Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

newco

Diabloii.Net Member
Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

I am bored and want to play a melee-char. So I thought I might make a tournament out of it.

This tournament is quite easy. It is a melee tournament based around axes with some special-rules

Basic-rules:
1.) HC and HC only (the Bloodgod wants blood and skulls, so it doesn’t matter whether it is supplied by monsters or by you)
2.) LoD, classic, RRM, RWM ... it doesn’t matter, as long as the blood flows
3.) any player setting (change it when ever you want)
4.) no twinking
5.) ATMA may be used as extended stash
6.) MP is allowed
7.) full clears! Every tomb, every cave! Kill them all or die trying! (the Bloodgod doesn’t care)
8.) you are allowed to rerun areas, but in this case the full clear rule applies again! (Before you enter durance level-3 on your Meph-run you have to clear level-2!)

Weapon-rules:
Axes only. If you use a throwing-axe you are allowed to throw it. Every type of axe is allowed (runeword, unique ... etc.)

Clothing-rules:
1.) everything crafted with a “blood” recipe
2.) bone helm and bone shield (any flavor + exceptional + elite version)
3.) everything with the mods “life-leech”, “attacker takes damage X” and “open wounds”
4.) rings and amulets: any flavor

Socket-rules:
1.) weapons: any flavor
2.) armor: skulls, rubies and red jewels

Char-rules:
sorc: no ... the Bloodgod dislikes magic-users (damn cowards)
nerco: no ... see above
assassin: no ... this tournament isn’t about finesse, it is about brutality
amazon: yes (no valkyrie)
paladin: sure
druid: definitely (no summons except ravens (cool little carrion eaters))
baba: oh yes!

Merc-rules:
Everything except act 3 mercs (you remember, we dislike magic-users). Clothing-rules also apply for your merc.

Scoring:
Quite simple ... highest level Guardian wins

Code:
Forum name	Character Name	Class		Level 	Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
newco		Kharn		barb		1	Rogue Encampment
 

Tanksaabas

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Code:
Forum name	Character Name	Class		Level 	Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tanksaabas      BERZERKER       barb            8       Cold Plains
newco		Kharn		barb		1	Rogue Encampment
This is too awsome. I'll take a barbarian also. SKULLS FOR THE THRONE OF KHORNE!

edit: made some progress
 
Last edited:

SnickerSnack

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Can you elaborate on the clothing rules? It looks like, in the early game, I can't equip anything without "attacker takes damage."
 

newco

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Can you elaborate on the clothing rules? It looks like, in the early game, I can't equip anything without "attacker takes damage."
Yup ... that's right ... otherwise it would be to easy :wink: ... and it is a quite common mod on rares. By the end of act 1 you should be able to gamble bone shields and (depending on your level) bone helms

And hey ... you are a bloodthirsty follower of the Bloodgod, you should be able to survive act 1 with a few charms, rings, amulets and your trusted axe, otherwise your god will be quit displeased :wink:



 
Last edited:

jamesixgun

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Code:
Forum name	Character Name	Class		Level 	Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tanksaabas      BERZERKER       barb            8       Cold Plains
newco		Kharn		barb		1	Rogue Encampment
jamesixgun      JeezWhy         druid           0       In my imagination
Ok. Despite the sept, I guess I have to give this one a try. One question: Can JeezWhy put points into Poison Creeper to synergize Rabies? He hates those silly vines, and will never cast it, but the damage would be helpful should he decide to go Rabies/Fury.

My progress will be ludicrously slow, and I'll likely not even start for a couple of days, and he'll probably die before rescuing Cain, but I'm in anyway. Good times.
 

newco

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

One question: Can JeezWhy put points into Poison Creeper to synergize Rabies? He hates those silly vines, and will never cast it, but the damage would be helpful should he decide to go Rabies/Fury.
sure. Investing skillpoints in synergies is OK



 

Jcakes

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Code:
Forum name	Character Name	Class		Level 	Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jcakes		Loethar		barb		10	stony field
Tanksaabas      BERZERKER       barb            8       Cold Plains
newco		Kharn		barb		1	Rogue Encampment
jamesixgun      JeezWhy         druid           0       In my imagination
Nothing much exciting so far, although blood raven did drop me a rare quilted armor with attacker takes damage of 1
 

Sixstringer

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Never played a sp tourney before, but this sounds fun.

In the spirit of the Bloodgod, I'll play a sacrifice pally, Sangrey.
 

DeathAndDecay

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Rules are simple, but looks like loads of fun(and blood of course), I will start tomorow because I'm not sure what character should I pick to start this bloody task!
 

Kimppi

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Finally a good reason to start my first HC character.

Code:
Forum name	Character Name	Class		Level 	Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jcakes		Loethar		barb		10	stony field
Tanksaabas      BERZERKER       barb            8       Cold Plains
newco		Kharn		barb		1	Rogue Encampment
Kimppi       Bathesinblood      druid           1      Rogue Encampment
jamesixgun      JeezWhy         druid           0       In my imagination
 

Bluechip

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

I usually make it to tristram before dying, but I'll throw my hat in the ring

Code:
Forum name	Character Name	Class		Level 	Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jcakes		Loethar		barb		10	stony field
Tanksaabas      BERZERKER       barb            8       Cold Plains
newco		Kharn		barb		1	Rogue Encampment
Kimppi       Bathesinblood      druid           1      Rogue Encampment
jamesixgun      JeezWhy         druid           0       In my imagination
bluechip        bloodacre        barb           1       rogue encampment
 

HanShotFirst

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Quick question,

When you said:

druid: definitely (no summons except ravens (cool little carrion eaters))
Does this mean no points are to be put in the summoning tree (except for Ravens and for synergy purposes) period? Or was the intent more along the lines of no summons that can attack? Basically what I want to be clear on is:

Is Oak Sage, or Heart of the Wolverine, or Spirit of the Barbs allowed? Thanks!


 

Haerviu

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Think I'll throw my axe into the fray as well. It'll take my mind of my sept, which I finally got to act 3.

Code:
Forum name	Character Name	Class		Level 	Location
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jcakes		Loethar		barb		10	stony field
Tanksaabas      BERZERKER       barb            8       Cold Plains
newco		Kharn		barb		1	Rogue Encampment
Kimppi          Bathesinblood   druid           1       Rogue Encampment
jamesixgun      JeezWhy         druid           0       In my imagination
bluechip        bloodacre        barb           1       rogue encampment
Haerviu         Skanderflea     druid           1       Rogue Encampment
Sixstringer     Sangrey         paladin         1       Rogue Encampment
 

newco

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Does this mean no points are to be put in the summoning tree (except for Ravens and for synergy purposes) period? Or was the intent more along the lines of no summons that can attack? Basically what I want to be clear on is:

Is Oak Sage, or Heart of the Wolverine, or Spirit of the Barbs allowed? Thanks!
It was more intended around summons that can attack (sorry for not considering this properly :whistling:)

Oak Sage: OK -> the Bloodgod is pleased with you. Spirits of fallen warriors boost your resiliance
HoW: OK -> the Bloodgod is very pleased with you. Spirits of fallen warriors improve your killing skills
SoB: OK -> who ever dares to attack you should die by his own heresy

:wink:



 

Bluechip

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Are all of the barbarian's war cries allowed? i.e. battle orders (should I get that far), shout, etc?

I guess similarly for amazons, are d/e/a allowed? other passives?

Just about to get started
 

TheReadMenace

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

I understand this is your tournament, but I kinda wish you had brought it up for a little discussion before officially starting.

I just wanted to say that I don't see any reason not to allow sorcs, necros, and assassins. Yes, you'd have to severely limit the skills they can use, but it's not like meleemancers and enchantresses are rare. In comparison, if a Holy Fire paladin is acceptable, seems to me an enchantress is perfectly fine, too.

Suggestions to open up all classes:
Sorcs: Take away all [worthwhile] direct attack spells & Teleport. Leaves them with Warmth, Enchant, Telekinesis, Energy Shield, and the three ice armors.

Necros: No summons; no P&B spells except Poison Dagger, armor, wall, and prison.

Assassins: No traps (Blade skills as an exception?). No summons. And without claws, the only elemental option (because everyone else except Amazons have at least one option for Physical Immunes) is Phoenix Strike. [edit: Strike that. Dragon Flight has fire damage, so maybe say no to Phoenix Strike, too]

Really, every character can do melee. Keeping the rules simple is a good idea, but allowing for options might make some people more apt to play.

Merely a suggestion! :thumbup: Good luck, everyone!
 

jamesixgun

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

Another quick question: Is it wrong to steal from your god? JeezWhy is thinking of employing some life-stealing (and maybe life/mana stealing) skills, but it seems that the Bloodgod might be angered.
 

tripsu

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

I've been wanting a fresh tourney and this one looks alright so I'll throw a Barbarian in there after I get back from a weekend of camping. Just a couple questions:

1) Are all skills allowed? Warcries, IronSkin, Resists?

2) Rerunning areas is okay if you do a full clear. Does this mean that if I do get to Normal Baal and I'd like to rerun him then do I just need to full clear from WSK levels 2, 3, and 4(From the Waypoint on)?


Good luck to all!! I'll probably make this guy Sunday and play him some next week. Thinking of a Conc Barb right now for survivability purposes. Only problem is I don't really remember how to build one. lol
 

TheReadMenace

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

@JayGun: Technically, as the rules stand at the moment, you could make a pure caster druid...:whistling:
 

Docturnal

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament: Blood for the Bloodgod!

@JayGun: Technically, as the rules stand at the moment, you could make a pure caster druid...:whistling:
Sure you could do that, but Id say the chaos gods are not to be messed with. and also, although Khorne doesnt dislike nurgle as much as his other brothers is it really ok using poison skills?



 
Top