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

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Kitteh, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Bobbo

    Bobbo Diabloii.Net Member

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    I found it. Clears things up nicely! Thanks
     
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    @PhineasB - Nice progress as usual! Close call there, yikes.

    @Bobbo - Awesome grief!

    @Basicbhoy - Wow, that's an early candidate for best find of 2019 if I've ever seen one!

    Great progress to all others as well, some of you guys are really flying!

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    First order of business for Klaus was to roll a 3-shrine CS map to properly run Diablo. The map I ended up on has the hooked version of the Vizier seal rather than the forked one, but I'm okay with it since for /p1 seals I'm not missing out on much XP/drops if they don't spawn properly. In fact, I've actually grown to like this configuration for Klaus specifically, as the spawn point for Vizier is more reliable. The most effective way to kill him is to forego Fissure completely and just telebomb and Firestorm him, and since it's /p1 he dies so quickly the merc often doesn't have time to get a poke in there.

    Well, the Phoenix has definitely made a difference in how fast Diablo goes down. I don't really notice a difference with general monsters or seal bosses, but at /p1 that's no big surprise. Another thing Phoenix has done is cut my rejuv usage wayyyyyyyyyy down, which in turn makes the runs much smoother and even shaves some time off as I don't have to pick them up all the time. Klaus' MF is still over 200 with the TP tome added in there, so I'm quite happy about that.

    Nihl is projected to be faster for this level too, but I wasn't ready to head down there just yet, and the drops from D have been decent so that's where Klaus has been. Ventar runs are projected to be quicker at this stage as well, but not worth cashing in the Ancients.

    Drops have been decent from ol' Diablo, including Shadowkiller, a second Shako, Tomb Reaver (2 sockets), eth TGods, HoZ and more of the like. Other than that it was pretty uneventful, and honestly a little bit boring. The problem with Diablo runs for Klaus is that PI/FI Infectors are a run killer, and they aren't exactly all that uncommon. Due to the travel time it takes to get there and the amount of times I'm aborting, it ups the average run-time significantly which is just no fun. So Klaus hit 20% of the level and decided to take an honest look at my old friend Nihlathak. Not exactly hyped about adding 6k runs to the already 11k that I'll need during 98, but what can you do?

    This obviously presented me with some serious re-gearing to do, which the toughest thing to integrate being Nature's Peace. Luckily Klaus had crafted himself a +2druid skills/9FCR amulet which gets me exactly to the 99 FCR breakpoint. it doesn't have great other modifiers, but some charm swapping made up the difference. Speaking of charms, since this is HC and Nihlathak is, well... Nihlathak, I swapped out all MF charms (including Gheed's) and filled enough F/L res charms to getme to max, and the rest are now vita charms (aside from his 4 skillers of course).

    I also took the chance to respec for the (probably) last time, to get rid of any wasted stat points and reroute them into vita. it all got me to this point:

    [​IMG]

    Yowza. 5.1k life should do me fine... I hope.

    Tactics have changed as well. No more Grizzly due to poison cloud shenanigans, and Klaus has gone back to being a 'perimeter' player, rather than telestomping as he had been. We've also lost the benefits of Phoenix's Redemption aura due to monster RIP, but life and mana have both been buffed anough that it's not a big deal. Even if the runs were a bit terrifying, the next 5% of the level went off without a hitch and I'm feeling pretty good about it. Hopefully the next 75% goes as smoothly :p

    Right away it paid off with a Vex:

    [​IMG]

    Reapers and Eschuta's (+2 skills, 13f/18l) soon followed, Gheed's (36/12), Ghoulhides, and finally another Eschuta's (+3/10/10). Grail is also up to 408, which is halfway decent. :)

    Other finds:
    - Lum + Pul drop
    - plain Acrobatic Skiller
    - Cold Facet (+3/-4)

    Happy running!

    **

    Hall of Fame
    Code:
    Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  HoursH
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    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      -
    ffs              HelpYourself     SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-04-29  Yes     -    447       -      -
    Neksja           Aura             SC     Pala   99     3.52  2018-08-08  Yes     -    481       -      -
    Yng              Sophie           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-08-26  Yes     -      -      10   <300
    T72on1           Neverland        SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-10-21  Yes  lots    483      13    350+
    Bewitch          itssoftcore      SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-11-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
    PhineasB         Phaedrus         SC     Pala   99     3.52  2018-11-12  Yes     -    401      13      -
    ffs              Ric              SC     Necro  99     3.52  2018-12-26  Yes     -    463       -      -

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    Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
    ---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
    Bewitch          Mayhem           SC     Barb   97     3.15  2018-09-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
    PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  97.25  3.03  2019-01-01  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  97.25  3.03  2019-01-22  Yes     -    408      NA      -
    Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    97.14  3.00  2019-01-20  Yes     -      -       -      -
    darkstarhub      Neptune          SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2018-07-23  Yes     -    470       -      -
    Ashenshugar      Natur            SC     Druid  97     2.96  2018-11-20  Yes  2529      -       -      -
    PhineasB         Quinta           SC     Ama    96     2.71  2019-01-19  Yes     -    374       4      -
    CrustyRusty      Space_Oddity     SC     Ama    95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
    T72on1           ShouldBeEasy     HC     Pala   95     2.49  2019-01-04  Yes  lots    306      NA    98.5
    Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    94     2.30  2018-12-15  Yes   400      -       -      -
    Hutton           Terrahork        HC     Barb   94     0.00  2019-01-12  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Quinneczech      Blackwell        HC     Barb   94     2.29  2019-01-18  -       -      -      NA      -
    Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   93     2.12  2018-09-08  No      -      -       -      -
    teddeeboy        Atheyanore       SC     Sorc   93     2.15  2018-01-15         300+    -       5    many
    sanguillen       GordonChen-UT    HC     Necro  92     2.00  2019-01-02  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Potent           Challenge(CL)    SC     Sorc   92     1.96  2018-07-30  no      -      -       -      -
    Trapin'          ceegee           SC     Pala   92     1.92  2018-08-16  No      -      -       -      -
    Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  91     1.79  2018-04-26  No      -      -       -      -
    Neksja           Aurora           SC     Sorc   90     1.70  2018-09-08  Yes     -    215       -      -
    Tatterson        Titaani          SC     Barb   90     1.62  2018-11-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    90     1.62  2018-06-02  No     98     77       3      -
    Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   90     1.61  2019-01-18  Yes    30      -     Yes      -
    liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   90     1.62  2019-01-18  Yes     -    223       -      -
    Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  87     1.25  2018-06-02  No    128    101      22      -
    AlexTheNextOne   Orion            SC     Pala   87     ?.??  2018-07-22  No      -      -       -      -
    Burgomaster3     Hastur           SC     Druid  86     1.14  2018-07-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
    sanguillen       DirkStruan-UT    HC     Pala   85     1.10  2018-12-19  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    T72on1           Grapelike        SC     Barb   85     1.10  2019-01-16  Yes    28     26      10     33
    Bobbo            Barbamel         HC     Barb   84     1.01  2019-01-11  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    BasicBhoy        Belgarath        HC     Druid  84     0.99  2019-01-21  Yes     -      -       -      -
    DaveW            Long_Term        SC     Sorc   84     0.97  2018-05-02  Yes Heaps      -    Lots     30+
    Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  83           2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -      NA      -
    kstuart          Nena             SC     Sorc   80     0.70  2019-01-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Vildecor         Trina            SC     Ama    80     0.68  2018-06-07  Yes     -      -       0      -
    ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   79     0.63  2018-06-28  Yes   177    111       0      -
    TwentyMuleTeam   Chore            SC     Sin    75     0.45  2018-12-28  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Luhkoh           Arkana           SC     Sorc   74     0.41  2019-01-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   74     0.40  2018-09-29  Yes     -     37       1     15+
    Irenicus_Mfs     Morgana          HC     Sorc   69     0.26  2018-12-09  Yes     -      -      NA     14+
    Burton Roberts   Arizona          SC     Ama    56     0.08  2018-06-12  No      -      -      15     38
    Lord Molybdenum  Essa             SC     Sorc   55     0.08  2018-06-02  No     20     19       5      -
    Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Barb   51     0.00  2019-01-07  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    RIP              Sucell           HC     Druid  47     0.03  2018-12-08  Yes     -     20       -      -
    Pijus            AGoodBoy         HC     Druid  45     0.00  2018-05-29  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Grape            Coke             SC     Barb   42     0.00  2018-06-12   ?     14     14       0      -
    Izzak            Bones            SC     Necro  42     0.**  2019-01-10   -      -      -       1      -
    nepeta           finistere        SC     Sin    25     1.14  2019-01-04  ?       -      -       1      4
    DaveHutt         Alice            SC     Ama    13     0.00  2018-05-18  Yes     -      -       1      -
    MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Sorc   01     0.00  2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    ffs              Lucid            SC     Pala   01     0.00  2018-11-22   ?      -      -       0      0
    

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    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     -      -       -      -
    NamelessPenguin  Rockatansky      SC     Barb   95     2.49  2017-12-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Dezrok           Salome           SC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   792    318       -      -
    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       -      -
    kyndig           DrearyAura       HC     Sorc   91     1.76  2018-02-20  Yes     -      -       -      -
    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      ?
    Lynchgrinch      Tattersail       SC     Sorc   89     1.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    321       ?      ?
    LiquidClear      Sally            SC     Sin    **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   225      -       1      -
    Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
    Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
    hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       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      -
    aarrgus          Acala            SC     Barb   80     0.68  2017-12-30  Yes     -      -       5      -
    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      -
    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      -
    Smittyphi        SliceNDice       SC     Sin    70     0.30  2018-03-27  Yes    15      -       6      -
    Xul's Gull       Araphel          HC     Necro  60     0.12  2017-12-21  No      -      -       -      -
    Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
    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      -       -      -
    drmalawi         Liv              SC     Sorc   24     0.00  2018-05-01  Yes     -      -       0      -
    RIP              Espada           HC     Necro  24     0.00  2018-06-01  Yes     -     13       -      -
    BKC              FearsomeFreddie  SC     Necro  23     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Ergroilnin       Erilinda         HC     Sorc   20     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
    

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    Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
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    RIP              Kaira_II         HC     Sin    95     2.55  2018-09-06  Yes     -    399       -      -
    Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  87     XXXX  2018-11-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Bewitch          itsreal          HC     Sorc   87     1.xx  2018-04-24  No      -      -       -      -
    MizzouFTW        Pure             HC     Necro  86     1.15  2018-01-10  Yes     -      -       1      -
    Vildecor         Celia            HC     Ama    84     0.99  2018-05-30  Yes   125     97       1      -
    coju             NintyNine_orRiP  HC     Sorc   81     0.74  2016-04-07  Yes     -      -       1      -
    RIP              Attila           HC     Barb   78     0.59  2018-09-26  Yes     -     73       -      -
    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      -
    weezaard         Cypher           SC     Druid  66     0.00  2018-02-21  Yes     -      -      20+     -
    Tenecabo         OldShatterhand   HC     Druid  49     0.04  2016-06-16  Yes     -      0       1      -
    Pijus            Pyrestarter      HC     Druid  36     0.00  2018-05-21  Yes     -      -       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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  3. Bobbo

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    Great progress @Pb_pal
    Stay safe and make sure we get the first HC character into the hall of fame.
     
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    And the first druid....
     
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    Basicbhoy Diabloii.Net Member

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    At what point do folk start farming LK generally? Is there a 'sweet spot' or just a chore? Realistically looking for runes for enigma and cTa so that should be about 100k runs.............. Currently at lvl 87 and running pindle on p5, any higher has too many aborted runs to be effective.
     
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    liquid_mage Diabloii.Net Member

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    Full disclosure I play softcore. But I'd say if you have a decently geared merc and you have some max lightning resist you should probably be okay at 87. The tough part will be getting a good map you can walk.
     
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    If HC and walking, higher level for LK safety would likely be balanced against having CtA for safety on whatever runs you'd level up to mid- to high- 80s. With extra life buffs available for some classes (Barb and Druid), I suspect it's safer to go straight to LK, and more about comfort for others.

    The good news is number of LK runs is much lower than 100k. Closer to 4000 on average for Enigma and CtA for v1.13. But ultimately it's about number runs, whether early or late :)

    At 84 and Druid, I think you could definitely transition now (and don't forget about runes for Heart of the Oak)

    Edit: And amazing progress @Pb_pal -- keep it up and stay safe!
     
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    With a character that can pack some MF and kill meph or pindle effectively i'd probably gear up a bit first. With my zerker packing MF and staying safe didn't really go hand in hand so I went for LK early. With a druid I'd probably do both to get some variation, at least for an elemantal based druid.
     
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    @Pb_pal Grats on the progress !!! Awesome feat on HC. 5000+ hitpoints should keep you quite safe on Nihl runs, if the Oak doesn't die. What's your experience with it so far? Does he go down easily when things get hairy, or not so much so? Without it you're still at a respectable amount of hitpoints after BO probably, so even then you should be fine though.

    @Basicbhoy Level 87 should definitely be high enough a level for LK runs, certainly for a running character. When teleporting, you might end up in a very nasty situation very fast, but I found that running LK with my Paladin, this wasn't the case at all, as you always see dangerous stuff coming and can bail out if necessary. Make sure to have a Harmony bow on switch for faster running and you'll be fine. As noted, unless you get very unlucky, you should get the runes needed for CtA rather fast, and that in turn should make your runs a lot safer. So I'd definitely run LK until you have a CtA.

    After that it's a matter of preference on how to get Enigma. LK is the most efficient way, and should on average take some 3800 runs, the ones you already did for CtA included. Note that RNG will always be RNG, so some have farmed one in 1800 runs, while others needed over 5000. But since LK also is a very good source for charms, gems, jewelry, crafting runes and rares, it's a good place to be even if the HRs don't drop immediately. If you are however somewhat like me, and don't like LK, and certainly not on a running character, you can switch to another area and hope to luck out on a HR there. Statistically it should take a lot longer that way, but you never know if you get lucky and get some good runes fast. It's all about what you find fun, and how you want to achieve your goals. Mixing up LK runs and other areas is obviously also a very good option, and something that other 99er runners have done in the past. This requires either a good map for both LK and another area / boss, or rerolling maps every so often.

    Good luck !!
     
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    Thanks for the advice, spent a bit of time trying to roll a decent map and getting a bow for harmony. Managed both, well the map is ok.

    Travelling left to right, the first hut is just out of screen from waypoint and the next campfire is two further right. There are at least 6 stable chests/skellies/corspes each run on top of the main ones so they get popped too. The harmony and 20%FRW boots are a big help but the runs are taking over a minute including load time and running thru the docks. Managed about 100 runs this morning and found a load of mid runes highest being a lum and one skiller (druid summoning :mad:).

    In it for the long haul now, unless I find a teleport charge item...
     
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    @Basicbhoy - Others have pretty much covered it, but I thought I'd add my experiences. 87 is plenty high enough to run LK, Klaus was in his mid 70s and only had a couple sketchy NDEs (mostly due to me either not casting Oak, or being stubborn around stupid bosspacks).

    As noted by Phineas, druids can walk LK no problem. Make yourself a Harmony bow for the Vigor aura, and make sure you cast Oak every single run. Klaus hovered around 2k hitpoints pre-CtA with Oak cast, so it should be plenty safe. Once he had CtA, it was up to ~2.7k, so lots of hitpoints to go around with Druids.

    So basically:

    1. Harmony Bow
    2. Oak Sage
    3. Don't be afraid to abort. There are plenty of other chests to pop, you don't need that one behind the Extra Strong, Fanatacism-enchanted pack of apes.

    Experiment with routes too, Klaus ended up switching his circle's direction because it meant an easier path for dodging bad guys. Safety is king in HC, don't tempt it.

    Thanks!

    Oak is... alright down there. Actually more hardy than I expected it to be, but only because it has a tendency to move itself out of the drama, and I stand out of it with Klaus too (I usually tele into the corner like I used to with Eleanor). If things start to get intense though Oak goes own in a blink, but I usually either just teleport him out of danger or cast a new one and it hasn't bothered me yet. If things are so dangerous that I can't keep an Oak alive, I'm usually aborting for other reasons anyways.

    I'm still hovering around 2.6k HP without Oak (with BO active), so it's a decent buffer to take a hit or two when things go sideways.
     
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    Your run times will most likely go down with practice. Also don't forget (you probably know this but just in case) to run LK on /p7 for best rune drops. Other than that try to get your inventory as empty as possible, so you don't have to visit your stash too often.
     
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    I have a question for all the untwinked level 99 people, how much time a week do you put on on your character? I ask because I will typically play about 1-1.5 hour at a time but then I want to mix it up and play another character or game. My goal is to try and get 4-5 hours a week into my sorc.

    Regarding LK runs I usually get slowed down because I pick up all the charms and jewels.
     
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    No set time. Some weeks I can get 8-9 hours in. Some I don't get any. I'm working on my 7 builds project right now so my 99er has taken a backseat somewhat. I got no hours in last week but later this week i'm taking her back out.

    As for LK runs, sometimes I'll do a strict pick nothing up unless it's a unique I don't have. Even GC i'll skip for speed. Sometimes, i'll slow down and kill things.
     
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    Thanks for that .I had a good read of the LK rune finding guides so have removed a lot of my charms and feel pretty safe most of the time. If I got boxed in I quit
     
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    @liquid_mage No set time here either. Some weeks I can play maybe 10 hours, others only a few. That is divided by the different characters I'm doing, although most of the times focus is on the 99ers. 4 - 5 hours should still get you decent progress.

    For LK, I'm always picking up GCs at the very least, next to high runes. SCs too if it's on an untwinked character, early on LCs as well. Same goes for rare jewelry and early on rare gloves / boots / belts.
     
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    Hello all!

    I just wanted to take a moment and enter myself into this untwinked 99er tournament. My entry is my level 97 sorceress named Zic. She does have an extended stash through GoMule but other than that, no other mods are used. Been a long time lurker on the forum and recently decided to join in the discussions myself.

    She has been a long time in the making, probably almost 2 years since I initially made her. She started out questing as a blizzballer before going pure blizz and doing A LOT of AT on p1. I was hesitant to increase player count much as I was more interested in cool items than leveling in the beginning and didn't want to risk dying. Once I got to level 94-95 I started to be more interested in leveling. From there I found out about "Gripphon runs" and this was very appealing to me. I used a second respec and went for a block build over a vita build.

    My current gear:
    • Shako (socketed with cold facet)
    • Chains of Honor body
    • Bloodfist gloves
    • Arachnid Mesh belt
    • Waterwalk boots
    • Rising Sun ammy
    • BKWB ring
    • Rare FCR/str/mana ring
    • HotO
    • Stormshield (socketed with rare dex/fire res/all res/-req jewel)
    And my merc (A2 with defiance aura):
    • Crown of Ages (2x 15 IAS jewels)
    • Gladiator's Bane
    • Reaper's Toll (socketed with Shael)

    Overall she feels quite sturdy with max resistances, 10k armor (with defiance), max block, and massive fire absorb on ammy. Merc also has no trouble staying alive although his damage is obviously quite lackluster.

    My next focus is to plan and transition into the final 98-99 push. I have been well advised against it, but I want to consider what it would take to perhaps focus on Nihlathak. I understand he has a lot more natural cold res than fire or lightning, so I get the impression I will need to finally spec something other than blizzard for once in her journey. As I currently have a +Lightning Ormus Robes, I was looking into this as my future spec, I just had a couple of questions.
    • How difficult will this be without an Infinity on my merc?
    • If the merc isn’t using Infinity, does he have much purpose or would he get in the way? I’ve heard of Delirium being used but also heard he can create non RIP corpses that can be exploded
    • How necessary is the 117 FCR breakpoint, or is the 78 breakpoint manageable? I don’t have Griffon’s Eye but I do have a 2sorc/20fcr rare circuit I could use.
    I also have a Chromatic Amulet of Life Everlasting (21 all res, 22 PDR). As I understand it, one of the major risks with Nihl are the poison clouds and the damage they cause. Would this ammy along with the PDR on Nature’s Peace (and maybe a Sol in helm) do much against those clouds? I would also probably be using Shako/Stormshield for 10%+35% DR. I know the corpse explosions can also be nasty, but these should be taken care of through the ring. Along with these 2 threats, what else stands out as major risks?

    EDIT: I managed to butcher the tables, so I will add them in another message. The text keeps turning all black when I try to edit them into this message.
     
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    buckcrazy Diabloii.Net Member

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    Hope these tables work!
    Had to kill the links in the Hall of Fame table because I am an untrusted member, sorry!

    **

    Hall of Fame
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    Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  HoursH
    ---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
    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      -
    ffs              HelpYourself     SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-04-29  Yes     -    447       -      -
    Neksja           Aura             SC     Pala   99     3.52  2018-08-08  Yes     -    481       -      -
    Yng              Sophie           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-08-26  Yes     -      -      10   <300
    T72on1           Neverland        SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-10-21  Yes  lots    483      13    350+
    Bewitch          itssoftcore      SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-11-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
    PhineasB         Phaedrus         SC     Pala   99     3.52  2018-11-12  Yes     -    401      13      -
    ffs              Ric              SC     Necro  99     3.52  2018-12-26  Yes     -    463       -      -

    Questing Heroes
    Code:
    Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
    ---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
    buckcrazy        Zic              HC     Sorc   97     3.17  2019-01-23  Yes     -      -      NA   lots
    Bewitch          Mayhem           SC     Barb   97     3.15  2018-09-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
    PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  97.25  3.03  2019-01-01  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  97.25  3.03  2019-01-22  Yes     -    408      NA      -
    Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    97.14  3.00  2019-01-20  Yes     -      -       -      -
    darkstarhub      Neptune          SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2018-07-23  Yes     -    470       -      -
    Ashenshugar      Natur            SC     Druid  97     2.96  2018-11-20  Yes  2529      -       -      -
    PhineasB         Quinta           SC     Ama    96     2.71  2019-01-19  Yes     -    374       4      -
    CrustyRusty      Space_Oddity     SC     Ama    95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
    T72on1           ShouldBeEasy     HC     Pala   95     2.49  2019-01-04  Yes  lots    306      NA    98.5
    Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    94     2.30  2018-12-15  Yes   400      -       -      -
    Hutton           Terrahork        HC     Barb   94     0.00  2019-01-12  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Quinneczech      Blackwell        HC     Barb   94     2.29  2019-01-18  -       -      -      NA      -
    Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   93     2.12  2018-09-08  No      -      -       -      -
    teddeeboy        Atheyanore       SC     Sorc   93     2.15  2018-01-15         300+    -       5    many
    sanguillen       GordonChen-UT    HC     Necro  92     2.00  2019-01-02  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Potent           Challenge(CL)    SC     Sorc   92     1.96  2018-07-30  no      -      -       -      -
    Trapin'          ceegee           SC     Pala   92     1.92  2018-08-16  No      -      -       -      -
    Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  91     1.79  2018-04-26  No      -      -       -      -
    Neksja           Aurora           SC     Sorc   90     1.70  2018-09-08  Yes     -    215       -      -
    Tatterson        Titaani          SC     Barb   90     1.62  2018-11-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    90     1.62  2018-06-02  No     98     77       3      -
    Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   90     1.61  2019-01-18  Yes    30      -     Yes      -
    liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   90     1.62  2019-01-18  Yes     -    223       -      -
    Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  87     1.25  2018-06-02  No    128    101      22      -
    AlexTheNextOne   Orion            SC     Pala   87     ?.??  2018-07-22  No      -      -       -      -
    Burgomaster3     Hastur           SC     Druid  86     1.14  2018-07-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
    sanguillen       DirkStruan-UT    HC     Pala   85     1.10  2018-12-19  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    T72on1           Grapelike        SC     Barb   85     1.10  2019-01-16  Yes    28     26      10     33
    Bobbo            Barbamel         HC     Barb   84     1.01  2019-01-11  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    BasicBhoy        Belgarath        HC     Druid  84     0.99  2019-01-21  Yes     -      -       -      -
    DaveW            Long_Term        SC     Sorc   84     0.97  2018-05-02  Yes Heaps      -    Lots     30+
    Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  83           2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -      NA      -
    kstuart          Nena             SC     Sorc   80     0.70  2019-01-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Vildecor         Trina            SC     Ama    80     0.68  2018-06-07  Yes     -      -       0      -
    ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   79     0.63  2018-06-28  Yes   177    111       0      -
    TwentyMuleTeam   Chore            SC     Sin    75     0.45  2018-12-28  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Luhkoh           Arkana           SC     Sorc   74     0.41  2019-01-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   74     0.40  2018-09-29  Yes     -     37       1     15+
    Irenicus_Mfs     Morgana          HC     Sorc   69     0.26  2018-12-09  Yes     -      -      NA     14+
    Burton Roberts   Arizona          SC     Ama    56     0.08  2018-06-12  No      -      -      15     38
    Lord Molybdenum  Essa             SC     Sorc   55     0.08  2018-06-02  No     20     19       5      -
    Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Barb   51     0.00  2019-01-07  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    RIP              Sucell           HC     Druid  47     0.03  2018-12-08  Yes     -     20       -      -
    Pijus            AGoodBoy         HC     Druid  45     0.00  2018-05-29  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Grape            Coke             SC     Barb   42     0.00  2018-06-12   ?     14     14       0      -
    Izzak            Bones            SC     Necro  42     0.**  2019-01-10   -      -      -       1      -
    nepeta           finistere        SC     Sin    25     1.14  2019-01-04  ?       -      -       1      4
    DaveHutt         Alice            SC     Ama    13     0.00  2018-05-18  Yes     -      -       1      -
    MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Sorc   01     0.00  2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    ffs              Lucid            SC     Pala   01     0.00  2018-11-22   ?      -      -       0      0
    

    Resting Heroes
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    Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
    ---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
    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     -      -       -      -
    NamelessPenguin  Rockatansky      SC     Barb   95     2.49  2017-12-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Dezrok           Salome           SC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   792    318       -      -
    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       -      -
    kyndig           DrearyAura       HC     Sorc   91     1.76  2018-02-20  Yes     -      -       -      -
    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      ?
    Lynchgrinch      Tattersail       SC     Sorc   89     1.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    321       ?      ?
    LiquidClear      Sally            SC     Sin    **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   225      -       1      -
    Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
    Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
    hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       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      -
    aarrgus          Acala            SC     Barb   80     0.68  2017-12-30  Yes     -      -       5      -
    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      -
    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      -
    Smittyphi        SliceNDice       SC     Sin    70     0.30  2018-03-27  Yes    15      -       6      -
    Xul's Gull       Araphel          HC     Necro  60     0.12  2017-12-21  No      -      -       -      -
    Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
    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      -       -      -
    drmalawi         Liv              SC     Sorc   24     0.00  2018-05-01  Yes     -      -       0      -
    RIP              Espada           HC     Necro  24     0.00  2018-06-01  Yes     -     13       -      -
    BKC              FearsomeFreddie  SC     Necro  23     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Ergroilnin       Erilinda         HC     Sorc   20     0.00  YYYY-MM-DD  No      -      -       -      -
    

    The Fallen
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    Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
    ---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
    RIP              Kaira_II         HC     Sin    95     2.55  2018-09-06  Yes     -    399       -      -
    Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  87     XXXX  2018-11-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Bewitch          itsreal          HC     Sorc   87     1.xx  2018-04-24  No      -      -       -      -
    MizzouFTW        Pure             HC     Necro  86     1.15  2018-01-10  Yes     -      -       1      -
    Vildecor         Celia            HC     Ama    84     0.99  2018-05-30  Yes   125     97       1      -
    coju             NintyNine_orRiP  HC     Sorc   81     0.74  2016-04-07  Yes     -      -       1      -
    RIP              Attila           HC     Barb   78     0.59  2018-09-26  Yes     -     73       -      -
    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      -
    weezaard         Cypher           SC     Druid  66     0.00  2018-02-21  Yes     -      -      20+     -
    Tenecabo         OldShatterhand   HC     Druid  49     0.04  2016-06-16  Yes     -      0       1      -
    Pijus            Pyrestarter      HC     Druid  36     0.00  2018-05-21  Yes     -      -       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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    @buckcrazy kcr Nice to see you added your Sorc !!! I fixed the table for you, but I'll add it in the next post, where I also give an update of my own characters. Not sure where the problems with the links come from, but I think they are only quite recent.

    As for Nihl ... he's definitely doable, once you know what you are doing. Ideally you have a SC character as well to test things out first. But I don't think that is the case, right? The main two dangers indeed are Nihl's CE and the Viper clouds, although those witches can sometimes pack a punch as well.

    Nihl's CE isn't much of a problem with a Nature's Peace. Your merc should only get in a kill once in a while, otherwise it means your damage is too low and it's taking too long anyway. Even then, some repositioning should be enough to solve things. Or you could go as far as creating an Infinity in a normal tier base, to make sure he doesn't kill anything, as some others here have done. I'm not sure I could bring myself to that though. O yes, if you stumble upon a Tyrael's Might and put it on your merc, the problem is also solved ;).

    As for the poison clouds ... with some PDR, they are not that dangerous if you make sure not be close to your merc. So make a routine of taking a few steps back or to the side after you land with teleport. Also don't teleport to pick up that good item that dropped, walk instead. And remember that the poison clouds have a visible part, but also an invisible one. You could go without merc, but a merc with Delirium makes stuff a lot easier down there, trust me.

    I said the clouds are not that dangerous with some PDR and good tactics. But that's obviously not the entire story. They deal physical damage, so what makes them very dangerous on occasion, are things that buff physical damage. So when Nihl spawns Cursed, Might or Fanatism, you better watch out, and bail out when in doubt. Because in that case instadeath is around the corner.

    As far as PDR goes, I started out with dual Nature's Peace with 11 PDR each, and a Sol in my Shako, for a total of 29 PDR. I also had DR% from Shako and CoH, although PDR is the most important mod, next to maxed fire res (in case of Nihl's CE). Later I switched out the Sol for a Facet, and I was still fine, although for HC I'd actually go a bit higher to reduce risk. So yeas, that amulet you have there, combined with a Nature's Peace, would be something I'd use. Maybe even a Sol in the helm indeed, although you'll still have to balance safety will killing power.

    Which brings me to the next point ... switching to Lightning. IIRC two others have done so so far, and with great success, as they were the fastest Nihl runners by far. However, they did have Infinity and Griffon's. Blizzard probably is as strong as Lightning against Nihl except when he is unbreakable CI. So it's the number of aborted runs that slow you down. Without Infinity, you'll encounter a lot of situations where Nihl either is LI, or highly lightning resistant. So I don't think it's worth it to do it without Infinity. As a matter of fact, iirc @ffs also used Crescent Moon in his setup, next to Infinity and Griffon's. So I think you want those items, but then it will be hard to also include enough fcr, enough life, and enough safety for HC.

    I went with full Fire myself, and that worked really well to be honest. You still need an Infinity though. I would think that, at level 97.75, you already have some HRs, so that you aren't that far from Infinity, no? And you'll still have a lot of CS runs in front of you before you can tackle Nihl, so unless you are very unlucky, I'd think that the runes needed will have dropped by then.

    Good luck !!
     
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    Ok, so update for my characters. Mainly for Grapelike, as ShouldBeEasy has only been played every now and then in between, so he is only some 10% on his way to level 96. The only somewhat noteworthy drops were Spirit Ward, a Pul from Travincal (don't ask me why I was there, but I got it on the first run) and 47% War Travelers from Meph.

    Grapelike on the other hand has made some solid progress, mainly due to a good evening in terms of drops yesterday evening.

    Things started out nice after last update, with a Tal Rasha's armor in the Pits. Not useful for my Barb, but always a nice drop. I also suffered one death around that time, which had been a very long time ago. But not being able to pot during WW remains a tricky thing. I was able to recover the body though, and not much later I got to level 87.

    I was getting a bit bored of doing the same old Eldritch, Countess and mainly Pit runs, although this didn't have so much to do with the runs, but more with the fact that 1) whirling with 2H weapon didn't feel right (but that only became clear to me after I made the switch to 2x 1H, more on that later) and 2) I guess I'm impatient by nature, and not getting any good runeword bases drop made me feel like I was making little progress. That changed yesterday evening. I was actually in doubt which character I'd play, decided to stick with the Barb, figured I felt more like playing the Hammerdin instead after a few runs, but for some reason decided to continue running for a bit with the Barb. I'm glad I did, because finally the first good runeword base dropped. Not the 5os PB I was mainly hoping for, but a 4os eth Cryptic Sword. That enabled me to make an Oath, which is always a very nice stepping stone for Grief later on.

    Screenshot006.jpg

    Above average roll, which is always nice. Especially on a runeword where the range of the variable ED% stat is so big.

    I coupled this with this nice rare sword I found quite a while ago ...

    Code:
    Viper Needle
    Legend Sword
    One Hand Damage: 80 - 205
    Two Hand Damage: 183 - 344
    Durability: 34 of 44
    Required Level: 48
    Required Strength: 175
    Required Dexterity: 100
    Fingerprint: 0x262dc88a
    Item Level: 80
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    +40% Increased Attack Speed
    267% Enhanced Damage
    +29 to Attack Rating
    Adds 11 - 75 Fire Damage
    ... and respecced into Sword Mastery.

    When I started playing again, I just knew I should have been going this path from the start. Polearms have worked relatively well up till now, but attacking this fast with dual swords just felt so much better. Damage and as a consequence leech was also better, so even though I still wasn't facerolling everything in sight, the runs felt much smoother on /p3. Ironically I did die two more times, but that was mainly me getting overconfident, while still only having mediocre gear.

    Since I had to get my respec from NM, I lost my maps and had to reroll. When rerolling I checked Pits and Meph, thinking that with a good Meph map, I might start running him for a bit, mainly in search for Reaper's Toll. I didn't get a good Meph map in the end, but after only a few tries, I got what seems like an incredibly good Pit map: straightforward, with good boss pack density. So Pits is where Grapelike will probably stay until he can make a Grief. At that stage I might try out Travincal straight away, although I'll probably be better off farming Meph for a bit first.

    The drop gods apparantly approved of my new setup, since I horked a Lem and a Gul from the same boss pack.

    Screenshot008.jpg

    So Grapelike's rune luck seems to continue. The same unfortunately can't be said about base items, as rerolling the 5th plain white PB I found netted me 1os, after getting 2, 3, 3 and 6 before that.

    I did get an item upgrade in one of the runs afterwards though, when this very good mana leech res all ring dropped:

    Screenshot009.jpg

    In the picture you can also see an eth Tresher I found in the same run. It had 5os, so I turned it into an Obedience for my merc:

    Screenshot010.jpg

    Without the aura from his Insight, I have to drink a blue from time to time (or fill up with the 0 mana DS I have), but it will probably work nice against act bosses. Although for my Meph runs, if I decide to do some, the Kelpie Snare I have in my stash will probably be better.

    On the last run of the evening, Sigon's belt dropped. Pretty meh drop, you say? Probably yes, but for now my life leech seems to be lacking to keep me safe enough, so I decided to switch my belt and gloves to Sigon's for the juicy 10% life leech. I mainly loose resists from the items I was currently using, but even then I'm still at some 65% for fire and lightning, so that should be enough. I only very briefly tested the new setup, and it seemed to work better. More conclusive results to follow ;).

    **

    Hall of Fame
    Code:
    Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  HoursH
    ---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
    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      -
    ffs              HelpYourself     SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-04-29  Yes     -    447       -      -
    Neksja           Aura             SC     Pala   99     3.52  2018-08-08  Yes     -    481       -      -
    Yng              Sophie           SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-08-26  Yes     -      -      10   <300
    T72on1           Neverland        SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-10-21  Yes  lots    483      13    350+
    Bewitch          itssoftcore      SC     Sorc   99     3.52  2018-11-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
    PhineasB         Phaedrus         SC     Pala   99     3.52  2018-11-12  Yes     -    401      13      -
    ffs              Ric              SC     Necro  99     3.52  2018-12-26  Yes     -    463       -      -

    Questing Heroes
    Code:
    Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
    ---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
    Buckcrazy        Zic              HC     Sorc   97.75  3.17  2019-01-23  Yes     -      -      NA   lots
    Bewitch          Mayhem           SC     Barb   97     3.15  2018-09-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
    PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  97.25  3.03  2019-01-01  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  97.25  3.03  2019-01-22  Yes     -    408      NA      -
    Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    97.14  3.00  2019-01-20  Yes     -      -       -      -
    darkstarhub      Neptune          SC     Sorc   97     2.96  2018-07-23  Yes     -    470       -      -
    Ashenshugar      Natur            SC     Druid  97     2.96  2018-11-20  Yes  2529      -       -      -
    PhineasB         Quinta           SC     Ama    96     2.71  2019-01-19  Yes     -    374       4      -
    CrustyRusty      Space_Oddity     SC     Ama    95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -      -       -      -
    T72on1           ShouldBeEasy     HC     Pala   95     2.49  2019-01-04  Yes  lots    306      NA    98.5
    Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    94     2.30  2018-12-15  Yes   400      -       -      -
    Hutton           Terrahork        HC     Barb   94     0.00  2019-01-12  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Quinneczech      Blackwell        HC     Barb   94     2.29  2019-01-18  -       -      -      NA      -
    Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   93     2.12  2018-09-08  No      -      -       -      -
    teddeeboy        Atheyanore       SC     Sorc   93     2.15  2018-01-15         300+    -       5    many
    sanguillen       GordonChen-UT    HC     Necro  92     2.00  2019-01-02  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Potent           Challenge(CL)    SC     Sorc   92     1.96  2018-07-30  no      -      -       -      -
    Trapin'          ceegee           SC     Pala   92     1.92  2018-08-16  No      -      -       -      -
    Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  91     1.79  2018-04-26  No      -      -       -      -
    Neksja           Aurora           SC     Sorc   90     1.70  2018-09-08  Yes     -    215       -      -
    Tatterson        Titaani          SC     Barb   90     1.62  2018-11-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    90     1.62  2018-06-02  No     98     77       3      -
    Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   90     1.61  2019-01-18  Yes    30      -     Yes      -
    liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   90     1.62  2019-01-18  Yes     -    223       -      -
    Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  87     1.25  2018-06-02  No    128    101      22      -
    AlexTheNextOne   Orion            SC     Pala   87     ?.??  2018-07-22  No      -      -       -      -
    T72on1           Grapelike        SC     Barb   87     1.25  2019-01-24  Yes    98     82      13     37
    Burgomaster3     Hastur           SC     Druid  86     1.14  2018-07-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
    sanguillen       DirkStruan-UT    HC     Pala   85     1.10  2018-12-19  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    
    Bobbo            Barbamel         HC     Barb   84     1.01  2019-01-11  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    BasicBhoy        Belgarath        HC     Druid  84     0.99  2019-01-21  Yes     -      -       -      -
    DaveW            Long_Term        SC     Sorc   84     0.97  2018-05-02  Yes Heaps      -    Lots     30+
    Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  83           2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -      NA      -
    kstuart          Nena             SC     Sorc   80     0.70  2019-01-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Vildecor         Trina            SC     Ama    80     0.68  2018-06-07  Yes     -      -       0      -
    ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   79     0.63  2018-06-28  Yes   177    111       0      -
    TwentyMuleTeam   Chore            SC     Sin    75     0.45  2018-12-28  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Luhkoh           Arkana           SC     Sorc   74     0.41  2019-01-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   74     0.40  2018-09-29  Yes     -     37       1     15+
    Irenicus_Mfs     Morgana          HC     Sorc   69     0.26  2018-12-09  Yes     -      -      NA     14+
    Burton Roberts   Arizona          SC     Ama    56     0.08  2018-06-12  No      -      -      15     38
    Lord Molybdenum  Essa             SC     Sorc   55     0.08  2018-06-02  No     20     19       5      -
    Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Barb   51     0.00  2019-01-07  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    RIP              Sucell           HC     Druid  47     0.03  2018-12-08  Yes     -     20       -      -
    Pijus            AGoodBoy         HC     Druid  45     0.00  2018-05-29  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    Grape            Coke             SC     Barb   42     0.00  2018-06-12   ?     14     14       0      -
    Izzak            Bones            SC     Necro  42     0.**  2019-01-10   -      -      -       1      -
    nepeta           finistere        SC     Sin    25     1.14  2019-01-04  ?       -      -       1      4
    DaveHutt         Alice            SC     Ama    13     0.00  2018-05-18  Yes     -      -       1      -
    MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Sorc   01     0.00  2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
    ffs              Lucid            SC     Pala   01     0.00  2018-11-22   ?      -      -       0      0
    

    Resting Heroes
    Code:
    Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
    ---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
    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     -      -       -      -
    NamelessPenguin  Rockatansky      SC     Barb   95     2.49  2017-12-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Dezrok           Salome           SC     Sorc   95     2.49  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   792    318       -      -
    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       -      -
    kyndig           DrearyAura       HC     Sorc   91     1.76  2018-02-20  Yes     -      -       -      -
    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      ?
    Lynchgrinch      Tattersail       SC     Sorc   89     1.48  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes     -    321       ?      ?
    LiquidClear      Sally            SC     Sin    **     1.36  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   225      -       1      -
    Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
    Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
    hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       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      -
    aarrgus          Acala            SC     Barb   80     0.68  2017-12-30  Yes     -      -       5      -
    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      -
    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      -
    Smittyphi        SliceNDice       SC     Sin    70     0.30  2018-03-27  Yes    15      -       6      -
    Xul's Gull       Araphel          HC     Necro  60     0.12  2017-12-21  No      -      -       -      -
    Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
    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      -       -      -
    drmalawi         Liv              SC     Sorc   24     0.00  2018-05-01  Yes     -      -       0      -
    RIP              Espada           HC     Necro  24     0.00  2018-06-01  Yes     -     13       -      -
    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
    ---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
    RIP              Kaira_II         HC     Sin    95     2.55  2018-09-06  Yes     -    399       -      -
    Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  87     XXXX  2018-11-07  Yes     -      -       -      -
    Bewitch          itsreal          HC     Sorc   87     1.xx  2018-04-24  No      -      -       -      -
    MizzouFTW        Pure             HC     Necro  86     1.15  2018-01-10  Yes     -      -       1      -
    Vildecor         Celia            HC     Ama    84     0.99  2018-05-30  Yes   125     97       1      -
    coju             NintyNine_orRiP  HC     Sorc   81     0.74  2016-04-07  Yes     -      -       1      -
    RIP              Attila           HC     Barb   78     0.59  2018-09-26  Yes     -     73       -      -
    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      -
    weezaard         Cypher           SC     Druid  66     0.00  2018-02-21  Yes     -      -      20+     -
    Tenecabo         OldShatterhand   HC     Druid  49     0.04  2016-06-16  Yes     -      0       1      -
    Pijus            Pyrestarter      HC     Druid  36     0.00  2018-05-21  Yes     -      -       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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