Matriarch Red - TS/DTail/DTalon Assassin

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Red is the seventh character to complete her journey in my Colour-Coded Sept. The sept is based around having one character class respresent each of the seven colours of the rainbow. Basically, all gear must adhere to the chosen colour, as well as skills where possible.


Looking at the mods on red gear (CB/OW galore!), it was very obvious to me from the start that a kicker would be the build. There is also a shield in there that I've never tried, but always wanted to; Medusa's Gaze. Since the shield is such a big strength investment, I figure why not go the extra step and make her a full titan? TS/DTail was the final build, and with all the gear is worked very well. Let's get to the details, and I'll provide some thoughts below.


Stats
Name: Red
Class: Assassin
Experience: 789817812
Level: 81

Naked/Gear
Strength: 369/384
Dexterity: 86/92
Vitality: 20/20
Energy: 25/25
HP: 270/547
Mana: 140/140

Fire: 176/136/76
Cold: 177/137/77
Lightning: 176/136/76
Poison: 70/30/-30


Skills
Tiger Strike: 20/28
Dragon Talon: 20/28
Dragon Tail: 20/28
Dragon Flight: 20/28

Cloak of Shadows: 9/9
Mind Blast: 1/1

No Shadow for her, you can't guarantee their equipment so they don't fly with this sept's rules.

Equipment
Red equipment is typically very offensive-oriented. It also unfortunately doesn't have very nice displays (or nothing at all) in several S/U slots. She had to make it work with some magic equimpent, but that actually worked out for her as she could tailor it to fill some gaps left by the rest of her gear, and to make up some life lost from going titan.

Helm: Ocher (LR 14%) Bone Helm of the Mammoth (34 Life) - 'Um'
Armour: Jeweler's Chaos Armor of the Squid (67 life) - 'OrtOrtRalRal'
Gloves: Dracul's Grasp
Belt: String of Ears
Boots: upped Gore Rider
Amulet: Rainbow (11 all res) Amulet of the Mammoth (35 life)
Rings: Garnet (29% FR) Ring/Crimson (7% FR) Ring of the Wraith (5% mana steal)
Weapon: Fleshripper
Shield: Medusa's Gaze - 'PDiamond'
Switch: N/A

Charms: 8x MA Skillers, resists/life for the remainder

Merc
Alhizeer - Blessed Aim (more red!)
Delerium
Chains of Honor
Reaper's

Name: Red
Class: Assassin
Experience: 789817812
Level: 81

Naked/Gear
Strength: 369/384
Dexterity: 86/92
Vitality: 20/20
Energy: 25/25
HP: 270/547
Mana: 140/140
Stamina: 192/212
Defense: 21/1220
AR: 100000394/100000424

Fire: 176/136/76
Cold: 177/137/77
Lightning: 176/136/76
Poison: 70/30/-30

MF: 0 Block: 23
GF: 31
FR/W: 30
FHR: 5
IAS: 0
FCR: 0

Fire Blast: 0/0
Shock Web: 0/0
Blade Sentinel: 0/0
Charged Bolt Sentry: 0/0
Wake of Fire: 0/0
Blade Fury: 0/0
Lightning Sentry: 0/0
Wake of Inferno: 0/0
Death Sentry: 0/0
Blade Shield: 0/0

Claw Mastery: 0/0
Psychic Hammer: 1/1
Burst of Speed: 0/0
Weapon Block: 0/0
Cloak of Shadows: 9/9
Fade: 0/0
Shadow Warrior: 0/0
Mind Blast: 1/1
Venom: 0/0
Shadow Master: 0/0

Tiger Strike: 20/28
Dragon Talon: 20/28
Fists of Fire: 0/0
Dragon Claw: 1/9
Cobra Strike: 0/0
Claws of Thunder: 0/0
Dragon Tail: 20/28
Blades of Ice: 0/0
Dragon Flight: 20/28
Phoenix Strike: 0/0

Shogukusha's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xd7c13bb8
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)

Shogukusha's Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0xc2fc6b86
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
+34 to Life

Shogukusha's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x10a9d670
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)

Shogukusha's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xdc7e8372
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)

Shogukusha's Grand Charm of Quality
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x8575b45
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
+2 to Maximum Damage

Shogukusha's Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xb0897693
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
+19 to Life

Shogukusha's Grand Charm of Dexterity
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xdc0d53f6
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
+4 to Dexterity

Shogukusha's Grand Charm of Greed
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x56034a51
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
31% Extra Gold from Monsters

Sapphire Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x595c9fa2
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +11%

Ruby Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xdd6b8bf2
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Fire Resist +10%

Amber Small Charm of Dexterity
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x2a3b2089
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Dexterity
Lightning Resist +11%

Sapphire Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xe10cfbeb
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life
Cold Resist +11%

Amber Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x436d2d6
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12 to Life
Lightning Resist +10%

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x367bdbb2
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Amber Small Charm of Flame
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xa78d6e47
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 2 Fire Damage
Lightning Resist +11%

Shimmering Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x6db61082
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+16 to Life
All Resistances +5

Sapphire Small Charm of Dexterity
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x4d6fe3a3
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Dexterity
Cold Resist +11%

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x8a810d66
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Ocher Bone Helm of the Mammoth
Bone Helm
Defense: 34
Durability: 36 of 40
Required Level: 60
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0xc366a722
Item Level: 91
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+34 to Life
All Resistances +15
Lightning Resist +14%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Um Rune

Um Rune
Required Level: 47
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 25% Chance of Open Wounds
Armor: Cold Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%
Shields: Cold Resist +22%
Lightning Resist +22%
Fire Resist +22%
Poison Resist +22%

Rainbow Amulet of the Mammoth
Amulet
Required Level: 18
Fingerprint: 0xad41c060
Item Level: 37
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+35 to Life
All Resistances +11

Jeweler's Chaos Armor of the Squid
Chaos Armor
Defense: 334
Durability: 65 of 70
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 140
Fingerprint: 0x7fbbcf5e
Item Level: 91
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+67 to Life
Lightning Resist +60%
Fire Resist +60%
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Ral Rune
Socketed: Ral Rune

Ort Rune
Required Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
Armor: Lightning Resist +30%
Shields: Lightning Resist +35%

Ort Rune
Required Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 1 - 50 Lightning Damage
Armor: Lightning Resist +30%
Shields: Lightning Resist +35%

Ral Rune
Required Level: 19
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
Armor: Fire Resist +30%
Shields: Fire Resist +35%

Ral Rune
Required Level: 19
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
Armor: Fire Resist +30%
Shields: Fire Resist +35%

Garnet Ring
Ring
Required Level: 13
Fingerprint: 0xe3bba134
Item Level: 92
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +29%

Crimson Ring of the Wraith
Ring
Required Level: 46
Fingerprint: 0x51beb4f4
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Mana stolen per hit
Fire Resist +7%

String of Ears
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 108
Durability: 19 of 22
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0xdd60e7c5
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
8% Life stolen per hit
+167% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
Damage Reduced by 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 12
+10 Maximum Durability

Gore Rider
Myrmidon Greaves
Defense: 170
Durability: 32 of 34
Required Level: 72
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0xc8e72eb4
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
10% Chance of Open Wounds
+163% Enhanced Defense
+20 Maximum Stamina
Required Level +7
Requirements -25%
+10 Maximum Durability

Dracul's Grasp
Vampirebone Gloves
Defense: 135
Durability: 12 of 14
Required Level: 76
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x3d018727
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 10 Life Tap on striking
8% Life stolen per hit
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+105% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Strength
+9 Life after each Kill

Fleshripper
Fanged Knife
One Hand Damage: 49 - 186
Durability: 22 of 36
Required Level: 68
Required Strength: 42
Required Dexterity: 86
Fingerprint: 0xe49770
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
228% Enhanced Damage
-50% Target Defense
25% Chance of Crushing Blow
33% Deadly Strike
50% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Slows Target by 20%

Medusa's Gaze
Aegis
Defense: 416
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 85 of 92
Required Level: 76
Required Strength: 219
Fingerprint: 0x15d34172
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 7 Lower Resist when struck
100% Chance to cast level 44 Nova when you Die
9% Life stolen per hit
Slows Target by 20%
+157% Enhanced Defense
Cold Resist +74%
All Resistances +19
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Diamond

Perfect Diamond
Required Level: 18
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +68% Damage to Undead
Armor: +100 to Attack Rating
Shields: Cold Resist +19%
Lightning Resist +19%
Fire Resist +19%
Poison Resist +19%

Mercenary:

Name: Alhizeer
Race: Desert Mercenary
Type: Off-Normal
Experience: 59198600
Level: 81
Dead?: false

Naked/Gear
Strength: 183/203
Dexterity: 148/148
HP: 1670/1670
Defense: 1232/2819
AR: 1928/1928

Fire: 213/173/113
Cold: 213/173/113
Lightning: 213/173/113
Poison: 213/173/113

Chains of Honor
Archon Plate
DolUmBerIst
Defense: 1225
Durability: 31 of 31
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 93
Fingerprint: 0x7c63185c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+200% Damage to Demons
+100% Damage to Undead
8% Life stolen per hit
+70% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
Replenish Life +7
All Resistances +65
Damage Reduced by 8%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Um Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune

Dol Rune
Required Level: 31
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Hit Causes Monster to Flee 25%
Armor: Replenish Life +7
Shields: Replenish Life +7

Um Rune
Required Level: 47
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 25% Chance of Open Wounds
Armor: Cold Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%
Shields: Cold Resist +22%
Lightning Resist +22%
Fire Resist +22%
Poison Resist +22%

Ber Rune
Required Level: 63
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Chance of Crushing Blow
Armor: Damage Reduced by 8%
Shields: Damage Reduced by 8%

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


Delirium
Superior Demonhead
LemIstIo
Defense: 362
Durability: 22 of 22
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 102
Fingerprint: 0x496f133d
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
1% Chance to cast level 50 Delirium when struck
6% Chance to cast level 14 Mind Blast when struck
14% Chance to cast level 13 Terror when struck
11% Chance to cast level 18 Confuse on striking
+2 to All Skills
+261 Defense
+10 to Vitality
50% Extra Gold from Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Increase Maximum Durability 10%
Level 17 Attract (60/60 Charges)
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Lem Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Socketed: Io Rune

Lem Rune
Required Level: 43
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 75% Extra Gold from Monsters
Armor: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters
Shields: 50% Extra Gold from Monsters

Ist Rune
Required Level: 51
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Armor: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Shields: 25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Io Rune
Required Level: 35
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +10 to Vitality
Armor: +10 to Vitality
Shields: +10 to Vitality


The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
Two Hand Damage: 40 - 475
Durability: 58 of 65
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 114
Required Dexterity: 89
Fingerprint: 0x8dcbefc0
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
237% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (6 Frames)
13% Life stolen per hit
33% Deadly Strike
Requirements -25%


Journey
I won't bother you with any gameplay notes here, as they are in the sept thread in full. If you want to read about her adventure and/or look at some of her gameplay screenshots, here are some links to her journey:
Normal/Nightmare
Hell

As always, I will leave a little catalogue of her progression of looks, from beginning through to her final form:

Slim pickings off the bat, but a decent looking shield is a good start:


Finally a proper armour:


A helmet and a weapon to match up the red tones, looking fearsome now:


The final piece of gear and she's ready to go!



Other Notes and Final Thoughts

- She was pretty fun, textbook glass cannon. If I did it again I wouldn't go titan, at least not without CtA (or less restrictive equipment in general).

- When the DTail hits with LR active, it absolutely shreds. Would be cool to try a build based around that, but with more survivability baked in.

- One thing I really could have used was CBF. I could have stuck with Death's belt, but I really didn't want to sacrifice the extra potion rows, and SoE is perfectly suited for this build.

- She found my final TC3 (Knell striker), making the last 2 of my TC3s both come from this sept. Cool!


Thanks for reading!
 
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Nagisa

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That looks great. Nicely done!

Medusa's is my favorite shield for this kind of build. It puts in so much work. I would be terrified of using it with that HP pool, but I'm happy to see you made it work for you.
 
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Miron

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Very interesting concept!
Congrats on the new mat, those ~400 hp look scarry even in SC.

How reliable LR was? Did it helped with FI monsters or you had another solution?
 
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Very interesting concept!
Congrats on the new mat, those ~400 hp look scarry even in SC.

How reliable LR was? Did it helped with FI monsters or you had another solution?
Thanks!

LR was not super reliable since I had Reaper's on the merc overriding it constantly. Without Reapers though I'd say it would have procced enough to help consistently. FI monsters weren't a problem overall as I had enough physical damage and CB/OW to deal with them fairly easily.
 

PhineasB

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Congrats on the last character in the sept. I can see why Titan was a bit annoying toward the end, as a melee build. Well done to push her through. Definitely looking forward to the Color Coded . . . Dec (?) 🤔
 
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maxicek

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Saved the best class to last - Congratulations on completing the sept. 547 life is very low...
TS DTail is one of my favourite builds, you need to try it with Lawbringer.
 
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