Diablo® III

World, I Challenge you! ~Random HC Challenge!

Fhalove Strifelaugher
female barb,
spec http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#aeXQgT!ZYU!bZbcZb
i have bash, and the runes are level 26, so can i use bash until 26?
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What better way to roll my first HC toon.

Hi, my name is Laela, I'm a female WD, with a healthy appetite for toads, locust, hexes, confusion, barrages and I like big men. I also like to be attuned to my spirit, have a deep (some even say grave) sense of injustice and I find my strengths from the jungle. I also like long walks on the beach in my spare time.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#WhijgT!bTa!cccYba.

Seriously, though, not at all unhappy: a bit of range, a bit of melee, good resource saving passives. My only complaint is not having Spirit Walk as I would have picked this as a must have for HC. Now...to not die before reaching lvl 11...

Bring the pain!
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name: Zinnatranna Songsteel
sex: female
class: Monk
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#aeXVjh!UWd!Ybbbba

lolz
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What better way to roll my first HC toon.

Hi, my name is Laela, I'm a female WD, with a healthy appetite for toads, locust, hexes, confusion, barrages and I like big men. I also like to be attuned to my spirit, have a deep (some even say grave) sense of injustice and I find my strengths from the jungle. I also like long walks on the beach in my spare time.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#WhijgT!bTa!cccYba.

Seriously, though, not at all unhappy: a bit of range, a bit of melee, good resource saving passives. My only complaint is not having Spirit Walk as I would have picked this as a must have for HC. Now...to not die before reaching lvl 11...

Bring the pain!


That's prob one of the better(luckier) builds I've seen from RNG.

Good luck and enjoy your demon slaying with your big man friend ;)
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Hi Narull,

when I first saw this thread, I thought it was a crazy idea. Then yesterday after unfortunate death of my level 16 barb in act 2, I had to reroll anyway, so decided to try your crazy idea.

I rolled a Monk, name Tousba, and allowed to use
Fists of thunder (bounding light),
Tempest rush (Flurry),
Serenity (instant Karma),
Dashing strike (Quicksilver),
Cyclone strike (Wall of wind),
mantra of healing (Circular Breathing)
Seize the initiative
Near Death Experience
Resolve.

this means my char is missing three of my "essential" skills that I thought I needed in a monk (Blinding flash, Breath of heaven and Mystic Ally), but it also has some skills that I haven't tried before, so in the spirit of your idea, I will give it an attempt.

I will also edit this post when I make much progress, or when I die. I would encourage other players to update their posts with current progress, so we can see if this idea is working and if the random generator is creating viable builds.

Fortunately you have not put any time limits on this, because I dont play all the time, and I dont play Hardcore much, especially if connection is not green.

because I have other Hardcore chars, this char will use only items found by this char, otherwise I dont know if this char is spending money earned by other chars.

progress so far after only about half an hour
still alive - level 5 - rescued Cain Act 1 Normal.

Edit - after about an hour an half - have rescued the templar
still alive - level 9. - starting to enjoy this challenge.

Edit - after about 6 hours of play - now completed act1 normal - still alive - just reached level 17 and ready to start act 2. - really enjoying this challenge now. Not using Dashing strike very much - just doesn't seem like a logical choice for HC mode - rest of skills are working well together - better than i predicted.

Edit - slain by Lacuni Huntress on act 2. Level 18. after 6 and a half hours play. It was a glorious battle - glorious.

This is not the end. As each random hero dies, a slot is available for another random. I will be avenged. I dont know where or who but somewhere i feel a new random character is about to be created. I will make a new post with a new random char details. The new char is a new hope and may the new hope will have more cunning and more patience.
Edited by StarGazer#1198 on 12/11/2012 12:08 AM PST
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Davkas Spiritforge
Male Demon Hunter
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/demon-hunter#aZgRTl!bWa!ZYYZZY

Made it to lvl10

Slain by spiderling

Not such a glorious death :(
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Thanks Narull. I died in the Cathedral...maybe lvl3...!@#$ing laaaaaaaaag! Devastated and embarrassed :P It's less of a big deal when playing softie, but I stopped playing HC because of the lag. Am I breaking the rules if I re-toon using the same build? Pleeeeeease!!! lol
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haha feel free abend, its all in good fun =D I do remember blizzard releasing some stats saying most hardcore deaths happen within the first 2 hours or so I think it was, I think its just people are used to normal games deaths sucking but not being perm.

@Star Thats the point, its meant to be insane =D
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I take the challenge
my char is :
Female Demon Hunter
Name: Nerisrath
Build http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/demon-hunter#biYhkl!acX!bbZZba
starting right now atc 1 level 1 first quest, wish me luck
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I take the challenge
my char is :
Female Demon Hunter
Name: Nerisrath
Build http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/demon-hunter#biYhkl!acX!bbZZba
starting right now atc 1 level 1 first quest, wish me luck


Thats actually a pretty good build, not perfect but should be able to lvl pretty well with it.

Goodluck mate!
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12/09/2012 03:40 AMPosted by Narull
Thats actually a pretty good build


if you say, i though i was unlucky build...
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Narull,

I have checked the replies so far in this competition. It looks like you have had at least 60 attempts, of which about half have the char still visible on their profile.

I have estimated the current top 5 positions.

Account - Char - Class - Level - Start - Status

geology - Kevamros Rubymace - Wizard - 32 - 17 Sept - RIP 5 Oct
Narull - Prulove - Wizard - 29 - 02 Sept - alive
RIZE - Thorar - Wizard - 28 - 02 Sept - RIP 13 Sept
Ozymandeus - Alliiries - Demon Hunter - 23 - 11 Sept - alive
LokySerpent - Leolamin - Witch Dr - 21 - 02 Sept - alive


apologies if any char belongs here, but the char was not visible on their profile, or if i should have checked another region.

This concept keeps getting more and more interesting. Who would have thought - take a difficult challenge and make it even harder.

might try to re-estimate top chars in a few weeks.
Edited by StarGazer#1198 on 12/16/2012 4:37 PM PST
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Posts: 6
Otiros - Male Wizard

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#bcQdTh!Whd!bbbaba

Not too bad imo. Let's see if i can beat 32 >={D
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Seakas Arborshate - Male Wizard

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/wizard#aRXPOh!cVU!abcZab

Duo'ing with friend, Yllathyra Battlebeard - Female Monk

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#UeYSfk!ZdW!YYbcbZ

Let the good times roll! Thank you for the challenge good sir, personally just glad I got the chance to stun w/ lightning passive to go with all of these great lightning skills
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Yvonnette - Female Barbarian

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#WZiSkP!YVS!YYYabY
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My second attempt

Poran, Male Witch Doctor with build below.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#aciVRQ!dfc!YabcZY

could be tricky - i don't have zombie dogs - but if i did I could sacrifice them and have an extra one. I don't have any spirit spells, but have Rush of Essence to enhance.

edit - after a couple of hours play - Level 14 just killed the spider queen in act 1. got the wasted sacrifice skill in my toolbar. Next permissible skill not until level 22 - but generally seems like a viable ranged Witch Doctor Build. Not getting as many scary red screens of low health as I was with my first random attempt.

edit - just completed butcher - now level 16 - starting to get a little scary - not having much luck with items yet - about to start act 2.

edit - after 7 and half hours - just got to level 20 and have killed Maghda. Then I was slain by a phone call during a cut scene movie - very embarrassing and very sad. I was sure I had hit pause. Char was doing quite well considering the limitations of skill selections.

next random char will be much more cunning and let wife answer phone.
Edited by StarGazer#1198 on 12/22/2012 11:54 PM PST
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Sounds like a fun idea...

Jamven
Male, Barbarian
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#aeXVRj!gdc!ZbaZcY

never really got into barb but seems like a pretty solid build. should be fun, hopfully ill be back for an update at 20!
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I got:

Darstina Hollysword
Female, Barbarian
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian#aZXSkP!SdW!cYcYac

I actually haven't really played a barbarian in D3, so I'm not too sure what to expect. Will be rolling soon.

I'll update when I can make some levels.
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Name: Tobale
Gender: Male
Class: Monk
Skills: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/monk#UZRVjQ!cYU!aZbaYa
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