Champion Breanna - Blizzy

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Champion Breanna - Blizzy

Hey all, I just Champ'd my Blizzsorc and I'm a bit proud of her, so I thought I'd do a lil' bit of a writeup. I know it's not really anything to shout about, but I'm going to write about it anyway and there's nothing you can do to stop me! :grin:

Backstory
For the past few days I've been playing on Ariel, a Blova sorc. I'm still quite new to D2 and short on runes and the more useful exceptional/elite uniques, so I hoped Ariel would be able to kill two birds with one stone, running both Hell Countess and Hell Meph. In my attempt to be multipurposed, Ariel sort of fell short on both fronts. She can run both Countess and Meph with her current gear, but she dies quite frequently and her merc dies almost every trip. It was still fun, but I really wanted something a bit more efficient. And so, about 8 hours ago, Breanna was born. I was going to put up some pictures, but it turns out I had Screenhunter set on Alt+F10 instead of Alt+F11... :whistling:

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I was eager to put Breanna to work at Mephisto so I twinked her heavily right from the start, with emphasis on faster R/W, then on mana and FCR once she was able to teleport. Normal was pretty straightforward, Bre just ran flat out past everything to the beat of The Prodigy while spamming static field. She only had one death in Normal, to Diablo's Big Red Laserbeam of Death. I thought Bre could teleport to safety once she'd cast just one more static, but I was still in Ariel-mode, who has considerably more FCR than Bre.

Breanna became a Slayer at clvl 31, lower than any of my other Slayers. This got me thinking... since Bre was twinked to the teeth and had teleport... how early could she become a Champion? And so, with Hell Mephisto almost in sight, Breanna turned up The Prodigy a couple of notches and began to rush through Nightmare.

To be honest most of it was pretty uneventful, just a lot of teleporting to all of the quest locations, but the idea of getting a such fragile character to Hell so quickly was enough to make it pretty exiting (for me, anyway :grin:). There were a couple deaths from blind teleporting into manaburn bosspacks, but other than that she was surprisingly safe. The act bosses were quite fun, static field + blizzard + teleport = easy and safe boss slaying. Ilzan the HF merc was dying all the time, so eventually Bre just used him while teleporting for his Insight stick and left him on the floor when she had to actually fight something.

Breanna reached the Arreat Summit at clvl 37, having killed only the quest bosses from acts 1 to 5. The Ancients were pretty easy too, once Bre managed to split the two meleers away from the thrower. After that it was just a case of teleporting over the top of the meleers and leading them through a blizzard until they died. The thrower (Madawc?) was kind enough to stay still in the blizzard while Bre ran around dodging axes.

Then as The Ancients fell, tragedy struck. There was no "chrang" of a new level. The gates to the Worldstone Keep did not budge. The quest log for Rite of Passage read a depressing "You cannot complete this quest in this game". So, Breanna tried again. The Ancients fell once more, but once more she could not pass. Worried, I jumped online, hoping that she'd just forgotten to do some part of the questline in her haste to kill Baal. Nope. I checked the Wiki for suggestions, and it said that one cannot collect the reward from Rite of Passage in Nightmare unless they are above clvl 40. Apparently unlocking the Worldstone Keep is bundled up with the big hunk of experience as the reward, so Breanna was forced to run Eldritch and Shenk to hit level 40 before facing The Ancients a third time. This time she was awarded her free level and granted access to the Keep.

Baal's throneroom annoyingly spawned Stygian Furies (cold immune) the first two visits, then got lucky on the third. Achmel spawned CI as well, but after about 15 minutes of resurrecting Ilzan and watching him do negligible damage, Breanna just led Achmel out of the room and moved on to wave 3. The last few waves toppled easily to blizzard, but gave Bre two more levels, putting her at 43. Baal himself wasn't too troublesome, static field worked like a charm then some dodging and blizzard finished him off safely.

And there you have it! Champion Breanna, the hopefully-soon-to-be-lucky-MFing blizzard sorc! ^_^

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Stats after Baal

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Character name  : Breanna
Character type  : Sorceress
Character level : 43
Character exp   : 25354028

Strength        : 156
Energy          : 35
Dexterity       : 25
Vitality        : 84
Stat Points Rem : 0
Skill Points Rem: 0

Life            : 426 / 270
Mana            : 729 / 119
Stamina         : 212 / 190

Gold (Inventory): 8333
Gold (Stash)    : 291044


Gemmed Mask
Defense: 19
Durability: 19 of 20
Required Strength: 23
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 50
Fingerprint: 0xd5d9949
+114 to Mana
Socketed (3: 3 used)
Perfect Sapphire [x3]

Doom Beads
Amulet
Required Level: 12
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 19
Fingerprint: 0x8cfaf159
+20 to Life
Fire Resist +14%
Lightning Resist +22%
Cold Resist +4%
Poison Resist +4%
Replenish Life +6
15% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Gemmed Gothic Plate
Defense: 134
Durability: 54 of 55
Required Strength: 70
Required Level: 18
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 50
Fingerprint: 0x5f79241a
+152 to Mana
Socketed (4: 4 used)
Perfect Sapphire [x4]

Eagle Circle
Ring
Required Level: 16
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 30
Fingerprint: 0x5c25f6d
+10 to Energy
+4 to Mana
Fire Resist +22%
10% Faster Cast Rate

Shadow Spiral
Ring
Required Level: 10
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 14
Fingerprint: 0x6199600f
+4 to Life
+39 to Attack Rating
Lightning Resist +20%
Poison Resist +10%
4% Life stolen per hit
10% Faster Cast Rate

String of Ears
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 113
Durability: 21 of 22
Required Strength: 20
Required Level: 29
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 62
Fingerprint: 0xaa1ef8
+180% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 12
Damage Reduced by 11%
7% Life stolen per hit
+10 Maximum Durability

Immortal King's Pillar
War Boots
Defense: 128
Durability: 22 of 24
Required Strength: 125
Required Level: 31
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0x4ea340ca
+44 to Life
+110 to Attack Rating
+75 Defense
40% Faster Run/Walk

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+160 Defense
Half Freeze Duration
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***


Frostburn
Gauntlets
Defense: 48
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Strength: 60
Required Level: 29
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 61
Fingerprint: 0x3b72a8ab
+14% Enhanced Defense
+5% Enhanced Damage
+30 Defense
Adds 1-6 cold damage over 2 seconds
Increase Maximum Mana 40%

Spirit
Superior Crystal Sword
'TalThulOrtAmn'
One-Hand Damage: 5 to 15
Durability: 22 of 22
Required Strength: 43
Required Level: 25
Sword Class - Normal Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 82
Fingerprint: 0x726b3b7b
+22 to Vitality
+110 to Mana
+2 to Attack Rating
+250 Defense vs. Missile
Adds 1-50 lightning damage
Adds 3-14 cold damage over 3 seconds
+75 poison damage over 5 seconds
7% Life stolen per hit
Increase Maximum Durability 10%
55% Faster Hit Recovery
33% Faster Cast Rate
+2 to All Skill Levels
+5 Magic Absorb
Socketed (4: 4 used)
Required Level: 25
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion

Wall of the Eyeless
Bone Shield
Defense: 53
Chance to Block:  40%
Durability: 39 of 40
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 20
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 59
Fingerprint: 0x5cec47cf
+40% Enhanced Defense
+10 Defense
Poison Resist +20%
3% Mana stolen per hit
20% Faster Cast Rate
+5 to Mana After Each Kill


Mercenary Items : 

1: Rockstopper
Sallet
Defense: 181
Durability: 9 of 18
Required Strength: 43
Required Level: 31
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 59
Fingerprint: 0xb93039bd
+15 to Vitality
+188% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 10%
Fire Resist +27%
Lightning Resist +28%
Cold Resist +27%
30% Faster Hit Recovery

2: Rockfleece
Field Plate
Defense: 232
Durability: 32 of 48
Required Strength: 50
Required Level: 28
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 79
Fingerprint: 0xd71ced8e
+5 to Strength
+119% Enhanced Defense
Damage Reduced by 5
Damage Reduced by 10%
Requirements -10%

3: Insight
Voulge
'RalTirTalSol'
Two-Hand Damage: 28 to 66
Durability: 50 of 50
Required Strength: 50
Required Level: 27
Polearm Class - Normal Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 83
Fingerprint: 0xb678d0e0
+5 to Strength
+5 to Energy
+5 to Dexterity
+5 to Vitality
+219% Enhanced Damage
+9 to Minimum Damage
Adds 5-30 fire damage
+75 poison damage over 5 seconds
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+5 to Critical Strike
35% Faster Cast Rate
231% Bonus to Attack Rating
+2 to Mana After Each Kill
Level 13 Meditation Aura When Equipped
Socketed (4: 4 used)
Required Level: 27
Item Version: Expansion
 
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