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Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

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  1. LD50

    LD50 IncGamers Member

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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:
     
  2. TheBhoy

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    Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

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

    Well done


    How old is your minion?
     
  3. LD50

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    Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

    Six months in a couple of weeks :smiley:



     
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    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:
     
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    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 ;)
     
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    Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

    Congratulations on all fronts!
     
  7. LD50

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    Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

    Thanks all!

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

    Heh, nice idea but I don't think we will.. My next barb will be a frenzier named Larkor the Mad.



     
  8. lionheartthebrave

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    Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

    Is that where LD50 comes from, the lethal dose in 50% in a population?

    Congrats on the barb, mine is fun as well


     
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    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?
     
  10. LD50

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    Re: Re-emerging from the shadows with a pat

    Thank you!

    If you read my post above carefully, you may notice I'm a chemist... :wink3:

    That's what it stands for, yes. But you don't need to be a chemist to like toxins.. :smiley:



     

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