Patriarch Precious, Ursine Golemancer with eBotD

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Patriarch Precious, Iron Golemancer with eBotD GPA and Beast Switch and "Pride" Merc
This guy is the third in my Runeword Bonanza Sept, devised as a way to 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. He was a rebuild of my Iron Golemancer Frodo, but with theoretically better gear. Most notably was the eBotD built to complete the Runeword Grail and a Pride GPA just to use it:
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Code:
Pride
Great Poleaxe
ChamSurIoLo
Two Hand Damage: 69 - 190
Durability: 28 of 28
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 169
Required Dexterity: 89
Fingerprint: 0x61dd1730
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
25% Chance to cast level 17 Fire Wall when struck
Level 20 Concentration Aura When Equipped
273% Bonus to Attack Rating
+87% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
Adds 50 - 280 Lightning Damage
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Blinds Target +1
Freezes target +3
+10 to Vitality
Replenish Life +8
163% Extra Gold from Monsters (Based on Character Level) Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Cham Rune
Socketed: Sur Rune
Socketed: Io Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune

Progress
He had been a longstanding mule used to cube pgems and Grand Charms. I picked him up in A1 Normal at lvl 10. He plowed through NM at p7. I used standard melee twinking gear progression, up envy gear, to +damage gemmed items, to Ribby and then up'ed Ribby, with the ability to cast Iron Golem on Elite weapons early on speeding up Normal quite a bit.

I began toying with final gear, getting stuck on slow-ish attack speed with eBotD unless he sacrificed Enigma for Treachery, and then only 11 fpa. Due to some recent Werebear Pats, I looked at Beast and decided that was a good option: 8 fpa, higher life and longer timer than CtA's BO, but sacrificing mobility of Enigma and ability to cast curses. Well, it was another Ber+ runeword and in keeping with theme, so that's the way he went. He swapped out Might to Blessed Aim in A2 due to AR issues, which the merc solved, and extra points into skeletons, which did little damage but offered crowd control.

It was a good choice and fun . . . until A5 Hell. For reasons noted in the Thoughts section (but mostly PIs and amp), he became tedious and a bit frustrating. The Anya rescue was especially nasty (ghosts, gloams and witches), prompting an S&E after a death to reset the roll. But he made it to Baal, with a downgrade to p5 at Ancient's Way and then p3 in WSK after another death to PI witches with Might aura and OK pack. We managed to retrieve that corpse, with Fire Golem making an appearance to draw out minions and then grab the corpse before whittling the pack down.

The posts with progress are here, here (with a video of a Hell Pit run equipped with final gear), and here. Hell forges were Shael (NM) and Lem (Hell).

Thoughts
Meh? He was plenty powerful and fun until late Hell, but then the skill and gear choices showed their limits at higher p-settings.

The real issue was Pride. Low damage meant he didn't leech, and he needed to be alive for the aura or Precious whiffed a lot. And Pride's blind target overrides the amp curse from an unshifted Precious, which was my PI solution. So PIs were a problem, due to merc overriding the PI solution :rolleyes:

With only 2 +skills to skeletons and Iron Golem (Spirit switch), they were also squishy, especially to PI, and even more so with Amp. So they don't scale to higher p-settings, and I was stubborn to keep it at p7 because I felt like the gear was good enough to warrant it. He was, unless there was a PI roll or a high life boss with amp, and Might or Fanaticism making it worse. When that happened, skeletons and golem dropped quickly, with the merc usually following suit. So he had lots of merc resurrections and retreats to string out packs and resummon an army. The golem generally was a random weapon that had dropped or fire golem to draw out monsters better with holy fire aura.

As I noted in the final progress update, I thought about switching out Pride for Reaper's (or actually any other polearm) multiple times. Aside from theme, it definitely would have been the better decision. And that's what I'll do, along with general regearing to non-shifted approach, and level him a bit with Pit runs before he's retired.

Final gear
- eBotD GPA
- Beast / Spirit
- CoH
- Nos Coil
- Guillame w RJoF
- LoH
- Gore Rider
- Highlord's
- dual Ravenfrost
- Backback: AR/Resist GCs with Vita; SCs were mix of resist + FHR/life/strength

Merc
- Pride eth GPA
- Fortitude
- Vamp w damage %/fire resist/cold damage rare jewel

Code:
Name:       Precious
Class:      Necromancer
Experience: 1254137255
Level:      87

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   90/175
Dexterity:  51/114
Vitality:   359/389
Energy:     25/55
HP:         922/1011
Mana:       197/277
Stamina:    509/529
Defense:    12/1564
AR:         210/1870

Fire:       180/140/80
Cold:       130/90/30
Lightning:  186/146/86
Poison:     163/123/63

MF:         25       Block:      11
GF:         0
FR/W:       30
FHR:        86
IAS:        125
FCR:        0

Amplify Damage: 1/4
Dim Vision: 0/0
Weaken: 0/0
Iron Maiden: 0/0
Terror: 0/0
Confuse: 0/0
Life Tap: 0/0
Attract: 0/0
Decrepify: 0/0
Lower Resist: 0/0

Teeth: 0/0
Bone Armor: 0/0
Poison Dagger: 0/0
Corpse Explosion: 0/0
Bone Wall: 0/0
Poison Explosion: 0/0
Bone Spear: 0/0
Bone Prison: 0/0
Poison Nova: 0/0
Bone Spirit: 0/0

Skeleton Mastery: 20/23
Raise Skeleton: 20/23
Clay Golem: 1/4
Golem Mastery: 20/23
Raise Skeletal Mage: 1/4
Blood Golem: 3/6
Summon Resist: 6/9
Iron Golem: 1/4
Fire Golem: 20/23
Revive: 4/7
Code:
Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0xaea4718f
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
32% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
Lightning Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x78a78bea
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+248 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

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x83864204
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+245 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+15 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

Nosferatu's Coil
Vampirefang Belt
Defense: 63
Durability: 12 of 14
Required Level: 51
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x7d4b3368
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Increased Attack Speed
5% Life stolen per hit
Slows Target by 10%
+15 to Strength
+2 to Mana after each Kill
-3 to Light Radius

Gore Rider
War Boots
Defense: 144
Durability: 33 of 34
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 94
Fingerprint: 0xf821dbb6
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
10% Chance of Open Wounds
+167% Enhanced Defense
+20 Maximum Stamina
Requirements -25%
+10 Maximum Durability

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 83
Durability: 10 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0xcbd66cdf
Item Level: 95
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%

Chains of Honor
Archon Plate
DolUmBerIst
Defense: 884
Durability: 60 of 60
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 103
Fingerprint: 0xafa1e431
Item Level: 88
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
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Um Rune
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune

Guillaume's Face
Winged Helm
Defense: 217
Durability: 38 of 40
Required Level: 58
Required Strength: 115
Fingerprint: 0x5c6ac6c0
Item Level: 78
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
34% Enhanced Damage
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
+120% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Strength
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Ruby Jewel of Fervor

Ruby Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x84d8e9c6
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
34% Enhanced Damage

Ursa's Beast
Ettin Axe
BerTirUmMalLum
One Hand Damage: 118 - 237
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 145
Required Dexterity: 45
Fingerprint: 0xa5014b43
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+40% Increased Attack Speed
260% Enhanced Damage
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
+3 to Werebear
+3 to Lycanthropy
+37 to Strength
+10 to Energy
+2 to Mana after each Kill
Level 13 Summon Grizzly (5/5 Charges)
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Ber Rune
Socketed: Tir Rune
Socketed: Um Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Lum Rune

Spirit
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 145
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 86 of 86
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0x7d7e19ff
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+25% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+110 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+8 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Tal Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune
Socketed: Ort Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune

Breath of the Dying
Superior Great Poleaxe
VexHelElEldZodEth
Two Hand Damage: 333 - 917
Durability: 28 of 28
Required Level: 69
Required Strength: 136
Required Dexterity: 72
Fingerprint: 0x57236f85
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
50% Chance to cast level 20 Poison Nova when you Kill an Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
383% Enhanced Damage
-25% Target Defense
+51 to Attack Rating
+200% Damage to Undead
+50 to Attack Rating against Undead
7% Mana stolen per hit
15% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
All Stats +30
+1 to Light Radius
Requirements -20%
Ethereal
6 Sockets (6 used)
Socketed: Vex Rune
Socketed: Hel Rune
Socketed: El Rune
Socketed: Eld Rune
Socketed: Zod Rune
Socketed: Eth Rune
Code:
Steel Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0xae15c1f0
Item Level: 50
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+122 to Attack Rating
+30 to Life

Steel Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0x25bb8073
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+121 to Attack Rating
+30 to Life

Steel Grand Charm of Balance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0x85571867
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12% Faster Hit Recovery
+129 to Attack Rating

Steel Grand Charm of Balance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 35
Fingerprint: 0xc079edcc
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12% Faster Hit Recovery
+117 to Attack Rating

Shimmering Grand Charm of Frost
Grand Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0x23b29f38
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 2 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
All Resistances +15

Shimmering Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0x6a9a2bfa
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +15

Shimmering Small Charm of Storms
Small Charm
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x8813ce3f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 23 Lightning Damage
All Resistances +5

Amber Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x9137b229
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Lightning Resist +10%

Emerald Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xd1bb929
Item Level: 55
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Strength
Poison Resist +11%

Amber Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x9a8f52f9
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Strength
Lightning Resist +11%

Steel Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0xa24e0963
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+118 to Attack Rating
+29 to Life

Emerald Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x59e35bbc
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Poison Resist +11%

Steel Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xa3f9978d
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
+32 to Attack Rating

Emerald Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x892c06c1
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Strength
Poison Resist +11%

Steel Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x5619d9ad
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
+32 to Attack Rating

Steel Grand Charm of Balance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0xf90f2367
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12% Faster Hit Recovery
+130 to Attack Rating
Code:
Name:       Zanarhi
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Off-Normal
Experience: 71528188
Level:      86
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   192/192
Dexterity:  155/155
HP:         1870/1967
Defense:    1373/4757
AR:         1985/543890

Fire:       195/155/95
Cold:       178/138/78
Lightning:  178/138/78
Poison:    178/138/78

Fortitude
Dusk Shroud
ElSolDolLo
Defense: 3132
Durability: 11 of 11
Required Level: 59
Required Strength: 67
Fingerprint: 0x3c7aabc5
Item Level: 85
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
+97 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Replenish Life +7
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
All Resistances +25
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

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 252
Durability: 39 of 40
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0x9ea257d7
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
24% Enhanced Damage
Adds 7 - 26 Cold Damage Over 6 Secs (150 Frames)
7% Mana stolen per hit
8% Life stolen per hit
+100% Enhanced Defense
15% Slower Stamina Drain
Fire Resist +17%
Damage Reduced by 18%
Magic Damage Reduced by 12
+1 to Mana after each Kill
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Rune Heart

Rune Heart
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x8bedf4fd
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
24% Enhanced Damage
Adds 1 - 4 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
Fire Resist +17%
+1 to Mana after each Kill

Pride
Great Poleaxe
ChamSurIoLo
Two Hand Damage: 69 - 190
Durability: 28 of 28
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 169
Required Dexterity: 89
Fingerprint: 0x61dd1730
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
25% Chance to cast level 17 Fire Wall when struck
Level 20 Concentration Aura When Equipped
273% Bonus to Attack Rating
+87% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
Adds 50 - 280 Lightning Damage
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Blinds Target +1
Freezes target +3
+10 to Vitality
Replenish Life +8
163% Extra Gold from Monsters (Based on Character Level)
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Cham Rune
Socketed: Sur Rune
Socketed: Io Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune

Next up is an Icemaiden with Ice bow. I'm looking forward to her :) Thanks for reading!
 
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