MFO Winter 2011 Meet The Olympians [by Fabian]

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This tournament has already ended. It was originally posted by @Fabian on Feb 21, 2011.
(link to original thread on diabloii.net)


Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

Reading about peoples' characters optimized to the teeth for magic finding is always fun :) Let's see what you ran with during the MFO!

I did approximately 2860 p1 Pit runs (~60.5 hours) with my Berserk Barbarian:


Berserker, level 93 (Haul Pic #1), (Haul Pic #2)
Strength 215 (326)
Dexterity 173 (175)
Vitality 162 (174)
Energy 10 (12)
Life 937 (1652)
FCR 106
MF 636 on kill, 641 on hork
Run Time 76 seconds
Hork 55%


Skills
Berserk 20 (27)
Axe Mastery 20 (27)
Howl 20 (31)
Find Item 18 (29)
Shout 18 (29) (remaining points will go here)
Battle Orders 1 (12)
Battle Command 1 (12)
Natural Resistance 1 (8)
Prereqs 5


Equipment

1.13 Harlequin Crest, Cham'd (50)
Enigma (93)
Grief 1.07 eth BA, 39/370 / Stormshield, Ist'd (25)
Switch HoTO/Suicide Branch, Ist'd (30)
Crafted Amulet, 2 Barb/16 FCR/21 MF (21)
Nagelrings, 30/75 and 29/75 (59)
Chance Guards (40)
Upgraded Goldwrap (30)
War Traveler (50)

Gheed's (40)
33 SCs of Good Luck (228), some with AR/damage/resists

Merc wears 1.07 eth Thresher Insight, Fortitude and Fervor'd Andariel's Visage for fast attack speed (to trigger Might Aura as quickly as possible)


Thoughts

I like this character a lot. I think he might be the most efficient MF character I've seen, on paper anyway. Having the attack on one switch and everything else (Teleport, Howl, Hork) on another is somewhat annoying, and I do mess up and waste time on it, but it's not a very big deal I think. That said, I do think a Barb with 105 on the main switch could potentially be better (interested to see scrcrw's character, who I believe chose this approach). I would never play this character with less than 105 FCR though, since almost everything you do is FCR dependant.

The Grief needs a 38 IAS roll or better to reach the 11 fpa breakpoint with just Goldwrap for IAS. There are certainly other potentially good sources of IAS though, so I imagine a number of setups could be interesting. Note that Beast is not a viable choice if you're constantly weapon switching, as it takes a second or so for the Fanaticism to kick in. For the same reason, a CBF source from the Shield is no good, as you'll get frozen when on the teleswitch, and the effect doesn't wear off when switching to the CBF item. Good thing I realized this before I Cham'd my Stormshield. Speaking of which, the Stormshield is kinda lame, I admit, but I find the 50% DR (Enigma+Shako+Stormshield) to work well for me. I could definitely see other approaches being better. The Shako would have been of the 1.07 variety if I had a spare, but I didn't want to unsocket the Ist from the one I have, since that sees use on most of my characters.

Overall, I'm happy with how he performed in the MFO, but I didn't have much luck. I'm pretty sick of him at this point, and looking forward to trying something else for a while :)
 
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Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

Looks like an engaging and powerful character, but also very demanding to play. It shows a lot of perseverance to play it for the entire MFO.

Fabian said:
Note that Beast is not a viable choice if you're constantly weapon switching, as it takes a second or so for the Fanaticism to kick in.

I don't know how much you tested this, but I just tested this about a couple of dozen times and it kicks in instantly for me. At least as far as I can tell, noting that the difference in attack speed with and without fanaticism was quite noticeable.
Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

Interesting. I didn't test it much, I think I did 3 runs with Grief/Beast before deciding it sucked. Part of that was the (possibly incorrect?) fact that the Fanaticism didn't work as I intended it, and part was that I was incredibly unsafe without the Stormshield (a setup like that would require more points in Vitality for me), so it seemed like a no-brainer to dismiss the Beast. Seems I might be mistaken, then.

Also, a Grief PB would probably be better for this character than a Grief BA. I didn't realize base weapon speed made such a difference for Berserk, but apparently a Grief PB would hit the 9 (fastest) fpa breakpoint with only 42 IAS, with up to 40 being provided by the Grief of course.
 
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Originally posted by: @jDer


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

As for me, i used my LFZon during the entire MFO Pindle Running.

Silospen Run Counter:


JDer, Level 96

Winter MFO Hauls:

Golds and Runes w/ My Top 5
Green w/ My Top 5

Stats:
Strenght - 118 (222)
Dexterity - 208 (230)
Vitality - 229 (241)
Energy - 15 (17)
MF - 761%

Skills:

Jav&Spear Tab

Lightning Fury - 20 (30)
Lightning Strike - 20 (30)
Charged Strike - 20 (30)
Power Strike - 20 (30)
Lightning Bolts - 18 (28)

P&M Tab:
Critical Strike - 1 (9)
Penetrate - 1 (9)
Pierce - 4 (12)

Equipment:

1.13 Shako w/ Ist (75)
Enigma Superior Great Hauberk (96)
War Travelers (50)
Goldswrap (30)
Change Guard (40)
Jewelers Monarch Of Frost Shield w/ 4 Ist (100)
Nagel Ring (30)
Fortitous Ring of Fortune (34)
Valkyries Amulet of Luck (35)
Titan's Revenge
Harmony on Switch

Gheed's (40)
33 SC of Good Luck (231) with different mods Resist/Mana/Ar/def/etc

Moron:

1.07 Infinity Thresher
Forti Ornate Plate
eth Vampy

Thoughts:

Well this is basically PUMPING the Highest posible MF this char can carry. Resist and plus skill are not that much issue here for killing speed. FCR sucks here but that's not a big issue anyways, just using the teleport for positioning of you and your Merc. Here's basically how the process goes, switch to Harmony then run toward Mallah to replenish MP and HP, then run toward the red portal, 3-4 TP to position you and your Merc, switch to Titans, fire 2-3 LF then check the loot then S&E, repeat. LI Pindy sucks so im running at p3 then let my Merc handle him. I died 3x in the entire MFO due to over teleporting. It only happens when my weapon didn't switch from Harmony to titans due to pushing switch key so lightly that it didn't activate so Boooom, 3-4 Criticals from pindy and his minion on the same time JDer is dead. But all in all, for me, its still efficient as ever due to its killing speed.
 
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Originally posted by: @jdkerr


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

Nice characters. I ran with a standard poison necromancer.

Name: Deuteronomy
Level: 95
Build: Noxious Necro
Total MF: 479%

Stat points: 156 in strength and the rest in vitality

Skills:
Poison Nova and synergies: 20
Corpse Explosion: 20
Iron Golem, Golem buffs, and Bone Armor: 1
Lower Resist: 11 (the rest)

Gear:
Death's Web (2/-49, Ist, thanks Zal!)
"Spirit" Monarch
"Imp Crest" Coronet (2/20, socketed with a ptopaz)
"Enigma" BP
Trang's gloves
Arachnid's Mesh
War Travelers (50)
"Beast Wing" amulet (20%fcr, 17% MF)
"Stone Band" ring (10%fcr, 13% MF)
Beta BKWB (thanks Zal!)
Switch: beta CtA, Spirit

Inventory:
Gheeds (40), Fungal GC of Balance, 30x 7% MF SCs (some with resistances), Cube

Partners in Crime:
Iron Golem: Insight
Act5 Barbarian: Arreat's, Treachery, beta Crescent Moon

Thoughts:
Mercenaries are typically not well regarded for poison necros. Many people use "Infinity," although it does not make a huge difference. Last MFO, Nagisa preferred to use "Insight," freeing up his golem slot for a fire golem. In the week leading up to the MFO, I tried an "Obedience" merc for the quick first kill, then switched to the gire golem approach. I wasn't too convinced by either approach, although the fire golem approach was a bit safer. In the shower on Friday morning, I kept thinking, "isn't there anything a mercenary could carry that would be useful to me?" Then I realized what it was: beta "Crescent Moon," with a 20% ctc static field. I already had my map, so I had to hire the barbarian in Hell. After looking up breakpoints, I came up with a gear setup that hit the fastest swing rate. The normal barbarian attack swings twice, so upon teleporting into a mob, all the monsters on the screen had a 40% chance of immediately losing 1/3rd of their hit points. On /p7, that's a lot of damage. I don't know how much of a difference it really made in my runs, but I was certainly proud of the idea and enjoyed not using an Act2 merc. :D

I started off with an inventory full of skillers, but after becoming frustrated by blue and yellow drops of good item base types, I dropped them all in favor of more MF. My run times did not seem adversely impacted, so I kept things that way.

Future plans:
I am rebuilding as a PvP poison necro as we speak, using with the shiny dweb that dropped. :)
 
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Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

That's great jdkerr, I am so stealing that idea :) Well, I'm trying it out anyway, I do like the fire damage from Infinity. This does sound pretty sweet though. You think a Barb is preferrable to an Act 2 dude with a Polearm?
 
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Originally posted by: @LiquidClear


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

My Light Sorc that died was typical light sorc except with full Tal's, 6 skillers, lots of mf charms.

My primary runner was as follows:

Name: LittleWing
Class: Paladin
Experience: 2671759370
Level: 95

Naked/Gear
Strength: 50/137
Dexterity: 156/179
Vitality: 349/384
Energy: 15/20
HP: 1275/1325
Mana: 156/359
Stamina: 507/507
Defense: 39/2061
AR: 765/1316

Fire: 181/141/81
Cold: 131/91/31
Lightning: 184/144/84
Poison: 121/81/21

MF: 400 Block: 50
GF: **
FR/W: 70
FHR: 56
IAS: 52
FCR: 0

Sacrifice: 20/24
Smite: 1/5
Holy Bolt: 1/5
Zeal: 14/18
Charge: 1/5
Vengeance: 0/0
Blessed Hammer: 1/5
Conversion: 0/0
Holy Shield: 1/5
Fist of the Heavens: 0/0

Might: 1/5
Holy Fire: 1/5
Thorns: 1/5
Blessed Aim: 0/0
Concentration: 0/0
Holy Freeze: 1/5
Holy Shock: 0/0
Sanctuary: 1/5
Fanaticism: 0/0
Conviction: 20/24

Prayer: 1/5
Resist Fire: 0/0
Defiance: 0/0
Resist Cold: 0/0
Cleansing: 1/5
Resist Lightning: 20/24
Vigor: 0/0
Meditation: 0/0
Redemption: 0/0
Salvation: 20/24

Gear:
32/382 Grief PB
Enigma Mage Plate
Dream Diadem
Dream Sacred Rondache (43 res all)
29 Mara's (upgraded from 22 to 26 to 29 in MFO)
LoH
8/15%/14 String of Ears
48% War Travelers
Ravenfrost
Rare Dual Leech, Resistances, AR, 6% MF ring
MF and resist charms

Here's a dump of the equipment:
Code:
Dream
Diadem
IoJahPul
Defense: 280
Durability: 12 of 20
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0xf67842c1
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 15 Confuse when struck
Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+30% Enhanced Defense
+202 Defense
+10 to Vitality
Increase Maximum Life 5%
+59 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
All Resistances +13
14% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Io Rune
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Pul Rune

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

Jah Rune
Required Level: 65
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Ignore Target's Defense
Armor: Increase Maximum Life 5%
Shields: +50 to Life

Pul Rune
Required Level: 45
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +75% Damage to Demons
+100 to Attack Rating against Demons
Armor: +30% Enhanced Defense
Shields: +30% Enhanced Defense

War Traveler
Battle Boots
Defense: 124
Durability: 44 of 48
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 95
Fingerprint: 0x59f41a28
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+25% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 15 - 25 Damage
+159% Enhanced Defense
+10 to Strength
+10 to Vitality
40% Slower Stamina Drain
Attacker Takes Damage of 5
48% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+30 Maximum Durability

Steel Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xe336e66a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+33 to Attack Rating
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xc3824b41
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+249 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+18 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x64b98439
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Enigma
Mage Plate
JahIthBer
Defense: 1032
Durability: 48 of 60
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0xe685d20e
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 to Teleport
+773 Defense
+71 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
95% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Ith Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune

Jah Rune
Required Level: 65
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Ignore Target's Defense
Armor: Increase Maximum Life 5%
Shields: +50 to Life

Ith Rune
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +9 to Maximum Damage
Armor: 15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
Shields: 15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana

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%

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0xc0d3ba64
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

String of Ears
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 111
Durability: 21 of 22
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x310f1de
Item Level: 40
Version: Expansion 1.10+
8% Life stolen per hit
+177% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
Damage Reduced by 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 14
+10 Maximum Durability

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xa7dbb5dc
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xa15fdd9f
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x8006fc0d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Foul Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x20b8d482
Item Level: 64
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 50 Poison Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Snake's Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x54fdc976
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Mana
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x50317246
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x112a493b
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x5caa9e0a
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xd762193c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x2f46c865
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x8bfb48d2
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x22d8eba3
Item Level: 62
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Antidote Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Poison Resist +50%

Antidote Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Poison Resist +50%

Antidote Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Poison Resist +50%

Steel Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xe8d0e658
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+36 to Attack Rating
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Steel Small Charm of Fortune
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x57ebd089
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+36 to Attack Rating
5% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x7648aec2
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x98b8698f
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xf3724640
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x52c12a5e
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xf1f66818
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x21508624
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Ocher Small Charm of Fortune
Small Charm
Required Level: 18
Fingerprint: 0x35c6cde4
Item Level: 70
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +7%
5% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Amber Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x8303fb6c
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +11%

Amber Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xc84b16a3
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +11%

Sapphire Small Charm of Fortune
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xda7b02a6
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +10%
5% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Amber Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x3577ce74
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Strength
Lightning Resist +11%

Chaos Spiral
Ring
Required Level: 46
Fingerprint: 0x1fb0228c
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+82 to Attack Rating
5% Mana stolen per hit
4% Life stolen per hit
+35 to Mana
Lightning Resist +12%
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Ruby Small Charm of Pestilence
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xf7b26250
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 25 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
Fire Resist +10%

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 82
Durability: 7 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x872fd83e
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 3 Holy Bolt on striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
+350% Damage to Demons
+25 Defense
Fire Resist +50%


Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x21930ebb
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Amber Small Charm of Fortune
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x83cbb089
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Lightning Resist +11%
4% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0xec914bb5
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +29

Gheed's Fortune
Grand Charm
Required Level: 62
Fingerprint: 0x56525d9d
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
**% Extra Gold from Monsters
Reduces all Vendor Prices 14%
39% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x623ae83
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x3e81a46b
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Scroll of Town Portal
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Full Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 100%
Replenishes Health 100%

Call to Arms
Crystal Sword
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 17 - 53
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0x5aa91725
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
258% Enhanced Damage
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+4 to Battle Cry
+6 to Battle Orders
+6 to Battle Command
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

Amn Rune
Required Level: 25
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Life stolen per hit
Armor: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Shields: Attacker Takes Damage of 14

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

Mal Rune
Required Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Prevent Monster Heal
Armor: Magic Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Magic Damage Reduced by 7

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

Ohm Rune
Required Level: 57
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Enhanced Maximum Damage
Armor: +5% to Maximum Cold Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Cold Resist

Spirit
Superior Rondache
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 10
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 33 of 33
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 26
Fingerprint: 0xf9a14567
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+110 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
All Resistances +39
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+7 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Increase Maximum Durability 11%
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Tal Rune
Required Level: 17
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 75 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
Armor: Poison Resist +30%
Shields: Poison Resist +35%

Thul Rune
Required Level: 23
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
Armor: Cold Resist +30%
Shields: Cold 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%

Amn Rune
Required Level: 25
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Life stolen per hit
Armor: Attacker Takes Damage of 14
Shields: Attacker Takes Damage of 14

Super Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +320

Super Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +320

Super Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +320

Super Healing Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenish Life +320

Grief
Phase Blade
EthTirLoMalRal
One Hand Damage: 31 - 35
Indestructible
Required Level: 59
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 136
Fingerprint: 0x6b73a484
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
35% Chance to cast level 15 Venom on striking
+32% Increased Attack Speed
Damage +382
Ignore Target's Defense
-25% Target Defense
+178% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
-25% to Enemy Poison Resistance
20% Deadly Strike
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 to Mana after each Kill
+14 Life after each Kill
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Eth Rune
Socketed: Tir Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ral Rune

Eth Rune
Required Level: 15
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: -25% Target Defense
Armor: Regenerate Mana 15%
Shields: Regenerate Mana 15%

Tir Rune
Required Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +2 to Mana after each Kill
Armor: +2 to Mana after each Kill
Shields: +2 to Mana after each Kill

Lo Rune
Required Level: 59
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 20% Deadly Strike
Armor: +5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Lightning Resist

Mal Rune
Required Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Prevent Monster Heal
Armor: Magic Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Magic Damage Reduced by 7

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

Dream
Sacred Rondache
IoJahPul
Defense: 378
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 60 of 68
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 109
Fingerprint: 0xb3c44980
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance to cast level 15 Confuse when struck
Level 15 Holy Shock Aura When Equipped
+26% Faster Hit Recovery
+30% Enhanced Defense
+180 Defense
+10 to Vitality
+50 to Life
+59 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
All Resistances +49
24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Io Rune
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Pul Rune

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

Jah Rune
Required Level: 65
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Ignore Target's Defense
Armor: Increase Maximum Life 5%
Shields: +50 to Life

Pul Rune
Required Level: 45
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +75% Damage to Demons
+100 to Attack Rating against Demons
Armor: +30% Enhanced Defense
Shields: +30% Enhanced Defense

Mercenary:

Name:       Ilzan
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Def-Nightmare
Experience: 103972144
Level:      95
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   204/234
Dexterity:  165/165
HP:         2167/2262
Defense:    1586/3379
AR:         2033/2033

Fire:       179/139/79
Cold:       209/169/109
Lightning:  179/139/79
Poison:    179/139/79

Guillaume's Face
Winged Helm
Defense: 217
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Level: 34
Required Strength: 115
Fingerprint: 0xe1685d30
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+7 to Minimum Damage
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
+120% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Strength
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Crimson Jewel of Fervor


Crimson Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0xd9de0a77
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+7 to Minimum Damage


Duriel's Shell
Great Hauberk
Defense: 1576
Durability: 150 of 150
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 118
Fingerprint: 0x3feb79d7
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+5 to Minimum Damage
+200% Enhanced Defense
+118 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+15 to Strength
+95 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Cold Resist +30%
All Resistances +20
Cannot Be Frozen
Required Level +7
+100 Maximum Durability
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Crimson Jewel of Fervor

Crimson Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0x649c586d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+5 to Minimum Damage


The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
Two Hand Damage: 38 - 456
Durability: 65 of 65
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 114
Required Dexterity: 89
Fingerprint: 0x44d3ce06
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
+20% Increased Attack Speed
224% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (12 Frames)
12% Life stolen per hit
33% Deadly Strike
Requirements -25%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Shael Rune

Shael Rune
Required Level: 29
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +20% Increased Attack Speed
Armor: +20% Faster Hit Recovery
Shields: +20% Faster Block Rate

So basically he's a typical dreamer in the sense that his primary damage is from the level 30 Holy Shock while using a level 25 conviction. However, instead of using a Crescent Moon, I used grief and synergized Zeal for physical damage as a back up, but mainly so he could leech enough life to stay alive. (This is hardcore, after all) I noticed that he leeched loads of life against demons (Grief, LoH) but the leech against undead was still a little bit weak. Oh well, for running baal this wasn't really a problem. With MF gear he didn't really have any room for crushing blow, so I outfitted the merc with a guillame's which sped up the Baal kill a little but, but definitely made it a lot more consistent since the Lightning damage has a minimum damage of 1. All in all he was a pretty cool character, but I strongly advise against long running periods with a zealot; I'm very tired of clicking. :p
 
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Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

LiquidClear said:
So basically he's a typical dreamer in the sense that his primary damage is from the level 30 Holy Shock while using a level 25 conviction. However, instead of using a Crescent Moon, I used grief and synergized Zeal for physical damage as a back up, but mainly so he could leech enough life to stay alive. (This is hardcore, after all) I noticed that he leeched loads of life against demons (Grief, LoH) but the leech against undead was still a little bit weak. Oh well, for running baal this wasn't really a problem. With MF gear he didn't really have any room for crushing blow, so I outfitted the merc with a guillame's which sped up the Baal kill a little but, but definitely made it a lot more consistent since the Lightning damage has a minimum damage of 1. All in all he was a pretty cool character, but I strongly advise against long running periods with a zealot; I'm very tired of clicking. :p
Did you consider putting CM on the merc?
As in Andy's, Treachery + Thresher CM? A 4.5FPA from the merc should trigger Static quite often removing more life than CB, but of course is capped at 50%.
 
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Originally posted by: @scrcrw


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

I used a slightly different take on a Telezerker. I have three lvl 94 barbarians (ww, xx and yy). One of them got respec'ed for this tournament. Due to several deaths, he didn't gain a single point of experience (<10 deaths, but I never recovered the corpse)...

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Name:       [url=http://www.abload.de/img/screenshot014etzb.jpg]yy[/url]
Class:      Barbarian
Level:      94

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   240/321
Dexterity:  136/142
Vitality:   179/189

HP:         2215
Mana:       919

AR:         10k

Fire:       126/86/26
Cold:       134/94/34
Lightning:  140/100/40
Poison:     124/84/24

MF:         396   

FHR:        15
IAS:        57
FCR:        110

Berserk: 20/27 (after BC)

Sword Mastery: 1/8
Iron Skin: 1/8
Natural Resistance: 1/8

Howl: 20/27
Shout: 17 (as synergy)

Find Item: 20/27 (54% hork)

Battle Orders: 20/27
Battle Command: 1/8

Gear:
Enigma BP
Shadow Visor *my precious*
Code:
Shadow Visor 
Circlet 
Defense: 29 
Durability: 26 of 35 
Required Level: 67 
Fingerprint: 0x81c78e2e 
Item Level: ** 
Version: Expansion 1.10+ 
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels 
+20% Faster Cast Rate 
94% Bonus to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level) 
+107 to Attack Rating 
6% Mana stolen per hit 
+38 to Life 
Cannot Be Frozen 1 Sockets (1 used) 
Socketed: Cham Rune
Chancies (40% MF)
Arach
WTs (48% MF)
Highlord's
2x Rare rings (10fcr/7x mana/9x ar)

Grief PB (374/37) + Wizardspike ('Ist') (no switch)

Merc: Insight, Forti, Andy (Fervor)

Charms: 179 mf, 305 ar, 15 fhr, 56 mana and minor amounts of life and resists

The Good:
  • fast and fluid to play
  • easy to play
  • "enough" damage
  • high ar
  • can completely ignore mana burn

The Bad:
  • somewhat fragile (good rejuv reflexes help)
  • not that much mf

Lots of fun to play, but the probably not the last word in terms of efficiency.
 
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Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

sevenOfDiamonds said:
Did you consider putting CM on the merc?
As in Andy's, Treachery + Thresher CM? A 4.5FPA from the merc should trigger Static quite often removing more life than CB, but of course is capped at 50%.

The thought crossed my mind, but I really found Reaper's to be too valuable to remove. It really helped against Fanat Minions of Destruction and also kept Baal from teleing all over the place, cloning hisself, etc.

One fix I did try but decided against was using a Heaven's Light instead of Grief. It worked well against Baal, but the run times were about the same overall (slightly slower against the waves) and he didn't leech as much life, so I felt less safe. At this point I'm not worried about it as I'm hoping to never touch that character again :D
 
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Originally posted by: @Rummski


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

I ran this MFO with my (now) Level 93 Frenzy Barb RummskiDeuce . Here is a brief rundown:

[Haul Pic]

Stats (w/ Main Gear):

Strength: 299
Dexterity: 139
Vitality: 282
Energy: 10
HP: 1523
MF: 226
FCR: 73% (on switch)
Hork: 50%

Skills:
Frenzy - 20 / 27
Double Swing - 20/27
Sword Mastery - 20/25
Taunt - 13/18
Battle Orders (on Switch) - 12 / 22
Find Item (on Switch) - 9 / 19

Items:
Helm: Arreat's Face
Sword 1: "Grief" PB +39 / +386
Sword 2: "Grief" PB +38 / +355
Switch Weapon: "Heart of the Oak"
Switch Shield: "Spirit" 33% FCR
Body: Enigma
Boots: 50% War Travs
Belt: Nos Coil
Amulet: Highlord's
Ring 1: Raven Frost
Ring 2: 30% Nagel
Gheeds: 39%
Gloves: 1.07 LoH

Merc:
Helm: 70% Kira's
Body: "Treachery" Great Hauberk
Weapon: Eth Reaper's Toll - Shael

Obviously not maximized for MF running, actully just slightly modified from his normal Trav running gear. I swapped out a skiller for the Gheeds and a few Steel charms for some Good Luck charms. Gore Riders for the War Travs and a ML ring for the Nagel. I could have bumped to 300MF pretty easy, but I didn't feel like playing with the charms.

I didn't use a run counter, so I can only say he started at 91 with the level bar completely empty, and now is 93+. I ran completely at P3, mainly for the increase in potion drops as Mana Burn would suck him dry and I removed his Mana leech. It was a cake walk, PI gave a little trouble until Decrep kicked in, but was never really close to death at any point. To that end, I'll likely never use a non-Barb to run Pindle again...

I was pretty lucky in terms of quality drops as detailed in the haul pic, I picked up 39 qualifiers, leaving a few Ogre Mauls on the ground, saw maybe 50 total qualifiers. The best rune(s) were 2x Ko, which was pretty disappointing.

There you have it, a look at my runner. Thanks to Fabian for the work in setting up the MFO.
 
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Originally posted by: @nualum


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

Not much to see here, pretty much a typical AT blizzard sorc, although not highly optimized. By the next go round I want to pack more MF and improve the resists a bit to avoid having to pick up so many potions.

Brief Summary
Zayani, pure blizz sorc, level 93

str: 156
vit: 334
Life: 823
Mana: 560
FCR: 105
MF: 419
Resists: 26f/30c/75l/0p

Gear: Fathom (facet), Spirit (35 FCR), 3p Tal, pTopaz shako, FCR ring w/ resists, Nagel (30), Travs (49), Trangs gloves
Charms: 140 MF, 53 Life, 26 Mana

Merc: Might, Andariel's, GBane, eth Insight CV

Necessary Upgrades
I hadn't really prepared or practiced at all, so she's in need of some basic upgrades. The merc needs attention: socketing the helm, upgrading the armor to duress (no fortitude yet), and rerolling his insight (poor ED and aura).

For Zayani herself, the main evaluation will be fathom vs occulus. I think now that i've got some AT running under my belt and have a reasonable map, I can go with an occulus. When I was first getting started (I hadn't spent any dedicated time in AT before last week) the teleport was causing a lot more trouble than it was worth. Swapping to an ist'd occulus and another nagelring would net no change in FCR, roughly no change in resists and add 110 MF. I also need to trade/find some better MF charms to replace some 4/5s with some 6/7s and hopefully shore up some resists.
 
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Originally posted by: @Kimppi


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

Eager to respec back to Nihlathak running so a quick writeup.

ISeeRed, level 94 Berserker, Unique Haul, Set Haul

Total runtime: 35 hours, ~1500 runs, 74 second average.

Stats

Strength 76/186
Dexterity 55/75
Vitality 424/434
Life 2790/4080
FCR 107 on cast switch
Hork% 54
MF% 538/573


Skills

Base/BC
20/27 Berserk
20/27 Howl
20/27 Find Item
20/27 Axe Mastery
11/18 Shout
5/12 Battle Orders
1/7 Battle Command, Increased Speed, Natural Resist
1 Prereqs

Gear

1.07 Shako 'PTopaz'
1.07 eth Death BA / Stormshield 'Ist'
Switch: 2x Wizardspike 'Ist'
Enigma
Glyph Clutches (20ias, 19mf, resists)
Goldwrap
War Traveler
Raven Frost / Nagel
Wraith Heart (2 barb, 7fcr, [email protected])
Gheeds & various mf charms, Cube and ToI

Merc carrying 1.07 Insight, 1.07 Gladiator's 'Um' and eth Andy's


As you can see, it's more or less the same as Fabian's so I'm just going to say that everyone should do runs with one, it's good fun.

As for Pyro's thoughts about this being a demanding character, it really isn't. I am using 4 hotkeys and one of those is weapon swap. Other skill changes are tele, howl and find item all on the cast switch. Only time I change to the kill switch is when actually am killing a boss. Rest of the time is spent on the cast switch.

Here's a video I made when I was first testing the character out:

 
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Originally posted by: @nulio


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

Servilia
, Amazon, Level 95

Enough Str and Dex for gear. Rest in Vitality.
~2700 life and ~380 mana after BO
Bad resists :p

383MF for the kills
70FCR in switch

36 LF and CS (2815 and 7555 dmg before -eLR and Infinity)
100 Points in LF and synergies
3 pre-requisites
1 (9 after gear and BC) in Critical Strike, Penetrate, Pierce
No points in D/A/E (stooopid locks!)

Gear
Perfect Griffon's w/ 15IAS/15max dmg jewel (Thanks nagi!)
Enigma DS
Eth Titan's
4x Ist Monarch (courtesy of scrcrw, thanks!)
Razortail
50 MF War Traveler
3java 20IAS gloves
Mara's
Raven Frost
10 FCR, resists and 1MPK rare ring
Switch: 10BO betaCTA and Spirit Monarch

Inventory
Cube+Tomes+Gheed's+3 skillers+14MF SC (3x2 free space)
(I could have easily packed more 4 MF SC and lose the tomes)

Merc
Infinity (Thanks D2 Gods :p)
1.07 Vamp Gaze (courtesy of zal, thanks!)
Fortitude
 
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Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

nulio said:
Perfect Griffon's w/ 15IAS/15max dmg jewel

Does keeping that jewel in there actually help? I don't want you to feel semi-obligated to be leaving it as is, if there are potentially better options out there.

Otherwise, awesome character! Do you actually use Teleport? It seems your FCR is just terrible with that setup.
Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

I used Tele a lot, only in switch though :p Tele to the throne, to meet my friend Baal and to reposition the moron. Only bad when the switch shortcut didn't work (it happens when also clicking somewhere with RMB or LMB I think....). I decided to only reach the 68FCR BP for not needing a 18+ FCR Zon ammy and second FCR ring.

The 15IAS is great for the Zon. And the 15max dmg is used when Lister has to be Jab'ed to death :p Ofc that a 15AllRes/15IAS would also be great or a Cham if I really couldn't fit CBF somewhere else, but for now it's fine :D
 
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Originally posted by: @bcoe


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

Aix_Sponsa
- FO/FN AT-running sorceress

LCS - with BC/BO

Stats:
Naked/Gear
Strength: 144/156
Dexterity: 25/47
Vitality: 351/385
Energy: 35/37
MF: 391
GF: 192
FR/W: 32
FHR: 55
FCR: 105

Skills:
Warmth: 1/12
Static Field: 1/11
Telekinesis: 1/11
Teleport: 1/11
Ice Bolt: 20/37
Frost Nova: 20/37
Ice Blast: 9/26
Glacial Spike: 1/18
Blizzard: 20/37
Frozen Orb: 20/37
Cold Mastery: 10/27

Gear:
Death Fathom (+24), socketed with IST
Harlequin Quest, pTopaz
Tal's armor (pTopaz)
Tal's belt
Tal's ammy
Spirit shield (35FCR)
Magefist
War travellers (50MF)
1x SoJ, 1x FCR/life/resists/MF rare
Switch: CtA/spirit

Inventory: gheeds, 7x cold skillers, various SCs of good luck
Merc: Prayer+insight

Thoughts:
This is my favorite AT-runner. Her FN (RMB) wipes out crowds in her immediate vicinity, and her max'd out FO (LMB) takes out anything outside FO range. She also has a fabulous AT map, with 3 corners right inside the entrance that each usually spawn with 2 bosspacks each. I really love FN as a skill. I've respecced her a bunch of times trying to figure out the best way to spend the rest of the skills. She started as a dual-nova gal. Nice for questing, but not really necessary for /p1 AT-running. Next, she had max'd warmth and a bit in the FW synergy. She never ran out mana, but the FW wasn't all that useful (many CIs are also FI, and the merc kills them fast enough anyways). With the prayer/insight merc she doesn't hurt for mana, so the warmth was kind of unnecessary. So I went back to the cold skill tree to look for a ranged attack. She already has FO max'd, so throwing another 20 into ice bolt, really makes it awesome. General approach is to teleport into a pack, spam a few Fnovas, launch an orb, and go back to the FN. Very fast, very effective.

Great MFO - congrats again for all the great finds.
 
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Originally posted by: @Zaliqai


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

Escence - Dual Nova Sorceress - Level 96


[Haul Pic]

Stats
Strength
156
Dexterity 25
Vitality 426
Energy 35
HP 2770
Mana 699
MF 458
FHR 60
FCR 105

Resists
Fire
12
Cold 21
Lightning 68
Poison -12

Skills
Warmth
1/13

Static Field 1/13
Telekinesis 1/13
Nova 20/32
Teleport 1/13
Lightning Mastery 7/19

Ice Bolt 1/21
Frost Nova 20/40
Ice Blast 1/21
Glacial Spike 1/21
Blizzard 20/40
Frozen Orb 20/40
Cold Mastery 13/33

Equipment
Helmet
- 1.07 Harlequin Crest (PTopaz)
Armor - 1.07 Skullder's Ire (PTopaz)
Weapon - Death's Fathom 30CSD (Ist)
Switch - Beta "Call to Arms" 14BO
Shield - "Spirit" Monarch 35FCR
Switch - "Spirit" Monarch
Gloves - Trang Oul's Claws
Belt - Arachnid Mesh
Boots - War Traveler 50MF
Amulet - Glacial of Fortune 20MF
Ring1 - Beta BKWB
Ring2 - 1.07 FCR/36MPK

Inventory - Gheed's Fortune 40MF, 5x Chilling GCs of Sustenance, 16x SCs with 5FHR, 5AllRes, 52FR, 21CR, 62LR, 18PR and 100MF

Mercenary - Prayer
Weapon - 1.07 Eth "Insight" Great Poleaxe
Armor - Eth "Fortitude" Archon Plate
Helmet - Eth Andariel's Visage (Ral)

I'm with bcoe on this one, she's also my favorite AT runner. I made her sometime last year, always planning to try her out in the AT. I don't think she'll ever rival a Blizzsorc at AT running but she comes very close.

I want to mention Greebo's lovely Willow thread. There was some nice info there that helped me perfect my setup.

One thing I forgot to try out was a Might Merc. I'd found a nice map and did some gear testing when I realized I would have to go back to NM to hire one...:hammerhead:. Typical of me to forget about something like that. This was the day before the start of the MFO so I didn't feel like having to find a new map so kept the Prayer Merc who I found to be a good choice. Escence didn't quite make it to lvl 96 during the MFO so I did the last 100 or so runs in the last couple of days with a Might Merc and I prefer him over Prayer. Any poison damage taken is nicely countered by Prayer but also easily managed with the occassional Rejuv when using a Might Merc.

Nova wasn't exactly a strong second attack, but Escence was made as Dual Nova and will remain so. It did help shave off a second or so on the occassional run. :)

I timed my first 150 runs or so and they came out to 45 seconds average. I suspect run times increased to somewhere around 50 seconds average by the end of the MFO.

Total Runs: ~6K
Average Boss Packs: 5-6
Average Run Time: 45-50 sec

@bcoe: I'm mssing 10FCR in your gear
 
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Originally posted by: @bassano


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

My MFO char I used :

WW barbarian
name: vetsirev

Stats
Strength 236
Dexterity 60
Vitality 447
Energy 40
HP 4808
Mana 460
MF 352
FCR 38(105+ on switch)

Resists
Fire 75
Cold 31
Lightning 14
Poison 14

Skills

BO 20
berserk 1
WW 20
shout 16
Find Item 17 (53% chance to another drop with my gear)
Axe mastery 20

Equipment
Helmet - arreat´s face
Armor - Enigma
Weapon - Beast BA
Weapon2 - Grief BA
Switch - 2 times HOTO
Gloves - LoH
Belt - Arachnid Mesh
Boots - War Traveler 50MF
Amulet - crafted 2 barbarian skills/18FCR
Ring1 - BKWB
Ring2 - Raven frost

Inventory - Gheed's Fortune 40MF, 25*MF SC with total MF of 167 MF

Mercenary - Might
Weapon - Eth "Insight" Great Poleaxe
Armor - "Fortitude" Superior Great Hauberk
Helmet - Kira´s Guardian (Ral)
 
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Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

Frost Nova sorcs and teleporting Berserk barbs... it's amazing to see that there's still innovation when it comes to character builds. gg.
Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

scrcrw: Sexy circlet :eek:
Kefir-Tribe: word :D

My sorc is so very humble, suffice it to say she has 110 mf, +3 skills, +2 blizz. Hp and resistances I don't want to talk about :p Merc has iron pelt, undead crown and kelpie snare.

No wonder everybody does so well, seeing the equipments on the characters :p
 
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Originally posted by: @sequana


Re: Meet the Olympians, Winter MFO 2011 Edition

Champion Perla
, blizzard sorc
Lvl: 83 --> 94

Skills:
Ice Bolt 20/28
Ice Blast 20/28
Glacial Spike 20/28
Blizzard 20/28 (damage 3960 - 4188)
CM 8/16
Frozen Armor 1/9

Static Field 1
Telekinesis 1
Teleport 1
Warmth 1

Final gear:
Harlequin Crest/PTopaz
Heart of the Oak Flail/Rhyme Heater
switch: Harmony Composite bow
Skin of Vipermagi (35/12)
Mara's Kaleidoscope (30)
Goldwrap Battle Belt
rare gloves (resists, MF)
rare boots (resists, MF, FHR)
rare/magic ring (resists, MF, FCR)

Charms: SCs of Vita/Good luck/Fortune

Merc act 2 HF
Vampire Gaze
Duress AP
Insight GT

How I mentioned I started this char week before MFO from scratch, but I don't think it was any special achievement. Her start was slower, but final gear didn't limit her in any way.

My map wasn't ideal (a bit farther from WP in comparision with standards), but I believed it has a potential, and indeed it has. I don't deal with run time much, I'm not a power-player by any means.

During last year I almost quit SC, but now I have another goal. I want to complete 1.13c grail with this one char, she's made the biggest step right now. And after that, as a reward, I made her Matriarch :).