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

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Congrats @NanoMist! Now, go and rest for a a day, come back and write us the 99-thread and let us know then what you're next project is! And thank you for all the help and info you gave all of us during your run.
 

NanoMist

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks everyone! Doing the write-up and the video of the final run will be posted there too.

@Neksja - Next project? I don't know, prepare for some rune finding??
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Aha, the post we have all been waiting for !!! Major congrats Nanomist, splendid achievement !!! Looking forward to the write-up. Man, that rune haul pic !!!

And I agree with Neksja, thanks a lot for the inspiration :).
 

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       99             No         5109        470            4         360
Neksja       Aura            SC      Paladin   97.75          Yes        3755        444            -           -
T72on1       Neverland       SC      Sorc      97.5           Yes        2190+?      433           13        228.5
PhineasB     Mercy           SC      Sin       97             Yes           -        408            9           -
hasuprotoss  Reina           SC      Sorc      95             Yes         894        316            -           -
XyleneCyanol Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
PhineasB     Hiatus          SC      Sorc      95             Yes           -        345           16           -
Tarantella   Tarasha         HC      Sorc      94             Yes           -          -            -           -
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
darkstarhub  Neptune         SC      Sorc      90             Yes           -          -            -           -
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           -
Lynchgrinch  Tattersail      SC      Sorc      75             ?             ?          ?            ?           ?
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
Aura post-Christmas update!

Since @T72on1 said he'd update the table once Neverland hits 97.75, I thought it might be fun to try and beat him on that feat :)

That means, a pretty huge update in terms of XP, from 97.2 to 97.75 (I don't count in that Ber drop show off at 97.3 as an update. To be fair, I am not sure whether I should be happy or not with the drops from this stretch. Not too happy that I only got one 1 tc87 drop, which was this one:


First one ever for me, never seen a golden one! I let it stay unidentified in my stash until I the stash was full, then I identified it:

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Templar's Might
Sacred Armor
Defense: 1893
Durability: 55 of 60
Required Level: 74
Required Strength: 232
Fingerprint: 0xed449e1d
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+215% Enhanced Defense
+267 Defense vs. Missile
+12 to Strength
+11 to Vitality
+45 Maximum Stamina
The wrong one and a horrible roll as well :(

I kept on trucking, beating Diablo from left and right and I kept getting grailers, filling it quite nicely and now I am somewhere around -40 I think. As per usual, here's a selection of Aura's S/U finds from the past half a level:

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Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 127
Durability: 11 of 12
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0xd81c2b0f
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Slows Target by 10%
+102% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (6/11 Charges)

Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 136
Durability: 6 of 12
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x5636b2b6
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Slows Target by 10%
+116% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)

Arctic Furs
Quilted Armor
Defense: 46
Durability: 19 of 20
Required Level: 2
Required Strength: 12
Fingerprint: 0x60ea7d9d
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+290% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +10
Set (2 items): +225 Defense (Based on Character Level)
Set (3 items): Cold Resist +15%

Arreat's Face
Slayer Guard
Defense: 359
Durability: 34 of 55
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 118
Fingerprint: 0x4b5181e6
Item Level: 94
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
+197% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
All Resistances +30

Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
Ring
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x8d6f6519
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
3% Life stolen per hit
+4 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+50 Maximum Stamina

Death's Guard
Sash
Defense: 22
Durability: 8 of 12
Required Level: 6
Fingerprint: 0xbb27dd6c
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 Defense
Cannot Be Frozen
Set (2 items): Cold Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%

Death's Hand
Leather Gloves
Defense: 2
Durability: 6 of 12
Required Level: 6
Fingerprint: 0x1f9adaa8
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Poison Resist +50%
Poison Length Reduced by 75%
Set (2 items): +30% Increased Attack Speed

Doombringer
Champion Sword
One Hand Damage: 104 - 267
Two Hand Damage: 250 - 357
Durability: 32 of 40
Required Level: 69
Required Strength: 163
Required Dexterity: 103
Fingerprint: 0xae7f9666
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
8% Chance to cast level 3 Weaken on striking
Indestructible
210% Enhanced Damage
Adds 30 - 100 Damage
40% Bonus to Attack Rating
5% Life stolen per hit
Increase Maximum Life 20%

Dragonscale
Zakarum Shield
Defense: 560
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 50 of 65
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 142
Fingerprint: 0x771be3f8
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 211 - 371 Fire Damage
+15% to Fire Skill Damage
+10 to Hydra
+189% Enhanced Defense
+25 to Strength
+5% to Maximum Fire Resist
Fire Absorb 19%

Firelizard's Talons
Feral Claws
One Hand Damage: 69 - 168
Durability: 40 of 52
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 113
Required Dexterity: 113
Fingerprint: 0xf51c7e50
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
+15% Increased Attack Speed
218% Enhanced Damage
Adds 236 - 480 Fire Damage
+1 to Wake of Inferno (Assassin Only)
+2 to Wake of Fire (Assassin Only)
Fire Resist +58%

Harlequin Crest
Shako
Defense: 115
Durability: 10 of 12
Required Level: 62
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x673e5708
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +2
+145 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+145 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
Damage Reduced by 10%
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Harlequin Crest
Shako
Defense: 101
Durability: 7 of 12
Required Level: 62
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0xcaed9451
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +2
+112 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+112 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
Damage Reduced by 10%
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Head Hunter's Glory
Troll Nest
Defense: 567
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 37 of 74
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0x51a87f24
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+399 Defense
+350 Defense vs. Missile
Fire Resist +26%
Poison Resist +31%
+7 Life after each Kill
3 Sockets (0 used)

Horizon's Tornado
Scourge
One Hand Damage: 10 - 287
Durability: 55 of 65
Required Level: 64
Required Strength: 100
Required Dexterity: 62
Fingerprint: 0x17236619
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 15 Tornado on striking
+50% Increased Attack Speed
259% Enhanced Damage
+150% Damage to Undead
Slows Target by 20%
Requirements -20%

Lightsabre
Phase Blade
One Hand Damage: 87 - 117
Indestructible
Required Level: 58
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 136
Fingerprint: 0x3029193d
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 18 Chain Lightning on attack
+20% Increased Attack Speed
151% Enhanced Damage
Adds 10 - 30 Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 60 - 120 Magic Damage
Adds 1 - 200 Lightning Damage
6% Mana stolen per hit
Lightning Absorb 25%
+7 to Light Radius

Lightsabre
Phase Blade
One Hand Damage: 91 - 121
Indestructible
Required Level: 58
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 136
Fingerprint: 0xacbb98e
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 20 Chain Lightning on attack
+20% Increased Attack Speed
162% Enhanced Damage
Adds 10 - 30 Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 60 - 120 Magic Damage
Adds 1 - 200 Lightning Damage
6% Mana stolen per hit
Lightning Absorb 25%
+7 to Light Radius

M'avina's Caster
Grand Matron Bow
Two Hand Damage: 40 - 207
Durability: 37 of 55
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 108
Required Dexterity: 152
Fingerprint: 0x7e4292e3
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+40% Increased Attack Speed
Fires Magic Arrows
188% Enhanced Damage
+50 to Attack Rating
Set (2 items): Adds 114 - 377 Magic Damage
Set (3 items): 10% Chance to cast level 15 Nova on striking
Set (4 items): +2 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)

M'avina's Embrace
Kraken Shell
Defense: 1169
Durability: 25 of 48
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 122
Fingerprint: 0x5577badb
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 3 Glacial Spike when struck
+2 to Passive and Magic Skills (Amazon Only)
+300 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+350 Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 9
Requirements -30%
Set (3 items): +30% Faster Hit Recovery

Marrowwalk
Boneweave Boots
Defense: 193
Durability: 8 of 16
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 118
Fingerprint: 0x2351951e
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Run/Walk
+2 to Skeleton Mastery (Necromancer Only)
+185% Enhanced Defense
+17 to Strength
+17 to Dexterity
Regenerate Mana 10%
Heal Stamina Plus 10%
Half Freeze Duration
Level 33 Bone Prison (3/13 Charges)
Level 12 Life Tap (4/10 Charges)

Messerschmidt's Reaver
Champion Axe
Two Hand Damage: 177 - 509
Durability: 42 of 75
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 167
Required Dexterity: 59
Fingerprint: 0x47c66658
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
200% Enhanced Damage
+242% Enhanced Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
100% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 20 - 240 Fire Damage
All Stats +15
+25 Maximum Durability

Ormus' Robes
Dusk Shroud
Defense: 453
Durability: 14 of 20
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 77
Fingerprint: 0x23f93bca
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+10% to Cold Skill Damage
+11% to Lightning Skill Damage
+14% to Fire Skill Damage
+3 to Blizzard (Sorceress Only)
+14 Defense
Regenerate Mana 14%

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xb0373df0
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 47 Chain Lightning when you Die
Adds 1 - 74 Lightning Damage
-5% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+5% to Lightning Skill Damage

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xa8ec8105
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 43 Frost Nova when you Level-Up
Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
-5% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+4% to Cold Skill Damage

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x67b208a6
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 23 Venom when you Level-Up
Adds 37 Poison Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
-3% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+3% to Poison Skill Damage

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x79e9d07c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 31 Meteor when you Die
Adds 17 - 45 Fire Damage
-3% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+5% to Fire Skill Damage

Realgar Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0xdfeea39f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
21% Enhanced Damage

Ruby Jewel of Daring
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0xf8e34c9d
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
39% Enhanced Damage
+9 to Dexterity

Seraph's Hymn
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x9dfcac6
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+2 to Defensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+39% Damage to Demons
+237 to Attack Rating against Demons
+36% Damage to Undead
+198 to Attack Rating against Undead
+2 to Light Radius

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x37feab2d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +5

Spirit Keeper
Earth Spirit
Defense: 422
Durability: 15 of 20
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 104
Fingerprint: 0x1f03d8e9
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Druid Skill Levels
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+176% Enhanced Defense
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist +30%
+11 Lightning Absorb
Cold Absorb 23%

Steel Carapace
Shadow Plate
Defense: 1674
Durability: 70 of 70
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 230
Fingerprint: 0x51fab832
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
8% Chance to cast level 6 Iron Maiden when struck
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+200% Enhanced Defense
Regenerate Mana 15%
Cold Resist +47%
Damage Reduced by 13
Repairs 1 Durability in 20 Seconds

Stone Whorl
Jewel
Required Level: 12
Fingerprint: 0xef310bc6
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Maximum Damage
+5 Defense
Cold Resist +9%
Lightning Resist +9%
Fire Resist +9%
Poison Resist +9%

Tal Rasha's Adjudication
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0x6972ad59
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
Adds 3 - 32 Lightning Damage
+50 to Life
+42 to Mana
Lightning Resist +33%
Set (4 items): +10% Faster Cast Rate

Tal Rasha's Adjudication
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0x6785cd3b
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
Adds 3 - 32 Lightning Damage
+50 to Life
+42 to Mana
Lightning Resist +33%
Set (4 items): +10% Faster Cast Rate

Tal Rasha's Adjudication
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0xeec3216f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Sorceress Skill Levels
Adds 3 - 32 Lightning Damage
+50 to Life
+42 to Mana
Lightning Resist +33%
Set (4 items): +10% Faster Cast Rate

Tancred's Hobnails
Boots
Defense: 2
Durability: 10 of 12
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0xc14b5e84
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Dexterity
Heal Stamina Plus 25%
Set (2 items): +30% Faster Run/Walk
Set (3 items): +10 to Strength

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 252
Durability: 29 of 40
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0xdf5618ff
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
6% Mana stolen per hit
7% Life stolen per hit
+100% Enhanced Defense
15% Slower Stamina Drain
Damage Reduced by 17%
Magic Damage Reduced by 14

Wraith Heart
Jewel
Required Level: 13
Fingerprint: 0xdc5852e7
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
11% Enhanced Damage
+2 to Strength
+4 to Life
Cold Resist +8%
Lightning Resist +8%
Fire Resist +8%
Poison Resist +8%
Yes, that is correct. 3x Tal's Amulet, those would be 3rd, 4th and 5th for Aura. Funnily enough, these three were found during one 2 hour session, I started laughing when I id'd that 5th Tal's Ammy, that was 3 in a row for Set Amulets. Incredible, I'll never need all these, so I might give few away once Aura reaches 99.

Otherwise, pretty decent haul, was glad to see my second BK ring and some tc84 grailers like Messer's, Mav's Armor and Steel Carapace. Those two all res jewels look nice as well, probably gonna put them to some twink gear that I use on my other characters during Normal. I was also quite pleased to see all the facets, especially the 5/5 Lightning one now that I am planning and levelling a Javazon. Also got a decent ED/IAS jewel there, not sure where I'm going to use it, unless I somehow manage to find eth Tomb Reaver and a Zod, then again I think that might be too low ED for such a beast. We'll see what happens with that one :)

Runes! After that 3rd Ber, yikes what a drought! Literally not a single Lem+ rune in few days. Then again, I was not complaining with all the Bers and Los dropping. But you know how on Boxing Day, there are these Boxing Day sales and other events? D2 gods rewarded my loyalty with this nice 2-4-1 promo:

Hands down, possibly my favorite screenshot so far since restarting few months ago. And most importantly, that Sacred Targe was only [email protected] so I tossed it back on the ground.

There are some plans for organising RFO or Zodthon (or both) and I noticed @T72on1 mentioned in other thread that Neverland also runs Travincal when CS is too boring. Well, I decided to give it a go, I thought I'd try 10 runs on p3 and see if it's feasible for Aura to run there for RFO instead of using my Blizzsorc. It was surprisingly fast and safe, Merc died once because of Conviction. I hope I didn't spend too much of my luck on run #7:


And that's all she wrote! No other rune goodies yet, but again, I am not complaining. Still, somehow I find myself a bit disappointed since I have not found a Jah rune yet. Not that I really need it for anything, but previous CS running Hammerdin 99ers seemed to have found a truckload of Jahs (by truckload I mean more than one), so I'd really like one. But again, I'm quite happy with what I've got so far.


I think I promised some numbers on how different running tactics give me XP. I only tested two scenarios, p8 Vizier+Infector and p7 Seals + Diablo.

p8 Vizier+Infector, 82k/min.

I was expecting a bit more to be honest, but I did my 2 hour test session between p7 Diablo runs, so I did things I usually do when doing Diablo runs like open the second seal etc. Still, not a bad rate at all, but I think I could improve on this. My current map is quite crowded at seals, so sometimes runs are a bit slow since I need to clear the seal. But it works well for Diablo runs.

p7 Seals+Diablo, 84k/min.

Wasn't expecting that to be honest! So 6k/min increase from my previous testing and I think the biggest reason for the increase was learning how to deal with Lord de Seis better. Still occasionally, that pack is quite frustrating since, as I mentioned, my current map is quite crowded around seals, so sometimes where de Seis gang spawns, there's couple of other OK boss packs as well, so I need to kill them all quite cautiously instead of just waiting for my chance to stomp Lord himself alone. But this is definitely the run I enjoy most, it's quite relaxing, ends with a boss kill, love it.

While I am at it, I am now ruling out Nihlathak for the last level. Yesterday, I spent about half an hour trying to figure out the best way to deal with him but it was just quite slow, dangerous and not rewarding in terms of drops. Obviously I was not optimised with gear/Merc anything for it, so that counts as well, but considering how fast (at least in my opinion) I've become with Diablo running, I'm only considering that as my method for the last level.

@PhineasB nice going with Mercy! Just keep going :)


@Kitteh and everyone else, I have a question. Are we allowed to "lend" our items to other characters? What I mean is, could I theoretically lend Aura's Enigma to another character (Javazon in this case) for a while and then return it to Aura to be used again while keeping untwinked status? I haven't done so of course yet (and won't if it's against the rules), just wanted to double check. Of course the item itself would never be altered in any way, just used by another character. I am not ready yet to make a second Enigma, that's why I am asking. Thanks!
 
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Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
I would suggest not. You can give it to that character, but I would suggest that it has to keep it. Mostly because it saves confusion and keeps everything strict. Items off, but not items on. However... I'm open to public opinion, if you guys collectively think otherwise, then we can allow it :) This is OUR tournament, I am merely hosting it. Well, hosting it actually :p




Regarding Tomb Reaver, somebody did get an ethereal one (pretty high ED if I remember) and Zod/jeweled it up, it was beautiful. I will try and hunt it down later.

I think that Fordyl has found one Jah in CS, and he is about 100 million away from 99. However, he has been ongoing for a LONG time, so I might have just forgotten :p

Nihlathak seems to be optimal for experience, but I think that you really have to get the build right, he is dangerous!
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
I would suggest not. You can give it to that character, but I would suggest that it has to keep it. Mostly because it saves confusion and keeps everything strict. Items off, but not items on. However... I'm open to public opinion, if you guys collectively think otherwise, then we can allow it :) This is OUR tournament, I am merely hosting it. Well, hosting it actually :p
That makes a lot of sense, not to confuse items between characters. Although, it's not like I can mix up my only Enigma :D But I see your point, would make it a hassle if people started to share tons of items found with their runner and then trying to return them. I'll stay away from sharing my Enigma for now and I'll see if I can come up with another solution for my Javazon.

Regarding Tomb Reaver, somebody did get an ethereal one (pretty high ED if I remember) and Zod/jeweled it up, it was beautiful. I will try and hunt it down later.
That was @zticazzy right? I do really want one of those things at some point, I've probably found 4 Tomb Reavers in my life, all non-eth 3os, so once I'll find that Eth Tomby, it's bound to be 1os...
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
@Neksja very nice !!! One thing though ...

It looks like you have the advantage of having more time on your hands to play D2, I just keep falling more and more behind. I'm somewhere around 75 mil behind you at the moment :/ I even considered killing Ancients to catch you but that would have been just silly at this point :D I just need to find more time to run.
I sincerely hope you weren't serious when posting that :). I mean, that's 4 days ago !!! 4 days in which I didn't play much, but still some, and I'm still some 4 hours away of reaching 97.75. So me more time on my hands than you ... ? I don't think so ;).

Anyway, very well done !!! Good luck on reaching 98. Won't be long now at your rate. I'm at a steady rate of 1 minute runs for Vizier and Infector now, which equals 75k/min. I'm too afraid of dying again since last two deaths, hence I'm taking it a bit slower and don't push it beyond my current rate.

O yes, about drops. Iirc, you have about the same amount of mf as I do, around 160%. I don't think you can expect more than what you have found with that amount of mf and doing mostly seals only. I know I have gotten far less, but that's mainly because you include Diablo at times, I reckon.

As for runes ... I'd be happy to score as many HRs as you in CS to be honest, and more importantly, to start finding Surs and Bers instead of yet another Ohm (which happened yesterday, although it was at Travincal). Next goals in terms of runewords are Enigma and dual Dreams, so Ohms aren't going to get me even close to that.

But that should be enough complaining to get some runes to drop soon :). So I'm going to stop here. Like I said, good luck on the final stretch to 98.

@PhineasB Well done !!! Keep it up.
 

Neksja

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I sincerely hope you weren't serious when posting that :). I mean, that's 4 days ago !!! 4 days in which I didn't play much, but still some, and I'm still some 4 hours away of reaching 97.75. So me more time on my hands than you ... ? I don't think so ;).
I was actually dead serious then. And I still am, as I am at the moment running at an unsustainable rate. Holiday week, don't have much else going on than D2, films, board games etc. so I can grind quite a bit more than usually. So once January comes in, I'll be back to my ~1hr/week day, ~5hr/weekend schedule, so I'm not going to make fast progress then. That's why I am running like crazy now and I still kinda dream of reaching that 98 before 2017 as I planned at the start of December.


O yes, about drops. Iirc, you have about the same amount of mf as I do, around 160%. I don't think you can expect more than what you have found with that amount of mf and doing mostly seals only. I know I have gotten far less, but that's mainly because you include Diablo at times, I reckon.


@Kitteh, you decided to go old school with L_E's Big Hurty Stick. I remember that one, but I think zticazzy made one as well with Perkele, if you want a more recent example :)
 

zticazzy

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@Neksja yes it's-a me! Since you're all talking about it, I decided to take a pic (an english one, at last) of my tomby (left) and show it along with Liquid_Evil's one for comparison (right):



Please note that while mine is untwinked and meant for a WW summonbarb :p, L_E's one was for druids, so he had to trade for a Zod and two 40/15 jools to go with its perfect %ed.

P.S. Neksja that double HR screenshot is glorious, I always hope to see that myself someday and I'm jelly now. gg
 

Neksja

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Those Eth-Tomb Reavers make me drool... So beautiful, so great. Thanks for sharing the comparison zticazzy! And yes, double-HR drop is something quite amazing, something you dream of but never expect to see. Now I can tick that off from my D2 bucket list ;)
 

PhineasB

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Nice job @Neksja! Getting close to 98. Mercy will try to keep within 3/4 of a level for the next little bit ;)

Small update for Hiatus: as mentioned in an earlier post, she had returned to LK to try to find an Ist or Mal to allow her to complete CoH. My goal was 100 runes found and maybe some charm upgrades. She had just a few pixels of XP on the bar, so I wasn't worried too much about deaths, which was good because she died about 10 runes in :rolleyes:.

The highest rune was a Lem, with Lum the next highest. She also found some decent charms for other characters (9% LR w FHR, steel SC with 7% MF, which she actually is using for the MF, plain Traps skiller), but no major upgrades.

Returned to AT and CS for a bit, but the runs were just too hectic to be sustainable for stretches. Her life was barely over 1200 prior to BO (~1750 with BO), with charms needed to keep key resists maxed rather than being able to focus on +life. She found a Unique Troll Nest in AT (her second) but nothing else of note.

So I eventually bit the bullet and returned to LK, determined to run until an Ist or Mal dropped. She had gained some XP, so I rerolled maps to find one with only 1 blind teleport into a hut and took a more careful approach. The fifth rune found (from a corpse) was a Mal and she finished a set of 25 with a Fal the next highest rune.

The Mal allowed her to cube up the Ist and with the two stashed Surs, a Ber. She dusted off a superior Scarab Husk (higher defense than the best Archon Plate she had, and I like the look of the leather armor with Shako -- though she may regret it if she finds Nightwing's because it won't match :eek:).

And she had CoH (thought I'd taken a screenie when she made it, but apparently not, so just took one). Major difference -- the extra +skill is noticeable and mainly the resists allowed charm reshuffle to add vita SCs. Life with BO active is now above 2000 and she's much more durable. The new CS map also has 1-2 fewer boss pack on average near Vizier but a stable boss pack in the big room prior to Infector's seal. It lowers the possible XP a little but makes the runs safer and quicker. She made solid progress and is ~1/5 way to 96.

I'm going to focus on Mercy and hope to get her to 97.25 to stay "close" to @Neksja and @T72on1, but look forward to returning to Hiatus soon in the hopes of getting her to 96.
 
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