Tournament: A Classical Approach

RadTang

Diabloii.Net Member
I think I will try to host a tourney. :) My IndianaBones fishymancer is still a priority. This tourney is focused on classic D2. The reason? I have never tried Classic. And Classic gameplay seems to be as dead as D1 forums :p
Feel free to join :) Especially the people who never tried it !

Reward: Fun! Experience!

Winner: everyone who finish the game at least on normal difficulty. Extra points for finishing the nightmare (+1 pt) and hell difficulties (+2 pt). You can get an extra point for all unique items in every slot (+3) and for using a whole set of items (+3). Even more points ! Every set item you find = +0,5 and uniques = +1.

Rules:
1. Use only 1.13 - 1.14. If you want to play earlier version, it must be declared with a reason,
2. No twinking. "American Dream" rule - From rags to riches !
3. SP only of course
4. HC = needs declaring. No disqualification after death. Just note it.
5. Only self-found items.
6. Victory is not score-based
7. Report your progress here.
8. No Druids / Assasins ! These are expansion classes.
9. Re-running areas and bosses is acceptable.
10. Using external stash (ATMA / GoMule) is acceptable.

To start a character, just untick the expansion box.

Little help for newbies:
http://www.diabloii.net/forums/threads/a-low-key-classic-tourney.811265/ - differences between expansion and classic.
http://www.diabloii.net/forums/threads/build-guides-and-faqs-thread.611653/ - a must read for all new players.
http://www.diabloii.net/forums/threads/compilation-guide-manual-how2classic.624998/
- another one

Please use this scheme for adding yourself and reporting:

Version 1.13+
Forum name Character Name Build Level Location Status HC? Points
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Your nick here Char name here Build name here 1 Rogue Camp Alive / Dead (HC only) * - means HC 0

I'm adding myself ! :)

Version 1.13+
Forum name Character Name Build Level Location Status HC? Points
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RadTang Ragnar - Barbarian Concentrator 8 Stony Field (WP) Alive 0

Barb because I want to get some experience :)

If someone can put a better version of this, please do so ! :) Maybe I will update the post with a file with a table?

Good luck and have fun ! :)
RadTang

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Showtime !
I've cleared everything up to & including Stony Field. Included a full ATMA dump.
Got a cool shield from Corpsefire:
Doom Tower
Buckler
Defense: 7
Chance to Block: 35%
Durability: 10 of 12
Required Strength: 12
Required Level: 2
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 4
Fingerprint: 0xc1d96147
+5 to Mana
+13% Enhanced Defense
+10% Increased Chance of Blocking
Lightning Resist +5%
Attacker Takes Damage of 1
15% Faster Block Rate

Also got a nice Skullcap from Rakanishu:
Corpse Cowl
Skull Cap
Defense: 14
Durability: 30 of 54
Required Strength: 15
Required Level: 4
Item Version: 1.10+ Standard
Item Level: 8
Fingerprint: 0x183278f1
+1 to Energy
+23% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Attack Rating
+1 to Light Radius
10% Faster Hit Recovery

Hardest battles were: Cold Crow (as I was supposing) and Blood Raven. Survived without a death. :)
Cold Crow was harder because every archeress from her pack was cold enchanted, not only the main one.

Skills: so far, Axe Mastery is a priority. I have decided to take The Way of the Axe because barbs are starting with one and coolness. Swords are for f*gs :p

Stats: prepared strength for A2. I will pump up dex from time to time, especially when I will be lacking on AR. One handed axes don't require any dex so I do it mostly for more AR.

Other notable findings: short staves with nice bonuses, few scepters too. Nice gold gains.

Edit: added rule 8
Edit #2: added more help (external to diabloii.net)
Edit #3: added rule 9 & 10
Edit #4: even more help ! :)
Edit #5: Added myself ! :)
Edit #6: updated myself ! :)
 

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T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
The third link isn't correct, it's the same as the second.

I won't be joining this, since my playing time is very restricted in summer time and I already have 2 tournament characters going. Good luck though :).
 

RadTang

Diabloii.Net Member
The third link isn't correct, it's the same as the second.

I won't be joining this, since my playing time is very restricted in summer time and I already have 2 tournament characters going. Good luck though :).
Corrected it. Thanks for noticing it and for wishes! :) I will update the thread & create a file after finishing Den of Evil.

Edit: It started very interestingly ! Got a cool rare shield from Corpsefire ! I wanted to go frenzy but I decided to switch to concentrator.
 
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