-=:Three Way Dance IV Tournament:=-

AndiDi

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Team AndiDi ][ (1.11b RRM/RWM, Donater only) - 67 pts.
Bärnd - (Druid - Shape/Summon) - lvl 32 - Act V Norm - 21 pts.
Gustaf - (Barb - Com.Skills/Warcries) - lvl 33 - Act V Norm - 21 pts.
Leonie - (Sorc - Cold/Lightning) - lvl 41 - Act V Norm - 25 pts.

First off Bärnd did the Hellforge and later killed Diablo. No problems there. Diablo was done on /p1. He dropped nothing of value.
I switched back to Leonie. She will be the first to venture into Act 5. This way she can scout ahead for better gear for my other two guys. She killed Shenk, freed the Barbarians, freed Anya and killed Nilathak. No big problems there. Anya gave me an Orb with +1 Sorc skills. Awesome.

-Andi
 

AndiDi

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Me again..

Team AndiDi ][ (1.11b RRM/RWM, Donater only) - 72 pts.
Bärnd - (Druid - Shape/Summon) - lvl 32 - Act V Norm - 21 pts.
Gustaf - (Barb - Com.Skills/Warcries) - lvl 33 - Act V Norm - 21 pts.
Destroyer Leonie - (Sorc - Cold/Lightning) - lvl 48 - Act I NM - 30 pts.

I just made my first Destroyer in this tourney. Leonie killed Ball with ease. No problems at all. She is now off to get to the Countess to gather Runes and gear for the other two that lag behind.

-Andi
 

erimatbrad

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Team erimatbrad ]|[ (erimatbrad) - 199 points
Conqueror Vox - (Barb - Warcries/Masteries) - lvl 65 Act V NM (63 points)
Conqueror Aduro - (Druid - Summon/Elemental) - lvl 76 Act I Hell (68 points)
Conqueror Furere - (Assassin - Shadow/Traps) - lvl 61 Act I Hell (68 points)

This is what happens when you don't update in a while.

Furere

She's pretty good at what she does. The Ancients were vaugely problematic, though you can outrun them and usually take them out one at a time. I'm always disappointed how 'Ignore Target Defense' misses so much, but... Baal was easy enough even with the continual misses.

I always expect A1H to equal A5NM in terms of difficulty, and I'm always disappointed when immunities start showing up. The shadow and merc did a lot more killing than they usually do, and Furere just hung back and threw sentries and blades.

Vox
Vox is FUN. He's expensive, with how much mana I burn through (which equates to a ton of mana pots), but he's amazingly efficient. My ancients battle consisted of spamming war cry while standing in the middle of all three of them.

...actually, that's what all battles with Vox are like.

He's hitting a bit of a road block in A1H, since everything has more life, but that which I cannot kill I can stun and run away from.

I'm going to try and get Vox to A2 so Furere can take on Act 3 and do Meph runs (or perhaps so Vox can do Countess Runs), either way, I can start getting some better equipment.
 

colony

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Team Colony - 138 Points
Destroyer WyviaII - (Amazon - Jav & Spear/Passives) - lvl 61 Act IV NM (48 points)
Destroyer Taelana - (Sorc - Cold/Light) - lvl 61 Act IV NM (48 points)
Destroyer Tempest - (Druid - Elemental/Summon) - lvl 56 Act III NM (42 points)

Managed to squeeze in some play time over the last couple of days, everything's going well, but the real test will be Act 4. I'm tempted to run Meph for a bit with the sorc to try and get some better items, but all 3 already have good resists, block and damge, so it might not be necessary yet.
 

Cauthon

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Team GRRM (Cauthon) - 48 points
Lord_Stark - (Druid - Summon/Elemental) - lvl 25 Act III Nml (12 points)
Qyburn - (Necromancer, Summon/Curse) - lvl 30 Act III Nml (18 points)
Arya - (Assassin - Traps/Shadow) - lvl 30 Act III Nml (18 points)

Lord_Stark is catching up with the others; nothing exciting to report.
 

AndiDi

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Team AndiDi ][ (1.11b RRM/RWM, Donater only) - 89 pts.
Bärnd - (Druid - Shape/Summon) - lvl 37 - Act V Norm - 23 pts.
Destroyer Gustaf - (Barb - Com.Skills/Warcries) - lvl 46 - Act I NM - 30 pts.
Destroyer Leonie - (Sorc - Cold/Lightning) - lvl 48 - Act I NM - 36 pts.

I had some time to play last week. First up I moved Leonie through Act I. I have not yet found any Dimensional Blades. But maybe when she enters Act II I will have more luck.
After that I killed Baal with Gustaf. It was without any incident until I met the 5th wave. They took a loooong time to kill. The weren't very dangerous (stunned all the time) but they had a lot of hit points. Baal dropped nothing of value.
And last but not least I started Act V with Bärnd. He has a hard time killing things quickly. But he just needs a few more levels before I can upgrade his weapon to exceptional, then things should go quicker.

-Andi
 

FlimFlan

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RL has gotten in the way. I have been in Korea, so had no time to play and when I did, I was too tired to risk playing HC. Hopefully, I will get a chance to make progress this weekend.
 

AndiDi

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Team AndiDi ][ (1.11b RRM/RWM, Donater only) - 96 pts.
Destroyer Bärnd - (Druid - Shape/Summon) - lvl 47 - Act I NM - 30 pts.
Destroyer Gustaf - (Barb - Com.Skills/Warcries) - lvl 46 - Act I NM - 30 pts.
Destroyer Leonie - (Sorc - Cold/Lightning) - lvl 48 - Act I NM - 36 pts.

I made my third Destroyer with Bärnd. The first part of Act V was very slow. I then upgraded his weapon to exceptional and socketed it with a SHAEL rune. That doubled his damage and all his problems were gone.
Baal dropped this:
Titan's Revenge
Ceremonial Javelin
Throw Damage: 77 to 208
One-Hand Damage: 77 to 152
Quantity: 101
(Amazon Only)
Required Dexterity: 109
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 42
Javelin Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 60
Fingerprint: 0x6022094b
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
+193% Enhanced Damage
+25 to Minimum Damage
+50 to Maximum Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
+2 to Amazon Skill Levels
30% Faster Run/Walk
+2 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
Replenishes Quantity
Increased Stack Size

I cannot use this but this is the first nice item that I have found in this tourney.

-Andi
 

erimatbrad

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Team erimatbrad ]|[ (erimatbrad) - 219 points
Conqueror Vox - (Barb - Warcries/Masteries) - lvl 67 Act II Hell (68 points)
Conqueror Aduro - (Druid - Summon/Elemental) - lvl 80 Act II Hell (71 points)
Conqueror Furere - (Assassin - Shadow/Traps) - lvl 69 Act III Hell (80 points)

Aduro's score is a bit iffy; I've unlocked the sanctuary, but haven't killed the summoner yet, so goofy Act II scoring logic applies, so total score might be +/- 1.

Everyone's breezed through Act I, which is easy, so again, more player thoughts:

Vox

Vox is still the problematic one. His total damage output is lower than either of the two, so he's slow. I think the Duriel fight will be problematic, which is why I'm saving him for last.

Aduro

Aduro has a long promising career as a AT /p1 runner in this tournament. The rare enemy (Infidels) that dares to be Fire Immune can be bowled over by the merc and, well, boulder.

He's found, thus far, a Mentalist's Grand Charm of Greed, and a few >200% ED rares, which I've started to stash in the prize box if for nothing else but they amuse me. Seriously, how disappointing is this:

Code:
Storm Dart
Pilum
Throw Damage: 27 to 80
One-Hand Damage: 15 to 36
Quantity: 50
Required Dexterity: 45
Required Level: 48
Javelin Class - Normal Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x4178eaa
+297% Enhanced Damage
+1 to Maximum Damage
Adds 1-9 fire damage
9% Life stolen per hit
I will likely soldier on through Duriel and figure out what to do next.

Furere

Oh, Furere. I'd had great hopes she'd be a good meph runner, but she's really slow to do it, even on P1. I think she's just too fragile to do it effectively, and I'm hoping Aduro can just Moat Trick it when I need items. Thus far it's not been an obstacle, and I'm hoping that the HF will provide the sustenance I need to get through the day.

Oh, and general comment? I'm awesome. :jig:
 

erimatbrad

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Team erimatbrad ]|[ (erimatbrad) - 222 points
Conqueror Vox - (Barb - Warcries/Masteries) - lvl 67 Act II Hell (68 points)
Conqueror Aduro - (Druid - Summon/Elemental) - lvl 82 Act II Hell (74 points)
Conqueror Furere - (Assassin - Shadow/Traps) - lvl 69 Act III Hell (80 points)

Aduro managed to kill Duriel with ease, throwing bears and volcanos like mad. I've been raising my bankroll since then, doing pit runs. No fun gambling (except for a Hwanin's belt), but.... an awesome item dropped in the pits (despite the fact I had 48% MF at the time) , but due to one of the affects on it, I (e.g. Furere) can't use it.

Code:
Azurewrath
Phase Blade
One-Hand Damage: 110 to 124
Required Dexterity: 136
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 85
Sword Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Indestructible
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x19a6f6f2
+6 to Strength
+6 to Energy
+6 to Dexterity
+6 to Vitality
+256% Enhanced Damage
Adds 250-500 magic damage
Adds 250-500 cold damage over 10 seconds
+3 to Light Radius
30% Increased Attack Speed
+1 to All Skill Levels
Level 12 Sanctuary Aura When Equipped
Oh well. I'll put it in the prize stash -- this is the more rare of the two, yeah?
 

Cauthon

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Team GRRM (Cauthon) - 48 points
Lord_Stark - (Druid - Summon/Elemental) - lvl 31 Act IV Nml (19 points)
Qyburn - (Necromancer, Summon/Curse) - lvl 32 Act V Nml (21 points)
Arya - (Assassin - Traps/Shadow) - lvl 30 Act III Nml (18 points)

Had some time while I was away to play. Qyburn is past Big D with a little bit of a scare - I was so busy making sure that Gumby and Decrep stayed up that I almost missed the Lightning Hose of Death hitting my character.

Lord_Stark has killed Izual, and is now hunting for the Hellforge.
 

AndiDi

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Team AndiDi ][ (1.11b RRM/RWM, Donater only) - 102 pts.
Destroyer Bärnd - (Druid - Shape/Summon) - lvl 47 - Act I NM - 30 pts.
Destroyer Gustaf - (Barb - Com.Skills/Warcries) - lvl 46 - Act I NM - 30 pts.
Destroyer Leonie - (Sorc - Cold/Lightning) - lvl 57 - Act II NM - 42 pts.

I had some time to play this week so I pushed Leonie through ACt II. She has completed all questst but not yet taken the trip to Act III.
In the true Tomb I found a Naga and socketed it with 5 sockets. Now I only need to run the Countess for the runes to make an Honor rune word.
After that I went hunting for another one. But I have not found one yet. But in the sparkly chest of Ancient Kaa's Tomb I found a LUM rune. Yeeeeeessssssss!

Next up: Running the Countess and playing Act I with Bärnd. Gustaf has to rest some more until I find him another good weapon to make Honor in.

-Andi
 

crazy_bear

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Team Alien (96 pts) - 1.11 Vanilla
Ripley - (Assassin - Traps/Shadow) - lvl 49 Act I NM (30 pts)
Dallas - (Amazon - Jav&Spear/Passive) - lvl 53 Act II NM (36 pts)
Ash - (Druid - Elemental/Summon) - lvl 49 Act I Nml (30 pts)

Just a quick update - Dallas has defeated Andy in normal. Easy run through act 1 as expected

CB
 

colony

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Team Colony (1.11b RWM/RRM) - 153 Points
Destroyer WyviaII - (Amazon - Jav & Spear/Passives) - lvl 67 Act V NM (54 points)
Destroyer Taelana - (Sorc - Cold/Light) - lvl 66 Act V NM (51 points)
Destroyer Tempest - (Druid - Elemental/Summon) - lvl 62 Act IV NM (48 points)

Not a big update, Act 4 went as smoothly as can be expected for 2 characters, just the druid left to get through it, but I've been trying to shop a Chromatic Bone Shield of Deflecting for him first, without much luck. I've got to the point where I'm getting worried about LIs with the zon, her physical damage is pathetic, but I'm sure I'll find a way to deal with them, even if it is to just run past any I don't have to kill and let the merc handle the ones I do.

I also managed to roll a 33+ FCR Spirit sword on my 4th attempt, so I can finally reach 63 FCR without losing much life or resists. I've got a +3 Tornado pelt ready to be made into a Lore helm too, assuming I manage to get past Baal.
 

AndiDi

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Team AndiDi ][ (1.11b RRM/RWM, Donater only) - 109 pts.
Destroyer Bärnd - (Druid - Shape/Summon) - lvl 53 - Act II NM - 37 pts.
Destroyer Gustaf - (Barb - Com.Skills/Warcries) - lvl 46 - Act I NM - 30 pts.
Destroyer Leonie - (Sorc - Cold/Lightning) - lvl 57 - Act II NM - 42 pts.

Today I moved Bärnd through the rest of Act I. It was slow going. I found a rare poleaxe that has ctc Amp. That got upgraded and handed to the merc. The Amp help some against Radament and Andariel.
Currently Bärnd is resting at the Dry Hills WP and awaiting the journey into the Magot Lair.
At the end of Act I I imbued a Great Axe with Leonie and got this gem:
Beast Reaver
Gothic Axe
Two-Hand Damage: 47 to 185
Durability: 50 of 50
Required Dexterity: 79
Required Strength: 115
Required Level: 48
Axe Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 61
Fingerprint: 0xb229b806
+164% Enhanced Damage
+147 to Attack Rating
+1 to Maximum Damage
Required Level +5
30% Increased Attack Speed
Level 1 Concentrate (22/22 Charges)
The only thing missing is some life or mana leech.
It was upgraded of course. Currently Bärnd is using this and his damage and speed went from ok to oh yeah!!

-Andi
 

AndiDi

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Team AndiDi ][ (1.11b RRM/RWM, Donater only) - 114 pts.
Destroyer Bärnd - (Druid - Shape/Summon) - lvl 57 - Act II NM - 42 pts.
Destroyer Gustaf - (Barb - Com.Skills/Warcries) - lvl 46 - Act I NM - 30 pts.
Destroyer Leonie - (Sorc - Cold/Lightning) - lvl 57 - Act II NM - 42 pts.

And another update.
Bärnd has finished Act II in NM. It was relatively smooth sailing until the true Tomb. The Tomb had Beatles, Blunderbores and Mummies. I had to clear out almost all of the Tomb to find the room with the socket to insert the Staff. But it paid off as a Skeleton dropped me a second LUM rune.
After that I fought Duriel at /p1. He dropped nothing worth mentioning.

-Andi
 

AndiDi

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Team AndiDi ][ (1.11b RRM/RWM, Donater only) - 120 pts.
Destroyer Bärnd - (Druid - Shape/Summon) - lvl 57 - Act III NM - 42 pts.
Destroyer Gustaf - (Barb - Com.Skills/Warcries) - lvl 51 - Act II NM - 36 pts.
Destroyer Leonie - (Sorc - Cold/Lightning) - lvl 57 - Act III NM - 42 pts.

Am I the only one still playing?

Anyways here is another update: Gustaf has finished Act I for good. Nothing much to report. He found another DOL rune (in the wild = not Countess). Going is slow but steady. I think Gustaf will have a look into Act II and then I decide if I move Leonie to Mephisto or play Act II to the end with Gustaf.

-Andi
 

midnightvulture

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Am I the only one still playing?
I'm playing a little. I've had very little time for DII, and most of it has been spent on the SUTC4 tournament. I'll start playing more, and actually posting, once I'm finished with that. All of my characters are still in normal though.

mv



 

SiTro

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I'm still playing. Though when I find time around exams atm. I've made some progress, but haven't finished Normal yet. I'll update soon.
 
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