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  1. crawlingdeadman

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    Hello again, everyone, I have a fine character to post up this time. He is named after a character in the movie Hero. I wanted to make him sorta themed as a character that only uses spears, but I found out that spears are really short changed in D2 especially for a pally so, I decided a pole arm was close enough. There's tons of love for pole arms in D2 so it was easy finding weapons. I played him solo up to around normal act 2 or 3 iirc. There were a couple play groups I played with, but in the end most of NM and Hell was Pyro and I using two, two-handed polearm pallies. It was great fun and the duo was very strong; covering each others downfalls. With only a little further ado:

    LongSky

    Stats/Skills:
    Name: LongSky
    Class: Paladin
    Experience: 1185369081
    Level: 86

    Naked/Gear
    Strength: 124/155
    Dexterity: 62/90
    Vitality: 324/324
    Energy: 15/15
    HP: 1182/1532
    Mana: 142/192
    Stamina: 473/473
    Defense: 15/1566
    AR: 295/1185

    Fire: 198/158/98
    Cold: 148/108/48
    Lightning: 196/156/96
    Poison: 165/125/65

    MF: 25 Block: 13
    GF: 0
    FR/W: 40
    FHR: 56
    IAS: 40
    FCR: 0

    Sacrifice: 20/23
    Smite: 1/4
    Holy Bolt: 0/0
    Zeal: 20/23
    Charge: 0/0
    Vengeance: 7/10
    Blessed Hammer: 0/0
    Conversion: 20/23
    Holy Shield: 0/0
    Fist of the Heavens: 0/0

    Might: 1/4
    Holy Fire: 0/0
    Thorns: 0/0
    Blessed Aim: 1/4
    Concentration: 1/4
    Holy Freeze: 0/0
    Holy Shock: 0/0
    Sanctuary: 0/0
    Fanaticism: 20/23
    Conviction: 0/0

    Prayer: 1/4
    Resist Fire: 0/0
    Defiance: 1/4
    Resist Cold: 0/0
    Cleansing: 1/4
    Resist Lightning: 0/0
    Vigor: 1/4
    Meditation: 0/0
    Redemption: 1/4
    Salvation: 1/4

    Gear:
    Obedience
    Great Poleaxe
    HelKoThulEthFal
    Two Hand Damage: 216 - 596
    Durability: 51 of 55
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 144
    Required Dexterity: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x57a167b0
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    30% Chance to cast level 21 Enchant when you Kill an Enemy
    +40% Faster Hit Recovery
    370% Enhanced Damage
    -25% Target Defense
    Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
    -25% to Enemy Fire Resistance
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +201 Defense
    +10 to Strength
    +10 to Dexterity
    All Resistances +22
    Requirements -20%
    5 Sockets (5 used)
    Socketed: Hel Rune
    Socketed: Ko Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Eth Rune
    Socketed: Fal Rune

    Raven Frost
    Ring
    Required Level: 45
    Fingerprint: 0xbbc10a65
    Item Level: 88
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +198 to Attack Rating
    Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    +18 to Dexterity
    +40 to Mana
    Cold Absorb 20%
    Cannot Be Frozen

    Ghoul Hold
    Ring
    Required Level: 48
    Fingerprint: 0x68f96d60
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +3 to Minimum Damage
    +119 to Attack Rating
    All Resistances +9
    Poison Resist +17%
    Damage Reduced by 2
    Magic Damage Reduced by 1

    String of Ears
    Demonhide Sash
    Defense: 108
    Durability: 22 of 22
    Required Level: 29
    Required Strength: 20
    Fingerprint: 0x3ede7b81
    Item Level: 49
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    8% Life stolen per hit
    +166% Enhanced Defense
    +15 Defense
    Damage Reduced by 15%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 13
    +10 Maximum Durability

    Highlord's Wrath
    Amulet
    Required Level: 65
    Fingerprint: 0x1f03a0d7
    Item Level: 86
    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

    Vampire Gaze
    Grim Helm
    Defense: 252
    Durability: 40 of 40
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 58
    Fingerprint: 0xaade51ab
    Item Level: 79
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    7% Life stolen per hit
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    15% Slower Stamina Drain
    All Resistances +15
    Damage Reduced by 18%
    Magic Damage Reduced by 11
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Um Rune

    Laying of Hands
    Bramble Mitts
    Defense: 79
    Durability: 12 of 12
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 50
    Fingerprint: 0xc97873d4
    Item Level: 87
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    +350% Damage to Demons
    +25 Defense
    Fire Resist +50%

    Chains of Honor
    Archon Plate
    DolUmBerIst
    Defense: 875
    Durability: 60 of 60
    Required Level: 63
    Required Strength: 103
    Fingerprint: 0x54bd95d3
    Item Level: 85
    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)

    Gore Rider
    War Boots
    Defense: 157
    Durability: 34 of 34
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 94
    Fingerprint: 0x4918f307
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +30% Faster Run/Walk
    15% Chance of Crushing Blow
    15% Deadly Strike
    10% Chance of Open Wounds
    +191% Enhanced Defense
    +20 Maximum Stamina
    Requirements -25%
    +10 Maximum Durability


    Switch:
    Call to Arms
    Crystal Sword
    AmnRalMalIstOhm
    One Hand Damage: 18 - 54
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 57
    Required Strength: 43
    Fingerprint: 0x24c44908
    Item Level: 82
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to All Skills
    +40% Increased Attack Speed
    261% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
    7% Life stolen per hit
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +4 to Battle Command
    +2 to Battle Orders
    +3 to Battle Cry
    Replenish Life +12
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    5 Sockets (5 used)
    Socketed: Amn Rune
    Socketed: Ral Rune
    Socketed: Mal Rune
    Socketed: Ist Rune
    Socketed: Ohm Rune

    Spirit
    Sacred Targe
    TalThulOrtAmn
    Defense: 111
    Chance to Block: 0
    Durability: 14 of 14
    Required Level: 47
    Required Strength: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xff8fac41
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +2 to All Skills
    +34% Faster Cast Rate
    +55% Faster Hit Recovery
    +250 Defense vs. Missile
    +22 to Vitality
    +110 to Mana
    Cold Resist +35%
    All Resistances +45
    Lightning Resist +35%
    Poison Resist +35%
    +3 Magic Absorb
    Attacker Takes Damage of 14
    4 Sockets (4 used)
    Socketed: Tal Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Ort Rune
    Socketed: Amn Rune

    Merc:
    Name: Zanarhi
    Race: Desert Mercenary
    Type: Off-Nightmare
    Experience: 77240796
    Level: 86
    Dead?: false

    Naked/Gear
    Strength: 188/188
    Dexterity: 151/151
    HP: 1807/1867
    Defense: 1330/1714
    AR: 1922/1922

    Fire: 173/133/73
    Cold: 203/163/103
    Lightning: 173/133/73
    Poison: 173/133/73

    Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
    Death Mask
    Defense: 126
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Level: 66
    Required Strength: 55
    Fingerprint: 0x51fbe6
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Minimum Damage
    10% Mana stolen per hit
    10% Life stolen per hit
    +45 Defense
    +60 to Life
    +30 to Mana
    All Resistances +23
    1 Sockets (1 used)
    Socketed: Shimmering Jewel of Joyfulness

    Shimmering Jewel of Joyfulness
    Jewel
    Required Level: 12
    Fingerprint: 0xe5fbe5d7
    Item Level: 85
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    +1 to Minimum Damage
    Cold Resist +8%
    Lightning Resist +8%
    Fire Resist +8%
    Poison Resist +8%

    Treachery
    Mage Plate
    ShaelThulLem
    Defense: 258
    Durability: 60 of 60
    Required Level: 43
    Required Strength: 55
    Fingerprint: 0x45ccced9
    Item Level: 69
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    5% Chance to cast level 15 Fade when struck
    25% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
    +2 to Assassin Skill Levels
    +45% Increased Attack Speed
    +20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Cold Resist +30%
    50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    3 Sockets (3 used)
    Socketed: Shael Rune
    Socketed: Thul Rune
    Socketed: Lem Rune

    The Reaper's Toll
    Thresher
    Two Hand Damage: 35 - 415
    Durability: 65 of 65
    Required Level: 75
    Required Strength: 114
    Required Dexterity: 89
    Fingerprint: 0x22ce2045
    Item Level: 88
    Version: Expansion 1.10+
    33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
    195% Enhanced Damage
    Ignore Target's Defense
    Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
    14% Life stolen per hit
    33% Deadly Strike
    Requirements -25%

    End of game LCS with might
    End of game LCS w/o might

    According to my screenshot folder, I started this guy way back in 2010.... guess I got distracted or something. I liked him immediately and spent a lot of time putting weapons on him, seeing how they'd work, then swapping around. The overwhelming power of the Paladin character shows through on LongSky since I could put whatever crap I wanted on him and he'd still soar right along. Here are some weapons I used along the way. This Insight blew pretty much everything out of the water until I could equip this Obedience. After obedience, that was pretty much it. I tried a few other things like using Reaper's on myself and these upped rares, but in the end this obedience won out easily. My main weapon switch for a long time was this Crescent Moon, it was great for vs bosses, but since it lowered my resists, I didn't use it much in the field. After gaining guardian I had one more Beatstick to try, Tomb Reaver. However, it just didn't match up. Obedience won mostly because its big drawback of having no ias didn't mean squat to me using fanat. I finally did make another obedience so that I could use Loh/gores over 2x IK pieces that I needed for the extra 25% ias.

    Game play was pretty easy once Pyro and I hooked up. He was running a two handed Avenger using Obedience we complimented each other well. Conviction let me worry less about AR and fanat let him worry about something other than IAS. When we split up, these drawbacks were apparent. I was hitting less and he was super slow. Great when together, though. I maxed Conversion because I wanted to try it out as crowd control and it worked great, but once pyro put delerium on his merc, I barely used it. I put the rest of my points into vengence for some PI killing, but my merc's reaper's took care of most of that. If I were to respec my guy again, I'd probably max BA for its hidden bonus and split the points between vengence and Conversion. I really liked the fact that I could put spare points wherever I wanted with no real drawbacks. I got all the utility defensive auras and only didnt use salvation. Cleanse, Redemption, Vigor, I liked having them on hand and hotkeyed most of them.

    Future plans include getting one more level so I can have charge again (forgot it on my last respec and I'm not going to respec again for one measly point). After that, I'll play him some more in MP games, then off to retirement.

    Noteable drops:
    Hellforge
    Pyro's Gul
    ias/22% ed jewel

    Action shot vs baal
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2013
  2. pharphis

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    nice write-up. I should have joined in! :p
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    If I remember correctly, this was the result of our last group failing to come together and settling on a play time.

    This run through was a blast, and it was actually one of the most enjoyable playthroughs I have done. The combination of Fanacticism/Conviction is just great, it works together seemlesly allowing for gear changes that weren't previously possible.

    Nice write-up! I'm working on getting caught up so I can post mine!
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    Great write-up, and I enjoyed the couple of Baals we did before the weekend. Congrats!
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    Congratz! :evil2:
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    Nice job!

    Conviction + fanaticism would make any additional characters that much more powerful, too, no matter what they are! But it is always awkward to hang around people who are hooking up, so I understand why it was just you two. Also, I heard Pyro got the MDR bug...

    Hero is a great movie, though.
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    Gratz!! Two handed paladins are my favourite.
    Am surprised you preferred polearms over spears tho. No ethereal upped hone sundans?
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    Awe, didn't mean to exclude anyone, we were just having a lot of fun doing a duo run through (for the most part). I meant to mention how we kept forgetting to check what dropped because we would roll along so quickly and smoothly. Many times i backed up several screens to check the drops.

    MDR bug?

    It is great, I recently went through my dvds and realized I had three movies directed by the same guy that are all pretty good. Have you seen House of Flying Daggers and Curse of the Golden Flower?
    I really wanted to go with spears as it fits the theme better, but I didn't have any that were all that great. If I'd had an upped, eth hone, I definitely would have used it. Looking for good runewords is what led me to realize how they'd gotten hosed. Seriously, would it have killed blizzard to make insight make-able in spears too?
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    Yea, I agree. The only RW that is actually good in spears is Botd. They really should have made any one of Oath/obedience/insight/crescent moon/infinity etc. a spear RW. Though I'm sure the HC group should probably have an eth hone somewhere? They can't exactly be rare, I self found two of them myself.

    Also, Nuada from Hellboy is my favourite fictional spear wielding character, though I haven't seen hero.
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    No eth hone here. I think I do remember seeing one though. Maybe solar?
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    I have like 4 and non of them are eth actually.
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    nice char cdm! started 2010?
    haha, that one took some time

    still wokring on a bunch of chars from 2011 myself

    i ripped an eth hone 2 years back :whistling:
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    This is what I got.

    I pick up every one with hope that is quickly dashed when it is non eth or even worse when I forgot what base type it is and think for a moment that this eth is the one I'm looking for.
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    How did you get all that stuff in HC?
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    Not dying usually helps.
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    Oh, so that's why you always want some of my gear?? :badteeth:
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    It equals out, you play more, but die more often. I play less, and die less often. You just happen to find the things I want.
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    I thought I was the only guy in our group who actually MFs? :p
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    Keep telling yourself that.

    I have maybe done 50 pit runs since the MFO.. does that count? But just wait.. once I get that enigma stuff will start moving!
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    Not dying, the last death I remember was a fire trapper in norm act 2; all her traps set off a ton of beetles and I got surrounded. Luckily I only lost some charms b/c I was in an MP game.

    I do MF, but it seems to me that I find more stuff just messing around killing things. I haven't been MFing much these days, more like rune hunting.

    Were you ever going to play some HC MP, Noisemaker? I never got TCP/IP hosting figured out, but the Hamachi thing is really cool and even I got it to work.

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