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: Fire Claws Bear v1.10

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Mandatory Literary Introduction As when a Beare hath seiz’d her cruell clawes Vppon the carkasse of some beast too weake, Proudly stands ouer, and a while doth pause, To heare the piteous beast pleading her plaintiffe cause. Things you’ll need for this build: A reasonably fast weapon. Some kind of Life Leech. Some kind of Mana Leech or an Insight Merc. Things you’ll want for this build: A source of Crushing Blow 54% Faster Hit…

Diablo 2 Guide: Budget PvM Assassin v1.10

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This guide describes a build for an effective PvM Assassin, using inexpensive equipment. Why this Guide? This guide describes an Assassin build that is designed to be at least minimally playable in 8-player (or /players 8 solo games) Hell games, using only equipment that you can be sure of finding along the way, or can easily beg from your friends. There are stronger builds out there, but so many guides talk about characters that wear…

Diablo 2 Guide: The Pit strategy v1.10

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This guide covers item finding in the Pit, a high level dungeon area level found below the Tamoe Highlands in Act One

Diablo 2 Guide: Diablo Clone Hunting v1.10

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The Diablo Clone is a special, realm-only bonus monster added in the v1.10 patch. He is the only source of the Unique Annihilus Charm.

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: Key of Destruction Fishymancer v1.11

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Introduction Hey all! I’ve lurked around the forums quite a bit between the endless ravages of teen life, Battle.net, and key running, and I must say, we Necromancers are a robust bunch. Our skeletons are beefy and our skills with the dead are strong. We’re nigh untouchable, even in 8-player games except for the elemental/ranged attackers (Gloams that strike fear into the hearts of all adventurers). The dawn of v1.10 gave rise to a new…