WoRG’s 1.07 Diablo 2 Crafting miniguide v1.0

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1.07 has long been known as a source of great items: ethereal items, +damage charms, and select Uniques from 1.07 are commonly sought after for their superior qualities. Less well known is the AWESOME potential of 1.07 crafted items, MUCH greater than in later patches. While they may not be able to match certain runewords or uniques, 1.07 crafts can be among the most powerful items possible in the game, and grant mucho style points…

Diablo 2 Guide: Calculating Poison Damage v1.10

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Some (if not all) of what follows may already be known, but to the best of my knowledge it hasn’t all been collected in one place on this site. Bkelly’s The Tao of Poison was an excellent source of information about poison damage for v1.09, but there are a number of changes in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction v1.10+ and the Tao hasn’t been updated. Introduction While damage is displayed in points and length in…

Diablo 2 Guide: Defense 101

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Introduction There’s much discussion about defense and its uses. Some players believe it is completely useless while others believe defense can be very helpful. From my online experience, I’ve found out that many people like to have high defense, but don’t really know what defense does. I do not claim to know a lot of things about the game, and I’m pretty sure for many of you here, this guide will not provide much new…

Diablo 2 Guide: Uber Quests v1.11

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Uber Tips When attempting to uber you will have some inital steps: 1. PERM YOUR GAME FOR 5-10 MINUTES! To perm you just idle the game for 5-10 minutes. The reason you perm the game is to give you a little bit of time if the game does get a connection intturuption or if you die to get back into the game and get your torch. 2. All character must be in act5 hell diff…

Diablo 2 Guide: Building Weath v1.10

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Building Wealth on the Ladder A Guide for the Poor and Impoverished Hey all. I’m Handofnaz, and this is my first attempt at writing a guide to, well, anything. This is just a compilation of things I’ve learned from playing the game and from other people, on the forums and off. I hope this offers enough information for the wretched and poverty-stricken among us. Comments and suggestions are very welcome. Happy reading. Introduction So you…

Diablo 2 Guide: Charms

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Charms in v1.10+ Charms are something a lot of players underestimate the worth of. There is at times a good deal of confusion as to what constitutes a good, great or fantastic charm, and how to go about getting them. Most new players disregard charms entirely, focusing on accumulating their hoard of sets/uniques, and can often sell/not pick up/give away a great deal of wealth inadvertently by doing so. This guide aims at educating those…

Diablo 2 Guide: Uber Tristram v1.11

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When I first read the rumors on these forums that there was no limit to the number of Hellfire Torches one could hold in their inventory (in all actuality you can only care 1), I first thought how quickly they’d be farmed and abused. Well, I now realize that they probably will be, but it’s going to take a devoted group of experienced players to do so. This “quest” is best done by a diverse…

Diablo 2 Guide: Crafting Cubing and Socketing

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Guide to altering items in-game This guide covers the following: Socketing Items Cube Recipes Rerolling Strategies Staffmods and how to get the wanted ones Introduction I will be going over different methods and way of manipulating items in the game mainly using the cube. Some of the terms and definitions are fairly indepth and I would not expect a beginner to understand so I will define some key terms. Key Terms Ilvl – “Item level”…

Diablo 2 Guide: Level Up Guide v1.10

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This guide shows in which area/difficulty level characters of every level will gain the maximum experience, in v1.10 Diablo II: Lord of Destruction. This is not an iron-clad strategy guide; if you can kill much more quickly in an area that earns you 88% than you can in an area worth 100%, then obviously you’ll do better in the 88% area. You’ll also want to factor in item find potential, ease of access, fun factor,…

Diablo 2 Guide: High Level Baal Runs to 99 v1.10

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Since the v1.10 patch reworked the experience rewards and high level penalties, it’s become a much longer project to level a character to 99. Up to 85 or even 90 isn’t that slow, but past 91 or 92 the leveling speed drops off terribly. Past 93, only 3 bosses are high enough level that the player does not get an additional experience penalty. These are Baal, Diablo and Nihlathak. Solo Baal runs (trips down through…