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Introducing Guardian Skunky-Stix (yep, another one...) ifr

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  1. skunkbelly

    skunkbelly IncGamers Member

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    Introducing Guardian Skunky-Stix (yep, another one...)

    Well, I thought it would be a while longer before Guardian #3, since I originally planned not to risk my lightning fury zon's life (she's my Countess runner, so it'd be no fun to lose her). But then I decided to go for it anyway, and Skunky-Stix reached her final goal tonight. I had to reroll the Ancients several times (like, a dozen at least)... I kept getting FE, or more than one lightning immune, or both at the same time. Finally, though, I got a decent roll, and after that the Ancients went down quick and easy. The trip to Baal was a little tricky, since level 2 of the Keep featured both gloams and oblivian knights... but level 3 was a cakewalk, as was the Throne. Baal was a snap, too (gotta love charged strike, a good valk, and a merc with a Kelpie). And the rat finally dropped me something real: my first SP Gheed's Fortune :) Balanced out, of course, by four useless rares and a Cathan's Seal :D

    So three classes down, four more to go. Unfortunately, three of those four (pally, barb, druid) are melee builds... I can't imagine they'll all be so successful. Also, none are further along than the Spider Forest (tesladin and FB/orb sorc), so none will become guardians for at least a week or so.

    Here are Skunky-Stix's final stats... nothing special, gear-wise, except for the Nature's Peace ring, courtesy of a random fallen boss in the Black Tower.

    Character name : Skunky-Stix
    Character type : Hardcore Amazon
    Character level : 89
    Character exp : 1568233976

    Strength : 95
    Energy : 15
    Dexterity : 184
    Vitality : 241

    Life : 1228 / 949
    Mana : 279 / 147
    Stamina : 468 / 393

    Shadow Master Ring <----- this one's nice!
    +7 to Strength
    +12 to Dexterity
    +29 to Attack Rating
    Fire Resist +21%
    Lightning Resist +11%
    Cold Resist +11%
    Poison Resist +11%
    Replenish Life +7

    Nature's Peace Ring
    Damage Reduced by 10
    Poison Resist +26%
    Slain Monsters Rest In Peace
    Prevent Monster Heal
    Level 5 Oak Sage (27/27 Charges)

    Smoke Mage Plate
    'NefLum'
    Defense: 409
    +10 to Energy
    +75% Enhanced Defense
    +280 Defense vs. Missile
    All Resistances +50
    -1 to Light Radius
    20% Faster Hit Recovery
    Level 6 Weaken (18/18 Charges)
    Socketed (2: 2 used)

    Skunky-Stix' Rockstopper Sallet
    Defense: 190
    +15 to Vitality
    +203% Enhanced Defense
    +6 to Minimum Damage
    Damage Reduced by 10%
    Fire Resist +33%
    Lightning Resist +21%
    Cold Resist +58%
    Adds 1-4 cold damage over 2 seconds
    30% Faster Hit Recovery
    Socketed (1: 1 used)

    Thundergod's Vigor War Belt
    Defense: 139
    +20 to Strength
    +20 to Vitality
    +164% Enhanced Defense
    +10% to Maximum Lightning Resist
    Adds 1-50 lightning damage
    +3 to Lightning Fury (Amazon Only)
    +3 to Lightning Strike (Amazon Only)
    +20 Lightning Absorb
    5% Chance to cast Level 7 Fist of the Heavens when struck

    Waterwalk Sharkskin Boots
    Defense: 117
    +15 to Dexterity
    +65 to Life
    +40 to Maximum Stamina
    +194% Enhanced Defense
    Heal Stamina Plus 50%
    +100 Defense vs. Missile
    +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
    20% Faster Run/Walk

    Doom Fist Chain Gloves
    Defense: 14
    +14 to Dexterity
    +48% Enhanced Defense
    Fire Resist +9%
    15% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +2 to Passive and Magic Skills (Amazon Only)
    Level 4 Cold Arrow (30/30 Charges)

    Raven Scarab Amulet
    Damage Reduced by 2
    Fire Resist +15%
    Lightning Resist +26%
    Cold Resist +15%
    Poison Resist +15%
    +1 to Amazon Skill Levels
    5% Chance to cast Level 3 Frost Nova when struck

    Plague Skewer Ceremonial Javelin
    Throw Damage: 25 to 76
    One-Hand Damage: 25 to 49
    Quantity: 80
    +41% Enhanced Damage
    +66 to Attack Rating
    Adds 3-6 cold damage over 4 seconds
    +21 poison damage over 4 seconds
    +1 to Amazon Skill Levels
    Required Level +5
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    +2 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)

    Rhyme Grim Shield
    'ShaelEth'
    Defense: 81
    Chance to Block: 65%
    +20% Increased Chance of Blocking
    Regenerate Mana 15%
    All Resistances +25
    50% Extra Gold from Monsters
    25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    40% Faster Block Rate
    Cannot Be Frozen
    Socketed (2: 2 used)

    Weapon Switch (for lightning/poison immunes):

    Buriza-Do Kyanon Ballista
    Two-Hand Damage: 97 to 384
    +35 to Dexterity
    +195% Enhanced Damage
    +131 Defense
    Adds 32-196 cold damage over 8 seconds
    80% Increased Attack Speed
    Freezes Target +3
    Piercing Attack [100]
    +222 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)

    Charms:

    Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Winter
    Adds 6-9 cold damage over 1 seconds
    +1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)

    Acrobatic Grand Charm of Life
    +5 to Life
    +1 to Passive and Magic Skills (Amazon Only)

    Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Sustenance
    +30 to Life
    +1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)

    And a few life/mana/resist charms.

    Mercenary Items: Vampire Gaze, Shaftstop, Kelpie Snare
     
  2. ricrestoni

    ricrestoni IncGamers Member

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    GG on the guardian! For your 3 melee builds, 3 words for you: windy, templar, doublethrower.
     
  3. Immortal_Slayer

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    Well Congratz on yet another guardian...you must be guardian crazy or sumthing....Crazy world domination hungry, guardianising people... :)


    -Slayer
     
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    Congrats on another Gaurdian! Good luck on the last three chars, melee chars are the hardest to play for me too :)
     
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    Congrats on another guardian Skunk! thats quite a feat.
    melee chars are AWESOME!!!

    best of luck with the rest of 'em.


    oh and OK's can't spawn on WSK 2
     
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    Congrats. Nice work. Nice skillers. Now don't even think about Ricrestoni's suggestion. Melee characters should be played in melee mod! At least Barbarian and Paladin.
    GL with the rest of you HC septavirate.
     
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    Congratz to your Guardian Skunk, mighty achievement.

    Good Luck with your future character

    DX
     
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    skunkbelly IncGamers Member

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    Hmm... lol, of course they can't. They must've been on level 3. Anyway, they were in there somewhere :D Luckily, they weren't too big on casting IM, so they only iced my merc once. The gloams on 2 were an issue, though, since they're both poison and lightning immune... had to sit there and jab the buggers. Ick.

    @ ric: I had a windy, but he died to FE Bremm Sparkfist at level 80 :( I've been thinking about a thrower... if I manage to find some decent weapons for one, I may give it a shot. My pally might do OK... he has a Demon Machine on switch, so if he has to he can keep his distance. Fingers crossed...
     
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    Congrats Skunk, I gotta pull myself together to catch you up, only got one guardian atm :p
     
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    Grats on Guardian, surely you have got lots of them lately :)
     
  11. skunkbelly

    skunkbelly IncGamers Member

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    They've been in progress for quite a while... I take a character up to hell difficulty , then park them after the Den of Evil quest. Once I get several characters up to that point, I start to get itchy, and I start on hell. At this point, I actually have three other chars in hell at various points (sorc and pally at the start of act 3, frenzy barb in act 1), and three others in the middle of NM (blizz/wall sorc, mauler druid, and a completely retired singing barb (great in NM, but too weak even in act 1 hell).

    Anyway, I'm fully aware that I've gotten my easy guardians first... skellimancer, LF zon and trapper aren't exactly the biggest challenges. These next few characters will be the real test.
     
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    Congratz buddy, well done
     
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    Mordalles IncGamers Member

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    theres no easy guardian build. great going.

    tip on the druid. go for the shock and awe (armageddon+shockwave) build.
    it worked for me in hc.
     
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    Wow, a Guardian! You should be very proud of yourself even if it is a Javazon. :p
     
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    Grats on the 3rd Guardian skunk. 3 more than I could ever get.
     
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    daaaaaaaaaaaamn! that's a lot of guardians!! congrats on another one!!!
     

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