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Post recent drops. I get something nice every 50 runs. How about you?
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>>5619624
>I get something nice every 50 runs

Fix your definition of nice please. I've just been grinding LK like a moron for a Ber or two Surs so I can make Enigma. I already have brain damage from it I bet.
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>>5619624
Haven't done much LK at all. Isn't there some exploitable behavior, like if you always approach a chest in a specific direction, it does rune drops?


Made infinity last year, and since then I've been working on cubing a jah and ber. Almost there. 1 Mal rune away from Lo here; a second Lo and will be able to cube Jah.
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>>5619939
It's not worth doing LK if you're not playing single player.
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Just recently I did my first ever run on HC to hell baal on Path of Diablo with a Boner Necro. Once I had killed Baal a couple times I didn't really feel the need to keep playing though. Even with PoD the "endgame" kinda feels pointless.
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>>5619963
>Path of Diablo
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>>5619967
It's actually a pretty nice mod because of all the balance changes. It was a lot of fun to use Teeth as an actual viable skill. Some of the new skills are kinda weird though.
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>>5619978
>fucked up enigma
>fucked up ubers and dclone
>fucked up countess
>fucked up a million other things I don't have time to name

The only good things about this garbage mod are corruptions, the trading website, and the servers. Everything else is literal dogshit, as expected of reddit.
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>>5619951
Yeah I'm in single player, just not fond of LK.

>>5619750
If you cube all the lower stuff on that tab you will have Ber, Lo, plus some remainders along the chain. You already have your Enigma sitting there in the stash.

I'm not dissing plugy, but is this what the infinite stash does to people? Need all those runes for something more important while you go around on foot? They doing something for you in there?
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>>5619967
is that your president in this movie?
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>>5620049
>Yeah I'm in single player

Uhh, where's your plugy then???
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I'm starting to wonder if the LK map you get determines the chance for your rune drops, and if chest contents are decided when you click on the chest, or when you enter the game.

So far 3 out of 4 of my high runes with my new map have been Ohms. Can't tell if that's just rng or the map, but it's very annoying.
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>>5620120
It'd be nice if we could rng manipulate the superchests to some degree. I've done a lot of runs so far but haven't really noticed any consistency aside from an overabundance of sol runes.

I guess that's to be expected with 2^16 loot patterns.
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>>5620156
>aside from an overabundance of sol runes.

And I'm hoping you're running LK on hell and p8.
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>>5620160
was p7 out of laziness, though supposedly it's the same as p8 patterns-wise.
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>>5620075
I don't really know how to answer this without getting very boring very fast. For most purposes I totally endorse plugy. Who wouldn't?

>>5620156
I thought that they were vulnerable to manipulation? Depends on direction the chest is approached from??? ( >>5619939 )
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>>5620201
Are you saying you can't use plugy with your bot setup?
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>>5620201
Not that I'm aware of. The chest approach direction is them mixing it up with weapon/armor racks, I believe.
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Has anyone really been far as decided to farm Enigma runes in single player?
How long?
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>>5620446
Me, but I got random lucky Jah in the pits. With LK and cubing it takes around 3k runs on average I believe.
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>>5620463
On /p8?
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>>5620475
Yeah it's not worth farming on the lower difficulties at all.
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I can kill Hell Baal fairly easily, but farming anything beyond /p2 is hard as fuck. What do I do?
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>>5620596
You farm p1, p3, p5, or p7.
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>>5620618
Why odd numbers?
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Trying to plan out my last 30ish points. Have +3 in all skills from gear (+5 in some skills) currently.
Should I max corpse explosion or leave it at 10?
Have a point in the curses and bone I want (unless I should buff bone wall and prison to amp up bone armor? Does it help in Hell?)
Have a couple extra points in golem mastery, summon resist, and (5 total) Mages.
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>>5620626
Go watch a dbrunski guide on youtube.
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>>5620626
Drops are calculated rounded down so 1 and 2, 3 and 4,...etc come out the same. It just takes longer. Essentially.
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>>5620630
bone armor shouldn't really help since I am assuming you are a skelemancer, attacks that make it past the dudes will be magic damage. revives are actually a massive help but you need a source of teleportation to use them properly. Max corpse explosion with clay golem levels (until around 50% slow) is probably the best choice
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>>5620626
Item drop rate only increases at odd playercounts, and enemy hp/exp increases linearly, by the same amount, at all playercounts.
Thus, going from p7 to p8 is effectively a marginal reduction in items/hr (slower kills),but a marginal increase in exp/hr (less time spent not killing).
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>>5620652
I usually get whacked for 1/3 or 2/3 of bone armor while running around picking up loot. Mostly why I have it. Or those fucking off screen spear chuckers in act 5.
Once I finish NM I'm going to use to cow portal to quickly look for a tele staff from Akara. Speaking of cows is there any point in farming the normal cow level? I never made the portal. Is it a good source for chipped and flawed gems? If not where because I have some runes to cube. At this point I'm using gem shrines for getting chipped gems.
Looks like I'll need 6 more in clay to buff slow to 50%
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First character on SP and going Summancer for an easy playthrough. How do you make vendors reset their stock? Ive had this since Act 1, and its decent, but I'd like one with +3 skele and +3 mastery. I'm in Act 5 now.
Also, is there a place/way to farm a good necro offhand?
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>>5620702
hellcows are a decent source of socketed equipment and regular/flawless gems and sometimes runes.

on the lower difficulties they don't really provide much beyond gems and they usually mostly provide regular quality gems.

The best bet for chipped gems is act one normal through a combination of killing/opening everything you see and rolling a map with lots of shrines and the houses that have the super chests
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>>5620729
Go out of town for a second or two.
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>>5620729
armor racks can potentially have a high chance to give a necrohead, lower kurast is the easiest map to reroll an armor rack

most people get an acceptable necro head farming something else from meph by just looking at what rares he drops though
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>just learned about the dodge bug
I kinda wanted to use strafe for once. I always picked multi-shot as a kid since it seemed cooler, but the dodge bug sounds it'd be really awful to put up with. First blizzard dead-zones, now this.
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>>5620752
Does the direction you interact with the rack determine what it drops? I recall hearing something along these lines.
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>>5620831
The direction you approach the rack from
What chests are nearby it
What enemies are nearby it

If there are no enemies, and no nearby chests, approaching from the same direction will yield the same drop every single time.
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>>5620834
That's so strange, thanks for clarifying.
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>>5620702
>I usually get whacked for 1/3 or 2/3 of bone armor while running around picking up loot. Mostly why I have it. Or those fucking off screen spear chuckers in act 5.
Basically this, it's pretty handy to have those extra renewable hitpoints for random archer mobs or spear cats or ninja dolls or what have you.
Normal cow level is high enough level to have 4os but not more for crystal swords and flails, so it's an okay place to farm a base for hoto or spirit.

>>5620729
The best place to farm a necrohead is early act 1 normal, like cold plains or stony field. By doing it so early you prevent the game from spawning t2 or higher staffmods, so it has to pick only from the 5 t1 skills.
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>>5620808
Get gud mate. Anyone who actually needs the dodge skills and valk are just shit at the game.
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>>5620903
Imagine having to get good at a two button game that takes literally no skill.
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>>5620895
That make sense. Thanks man
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For all these years Necro was the one class I always avoided and never got past lvl 5. I know I said after starting plugy I'll level all classes and make builds for them, and I don't know how this fucking game works, but ever since I got this torch literally like 5 days ago, I've somehow been getting only Necro skillers.

Literally have 5 summoning charms, 3 curses, and one 31 life poison and bone charm skiller. Weirdass game, and the summoner build is especially the one I know literally nothing about and I'm least interested in. Fucks my mind up how RNG works.
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>>5620946
I can't get myself to create anything but barbs and necros.
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What version do you guys play for doing Holy Grail runs? From what I've read Azurewrath (crystal sword) only generates in 1.09, and after that it's replaced with an aura weapon. I've also heard if you make a "time traveler" character starting with version 1.0 and moving forward you can get some weird and fun uniques with different stat mods. I've got a fun Windows 98SE system with a Voodoo 5500 that I'd like to use for some shenanigans.
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>>5620946
Its fun and you already have OP stuff. Just max skeles and CE, a couple Mages and clays. Then amp damage and pick up loot.
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>>5620946
Summoner build is probably the easiest and requires the least gear or player skill in the game.
It's nice if you want to get comfy while watching a movie on another screen or something too.
Basically max skeletons, skeleton mastery, put like 10 or 15 points into CE, 5 or 10 points into summon resist, put 1 point into the good curses (Amp damage, iron maiden, decrepify) and spend the rest of your points however you want. Some people put points into Clay/Fire golem, some go with points into revive, some go for bone armor.

Gear-wise, dont really need anything. Just have resists so the odd charged bolt that somehow gets past your wall of skeletons doesnt 1 shot you. +skill gear wherever you find it. Lore, Stealth, Bone and Rhyme runewords are all good, cheap runewords for a necro. I also sometimes use Edge on a shitty bow too.
Merc you could go with either Might aura, Holy Freeze or Prayer. Personally I rock Might just so my skeletons do some nice damage. Eventually gear your merc up with an Eth Smoke runeword and give him an Obedience polearm, he'll be your big hitter.

For boss fights, clay golem, iron maiden spam will cheese nearly all of them. Or you can go with Decrepify, clay golem slow, a cold skeleton magi etc and most bosses like Baal will move too slowly to even attack you more than once or twice.

If you have PlugY it might be faster in the early lvls to use Teeth & Bone Spear then respec but Skeletons are the lazy fun way to play. Bone Spear build basically plays like a Lightning Sorc.
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>>5621265
Stealth is good and cheap too
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>>5620016
Yet you don't say why they're fucked up, just that they are....lol.
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I wasn't sure how to phrase this in a google search so..
is there a handy graph that shows the higher % drop chances on higher /player count?
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What makes Obedience such a good weapon for mercs?
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>>5621451
it isnt' the best, infinity is the best merc weapon, obedience gives 40% crushing blow and is made out of what are basically junk runes
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>>5620979
1.13 for plugy or 1.14 for gomule. I don't think anyone bothers with older variants of items desu. Azurewrath is just plain better in newer versions. I mean if you want to do that, cool, but I'm not that autistic

>>5621426
Depends on what you're fighting. Look at the wiki pages for it.
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>>5620221
yes, and discussing it would lead to the impression that I use it to MF in single player

pic related
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>>5619624
>have done a gorillion at/andy/meph/pindle runs with sorc with about 400/500 mf
>drop this on new character with 76mf
>random boss in cathedral
From when I started the grail I have collected every set and unique drop. So this is my first tals ammy in 38 set ammy drops. I also have 10 tals helms, 2 belts and 1 lidless eye. I still need the armor though.
Unrelated note, I have enough stuff to craft about 15 ammys. I'll post the results later.
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>>5619624
That is some fucking awesomeness right there.
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who plays d2 for a bit, get burned out then go for a d1 run. I can't be the only one bros
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>>5621763
I like playing Diablo 1, but Diablo 2 is better
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>>5621763
>>5621791
When I want to pull an all-nighter playing a single video game start to finish, I turn to Diablo I. It always hits the sweet spot for me.
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>>5621845
>an all-nighter playing a single video game start to finish
Damn, that's some dedication, I salute you.
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>>5621541
How many noticed that Uldars are using a human wrapped in chains as a mace?
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>>5621451
Crushing blow and Enchant really. Means they take nice big chunks of damage out of stuff and dont miss all the time.
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>>5621535
I guess where he's going with this is that it could be the Holy Grail Grail. ie: completing the holy grail in multiple versions.

>>5621629
nice dude, good job. people still argue whether Tal's Amulet or body armor is the rarest piece. so dont feel bad about the 38 set ammy drops at all.
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>>5619624
You guys always have full inventories, how do you pick shit up? Does plugy let send stuff straight to your stash or something? I've only ever played on battle.net
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>>5622183
After a while I just stopped picking most things up. It gets quite easy to remember what a unique item is without having to ID after a while.

Either full inventory+ cube or I leave a 2x8 space +1 for charms/jewels/runes dropped.
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>>5619624

I started making items with a game trainer back in the day, that put an end to my diablo grinding permanently.
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Is Diablo 1 worth playing?
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>>5621265
Yeah my plugy grail is at ~85% completed, so the most fun is leveling new dudes using all of the meme grail gear that just sits around. I just don't know how to play a necro. I've always thought a bone spear is the coolest, but I've never seen anyone play it. Maybe I'll mod my plugy so bone spear can compete with other builds.

>>5621356
I'm not gonna spend my time discussing a garbage reddit mod and giving it publicity. You're free to go back to their cancerous community and enjoy yourself. The few good things they have done can easily be implemented in your personal SP plugy mod.
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>>5622312
Yes, Diablo 1 is fine.
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>>5622340
The Hellfire expansion isn't too bad either, but it's best played with some fan patches to correct a bunch of bugs and gameplay balance issues. For aesthetic purposes, a desk with a CRT like pic related is recommended for maximum comfiness.
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>>5622393
>those days are gone forever
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>>5622313
>I'm not gonna spend my time discussing a garbage reddit mod and giving it publicity. You're free to go back to their cancerous community and enjoy yourself. The few good things they have done can easily be implemented in your personal SP plugy mod.
So you cant actually explain why it is bad, it is just bad because leddit? Good job kid, keep being a retard.
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>>5622468
not that guy but
>requires online for the mod to work properly
lmao fuck off
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>>5622468
If it's so great go back there.
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>>5622468
Explain what is good about it, outside of the minor quality of life changes.

>obnoxious tacked on client
>decides to toss in a smattering of Median XL-tier skills, but the creator is either too lazy or too unconvinced of his vision to go any further with it
>bizarre and random attribute bonuses (e.g. bone spear gets damage with energy, but teeth doesn't; same case with plague javelin)
>weird balancing decisions all over the skill trees
>complete lack of interesting gameplay changes
>item changes vary from irrelevant (e.g. Lawbringer now gives 7 decrepify instead of 15, which decreases its effectiveness by a whopping 0%) to absolutely retarded (lets remove whirlwind from Chaos and replace it with fucking zeal)
>added in "mapping", which is really just a bunch of poorly tossed together bonus levels which pose a minimal challenge
>only reason anyone plays it is for the private realm

This mod offers absolutely nothing new or interesting and feels like its creator gave up one-tenth of the way through to making a cohesive mod. I could produce a list of 100 mods I'd suggest playing sooner than this triteness.
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I've decided that if I get one Sur from LK before a Ber, I will waste my current runes to cube up to a second Sur in order to get a Ber.
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So if you're magic finding as a skelliemancer, do you just stack perfect topaz in everything and use stuff like chance gloves? It's not like you need the equipment much otherwise.
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>>5622525
All you need is a half nice wand and offhand to summon your skeletons. Then I switched back and just ran around with Gull and whatever else had most MF on it. I barely even bothered with using stat points.
You might want to get yourself some resistances though.
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>>5622525
Summoner gear is:

>shako with ptopaz
>skullder until you get enigma
>goldwrap
>2x nagel
>mara or any mf amulet
>chances
>war trav
>ali baba
>rhyme
>mf scs, gheeds and torch/anni if you can get them

Should be 550-600% mf.

Maybe also skillers but not important. I usually start with any 3 os helm a 4os armor and fill with ptopazes until I get tarnhelm/shako and skullder/enigma. Resistances are not important for Necro, I run every 85 area with negative resistances because I rarely get hit, and with cta and 1000 hp I can afford few hits.

You must max lightning res and put on tgod to deal with gloams/black souls in wsk, but otherwise it's ok.
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>3 Ohm runes followed by 3 Gul runes

Fuck off LK give me some fucking variety. At least one fucking Sur.
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>>5622483
I've never actually played it
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>>5622516
>Those 14 Gul runes will surely be useful for something some day.
There are well over 100 cubed runes in this infinity. I've never dropped a Jah or Ber rune in my life. Speaking of "waste," what if I'd gone all this time waiting for one.
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>>5622907
Then shut the fuck up.
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>>5622921
14 Guls barely make 0.25 of a Ber.
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>>5622781
>another Ohm rune just now

I am now determined that the map seed determines the drops. No fucking way I get 4 literal Ohm runes and 3 fucking Gul runes and not a single other high rune.
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>>5622939
No
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>>5623470
edgy
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>>5621629
nice.
i've been doing a couple hours of andy runs every day while i chill and watch tv for the past couple weeks and haven't gotten one to drop yet. i've got two SoJs so far though.
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>first dropped magic item is a rare
>Bloodraven drops Rixots, a +10 life small charm and a neat rare hunters bow for the merc I just unlocked
>in general lots of rare items already dropped
I see a bright future for this MF summoner.
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>>5623750
They're fun. Zip around, kicking pots
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>>5623806
I love them, just stand there and yell curses at monsters as your clan of skellies carves into them, then let their corpses explode for more damage as you whistle a merry tune and scratch your ass. Great concept.
Also, just got my first +%MF ring from Bloodraven, sadly the game won't give me any topaz gems. I'm not sure if I should run Bloodraven or Rakanishu though.
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>spawn uber d as a sorc
>realize I have no pmh whatsoever, figure I'll make a malice
>cube all my stashed eth polearms, no 3os
>clear pretty much the entire game, no 3os spear/polearm drops
>start cubing white voulges, still no luck
I'm pretty sure I've had 3os melee weapons drop but I was so focused on getting a merc weapon I didn't even consider them. The worst part is I HAD a malice halberd back from when I was originally leveling, but I must have vendored it or something.
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>>5624013
The RNG gods apparently took pity on me.
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Good enough.
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>>5621629
The only thing I am missing is the amulet. I'll find it...tomorrow. Shame the set isn't really that great for my build, I just really want to complete it.
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>>5623894
Got just this guy in Act 5 NM
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>>5624214
Noice!
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>>5624306
Just looking for the rune to up this scythe again to a Thresher
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>>5624336
I'm hoping for a Gull dagger to drop soon.
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>tfw you accidentally step on a scorpion in act 2
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>>5624663
Farming caves in normal?
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>>5621629
Results are in. These are the only skillers out of 15 ammys. The +2 pally one isn't bad, the rest are pretty meh.
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>>5624696
Nah, just got the character going a little, did a few Bloodraven and Andariel runs but nothing major. Gonna get some sleep now and tomorrow I'll not stop until I got that dagger.
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>>5622312
its far to easy/quick to beat and playing as a mage is cheese as fuck

hellfire is ok but you're better off playing one of the mods that adds more challenge
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>>5624743
Well that's where to find it
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>>5624723
Lame. Sorry friend. Got a nice +2 to sorc but am Necro w.o pluggy sooo gold
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>>5619624
I have 2 full sets of IK armor and still don't have Tal Rasha's Guardianship.
Fucking shoot me.
I am also doing Holy Grail.
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>>5624785
Thanks for the tip, I'll go there I guess.
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>>5624914
Coldcrow drops it
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>>5624963
Just did about 10 runs to tire me out a little, daggers are certainly dropping plenty. Even got a rare one but aside from a Pelta Lunata no uniques dropped.
Can't expect much though from a few runs.
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>>5624013
You can edit your plugy file to change the required sold item to spawn him from SoJ to a potion for example, and spawn him yourself when you're ready.
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I miss /v/net.
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LET'S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>5625342
based. What are ya doing with it?
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>>5625356
Why Enigma of course, my dear Australian friend. Already have a Jah sitting I dropped in the pits a while ago. I was wondering on what base to use, but then I decided to mod my shit to change armor appearances for different bases. I want to look like pic related.
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>>5625364
nice pic m8
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>>5625364
>forgot to attach pic

Hands are shaking from excitement. My first self found legit Enigma.
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>>5625369
I think I like all those desu, even the Zon. I'm not normally a fan of the full armor on her, but I think the shoulder makes it work. Post ya niggy when it's done. Do you have the base sitting around already?
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>>5625372
I might mod the Zon to look like the wire fleece one, but not sure if I can make each class different yet. I want the Barb to have the dusk shroud look. I have several non superior bases to choose from. Not gonna fuck with superior ones.
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>>5625374
Sick. One of the good things about the enigma is you don't have to worry about low rolls, I've always appreciated that you get what you pay for in this case.
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>>5625378
Yeah, Enigma is amazing. I'm not sure if I can change armor appearance based on the class, but I found these lines in the armor.txt file, so maybe I can mix and match all the appearance features.
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>>5625383
Huh. I've never bothered messing with that file, quite interesting.
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In a past thread I asked if people thought Enigma was a mistake, and I didn't much of an answer.

It's true that it is something major to work for, and it always delivers (no random chance of it being shit). I think it's hella cool in single player

otoh, it's ludicrously overpowered on the realms to the point of being mandatory; in fact it not only creates demand for botting the hard-to-find items but makes it easy to bot. When blizzard does large ban waves of the bots it's like they're fighting against their own bad gameplay design decisions.
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>>5625581
I wish TP had never been in the game to begin with, desu and Sorcs are powerful enough as it is even without it. I do hate how it makes builds ludicrously better, like summon necro being able to group all minions.
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>>5625581
Who gives a shit about bnet. Also, Enigma was the right choice, because Diablo 2 is all about getting loot and being efficient while doing it. A sorc farms so much faster than every other class, so the game would be insanely boring if you had to play sorc all the time.

Look at how cool my bitch looks now. Need just one more Ber for CoH now.
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>>5625616
nice! gratz on putting it together
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Post your squad.

Dusk Shroud gang coming through. Move it or lose it.
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>>5625620
phone posting like a pleb, too cold to get outta bed at the mo. I'll take a pic tomorrow.

>99 zon
>98 necro
>97 pally and barb
>96 hc pally
>everyone else I never play enough to get much beyond 90

based Zon name 10/10
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>>5625624
>unironically got to 99 on a fucking bowazon

Not sure if based or just australian.
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>>5625632
both of course
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I'm about to level my bitch necro since I got the 20/18 torch. Any meme gear come to mind I can take from my grail? So far I have the infernal set and White on my mind. Have some meme unique wands too. I'm thinking of leveling as bone. Never played this shit.
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>>5625641
I've never put much effort into bone. I'd imagine just stack as many +skills as you can.
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Just noticed I had this. Aussib I hope you're not too mad :v)
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>>5625669
Nah I've got a few. Really good for cold builds, or fire if you like self punishment. Tbh cold bowzons are underrated, if I wasn't so autismo into the physical variant, I'd def go cold.
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>>5625696
With what weapons?
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>>5625697
Ice runeword is the best bet, though you can actually use Faith really well, underrated for it's attack speed coupled with Freezing Arrows aoe. Upped Wizendraw is a good early weapon.

Hell you could use anything with +skills, high attack speed or even high physical damage i.e. windforce to kill cold immunes, it's also great for the leech and knocking back cold immunes.
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Man Necro is fucking ass at early levels. I'm already bored out of my mind.
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>>5625641
Bone craps. Make Summon or Poison.

Summoner at low level needs just topazed gear. Poison needs Blackbog or Death's Web and poison faceted.
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>>5625878
I played Poisoner with Blackbog and full poison faceted Trang. I can't remember if it was good but it was cool.
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One thing I don't understand on this game is how obviously unfinished it is, but at same time perfect.

>all mercs but act 2 suck and don't have beneficial auras
>act IV is half-finished
>stamina is wtf
>majority of items blow
>majority of runewords blow
>drop rates are retarded and at same time original game doesn't have sharing or big stash making normal items dropping in hell a joke
>each class has only 2 builds
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>>5625890
most unbelievable part is that there still hasn't been a game since that has done it as good overall.
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>>5625620
d2classic phys team
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>>5625734
Just get a scythe and hack and slash w your skeles. Works into NM if you want.
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>>5619624
Anyone know an autosmurf script? JeanMax's seem to only work if you have a sorc + barb in game. I want one that works standalone
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>>5625890
You're dumb
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>>5625890
>all mercs but act 2 suck and don't have beneficial auras
act 5 mercs can deal more damage, act1 mercs can be better for your build
>act IV is half-finished
?
>stamina is wtf
What's wrong with it?
>majority of items blow
true, good thing you dont need to rely on them to complete the game
>majority of runewords blow
you can finish the game with shitty runewords
>drop rates are retarded and at same time original game doesn't have sharing or big stash making normal items dropping in hell a joke
true
>each class has only 2 builds
false. If you mean a build capable of beating hell,each class has a lot. If you mean the best build, each class has 1, but that goes with any game
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>dbumski literally crafted 1000 amulets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibQH-Cewsto

Holy shit.
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Fuck you, you ass flavor popsicle bitch!
Maybe I should cube up the very few topaz I found so far and change gear for a few more +%MF. And definitely regenerate maps, Coldcrow is at the other end of the dungeon.
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>>5626382
Well she's dropping daggers.
Sometimes a gem shrine will spawn in the cold plains(?), can roll for that too and up your Toaps. Watch Llamas shine video.
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>>5626382
Why the fuck are you wasting your time grinding in normal? You don't need to farm for shit until later nightmare.
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>>5626364
Why are you watching this shit?
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>>5626938
Because we're in the Diablo 2 thread, and I like Diablo 2, retard.
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>>5626918
See
>>5624663
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>>5626382
>>5626918
Trying to get a gull from coldcrow doesn't seem like the worst thing, heck I've done it myself.

That said, now I'm looking at a drop calc, unless you're managing 30 second runs and already have a couple hundred mf, it'd be pretty time inefficient. In fact, if you really want a gull, my recommendation would be finding a rack close to a waypoint in normal difficulty (LK works out best for this, though you'll want to have Act 4 unlocked so you don't have to do the docks run).
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>7/15/15 string of ears from NM Baal quest

I'll take it.
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>FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUCCCCCC
What the fuck do you guys use to farm destruction keys effectively. I nearly always get torn a new one.
It's more than likely a case of git gud.
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>>5626978
Yeah, I gave up on Coldcrow and just got the LK waypoint. Found a neat weapon for my merc along the way.
>though you'll want to have Act 4 unlocked so you don't have to do the docks run
I don't understand, what exactly do you mean?
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>>5627671
Instead of quitting out in LK and walking to the docks waypoint, you take the LK waypoint to Act 4 before quitting out, letting you just take the pandemonium sanctuary waypoint straight to LK. How much time it saves depends on your class, and the distance of the rack from the waypoint.
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>>5627671
When you start the game the wp in a4 is closer than a3 so you don't have to run all the way through the docks. When you finish your lk run either:
1. tp back to a3 town then use wp to go to a4
2. if the lk wp is close, use that and go straight to a4
Then close and restart the game.
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>>5627668
Back when I was doing them, I just used guided arrow and fired from the entrance to the room the boss is in. It will auto-target elites/champions/bosses etc if you shift fire.

Though I assume you're playing some subhuman brainlet class like sorc, so I'd suggest just getting gud
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>>5627692
>>5627693
>tfw I use max cast rate barb with ludicrous movement speed
Don't even have to bother going to act 4 desu, matched my best sorc time.
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>>5627692
>>5627693
Ah, I get it. Why not just end runs in a1 though?
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>>5627725
My best sorc time is a 7 second loop for a rack, but I never want to do that ever again.

>>5627730
Waypoint in A4 is closer, and always in the same place.You do have to move a few feet before telekinesis will work on it though.
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>>5627730
act 4 waypoint is closest to spawn point
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>>5627712
>assume you're playing some subhuman brainlet class like sorc
You got me there. Have tried my 93 blizz sorc, 88 javzon, 80 trapsin. The trapsin seems to be the best with the ce from death sentry shreding immunities and everything in general.
My plan was to use a necro and friends and just ce everything but he's only lvl66. I should just lvl him up.
I'll admit i've never played a bowzon before, tell me your secrets.
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>>5627782
>I'll admit i've never played a bowzon before, tell me your secrets.
Pro-tip: don't They're fucking awful until you get the absolute best gear in the game, and even then they're still near the worst build in the game for almost everything. You can't MF as good every other class, you'll never be particularly tanky, and the tank you do have bugs out with bow skills, leveling without gear is a punishment satan inflicts on those who end up in the worst circle of hell, especially act 2/3 normal. The best bows are horrifically expensive e.g. faith, ice, brand or stupid rare e.g. windforce. Bows in general were over balanced for when accounting for the range advantage and thus have awful base damage. The skill tree lacks the damage spikes you get on most other classes around the 24-30 levels and even then those skills fall off late nightmare/early hell without the right gear and a lot of +skills.

I love every second of it.

I would recommend just level as a java then respec once you're leveled and have gear.
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>>5627668
to run nihlathak, find and swap on this
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>>5628027
>not just CEing him back
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>>5628041
>>5628027
>not being the Chad barbarian and immediately throwing yourself directly into the middle of his horde
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>>5628027
>Slain Monsters Rest in Peace
I don't have that ring but I can make a lawbringer sword that has that mod and is pretty cheap. I might try that with a light sorc and see what happens.
Thanks for the idea.
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>>5627712
>subhuman brainlet class like sorc

Aussieb, if we were to pvp I would tear your asshole apart with my sorc.
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>>5628443
>boasts about winning pvp
>with the most overpowered class
I shiggy diggy

Nah it's just a bit of harmless banter hey, but if we were to pvp I'd totally get my shit kicked in cause glorious australian internet speeds. It's why I've mostly avoided pvp in d2

I don't mind the sorc, just not for me.
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>>5628463
Nah, the most OP pvp classes are actually paladin, followed by barb.
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>>5628474
Huh. Auras or hammers/foh I guess? Maybe charge. Barb I don't get. Leap?
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>>5628480
Yeah, bone necro is also fucked for pvp.
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>>5628516
Cause the homing, right? Bone cages and iron maiden too I guess. Was guided arrow any good?
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>>5628521
No? PvP bowazon doesn't even exist lmao. I'm sorry.
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>>5628535
I cannot properly express how unsurprising this is to me.
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>>5628559
It's ok, only sweaty nerds care about PvP in D2. The real game is plugy and the grail.
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>some guy streaming his barb only grail adventure
>literally farming LK walking around with a harmony

I don't understand hipsters like that. His runs are five times slower.
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>>5628608
Christ. At least dual wield two weapons with +movespeed...and even then I only did that once I had enigma.
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>just noticed decrepify doesn't work with bone skills

Hurr durr I'm a retard. What a waste of time casting that shit.
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>>5628646
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>killed hell quest andy with 400 MF
>got literal trash items

;_;
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I sincerely hope whoever designed Act 3 gets cancer.
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>>5628781
I used to hate it too but when I recently started playing again it wasn't that bad at all. Now I hate a5 whenever I'm not in one of its caves or dungeons.
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>>5628781
The only part I truly hate going through is from the town start through to the flayer dungeon, everything else in the act I can put up with. Every time I start a new character I usually end up stopping right at the start of the act, then picking it up a few days later.
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>>5628792
>>5628793
xdddd souls xddd dolls xddd the act layout before LK xddd so funni and hard xdfd
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>>5627747
>>5627751
Right, I'll do that. Thanks for all the tips btw.

>>5628806
Nothing "funni" or hard about it, just annoying. Like you.
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>>5628793
This, but months instead of days.
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>>5628809
Shut up retard and go back to farming your coldcrow.
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>>5628970
Go sit on a dick.
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what is the recommended base strenght for a uber fury druid?
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>>5629142
0 if you have torch and anni
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>>5629112
Come back after two weeks when you get out of act 1 normal, moron.
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>have urge to play Diablo 2 for first time in over 10 years
>play MedianXL all the way up to Baal on Hell
>stop playing, quit
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Chat channel "4chan" should be a base of operations for all anons. Find frens, and kill bosses.
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>>5629374
There's no chat in single player.
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Sweet!
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Nuts!
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>>5629648
?
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>>5629446
Beat me, bastard.
>>5624214
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>>5629742
Might've been a Gull dagger, which I wouldn't mind dropping.

>>5629783
Yeah I was thinking about your post, it's just 2% more though. But 35 is a neat number and a nice step up from my old amulet which had 18%.
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>>5629817
Second reply was obviously meant for >>5629752
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>>5622718
Finally getting around to building this, anything in specific to replace a second nagel? Only got one.
Enigma will be my main goal for now.
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>>5629861
Wisp Projector.
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>>5629861
50% MF blue ring
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About to farm up a new torch. Any guesses? I need a paladin, druid, or assassin one.
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>>5629783
You can't ebug a superior item.

But you can still make a mean exile out of that. Very nice.
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So Alibaba can come with 2 sockets... is there any madman that has put 2 ists into it?
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Finally, and just about 30 runs after I was able to reset maps.
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>>5630014
No, because a shit item like that is barely used. And 2 ists are barely worth anything.
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>>5630014
Always.
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>>5630026
Oh damn, you actually got it, nice. I got a shako the same way a week or two ago, felt pretty good.
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>>5630037
Lol
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>>5630014
a gf barb (not to be confused with a barb gf) dual-wields ali babas but they only need Lem runes, no Ist.
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>>5630091
MUH
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>>5630037
based
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>>5630065
Yeah, I was surprised that it dropped so fast. Also just got a Sol, Dol and Io rune in about ten minutes, great welcoming gift to Nightmare.
Now the Insight is just a nice polearm base away.
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Private server:

Name: SRoVQ
Zone: 6
IP: gay.shiptoasting.com
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not looking forward to this board with post 1999 games allowed, take it easy, alright?
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>>5625326
;_;
I miss it too.
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>>5630091
If only you could play a female barb in D2
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>>5630037
Ali Baba is a must for MF.
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>>5630457
Diablo 2 is not post 1999.
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i finally got this cocksucker from nm andy after doing runs every other day for a couple hours, took 2 or 3 weeks.
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>>5631432
Nice find ! I found my first the other day as well >>5621629 . I'm just down to the armor now.
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diablo and diablo 2 had some nice titties for grandpa games
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>>5631798
>ay girl lemme holla
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>>5631802
eyyyy nigga how yalls tomb?
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>mfw complete normal to hell run with seven other bros
>virgin characters, everyone pools items and gears one another
>no other game will recapture this bromantic feel
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how come nobody ever plays mods in these threads, do you really still enjoy clod after all these years?
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>>5632071
Many people play with PlugY. I tried a drop mod once but drops stopped feeling satisfying very quickly.
I'm not at all interested in any gameplay changes, the game is good enough like it is. In my opinion you can only degrade it with this stuff. If you want to alter a skill a little bit you can easily mod it yourself.
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>>5632071
I think I'd maybe play something like median xl at some point, but since discovering that I could play single-player without the restriction of a tiny non-shared stash, I'm suddenly getting a lot more mileage out of a game I already played to death on b.net as a bab
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>>5631294
Maybe if you're a retard.
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>>5632398
It's only a little better than a gull, but if you have two spare ists lying around it's not the worst investment. What's so bad about it, or what's a better option? a 6x Ist crystal sword is obviously better, but it also uses 3x the number of runes.
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>>5632483
>what's a better option

A good build that clears zones fast, where you don't need to rely on retarded swaps.
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>>5632530
*kills one enemy*
*blows up their corpse*
*clears zone*
heh... nothing personell kid
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>>5632549
Speaking of nothin personnel, I'm leveling assassin next. Can't wait until the weekend, sucks being a wagecuck. Bout to teleport on some dudes and have flying shadow blades and shit around me.
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Is Amazon the worst character?
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>>5632839
Javazon is one of the best builds in the game.
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>>5632839
Assasin is probably the worst. Or druid, although druid is played more.
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>>5632858
Oh yeah I forgot about that irrelevant class. I swear 50% of rare drops a fucking assassin weapons
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>>5632071
most of us play with PlugY on
but the problem with nearly all diablo 2 mods is they miss the mark on how diablo 2 actually looks, feels and plays.
Median and PoD are ok for something different but it doesn't feel like Diablo.
In the last thread an Anon made a rebalance mod that adjusted the levels of some places, stats of some uniques/sets, costs of some runewords and fixed all of the useless skills. It was pretty cool.
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>>5632839
worst builds are bowazon, dagger necro, melee druid, kicksin. basically any melee build really.
you need insane gear for them just to not totally suck dick.
specially when you consider the fastest way to lvl barb is to never melee and just yell things to death.
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>>5633219
>tfw put so much time into the game over the last few years, as well as making that mod over a week, that I burnt myself out and have yet to finish hell with my own fucking mod
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>>5632858
>Assasin is probably the worst
>start first Assassin char
>she bitches to me about not being able to carry any more
>that naggy bitch tone in her voice
>delete
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>>5633219
Is there a mod to fix Revives teleport? So they work like skeles. That's the only mod I'd want
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>>5633356
Last thread there was an anon who wanted to look into it but he hasn't said anything so far and I always forget asking about it. So thanks for bringing it up.
Apparently some guy on reddit fixed it and uploaded a file but it has been taken down by now.
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>>5633356
>>5633380
Also, as compensation I just tuned up the max skill cap for Revive Skeleton to 30 as I unlocked Nightmare, maybe I'll go up to 40 when I go into Hell difficulty and tune something else down.
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>>5633356
I tried to make that work for a long ass time, and from research so have many others on the forums. I've yet to see anyone actually do it. The reason skeletons, golems and most other summons will teleport to you is that they all have a hidden skill, called "teleport2" in the files. They autocast it once they reach a distance from you.

The issue is that revive doesn't make a 'summon' in the same way as the rest, it just gives you the monster and of course, they don't have the skill. I've tried so many things to give it to them, but they either can't have it or won't cast it for whatever reason.

>>5633380
That fella on reddit didn't actually fix it, he just made them last forever duration wise, they still despawned.
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>>5633356
A 1.13 mod that fixes lots of little "bugs" with Diablo 2 would be pretty nice, but it'd probably be beyond the abilities of most people with the desire to do it. I guess PlugY does that a little, but it's mostly just re-balancing some of the multiplayer-oriented things towards single-player, as well as general windows compatibility.
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>>5629918
I don't think I would have taken the chance with cubing anyway. I just happened to find an Ohm a few weeks back, and this answered my question of what to use it for.
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>>5633401
beautiful
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>>5631432
What's the lightning damage for exactly?
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It's going to take me forever to get an Enigma
But it'll be worth it, right?
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>>5633514
depends if you're not playing sorc, are committed to sinking a shit ton of time into the game and care enough to be a "muh efficiency" meta fuckboi...and in that case, I'd just play sorc.
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>>5633512
things like that are either dumb decisions by blizzard, or holdovers from when the game was in a different thought process.
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>>5619624
LADDER RESET JUNE 14TH, POST YOUR REALM/CORE/CLASS
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how are you supposed to safe spot mephisto? the council members are always in the center near the portal and turn on if I am at either side, this doesn't seem to ever not be the case.
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>>5633724
re-roll the map, they will spawn differently. Or try teleporting through a different path so you don't attract their attention. Or just kill them.
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>>5633724
Just kill them
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>>5632530
Summoner is the build to clear zones fast. Noone can compete.
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>>5633269
>playing diablo with sounds
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>>5634137
*ding*
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>>5633226
>kicksin
>bad
Don't hate, it's super fun.
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>>5631986
Play on battle.net when the ladder resets in a few weeks. It feels just like this.
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>>5633512
It's the same reason why it has dual leech on the helmet. It's for those oom moments, you just punch the mobs and you get mana back, aha.
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>>5634716
>leech on the helmet
great on mercs!
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>>5633387
>That fella on reddit didn't actually fix it
Yeah, the whole matter seems rather fucked from what you say. Too bad.
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>>5633219
>In the last thread an Anon made a rebalance mod that adjusted the levels of some places, stats of some uniques/sets, costs of some runewords and fixed all of the useless skills.

More info on this shit?

>>5634136
>Noone can compete
>with a fucking summon necro

I wish I shared this thread with people who actually play the fucking game.
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>>5635385
>not eth

bitch
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Why are people farming on single player? seems like a lot of work with no pay off.

multiplayer all the way. always
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>>5635423
cringe
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>>5635423
I'm always downloading stuff and don't want lags. And why would there be no payoff, I don't get that.
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>>5635437
trading and the d2 economy is half the reason to play the game
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>>5635423
Because I'm no bitch and I'm getting my grail.
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>>5635443
>muh trading
>muh economy

no one gives a fuck, the game is autismo shiny stuff slot machine simulator
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>>5635443
I thought it was getting loot. Anyway, you can just simulate trading and regarding social interactions I have more than enough very happy memories from back then.
Personally I was never that fond of trading anyway, finding and achieving stuff yourself is way more satisfying. At least to me.
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>>5635471
okay explain to me why would you waste hours grinding on a single player game when there is a trainer that will load the runes for you, saving you hours of grinding? the odds of getting the runes are too high to justify wasting that much time to get them legit.
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>>5635478
i do cheat to get high level runes tho ;)
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>>5635478
>waste

It's not wasted if I'm having fun, or playing the game instead of killing myself.
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>>5635482
Once you kill Hell Baal it's open season for giving yourself hrs
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>>5635482
I always give myself max endurance, keys and scrolls at the beginning.
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>>5635580
Of hell?
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>>5635805
Nah, the game. You just lost it. And so did I.
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>>5635818
Jeeze talk about OP and vintage
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>>5634716
I guess an Enchantress needs some love too.
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I'm 42 green amulets in so far, no Tal's yet.
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>>5636358
I didn't count how many I got running NM andy, but it was probably at least that many. I was getting pretty dejected, but then it finally happened >>5631432. Keep it up, and you'll get it my man.
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>>5636358
Do you count by hand or is their a grail counter in a mod?
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>>5619624
270 ed/40ias/fools/9max/96 ar/cold dmg 8-44/eth
best drop ive found in a long time. legend sword
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>>5636426
different anon from earlier.
I counted manually. From the start of the grail I have collected every set and unique drop. I wanted to see how IWould end up with by the end. Have about 45 pages of set duplicates and about 50 pages of uniques. I still have about 115 items left to find......
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>>5635383
>More info on this shit?
https://www.moddb.com/mods/diablo-ii-115/downloads/115b

Read the changelists in the download. It is for 1.14 at the moment, I'm working on porting it to 1.13, but that'll come once I find the time.
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>>5636503
So you keep everything? How many hours approx
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about to make a meme sin

phoenix strike or blade fury?
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>>5636608
>So you keep everything?
Yes, pic related. 603 is the current page. From 500 to 555 is uniques, organised by item type.
I don't find it too annoying but it is definitely slower. I shouldn't really say that I've collected EVERY drop. I'm sure I've skipped some, but I have picked up most.
>How many hours approx
My screenshots go back to this time last year with my 1st character and main MFing sorc beating hell durial on 2nd june and getting 4 tp scrolls, shitty poleaxe and shitty crossbow. I did have a break for nearly 4 months though.
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GoMule or extended plugy stash for optimal grail progression?
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>>5636948
Gomule is easier to sort through and doesn't have the issue of infrequently corrupting your characters. Plugy is nice cause all the little features+all ingame. I did the grail with plugy, but if I was to re-do it id go with gomule.

Also 1.14 v 1.13
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This game is addiction. You get one good item and get endorphin rush, then nothing for 100 runs, you want to quit for the day, then you drop again and fix dopamine rush again for next 5 hours.
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>>5634589
>Play on battle.net when the ladder resets in a few weeks. It feels just like this.

It always hurts when the botting starts though and everyone disappears.
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>>5637438
Yes, but the first few days are fantastic.
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>>5636948
Plugy of course. Gomule has literally only one purpose and that's the run counter.
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>>5636525
Pretty based mod, even though some changes are really retarded. I would suggest making a pastebin for the changelog. Pretty alpha male of you to call the mod 1.15 too.
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>>5637596
>even though some changes are really retarded
Please go into that, just stating it does nothing but make me immediately hate you. Any recommendations you make I'll take into consideration.
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>>5637604
I don't remember all of them, but the 1 second cd on tp is really stupid, and also the resists reduction.
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>>5637612
>but the 1 second cd on tp is really stupid
Why so? Stops it from making the sorc overpowered compared to the rest and same with enigma. It's now a repositioning and defensive skill, rather than a game-breaking requirement.

>and also the resists reduction.
Just makes the game harder, it's not like anyone ever actually dies as it is right now. I really don't see any issue with this, hell it even makes tank stats more desirable, but I'll think about it some more. I could see a point of it making hardcore a little too unforgiving, but I think you're just being a bit of a softy.
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>>5637628
>hurr durr enigma is game breaking

Retarded hipster opinion. You're not cool.
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>>5637679
It literally is. Please go ahead and explain your point, I'll listen. Do you even have a point beyond "muh sorc" though? Seriously, if you can give me a good enough reason, I'd be inclined to change it.
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>>5637687
No, this is a pointless conversation that's been had a million times, that's just results in shit flinging. It's your mod, do whatever you want with it. I just looked at the changelog to steal some cool ideas for my mod, but didn't see anything worth stealing.

Have you considered making bows or skills not use arrows instead of making quivers hold 500? I did that for javelins. Fuck repairing and fuck not spamming charged bolts at will.
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>>5637707
>No, this is a pointless conversation that's been had a million times, that's just results in shit flinging.
Just admit you have nothing to argue other than your dislike of a deserved nerf. Balance and more diversity in choice are good things.

>Have you considered making bows or skills not use arrows instead of making quivers hold 500?
I had that in for a while but changed it because I felt that it took some character and realism away from the weapon types. I hated that in D3. If I were to leave that in, I would go all the way and remove items being damaged all together.
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>>5637725
>Balance and more diversity in choice are good things.

Oh wow so instead of enigma I'll just run fortitude or coh now. Stop being a retard, that's not diversity. We've been playing this game for double digit years teleporting around and one day some random edgy hispter game dev wannabe comes along and ruins teleport, diminishing the value of the runes it takes to get the runeword and the value of fcr, forcing me to sit through getting body blocked at entrances by poor AI, and having to walk around the whole map just because of some faggot wall. Being slow and having to deal with tedious mechanics and map design is not fun at all.

That's some edgy reddit shit.
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>>5637739
>Oh wow so instead of enigma I'll just run fortitude or coh now.
Yeah no shit meta will always exist, but now all the classes are closer in power.

>diminishing the value of the runes
That's actually the single good point you've made in all your posts. I might rethink the runes for it. Thanks.

> forcing me to sit through getting body blocked at entrances by poor AI
Tough shit, faggot, welcome to every other class.

>and having to walk around the whole map just because of some faggot wall
It's 1(one) second, not 10 ya fucking idiot and you can still go through walls.

>edgy
lmao do you even know what the word means? That's not even slightly applicable in the conversation.

COPE harder. Christ sorc players are such babies.
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>>5637739
This post makes you seem legitimately autistic.
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>>5637753
>now all the classes are closer in power

They were with enigma as well. So you didn't change anything, just made the game boring.

>Tough shit, faggot, welcome to every other class

No, because enigma exists.

>It's 1(one) second

I'm not wasting a jah and a ber for a one second tp, moron.

>lmao do you even know what the word means?

Literally you. Get off your high horse "hurr I nerfed enigma I'm so cool hehehe nobody expected THIS!"

>COPE harder. Christ sorc players are such babies.

Response of an edgy shitposter. I never said what class I play the most. You just assumend.

And I warned you that there was no point in having this conversation, but you proved you're an edgy shitposting retard. It happened just as I predicted it.
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>>5637760
>lose argument
>have nothing to say
>ur autistic xD

Great reply.
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>>5637762
>hurr I nerfed enigma I'm so cool hehehe nobody expected THIS!"
What the fuck are you on about.

>And I warned you that there was no point in having this conversation

There's plenty point. You just still haven't given a single one that's not some form of
>no you
>insult
>there are reasons but I don't want to say them, despite sinking much time into the conversation

..despite me clearly and repeatedly asking for you to explain what you mean, with the promise of me actually taking it into consideration.

What the literal fuck is wrong with you?
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>>5637762
>>5637739
>>5637707
>>5637679
Holy hell. This is some top tier assblast.
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>>5637774
>nothing to say
>willingly ignore every single argument
>claim to not be edgy

I said this would happen with my very first post, yet you insisted on embarrassing yourself. You're mental.
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>>5637779
>u mad xd

>>>/b/
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>>5637780
Okay, now I know you're trolling.
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>>5637789
Keep it up with the le epic reaction images and no arguments. You sure are helping your case.
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>>5637753
Blizzard sorc here, if you nerfed teleport, I wouldn't care, don't lump me in with that guy.

Also, if you want to nerf enigma without trashing sorc tp:
Make teleport cooldown based on the level of the skill
Move ES's telekinesis synergy to teleport instead
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>>5637794
>I don't have infinity: the post

yikes
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>>5637791
>crying about reaction images
>on an image board

>>5637794
Decent ideas, I'll mess around and see if it's possible. Thanks!
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>>5637803
Crying of laughter at your moronic posts more like it.
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>>5637803
I mean, it still kinda trashes it (especially for non-ES builds), but that's one way.
If you wanted to leave sorc tp completely untouched, you could add a teleport synergy to telekinesis that removes the teleport cd.

I've zero experience in modding d2, but if you can add a cooldown to tp, something like that's probably possible too.
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Everyone take a deep breath and relax
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>>5637798
Blizzard sorc is the most fun, for sure. Infinity doesn't do shit for most cold immunes, so it's fun to actually have to think and deal with these guys, whereas a lit sorc with infinity is just plain boring.
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>>5636940
>all those cathan/isenharts etc
fuck man keep one or two sets but dont save literally every item you get.
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Redpill me on ladder. I've never done it.
I have up on multi-player after getting destroyed in """legit""" servers as a self found n00b back in the aughts.
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>>5638739
It is a report card simulator. You are playing somewhat more slowly and tediously than usual but the edge is taken off by at any time being able to bring up a list of people you can compare your progress to.
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>>5638794
So do people private server /p8 grind then go trade or is it better to play w others? Friends only so gear can be shared fairly?
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>>5638739
>find some people who have nothing to do in their lives
>or at least nothing to do during the days following a reset
>jsp is probably best for this
>get your mic working and get on discord
>friends zip through n/nm and start doing baal runs
>true friends do team key farming and clone hunting

doesn't always work out, but when it does, it's the best time you'll ever have playing d2 by a fucking nautical mile
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>>5638813
There is no /p8 in battle net. Also, the point of the ladder is not the actual rank on the leaderboards. The point of ladder is to simply refresh everyone back to 0 so that everyone starts from the same point. Then, it's alot of fun to play and trade with people.
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How much should I put in Dex? Lvl 70 Necro doing my post NM reset. 50 Dex gets me 10% block.
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Ayy finally got a telestaff. Welcome to Hell
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>>5639183
nothing beyond what you need for a flail
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having a good few days lads. got my tal ammy a few days ago, and just got this from meph. gonna venture into hell finally.
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/p8 NM cows fucking my merc up good. Pretty slow on /p5 Hell act 1 too. What stats should I be aiming for on him? Does better gear start to drop quickly in Hell? This is the farthest I've gone w.o giving up.

And I get my third Diggler Dirk. Whyyy.
>>5639398
Nice congrats
>that sell value
Kek
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i'm having a HELL of a night lads
t. >>5639398
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>necro and friends absolutly shitting on ancients
>no health/mana/rejuv pots used
fucking based necro
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>>5639425
>that athena
>that rattlecage
>that whatever helm it is

Jesus Christ... equip him with Treachery, Obedience or Insight and Tal helm. All dirt cheap to acquire and Hell viable.
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>Ber, Dracul's Grasp & Cham within 15 minutes
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>>5636940
Why all those duplicate items though? Just seems like a waste of space, even with unlimited pages. It's too messy.
Pic related is everything I've found so far, I just sell/drop duplicates or replace them when some stats are better.
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>>5639425
tally's mask or something with a big chunk of lifesteal
a pointy stick with a decent runeword, preferably ethereal
the highest def armor you can find, probably an ethereal rare, or a non-eth with an inexpensive runeword, but really you want at least 1k def

I did up to act 3 hell with insight in a non-ethereal grim scythe and it fucking sucked, but I also had a 1.2k defense dusk shroud for him, so while slow, he could kill immunes when absolutely necessary.
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What are the best candidates for normal->exceptional->elite armor upgrades?
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>>5640315
Duriel's Shell, Shaftstop and Guardian Angel all look like decent candidates. I'm probably weighting the DR% on Shaftstop more than I should, though. The caster ones are probably fine to upgrade too, though the defense isn't really the important part.

I'm not sure if any normal armors are really worth the upgrades, maybe darkglow.
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>>5640315
almost nothing, goldwrap is the only armor I can think of that is upgraded and only then to exceptional so it has 4 potion rows
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>>5640364
hoz, gore riders, vipermagi, tgods, to name a few.
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>>5640315
I upgraded my Bonesnap and it served my very well for quite a while.
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>>5639591
Helms got 2 per topaz. I'm just looking for a 4 socket pole. Have the insight runes ready.
I haven't done any grinding really, couple rune runs. Mostly just playing through once /p5 to /p8
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The ladder resets a week from Friday, June 14 at 5pm. Anyone here playing USEast? I always create a public game at the beginning, and it gets full of 8 people quite fast. This time I will create a public game titled "spray act1". Feel free to join me, I will probably be playing a barb or a zon.

Most people start with a sorc, so my game typically gets full of lik 6 sorc and then 2 randoms.
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>>5640458
Id come and do something else w you. I always go Necro but probably try something else since I've got one going in SP right now. Maybe a Paly? Never done that b4.
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>>5640738
Sounds good, a conviction paly is always a nice team player for reset teams.
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Finally found a +13%ED ethereal battle scythe to make Insight, time to put the old poleaxe to rest, it served my merc really well since a3 normal.
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>>5640791
And the Insight, way better than I had hoped.
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>>5640797
>Vertical rune arrangement
I tried this and my brain protested
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So how should I be using a 46 charge telestaff as a Necro? Do meph runs and repair it each time?
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>one of my minions killed NM cow King
Its fine I was done w it anyway..
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>>5640916
>not using plugy
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>>5640953
Nope going old school, at least until I beat hell Baal and we'll see. I even made it a bit through normal b4 breaking down and buying LOD. Now that was a small stash
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Ayy first piece of TRW. Thanks act 1 gargantuan. And found a 5 socket polearm, just need 1 more rune for obedience
>>5639591
Oh yeah I upped the Rattlecage to an embossed plate so 502 Def.
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>>5640825
Just for positioning your minions at a boss. Everything else will drain the charges in seconds.

Go to boss, decrep it, tele on top of it. If you do Meph, make sure you don't Aggro the vampires.
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>start playing this game 12 years ago
>drop arctic furs every game
>think it's as common as potions and scrolls
>forward 10 years later
>find out it's actually rare as fuck tc3
>drop it once in a blue moon afterwards

How did the game know I found out?
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>>5641938
It's usually one of the first set items that drop for me, I still use one with the belt for some cheap MF.
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>>5641934
OK. Been using it to skip over minions in the tower too. Run til you get blocked then tele over.
Got my first key, not like I had spare space in my inventory
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>>5641938
What? Is it really rare as fuck? It's the first set item I dropped when I started my plugy, and I've gotten several since. I kept 2.
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Any decent mods that raise the global drop rate for rares, uniques, runes, etc? I recall one that let you buy runes for exorbitant prices, but I can't find it.

I'd like to run through the game again, but I really don't have time for the grind.
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>>5642952
"Enjoy SP mod" wasn't too bad. It also changes some cube recipes and stuff.
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Who here based River of Flame + Chaos Sanctuary run?

>best scenery
>area level 85+
>title character as boss
>literally volcano
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>>5643108
Plus I forgot the most convenient proximity to the waypoints.
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>>5643108
>>5643167
I think I'll run any decent spot from a1-5 in one game once my summoner gets through hell difficulty. Gotta make up for summoning all those rattlers,
feels like shit when you're for example running Mephisto and have to do it every couple of minutes.
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I have never seen a Tyrael's Might/Templar's Might drop on Diablo 2 in ladder.
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Why does the worst act 2 have the best music?
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>>5644271
The worst act is 3 by far and if anyone disagrees they're just stupid. 2 is ugly and uncomfy, but still not the worst.
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>>5640458
i usually reset my plugy saves around the same time as the ladder reset but im feeling lazy this time around.
i might do it anyway just to for a fresh start now that I kind of know what i'm doing. i learnt more in the last 6 months playing than I did since the game came out.
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>>5641938
>>5642089
>>5642898
body is relatively rare yeah.
hands and belt are most common Arctic drops, good for a quick 50MF, IAS and resists.
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>>5643108
>tfw Diablo literally only ever drops blues
i mostly only go for the exp now. Diablo never drops anything for me.
I'm talking 100's of runs and only ever blues or the odd rare.
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place your bets.
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>>5644476
poison. always fucking poison. Death 3/4
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>>5644476
I'm not a homsexual so I'll guess 5/5 light of course.
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>>5644491
5/4 cold, die. Just need something to put it in. Have another cold - 4/5 lvl, and a light 4/5 die.
Found an occy just before on the way to AT. Could put it in that but I already have hoto... I can't see death's fathom dropping anytime soon.
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>>5644497
>you can rename plugy pages
lmao wut. How? is that from a newer version or something?
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>>5644504
Yeah with plugy v11.02. Still only compatible with 1.13c though. The command is /renamepage xx . Can also insert/delete pages, rename characters, lock mouse to window, ect.
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>>5644429
Yes, this is same for me. Pic related. If it's Unique or Set, it's regularly Isenhart or Duskdeep. That's why I treat it as a bonus mob at the end.
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>tfw have to go do a wedding instead of playing D2 all day
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>>5637780
>>5637762
>>5637739
Wow. Do you unironically have autism? Genuine question. Everything that guy said was perfectly agreeable and even deserved in regards to teleport.

>Just imagine having a mental breakdown like this
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>>5644586
Nope, he's isn't much in LoD :(
quest bug him in classic and it's an absolute yard sale
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>>5645628
Just got that stiletto. Iron golem'd it
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>>5645628
>>5645724
am I the only person who has trouble telling the difference between rares and uniques in some of these screenshots?
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So drunk I don't know how to get home.
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>>5645750
No, I'm also colorblind.
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>>5645772
Just town portal or reenter game and you're immediately back in town.
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>die kiting through act 5
>shit better put on this socketed armor I've been saving just in case
>die on way back to body
>SHITTTT
>well I lost all my shit but I guess I should at least get that armor
>die
>REEEEEEEEE rage quit
>sign in again
>oh look my body super gay I lost everything prob just gonna quit for another 10y
>pick up body
>oh shit it's all my stuff!
Well I'm sad about the armor but I'm glad it saved my first corpse. I would have probably just given up otherwise.
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>>5645901
What are you talking about. All corpses are always preserved when you exit a game. There should have been 2 corpses to pick up when you started a new game, one with your gear and one with that socketed armor.
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>>5646073
Really? I only found one. Is that just w plugy?
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>>5646073
Liar. That never happens.
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>>5646073
>>5646212
I vaguely remember this being a thing, but I would've been remembering from b.net, not single player. It's possible SP only keeps your first corpse with items.

Would only take a few minutes to test.
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>>5646330
I can tell you it's just 1st body in SP
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This bastard took longer than Izual.
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>>5646585
These fucks are a god damn pest with their fucking lightning by the way. Never had to chuck so many health pots.
On a brighter side I just broke +300%MF.
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>>5646585
>all those skellys and merc absolutely SEETHING
Where's your clay?
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>>5646606
oh. never mind >>5646589
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>>5646606
>>5646613
Yeah, he dies all the time and I don't take it too seriously with recasting him.
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>>5646620
Alt clay and fire for splash damage. But yeah fuck that asshole.
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>>5646642
I'm rather happy with my Decrepify as it is and my army is good enough to easily kill something pretty fast to get some nice corpse explosions going, I don't even really need those golems when I think about it.
But I'll still resummon him when I notice he's gone.

Anyway, I just went gambling to waste some money and out of boredom, got this little beauty from good ol' Gheed. Also got a +1 Sorceress/+31%MF amulet but accidentally sold it, I need sleep.
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>>5646585
you can remove physical immunity with Amplify Damage, my dude.
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>>5646730
Doesn't work on every type of enemy, especially ghosts. Their resist is too high to break.
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I just made it to the ancients in Hell with my meteorb sorc, and they are raping me and my merc. :(
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>>5646813
Make sure you have plenty of full rejuv pots. Separate them and take them individually.
If they have immunities spam telekinesis when they are close to an edge or wall to stunlock them and merc will take fewer hits.
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You nigs playing SP/battle.net/slashdiablo or what?
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>>5646867
Yes/No/I'm not a faggot
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>>5646867
see >>5646878
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>>5646860
Ah, I'm glad I'm not the only person who discovered this trick. Sometimes I kill uniques I'd be better off leaving alone just because it lets me.
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>>5646936
Yeah I do the same. It's surprising how well it works. Especially at 105fcr.
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>>5646867
SP only might try ladder
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Nice, and just about 45 seconds after my first Goldwrap dropped.
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>>5648235
Nice just got mine too
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>>5648338
Feels good. Also just got my first skiller, even got some life on it. But I don't think I'll ever create an Assassin.
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And I went to Hell with 666 life.
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Can someone explain merc auruas to me? I keep reading only 1 is active at a time but in another guide it says you can in theory get 4 auras on an act 2 NM thru runewords and it's basic might aura.
Trying to decide on insight or obedience and if it negates might that will help me decide.
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>>5648454
Yeah I played assassin when LOD came out and made it to Act 1 NM and quit.
>>5648464
Lel. What's your vit? I think I was 275 going in.
Mirin that 10th skele. I'm looking for a +3 to Necro skills wand to replace my +2. Wish my circlet was +2 instead of +1 too but oh well.
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>>5648484
>Yeah I played assassin when LOD came out and made it to Act 1 NM and quit.
Maybe I'll just change the skill to something else, pretend the Assassin is not part of the game.

>>5648484
>What's your vit?
Everything. I pumped STR to 70 and everything else went into VIT.

>Mirin that 10th skele
Yeah, I changed the max lvl cap for skeletons to 30 because I didn't want to deal with summons, besides skeletons still suck at lvl 20 so why not.
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>>5648470
there isn't anything to explain, if an item grants you an aura while equipped it grants you that aura while equipped, this stacks with any amount of equipment and whatever active aura there is.
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>>5648501
Ahh that's why. What RS level does the 10th one spawn at? Assuming it scales the same as vanilla w +skill charms and gear etc.
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>>5648561
I'd just read some auras override others or only 1 can be active at a time? Is this not correct?
So might would stack w fanaticism (or mediation on my merc? And then what happens if I revive a Succubus w their aura?
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>>5648598
Two identical auras don't stack unless both are item auras and worn by the same person.
You can't have bramble on a thorns merc, they don't stack, similar with might and last wish. You can have bramble and edge stack if worn by the same character, similar to dream hat+shield.
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>>5648624
OK thanks.
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>>5648564
>What RS level does the 10th one spawn at?
Uh, 24 I think.

>Assuming it scales the same as vanilla w +skill charms and gear etc.
Correct.
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>>5648871
I think I'm at RS 23 so that makes sense.
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>>5645901
Yeah dude that is so homosexual lol hey let's go play some fortnite
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Well friends, I just finished hell with my sorc for the first time, and I must say that I've had a blast playing this game the past month or two. I'm not sure which class I'm going to play next, but I'm leaning toward Amazon or Necro.
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>>5649538
I'd suggest a character that takes attack rating into account rather than being another spellcaster like the necro, the game plays quite differently.
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>>5649538
Barb
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>>5649538
>finished hell with my sorc for the first time
Are you a new player, or just never finished hell? What lvl did you finish at?
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>>5649678
First time ever playing through. She's level 81.
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>>5649680
Nice work. Were you the anon doing ancients yesterday? >>5646813
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>>5649715
Yeah man. Once I was able to stop being retarded and actually got them separated, it wasn't too bad.
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Why can't we have a diablo general? I'd really like to discuss the original Diablo. Plus after playing trough it, it feels much better than D2. I've been playing LAN with some friends, edited the files in the Command.txt to get the additional quests and Bard, Barbarian classes and the game is fucking amazing. Playing trough the original and then trough Hellfire make this game better than D2 and LOD.
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>>5625326
>/v/net
will we ever have fun again /v/bros?
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>>5650290
Diablo 2 is better.
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>tfw the world we live in right now is the way it is because Tyrael shattered the corrupted worldstone and these were the consequences

Fuck.
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>>5650553
Is there like a lore book?
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>>5650553
Evil always wins I guess.
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>>5649538
I just finished hell with my necro for the first time. I had never gone past nightmare because the game got boring and that was years ago. I recently returned to it and played a summon necro MF. The amazing loot kept me coming back event though I had to town portal all the time to gather my minions.
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>>5651339
Go make the cow portal by Akara and pop in and out until you find a tele staff. Takes like 10 min. Great for boss runs
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For a normal act 2 merc starting out, are pikes, poleaxes or scythes better to gamble?
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>>5651391
Gambling sucks at low level
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Very nice, I'm desperate for some resistances. Starting to love these Countess runs, some uniques and sets every now and then for the collection, nice amount of gold and a rune or two at the end.
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>ladder reset soon
>don't want to bot
>don't want to bother with d2jsp

it hurts, lads
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These goat guys to the right were just standing there for a few minutes, waiting politely.
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>>5651458
Fuck those in hell w physical immunity. Just skip them
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>>5619624
not retro
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NNNOOOOOOOOOO you fucker
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>>5651662
Yeah I usually do. But sometimes they need to be shown who's boss.
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First one. I think I never even got one back then, IIRC I traded it all.
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>>5646741
That is when you pull out the Lawbringer.
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>>5651691
AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH
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damn son.. that's nice drop.
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just found this while running cows trying to find a monarch.
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>>5651456
Fuck botnet, play plugy.
>>5651663
Fuck off.
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>>5651663
Look everyone, he's back again. Point and laugh.
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>>5652458
Laughing at the miserable and retarded is not nice.
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>>5652462
Sure, is fun though.
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>>5652506
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>>5652506
>caring about rules on mongolian deathworm taming forum
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>>5652506
Neither /vg/ nor /v/ deserve this general, it has its perfect place right here on /vr/.
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>>5652473
True.
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Sometimes I just want to slap that stupid ass merc right out of his armor.
>serious action going on at the front, braindead skellies doing their very best
>stand behind to control the whole mess
>see blue cross moving in on the minimap
>merc comes strolling along from behind, all the time in the world
>stops several feet behind me, in a corner where it's all safe and comfy
>just stands there
>move around and closer to the front to motivate him to come out
>he takes a few steps to the right and goes straight back to his corner
>stays there until I seriously move forward
Probably thinks his Might aura is hot shit, doesn't have to actively participate in battle. That good for nothing asshole.
I could understand skeletons not being the smartest but they're getting the job done.
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>>5652808
He sucks in arcane sanctuary
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>>5653454
Doing arcane sanctuary as a necro was pretty awful. Naturally I picked all three dead ends before finding the summoner. Would probably be better in NM where I'll have a staff of teleport.
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Is there a way to play PlugY in LAN? My gf saw me playing d2 and told me she really likes the game, I let her play for 1 hour and told me she enjoys the game because it's easy to kill the monsters, kek. Now she wants to play with me but I have PlugY and don't want to switch to other version. Is there a way, anons?
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>>5653520
Always the way. Although I got lucky in NM and hit it first try. Now I've got my tele staff so Hell should be easier. Act 2 blows for Necro
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>>5653570
What happens if you use 'other multiplayer'->'direct IP'? I'd be surprised if PlugY broke anything as long as you're both on 1.13c or d.
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>>5653636
I'll give it a shot and tell you guys. Going to sleep now, happy grinding!
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>>5619624
>not ethereal
>no sockets
>only SIAS
>not CB
reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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>>5653643
>>5653636
should work fine, same way just playing normal pirated diablo 2 used to always work.
if they're playing over the net they might need to set up a virtual private network like Hamachi or something but as long as both of their PlugY are the same version it should be fine I reckon
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today has been pretty good. i finally got my monarch for spirit running cows.
now i just found this belt. i also picked up a duriel's shell and arm of king leoric wand. all of this while trying to get hell meph to drop shako.
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What do? For merc. Tal Rashas crest is technically better?
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>>5654969
>Tal Rashas crest is technically better?
Is that a question or a statement?

Try them out and compare, let us know which is better.
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>>5653636
I haven't done an actual multiplayer game (2 or more PCs) but I have done it with my own characters on 1 pc. D2SE will let you open multiple d2 games at once and from there one d2 window starts the game and the other joins. Two windows open side by side.
The only thing I'll say about this is backup your shit and don't use the shared stash. I'm yet to have corrupt files but I did have things disappear from the shared stash because of overwriting the save when exiting.
Remember when player 1 exits, the game will close and player 2 will also disconnect.

>will it work
I don't see why it wouldn't.
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>>5654994
Fuck you and your wojak
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>>5655025
Hey, don't get angry with me, I'm not the one who phrased a sentence so badly that it's impossible to tell if it's a question or statement.
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>>5654994
I ended selling it. Damn repairs on this telestaff are getting pricy
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>>5655053
You're not playing with more storage?
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>>5655067
No I'm playing vanilla. Need a socketed polearm for my merc so I can rune it. Hell Andy is giving me (him) trouble.
I'm just running MF and +skills gear so I'm pretty fragile.
May just go back to NM and do Meph runs until I get him better gear. Didn't really want to reroll this Hell map, act 1 is quite good.
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>>5654969
Stop using that shitty gear on your merc at level 75.

With Obedience, Treachery and Gaze you get life steal, crushing blow, ias and dmg at 4k-6k iirc plus max resists.
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1 month into holy grail and chill and he gives you this drop
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>>5655286
Rolling for 20-15
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>>5655176
I don't have a Lem yet. And I don't have a socketed polearm either.
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>>5653828
Crushing blow will never spawn in a rare sword you dingus. That only comes from sticking ber runes in there.
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>>5652380
Cute as fuck.
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>>5655286
>>5655291
ID it faggot. I wanna see. Fucking bitch getting his griffons within a month. I'm so jelly.
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>>5652380
3rd SoJ? Lucky you.
I've done 1000+ NM Andy runs and still no SoJ yet, found 3 Bul-Kathos from Pit/AT runs tho.
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>>5655824
Shit nigger, I got one in around 100 runs and stopped farming her.
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>>5653454
>>5653520
>>5653618
Honestly I just simulated a friend rushing me through those parts with the Hero Editor, just switched the quests to complete except for the Valley of the Snakes because I love clearing that snake cult temple.
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>>5655924
>tfw I'll never be as alpha as this
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>>5655946
>alpha
I'd say lazy as fuck, I still didn't give enough of a shit to spend ten minutes on getting a staff with teleport charges. And I could've used that thing in the Flayer Dungeon and Sewers
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What level do I need to be at to get good charm drops? Deep in the red for everything but poison.
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>>5655797
16/10. sucks but griffons a griffon
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>>5656098
around late act 3 nightmare you start seeing charms that can have the highest tier resistance modifiers. If that's all your after you could just kill stuff in act 5 nightmare
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>>5656606
Hmm may just go back to NM and do runs. Hell isn't treating me well so far.



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