Diablo 1 Guide: Tackling the Skeleton King

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Leoric, single and multiplayer mode Leoric is much different in single-player and multiplayer. These are some tactics that have worked for me in each. Single Player There are two difficulties with Leoric in single-player mode. The first is that he “resurrects” his skeletons (a weird concept). The second is that the mini-level he is on doesn’t have the room for creative tactics. The good news is that the level is a set-piece, it’s always the…

Diablo 1 Guide: Tackling Diablo

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Diablo is the end boss of Diablo and Hellfire, and must be killed to earn “dots” of rank on Battle.net. In multiplayer he isn’t worth more experience than a regular monster, and doesn’t drop special items, but he’s still fun to kill for the challenge of it. This page covers strategy techniques, ways to pick up his drop, tricks and tips, and much more. Basics Diablo is found in a closed square on the lower…

Diablo 1 Guide: Bare Necessities

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The Bare Necessities Even after 2.5 years it seems that character evaluation and equipment discussion never die out… Fine and dandy. But the thing that really disturbs me is the setups most frequently discussed… Most are completely out-of-reach and outa probability “dream” setups, idealized wishful thinking that is, more often then not, not entirely helpful in what to choose from the things you actually FIND when you’re relatively new to the game and your character…

Diablo 1 Guide: Hellfire Barbarian

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Inherent Skill The Hellfire Barbarian has a skill called Rage. This skill is a short term buff that boosts his strength, vitality, and dexterity for 12 seconds. After that time he enters a 12 second lethargy phase, when those same attributes are reduced by the same amount. Afterwards his vitality is supposed to suffer a permanent penalty, however due to a bug in Hellfire, clicking on any item in his inventory will reset the vitality…

Diablo 1 Guide: Hellfire Monk

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Inherent Skill The Monk has inherent access to the Search skill. It works just as it does for other characters, causing items on the ground to glow and making a blue square appear where the item lies on the overlay map. The only difference is that the Monk doesn’t have to read a book or spend any mana to cast Search. Tip: Casting Search several times in rapid succession will make the effect last much…

Diablo 1 Guide: Bard Weapon Combinations

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Bard Weapons Having read several forums and views about the bard’s weaponry, I have came to the conclusion that the bard is an extremely devastating character, one far stronger (in terms of damage) as compared to a warrior and only slightly less than a barbarian. Here’s my reason why: In my opinion, three types of weapons stand out most. Jester’s Swords of anything, King’s Swords of anything and the Civerb’s Cudgel. You might be thinking…

Diablo 1 Guide: Rogue 101

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The Rogue — A Highly Versatile Creature Recently, there have been several different discussions about how a rogue can be played? Opinions varied between high ac and low ac; choices of weapons; to use magic as protectiv e supports or as offensive weapons etc… All these stems from the fact that the rogue is easily the most versatile character class in Diablo Classic (IMO at least). Play her as a mini-mage, a warrior or an…

Diablo 1 Guide: Gore’s Warrior Strategies

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What I call high level is level 40 and higher. In this guide I don’t dwell too long on statistical stuff. It’s really more a tactical guide with a slant towards Hell, especially Hell/Hell. If you want stats look to Jarulf’s Guide. WARRIOR ADVANTAGES Warriors are multiplayer friendly. Nothing is immune to steel. Good level of challenge to keep it interesting. Can make fewer trips to town with the right gear and inventory. WARRIOR DISADVANTAGES…

Diablo 1 Guide: Warrior 101

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My name is Wolfslayer, First Lieutenant, service number K302, second regiment of the Lady Katrina’s guards, Knights of Justice. Warrior of the 29th circle. I’m here to talk about Bushido – the way of the warrior. There is an excellent lecture by General Bolty going on next door, that covers all the finer points of strategy and tactics for the experienced Warrior. But I advise that all of you who have just come in fresh…

Diablo 1 Guide: Bolty’s High-Level Warrior Guide

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I was once a heathen; I felt that only Sorcerers could truly be the kings of Diablo. I understood little about warriors, and how REAL warriors do battle with the creatures of Hell. I felt that the warrior was underpowered and severely weakened by his lack of ranged attack. I slowly learned, however, that warriors are often poorly played by even the best of Diablo’s heroes. This neglected class often leaves players frustrated when the…