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Complete Guide To Get Hellfire (with screenies), By Cidco (Updated 08/01/05)

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Complete Guide To Get Hellfire (with screenies), By Cidco (Updated 08/01/05)

Source: My Site.

Alright I will guide you with what I did and what you need to get to the very end.
I will try to update this constantly if I have the time. Look at the bottom to see what new things have been added.

I found out that for every member in your party that's inside the portal gets a potion called "Standard of Heroes". So if you have 4 people who are inside Tristram, the last boss will drop 4 Standard of Heroes. You can hold more than one Standard of Heroes. When you ID the Hellfire, the class skills/attributes/resists vary.
Rumor: When you have a Standard of Heroes equipped in your inventory, you will not lose experience if you die.

Here's a screenshot of Standard of Heroes.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Nuc...reenshot106.jpg
Here's a screenshot of Hellfire.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Nuc...reenshot107.jpg

Step 1:
Get these keys.
Key of Terror : Countress (in Act 1, Black Marsh - Forgotten Tower)
Key of Hate: Summoner (in Act 2, Arcane Sanctuary)
Key of Destruction: Nihlathak (in Act 5, Halls of Vaught)
There is a 1/34 chance to get these keys, so keep doing these runs until you get three keys.

Step 2:
Once you have gotten 3 keys, transmute them in the cube inside Act 5.
The first boss will be Uber Izzy, as shown here.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Nuc...reenshot089.jpg
You will receive Mephisto's Brain, as shown here.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Nuc...reenshot103.jpg

Step 3:
Once you have gotten another 3 keys, and after defeating Uber Izzy and having Meph's Brain on the same character.
You will have to transmute the 3 keys inside Act 5 and Uber Duriel will appear, as shown here.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Nuc...reenshot091.jpg
You will receive Baal's Eye, as shown here.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Nuc...reenshot092.jpg

Step 4:
Once you have gotten another 3 keys, and defeated Uber Izzy + Uber Duriel abd having Meph's Brain + Baal's Eye on the same character.
You will have to transmute the 3 keys inside Act 5 and Lilith will appear, as shown here.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Nuc...reenshot095.jpg
You will receive Diablo's Horn, as shown here.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Nuc...reenshot096.jpg

Step 5:
Once you have gotten those three relics, transmute them in the cube inside Act 5.
Then a portal called "Tristram" will appear.
Three boss will appear, as shown under:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Nuc...reenshot098.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Nuc...reenshot099.jpg
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/Nuc...reenshot105.jpg (took off game name + password for personal reasons)

Oh yea, forgot to add in. Minions keeps respawning each time you kill a group of them.
Also, you cannot create TPs in Tristram.
Baal has no extra skills, just his main ones in Act 5.
Dclone has no extra skills, just his main ones when he pops up for anni.
Mephisto has conviction and is very fast moving. So I suggest killing him last.

Tips:
1.) I think this is an obvious one, have an 8 member group. It will be quicker if you do.
2.) Characters I suggest using: A sorber (with 90 all resists), a pally with salvation (to give the group max resists), a ww barb for bo (a must have for more life/mana/defense), and hammerdins (for damage).

If you have any questions, please PM me.

Thanks to the guys who helped me on this task:
jds666
KoJ
Crust
PePiTo
PissedOffPolak
Unclepenny
Snickerfritzer
(If there's anyone who I forgot to include, tell meh tongue.gif)

Updated:
Tips - 08/01/05
Screenshots - 08/02/05

Future Updates:
More characters to use
What gear to use
Quickest ways to complete this
 

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A Few Comments

I must agree, Lifetap is a must for anyone going toe to toe with any of these bosses, whether it be from a necro, or from Dracul's Grasp Unique Gloves, or some other source. Before the reset, I made a few runs as well, and found smiters and zealots with lifetap to be quite effective against all bosses as well, just make sure lifetap is in effect. Sorcs are virtually useless against all these bosses, except maybe a lit sorc, and maybe just for crowd control against the big three. My only other comment is that the first three portals, to Izzy, Durial, and Lilith may open in any order. I fought Lilith the first time I opened one, not Izzy. And as far as the "Lesser 3" go, I'd say Lilith is the big challenge, poison resists at MAX (95 if possible) are a MUST.
 

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From my experience (which is admittedly not much), a hammerdin would only be useful for crowd control of the minions in Uber Tristram. From what I saw he didn't do much (if any) damage to mephisto, and despite great gear, died pretty quickly.
 
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IronCamel said:
Are you allowed to link to other forums?
Depends, mostly no if the forums are competing with dii.net. However, I seem to recall dracoy got permission from the admins to post his forum a while ago when he started it.
 

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SuggestiveName said:
Depends, mostly no if the forums are competing with dii.net. However, I seem to recall dracoy got permission from the admins to post his forum a while ago when he started it.
Actually no, they can remove link if they want. I just posted the source since its not my guide and the guide is pretty extensive. I think the picture sat the source work.

Aragon if this isnt allowed feel free to remove link.
 
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Dracoy said:
Actually no, they can remove link if they want. I just posted the source since its not my guide and the guide is pretty extensive. I think the picture sat the source work.

Aragon if this isnt allowed feel free to remove link.
Ah, I'd seen you post the link before, and I figured you knew enough to get permission.
 
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Dracoy said:
Nope never posted before. Started forum August 1st. Doesnt really matter edited it out. nice to hear from you again suggestive ;)
You too, maybe I was thinking of your website you posted? Or maybe I'm just on crack again. Either way, better safe than sorry, probably a good call on that edit.
 

Dracoy

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SuggestiveName said:
You too, maybe I was thinking of your website you posted? Or maybe I'm just on crack again. Either way, better safe than sorry, probably a good call on that edit.
Yea, prewebsite. I posted for help on what should i do or something when i created the site. It got deleted even though it hadnt come out yet O_O or something dont remember.
 

RTB

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I found out that for every member in your party that's inside the portal gets a potion called "Standard of Heroes".
It's not a potion, just a misc item.

There is a 1/34 chance to get these keys, so keep doing these runs until you get three keys.
1 in 12 is a much better approximation. Where the hell did that 1 in 34 chance come from anyway? :confused:
 

AnimeCraze

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Does the 1/12 come from the fact that more than 1 item drops, and each of them has 1/34 chance? That seems like a logical explaination to me.
 

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What happens if I transmute 3 keys to get one of the Izzy, Lillith or Duriel and I cannot kill them? Do I have to look for another 3 keys the next game onwards??

Which means that unless I'm confident to kill them else do not transmute the stuff first...
 

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RTB said:
It's not a potion, just a misc item.


1 in 12 is a much better approximation. Where the hell did that 1 in 34 chance come from anyway? :confused:

What the hell? Didn't you say in another thread that it was 1/65 ?
 

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What happens if I transmute 3 keys to get one of the Izzy, Lillith or Duriel and I cannot kill them? Do I have to look for another 3 keys the next game onwards??

Which means that unless I'm confident to kill them else do not transmute the stuff first...

Yes you lose everything