Matriarch Cat, Fury-based Warrior Monk Assassin

PhineasB

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Matriarch Cat, Warrior Monk Assassin with Fury Claw
This lass is the second in my Runeword Bonanza Sept, devised as a way to actually use some of the nice shiny objects that come with completing the Runeword Grail and tick off some builds I still wanted to try out or rebuild with better gear. She was a rebuild of my warrior monk (kick + blade fury/claw mastery, with Venom and Death Sentry) with better gear, in particular built around this +3 blade fury "Fury" claw:
Code:
Fury
Suwayyah
JahGulEth
One Hand Damage: 120 - 160
Durability: 48 of 48
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 99
Required Dexterity: 99
Fingerprint: 0xcdbf7745
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+40% Increased Attack Speed
209% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
-25% Target Defense
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
6% Life stolen per hit
33% Deadly Strike
66% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
+5 to Frenzy (Barbarian Only)
+3 to Blade Fury (Assassin Only) 3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Gul Rune
Socketed: Eth Rune

She started out this playthrough in A5 N, as an untwinked character that had been parked a few years ago. After being twinked out, she moved quickly to A2 H, equipping most key gear in late NM. In A2 Hell, I gave up on Shadow Dancers and went with up'ed Gores to finalize her gear.

She completed A1-A3 Hell on p5, and dropped to p3 due to lack of scaling for damage of the skills for this build. She full-cleared all A85 areas, and a few other fun areas (A3 Temples, weird portal areas and caves in A5). Quite safe with no deaths, but also no notable finds. Main updates are here (through A1 hell) and here (A3-A5 Hell). Hell Forges were Lem (NM) and Lem (Hell).

This is a really fun build, and Enigma is definitely a great choice to allow more aggressive use of DTalon without worry about targetting mechanics of Dragon Flight. As noted in the second update, very tanky. She could actually be a decent MF option for p1 with Death sentry, but likely just focusing on kicks at the lower player setting. Summary of gear and full dump are below.

Pretty short report, but that's about all that's to be said. I'll record a vid and edit it into the post to give a sense of play style, as this is not a common build on the SPF but definitely merits some love ;)

Gear
- +3 BF Fury Suwayyah / Stormshield w pDiamond
- +4 BO CtA / Spirit
- Enigma
- SoE
- Guillame w Shimering jewel ([email protected]) with cold damage
- Trang's Gloves
- Gore Rider (up'ed)
- [email protected] Mara's (Atma's in backback for PI solution)
- Ravenfrost and dual leech rare
- Backback: Sustenance or Vita GCs with resists, AR, and 2 Shadow skillers; SCs were mix of resist + FHR/life and elemental damage

Merc
- Infinity eth Thresher
- ebugged Fortitude
- Vamp w realgar jewel of fervor

Code:
Name:       Cat
Class:      Assassin
Experience: 1084715033
Level:      85

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   83/196
Dexterity:  80/104
Vitality:   332/337
Energy:     25/30
HP:         1214/1537
Mana:       151/191
Stamina:    590/610
Defense:    20/2111
AR:         100000364/2100017934

Fire:       191/151/91
Cold:       211/171/111
Lightning:  187/147/87
Poison:     181/141/81

MF:         85       Block:      37
GF:         0
FR/W:       78
FHR:        52
IAS:        40
FCR:        40

Fire Blast: 4/9
Shock Web: 1/6
Blade Sentinel: 1/6
Charged Bolt Sentry: 1/6
Wake of Fire: 1/6
Blade Fury: 20/28
Lightning Sentry: 1/6
Wake of Inferno: 0/0
Death Sentry: 2/7
Blade Shield: 0/0

Claw Mastery: 20/27
Psychic Hammer: 1/8
Burst of Speed: 1/8
Weapon Block: 0/0
Cloak of Shadows: 1/8
Fade: 1/8
Shadow Warrior: 0/0
Mind Blast: 1/8
Venom: 20/27
Shadow Master: 0/0

Tiger Strike: 0/0
Dragon Talon: 20/25
Fists of Fire: 0/0
Dragon Claw: 0/0
Cobra Strike: 0/0
Claws of Thunder: 0/0
Dragon Tail: 0/0
Blades of Ice: 0/0
Dragon Flight: 0/0
Phoenix Strike: 0/0
Code:
Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x9790ba7
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+247 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+19 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

Mercy's Enigma
Superior Light Plate
JahIthBer
Defense: 883
Durability: 62 of 66
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 41
Fingerprint: 0x49c67301
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 to Teleport
+14% Enhanced Defense
+760 Defense
+63 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced by 8%
+14 Life after each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
85% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
Increase Maximum Durability 11%
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Ith Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune

Havoc Eye
Ring
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x5de1e002
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Mana stolen per hit
7% Life stolen per hit
Poison Resist +18%
Damage Reduced by 1
+1 to Mana after each Kill

Gore Rider
Myrmidon Greaves
Defense: 176
Durability: 31 of 34
Required Level: 72
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0xc6082243
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
10% Chance of Open Wounds
+184% Enhanced Defense
+20 Maximum Stamina
Required Level +7
Requirements -25%
+10 Maximum Durability

Trang-Oul's Claws
Heavy Bracers
Defense: 74
Durability: 15 of 16
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0x2eb55e3f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Curses (Necromancer only)
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+25% to Poison Skill Damage
+30 Defense
Cold Resist +30%

Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 127
Durability: 11 of 12
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x99171f28
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Slows Target by 10%
+102% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)

Guillaume's Face
Winged Helm
Defense: 217
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Level: 50
Required Strength: 115
Fingerprint: 0x1fa40074
Item Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 4 - 15 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
+120% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Strength
All Resistances +14
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Scintillating Jewel of the Glacier

Scintillating Jewel of the Glacier
Jewel
Required Level: 50
Fingerprint: 0x2a6f3e33
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 4 - 15 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
Cold Resist +14%
Lightning Resist +14%
Fire Resist +14%
Poison Resist +14%

Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0x99e0e71
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +28

Atma's Scarab
Amulet
Required Level: 60
Fingerprint: 0xb7dd5fe9
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 2 Amplify Damage on striking
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
Adds 40 Poison Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
Poison Resist +75%
Attacker Takes Damage of 5
+3 to Light Radius

Call to Arms
Crystal Sword
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 18 - 55
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0xa916fc27
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
267% Enhanced Damage
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+5 to Battle Command
+4 to Battle Orders
+2 to Battle Cry
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Amn Rune
Socketed: Ral Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Socketed: Ohm Rune

Spirit
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 142
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 86 of 86
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0xefe0666a
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+94 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+3 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Fury
Suwayyah
JahGulEth
One Hand Damage: 120 - 160
Durability: 48 of 48
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 99
Required Dexterity: 99
Fingerprint: 0xcdbf7745
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+40% Increased Attack Speed
209% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
-25% Target Defense
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
6% Life stolen per hit
33% Deadly Strike
66% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
+5 to Frenzy (Barbarian Only)
+3 to Blade Fury (Assassin Only)
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Gul Rune
Socketed: Eth Rune

Stormshield
Monarch
Defense: 466
Chance to Block: 47
Durability: 84 of 86
Required Level: 73
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0x8203b1a0
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Indestructible
+35% Faster Block Rate
25% Increased Chance of Blocking
+318 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+30 to Strength
Cold Resist +60%
All Resistances +19
Lightning Resist +25%
Damage Reduced by 35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 10
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Diamond
Code:
Emerald Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xa4a0c7bb
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+13 to Life
Poison Resist +11%

Ruby Grand Charm of Balance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 22
Fingerprint: 0x4877a88e
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12% Faster Hit Recovery
Fire Resist +29%

Emerald Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x2cb99be
Item Level: 61
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Poison Resist +11%

Emerald Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xc78be9a7
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+11 to Life
Poison Resist +11%

Ruby Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x1a36e021
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+16 to Life
Fire Resist +11%

Jade Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xcb37ecb7
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life
Poison Resist +9%

Shimmering Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x69d4c8c0
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+31 to Life
All Resistances +15

Ruby Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0xd41d52c0
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+33 to Life
Fire Resist +30%

Mentalist's Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xc9708411
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)
+40 to Life

Shimmering Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x16f526d3
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+28 to Life
All Resistances +15

Amber Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xe9a89fbf
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Lightning Resist +11%

Steel Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x1e3e366b
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+123 to Attack Rating
+39 to Life

Boreal Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x8779897c
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 6 - 9 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
+16 to Life

Boreal Small Charm of Inertia
Small Charm
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x6aec0d74
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 6 - 14 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)

Hibernal Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 83
Fingerprint: 0x795dc547
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 9 - 20 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
+5 to Life

Shocking Small Charm of Flame
Small Charm
Required Level: 82
Fingerprint: 0xfd9fd335
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 2 Fire Damage
Adds 1 - 62 Lightning Damage

Mentalist's Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x97e704d2
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)
+38 to Life

Amber Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0xe965c346
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+35 to Life
Lightning Resist +30%
Code:
Name:       Haseen
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Off-Nightmare
Experience: 74608848
Level:      85
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   186/186
Dexterity:  150/150
HP:         1767/1883
Defense:    1302/4974
AR:         1913/1913

Fire:       177/137/77
Cold:       177/137/77
Lightning:  177/137/77
Poison:    177/137/77

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 252
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0x83dc856f
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
24% Enhanced Damage
Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
6% Mana stolen per hit
6% Life stolen per hit
+100% Enhanced Defense
15% Slower Stamina Drain
Damage Reduced by 19%
Magic Damage Reduced by 14
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Realgar Jewel of Fervor

Realgar Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x2f3ffb14
Item Level: 61
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
24% Enhanced Damage

Fortitude
Archon Plate
ElSolDolLo
Defense: 3420
Durability: 31 of 31
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 93
Fingerprint: 0x65777894
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 15 Chilling Armor when struck
+25% Faster Cast Rate
300% Enhanced Damage
+200% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+116 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Replenish Life +7
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
All Resistances +28
Damage Reduced by 7
12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
+1 to Light Radius
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: El Rune
Socketed: Sol Rune
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune

Infinity
Thresher
BerMalBerIst
Two Hand Damage: 64 - 757
Durability: 33 of 33
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 142
Required Dexterity: 108
Fingerprint: 0xdae0dcd1
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
50% Chance to cast level 20 Chain Lightning when you Kill an Enemy
Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
+35% Faster Run/Walk
259% Enhanced Damage
-52% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
+42 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30/30 Charges)
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
 
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Babyhell

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Nice one, I really like Assassin monks even if I never had one having a Hell play through. I'll put one on my list in SC for after the RFL! #SoMuchToRebuild
 
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Miron

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Too many shiny toys! Well done on the Mat.

I noticed the damage was more oriented towards physical so wouldn't Reaper's Toll work better than Infinity?
 
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PhineasB

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Thanks!

@Miron Reaper's may have helped more with damage (and been a different PI solution), but the theme of runewords prompted Infinity. It was also my solution for low-ish AR from shurikens, which allowed her to play mostly as a furysin, with DTalon available for bosses or to target resurrector types. And Inifinity was then an excuse to use some of the high ilvl elemental damage charms as the primary PI solution. They admittedly suffer the ranged weapon penalty for shurikens, but still :)

Aside from Reaver, I'm pretty sure that the rest of the characters/mercs in the Sept could be optimized if I wasn't maximizing use of Jah+ runewords (see Precious and his merc :rolleyes:). I'll likely get at least one more level with each character before full retirement to test out some other set ups, assuming I dont run out of respec tokens.