μύρια • Mūríos Project - The Pursuit of 10K

maxicek

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I was hoping to pass the 8K mark before the next update, but seeing as @TheNix is within a single character's gap, my hand if forced :)

Mūríos Project Totals:
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Name:            HC/SC:  Versions:       M/Pats:  Levels:  Start Date:
--------------- ------ -------------- ------- ------- -----------
maxicek          SC      1.07 - 1.13     96       7891     2005
TheNix           Both    1.07 - 1.14     83       6923     2002-08-23
PhineasB         Both    1.13 - 1.14     70       6000     2012
D2DC             Both    1.07 - 1.14     51       4221     2013-05-19
Drystan          HC      1.13/1.14       49+      3907     2006
Timiniator       SC      1.07 - 1.14     41       3230     2000
Grape            SC      1.07/1.13       36       3129     2012
ioupainmax       SC      1.14d           29       2482     2007-06-21
drmalawi         Both    1.14            17       1443     2016
T72on1           SC      1.14d           16       1333     2016-03-20
Babyhell         Both    1.14d           14       1262     2018-12
Vildecor         Both    1.14d            0          0     2020

Some new charactes from my 2h Sword sept, also some not written up. I have some Druids I will write up together. I made some new sorcs in 1.07 too, and a few characters got levelled.

Here is the breakdown:
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Levels       1.07    1.10a    1.10+
------       ----    ----     ----
Amazon        145              695
Assassin       69             1851
Barbarian     142              913
Druid                          696
Necromancer                    527
Paladin       125              980
Sorceress     783      84      881

Total        1264      84     6543

Grand Total                   7891
 
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Now that the MFO is over, I can at least put my first re-entry in here! (once again borrowing @Babyhell's character table!)

Code:
Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
---------------     --------            --------------      -----
Raine               Sorceress           Blizzballer         92

Mūríos Project Totals:
Code:
Name:            HC/SC:  Versions:       M/Pats:  Levels:  Start Date:
--------------- ------ -------------- ------- ------- -----------
maxicek          SC      1.07 - 1.13     96       7891     2005
TheNix           Both    1.07 - 1.14     83       6923     2002-08-23
PhineasB         Both    1.13 - 1.14     70       6000     2012
D2DC             Both    1.07 - 1.14     51       4221     2013-05-19
Drystan          HC      1.13/1.14       49+      3907     2006
Timiniator       SC      1.07 - 1.14     41       3230     2000
Grape            SC      1.07/1.13       36       3129     2012
ioupainmax       SC      1.14d           29       2482     2007-06-21
drmalawi         Both    1.14            17       1443     2016
T72on1           SC      1.14d           16       1333     2016-03-20
Babyhell         Both    1.14d           14       1262     2018-12
Vildecor         Both    1.14d            1         92     2020

Now is the perfect time for new entrants to come along and challenge me for last place!
 

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Wrath Strafer build: checked!
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Code:
Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
---------------     --------            --------------      -----
JohnnyBeGood        Paladin             Hammerdin           96 -- Retreated character
IpBanPrevales       Assassin            Lightning trap      95 -- Retreated character
BabyBaba            Barbarian           WWhirler            94 -- Retreated character
BabySorc            Sorceress           Fireball            94 -- Retreated character
Noobazon            Amazon              Furyzon             92 -- Retreated character
BabyNinetyNiner     Paladin             FanaZealer          91 -- Retreated character
BabyPoBones         Necromancer         Novamancer          81 -- Retreated character
Tournamenteress     Sorceress           Blizzard            94
ZerkAndDestroy      Barbarian           PitZerker           92
ThouShallNotDie*    Paladin             ConvictionZealer    91
LightningRiderS     Amazon              Furyzon             93 + 2
AlreadyDead*        Necromancer         Skellimancer        83
Frida*              Amazon              Random LF/CS roll   85
Zorro*              Druid               Windy druid & bear  83
Blackstar           Amazon              Wrath Strafer       87 + 87
                                        Total             1350

Mūríos Project Totals:
Code:
Name:            HC/SC:  Versions:       M/Pats:  Levels:  Start Date:
--------------- ------ -------------- ------- ------- -----------
maxicek          SC      1.07 - 1.13     96       7891     2005
TheNix           Both    1.07 - 1.14     83       6923     2002-08-23
PhineasB         Both    1.13 - 1.14     70       6000     2012
D2DC             Both    1.07 - 1.14     51       4221     2013-05-19
Drystan          HC      1.13/1.14       49+      3907     2006
Timiniator       SC      1.07 - 1.14     41       3230     2000
Grape            SC      1.07/1.13       36       3129     2012
ioupainmax       SC      1.14d           29       2482     2007-06-21
drmalawi         Both    1.14            17       1443     2016
Babyhell         Both    1.14d           15       1350     2018-12
T72on1           SC      1.14d           16       1333     2016-03-20
Vildecor         Both    1.14d            1         92     2020
 
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So what's the whole deal on this thing. Like does it have to be different types of characters? Can it all be say, cold sorcs for example? I used to speed run twinked sorcys through hbaal and level 80 in 3 hours. Was just a good fun way to pass an evening for me for a while there. Does that count? You guys just look through all your saves from all time and add them up or what?
 
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On my side I'll go with different end builds or from tournaments successes, but for leveling it could be different - Tournamenteress had been full fire before respec to Blizzard for example, I may have some lightning and fire sorcs coming at some point.

Regarding socketing characters (I mean rushed characters as you say it, even if it was not the point), I guess there's no rule here...rushed characters in MP game sessions would be a different story maybe.

Anyway, 3 hours lvl 80, congrats, I don't know if I'm able to complete normal even with a sorc xD
 

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On my side I'll go with different end builds or from tournaments successes, but for leveling it could be different - Tournamenteress had been full fire before respec to Blizzard for example, I may have some lightning and fire sorcs coming at some point.

Regarding socketing characters (I mean rushed characters as you say it, even if it was not the point), I guess there's no rule here...rushed characters in MP game sessions would be a different story maybe.

Anyway, 3 hours lvl 80, congrats, I don't know if I'm able to complete normal even with a sorc xD

I think my fastest time was like 3 hours 40 minutes ish so probably most of the time it was 4 or over. I don't even think that's an impressive time. I believe nightfish got really good at them and posted a 3:20 hell sorc back in 2007. And also the current untwinked world record sorc speed run is an astonishing 3:27. Of course the focus of those runs wasn't getting a high level, but it really wouldn't be so much of an issue to have just done a few p8 pindles or eldritch or baal runs if you're all tricked out.
 

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My count includes rushed characters from 1.07, but all are properly played characters. By that I mean not HF rushees that I took to Baal to get the count up, characters that I actually equipped and use.

Basically anything that is a Mat/Pat/Guardian. No classic characters though.

You won’t get to 10K without some duplicate (or close to) builds, so 125 clvl 80 Blizz sorcs works.
 
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So, another 85 levels to add to my tally with Matriarch PolluxCastor. All 84 of my Mats/Pats/Guardian have been non-rushed, solo, single player characters; when it comes to gaming I'm somewhat antisocial.




Mūríos Project Totals:
Code:
Name:            HC/SC:  Versions:       M/Pats:  Levels:  Start Date:
--------------- ------ -------------- ------- ------- -----------
maxicek          SC      1.07 - 1.13     96       7891     2005
TheNix           Both    1.07 - 1.14     84       7008     2002-08-23
PhineasB         Both    1.13 - 1.14     70       6000     2012
D2DC             Both    1.07 - 1.14     51       4221     2013-05-19
Drystan          HC      1.13/1.14       49+      3907     2006
Timiniator       SC      1.07 - 1.14     41       3230     2000
Grape            SC      1.07/1.13       36       3129     2012
ioupainmax       SC      1.14d           29       2482     2007-06-21
drmalawi         Both    1.14            17       1443     2016
Babyhell         Both    1.14d           15       1350     2018-12
T72on1           SC      1.14d           16       1333     2016-03-20
Vildecor         Both    1.14d            1         92     2020
 

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My dedicated Travincal sorceress had made it tonight! Pretty straightforward Blizzard build, with Death Fathom and Nightwing's veil. Had to jump a bunch of cold immunes, but that's what Teleport is all about afterall :p

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Oh, and btw, she already found a really nice rock at Travincal... fast career start!

Now one Mat/Pat/Guardian from the 1500 total i targeted this year, go go go!

Code:
Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
---------------     --------            --------------      -----
JohnnyBeGood        Paladin             Hammerdin           96 -- Retreated character
IpBanPrevales       Assassin            Lightning trap      95 -- Retreated character
BabyBaba            Barbarian           WWhirler            94 -- Retreated character
BabySorc            Sorceress           Fireball            94 -- Retreated character
Noobazon            Amazon              Furyzon             92 -- Retreated character
BabyNinetyNiner     Paladin             FanaZealer          91 -- Retreated character
BabyPoBones         Necromancer         Novamancer          81 -- Retreated character
Tournamenteress     Sorceress           MFBlizzard          94
ZerkAndDestroy      Barbarian           PitZerker           93 + 1
ThouShallNotDie*    Paladin             ConvictionZealer    91
LightningRiderS     Amazon              Furyzon             93
AlreadyDead*        Necromancer         Skellimancer        83
Frida*              Amazon              Random LF/CS roll   85
Zorro*              Druid               Windy druid & bear  83
Blackstar           Amazon              Wrath Strafer       87
TraviRunnerS        Sorceress           TraviBlizzard       85 + 85
                                        Total             1436



Mūríos Project Totals:
Code:
Name:            HC/SC:  Versions:       M/Pats:  Levels:  Start Date:
--------------- ------ -------------- ------- ------- -----------
maxicek          SC      1.07 - 1.13     96       7891     2005
TheNix           Both    1.07 - 1.14     84       7008     2002-08-23
PhineasB         Both    1.13 - 1.14     70       6000     2012
D2DC             Both    1.07 - 1.14     51       4221     2013-05-19
Drystan          HC      1.13/1.14       49+      3907     2006
Timiniator       SC      1.07 - 1.14     41       3230     2000
Grape            SC      1.07/1.13       36       3129     2012
ioupainmax       SC      1.14d           29       2482     2007-06-21
drmalawi         Both    1.14            17       1443     2016
Babyhell         Both    1.14d           16       1436     2018-12
T72on1           SC      1.14d           16       1333     2016-03-20
Vildecor         Both    1.14d            1         92     2020
 
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1500: checked!
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Her Matriarch thread here, my 4th and last amazon of 2020 :) Will have to check my year's goals to see what I have left for december... :p

Code:
Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
---------------     --------            --------------      -----
JohnnyBeGood        Paladin             Hammerdin           96 -- Retreated character
IpBanPrevales       Assassin            Lightning trap      95 -- Retreated character
BabyBaba            Barbarian           WWhirler            94 -- Retreated character
BabySorc            Sorceress           Fireball            94 -- Retreated character
Noobazon            Amazon              Furyzon             92 -- Retreated character
BabyNinetyNiner     Paladin             FanaZealer          91 -- Retreated character
BabyPoBones         Necromancer         Novamancer          81 -- Retreated character
Tournamenteress     Sorceress           MFBlizzard          94
ZerkAndDestroy      Barbarian           PitZerker           93
ThouShallNotDie*    Paladin             ConvictionZealer    91
LightningRiderS     Amazon              Furyzon             93
AlreadyDead*        Necromancer         Skellimancer        83
Frida*              Amazon              Random LF/CS roll   85
Zorro*              Druid               Windy druid & bear  83
Blackstar           Amazon              Wrath Strafer       87
TraviRunnerS        Sorceress           TraviBlizzard       87 + 2
DiscoBowie          Amazon              M'avina Magezon     84 + 84
                                        Total             1523



Mūríos Project Totals:
Code:
Name:            HC/SC:  Versions:       M/Pats:  Levels:  Start Date:
--------------- ------ -------------- ------- ------- -----------
maxicek          SC      1.07 - 1.13     96       7891     2005
TheNix           Both    1.07 - 1.14     84       7008     2002-08-23
PhineasB         Both    1.13 - 1.14     70       6000     2012
D2DC             Both    1.07 - 1.14     51       4221     2013-05-19
Drystan          HC      1.13/1.14       49+      3907     2006
Timiniator       SC      1.07 - 1.14     41       3230     2000
Grape            SC      1.07/1.13       36       3129     2012
ioupainmax       SC      1.14d           29       2482     2007-06-21
Babyhell         Both    1.14d           17       1523     2018-12
drmalawi         Both    1.14            17       1443     2016
T72on1           SC      1.14d           16       1333     2016-03-20
Vildecor         Both    1.14d            1         92     2020
 

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The story is still to be written, but anyway, here is his dedicated thread, with dumps/build/gearing evolution. He had been pretty lucky on NM, getting a uHierophant Trophy from Baal and Um from the forge (Hell had been Lum... somehow close, isn't it?), and in Hell a 20 Shape-shifting lifer valued the journey.

Map-wise, he got a swastika Flayer dungeon lvl 3 map (NM), and he ends with a really nice Hell WSK/Baal running one.

I bet it will be my last 2020 update, as ZerkAndDestroy grabbed his lvl 94, and Frida died meanwhile, and for now I don't plan to Mat/Pat/Guardian any new char (i'll keep BrianTribute Guardian shot for next year, or I'm going to make my deeds collection grow, too sloppy lately), so... cheers!
Code:
Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
---------------     --------            --------------      -----
JohnnyBeGood        Paladin             Hammerdin           96 -- Retreated
IpBanPrevales       Assassin            Lightning trap      95 -- Retreated
BabyBaba            Barbarian           WWhirler            94 -- Retreated
BabySorc            Sorceress           Fireball            94 -- Retreated
Noobazon            Amazon              Furyzon             92 -- Retreated
BabyNinetyNiner     Paladin             FanaZealer          91 -- Retreated
BabyPoBones         Necromancer         Novamancer          81 -- Retreated
Tournamenteress     Sorceress           MFBlizzard          94
ZerkAndDestroy      Barbarian           PitZerker           94 + 1
ThouShallNotDie*    Paladin             ConvictionZealer    91
LightningRiderS     Amazon              Furyzon             93
AlreadyDead*        Necromancer         Skellimancer        83 -- Retreated
Frida*              Amazon              Random LF/CS roll   85 -- RIP
Zorro*              Druid               Windy druid & bear  83
Blackstar           Amazon              Wrath Strafer       87
TraviRunnerS        Sorceress           TraviBlizzard       87
DiscoBowie          Amazon              M'avina Magezon     84
Inc_Damager         Paladin             Avenger             83 + 83
                                        Total             1607

Mūríos Project Totals:
Code:
Name:            HC/SC:  Versions:       M/Pats:  Levels:  Start Date:
--------------- ------ -------------- ------- ------- -----------
maxicek          SC      1.07 - 1.13     96       7891     2005
TheNix           Both    1.07 - 1.14     84       7008     2002-08-23
PhineasB         Both    1.13 - 1.14     70       6000     2012
D2DC             Both    1.07 - 1.14     51       4221     2013-05-19
Drystan          HC      1.13/1.14       49+      3907     2006
Timiniator       SC      1.07 - 1.14     41       3230     2000
Grape            SC      1.07/1.13       36       3129     2012
ioupainmax       SC      1.14d           29       2482     2007-06-21
Babyhell         Both    1.14d           18       1607     2018-12
drmalawi         Both    1.14            17       1443     2016
T72on1           SC      1.14d           16       1333     2016-03-20
Vildecor         Both    1.14d            1         92     2020
 
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Kostezenn (lvl 32) - A5 Normal
Oh boy, it's been a while. RL sent me into quite a D2 break.. That lasted so long, that I kinda lost the desire to play anymore. Just now picking up the mouse again! Getting back into it with a Ribcracker Fury Druid thanks to @hackedagainanda donation. Making a post celebrating the (near) completion of Normal shows what a low bar I have stooped to! :LOL:
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Plenty of +dmg gear/charms to get him going.
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Crafted Horadric Staff is not quite as nice as Khalim's, but he is going to be staff-only.
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A 'Malice' War Staff got him through A3-A4. We will never speak of that again... :rolleyes:
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Let the FUN BEGIN!!!
 
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Kostezenn (lvl 64) - A5 NM
This Ribby from @hackedagainanda was the whole purpose of this Fury build. Upgrading from normal Ribby took damage from ~2200 to just over 5000. Then, with 'Fortitude' he hits 7000+. Time to trick him out with some better gear and my 1.07 dmg charms and see what he can really do.. ;)
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A couple of decent finds. Don't think I had a perfect Shroud yet. ;)
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Some foreshadowing..
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Well, that took him well over 9k dmg.. I was a bit disappointed, but still figured that I still need to level him up, pump some more STR and should be able to eclipse the 10k mark. Oh wait. Then Might kicked in.. 9k was w/o Might.. pumped STR to a beefy 285, and that took Fury damage up to a respectable: 5396-12k :LOL:
Code:
Grand:
+35 max
+31 max
+26 max
+25 max/+52 AR
+20 max/+124 AR
+20 max/+113 AR
+14 max/+117 AR
+14 max/+110 AR

Large:
+19 max
+16 max/+44 AR

Small:
+6 max/+16 AR
+6 max/+11 HP
+4 max/+18 HP
+3 max/+11 AR/+19 HP
+2 max/+10 AR/+19 HP
+2 max/+11 AR/+17 HP

Edit: Just to be certain, NO ADDITIONAL IAS is needed with a +65% Ribcracker, right? Basically just fill out FHR/stats/resist with the rest of his gear?
 
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Patriarch Kostezenn (lvl 85) - Ribcracker Fury Druid
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Skills:
20 (28) - Lycanthropy || 17 (25) - Werewolf || 20 (28) - Fury || 20 (26) - Heart of Wolverine || 12 (20) - Rabies || 5 - Poison Creeper

Stats:
255 (300) - Str || 20 (58) - Dex || 220 (225) - Vit || 20 (45) - Nrg
75 / 75 / 60 / 60 - Resists || 3264 - Def || 2190 - HP || 278 - Mana
Rabies Dmg - 1755-1894 || AR - 11068
Fury Dmg - 4709-10k || AR - 11674

Gear:
Code:
Helm - Jalal's Mane
Body - 'Chains of Honor' Wire Fleece
Wep (main) - Ribcracker (Stalagmite +300% ED)
Shield (main) -
Wep (switch) - 'Heart of the Oak' Flail
Shield (switch) - Ethereal 'Spirit' Monarch
Gloves - Laying of Hands
Belt - String of Ears
Boots - Gore Rider
Ammy - Mara's Kaleidoscope
Ring - +6% ML || +5% LL || +19% CR || +10% FR
Ring - Raven Froat

Charms:
Code:
Grand:
+35 max
+31 max
+26 max
+25 max/+52 AR
+20 max/+124 AR
+20 max/+113 AR
+14 max/+117 AR
+14 max/+110 AR

Large:
+19 max
+16 max/+44 AR

Small:
+6 max/+16 AR
+6 max/+11 HP
+4 max/+18 HP
+3 max/+11 AR/+19 HP
+2 max/+10 AR/+19 HP
+2 max/+11 AR/+17 HP

Mercenary: A2 Might
Code:
Helm - Griswold's Valor
Body - Ethereal 'Fortitude' Balrog Skin
Wep - The Reaper's Toll

Not investing much in a PI solution was quite an annoyance. Mostly because he would just steamroll everything, but had to keep slowing down and wait on Decrep to proc for even the lowliest Black Locusts..
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IIRC there were only two monsters the entire run through Hell which Decrep was unable to break.
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I'll take it!
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Generally undead were also quite annoying for Kostezenn. He obviously took damage with no shield, and without leechable monsters around, he was forced to use pots! :oops:
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Decrep + Leech made him quite beefy the rest of the time.
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Thoughts: 4/5
He was certainly powerful in melee. Despite having 11k AR, Fury still seemed to miss a lot. I guess it's a bit like Zeal, and auto misses when monsters move? I guess I am just more used to Zeal. The PI/undead slowed him down, but didn't really cause him too much trouble. Fury was also kind of boring to play. Just click and hold like Frenzy, but without the fast-paced excitement, and fear of imminent, sudden death. Got to watch plenty of movies while playing this guy.. :whistle:

I also made a bit of a woopsie with him. Tricked him out with my top +dmg gear, and he made it up to 12k damage with that setup. But, after quite some time, I realized he was wearing an ethereal 'Fortitude'.. I had originally made it in a normal armor, so I could use on characters as well. Didn't even remember that at some point I had swapped it out for an ethereal version.. 9/16 dura remaining.. :cautious:

Other - unrestricted:
Code:
Name:               Class:              Build:              Level:
---------------     --------            --------------      -----
Kostezenn           Druid               Fury Wolf           85
Mūríos Project Totals:
Code:
Name:            HC/SC:  Versions:       M/Pats:  Levels:  Start Date:
--------------- ------ -------------- ------- ------- -----------
maxicek          SC      1.07 - 1.13     96       7891     2005
TheNix           Both    1.07 - 1.14     84       7008     2002-08-23
PhineasB         Both    1.13 - 1.14     70       6000     2012
D2DC             Both    1.07 - 1.14     52       4306     2013-05-19
Drystan          HC      1.13/1.14       49+      3907     2006
Timiniator       SC      1.07 - 1.14     41       3230     2000
Grape            SC      1.07/1.13       36       3129     2012
ioupainmax       SC      1.14d           29       2482     2007-06-21
Babyhell         Both    1.14d           18       1607     2018-12
drmalawi         Both    1.14            17       1443     2016
T72on1           SC      1.14d           16       1333     2016-03-20
Vildecor         Both    1.14d            1         92     2020
 

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So basically you just ignored PI? It is such a pain for my HC one I stopped to play him after Act 2 which exhausted me before killing him...