Tribute to the Zod God part 2/7, Tribute to Illusions: Patriarch David - 2H Titan Meleemancer

Grape

Diabloii.Net Member
There's a starman, waiting in the sky
He'd like to come and meet us
But he thinks he'd blow our minds

Introduction

David is a sequel to Lemmy in many levels.

Between the characters I also moved one idea I had into execution - I'm trying to do a Sept around Zod God items.

As the title also tells, this is now the second part of that journey.


Idea for the build

David planned to use Bonehew as a weapon. Pretty hurty stick on its own, let alone when perfect and ethereal, but I wanted to go a bit further to maximize its potential.

First of all, it has 50% Chance to cast level 16 Bone Spear on striking. Every other hit landing casts a Bone Spear? Okay, why not go ahead and synergize it...

Secondly, I hadn't done full Titan build yet, and for some reason this felt like a right time to try it out. Full strength it was, then.

Rest were kind of built around these two starter points, as I best saw to fit the needs.


End result

Let's take a look what kind of LCS numbers I achieved:
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I chose to not use Call to Arms at all, because I needed Enchant charges from Demon Limb regularly. To make up for the loss of that little life, I put some 1.07 cheese into a use; my armor was Arkaine's Valor with it's huge +Vitality.

Some little tinkering was made in order to achieve the dexterity for Bonehew without putting any actual points in dex. I was able to go 100% with str, nice.

As for the skills, after maxing the synergies for Bone Spear I opted to go without summons, cause I felt I was too short of skills to get them while having the necessary curses. So I put some extra points for the two most used skills: Decrepify and Dim Vision. Bone Armor was at an OK level after all the skills in different bone skills, so that was cast all the time also when meleeing. Some Bonewall was also used, but not too much. Should I have chosen to play with higher players setting, I'm sure I'd have needed it much more to survive.

Gear, skills, stats, etc:

Code:
Name:       David
Class:      Necromancer
Experience: 1233686661
Level:      86

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   455/455
Dexterity:  25/55
Vitality:   15/270
Energy:     25/25
HP:         232/834
Mana:       195/235
Stamina:    164/284
Defense:    6/2305
AR:         80/1124

Fire:       154/114/54
Cold:       83/43/-17
Lightning:  170/130/70
Poison:     143/103/43

MF:         0       Block:      4
GF:         56
FR/W:       42
FHR:        70
IAS:        70
FCR:        0

Amplify Damage: 1/7
Dim Vision: 6/12
Weaken: 1/7
Iron Maiden: 0/0
Terror: 1/7
Confuse: 0/0
Life Tap: 0/0
Attract: 0/0
Decrepify: 4/10
Lower Resist: 0/0

Teeth: 20/24
Bone Armor: 1/5
Poison Dagger: 0/0
Corpse Explosion: 1/5
Bone Wall: 20/24
Poison Explosion: 0/0
Bone Spear: 1/5
Bone Prison: 20/24
Poison Nova: 0/0
Bone Spirit: 20/24

Skeleton Mastery: 0/0
Raise Skeleton: 0/0
Clay Golem: 0/0
Golem Mastery: 0/0
Raise Skeletal Mage: 0/0
Blood Golem: 0/0
Summon Resist: 0/0
Iron Golem: 0/0
Fire Golem: 0/0
Revive: 0/0

Hexing Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xf61f3923
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Curses (Necromancer only)
+39 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x7c7e989f
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Maximum Damage
+50 to Attack Rating
+29 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xd3d9701f
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Maximum Damage
+13 to Attack Rating
+19 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Inertia
Small Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0xc6e4b844
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3% Faster Run/Walk
+3 to Maximum Damage
+13 to Attack Rating

Fine Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x2890bbf3
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Maximum Damage
+19 to Attack Rating
+17 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x1ccc8e66
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Maximum Damage
+11 to Attack Rating
+20 to Life

Steel Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x83ba0ee2
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+25 to Attack Rating
+20 to Life

Crown of Ages
Corona
Defense: 367
Durability: 42 of 50
Required Level: 82
Required Strength: 174
Fingerprint: 0x4505f8aa
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Indestructible
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+50% Enhanced Defense
+118 Defense
All Resistances +27
Damage Reduced by 31%
2 Sockets (2 used)
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x9d295d68
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
32% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
Lightning Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15

Arkaine's Valor
Balrog Skin
Defense: 1554
Indestructible
Required Level: 85
Required Strength: 165
Fingerprint: 0x6cb5baae
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion
+2 to All Skills
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+200% Enhanced Defense
+215 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
+172 to Life (Based on Character Level)
All Resistances +15
Fire Resist +50%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Um Rune

Um Rune
Required Level: 47
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 25% Chance of Open Wounds
Armor: Cold Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%
Shields: Cold Resist +22%
Lightning Resist +22%
Fire Resist +22%
Poison Resist +22%

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x1b868b49
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+248 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+20 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

Doom Touch
Ring
Required Level: 60
Fingerprint: 0xc95e4a2d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8 to Minimum Damage
+113 to Attack Rating
5% Life stolen per hit
+38 to Life
All Resistances +11
Poison Resist +25%

Verdungo's Hearty Cord
Mithril Coil
Defense: 133
Durability: 14 of 16
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0xe582a7e
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Faster Hit Recovery
+103% Enhanced Defense
+40 to Vitality
Replenish Life +12
+120 Maximum Stamina
Damage Reduced by 14%

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 80
Durability: 10 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x5e9fa261
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion
10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+350% Damage to Demons
+25 Defense
Fire Absorb 50%


Fine Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xa8e1cb65
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Maximum Damage
+20 to Attack Rating
+16 to Life

Amber Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xacb66679
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15 to Life
Lightning Resist +11%

Fine Small Charm of Inertia
Small Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0xa175da31
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3% Faster Run/Walk
+2 to Maximum Damage
+20 to Attack Rating

Fine Small Charm of Inertia
Small Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0xb44635aa
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3% Faster Run/Walk
+2 to Maximum Damage
+14 to Attack Rating

Ocher Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x4ad2ba8f
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life
Lightning Resist +7%

Steel Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x193824c7
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+35 to Attack Rating
+20 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0xadafec43
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Maximum Damage
+10 to Attack Rating
+15 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x528be504
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Maximum Damage
+17 to Attack Rating
+16 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm of Dexterity
Grand Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x387e602d
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Maximum Damage
+53 to Attack Rating
+6 to Dexterity

Sharp Grand Charm of Dexterity
Grand Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x43f50f77
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Maximum Damage
+67 to Attack Rating
+4 to Dexterity

Hexing Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x32cef53c
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Curses (Necromancer only)
+39 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xae23e68c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Maximum Damage
+19 to Attack Rating
+20 to Life

Steel Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x5af31d94
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+26 to Attack Rating
+20 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Inertia
Small Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0xab982155
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3% Faster Run/Walk
+3 to Maximum Damage
+18 to Attack Rating

Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x9ce2fb4
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Maximum Damage
+68 to Attack Rating
+32 to Life

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0x2291210f
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Steel Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x6a9fc965
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+35 to Attack Rating
+18 to Life

Amber Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x5f5ef383
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+17 to Life
Lightning Resist +10%

Spirit Spur
Greaves
Defense: 12
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 70
Fingerprint: 0xaff3e20c
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
12% Chance to cast level 4 Charged Bolt when struck
+30% Faster Run/Walk
Lightning Resist +24%
Fire Resist +21%
Poison Resist +35%
56% Extra Gold from Monsters

Demon Limb
Tyrant Club
One Hand Damage: 95 - 173
Durability: 65 of 65
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 133
Fingerprint: 0x6f02199e
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
199% Enhanced Damage
+123% Damage to Demons
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 222 - 333 Fire Damage
12% Life stolen per hit
Fire Resist +18%
Repairs 1 Durability in 20 Seconds
Level 23 Enchant (17/20 Charges)

Spirit
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 146
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 86 of 86
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0x6dfa1a9d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+30% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+100 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+6 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Tal Rune
Required Level: 17
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
Armor: Poison Resist +30%
Shields: Poison Resist +35%

Thul Rune
Required Level: 23
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
Armor: Cold Resist +30%
Shields: Cold Resist +35%

Ort Rune
Required Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
Armor: Lightning Resist +30%
Shields: Lightning Resist +35%

Amn Rune
Required Level: 25
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Life stolen per hit
Armor: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Shields: Attacker Takes Damage of 14

Bonehew
Ogre Axe
Two Hand Damage: 192 - 996
Durability: 26 of 26
Required Level: 69
Required Strength: 158
Required Dexterity: 56
Fingerprint: 0x4e6fd2a
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
50% Chance to cast level 16 Bone Spear on striking
Indestructible
+30% Increased Attack Speed
359% Enhanced Damage
Prevent Monster Heal
Level 14 Corpse Explosion (27/30 Charges)
Requirements -15%
Ethereal
2 Sockets (2 used)
Socketed: Zod Rune
Socketed: Ruby Jewel of Freedom

Zod Rune
Required Level: 69
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Indestructible
Armor: Indestructible
Shields: Indestructible

Ruby Jewel of Freedom
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0xa765c4b0
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
39% Enhanced Damage
Requirements -15%

Mercenary:

Name:       Diane
Race:       Rogue Scout
Type:       Fire - Normal
Experience: 64353866
Level:      86
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   139/189
Dexterity:  211/211
HP:         1470/1470
Defense:    1214/2332
AR:         2255/679357

Fire:       207/167/107
Cold:       224/184/124
Lightning:  224/184/124
Poison:    294/254/194

Chains of Honor
Dusk Shroud
DolUmBerIst
Defense: 754
Durability: 15 of 20
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 77
Fingerprint: 0xa44c4ae1
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+200% Damage to Demons
+100% Damage to Undead
8% Life stolen per hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced by 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Um Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune

Dol Rune
Required Level: 31
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25%
Armor: Replenish Life +7
Shields: Replenish Life +7

Um Rune
Required Level: 47
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 25% Chance of Open Wounds
Armor: Cold Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%
Shields: Cold Resist +22%
Lightning Resist +22%
Fire Resist +22%
Poison Resist +22%

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


Andariel's Visage
Demonhead
Defense: 364
Durability: 19 of 20
Required Level: 83
Required Strength: 102
Fingerprint: 0xbfb5d176
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
15% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova when struck
+2 to All Skills
+35% Increased Attack Speed
10% Life stolen per hit
+135% Enhanced Defense
+30 to Strength
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist -17%
Poison Resist +70%
Level 3 Venom (20/20 Charges)
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Garnet Jewel of Fervor

Garnet Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0x6e0ccea7
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
Fire Resist +13%


Faith
Superior Shadow Bow
OhmJahLemEld
Two Hand Damage: 65 - 256
Durability: 14 of 28
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 52
Required Dexterity: 188
Fingerprint: 0x41fce692
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Level 14 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+1 to All Skills
335% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
300% Bonus to Attack Rating
+2 to Attack Rating
+75% Damage to Undead
+50 to Attack Rating against Undead
Adds 120 - 120 Fire Damage
All Resistances +15
10% Reanimate as: Returned
75% Extra Gold from Monsters
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ohm Rune
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Lem Rune
Socketed: Eld Rune

Ohm Rune
Required Level: 57
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Enhanced Maximum Damage
Armor: +5% to Maximum Cold Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Cold Resist

Jah Rune
Required Level: 65
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Ignore Target's Defense
Armor: Increase Maximum Life 5%
Shields: +50 to Life

Lem Rune
Required Level: 43
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 75% Extra Gold from Monsters
Armor: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
Shields: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters

Eld Rune
Required Level: 11
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +75% Damage to Undead
+50 to Attack Rating against Undead
Armor: 15% Slower Stamina Drain
Shields: 7% Increased Chance of Blocking
Faith Mercenary allowed me to achieve 11 FPA normal attack (well, ofc) and gave me some damage and especially some much needed AR.

I also had Gore Riders stashed, which I only used once (Hell Baal).



Journey

Big part of the journey, from being Absolute Beginners to a level of total Diamond Dogs is already shared in my Sept thread.

Take a look at these posts if you haven't read them, or would like to read them again: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5 & #6.

What I didn't mention was that a little leveling phase was made after entering Hell. Arkaine's and CoA needed some more levels, so I re-spec'd to a Pit running Poison Nec for that. Apart from that I played according to the build (well, kind of, as I was a caster until lvl 69). Corpse Explosion was not abused apart from the Hell leveling session.

Some more screenshots:

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-100 CR under Conviction. Ouch.

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Last encounter with Gloams. Gotta love Dim Vision around them!

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Double Boss pack!

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I knew the greatness of DV beforehand, but during this playthrough I learned to appreciate it even more. Such a wonderful tool to have.

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Ookay, let's take it easy. Waves were done without huge problems. Diane had to be resurrected a few times though. I think these got her and also wave three, that had Conviction.. Baal was easy, as Decrepify pretty much shuts him from using too much of his skills. I played all the Act V with P1 settings, I think. Outside areas had a lot of skeleton archers, mages and slingers. Dim Vision was used a lot. No deaths in this act.


Aftermath

Meleemancer was a nice change of pace to my usual builds. Despite his OK life, DR,damage numbers, and couple nice curses, he was a bit fragile at times. That made his playing a bit slower and more careful than the basic "rush in and smash" melee toons I've had.

I didn't calculate how much damage lvl 16 Bone Spear does with full synergies. Probably not so much, but it was a nice little addition to the build anyway.

I could see me doing something similar again, but maybe trying something different like having some more company as meatshields, maybe bigger and better curse arsenal as well.

I can record David's playing and I will add the video here a bit later.

Until then, let's have some discussion! Feel free to comment :)
 
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Brak

Diabloii.Net Member
Thought it was crazy that you went Titan on a meleemancer with no summons, then I realized your Titan had more Vit than War, my non-Titan summon meleemancer (246), lol.

Either way, very stylish character. Impressed that you went at it with no summons, no CE and a Ranged merc. Hats off to you for that. You have to be a lot more attentive than with tons of meat shields walking around.
 

japanzaman

Diabloii.Net Member
Funky build but that armor is just crazy! +250 vitality??? A singer barb could really get some mileage out of that armor!
 

Hookipa

Diabloii.Net Member
Nice write up Grape and impressive how you took the 'White Guy' completely out of his comfort zone.
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Bit late to the party, but congrats on the Pat !!! Very well done, with lots of style points to boot :).

Looking forward to the next character in the Sept.
 

Grape

Diabloii.Net Member
Thought it was crazy that you went Titan on a meleemancer with no summons, then I realized your Titan had more Vit than War, my non-Titan summon meleemancer (246), lol.

Either way, very stylish character. Impressed that you went at it with no summons, no CE and a Ranged merc. Hats off to you for that. You have to be a lot more attentive than with tons of meat shields walking around.
Haha, I knew you'd take a bit back of that statement about going crazy after seeing my gear. :p

I'm planning to take this for a little ride around some places with Fortitude and CtA before I move most of the items away. Should be about as playable as now, I think.

Funky build but that armor is just crazy! +250 vitality??? A singer barb could really get some mileage out of that armor!
1.07 Arkaine's is a ridiculous armor, agreed. Suits well some oddball builds.

Nice write up Grape and impressive how you took the 'White Guy' completely out of his comfort zone.
Thanks! Heh, not the usual style of Necromancer playing, indeed. I was getting more and more comfortable with him towards the end :)

Bit late to the party, but congrats on the Pat !!! Very well done, with lots of style points to boot :).

Looking forward to the next character in the Sept.
Thanks!

Druid is standing at Roge camp, Hell. So when the inspire strikes, and more importantly, when I've time, he will see some progress! Would like to play that character at least one act per session, so I'll leave the shorter playing sessions to some other things. :)
 
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