The Untwinked Level 99 Progress Thread, Revenge of the 99ers

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
@Pb_pal Long time, welcome back and definitely join again! :) Also cool to see you start running @kyndig!

As for me, HelpYourself is making steady progress and is on track to hit 98.50 this weekend... unless I do something stupid. ;) Itching to report on a few cool things, but that will have to wait for that next update in a couple of days hopefully! She's dropped a bit from 4M/h but still averages around 3.7M/h when I last timed it. But I think it's a good pace for her, runs are more relaxed and her routine feels comfortable and safe, so not going to push her that much any more. Instead I'll have a go with a twinked/full skiller inventory Lightning Sorc at some time, to see what the build is really capable of.

In the meantime, Ric did get some playtime here and there recently. He's still in LK and picking up a lot of stuff: GCs, SCs, flawless amethysts, other gems landing on his feet, polearm bases (for future Insight IGs), rare circlets and jewelry. Also runes to roll Insights or Spirits, as well as possible bases for runewords that he will at least try at some point (Hoto, Beast, CtA, Oath...).

Runs are ~34s on the map below. Still not sure whether I should reroll due to the WP being in center. But campfires are so close, I believe it's not easy to beat without investing a lot of time, so I'll stick with it for now.

Screen Shot 2018-01-30 at 21.12.06.png

Anyway: Reason for this update is that after finding his first Sur just last weekend, he went on quite the streak. All of these dropped within a total of some 4-5 hours of running here and there since the weekend:

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3_Mal.png

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Sur #2.

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3_Um.png

3_Ist#1.png

Same Ist pattern again some 15 minutes later:

3_Ist#2.png

Also two Pul I didn't take a screenshot of.

Two more Surs/one Ber to go until Enigma. I've slowly started to hit more poppables in LK to look for armor bases. Did find a 3os non-superior Light Plate that I think would be fine. Not sure whether I should wait for a suitable BP though. The str req difference of 11 is not much, but I could see myself being annoyed by it at some point. Also looks need to be considered of course, with LP winning for most chars IMO, but BP looks better on Nec. Tough decisions ahead -- any convincing opinions? :)
 

PhineasB

Diabloii.Net Member
@Pb_pal -- good to see you back and hope to see you "back" on the table!

@ffs -- I think that's a tremendous map! At least, I'd be thrilled with it. You can go to bottom hut and just work your way up with minimal running, and you can even go back to WP down right side of platform if you want to avoid running through the docks (although I think it would be as much running to get back to the WP). Pestilence is just hoping for another Hel so he can finally make Harmony :rolleyes:
 

Yng

Diabloii.Net Member
And so the mini grind begins..





Loving the near full screen radius on Static Field, you can easily hit the whole Infector pack from the safety of the seal across from where they generally spawn. My map is absolutely ridiculous as well, often getting 4-5 unique packs between the star and Infector's seal (2-3 slightly below the star, 2 near his seals), hence the slightly longer run times. I can get 40-50 seconds doing just Infector/Vizier but if you get good enough unique pack density it ends up being more XP/hour.

Of course, one can't simply update a 1/2 XP bar and ding without a few scares:
IIRC XP tracker had it at 3 runs until 97. This spot is almost never occupied by a pack (very often theres a unique to the East right around the corner of that pillar, but I've literally never seen a unique right by the seal before this and it's a Might-enchanted OK/DK pack at that. You can see I went through 4 FRPs trying to teleport out of the FHR lock before Save and Exit..)

Rune Drops:
That's 2x Sur from CS now. Another 2 or a Ber and I have all the runes for Infinty again. If I don't get them before 98 I'll head back to LK.











Item Drops:
The Glad's Bane and SotV were unfortunately both worse than previous finds. I went this entire time without a single Gheed's and I kid you not these two dropped in consecutive runs, of course the second with one already in my inventory. I've since moved it off in favor of more HP. 127/14/38 was a keeper, the other was low. Also 2 Cold, 2 Fire, and 0 Lightning skillers now.









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Hall of Fame
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
zticazzy         Perkele          SC     Barb   99     3.52  2016-07-12  No      -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Eleanor          SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2016-11-09  No   3068    437       5      -
NanoMist         Izuna            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2016-12-25  No   5109    470       4    360
PhineasB         Mercy            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2017-05-23  Yes     -    475      11      -
PhineasB         Hiatus           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2017-12-25  Yes     -    471      21      -
Questing Heroes
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
T72on1           Neverland        SC     Sorc   98.25  3.32  2018-01-10  Yes  2190    477      13    270
ffs              HelpYourself     SC     Sorc   98.25  3.31  2018-01-22  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
Yng              Sophie           SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2018-01-31  Yes     -      -       7      -
darkstarhub      Neptune          SC     Sorc   96     2.72  2017-12-31  Yes     -    452       -      -
Dezrok           Salome           SC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   792    318       -      -
NamelessPenguin  Rockatansky      SC     Barb   95     2.49  2017-12-14  No      -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Phaedrus         SC     Pala   95     2.49  2018-01-15  Yes     -    292      12      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    94     2.29  2017-12-31  Yes     -      -       ?      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   92     1.92  2017-12-25  No      -      -       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-01-29  Yes     -      -       1      -
aarrgus          Acala            SC     Barb   80     0.68  2017-12-30  Yes     -      -       5      -
ffs              Ric              SC     Necro  76     0.48  2018-01-22  Yes     -      -       -      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   67     0.23  2017-12-29  Yes    87     61       0      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  60     0.12  2018-01-06  No      -      -       -      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
kyndig           DrearyAura       HC     Sorc   35     0.00  2018-01-29  Yes     -
Smittyphi        SliceNDice       SC     Sin    12     0.00  2018-01-17  Yes     -      -       1      -
Resting Heroes
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
Neksja           Aura             SC     Pala   98.50  3.37  2017-03-16  Yes  8606    464       -      -
hasuprotoss      Reina            SC     Sorc   97     2.96  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1751    384       -      -
Tarantella       Tarasha          HC     Sorc   96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Grim             Furious_Blonde   SC     Ama    96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
XyleneCyanol     Fishie           HC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
ThomasJohnsen    xInTheBuffx      HC     Sorc   95     2.49  2017-03-31  Yes     -      -       -      -
Reyz             Qty              SC     Sorc   93     2.10  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   659    261      12    126
OldSoldier       Battleforge      HC     Pala   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    236       -      -
tokerdin         tokeress         SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Southpaw         Njord            SC     Druid  90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Qwernt           CanbeOnlyBlizz   SC     Sorc   90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
MercMan          Este             SC     Ama    90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1212    278       2      ?
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    80      -       -      -
Lynchgrinch      Tattersail       SC     Sorc   89     1.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    321       ?      ?
LiquidClear      Sally            SC     Sin    **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   225      -       1      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    160       -      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No    115     94      19      -
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    83     0.**  YYYY-MM-DD  No     28     25       0      -
Qwernt           AmaAgainstAll    SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Gambit           Mallenroh        SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Lord Molybdenum  But_Why          SC     Sin    81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  No     55     51      53      -
Jean Avila       SpeedAdict       SC     Ama    77     0.52  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -     50
logoutzero       Digimon          HC     Necro  76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    85     65       0      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Rayne            SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   195    140       -      ?
Gripphon         Ryu              SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?     13
Darke Rahl       Bells            HC     Ama    74     0.40  YYYY-MM-DD  No     19      -       0      -
Xul's Gull       Araphel          HC     Necro  60     0.12  2017-12-21  No      -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Celia            SC     Ama    59     0.11  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    52     43       0      -
TrU              Henryk           SC     Barb   41     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -      22     12
Gambit           Colossus         SC     Pala   39     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Smancer          Smancer          SC     Necro  26     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     1      -       -      -
BKC              FearsomeFreddie  SC     Necro  23     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Ergroilnin       Erilinda         HC     Sorc   20     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -

The Fallen
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
MizzouFTW        Pure             HC     Necro  86     1.15  2018-01-10  Yes     -      -       1      -
coju             NintyNine_orRiP  HC     Sorc   81     0.74  2016-04-07  Yes     -      -       1      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Valus            HC     Barb   76     0.48  2016-10-27  Yes     -      -       1      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Pala   76     0.48  2017-06-19  Yes     -      -       1      -
Tenecabo         OldShatterhand   HC     Druid  49     0.04  2016-06-16  Yes     -      0       1      -
coju             fB               HC     Sorc   29     0.00  2016-04-09  Yes     1      1       1      2
Kitteh           Verallus         HC     Druid  26     0.00  2016-03-25  No      -      -       1      -
logoutzero       Rolex            HC     Barb   21     0.00  2016-03-26  Yes     0      0       1      1
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Cool, thanks. Something you wrote yourself? Do I install it in the D2 dir, or isn't that important?
 

Yng

Diabloii.Net Member
I just installed it to c:/program files and made a shortcut for the exe. After that launch it and there’s an “attach” option. Find the folder that has your d2s files in it and pick which ever one you want the XP details for. It updates itself every time you save and exit.

Not sure who made it to be honest, I got it from a streamer (IndrekLeede).
 

PhineasB

Diabloii.Net Member
Well done @Yng ! As for me:

Champion Phaedrus and Azrael the Defiance Desert Merc, Lvl 96
(pic)
Phaedrus got the second half of the level with little of note happening and no additional drops meriting screen shots. The only drops of note were Nat’s claw, Pelta Lunata, a +firewall Ormus with 15% fire damage, and this nice sharp charm from rerolling Diablo GCs after pinging 96:
Code:
Sharp Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xfa860a0c
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Maximum Damage
+72 to Attack Rating
+38 to Life
I'll keep plugging away with him for 20-30 minutes here and there, sharing time with LK runs for Pestilence and trying to finish off my Auradin.

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Hall of Fame
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
zticazzy         Perkele          SC     Barb   99     3.52  2016-07-12  No      -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Eleanor          SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2016-11-09  No   3068    437       5      -
NanoMist         Izuna            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2016-12-25  No   5109    470       4    360
PhineasB         Mercy            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2017-05-23  Yes     -    475      11      -
PhineasB         Hiatus           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2017-12-25  Yes     -    471      21      -
Questing Heroes
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
T72on1           Neverland        SC     Sorc   98.25  3.32  2018-01-10  Yes  2190    477      13    270
ffs              HelpYourself     SC     Sorc   98.25  3.31  2018-01-22  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
Yng              Sophie           SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2018-01-31  Yes     -      -       7      -
darkstarhub      Neptune          SC     Sorc   96     2.72  2017-12-31  Yes     -    452       -      -
PhineasB         Phaedrus         SC     Pala   96     2.72  2018-02-2   Yes     -    308      12      -
Dezrok           Salome           SC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   792    318       -      -
NamelessPenguin  Rockatansky      SC     Barb   95     2.49  2017-12-14  No      -      -       -      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    94     2.29  2017-12-31  Yes     -      -       ?      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   92     1.92  2017-12-25  No      -      -       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-01-29  Yes     -      -       1      -
aarrgus          Acala            SC     Barb   80     0.68  2017-12-30  Yes     -      -       5      -
ffs              Ric              SC     Necro  76     0.48  2018-01-22  Yes     -      -       -      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   67     0.23  2017-12-29  Yes    87     61       0      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  60     0.12  2018-01-06  No      -      -       -      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
kyndig           DrearyAura       HC     Sorc   35     0.00  2018-01-29  Yes     -
Smittyphi        SliceNDice       SC     Sin    12     0.00  2018-01-17  Yes     -      -       1      -
Resting Heroes
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
Neksja           Aura             SC     Pala   98.50  3.37  2017-03-16  Yes  8606    464       -      -
hasuprotoss      Reina            SC     Sorc   97     2.96  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1751    384       -      -
Tarantella       Tarasha          HC     Sorc   96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Grim             Furious_Blonde   SC     Ama    96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
XyleneCyanol     Fishie           HC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
ThomasJohnsen    xInTheBuffx      HC     Sorc   95     2.49  2017-03-31  Yes     -      -       -      -
Reyz             Qty              SC     Sorc   93     2.10  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   659    261      12    126
OldSoldier       Battleforge      HC     Pala   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    236       -      -
tokerdin         tokeress         SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Southpaw         Njord            SC     Druid  90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Qwernt           CanbeOnlyBlizz   SC     Sorc   90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
MercMan          Este             SC     Ama    90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1212    278       2      ?
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    80      -       -      -
Lynchgrinch      Tattersail       SC     Sorc   89     1.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    321       ?      ?
LiquidClear      Sally            SC     Sin    **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   225      -       1      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    160       -      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No    115     94      19      -
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    83     0.**  YYYY-MM-DD  No     28     25       0      -
Qwernt           AmaAgainstAll    SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Gambit           Mallenroh        SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Lord Molybdenum  But_Why          SC     Sin    81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  No     55     51      53      -
Jean Avila       SpeedAdict       SC     Ama    77     0.52  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -     50
logoutzero       Digimon          HC     Necro  76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    85     65       0      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Rayne            SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   195    140       -      ?
Gripphon         Ryu              SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?     13
Darke Rahl       Bells            HC     Ama    74     0.40  YYYY-MM-DD  No     19      -       0      -
Xul's Gull       Araphel          HC     Necro  60     0.12  2017-12-21  No      -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Celia            SC     Ama    59     0.11  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    52     43       0      -
TrU              Henryk           SC     Barb   41     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -      22     12
Gambit           Colossus         SC     Pala   39     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Smancer          Smancer          SC     Necro  26     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     1      -       -      -
BKC              FearsomeFreddie  SC     Necro  23     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Ergroilnin       Erilinda         HC     Sorc   20     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -

The Fallen
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
MizzouFTW        Pure             HC     Necro  86     1.15  2018-01-10  Yes     -      -       1      -
coju             NintyNine_orRiP  HC     Sorc   81     0.74  2016-04-07  Yes     -      -       1      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Valus            HC     Barb   76     0.48  2016-10-27  Yes     -      -       1      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Pala   76     0.48  2017-06-19  Yes     -      -       1      -
Tenecabo         OldShatterhand   HC     Druid  49     0.04  2016-06-16  Yes     -      0       1      -
coju             fB               HC     Sorc   29     0.00  2016-04-09  Yes     1      1       1      2
Kitteh           Verallus         HC     Druid  26     0.00  2016-03-25  No      -      -       1      -
logoutzero       Rolex            HC     Barb   21     0.00  2016-03-26  Yes     0      0       1      1
 

Smittyphi

Diabloii.Net Member
Duriel is such a pain in normal difficulty. I dispatched him after about 8 trips to town. Blade Fury isn't very conducive to tanking Duriel in normal.

I'm halfway to level 24 from 23 so I should make it around the time of the Flayer Jungle. Next big hurdle is finding a suitable insight polearm.

Hall of Fame
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
zticazzy         Perkele          SC     Barb   99     3.52  2016-07-12  No      -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Eleanor          SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2016-11-09  No   3068    437       5      -
NanoMist         Izuna            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2016-12-25  No   5109    470       4    360
PhineasB         Mercy            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2017-05-23  Yes     -    475      11      -
PhineasB         Hiatus           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2017-12-25  Yes     -    471      21      -
Questing Heroes
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
T72on1           Neverland        SC     Sorc   98.25  3.32  2018-01-10  Yes  2190    477      13    270
ffs              HelpYourself     SC     Sorc   98.25  3.31  2018-01-22  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
Yng              Sophie           SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2018-01-31  Yes     -      -       7      -
darkstarhub      Neptune          SC     Sorc   96     2.72  2017-12-31  Yes     -    452       -      -
PhineasB         Phaedrus         SC     Pala   96     2.72  2018-02-2   Yes     -    308      12      -
Dezrok           Salome           SC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   792    318       -      -
NamelessPenguin  Rockatansky      SC     Barb   95     2.49  2017-12-14  No      -      -       -      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    94     2.29  2017-12-31  Yes     -      -       ?      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   92     1.92  2017-12-25  No      -      -       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-01-29  Yes     -      -       1      -
aarrgus          Acala            SC     Barb   80     0.68  2017-12-30  Yes     -      -       5      -
ffs              Ric              SC     Necro  76     0.48  2018-01-22  Yes     -      -       -      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   67     0.23  2017-12-29  Yes    87     61       0      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  60     0.12  2018-01-06  No      -      -       -      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
kyndig           DrearyAura       HC     Sorc   35     0.00  2018-01-29  Yes     -
Smittyphi        SliceNDice       SC     Sin    23     0.00  2018-02-01  Yes     -      -       2      -
Resting Heroes
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
Neksja           Aura             SC     Pala   98.50  3.37  2017-03-16  Yes  8606    464       -      -
hasuprotoss      Reina            SC     Sorc   97     2.96  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1751    384       -      -
Tarantella       Tarasha          HC     Sorc   96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Grim             Furious_Blonde   SC     Ama    96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
XyleneCyanol     Fishie           HC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
ThomasJohnsen    xInTheBuffx      HC     Sorc   95     2.49  2017-03-31  Yes     -      -       -      -
Reyz             Qty              SC     Sorc   93     2.10  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   659    261      12    126
OldSoldier       Battleforge      HC     Pala   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    236       -      -
tokerdin         tokeress         SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Southpaw         Njord            SC     Druid  90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Qwernt           CanbeOnlyBlizz   SC     Sorc   90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
MercMan          Este             SC     Ama    90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1212    278       2      ?
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    80      -       -      -
Lynchgrinch      Tattersail       SC     Sorc   89     1.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    321       ?      ?
LiquidClear      Sally            SC     Sin    **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   225      -       1      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    160       -      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No    115     94      19      -
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    83     0.**  YYYY-MM-DD  No     28     25       0      -
Qwernt           AmaAgainstAll    SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Gambit           Mallenroh        SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Lord Molybdenum  But_Why          SC     Sin    81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  No     55     51      53      -
Jean Avila       SpeedAdict       SC     Ama    77     0.52  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -     50
logoutzero       Digimon          HC     Necro  76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    85     65       0      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Rayne            SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   195    140       -      ?
Gripphon         Ryu              SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?     13
Darke Rahl       Bells            HC     Ama    74     0.40  YYYY-MM-DD  No     19      -       0      -
Xul's Gull       Araphel          HC     Necro  60     0.12  2017-12-21  No      -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Celia            SC     Ama    59     0.11  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    52     43       0      -
TrU              Henryk           SC     Barb   41     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -      22     12
Gambit           Colossus         SC     Pala   39     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Smancer          Smancer          SC     Necro  26     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     1      -       -      -
BKC              FearsomeFreddie  SC     Necro  23     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Ergroilnin       Erilinda         HC     Sorc   20     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -

The Fallen
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
MizzouFTW        Pure             HC     Necro  86     1.15  2018-01-10  Yes     -      -       1      -
coju             NintyNine_orRiP  HC     Sorc   81     0.74  2016-04-07  Yes     -      -       1      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Valus            HC     Barb   76     0.48  2016-10-27  Yes     -      -       1      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Pala   76     0.48  2017-06-19  Yes     -      -       1      -
Tenecabo         OldShatterhand   HC     Druid  49     0.04  2016-06-16  Yes     -      0       1      -
coju             fB               HC     Sorc   29     0.00  2016-04-09  Yes     1      1       1      2
Kitteh           Verallus         HC     Druid  26     0.00  2016-03-25  No      -      -       1      -
logoutzero       Rolex            HC     Barb   21     0.00  2016-03-26  Yes     0      0       1      1
 
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ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
Made it to 98.50 with HelpYourself. :)

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Things have been going smooth, I feel she's got Nihl runs pretty much figured out by now with life rarely dropping below 60-70% for these 25% of the level. I do S&E a bit more liberally and generally take it a bit easier than when starting out to run him, but also figured out some minor tweaks to her runs/teleport route, overall resulting in ~3.7-3.9M XP/h the last couple of times I timed her progress, with runs at ~20.5s average. I'm still keeping a full recovery set in stash though just in case. ;)

Had a couple of really nice finds during this stretch. Previously posted the 2/20 P&B and 2/20 Amazon amulets and second Infinity when she finally managed to roll a 4s eth Thresher. Feeling comfortable in terms of safety, I also swapped in War Traveler again for Aldur's, which I didn't regret given these drops, including a nice grailer:

Starting off with that, there was only one elusive grailer that would actually be put to use, and it was this one. The ED roll is painful, but I'm happy to finally tick this off the list nonetheless as I've been waiting for it way too long. :)

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Not sure if a Zod will ever go into this one, but it's definitely another big highlight for me. Also previously posted in IFT. It would still be worse than Grief (unless in some weird setup with less DS from other gear for some reason), but after running the numbers very roughly I think it could outperform e.g. eBotD BA, which is not bad I guess.

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A very nice HHG. After finding the 2/20 Zon amulet above, I was theorizing about a Javazon setup with a Cham + RBF shield here, enabling 99% FCR switch using CtA and FCR rings. Given she also found another 5/4 facet this stretch, she actually singlehandedly found all the ingredients for that recently. Probably a sign I should put those facets + Cham in this one for some ultimate Javazon action!

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Tomby #3 with decent rolls (of course her previous eth one got only 1os...).

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This turned out to be her Nightwing's Veil #5 together with Arach #3.

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Second Giant Skull, first with 2os.

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This didn't really fit for her, but nice nonetheless.

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The only HR in this stretch:

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And just before hitting 98.50 to top it off:

Screen Shot 2018-02-03 at 12.34.03.png

So, surprisingly she made the first 50% in about a month after all, despite her early mishaps and a tough work schedule for me. I'll continue to run with her for the next 2-3 weeks, but will take a break then at the latest, as I'll be travelling for 2 weeks after that. We'll see how her journey goes on, but so far it's been a cool ride, really would have thought I'd be bored to death with Nihl at this point. :)

***

Hall of Fame
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
zticazzy         Perkele          SC     Barb   99     3.52  2016-07-12  No      -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Eleanor          SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2016-11-09  No   3068    437       5      -
NanoMist         Izuna            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2016-12-25  No   5109    470       4    360
PhineasB         Mercy            SC     Sin    99     3.52  2017-05-23  Yes     -    475      11      -
PhineasB         Hiatus           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2017-12-25  Yes     -    471      21      -
Questing Heroes
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
ffs              HelpYourself     SC     Sorc   98.50  3.38  2018-02-03  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
T72on1           Neverland        SC     Sorc   98.25  3.32  2018-01-10  Yes  2190    477      13    270
Yng              Sophie           SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2018-01-31  Yes     -      -       7      -
darkstarhub      Neptune          SC     Sorc   96     2.72  2017-12-31  Yes     -    452       -      -
PhineasB         Phaedrus         SC     Pala   96     2.72  2018-02-2   Yes     -    308      12      -
Dezrok           Salome           SC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   792    318       -      -
NamelessPenguin  Rockatansky      SC     Barb   95     2.49  2017-12-14  No      -      -       -      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    94     2.29  2017-12-31  Yes     -      -       ?      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   92     1.92  2017-12-25  No      -      -       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-01-29  Yes     -      -       1      -
aarrgus          Acala            SC     Barb   80     0.68  2017-12-30  Yes     -      -       5      -
ffs              Ric              SC     Necro  76     0.48  2018-01-22  Yes     -      -       -      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   67     0.23  2017-12-29  Yes    87     61       0      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  60     0.12  2018-01-06  No      -      -       -      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
kyndig           DrearyAura       HC     Sorc   35     0.00  2018-01-29  Yes     -
Smittyphi        SliceNDice       SC     Sin    23     0.00  2018-02-01  Yes     -      -       2      -
Resting Heroes
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
Neksja           Aura             SC     Pala   98.50  3.37  2017-03-16  Yes  8606    464       -      -
hasuprotoss      Reina            SC     Sorc   97     2.96  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1751    384       -      -
Tarantella       Tarasha          HC     Sorc   96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Grim             Furious_Blonde   SC     Ama    96     2.72  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
XyleneCyanol     Fishie           HC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
ThomasJohnsen    xInTheBuffx      HC     Sorc   95     2.49  2017-03-31  Yes     -      -       -      -
Reyz             Qty              SC     Sorc   93     2.10  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   659    261      12    126
OldSoldier       Battleforge      HC     Pala   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    236       -      -
tokerdin         tokeress         SC     Sorc   91     1.76  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Southpaw         Njord            SC     Druid  90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Qwernt           CanbeOnlyBlizz   SC     Sorc   90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?      ?
MercMan          Este             SC     Ama    90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes  1212    278       2      ?
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    90     1.62  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    80      -       -      -
Lynchgrinch      Tattersail       SC     Sorc   89     1.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    321       ?      ?
LiquidClear      Sally            SC     Sin    **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   225      -       1      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    160       -      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  No    115     94      19      -
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    83     0.**  YYYY-MM-DD  No     28     25       0      -
Qwernt           AmaAgainstAll    SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Gambit           Mallenroh        SC     Sorc   81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Lord Molybdenum  But_Why          SC     Sin    81     0.74  YYYY-MM-DD  No     55     51      53      -
Jean Avila       SpeedAdict       SC     Ama    77     0.52  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -     50
logoutzero       Digimon          HC     Necro  76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    85     65       0      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Rayne            SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   195    140       -      ?
Gripphon         Ryu              SC     Sorc   76     0.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       ?     13
Darke Rahl       Bells            HC     Ama    74     0.40  YYYY-MM-DD  No     19      -       0      -
Xul's Gull       Araphel          HC     Necro  60     0.12  2017-12-21  No      -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Celia            SC     Ama    59     0.11  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes    52     43       0      -
TrU              Henryk           SC     Barb   41     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -      22     12
Gambit           Colossus         SC     Pala   39     0.02  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     0      0       0      0
Smancer          Smancer          SC     Necro  26     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     1      -       -      -
BKC              FearsomeFreddie  SC     Necro  23     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
Ergroilnin       Erilinda         HC     Sorc   20     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -

The Fallen
Code:
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
MizzouFTW        Pure             HC     Necro  86     1.15  2018-01-10  Yes     -      -       1      -
coju             NintyNine_orRiP  HC     Sorc   81     0.74  2016-04-07  Yes     -      -       1      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Valus            HC     Barb   76     0.48  2016-10-27  Yes     -      -       1      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Pala   76     0.48  2017-06-19  Yes     -      -       1      -
Tenecabo         OldShatterhand   HC     Druid  49     0.04  2016-06-16  Yes     -      0       1      -
coju             fB               HC     Sorc   29     0.00  2016-04-09  Yes     1      1       1      2
Kitteh           Verallus         HC     Druid  26     0.00  2016-03-25  No      -      -       1      -
logoutzero       Rolex            HC     Barb   21     0.00  2016-03-26  Yes     0      0       1      1
 
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T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats on the progress and the great drops !!!

I wish I could give you more competition, but unfortunately I can't. Less playing time and slower runs mean I'm only at the 98.36 mark.

Good luck on the rest of the progress.
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
@T72on1 Haha no worries! To be honest I just want to get this over with at this point.. My entertainment with D2 comes and goes in phases and I'm pretty sure I'll take a break from the game some time soon. So I'm trying to push her over the finish line while I still feel like playing. :)
 

darkstarhub

Diabloii.Net Member
I am making some progress getting to 97 doing mostly Vizier/Infector runs with a Diablo finisher every now and then, at p/7. The thing is I have to do them faster if I ever want to make 99 this century.

Most of my runs are filled with OK’s and DK’s, and a fair number of boss packs as well. Of course they suck, but I really don’t have a problem defensively. The main problem is the OK’s being immune to Cold dmg. Which leads to another problem in that dmg with FO is kinda limited unless it’s a perfect hit every time. I’ve used FO so much that I am pretty good with it, but even then it’s nearly impossible to get that perfect hit more than 50% of the time. I managed to keep a strong Fireball in the mix, but it’s still tough.

My drops are completely sucking, even with around 250% MF. Hopefully I’ve just been hitting the worst part of the bell shaped curve and a few decent drops will come my way to help my motivation as well.
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
@PhineasB Wow, that is.. convenient! Grats. :) Hope those runes start to drop soon. If it provides any consolation, Ric also cooled off considerably in LK. Going from the above ~5 hour stretch (with 2x Mal, 2x Ist, Gul and Sur) to a ~6 hour stretch that netted absolutely nothing worth mentioning either. LK is just so random, one simply has to keep going and not get frustrated.
 
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