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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #180 on: 07 January 2019, 03:01:35 »
Thanks Medea :) TankMageYellow is now done with Act 2 Legendary: level 68 in Babylon.

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #181 on: 07 January 2019, 08:35:49 »
Updated.  Keep on rocking, letsrock.  :)

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #182 on: 09 January 2019, 02:02:25 »
Thanks :) Update: TankMageYellow is done with Act 3 Legendary: now level 69 in Rhodes.

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It took rather long to take down Typhon, but other bosses were more manageable.
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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #183 on: 09 January 2019, 07:10:40 »
Updated.  Only 2 Acts to go.  :)

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #184 on: 11 January 2019, 02:39:00 »
TankMageYellow is done with Act 4 Legendary: now level 71 in Corinth.

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #185 on: 11 January 2019, 07:15:06 »
Way to go.  :)  Keep on rocking, letsrock.

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #186 on: 18 January 2019, 02:50:14 »
TankMageYellow is now in Scandia, still level 71. I also spent some time farming the shops without much success.

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #187 on: 18 January 2019, 07:40:38 »
Upated and good work.  :)

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #188 on: 01 February 2019, 17:38:15 »
TankMageYellow is now at the Fireland portal, level 72.

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #189 on: 01 February 2019, 18:43:57 »
TankMageYellow is done with Legendary at level 72.

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FYI more details about the toon:

Build: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1484695249
Attribute distribution adjustment: spend more point into Strength as with yellow gears, you can get more Health (Immortality suffix) than Strength (Might suffix).

Gears (most of the enchant completion bonuses are default):
Armors:
- Prefix: 2x Impenetrable (~40% pierce resist), 2x Purifying (~45% poison resist)
- Suffix: 2x Immortality (~400 health), 2x Might (~34 strength)
- Enchants:
 - 2x Amun-Ra glory (with 35% vitality resist completion bonus)
 - 1x Hermes' sandal (with 40% poison resist completion bonus)
 - Last one, first use Pristine Plumage (with 35% bleeding resist completion bonus), then around Act 5, change to Yeti Fur (also with 35% bleeding resist completion bonus).

Weapon:
- Type: mace
- Suffix: annihilation (+36% physical damage)
- Enchant: valor of Achilles (with +25% physical damage completion bonus)

Shield:
- Prefix: Impenetrable (~45% pierce resist)
- Suffix: Immortality (~500 health)
- Enchant: Aegis of Athena (with +450 health completion bonus)

Rings/necklace:
- Prefix: 2x Resistant (~60% cold/lightning resist), 1x nullifying (~22% elemental resist)
- Suffix: 3x Immortality (~650 health)
- Enchant: 2x Dionysus' wineskin (with 35% bleeding resist completion bonus) and 1x demon's blood (with 13% elemental resist completion bonus)

Artifact: Golden Belt (lesser artifact), I got the stun resist completion bonus.

This gives the character:
- Health: 18k
- Strength: 627
- Armor: 3266, so ~800 each piece
- Fire resist: 20% (and Heat Shield gives 65% fire damage absorption)
- Cold resist: 56% (was 16% in Act 1 - 4)
- Lightning resist: 20%
- Pierce resist: 70%
- Vitality resist: 60%
- Poison resist: 29% (was 69% in Act 1 - 4)
- Bleeding resist: 5%
- Physical resist: 27% (with Heat Shield buff)
- Stun resist: 80%
- Offensive/Defensive Ability: 164

This gear set could be optimised further, but it's sufficient anyway.

Other info:
- Most dangerous areas: Suebi Lakelands, because druids can root your toon indefinitely.
- Most dangerous mobs: any strong melee such as giants, tigerman heroes etc., or things that can drain energy/strip buffs
- Most dangerous boss: Frost giant king, because he also has 2 frost giants with him. It's best to pull the 2 frost giants and kill them first, then the frost giant king becomes easy.
- Boss that takes longest to kill: Typhon, because he can't be tanked, and the wolves die all the time.
« Last Edit: 01 February 2019, 18:45:35 by letsrock »

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #190 on: 01 February 2019, 19:11:29 »
Congratulations letsrock.  You're our first success for this challenge.  Well done!  ;D

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #191 on: 01 February 2019, 19:27:18 »
Thanks Medea!

And thanks for organising this challenge. I had great fun doing it, trying to optimise gears etc.

By the way, this build is very strong, anyone could have succeeded with it.
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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #192 on: 01 February 2019, 19:31:26 »
My pleasure.  As said in the OP it was to make use of all those lovely + yellow items I keep collecting and never using.  Also seemed like a fun challenge to try.  Just goes to show you don't need uber gear to finish the game.

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #193 on: 01 February 2019, 20:29:11 »
Oh man Bravo  :D

I always thought that only a trapper could end this challenge. Now seeing your good resistances although in yellow gear, and your high combined armor value, i understand better how you have survived with so low DA. A well thought build. So DA is not a mandatory key for victory !

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Boss that takes longest to kill: Typhon, because he can't be tanked, and the wolves die all the time
What about Surtr, since he is immune to fire, didn't it take too long ?

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Re: The Yellows Only Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #194 on: 01 February 2019, 20:47:32 »
@Tauceti: thank you :) My toon deals mostly physical damage, so Surtr is not a problem.

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