Diablo® III

[Sport] Chicken Run Racing (Poulet Time Race)

Hey! It's me again!!
This time is to introduce you to a minigame/sport, that'll make you roll on the floor laughing for it's fun, and will get you a bit more interested in D3 ;oD .

Here is the idea : reach as fast as possible the finish line before the others, at full chicken speed!

For this, you'll need 4 things:
  • Increased movement speed of 24% (or 25% since it caps).
    For the purpose, you have boots (12%), combined to the time amulet ( http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-flavor-of-time ), a lacuni prowler ( http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/item/lacuni-prowlers ), or anything else that provides movement speed (Inna's pants, 300th spear, etc...).
    Don't spend many gold on it, just take the cheapest (all for less than 100k)
  • An 'aura' that inflicts damage around you.
    This can be obtained from fire-walkers with 12% of movement speed (to contribute to the 24% above): http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/item/fire-walkers . Again, they only cost around 30k gold.
    Another possibility is to choose a manajuma set to obtain the poisonous cloud :
    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/item/manajumas-carving-knife
    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/item/manajumas-gory-fetch
  • Increased grab range.
    Can be obtained from the mojo 'Thing of the deep' http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/item/thing-of-the-deep , or simply out of almost any part of your equipment .
  • The build below:
    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#SXYiUg!The!cZYbac


  • Rules :
    Start a game in 'normal' difficulty without mp (mp0).
    Choose a starting spot, and a finish line. Set a flag using the 'g' key. Once the flag disappears, it's show time!
    Cast Spirit walk, Stalker, and last (but not least!) the angry chicken. Rampage on any enemy by just walking on them (they get one shot because of the trail of fire, or your poisonous cloud thank to your lvl 60 gear) and feed your graveyard injustice with them!
    This way, you'll be able to cast at will all your speed boosts!

    Advises :
  • You may choose between a fixed route race and a random route race:
    For fixed ones, I advise the Bastion’s Keep's walls in act 3, or the second part of the korsikk bridge, from the end of the frozen plains to the fence leading to the siege breaker battle. The technique is to stay in front of the others to feed your GI (graveyard injustice) and re cast your boosts more often than your opponents.
    For random ones, you have the choice. My favorites are the 3 portals in the archives of Zoltun Kule, or the depths of the Bastion's Keep.
  • Many times, it's a close call. So try to kill the mobs in advance (for example blow your chicken sooner) in order to be the only one to take advantage of their death for your GI.
  • In Random routes, it's good to be in first position, but that may become a disadvantage if you get yourself stuck in a dead end! The others will take advantage of the information, and take the lead!
  • Don't forget to summon your burning dogs (homing missiles that OS everything) and the manitou (same).
  • Ghost Bomb should not be useful, but since everything is allowed, we may think about killing the mobs before the player in the lead reach them ;)


  • Budget

    Almost nothing! Everyone at level 60 is eligible to this race since they'll OS anything in normal difficulty!
    The needed gear won't cost more than 100k!

    The name
    The french name Poulet Time Racing (Poulet means chicken) comes from the famous bullet time (from Max Payne), which match this game where you have to speed like bullets, chicken run style!

    Origin
    Mawts was quite the contributive player on the US forum. He invented the Chicken FUN FUN FUN build, now very well known speed farming build:
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/witch-doctor#SRUdXi!TYe!caYcZb
    You may replace the severance rune of the spirit walk by Jaunt, and Ghost bomb by bears if your dps is a bit low.
    I've dug up the original thread (with a few videos):
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6398610549
    Those videos were the ones to impress my brain at the time, and gave me the idea for this nuts mini game ^_^

    Videos
    You tube playlist:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wErp4D2BFCE&feature=share&list=PLysFawiUmnVg9DQ83ILtV8mZ4b0Us-dxI

    Try it, it's really fun! Just to speed through the map with a 4 rampaging chickens, many will loose because of laughing!
    This sport is supposed to be WD only, since I doubt that any other class may go as fast. If you think otherwise, there's some challenge!
    You may do this as well solo, and post your fixed route results below!
    Finally, nothing is set in stone. You may find better builds or other way to go faster, it is up to you to change anything to make it better!

    The link to the french thread : http://eu.battle.net/d3/fr/forum/topic/5967188108
    and to the european thread : http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5967128056
    Edited by ZeMickey#2613 on 2/18/2013 12:31 PM PST
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    Burning dogs with a skorn may work as enough free damage to kill enemies.
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    11/26/2012 03:58 PMPosted by MCP
    Burning dogs with a skorn may work as enough free damage to kill enemies.

    Lol, a skorn is OP for this minigame. Any weapon lvl 60 will make burning dogs one shot everything they touch in normal :)
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    Added vids:

    Race in the ice cave:
    http://youtu.be/wErp4D2BFCE
    Race in the depths of Bastion's keep
    http://youtu.be/wczlPQOIC5Q
    http://youtu.be/yxOq1OPdFxc
    Edited by ZeMickey#2613 on 12/3/2012 1:56 AM PST
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    Bastion's walls
    http://youtu.be/zEFcV3KxE2M
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    You tube playlist with new videos:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wErp4D2BFCE&feature=share&list=PLysFawiUmnVg9DQ83ILtV8mZ4b0Us-dxI
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    Ohh god I lawled.

    nice vid
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    Hahahh! That was entertaining.
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    Come on US guys ! Bring it on, and organize competitions to see who's the fastest chicken in the US!
    I'm counting on you!
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    hey im lvling all classes to 60. lets do some interclass races.

    I will show you that witch doctor is the slowest class by far in this game.

    who wants to race??
    Edited by ChuckNorris#1885 on 1/4/2013 10:33 AM PST
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    I kinda already run this build for farming anyway, I may give it a shot with my current gear later on today. I'll see how well I do.
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    01/04/2013 10:33 AMPosted by ChuckNorris
    I will show you that witch doctor is the slowest class by far in this game

    Actually, I challenge the other classes on the European server to see if they were any faster. Only a monk and a old natlaya set equiped DH managed to be faster than my WD. Barbs were close but not enough, and Wiz were way far back.

    01/04/2013 12:30 PMPosted by Nybble
    I'll see how well I do.

    Please do be aware that this is a multiplayer minigame. There is absolutely no purpose in doing it alone.
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    Please do be aware that this is a multiplayer minigame. There is absolutely no purpose in doing it alone.


    Yeah I got that. Meant my statement more as "I'll see if I need to get other gear or change my skills to do this well."

    Then yeah, I'll race all sorts of people.
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    What do you mean?
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    LOL! This is also partly why I started to make a WD!

    A friend challenged my DH to a race to get to Azmodan first, saying that my DH has no chance against his chicken!

    At first, I was winning, but when I ran out of discipline he outran me the rest of the way! :) It's pretty funny to see a chicken charging everything like in the old Zelda games! :)

    Once I get my movement speed in the 20s, I'll ask for a rematch! :)
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    lol QBBQ ;-)
    As I stated in the op, the gear for this is cheap to get ( less than 100k) including the 24% speed. So go get it , challenge him with ptr, I win!!!
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