Tournament: Super Unique!

GooberGrape

Diabloii.Net Member
Meh Smith dropped me 2 claws....

One a failed set and the other a failed unique just for added lulz

Now erm do we have to have a SU drop whatever item we get Charsi to Imbue or can it be any item whatsoever be it dropped by something else or bought from a vendor? I would assume the later as SU's dropping non magical items is kinda rare
Charsi imbue can be any item dropped by anything. It's one of your "freebies". I intend to save mine for an ethereal Pike :)
 

SunsetVista

Diabloii.Net Member
Question: Can I combine the ring from Akara with 2 rings I find (not from SU) to make an amulet that I can wear?
 

kstuart

Diabloii.Net Member
But if you get 3 rings dropped by SU's however its ok i presume?

Now to go progress towards the cathedral and hunting for a nice white weapon to imbue, anything is better than a 2-7 damage scimitar with a little LL at this point..... Forever having to portal back to repair the bloody thing.
 

Sint Nikolaas

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name      Hero Name      Class        HC/SC    Last Waypoint       Score
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GooberGrape     Strawberry     Amazon       SC       Kurast Docks           25
srrw            Eve            Sorceress    HC       Rogue Encampment        5
djmbbandie      Electro        Paladin      SC       Cold Plains             5
Morathi         Layla          Assassin     HC       Lut Gholein            13
SunsetVista     Garruk         Druid        SC       Rogue Encampment(NM)   59
nepeta          Snuitje        Sorceress    SC       Rogue Encampment        0
kstuart         Buffy          Paladin      SC       Outer Cloister          9
felixbavaria    Araya          Assassin     HC       Dark Wood               8
the_bogan       Sarra          Sorceress    HC       Cold Plains             4
cygnus          Diana          Amazon       SC       Dark Wood               8
Sint            BeenAway       Sorceress    SC       Jail                   10
Cruising through act 1 with my merc doing most damage. I run ahead, freeze everything in sight, static a few mobs and whack away with a scimitar while my merc kills most. Got towards the jail lvl 1 WP. Nothing interesting dropped so far, although a spear with cold dmg is decent for when I get to act 2 and a skullcap with FHR is not bad either.

I'm a bit scared for pitspawn fouldog.
 

kstuart

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name      Hero Name      Class        HC/SC    Last Waypoint       Score
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GooberGrape     Strawberry     Amazon       SC       Kurast Docks           25
srrw            Eve            Sorceress    HC       Rogue Encampment        5
djmbbandie      Electro        Paladin      SC       Cold Plains             5
Morathi         Layla          Assassin     HC       Lut Gholein            13
SunsetVista     Garruk         Druid        SC       Rogue Encampment(NM)   59
nepeta          Snuitje        Sorceress    SC       Rogue Encampment        0
kstuart         Buffy          Paladin      SC       Lut Gholein            13
felixbavaria    Araya          Assassin     HC       Dark Wood               8
the_bogan       Sarra          Sorceress    HC       Cold Plains             4
cygnus          Diana          Amazon       SC       Dark Wood               8
Sint            BeenAway       Sorceress    SC       Jail                   10
Andy was kind and dropped me a nice rare crystal sword which was a failed unique so triple durability \o/ Also got a eth large shield yellow with res all and LR on top.

Now to decide whether to go for the cube first and then do radament and creeping feature to cube the darn gems filling my stash up...

Then spend the rest of act 2 pondering how the heck i'll be killing duriel
 

SunsetVista

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name      Hero Name      Class        HC/SC    Last Waypoint       Score
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GooberGrape     Strawberry     Amazon       SC       Kurast Docks           25
srrw            Eve            Sorceress    HC       Rogue Encampment        5
djmbbandie      Electro        Paladin      SC       Cold Plains             5
Morathi         Layla          Assassin     HC       Lut Gholein            13
SunsetVista     Garruk         Druid        SC       Lut Gholein(NM)        72
nepeta          Snuitje        Sorceress    SC       Rogue Encampment        0
kstuart         Buffy          Paladin      SC       Lut Gholein            13
felixbavaria    Araya          Assassin     HC       Dark Wood               8
the_bogan       Sarra          Sorceress    HC       Cold Plains             4
cygnus          Diana          Amazon       SC       Dark Wood               8
Sint            BeenAway       Sorceress    SC       Jail                   10
NM Andariel has fallen! She was not immune to rabies, which kinda confused me. I was upset with her drop, though. I still have no amulet at all. Garruk is lvl 52. The chance to cast blizzard on Zakarum's Hand is super fun. It probably interrupts fury, but I'm not currently bothered by that. Rabies and Poison Creeper are both maxed, putting a few points into Werewolf next and then focusing on summons. I'd like to use the dire wolves but I'll probably end up using the bear more.... I have negative cold resistance going into Act 2, so I'll need to get that fixed somehow before Duriel.

I used my NM imbue on a circlet. Got a nice life leech hat for the merc:
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Cruel Circlet
Circlet
Defense: 41
Durability: 18 of 35
Required Level: 35
Fingerprint: 0xcc18aa09
Item Level: 55
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)
6% Life stolen per hit
+33% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +22%
Magic Damage Reduced by 2
Level 2 Poison Dagger (24/25 Charges)
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I bought a wand with lower resist charges. I might socket or personalize it so I can use it against Lister and poison resistant things in Hell.
Thanks for the nice boots, Coldcrow! And the 2 socket rare war hat Rakanishu! I put ptopazes in it.

SU drops and other finds for Act 1 NM:
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Corpsefire - rare double axe (Plague Edge), rare balanced axe (Soul Splitter)
Coldcrow - Rare Chain Boots (Loath Trample), Crown Shield
Blood Raven - Ethereal Saintly Mask, Rare War Hammer (Bramble Flange)
Bone Breaker - Rare Grim Wand (Brimstone Star), Rare Glaive (Pain Thirst)
Rakanishu - Steel Dirk, Rare War Hat (Pain Horn)
Treehead Woodfist - Rare Short War Bow (Bramble Branch), Sigon's boots
Griswold - Gravepalm, Claymore of Maiming
Akara Ring #2 - Bitter Knot
Countess - Sol Rune, Rare 2H Sword (Stone Fang), Rare Axe (Beast Cleaver), Vulpine Gothic Shield of Equilibrium, Spiked Shield of the Fox
The Smith - Cloudy Sphere, White Heraldic Shield with [email protected], 2os Blade (in case I ever want to make Strength, I guess)
Pitspawn Fouldog - Angelic Mantle, Rare Great Axe (Bitter Thirst)
Bone Ash - Chain Mail of the Ox, Cudgel of Quality
Andariel - Angelic Mantle, Voulge of Burning, Sounding 2H Sword of Carnage, Rare Bardiche (junk), amethyst

Rare Printouts:
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Plague Edge 
Double Axe 
One Hand Damage: 6 - 18 
Durability: 17 of 24 
Required Level: 11 
Required Strength: 35 
Fingerprint: 0x667732ab 
Item Level: 39 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
39% Enhanced Damage 
+30 to Attack Rating 
Requirements -20%
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Soul Splitter 
Balanced Axe 
Throw Damage: 16 - 30 
One Hand Damage: 6 - 23 
Quantity: 130 
Required Level: 18 
Required Dexterity: 57 
Fingerprint: 0x736df462 
Item Level: 39 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
39% Enhanced Damage 
+10 to Maximum Damage 
+26% Damage to Undead 
+51 to Attack Rating against Undead 
6% Mana stolen per hit 
Replenishes quantity 
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Loath Trample 
Chain Boots 
Defense: 8 
Durability: 8 of 16 
Required Level: 18 
Required Strength: 30 
Fingerprint: 0xd821c753 
Item Level: 39 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
Heal Stamina Plus 25% 
Lightning Resist +32% 
Poison Resist +9% 
Half Freeze Duration 
17% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 
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Bramble Flange 
War Hammer 
One Hand Damage: 31 - 66 
Durability: 42 of 55 
Required Level: 19 
Required Strength: 38 
Fingerprint: 0x6354c8ea 
Item Level: 43 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
10% Chance to cast level 8 Fire Bolt on striking 
67% Enhanced Damage 
+18 to Maximum Damage 
+10 to Attack Rating 
+207% Damage to Undead 
+53 to Attack Rating against Undead 
Requirements -30% 
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Brimstone Star 
Grim Wand 
One Hand Damage: 5 - 11 
Durability: 8 of 15 
Required Level: 26 
Fingerprint: 0xfbd64712 
Item Level: 40 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+1 to Necromancer Skill Levels 
+20% Faster Cast Rate 
Adds 31 - 76 Fire Damage 
4% Mana stolen per hit 
5% Life stolen per hit 
+35 to Mana
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Pain Thirst 
Glaive 
Throw Damage: 28 - 39 
One Hand Damage: 8 - 30 
Quantity: 29 
Required Level: 19 
Required Strength: 52 
Required Dexterity: 35 
Fingerprint: 0x11c39a77 
Item Level: 40 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
78% Enhanced Damage 
7% Mana stolen per hit 
5% Life stolen per hit 
Knockback
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Pain Horn 
War Hat 
Defense: 46 
Durability: 9 of 12 
Required Level: 22 
Required Strength: 20 
Fingerprint: 0x20e30aad 
Item Level: 40 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
10% Chance to cast level 3 Nova when struck 
+10% Faster Hit Recovery 
Lightning Resist +11% 
Poison Resist +6% 
Poison Length Reduced by 25% 2 Sockets (0 used) 
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Bramble Branch 
Short War Bow 
Two Hand Damage: 7 - 26 
Durability: 33 of 48 
Required Level: 11 
Required Strength: 35 
Required Dexterity: 55 
Fingerprint: 0x88709773 
Item Level: 41 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
21% Enhanced Damage 
+10 to Maximum Damage 
+124% Damage to Undead 
+138 to Attack Rating against Undead 
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Bitter Knot 
Ring 
Required Level: 12 
Fingerprint: 0x63916c6b 
Item Level: 30 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+1 to Maximum Damage 
5% Bonus to Attack Rating 
+10 to Mana 
Half Freeze Duration 
+6 to Light Radius 
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Stone Fang 
Two-Handed Sword 
One Hand Damage: 2 - 22 
Two Hand Damage: 8 - 30 
Durability: 43 of 44 
Required Level: 26 
Required Strength: 35 
Required Dexterity: 27 
Fingerprint: 0x6ba29109 
Item Level: 45 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+30% Increased Attack Speed 
+13 to Maximum Damage 
+111 to Attack Rating 
Adds 6 - 17 Fire Damage 
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Beast Cleaver 
Axe 
One Hand Damage: 5 - 14 
Durability: 16 of 24 
Required Level: 9 
Required Strength: 32 
Fingerprint: 0xae6295de 
Item Level: 45 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
28% Enhanced Damage 
+24 to Attack Rating 
Adds 1 - 4 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames) 
Adds 7 Poison Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames) 
4% Mana stolen per hit 
Poison Resist +5% 
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Bitter Thirst 
Great Axe 
Two Hand Damage: 13 - 65 
Durability: 33 of 50 
Required Level: 18 
Required Strength: 63 
Required Dexterity: 39 
Fingerprint: 0x5d1decdc 
Item Level: 44 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
5% Chance to cast level 3 Chain Lightning on attack 
50% Enhanced Damage 
+20 to Maximum Damage 
Adds 50 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames) 
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Other finds, Not from SU's:
white circlet
vidala's barb
Bverrit keep
rare light plated boots with frw and mf (storm shank)
string of ears from a barrel in the mausoleum
gambled rare circlet with paladin defensive aura skills and life leech (corpse shell)
gambled shimmering circlet of fortune ([email protected], 17mf)
gambled prismatic circlet ([email protected])
venom ward
gambled nice necromancer circlet (Gale Crest)
soul harvest #2
angelic halo
+3 armageddon ocher antlers of balance
ethereal 3os mask
iratha's coil
berserker's headgear
frostburn
isenhart's horns
shopped wand of Lower Resist
hsarus's iron heel
2os +1 rabies hawk helm
tangerine antlers of the wolf +3 HoW
Ethereal Impaler (lol)
Slayer Garruk, lvl 52 Rabies Wolf, Lut Gholein(NM), ready to hunt Radament, looking for cold resist
 

GooberGrape

Diabloii.Net Member
@SunsetVista remember thawing potions add to cold resist, and the duration stacks so 10 potions = 5 minutes :)
 

SunsetVista

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks for the reminder! I thought about it and didn't need antidote pots for Andariel, but if my cold res is still negative for Duriel I will definitely use thawing potions!
 

Morathi

Diabloii.Net Member
Well managed to get myself killed clearing one of the false tombs :(. Lightning Beatle boss pack that was Cold Enchanted exploded in a frightening ball of lighting and cold, literally took me from 3/4 life to 0 in a flash! Literally had no time to act, it was that quick...i am guessing Layla ate a bunch of lighting bolts upon death, which caused her life to plummet so quickly...that, or it was a glitch? Having 10 lightning resist and 0 cold resist wouldn't have helped the cause either....

Sucks to go out like this, but i will avenge Layla....this time however i will be re-entering with a Paladin by the name of Arthur. Planning on a Frost/Shock type build, never made one of these before, should be interesting!
 

felixbavaria

Diabloii.Net Member
That sucks. No points in fade?

LE/CE monsters (or CE beetles) are bugged: they (sometimes?) apply the cold nova damage with each charged bolt they emit.

The D2 source code must really be a mess.
 

Morathi

Diabloii.Net Member
That sucks. No points in fade?

LE/CE monsters (or CE beetles) are bugged: they (sometimes?) apply the cold nova damage with each charged bolt they emit.

The D2 source code must really be a mess.
I did have 1 point in fade, but i always run around with BOS due to the convenience of it. Maybe if i had Fade activated Layla may have survived...but her life pool literally vanished in a heart beat after the LE/CE beetle died.

Anyway, Arthur's journey has begun and check out Blood Raven's drop :p. Will post more about it in my official update at the conclusion of Act 1.
 

Twibz

Diabloii.Net Member
I think that is probably the best blood raven drop i have ever seen in my d2 life! Congrats :thumbsup:
 

SunsetVista

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Forum Name      Hero Name      Class        HC/SC    Last Waypoint       Score
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GooberGrape     Strawberry     Amazon       SC       Kurast Docks           25
srrw            Eve            Sorceress    HC       Rogue Encampment        5
djmbbandie      Electro        Paladin      SC       Cold Plains             5
Morathi         Layla          Assassin     HC       Lut Gholein            13
SunsetVista     Garruk         Druid        SC       Kurast Docks(NM)       83
nepeta          Snuitje        Sorceress    SC       Rogue Encampment        0
kstuart         Buffy          Paladin      SC       Lut Gholein            13
felixbavaria    Araya          Assassin     HC       Dark Wood               8
the_bogan       Sarra          Sorceress    HC       Cold Plains             4
cygnus          Diana          Amazon       SC       Dark Wood               8
Sint            BeenAway       Sorceress    SC       Jail                   10
Duriel down, thawing potions did help. The false tombs proved more difficult than Duriel himself. I spent a lot of gold ressing the merc in there.
First thing I did on entering Lut Gholein was to hire a Might merc. The extra damage helped, but now without the healing from prayer I drink lots of healing pots.
I encountered a Physical Immune ghost; Rabies took it down very slowly.
Not much in the way of gear upgrades, just 2 things of note: The heavy belt from The Summoner (crafted into Hitpower belt) and that unique Tabar from Duriel. I have a feeling that thing will be a great anti-immune solution.

Crafted Hitpower Belt from NM Summoner:
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Dire Chain
Heavy Belt
Defense: 6
Durability: 12 of 18
Required Level: 32
Required Strength: 45
Fingerprint: 0xfd98f95f
Item Level: 56
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 4 Frost Nova when struck
+10% Faster Hit Recovery
+11 to Life
Cold Resist +25%
Attacker Takes Damage of 6
6% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
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NDE's so far (no deaths yet):
Normal Summoner: I have only 5 cold resistance. Drank some purples.
Nightmare Cursed Archer Pack stairtrap on Countess Tower 5. Drank some purples.
Nightmare Fire Mage double bosspack in Act 2 sewers. Have only 7 fire resist. Yay full rejuvs.
Nightmare Claw Viper Temple - many charges all at once. Purple pots.

SU drops and other finds for Act 2 NM:
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Radament - Great Sword of Worth, Full Helm of Sorcery
Creeping Feature - Rare Long Battle Bow (Death Quarrel), Large Shield of Equilibrium
Bloodwitch the Wild - Bronze Repeating Crossbow, Twin Axe of Slaying
Beetleburst - rare Voulge (Grim Gutter), rare Fuscina (Dread Wood)
Dark Elder - Rare Cestus, Rare Hurlbat (Eagle Edge)
Coldworm - Rare Gargoyle Head, Battle Axe of Shock
Fangskin - Rare Cinquedas (Imp Horn), Rare Full Helm (Bitter Casque)
Fire Eye - Hawkeye Broadsword of the Locust, Rare Flail (Gale Breaker)
the Summoner - Hsarus's boots, Jade Heavy Belt
Ancient Kaa the Soulless - Rare Giant Axe (Beast Cleaver), Great Helm of the Fox
Duriel- Shamshir of Worth, Rare Fascia, Unique Tabar (Stormrider), Ethereal Sharp Battle Scythe, 2 scrolls of tp

Rare Printouts:
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Death Quarrel 
Long Battle Bow 
Two Hand Damage: 4 - 29 
Durability: 22 of 44 
Required Level: 20 
Required Strength: 40 
Required Dexterity: 50 
Fingerprint: 0xbe121be2 
Item Level: 47 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
5% Chance to cast level 1 Amplify Damage on striking 
66% Enhanced Damage 
+10 to Attack Rating 
Adds 3 - 5 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames) 
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Grim Gutter 
Voulge 
Two Hand Damage: 14 - 23 
Durability: 28 of 50 
Required Level: 26 
Required Strength: 50 
Fingerprint: 0x5bf3f240 
Item Level: 48 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+30% Increased Attack Speed 
Adds 8 - 2 Damage 
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Dread Wood 
Fuscina 
Two Hand Damage: 23 - 46 
Durability: 17 of 35 
Required Level: 24 
Required Strength: 77 
Required Dexterity: 25 
Fingerprint: 0x22605e6e 
Item Level: 48 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
10% Chance to cast level 3 Nova on striking 
25% Enhanced Damage 
Adds 21 Poison Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames) 
7% Mana stolen per hit 
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Eagle Edge 
Hurlbat 
Throw Damage: 38 - 58 
One Hand Damage: 20 - 47 
Quantity: 99 
Required Level: 25 
Required Strength: 25 
Required Dexterity: 106 
Fingerprint: 0x77332026 
Item Level: 49 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
60% Enhanced Damage 
+4 to Maximum Damage 
+10 to Attack Rating 
Poison Resist +8% 
Replenishes quantity
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Imp Horn 
Cinquedeas 
One Hand Damage: 26 - 55 
Durability: 21 of 24 
Required Level: 25 
Required Strength: 20 
Required Dexterity: 71 
Fingerprint: 0x151f766b 
Item Level: 50 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
78% Enhanced Damage 
+102 to Attack Rating 
Fire Resist +6% 
Requirements -20% 
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Bitter Casque 
Full Helm 
Defense: 34 
Durability: 27 of 30 
Required Level: 13 
Required Strength: 41 
Fingerprint: 0xdc157f14 
Item Level: 50 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
10% Chance to cast level 3 Nova when struck 
+28% Enhanced Defense 
Lightning Resist +16% 
Poison Resist +16% 
Poison Length Reduced by 25% 
Repairs 1 Durability in 33 Seconds
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Gale Breaker 
Flail 
One Hand Damage: 1 - 49 
Durability: 27 of 30 
Required Level: 19 
Required Strength: 41 
Required Dexterity: 35 
Fingerprint: 0xaa0344c9 
Item Level: 51 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
98% Enhanced Damage 
+2 to Maximum Damage 
+64 to Attack Rating 
+150% Damage to Undead 
Adds 1 - 120 Lightning Damage 
Prevent Monster Heal 
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Beast Cleaver 
Giant Axe 
Two Hand Damage: 40 - 67 
Durability: 48 of 50 
Required Level: 26 
Required Strength: 70 
Fingerprint: 0x9ee96c36 
Item Level: 52 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
49% Enhanced Damage 
+8 to Minimum Damage 
+70 to Attack Rating 
Adds 14 - 45 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames) 
Adds 7 Poison Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames) 
7% Life stolen per hit 
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Other finds, Not from SU's:
cleglaw's pincers
gambled circlet (death mask)
shadowfang
ravenclaw
isenhart's case
Lum rune (for smoke if I find a Hel to remove chipped topazes from my armor)
rare +2 shapeshifting antlers (Loath Cowl)
isenhart's case (again)
16 mf nagelring
heavenly garb
tancred's crowbill
iratha's cuff
gambled rare sorc circlet (wraith shell)
spectral shard
angelic sickle
Fal rune
4os bastard sword
cleglaw's sword
the salamander
blastbark
bloodletter
ethereal goblin toe
Slayer Garruk, lvl 60 Rabies Wolf, NM Kurast Docks, gieb amulet!
 

jiansonz

Diabloii.Net Member
Alright then, you sucked me in...

I'll play some sort of Melee-/Golemancer, with strong Bone Armor/Prison and a few Revives. Merc type will be decided after what drops I get and may change several times over the game.



@Morathi: too bad about your Phoenix Striker*. It is indeed a great build for tourneys like this. She lives by her skills and needs very little else to have a chance, but good gear can improve her a lot.

(* You need to have a lot of respect for CE beetles. Boost with thawing potions before you fight them, and do not let the death nova hit you)
 

GooberGrape

Diabloii.Net Member
@Morathi: First blood! Also OMG that drop.

@SunsetVista: Grats, you are owning so far.

@jiansonz: <3<3<3 I missed you! ;)
 

jiansonz

Diabloii.Net Member
Ulric the Necromancer, Meghan the Rogue and Gooey the Golem are making progress. Going to enter Stony Field next.

It's exciting to loot superuniques even though I know they are going to drop crap, because it's still almost sure to be an item upgrade. :)

Current weapons: Throwing Dagger of Craftsmanship for Ulric and Hunter's Bow of Flame for Meghan. Best gear so far is Ulric's armor: Leather Armor with FHR and small fire resist (dropped by Coldcrow).



I have a really annoying issue with my new computer (and OS): if I alt/tab out from the game and then later go back, the colors go wacky and it becomes almost unplayable. Been doing some searches on it, and it seems to be a quite common problem in Windows 7. None of the suggested fixes have worked for me this far (for non-windowed, 2D-mode). I've tried fiddling with the compatibility settings, I've tried shutting the Explorer process with Task Manager, etc.

Going to Windowed mode works but I do not like to play with that setting. The game gets too dark and 'feels' wrong, like things have incorrect sizes or something. Plus I'm afraid I´ll click outside the window (bringing up the bottom tab, etc.) when things get hairy.

Switching to 3D view (via the video test) also solves it. The game looks great (especially indoors and with certain lighting effects) and runs very smoothly (I now see that I've had choppiness for many years playing D2 without realizing it...) but I get tired quickly and I almost start to get seasick. I am not sure I can get used to it.
 
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