Tournament of the Scavenger - Thread 3

Wolron

Diabloii.Net Member
Tournament of the Scavenger - Thread 3

It is now impossible to leave a post on Thread 2. It appears that one page is all that we can get with the current bug. This time let's try not using a table. Here is the format of a typical post:

Packrat killed Diablo by himself on P8. It simply costs too much to resurrect that mercenary! Diablo dropped 6 rare weapons. They were left to mark his grave! Packrat decided to save his merc's Superior Ethereal Great Helm (+52 defense and one socket) for the Act 4 souvenir.

Score: lvl 35, 21 Quests, 31 WPs =38 points
Act 1 Souvenir: Hsarus' Iron Stay 1x2 = 2 points
Act 2 Souvenir: Isenhart's Case (Merc) 2x3 = 6 points
Act 3 Souvenir: Rare Heraldric Shield 3x1 = 3 points
Act 4 Souvenir: Superior Ethereal Great Helm (merc) 4x3 = 12
Total Score is 61

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
83 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 48 A1NM Rogue Camp
61 Wolron Packrat Paladin 35 A5 Harrogoth
22 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 26 A3 Kurast Docks
6 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 23 A2 Far Oasis
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
5 zatlaren Blaen Necro 20 A2 Lut Gholein
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein 4
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1
 

Butzull

Diabloii.Net Member
Yee-hah, Mephster's dead!

Update:
Act I : A Nagelring (scored 3 points).
Act II: A rare spiked shield (scored 2 points).
Act III: Hsarus' Iron Heel (scored 6 points)
Score: -30(L) +28 (WP) +36 (Q) + 11 (S) = 45

Gold in stash: ~130k (saving for gambling/merc).

I think Meph wanted me to hurry up, he dropped me 2 pairs of Green Boots, Sander's and Hsarus'. Although Sanders are faster, I've taken Hsarus' for the 25%FR given that I speed up a bit as a Barb anyway.

I was actually spoilt for choice this time, as I actually passed up on Manald Heal, Cathan's Visage, Vidala's Ammy and, errm, yeah, Sander's Boots.

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
83 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 48 A1NM Rogue Camp
61 Wolron Packrat Paladin 35 A5 Harrogoth
45 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 30 A4 P. Fortress
6 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 23 A2 Far Oasis
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
5 zatlaren Blaen Necro 20 A2 Lut Gholein
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1

Butz. :dunce:
 

Wolron

Diabloii.Net Member
Packrat has completed Normal Difficulty

Packrat finished off Baal at P8 without going back to town and without losing his Act 3 Merc. Of course, he did use about 15 full rejuvs. He needed the stash space anyway. THe cows came next and he found the Cow King's Studded Leather! I never saw that before.

Duckdeep is my Act 5 Souvenir. Unlike previous acts, this one had several viable choices. In the end, it was either Duskdeep or a rare field plate armor. The armor was OK, it had +85 defense and a few minor attributes.

It should be great fun starting NM without much equipment. Whee!

Packrat Score Update:
Act I : Hsarus' Iron STay (1x2 = 2).
Act II: Isenhart CAse (merc) (2x3 = 6).
Act III: Rare Heraldic Shield (3x1 = 3)
Act IV: Ethereal Great Helm (merc) (4x3 = 12)
Act V: Packrat's Duskdeep Helm with one socket (5x1 = 5)
Score: -48(L) +40 (WP) +54 (27Q) + 28 (S) = 74


Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
83 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 48 A1NM Rogue Camp
74 Wolron Packrat Paladin 48 A1NM Rogue Camp
45 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 30 A4 P. Fortress
6 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 23 A2 Far Oasis
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
5 zatlaren Blaen Necro 20 A2 Lut Gholein
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1
 

Butzull

Diabloii.Net Member
Act IV was nothing but traumatic for Seeker. Not only did he not find anything remotely worth taking as a trophy, but it cost him an awful lot of his precious gold.

Diablo fell in due course, simple thanks to 75FR/73LR and 60% blocking. He dropped a bunch of rares that were all thoroughly checked as last resorts, but were all found wanting.

In the end, it came down to a choice between a Field Plate with 2 sockets for Washeed or a +1 masteries, 16%MF ammy for himself. For better or worse he's holding out for a better option to wear around his neck, so it's the crappy armour for the Merc. For once I was REALLY cursing how short Act IV is, it's tough in this tourney unless you get very lucky.

Update:
Act I : A Nagelring (scored 3 points).
Act II: A rare spiked shield (scored 2 points).
Act III: Hsarus' Iron Heel (scored 6 points).
Act IV: 2-Socket Field Plate (Merc) (scored 12 points).
Score: -33(L) +31 (WP) +42 (Q) + 23 (S) = 63

Gold in stash: ~35k.

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
83 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 48 A1NM Rogue Camp
74 Wolron Packrat Paladin 48 A1NM Rogue Camp
63 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 33 A5 Harrogath
6 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 23 A2 Far Oasis
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
5 zatlaren Blaen Necro 20 A2 Lut Gholein
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1

Butz. :dunce:
 

skunkbelly

Diabloii.Net Member
Wolron said:
It should be great fun starting NM without much equipment. Whee!
I can honestly say that I've rarely had a harder time in early NM than I have in this tournament... and I'm playing a relatively easy build! Not having much decent gear really makes a huge difference in the transition from Normal to NM.
 

chumley669

Diabloii.Net Member
A short update, as life has been getting in the way.

SirScrounge the Summoner embarked into the Maggot Lair with nothing more than his merc. Procedure was to run forward until contact with the enemy way made, then quickly retreat behind the merc and fire pilums over his head to help. It actually worked quite well. Got down to the treasure room, where I then summoned some skellies to assist in there, the rest was easy. After that, he proceeded to the Lost City, which felt rather homey with the darkness and all of the undead. Despite the good feelings, he and his minions showed no mercy, clearing the Ancient Tunnels and the Claw Viper Temple with no issues. He's now poised to enter the palace and see what's going on down there.

Drops have been non-existent, runes included, so unless he gets really lucky from this point, it's going to be bittersweet to say the least to choose a souvenir. We'll see how it goes.

Score: lvl 26, 8 Quests, 15 WPs = 5 points
Act 1 Souvenir: Torch of Iro 1x1 = 1 point
Total Score is 6

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
83 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 48 A1NM Rogue Camp
61 Wolron Packrat Paladin 35 A5 Harrogoth
22 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 26 A3 Kurast Docks
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
6 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 26 A2 Palace
5 zatlaren Blaen Necro 20 A2 Lut Gholein
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein 4
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1
 

Wolron

Diabloii.Net Member
Packrat has changed from P8 to P4 to play NM. Sometimes it seems that it is too easy at P4, other times Packrat nearly Packs it in. Especially when a group of champion bowyers attack at range. Well, it appears that a souvenir is found for Act 1 of NM. It is Isenhart's Parry. That matches up well with Isenhart's case that is already in the trophy case. Since the merc will use both, the fact that they are not usually too good in higher difficulty levels should not bother me much. I have about 600,000 gold saved up, so if I get to Lut Gholein, I will be tempted to buy a really powerful scepter with a few good skill enhancements.

Packrat's Blessed Hammer is already generating over 1600 damage, so I am starting to develop a second kill capability for when I start meeting up with magic immune monsters. I will be looking for a really good one handed melee weapon that I can use with vengence.

Packrat Score Update:
Act I : Hsarus' Iron STay (1x2 = 2).
Act II: Isenhart CAse (merc) (2x3 = 6).
Act III: Rare Heraldic Shield (3x1 = 3)
Act IV: Ethereal Great Helm (merc) (4x3 = 12)
Act V: Packrat's Duskdeep Helm with one socket (5x1 = 5)
Score: -50(L) +47 (WP) +62 (31Q) + 28 (S) = 87


Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
87 Wolron Packrat Paladin 50 A1NM Inner Cloister
83 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 48 A1NM Rogue Camp
45 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 30 A4 P. Fortress
6 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 23 A2 Far Oasis
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
5 zatlaren Blaen Necro 20 A2 Lut Gholein
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1
 

Wolron

Diabloii.Net Member
Packrat moves on to NMAct 2

Packrat killed Andariel on P4 without going back to town. Of course, the merc died and cost packrat another 20K gold. Gold reserves are still high though (about 600K).

My mentor (skunkbelly) has advised me not to waste time with "vengence". I guess most monsters are not immune to magic damage, so that should not be a problem. Hmmm. He suggests a weapon with crushing blow. I will be on the lookout for one of those, but then I would have to souvenir it. We shall see.

By the way, I have been having a lot bette luck with the database posts. Now I can view all of the original thread and the 2nd thread. I suggest that we continue with this thread and I will keep an eye on the other two just to be sure that noone continues to use it. Question: Should I reconstruct a table? I am reminded of the old adage, "If it ain't broke, don'e change it!"

Packrat Score Update:
Act I : Hsarus' Iron STay (1x2 = 2).
Act II: Isenhart CAse (merc) (2x3 = 6).
Act III: Rare Heraldic Shield (3x1 = 3)
Act IV: Ethereal Great Helm (merc) (4x3 = 12)
Act V: Packrat's Duskdeep Helm with one socket (5x1 = 5)
ActNM1: Isenhart's Parry (merc) (6x3 = 18)
Score: -51(L) +49 (WP) +66 (33Q) + 46 (S) = 110

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
110 Wolron Packrat Paladin 51 A2NM Lut Gholein
83 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 48 A1NM Rogue Camp
45 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 30 A4 P. Fortress
6 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 23 A2 Far Oasis
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
5 zatlaren Blaen Necro 20 A2 Lut Gholein
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1
 

chumley669

Diabloii.Net Member
Duriel takes the Dirt Nap!

Yes, 'tis true. SirScrounge the Summoner skipped jauntily through Act2 on /p8, and the skellies simply tore through everything in their path. Duriel took a bit of time, my merc weapon was a 3 socket scythe that I stuffed some chippies into. (Yikes!) I was down to 3 skellies and thinking about a trip to town to make some new ones when Duriel graciously threw in the towel. My drops all along had been profoundly poor, and I was fretting over choosing the Berserker's Headgear for my merc or a pair of blue 15% MF boots for myself. Duriel then dropped a decent roll on Hawkmail, though, and I decided that the Cannot Be Frozen for myself would be valulable in the days ahead. Leaving all else behind, he's off for a date in Kurast with Mephisto.

Score: lvl 29, 12 Quests, 19 WPs = 14 points
Act 1 Souvenir: Torch of Iro 1x1 = 1 point
Act 2 Souvenir: Hawkmail 2x3 = 6 points
Total Score is 21

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
83 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 48 A1NM Rogue Camp
61 Wolron Packrat Paladin 35 A5 Harrogoth
22 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 26 A3 Kurast Docks
21 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 29 A3 Kurast Docks
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
5 zatlaren Blaen Necro 20 A2 Lut Gholein
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein 4
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1
 

zatlaren

Diabloii.Net Member
Blaen has now killed little D. As usual nothing dropped just a bunch of rares none useful. I didn't find anything good this act nothing that I would wish to keep. Therefore I am going to go with a 2 socketed mask for my merc.


Act 1 Souvenir: Nagel Ring 3x1 = 3 point
Act 2 Souvenir: Merc Mask 3x2 = 6 points
Score: -28(L) +19 (WP) +24 (12Q) + 9 (S) = 24

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
110 Wolron Packrat Paladin 51 A2NM Lut Gholein
83 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 48 A1NM Rogue Camp
61 Wolron Packrat Paladin 35 A5 Harrogoth
24 zatlaren Blaen Necro 28 A3 Kurast Docks
22 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 26 A3 Kurast Docks
21 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 29 A3 Kurast Docks
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein 4
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1

Edit noticed that Wolron was left out added him back in.
 

skunkbelly

Diabloii.Net Member
ScavengingSkunk has defeated Andariel, who dropped this as our act 1 NM souvenir (to be worn by my merc):

Undead Crown
Crown
Defense: 107
Durability: 47 of 50
Required Strength: 55
Required Level: 29
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x25a65a42
+46% Enhanced Defense
+40 Defense
Poison Resist +50%
5% Life stolen per hit
+3 to Skeleton Mastery (Necromancer Only)
Half Freeze Duration
50% Damage to Undead
+56 to Attack Rating against Undead

Life leach on both helm and armor… obviously, my plan is to switch my act 3 merc for an act 2 NM merc :cool:

Some interesting other choices, but nothing better than a helm with leech for my merc. Time to go shopping!

SCORE

Level: -52
WP = +51 points
Quests = +68 points
Souvenirs:
Death’s Sash (scored 2 points at the end of act 1)
Crimson Bone Shield of Deflecting (scored 2 points at the end of act 2)
Viper Clutches gloves (scored 6 points at the end of act 3)
Manald Heal ring (scored 12 points at the end of act 4)
Grim Shell merc armor (scored 15 points at the end of act 5)
Undead Crown merc helm (scored 18 points at the end of act 6)
Total Score: 121

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
121 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 52 A2NM Sewers 2
110 Wolron Packrat Paladin 51 A2NM Lut Gholein
61 Wolron Packrat Paladin 35 A5 Harrogoth
24 zatlaren Blaen Necro 28 A3 Kurast Docks
22 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 26 A3 Kurast Docks
21 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 29 A3 Kurast Docks
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein 4
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1
 

Butzull

Diabloii.Net Member
The Ancients, Baal's Minions then Baal himself came and went under the hammer and anvil that are Seeker and Waheed.

Unlike Act V, there were riches aplenty this time, and it really became another difficult decision. It was between the Duskdeep I was wearing and a nice pair of rare gloves, until all of a sudden, something in the Cow Kingdom dropped a gold ammy...The Eye of Etlich made an already tough decision something all the nastier, +1 skills, 6%LL and cold damage...what's not to like?

In the end though, it came down to the following: Can I replace the attributes of the ammy elsewhere and what are the chances of me finding a nicer set of gloves given minimal gambling cash. The helm, although excellent, was the first eliminated as i hold out hope for a nice Barb helm, even IK's one would do fine.

I went for the gloves. I can get leech from the weapon, have cold damage from a charm, and should find an ok +Barb Skills ammy eventually. Let me present them:

Eagle Finger
Heavy Gloves
Defense: 9
Durability: 14 of 14
+30% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +14%
21% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
10% Increased Attack Speed
Repairs 1 durability in 33 seconds

The killing was going really slow towards the end, but I persisted on players 8. My merc was doing the bulk of it, so when we get to the stage where he's overmatched (which will be soon), I could be in trouble. What I was thinking when I went for thrown weapons in a low money tourney I'll never know! I wish I hadn't put those 12 points in Thrown Mastery early on, as I feel committed now.

Update:
Act I : A Nagelring (scored 3 points).
Act II: A rare spiked shield (scored 2 points).
Act III: Hsarus' Iron Heel (scored 6 points).
Act IV: 2-Socket Field Plate (Merc) (scored 12 points).
Act V: Eagle Finger Rare Gloves (scored 10 points).
Score: -47(L) +40 (WP) +54 (Q) + 33 (S) = 80

Gold in stash: ~350k.

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
121 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 52 A2NM Sewers 2
110 Wolron Packrat Paladin 51 A2NM Lut Gholein
80 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 47 A1NM Rogue Camp
24 zatlaren Blaen Necro 28 A3 Kurast Docks
21 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 29 A3 Kurast Docks
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein 4
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1

Butz. :dunce:
 

Wolron

Diabloii.Net Member
Packrat has killed Duriel and moved on to Act 3NM.

The souvenir for Act 2NM is the Iron Pelt unique Trellised Armor. Two unique shields were also found ("The Ward" gothic shield and "Lance Guard" Barbed shield). However, I am waiting for a really good Paladin Shield with 3 or 4 sockets.

Packrat Score Update:
Act I : Hsarus' Iron STay (1x2 = 2).
Act II: Isenhart CAse (merc) (2x3 = 6).
Act III: Rare Heraldic Shield (3x1 = 3)
Act IV: Ethereal Great Helm (merc) (4x3 = 12)
Act V: Packrat's Duskdeep Helm with one socket (5x1 = 5)
ActNM1: Isenhart's Parry (merc) (6x3 = 18)
ActNM2: Iron Pelt Unique Armor (7x1 = 7)
Score: -58(L) +58 (WP) +78 (39Q) + 53 (S) = 131

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
131 Wolron Packrat Paladin 58 A3NM Kurast Docks
121 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 52 A2NM Sewers 2
80 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 47 A1NM Rogue Camp
24 zatlaren Blaen Necro 28 A3 Kurast Docks
21 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 29 A3 Kurast Docks
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein 4
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1
 

chumley669

Diabloii.Net Member
SirScrounge sighed heavily and embarked through the jungles of Kurast. Honestly, is there anyplace more frustrating? Flayers and Shamans and Gloams, Oh My! 1/2 hour spent clearing through the Great Marsh, only to come to a dead end! Silly me, I should have realized that the Flayer Jungle was right off the Spider Forest, that the Great Marsh was just a side jaunt. Ugh! So, after putting on his Adidas, he ran the length and breadth of the jungle to get going again. Found the miscellaneous body parts and called it a night at the Lower Kurast WP.

The interesting thing this round was the drops. Found a 2 os eth poleaxe for the merc, a fine rare armor for him as well. Scrounge found a nice 2 os helm and a kickin' demon head. Is any of it end game? Probably not. but very useful right now. If only that poleaxe had 3 sockets...

Update:
Act I : Torch of Iro (scored 1 point).
Act II: Hawkmail (scored 6 points).
Score: -30(L) + 23 (WP) + 14 (Q) + 7 (S) = 28

Gold in stash: ~35k.

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
131 Wolron Packrat Paladin 58 A3NM Kurast Docks
121 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 52 A2NM Sewers 2
80 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 47 A1NM Rogue Camp
28 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 30 A3 Lower Kurast
24 zatlaren Blaen Necro 28 A3 Kurast Docks
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein 4
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1
 

Wolron

Diabloii.Net Member
Packrat has packed it in!

Packrat was in the 2nd level of the durance of hate. Stygian dolls were being a real pain. He had learned how to kill them carefully to avoid being destroyed when they died. However, while he was finishing off a couple thrashers, Stygian dolls snuck up on him and were killed by his whirling hammers. Their unexpected deaths were too much for packrat and he will long be remembered for his courage.

If he had finished the NM Act 3, his souvenir would have been a Protector Shield with 89 Cold Resistance and 78 for all other resists (with the help of two socketed perfect diamonds). That shield solved his resistance problems completely, but it did not solve his doll problems.

Final Packrat Score Update:
Act I : Hsarus' Iron STay (1x2 = 2).
Act II: Isenhart CAse (merc) (2x3 = 6).
Act III: Rare Heraldic Shield (3x1 = 3)
Act IV: Ethereal Great Helm (merc) (4x3 = 12)
Act V: Packrat's Duskdeep Helm with one socket (5x1 = 5)
ActNM1: Isenhart's Parry (merc) (6x3 = 18)
ActNM2: Iron Pelt Unique Armor (7x1 = 7)
Score: -62(L) +65 (WP) +** (44Q) + 53 (S) = 144

With packrat buried, I will start a new character. The rules allow up to seven plays as long as you continually select a new character type. Each new character gives a -2 penalty, so here is DeathFinder's (necromancer) score.
Score: -12(L) +3 (WP) +4 (2Q) -2(2ndtry) = -7



Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
144 Wolron Packrat Paladin 58 A3NM Kurast Docks {RIP}
121 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 52 A2NM Sewers 2
80 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 47 A1NM Rogue Camp
28 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 30 A3 Lower Kurast
24 zatlaren Blaen Necro 28 A3 Kurast Docks
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein 4
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1
-7 Wolron DeathFinder Necro 12 A1 Stoney Fields
 

zatlaren

Diabloii.Net Member
Unfortunately Blaen has been defeated. I'm not really sure what happened though I think it may have been exploding undead stygian dolls. Good luck to everyone still in I won't be trying again.
 

Wolron

Diabloii.Net Member
Deathfinder moves on to Act 2 Normal

Deathfinder has defeated Andariel. Of course, there were no good items dropped. He found the Knell Striker early in Act 1 and found two Infernal Cranium's on the same drop. The infernal Cranium was tempting because of the possibility of also finding the belt and wand later, but in the end, the +25% crushing blow on the Knell Striker looked more useful in the long term. When his minions are having trouble killing something, that (in the offhand) should let him help out a little. In addition, the unique item can be upgraded to get more damage. The set items cannot be upgraded.

ACT 1 Souvenir: Knell Striker (Unique Scepter) {+25% Crushing Blow, +20%FireResist, +20%Poison Resist, +80% damage[10-19], +15mana, +35AR}

Score: -21(L) +10 (WP) +12 (6Q) -2(2ndtry) + 1x1 = 2 (S)= +1

Sc. Forum Name Character Name Type Lvl Act Last WP
144 Wolron Packrat Paladin 58 A3NM Kurast Docks {RIP}
121 Skunkbelly ScavengingSkunk Zon 52 A2NM Sewers 2
80 Butzull Seeker Barbarian 47 A1NM Rogue Camp
28 Chumley669 SirScrounge Necro 30 A3 Lower Kurast
24 zatlaren Blaen Necro 28 A3 Kurast Docks {RIP}
6 mnemonic Nimradel Sorceress 23 A2 Far Oasis
4 nommx SlimShadow Assassin 20 A2 Lut Gholein 4
1 Wolron DeathFinder Necro 21 A2 Lut Gholein
0 FoghornLeghorn FindrsKeeprs Druid 1 A1 Rogue Camp
-3 Docturnal Carebear Druid 17 A1 Jail lvl1
 

Wolron

Diabloii.Net Member
DeathFinder Moves on to Act 3

DeathFinder has maxed out Skeleton Mastery and will begin to develop skeletons in greater numbers (only 4 so far). The clay golem is used occasionally, but no skill points have been invested beyond the intial one. Two skeletal mages are also being used.

DeathFinder defeated Duriel. It was not easy though. Three times he had to go back and develop another set of minions.

The decision on the Act 2 souvenir was between the Biggins Bonnet and the Nokozan relic amulet. Since Deathfinder wants an amulet with +2 summoning, the bonnet was selected to be used by the mercenary. The merc will probably remain an Act 1 rogue merc for the time being, but I may get and Act2 NM merc if I live so long.

ACT 1 Souvenir: Knell Striker (Unique Scepter) {1x1 = 1}
ACT 2 Souvenir: Biggins Bonnet (Unique Cap) for the merc {2x3 = 6}

Score: -28(L) +19 (WP) +24 (12Q) -2(2ndtry) + 7 (Scav.)= +20
Code:
Score   | Forum Name    | Character Name | Class    | Lvl | Act | Last WP |
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144{RIP} Wolron          Packrat          Paladin     58   A3NM   Kurast Docks
21       Skunkbelly      ScavengingSkunk  Zon         52   A2NM   Sewers 2
80       Butzull         Seeker           Barbarian   47   A1NM   Rogue Camp
28       Chumley669      SirScrounge      Necro       30   A3     Lower Kurast
24{RIP}  zatlaren        Blaen            Necro       28   A3     Kurast Docks
20       Wolron          DeathFinder      Necro       28   A3     Kurast Docks
6        mnemonic        Nimradel         Sorceress   23   A2     Far Oasis
4        nommx           SlimShadow       Assassin    20   A2     Lut Gholein 
0        FoghornLeghorn  FindrsKeeprs     Druid        1   A1     Rogue Camp
-3       Docturnal       Carebear         Druid       17   A1     Jail lvl1
 

skunkbelly

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Score   | Forum Name    | Character Name | Class    | Lvl | Act | Last WP |
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144{RIP} Wolron          Packrat          Paladin     58   A3NM   Kurast Docks
121       Skunkbelly      ScavengingSkunk  Zon         52   A2NM   Sewers 2
80       Butzull         Seeker           Barbarian   47   A1NM   Rogue Camp
28       Chumley669      SirScrounge      Necro       30   A3     Lower Kurast
24{RIP}  zatlaren        Blaen            Necro       28   A3     Kurast Docks
20       Wolron          DeathFinder      Necro       28   A3     Kurast Docks
6        mnemonic        Nimradel         Sorceress   23   A2     Far Oasis
4        nommx           SlimShadow       Assassin    20   A2     Lut Gholein 
0        FoghornLeghorn  FindrsKeeprs     Druid        1   A1     Rogue Camp
-3       Docturnal       Carebear         Druid       17   A1     Jail lvl1
Just fixing my score... somehow I got docked 100 points :cool:
 

mnemonic

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Score   | Forum Name    | Character Name | Class    | Lvl | Act | Last WP |
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144{RIP} Wolron          Packrat          Paladin     58   A3NM   Kurast Docks
121      Skunkbelly      ScavengingSkunk  Zon         52   A2NM   Sewers 2
80       Butzull         Seeker           Barbarian   47   A1NM   Rogue Camp
28       Chumley669      SirScrounge      Necro       30   A3     Lower Kurast
24{RIP}  zatlaren        Blaen            Necro       28   A3     Kurast Docks
20       Wolron          DeathFinder      Necro       28   A3     Kurast Docks
20       mnemonic        Nimradel         Sorceress   28   A3     Kurast Docks
4        nommx           SlimShadow       Assassin    20   A2     Lut Gholein 
0        FoghornLeghorn  FindrsKeeprs     Druid        1   A1     Rogue Camp
-3       Docturnal       Carebear         Druid       17   A1     Jail lvl1
Being rarely able to play, I have not posted in a while, but over that time have been gradually working my way through act II. I wonder at the speed of Wolron, whose 2nd character is now ahead of my first!
Yesterday, finally getting some uninterrupted time, I took Nimradel through the Canyon of the Maji and all the Tombs of Tal Rasha. When angered or scared she forgets about Mana conservation and can unleash massive damage. Duriel at /players 8 took perhaps 20 seconds, 10 of those because Nim was trying to static him from his rear (level 1 static does not seem to reach him from there).

MF peaking as she reached the end of the act, this final session yielded by far the best haul of Nimmie's short career, both in numbers and quality. Among her finds were Cathan's Seal, Hsarus's Iron Stay, The Diggler, Razortine, and from Duriel, Death's Hand. Of these, Pratham wielded Razortine, with it's powerful slowing, to good effect, while Nim found a use for Hsarus's Belt (and belatedly, Death's Hand). A Ral rune also dropped, but unfortunately the act expired before Nim could locate a 2-socketed staff for Leaf.

Leafless, the decision on a souvenir swiflty came down to a choice between the two set items, Hsarus's Iron Stay belt (20% cold resist, +20 life) and Death's Hand gloves (+50% poison resist, poison length reduced by 75%). Not a tough call, and she went with the gloves.

Now to Kurast...

Nimradel

Level (28) -28
Quests (12) 24
WP (19) 19
Souvenirs:
Umbral Disk (1x1) 1
Death's Hand (2x2) 4
Total 20


And for reference, so that we don't have to dig this up from the original thread:
Helm - 1 points
Armor - 1 points
Gloves - 2 points
Boots - 2 points
Belt - 2 points
Rings - 3 points
Amulet - 3 points
Weapon - 1 points
Shield - 1 points
All mercenary items - 3 points
 
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