Rebirth - Kitteh's Hardcore Journey

T72on1

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If you ever want to have a serious go at a 2H character which is not a Charger or Leaper, I'd go for a Faith bow.

Other option is to farm for a Ber and make Enigma.
 

Kitteh

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I'm specifically avoiding Enigma. I'm keen to play builds and use items that I typically don't make use of, and I fear that if I make Enigma then all of my characters will end up rushing.
 

Kitteh

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Lyrella has now reached Hell! :)

I think that videos are a most interesting way to update, and I'm also finding them useful for looking back to see why I have NDEs and where my targeting can improve - an example being my distance for FO sometimes. Nightwing is now equipped and Ormus will be equipped soon. I'm actually still using a 3 perfect diamond kite shield... :rolleyes:

A few decent findings - the ring is obviously for early game twinking;
Code:
Hotspur
Boots
Defense: 10
Durability: 9 of 12
Required Level: 5
Fingerprint: 0xa45ecddf
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 3 - 6 Fire Damage
+12% Enhanced Defense
+6 Defense
+15 to Life
+15% to Maximum Fire Resist
Fire Resist +45%

Skull Coil
Ring
Required Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0x56471259
Item Level: 35
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+48 to Attack Rating
3% Life stolen per hit
Lightning Resist +17%
Fire Resist +7%
Magic Damage Reduced by 2
15% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Finished: C:\GoMuleR4.2_1.13\GoMule\Hardcore GoMule\IFT.d2x


Videos



 

MizzouFTW

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Just found this thread. Bookmarked it. Looking forward to following your journey!

Edit: What are you using for your video capture? I thought about making a few videos but the only program I can remember is Fraps.
 

Kitteh

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Thank you very much for your interest! :)

I am using OBS Studio - it is free and works very simply. I haven't done any editing though, just record/upload. I like it!
 

Kitteh

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Lyrella has now reached Hell act II, some updates which I go over whilst I'm killing Andariel below. I'm now running a safer outfit for Lyrella.


 

Kitteh

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Currently at Ancients, I had to reset. GoMule wiped all of my gold when I updated Java, so I've had to go gold farming. I think that Ancients is going to be problematic. Honestly, I have really stopped enjoying Lyrella, she is way too fragile. Even worse, my mercenary is too fragile, he just can't survive anything. This is making me very nervous and although it gives it a buzz, I can't wait for her to be finished, one way or another. I finish up tomorrow because I'm a bit Lyrella'd out just now. Some video updates however;







 

Kitteh

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Caessa, a freezing arrow/strafe Amazon, has begun her journey. I probably won't play any Diablo now until January. The video below is all of act I, pushing through with an envy merc and the arctic set.

 

Kitteh

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A little bit of recent progress; Caessa has now completed normal act II and I have begun an untwinked trap assassin (Viridiana) and a bonemancer (Xylar), the latter being for the untwinked 99er tournament. As an aside, youtube tags don't seem to work within spoilers - I have to leave the thread and come back to see them?





 

Kitteh

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Caessa has now reached nightmare act III, but will be taking break. My plan is to upgrade her Lycander's for Hell, as I don't actually have anything better anyway. I would consider Harmony of course, but I have no suitable socketable and don't much fancy farming for one.








Caessa is taking a break whilst I do some Countess runs with Lyrella - the plan is 1000 or 2000, depending how I feel at 1000.

 

Kitteh

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So I'm making one long video for each of my Guardians at the end, rather than individual video updates, and will instead provide text updates during the play through. Below is an example for Lyrella - the video will then be posted in the Guardian thread, as Lyrella's now has been. Obviously, I started recording during Lyrella's journey, so her video is not complete.

 

Kitteh

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1000 runs of The Countess completed by Lyrella! Skip to 8:02:40 of part 2 for the results and comparison to my previous 1000 Countess runs, which are here. There may be some mercenary ranting and some really bad impressions of The Countess - I'm working on the latter...
:rolleyes:




 

Kitteh

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Today we made some new toys, with a little runeword rolling session! See if you can guess which is my favourite :D

Also, watching your own videos at maximum speed is fairly amusing.

 

Kitteh

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I decided to do 20 Mephisto runs, because I was bored and I hadn't killed him for a while. So, y'know, why not.

Anyway, results weren't bad for 20 runs - some new toys to play with!

Code:
Titan's Revenge
Ceremonial Javelin
Throw Damage: 71 - 188
One Hand Damage: 71 - 139
Quantity: 59
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 109
Fingerprint: 0x1c2da40b
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
+2 to Amazon Skill Levels
+30% Faster Run/Walk
156% Enhanced Damage
Adds 25 - 50 Damage
9% Life stolen per hit
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
Increased Stack Size
Replenishes quantity

Skin of the Vipermagi
Serpentskin Armor
Defense: 279
Durability: 21 of 24
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0x82b4a097
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Cast Rate
+120% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +33
Magic Damage Reduced by 12

Kelpie Snare
Fuscina
Two Hand Damage: 79 - 147
Durability: 29 of 35
Required Level: 33
Required Strength: 77
Required Dexterity: 25
Fingerprint: 0xd77c2c8
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
163% Enhanced Damage
Adds 30 - 50 Damage
Slows Target by 75%
+10 to Strength
+93 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Fire Resist +50%

Jalal's Mane
Totemic Mask
Defense: 293
Durability: 16 of 20
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 65
Fingerprint: 0xd76668be
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
+2 to Druid Skill Levels
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
+196% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
+20 to Energy
All Resistances +30
+5 to Mana after each Kill

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x53dac1c3
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 37 Blizzard when you Die
Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
-5% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+4% to Cold Skill Damage

Lycander's Aim
Ceremonial Bow
Two Hand Damage: 73 - 153
Durability: 42 of 55
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 73
Required Dexterity: 110
Fingerprint: 0x918ebf4b
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+2 to Amazon Skill Levels
+20% Increased Attack Speed
153% Enhanced Damage
Adds 25 - 50 Damage
5% Mana stolen per hit
+20% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Dexterity
+20 to Energy
 

Kitteh

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Lyrella bit the dust this morning, I got too complacent about the danger posed by souls. I lost some good items too. There is a lovely awkward moment as I take in what just happened, before I react :eek:

 
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