Yet another Diablo Clone story (from a bonemancer's perspective) So I was bored with pvp and decided to take my bonemancer out on a mf run. I made a private game and was mid way into chaos sanctuary when i saw the soj counter going up like mad. "2012 sojs sold to venders...2013...2025...2036" Immediately my interest was piqued, and I thought I was gonna see my old friend D clone again. The last time we met, the Soj counter went up only 5 times before the cunning lizard decided reveal himself. And like before, I was eager to greet him. All went well until the counter stopped cold at 2045. I waited a while longer for him to show and passed my time killing the various monster packs and the act bosses. I went to the pit, I did a trav and a meph run, I soloed baal, and still no D clone. What was going on here? A half an hour later and the counter remained at 2045. I figured all the clone hunters must have given up and looked elsewhere. Dissapointed, I left the game but came back thinking: "what the hell, the servers still hot. I'll throw in the dice and see what happens." The dice, ladies and gentlemen, turned out to be a 7. Immediately after the counter went up to 2046, I got the message :"Diablo walks the earth." My Soj proved to be the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. I went to the dark woods and there he was. Where Treehead used to be, the clone now took its place. The prodigal son returned. I greeted him with a smile and 5.2 K dmg spears in his face. Nothing happened, his life bar didn't even go down. At the same time he couldnt hurt me either cause my resists were all above 200. It proved to be a stalemate; I couldn't hurt him and he couldnt hurt me. I thought to myself :" Oh its like that. Ok, I'll play your little game.", and brought out my 9k damage hammerdin. He was my ace in the hole, the same hammerdin that dispatched him once before with a zon. Only this time, he was alone (no friends were online at the time). BAM BAM BAM, hammers were flying and the firestorm was raging. It was hell in the dark woods folks. And still, DC refused to go down. He was regenerating faster than my hammers could damage him. Once again, the battle turned out to be a stalemate. Now I started to get a little worried, the worst case scenario is I would have to call for others to help, but thats never going to happen. I am going to solo DC for the first time. Nothing is coming between me and that anni DC holding in his pockets like so many nickels and dimes. Just as he was determined to survive, I was resolved to beat him. At my wits end, I brought out my Blizz sorc, and she did what my bonemancer and hammerdin couldn't do: actually damage DC. She was running around helplessly, screaming "OMG OMG," and staticing DC when hes not busy throwing lightning at her. On more than one occassion her life went below 100 but she remained steadfast. When staticing no longer worked, she dropped snowcloud on him. This time it seemed to do the trick, and DC started to buckle under the pressure. He was losing. The battle lasted about 5 minutes and like before, he dropped an anni charm: 12/17/5. Not the greatest anni in the world, but its an anni nevertheless. And it would be a pleasant reminder of how I had beaten DC with no help from anyone. *ps* I found a wall of the eyeless in that mf game. Man I've been looking for one of those forever. Just an icing on the cake I guess. Till we meet again.