Twinked by Untwinked Sept

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Reposting here as I plan to quest the remaining couple of characters of this project some time soon.

EDIT: Sept now completed. Tidied up the below descriptions a bit and linked to the remaining chars.

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So I started this thread recently about building a Zealot/FoH Paladin that only uses items found on my untwinked 99er characters. Now I've been thinking about it some more, and figured while I'm joining the project/theme crowd, I might as well go for a sept with this "twinked by untwinked" approach as a long-term side project.

The general ideas are

(1) to make the most use of cool/rare items found exclusively by untwinked characters,
(2) at least try and incorporate an element with each class that I never used before, while
(3) hopefully keeping the characters strong at the same time. Don't really like "fun builds" that can't kill anything. ;)

To the extent possible, I want to build them around one or two "core items", i.e. rare S&Us, good rares or crafts that I thought were special. For the characters that are going to be using Enigma or Infinity, these items will be shared among them and/or borrowed from my untwinked 99ers. They farmed many runes, but not that many. :) Apart from that however, I intend to use each item on only one character. I've also rolled enough CtAs to give one to each character.

Current progress and planning:

Amazon
Matriarch Ice (Write-up)

Original plan:
Build: FA/Strafer
Core items:
  • Ice Mat Bow
  • Windforce on switch
  • 15 CSD Nightwing's Veil
Basic idea:

Played FA Zon before using M'avina's set which is a lot of bang for the buck, but I've always wanted to try with Ice. It's maybe a tiny bit disrespectful to find a WF and use it only partially ;) but there just wouldn't be much novelty to it for me at all if I focused on physical damage with her. Also again considering skillers, found a few Bow/Crossbow ones that come in handy for FA. Will use either Insight Merc to be able to spam FA or Faith Merc, depending on how mana upkeep works out. In case of Faith Merc, she will use the same Faith made for the Druid (apart from Enigma/Infinity, this would then be another exception to the approach of using each item on only one character).

EDIT: I decided to go with 'Ice' in Mat Bow in the end because of more convenient IAS breakpoints for her envisaged setup (see post below). Still not sure about armor. Probably not going with CoH as I don't want to spend more HRs on her than necessary, but Viper, Gloom, Treachery, Smoke, Peace all seem to be very good low cost options.
Build: FA, Strafe
Key gear: Ice, Windforce, 15 CSD Nightwing's

Assassin
Matriarch Slash (Write-up)

Original plan:
Build: Kicker/Trapsin
Core items:
  • Nice circlet: +2 Sin/20% FCR/5% life steal/[email protected] (46 FR)/48 life
  • Stormlash switch for kicking
  • Hoto/Spirit on trap/teleport switch
Basic idea:

Not too crazy a build here. It will be fun to use traps, again due to the high amount of skillers found on my untwinked journey. And obviously I need to make use of my first ever Stormlash. So K/T it is. Stormlash rolled a terrible 241 ed, but it will do as it will be used for CB vs LIs/single targets mostly.
Build: Furysin
Key gear: Last Wish, Stormlash, godly rare circlet

Barbarian
Patriarch Sting (Write-up)
Original plan:
Build: Frenzy/Throw
Core items:
  • eth Warshrike
  • Giant Skull
  • Lacerators
Basic idea:

This one is going to be pretty standard Frenzy mostly. But I never made a throw barb and would like to mess around with that at least a little bit, also never really used Grandfather and Azurewrath. I'm afraid he'll just end up using Frenzy most of the time, but the Lacerators will hopefully be put to use periodically for the AD.

EDIT: Ended up foregoing the swords, committed to the Throw Barb approach (see write-up) and didn't regreat it!
Build: Throw Barb
Key gear: eth Warshrike/Lacerators, Giant Skull

Druid
Patriarc Bruce (Write-up)
Original plan:
Build: Fire/Summons
Core items:
  • Ravenlore (-13)
  • Earth Shifter. YES. :)
  • Faith on switch

Basic idea:

Need to use Earth Shifter at some point!

EDIT: I gave this some more thought and will maybe take a different route. Even with a -req jewel in Earth Shifter, statting for both Earth Shifter and Faith is a bit inconvenient. I prioritize the Earth Shifter of course, so he might end up borrowing the low-req Beast from my untwinked Necro instead of Faith. That would mean he can't really be part of much fighting vs. FIs, but I think I want to stick with the Fire/Summon approach instead of going melee/shapeshift with the Earth Shifter. I'll try with Faith and see if I can get high enough life still, and otherwise might still go with Faith Merc for the FA Zon below.

EDIT: Ended up using both after all, though not simultaneously (see below write-up).
Build: Fissure, Fury
Key gear: Earth Shifter, Faith

Necromancer
Patriarch Shiv (Write-up)
Original plan:
Build: TO Fire Ball/Poison Dagger
Core items:
  • Mang Song's Lesson
  • Blackbog's Sharp/TO shield on switch vs FIs
Basic idea:
Always wanted to utilize FB/FW from TO set, and never used Poison Dagger, so this seems to make sense... @DiabloTwoinDC made a character with the Fire bonus from TO and Mang Song's recently and I again thought that sounds like fun, even though now this one will feel a bit like a copy-cat. :)
Planned gear and build:
  • Blackbog's Sharp, socketed with poison facet
  • TO Shield
  • TO Belt
  • TO Gloves
  • Bramble
  • Crown of Ages
  • 2x FCR/Resist/useful adds rings
  • Resist/FRW/FHR boots
  • Necro/FCR amulet
  • Switch weapon: Mang Song's Lesson, socketed with a fire facet
Goal is to hit the 75% FCR BP on Mang Song switch for FB and CE use and 86% FHR on Dagger switch for melee. He will also use CE in order to not be too underpowered. :)

Build: Max Poison Dagger + Synergies, CE; Max block on melee switch, rest Vit.
Build: Melee Bear Necro
Key gear: BotD, Bonehew, Beast

Paladin
Patriarch Jules (Write-up)

Original plan:
Build: Zeal/FoH hybrid.
Core items:
  • Zodded eth Death Cleaver (271 ed) for Zeal
  • 2/20 amulet as part of a 125% FCR teleport/caster switch.
Basic idea:
Posted details about him in the thread linked above. Basically full focus on physical damage to make the most out of the DC, but with the ammy I'll be going for 125% FCR for fast teleport on switch. Since that will be achieved with stuff like Hoto and Spirit, I'll try and use FoH (which I've never used) as a PI solution. Merc will probably be Infinity if it works out, to make FoH viable and also help with AR.
Planned gear and build:

  • eth Death Cleaver 'Zod'
  • eth Exile ST (hopefully [email protected] and eth bugged)
  • Guillaume's Face
  • 2/20 amulet
  • Enigma
  • Gore Riders
  • LoH
  • Raven
  • Rare ring (FCR, LL, AR + adds)
  • Arach
  • Switch: Hoto + Spirit
Build: Max Fanaticism, Sacrifice, FoH. Remaining points to Zeal/Holy Shock.
Build: Zeal
Key items: eth Death Cleaver (Zod), Exile, BotD

Sorceress
Matriarch Fire (Write-up)
Original plan:
Build: Dragon/Zeal Enchantress
Core items:
  • Hand of Justice PB
  • Dragon AP
  • Dragon Troll Nest
Basic idea:

Not really interested in a caster Sorc, also no truly unique Sorc finds (apart from a beautiful 15/19 Griffon's Eye, which however is already in use on my untwinked 99er Sorc). So I wanted to go melee. I've played a dual Dream Bear Sorc before and really enjoyed her, but none with Passion so far. While the Dragon variant will be weaker than Dreams, I've always wanted to build it as well, and of course it's cheaper on the rune side. I'll probably go single Dragon + Stormshield with her.

EDIT: Decided to go double Dragon in AP and Troll Nest (see last post on this page) as I've come to think about how single Dragon would not add any meaningful damage at all, but did want to use it so...

EDIT 2: Also decided to go with HoJ over Passion (see write-up linked above).
Build: Holy Fire Bear Enchantress with Hydras
Key items: Hand of Justice, 2x Dragon, Beast

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Paladin:

Seems I managed to finish this guy before going on hiatus for a while. He is part of my sept of characters using only items found by my two untwinked 99ers and trying to make use of "less commonly used but good" items and skills. He was originally intended to use an ethereal Death Cleaver for Zeal and a 125% FCR switch, making use of a 2/20 Paladin craft amulet... though he didn't turn out exactly like that. ;)

He started out with Envy jeweled stuff until he was able to equip the full Death's set, which was then used for the rest of normal. Mid 20s till late 30s was the most terrible part, as it often is, with underpowered weapons (and refusal to ever throw hammers on his part). Things started to move very quickly again after equipping an Oath eth Ettin Axe at lvl 52. He used that until he was able to switch to his end game choice:

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As for FoH – he did use it occasionally, but upon reaching Hell I thought it was completely useless :( even with an Infinity Merc and even when solely used as a PI solution. Handing Reaper's to the Merc did the job (and much better than FoH) in literally every scenario I encountered. And while I was holding on to faster cast rate breakpoints, I eventually moved away from the original 125% FCR idea, settling for 48% in the end.

So he ended up being a rather usual Zealot, but with somewhat unusual gear. Death Cleaver's 66% Deadly Strike enables some flexibility when it comes to headpiece, amulet and boots. And while I wanted to keep the CB items (Guillaume's Face and Gore Rider), I didn't need HLW and played around with numerous amulet/ring/belt combinations.

For general gameplay he settled for the setup as used for his Pat Baal run:


Code:
eth Death Cleaver (Zod)
Exile ST [email protected]
Enigma BP
Guillaume's Face (7 FHR, 9 Max Dmg, 57 AR, 10 CR jewel)
Rare amulet +2 Paladin, 3 Max Damage, 8 ML, [email protected], 40 mana
LoH
Ravenfrost
Rare ring 10 FCR, 8 Min Dmg, 8 LL, [email protected], 33 mana
Gore Rider
Craft belt 6 FCR, 17 FHR, 20 Str, 15 life, 15 mana

Switch: +3 BO CtA, Spirit

Inventory: 6x sharp GCs with life or dex, 2x shimmering GC, fine and shimmering SCs

Merc (Might): Andy's, Lionheart, Reaper's (none socketed)

Build: 20 Fanaticism, 20 Zeal, 20 Sarifice, 20 HS, 1 Vigor, rest Vengeance/pre-reqs.

GoMule dump:
Code:
Name:       TBU_Jules
Class:      Paladin
Experience: 1544754318
Level:      89

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   50/151
Dexterity:  130/158
Vitality:   345/345
Energy:     15/15
HP:         1251/1445
Mana:       147/275
Stamina:    497/517
Defense:    32/2308
AR:         635/1532

Fire:       172/132/72
Cold:       132/92/32
Lightning:  137/97/37
Poison:     122/82/22

MF:         114       Block:      48
GF:         0
FR/W:       75
FHR:        54
IAS:        60
FCR:        16

Sacrifice: 20/24
Smite: 1/5
Holy Bolt: 1/5
Zeal: 20/24
Charge: 1/5
Vengeance: 8/12
Blessed Hammer: 1/5
Conversion: 0/0
Holy Shield: 20/24
Fist of the Heavens: 0/0

Might: 1/7
Holy Fire: 0/0
Thorns: 0/0
Blessed Aim: 1/7
Concentration: 1/7
Holy Freeze: 0/0
Holy Shock: 0/0
Sanctuary: 0/0
Fanaticism: 20/26
Conviction: 0/0

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

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%

Enigma
Breast Plate
JahIthBer
Defense: 823
Durability: 46 of 50
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 30
Fingerprint: 0x3aad8739
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 to Teleport
+757 Defense
+66 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
89% 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%

Gore Rider
War Boots
Defense: 157
Durability: 31 of 34
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 94
Fingerprint: 0x4c1618f5
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
10% Chance of Open Wounds
+192% Enhanced Defense
+20 Maximum Stamina
Requirements -25%
+10 Maximum Durability

Guillaume's Face
Winged Helm
Defense: 217
Durability: 39 of 40
Required Level: 36
Required Strength: 115
Fingerprint: 0x53f77987
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+37% Faster Hit Recovery
+9 to Maximum Damage
+57 to Attack Rating
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
+120% Enhanced Defense
+15 to Strength
Cold Resist +10%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Stone Gyre


Stone Gyre
Jewel
Required Level: 36
Fingerprint: 0xfe0ab618
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+7% Faster Hit Recovery
+9 to Maximum Damage
+57 to Attack Rating
Cold Resist +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%

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%

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

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0x479b7a0
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 85
Durability: 7 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x9ff46f6d
Item Level: 88
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%


Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0xad289724
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Gheed's Fortune
Grand Charm
Required Level: 62
Fingerprint: 0xc37f7070
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
159% Extra Gold from Monsters
Reduces all Vendor Prices 12%
38% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0xe2ce32ab
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+9 to Maximum Damage
+74 to Attack Rating
+31 to Life

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x7dd7e89c
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+221 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

Mara's Kaleidoscope
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0xf690ecec
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +28

Ocher Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 17
Fingerprint: 0x563bbd7a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12 to Life
Lightning Resist +6%

Shimmering Small Charm of Storms
Small Charm
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0xde577d02
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 23 Lightning Damage
All Resistances +5

Coral Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0xbe52c598
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+13 to Life
Lightning Resist +9%

Sharp Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x52f96226
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8 to Maximum Damage
+67 to Attack Rating
+5 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0xfd7c9d27
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+9 to Maximum Damage
+64 to Attack Rating
+35 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xeacd1da3
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+9 to Maximum Damage
+65 to Attack Rating
+39 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x7226b711
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Maximum Damage
+58 to Attack Rating

Andariel's Visage
Demonhead
Defense: 345
Durability: 19 of 20
Required Level: 83
Required Strength: 102
Fingerprint: 0x38430b63
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
15% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova when struck
+2 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
10% Life stolen per hit
+123% Enhanced Defense
+26 to Strength
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist -30%
Poison Resist +70%
Level 3 Venom (9/20 Charges)

Tome of Identify
Fingerprint: 0xbb38288a
Item Level: 12
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Shimmering Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xb59a45d1
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+36 to Life
All Resistances +13

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x29a3a35a
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x282f33
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4

Shimmering Small Charm of Blight
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x9006b597
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 6 Poison Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
All Resistances +5

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0xfd73dea0
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4

Coral Grand Charm of Balance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 15
Fingerprint: 0x47a26403
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12% Faster Hit Recovery
Lightning Resist +23%

Sharp Grand Charm of Dexterity
Grand Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0xb23b5aa7
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8 to Maximum Damage
+71 to Attack Rating
+5 to Dexterity

Pain Chain
Sharkskin Belt
Defense: 61
Durability: 9 of 14
Required Level: 72
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x2b7b1969
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+6% Faster Cast Rate
+17% Faster Hit Recovery
+67% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
+15 to Life
+15 to Mana
Regenerate Mana 5%

String of Ears
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 112
Durability: 20 of 22
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0xa8865d28
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
8% Life stolen per hit
+179% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
Damage Reduced by 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 13
+10 Maximum Durability

Fine Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x697f1fff
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Maximum Damage
+13 to Attack Rating
+8 to Life

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%

Ghoul Circle
Ring
Required Level: 74
Fingerprint: 0x7093a606
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+118 to Attack Rating
6% Mana stolen per hit
4% Life stolen per hit
+4 to Dexterity
Lightning Resist +10%
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Breath of the Dying
Superior Great Poleaxe
VexHelElEldZodEth
Two Hand Damage: 352 - 970
Durability: 28 of 28
Required Level: 69
Required Strength: 136
Required Dexterity: 72
Fingerprint: 0x4f6973f5
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
50% Chance to cast level 20 Poison Nova when you Kill an Enemy
Indestructible
+60% Increased Attack Speed
411% Enhanced Damage
-25% Target Defense
+50 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

Vex Rune
Required Level: 55
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Mana stolen per hit
Armor: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist

Hel Rune
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Requirements -20%
Armor: Requirements -15%
Shields: Requirements -15%

El Rune
Required Level: 11
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +50 to Attack Rating
+1 to Light Radius
Armor: +15 Defense
+1 to Light Radius
Shields: +15 Defense
+1 to Light Radius

Eld Rune
Required Level: 11
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +75% Damage to Undead
+50 to Attack Rating against Undead
Armor: 15% Slower Stamina Drain
Shields: 7% Increased Chance of Blocking

Zod Rune
Required Level: 69
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Indestructible
Armor: Indestructible
Shields: Indestructible

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

Raven Clasp
Amulet
Required Level: 89
Fingerprint: 0xb4b59df6
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Paladin Skill Levels
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+13 to Mana
Regenerate Mana 7%
Poison Resist +9%
Magic Damage Reduced by 1

Stone Noose
Amulet
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0x1d8db17c
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Paladin Skill Levels
+3 to Maximum Damage
8% Mana stolen per hit
+40 to Mana
All Resistances +17
Half Freeze Duration

Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x3713d035
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
3% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
Lightning Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15

Entropy Whorl
Ring
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x26124265
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Faster Cast Rate
+8 to Minimum Damage
8% Life stolen per hit
+33 to Mana
All Resistances +7

Entropy Master
Ring
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0x30b86d9c
Item Level: 97
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Faster Cast Rate
3% Life stolen per hit
+2 to Strength
+18 to Life
Replenish Life +3
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +8%

Dread Grasp
Ring
Required Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x5651ab5e
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+84 to Attack Rating
4% Mana stolen per hit
9% Life stolen per hit
+4 to Strength
+15 to Energy
+15 to Life

Eagle Spiral
Ring
Required Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0xb41d0c67
Item Level: 97
Version: Expansion 1.10+
4% Mana stolen per hit
10% Life stolen per hit
+4 to Strength
+11 to Life
Cold Resist +27%
Damage Reduced by 2

Beast Emblem
Amulet
Required Level: 95
Fingerprint: 0x6b497881
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Cast Rate
6% Life stolen per hit
+20 to Mana
Regenerate Mana 10%
Lightning Resist +34%
Fire Resist +20%

Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 136
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0xf8f0c703
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Slows Target by 10%
+116% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)

Eagle Clasp
Amulet
Required Level: 62
Fingerprint: 0xa7fd0119
Item Level: 98
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Paladin Skill Levels
+5% Faster Cast Rate
6% Mana stolen per hit
+15 to Mana
Regenerate Mana 5%
All Resistances +14
Damage Reduced by 3

Shimmering Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0xf1e5f4
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +15

Sharp Grand Charm of Dexterity
Grand Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x6ed5732c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8 to Maximum Damage
+67 to Attack Rating
+4 to Dexterity

Call to Arms
Double Axe
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 18 - 49
Durability: 20 of 24
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0x1a4d6288
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
279% Enhanced Damage
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 to Battle Command
+3 to Battle Orders
+4 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

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
Sacred Targe
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 132
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 45 of 45
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 86
Fingerprint: 0x20449b77
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
+101 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
All Resistances +43
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+6 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
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

Death Cleaver
Berserker Axe
One Hand Damage: 133 - 393
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 128
Required Dexterity: 49
Fingerprint: 0xf58f34ee
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Indestructible
+40% Increased Attack Speed
271% Enhanced Damage
-33% Target Defense
66% Deadly Strike
+6 Life after each Kill
Ethereal
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Zod Rune

Zod Rune
Required Level: 69
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Indestructible
Armor: Indestructible
Shields: Indestructible

Exile
Superior Sacred Targe
VexOhmIstDol
Defense: 794
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 23 of 23
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 76
Fingerprint: 0x90d74d89
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
15% Chance to cast level 5 Life Tap on striking
Level 16 Defiance Aura When Equipped
+2 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+30% Faster Block Rate
Freezes target +1
+234% Enhanced Defense
Replenish Life +7
+5% to Maximum Cold Resist
+5% to Maximum Fire Resist
All Resistances +33
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Repairs 1 Durability in 4 Seconds
Ethereal
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Vex Rune
Socketed: Ohm Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Socketed: Dol Rune

Vex Rune
Required Level: 55
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Mana stolen per hit
Armor: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist

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

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

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

Mercenary:

Name:       Ahsab
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Off-Nightmare
Experience: 85553392
Level:      89
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   193/193
Dexterity:  156/156
HP:         1927/1927
Defense:    1416/2332
AR:         1961/1961

Fire:       223/183/123
Cold:       223/183/123
Lightning:  223/183/123
Poison:    223/183/123

Guardian Angel
Templar Coat
Defense: 814
Durability: 42 of 60
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 118
Fingerprint: 0xbae6c850
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Paladin Skill Levels
+30% Faster Block Rate
20% Increased Chance of Blocking
+222 to Attack Rating against Demons (Based on Character Level)
+196% Enhanced Defense
+15% to Maximum Poison Resist
+15% to Maximum Cold Resist
+15% to Maximum Lightning Resist
+15% to Maximum Fire Resist
+4 to Light Radius


Kira's Guardian
Tiara
Defense: 102
Durability: 17 of 25
Required Level: 77
Fingerprint: 0x734525fb
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+53 Defense
All Resistances +70
Cannot Be Frozen


The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
Two Hand Damage: 38 - 454
Durability: 46 of 65
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 114
Required Dexterity: 89
Fingerprint: 0x56997d44
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
222% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (35 Frames)
11% Life stolen per hit
33% Deadly Strike
Requirements -25%

The crafted caster belt may seem whacky, but it fits nicely – without it I wouldn't hit 48% FCR and 48% FHR (unless swapping in FHR charms, but charms are hard to manage as is and I prefer to include damage there to the extent possible).

Core stats (after BC+BO and with Might triggered)
Code:
Zeal damage 1849-6139
2369 Life
437 Mana
48% FHR breakpoint
48% FCR breakpoint on Spirit switch
16646 defense on Exile switch
Max block
8 ML
8 LL

I was fooling around with Travincal runs and levelled him quite a bit there – the 2/20 amulet is rlvl 89 so I did a couple of extended pit stops along the way. Well, he's not bad at all when it comes to running Trav:


~25-27 seconds is way better than I had thought, and that's a crap map as you can see ;) (though admittedly for Zeal it's not that important to have the Council members clumped together).

I did go with the Death Cleaver + Exile setup at first as well and it worked nicely. But having lucked out with a perfect ED BotD recently, I had to go and use that one, and indeed it mows down the council faster than the 1h + shield setup.

Code:
Breath of the Dying (eth GPA)
Enigma BP
Guillaume's Face (7 FHR, 9 Max Dmg, 57 AR, 10 CR jewel)
HLW
LoH
Ravenfrost
Craft ring 10 FCR, 3 LL, FR, LR
Gore Rider
Craft belt 6 FCR, 17 FHR, 20 Str, 15 life, 15 mana

Switch: +3 BO CtA, Spirit
Merc (Might): Kira's, Guardian Angel, Reaper's (none socketed)

Core stats (after BC+BO and with Might triggered)
Code:
Zeal damage 4613 – 14k
2533 Life
372 Mana
48% FHR breakpoint
48% FCR breakpoint on Spirit switch
Max block
7 ML
18 LL
I tried to include the Zeal damage numbers in the vid but Might didn't trigger on the last run and I was too lazy to record another one. :p

I really liked the build and gameplay. I never used Exile before. Apart from the pain of getting a semi-decent base even, the main reason was Life Taps overriding Decrepify, which I always thought is a considerable loss of damage while provoding extra defensive stats that are not really required. And yes it is lower damage, and thus not exactly ideal for efficiency-oriented runs. But for more casual playing, it's very convenient. The loss of Decrepify is not that big of a deal (and it triggers more often than Life Tap after all), while having always one or the other active makes for smooth sailing in basically any area of the game.

About Grief: I used a high roll Grief a little bit to compare how much of a difference it makes in comparison to the eth DC. While it's stronger of course, the eth DC setup was not as far behind as I had thought. Really made me think of the eth DC as quite a top end weapon. As to how Grief compares to a eBotD two hander for running Travincal – I'd pick the eBotD any time. :)

Thanks for reading!
 

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Assassin:

This is the fourth Mat/Pat of this sept of characters that only use things found by my two untwinked 99er characters. (Though in her case there is a little asterisk – see below.)

I'm not very experienced with Assassins. I had previously played one standard LS/DS Trapper, one physical Kicker and one Rift-Kicker. So I used this character as a testing ground for all kinds of builds and gear variations.

And boy she went through a lot of transformations. But starting at the beginning: I started her sometime late last year as a change of scenery from when my untwinked Necro was approaching 99. There were three items I had obtained from my 99ers which I wanted to use with her:

1) Stormlash
2) Last Wish
3) This fantastic circlet:

View attachment 13232

Originally she was planned to be a K/T Sin using Stormlash. I floated the idea of such a build as a cow runner, but couldn't test her at the time. That was basically between breaks from diving in the Caribbean. :) But I was itching to play her, and finally got around to it after RFL R1 ended.

The Questing

Pretty uneventful. She started with Envy jeweled stuff and switched to Wake of Fire once it was available. This was used all the way through NM, adding better gear such as Stealth, Spirit, SoJs etc. along the way while levelling up. She only respec'ed to a DS-centered build at the beginning of Hell. I equipped Enigma at lvl 65 and didn't even properly quest in Hell, but rather rushed through to A5 to gain more levels to equip her end game gear. Her first death only came after Mat – I may have a Guardian one day after all. ;)

Then came the long phase of trying different setups and skills. I knew I wanted to play a hybrid and use skills I hadn't used before, but being rather unexperienced with Assassins, I didn't know what exactly to look for. This was what I tried with her:
  • DT/DS Kick/Trap hybrid with Stormlash
  • DT/DS Kick/Trap hybrid with Last Wish
  • BF/DS Furysin with Stormlash
  • BF/DS Furysin with Last Wish
The respective Stormlash variants were better offensively. The Last Wish setups on the other hand were super tanky – and moreover allowed use of Defiance Merc since it provides Might. Very similar for DT vs BF: The DT variants had higher damage potential but some survivability issues, whereas BF was a little slower but very safe and easy gameplay.

Generally I came to really like Blade Fury. The fact that it can trigger a huge variety of effects (CtC, leech, CB etc.) makes it super fun to play around with using different weapons. Could even go with things like Rift or Lacerator.

Here is a video of two casual P7 Pit runs with Blade Fury, one with Stormlash and one with Last Wish:


She was eventually Mat'ed with this gear and build:
Code:
2/20/48 life/[email protected] (46 FR) circlet
2/9/adds amulet
Enigma BP
Last Wish PB
Spirit
Magefist
Raven
SoJ
Arachnid Mesh
Waterwalk

CtA/Spirit switch

Defiance Merc with Infinity/Forti/Andy

Code:
20 DS
20 LS
18 FB
20 BF
1 BoS
Pre-reqs
Rest Shadow Warrior
(The Shadow Warrior died a lot even with higher health...)

Mat Pic:

View attachment 13234

The Finds
Just D2 giving me the finger while leveling at Pindle:


The Cow Build

After killing Hell Baal I got around to Cow runs. I tried all of the above approaches here as well, but in the end respec'ed her to the more powerful FB/DS build. But for a long time I stuck with Last Wish – I really liked the Defiance Merc + Might from Last Wish (despite not making use of its other effects).

At one point I also included a Phoenix shield from my general stash, removing her "twinked by untwinked characters" status – but only after Mat. :p It then took me some time to get the idea of including Beast to power up the Merc further. This turned her into one hell of a Cow runner. Some more information on her in this post and this one. Runs on P5 are very fast:


Gear and build:
Code:
2/20/48 life/[email protected] (46 FR) circlet
2/9/adds amulet
Enigma
Beast
Phoenix
Magefist
Raven
SoJ
Arachnid Mesh
WT

CtA/Spirit switch for teleporting on 102 FCR BP

Might Merc with Infinity/Forti/Andy

Code:
20 DS
20 FB
20 LS
1 BoS
Pre-reqs
Everything else into FB synergies

As mentioned in the R1 thread, from the initial runs already I would say that this is one of the strongest Cow builds I've ever played. Might be the best option even.

EDIT: GoMule Dump with Beast setup:
Code:
Name:       TBU_Slash
Class:      Assassin
Experience: 1655999931
Level:      90

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   61/187
Dexterity:  20/40
Vitality:   439/449
Energy:     25/35
HP:         1545/1821
Mana:       158/238
Stamina:    730/730
Defense:    5/1426
AR:         100000064/100000351

Fire:       76/36/-24
Cold:       49/9/-51
Lightning:  49/9/-51
Poison:     49/9/-51

MF:         159       Block:      6
GF:         124
FR/W:       70
FHR:        0
IAS:        40
FCR:        69

Fire Blast: 20/36
Shock Web: 16/31
Blade Sentinel: 0/0
Charged Bolt Sentry: 20/35
Wake of Fire: 0/0
Blade Fury: 0/0
Lightning Sentry: 20/35
Wake of Inferno: 0/0
Death Sentry: 20/35
Blade Shield: 0/0

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

Tiger Strike: 0/0
Dragon Talon: 0/0
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

Entrapping Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x89576e8a
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)

Entrapping Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xbbbf8459
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)

Storm Visage
Tiara
Defense: 45
Durability: 25 of 25
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0xb00949e6
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
+20% Faster Cast Rate
5% Life stolen per hit
+86 to Life
All Resistances +19
Fire Resist +27%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Perfect Ruby

Perfect Ruby
Required Level: 18
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Adds 15 - 20 Fire Damage
Armor: +38 to Life
Shields: Fire Resist +40%

Enigma
Breast Plate
JahIthBer
Defense: 823
Durability: 50 of 50
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 30
Fingerprint: 0x3aad8739
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 to Teleport
+757 Defense
+67 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
90% 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%

Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 119
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x1929bcaa
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Slows Target by 10%
+90% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xd254e37b
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+187 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+20 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

War Traveler
Battle Boots
Defense: 131
Durability: 48 of 48
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 95
Fingerprint: 0x97e53e9b
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+25% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 15 - 25 Damage
+174% Enhanced Defense
+10 to Strength
+10 to Vitality
40% Slower Stamina Drain
Attacker Takes Damage of 10
46% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+30 Maximum Durability

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xa1b64dff
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
+20 to Mana
Increase Maximum Mana 25%

Stone Heart
Amulet
Required Level: 89
Fingerprint: 0x1304babb
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
+9% Faster Cast Rate
+19 to Strength
+20 to Mana
Regenerate Mana 10%
65% Extra Gold from Monsters
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0x62927415
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Magefist
Light Gauntlets
Defense: 25
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 45
Fingerprint: 0xb04447f2
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Fire Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Adds 1 - 6 Fire Damage
+30% Enhanced Defense
+10 Defense
Regenerate Mana 25%

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%

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x8eafc4d7
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xa61cd51
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xdb0b9287
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Tome of Identify
Fingerprint: 0xe1f3fefa
Item Level: 12
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Entrapping Grand Charm of Greed
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xfca58ea4
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)
32% Extra Gold from Monsters

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xa2feb6ee
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x494a16c3
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x8826285
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xe97fd16f
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life

Entrapping Grand Charm of Greed
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xbdbd894b
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)
27% Extra Gold from Monsters

Entrapping Grand Charm of Quality
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x47d7a402
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)
+2 to Maximum Damage

Entrapping Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x139e6c93
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)

Entrapping Grand Charm of Venom
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x6689fa13
Item Level: 69
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)
Adds 15 Poison Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)

Super Mana Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 250%

Super Mana Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 250%

Super Mana Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 250%

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

Super Mana Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 250%

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%

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

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0x2a1cd346
Item Level: 95
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%

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0x8ce9b481
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0x8ce9b481
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0x8ce9b481
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0x8ce9b481
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0x8ce9b481
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0x2a1cd346
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Tome of Town Portal
Fingerprint: 0x2a1cd346
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Call to Arms
Superior Crystal Sword
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 26 - 82
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 33
Fingerprint: 0xb0023ca7
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
274% Enhanced Damage
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 to Battle Command
+4 to Battle Orders
+4 to Battle Cry
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Increase Maximum Durability 14%
Ethereal
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
Monarch
TalThulOrtAmn
Defense: 138
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 86 of 86
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0xd284b43b
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+35% Faster Cast Rate
+55% Faster Hit Recovery
+250 Defense vs. Missile
+22 to Vitality
+98 to Mana
Cold Resist +35%
Lightning Resist +35%
Poison Resist +35%
+6 Magic Absorb
Attacker Takes Damage of 14
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

Beast
Double Axe
BerTirUmMalLum
One Hand Damage: 18 - 47
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0xcbcdd5db
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+40% Increased Attack Speed
268% Enhanced Damage
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
+3 to Werebear
+3 to Lycanthropy
+30 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

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%

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

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%

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

Lum Rune
Required Level: 37
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +10 to Energy
Armor: +10 to Energy
Shields: +10 to Energy

Phoenix
Monarch
VexVexLoJah
Defense: 135
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 86 of 86
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 156
Fingerprint: 0xa5d0e331
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 40 Blaze when you Level-Up
40% Chance to cast level 22 Firestorm on striking
Level 12 Redemption Aura When Equipped
371% Enhanced Damage
-28% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+391 Defense vs. Missile
+50 to Life
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
+10% to Maximum Fire Resist
+16 Fire Absorb
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Vex Rune
Socketed: Vex Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune
Socketed: Jah Rune

Vex Rune
Required Level: 55
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Mana stolen per hit
Armor: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist

Vex Rune
Required Level: 55
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: 7% Mana stolen per hit
Armor: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist
Shields: +5% to Maximum Fire Resist

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

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

Mercenary:

Name:       Vikhyat
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Off-Nightmare
Experience: 88459248
Level:      90
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   195/222
Dexterity:  157/157
HP:         1967/2057
Defense:    1444/5163
AR:         1970/1970

Fire:       152/112/52
Cold:       182/142/82
Lightning:  182/142/82
Poison:    252/212/152

Andariel's Visage
Demonhead
Defense: 356
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 83
Required Strength: 102
Fingerprint: 0xe5f9c31
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
15% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova when struck
+2 to All Skills
+35% Increased Attack Speed
28% Enhanced Damage
10% Life stolen per hit
+130% Enhanced Defense
+27 to Strength
+10% to Maximum Poison Resist
Fire Resist -30%
Poison Resist +70%
Level 3 Venom (20/20 Charges)
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Realgar Jewel of Fervor

Realgar Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x56b44962
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
28% Enhanced Damage


Fortitude
Great Hauberk
ElSolDolLo
Defense: 3363
Durability: 26 of 26
Required Level: 59
Required Strength: 108
Fingerprint: 0x3e08afe8
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
+90 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

El Rune
Required Level: 11
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +50 to Attack Rating
+1 to Light Radius
Armor: +15 Defense
+1 to Light Radius
Shields: +15 Defense
+1 to Light Radius

Sol Rune
Required Level: 27
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +9 to Minimum Damage
Armor: Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Damage Reduced by 7

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

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


Infinity
Cryptic Axe
BerMalBerIst
Two Hand Damage: 192 - 884
Durability: 33 of 33
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 155
Required Dexterity: 93
Fingerprint: 0xab150a5b
Item Level: 81
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
293% Enhanced Damage
-48% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
+45 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

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%

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

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

***

Thanks for reading! And thanks @maxicek for the Assassin FAQ, fantastic resource for Assassin noobs like me. It was consulted very often and I learned a great deal about the class.
 

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First Mat is down! :)

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Normal and NM were played on P8 all the way, the first tough stretch was ~18-25 where the available weapons weren't that great. From then on it was a walk in the park through Normal and NM. Hell was hard. Everything died instantly to FA... except of course CIs, and because of that she had to go down to P5 and then P3 from A3 onwards. Ancients to Baal was done on P1.

Final gear:
Code:
- 15% CSD Nightwing's Veil, socketed with a +3 MPK/7% FHR/42 AR/2 Str jewel
- Ice (+29% CSD, 161 ED) in superior Matriarchal Bow (8% ED)
- Windforce, socketed with 40% ED/6 Max damage jewel
- Skin of the Vipermagi ([email protected]), socketed with +4/-3 cold facet
- HLW
- Laying of Hands
- Razortail
- Ravenfrost
- Rare ring: 88 AR/4 ML/7 LL/[email protected]
- Silkweave

Inventory:
- 3x Bow/Crossbow skillers
- life resist charms, one fine/FHR SC

Merc:
Infinity CV
eth Vampire Gaze
Lionheart Dusk Shroud

Core stats:
Max FA damage (Ice switch): 3036
Max Strafe damage (WF switch): 1900
Life: 880
Mana: 197
Resists: +67/-35/+55/-35
60% IAS (9 fpa Freezing Arrow, 5/3/3/3/8 Strafe on WF switch)

GoMule dump:
Code:
Name:       TBU_Ice
Class:      Amazon
Experience: 990792177
Level:      84

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   129/134
Dexterity:  152/197
Vitality:   199/199
Energy:     15/15
HP:         813/880
Mana:       139/179
Stamina:    346/355
Defense:    38/972
AR:         730/1325

Fire:       167/127/67
Cold:       65/25/-35
Lightning:  155/115/55
Poison:     65/25/-35

MF:         0       Block:      27
GF:         280
FR/W:       30
FHR:        12
IAS:        60
FCR:        30

Magic Arrow: 1/11
Fire Arrow: 0/0
Cold Arrow: 20/30
Multiple Shot: 1/11
Exploding Arrow: 0/0
Ice Arrow: 1/11
Guided Arrow: 1/11
Strafe: 20/30
Immolation Arrow: 0/0
Freezing Arrow: 20/30

Inner Sight: 1/5
Critical Strike: 3/7
Dodge: 1/5
Slow Missiles: 1/5
Avoid: 1/5
Penetrate: 12/16
Decoy: 1/5
Evade: 1/5
Valkyrie: 4/8
Pierce: 4/8

Jab: 0/0
Power Strike: 0/0
Poison Javelin: 0/0
Impale: 0/0
Lightning Bolt: 0/0
Charged Strike: 0/0
Plague Javelin: 0/0
Fend: 0/0
Lightning Strike: 0/0
Lightning Fury: 0/0

Amber Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x360b2fa5
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Strength
Lightning Resist +11%

Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0xd2855aa6
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
31% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
Lightning Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xfd0e2ace
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+229 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+20 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

Eagle Finger
Ring
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x24bdd0e2
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+88 to Attack Rating
4% Mana stolen per hit
7% Life stolen per hit
+9 Maximum Stamina
All Resistances +3
Damage Reduced by 2

Razortail
Sharkskin Belt
Defense: 104
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 32
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x5bc15920
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Piercing Attack
+10 to Maximum Damage
+141% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+15 to Dexterity
Attacker Takes Damage of (Based on Character Level) 84

Silkweave
Mesh Boots
Defense: 120
Durability: 16 of 16
Required Level: 36
Required Strength: 65
Fingerprint: 0x2af69d5f
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
+168% Enhanced Defense
+200 Defense vs. Missile
Increase Maximum Mana 10%
+5 to Mana after each Kill

Coral Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0xbe52c598
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+13 to Life
Lightning Resist +9%

Ruby Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x5812cc84
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30 to Life
Fire Resist +30%

Fletcher's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xe2058af7
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)

Ocher Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 10
Fingerprint: 0x2d97a5ad
Item Level: 21
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Strength
Lightning Resist +7%

Ruby Small Charm of Greed
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x2917f8a2
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +11%
9% Extra Gold from Monsters

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 86
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x3b166d85
Item Level: 75
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%


Fine Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xcacea325
Item Level: 69
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
+2 to Maximum Damage
+11 to Attack Rating

Key
Fingerprint: 0xbcac86a0
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+


Amber Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 23
Fingerprint: 0x3042e6fd
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+24 to Life
Lightning Resist +28%

Fletcher's Grand Charm of Pestilence
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x5e68ad91
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
Adds 25 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)

Fletcher's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x9715226
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)

Nightwing's Veil
Spired Helm
Defense: 334
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 96
Fingerprint: 0x8bd71eee
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+7% Faster Hit Recovery
+42 to Attack Rating
+15% to Cold Skill Damage
+109% Enhanced Defense
+2 to Strength
+10 to Dexterity
+9 Cold Absorb
Half Freeze Duration
+3 to Mana after each Kill
Requirements -50%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Doom Whorl

Doom Whorl
Jewel
Required Level: 36
Fingerprint: 0x2ff290ea
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+7% Faster Hit Recovery
+42 to Attack Rating
+2 to Strength
+3 to Mana after each Kill

Ruby Small Charm of Greed
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x611829f0
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +11%
9% Extra Gold from Monsters

Skin of the Vipermagi
Serpentskin Armor
Defense: 279
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0x837ed801
Item Level: 49
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 37 Blizzard when you Die
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Cast Rate
Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
-3% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+4% to Cold Skill Damage
+120% Enhanced Defense
All Resistances +32
Magic Damage Reduced by 11
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Rainbow Facet

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xca8209e5
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 37 Blizzard when you Die
Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
-3% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+4% to Cold Skill Damage

Windforce
Hydra Bow
Two Hand Damage: 39 - 533
Durability: 47 of 55
Required Level: 73
Required Strength: 134
Required Dexterity: 167
Fingerprint: 0x1ab70699
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
290% Enhanced Damage
+6 to Maximum Damage
+262 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
7% Mana stolen per hit
Knockback
+10 to Strength
+5 to Dexterity
Heal Stamina Plus 30%
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Ruby Jewel of Wrath

Ruby Jewel of Wrath
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0xa11075b4
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
40% Enhanced Damage
+6 to Maximum Damage


Ice
Superior Matriarchal Bow
AmnShaelJahLo
Two Hand Damage: 52 - 122
Durability: 31 of 48
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 87
Required Dexterity: 187
Fingerprint: 0x7b5e45e9
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 40 Blizzard when you Level-Up
25% Chance to cast level 22 Frost Nova on striking
Level 18 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped
+3 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)
+20% Increased Attack Speed
161% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
-20% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+29% to Cold Skill Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
20% Deadly Strike
262% Extra Gold from Monsters (Based on Character Level)
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Amn Rune
Socketed: Shael Rune
Socketed: Jah Rune
Socketed: Lo 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

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

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

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


Mercenary:

Name:       Emilio
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Off-Nightmare
Experience: 71992318
Level:      84
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   184/209
Dexterity:  148/163
HP:         1727/1777
Defense:    1274/2091
AR:         1898/1898

Fire:       178/138/78
Cold:       178/138/78
Lightning:  178/138/78
Poison:    178/138/78

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 378
Durability: 21 of 21
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 48
Fingerprint: 0x34216c19
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
6% Mana stolen per hit
8% Life stolen per hit
+100% Enhanced Defense
15% Slower Stamina Drain
Damage Reduced by 20%
Magic Damage Reduced by 10
Ethereal


Lionheart
Dusk Shroud
HelLumFal
Defense: 439
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 66
Fingerprint: 0xe5e53160
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Enhanced Damage
All Stats +10
+15 to Strength
+5 to Dexterity
+10 to Vitality
+50 to Life
All Resistances +30
Requirements -15%
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Hel Rune
Socketed: Lum Rune
Socketed: Fal Rune

Hel Rune
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Requirements -20%
Armor: Requirements -15%
Shields: Requirements -15%

Lum Rune
Required Level: 37
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +10 to Energy
Armor: +10 to Energy
Shields: +10 to Energy

Fal Rune
Required Level: 41
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +10 to Strength
Armor: +10 to Strength
Shields: +10 to Strength


Infinity
Colossus Voulge
BerMalBerIst
Two Hand Damage: 89 - 886
Durability: 26 of 26
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 200
Required Dexterity: 45
Fingerprint: 0xe32c84d8
Item Level: 80
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
-47% 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

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%

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

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

I gotta say she was fun and essentially worked out as planned. But Bowazons in general are just so underpowered :( made me remember why I haven't played one in a long time. FA did massive damage in Hell also, everything not CI died immediately, but against those she was slow, and that resulted in tough situations. The Windforce on Strafe switch did a great job and added some mana leech and crowd control with Knockback as intended. It's just that Bowies are so fragile and their damage is rather low even with good items. She died several times also, once in Normal and three times in Hell. All deaths were avoidable and a consequence of sloppiness, but it kind of shows what I mean. ;)

Action vid of her A4 finish in Hell on P3, which wasn't quite smooth either. :)


Her setup was improved later on to the list above. In Hell A4 I was trying out Peace as can be seen in the vid, which I found interesting with the level 15 Valk (as I didn't have too many spare skill points I didn't push Valk a lot). Wasn't really worth it though, still remains a crap armor. :) Faceted Viper worked much better, I then respec'ed once to get lvl 8 Valk at least. I used 3/10 gloves for most of the playthrough, but switched to LoH for some most welcome FR and the huge boost to damage vs demons, as FA was really powerful anyway and I found the physical damage boost to be more helpful.

One thing I underestimated during planning was low AR for Strafe, since I didn't (want to) stat high Dex, and Penetrate could only be pushed more towards the end and not maxed either. Because of this I ended up using an Infinity Merc over Insight, which solved that and moreover increased FA damage of course. Also Insight wasn't quite as useful as I had hoped. Eventually I relied on a combination of mana per kill (8 in total) and leech (4% on Ice switch, 11% on WF switch). Using WF switch to fire a volley of strafe that filled up mana immediately so that worked just fine.

HF was Nef/Pul/Lem. She ran 0 MF and didn't get any good drops, only these are worth mentioning at all:

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Next up is most likely the Paladin as I want to run a more powerful build now, otherwise I'll get frustrated. :D
 

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After completing the third untwinked 99er (Paladin), it's really time to finish this one – even though it's less restrictive by now given two additional 99ers since I started the sept...

#5 was Barbarian. No standalone thread as there isn't much to tell – basically a straight-forward Throw/Frenzy Barb.

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He started out with Envy jeweled bow and armor before switching to 2x Death's sword and set once able to equip it, with the help of a Str/Dex charm inventory. He used this until lvl 30 when he equipped two Bloodletters, followed by Butcher's Pupils at lvl 39. Double Swing and Frenzy were the skills of choice up to this point. When he hit lvl 44, he was able to use Deathbit, and started fooling around with Double Throw. At lvl 49 he made an Oath in an eth Small Crescent, getting a nice 331 ED roll. He also made a Fortitude, using the remaining HRs from my most recent 99er.

Levels were gained mostly at Eldritch/Pindle in Normal and Nightmare, the latter in particular from getting Oath until 68. That's when he was able to equip all of his end game gear except Warshrikes, which completed his final setup at lvl 75 and his transiation into a full-time Throw Barb:

Code:
eth Warshrike / Lacerator
non-eth Warshrike / Lacerator on switch
Giant Skull, socketed with Ruby & Ruby/Dex Jewel
Fortitude
Highlord's
Raven
Dual leech/resist ring
LoH
Razortail
Gore Rider

Build: 20 Throwing Mastery, 20 Double Swing, 7 Frenzy, rest into pre-reqs, BO and Double Throw

Inventory: 5x Sharp GCs (three with life, 31-39), two with Dex (4-5), various life/resist charms, 3rd Warshrike (non-eth)

Stashed weapons:
- 2x eth Demon's Arch
- 2x Gimmershred

Merc (Might): Infinity, Duriel's, Stealskull

GoMule dump:
Name: TBU_Sting
Class: Barbarian
Experience: 841036366
Level: 82

Naked/Gear
Strength: 106/137
Dexterity: 145/191
Vitality: 229/229
Energy: 10/10
HP: 1093/1369
Mana: 91/131
Stamina: 377/397
Defense: 36/2390
AR: 710/1518

Fire: 144/104/44
Cold: 104/64/4
Lightning: 135/95/35
Poison: 85/45/-15

MF: 0 Block: 26
GF: 0
FR/W: 30
FHR: 0
IAS: 100
FCR: 25

Bash: 1/2
Leap: 1/2
Double Swing: 20/21
Stun: 0/0
Double Throw: 18/19
Leap Attack: 0/0
Concentrate: 0/0
Frenzy: 7/8
Whirlwind: 0/0
Berserk: 0/0

Sword Mastery: 0/0
Axe Mastery: 0/0
Mace Mastery: 0/0
Pole Arm Mastery: 0/0
Throwing Mastery: 20/21
Spear Mastery: 0/0
Increased Stamina: 1/2
Iron Skin: 1/2
Increased Speed: 1/2
Natural Resistance: 1/2

Howl: 1/2
Find Potion: 0/0
Taunt: 0/0
Shout: 1/2
Find Item: 0/0
Battle Cry: 0/0
Battle Orders: 16/17
Grim Ward: 0/0
War Cry: 0/0
Battle Command: 1/2

Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x374a98f7
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
30% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
Lightning Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15

Sharp Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xeacd1da3
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+9 to Maximum Damage
+65 to Attack Rating
+39 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0xe2ce32ab
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+9 to Maximum Damage
+74 to Attack Rating
+31 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0xfd7c9d27
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+9 to Maximum Damage
+64 to Attack Rating
+35 to Life

Sharp Grand Charm of Dexterity
Grand Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0xb23b5aa7
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8 to Maximum Damage
+71 to Attack Rating
+5 to Dexterity

Coral Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0xbe52c598
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+13 to Life
Lightning Resist +9%

Shimmering Small Charm of Storms
Small Charm
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0xde577d02
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 23 Lightning Damage
All Resistances +5

Ocher Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 17
Fingerprint: 0x563bbd7a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12 to Life
Lightning Resist +6%

Fine Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x697f1fff
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Maximum Damage
+13 to Attack Rating
+8 to Life

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x29a3a35a
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +4

Shimmering Small Charm of Blight
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x9006b597
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 6 Poison Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
All Resistances +5

Raven Frost
Ring
Required Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xc6eb221
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+224 to Attack Rating
Adds 15 - 45 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
+17 to Dexterity
+40 to Mana
Cold Absorb 20%
Cannot Be Frozen

Sharp Grand Charm of Dexterity
Grand Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x6ed5732c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8 to Maximum Damage
+67 to Attack Rating
+4 to Dexterity

Shimmering Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xb59a45d1
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+36 to Life
All Resistances +13

Lacerator
Winged Axe
Throw Damage: 21 - 183
One Hand Damage: 33 - 171
Quantity: 180
Required Level: 68
Required Strength: 96
Required Dexterity: 122
Fingerprint: 0xaa68cfb2
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 3 Amplify Damage on striking
+30% Increased Attack Speed
206% Enhanced Damage
33% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Hit Causes Monster to Flee 50%
Replenishes quantity

Demon's Arch
Balrog Spear
Throw Damage: 179 - 278
One Hand Damage: 146 - 281
Quantity: 80
Required Level: 68
Required Strength: 117
Required Dexterity: 85
Fingerprint: 0xa43278ca
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Increased Attack Speed
199% Enhanced Damage
Adds 232 - 323 Fire Damage
Adds 23 - 333 Lightning Damage
11% Life stolen per hit
Replenishes quantity
Ethereal

Demon's Arch
Balrog Spear
Throw Damage: 157 - 244
One Hand Damage: 128 - 247
Quantity: 80
Required Level: 68
Required Strength: 117
Required Dexterity: 85
Fingerprint: 0x22d950d3
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Increased Attack Speed
163% Enhanced Damage
Adds 232 - 323 Fire Damage
Adds 23 - 333 Lightning Damage
10% Life stolen per hit
Replenishes quantity
Ethereal

Arreat's Face
Slayer Guard
Defense: 317
Durability: 50 of 55
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 118
Fingerprint: 0x4eb46042
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
6% Life stolen per hit
+162% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
All Resistances +30

Rune Touch
Ring
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0xdb073c3f
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Mana stolen per hit
8% Life stolen per hit
+2 to Strength
Cold Resist +19%
Fire Resist +9%

Tome of Identify
Fingerprint: 0x2046fa99
Item Level: 11
Version: Expansion 1.10+

String of Ears
Demonhide Sash
Defense: 111
Durability: 18 of 22
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0xa57bf5c6
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
8% Life stolen per hit
+175% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
Damage Reduced by 14%
Magic Damage Reduced by 12
+10 Maximum Durability

Fortitude
Archon Plate
ElSolDolLo
Defense: 1560
Durability: 60 of 60
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 103
Fingerprint: 0xdbe2ae25
Item Level: 84
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
+102 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
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: El Rune
Socketed: Sol Rune
Socketed: Dol Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune

El Rune
Required Level: 11
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +50 to Attack Rating
+1 to Light Radius
Armor: +15 Defense
+1 to Light Radius
Shields: +15 Defense
+1 to Light Radius

Sol Rune
Required Level: 27
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +9 to Minimum Damage
Armor: Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Damage Reduced by 7

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

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

Gimmershred
Flying Axe
Throw Damage: 45 - 201
One Hand Damage: 51 - 198
Quantity: 240
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 88
Required Dexterity: 108
Fingerprint: 0x190a37b8
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Increased Attack Speed
205% Enhanced Damage
Adds 218 - 483 Fire Damage
Adds 29 - 501 Lightning Damage
Adds 176 - 397 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
Increased Stack Size

Gimmershred
Flying Axe
Throw Damage: 45 - 201
One Hand Damage: 52 - 198
Quantity: 240
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 88
Required Dexterity: 108
Fingerprint: 0x8bb4a6f
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Increased Attack Speed
206% Enhanced Damage
Adds 218 - 483 Fire Damage
Adds 29 - 501 Lightning Damage
Adds 176 - 397 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
Increased Stack Size

Laying of Hands
Bramble Mitts
Defense: 86
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x25e6a57d
Item Level: 94
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%


Razortail
Sharkskin Belt
Defense: 106
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 32
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0x772ea1c0
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Piercing Attack
+10 to Maximum Damage
+148% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
+15 to Dexterity
Attacker Takes Damage of (Based on Character Level) 82

Verdungo's Hearty Cord
Mithril Coil
Defense: 154
Durability: 16 of 16
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0x85d77cab
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Faster Hit Recovery
+134% Enhanced Defense
+38 to Vitality
Replenish Life +13
+118 Maximum Stamina
Damage Reduced by 11%

Giant Skull
Bone Visage
Defense: 436
Durability: 40 of 40
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0xa6c07cac
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
75% Enhanced Damage
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
Knockback
+292 Defense
+29 to Strength
+5 to Dexterity
2 Sockets (2 used)
Socketed: Ruby Jewel
Socketed: Ruby Jewel of Daring

Ruby Jewel
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x44397afb
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
37% Enhanced Damage

Ruby Jewel of Daring
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x3dff5b89
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
38% Enhanced Damage
+5 to Dexterity

Gore Rider
War Boots
Defense: 155
Durability: 34 of 34
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 94
Fingerprint: 0xbc3e0f5b
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
15% Chance of Crushing Blow
15% Deadly Strike
10% Chance of Open Wounds
+188% Enhanced Defense
+20 Maximum Stamina
Requirements -25%
+10 Maximum Durability

War Traveler
Battle Boots
Defense: 128
Durability: 48 of 48
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 95
Fingerprint: 0xff2b7045
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+25% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 15 - 25 Damage
+168% Enhanced Defense
+10 to Strength
+10 to Vitality
40% Slower Stamina Drain
Attacker Takes Damage of 7
34% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+30 Maximum Durability

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%

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0xd3fb1b64
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Rejuvenation Potion
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Replenishes Mana 35%
Replenishes Health 35%

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

Warshrike
Winged Knife
Throw Damage: 80 - 136
One Hand Damage: 94 - 122
Quantity: 200
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 45
Required Dexterity: 142
Fingerprint: 0x1aabc3bf
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
25% Chance to cast level 9 Nova on striking
+30% Increased Attack Speed
Piercing Attack
249% Enhanced Damage
50% Deadly Strike
Replenishes quantity

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%

Scroll of Town Portal
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Scroll of Town Portal
Version: Expansion 1.10+

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%

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%

Doom
Thresher
HelOhmUmLoCham
Two Hand Damage: 54 - 642
Durability: 32 of 65
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 122
Required Dexterity: 95
Fingerprint: 0x4bba9c6e
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 18 Volcano on striking
Level 12 Holy Freeze Aura When Equipped
+2 to All Skills
+45% Increased Attack Speed
356% Enhanced Damage
-60% to Enemy Cold Resistance
20% Deadly Strike
25% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Freezes target +3
Requirements -20%
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Hel Rune
Socketed: Ohm Rune
Socketed: Um Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune
Socketed: Cham Rune

Hel Rune
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Requirements -20%
Armor: Requirements -15%
Shields: Requirements -15%

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

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%

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

Cham Rune
Required Level: 67
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Freezes target +3
Armor: Cannot Be Frozen
Shields: Cannot Be Frozen

Warshrike
Winged Knife
Throw Damage: 105 - 179
One Hand Damage: 123 - 160
Quantity: 200
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 35
Required Dexterity: 132
Fingerprint: 0x9feab958
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
25% Chance to cast level 9 Nova on striking
+30% Increased Attack Speed
Piercing Attack
209% Enhanced Damage
50% Deadly Strike
Replenishes quantity
Ethereal

Lacerator
Winged Axe
Throw Damage: 20 - 179
One Hand Damage: 32 - 167
Quantity: 180
Required Level: 68
Required Strength: 96
Required Dexterity: 122
Fingerprint: 0x1933a375
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 3 Amplify Damage on striking
+30% Increased Attack Speed
199% Enhanced Damage
33% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Hit Causes Monster to Flee 50%
Replenishes quantity

Warshrike
Winged Knife
Throw Damage: 78 - 132
One Hand Damage: 92 - 119
Quantity: 200
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 45
Required Dexterity: 142
Fingerprint: 0x5855cbd8
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
25% Chance to cast level 9 Nova on striking
+30% Increased Attack Speed
Piercing Attack
241% Enhanced Damage
50% Deadly Strike
Replenishes quantity

Lacerator
Winged Axe
Throw Damage: 20 - 172
One Hand Damage: 31 - 161
Quantity: 180
Required Level: 68
Required Strength: 96
Required Dexterity: 122
Fingerprint: 0xdc2b9255
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 3 Amplify Damage on striking
+30% Increased Attack Speed
188% Enhanced Damage
33% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Hit Causes Monster to Flee 50%
Replenishes quantity

Mercenary:

Name: Fazel
Race: Desert Mercenary
Type: Off-Nightmare
Experience: 66975926
Level: 82
Dead?: false

Naked/Gear
Strength: 181/196
Dexterity: 145/145
HP: 1647/1729
Defense: 1217/2142
AR: 1874/1874

Fire: 166/126/66
Cold: 196/156/96
Lightning: 166/126/66
Poison: 166/126/66

Duriel's Shell
Cuirass
Defense: 682
Durability: 150 of 150
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 65
Fingerprint: 0xe1b915c0
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+186% Enhanced Defense
+102 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+15 to Strength
+82 to Life (Based on Character Level)
Cold Resist +30%
All Resistances +20
Cannot Be Frozen
+100 Maximum Durability


Stealskull
Casque
Defense: 243
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 35
Required Strength: 59
Fingerprint: 0x6b1eea71
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Increased Attack Speed
+10% Faster Hit Recovery
5% Mana stolen per hit
5% Life stolen per hit
+233% Enhanced Defense
48% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


Infinity
Cryptic Axe
BerMalBerIst
Two Hand Damage: 192 - 884
Durability: 33 of 33
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 155
Required Dexterity: 93
Fingerprint: 0xab150a5b
Item Level: 81
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
293% Enhanced Damage
-48% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
+41 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

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%

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

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

The original plan was to also use swords for Frenzy, but I realized I'd probably end up using only Frenzy out of laziness, which wasn't the idea... So I comitted to throwing weapons entirely.

I went for lvl 9 Frenzy after BO, so that I hit last throw BP with 40 IAS from LoH and HLW and Frenzy active (which I wanted all the time anyway for fast movement). Giant Skull with two ED jewels worked great, knockback helped a lot for questing and the damage boost was great. I've been wanting to use one for a while, and this seemed like a good build for it.

Overall this guy was pretty solid. He suffered no deaths at all, though I went through Hell on P1 only, given he had some issues with being swarmed on higher player settings. Even with Razortail and Warshrikes' piercing, Double Throw is still not a "real" AoE skill obviously. Damage output wasn't too bad though (~4-8k with eth Warshrike) and the P1 Hell gameplay was very easy.

I've read about many complaints about weapon repairs and how annoying it was, but found with two weapon sets one could reduce town trips to a reasonable amount. It didn't bother me much at all to be honest. (I kept a third Warshrike in inventory though, to even things out because I wanted to use the ethereal one whenever I could, which couldn't be repaired in town ofc.)

I also used 2x eth Demon's Arch and 2x Gimmershred apart form the 2x Warshrike + Lacerator setup. The latter combo is clearly superior against anything non-PI, but those other weapon pairs also had some merit and saw use in areas with PIs.

Biggest question for this character to me is Merc weapon. I tried several, even briefly went with Faith Merc in order to hit last Throw BP even when Frenzy is not active, but found Might Merc was much better. For weapon I ended up using Infinity because it eliminates any CtH issues (he ist still only lvl 82 and needs to beef up some more for good CtH). Before that I played around with Doom – since I just made one and heard it's a great Merc weapon :) – and Reaper's. The latter was fine as it meant either Amp or Decrep is up pretty much all the time, but didn't like losing out on some damage when it overrides Amp from Lacerator.

In the end I think Pride is the top choice for this guy, provided the Merc can be kept safe with it (since he has basically no leech then). I currently only have one on my general/twinked characters, so he wasn't allowed to use it for the playthorugh. But I might play around with him some more and try it (as well as eth Lacerators) and maybe do some gameplay recording as well in the future.

Anyway, lots of fun to play this build! Necro and Druid left...
 

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Sorc:

A while ago I meant to start a sept exclusively using items found by my untwinked 99er Sorc and my 99er-to-be Necro (currently at 97.5). I figured it was a fun restriction, and dubbed it "twinked by untwinked". Still looking for a couple of items to build the characters I had in mind. "Fire" is now the second character, following "Ice" (an 'Ice' and Windforce-using hybrid Bowie). But I thought this girl deserved her own Mat thread!

GoMule dump to start things off:

Code:
Name:       TBU_Fire
Class:      Sorceress
Experience: 846229869
Level:      82

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   65/163
Dexterity:  128/136
Vitality:   272/293
Energy:     35/43
HP:         705/882
Mana:       197/247
Stamina:    417/599
Defense:    32/2313
AR:         590/679

Fire:       169/129/69
Cold:       140/100/40
Lightning:  164/124/64
Poison:     187/147/87

MF:         0       Block:      29
GF:         0
FR/W:       20
FHR:        57
IAS:        53
FCR:        20

Fire Bolt: 1/10
Warmth: 20/29
Inferno: 0/0
Blaze: 0/0
Fire Ball: 20/29
Fire Wall: 0/0
Enchant: 20/29
Meteor: 0/0
Fire Mastery: 20/29
Hydra: 0/0

Charged Bolt: 0/0
Static Field: 8/12
Telekinesis: 1/5
Nova: 0/0
Lightning: 0/0
Chain Lightning: 0/0
Teleport: 1/5
Thunder Storm: 0/0
Energy Shield: 0/0
Lightning Mastery: 1/5

Ice Bolt: 0/0
Frozen Armor: 1/5
Frost Nova: 0/0
Ice Blast: 0/0
Shiver Armor: 0/0
Glacial Spike: 0/0
Blizzard: 0/0
Chilling Armor: 0/0
Frozen Orb: 0/0
Cold Mastery: 0/0


Highlord's Wrath
Amulet
Required Level: 65
Fingerprint: 0x1ce8f5f0
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Increased Attack Speed
Adds 1 - 30 Lightning Damage
30% Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)
Lightning Resist +35%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 15

Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
Ring
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x6df62239
Item Level: 75
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
5% Life stolen per hit
+41 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+50 Maximum Stamina

Dragon
Archon Plate
SurLoSol
Defense: 868
Durability: 60 of 60
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 103
Fingerprint: 0xcfbf4260
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 18 Venom when struck
12% Chance to cast level 15 Hydra on striking
Level 14 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped
+360 Defense
All Stats +3
+230 Defense vs. Missile
+30 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
Damage Reduced by 7
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Sur Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune
Socketed: Sol Rune

Sur Rune
Required Level: 61
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Hit Blinds Target +1
Armor: Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Shields: +50 to Mana

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

Sol Rune
Required Level: 27
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +9 to Minimum Damage
Armor: Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Damage Reduced by 7


Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 131
Durability: 11 of 12
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x149752d9
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Slows Target by 10%
+109% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)


Jade Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x7371204a
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Poison Resist +9%

Russet Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 14
Fingerprint: 0x4aaf8b18
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5 to Life
Fire Resist +7%

Horadric Cube
Fingerprint: 0x90e95660
Item Level: 13
Version: Expansion 1.10+

Sandstorm Trek
Scarabshell Boots
Defense: 161
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 64
Required Strength: 91
Fingerprint: 0xbe22e127
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Run/Walk
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+144% Enhanced Defense
+12 to Strength
+13 to Vitality
+82 Maximum Stamina (Based on Character Level)
50% Slower Stamina Drain
Poison Resist +64%
Repairs 1 Durability in 20 Seconds

Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band
Ring
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x2dfac063
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
3% Life stolen per hit
+41 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+50 Maximum Stamina

Burning Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xd38108a
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Fire Skills (Sorceress Only)

Burning Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x26112e33
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Fire Skills (Sorceress Only)

Burning Grand Charm of Strength
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xdd7d2f46
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Fire Skills (Sorceress Only)
+4 to Strength

Cobalt Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x3d614695
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life
Cold Resist +8%

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x6cfb4f63
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +5

Ocher Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 17
Fingerprint: 0x368e4efc
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12 to Life
Lightning Resist +6%

Burning Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x66926991
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Fire Skills (Sorceress Only)

Burning Grand Charm of Maiming
Grand Charm
Required Level: 63
Fingerprint: 0xee52444b
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Fire Skills (Sorceress Only)
+3 to Maximum Damage

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x3292e034
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +5

Cobalt Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x49f0d4cb
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+14 to Life
Cold Resist +9%


Dracul's Grasp
Vampirebone Gloves
Defense: 137
Durability: 13 of 14
Required Level: 76
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x2e497a7f
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 10 Life Tap on striking
7% Life stolen per hit
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+109% Enhanced Defense
+14 to Strength
+10 Life after each Kill

Bronze Small Charm of Burning
Small Charm
Required Level: 24
Fingerprint: 0x5bae1768
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+8 to Attack Rating
Adds 3 - 6 Fire Damage

Kira's Guardian
Tiara
Defense: 130
Durability: 25 of 25
Required Level: 77
Fingerprint: 0xedb07b70
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+27% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 6 - 5 Damage
+86 Defense
All Resistances +65
Fire Resist +29%
Cannot Be Frozen
1 Sockets (1 used)
Socketed: Death Eye

Death Eye
Jewel
Required Level: 36
Fingerprint: 0x2cf1b7b1
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+7% Faster Hit Recovery
Adds 6 - 5 Damage
Fire Resist +29%

Shimmering Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0x4016536e
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life
All Resistances +15


Ruby Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x1f2e665c
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+6 to Life
Fire Resist +10%

Fine Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0xe2203e18
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
+1 to Maximum Damage
+20 to Attack Rating

Shimmering Small Charm
Small Charm
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0x9bc1871
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
All Resistances +5

Steel Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x9f025e3b
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
+29 to Attack Rating

Russet Small Charm of Life
Small Charm
Required Level: 14
Fingerprint: 0x74d64fc9
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+9 to Life
Fire Resist +7%

Shimmering Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xb59a45d1
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+36 to Life
All Resistances +13


Call to Arms
War Scepter
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 39 - 66
Durability: 68 of 70
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0xe759edba
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
290% Enhanced Damage
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+1 to Salvation (Paladin Only)
+6 to Battle Command
+3 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

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

Beast
Double Axe
BerTirUmMalLum
One Hand Damage: 18 - 47
Durability: 24 of 24
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0xcbcdd5db
Item Level: 88
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Level 9 Fanaticism Aura When Equipped
+40% Increased Attack Speed
268% Enhanced Damage
20% Chance of Crushing Blow
25% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
+3 to Werebear
+3 to Lycanthropy
+30 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

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%

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

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%

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

Lum Rune
Required Level: 37
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +10 to Energy
Armor: +10 to Energy
Shields: +10 to Energy

Lidless Wall
Grim Shield
Defense: 324
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 70 of 70
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0x411baf9b
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+115% Enhanced Defense
+10 to Energy
Increase Maximum Mana 10%
+5 to Mana after each Kill
+1 to Light Radius

Hand of Justice
Superior Phase Blade
SurChamAmnLo
One Hand Damage: 136 - 154
Indestructible
Required Level: 67
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 136
Fingerprint: 0x7a86e6f0
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
100% Chance to cast level 36 Blaze when you Level-Up
100% Chance to cast level 48 Meteor when you Die
Level 16 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped
+33% Increased Attack Speed
341% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
-20% to Enemy Fire Resistance
7% Life stolen per hit
20% Deadly Strike
Hit Blinds Target +1
Freezes target +3
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Sur Rune
Socketed: Cham Rune
Socketed: Amn Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune

Sur Rune
Required Level: 61
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Hit Blinds Target +1
Armor: Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Shields: +50 to Mana

Cham Rune
Required Level: 67
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Freezes target +3
Armor: Cannot Be Frozen
Shields: Cannot Be Frozen

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

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

Dragon
Troll Nest
SurLoSol
Defense: 528
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 74 of 74
Required Level: 61
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0xbd9f6279
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
20% Chance to cast level 18 Venom when struck
12% Chance to cast level 15 Hydra on striking
Level 14 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped
+360 Defense
All Stats +5
+230 Defense vs. Missile
+30 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
+50 to Mana
+5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
Damage Reduced by 7
3 Sockets (3 used)
Socketed: Sur Rune
Socketed: Lo Rune
Socketed: Sol Rune

Sur Rune
Required Level: 61
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: Hit Blinds Target +1
Armor: Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Shields: +50 to Mana

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

Sol Rune
Required Level: 27
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Weapons: +9 to Minimum Damage
Armor: Damage Reduced by 7
Shields: Damage Reduced by 7

Mercenary:

Name:       Vikhyat
Race:       Desert Mercenary
Type:       Def-Nightmare
Experience: 67043426
Level:      82
Dead?:      false

            Naked/Gear
Strength:   181/230
Dexterity:  145/145
HP:         1647/1707
Defense:    1217/2949
AR:         1874/1874

Fire:       161/121/61
Cold:       161/121/61
Lightning:  161/121/61
Poison:    161/121/61

Tal Rasha's Horadric Crest
Death Mask
Defense: 111
Durability: 18 of 20
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 55
Fingerprint: 0x3e1ed94e
Item Level: 99
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Mana stolen per hit
10% Life stolen per hit
+45 Defense
+60 to Life
+30 to Mana
All Resistances +15



Leviathan
Kraken Shell
Defense: 1621
Durability: 28 of 48
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 174
Fingerprint: 0xd6513892
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Indestructible
+189% Enhanced Defense
+107 Defense
+49 to Strength
Damage Reduced by 23%


Infinity
Colossus Voulge
BerMalBerIst
Two Hand Damage: 89 - 886
Durability: 26 of 26
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 200
Required Dexterity: 45
Fingerprint: 0xe32c84d8
Item Level: 80
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
-47% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
40% Chance of Crushing Blow
Prevent Monster Heal
+41 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

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%

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

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

Planning and play-through issues
She was originally planned to be a dual Dragon Zeal Enchantress. With the help of a few recently shopped twinking staves she quickly made it through to A4 normal, and subsequently focussed on Fire skills. She was then mostly played as FB/FO Sorc until she was able to equip her Dragons and Passion and quested her way through Hell. However, a majority of her levelling was done at Pindle NM and eventually Pindle Hell, for which she cheated a little bit and mostly relied on Fire Ball.

Alas: Things didn't quite go according to plan as far as the melee gameplay goes. Initially, she focussed on Hydra synergies to get the most out of the CtC from Dragon (inspired by @Grape's Zod God Sorc), but at some point I realized it wasn't really worth it, also she couldn't face tank enough to actually spawn those Hydras at a meaningful pace. (Later on, I respec'ed her once to max Enchant, Warmth and Fire Mastery first and only then pump synergies.) Most importantly, though, I was quite underwhelmed with her melee gameplay mid-way through A5 Hell. She was just too squishy, with bad FHR, lack of physical damage meaning little to no leech, given the meagre physical damage from Passion PB, lack of AR, meaning fewer Hydras, lower damage and even lower life upkeep, on top of a pretty low life total of around 1200. I tried Dracul's Grasp for a while upon hitting 76, but it was not enough to rely on for safety with her setup at that opint.

Shying away from melee combat with more than 1-2 random monsters was getting kind of frustrating and not exactly the goal here :rolleyes: but I was set on using the Dragons I made for her – so what to do?

Let's go crazy
I did some thinking and at one point I realized that a more whacky route could be her best option, namely that using Hand of Justice and turning her into a Bear Sorc could solve almost all of her issues. Behold, that played out to be the case indeed, turning her from a squishy wimp into quite a beast (pun intended)! Sure this meant losing Zeal from dropping Passion, but that's a relatively small sacrifice for a still very fast normal attack (8 fpa), as well as great FHR breakpoints and a huge life pool in bear form. Another 16 Holy Fire levels from HoJ increased her aura to a respectable lvl 44, ITD meant AR issues were largely a thing of the past and decent physical damage from HoJ provided at least some life upkeep via leech. Fire damage would also improve noticeabley vs broken FIs thanks to the -20 EFR. Freeze and leech are helpful as well – in fact every single HoJ stat is. :)

I went with a PB for HoJ, enabling 8 fpa with only one more source of IAS, since I meant to focus on fire damage and faster procs. Apart from the Hydras, I also intended to use Dracul's Grasp again after switching to the Beast setup. I played a dual Dream Bear Sorc before with Dracul's, and knew the physical damage provided by a HoJ PB would be enough get back to 100% quickly once Life Tap procs. I used the best base my untwinked 99ers found (13% ED) and got an amazing HoJ roll (328% ED of a possible 330):

View attachment 11052

So this meant she was using the following core pieces:
  • Dragon Troll Nest
  • Dragon Archon Plate (yes I know that's a waste of some strength points but I had to think about the future good looks of a Paladin as well here ;))
  • Hand of Justice PB
  • Switch: Lidless Wall with Beast (which was borrowed from my 99er Necro), with CtA (+3 BO) in inventory to pre-buff
The rest then fell into place quite naturally:
  • Kira's Guardian '7 FHR, min/max dmg, 27 FR jewel': Incredibly good fit for her. FHR, massive resists and CNBF: All of these stats are extremely good and free up other slots to use with better items (rings and skillers in particular). The other route I contemplated was Guillaume's Face to help with FIs, but it's not that big of a deal with a strong Infinity Merc, and it would have meant way more shortcomings gearing around Guillaume's Face.
  • Dual BKWB for higher everything (damage/Enchant/FM, BO, Werebear...), a little extra life and some leech.
  • Arachnid Mesh: More damage and very welcome FCR, enabling her to at least hit 40% on switch.
  • Highlord's Wrath for the skill and the IAS required to hit 8 fpa. This meant she could use the below gloves.
  • Dracul's Grasp: While it wasn't a big help before switching to HoJ and Beast, same as with dual Dream Sorc I found this was the most utility from this slot. In bear form she can tank quite a bit so that Life Tap more often than not procs quickly enough to be helpful, resulting in a noticeable QoL improvement overall.
  • Sandstorm Trek: Together with Kira's and two SCs, this got her to 57% FHR, hitting the 54% BP (7 frames) as bear.
Inventory: 5 Burning GCs, 1 Shimmering (13) GC of Vita (36), assorted SCs (FHR, life/resist)
Merc: Infinity CV, Tal's Helm, Leviathan (the latter two due to just being lvl 82 at this point)

No extra Enchant pre-buff gear, just CtA.

Core stats after BO and in bear form (except FCR):
  • Attack damage: 12-14k
  • Attack speed: 8 frames
  • Life/Mana: 2500/440
  • FHR: 57 FHR, 7 frames
  • Resists: 69/40/64/75
  • 22% life leech
  • FCR: 40% on switch, 10 frames
Gameplay vid of a P5 Ancient Tunnels run, featuring a couple of breakable FI fights:


And the mandatory Mat pic.

Some conclusions regarding Enchantress I learned:
  • Leftover HRs are there to have fun. Spending them on whacky stuff is better than hoarding them. ;)
  • HoJ is great fun! In particular with Dragons. :p
  • Passion is... no fun at all! I still haven't tried a purely physical Enchantress (i.e. with more CB, block etc.), but I doubt I'd enjoy that any more.
  • Dual Dream Sorc is ridiculous, still much stronger than lvl 44 HF (I guess Fire Mastery is also that much worse than Lightning Mastery for some reason, and frequent unbreakable FIs don't help)
  • Cool to "accidentally" discover that Kira's Guardian can actually be best in slot.
Next?
Well, this build meant my untwinked characters' HR stashes took quite a hit obviously, so I better get back to running with them. :)

Thanks for reading!

EDIT: Cleared GoMule dump of junk since the stash was full of it...