Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

LD50

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Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

Hello everyone, long time no see.. I've been away for a few months, I had some issues with RL. Nothing big, just graduating from university and having a child. :cool:

Anyway, now that those are taken care of, it's time to get back in business. I thought that I'd make a pat honoring my son (yeah that's all I could come up with), and the character is, of course, an IK barb. So here he is, Babyarch Veijo, the Immortal King (to be).

The details:

LCS

Character info:
Title: Patriarch
Name: Veijo
Class: Barbarian
Level: **

Stats (base/with equipment):
Strength: 185/232
Dexterity: 20/55
Vitality: 300/300
Energy: 10/19

20 Stat points left

Life: 1389/1734 BO:3641
Mana: 97/221 BO:454

Whirlwind AR: 6673
Whirlwind damage: 2426-4206
Berserk AR: 7865
Berserk damage: 3170-5286
Defence: 4275
Defence w/ Shout: 12375

Resists:
All 75 (and then some)

Skills (base/with eq):
Whirlwind: 20/28
Berserk: 1/9
Mace Mast: 20/27
BO: 20/26
Shout: 20/26
BC: 1/7
Find Item: 1/7

One point in prerequisites, plus natural masteries.

3 Skill points left

Final equipment:
IK set, plus:

Amulet: Crescent Moon
Rings: Raven Frost and a rare

Bitter Grasp
Ring
Required Level: 48
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 82
Fingerprint: 0xec83f7ef
+9 to Energy
+120 to Attack Rating
Fire Resist +9%
Lightning Resist +9%
Cold Resist +31%
Poison Resist +9%
6% Life stolen per hit
+5 to Light Radius
5% Bonus to Attack Rating

Charms:
One mastery skiller, rest damage and life, mostly.

Code:
Fanatic Grand Charm of the Icicle
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 63
Fingerprint: 0x9d47ade6
Adds 2-3 cold damage over 1 seconds
+1 to Masteries Skills (Barbarian Only)

Steel Small Charm of Balance
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 49
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0xc328e67
+30 to Attack Rating
5% Faster Hit Recovery

Serpent's Small Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 40
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xa1d8a4de
+19 to Life
+16 to Mana

Fine Small Charm of Sustenance
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x6e7571eb
+15 to Life
+12 to Attack Rating
+2 to Maximum Damage

Steel Small Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 49
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x1cff1a18
+18 to Life
+31 to Attack Rating

Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 53
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x7cc36d0b
+31 to Life
+70 to Attack Rating
+10 to Maximum Damage

Sharp Grand Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 69
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xac98af10
+39 to Life
+54 to Attack Rating
+8 to Maximum Damage

Fine Small Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xba9f546
+16 to Attack Rating
+3 to Maximum Damage

Fine Small Charm of Life
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x17d5b2f8
+10 to Life
+13 to Attack Rating
+3 to Maximum Damage

Amber Small Charm of Strength
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 32
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x41c795a8
+2 to Strength
Lightning Resist +10%

Serpent's Small Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 40
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x5d03a85f
+19 to Life
+14 to Mana
Merc:
Hannah the Rogue Bowmaster (A1 Fire)
Harlequin Crest
Witchwild String (2xShael)
ethereal Vipermagi

Finds
MF-wise, I think Veijo did pretty well. Here are some of the highlights
HF: Hel, Ist (This was nice, all my 3 previous have been Mals..)
5xSol, 3xHel, Ko
Felloak (normal a1:), Frostwind (grailer!), Tal's amulet
Demon's Arch, Duriel's Shell, Lidless wall, 3xIK belt:), Zakarum's Hand

Code:
Beast Talisman
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 83
Fingerprint: 0x9dfcd501
+12 to Minimum Damage
+6 to Maximum Damage
26% Extra Gold from Monsters

Ruby Jewel of Virility
Required Level: 58
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x5764a677
+6 to Strength
+35% Enhanced Damage

Emerald Grand Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 69
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 83
Fingerprint: 0x1bfa9cd9
+40 to Life
Poison Resist +28%
Discussion:

Veijo had to finish normal untwinked, I don't want to spoil him (too much). After I thought that he knows how to hold is own, I twinked him with the best I could. Hence, NM wasn't very hard. NM Baal runs until Veijo was 76 (to equip IK maul and armor).

To Hell then. I hit /players5 and it never changed, and there was no need for it, other than to speed things up. This was my first experience with IK barbs and boy do they deliver. I guess there's no need for me to go into IK barb praise-mode, that has been done often enough, but damn!

On p5, progress wasn't the fastest, but it was steady and safe. Veijo met some tight spots, but still died only once in hell, and that was right after I realized it may not be a good idea to whirl through a cursed dollpack.. I got familiar with ww pretty soon, but it was only in late a5 I really got how to best use it. Just goes to show how you can manage the build without any mad skillz. Fine by me :)

The merc? Yeah, a sturdy barb needs a hot babe to show off in the camp :) Hannah was usually dead, but got occasionally revived, the chance of amp damage from wws was pretty cool. I have to say (again) that it never ceased to baffle me how the silly girl figured I need her right by my side, where the war is waging, not, say, ten meters behind shooting away.


If you have an IK barb, you know how it is, if you don't, try it. I can't think of a safer melee build. It's just impossible to die with him, if you pay even a little attention. Basically the only thing that gives him grief are mana burners, but they can be handled pretty well with clever use of ww and if not, just use concentration. It's not like he can't tank or anything.. I may switch the merc to a2 defiance to get something like 100k defence and also give him a Reapers, which has been tested and approved with my zealot. That will be just unfair to the minions though, so not until Veijo is finished.

Oh wait, he is, now. :evil:
 

TheBhoy

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

Congratz on the Pat in both senses!!!!!

Well done


How old is your minion?
 

Zefimas

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

Wow, now this is a thread to congratulate in:grin:
Congratulations on the pat, baby and graduation!!!!
What have you studied at university?

Big cheers for you man, and wb:thumbsup:
 

Callador

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

Grats for graduation and baby :thumbsup:
The pat is also nice :wink2:

Nice name BTW... When we'll see Veijo's brother Keijo? :tongue:
As a char I mean ;)
 

LD50

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

Thanks all!

@Zefimas: I studied physical and (analytical) inorganic chemistry.

When we'll see Veijo's brother Keijo? :tongue:
Heh, nice idea but I don't think we will.. My next barb will be a frenzier named Larkor the Mad.



 

whommy

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

Congrats on graduating, having a son, and the Patriarch! That's a lot of stuff to be congratulated for.

So, given that your name is LD50, I just have to ask if you're a toxicologist?
 

LD50

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

Congrats on graduating, having a son, and the Patriarch! That's a lot of stuff to be congratulated for.
Thank you!

So, given that your name is LD50, I just have to ask if you're a toxicologist?
If you read my post above carefully, you may notice I'm a chemist... :wink3:

lionheartthebrave said:
Is that where LD50 comes from, the lethal dose in 50% in a population?
That's what it stands for, yes. But you don't need to be a chemist to like toxins.. :smiley:



 
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