Team OfTheYear (tenaka) 20 points
February (Sorc - Cold/Light.) lvl 21 Act II Nml - 7 pts
March (Paladin Combat/Offensive) lvl 6 Act I Nml - 1 pt
April (Assassin Shadow/Trap) lvl 24 Act III Nml - 12 pts
Not much to report after our down time. Just plugging away at the first couple acts with everyone. Found a second Hand of Broc and an Artic Furs for the stash. Over and out. No I'm not out, its a saying. What do you mean who says that? People. Well ok apparently not people you know but just trust me. People say it.
As far as Psycho is concerned...well, he may log on today, and may not. He has RL issues at the moment. Perfect timing, just as the forums come back online, but the end result is he probably won't see these threads until Saturday, and won't have an updated board until Sunday earliest.
Sorry for all those who have lost characters, for whatever reason, or those who choose real-life over the joys of 1.10 HC. Remember that there is no time constraint for this tourney, feel free to take a holiday and come back in a few weeks time if things at home are getting out of control.
@ Sam: Obviously, I can't say one way or another whether a restart would be allowed given the circumstances. I'll tell Psycho your miseries at the earliest oppertunity, and see if we can't get back to you sometime over the weekend.
That's 3 destroyers, 3 cow kings, 3 * Act I Ntm, Sorceress has completed Act III, Barbarian is ready to face Duriel. I believe my math is right...?
Yes, my sorceress has made Nightmare Meph, and will not likely move on until she's level 70 or so. Given that Meph is yielding 1 mil experience on players 8, she shouldn't be too long at it, perhaps a week or two. But the other characters must catch up as well.
My builds are progressing quite nicely. I won't say they're as safe to play as summoners would be, but they are very entertaining, particularly my assassin. Cloak of Shadows is proving a real one-point wonder.
The assassin currently has a few points in venom and is trying to max Shadow Master. Fade, claw mastery, dragon claw and weapon block are all about half-maxed. So the Shadow Masteries are really the dominant tree in my build, with only the dragon claw for the damage and AR. It's working reasonably well - I don't kill things quickly, but I can kill them safely.
The Barbarian is a standard Concentrate barb, with one difference. I'm forgetting about Bash and maxing Shout and Beserk instead, for use in CS/WSK. No Iron Maiden in mid swing for this boy. Oh, of course, I'm also forgoing any masteries, because it's Forbidden.
The Sorceress is a Meteor speciallist. Nova is half-maxed, and I expect it to be maxed by hell so I can take on Fire-immunes. Meteor is maxed, and I'm working on Fire Mastery - damage is about 3600, at level 23 meteor with a Leaf staff. I am really pleased with my merc's progress, and ability to take on just about anything with his Holy Freeze aura, including Physical Immunes.
Some nice items too. Venom Grip, Moonfall, Steeldriver, an Ethereal Bonesnap for bosses, Zakarum's Hand, Hwanin's Justice, Boneslayer Blade, Infernostrides, Frostburn, low-level uniques, a few completed low-level sets. The prize mule is up to 80+ entries. My count of good rares is becoming impressive, and the Assy has three Amns, three Sols, a Shael and a whole heap of lower-level runes in her stash. All I need is a 5-socket Lance, and my mercs will be laughing.
Now all I need is some unique jewelry for the assassin. I have 2 nagelrings and a manald heal...where's that Raven Frost, damnit? I need the 'Cannot be Frozen' stat badly.
So as far as things to come...nothing except endless Meph runs, Countess runs and possible tomb raiding in search of that 5-socket Lance. No character will be progressing past Meph until he is level 70 at least, so I have some work to do!
Stay cool, don't get killed, and I'll see you next week!
Horus is storming ahead at p8 using a gambled rare morning star, stopped at the Outer Cloister wp having just befriended his first dire wolf. The other two are slower going with their weak early-game skills.
Not as impressive as CrazySorc, but Liselle finally caught up and made it to Act V. I continued through with her first three quests, and then ran pindle to hit level 30. Lightning Fury is unimpressive right now, hopefully it'll be better as I level up. Right now, Charged Strike kills all. It's great for large enemies, it's great for small packs...
Not a lot of great things in my prize mule. Best thing is Atma's Scarab. I've also got an ethereal and non-ethereal diggler, for those who want an almost-matching set.
The Druid has been hardest to play, because he relies on a decent weapon, and he hasn't really got one. He's got a 9-30 Broad Sword (extra damage to undead & demons) with 20% IAS plus a 15% IAS jewel, this might be OK upgraded to a Battle Sword but it'd have a Lvl 37 requirement, I believe. Shockwave is getting him through.
Neither the Paladin nor Necro have any defense whatsoever, so nightmare is a dangerous place. Both have the means to kill things, but they must be so careful. Pally has a rogue merc who has survived all the big battles, she's been a good choice.
Team Petro (PetroPanko) 67 points
Destroyer Haron (Necro Summon/Curse) - lvl 49 - Act V Nml
Athena - (Amazon Passive/Bow) lvl 31 - Act IV Nml
Hera (Sorc Cold/Light.) lvl 31 - Act IV Nml
Haron finally gets his Destroyer title. This is my first HC character so far Hi is runing Ball for Expirience and gear. In his second run hi get a rare eth, 20x ed pike (about 290 max damage) but without IAS and LL. Im thinking about using Larzuk quest to put Amn rune in it. What do You think?
Athena and Hera are parked in Act IV. I think Hera will go next. Athena is waiting for good bow as usual. Ive found some +max jewels. Im thinking about puting them into socketed armour to bost her psyhical damage and ML (strafe needs a lot of mana). I must check ilvl for 4 socket armour. If it is to high 3 socket one must be enough.
Price stash contains 49 items.
I wish You luck - Piotr
Congratulations to new Destroyers! Im so far away from that status:
Team Mages of Rainbow (Igor Potapov) 41 points Iarde (Amazon Passive/Bow) lvl 30 Act III Nml Rose (Assassin Shadow/Trap) lvl 27 Act III Nml Delon (Paladin Combat/Offensive) lvl 27 Act III Nml
Iarde has just completed all quests in act 3 except Mephs one. She found 29%MF Nagel along the way. It is saved in her stash until she kills Baal in current difficulty.
Rose is walking along Kurast with Natalya.
Delon tastes some drinks with Alkor in his house.
Hooray, the forums are back!! :clap: It's so lonely playing D2 without this place
A small update from me:
Team Blackadder (simeonb) - 5 points
Queenie - (Amazon - Bow/Passive) - lvl 11 - Act I Nml
Nursie - (Assassin - Shadow/Trap) - lvl 11 - Act I Nml
Edmund - (Druid - Shape/Summon) - lvl 8 - Act I Nml
Have defeated Blood Raven with Queenie and Nursie, and will do so with Edmund later today. Then it will be back to Queenie to run through Act I and go on to get the cube - there are already too many gems in the three stashes!
Team the Matrix II (Gouda) - 10 points
Morpheus - (Barb – Warcries/Com.Skills) – lvl 11 Act I Nml - 2 point
Merovingian - (Necro - Summon/Curse) – lvl 23 – Act I Nml - 7 points
Persephone - (Sorc Fire/Cold) – lvl 12 – Act I Nml - 2 point
Hopefully a bit more after the weekend, but we have visitors a friend a mine coming over, so we'll see. Merovingian just ran around and cubed up a lot of stuff. I had to try out persephone, who defeated bloodraven, and now has her first lvl 12 skill.
A cleglaws shield was the only find, still very dissappointing. In game playing terms I'm very happy with the amount of rares dropping. best find, as mentioned before:
Two-Hand Damage: 20 to 91
Durability: 22 of 25
Required Dexterity: 45
Required Strength: 60
Required Level: 9
Spear Class - Slow Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 19
+45% Enhanced Damage
+101 to Attack Rating
5% Mana stolen per hit
10% Increased Attack Speed
This allows my act II merc to one-hit kill everything so far, esp with the aid of amp.
Have fun, don't die,