Single Pass Untwinked MLD Tourney: Phase I PvM

Zhao_Yue

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      24      2           Kurast Docks
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   16      0           Dark Wood
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       15      0           Dark Wood
Brak         SpearChuckerJones     Barbarian     0       0           None
Brak         Unfortunate Accident  Necromancer   0       0           None
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin       0       0           None
Sint         Loki                  Druid         0       0           None
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
2 deaths to report.

First one was due to carelessness, I let myself get swarmed by ~10 Ghosts, Ghoul Lords and Goatmen on one on the arms of the Arcane Sanctuary. I s&e out from force of habit, but then remembered that it was against the rules. Death count +1.

Second one was from trying to take down an Unraveller in Tal's Rasha's Tomb. There was a crowd in the hallway and I wanted to take at least one down before retreating so that those buggers didn't revive too many undead. Almost had him but then a Preserved boss pack snuck in and amped me and I fell. That pissed me off badly.

Everything was going really smoothly until that first death. Summoner was hurting my merc and I really badly with that Glacial Spike so I had to chug a thawing potion. Duriel must have been in a bad mood because he was moving very fast and hitting very hard. Luckily he ignored my merc, so I let him slowly stab him while I ran around.

First set items found - Cathan's Amulet off a buzzard pack to the entrance of the Rocky Waste. Too bad the mods on it are terrible (without a second or third complementary piece) so I'll stuck with the rare one I had on.

Brak said:
No need to move rows around if you don't want to. There's not really a competition going on within the table.
I like order. Random information just looks odd.
 

HiTeknology

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      24      2           Kurast Docks
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       15      0           Dark Wood
Brak         SpearChuckerJones     Barbarian     0       0           None
Brak         Unfortunate Accident  Necromancer   0       0           None
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin       0       0           None
Sint         Loki                  Druid         0       0           None
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None

Finished up act 1. Andy didn't drop me anything that could possibly be useful for dueling, but hopefully I start to find stuff later on. Best find in this session was probably a +7 max damage jewel which might be useful for someone if they are going melee (which isn't me).

Made 'steel' runeword in a large axe, but that still isn't much firepower for me, even with amp. Hopefully act 2 will begin to allow me to do a little bit less hand to hand combat on my own.
 

Zhao_Yue

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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      28      2           Kurast Bazaar
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       15      0           Dark Wood
Brak         SpearChuckerJones     Barbarian     0       0           None
Brak         Unfortunate Accident  Necromancer   0       0           None
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin       0       0           None
Sint         Loki                  Druid         0       0           None
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
Found a Bloodthief in the Great Marsh, which replaced the rare poleaxe my merc was using.

Also found my first unique, a nagel ring from a chest in Lower Kurast.

But the best find was from the Spider Forest:

Viper Wood
Bone Wand
One-Hand Damage: 3 to 7
Durability: 15 of 15
Required Level: 16
Staff Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0xbb305859
+10 to Energy
+18 to Mana
3% Life stolen per hit
8% Mana stolen per hit
10% Faster Cast Rate
+2 to Bone Wall (Necromancer Only)
150% Damage to Undead
+5 to Mana After Each Kill
Socketed (1: 1 used)

Pretty much the most godly weapon I can get for my mana hungry assassin.

Only scare I got was from Ssarak the Burning, his extra strong & cursed combo took 90% of my health in 1 blow; I had to run away like a frightened girl. The Flayers' cumulative blows from their little fists of fury were hurting, but nothing I couldn't handle.

.....

And why aren't there more participants in here? Is this going to be auto-win for me? :azn:
 

Brak

Diabloii.Net Member
Pretty much the most godly weapon I can get for my mana hungry assassin.
Looks like somebody's making a trapper.

And why aren't there more participants in here? Is this going to be auto-win for me? :azn:
I think it's partly due to user error on my part. When I was reformatting to original post, I deleted out the short synopsis of what the tourney was in a clear single sentence. Maybe people are confused as to what this is, and got bored with my overbearing backstory. But it won't matter how many people enter, I'm not likely to make it past the first round.

Anyway, I'll probably get started on my lot of characters next week. Act 1 of Skunkbelly's tourney has me running the Countess endlessly in search of Shael runes.



 

Mursilis

Diabloii.Net Member
I've considered joining this tournament, but the only problem is I've never PvP before. I have a feeling alot of people may be in the same boat. Still thinking about it...

Btw Brak, your description makes perfect sense and I could see exactly what you intended for the tournament.
 

Sint Nikolaas

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      28      2           Kurast Bazaar
Sint         Loki                  Druid         21      0           Lut Gholein
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       15      0           Dark Wood
Brak         SpearChuckerJones     Barbarian     0       0           None
Brak         Unfortunate Accident  Necromancer   0       0           None
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin       0       0           None
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
You won't get it that easy ZY.

Just finished Andariel and act 1 on p8 all the way. Killed every monster I could find and kicked every bucket. Result: 1 unique (dimoak's) and a crapload of chippies and rings/amulets. My level is decent enough and the weapon already helps out.
 

Zhao_Yue

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      30      2           Durance Level 2
Sint         Loki                  Druid         21      0           Lut Gholein
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       15      0           Dark Wood
Brak         SpearChuckerJones     Barbarian     0       0           None
Brak         Unfortunate Accident  Necromancer   0       0           None
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin       0       0           None
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
Explored every nook and cranny from Kurast Bazaar to Durance Level 2. I don't think I've ever went behind the council area before; I'm not surprised, there's not much there.

Speaking of the council, they were a pushover. They barely had enough energy to cast a sparadic hydra.

Finally getting venom increased killing power substantially.

Some interesting finds:

Arctic Binding from somewhere in Travincial.

An interesting belt found in Durance Level 1:
Brimstone Buckle
Plated Belt
Defense: 16
Durability: 13 of 13
Required Strength: 50
Required Level: 9
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x3d36d8f6
+7 to Mana
Lightning Resist +10%
Poison Resist +11%
10% Faster Hit Recovery
Poison Length Reduced by 25%
Repairs 1 durability in 33 seconds
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)

And a nice gambled circlet:
Wraith Veil
Circlet
Defense: 29
Durability: 35 of 35
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 24
Fingerprint: 0x78ee7d1d
Damage Reduced by 1
Fire Resist +10%
Lightning Resist +29%
Cold Resist +10%
Poison Resist +10%
Adds 7-30 cold damage over 1 seconds
Poison Length Reduced by 75%
 

Zhao_Yue

Diabloii.Net Member
Looks like somebody's making a trapper.
Good guess but no. I'm making something a little more challenging.

Mursilis said:
I've considered joining this tournament, but the only problem is I've never PvP before. I have a feeling alot of people may be in the same boat. Still thinking about it...
What sets the tournament apart from other PvP tournaments is everyone is starting on relatively even ground, by being untweak. It eliminates the chance of being pwned by leet items.

If you need suggestings or have questions concerning this tournament, you could always ask one of the regular PvPers.



 

NacRuno

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
I'm thinking the dueling can begin the first week of February. I'll gague if that's too slow along the way. But I know some of us will be gone over the Holidays.
doesn't the dueling start after at least one month play period. as far as i understood this wasn't a first one to finish wins tourney. take your guards everyone :evil: battle starts on blood moor...

and as a dueling will take place at the end, i will keep my char developments to myself, but since there are few participants it won't matter much...



 

Brak

Diabloii.Net Member
Yup there's no bonus to finishing first other than having more time to practice, or starting a new character if this first one isn't as good as you thought it'd be.
 

LazySlothman

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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      30      2           Durance Level 2
Sint         Loki                  Druid         21      0           Lut Gholein
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       15      0           Dark Wood
Brak         SpearChuckerJones     Barbarian     0       0           None
Brak         Unfortunate Accident  Necromancer   0       0           None
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin       0       0           None
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
CarRamRod    LazySlothman          Paladin       0       0           None

I've never PvP'd before and think this'll be great fun :smiley:
 

Zhao_Yue

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      30      2           Durance Level 2
Sint         Loki                  Druid         21      0           Lut Gholein
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Zhao         Stormrage             Druid         15      0           Black Marsh
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       15      0           Dark Wood
Brak         SpearChuckerJones     Barbarian     0       0           None
Brak         Unfortunate Accident  Necromancer   0       0           None
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin       0       0           None
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
CarRamRod    LazySlothman          Paladin       0       0           None
Thought to try a different character.

A Biggins Bonnet actually dropped, from a rogue body in the Stony Field.
 

Zhao_Yue

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      31      2           City of the Damned
Sint         Loki                  Druid         21      0           Lut Gholein
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Zhao         Stormrage             Druid         15      0           Black Marsh
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       15      0           Dark Wood
Brak         SpearChuckerJones     Barbarian     0       0           None
Brak         Unfortunate Accident  Necromancer   0       0           None
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin       0       0           None
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
CarRamRod    LazySlothman          Paladin       0       0           None
Ansatsusha eventually took down Izual. At P8, he's like a stone wall.

Found a Greyform in a chest from Durance Level 3.

Also found this amazing charm in the Plains of Despair:

Shimmering Grand Charm of Balance
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 10
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 30
Fingerprint: 0x4e457e44
All Resistances +10
12% Faster Hit Recovery
 

sirpoopsalot

Diabloii.Net Member
Nice charm, Zhao. I can see using that end-game sometimes.

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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      31      2           City of the Damned
Sint         Loki                  Druid         21      0           Lut Gholein
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Zhao         Stormrage             Druid         15      0           Black Marsh
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       15      0           Dark Wood
Brak         SpearChuckerJones     Barbarian     0       0           None
Brak         Unfortunate Accident  Necromancer   0       0           None
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin       0       0           None
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
CarRamRod    LazySlothman          Paladin       0       0           None
'poops       dorkette              dunnoyet      0       0           None
Well, since I already lost one tourney, I might as well tackle another. :grin:
 

Brak

Diabloii.Net Member
Man that's a nice charm Zhao, will definitely be put to good use for the tourney.

Welcome to the brawl 'poops. Hope you have better luck in this one.
 

skoolbus

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      31      2           City of the Damned
Sint         Loki                  Druid         21      0           Lut Gholein
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Zhao         Stormrage             Druid         15      0           Black Marsh
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       15      0           Dark Wood
Brak         SpearChuckerJones     Barbarian     0       0           None
Brak         Unfortunate Accident  Necromancer   0       0           None
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin      19       0           Inner Cloister
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
CarRamRod    LazySlothman          Paladin       0       0           None
'poops       dorkette              dunnoyet      0       0           None
It's very very slow going. I'm killing every single monster and opening every single chest. I can't wait for when I can get an act 2 merc cause he'll kill much faster than I do now. Only one set/unique so far even though I've loaded this guy with all the mf equipment I can find. Also saving lots of charms, and I'm finding some very nice resist ones already.
 

pedu

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      31      2           City of the Damned
Sint         Loki                  Druid         21      0           Lut Gholein
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Zhao         Stormrage             Druid         15      0           Black Marsh
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       24      0           Far oasis
Brak         SpearChuckerJones     Barbarian     0       0           None
Brak         Unfortunate Accident  Necromancer   0       0           None
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin      19       0           Inner Cloister
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
CarRamRod    LazySlothman          Paladin       0       0           None
'poops       dorkette              dunnoyet      0       0           None
Going good.
 

Brak

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      31      2           City of the Damned
Sint         Loki                  Druid         21      0           Lut Gholein
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Zhao         Stormrage             Druid         15      0           Black Marsh
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       24      0           Far oasis
Brak         CandyCoatedKilr       Assassin      17      0           Outer Cloister
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin      19       0           Inner Cloister
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
CarRamRod    LazySlothman          Paladin       0       0           None
'poops       dorkette              dunnoyet      0       0           None
Finally got a chance to get my characters started. Realizing now that I'll be lucky to get two of them done in time, so I removed the third character I had planned. Also inserted a sin for the necro I was planning. No good drops yet, only S/U was a Stoutnail spiked club.
 

Sint Nikolaas

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Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      31      2           City of the Damned
Sint         Loki                  Druid         26      0           Arcaine Sanctuary
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   18      0           Lut Gholein
Zhao         Stormrage             Druid         15      0           Black Marsh
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       24      0           Far oasis
Brak         CandyCoatedKilr       Assassin      17      0           Outer Cloister
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin      19       0           Inner Cloister
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
CarRamRod    LazySlothman          Paladin       0       0           None
'poops       dorkette              dunnoyet      0       0           None
It's gonig well for my characters, however I need better items. I'm already starting to collect prebuffing items, but it's so far been a +1this wolfhelmet and another +1that wolfhelmet. I hope to get another level before Duriel. I'm thinking of dropping the player setting down to 5 or so for the slug too.. we'll see.
 

HiTeknology

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name   Character Name        Class         Level   No Deaths   Last WP
Zhao         Ansatsusha            Assassin      31      2           City of the Damned
Sint         Loki                  Druid         26      0           Arcaine Sanctuary
Hitek        Tropical              Necromancer   27      0           Kurast Docks
Zhao         Stormrage             Druid         15      0           Black Marsh
Pedu         Kobe                  Paladin       24      0           Far oasis
Brak         CandyCoatedKilr       Assassin      17      0           Outer Cloister
Brak         a little girl         Sorceress     0       0           None
NacRuno      Ares                  Barbarian     0       0           None
NacRuno      Kitiara               Assassin      0       0           None
skoolbus     Smite_Me              Paladin      19       0           Inner Cloister
Hitek        Action Action         Druid         0       0           None
CarRamRod    LazySlothman          Paladin       0       0           None
'poops       dorkette              dunnoyet      0       0           None
Finished up act 2. Been pretty easy going so far, no real setbacks. Build is beginning to take shape, kind of. I've been collecting jewels, runes, and chips in order to hopefully make a few decent runewords to duel with. I'll have to get really luck in the later acts to get the runes I want. (probably won't happen)

I had plenty of set drops in act 2 including; Cathan's armor, Isenharts armor, Arctic belt, and most unusually THREE (3) Cathans rings. Also found a serpent lord long staff, but nothing really of any benefit to what I'm making. Lets hope act 3 has plenty of goodies for me to uncover..
 
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