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

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
Check the 99 quest thread mate, me and Cyrax discussed (at some point in the last year, or thereabouts, possibly, maybe) - anyway, at some point we definitely discussed the benefits of running for P1/P7 for CS and we all came to an agreement that it was faster.
 

Yng

Diabloii.Net Member
Big update! I ended up doing about 2k runs in LK to get to this point. I rerolled my map 2-3 times trying to get something really nice and settling for ok maps each time. There were quite a few dry spells of 200-300 runs at a time throughout but overall I think I did ok. I won't be grinding for Infinity just yet (don't have that base yet anyway) because I don't plan to make a switch to Lightning unless I get Griffon's and/or a few Lightning GCs. I feel pretty good about what I was able to accomplish preparing for MFO in a little under a month with quite a busy work schedule. I've mustered together a 315 MF/1600 Life/4k Blizz/105 FCR setup for P1 AT spamming and I don't think it'll get much better prior to the start considering my schedule next few days. Not even really sure how much time I'll be able to invest for that but it'll be fun nonetheless.

Current Stats:
This is with the 315% MF setup. LR lower than I'd like but I feel fairly safe for P1 with Glacial Spike:


Current Maps:
This one actually has a great Black Marsh as well with 2 shrines and Tower right next to WP. Getting 4-7 packs in AT at roughly 50 seconds to 1 minute per run:



Runewords:
Since I was able to get GoMule back working I rolled my HotO. Was hoping for 35+ but it still beats Spirit weapon. Finally rolled my 35 FCR Monarch (20-25 rolls) shortly after. I saw a second Ohm before I found Mal (eventually went to Countess to cube up the Mal) to finish CtA. I had a 15% ED axe base saved for it and I'm definitely happy with the roll.




Runes:
Like I said, this was about 2k total runs on 3-4 different maps. Quite a few Io-Pul along the way and I greatly added to my crafting materials earlier on in the runs:




Others:
Wishing the GC was Cold or Lightning but cool find regardless. Quite a few others throughout the runs but none relevant to me unfortunately. I had a rack dropping Spired Helmets pretty consistently and I was able to roll 3 sockets on the first ethereal that dropped, awesome Delirium base. Just need another Ist! Lastly, the Reaper's (221/14 non ethereal roll) dropped while I was trying to familiarize myself with the new map. Still using Insight for now but I had to post it as it's my favorite unique in the game and it just hasn't dropped for me at all throughout all of my other single player walks.






Progress Update

Code:
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
PhineasB      Mercy           SC      Sin       99             Yes           -        475           11           -
Neksja        Aura            SC      Paladin   98.50          Yes        8606        464            -           -
T72on1        Neverland       SC      Sorc      98.25          Yes        2190+?      477           13         270?
PhineasB      Hiatus          SC      Sorc      98.25          Yes           -        457           21           -
hasuprotoss   Reina           SC      Sorc      97             Yes        1751        384            -           -
Tarantella    Tarasha         HC      Sorc      96             Yes           -          -            -           -
Grim          Furious_Blonde  SC      Ama       96             Yes           -          -            -           -
XyleneCyanol  Fishie          HC      Sorc      95             No            -          -            -           -
ThomasJohnsen xInTheBuffx     HC      Sorc      95             Yes           -          -            -           -
darkstarhub   Neptune         SC      Sorc      95             Yes           -          -            -           -
PhineasB      Phaedrus        SC      Pala      94             Yes           -        274           12           -
ffs           HelpYourself    SC      Sorc      94             Yes           -          -          many          ?
Reyz          Qty             SC      Sorc      93             No            -          -            -           -
Chaostar      Prairie         SC      Sorc      91             Yes         659        261           12         126
OldSoldier    Battleforge     HC      Pala      91             Yes           -        236            -           -
tokerdin      tokeress        SC      Sorc      91             yes           -          -            -           -
Zenigma       Ayura           SC      Barb      91             No            -          -            -           -
Southpaw      Njord           SC      Druid     90             Yes           -          -            -           -
Qwernt        CanbeOnlyBlizz  SC      Sorc      90             Yes           ?          -        Dont want to know
MercMan       Este            SC      Ama       90             Yes        1212        278            2  Classified
Me2Nik        Fugu            HC      Ama       90             Yes          80
Yng           Kyrie           HC      Druid     90             Yes           -          -            -           -
Lynchgrinch   Tattersail      SC      Sorc      89             Yes           ?        321         too many    lots
Yng           Sophie          SC      Sorc      89             Yes           -          -            6           -
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             ?             -          -            -           -
Zenigma       Gnosis          SC      Druid     86             No            -          -            -           -
Lord Molyb    Cruise_Control  SC      Necro     86             No          115         94           19         idk
Naturallog    Athos           HC      Barb      84             No          159        105            0           -
Lord Molyb    Verisimilitude  SC      Ama       83             No           28         25            0         idk
Qwernt        AmaAgainstAll   SC      Sorc      81             Yes           -          -            -           -
Gambit        Mallenroh       SC      Sorc      81             Yes           0          0            0           0
Lord Molyb    But_Why         SC      Sin       81             Never        55         51           53
Jean Avila    SpeedAdict      SC      Ama       77             No            -          -            -          50
logo          Digimon         HC      Nec       76             Yes          85         65            0           -
TwentyMule    Rayne           SC      Sorc      76             Yes         195        140            ?           ?
Gripphon      Ryu             SC      Sorc      76             Yes           -          -         over 9k       13
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            -           -
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            -          -            -           -
Kitteh        Kaylin          SC      Ama       19             Yes           -          -            0           -
hackedagainanda Hugo          HC      Barb      16             Yes           -          -            -           -
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           -
Pb_pal      Stevesy         HC      Paladin   76             Yes           -          -            0           -
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
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
@Yng Grats on the first try +5 BO CtA! Allow me to complain once more about four rolls netting nothing higher than +3 BO. :)

As to farming Infinity and switching to Lightning, the reason I did that was only because I unexpectedly found that Griffon's. The Ten Commandments of Diablo 2 provide that "Thou shalt use Griffon's Eye when finding it with an untwinked Sorc", and any violation thereof is basically punishable by death, so this essentially forced me to do the switch. I think Blizzard is the stronger build overall, not just for levelling but also the gear is so readily available, given Meph drops the entire end game gear except for Death's Fathom (which is by no means necessary, as good as it is) and maybe Nightwing's Veil (but Shako is just as good).
 
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Yng

Diabloii.Net Member
@Yng Grats on the first try +5 BO CtA! Allow me to complain once more about four rolls netting nothing higher than +3 BO. :)

As to farming Infinity and switching to Lightning, the reason I did that was only because I unexpectedly found that Griffon's. The Ten Commandments of Diablo 2 provide that "Thou shalt use Griffon's Eye when finding it with an untwinked Sorc", and any violation thereof is basically punishable by death, so this essentially forced me to do the switch. I think Blizzard is the stronger build overall, not just for levelling but also the gear is so readily available, given Meph drops the entire end game gear except for Death's Fathom (which is by no means necessary, as good as it is) and maybe Nightwing's Veil (but Shako is just as good).
Thanks! Yea I had 2x Ohm was definitely thinking I was going to get a crap roll at least first one.

And I'd prefer Lightning/CL personally but only with the right items, otherwise definitely Blizzard. I feel like Lightning is more dependent on a few skill GCs and I've only seen 1 Cold and 1 Fire so far. And I feel the same way about Death's Fathom, if I found it I don't think I would be able to not play Blizzard lol.
 

Trapin'

Diabloii.Net Member
Hey guys!
I decided to add a Necro, as the Zon was super slow. Fizzle is a summon necro, and I plan to respec into poison or bone in later levels to start running xp. Any advice on what to run now as a summon, and later after I respec for xp?
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Pindle runs was what I did while leveling my sorc. Should work for a summoner too, certainly when the merc has enough killing power to get that first corpse for CE fast. You have all the corpses you want to raise your army in his garden.

For xp levelling also Pindle until 87 or so, although Pits can work too. Or both. After 87 Pits. After 94 or so ... ask again, but CS 2 seals I think, as maxed CE clears very fast.

Just make sure to get that Enigma asap. Unlike other builds it's the only thing you really need, other runewords or uniques are just icing on the cake.
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
Quick pre-MFO update and probably last one for a while. HelpYourself is slowly but surely running out of upgrades to report on, and from now on it's all about the XP. :)

Levelled her to 95 at P8 Baal waves since I haven't figured out better XP runs for her yet, and honestly at the moment I really doubt there are until she hits 98. She makes quick work of the waves though, and 94-95 was fast and smooth sailing without ever being in real danger. Seems perfectly fine for our purposes here, and currently I expect to be doing just that until 98. Will test other runs going forward to see if there are more efficient ways, but for now I guess I have countless hours of D2 ahead of me which look pretty much like this:


Couple of screw ups but whatever. :) There was also the below mentioned gear upgrade since, as well as a few tweaks speeding runs up a little bit. But I guess this is more or less what I'm looking at for now.

Before the 94-95 runs I finally decided with a heavy heart to give up several great maps and go to NM, in order to socket Merc's Andy's. Figured while I was there I could try and run NM Andariel for a SoJ, to finally get that second (non-FCR) ring slot done. In hundreds of runs I found around 50-60 Manald Heals and Nagels (Edit: Well not quite maybe, but really I stopped counting after 20 about half way through the runs), then had enough of it and stopped at that point to get back to Hell and level to 95. After that was done, I visited Andariel again for another shot (in Hell this time), and this dropped on the second run:

3_BK.png

That's certainly good enough! In fact I'm just as happy as I would have been about a SoJ, for those Baal runs in particular I like the little extra life provided by BK. Now the only upgrades that would make a noticeable difference are additional skillers and better CtA. I squeezed in a few LK runs in hopes of making a little progress on that front, and while I didn't get anything in that regard, the game just keeps being funny:

3_Ber-no3_sm.jpg

She now has 3 Surs and a Ber without much use for them at the moment. I don't feel like saving her rune finds for my other characters, so I'll have to see what to do with them. If runes keep dropping like that I might eventually respec to Bear Sorc. ;)

For the duration of the MFO she will now switch to a ~270 MF setup, which for me is a good enough spot to be at in terms of diminishing MF returns. She will take a pretty good hit in damage, but will also get even safer, so overall I think it's justifiable.

Good luck everyone participating in the MFO (and other runners ofc), hope some progress comes along with a couple of great finds! :)
 
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Nibiru-

Diabloii.Net Member
D2 SPF,

I decided instead of starting a new character, I would try to finish a project I started years ago. Getting my patriarch (Thread) Frenzy barb to 99 totally self-found. I lost my stash and only had some crappy MF gear on him so I am rebuilding.

Here is my current ATMA dump:

Character name : Hrrrrrrrgh
Character type : Barbarian
Character level : **
Character exp : 1399912749

Strength : 169
Energy : 10
Dexterity : 136
Vitality : 200
Stat Points Rem : 20
Skill Points Rem: 1

Life : 1836 / 989
Mana : 205 / 97
Stamina : 903 / 354

Gold (Inventory): 70580
Gold (Stash) : 2130048

Number of Items : 69

1: Tome of Town Portal
Quantity: 16

2: Steel Large Charm of Sustenance
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 44
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x8045302e
+24 to Life
+74 to Attack Rating

3: Small Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 27
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x8c2b74dc
3% Faster Run/Walk

4: Forked Large Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 66
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 82
Fingerprint: 0x4142b242
+31 to Life
+2 to Maximum Damage

5: Large Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xc1c7b3b0
5% Faster Run/Walk

6: Horadric Cube

7: Sharp Grand Charm of Greed
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x4c54e136
+67 to Attack Rating
+8 to Maximum Damage
30% Extra Gold from Monsters

8: Small Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 27
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 71
Fingerprint: 0x9f5259e1
3% Faster Run/Walk

9: Stealskull
Casque
Defense: 232
Durability: 19 of 24
Required Strength: 59
Required Level: 35
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x3946a009
+219% Enhanced Defense
5% Life stolen per hit
5% Mana stolen per hit
47% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
10% Increased Attack Speed
10% Faster Hit Recovery

10: Death Talisman
Amulet
Required Level: 82
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 79
Fingerprint: 0x6f22bf70
+18 to Life
Fire Resist +54%
Lightning Resist +19%
Cold Resist +19%
Poison Resist +19%
1% Life stolen per hit
73% Extra Gold from Monsters
8% Faster Run/Walk
Level 1 Attract (22/22 Charges)

11: String of Ears
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 109
Durability: 21 of 22
Required Strength: 20
Required Level: 29
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x3b14e049
+170% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 11
Damage Reduced by 15%
6% Life stolen per hit
+10 Maximum Durability

12: Corpse Spur
Battle Boots
Defense: 61
Durability: 13 of 18
Required Strength: 95
Required Level: 25
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 79
Fingerprint: 0xd6bfbbfe
+9 to Maximum Stamina
+29% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +20%
66% Extra Gold from Monsters
22% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
20% Faster Run/Walk

13: Doom Knuckle
Vampirebone Gloves
Defense: 73
Durability: 7 of 14
Required Strength: 50
Required Level: 47
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 74
Fingerprint: 0x6a0a3663
+4 to Strength
+10 to Life
+12% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +16%
2% Life stolen per hit
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
10% Chance of Crushing Blow

14: Foul Large Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 19
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 57
Fingerprint: 0x3d97d446
+30 poison damage over 4 seconds
5% Faster Run/Walk

15: Russet Small Charm of Fortune
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 60
Fingerprint: 0x3d6b023
Fire Resist +7%
4% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

16: Stout Small Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 27
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x4be9f82d
+1 Defense
3% Faster Run/Walk

17: Small Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 27
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 50
Fingerprint: 0xb55a6dbd
3% Faster Run/Walk

18: Small Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 27
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 51
Fingerprint: 0x75a7a6e
3% Faster Run/Walk

19: Chaos Grip
Ring
Required Level: 13
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xdb9f354b
+4 to Mana
Lightning Resist +29%
3% Life stolen per hit
15% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Poison Length Reduced by 25%

20: Super Healing Potion
Points: 400

21: Super Healing Potion
Points: 400

22: Super Healing Potion
Points: 400

23: Super Healing Potion
Points: 400

24: Nagelring
Ring
Required Level: 7
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 82
Fingerprint: 0x24204d59
+75 to Attack Rating
Magic Damage Reduced by 3
Attacker Takes Damage of 3
21% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

25: Spirit Forge
Linked Mail
'Tal'
Defense: 437
Durability: 18 of 26
Required Strength: 74
Required Level: 35
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x80d31c80
+15 to Strength
+153% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +5%
Poison Resist +30%
Adds 20-65 fire damage
+4 to Light Radius
+110 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Socketed (2: 1 used)

Tal Rune
Inserted into a Linked Mail

Poison Resist +30%

Required Level: 17
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

26: Large Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x21e11577
5% Faster Run/Walk

27: Russet Small Charm of Strength
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 10
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xb02e50f8
+1 to Strength
Fire Resist +6%

28: Key
Quantity: 3

29: Ring of the Giant
Required Level: 47
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0xf6c78546
+11 to Strength

30: Diamond
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: 44% Damage to Undead
Helms: +60 to Attack Rating
Armor: +60 to Attack Rating
Shields: All Resistances +11

Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

31: Diamond
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: 44% Damage to Undead
Helms: +60 to Attack Rating
Armor: +60 to Attack Rating
Shields: All Resistances +11

Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

32: Diamond
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: 44% Damage to Undead
Helms: +60 to Attack Rating
Armor: +60 to Attack Rating
Shields: All Resistances +11

Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

33: Ruby Jewel
Required Level: 58
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x91970ad4
+38% Enhanced Damage

34: Flawless Topaz
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: Adds 1-30 lightning damage
Helms: 20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: Lightning Resist +28%

Required Level: 15
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

35: Ruby
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: Adds 8-12 fire damage
Helms: +24 to Life
Armor: +24 to Life
Shields: Fire Resist +22%

Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

36: Ocher Large Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0x835fb0f6
Lightning Resist +9%

37: Diamond
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: 44% Damage to Undead
Helms: +60 to Attack Rating
Armor: +60 to Attack Rating
Shields: All Resistances +11

Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

38: Chestnut Jewel of Wrath
Required Level: 8
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 80
Fingerprint: 0xb92a615
+10 to Maximum Stamina
+6 to Maximum Damage

39: Emerald
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: +40 poison damage over 5 seconds
Helms: +6 to Dexterity
Armor: +6 to Dexterity
Shields: Poison Resist +22%

Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

40: Flawless Topaz
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: Adds 1-30 lightning damage
Helms: 20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: Lightning Resist +28%

Required Level: 15
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

41: Gheed's Fortune
Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 62
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 76
Fingerprint: 0xcafa90cb
129% Extra Gold from Monsters
39% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Reduces All Vendor Prices 15%

42: Flawed Amethyst
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: +60 to Attack Rating
Helms: +4 to Strength
Armor: +4 to Strength
Shields: +12 Defense

Required Level: 5
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

43: Tome of Identify
Quantity: 5

44: Flawless Amethyst
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: +100 to Attack Rating
Helms: +8 to Strength
Armor: +8 to Strength
Shields: +24 Defense

Required Level: 15
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

45: Graverobber's Grand Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 42
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 81
Fingerprint: 0xed6e8d3f
+1 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)

46: Bloodmoon
Elegant Blade
One-Hand Damage: 113 to 155
Durability: 19 of 32
Required Dexterity: 122
Required Strength: 109
Required Level: 61
Sword Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xaa8e0ce5
+245% Enhanced Damage
12% Life stolen per hit
+11 Life after each Kill
50% Chance of Open Wounds
Level 15 Blood Golem (3/9 Charges)

47: Ral Rune
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: Adds 5-30 fire damage
Helms: Fire Resist +30%
Armor: Fire Resist +30%
Shields: Fire Resist +35%

Required Level: 19
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

48: Diamond
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: 44% Damage to Undead
Helms: +60 to Attack Rating
Armor: +60 to Attack Rating
Shields: All Resistances +11

Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

49: Flawless Emerald
Can be Inserted into Socketed Items

Weapons: +59 poison damage over 6 seconds
Helms: +8 to Dexterity
Armor: +8 to Dexterity
Shields: Poison Resist +28%

Required Level: 15
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

50: The Gavel of Pain
Martel de Fer
Two-Hand Damage: 165 to 278
Required Strength: 169
Required Level: 45
Mace Class - Slow Attack Speed
Indestructible
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x84dfa1cc
+151% Enhanced Damage
+12 to Minimum Damage
+30 to Maximum Damage
Attacker Takes Damage of 26
150% Damage to Undead
Indestructible
5% Chance to cast Level 1 Amplify Damage on striking
5% Chance to cast Level 1 Iron Maiden when struck
Level 8 Amplify Damage (3/3 Charges)

51: Greater Healing Potion
Points: 240

52: Greater Healing Potion
Points: 240

53: Super Healing Potion
Points: 400

54: Super Healing Potion
Points: 400

55: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

56: Super Healing Potion
Points: 400

57: Super Healing Potion
Points: 400

58: Grand Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 14
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x273877de
7% Faster Run/Walk

59: Steel Large Charm
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 44
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xf9b9f42b
+66 to Attack Rating

60: Super Healing Potion
Points: 400

61: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

62: Amulet of Chance
Required Level: 9
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xe74f91a8
13% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

63: Shadow Breaker
War Hammer
One-Hand Damage: 44 to 79
Durability: 55 of 55
Required Strength: 53
Required Level: 40
Mace Class - Slow Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 82
Fingerprint: 0xa52efa7b
+135% Enhanced Damage
+11 to Maximum Damage
Adds 16-60 cold damage over 3 seconds
150% Damage to Undead
+1 to Warcry Skills (Barbarian Only)

64: Brimstone Bite
Balanced Axe
Throw Damage: 18 to 34
One-Hand Damage: 8 to 27
Quantity: 130
Required Dexterity: 57
Required Level: 30
Axe Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0x956f2d2d
+35% Enhanced Damage
+51 to Attack Rating
+2 to Minimum Damage
+14 to Maximum Damage
+21 poison damage over 4 seconds
+2 to Warcry Skills (Barbarian Only)

65: Full Rejuvenation Potion
Heals 100% Life and Mana

66: Scintillating Ring
Required Level: 59
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x73da5128
All Resistances +15

67: Greater Healing Potion
Points: 240

68: Grief
Phase Blade
'EthTirLoMalRal'
One-Hand Damage: 31 to 35
Required Dexterity: 136
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 59
Sword Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Indestructible
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x67db79ce
Adds 5-30 fire damage
+14 Life after each Kill
39% Increased Attack Speed
Adds +399 Damage
Ignore Target Defense
-25% Target Defense
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 to Mana After Each Kill
20% Deadly Strike
35% Chance to cast Level 15 Venom on striking
165% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
-23% to Enemy Poison Resistance
Socketed (5: 5 used)

Eth Rune
Inserted into a Phase Blade

-25% Target Defense

Required Level: 15
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

Tir Rune
Inserted into a Phase Blade

+2 to Mana After Each Kill

Required Level: 13
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

Lo Rune
Inserted into a Phase Blade

20% Deadly Strike

Required Level: 59
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

Mal Rune
Inserted into a Phase Blade

Prevent Monster Heal

Required Level: 49
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

Ral Rune
Inserted into a Phase Blade

Adds 5-30 fire damage

Required Level: 19
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

69: Lawbringer
Phase Blade
'AmnLemKo'
One-Hand Damage: 31 to 35
Required Dexterity: 136
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 54
Sword Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Indestructible
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xa841b067
+10 to Dexterity
+223 Defense vs. Missile
Adds 150-210 fire damage
Adds 130-180 cold damage over 7 seconds
7% Life stolen per hit
75% Extra Gold from Monsters
Slain Monsters Rest In Peace
-50% Target Defense
Level 17 Sanctuary Aura When Equipped
20% Chance to cast Level 15 Decrepify on striking
Socketed (3: 3 used)

Amn Rune
Inserted into a Phase Blade

7% Life stolen per hit

Required Level: 25
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

Lem Rune
Inserted into a Phase Blade

75% Extra Gold from Monsters

Required Level: 43
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

Ko Rune
Inserted into a Phase Blade

+10 to Dexterity

Required Level: 39
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

Mercenary Items :

1: Cruel Mantle
Great Hauberk
Defense: 851
Durability: 49 of 50
Required Strength: 118
Required Level: 56
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0xd1aeb50d
+6 to Strength
+4 to Mana
+17% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 4
Magic Damage Reduced by 3
Half Freeze Duration
+264 to Defense (Based on Character Level)

2: Eagle Horn
Armet
Defense: 228
Durability: 15 of 24
Required Strength: 109
Required Level: 51
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 84
Fingerprint: 0xc1af85b5
+14 to Life
+52% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +8%
Cold Resist +29%
2% Life stolen per hit
10% Deadly Strike
5% Chance to cast Level 3 Frost Nova when struck

3: Bonehew
Ogre Axe
'Amn'
Two-Hand Damage: 117 to 589
Durability: 32 of 50
Required Dexterity: 64
Required Strength: 166
Required Level: 64
Polearm Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x36c9d3a4
+305% Enhanced Damage
+4 to Minimum Damage
+2 to Maximum Damage
+13 Defense
7% Life stolen per hit
Requirements -15%
30% Increased Attack Speed
Prevent Monster Heal
50% Chance to cast Level 16 Bone Spear on striking
Level 14 Corpse Explosion (29/30 Charges)
Socketed (2: 2 used)

Viper Heart
Jewel
Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 22
Fingerprint: 0xb67db450
+4 to Minimum Damage
+2 to Maximum Damage
+13 Defense
Requirements -15%

Amn Rune
Inserted into a Ogre Axe

7% Life stolen per hit

Required Level: 25
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

Questions:.
  • Getting to 99 will be very slow. But it will be near impossible with my current gear. What gear/runewords/etc should I focus on to allow me to run WSK easier?
  • I am assuming an Enigma will be mandatory to complete this project. I did around 100 countess runs and 100 LK chest runs to no avail. Is there any advice to farming this runeword?
  • Does anyone else have any experience with an entirely self-found 99 project and would like to share advice?

Thank you SPF!

Edit: I realize my post makes it sound like I'm assuming 100 countess runs would be enough for an enigma. That wasn't my intent. Just asking for advice on best way to farm it.
 

necrolemming

Diabloii.Net Member
Well, you definitely want an Enigma and another Grief. I don't really think the payoff for gearing up for Council running in the short term is worth it, so just keep running LK. Expected number of runs for Jah + Ber equivalent per Gripphon's guide is ~4000, so it'll take a while. The gear that Perkele used didn't seem all that exceptional outside of the two BotDs (which are worse than Griefs anyway, so there's no point if you're using RWM), although I don't know if you'd be safe enough using Guillaume's over Arreat's before level 98 without the resist charms he had.

Consult this thread and the level 99 theorycraft thread, as well as possibly the general level 99 progress thread.
 
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drmalawi

Diabloii.Net Member
D2 SPF,

I decided instead of starting a new character, I would try to finish a project I started years ago. Getting my patriarch (Thread) Frenzy barb to 99 totally self-found. I lost my stash and only had some crappy MF gear on him so I am rebuilding.


Questions:.
  • Getting to 99 will be very slow. But it will be near impossible with my current gear. What gear/runewords/etc should I focus on to allow me to run WSK easier?
  • I am assuming an Enigma will be mandatory to complete this project. I did around 100 countess runs and 100 LK chest runs to no avail. Is there any advice to farming this runeword?
  • Does anyone else have any experience with an entirely self-found 99 project and would like to share advice?

Thank you SPF!

Edit: I realize my post makes it sound like I'm assuming 100 countess runs would be enough for an enigma. That wasn't my intent. Just asking for advice on best way to farm it.
You can not count (pun intended) on getting runes higher than Ist from the Countess. I think the Ist drop rate is about 1:250-ish.
She can drop up to Lo, but the odds of that is extremely small (my highest drop from her is Vex).

You best bet is as mentioned LK. But running around and popping those chests can be troublesome for a barb. I would run the council instead, since they can drop Jah (LK chests can only drop up to Ber) plus you get experience from councils and potentially some nice finds. Also, you can hoark council corpses with Find Item, making every single run count as two runs.

Good luck!
 

necrolemming

Diabloii.Net Member
I don't think that current level of gear is nearly enough to run council comfortably and have it be more efficient than LK. Even with very good gear (Grief + Beast, Enigma, inventory of +max/life charms), my WW trav runner was dying on occasion at ~1900 life.

I haven't tried it, but between increased speed and leap, it can't be that much of a pain to run LK without teleport, can it?
 

ffs

Diabloii.Net Member
You can not count (pun intended) on getting runes higher than Ist from the Countess. I think the Ist drop rate is about 1:250-ish.
She can drop up to Lo, but the odds of that is extremely small (my highest drop from her is Vex).

You best bet is as mentioned LK. But running around and popping those chests can be troublesome for a barb. I would run the council instead, since they can drop Jah (LK chests can only drop up to Ber) plus you get experience from councils and potentially some nice finds. Also, you can hoark council corpses with Find Item, making every single run count as two runs.
Well, technically it counts as 1+ Find Item %/100 + drop increase due to horking always being at /p7 (too lazy to check number). :) Depends on gear but as a rule of thumb I think of hork Barb runs as around 1.5-1.6 non-hork runs, that's with a decently geared Barb.

@Nibiru- In short though to be clear, as awesome as Travincal is: LK will be the quickest way 100% to farm Enigma and Grief. Without elaborating too much, this statement from the rune finding guide (definitely check it out) says it all: If you try to compete with LK by running Travincal with poor gear, forget it, it won't happen. Travincal is much slower area for farming runes unless you are really well geared, only then can Travincal come somewhat close to LK.

As for running LK with non-Sorc chars before Enigma, it does take longer ofc, but it's definitely possible, several people here have done it. Just spend the time required to roll a great map (two campfires very close to WP) and speed up your run/walk as much as possible - most importantly with a Harmony bow. Maybe as Barb also use Frenzy if mobs are around? Could speed things up, not sure but I'd test it as well.
 

Kitteh

Diabloii.Net Member
I would stick with LK, but if you get bored then I don't see why you can't run Travincal too. Worry more about enjoying it than being efficient, 99 is a long road anyway, you won't make it if you're bored as hell.
 

Nibiru-

Diabloii.Net Member
I was running council last night but only on P1. Decent clear speed and no deaths. The dwarf star ring I just found helps keep hydra damage low. LK may still be faster though. I am loaded with fast run charms but it's still tedious.
 

NamelessPenguin

Diabloii.Net Member
@Nibiru- Greetings, fellow untwinked Barbarian :) I can warmly recommend getting a hold on a "Harmony" bow, Naj's Puzzler, and FRC rings/amu for some lowish breakpoint (23%? Cant remember..), and ofc boots.

Make sure you have enough points in Howl to make the monster run like hell. If you use Howl, this char is a VERY safe runner, I don't remember dying once after I learned to use Howl. Since you will be spending A LOT of time there, get the best map you can possibly find. Don't settle for something meh., since you don't want to spend half the time recharging the staff. I had to do 4 teleports with my map. I think I got my run time down to around +30 sec.

I have been running Travincal for a while now, and in my (sparse) experience, LK wins. But it also depends very much on the runewords you are after. If you are going for dual eBotD, I guess Travincal is the answer, but for dual Grief and Enigma, P8 LK wins hands down. And you will also load up on the charms in the process.
 

drmalawi

Diabloii.Net Member
I was running council last night but only on P1. Decent clear speed and no deaths. The dwarf star ring I just found helps keep hydra damage low. LK may still be faster though. I am loaded with fast run charms but it's still tedious.
Could you do a Harmony bow and keep it on switch?

Edit: saw that penguin did mention that :)
 

Nibiru-

Diabloii.Net Member
Did some Pit runs today and picked up some Gore Riders, great find. Still looking for an elite 4os bow for Harmony. Found out I have an awesome map for both LK and Hell Countess. I also hit 89 this morning. Slow but steady progress.
 

drmalawi

Diabloii.Net Member
Did some Pit runs today and picked up some Gore Riders, great find. Still looking for an elite 4os bow for Harmony. Found out I have an awesome map for both LK and Hell Countess. I also hit 89 this morning. Slow but steady progress.
Elite bows have huge dex req, do it in a normal bow. You just want it on switch for that vigor aura :)

The runes for harmony is easy to find if you wanna make one for a bowazon, bowadin or an act 1 merc later on.
 
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