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[2008] The Fighter-Mage Tournament [by wakiki]

Jan 3, 2007
DISCLAIMER: Please do NOT post in this thread yet. We still need to migrate all posts from the old thread on diabloii.net to this thread. If you want to help, feel free to do so :)

This tournament has already ended. It was originally started by @wakiki on May 16, 2008. The last post was made Dec23, 2008.
(link to original thread on diabloii.net)

The Fighter-Mage Tournament

Welcome to the Fighter-Mage Tournament!

Ever dreamed of crushing your enemies to a pulp with a Maul-wielding Meleemancer or frying them to a crisp with an Enchantress? Here's your chance!

The rules are straightforward:

  • You may not rerun areas. When you start a new session, run through the cleared area killing as few monsters as possible. Items found in re-cleared areas may not be used on your character.
  • You may skip an area and return to it later if you wish. Keep track of this if you do it.
  • You may revisit previous acts to shop and use quest rewards.
  • Any players setting is allowed, just no /p1 kill /p8 open chests cheese.
  • You cannot Save and Exit to avoid death.
  • The characters must be untwinked.
  • You may mule items off your character.
  • Atma may be used as an extended stash.
Versions & Mods
  • You may use any version you like, but let everyone know if you are using something other than 11.1b Expansion.
  • Red Rune Mod, Runeword Mod, and other Item Color mods are all allowed. No others are allowed.
  • The tournament starts now. You can start playing any time you like!
  • You may re-enter as many times as you like.
  • The tournament ends after there have been no posts in the thread for three months (i.e. people have lost interest).
Winning & Losing
  • This tournament is HC. You may play SC if you wish, but your character is out of the tournament after your first death.
  • When updating the table, waypoints are what determines advancement, not level.
  • You may skip sidequests if you wish. Killing Baal is the official goal.
  • The winner is the person who finishes the game with the highest amount of experience.
  • Winners receive bragging rights. Sorry, no items.

Skill Restrictions (Here's where it gets interesting)

Utility Skills & Synergies
For utility purposes, you are allowed to use any skill if you place no more than one hard point into it. For example, an Enchantress may put one point into Hydra to scout. If a skill is not allowed, you may add points for synergies, but once you place that second hard point, it may no longer be used in battle.

Here's the list of allowed skills for each character class:


Power Strike, Charged Strike, Lightning Strike, Cold Arrow, Ice Arrow, Freezing Arrow, Fire Arrow, Exploding Arrow, Immolation Arrow, all Passive & Magic skills except Valkyrie


Fists of Fire, Claws of Thunder, Blades of Ice, Phoenix Strike, all Shadow Masteries skills except Shadow Warrior and Shadow Master


Golem Mastery, Summon Resist, Bone Armor, Bone Wall, Bone Prison, all Curses


Not allowed. Sorry, folks.


Holy Bolt, Vengeance, Conversion, Holy Shield, all Defensive Auras


Frozen Armor, Shiver Armor, Chilling Armor, Static Field, Thunderstorm, Telekenesis, Teleport, Energy Shield, Warmth, Enchant, Cold Mastery, Lightning Mastery, Fire Mastery


Cyclone Armor, Hurricane, Armageddon, Werewolf, Wearbear, Lycanthropy, Fire Claws, Heart of Wolverine, Spirit of Barbs

Take note: maxing Dire Wolves and placing one point into your Bear summon will give you a hefty tank without breaking the rules. Also, Druids using Hurricane or Armageddon need to be attacking physically, else they aren't true Fighter-Magi.

If you have questions about the rules or situations that may arise, please ask. I would rather address issues before they come up.

Forum Name      Character       Class           Location                Level    
wakiki          Keletos         Meleemancer     Rogue Encampment        1

For now, everyone can feel free to post the table as they join. Once the table gets larger, we will be posting the full table less often. If you participated in my No Vit tourney, you know what to do, and I'm sure the rest will figure it out.

GOOD LUCK everyone!👍
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