[1.09b] Champion Bhikkhuni (Amazon) [Level 60 | A1 Hell]

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BTW, at first I thought her name was a play on \"big kahuna\" :lol:

Thanks to Google, I know now that it’s a Buddhist word. :cool:
 
Bhikkhuni is now in A5 and has beat Shenk, saved barbs, and Anya. Currently level 27. I found some nice weapon upgrade from Malah’s shop haha. Also I found a magic ceremonial javelin which has a nice base damage increase, higher quantity (105), and \"very fast attack speed\" (compared my current rare pilum that has \"fast attack speed\"). The dex requirement is 109 though and I had 60 when I found it, so still about 10 levels to go if I just pump straight dex, which is my plan. I do have some charms that give +5 dex so that can help, but I really need to get that dex up anyways. Overall, slow and steady progression doesn’t hurt. Good pace. [mention]Manny[/mention] I also gave you a shout out when I reached Abaddon haha.

[Diablo II] 1.09b (Singling) - Bhikkhuni (Amazon) - A4 - A5P1




 
fearedbliss said:
Bhikkhuni is now in A5 and has beat Shenk, saved barbs, and Anya. Currently level 27. I found some nice weapon upgrade from Malah’s shop haha. Also I found a magic ceremonial javelin which has a nice base damage increase, higher quantity (105), and \"very fast attack speed\" (compared my current rare pilum that has \"fast attack speed\"). The dex requirement is 109 though and I had 60 when I found it, so still about 10 levels to go if I just pump straight dex, which is my plan. I do have some charms that give +5 dex so that can help, but I really need to get that dex up anyways. Overall, slow and steady progression doesn’t hurt. Good pace. @Manny I also gave you a shout out when I reached Abaddon haha.

Great video! That made me want to play my Javazon, lol. And thanks for the shout out :D

Maybe do a little research before you go crazy on the dex though. That was my original plan as well, but Lightning Fury doesn’t use AR the way melee weapons do (basically it always hits), and I found it’s nice NOT having a high block chance, as getting stuck in the block animation sucks.

Also, in my testing, point for point, pumping str increased my Javazon’s LF damage a bit more than dex did. It wasn’t a huge amount, but it was noticeable.

Let me know what you find though, I’m always tweaking her build =]
 
Haha nice zon and level 95 as well ;).

Regarding dex, yea you are right about the block chance and getting blocked a lot is not good. I like having blocking at 50%. It’s a good balance and avoids being locked all the time. I do like having a high hit chance though. The thing is in 1.09b I usually just use the Eth bug to guarantee I basically always hit so that avoids the need to pump dex. However I’ll have to pump dex to a relatively high level anyways because of gear requirements. So the goal is to keep pumping dex for the gear, and switch from a sigons shield (69% CTB) to another shield that has a way lower block chance. That should help with the block chance but it will still be probably over 50% given the high dex. Although I think as I level up, the CTB will decrease and then at a certain level the CTB will be at or below 50% ;).

Thanks for the lighting fury info. I’m not surprised it always hits. That’s usually the difference between a melee attack and casting spells. Spells require mana but always hit (usually lol.. I’ve seen lightning bolt attacks hit a monster but not do any damage). Melee attacks don’t require mana but can miss based on attack rating and other factors.
 
Lots of progress today. I’m in A1 NM and currently level 41. Finished DoE quest and then went back to Normal to power level off Shenk/Eldritch runs. Since my mana pool was really slow and I was also experimenting with LS and LF. I found out that LF felt a lot better and more impactful in the immediate than LS, so after putting 2 points into LS, I switched to LF and it’s currently level 11 (after +skill items). I’m able to now do players8 eldritch/shenk runs with no problem. Since super unique monsters in lod have a high chance of dropping mana potions, and also there is an increase in mana potions in lod regardless, I’m able to have a relatively good rate of mana consumption vs my kill speed / manage usage / probability to find mana pots from said SUs. It’s balanced atm. I’ll keep power leveling off of them in p8 and once I’m close to around level 50, I’ll start working on NM. Some notable items I found are below.

[Diablo II] 1.09b (Singling) - Bhikkhuni (Amazon) - A5P2 - Norm Interlude 1 (& NM A1Q1)



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Got to level 50 today and I can now farm WSK L2 / Eldritch / Shenk with no mana problems on p8. LF is almost maxed out at around level 19. It’s insane. I also found some nice charms, and other items. I’ll start NM now that I’m 50 and feel pretty strong.

[Diablo II] 1.09b (Singling) - Bhikkhuni (Amazon) - Norm Interlude 2




Also this Eldritch map frequently had a mana shrine next to him so that was amazing since LF is mana intensive. Basically having a mana shrine next to him means a free kill and free mana potions since I wouldn’t have to use some of those mana potions to kill eldritch in the first place.

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Oh I like that FRW/Max Dmg/AR Grand charm!

Nice progress [mention]fearedbliss[/mention] ! What’s your goal with this character right now?
 
[mention]Erayz[/mention] Goal is to finish NM and Hell and just break the game. Possibly try to finally get to level 99 as well. Given LF is really good and I can get some nice gear in Hell, it should be feasible to get to 99 without it being too painful hopefully lol.
 
Wow that amulet is gorgeous!

I noticed you didn’t switch to use it. What is your current amulet? It must be pretty good too
 
That’s the screenshot after I picked it up and before I put it on ;). The other amulet had like +20 poison res and some life.
 
LOVE that amulet. Perfect rolls on both prefix & suffix. Hold on to that one!
 
Bhikkhuni has beaten NM Baal and is now in Hell A1. I picked up the Hell Den skill point and chilling in NM for a bit. Gonna level and MF gear before I continue onto Hell. A1-A3 in NM were easy with the almost maxed out LF from my normal power leveling. In A4 I started to feel the resistance, and some parts of A5 were also had resistance. However, a lot of it was still pretty easy though and I just had to manage my mana consumption. So far I’m enjoying my time on this char. I’ve also noticed that the A5 merc is very good in 1.07-1.09 (It’s better in 1.07 and 1.08 due to health regeneration being tied to the player count from what I remember, so doing ’players8’ in 1.07-1.08 with Singling means it will have a lot of regeneration). However, it’s still good in 1.09 as well. I normally used to use the A2 NM HF merc since 1.09 HF slows down mobs a lot (more than 1.10), but the A5 merc is just pretty versatile, very good natural resistances, and you get good high damage outputs with two handed weapons, and high def as well.

[Diablo II] 1.09b (Singling) - Bhikkhuni (Amazon) - NM - A4 - A5 (& Hell A1Q1)



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Just grinding and improving stuff. I found a Guardian Angel today from NM Eldritch which tripled my defense and my resistances are nice as well. Still lots of room for improvement though. I was also able to find a Hyperion Javelin which gave me a giant base damage increase compared to the Ceremonial Javelin I was using before. I also crafted some nice gloves ;D, and started farming Meph now and have around 125% MF.

[Diablo II] 1.09b (Singling) - Bhikkhuni (Amazon) - NM Interlude 1





 
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