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fnLandShark
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Okay, i have known about the Median XL mod for years now. I say years, I mean a decade. First time i played it was after my graduation in 2009. Way back in the day, me and a friend of mine played locally and kicked some major hindquarters. We easily got through the first difficulty with 0 issues, and had to refine our builds in the second playthrough in order to survive. It was fun, not gonna lie.

But god damnit, fuck my life.
Since I am boycotting blizzard, I kinda need a diablo session. I will never buy another blizzard product again. So, I just reinstalled diablo 2 with the announcement of diablo 4.

Whatever changed in the last 4 years since the last time i played, i hate it.
I swatted mephisto in less than five seconds. Killing diablo should be easy right? It's only the first difficulty right?

wrong.

I've been grinding for days and days and days.
I've spent stupid amounts of money and time crafting and rolling gear.

But here i am, and I cannot kill diablo.
I grinded my necro to level 62 and cannot kill diablo. I have 14k defense and i cannot kill diablo. I have 75% fire resist and i cannot kill diablo. I have over 200% minion damage and i cannot kill diablo.


I have tried using the search function to find some useful guide, but everything is either years old or is completely irrelevant.


Please someone give me some guidance before I quit completely.
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Elendilli
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Diablo was changed recently so he's really op right now. That will change next patch most likely.

Summon all minions in base > go through portal > blink ontop of him with Nef runeword staff > if you see flamestrike coming blink out and spam summon on him > die a few times > repeat.

If you don't want to die or use teleport then: summon your entire army in town with a portal ontop of him > enter portal > when he kills your minions just go back to base and repeat.

Summons right ontop of Diablo won't die to anything except Flamestrike/Flame Circle as the red beam spell misses them completely.

also if you're a new player and playing hardcore... give up right now no questions asked.
Edited by Elendilli 10 months.
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Yeah you should probably just quit
fnLandShark
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my whole tactic is to summon my minions from afar and run circles around him, avoiding spells to my best. i am not afraid of the low and slow approach.
i even tried a crossbow build, that didn't work

TPing back in doesn't work because his health resets, so i have to go through the whole gamot again

i have tried at least 30 times to kill him looool
i'm about to roll a barbarian or a pally and just say F a necro


AzureGladiator wrote:Yeah you should probably just quit


i expect nothing less from a lowbrow with a cornholio avatar
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Elendilli
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what do you mean his health resets? how long are u in town for like 10 minutes? he won't full heal unless ur afk for like a full 5-10 minutes or something
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fnLandShark
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Elendilli wrote:what do you mean his health resets? how long are u in town for like 10 minutes? he won't full heal unless ur afk for like a full 5-10 minutes or something

are town portal scrolls still a thing? because i have not seen a single one. in vanilla i would drop a tp right before his barrier and use that as a time saver. I was under the obvious assumption that 1.3.4 was current mod version.

I die then waypoint to river of flame and run to him. it takes 2 minutes tops. his health resets every time.
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fnLandShark wrote:
Elendilli wrote:what do you mean his health resets? how long are u in town for like 10 minutes? he won't full heal unless ur afk for like a full 5-10 minutes or something

are town portal scrolls still a thing? because i have not seen a single one. in vanilla i would drop a tp right before his barrier and use that as a time saver. I was under the obvious assumption that 1.3.4 was current mod version.

I die then waypoint to river of flame and run to him. it takes 2 minutes tops. his health resets every time.


Tp is a skill now. You can easily set a key to it like any other spell
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are u even using your hawks? 200% minion damage means it kills the shit out of him i don't understand how u didn't break through with night hawks
fnLandShark
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Elendilli wrote:are u even using your hawks? 200% minion damage means it kills the shit out of him i don't understand how u didn't break through with night hawks

i am using hawks, that's the skill i maxed before skellys
i don't understand it either

Crash wrote:5 min unactivated ai

that doesn't explain anything, my man, but i trust you