WoRG’s 1.07 Diablo 2 Crafting miniguide v1.0

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…

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Diablo 2 Guide: Calculating Poison Damage v1.10

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…

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Diablo 2 Guide: Fire Claws Bear v1.10

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…

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Diablo 2 Guide: Budget PvM Assassin v1.10

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…

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Diablo 2 Guide: Defense 101

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…

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Diablo 2 Guide: Key of Destruction Fishymancer v1.11

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…

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Diablo 2 Guide: Amazon Faith/Fury Hybrid v1.10

I have been a bowazon fan ever since Diablo 2 came out. It was my first character in single player as well as softcore ladder season 1. Since then I have built over 20 different bowazons. My first character to kill Diablo clone was an amazon wielding a buriza using guided. I have built WWS straffers, Windforce straffers, Buriza straffers/multi zons, Faith multizons, WF multizons with act 1 faith mercs so on and so on….

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Diablo 2 Guide: Paladin Frost Zealot v1.10

This guide includes all v1.10 runewords, but has not been updated for v1.11 and later ladder-only runewords, so might be slightly out of date on the top end equipment suggestions. The Frost Zealot I wrote this guide with people playing the hardcore ladder in mind, but of course this can apply to anyone. A million thanks to all of the players out there who went and made Frost Zealots – your feedback has helped me…

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Diablo 2 Guide: Charms

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…

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Diablo 2 Guide: Assassin Kicksin v1.10

Foreword This is meant to be an all-purpose guide and reference for playing Assassins using the Dragon Talon skill. This includes twink/no twink, hard/softcore, and players 1/8. It is oriented almost entirely towards PvM (player versus monster), with little-to no direct information about PvP (player versus player). Because of the breadth of information covered, it is long, detailed, and complicated. This is not a “Here’s the best, use it or die” kind of guide. There…

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