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Guardian Ralin the Green

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Cormallon, Apr 12, 2007. | Replies: 16 | Views: 2237

  1. Cormallon

    Cormallon IncGamers Member

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    Guardian Ralin the Green

    Today I got my second Guardian: Ralin the Green, a necromancer.

    I played him in the Green with Envy tournament (Thanks, jgreg7, for that one!), he had the restriction that he and his merc could wear only set items in each slot once he found one.

    The build is a standard fishymancer (yes, I know... cheesy...), but without +skills, even a fishy isn't THAT easy. I experienced once again the weirdness of skellies (or better, the corresponding skills). We all know about diminishing returns for skills, but for skellies, it is quite the other way round... the skills above 20 make them extraordinary strong. Visit some skill calculator, and you'll see the huge increase in skellie power for every skill point above 20. In act 5, with 21 points in SM and RS, the ancients tore my army apart with ease. I looked for a skill shrine, and those +2 skills made all the difference I needed.

    Skills were placed in RS, SM and CE (20 each), a few in amp (5) to increase range, one in all other curses except lower resist, 5 in summon resist, 5 in revives, one in every golem and prereqs. Two points are unspent.

    Stats: Strength 70 (98 wth equip), Vitality 250, Dexterity 150, Energy 25.

    Resists in hell: 36/63/18/21

    Equipment:
    Cathan's Visage
    Cathan's Mesh
    Cathan's Seal x2
    Tancred's Weird
    Tancred's Crowbill
    Sigon's Sabot
    Sigon's Wrap
    Sigon's Guard (PEmerald)
    Iratha's Cuff

    On switch:
    Cleglaw's Tooth
    Cleglaw's Claw

    Merc (A2, Might)
    Isenhart's Case
    Naj's Circlet
    Hwanin's Justice (PEmerald)

    That equip gave me +1 skills and a total of about 130 MF (he didn't find anything extraordinary though). Charms were mostly resist ones, I didn't find really good ones... quite a few large and grand charms among these.

    After all, this tournament was fun. This char was my second attempt, the first one died in NM and was a pally (hammerdin).
  2. poopie_pants

    poopie_pants IncGamers Member

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    Nicely done Cormallon, getting a fishymancer through HC Hell wearing nothing higher than Classic set items is no easy task, I imagine. Congrats on the Guardian :thumbsup: .

    -PP
  3. LprMan

    LprMan IncGamers Member

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    Congratulations! :sunny:
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    XorceR IncGamers Member

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    Getting him to Guardian with such equip is quite an accomplishment. Congrats :thumbsup:
  5. Grisu

    Grisu IncGamers Member

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    Congrats on this one!

    A Guardian is already a great achievement, but a tournament guardian (who wears only set items...) is simply outstanding! I've seen in the tournament thread that you even didn't twink a starter set, right? That's just amazing...

    and gg on the skill shrine for the ancients!:thumbsup: I wouldn't have thought of that :embarassed:
  6. Ugla

    Ugla IncGamers Member

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    Congrats on the Guard :flowers:
    Which golem was your favorite? Also, haven't you found a single piece of some advanced set, or have you just kept those basic sets for their partial bonuses?
  7. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Fantastic achievement but with those restrictions ... wow. Simply wow.
  8. Klæmint Vágadal

    Klæmint Vágadal IncGamers Member

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    Amazing...simply amazing.
  9. kazh

    kazh IncGamers Member

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    Hm, congratz man.
    Damn, in years of SP ... i NEVER made a Guardian.

    Hope I got the balls to do that after all these years... :)
  10. Nerigazh

    Nerigazh IncGamers Member

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    Grats! Lucky find on Hwanin's so that you could use Might merc :laugh:
  11. Cormallon

    Cormallon IncGamers Member

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    I usually had a fire golem. The clay golem was used against bosses, but he had a lot less life and died often.

    I didn't find many expansion set item, Hwanin's Justice is the most useful for sure. Others are Naj's Circlet (two of them, one of these on the merc), Laying of Hands (I chose Iratha's for the cold resist, fire was good enough), Sander's Superstition, Sander's Taboo, and Sander's Riprap. No set is complete, and my set item stash (besides what he and the merc are wearing) contains 42 items. I didn't count the uniques, everything went straight into my HC grail stash which grew by about 25 items, and excess ones went into my HC collect stash. All HC chars I have are untwinked, so I don't know if I'll ever use this collection :scratch:



  12. cogline

    cogline IncGamers Member

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    in that case you probably should just offer the stash out to someone as a gift ;)

    just kidding! At least make it a competition!! :D
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    Congrats on the Pat, especially with the tournament restrictions, yet again proving the resilience of the fishymancer.
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    AJK IncGamers Member

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    I guess maxicek needs to play more HC.

    Congratulations, Cormallon! Icky resists, by the way.
  15. maxicek

    maxicek IncGamers Member

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    Never have. I thought I never will either, but all these Guardians around are starting to raise my interest.



  16. ron

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    Well done! I feel like a wuss for using the gear I had to Guardian my skellimancer.
  17. Zaliqai

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    Great effort and congratulations! :thumbsup:

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