Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

HappeningKT

Banned
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

I am in for this tournament. No single pass gameplay leaves some hope for this chars future :D.
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nemty            Craftsman    Necro        2 Norm           22            1               0
Raver            Frenzy       Barb         1 Norm           16           -3               0
HappeningKT      Kaioken      Paladin      1 Norm            1            0               0
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baqarah

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

I'll have to think.

EDIT: I thought and assigned teslafroster on heads and ww-barb on tails. It was tails. That's actually fine as I can use teslafroster on Morathi's soon to be announced Exposed tourney.
NO! Dont do this! Ranged teslafroster is such a cool idea!
You can craft throwing axes, so there is a viable weapon.
For the love of god, please build this pala!


 

tavaritz

Banned
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

Mayhap I should have started a paladin as my soon to be ww-barb, The_HandyMan, has rescued Cain and only got one chipped topaz. In top of that he has gambled all his money for gloves and boots, but it seems that 'of chance' suffix is just a rumor.

He did talk to Kashya after defeating Blood Raven, but Abhaya was soon killed by Bonebreaker. This ensures that in the future he'll never get another sidekick accidentaly.

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Kretschmer       Furby	       Druid      2 Norm      20        2           0
nemty            Craftsman     Necro      2 Norm      22        1           0
HappeningKT      Kaioken       Paladin    1 Norm       1        0           0 
Raver            Frenzy        Barb       1 Norm      16       -3           0
Tavaritz         The_HandyMan  Barb       1 Norm      15       -5           0
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I reformatted the table so that you don't have to scroll sideways. Please use this format in the future.
 

ancalagon the black

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

Well, my first character went splat. Sszark the Burning burned her, because she got careless and stupid. She thought she was invincible, until Sszark stung her, taking away most of her life, poisoning her badly, and cursing her all at once. She would have been fine if she hadn't let herself get backed into a corner...

Her younger sister BurnWithMe has set out to take vengeance. Same build, same plans, just hopefully less stupid this time.

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nemty            Craftsman     Necro      2 Norm      22        1           0
HappeningKT      Kaioken       Paladin    1 Norm       1        0           0 
ancalagon        BurnWithMe    Assassin   1 Norm       9       -2           0 
Raver            Frenzy        Barb       1 Norm      16       -3           0
Tavaritz         The_HandyMan  Barb       1 Norm      15       -5           0
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tavaritz

Banned
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

@ancalagon: Are you too ashamed to put your deeded character on the list or why didn't you record it?
 

Vague

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

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Kretschmer       Furby         Druid      2 Norm      20        2           0
nemty            Craftsman     Necro      2 Norm      22        1           0
HappeningKT      Kaioken       Paladin    1 Norm       1        0           0 
ancalagon        BurnWithMe    Assassin   1 Norm       9       -2           0 
Raver            Frenzy        Barb       1 Norm      16       -3           0
Tavaritz         The_HandyMan  Barb       1 Norm      15       -5           0
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OK. Sorry guys I've done more playing than updating! (actually no updating at all)
This guy has been really unlucky. Item drops have been horrible. I thought for sure I would be able to craft something by act 5 norm. But all my gems and runes just havent worked out. Really frustrating. Most of all I want a nice axe. I can't seem to find a any rubies to even cube them up. I did get an emerald and managed to craft my first item. A crown. It sucks. But whatever.
I'll be moving forward and finishing up norm soonish I think.
 

tavaritz

Banned
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

The_HandyMan is recuparating in the Inner Cloister after the taunting ordeal of the Jail. Each and every bone archer was taunted around a corner to be slaughtered. Couple of champion packs were pain, but nothing that slurpping reds wouldn't handle. Smith was also scary; had to run couple of times to let the red get its effect done, so that I wouldn't get into an instant hitrecovery.

Will post stats after Andariel is dead.
 

skoolbus

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

OrangeAvenger has killed Baal. Haven't found much worth reporting, but I've been rocking zero mf for most of norm. Still putting off crafting any items, though I'll probably start when I start on NM. Getting a belt and good weapon will be the top priority, I should be able to survive with just those and the shield Anya gave me.

Edit: Does anyone know what level I can gamble/buy the exceptional battle hammers and war axes? I'm level 48 now, but I've gambled a ton and haven't gotten either.
 
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Vague

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

I was able to shop exceptional axes in act 1 nm at level 45. They just don't show up in the shop much.
I need to get my hands on a few more axes and some perfect rubies. The axes I'm using now aren't going cut it much longer. :scratchchin:

I'll post a readout of what I got so far gear wise.

Doom Reaver
Cleaver
One Hand Damage: 15 - 53
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 44
Required Strength: 48
Fingerprint: 0xb41b68f8
Item Level: 47
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Barbarian Skill Levels
55% Enhanced Damage
+2 to Maximum Damage
Adds 1 - 31 Lightning Damage
4% Life stolen per hit
+16 to Life
Requirements -30%

Viper Razor
Cleaver
One Hand Damage: 18 - 49
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 68
Fingerprint: 0x54cd94b2
Item Level: 38
Version: Expansion 1.10+
50% Enhanced Damage
+3 to Minimum Damage
+35 to Attack Rating
7% Life stolen per hit
+15 to Life

Corruption Band
Ring
Required Level: 16
Fingerprint: 0x49a238d7
Item Level: 28
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+112 to Attack Rating
+1 to Energy
+8 to Life
Lightning Resist +10%
Damage Reduced by 2

Spirit Brow
Crown
Defense: 59
Durability: 50 of 50
Required Level: 19
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0xc9ec7c4
Item Level: 35
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+27% Enhanced Defense
Lightning Resist +10%
Poison Resist +7%
Damage Reduced by 3
Magic Damage Reduced by 1

Darkglow
Ring Mail
Defense: 91
Durability: 26 of 26
Required Level: 14
Required Strength: 36
Fingerprint: 0x5603364e
Item Level: 28
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Attack Rating
+86% Enhanced Defense
+50 Defense vs. Melee
+5% to Maximum Poison Resist
+5% to Maximum Cold Resist
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
+5% to Maximum Fire Resist
All Resistances +10
+3 to Light Radius

Amulet of the Colossus
Amulet
Required Level: 22
Fingerprint: 0xbe92f96a
Item Level: 33
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+59 to Life

Skull Knuckle
Heavy Gloves
Defense: 8
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 38
Fingerprint: 0xd6a2f223
Item Level: 36
Version: Expansion 1.10+
14% Chance to cast level 5 Charged Bolt when struck
+15 to Attack Rating
3% Life stolen per hit
9% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15% Enhanced Defense
+14 to Life


Fiend Shank
Greaves
Defense: 19
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 38
Required Strength: 70
Fingerprint: 0xd412ddc7
Item Level: 42
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Run/Walk
+21% Enhanced Defense
+2 to Dexterity
+11 Maximum Stamina
Fire Resist +8%
Damage Reduced by 4
Magic Damage Reduced by 2
50% Extra Gold from Monsters

Grand Charm of Strength
Grand Charm
Required Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0xcd0facc3
Item Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5 to Strength

Viper Buckle
Heavy Belt
Defense: 8
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Level: 20
Required Strength: 45
Fingerprint: 0xe44d437
Item Level: 43
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 3 Charged Bolt when struck
5% Chance to cast level 4 Frost Nova when struck
+16% Enhanced Defense
Attacker Takes Damage of 7
5% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
 

skoolbus

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

Yeah, I know I can get some exceptional axes, I'm looking for just the excep War Axe or excep Battle Hammer (bigger damage than the other axes/maces).

Those gloves you have are pretty spiffy. I tried crafting a pair of gloves looking for some IAS, but all I got was cold resist :(
 

jiansonz

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

Edit: Does anyone know what level I can gamble/buy the exceptional battle hammers and war axes? I'm level 48 now, but I've gambled a ton and haven't gotten either.
Shopping: Hratli in Act III is your first stop.

Both Battle Hammer and Naga have qlvl=48, so at your current level, you have half chance that your gambles are high enough in ilvl for an upgrade to be possible.

If an upgrade to exceptional has the same odds for a gambled item as for a shopped item, it´s abut 7.4% at your current level.

So you should have about 3.7% chance per gamble to get what you want...



 

ancalagon the black

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

BurnWithMe has been making good progress. She has avenged her sister, and when she killed Sszark the burning, her shadow managed to get a CtC amp off, so ironically, Sszark died in almost exactly the same way Dernhelm did.

She's trying hard to keep from following in her sister's footsteps, and has been paying much more attention to her own safety. Even so, she's had a couple of bad NDEs, one when several flayer shamen breathed fire on her at once, and another when she got amped while fighting the council in travincal and didn't back off until something smacked her for about 80% of her life in one hit.

She found one heartbreaking item -- not only was it a failed unique, but it was a set of blade talons, ethereal, and has 2os. As a rare, it can be upped, as an ethereal item, it has lower str and dex requirements, and with 2 shaels it would (after upping) have brought her to the last breakpoint for DTail. It was perfect -- except that it's against the rules after act I nightmare.

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Dread Scratch 
Blade Talons 
One Hand Damage: 20 - 27 
Durability: 104 of 104 
Required Level: 9 
Required Strength: 40 
Required Dexterity: 40 
Fingerprint: 0x55a4f96e 
Item Level: 28 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
25% Enhanced Damage 
Adds 2 - 1 Damage 
+86 to Attack Rating 
Adds 1 - 5 Fire Damage Ethereal 
2 Sockets (0 used)

She finished off Meph, and is resting in the Pandemonium Fortress.

@tavaritz: I've updated the RIP table, although I don't know how many points she had when she died.

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Vague            Armsman       Barb       5 norm      33       54           1
ancalagon        BurnWithMe    Assassin   4 Norm      25       30           0 
Kretschmer       Furby         Druid      2 Norm      20        2           0
nemty            Craftsman     Necro      2 Norm      22        1           0
HappeningKT      Kaioken       Paladin    1 Norm       1        0           0 
Raver            Frenzy        Barb       1 Norm      16       -3           0
Tavaritz         The_HandyMan  Barb       1 Norm      15       -5           0
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ancalagon        Dernhelm      Assassin   3 Norm       22      ??           0
 

purplelocust

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

-Patch 1.13C only for a level playing field.
I'm thinking about entering the tourney but I am still playing 1.12- would it be OK to enter a 1.12 character? I don't know of any advantages that would imply, as rune drops are worse I don't have respec.



 

crazy_bear

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

I haven't been around for a while but I looked in to see what's going on and found this tourney... Looks like a fun one so I figured it's time to install D2 again.

I'm making a Fire Claw /Mauler Werebear named Anders. I started him up last week, he's progressed as far as the stoney field so far.

GL to everyone else as well! :wave:

CB
 

skoolbus

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

Shopping: Hratli in Act III is your first stop.

Both Battle Hammer and Naga have qlvl=48, so at your current level, you have half chance that your gambles are high enough in ilvl for an upgrade to be possible.

If an upgrade to exceptional has the same odds for a gambled item as for a shopped item, it´s abut 7.4% at your current level.

So you should have about 3.7% chance per gamble to get what you want...
Thanks. I must have gambled about 3mil from levels 48-52, but no exceptional war axe... I must be unlucky.

OrangeAvenger has killed Andy and is currently sitting at the start of Act II. I just respec'ed so I could use the crafted battle belt I made and begin my journey as a Zealot, but I think I messed up, since now I'm using Fanat with a crafted flail... I'll just have to make due for an act or try another craft, maybe go down to p1. I think there's a bug with respec'ing, when I did it and took all my points out of holy fire and put them in Fanat, the LCS was still counting my HF damage and I still had the aura active, even after switching my left and right skills, it was always there. Anyone know if it is just a display bug or a nifty way to double your damage?

Anyway, here's the gear I'm currently using, the rings are from Akara and Ormus and the shield is from Anya. The rest are crafts. Still working on getting an armor and helm.
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Bone Grasp
Ring
Required Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0x6e01c3d8
Item Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+62 to Attack Rating
4% Life stolen per hit
Replenish Life +4
Magic Damage Reduced by 1

Ghoul Finger
Gauntlets
Defense: 20
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 60
Fingerprint: 0x116d8037
Item Level: 47
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+27% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +37%
Lightning Resist +9%
Damage Reduced by 3
Magic Damage Reduced by 1

Stone Brogues
Greaves
Defense: 18
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 70
Fingerprint: 0x219f307e
Item Level: 48
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Faster Hit Recovery
+18% Enhanced Defense
Fire Resist +5%
Poison Resist +18%
Damage Reduced by 1
Magic Damage Reduced by 2

Doom Turn
Ring
Required Level: 9
Fingerprint: 0x77eceb13
Item Level: 30
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Strength
+3 to Mana
Lightning Resist +12%

Shadow Wing
Amulet
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x58be6c9f
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Masteries Skills (Barbarian Only)
5% Increased Chance of Blocking
All Resistances +14
Damage Reduced by 2
Magic Damage Reduced by 3


Fiend Chain
Battle Belt
Defense: 39
Durability: 10 of 18
Required Level: 44
Required Strength: **
Fingerprint: 0xe2c11395
Item Level: 53
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 4 Frost Nova when struck
+3 to Strength
+26 to Life
Replenish Life +3
Attacker Takes Damage of 4
8% Damage Taken Goes To Mana

Carrion Blow
Flail
One Hand Damage: 9 - 32
Durability: 30 of 30
Required Level: 34
Required Strength: 41
Required Dexterity: 35
Fingerprint: 0xe90ef440
Item Level: 48
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 4 Frost Nova when struck
36% Enhanced Damage
+8 to Minimum Damage
+150% Damage to Undead
6% Mana stolen per hit
Attacker Takes Damage of 7

Bitter Guard
Aerin Shield
Defense: 29
Chance to Block: 32
Durability: 50 of 50
Required Level: 15
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0xa0edcc5e
Item Level: 41
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Faster Block Rate
10% Increased Chance of Blocking
+1 to Strength
+3 to Mana
All Resistances +14
Fire Resist +17%
Poison Length Reduced by 50%

Welcome Crazy_Bear!



 

purplelocust

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

Welcome Crazy Bear! It's been a while and great to see you around!

I'm also thinking of a bear and was thinking of pure fireclaws but now I'm thinking maul/hunger instead would be more in keeping with the tourney.
 

kestegs

D3 Monk Moderator
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

After a few weeks off, I finally picked up my Frenzy Barb, got all the way up to the start of act 4, but I only have 25 fire resist, and those venom lords are really painful, so I'm trying to get some better gear before I progress.

Found this cool scepter very early in act 1, worked nicely for a long time

council dropped a soulflay sword, pretty nice stats so I have been using it for now, even though I'm an ax barb.

Never really played a mele barb before, and I didn't look much at any guides for frenzy, so we will see how this goes. Not a big fan of mele builds for the most part, but Council runs seem to be all the rage these days, so I will have to get a high level barb one way or another :scratchchin:
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ancalagon        BurnWithMe    Assassin   4 Norm      25       30           0 
kestegs          Intangerine   Barb       4 Norm      26       37           0
Kretschmer       Furby         Druid      2 Norm      20        2           0
nemty            Craftsman     Necro      2 Norm      22        1           0
HappeningKT      Kaioken       Paladin    1 Norm       1        0           0 
Raver            Frenzy        Barb       1 Norm      16       -3           0
Tavaritz         The_HandyMan  Barb       1 Norm      15       -5           0
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ancalagon        Dernhelm      Assassin   3 Norm       22      ??           0

not real sure how to properly edit the table, sorry

edit: I got it fixed, but it took about 8 edits, is there an easier way?
 

jiansonz

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

edit: I got it fixed, but it took about 8 edits, is there an easier way?
I usually copy and paste the table into Notepad and do the edits there. If it looks good in Notepad, it´s usually OK.



EDIT: To avoid double posting, I post my rules question here instead:
Is the Amazon skill Lightning Bolt allowed? It does not strike independantly of the weapon, and its damage is mostly based on the damage on the javelin. But it does sort of cast a spell (that always hits).

(I´m trying to find a PI solution (preferrably ranged) for an Impalazon I am thinking of playing here. Not having to fear IM is a big advantage for that build.)



 
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ancalagon the black

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

BurnWithMe has been making monsters Burn With Her. :fire: :fire: :evil:

She has had relatively little trouble, but then, she's been running around in nightmare act I hunting for pgems from about level 35 to level 48, all at /p1, so that's to be expected. She's getting close to being geared up enough to set foot in Crafted-Only territory, missing only a weapon and a ring (although her latest 2 crafts had level reqs 2 and 4 levels above her, and she really needs something to replace her ancient's pledge shield's resistances).

Before she'd leveled up a bit, she did have a couple of NDEs, most of which involved archer bosspacks and/or stupidity on her part.

She has 10 BoS, 16 Shadow Warrior, and max DTail. She's thinking about dabbling in venom after SW gets maxed.

42 wp = 42
32 quests = 64
-48 level
total = 58

(I'm assuming crafting total is what you're actually wearing, rather than how many total crafting attempts you've made. Also, I'm leaving my ranking where it is for now, since there were at least 2 people who are probably further along than I am.)

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ancalagon        BurnWithMe    Assassin   1 NM        48       58           3 
kestegs          Intangerine   Barb       4 Norm      26       37           0
Kretschmer       Furby         Druid      2 Norm      20        2           0
nemty            Craftsman     Necro      2 Norm      22        1           0
HappeningKT      Kaioken       Paladin    1 Norm       1        0           0 
Raver            Frenzy        Barb       1 Norm      16       -3           0
Tavaritz         The_HandyMan  Barb       1 Norm      15       -5           0
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ancalagon        Dernhelm      Assassin   3 Norm       22      ??           0
 

a_shikoff

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Tournament - The Craftsman's Children

Hehe - very interesting idea!
I'm entering with ww druid - Lupi.
 
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