Project Mayhem - 100% CtB Eggs (2x CtC Sept)

DiabloTwoinDC

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Medonho             Amazon              LF - Medusa Zon      80

I've been seeing plenty of these cool CtC items/builds being featured on the forums. M_Thatcher and Fireworks by @T72on1, Matau and Syrtis Major by @TopHatCat64, and Operation Death and Destruction by @Brak

I had 2x Jah that were slated for dual 'Dreams', but those could be tabled for the time being. Now, with my recent Jah drop in the MFO, I actually have runes to make a few of the RWs needed to get this project going. There are some decent CtC S/U options, which I would like to make use of as well. So, I've divided the project into two groups. I figured that I would ask for some input/feedback before getting started. These are the ideas I have so far:

Tier 1 Sept: must* use S/U(s) that feature CtC
  • Amazon
    • WWS Strafer - 2% Chance To Cast Level 5 Amplify Damage On Striking
    • Silent Strafer/Medusa - Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%, Hit Blinds Target +33
  • Assassin
    • Shadow Killer MA sin or Fury Sin - 33% Chance To Cast Level 8 Frost Nova On Striking
  • Barbarian
    • WW/Zerker
      • Gavel of Pain - 5% CtC Lvl 1 Iron Maiden, 5% CtC Lvl 1 Amplify Damage
    • Lacerator Throw Barb - Hit Causes Monster To Flee 50%, 33% CtC Lvl 3 Amplify Damage
      • 'Myth' - 10% Chance To Cast Level 1 Taunt On Striking
  • Druid
    • Fury Druid
      • Wind Hammer - 33% Chance To Cast Level 22 Twister On Striking
      • Earth Shifter - 25% Chance To Cast Level 14 Fissure On Striking
  • Necromancer
    • X-Bow Bone Necro?
      • Pus Spitter - 4% Chance To Cast Level 1 Lower Resist On Striking
    • Meleemancer
      • Bonehew - 50% Chance To Cast Level 16 Bone Spear On Striking
      • 'Oath' - 30% Chance To Cast Level 20 Bone Spirit On Striking
  • Paladin
    • Zealot or 'Rift' -adin - 20% CtC Lvl 16 Tornado, 16% CtC Lvl 21 Frozen Orb
      • Horizon's Tornado - 20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Tornado On Striking
      • Coldkill - 10% CtCast Lvl 10 Ice Blast, 10% CtC Lvl 5 Frost Nova
      • Fetid Sprinkler - 10% CtC Lvl 1 Confuse, 5% CtC Lvl 1 Decrepify
      • Dangoon's Teaching - 10% Chance To Cast Level 3 Frost Nova On Striking
  • Sorceress
    • Stormrider Lite Sorc? - 10% CtC Lvl 13-20 Charged Bolt, 5% CtC Lvl 10 Chain Lightning
    • 'Crescent' Moon Enchantress - 10% CtC Lvl 17 Chain Lightning, 7% CtC Lvl 13 Static Field
Tier 2 Sept: must* use high lvl RW(s) that feature CtC
  • Amazon
    • 'Ice' Frost Maiden (Jah + Lo) - 25% Chance To Cast Level 22 Frost Nova On Striking
  • Assassin
    • 'Chaos' Aggresin, BoI WW Sin (Ohm) - 9% Chance To Cast Level 11 Frozen Orb On Striking
  • Barbarian
    • 'BotD' WW Barb (Zod) - 50% Chance To Cast Level 20 Poison Nova When You Kill An Enemy
  • Druid
    • 'Phoenix' Druid (2x Lo + 2x Jah) - 2x 40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On Striking
  • Necromancer
    • 'Brand' Necro/Bear? (Jah + Lo) - 100% Chance To Cast Level 18 Bone Spear On Striking
  • Paladin
    • 'Destruction' Zealot (Lo + Ber + Jah) - 23% Chance To Cast Level 12 Volcano On Striking
  • Sorceress
    • Dual 'Dragon' Throw? Sorc (2x Sur + 2x Lo) - 12% Chance To Cast Level 15 Hydra On Striking
    • 'Ice' BearSorc (Jah + Lo) - 25% Chance To Cast Level 22 Frost Nova On Striking
* some exceptions may apply

Note: high level uniques like Stormlash or Shaeffer's have been excluded because tier 1 characters will probably only play to lvl 80

Any other suggestions? or advice, especially from those that have tried out these RWs?
 
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PhineasB

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I really like the concept and had a similar idea for builds around all the high RWs I would otherwise not use that hasn’t made it up my project to do list. I’ll review more carefully this weekend, but quick feedback is on WW Chaos sin:

I am pretty sure orb won’t cast on strike with WW, or my memory is off from my WWsin. But Chaos would make a nice weapon for Aggressin (dragon claw) and orbs should cast, with second claw an option for rare claw or up’ed Bartucs (or Fury claw!). I think it would also make interesting option for Phoenix Striker
 

DiabloTwoinDC

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@PhineasB thanks for the suggestions, I will certainly check those out. Yea, I kinda figured orb wouldnt proc. Not too adept with Assassins, so I was picturing playing mixture WW/Blades of Ice or something. Get Orb proc and release BoI, then whirl through blue herds.
 

ffs

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Cool project!

I just had an idea regarding the 'Ice' CTC -- Bear Enchantress!

Gear:
- 'Ice' Chu-Ko-Nu or Demon Crossbow (-60 WSM, automatically hits 7 FPA in Bear form)
- faceted Ormus (up to +20 CSD and +15 FSD), ideal skill seems Enchant
- faceted NWV (up to +20 CSD)
- Switch Beast + CtA swap

Demon Crossbow could be worth the extra Str/Dex for better leech. Apart from the core pieces above, gear could be whatever is needed for survivability/leech/FCR. (Mara's, HLW or FCR ammy, Ravenfroat is a given, second ring whatever stats are needed, SoE or Arach, Dracul's, Magefist or LoH, whatever is needed from boots...) Depends on how things play out in practicve. Inventory likely Fire skillers + life/res/FHR SCs as needed.

Build:
20 Blizzard (FN synergy)
20 Frozen Orb (FN synergy)
20 Enchant (second elemental dmg source and AR)
XX Warmth (Enchant synergy)
XX Fire Mastery (could take priority over Warmth, not sure from top of my head)
XX Cold Mastery (-150 res w/ gear)
Usual 1-point wonders

Merc with Infinity, free choice of aura given HF is built in (likely Defiance or Might).

I so want to try this - if you don't build it, I will! :D

Edit: Thought some more about items and build. Will definitely play around with this.
 
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Gynli

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@ffs how does cold mastery work with the ctc frost nova?

Also my 2cents.
Riftasin is a quite fun build. :D

I see... high lvl runewords...
 
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ffs

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Ah yeah didn't mention it, AFAIK it works normally for CTC and should be skilled as well of course.

Depending on target Reaper's Merc could be an option as well if Infinity is not required to break CIs. With HF, Decrep and FN, I wonder how much monsters can be slowed down. ;)

Edit: Rift is fun, played around with it quite a bit myself, but not quite as extravagant. ;)

Think I’ll go try the FN Bear Sorc no matter what. :)
 
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mir

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Nice idea!

* If you willing to consider adding some runewords for tier 1 then 1.11 armors open a whole myriad of possibilities.

Bone - with 15% it can be used even on builds that lack multiple attacks. IMO best used on meleemancer coupled with ITD weapon but can be a good option for strafer or zealot.

Enlightenment - 5% to cast.... something about this armor just screams 'amazon' for me... Maybe a strafe/jab hybrid? With pus spitter on bow side and demon arch & tiamat's rebuke on melee switch....

Myth - Throwbarb!! Will work great with a pair of lacerators and few points in grim ward (from experience)

Rain - hmmm....5% to cast is a bit low but I think I found a way to utilize it and even on a druid! Go for feral rage, it will leave enough points to max a synergy from the wind tree, grab Horizon's Tornado and Lance Guard shield to increase the damage.

*The gavel of pain I would move to a blade fury assassin. Fixed speed so IAS is less important here. I don't remember what work with BF but maybe you can add 'slow' equipment here. Add death sentry to speed killing even more.

* Druid - rabies druid with aldur's set and medusa's gaze shield. Add some sol runes to mitigate the damage a bit while you wait for LR to go off.

Good luck with your builds!

EDIT:
* Barb - frenzy with Coldkill and Bizzsomething 2-h sword with ctc frozen orb. Add duress foe even more cold damage
 
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DiabloTwoinDC

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I will put them on the list. :)

@ffs - I will probably only devote one 'Ice' to this project, almost certainly for a Zon. 'Ice' Bearsorc does sound really cool though. Perhaps there should be 3 Tiers? Level 1 = S/U, 2 = High lvl RW, 3 = Extravagant Bear CtC Builds. :p I'll be on the lookout for your Mat thread. ;)

@Gynli - Yea, I'm debating using 'Rift' and/or 'Oath' in my Tier 1 builds. ;)

@mir - I'll probably be using some of the 1.11 RW as well. But, other than 'Treachery', which has been used ad nauseam, I didn't feel like they would be "central" enough to have a build focused around them. I've never used 'Myth' before though. That does seem perfect for ThrowBarb! :D
 
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DiabloTwoinDC

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Piezoeléctrica (lvl 1): A1 Normal
Pulled that name right off the top of my head.. :rolleyes:

I totally remembered that from my HS Spanish classes. Hello = Hola, Thank you = Gracias, and then on to Piezoelectricity..
Piezoelectricity, also called the piezoelectric effect, is the ability of certain materials to generate an AC (alternating current) voltage when subjected to mechanical stress or vibration
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DiabloTwoinDC

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Time to get some names taken care of..

Befürchtung (lvl 1): Apprehensions, or second thoughts. Should be appropriate for 'Myth' Throwbarb. :)

Medonho (lvl 1): Dreadful or frightful, à la Medusa.

Gelo (lvl 1): Ice. Creativity is off the charts on that one.. :rolleyes:

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I've been wanting to play M'avina Zon for the last month. But, now that I'm planning on making 'Ice' I want to get that going as well. So, why not play all 3 at the same time? :p
  • Mavina FA Zon
  • Medusa 'Silence'/WWS Strafer
  • 'Ice' FA Zon
 

DiabloTwoinDC

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Gelo (lvl 18) - A2 Normal
Modeling her newly crafted bow. Had to go with all blue jewels. :)
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Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
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M'avina             Amazon              M'avina Battle Hymn 27
Medonho             Amazon              Medusa Zon          18
Gelo                Amazon              'Ice' FA Zon        18
I am wondering what I should do to separate the two FA Zons? I don't really feel like making the exact same build twice. At least not concurrently.. The plan is to make one pure FA + Valk, and the other a dual element (FA/IA or FA/PJ) Amazon. To me, it looks that M'avina Set is more suited to the FA + Valk (passives). Whereas 'Ice' gives you the cold skill bonuses, while leaving other gear slots free. Like Trang's gloves + Treachery to boost PJ. Gelo/"Ice" deserves be the Frost Maiden queen though.. and just go all out cold skill damage. :confused:

edit: Reading up on the mat threads. Maybe I will just go FA/IA with Mavina, and FA/Strafe with Gelo..
 
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DiabloTwoinDC

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Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
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M'avina             Amazon              M'avina Battle Hymn 34
Medonho             Amazon              Medusa Zon          30
Gelo                Amazon              'Ice' FA Zon        33
Well, I can't say that I recommend this approach. Playing the same act 3 times in a row gets a bit repetitive. I mean, doing the same thing over and over and over again is quite boring. Imagine if you were asked to complete a task, and then as soon as you finish, you're forced to begin the whole process again.. tedious, isn't it? :rolleyes: ::bad teeth::

Getting into the 30s has unlocked Strafe-FA-IA, Pierce/Razortail. So, questing has become a bit easier, as they are somewhat overpowered at the moment. They've also begun to personalize their look: Rattlecage/Face of Horror, Iceblink, and Sigons armor (as a place holder until Toothrow/Mavina's). Now, easily identifiable by their distinctive purple/gold/silver appearance, I shall collectively call them my "power rangers" .. :rolleyes: ::bad teeth::
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DiabloTwoinDC

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Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
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M'avina             Amazon              M'avina Battle Hymn 45
Medonho             Amazon              Medusa Zon          42
Gelo                Amazon              'Ice' FA Zon        43
This seems to go a bit more quickly than my Yorkshiremen project.. :rolleyes:

Mavina and Gelo are destroying everything with FA. Only a few more levels till she gets to equip Toothrow (keeping with the Mavina tin can theme). Medonho is fun as well. Strafe and HCMF from Rattlecage/Face of Horror + Knockback/Slow from Cleglaws. She could make a 'Passion' bow right now, but it's only 13 more levels for her to use a 'Silence'. So, I think I will hold off. Eterno the Yorkshirewoman will most likely be using 'Passion' anyway. And, I don't like to be repetitive.. :p

Everyone has made Slayer. Forgot/missed the screenie for Mavina though. :(
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Pijus

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For tier 1 amazons: Goldstrike Arch. I'd also throw in Hellmouth War Gauntlets. Carrion Wind, Wisp Projector. Skystrike might be a good choice instead of Goldstrike Arch.
 
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