Diablo® III

1 million gold Azmodan MP10 challenge

EDIT: Current record holder is Jacked: 691k budget, 7 min 55 second clear time.

Ok, so inspired by the use of a gear set Uberjager constructed for under 1 million gold and it's effectiveness I have devised a challenge for anyone who would like to participate. I was able to construct the following gear set for under 1 million gold:

Flawless Square Emerald - 3,920
Flawless Square Ruby (6) - 3,750
Flawless Square Amethyst - 368
Mainhand Demonic Gavel - 250,000
Offhand Gash Tempest - 11,111
Shoulders Cavalry Tooth - 1,835
Bracers Lacuni Prowlers - 60,000
Pants Striders Asylum - 50,000
Chest Northlander's Plate - 50,000
Boots Distance Passage - 8,000
Helm Scowling Disdain - 1,500
Ring Offhand Oath Heart - 50,000
Ring Mainhand Bond Rage - 80,000
Amulet Impaling Omen - 75,000
Belt IK Tribal Binding - 44,000
Gloves IK Irons - 39,900

For a total of: 729,084 gold

AH proof video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKCZFSOHpcU&feature=youtu.be

My Azmodan clear on MP10 took me 9 minutes exactly

Vid: http://youtu.be/H0J1FT_Sbx0

I engage at 0:31, kill at 9:31.

Now, I am not going to say it was easy....it took me 3 tries, and learning that I couldn't stand in his pools of stuff on the floor....but I was able to pull it off nonetheless. And so, I would like to see if anyone can do it either in the same time with less gold spent, or less time with about the same gold spent (no more then 779,084 gold to qualify for reward). I found all this gear on the AH within minutes of each other, didn't scour the AH for days or anything looking for deals....obviously.

For the first 10 people to accomplish this task I will refund the investment of gold on their gear, plus an additional 1 mill gold.

Free video software if you need it: www.bandicam.com

Also, this goes out to prove that you don't NEED a ton of gold in order to beat the hardest content, you just need some patience, skill, a good build, and strategic gearing.

Just post a vid on here of you beating my time, and a vid of your AH bids and I will make sure to get you your gold ASAP. You are allowed to use any build or style of play to accomplish this goal, and followers are optional. Good luck everyone who participates.

(Current gear set is on profile, I'll leave it up there for the next couple days)

COMPLETED AND VARIFIED:

DBoy187: budget 582k, 8 min 53 second clear time

Picture of purchases: http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx218/dkmdville/582kGoldSetAzmodanMp10_zps16ee301a.jpg
Video of fight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LoVgiNRq_w&feature=youtu.be

Reward: DBoy has generously donated his winnings from the challenge to Reasoning, vid of presentation to follow

Jacked: 691k budget, 7 min 55 second clear time.

Proof of purchases:
http://i.imgur.com/Zx6aL.png?1
Video of fight:
http://youtu.be/kQn4yXDZGHQ


HONORABLE MENTIONS:

PhatPhoEater: 720k budget, 9 min 30 second clear time. Video is omitted (reward not challenged)

burok: 415k budget, 11 min 23 second clear time. AH log http://i.imgur.com/0MZEN.jpg Video omitted (reward not challenged)


Klawman: 631k budget, 14 min 45 second min clear time.
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk9XG48EGTs&feature=youtu.be (reward not challenged)

SoLiDAlvi: 532k budget, 9 min 47 second clear time. Video omitted (reward not challenged)

SAIGA12: 600k budget, 8 min 45 second clear time. Video omitted (reward not challenged)
Edited by Wayneold#1685 on 12/20/2012 8:06 AM PST
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Nice! Pending the end of the world this weekend, I might have to give this a try. Of course motivation will be determined on how hungover I am Saturday :D
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12/18/2012 12:53 PMPosted by Sedi
Nice! Pending the end of the world this weekend, I might have to give this a try. Of course motivation will be determined on how hungover I am Saturday :D


LOL.

Wayneold...nice clear. that's one serious challenge. no doubt skill in gear, ah, tactic, and skill-set is needed.
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12/18/2012 01:04 PMPosted by KingBenjamin
Wayneold...nice clear. that's one serious challenge. no doubt skill in gear, ah, tactic, and skill-set is needed.


Thanks man...I actually hope somebody beats me...I like some friendly competition.
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I can theoretically kill anything with my barbarian (even enraged ubers) but considering the hours or days it would take, I wouldn't want to lol.
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Nice job! It actually took me a few tries to kill him with (basically) my current gear. I was not being careful at all but it still goes to show what gearing knowledge and skill can accomplish, vs. big bucks gear alone.
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Nicely done! I was just curious, though, if anyone who isn't PL86 would have an even harder time? I am not downplaying your accomplishment by any means, i am just curious if the stat increases with PL become THAT noticeable, or if in the long run they are relatively negligible.
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I might give this a shot if I have time. Looks like a fun challenge.
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well, on my paragon 6 barb, i did it in 12mins. Hota. Had to kite during 4 pools.
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12/18/2012 02:46 PMPosted by PhatPhoEater
well, on my paragon 6 barb, i did it in 12mins. Hota. Had to kite during 4 pools.


Not bad, how much was your gear?
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780k. working on double nado now, i just died at 8 mins with about 5-10% azmo hp left
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12/18/2012 03:00 PMPosted by PhatPhoEater
780k. working on double nado now, i just died at 8 mins with about 5-10% azmo hp left


12/18/2012 12:48 PMPosted by Wayneold
And so, I would like to see if anyone can do it either in the same time with less gold spent, or less time with about the same gold spent (no more then 779,084 gold to qualify for reward).


I hope it cost 779K gold for the reward limit....otherwise I will still feature you on the OP, just no reward....
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woot. 9.5 mins with double nado

edit: 733k plus 1 vit and 1 str flawless square. Included in the price are 25k gloves that i originally bought. I had a 10k glove from a 100k set i built that i swapped in.
Edited by PhatPhoEater#1370 on 12/18/2012 3:21 PM PST
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12/18/2012 03:18 PMPosted by PhatPhoEater
woot. 9.5 mins with double nado


Congrats, that's still really good.
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12/18/2012 02:03 PMPosted by Acky
Nicely done! I was just curious, though, if anyone who isn't PL86 would have an even harder time? I am not downplaying your accomplishment by any means, i am just curious if the stat increases with PL become THAT noticeable, or if in the long run they are relatively negligible.


I'm sure that my paragon level helped me out in more ways then 1 for this...my strength base is much higher, and same with my vitality. During there run there were several times where I was on the razors edge as far as health goes...perhaps without the extra Vit I would have died.
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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/PhatPhoEater-1370/hero/21193368
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m47/phatphoeater/diablo3/1milazmo-1.png

There is the set with ss of ah purchases if anyone is interested.

I think pool spawn will definitely change the clear time.

If you can manage to get azmo into a spot and not have pools spawn immediately, you can continue to dps. This happened every pool spawn with the exception of the first.

In my 9.5min clear, he ended up somewhere in the middle of the map next to a column, obstructing my path. I couldn't do a 360 around him and I had to go back and forth. I dont know if that slowed me down but it was annoying.
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woot. 9.5 mins with double nado

edit: 733k plus 1 vit and 1 str flawless square. Included in the price are 25k gloves that i originally bought. I had a 10k glove from a 100k set i built that i swapped in.


Eh? I am confused, did you include the price of everything in the final cost?
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http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/PhatPhoEater-1370/hero/21193368
http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m47/phatphoeater/diablo3/1milazmo-1.png

There is the set with ss of ah purchases if anyone is interested.

I think pool spawn will definitely change the clear time.

If you can manage to get azmo into a spot and not have pools spawn immediately, you can continue to dps. This happened every pool spawn with the exception of the first.

In my 9.5min clear, he ended up somewhere in the middle of the map next to a column, obstructing my path. I couldn't do a 360 around him and I had to go back and forth. I dont know if that slowed me down but it was annoying.


I agree....the damn pools were the biggest inconvenience...well, congrats on accomplishing the kill of Azmo....didn't complete the requirements for the reward, but you deserve an honorable mention in the OP. What was your final time and gear tally?
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720k gold with the cheaper gloves and 2gems.
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