Guardian Seethe the Fishymancer-My First!*

Nona

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Well I finally did it! I did have to have an asterisk with this one as he isn't technically my first. I had made a LF-zon guardian about 10 years ago, but it was aided with MP for most of the journey including all of Hell. Although it was fun I always wanted to do one SP. I had started a Hc-zerker after her and he deeded in A4NM and since that time I hadn't restarted. When you have limited play time the Deeds can be a hard pill to swallow. I rebooted now about 10 years later with a plan to accomplish my one goal of getting a guardian with each class. I started with the easiest-fishymancer. I found that I had a lot more patience with him this time around compared to previous attempts with this character. I also both remembered and forgot a lot of D2 :) I had to look up quests to remember how to complete them, however, I remembered pretty much all the sounds (like armor, or ring drops).

The fishy is by all accounts the safest character, however, he is a bit fragile and I think if I had better use of curses I could have stayed out of trouble. I had a number of NDEs and twice against Hell diablo I had to save and exit. Once I was completely engulfed by the infector of souls pack, and once D stuck me in a bone prison and started hosing me with lightning. I went through 4 Full rejuvs the first time but then he immediately started the hose again and I wouldn't have survived. I feel a little crummy about those but for once I was paying enough attention to get out of there before it was too late. I did Hell on P3 except for a couple of parts on P1. Baal dropped stormshield and frostburns which will be helpful for later characters. I constantly was cursing my merc for not going where I wanted him too.

Itamz: I posted my pally skiller in the item find thread. Otherwise not much to write about, UM was my highest rune. I tried taking screenies but apparently didn't remember how to do that correctly. I am not sure what my next plans will be. I may have him hit the cows a bit, but most likely will be moving on to other characters. I have the zon, barbarian, and assassin more or less sketched out, and will likely be doing some type of bowazon next. Thanks for reading!


Name: Seethe
Class: Necromancer
Experience: 1207036367
Level: 86

Naked/Gear
Strength: 80/84
Dexterity: 149/150
Vitality: 214/236
Energy: 25/25
HP: 630/838
Mana: 195/308
Stamina: 363/363
Defense: 37/337
AR: 700/852

Fire: 180/140/80
Cold: 160/120/60
Lightning: 174/134/74
Poison: 114/74/14
Plague Clasp
Heavy Belt
Defense: 10
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Level: 22
Required Strength: 45
Fingerprint: 0x1be20d5e
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+24% Faster Hit Recovery
+50% Enhanced Defense
+1 to Strength
+59 to Life
+7 to Mana
Poison Resist +28%

Sigon's Guard
Tower Shield
Defense: 25
Chance to Block: 44
Durability: 60 of 60
Required Level: 18
Required Strength: 75
Fingerprint: 0xfcc112c2
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
20% Increased Chance of Blocking
All Resistances +19
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Diamond

Demon Pelt
Breast Plate
Defense: 68
Durability: 50 of 50
Required Level: 13
Required Strength: 30
Fingerprint: 0x9c80ee03
Item Level: 45
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+24% Faster Hit Recovery
Cold Resist +24%
Lightning Resist +13%
Fire Resist +20%
Attacker Takes Damage of 3
Repairs 1 Durability in 33 Seconds

Bitter Greaves
Sharkskin Boots
Defense: 54
Durability: 4 of 8
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 37
Fingerprint: 0x94ee2aff
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
12% Chance to cast level 4 Charged Bolt when struck
+10% Faster Run/Walk
Lightning Resist +12%
Fire Resist +34%
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Ethereal

Spirit
Crystal Sword
TalThulOrtAmn
One Hand Damage: 5 - 15
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0x4521cc00
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+29% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
7% Life stolen per hit
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+106 to Mana
+6 Magic Absorb
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Eagle Coil
Ring
Required Level: 13
Fingerprint: 0xe7dd5d5b
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+83 to Attack Rating
4% Life stolen per hit
+2 to Strength
Cold Resist +16%
Fire Resist +29%

Duskdeep
Full Helm
Defense: 57
Durability: 30 of 30
Required Level: 17
Required Strength: 41
Fingerprint: 0xc52cd9b2
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8 to Maximum Damage
+47% Enhanced Defense
+18 Defense
All Resistances +15
Damage Reduced by 7
-2 to Light Radius

Bone Coil
Ring
Required Level: 13
Fingerprint: 0x140cfc6e
Item Level: 60
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+45 to Attack Rating
Cold Resist +14%
Lightning Resist +26%

Storm Hold
Heavy Bracers
Defense: 86
Durability: 16 of 16
Required Level: 26
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0x10c34ccf
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
3% Life stolen per hit
+43 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+1 to Dexterity
Cold Resist +17%
Lightning Resist +24%
Repairs 1 Durability in 20 Seconds

Amulet of Teleportation
Amulet
Required Level: 48
Fingerprint: 0xf232650a
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Level 2 Teleport (15/25 Charges)

Ghoul Torc
Amulet
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0x6a38d3d0
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+3 to Minimum Damage
Adds 1 - 5 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
Lightning Resist +10%
Fire Resist +27%
Name: Razan
Race: Desert Mercenary
Type: Off-Nightmare
Experience: 77274940
Level: 86
Dead?: false

Naked/Gear
Strength: 188/193
Dexterity: 151/156
HP: 1807/1867
Defense: 1330/1871
AR: 1922/438216

Fire: 165/125/65
Cold: 165/125/65
Lightning: 165/125/65
Poison: 165/125/65

Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
Death Mask
Defense: 99
Durability: 8 of 20
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0xf1fc3f4a
Item Level: 67
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Mana stolen per hit
10% Life stolen per hit
+45 Defense
+60 to Life
+30 to Mana
All Resistances +15



The Spirit Shroud
Ghost Armor
Defense: 442
Durability: 11 of 11
Required Level: 28
Required Strength: 28
Fingerprint: 0xa85cd039
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+150% Enhanced Defense
Replenish Life +10
Magic Damage Reduced by 7
Cannot Be Frozen
Ethereal


Insight
Bec-de-Corbin
RalTirTalSol
Two Hand Damage: 53 - 289
Durability: 41 of 55
Required Level: 27
Required Strength: 133
Required Dexterity: 91
Fingerprint: 0x5365e5f0
Item Level: 50
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Level 13 Meditation Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Cast Rate
241% Enhanced Damage
+9 to Minimum Damage
227% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
+2 to Critical Strike
All Stats +5
+2 to Mana after each Kill
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
 
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Babyhell

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Congrats!

Just in case, normally screenshots are automatically saved under the installation folder - you must already know it, but sometimes it can be forgotten when using Windows and trying to do the usual Paint paste method.

Anyway, welcome aboard on the path to Guardian Sept :) I don't have much time lately, but I am at 4/7, and yes I went summoner too for necro :) maybe following your adventures will bring me back in :p

Oh, and I'll add that: for builds, I went Windy for the druid - basically you can gear a spirit and caster combo similar to what could be useful for a Sorceress. Could even work for a Singer somehow, a Hammerdin...that's the easier way I guess.
 
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DaveWThe2nd

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Nice job Nona, a Fishy is a good first char. But for MFing purposes, go for a FO Sorc to build wealth. NM Andy and Meph and even Hell Meph too. I still use mine.
 
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Congratulations on your first SP, SSF Guardian! That's an accomplishment to be proud of.

The socketed Sigon's Guard tickled me. You just don't see that every day; but it's highly functional and I'm glad to see you made use of your quest rewards in the best way you could instead of holding on to it forever!
 

Nona

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Congrats!

Just in case, normally screenshots are automatically saved under the installation folder - you must already know it, but sometimes it can be forgotten when using Windows and trying to do the usual Paint paste

Thanks, I don’t think I know the command to take the screen shots. It usually involves print screen + the windows key which just takes me out of my Diablo game so I assume I’m doing it wrong.
 
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Should just need to hit print screen...D2 defaults to take a screenshot itself with that one key but you can change that under the games control options. Doesn't use the windows screenshot capability. D2 saves it then either in the diablo 2 install folder or in users/username/saved games folder for windows 10.
 
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Babyhell

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Should just need to hit print screen...D2 defaults to take a screenshot itself with that one key but you can change that under the games control options. Doesn't use the windows screenshot capability. D2 saves it then either in the diablo 2 install folder or in users/username/saved games folder for windows 10.
This.

On top of that, I'm on Win10 and I don't remember changing anything, but it is saved in my D2 install folder - so better check both just in case :)