The No Vitality Tournament

wakiki

Diabloii.Net Member
The No Vitality Tournament

Welcome to the No Vitality Tournament!

This tournament was inspired by the Glass Cannon Dexterity Tournament. In that tournament, all stat points must be placed into dexterity. I found this idea interesting, but I was annoyed by the fact that people couldn't place points into strength for better bows.

Which brings us to this tournament. Points may be placed into any attribute, except vitality, allowing for far greater flexibility. Actually we will be practically drowned in spare stat points! While I expect to see some glass cannon bowazons, I'm sure we will be seeing lots of other interesting builds as well!

The rules are straightforward:

Gameplay
  • No points may be spent in Vitality.
  • You may not rerun areas. When you start a new session, run through the cleared area killing as few monsters as possible. Items found in cleared areas may not be used on your character.
  • You may skip an area and return to it later if you wish. Keep track of this if you do it.
  • You may revisit previous acts to shop and use quest rewards.
  • Any players setting is allowed, just no /p1 kill /p8 open chests cheese.
  • You cannot Save and Exit to avoid death. It's either you or them.
Muling
  • You cannot mule items onto your character.
  • You may mule items off.
  • Atma may be used as an extended stash.
Versions & Mods
  • You may use any version you like, but let everyone know if you are using something other than 11.1b Expansion.
  • Red Rune Mod and Runeword Mod are both allowed.
  • I suppose other item color mods are allowed. I don't mind. Please declare them when you enter.
Schedule
  • The tournament starts now. You can start playing any time you like!
  • You may re-enter as many times as you like.
  • The tournament ends after there have been no posts in the thread for three months (i.e. people have lost interest).
Winning & Losing
  • This tournament is HC. You may play SC if you wish, but your character is out of the tournament after your first death.
  • Waypoints are what determines advancement, not level.
  • You may skip sidequests if you wish. Killing Baal is the official goal.
  • The official winner is the first person to defeat Baal on Hell difficulty. If we actually have multiple people accomplish that, then you're all pretty much winners anyway.
  • Winners receive bragging rights. Sorry, no items.

Note: If you have questions about the rules or situations that arise, please ask. I would rather address issues before they come up. Here's an example that came up in my other thread, about the Save and Exit rule:
Does this include no returning to town in the case of Claw Vipers in Hell trapping the stairs to reload and try again?
I've had a tourney (untwinked - I believe it was Morathi's) where there was nothing I could do. There were too many vipers close to that starting area, and got trapped almost as soon as I moved. That place is a nightmare for many untwinked builds.
Try not to get in this situation. You need to gamble a Circlet or amulet with teleport charges, or shop a staff from Drognan to prepare for this. You may consider using FCR if you are using a slow caster like an Amazon.

If you can't even make it up the stairs, you are dead, no Save&Exit. If you can make it up the stairs, you may S&E and try again. You would have to run back through the temple killing the fewest monsters possible and not picking up loot.

I think that covers it, let's get this started!
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Forum Name	Character	Class		Location			Level
wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot	Norm Rogue Encampment		1
(Gee, I'm winning!)

GOOD LUCK everyone!:thumbsup:



 

TheReadMenace

Diabloii.Net Member
I'll play!! Getting back into the swing of D2 for the umpteenth time, so I may as well start off with an impossibly difficult impediment! :grin:

The new challenger: LifelessMenace
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Forum Name	Character	Class		Location			Level
wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot	Norm Rogue Encampment		1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Norm Rogue Encampment           1
 

Morathi

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                1

Changed the table hope you dont mind wakiki. It is better this way i think.

I have decided to join with one of my favourite characters the valkazon. I would usually be a tankazon but i think the little life will be a worry. This will be my third attempt at a passive zon. Both other times i made it to act 1 NM but lost interest or took a break from d2. I hope that dodge/evade/avoid plus decoy and my valk will be enough to battle what the game throws at me. I may put some points in some bow skills or javalin skills. Not sure yet we will see.

I try do my best, but studying for my exams take priority.

PS. took about 40 tries to get table to line up.
 

Huriel

Diabloii.Net Member
I'm definitely in, I'll be playing a Conc Barb.

Code:
Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                1
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                1
 

wakiki

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks Morathi, that's much better! I'm a noob when it comes to this, so if anyone has suggestions or help I'll take it.:smiley:
 

Huriel

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                1
Glassy (original, hey?) takes advantage of the 20 minutes he had and gets started, blundering through the Blood Moor and Den of Evil. Already he starts to show his Glass Cannon characteristics, pounding Fallen's and Zombies for 17-21 by the end of the Den. Well, there we have it; I took the lead for the first and probably the last time in this tournament!

G'night everyone
 

Gambitsreturn

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                1
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
Gambitsreturn   Xena            Furysin         Act 1                1
I hope I did that right, thats my first attempt at a code thingy. I joined with my Furysin, Xena. This is gonna be a blast! GL y'all!

edit: I had to edit the Code like 8 times.
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                1
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
Gambitsreturn   Xena            Furysin         Act 1                1
Neksja		Bitey		Furydruid	Act 1		     1
Neksja enters to tournament. Want to try out with basic furydruid. It will be a blast! And for anyone for the table. Use notepad for help. Copy table there, enter yourself, paste new table here and voila, works every time.

Neksja
 

charlengu

Banned
Code:
Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                1
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
Gambitsreturn   Xena            Furysin         Act 1                1
Neksja		Bitey		Furydruid	Act 1		     1
charlengu	Osteichthyes	Fishymancer	Act 1		     1
This should be fun. =). Standard fishymancer with some bone armor for surviving. Let's see if it works.
 

smilts

Diabloii.Net Member
I'm a bit to busy with work to be in more than one tourney but its a challenge. And nice to see some diff builds entering
 

Morathi

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                6
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Gambitsreturn   Xena            Furysin         Act 1                1
Neksja		Bitey		Furydruid	Act 1		     1
charlengu	Osteichthyes	Fishymancer	Act 1		     1
Cindy's journey has started smoothly. After crunching in some numbers and thinking over my build i have decided to make a freezing arrow, valkazon type build. I was thinking if i made a pure valkazon, were should i put my stats points?
strength = pointless
dex= pointless as all i would be doing is standing and watching my merc + valk attack monsters.
Vitality= Duh!! cant
Mana= no point as high level valk doesnt die and decoy wont be cast so much.

So after this i decided to use freezing arrow as it will greatly help my survivability with its frozen on spot ability plus it provides great crowd control. I am thinking along the lines of 20 FA, 20 cold arrow, 20 valk, 20 decoy + spare points in dodge/avoid/evade and 1 point wonders. This seems like a good idea and will be fairly safe. I am thinking with stat points to go mostly in dex, small amount of strength for items and about 50 points in mana as FA requires alot of it :laugh: .

A bit on Cindy's journey. She started with p/8 and will most likely stay like that until NM or even Hell. I have decided i will do full clears as that is my personal rule and it will help with the extra chance for items and experience. As i started her i ventured into the blood moor and just to the left of enterance i popped a chest and BANG. The items were very nice to sell, always good to have that extra gold early. In the den of evil my first charm dropped and it turned out to be an keeper.

I am up to the cold fields waypoint and will most likely stop there for tonight.

We will see.
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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Neksja		Bitey		Furydruid	Act 1		     9
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                6
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Gambitsreturn   Xena            Furysin         Act 1                1
charlengu	Osteichthyes	Fishymancer	Act 1		     1
Decided to start Bitey right away. Started at /p8, let's see how far I can go with that. As this is my first "real" attempt at HC and my playing style is suicidal-ish, I may die early :grin: Very glad, if I can make him to Act4. Glad, if to Act2 :smiley:

Bitey full cleared Blood Moor & Den of evil and Cold Plains & Burial Grounds. So first 2 quests are done. I left those mausoleums behind, in case I want to go for exping there. Things were pretty easy at this point, Lycanthropy and Oak Sage provides nice amount of life, it's about 150 right now. What comes to stat points, decided to give every level +3 strength and +2 dex. At least don't have to think those :smiley:

We'll see, where it ends...
Neksja
 

Butzull

Diabloii.Net Member
Can't resist! :wink2:

Originally I was going to try a Fire-Summoner Druid or a Passive Valk, but then I noticed there is a representative of every class except the Sorc. Probably the toughest of the options I was going to go for, but Energy Shield Sorc it is!

I'll be surprised if I make it out of Normal without a castable companion! ;)

Butz. :dunce:
 

martinkingss

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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Neksja		Bitey		Furydruid	Act 1		     9
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                6
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Gambitsreturn   Xena            Furysin         Act 1                1
charlengu	Osteichthyes	Fishymancer	Act 1		     1
martinkingss    Stargus         Firedruid       Act 1                1
Signing up now, starting when im @ moms.
 

Butzull

Diabloii.Net Member
ForceField has been born, cleared the Den and called it quits at the Cold Plains WP and level 6. No super-chests in the Blood Moor for her, but she did find a SC with +1 dex and some FR (5 I think, can't remember), so that's a keeper for a while at least!

So far it's been about 2 Str, 3 Ene per level, will soon switch to 1/4. No vit, base dex (no block)...could be quick! :wink2:

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Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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Neksja		Bitey		Furydruid	Act 1		     9
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                6
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
Butzull         ForceField      E/S Sorc        Act 1                6
wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Gambitsreturn   Xena            Furysin         Act 1                1
charlengu	Osteichthyes	Fishymancer	Act 1		     1
martinkingss    Stargus         Firedruid       Act 1                1
Butz. :dunce:
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
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Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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Neksja		Bitey		Furydruid	Act 1		    17
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                6
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
Butzull         ForceField      E/S Sorc        Act 1                6
wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Gambitsreturn   Xena            Furysin         Act 1                1
charlengu	Osteichthyes	Fishymancer	Act 1		     1
martinkingss    Stargus         Firedruid       Act 1                1
Bitey had a nice time, once again. All the way from Cold Plains to Outer Cloister. He rescued Cain, pretty simple, cleared The Hole, cleared Pits and fighted against Countess. No hard places this far, but I really wait them to come in catacombs, when I enter there.

One more level to Rabies, and poison damage is settled :smiley:
Neksja
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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Neksja		Bitey		Furydruid	Act 2		    20
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                6
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
Butzull         ForceField      E/S Sorc        Act 1                6
wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Gambitsreturn   Xena            Furysin         Act 1                1
charlengu	Osteichthyes	Fishymancer	Act 1		     1
martinkingss    Stargus         Firedruid       Act 1                1
Am I the only who started it right away? :grin: Enough spamming for me for today.

Bitey fought bravely against Andariel. Aliza, the Merc, died almost instantly. Oak died all the time. About 5 times recasting Oak and massive biting, Bitey got the Andariel (forgot to SS the drop) and advanced to Act2. Andariel gave him Hsarus' boots, so now he has 2 parts (green buckler dropped in Cold Plains from normal Foul Crow):
Code:
Hsarus' Iron Fist
Buckler
Defense: 56
Chance to Block:  20%
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Strength: 12
Required Level: 3
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 4
Fingerprint: 0xd3f196e0
+10 to Strength
Damage Reduced by 2

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+50 to Defense (Based on Character Level)
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

Hsarus' Iron Heel
Chain Boots
Defense: 8
Durability: 14 of 16
Required Strength: 30
Required Level: 3
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0xcead625c
Fire Resist +25%
20% Faster Run/Walk

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+200 to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level)
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
Catacombs were easier than I thought, only one bad case, boss Shaman and boss Afflicted at the same time. A bit luring and I got them. Bitey has a problem with his weapon. Now I got him magical Flail with 1-31 damage, but it will be a problem soon. So, some nice big hurty stick would be sweet. If I find one, with socket, Andy gave this to that purpose:

Raven Eye
Jewel
Required Level: 9
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0x54cf0979
+2 to Dexterity
+28 to Attack Rating
+4 to Maximum Damage

End of the day, maybe some more tomorrow.

Neksja
 

mordeth

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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Neksja		Bitey		Furydruid	Act 2		    20
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                6
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
Butzull         ForceField      E/S Sorc        Act 1                6
wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Gambitsreturn   Xena            Furysin         Act 1                1
charlengu	Osteichthyes	Fishymancer	Act 1		     1
martinkingss    Stargus         Firedruid       Act 1                1
Mordeth         Golden Globe    E/S Sorc        Act 1                1

I'm in. I'll follow Butz' lead with an ES sorc (I've always wanted to try it out). About editing the table: I tried what Neksja suggested (pasting the table in notepad and editing it there), but the formatting was still all wrong. Is there a different setting for the message editor that makes it easier?
 

Deitti

Diabloii.Net Member
well ive thought about joining a tournament for awhile now, i was just waiting for some newly started one that would interest me and this one got my attention so i guess ill start on this one :D

ive never played Assassins before so i thought about starting my first on this tournament :p (im not really interested in Assassins or Paladins but ill make exception for this tournament)

so ill introduce Emilie, my Trapsin.

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Forum Name	Character	Class		Location	    Level
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Neksja		Bitey		Furydruid	Act 2		    20
Morathi         Cindy           Valkazon        Act 1                6
Huriel          Glassy          Conc Barb       Act 1                6
Butzull         ForceField      E/S Sorc        Act 1                6
wakiki		Destroyer	Frost Zealot    Act 1		     1
TheReadMenace   LifelessMenace  Fire Ranger     Act 1                1
Sveinbjorn      Morty           Fishymancer     Act 1                1
Gambitsreturn   Xena            Furysin         Act 1                1
charlengu	Osteichthyes	Fishymancer	Act 1		     1
martinkingss    Stargus         Firedruid       Act 1                1
Mordeth         Golden Globe    E/S Sorc        Act 1                1
Deitti          Emilie           TrapSin        Act 1              1
 
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