each of the prereqs.


    Items (kind of untwinked since I didn't have any 1.09 items left before this char)
    Lore Full Helm
    Wraith Wing, rare amulet (23%MF, 29%FR, 37%LR...)
    The Oculus
    Smoke Mage Plate
    Ancients' Pledge Kite Shield
    Frosburn
    Nagel Ring
    Rare Belt (43 life, 24%FHR, 30%FR...)
    Fortuitous Ring of the Apprentice
    Sigon's Sabot
    Various life, mana and resist charms


    Mercenary
    dead.


    Best finds
    Oculus (dropped by Mephisto in hell during the quest), Ravenclaw :smiley: , Azurewrath :smiley: and an Um rune from hell forge.


    1.09 moments
    Normal was much like 1.10+ with some minor differences but... *drumroll*… no mana potions form vendors. :banghead: No synergies also, which means that there’s no offensive skill to put points in at low level, which is rather frustrating.

    Nightmare was easy but I have to admit there were quite some deaths. Even though monsters are much weaker and quite apathetic, they still hurt alot in some situations. LE + MS unique bosses, Blizzard from those healing creatures in act3 and our dear friend Duriel comes in mind.

    Hell was a joke largely. It's very slow leveling in Nightmare compared to the crazy baalruns that 1.10+ has to offer, so I entered at level 49 without problems. Frustration - when realizing that there's a level cap at the ancients after beating them at level 55. "This quest cannot be completed my ***".

    I have a question too. I understand that mercenaries levels up much more slowly then in 1.10+. Where is the best place(s) to level them and does it matter which level you hire them at?

    /Kefir
     
  2. nebux

    nebux IncGamers Member

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    congrats. still remember my 1.09 experence in hell untkinked as i didn't found ATMA.
    normal merc have betther stats, aura, skills.
    act v on each diff. is good to level your merc.
    *cough* as i was the first to congratulate your work, you need to give me some runes or else your drop will be Hel from hellforges *cough*
    /varnish
     
  3. Kefir-Tribe

    Kefir-Tribe IncGamers Member

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    Thanks.

    I don't know what you're talking about... *insert cheesy smile here*
     
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    AHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

    But back on topic. Man, I remember seeing some crazy sorceresses back in v1.09. My favorite was the block/DR/ES orb/met sorc that apparently the guide for has disappeared. She could stand in packs of cows and not get touched. Nice job.

    crg
     
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    Hey man congratulations!
     
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    Merc's were always a real pain back then. I think leveling them then is about the same as leveling them now - stick to the places you were leveling best at their level. I can still rember endless Sewer, RoF and Bloody Foothill runs.
     
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    Kefir-Tribe IncGamers Member

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    Thank you guys.


    Cool, I want one of these. Another time though.



    When thinking about it I'm not sure I even used mercs back then. I was fresh from one of the first versions of classic (without Lances) to LoD 1.09 so perhaps I didn't realize that they were at least a little better.
     
  8. purplelocust

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    Using the old guides from the Darkness webpages about monster levels worked well for levelling mercs for me, but those webpages seem to be gone now. It seemed to make a bigger difference in 1.09 as to who actually got the kill, so a good way of speed-leveling a merc was to get a high-level enchant and let the merc kill monsters about his/her level in a players 8 game.

    Congratulations on the 1.09 Ravenclaw find! That is a great twinking weapon which is endorsed by no less than Nightfish with his speedy Guardian efforts. Socketed with a Nef (or used with Cleglaw's gloves) on the cow level with Enchant is a great way of levelling characters quickly.
     
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    Kefir-Tribe IncGamers Member

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    Thank you.
     

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