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RIP Thorny

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by whomhead, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. whomhead

    whomhead IncGamers Member

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    RIP Thorny

    Sad news folks... Conqueror Thorny (level 81), my farthest reaching untwinked HC character has passed away today due to a one-hit kill from an Extra-strong Fanatascism Enchanted Cold Enchanted Corpulent in Act 4. I was fighting my way (slowly) through a large pack of them, when the boss came out of nowhere and nailed me. *BAM* Deeds. Ah well.

    Thorny was an ambitious character to begin with, and frankly I'm surprised that he made it as far as he did. The only rule for him was that he could use no attack except for Throw. Yes, I ran around the Blood Moor opening chests until I found a cracked Javelin to use as his initial weapon.

    Skills were:
    12 Holy Shield
    20 Fanatascism
    20 Blessed Aim (for passive 200% bonus to AR)
    20 Holy Freeze
    10 Defiance (these should have been in HS, but it didn't matter)
    1 Salvation

    Stats:
    90 Strength
    123 Dex
    272 Vitality

    Gear:
    Deathbit Battle Dart (found off of Nightmare Diablo)
    And a series of crafted blood Flying/Winged axes
    Eye of Etlitch
    Harlequin Crest (found on a Countess run from a random regular monster)
    Spirit Forge (socketed with IAS jewel and 24ED jewel)
    Moser's Blessed Circle (2X PDiamond)
    Goldwrap (up'ed to Battle Belt)
    Infernostride
    Crafted Hit Power Gloves with 30% Lightning Resist/25% Fire Resist/Knockback
    2X Resist rings - one 14 and one rare with 3 all/28 Lightning/7 Dexterity

    Holy Freeze Merc (who did most of the killing because of his uber gear)
    Delerium Great Helm (AWESOME helm!)
    Ethereal Crescent Moon Ogre Axe (118-611 damage!!)
    Crafted Templar Coat with 3% Life Leech and a Perfect Amethyst socketed into it so he had the strength to use the weapon)

    The Um, Ist, and Lem all came from doing many hundreds of Countess runs. He had incredible luck with runes from her. Because of those runewords, the merc did most of the killing through Hell.

    Listed damage with fanat and a nice Winged Axe was ~350-1250. He only had about a 65% chance to hit in the later acts, so progress was incredibly slow.

    Anyway, thanks for reading and Rest In Peace, Thorny. You will be remembered.
     
  2. Chimaira

    Chimaira IncGamers Member

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    Sorry to hear:( He sounded like a nice character...That was a truly awesome merc you had considered you're untwinked. Anyways congratulations on getting as far as you did, it couldn't have been easy. And 1-KO piss me off:(
     
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    water_moon IncGamers Member

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    His deeds of valor will be remembered, but we already know about your deeds ;) Good lord, whom, you are masicistic sometimes, glad to have you with us :p
     
  4. DX-Crawler

    DX-Crawler Banned

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    Sorry to hear that Whomie, deaths in HC is always sad.

    Well next time you might make it all the way

    DX
     
  5. Boulos

    Boulos IncGamers Member

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    With that name I thought for sure the character was going to be a Paladin with maxed Thorns skill. I have one of those I'm using as a mule because it dawned on me too late that for this skill to be effective you have to get hit. Not the most ideal situation to be in. :)
     
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    deathsguard666 IncGamers Member

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    this is why I stick to sc. R.I.P thorny :hanky:
     
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    SeaBiscuit IncGamers Member

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    R.I.P Thornie :(
     
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    Sidhe IncGamers Member

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    Sorry to hear that Whoms... RIP Thorny... :(

    May some of his siblings revenge his death...
     
  9. NeckRomancer

    NeckRomancer IncGamers Member

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    sorry to hear about thorny, whomhead. all that effort down the drain. like deathsguard said, there is a reason some players stick to SC. anyway, he did provide you hours of fun as well as extra adrenaline rushes from near-deaths, something we SC regulars will never fully experience.

    PS: nice title. was that intentional? :)
     
  10. seige

    seige IncGamers Member

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    RIP Thorny :(
    You did a very good job to get him that far whom. Congrats :)

    - Jas :howdy:
     
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    DeathMaster IncGamers Member

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    RIP Thorny. It is always sad to lose HC char. Are you going to rebuild one?
     
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    Nacaa IncGamers Member

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    RIP. Sad to hear about this WhomHead. Nice items you got there.
     
  13. whomhead

    whomhead IncGamers Member

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    I probably will build a new HC char, but I doubt that I'll go untwinked with this one. It is fun to do, but it takes so much time. Eh, we'll see. I still want to get a Guardian using nothing but the Throw attack. Maybe I'll try an Enchantress.

    Thanks for the kind words, y'all. I'm thinking that Thorny will be avenged, somehow.
     
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    Zavior IncGamers Member

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    RIP Thorne. May the Forrester family exp new char for you.
     
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    Gnoggen IncGamers Member

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    Another newbie question..

    I know the countess drops runes every time, but does the is the quality of the rune totally random, or do you get higher level runes in nightmare than normal? I know there is probably a rune finding faq somewhere, but I'm lazy! ;) Thanks in advance!
     
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    LowLander IncGamers Member

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    Yes. (And you think you're lazy...)

    Nice char, Whomhead. With all the crazyness around here I expect a naked, untwinked, no merc, punching Amazon Guardian any minute now. With no stat points spent, of course...
     
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    R.I.P

    may your next char gain vengeance :D
     

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