Project K

Ashmer Amadeus

Diabloii.Net Member
Project K

Project K has been completed. Before I get into the longwinded bit I need to thank a couple people. Monkey boy for the weapon of choice. He gave me a 6os War Axe (14%ed). I filled it with several of my own jewels and I ended up with this:

Gemmed Superior War Axe
One-Hand Damage: 12 to 113
Durability: 25 of 26
Required Strength: 67
Required Level: 18
Axe Class - Normal Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x48307606
+28% Enhanced Damage
+90 to Maximum Damage
4% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Socketed (6: 6 used)

The second person to thank is Thyiad. I was in a MP game with her, and her housemate Alan. We discussed twinking, and I showed Alan some of my gear. Damage was brought up, and it turns out that I did more maximum damage then the two of them combined. Weather she knows it or not, this is what made me want to take on this task. In addition, she also went through her stashes (a small feat in and of itself) and found me a bone shield of deflecting. Lazruk provided the sockets, and now it is a hurty bone shield of save my butt.

Project K, quite simply, was to accomplish 1000 damage at level 18. I was quite sure it could be done. I just wasn't sure by how much. Several (6?) months ago, there was some LLD. I built a zealot. The LCS shows ~850 max damage at level 18. He weilded a Clegs sword. I wanted the highest number possible, so I decided to go with an assassin. I don't believe that any class can beat the ED on Tiger Strike. My zealot, even with half the damage on the LCS would outdamage the assassin, because zeal is fast, and multi hit. However, my goal was damage, not damage over time.

Jessica, the max damage assassin was born. Given my stadard Envy jewel set up she progress quite nice. Around level 11 I didn't think I was going to make it. My damage was only around 400. Well below my goal of 1000. I realize I still had some levels to go, but I was more then half way in levels, and less then half way with the damage.

I changed my Rixots Keen out for a Civerbs Cudgel, and saw my damage just about double. At that time I knew I'd break 1000, it was just a matter of by how much. I hit the 1000 mark for the first time at level 14, with a max damage of 1015. (For refernce, Normal Andariel has 1024 hp) Thats almost a ohko, if I hit max damage on her. Not bad for level 14.

But I wanted max at 18. So a few more levels, and one major overhaul in gear. If your queasy, please skip the next part. Many fallen were hurt in the taking of this screen shot. Max damage is 3504. Average is 1609. I've exceeded my goal, buy a lot more then I had anticipated. I had hoped to have 1000 as a max, and my average will kill Andy.

This char is far from over. I plan on matting her. I hope to stick with a max damage route. Maybe give her my ribcracker, and then the twice upped steeldriver. My next goal for her is 5k. And once I've accomplished that, its full speed ahead for 10k.

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/7442/1000dt3.jpg Link for 1000 damage

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/9485/jessicadamagerq0.jpg Link for damage at level 18

Gear used at level 18

Code:
Gemmed Superior War Axe
One-Hand Damage: 12 to 113
Durability: 25 of 26
Required Strength: 67
Required Level: 18
Axe Class - Normal Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x48307606
+28% Enhanced Damage
+90 to Maximum Damage
4% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Socketed (6: 6 used)

Twitchthroe
Studded Leather
Defense: 60
Durability: 23 of 32
Required Strength: 27
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x2acbfdbc
+10 to Strength
+10 to Dexterity
+25% Increased Chance of Blocking
+15 to Maximum Damage
+25 Defense
20% Increased Attack Speed
20% Faster Hit Recovery
Socketed (1: 1 used)

Bone Shield of Deflecting
Defense: 25
Chance to Block:  65%
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x5edb8963
+20% Increased Chance of Blocking
+30 to Maximum Damage
30% Faster Block Rate
Socketed (2: 2 used)

Gemmed Superior Mask
Defense: 32
Durability: 18 of 20
Required Strength: 23
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 73
Fingerprint: 0x67a46625
+15% Enhanced Defense
+56 to Maximum Damage
Socketed (3: 3 used)

Angelic Wings
Amulet
Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 22
Fingerprint: 0xb6f675b4
+3 to Light Radius
20% Damage Taken Goes to Mana

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+75 to Life
+1 to All Skill Levels
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

Angelic Halo
Ring
Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 59
Fingerprint: 0x2cbd23d5
+20 to Life
Replenish Life +6

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+216 to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level)
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

Angelic Halo
Ring
Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 24
Fingerprint: 0xac573ec9
+20 to Life
Replenish Life +6

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+216 to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level)
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

Plague Clasp
Sash
Defense: 2
Durability: 12 of 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 4
Fingerprint: 0x847a0f01
+4 to Life
+5 to Maximum Stamina
Lightning Resist +5%
Attacker Takes Damage of 1
Repairs 1 durability in 33 seconds

Cow King's Hooves
Heavy Boots
Defense: 34
Durability: 14 of 14
Kick Damage: 4 to 10
Required Strength: 18
Required Level: 13
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 64
Fingerprint: 0x7a569dbc
+20 to Dexterity
+29 Defense
Adds 25-35 fire damage
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
30% Faster Run/Walk

Fine Grand Charm of the Glacier
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 16
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 28
Fingerprint: 0xc7208695
+48 to Attack Rating
+5 to Maximum Damage
Adds 3-5 cold damage over 1 seconds

Fine Grand Charm of Life
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 16
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 52
Fingerprint: 0x1f152077
+9 to Life
+39 to Attack Rating
+6 to Maximum Damage

Fine Grand Charm of Life
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 16
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x9a86ed63
+20 to Life
+36 to Attack Rating
+4 to Maximum Damage

Bloodfist
Heavy Gloves
Defense: 18
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 9
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xccd5d632
+40 to Life
+20% Enhanced Defense
+5 to Minimum Damage
+10 Defense
10% Increased Attack Speed
30% Faster Hit Recovery

GC with +4 Str x4
I know the gear, especially the charms could be improved. I'll worry about that another day. I am quite happy with the results. Project K has been completed. Thanks for reading all.
 

Darkoooo

Diabloii.Net Member
:shocked: 3,5K???

That's some uber twinking... If LLD comes back you're gonna be the king:wink3:
 

Online

Diabloii.Net Member
Woah, quite impressive. My untwinked lvl 18 assassin managed to one-hit kill Andariel as well :smiley:.
 

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
It was fascinating to see the gear at the time, AA. I think it's great you decided to share it with us. It proves that there is always a better/more expensive way.

It gives us something to shoot for. Start of with a few chipped gems in a sword as a weapon, work your way through cheap twinking until you can do something like this.

Congratulations on your achievements. :thumbsup:
 

Grisu

Diabloii.Net Member
whacka whacka whacka - that's impressive!!:thumbsup:

So - what's next? 5k dmg at lv 21? :laugh:
 

Ashmer Amadeus

Diabloii.Net Member
whacka whacka whacka - that's impressive!!:thumbsup:

So - what's next? 5k dmg at lv 21? :laugh:
Actually, my next major damage bump comes from Bonesnap at 24. Steeldriver is avalible at 29. I think I'd outdamage them both by a good amount @27 with a decent Insight. If I planned my stats right I think I could use an insight partizan at 27. With that I might be able to hit 5k, though I'm not sure about it. Whenever I manage to get her to 56, she is going to take my upped ribby for a spin, and see what kind of damage I can put out.



 

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
I'm actually a bit surprised that Bonesnap and Steeldriver can out damage the stuff you're using. But I'm waaaaaaaay too lazy to do the math. :grin:
 

San

Diabloii.Net Member
Since you're going for the maximum damage route, may I offer this weapon for loan, so that you can see what kind of damage you can reach with it?
 

maxicek

Moderator Single Player
Quite an impressive feat AA. You could use an upped Steeldriver at 34. Here is mine and it is far from perfect:

Steeldriver
Martel de Fer
Two-Hand Damage: 197 to 320
Durability: 60 of 60
Required Strength: 85
Required Level: 34
Mace Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x42370498
+224% Enhanced Damage
Heal Stamina Plus 25%
Requirements -50%
Required Level +5
40% Increased Attack Speed
150% Damage to Undead
 

RTB

Diabloii.Net Member
I did that with a paladin once. He hit 1k at Clvl 12 or 13. It should be possible at Clvl 9 or maybe even earlier, but I'm still a few jewels short of that achievement.
 
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