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

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
Any other updates guys? I'm focusing on Fordyl just now, but I fully intend to come back to this.
 

liquid_mage

Diabloii.Net Member
zDadColdSorc is still sitting at level ** eighty-eight. I have been focusing on farming some basic gear before leveling more. Although I may grind it out to level 90 to see if I get any of the high TC drops(Nightwing or Death's Fathom) and finish my wish list.

Notable items found(including the runes in my last post)
Pul x 2
Um x 2
Mal
Ist x 2
Ohm
Lo
Sur
Wolf Howl
Raven Lore
Tal's Ammy x2
Shako x 2

Wish List (drop-able by Meph or runes from LK):
Spirit Monarch (I've cubed 3-4 monarchs and cannot get 4os)
HoTO (need Vex, this Vex is why I started running LK and got lots of other awesome runes)
Skulder's Ire, Chains of Honor(need 1 ber), or a nice Viper Magi
Mara's Ammy
T-Gods Belt would be nice for AT
 
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qwernt

Diabloii.Net Member
CanbeOnlyBlizz found:
Cleglaws Pinchers,
RazorTail,
and my first Buri
in a half hour stretch. I decided the game was trying to tell me something and switched to amazon... twinked. She is sitting at 69 when I realized that I couldn't add her to this table and I decided to make an untwinked gunslinger. Takes FOREVER untwinked... AmAgainstAll just hit 39 running Eldritch (with a sparkly chest a few seconds away - didn't now they were in the Highlands). Will add her after she hits 50 or so. Good finds: Chance Gloves, 2xUmbral Disk (blinding lightning fury is fun), Hsarus's set, Razortine (boss killer) and a Light Resist 40% yellow amulet (with 9% MF, 12% damage goes to Mana, 2min damage, and 4 mana - nice little all around value).

Question: Is there an easy way to know where a given item can show up (so I know where to run)? RazorTail is high on the desire list... Required level shows up as 32, and Eldritch is 34, so he should be able to drop it, correct?

Edit:
best & most timely use of Charsi quest I ever had:
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T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
I did some more CS runs after LK, but xp is so incredibly slow at this stage. As a consequence, my Sorc still isn't very far on her way to 98. Maybe the 1/10 mark, or not even there.

I'm all over D3 now though, so it might be a while before I'm back to this.
 

TwentyMuleTeam

Diabloii.Net Member


Whoops. I've learned a valuable lesson today. Don't play hardcore D2 while intoxicated and trying to catch up on the walking dead. Very frustrating as you can see the full juvs in my belt. No matter, I don't think it was my play style anyhow.

So! Introducing Gaius the trapsin. Level 17 and making her way through the jail.

Code:
Name (F)     Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
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zticazzy     Perkele         SC      Barb      99             No            -          -            -           -
Pb_pal       Eleanor         SC      Sorc      98.75          No         3064        437            5           -
NanoMist     Izuna           SC      Sin       98.4           No         3724        457            3         287
T72on1       Neverland       SC      Sorc      97             Yes        1594        394           11         148.5
PhineasB     Mercy           SC      Sin       96             Yes           -        361            9           -
hasuprotoss  Reina           SC      Sorc      95             Yes         894        316            -           -
XyleneCyanol Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
Tarantella   Tarasha         HC      Sorc      94             Yes           -          -            -           -
Reyz         Qty             SC      Sorc      92             No            -          -            -           -
PhineasB     Hiatus          SC      Sorc      93             Yes           -        326           15           -
OldSoldier   Battleforge     HC      Pala      91             Yes           -        236            -           -
Neksja       Aura            SC      Paladin   91             Yes         153        122            -           -
Southpaw     Njord           SC      Druid     90             Yes           -          -            -           -
Qwernt       CanbeOnlyBlizz  SC      Sorc      90             Yes           -          -        Dont want to know
LiquidClear  Sally           SC      Assn      **             Yes         225          -            1           -
liquid_mage  zDadColdSorc    SC      Sorc      **             Yes           -        160            -           -
Neksja       Turirao         SC      Druid     87             Yes         191        124            5           -
Gladstone    Socrates        HC      Druid     86             ?             -          -            -           -
Lord Molyb   Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     84             No          104         87           16          idk
Gambit       Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Zenigma      Ayura           SC      Barb      78             No            -          -            -           -
Zenigma      Gnosis          SC      Druid     78             No            -          -            -           -
logo         Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
Darke Rahl   Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0           0
MercMan      Este            SC      Ama       68             Yes          178       122            2      Classified
Vildecor     Celia           SC      Ama       59             Yes          52         43            0           -
ioupainmax   Durnik          SC      Paladin   52             Yes          50         42            -           -
Lord Molyb   Verisimilitude  SC      Ama       50             No           12          9            0         idk
Kitteh       Darozzo         HC      Druid     45             No            -          -            -           -
TrU          Henryk          SC      Barb      41             Yes           -          -           22          12
Gambit       Colossus        SC      Pal       39             Yes           0          0            0           0
Smancer      Smancer         SC      Necro     26             Yes           1          -            -           -
Ergroilnin   Erilinda        HC      Sorc      20             No            -          -            -           -
TwentyMule   Gaius           HC      Assn      17             Yes           1          -            -           -        
Jean Avila   SpeedAdict      SC      Ama        0             No            -          -            -           -

The Fallen:


Code:
Name (F)    Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
coju        NintyNine_orRiP HC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          0            0         a few
TwentyMule  Valus           HC      Barb      76             Yes           -          -            1           -
Tenecabo    OldShatterhand  HC      Druid     49             Yes           -          0            1           -
coju        fB              HC      Sorc      29             Yes           1          1            0           2
Kitteh      Verallus        HC      Druid     26             No          N/A        N/A            0          N/A
logo        Rolex           HC      Barb      21             Yes           0          0            0           1
 

Tarantella

Diabloii.Net Member
Takes a good fatality to get the HC players interest. o_O

Been a while since Tarasha's last update so well done in getting to 90+ and welcome to all the new recent arrivals.

Tarasha has been running the 4 chests in the mausoleum and crypt solidly but in indolent fashion for a while now stepping down her gear to improve mf and increase safety. (in practice replacing 4 of the cold skillers with resist sc's and gc's). She has an away team now!

awayteam.jpg

And on finding a pair of 43 travellers her 40 chanceguards, shaco, isted alibabas, 40 gheeds etc take her mf up to ~ the 350 mark. She's rolled a rare diadem thirteen times now, has 300+ pgems stashed, picked up a gul,mal and um out of the chests but still has to find a suitable eth polearm saving her 3 socketing quests for something special. Along with unique archon staff, treks , a 20 lifer and a 20def/7mf sc she has also found two +4 rare orbs with 20fcr sadly both thunderstorm and this:-

magicorb.jpg

Which is nearly something special.
 

liquid_mage

Diabloii.Net Member
Whoops. I've learned a valuable lesson today. Don't play hardcore D2 while intoxicated and trying to catch up on the walking dead. Very frustrating as you can see the full juvs in my belt. No matter, I don't think it was my play style anyhow.
I don't play D2 HC but I do play D3 HC and I may or may not have had similar experiences myself :rolleyes: Adult beverages + Netflix + D3 HC = Dead Character.

Good luck on the Trapper.
 

NanoMist

Diabloii.Net Member
Half time update:

RJoF - posted previously in the IFT.
Gris Helm - grailer.
Moser's shield - also a grailer... unbelievable at this point.

Code:
Name (F)     Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
zticazzy     Perkele         SC      Barb      99             No            -          -            -           -
Pb_pal       Eleanor         SC      Sorc      98.75          No         3064        437            5           -
NanoMist     Izuna           SC      Sin       98.5           No         3953        460            3         298
T72on1       Neverland       SC      Sorc      97             Yes        1594        394           11         148.5
PhineasB     Mercy           SC      Sin       96             Yes           -        361            9           -
hasuprotoss  Reina           SC      Sorc      95             Yes         894        316            -           -
XyleneCyanol Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
Tarantella   Tarasha         HC      Sorc      94             Yes           -          -            -           -
Reyz         Qty             SC      Sorc      92             No            -          -            -           -
PhineasB     Hiatus          SC      Sorc      93             Yes           -        326           15           -
OldSoldier   Battleforge     HC      Pala      91             Yes           -        236            -           -
Neksja       Aura            SC      Paladin   91             Yes         153        122            -           -
Southpaw     Njord           SC      Druid     90             Yes           -          -            -           -
Qwernt       CanbeOnlyBlizz  SC      Sorc      90             Yes           -          -        Dont want to know
LiquidClear  Sally           SC      Assn      **             Yes         225          -            1           -
liquid_mage  zDadColdSorc    SC      Sorc      **             Yes           -        160            -           -
Neksja       Turirao         SC      Druid     87             Yes         191        124            5           -
Gladstone    Socrates        HC      Druid     86             ?             -          -            -           -
Lord Molyb   Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     84             No          104         87           16          idk
Gambit       Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Zenigma      Ayura           SC      Barb      78             No            -          -            -           -
Zenigma      Gnosis          SC      Druid     78             No            -          -            -           -
logo         Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
Darke Rahl   Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0           0
MercMan      Este            SC      Ama       68             Yes          178       122            2      Classified
Vildecor     Celia           SC      Ama       59             Yes          52         43            0           -
ioupainmax   Durnik          SC      Paladin   52             Yes          50         42            -           -
Lord Molyb   Verisimilitude  SC      Ama       50             No           12          9            0         idk
Kitteh       Darozzo         HC      Druid     45             No            -          -            -           -
TrU          Henryk          SC      Barb      41             Yes           -          -           22          12
Gambit       Colossus        SC      Pal       39             Yes           0          0            0           0
Smancer      Smancer         SC      Necro     26             Yes           1          -            -           -
Ergroilnin   Erilinda        HC      Sorc      20             No            -          -            -           -
TwentyMule   Gaius           HC      Assn      17             Yes           1          -            -           -     
Jean Avila   SpeedAdict      SC      Ama        0             No            -          -            -           -

The Fallen:
Code:
Name (F)    Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
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coju        NintyNine_orRiP HC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          0            0         a few
TwentyMule  Valus           HC      Barb      76             Yes           -          -            1           -
Tenecabo    OldShatterhand  HC      Druid     49             Yes           -          0            1           -
coju        fB              HC      Sorc      29             Yes           1          1            0           2
Kitteh      Verallus        HC      Druid     26             No          N/A        N/A            0          N/A
logo        Rolex           HC      Barb      21             Yes           0          0            0           1
 

PhineasB

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats on the progress, in particular for the two level 98 players, and welcome to everyone who has joined over the past month. Condolences to @TwentyMuleTeam. I hope the trapsin goes well and is enjoyable -- I've had a blast with Mercy so far (though in SC).

I had a big break from playing due to busy work and then a nice vacation without computer (or internet access for large stretches), and then of course busy work upon returning. I wasn't able to get any play time from last week of September until this past weekend, when I focused on Hiatus. I also have enjoyed catching up on this thread and some of the others.

Hiatus made it to level 94 on AT p8 runs. I wasn't satisfied with her AT map, so I rerolled every 10 or so runs until I found one that seemed efficient for experience. There are many others on the forums who have studied this carefully (many thanks!), so I tried to follow the basic concept of high boss back density relative to amount of teleporting around the map between packs.

In looking for maps, Hiatus finally found a Shako. This map ended up being the winner, despite appearances. As this screen shot of a second Set Vortex Shield shows, from the entrance, two teleports lead into a big room and then one teleport to a junction where the left turn leads to short hallway to sparkly chest. That segment alone had a minimum of 3 boss packs and up to 6, with 5 or 6 the most common and only 3 very rare. Ignoring the rest of the map led to very quick and safe runs with a pretty high boss pack density. The XP gains were pretty good and Hiatus made what felt like steady progress to 94, with no deaths or NDEs.

Along the way she finally got a 4os Monarch. I haven't bothered to look back through earlier posts, but I am pretty sure this was at least the 6th roll with the cube recipe, not to mention a number of grey Monarchs that dropped with the wrong number of sockets. But no complaints now that she finally has Spirit, which sped the last third of the level considerably and will make the transition to CS possible for the next level. Additional (notable) finds were a Cold Skiller (the first) and a Martial Arts skiller, and a Reaper's Toll.

I hope to spend some time this weekend running Baal with Mercy, who is about 1/7th of the way to 97. Table update is below.

* * *

Code:
Name (F)     Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
zticazzy     Perkele         SC      Barb      99             No            -          -            -           -
Pb_pal       Eleanor         SC      Sorc      98.75          No         3064        437            5           -
NanoMist     Izuna           SC      Sin       98.5           No         3953        460            3         298
T72on1       Neverland       SC      Sorc      97             Yes        1594        394           11         148.5
PhineasB     Mercy           SC      Sin       96             Yes           -        367            9           -
hasuprotoss  Reina           SC      Sorc      95             Yes         894        316            -           -
XyleneCyanol Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
Tarantella   Tarasha         HC      Sorc      94             Yes           -          -            -           -
PhineasB     Hiatus          SC      Sorc      94             Yes           -        338           15           -
Reyz         Qty             SC      Sorc      92             No            -          -            -           -
OldSoldier   Battleforge     HC      Pala      91             Yes           -        236            -           -
Neksja       Aura            SC      Paladin   91             Yes         153        122            -           -
Southpaw     Njord           SC      Druid     90             Yes           -          -            -           -
Qwernt       CanbeOnlyBlizz  SC      Sorc      90             Yes           -          -        Dont want to know
LiquidClear  Sally           SC      Assn      **             Yes         225          -            1           -
liquid_mage  zDadColdSorc    SC      Sorc      **             Yes           -        160            -           -
Neksja       Turirao         SC      Druid     87             Yes         191        124            5           -
Gladstone    Socrates        HC      Druid     86             ?             -          -            -           -
Lord Molyb   Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     84             No          104         87           16          idk
Gambit       Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Zenigma      Ayura           SC      Barb      78             No            -          -            -           -
Zenigma      Gnosis          SC      Druid     78             No            -          -            -           -
logo         Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
Darke Rahl   Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0           0
MercMan      Este            SC      Ama       68             Yes          178       122            2      Classified
Vildecor     Celia           SC      Ama       59             Yes          52         43            0           -
ioupainmax   Durnik          SC      Paladin   52             Yes          50         42            -           -
Lord Molyb   Verisimilitude  SC      Ama       50             No           12          9            0         idk
Kitteh       Darozzo         HC      Druid     45             No            -          -            -           -
TrU          Henryk          SC      Barb      41             Yes           -          -           22          12
Gambit       Colossus        SC      Pal       39             Yes           0          0            0           0
Smancer      Smancer         SC      Necro     26             Yes           1          -            -           -
Ergroilnin   Erilinda        HC      Sorc      20             No            -          -            -           -
TwentyMule   Gaius           HC      Assn      17             Yes           1          -            -           -  
Jean Avila   SpeedAdict      SC      Ama        0             No            -          -            -           -

The Fallen:
Code:
Name (F)    Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
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coju        NintyNine_orRiP HC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          0            0         a few
TwentyMule  Valus           HC      Barb      76             Yes           -          -            1           -
Tenecabo    OldShatterhand  HC      Druid     49             Yes           -          0            1           -
coju        fB              HC      Sorc      29             Yes           1          1            0           2
Kitteh      Verallus        HC      Druid     26             No          N/A        N/A            0          N/A
logo        Rolex           HC      Barb      21             Yes           0          0            0           1
 

Jean Avila

Diabloii.Net Member
After ten hours i get the level 28, it was complicated because i do not found any usefull bow.
I'm very surprised i found many set and unique items althrough have 15% mf.










Code:
Name (F)     Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
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zticazzy     Perkele         SC      Barb      99             No            -          -            -           -
Pb_pal       Eleanor         SC      Sorc      98.75          No         3064        437            5           -
NanoMist     Izuna           SC      Sin       98.5           No         3953        460            3         298
T72on1       Neverland       SC      Sorc      97             Yes        1594        394           11         148.5
PhineasB     Mercy           SC      Sin       96             Yes           -        367            9           -
hasuprotoss  Reina           SC      Sorc      95             Yes         894        316            -           -
XyleneCyanol Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
Tarantella   Tarasha         HC      Sorc      94             Yes           -          -            -           -
PhineasB     Hiatus          SC      Sorc      94             Yes           -        338           15           -
Reyz         Qty             SC      Sorc      92             No            -          -            -           -
OldSoldier   Battleforge     HC      Pala      91             Yes           -        236            -           -
Neksja       Aura            SC      Paladin   91             Yes         153        122            -           -
Southpaw     Njord           SC      Druid     90             Yes           -          -            -           -
Qwernt       CanbeOnlyBlizz  SC      Sorc      90             Yes           -          -        Dont want to know
LiquidClear  Sally           SC      Assn      **             Yes         225          -            1           -
liquid_mage  zDadColdSorc    SC      Sorc      **             Yes           -        160            -           -
Neksja       Turirao         SC      Druid     87             Yes         191        124            5           -
Gladstone    Socrates        HC      Druid     86             ?             -          -            -           -
Lord Molyb   Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     84             No          104         87           16          idk
Gambit       Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Zenigma      Ayura           SC      Barb      78             No            -          -            -           -
Zenigma      Gnosis          SC      Druid     78             No            -          -            -           -
logo         Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
Darke Rahl   Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0           0
MercMan      Este            SC      Ama       68             Yes          178       122            2      Classified
Vildecor     Celia           SC      Ama       59             Yes          52         43            0           -
ioupainmax   Durnik          SC      Paladin   52             Yes          50         42            -           -
Lord Molyb   Verisimilitude  SC      Ama       50             No           12          9            0         idk
Kitteh       Darozzo         HC      Druid     45             No            -          -            -           -
TrU          Henryk          SC      Barb      41             Yes           -          -           22          12
Gambit       Colossus        SC      Pal       39             Yes           0          0            0           0
Jean Avila  SpeedAdict      SC      Ama        29            No            -          -            -          10
Smancer      Smancer         SC      Necro     26             Yes           1          -            -           -
Ergroilnin   Erilinda        HC      Sorc      20             No            -          -            -           -
TwentyMule   Gaius           HC      Assn      17             Yes           1          -            -           -

The Fallen:
Code:
Name (F)    Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
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coju        NintyNine_orRiP HC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          0            0         a few
TwentyMule  Valus           HC      Barb      76             Yes           -          -            1           -
Tenecabo    OldShatterhand  HC      Druid     49             Yes           -          0            1           -
coju        fB              HC      Sorc      29             Yes           1          1            0           2
Kitteh      Verallus        HC      Druid     26             No          N/A        N/A            0          N/A
logo        Rolex           HC      Barb      21             Yes           0          0            0           1
 

Zenigma

Diabloii.Net Member
Awww, dude, has it been some time.... Truth be told, I haven't played too much recently, between work life and social life. Despite that, I had a fairly bad day at work on Friday and I decided to cheer myself up with some D2 afterwards. So I ran more LK, after picking up more random equipment, I decided to step down to /p5 for the increased Lo rune drop rate from chests. At the point, I set aside two hours to run, figuring I could get around 350-ish runs in before getting too mindless. Well, in a couple minutes, my beloved Lo rune dropped.
Screenshot174.jpg
But that was not before getting another of these cuties:
Screenshot173.jpg
I had an extra Pul rune after the last one, so I decided to cube it up. Not sure how I feel about it not being a Gimmer, but I'm not displeased.

The Scalper
Flying Axe
Throw Damage: 44 - 196
One Hand Damage: 50 - 193
Quantity: 94
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: **
Required Dexterity: 108
Fingerprint: 0xb024535
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
198% Enhanced Damage
25% Bonus to Attack Rating
4% Life stolen per hit
33% Chance of Open Wounds
+4 to Mana after each Kill
Replenishes quantity
Required Level +7

Considering the ED roll, I can't be unhappy with it.

Now I just need to find a handful of ethereal unique throwers. Unfortunately, gg ethereal rares aren't all that good for PVM, because even with rep q, they replenish far too slowly.
But if I stumble up some ~400+ED or ~250-300ED + fools, especially with rep q, you won't see me arguing :rolleyes:

Now, after finding that Lo, my next quest was to find a suitable armor to house it in, along with El, Sol, and Dol runes... One my first non-eth elite armor, I managed to roll my four sockets, which kinda makes up for all the failed attempts at rolling sockets into ethereal elite polearms... :|

But with my newly rolled armor, I made this!
Fortitude
Dusk Shroud
ElSolDolLo
Defense: 1386
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 59
Required Strength: 77
Fingerprint: 0xf22eb5a7
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 15 Chilling Armor when struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
300% Enhanced Damage
+200% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+94 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Replenish Life +7
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
All Resistances +28
Damage Reduced by 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 to Light Radius
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: El Rune
Socketed: Sol Rune
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune

It had 457 defense originally methinks, which is pretty dang good on a dusk. Not a great roll on life per level (1.125 per), but not terrible on resists. I'm pleased. My main concern is losing the ias I had from treachery. I'm managing with only 30 from ias jewels in my helm after I hel'd out the ptops a while ago. Hoping to get some 20 ias gloves (C'mon LoH!!) and a Cat's Eye or preferably and Highlord's Wrath.

Now I mentioned rolling sockets into eth elite poles, I had several fails (which I tossed) and a couple like the following thatI wish I could roll sockets into...
Superior Cryptic Axe
Two Hand Damage: 53 - 247
Durability: 33 of 33
Required Level: 59
Required Strength: 155
Required Dexterity: 93
Fingerprint: 0x26907730
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Enhanced Damage
+2 to Attack Rating
Ethereal

Superior Thresher
Two Hand Damage: 18 - 211
Durability: 37 of 37
Required Level: 53
Required Strength: 142
Required Dexterity: 108
Fingerprint: 0xd59df8d1
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Attack Rating
Increase Maximum Durability 14%
Ethereal

I wasn't not all too picky either, I was looking for 3-5 sockets rolled, just so I could upgrade my merc from the garbage he was using since nightmare mephisto...
Husoldal Evo
Bec-de-Corbin
Two Hand Damage: 58 - 281
Durability: 53 of 55
Required Level: 44
Required Strength: 133
Required Dexterity: 91
Fingerprint: 0xb5bdb4eb
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
193% Enhanced Damage
Adds 20 - 32 Damage
+245 to Attack Rating
Prevent Monster Heal
Replenish Life +20

Finally found an eth ogre axe, which the cube spat out with 3os, and I decided to make this:

Crescent Moon
Ogre Axe
ShaelUmTir
Two Hand Damage: 125 - 648
Durability: 26 of 26
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 185
Required Dexterity: 65
Fingerprint: 0x9cff2731
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 17 Chain Lightning on striking
7% Chance to cast level 13 Static Field on striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
199% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
-35% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+9 Magic Absorb
+2 to Mana after each Kill
Level 18 Summon Spirit Wolf (30/30 Charges)
Ethereal
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Um Rune
Socketed: Tir Rune

I had an extra Um rune, and I don't really have much else to use it on, so I made this to fill the void between now and end game. I still have another Um, should I fancy making a Duress armor or something else. Can't see myself using it for resists because I'm actually doing alright in that respect. Yeah... the only other thing I'll use an Um for is upgrading a rare weapon. I actually still have an Um sitting in my stash because the Tamoe Highland decided I was worthy of another.

Honestly I don't know what my merc will end up being... I have some options in mind:
The most straightforward would be act 2 might with reaper's toll. Don't know what would be better to outfit it with: guillame's or andy's, fortitude or treachery...
Alternatively, i could go for rogue wielding faith. She would likely use a deli helm for the crowd control. Not sure about the armor. Not eve sure about the base for the faith. If I equip her with a fort, a great bow would be two frames faster than hydra or cru as well as one frame faster than shadow, albeit at a lower average damage than the others, and a shadow bow would be one frame faster than the hydra or cru, again with the lower average damage. If I give a treachery, the great bow would be 2 frames faster than all of crusader, hydra, and shadow bows.... Can't decide which is best.
Heck, maybe the the deli helm isn't even necessary when I use her. Either for not needing CC because of the high damage output or because a one-point wonder grim ward does more than enough to keep the baddies off--I use it sparingly, because a stock melee merc can tank so much face damage as is. If I opt out of deli on a rouge, that opens doors to guill's and andy's alike.

So... suffice to say I have my options open.

For now, it's a might merc with crescent moon. Static definitely provides some solid AOE for the time being. Even with the 33% piercing from razortail enabling me to hit multiple enemies per throw, I can always appreciate a horde of enemies succumbing to the power of static field.

.....So..... yeah... good things :)

Oh, and one last thing, why is it the game wants to give you the most useless stuff when all you want from LK is a perfect emerald?? For real game, I don't need this garbage when I'm trying to upgrade my scalpers....
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Code:
Name (F)     Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
zticazzy     Perkele         SC      Barb      99             No            -          -            -           -
Pb_pal       Eleanor         SC      Sorc      98.75          No         3064        437            5           -
NanoMist     Izuna           SC      Sin       98.5           No         3953        460            3         298
T72on1       Neverland       SC      Sorc      97             Yes        1594        394           11         148.5
PhineasB     Mercy           SC      Sin       96             Yes           -        367            9           -
hasuprotoss  Reina           SC      Sorc      95             Yes         894        316            -           -
XyleneCyanol Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
Tarantella   Tarasha         HC      Sorc      94             Yes           -          -            -           -
PhineasB     Hiatus          SC      Sorc      94             Yes           -        338           15           -
Reyz         Qty             SC      Sorc      92             No            -          -            -           -
OldSoldier   Battleforge     HC      Pala      91             Yes           -        236            -           -
Neksja       Aura            SC      Paladin   91             Yes         153        122            -           -
Southpaw     Njord           SC      Druid     90             Yes           -          -            -           -
Qwernt       CanbeOnlyBlizz  SC      Sorc      90             Yes           -          -        Dont want to know
LiquidClear  Sally           SC      Assn      **             Yes         225          -            1           -
liquid_mage  zDadColdSorc    SC      Sorc      **             Yes           -        160            -           -
Neksja       Turirao         SC      Druid     87             Yes         191        124            5           -
Gladstone    Socrates        HC      Druid     86             ?             -          -            -           -
Lord Molyb   Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     84             No          104         87           16          idk
Zenigma      Ayura           SC      Barb      84             No            -          -            -           -
Gambit       Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Zenigma      Gnosis          SC      Druid     78             No            -          -            -           -
logo         Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
Darke Rahl   Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0           0
MercMan      Este            SC      Ama       68             Yes          178       122            2      Classified
Vildecor     Celia           SC      Ama       59             Yes          52         43            0           -
ioupainmax   Durnik          SC      Paladin   52             Yes          50         42            -           -
Lord Molyb   Verisimilitude  SC      Ama       50             No           12          9            0         idk
Kitteh       Darozzo         HC      Druid     45             No            -          -            -           -
TrU          Henryk          SC      Barb      41             Yes           -          -           22          12
Gambit       Colossus        SC      Pal       39             Yes           0          0            0           0
Jean Avila  SpeedAdict      SC      Ama        29            No            -          -            -          10
Smancer      Smancer         SC      Necro     26             Yes           1          -            -           -
Ergroilnin   Erilinda        HC      Sorc      20             No            -          -            -           -
TwentyMule   Gaius           HC      Assn      17             Yes           1          -            -           -

The Fallen:
Code:
Name (F)    Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
coju        NintyNine_orRiP HC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          0            0         a few
TwentyMule  Valus           HC      Barb      76             Yes           -          -            1           -
Tenecabo    OldShatterhand  HC      Druid     49             Yes           -          0            1           -
coju        fB              HC      Sorc      29             Yes           1          1            0           2
Kitteh      Verallus        HC      Druid     26             No          N/A        N/A            0          N/A
logo        Rolex           HC      Barb      21             Yes           0          0            0           1
 

qwernt

Diabloii.Net Member
Jean, for my gunslinger, I ran countess to get 3 Rals, sacrifice a couple of points to explosive arrow and you have a good way to deal damage (since the ral damage is add to explosion damage). I ran this way to 30 when I switched to lightning side of the slinger. Now at level 50 I just made edge and it is a decent bow - though doesn't compare to fury/charged strike.
 

Tarantella

Diabloii.Net Member
3 rals of course gives you an ort and ort eth (zephyr) in a reflex bow does quite nicely too with the extra run speed very good for running weapon racks and bosses.
 

qwernt

Diabloii.Net Member
Agree, I had Zephyr as a switch, for the run speed. But when you take on big groups the explosion damage was nice to speed things along.
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Name (F)     Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
zticazzy     Perkele         SC      Barb      99             No            -          -            -           -
Pb_pal       Eleanor         SC      Sorc      98.75          No         3064        437            5           -
NanoMist     Izuna           SC      Sin       98.5           No         3953        460            3         298
T72on1       Neverland       SC      Sorc      97             Yes        1594        394           11         148.5
PhineasB     Mercy           SC      Sin       96             Yes           -        367            9           -
hasuprotoss  Reina           SC      Sorc      95             Yes         894        316            -           -
XyleneCyanol Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
Tarantella   Tarasha         HC      Sorc      94             Yes           -          -            -           -
PhineasB     Hiatus          SC      Sorc      94             Yes           -        338           15           -
Reyz         Qty             SC      Sorc      92             No            -          -            -           -
Neksja       Aura            SC      Paladin   92             Yes         250        167            -           -
OldSoldier   Battleforge     HC      Pala      91             Yes           -        236            -           -
Southpaw     Njord           SC      Druid     90             Yes           -          -            -           -
Qwernt       CanbeOnlyBlizz  SC      Sorc      90             Yes           -          -        Dont want to know
LiquidClear  Sally           SC      Assn      **             Yes         225          -            1           -
liquid_mage  zDadColdSorc    SC      Sorc      **             Yes           -        160            -           -
Neksja       Turirao         SC      Druid     87             Yes         191        124            5           -
Gladstone    Socrates        HC      Druid     86             ?             -          -            -           -
Lord Molyb   Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     84             No          104         87           16          idk
Zenigma      Ayura           SC      Barb      84             No            -          -            -           -
Gambit       Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Zenigma      Gnosis          SC      Druid     78             No            -          -            -           -
logo         Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
Darke Rahl   Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0           0
MercMan      Este            SC      Ama       68             Yes          178       122            2      Classified
Vildecor     Celia           SC      Ama       59             Yes          52         43            0           -
ioupainmax   Durnik          SC      Paladin   52             Yes          50         42            -           -
Lord Molyb   Verisimilitude  SC      Ama       50             No           12          9            0         idk
Kitteh       Darozzo         HC      Druid     45             No            -          -            -           -
TrU          Henryk          SC      Barb      41             Yes           -          -           22          12
Gambit       Colossus        SC      Pal       39             Yes           0          0            0           0
Jean Avila  SpeedAdict      SC      Ama        29            No            -          -            -          10
Smancer      Smancer         SC      Necro     26             Yes           1          -            -           -
Ergroilnin   Erilinda        HC      Sorc      20             No            -          -            -           -
TwentyMule   Gaius           HC      Assn      17             Yes           1          -            -           -

The Fallen:
Code:
Name (F)    Name (C)       SC/HC   Class   Level/exp   Extended Stash   #of S/U   Grail/504   #of deaths   # of Hours
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
coju        NintyNine_orRiP HC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          0            0         a few
TwentyMule  Valus           HC      Barb      76             Yes           -          -            1           -
Tenecabo    OldShatterhand  HC      Druid     49             Yes           -          0            1           -
coju        fB              HC      Sorc      29             Yes           1          1            0           2
Kitteh      Verallus        HC      Druid     26             No          N/A        N/A            0          N/A
logo        Rolex           HC      Barb      21             Yes           0          0            0           1

Brief update on Aura:

So, I was back home for about a week, lots of people to see and things to do, so I was limited with D2 time, I usually wake up a bit earlier than everyone else, so what else should I do other than D2? I didn't have a mouse with me and it's really annoying to run LK with a trackpad (especially on Macbook), so I went with Eldritch runs.

An hour here, half an hour there, 15 minutes there. I tried to rack up some /p8 Eldritch runs. On Friday morning, I actually got a level up to 92, so from now on, I think I can't really effectively gain experience elsewhere than CS (or other A85 areas, but CS is my choice for this character). Drops were absolutely horrible, only one worth mentioning is Nature's Peace, which might come handy in case I decide to try and level up doing Nihlathak runs at lvl98, but that's still quite far away.

Now, back home and I have a mouse to use. Straight to LK, having a good week and a half off from there really did good for me as I didn't feel so bored immediately. And, in half an hour or so, I got this one (also in IFT):


I was pretty excited to see that! I have like 2.0-2.1k LK runs under my belt before that previous Sur, so it was a really great surprise. And, now I am again back at my original aim of 1 Vex+ per week. Aura's rune count for Vex+ at the moment is Sur x2 and Lo x2. "Only" 2 Ber runes away... :p I am keeping my 2 Lo runes as absolutely the last resorts for Enigma, if I am sitting at something like 1 Ber and 3 Surs for like 2.5k LK runs, I'll probably give in and cube those Lo runes, but I really, really hope that is not going to be the case. I want to use those Lo runes for Fortitude and Grief for other characters.

While we're at it, I might not make an e-bugged Fortitude for my Merc. He already gets quite a good boost of ED from my Concentration Aura, so I might look into using Duress or some other armor instead. Fortitude has pretty great other mods too, so we'll see.
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Weekend edition of Aura's progress:

I won't even bother updating the tables. Not that I have not gained XP, but I've equally efficiently lost it due to deaths in River of Flame. But let's recap what I've managed to done.

LK running. Going as expected, looking at another 2k-ish dry spell without great runes. On Saturday morning, I got my first Gul rune, I think it was the first non-HF Gul I've found so it was pretty great.


I was excited, I was looking at my runes that I could now cube up to Vex and make Hoto. Brilliant, but I'll keep running for a while in case I get a Vex rune, back to LK, load up my char and press N. Nightmare. Damn, my great LK map was now gone. So, I decided that I'd take a break from LK and try my luck with River of Flame and their superchests. On my way of rolling maps, I found couple of pretty decent Hephasto maps, where his throne was literally right next to the Waypoint, so I did some Hephasto runs, in hopes of him dropping a Jah, but no luck. My Blizzsorc will be pretty happy this find though:

Code:
Nightwing's Veil
Spired Helm
Defense: 347
Durability: 34 of 40
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 96
Fingerprint: 0xcc21b144
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+14% to Cold Skill Damage
+117% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Dexterity
+6 Cold Absorb
Half Freeze Duration
Requirements -50%
Also picked up an Um rune (didn't bother to upload the screenshot) and Set Buckler (grailer) while running Hephasto, but it was time to find that RoF superchest map. Finally managed to find one and started running p7 and I got this one:


A second Gul within 24 hours from the last one! Now I was seriously considering to cube those Guls to Vex and make a Hoto, but I decided not to yet, still because of if I could find a Vex rune. I checked the forums for the RoF patterns thread to realize, that only p5 has had a confirmed Jah dropped, so I changed to p5, which was a blessing since I was dying quite often when playing p7. /p5, got me half-way Enigma:


That's from a random monster, not even a minion I think. That gets me with 3x Sur and 2x Lo with this character, two Surs from superchests, others from random places. I am starting to think I need to focus on the other things in the runs and just pop the superchests as a secondary motive ;)

I was still dying, so I made the call, Hoto time it is. Not that I really need those Gul runes as they are for anything, so best to improve Aura as soon as possible. I also decided that every Gul/Vex would go towards getting a 40 all res Hoto from now on, so I am prepared to begin so rerolling just in case. Well what do you know, no need to do that at all:

Code:
Heart of the Oak
Flail
KoVexPulThul
One Hand Damage: 1 - 24
Durability: 25 of 30
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 41
Required Dexterity: 35
Fingerprint: 0x2e0882cd
Item Level: 36
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to All Skills
+40% Faster Cast Rate
+75% Damage to Demons
+100 to Attack Rating against Demons
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
7% Mana stolen per hit
+10 to Dexterity
Replenish Life +20
Increase Maximum Mana 15%
All Resistances +40
Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ko Rune
Socketed: Vex Rune
Socketed: Pul Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
That's my second Hoto since coming back, I'm glad I made that first one with my light sorc as it was 31 all res, so I took the bad roll out and now I have a perfect one. Hoto 40 all res and my 35fcr Spirit in 42 all res Sacred Rondache are pretty much the core of this character, just need that elusive armor to be made now.

Other than the above finds, I've found quite a selection of different skiller charms, but these two were the only ones with a useful other mod (I have some gold find ones which can be useful, but not too desirable):

Code:
Fanatic Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x7423cf4d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Masteries Skills (Barbarian Only)
+23 to Life

Sparking Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x607de059
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only)
+23 to Life
And two jewels that I might find some use at some point with other characters, but not really sure I do:

Code:
Aureolic Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0x296383
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+3 to Mana after each Kill

Havoc Eye
Jewel
Required Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0xff8f062a
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5 to Life
Cold Resist +14%
Lightning Resist +7%
Fire Resist +7%
Poison Resist +7%
30% Extra Gold from Monsters

Anyone else have any updates? :)
 
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japanzaman

Diabloii.Net Member
I think there is a way to start up Diablo using key presses instead of using the mouse. This is the best way to prevent losing what could be a great LK map, or any other map for that matter.
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
I think there is a way to start up Diablo using key presses instead of using the mouse. This is the best way to prevent losing what could be a great LK map, or any other map for that matter.
There is, H for Hell, N for Nightmare and I think it's something like R for Normal. But that's what I did, accidentally pressed N instead of H. I guess I could have kill the software process and reopen it then, but I don't mind too much. It's not that difficult to get a new LK map and luckily, the RoF map has proved to be quite fruitful :)
 

Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
@Neksja - Grats on perfect HoTo! Nice Nightwings too, only 1% off from perfect. Your Blizzy will indeed be quite happy with that, Eleanor has adored hers, it makes a big difference.
 
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