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: The Butcher

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Basic Butcher Bashing I’m assuming a newbie player and a low level (around 6) character, either single mode or normal solo-multi. Higher level characters should have this figured out 😉 Make sure you have levels 1 and 2 completely cleared out (except for the Butcher, of course) for the experience points, equipment, and, on level 2, room to maneuver. Then there are four tactics you can use: The Purist (a.k.a. Suicide) Fill your belt with pots…

Diablo 1 Guide: Dealin with Black Death Zombies

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Black Death Bashing As you probably all know, black deaths have the nasty habit to take away 1 hp permanently every time they hit you, so, when fighting them, you need to change, or at least, fine-tune your strategies and tactics (never know the difference 🙂 a little. And that’s exactly what this document is for. In this document the following things will be dealt with: General info Avoiding getting hit by suprise Dealing with them…

Diablo 1 Guide: Avoiding PKs

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Avoiding PKs It’s really a shame that I have to send this post. PK’s and cheaters have ruined b.net for many such as yourself. Cheating PK’s are particularly despicable, and the worst part is that there is nothing you can do to protect yourself short of cheating. In any case, here are some pretty standard guidelines, though I do not follow them all as I refuse to let PK’s and cheats make me paranoid or…