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

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
And so it begins for TooMuchEnergy, my new entry in this fantastic journey. Man, it feels good to be back. I blame you all for this ;).

TooMuchEnergy will be a CB/ES Sorc. I know I talked about a CB/ES/Nova variant at first, but after doing a bit more reading and research, the plan for now is to go full CB, so I can also focus on the ES component as much as possible.

For now the plan is to stick to this build all the way to 99, doing Nihl runs from 98 to 99 by self-wielding Infinity and skipping the merc alltogether. Obviously we'll have to see if I ever get that far, and if so, if that plan turns out to be a good one. The main point is that I'm fully planning on staying away from Lightning and CL, and stay CB all the way.

Before that I want to go through normal and nightmare as fast as possible, leveling up on Eldritch and/or Pindle. For now the plan in Hell is to get to AS first, gain some levels there (mainly killing the Ghosts) and keep my fingers crossed for some juicy runes or other good drops while doing so. Then proceed to Eldritch / Pindle and further level there if I can kill them fast enough, followed by LK runs. If my killing speed against those isn't good enough (which I doubt), it'll be the other way around. After that it's probably Pits, but I might switch things up if I feel like it. Unlike with Neverland, efficiency won't be the main focus for TooMuchEnergy, so I'll mainly do whatever I feel like doing.

I started TooMuchEnergy yesterday evening at 9 pm. Of course I forgot to take a screenshot of that first moment, as I was too eager to start out ;).

Let me tell you ... I enjoyed those first two hours so much !! But really everything about it. Starting out fresh is always exciting, because every drop matters, and can be an improvement. But often this is a bit negated by the fact that early going is tough. Especially for casters, if they only get their main skills at later levels, or because they are struggling with mana. This wasn't the case for TooMuchEnergy. Well, to be more precise, I had to be somewhat careful with mana initially, and there was quite some whacking with the staff involved early on. But it wasn't too bad really. I got some items with +mana quite fast, got a 3os body armor and 3 chipped sapphires early on, with 2 more and a flawed one in early act 2, which helped a lot. I never expected I'd do so at all on any character, but I also invested some points in Energy already, figuring that I'd do so at some point anyway as ES Sorc, so I might as well do it early on to have some more mana.

And CB ... it's a killer right from the start. I have played a CB Sorc before, but I had forgotten just how strong and how much fun the skill is. Not only because it's powerful, but also because it's visually very pleasing to send all those sparks out.

I mainly played on /p1 and /p3. Did some reruns of bosses / areas, but not much. Three Countess runs only netted me 2x Tir and a Nef, so no Stealth or Zephyr yet. I'm currently still wielding a Staff (+1 CB/+1Static), but if I find somewhat of a good orb or some more Tir runes, I'll probably switch to a weapon shield setup, focused on those Tir runes, so I have plenty of MPK to even further negate any mana problems.

No really good drops so far, but like I said, upgrades are always around the corner. One S/U: Arctic belt. Definitely not the worst item to find.

Here's two pics of TooMuchEnergy in action:

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As you can see, I had to use some pots, but other than that the fight was really easy: Static x4, few times CB, dead :).

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Too late to get Radament in the screen, but I figured I'd take one anyway ;).

This is where I stopped for the evening. Two hours in, level 17, Radament killed.

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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      -
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
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Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
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Bewitch          Mayhem           SC     Barb   98     3.37  2018-09-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
Buckcrazy        Zic              HC     Sorc   98.4   3.35  2019-04-10  Yes     -      -      NA   lots
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  98     3.22  2019-05-04  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  97.75  3.16  2019-05-07  Yes     -    421      NA      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    97.36  3.00  2019-03-16  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    96.5   2.84  2019-01-19  Yes     -    386       4      -
ffs              Lucid            SC     Pala   95     2.53  2019-05-17  Yes     -      -       -      0
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    95     2.50  2019-02-03  Yes  Lots      -       -      -
teddeeboy        Atheyanore       SC     Sorc   95     2.52  2019-02-03  Yes  300+      -       8   many
Quinneczech      Blackwell        HC     Barb   95     2.49  2019-04-01  -       -      -      NA      -
Hutton           Terrahork        HC     Barb   95     0.00  2019-04-24  Yes     -      -      NA      -
PhineasB         Death            SC     Barb   94     2.28  2019-05-04  No      -      -       2      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   93     2.22  2019-05-19  Yes  1471    371      24    191
sanguillen       GordonChen-UT    HC     Necro  93     2.14  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   93     2.12  2018-09-08  No      -      -       -      -
Potent           Challenge(CL)    SC     Sorc   92     1.96  2018-07-30  no      -      -       -      -
Trapin'          ceegee           SC     Pala   92     1.92  2018-08-16  No      -      -       -      -
Babyhell         IpBanPrevales    SC     Sin    92     ?.??  2019-05-02  Yes     -      -       8      -
Tatterson        Titaani          SC     Barb   91     1.84  2018-11-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  91     1.79  2018-04-26  No      -      -       -      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   91     1.89  2019-02-04  Yes     -    223       -      -
LongingForDeath  VelvetSky        SC     Sorc   91     1.77  2019-03-09  Yes     -    207      11      -
Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   91     1.76  2019-02-04  Yes    30      -     Yes      -
sir_cyclops      devi             SC     Sin    91     ?.??  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Neksja           Aurora           SC     Sorc   90     1.70  2018-09-08  Yes     -    215       -      -
Luhkoh           Arkana           SC     Sorc   90     1.62  2019-05-05  Yes     -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Trina            SC     Ama    **     1.41  2019-03-06  Yes     -      -       1      -
MizzouFTW        Mariah           SC     Sin    **     1.36  2019-01-28  Yes     -     -        -      -
BasicBhoy        Belgarath        HC     Druid  **     1.36  2019-01-29  Yes     -      -       -      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Chore            SC     Sin    **     ?.??  2019-02-09  Yes     -      -       -      -
AlexTheNextOne   Orion            SC     Pala   87     ?.??  2018-07-22  No      -      -       -      -
1have2much3time  Vagabond         HC     Necro  87     1.30  2019-05-13  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Burgomaster3     Hastur           SC     Druid  86     1.14  2018-07-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
sanguillen       DirkStruan-UT    HC     Pala   85     1.10  2018-12-19  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Jocular          BareBear_Where   HC     Druid  85     1.1   2019-05-20  ???     -      -      NA      -
nMEKn            Summon           SC     Nec    85     1.07  2019-05-17  Yes    -       -       4      -
Bobbo            Barbamel         HC     Barb   84     1.01  2019-01-11  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  83           2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
nepeta           finistere        SC     Sin    83     1.14  2019-01-04  ?       -      -       1      4
kstuart          Nena             SC     Sorc   83     0.94  2019-04-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
Klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   78     0.62  2018-09-29  Yes     -     37       1     15+
art_vandelay     predatory_wasp   SC     Sin    75     0.45  2019-04-16  Yes     -      -       1      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Barb   74     0.40  2019-03-04  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Irenicus_Mfs     Morgana          HC     Sorc   69     0.26  2018-12-09  Yes     -      -      NA     14+
RIP              Sucell           HC     Druid  47     0.03  2018-12-08  Yes     -     20       -      -
Grape            Coke             SC     Barb   42     0.00  2018-12-06   ?     14     14       0      -
Izzak            Bones            SC     Necro  42     0.**  2019-01-10   -      -      -       1      -
T72on1           TooMuchEnergy    SC     Sorc   17     0.00  2019-05-24  Yes     1      1       0      2
Babyhell         BabyNinetyNiner  SC     Pal    12     0.00  2019-05-23  Yes     -      -       0      1
jjscud           Ragnarok         SC     Pala   06     0.00  2019-03-30   No     -      -       0      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Sorc   01     0.00  2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Necro  01     0.00  2019-02-19   No     -      -       0      0
Resting Heroes
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Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
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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     -      -       -      -
CrustyRusty      Space_Oddity     SC     Ama    95     2.49  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      -      -       -      -
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     -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    90     1.62  2018-06-02  No     98     77       3      -
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      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  87     1.25  2018-06-02  No    128    101      22      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
T72on1           Grapelike        SC     Barb   87     1.25  2019-01-24  Yes    98     82      13     37
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
DaveW            Long_Term        SC     Sorc   84     0.97  2018-05-02  Yes Heaps      -    Lots     30+
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -      NA      -
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      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   79     0.63  2018-06-28  Yes   177    111       0      -
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      -      -       -      -
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      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
Pijus            AGoodBoy         HC     Druid  45     0.00  2018-05-29  Yes     -      -      NA      -
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      -      -       -      -
DaveHutt         Alice            SC     Ama    13     0.00  2018-05-18  Yes     -      -       1      -
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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       -      -
T72on1           ShouldBeEasy     HC     Pala   95     2.52  2019-01-04  Yes  lots    320      NA    103
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
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
GL @T72on1!

Kind of an odd update on Lucid, who's at 96.5. He was a bit further, but unfortunately he suffered his first death in more than 20 levels since leaving LK:

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Plenty of time to react, I just didn't. :rolleyes: I had planned to stash a corpse recovery kit once starting to include De Seis, so I didn't have one yet and without it I wasn't able to get through to recover the body. :( Good news is he gained XP faster than I had estimated and is still on track to just about hit 97 with his second RFL set.

I've been keeping track of his caster amulet crafts: So far he is at 178 and still no +2 Paldin, 10 FCR one. However, gambling amulets for just a few crafts in between runs netted this one, his best option at this point:

0_3-10 amulet.png

I decided to ditch Rising Sun for this, swapped in a second FCR ring and now use Hellmouth for Fire Absorb. Not as good as Rising Sun because he's no longer immune under Conviction, but otherwise he is and runs are comfortable overall. I welcome the extra damage since I'm still at only one skiller and no + skill rings. Speaking of FCR Pally stuff, this one was a cool find as well:

0_2 P 20 FCR circlet .png

For now I'm still using Shako but I could see this getting use at some point (if not on him, at the very least on a twinked Pally). Other drops since 95, excluding runes during RFL of course:

0_251psn SC.png 0_boneflame.png

This one I found cute and decided to upgrade it:

0_eth coldsteel upped.png

0_fine fhr SC.png 0_GSA.png 0_HHG.png 0_life FR GC.png

Still looking for skillers and ring upgrades. Also Merc is still using non-eth Insight with Duriel's. After 97 I might look for Polearm racks and maybe spend a few hours in LK if RFL doesn't deliver for his CoH...

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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      -
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
Rich (BB code):
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
Bewitch          Mayhem           SC     Barb   98     3.37  2018-09-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
Buckcrazy        Zic              HC     Sorc   98.4   3.35  2019-04-10  Yes     -      -      NA   lots
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  98     3.22  2019-05-04  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  97.75  3.16  2019-05-07  Yes     -    421      NA      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    97.36  3.00  2019-03-16  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      -       -      -
ffs              Lucid            SC     Pala   96.5   2.85  2019-05-24  Yes     -      -       -      0
PhineasB         Quinta           SC     Ama    96.5   2.84  2019-01-19  Yes     -    386       4      -
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    95     2.50  2019-02-03  Yes  Lots      -       -      -
teddeeboy        Atheyanore       SC     Sorc   95     2.52  2019-02-03  Yes  300+      -       8   many
Quinneczech      Blackwell        HC     Barb   95     2.49  2019-04-01  -       -      -      NA      -
Hutton           Terrahork        HC     Barb   95     0.00  2019-04-24  Yes     -      -      NA      -
PhineasB         Death            SC     Barb   94     2.28  2019-05-04  No      -      -       2      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   93     2.22  2019-05-19  Yes  1471    371      24    191
sanguillen       GordonChen-UT    HC     Necro  93     2.14  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   93     2.12  2018-09-08  No      -      -       -      -
Potent           Challenge(CL)    SC     Sorc   92     1.96  2018-07-30  no      -      -       -      -
Trapin'          ceegee           SC     Pala   92     1.92  2018-08-16  No      -      -       -      -
Babyhell         IpBanPrevales    SC     Sin    92     ?.??  2019-05-02  Yes     -      -       8      -
Tatterson        Titaani          SC     Barb   91     1.84  2018-11-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  91     1.79  2018-04-26  No      -      -       -      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   91     1.89  2019-02-04  Yes     -    223       -      -
LongingForDeath  VelvetSky        SC     Sorc   91     1.77  2019-03-09  Yes     -    207      11      -
Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   91     1.76  2019-02-04  Yes    30      -     Yes      -
sir_cyclops      devi             SC     Sin    91     ?.??  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Neksja           Aurora           SC     Sorc   90     1.70  2018-09-08  Yes     -    215       -      -
Luhkoh           Arkana           SC     Sorc   90     1.62  2019-05-05  Yes     -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Trina            SC     Ama    **     1.41  2019-03-06  Yes     -      -       1      -
MizzouFTW        Mariah           SC     Sin    **     1.36  2019-01-28  Yes     -     -        -      -
BasicBhoy        Belgarath        HC     Druid  **     1.36  2019-01-29  Yes     -      -       -      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Chore            SC     Sin    **     ?.??  2019-02-09  Yes     -      -       -      -
AlexTheNextOne   Orion            SC     Pala   87     ?.??  2018-07-22  No      -      -       -      -
1have2much3time  Vagabond         HC     Necro  87     1.30  2019-05-13  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Burgomaster3     Hastur           SC     Druid  86     1.14  2018-07-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
sanguillen       DirkStruan-UT    HC     Pala   85     1.10  2018-12-19  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Jocular          BareBear_Where   HC     Druid  85     1.1   2019-05-20  ???     -      -      NA      -
nMEKn            Summon           SC     Nec    85     1.07  2019-05-17  Yes    -       -       4      -
Bobbo            Barbamel         HC     Barb   84     1.01  2019-01-11  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  83           2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
nepeta           finistere        SC     Sin    83     1.14  2019-01-04  ?       -      -       1      4
kstuart          Nena             SC     Sorc   83     0.94  2019-04-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
Klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   78     0.62  2018-09-29  Yes     -     37       1     15+
art_vandelay     predatory_wasp   SC     Sin    75     0.45  2019-04-16  Yes     -      -       1      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Barb   74     0.40  2019-03-04  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Irenicus_Mfs     Morgana          HC     Sorc   69     0.26  2018-12-09  Yes     -      -      NA     14+
RIP              Sucell           HC     Druid  47     0.03  2018-12-08  Yes     -     20       -      -
Grape            Coke             SC     Barb   42     0.00  2018-12-06   ?     14     14       0      -
Izzak            Bones            SC     Necro  42     0.**  2019-01-10   -      -      -       1      -
T72on1           TooMuchEnergy    SC     Sorc   17     0.00  2019-05-24  Yes     1      1       0      2
Babyhell         BabyNinetyNiner  SC     Pal    12     0.00  2019-05-23  Yes     -      -       0      1
jjscud           Ragnarok         SC     Pala   06     0.00  2019-03-30   No     -      -       0      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Sorc   01     0.00  2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Necro  01     0.00  2019-02-19   No     -      -       0      0
Resting Heroes
Rich (BB 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     -      -       -      -
CrustyRusty      Space_Oddity     SC     Ama    95     2.49  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      -      -       -      -
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     -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    90     1.62  2018-06-02  No     98     77       3      -
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      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  87     1.25  2018-06-02  No    128    101      22      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
T72on1           Grapelike        SC     Barb   87     1.25  2019-01-24  Yes    98     82      13     37
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
DaveW            Long_Term        SC     Sorc   84     0.97  2018-05-02  Yes Heaps      -    Lots     30+
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -      NA      -
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      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   79     0.63  2018-06-28  Yes   177    111       0      -
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      -      -       -      -
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      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
Pijus            AGoodBoy         HC     Druid  45     0.00  2018-05-29  Yes     -      -      NA      -
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      -      -       -      -
DaveHutt         Alice            SC     Ama    13     0.00  2018-05-18  Yes     -      -       1      -
The Fallen
Rich (BB 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       -      -
T72on1           ShouldBeEasy     HC     Pala   95     2.52  2019-01-04  Yes  lots    320      NA    103
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
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
LOL wrong screenshots, GSA should have been Ghostflame and there was a 2/20 FCR circlet. ;) Here:

0_Ghostflame.png
0_Pally FCR circlet.png

Also, about complaining...
Still looking for skillers and ring upgrades. Also Merc is still using non-eth Insight with Duriel's. After 97 I might look for Polearm racks...
Finally an eth CA got 4 socekts in cube. Kept the first roll for now:

0_Insight.png

Just a couple of runs later:

0_Skiller #2.png

As for rings, not quite there yet, but I'll take this roll:

0_Perf Wisp.png
 

art_vandelay

Diabloii.Net Member
I've been avoiding this thread for a while now, probably because I hadn't played my 99er for like a month :D

So I got back to it on Thursday and made a bit of progress. (Don't forget: 0 is a bit too :rolleyes:)


***


predatory_wasp ran through the jungle, got the LK WP (and that's it for act 3 WPs ;)) and made it to the RoF WP. I gained a level in the progress and killed the smartest monster in the game:
pw3001.jpg

and the rune?
pw3002.jpg

Already one down before I even had a chance to do a single LK run!


***


I started LK runs yesterday evening and rolled a sweet starter map for her:
Screenshot003.jpg
Sorry for the picture for ants :D

The runs are going fine so far but they feel a little slow even with Stealth + Sander's Boots combo. Sometimes monsters bother me a bit and I give up chests when they would get me trapped in a hut. I ditched the merc today as his only contribution to the runs is providing a passive chance for me to pay 50k gold.

Now I'll have to grind it out: Enigma, Infinity, HotO and CtA


***


So ... because apparently I'm stupid and don't learn from my mistakes I started a second UT 99er and he needs even more runes, yay! :D

I wanted to use the most powerful spell in the entire game again and so after getting Mal with predatory_wasp I made snow_dog, a necro. Thinking nothing of it I chose the summon route and played my way through normal all the way up to Diablo...

If you hadn't known: Diablo is a massive douchebag. :rolleyes:

Two fire novas and all my skeletons were dead. I had a point in summon resist and I tried to pacify him with the clay golem and decrepify but to no avail. Nightfish lied, these are not enough to deal with normal Diablo o_O

What followed were the most painful 30 minutes of my life in which I resurrected my mercenary about 20-30 times. Each time he would hack at Diablo for about 10 seconds - while I recast Clay Golem and Decrepify - before he would die to the lightning hose.

The only reason he did any damage at all was this:
sd001.jpg
Dimoak's Hew, the literal drop of the century.

Diablo finally gave up and dropped nothing of note :mad:

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snow_dog was quite lucky with his rune drops so far, here's his three Sol Runes he got for free:
sd002.jpg sd004.jpg sd005.jpg
So without any dedicated NM countess runs he had Lore, Insight and a chance at an exceptional Insight. :)

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Really not a lot to say about him past Diablo, I maxed RS and then I put points into SM and CE concurrently. I also invested a point in attract and now I can run across a map and cast attract in the middle to collect monsters for that big payoff :eek:

Mephisto dropped a real gem...
sd006.jpg

...followed by an NM HF that just screams 'Wealth' ;)
sd007.jpg

And because that wouldn't be enough I hit the jackpot in the CS:
sd008.jpg

After all that Diablo was a joke and I ran through act 5 uncontested. Last thing I did with him was level to 65 in the Halls of Anguish/Pain gathering all that sweet flayer XP :)

I'm already looking forward to getting the runes for: Enigma, Infinity, Beast and CtA :confused:

***

Hall of Fame
Rich (BB 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      -
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
Rich (BB code):
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
Bewitch          Mayhem           SC     Barb   98     3.37  2018-09-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
Buckcrazy        Zic              HC     Sorc   98.4   3.35  2019-04-10  Yes     -      -      NA   lots
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  98     3.22  2019-05-04  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  97.75  3.16  2019-05-07  Yes     -    421      NA      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    97.36  3.00  2019-03-16  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      -       -      -
ffs              Lucid            SC     Pala   96.5   2.85  2019-05-24  Yes     -      -       -      0
PhineasB         Quinta           SC     Ama    96.5   2.84  2019-01-19  Yes     -    386       4      -
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    95     2.50  2019-02-03  Yes  Lots      -       -      -
teddeeboy        Atheyanore       SC     Sorc   95     2.52  2019-02-03  Yes  300+      -       8   many
Quinneczech      Blackwell        HC     Barb   95     2.49  2019-04-01  -       -      -      NA      -
Hutton           Terrahork        HC     Barb   95     0.00  2019-04-24  Yes     -      -      NA      -
PhineasB         Death            SC     Barb   94     2.28  2019-05-04  No      -      -       2      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   93     2.22  2019-05-19  Yes  1471    371      24    191
sanguillen       GordonChen-UT    HC     Necro  93     2.14  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   93     2.12  2018-09-08  No      -      -       -      -
Potent           Challenge(CL)    SC     Sorc   92     1.96  2018-07-30  no      -      -       -      -
Trapin'          ceegee           SC     Pala   92     1.92  2018-08-16  No      -      -       -      -
Babyhell         IpBanPrevales    SC     Sin    92     ?.??  2019-05-02  Yes     -      -       8      -
Tatterson        Titaani          SC     Barb   91     1.84  2018-11-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  91     1.79  2018-04-26  No      -      -       -      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   91     1.89  2019-02-04  Yes     -    223       -      -
LongingForDeath  VelvetSky        SC     Sorc   91     1.77  2019-03-09  Yes     -    207      11      -
Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   91     1.76  2019-02-04  Yes    30      -     Yes      -
sir_cyclops      devi             SC     Sin    91     ?.??  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Neksja           Aurora           SC     Sorc   90     1.70  2018-09-08  Yes     -    215       -      -
Luhkoh           Arkana           SC     Sorc   90     1.62  2019-05-05  Yes     -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Trina            SC     Ama    **     1.41  2019-03-06  Yes     -      -       1      -
MizzouFTW        Mariah           SC     Sin    **     1.36  2019-01-28  Yes     -     -        -      -
BasicBhoy        Belgarath        HC     Druid  **     1.36  2019-01-29  Yes     -      -       -      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Chore            SC     Sin    **     ?.??  2019-02-09  Yes     -      -       -      -
AlexTheNextOne   Orion            SC     Pala   87     ?.??  2018-07-22  No      -      -       -      -
1have2much3time  Vagabond         HC     Necro  87     1.30  2019-05-13  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Burgomaster3     Hastur           SC     Druid  86     1.14  2018-07-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
sanguillen       DirkStruan-UT    HC     Pala   85     1.10  2018-12-19  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Jocular          BareBear_Where   HC     Druid  85     1.1   2019-05-20  ???     -      -      NA      -
nMEKn            Summon           SC     Nec    85     1.07  2019-05-17  Yes    -       -       4      -
Bobbo            Barbamel         HC     Barb   84     1.01  2019-01-11  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  83           2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
nepeta           finistere        SC     Sin    83     1.14  2019-01-04  ?       -      -       1      4
kstuart          Nena             SC     Sorc   83     0.94  2019-04-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
art_vandelay     predatory_wasp   SC     Sin    81     0.76  2019-05-25  Yes     -      -       -      -
Klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   78     0.62  2018-09-29  Yes     -     37       1     15+
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Barb   74     0.40  2019-03-04  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Irenicus_Mfs     Morgana          HC     Sorc   69     0.26  2018-12-09  Yes     -      -      NA     14+
art_vandelay     snow_dog         SC     Nec    65     0.18  2019-05-25  Yes     -      -       -      -
RIP              Sucell           HC     Druid  47     0.03  2018-12-08  Yes     -     20       -      -
Grape            Coke             SC     Barb   42     0.00  2018-12-06   ?     14     14       0      -
Izzak            Bones            SC     Necro  42     0.**  2019-01-10   -      -      -       1      -
T72on1           TooMuchEnergy    SC     Sorc   17     0.00  2019-05-24  Yes     1      1       0      2
Babyhell         BabyNinetyNiner  SC     Pal    12     0.00  2019-05-23  Yes     -      -       0      1
jjscud           Ragnarok         SC     Pala   06     0.00  2019-03-30   No     -      -       0      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Sorc   01     0.00  2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Necro  01     0.00  2019-02-19   No     -      -       0      0
Resting Heroes
Rich (BB 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     -      -       -      -
CrustyRusty      Space_Oddity     SC     Ama    95     2.49  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      -      -       -      -
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     -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    90     1.62  2018-06-02  No     98     77       3      -
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      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  87     1.25  2018-06-02  No    128    101      22      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
T72on1           Grapelike        SC     Barb   87     1.25  2019-01-24  Yes    98     82      13     37
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
DaveW            Long_Term        SC     Sorc   84     0.97  2018-05-02  Yes Heaps      -    Lots     30+
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -      NA      -
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      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   79     0.63  2018-06-28  Yes   177    111       0      -
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      -      -       -      -
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      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
Pijus            AGoodBoy         HC     Druid  45     0.00  2018-05-29  Yes     -      -      NA      -
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      -      -       -      -
DaveHutt         Alice            SC     Ama    13     0.00  2018-05-18  Yes     -      -       1      -
The Fallen
Rich (BB 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       -      -
T72on1           ShouldBeEasy     HC     Pala   95     2.52  2019-01-04  Yes  lots    320      NA    103
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
 

Jocular

Diabloii.Net Member
Well, I did it. I found the worst damn Ravenfrost this side of the mississippi :rolleyes:



I'm wondering if I should keep running Andariel or not...I feel like because this one was so bad the next has to roll 250/20, right?

edit: Just checked the drop calculator, and Jalal's best chance to drop is from Andariel! Might as well keep it going until then. Who knows, I might find Highlords.

Also, in case you were wondering, yes that is Gull. And yes I did find it from Hell Andariel. And yes, that's a 1:4000 chance :p
 

PhineasB

Diabloii.Net Member
Great to see the continued progress, and really nice work by @ffs to level the hammerdin and @art_vandelay with the second entrant. And it’s great to see @T72on1 with another entrant. Looking forward to TooMuchEnergy’s progress.

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Matriarch Quinta and Kasim the Might Desert Merc, Lvl 97 (pic)
Quinta made it to 97 :) The speed is nice and it’s plenty safe, but the lack of drops are the tradeoff. The only real danger came from teleporting through WSK2 to the stairs, one convicted gloam pack forced a quick S&E, but otherwise only two S&Es due to landing in pack with mana burn.

Before starting into this half of the level, she reshuffled gear, with a goal of higher MF. War Travelers replaced Aldur’s, with the Ruby GC of Sustenance returning to the backpack in place of some vita SCs. IN all, her vita barely dropped, and she netted out about the same on resists.

But, as noted drops were pretty minimal, so the extra MF didn’t help :rolleyes: But this was nice:
Baal (Jah).jpg
That’s two stashed for her, so an option of cubing to Cham, I guess. The only other drop meriting a screen shot for the last half level was +2 skill Arkaine’s from Baal. Other nice finds were these two rings (one from gambling, one from Baal):
Code:
Rune Band
Ring
Required Level: 74
Fingerprint: 0x59589bd6
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+58 to Attack Rating
6% Mana stolen per hit
+13 to Energy
Lightning Resist +29%
Fire Resist +9%
Poison Length Reduced by 25%

Grim Gyre
Ring
Required Level: 74
Fingerprint: 0x9ca771f3
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Attack Rating
6% Mana stolen per hit
7% Life stolen per hit
Cold Resist +15%
10% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
The first actually replaced her other ML ring, due to higher LR allowing removal of two SCs to keep that maxed and replace with MF charm and another ruby SC. The other notable finds were Halaberd’s and another Azurewrath. I recorded a vid of two runs toward the end to show the approach:
I think she will roll a 2-3 shrine CS map and give that a shot for 97-98. If it also has a decent Baal map, that would be great so she can mix things up. She actually needs an Ist for delirium when she transitions to Nihl at 98, so hopefully that drops along the way. A long way to go, so plenty of time.

Pestilence continues his RFL Rd 3 set, not quite 16 hours in, and should be past 98.25 when he finishes. I'm hoping to get him to 98.3 by the end of next weekend, and will update then.

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Hall of Fame
Rich (BB 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      -
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
Rich (BB code):
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
Bewitch          Mayhem           SC     Barb   98     3.37  2018-09-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
Buckcrazy        Zic              HC     Sorc   98.4   3.35  2019-04-10  Yes     -      -      NA   lots
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  98     3.22  2019-05-04  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  97.75  3.16  2019-05-07  Yes     -    421      NA      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    97.36  3.00  2019-03-16  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    97     2.96  2019-05-25  Yes     -    388       4      -
ffs              Lucid            SC     Pala   96.5   2.85  2019-05-24  Yes     -      -       -      0
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    95     2.50  2019-02-03  Yes  Lots      -       -      -
teddeeboy        Atheyanore       SC     Sorc   95     2.52  2019-02-03  Yes  300+      -       8   many
Quinneczech      Blackwell        HC     Barb   95     2.49  2019-04-01  -       -      -      NA      -
Hutton           Terrahork        HC     Barb   95     0.00  2019-04-24  Yes     -      -      NA      -
PhineasB         Death            SC     Barb   94     2.28  2019-05-04  No      -      -       2      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   93     2.22  2019-05-19  Yes  1471    371      24    191
sanguillen       GordonChen-UT    HC     Necro  93     2.14  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   93     2.12  2018-09-08  No      -      -       -      -
Potent           Challenge(CL)    SC     Sorc   92     1.96  2018-07-30  no      -      -       -      -
Trapin'          ceegee           SC     Pala   92     1.92  2018-08-16  No      -      -       -      -
Babyhell         IpBanPrevales    SC     Sin    92     ?.??  2019-05-02  Yes     -      -       8      -
Tatterson        Titaani          SC     Barb   91     1.84  2018-11-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  91     1.79  2018-04-26  No      -      -       -      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   91     1.89  2019-02-04  Yes     -    223       -      -
LongingForDeath  VelvetSky        SC     Sorc   91     1.77  2019-03-09  Yes     -    207      11      -
Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   91     1.76  2019-02-04  Yes    30      -     Yes      -
sir_cyclops      devi             SC     Sin    91     ?.??  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Neksja           Aurora           SC     Sorc   90     1.70  2018-09-08  Yes     -    215       -      -
Luhkoh           Arkana           SC     Sorc   90     1.62  2019-05-05  Yes     -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Trina            SC     Ama    **     1.41  2019-03-06  Yes     -      -       1      -
MizzouFTW        Mariah           SC     Sin    **     1.36  2019-01-28  Yes     -     -        -      -
BasicBhoy        Belgarath        HC     Druid  **     1.36  2019-01-29  Yes     -      -       -      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Chore            SC     Sin    **     ?.??  2019-02-09  Yes     -      -       -      -
AlexTheNextOne   Orion            SC     Pala   87     ?.??  2018-07-22  No      -      -       -      -
1have2much3time  Vagabond         HC     Necro  87     1.30  2019-05-13  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Burgomaster3     Hastur           SC     Druid  86     1.14  2018-07-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
sanguillen       DirkStruan-UT    HC     Pala   85     1.10  2018-12-19  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Jocular          BareBear_Where   HC     Druid  85     1.1   2019-05-20  ???     -      -      NA      -
nMEKn            Summon           SC     Nec    85     1.07  2019-05-17  Yes    -       -       4      -
Bobbo            Barbamel         HC     Barb   84     1.01  2019-01-11  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  83           2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
nepeta           finistere        SC     Sin    83     1.14  2019-01-04  ?       -      -       1      4
kstuart          Nena             SC     Sorc   83     0.94  2019-04-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
art_vandelay     predatory_wasp   SC     Sin    81     0.76  2019-05-25  Yes     -      -       -      -
Klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   78     0.62  2018-09-29  Yes     -     37       1     15+
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Barb   74     0.40  2019-03-04  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Irenicus_Mfs     Morgana          HC     Sorc   69     0.26  2018-12-09  Yes     -      -      NA     14+
art_vandelay     snow_dog         SC     Nec    65     0.18  2019-05-25  Yes     -      -       -      -
RIP              Sucell           HC     Druid  47     0.03  2018-12-08  Yes     -     20       -      -
Grape            Coke             SC     Barb   42     0.00  2018-12-06   ?     14     14       0      -
Izzak            Bones            SC     Necro  42     0.**  2019-01-10   -      -      -       1      -
T72on1           TooMuchEnergy    SC     Sorc   17     0.00  2019-05-24  Yes     1      1       0      2
Babyhell         BabyNinetyNiner  SC     Pal    12     0.00  2019-05-23  Yes     -      -       0      1
jjscud           Ragnarok         SC     Pala   06     0.00  2019-03-30   No     -      -       0      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Sorc   01     0.00  2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Necro  01     0.00  2019-02-19   No     -      -       0      0
Resting Heroes
Rich (BB 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     -      -       -      -
CrustyRusty      Space_Oddity     SC     Ama    95     2.49  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      -      -       -      -
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     -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    90     1.62  2018-06-02  No     98     77       3      -
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      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  87     1.25  2018-06-02  No    128    101      22      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
T72on1           Grapelike        SC     Barb   87     1.25  2019-01-24  Yes    98     82      13     37
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
DaveW            Long_Term        SC     Sorc   84     0.97  2018-05-02  Yes Heaps      -    Lots     30+
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -      NA      -
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      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   79     0.63  2018-06-28  Yes   177    111       0      -
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      -      -       -      -
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      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
Pijus            AGoodBoy         HC     Druid  45     0.00  2018-05-29  Yes     -      -      NA      -
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      -      -       -      -
DaveHutt         Alice            SC     Ama    13     0.00  2018-05-18  Yes     -      -       1      -
The Fallen
Rich (BB 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       -      -
T72on1           ShouldBeEasy     HC     Pala   95     2.52  2019-01-04  Yes  lots    320      NA    103
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
 

Klonki

Diabloii.Net Member
At least an update, finaly reached 86 and Lady luck helped me with some items for further builds.

Doing alot of Pindle-runs to reach my levels, i think my goal for pindle is the glory level of 90!

Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge
Colossus Blade
One-Hand Damage: 75 to 195
Two-Hand Damage: 174 to 345
Durability: 36 of 50
Required Dexterity: 110
Required Strength: 189
Required Level: 63
Sword Class - Fast Attack Speed
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x487d1f7
+200% Enhanced Damage
All Resistances +20
Knockback
20% Increased Attack Speed
35% Chance of Crushing Blow

The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
Two-Hand Damage: 39 to 465
Durability: 50 of 65
Required Dexterity: 89
Required Strength: 114
Required Level: 75
Polearm Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0xf8f6d598
+230% Enhanced Damage
Adds 4-44 cold damage over 1 seconds
13% Life stolen per hit
Requirements -25%
Ignore Target Defense
33% Deadly Strike
33% Chance to cast Level 1 Decrepify on striking

Ondal's Almighty
Spired Helm
Defense: 208
Durability: 35 of 40
Required Strength: 115
Required Level: 69
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0x11313039
+10 to Strength
+15 to Dexterity
+50 Defense
Requirements -40%
24% Faster Hit Recovery
10% Chance to cast Level 3 Weaken on striking

Bonehew
Ogre Axe
'AmnAmn'
Two-Hand Damage: 110 to 572
Durability: 28 of 50
Required Dexterity: 75
Required Strength: 195
Required Level: 64
Polearm Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xe146487e
+295% Enhanced Damage
14% Life stolen per hit
30% Increased Attack Speed
Prevent Monster Heal
50% Chance to cast Level 16 Bone Spear on striking
Level 14 Corpse Explosion (17/30 Charges)
Socketed (2: 2 used) <- i used this until the tresher dropped! :)

Hall of Fame
Rich (BB 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      -
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
Rich (BB code):
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
Bewitch          Mayhem           SC     Barb   98     3.37  2018-09-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
Buckcrazy        Zic              HC     Sorc   98.4   3.35  2019-04-10  Yes     -      -      NA   lots
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  98     3.22  2019-05-04  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  97.75  3.16  2019-05-07  Yes     -    421      NA      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    97.36  3.00  2019-03-16  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    97     2.96  2019-05-25  Yes     -    388       4      -
ffs              Lucid            SC     Pala   96.5   2.85  2019-05-24  Yes     -      -       -      0
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    95     2.50  2019-02-03  Yes  Lots      -       -      -
teddeeboy        Atheyanore       SC     Sorc   95     2.52  2019-02-03  Yes  300+      -       8   many
Quinneczech      Blackwell        HC     Barb   95     2.49  2019-04-01  -       -      -      NA      -
Hutton           Terrahork        HC     Barb   95     0.00  2019-04-24  Yes     -      -      NA      -
PhineasB         Death            SC     Barb   94     2.28  2019-05-04  No      -      -       2      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   93     2.22  2019-05-19  Yes  1471    371      24    191
sanguillen       GordonChen-UT    HC     Necro  93     2.14  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   93     2.12  2018-09-08  No      -      -       -      -
Potent           Challenge(CL)    SC     Sorc   92     1.96  2018-07-30  no      -      -       -      -
Trapin'          ceegee           SC     Pala   92     1.92  2018-08-16  No      -      -       -      -
Babyhell         IpBanPrevales    SC     Sin    92     ?.??  2019-05-02  Yes     -      -       8      -
Tatterson        Titaani          SC     Barb   91     1.84  2018-11-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  91     1.79  2018-04-26  No      -      -       -      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   91     1.89  2019-02-04  Yes     -    223       -      -
LongingForDeath  VelvetSky        SC     Sorc   91     1.77  2019-03-09  Yes     -    207      11      -
Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   91     1.76  2019-02-04  Yes    30      -     Yes      -
sir_cyclops      devi             SC     Sin    91     ?.??  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Neksja           Aurora           SC     Sorc   90     1.70  2018-09-08  Yes     -    215       -      -
Luhkoh           Arkana           SC     Sorc   90     1.62  2019-05-05  Yes     -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Trina            SC     Ama    **     1.41  2019-03-06  Yes     -      -       1      -
MizzouFTW        Mariah           SC     Sin    **     1.36  2019-01-28  Yes     -     -        -      -
BasicBhoy        Belgarath        HC     Druid  **     1.36  2019-01-29  Yes     -      -       -      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Chore            SC     Sin    **     ?.??  2019-02-09  Yes     -      -       -      -
AlexTheNextOne   Orion            SC     Pala   87     ?.??  2018-07-22  No      -      -       -      -
1have2much3time  Vagabond         HC     Necro  87     1.30  2019-05-13  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   86     1.14  2019-05-26  Yes     -     37       1     15+
Burgomaster3     Hastur           SC     Druid  86     1.14  2018-07-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
sanguillen       DirkStruan-UT    HC     Pala   85     1.10  2018-12-19  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Jocular          BareBear_Where   HC     Druid  85     1.1   2019-05-20  ???     -      -      NA      -
nMEKn            Summon           SC     Nec    85     1.07  2019-05-17  Yes    -       -       4      -
Bobbo            Barbamel         HC     Barb   84     1.01  2019-01-11  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  83           2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
nepeta           finistere        SC     Sin    83     1.14  2019-01-04  ?       -      -       1      4
kstuart          Nena             SC     Sorc   83     0.94  2019-04-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
art_vandelay     predatory_wasp   SC     Sin    81     0.76  2019-05-25  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Barb   74     0.40  2019-03-04  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Irenicus_Mfs     Morgana          HC     Sorc   69     0.26  2018-12-09  Yes     -      -      NA     14+
art_vandelay     snow_dog         SC     Nec    65     0.18  2019-05-25  Yes     -      -       -      -
RIP              Sucell           HC     Druid  47     0.03  2018-12-08  Yes     -     20       -      -
Grape            Coke             SC     Barb   42     0.00  2018-12-06   ?     14     14       0      -
Izzak            Bones            SC     Necro  42     0.**  2019-01-10   -      -      -       1      -
T72on1           TooMuchEnergy    SC     Sorc   17     0.00  2019-05-24  Yes     1      1       0      2
Babyhell         BabyNinetyNiner  SC     Pal    12     0.00  2019-05-23  Yes     -      -       0      1
jjscud           Ragnarok         SC     Pala   06     0.00  2019-03-30   No     -      -       0      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Sorc   01     0.00  2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Necro  01     0.00  2019-02-19   No     -      -       0      0
Resting Heroes
Rich (BB 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     -      -       -      -
CrustyRusty      Space_Oddity     SC     Ama    95     2.49  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      -      -       -      -
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     -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    90     1.62  2018-06-02  No     98     77       3      -
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      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  87     1.25  2018-06-02  No    128    101      22      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
T72on1           Grapelike        SC     Barb   87     1.25  2019-01-24  Yes    98     82      13     37
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
DaveW            Long_Term        SC     Sorc   84     0.97  2018-05-02  Yes Heaps      -    Lots     30+
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -      NA      -
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      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   79     0.63  2018-06-28  Yes   177    111       0      -
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      -      -       -      -
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      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
Pijus            AGoodBoy         HC     Druid  45     0.00  2018-05-29  Yes     -      -      NA      -
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      -      -       -      -
DaveHutt         Alice            SC     Ama    13     0.00  2018-05-18  Yes     -      -       1      -
The Fallen
Rich (BB 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       -      -
T72on1           ShouldBeEasy     HC     Pala   95     2.52  2019-01-04  Yes  lots    320      NA    103
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
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
Lucid has made it to 97 (and got the first couple of million towards 98 from testing several XP strategies). LCS:

1_97-1.png

I used his first respec for some min-maxing, and switched to this setup for full CS runs:
Shako (PTopaz)
Enigma
Hoto [email protected]
35 Spirit
Mara's [email protected]
Dwarf Star
FCR/res ring
Magefist
Arachnid Mesh
WT

Merc (HF): Insight (eth GPA), ebug Fortitude, And's (cold dmg/29 FR)

Inventory: 2x PCombat skiller, 1x OA skiller, Gheed's, various life/res SCs

Minor spoiler: He did not get the particular rune drop he was hoping for from RFL (Ber for Merc's CoH). But I needed to power up the Merc so I decided to go for the tested and trusted Andy + ebug Fortitude setup. Used his second socket quest for a 10/26 Andy's (punching in a cold dmg/29 FR jewel in it for now), Hel'ed out the Stone and made this in a 1117 defense base:

1_Forti.png

I also stashed a corpse recovery kit now consisting of Shako, Spirit, Viper, Rising Sun, stat/res rings and Hoto... of which I made a second one that got a sexy [email protected] (and is eth of course :p).

1_Hoto 40@.png

Apart from the fact that no Ber dropped, rune drop quality was actually quite good – but that will have to wait for a couple of days until RFL is over. ;) Best non-rune drops from the last stretch to 97 included a 38% ED RJoF, an Offensive Aura skiller (which is in use) and a 14/30 Shimmering GC of Sustenance. Screenshots:

1_38 ed RJoF.png 1_eth Ondal.png 1_Gnasher.png 1_Mav Dia.png 1_OA skiller.png 1_shimmering GC sust.png
1_Gris shield.png

With drops out of the way, I was curious as to how different run types compare regarding XP gain. In short, I confirmed what @PhineasB had concluded for his runs with Phaedrus. I tested rather short samples but tried to keep an eye on a similar distribution of XP shrines, with these results:

Code:
P8 2 Seal: 5.883.900 / hour
97-98 projected: 45h

P7/P7 Diablo: 6.134.573 per hour
97-98 projected: 43h

P8/P7 Diablo: 6.967.210 / hour
97-98 projected: 38h

P8/P8 Diablo: 6.406.326.66 / hour
97-98 projected: 42h

P1/P7 Diablo: 4.624.848 / hour
97-98 projected: 57h
So indeed P8/P7 beats out Gripphon runs, and switching the player settings – while annoying – is probably worth the hassle over straight P7 or straight P8 runs.

Generally by now I think Hammerdin could be the fastest untwinked 99 option overall, sub 250h should be possible without much difficulty for Lucid. Sorc going Blizzard @ CS into Lightning @ Nihl may be faster in theory, but her performance depends much more on gear. Hammerdin needs only runewords and basic S&Us (nothing like Griffon's/Fathom) to get pretty close to his twinked counterparts, not even skillers are really required since they don't increase damage as much as for other builds... Overall pretty shocked to see how easy he is to level to be honest. :eek:

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Hall of Fame
Rich (BB 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      -
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
Rich (BB code):
Forumite         Character        SC/HC  Class  Level  Exp   Date        E/S  S/U   Grail  Deaths  Hours
---------------  ---------------  -----  -----  -----  ----  ----------  ---  ----  -----  ------  -----
Bewitch          Mayhem           SC     Barb   98     3.37  2018-09-13  Yes     -      -       -      -
Buckcrazy        Zic              HC     Sorc   98.4   3.35  2019-04-10  Yes     -      -      NA   lots
PhineasB         Pestilence       SC     Necro  98     3.22  2019-05-04  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Klaus            HC     Druid  97.75  3.16  2019-05-07  Yes     -    421      NA      -
Gynli            Amazon           SC     Ama    97.36  3.00  2019-03-16  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    97     2.96  2019-05-25  Yes     -    388       4      -
ffs              Lucid            SC     Pala   97     2.98  2019-05-27  Yes     -      -       -      0
Me2Nik           Fugu             HC     Ama    95     2.50  2019-02-03  Yes  Lots      -       -      -
teddeeboy        Atheyanore       SC     Sorc   95     2.52  2019-02-03  Yes  300+      -       8   many
Quinneczech      Blackwell        HC     Barb   95     2.49  2019-04-01  -       -      -      NA      -
Hutton           Terrahork        HC     Barb   95     0.00  2019-04-24  Yes     -      -      NA      -
PhineasB         Death            SC     Barb   94     2.28  2019-05-04  No      -      -       2      -
Chaostar         Prairie          SC     Sorc   93     2.22  2019-05-19  Yes  1471    371      24    191
sanguillen       GordonChen-UT    HC     Necro  93     2.14  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Zenigma          Ayura            SC     Barb   93     2.12  2018-09-08  No      -      -       -      -
Potent           Challenge(CL)    SC     Sorc   92     1.96  2018-07-30  no      -      -       -      -
Trapin'          ceegee           SC     Pala   92     1.92  2018-08-16  No      -      -       -      -
Babyhell         IpBanPrevales    SC     Sin    92     ?.??  2019-05-02  Yes     -      -       8      -
Tatterson        Titaani          SC     Barb   91     1.84  2018-11-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Zenigma          Gnosis           SC     Druid  91     1.79  2018-04-26  No      -      -       -      -
liquid_mage      zDadColdSorc     SC     Sorc   91     1.89  2019-02-04  Yes     -    223       -      -
LongingForDeath  VelvetSky        SC     Sorc   91     1.77  2019-03-09  Yes     -    207      11      -
Smittyphi        TheLongRun       SC     Sorc   91     1.76  2019-02-04  Yes    30      -     Yes      -
sir_cyclops      devi             SC     Sin    91     ?.??  2019-02-27  Yes     -      -       -      -
Neksja           Aurora           SC     Sorc   90     1.70  2018-09-08  Yes     -    215       -      -
Luhkoh           Arkana           SC     Sorc   90     1.62  2019-05-05  Yes     -      -       -      -
Vildecor         Trina            SC     Ama    **     1.41  2019-03-06  Yes     -      -       1      -
MizzouFTW        Mariah           SC     Sin    **     1.36  2019-01-28  Yes     -     -        -      -
BasicBhoy        Belgarath        HC     Druid  **     1.36  2019-01-29  Yes     -      -       -      -
TwentyMuleTeam   Chore            SC     Sin    **     ?.??  2019-02-09  Yes     -      -       -      -
AlexTheNextOne   Orion            SC     Pala   87     ?.??  2018-07-22  No      -      -       -      -
1have2much3time  Vagabond         HC     Necro  87     1.30  2019-05-13  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Klonki           Dualizt_Ann      SC     Sorc   86     1.14  2019-05-26  Yes     -     37       1     15+
Burgomaster3     Hastur           SC     Druid  86     1.14  2018-07-02  Yes     -      -       -      -
sanguillen       DirkStruan-UT    HC     Pala   85     1.10  2018-12-19  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Jocular          BareBear_Where   HC     Druid  85     1.1   2019-05-20  ???     -      -      NA      -
nMEKn            Summon           SC     Nec    85     1.07  2019-05-17  Yes    -       -       4      -
Bobbo            Barbamel         HC     Barb   84     1.01  2019-01-11  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Kitteh           Gwynt            HC     Druid  83           2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
nepeta           finistere        SC     Sin    83     1.14  2019-01-04  ?       -      -       1      4
kstuart          Nena             SC     Sorc   83     0.94  2019-04-14  Yes     -      -       -      -
art_vandelay     predatory_wasp   SC     Sin    81     0.76  2019-05-25  Yes     -      -       -      -
Pb_pal           Stevesy          HC     Barb   74     0.40  2019-03-04  Yes     -      -      NA      -
Irenicus_Mfs     Morgana          HC     Sorc   69     0.26  2018-12-09  Yes     -      -      NA     14+
art_vandelay     snow_dog         SC     Nec    65     0.18  2019-05-25  Yes     -      -       -      -
RIP              Sucell           HC     Druid  47     0.03  2018-12-08  Yes     -     20       -      -
Grape            Coke             SC     Barb   42     0.00  2018-12-06   ?     14     14       0      -
Izzak            Bones            SC     Necro  42     0.**  2019-01-10   -      -      -       1      -
T72on1           TooMuchEnergy    SC     Sorc   17     0.00  2019-05-24  Yes     1      1       0      2
Babyhell         BabyNinetyNiner  SC     Pal    12     0.00  2019-05-23  Yes     -      -       0      1
jjscud           Ragnarok         SC     Pala   06     0.00  2019-03-30   No     -      -       0      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Sorc   01     0.00  2018-10-28  Yes     -      -      NA      -
MizzouFTW        Hocus            HC     Necro  01     0.00  2019-02-19   No     -      -       0      0
Resting Heroes
Rich (BB 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     -      -       -      -
CrustyRusty      Space_Oddity     SC     Ama    95     2.49  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      -      -       -      -
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     -      -       -      -
Lord Molybdenum  Verisimilitude   SC     Ama    90     1.62  2018-06-02  No     98     77       3      -
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      -
Lord Molybdenum  Cruise_Control   SC     Necro  87     1.25  2018-06-02  No    128    101      22      -
Neksja           Turirao          SC     Druid  87     1.25  YYYY-MM-DD  Yes   191    124       5      -
T72on1           Grapelike        SC     Barb   87     1.25  2019-01-24  Yes    98     82      13     37
Gladstone        Socrates         HC     Druid  86     1.15  YYYY-MM-DD  -       -      -       -      -
hackedagainanda  Hugo             HC     Necro  85     1.05  2017-12-17  Yes     -      -       -      -
DaveW            Long_Term        SC     Sorc   84     0.97  2018-05-02  Yes Heaps      -    Lots     30+
Naturallog       Athos            HC     Barb   84     0.96  YYYY-MM-DD  No    159    105       0      -
Xul's Gull       Xul              HC     Necro  81     0.74  2018-03-26  No      -      -      NA      -
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      -
ioupainmax       Durnik           SC     Pala   79     0.63  2018-06-28  Yes   177    111       0      -
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      -      -       -      -
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      -
Sleepybear123    Rob_theBarb      HC     Barb   50     0.05  2018-01-06  Yes     -      -       -     10
Pijus            AGoodBoy         HC     Druid  45     0.00  2018-05-29  Yes     -      -      NA      -
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      -      -       -      -
DaveHutt         Alice            SC     Ama    13     0.00  2018-05-18  Yes     -      -       1      -
The Fallen
Rich (BB 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       -      -
T72on1           ShouldBeEasy     HC     Pala   95     2.52  2019-01-04  Yes  lots    320      NA    103
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
 

Yng

Diabloii.Net Member
@ffs are you keeping track of total time closely? I considered doing another sorc with the only goal of hitting 99 as quickly as possible but I’m hesitant to start it now because of lack of free time for the next few months.

I think I mentioned this a while back but you could potentially save some time by starting in classic and switching ASAP in Hell to save NM Ancients for the bitter end. I haven’t really played classic in a speedrun sense (or much at all) so I’d have to practice that segment first for sure. I also think sorc has the most potential to do it the quickest but what you said about item dependency is kinda true. The good thing is you don’t really need Infinity until 98 and with 2 seal CS runs being so good it’s very unlikely you don’t find/cube up 2x Ber before the end of that segment.

Anyway, good progress on your Paladin!
 
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ffs

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@Yng I tried to keep an eye on how much time I spent for the different segments, though it's not 100% precise given there's no run counter (that I know of) that works natively on Mac without freezing. :rolleyes: Times according to my notes and estimates going forward:

~8h to Hell LK (aided by great quest drops such as Wizzy/Bloodfist and good map layouts)
~26-28h farming LK (Enigma)
~14-18h farming Mephisto and sometimes Pit (Shako + Arach took forever)
~45h CS 2 Seal runs until 97

Estimates going forward:
~40h for 97-98
~80h for 98-99 (based on 3.5h @ Nihl, Hell Ancients saved)

That would be sub 220h – assuming peak efficiency and no deaths, so that's unlikely... ;) But he should end up sub 250 for sure unless I screw up big time.

BTW: Apart from Smiter, after a few test runs I found Hammerdin without Merc is also a decent option for Nihl. In fact more or less same run times and thus in theory better XP due to AoE. Might stick to that build after all.

What made me think Paladin could be better than Sorc (for untwinked 99 specifically) was how Lucid's numbers compared to @Gripphon's initial tests regarding the 2 seal approach. Based on his tests with crazy good gear on both classes, Paladin was roughly 10% behind Sorc numbers. (That was a Sorc with perfect DFathom and NWV, 1.07 Ark, 1.10a BKWB, 8x skillers.) His Pally at 96-97 stage was at ~14.5h to level up. Lucid wasn't too far behind that at ~17h with much more basic gear, thanks to most Hammerdin DPS output coming from build/hard points, basic S&Us and runewords. For Blizzy things like Fathom and skillers add much more damage than a couple of skillers do for Hammerdin, so I'd assume there's a bigger discrepancy for twinked vs. untwinked Blizzy runs than in case of Hammerdin.

Second thing is that by now several people have tested full CS runs to outperform 2 Seal runs at the 97-98 stage, and the difference is bigger than the advantage of Blizzy for 2 Seal runs. So while Blizzy (with great gear) has best XP gain from 2 Seal runs, for 97-98 that's likely not the case because she can't clear P8/P7 CS + Diablo as quickly as Hammerdin. Then again she is faster for 98-99...

In the end it probably just depends on drops which is better when trying to go for fastest untwinked 99. If Paladin farms Enigma quickly, he should be faster than a Sorc that doesn't find stuff like Fathom or at least several skillers early on. However, a Sorc that does find those things would surely be faster than a Paladin who is unlucky and spends way above average time in LK for Enigma... As for which is the most realistic scenario – no idea. :D

Good point about non-LoD classes saving NM Ancients by converting to LoD in Hell. It has been done on the SPF but I don't know if it is allowed here. I've been wondering the same. @Kitteh can you clarify?
 

sir_cyclops

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@ffs amazing stuff man. I almost exclusively play devi, my untwinked 99er trapper and she’s at 94.5 since feb 1. I’ve been doing p5 or p7 pits runs for round 3. It’s crazy how much exp you’ve gotten from CS. I wonder if I should switch to CS. Thoughts?
 

ffs

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Never brought a Trapper to high levels, but from what I understand CS isn't ideal for her and she's best off going the Baal/waves route.
 

sir_cyclops

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Never brought a Trapper to high levels, but from what I understand CS isn't ideal for her and she's best off going the Baal/waves route.
Right, for exp, but I guess I was asking about round 3 for exp and runes. Maybe visier runs? Fireblast is pretty slick for taking them down. Teleport speed is bleh.
 
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