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

Grape

Diabloii.Net Member
@T72on1 when I recently took my sorc to 97 running CS, I had a shrine close to the Infector seals. If it had Experience Shrine, I made a quick check if the area had any mages. If not, I took the shrine, and if it had, I took the shrine after Infector and teleported to Vizier pack with it.

It surprised me how often I could keep the shrine for either or both of the packs. Probably not making too much of a difference as a whole, but something to keep your eyes on.
 

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
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zticazzy     Perkele         SC      Barb      99             No            -          -            -           -
Pb_pal       Eleanor         SC      Sorc      99             No         3068        437            5           -
NanoMist     Izuna           SC      Sin       98.7           No         4441        465            4         324
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            -          -            -           -
Neksja       Aura            SC      Paladin   95             Yes         954        313            -           -
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            -           -
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             ?             -          -            -           -
MercMan      Este            SC      Ama       86             Yes        1212        278            2      Classified
Lord Molyb   Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     84             No          104         87           16          idk
Zenigma      Ayura           SC      Barb      84             No            -          -            -           -
Qwernt       AmaAgainstAll   SC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          -            -           -
Gambit       Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Zenigma      Gnosis          SC      Druid     78             No            -          -            -           -
Jean Avila   SpeedAdict      SC      Ama       77             No            -          -            -          50
logo         Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
Darke Rahl   Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0
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          -            -           -
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

Weekend update on Aura!

Past few days have been spent efficiently at CS, although I did few Eldritch runs to get easy and safe gold, as I was reviving my Merc too often, I was running low on funds. Anyhow, I managed to die twice between 94-95, both times to Conviction Infector pack. After the second death, I decided to S&E every time I encountered Conviction Infector, which was maybe 10ish times after that. So, I’d estimate lvl94-95 took me around 5-6 hours, without deaths and getting more gold for Merc revivals, I’d probably would’ve gotten sub 5 hours.

Like 92-94, the drops just weren’t there. Highest rune was Um and the next highest was Hel. Very disappointing, but again, that was few hundred CS runs only focusing on two seal bosses with few other boss packs and still relatively low mf, I shouldn’t expect too much.



I did still find some things! Two grailers as well, so I’m not going to complain. Here’s selected few finds that I had 94-95:

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Amber Small Charm of Inertia 
Small Charm 
Required Level: 32 
Fingerprint: 0xd579d74d 
Item Level: 85 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+3% Faster Run/Walk 
Lightning Resist +11% 

Amber Small Charm of Sustenance 
Small Charm 
Required Level: 32 
Fingerprint: 0xe08f1004 
Item Level: 80 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+12 to Life 
Lightning Resist +11% 

Arreat's Face 
Slayer Guard 
Defense: 306 
Durability: 29 of 55 
Required Level: 42 
Required Strength: 118 
Fingerprint: 0xb0e6b21f 
Item Level: ** 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only) 
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels 
+30% Faster Hit Recovery 
20% Bonus to Attack Rating 
3% Life stolen per hit 
+153% Enhanced Defense 
+20 to Strength 
+20 to Dexterity 
All Resistances +30 

Dracul's Grasp 
Vampirebone Gloves 
Defense: 136 
Durability: 7 of 14 
Required Level: 76 
Required Strength: 50 
Fingerprint: 0xcb38a3ce 
Item Level: ** 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
5% Chance to cast level 10 Life Tap on striking 
10% Life stolen per hit 
25% Chance of Open Wounds 
+107% Enhanced Defense 
+11 to Strength 
+7 Life after each Kill 

Herald of Zakarum 
Gilded Shield 
Defense: 466 
Chance to Block: 52 
Durability: 31 of 50 
Required Level: 42 
Required Strength: 89 
Fingerprint: 0xa35d6aaf 
Item Level: ** 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+2 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only) 
+2 to Paladin Skill Levels 
+30% Faster Block Rate 
30% Increased Chance of Blocking 
20% Bonus to Attack Rating 
+176% Enhanced Defense 
+20 to Strength 
+20 to Vitality 
All Resistances +50 

Leviathan 
Kraken Shell 
Defense: 1568 
Durability: 36 of 48 
Required Level: 65 
Required Strength: 174 
Fingerprint: 0x45a25062 
Item Level: 85 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
Indestructible 
+179% Enhanced Defense 
+107 Defense 
+41 to Strength 
Damage Reduced by 24% 

Raven Frost 
Ring 
Required Level: 45 
Fingerprint: 0x9722f29 
Item Level: ** 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+248 to Attack Rating 
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames) 
+19 to Dexterity 
+40 to Mana 
Cold Absorb 20% 
Cannot Be Frozen 

Sparking Grand Charm of Inertia 
Grand Charm 
Required Level: 42 
Fingerprint: 0x26605ca5 
Item Level: 85 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+1 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only) 
+7% Faster Run/Walk 

Vidala's Ambush 
Leather Armor 
Defense: 67 
Durability: 16 of 24 
Required Level: 14 
Required Strength: 15 
Fingerprint: 0x38b01c12 
Item Level: ** 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+50 Defense 
+11 to Dexterity Set (2 items): Fire Resist +24% Set (3 items): +235 Defense (Based on Character Level)
That Ravenfrost is probably the best one I’ve ever seen, 2ar and 1dex off from perfect. Vidala’s Ambush was a very nice surprise until I realised that the chance of that dropping from Infector was about 3x lower than Harlequin Crest, which I would’ve preferred. Oh well, RNG is a B.

I think the next level will be the most challenging one for me, mentally. So far, I’ve been motivated by getting the highest level character on my character screen, that has now been accomplished since Aura took over from my Blizzsorc, who is lvl94. Additionally, my highest level character ever has been lvl96, so getting from 95 to 96 is not giving me a “reward” in that sense. Also, I’ve been motivated by taking over people on the table, next level still gets me two spots up, provided that Xylene and/or hasu won’t level up before me. Anyhow, I am my worst enemy in this tournament and I really hope that I get some decent drops early on for the next stint, to keep me motivated. After lvl96, it will be great again since I have a goal of achieving that first above lvl96 character and after lvl97, I’m hoping I’ll be getting close-ish to T72on1 and we can have our own little race like Pb_pal and Nanomist had, which again keeps me running.

Happy running everyone for the next week! Keep those updates coming :)
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Good progress !!! Too bad about the deaths, but yeah Conviction Infector is very dangerous. I usually take on him by teleporting away a bit and have Blizzard kill him off, but if it get's too hairy, I just leave him alone.

The Ravenfrost is really nice. I had a 20 dex 247 AR one once, but ever since returning, the rolls have been really meh.

Good luck on the way to 96. Good drops definitely are a good source of motivation, so I'll keep my fingers crossed you'll get some :).
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
At least I got a decent start with the finds, Aura had not found a single TC87 Set/Unique until this morning, these twin brothers dropped 23 minutes apart:




In addition to those two, I found a Lacerator like 10 minutes before these, so I quite barbaric start I'd say :) Also, kinda nice to see that XP bar still moving relatively quickly, slightly dreading the day when you can see an increase of a pixel per day or something.
 

PhineasB

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats to @NanoMist (getting close! plus some really nice finds), @Neksja and others for progress. @Neksja and @T72on1 are helping with motivation to keep both my characters running!

It’s been a while since I’ve done an update. Although Mercy and Hiatus haven’t gained any levels, I thought I’d add some highlights of progress to contribute to the thread.

Mercy is about just short of 96.5 – 3/7th of the way there sounds encouraging, no? She has gone back and forth between Baal runs (p1/p8/p3) and Gripphon runs at p7 in CS. Neither has been entirely satisfying. Ventar or Lister end up needing teleporting around and three or more rounds of traps every 2 or 3 runs, and Baal at p3 was annoying. So runs aren’t quick on average, and I have a hard time plowing through more than two hours at one time. And CS is hard any time multiple Oblivion Knights spawn near either seal, even just normal ones – a champ pack generally results in a dead merc.

She tried changing merc gear about a quarter way to 97 by cubing up runes to make a CoH. I was surprised that it actually made the merc more fragile in the end, as I guess the lower +% damage from losing Fortitude impacted the amount of life leech. So she is back to using Fortitude and Tal’s helm for now. Vamp’s gaze would probably be a nice upgrade if it drops. She is going to try a HF merc for comparison, based on the approach most others have used, and try different gear combinations to see if that makes things progress more smoothly.

But she had some decent finds so far, including another unique spired helm (Veil of Steel this time), set Ward, an Um and a Pul in CS, a 4/4 lightning facet, a Leviathan from Baal, and an Azurewrath (roll). One Baal run let to a “Why not the other item as a unique” moment, because that’s human nature. Still no Arachnid’s Mesh . . . .

Hiatus did a quick set of 50 runes found at LK, collecting a Harpoonist’s GC of Sustenance, Gul #3, an Um, and a [email protected] SC of Strength. She then cubed a couple runes to make Delirium for the merc, and did some CS runs at p5 to get comfortable, recently moving up to p8.

It is not efficient by any stretch, but I can still see meaningful progress from just a few runs. The merc still doesn’t have better armor than Duriel’s shell. For XP, she is barely past where the running icon gives way to the yellow of the stamina bar to level 95. Plans are to make a Treachery and get a HF merc to test out that combination for CS.

Good luck to everyone still running. It helps keep focus to see others making progress, so please continue to share updates.
 

Xios

Diabloii.Net Member
Good stuff everyone.

Hearing you guys at high levels describing relatively how close you are to leveling takes me back to playing with friends and we'd type out in chat "|------|" to indicate how much left in the bar we had to go.

Some parts of that still ring true, as I still don't take too much stock in hard numbers. "How much experience is 500 million experience?" for example is something I'd have difficulties quantifying even now. I know Hell Ancients is 40 million, that's my only real point of comparison.

Just shows my naivety when it comes to trying (or not trying in this case) to get a character to 99 I suppose!
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
@PhineasB I definitely found the Holy Freeze merc to greatly increase safety overall, and his survivability in particular. @Pb_pal used Delirium on his merc to great success, so you might want to try that. That's what I did too recently, but it didn't work that well. Partially because it meant he had no leech (don't have the runes to make a CoH for him as well), so he would need a big rejuv about as many times as he needed one without the Delirium, partially because it often spread out the Infector or Vizier pack, which resulted in more time needed to kill the packs. I can definitely see it work against Nihl though.

As for myself, I made some more progress. Not so much, still 'only' at 3.015M xp, but the runs are going well. I switched maps, so I didn't have the L-shaped Vizier map anymore. I really needed some time to get used to it initially, resulting in longer running times. There's so much more enemies in that map layout than in the L-shaped one. But after a while I did get used to it, and it's definitely fun running like this, because it really keeps me on my toes. I also often get to kill 1 - 2 boss packs near the seal, as well as some trash mobs. Not sure if I still get any xp of those, but they usually get killed in almost the same effort it takes me to kill Vizier, so I'll definitely stick to this map layout.

I also did get a shrine nearby, but don't bother with it. I tried a few times, but always get cursed immediately, removing the xp shrine, so it doesn't seem worth it for me.

One thing I found strange was that now, sometimes the Infector pack spawns very close to the seal, resulting in fewer minions in the pack. It's strange, because I had this layout for Infector on my previous map as well (the one with the seals more or less across each other, not the one with the Infector seal at the end, after a double right turn), but can't recall this ever happened on that map. Doesn't happen enough to bother and reroll though.

O yes, and the good news (because complaining always helps) ...

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Found them during a short, 40 minute session, with only run in between them !!! I still would have preferred a Ber for that Infinity, but I'll gladly take this for now :).

These put me at 10 Mal, 4 Ist, 8 Gul, 1 Vex, 4 Ohm, 1 Lo, 1 Sur, 1 Ber and 2 Cham, next to the dual HotO, the CoH and the CtA I created for this character, so I definitely start to get a nice collection of runes. I might make a Fortitude for my merc, just to see if it makes a noticeable difference with the Treachery he is currently using, although if I'd do that, I'd make a non-eth for now, since I also want Fortitude for the oskill Sept I'm doing (and which I should pick up again).
 

MercMan

Diabloii.Net Member
Este has been running LK diligently to create her very own "Moron's stick of Imbalance". Progress was slow because I was out of town last week but I found a few hours to play Sunday thru Tuesday and the results have been quite pleasing.




I already have a nice 4os eth CA so I'm now within a single drop of my goal. After that it will be all exp runs, crafting and optimization. As a degenerate crafter and reroller of charms, I'm pretty excited that I'm creeping up on 1000pgems too.

Back to the grind
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
Sorry everybody, I have been horribly busy and not been keeping up. Any issues? This tournament kind of runs itself :p
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
There are a few people in the list we haven't heard of in quite some time now. But the rest ... still doing a great job, even enough to already drag me back from D3 to D2 (although I still play D3 in between as well).

@MercMan is close to having an Infinity.

@PhineasB is making great progress with both his characters, with the highest being halfway to 97.

@Neksja is currently 'only' at 95 with his Paladin, but don't blink too much, or you'll miss him hitting 96 and 97 ;). After which he'll be chasing me. Really gotta give him kudos for getting my motivation from 100% back to 300% !!! Not sure if he is still running his Druid as well.

@qwernt hit the lvl 90 mark with one sorc, which is always a milestone. With the other sorc he found really good stuff like Atma's Scarab and a SoJ, so yeah, good stuff there.

@NanoMist is progressing really well, and is currently at the lvl 98.7 mark. Obviously we are all cheering for him from the sidelines. O yes, while doing all those Nihl runs, he found a tremendous batch of HRs, including 2 Chams !!!

@Zenigma is doing great with his 2 characters. I particularly like his double throw Barb, since that is really off the beaten path for a 99er project. Found him so very cool rare throwing weapons, so he should be able to put out the hurt ... a lot.

And then we have some new people who joined the fun, like @Jean Avila, who is making progress rapidly with an Amazon.

So no, no issues. Just business as usual ... ;).
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
@T72on1 that's a great summary, thanks! And to update my druid, he's still hibernating and I assume he'll be hibernating for quite some time. I'm really on the roll with Aura and I want to keep my motivation focused on him, after more than a decade with this game, I finally think I have a build and area to run that should keep me motivated until that elusive lvl99. Don't get me wrong, I love playing Werewolf druids, but I've been struggling to figure out, how am I going to get one to 99. That's coming up next, I'll still occasionally play Turirao, but the progress is not really there now with full focus on Aura. Maybe by the end of 2017, I'll have two 99 characters from this tournament :)
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Well, I loved my Grief wielding Fury / Rabies wolf, and such a character should be a good character to get to 99, as it has great killing speed, even against crowds (which a lot of melee characters lack). Having said that, Enigma and teleporting is required to get to 99 as fast as possible, and I don't have a clue if that would fit into the equation for that character or not. But looking at the list of characters who actually reached level 99, there's quite some different builds, so yeah, why not?

In the long run I certainly see myself giving another character a shot to get to 99 after I finish this one. I don't think I'd go untwinked again, since I don't feel like running LK a lot again. But you never know of course ....
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
I am running a Fury/Rabies, but since I'm lacking runes with him and I have barely been out of LK with Aura for like 2 weeks or so, I'm not quite ready to go back yet to start farming for Grief and Fortitude/Enigma. And a really big con for Werewolves/bears, you can't teleport in wereform, so you need to teleport in human form and once you reach your destination, then transform. Possibly makes it really dangerous to teleport around. But I'm sure I'll figure a way around it :) And I really like Fortitude on a melee char, so Turirao might be a super-long project, crawling towards 99 without teleport.

But I guess that's enough of OT right now (or at least non-update talk), I guess I'll need to get back to grind so I can put some pressure on other runners ;)
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Well, Feral Rage has quite a big frw bonus, so with a good map the runs probably don't take too long. You might be better off with something else than CS in that case though, probably Lister runs with very good maps on both WSK2 and WSK3.

And yes, please get back to running now. Give us competition !!!! ;)
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
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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      99             No         3068        437            5           -
NanoMist     Izuna           SC      Sin       98.7           No         4441        465            4         324
T72on1       Neverland       SC      Sorc      97.2           Yes        2190        425            11        208.5
PhineasB     Mercy           SC      Sin       96             Yes           -        367            9           -
hasuprotoss  Reina           SC      Sorc      95             Yes         894        316            -           -
XyleneCyanol Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
Neksja       Aura            SC      Paladin   95             Yes         954        313            -           -
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            -           -
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             ?             -          -            -           -
MercMan      Este            SC      Ama       86             Yes        1212        278            2      Classified
Lord Molyb   Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     84             No          104         87           16          idk
Zenigma      Ayura           SC      Barb      84             No            -          -            -           -
Qwernt       AmaAgainstAll   SC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          -            -           -
Gambit       Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Zenigma      Gnosis          SC      Druid     78             No            -          -            -           -
Jean Avila   SpeedAdict      SC      Ama       77             No            -          -            -          50
logo         Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
Darke Rahl   Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0
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          -            -           -
The Fallen:
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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
I updated the table, mainly to reflect the hours spent up to now. 148 hours started to sound really low for a level 97.2, especially considering I spent 23 hours on Pindle pre-97 and almost 20 hours running Travincal, both of which weren't directly tied to finding better gear for Neverland herself.

Anyway, seems like I spent 60 hours so far after hitting level 97, but only a little less than 14 hours of those were spent in CS. Now that I picked that up again and (sometimes) get up to speed with it, passing the 97.2 mark, I'm definitely positive about getting to 98. We'll have to see after that, although I should have some kind of a head start by doing the Ancients and then enjoy the first batch of the Nihl runs, as that is completely new to me. But that is still far off from now of course.

As for drops, I stopped counting total amount of S/U. It was taking some time I didn't want to spend on it anymore, and it just distracted from the runs too much. I'm at grail -79 now, which seems in line with what @NanoMist and @Pb_pal had at the time.

Since one can't really know without measuring, I decided to do a 1 hour run during my lunch break and see what amount of xp I got in that time. It was a bit disappointing :(. 4.1M, so 68.3k/minute. As a reference, @Pb_pal hit 80k/min at level 97. I only did 50 runs in that hour though, which is about 10 less than usual. I had a real hard time getting into the right pace for some reason. If I can do a run in one minute on average, I'm at that 80k/min mark, so next time I'll keep track again, and hopefully it will go better.

O yes, small detail. During those runs I found my second Azurewrath. Which puts me at a 4/2 ratio of Lightsabre vs Azurewrath. Quite lucky there.

Btw, I just realized that, juding by @Neksja 's description, our CS maps are really similar. Dangerous indeed, but a lot of kills even if you don't want to, so xp and over time drops should come.
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
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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      99             No         3068        437            5           -
NanoMist     Izuna           SC      Sin       98.7           No         4441        465            4         324
T72on1       Neverland       SC      Sorc      97.2           Yes        2190        425            11        208.5
PhineasB     Mercy           SC      Sin       96             Yes           -        367            9           -
Neksja       Aura            SC      Paladin   96             Yes        1134        340            -           -
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            -           -
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             ?             -          -            -           -
MercMan      Este            SC      Ama       86             Yes        1212        278            2      Classified
Lord Molyb   Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     84             No          104         87           16          idk
Zenigma      Ayura           SC      Barb      84             No            -          -            -           -
Qwernt       AmaAgainstAll   SC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          -            -           -
Gambit       Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Zenigma      Gnosis          SC      Druid     78             No            -          -            -           -
Jean Avila   SpeedAdict      SC      Ama       77             No            -          -            -          50
logo         Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
Darke Rahl   Bells           HC      Ama       74             No           19          -            0
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          -            -           -
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
Pre-weekend update on Aura.

lvl96! And finally, a level-up without any deaths, that's what I'm talking about. And I still haven't bothered fixing my Merc gear, but that's coming up.

Finds! Well, runes were still underwhelming, 4x Um and 1x Pul. I'm really starting too feel like I am due for a great rune drop. Aura doesn't necessarily need any runes for gear updates for him/merc, but I'm still optimistic that I'll find some higher runes for some high-end runewords in case I want to go crazy and do this 99 running again with a twinked char (looking mainly for Infinity, CoH, Fortitude etc). When it comes to other finds, I was a bit more luckier, as those BK swords showed, but here's selection of finds:

Code:
Andariel's Visage
Demonhead
Defense: 327
Durability: 12 of 20
Required Level: 83
Required Strength: 102
Fingerprint: 0x780ff940
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
15% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova when struck
+2 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
9% Life stolen per hit
+111% Enhanced Defense
+29 to Strength
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist -30%
Poison Resist +70%
Level 3 Venom (14/20 Charges)

Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge
Colossus Blade
One Hand Damage: 75 - 195
Two Hand Damage: 174 - 345
Durability: 44 of 50
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 189
Required Dexterity: 110
Fingerprint: 0x19638ef9
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
200% Enhanced Damage
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
Knockback
All Resistances +20 

Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian
Mythical Sword
One Hand Damage: 120 - 150
Durability: 22 of 44
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 147
Required Dexterity: 124
Fingerprint: 0x8c12ac04
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
200% Enhanced Damage
Adds 50 Poison Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
+20 to Strength
Fire Resist +50%

Carrion Wind
Ring
Required Level: 60
Fingerprint: 0xfeae7434
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 10 Poison Nova when struck
8% Chance to cast level 13 Twister on striking
7% Life stolen per hit
+115 Defense vs. Missile
Poison Resist +55%
10% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
Level 21 Poison Creeper (11/15 Charges) 

Expert's Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xcb285d91
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+12 to Life

Fiend Brow
Tiara
Defense: 42
Durability: 22 of 25
Required Level: 52
Fingerprint: 0xf30e39b8
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+20 to Strength
+15 to Energy
All Resistances +18
Fire Resist +25%

Fleshripper
Fanged Knife
One Hand Damage: 59 - 226
Durability: 21 of 36
Required Level: 68
Required Strength: 42
Required Dexterity: 86
Fingerprint: 0xa92dcb4f
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
298% Enhanced Damage
-50% Target Defense
25% Chance of Crushing Blow
33% Deadly Strike
50% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Slows Target by 20%

Gargoyle's Bite
Winged Harpoon
Throw Damage: 35 - 248
One Hand Damage: 87 - 113
Quantity: 80
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 76
Required Dexterity: 145
Fingerprint: 0x832f19c1
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
223% Enhanced Damage
Adds 293 Poison Damage Over 10 Secs (250 Frames)
12% Life stolen per hit
Replenishes quantity
Level 11 Plague Javelin (40/60 Charges)

Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x7b0197ec
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
3% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
Lightning Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15

Lacerator
Winged Axe
Throw Damage: 20 - 174
One Hand Damage: 32 - 162
Quantity: 180
Required Level: 68
Required Strength: 96
Required Dexterity: 122
Fingerprint: 0x429d21f8
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 3 Amplify Damage on striking
+30% Increased Attack Speed
191% Enhanced Damage
33% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Hit Causes Monster to Flee 50%
Replenishes quantity

Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0xc1b6245b
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +21

Sacred Targe
Defense: 146
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 29 of 45
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 86
Fingerprint: 0xadeb5277
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +45
3 Sockets (0 used)

Sapphire Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xebe72c09
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Cold Resist +11%

Titan's Revenge
Ceremonial Javelin
Throw Damage: 72 - 192
One Hand Damage: 72 - 142
Quantity: 140
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 109
Fingerprint: 0x27c687d3
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
+2 to Amazon Skill Levels
+30% Faster Run/Walk
164% Enhanced Damage
Adds 25 - 50 Damage
5% Life stolen per hit
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
Increased Stack Size
Replenishes quantity

Wraith Flight
Ghost Glaive
Throw Damage: 116 - 327
One Hand Damage: 72 - 232
Quantity: 48
Required Level: 76
Required Strength: 79
Required Dexterity: 127
Fingerprint: 0x6ce93345
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
158% Enhanced Damage
11% Life stolen per hit
+15 to Mana after each Kill
Replenishes quantity
Ethereal
Got really excited to see Combat skiller with +life, only to realize it was for Barbarian. And that Sacred Targe, so, so annoyed it was 3os, but I guess it's still nice for potential future project. And that Tiara, so, so close again, even comes with extra fire res to compliment Spirit. Oh well. It's nice that I got Mara's, although only [email protected], but it might come handy if I find Arachs so I can swap it with my current +2pala, [email protected], 10fcr amulet, to get that extra [email protected] and mostly, +2 extra for BO. And I gotta figure out a build for that near perfect Fleshripper as well.

Next coming up, possibly a break from CS and back to Mephi for Arachs and Harlequin Crest. I've grown so annoyed seeing white Diadems/Coronas/Dimensional Shards, that I gotta pump up that MF. Currently have 181MF, so with Ptopaz'd Shako, I'd get 255%. And above all that, I'd get an increase in life, mana, %dr. While I've been writing this, I've made my mind that I'll go back for Mephi for a while :)

Great progress @T72on1 ! Make sure you'll check those Steam sales very, very thoroughly, I still need a bit more time to catch you ;)

@NanoMist any progress? Give us something, you are so close now. Or are you busy running like crazy until you hit 99? :)

@Kitteh are you getting back on this ride?
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
@Neksja Nah, you don't need me losing time on things like Steam ;). At the pace you are going, you'll advance fast enough to catch up on me. Nice finds btw !!! Mara's, Highlord's ... still desperatly seeking for those for example. Not for my sorc, but for characters in my Sept.

As for me ... I think I'll have to call my current CS map the Ohmap:

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That's 3 Ohms in something like 80 runs !!!

Next to that 3 grailers and a 4os 43% res all Akaran Targe (sorry Neksja), so a very good 1 hour run I just finished. Too bad I have to go do some gardening now.
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
I will be eventually, but I get little D2 time just now, so I'm trying to get the last third or so of the way to 99 with Fordyl, then I will jump back on this :)
 

ThomasJohnsen

Diabloii.Net Member
@Kitteh: Are you playing mtgo? Saw someone named kitteh there playing the "twisted color pie"-cube. Well if you are, you might just bump into me - I'm kinda addicted to it (being the cube) atm.
 
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