Lately there are a more than few of us, more or less, active 99 runners so I think instead of writting on different threads there should be one thread completely dedicated to 99 theorycrafting.
We will still use 99 Progress thread for reporting progress and this thread would be about which way would be „the best“ to take char to 99 depending on choice of character, build and equipment.
I don't mean this to be a guide or something like that, I want this to be „how you would get your char to 99“ thread, it doesn't mean that you have to do it, but it can help other 99 runners.
Any questions, opinions and comments are welcome.
For example :
After finishing my untwinked 99 Sorc I was thinking which desicions were good and which were bad. If I were doing it from begining I would do it like this:
-questing as Blizz Sorc until hell LK
-run hell LK for some MF charms
-run hell Meph for some basic equipment depending on need
-run hell Pindle until clvl 94
-run hell AT untill clvl 98
-respec to Lightning/Fire Wall and run Nihl and do Ancients quest for 99 (I did Ancients quest with clvl 94)
-questing as Traper until hell Pindle
-run hell Pindle until clvl 90-94
-run hell CS(p8) + Diablo(p7) until 98
-run hell Nihl until 99 (+ Ancients quest)
Now I'm not sure if Baal would be faster from 94 until 98, maybe not if one has good equipment such as godly fcr +2 sin amulet and tiara.
Cloak of Shadows is a great crowd control in Nihls place, it prevents Leapers from shooting those deadly clouds.
Skills are pretty much straightforward, max LS and its synergies, 1 point in CoS, BoS (or if you prefer Fade but I think that is not necessary), rest in Fire Blast.
For equipment, it really depends what you have in your stashes, but if you go with no-Baal route than I would recomend 99%FCR BP because you will for sure use teleport a lot.
-run Pits until clvl 98
-run Nihl until 99 (+ Ancients quest)
Make sure you have a good map with minimum 3 or 4 shrines next to entrance of Pits and 2 shrines for Nihl.