Ultimade Beginner Guide

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Welcome to the full comprehensive Beginner Guide™


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This is a Guide designed not only as a minimalist guide for the most beginner but also a condensate of ready made guides and threads on many subject.
Please note that a standalone version of this guide is available online : HERE
This website contains the same information as this guide but has a different formatting, and is designed to be used with a phone.
This guide is divided into different section that will be hidden with spoiler tags for better visibility and information accessibility.

Getting into the mod


First, you will need to have Diablo II LoD installed on your computer. Any version of LoD will work, even the 1.14x. If you don't have D2 already, you to buy it through blizzard's Battlenet or any shady Key store like G2A, etc.

Then you'll need to install the mod.
  • This is the download link for the launcher installer : There
  • Here is the installation guide : Click me

Basic information:


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About playable characters


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Game progression


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Items


Angel's Wrath
Chain Boots (Sacred)

Defense: (1625 - 2217) to (1762 - 2403)
Required Level: 100
Required Strength: 527
Item Level: 120
+(0 to 2) to Assassin Skill Levels
+(0 to 2) to Amazon Skill Levels
+(0 to 2) to Barbarian Skill Levels
+(0 to 2) to Druid Skill Levels
+(0 to 2) to Necromancer Skill Levels
+(0 to 2) to Sorceress Skill Levels
+(0 to 2) to Paladin Skill Levels
(0 to 40)% Movement Speed
+(120 to 200)% Enhanced Defense
Maximum Life 10%
Physical Resist 10%
Socketed (4)
Archangel Dark Angel
Raptor Scythe (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: 77 to 80
(Necromancer Only)
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 414
Strength Damage Bonus: (0.26 per Strength)%
Mega Impact
+(8 to 10) to Necromancer Skill Levels
50% Cast Speed
+(21 to 50)% to Summoned Minion Damage
+(11 to 25)% to Summoned Minion Resistances
+10 Defense (Based on Character Level)
Elemental Resists +(31 to 40)%
Socketed (6)

Satanic Mantra
(Necromancer Summoner Set)
Astrogha's Venom Stinger
Required Level: 125
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
+1 to All Skills
Jitan's Gate Cooldown Reduced by 1 seconds
+(100 to 500) to Life
Poison Length Reduced by 50%
Auriel's Halo
Tiara (4)

Defense: 31 to 67
Required Level: 8
Required Dexterity: 21
Item Level: 13
+1 to All Skills
Adds (6 to 10)-(11 to 15) fire damage
Adds (6 to 10)-(11 to 15) cold damage
Cold Resist +(11 to 15)%
Fire Resist +(11 to 15)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: 86 to 162
Required Level: 25
Required Dexterity: 43
Item Level: 29
+1 to All Skills
Adds (21 to 25)-(26 to 35) fire damage
Adds (21 to 25)-(26 to 35) cold damage
Cold Resist +(21 to 25)%
Fire Resist +(21 to 25)%
Socketed (2)
Defense: 180 to 322
Required Level: 43
Required Dexterity: 103
Item Level: 50
+(1 to 2) to All Skills
Adds (61 to 90)-(101 to 140) fire damage
Adds (61 to 90)-(101 to 140) cold damage
Cold Resist +(31 to 35)%
Fire Resist +(31 to 35)%
Socketed (3)
Defense: 247 to 437
Required Level: 51
Required Dexterity: 220
Item Level: 85
+2 to All Skills
Adds (101 to 140)-(241 to 280) fire damage
Adds (101 to 140)-(241 to 280) cold damage
Cold Resist +(36 to 40)%
Fire Resist +(36 to 40)%
Socketed (4)
Bad Mood
Ring

Required Level: 100
Item Level: 120
-20% Cast Speed
Adds 100-200 fire damage
Adds 100-200 lightning damage
Adds 100-200 cold damage
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(5 to 20)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
Banner of Duncraig
Kite Shield (4)

Defense: (138 - 157) to (266 - 305)
Chance to Block: Class%
Required Level: 5
Required Strength: 30
Required Dexterity: 59
Item Level: 9
2% Chance to cast level 1 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
1% Chance to cast level 1 Fortress on Melee Attack
+(18 to 35)% Enhanced Defense
+(9 to 15) to Strength
+(9 to 15) to Dexterity
Cold Resist +(16 to 25)%
Lightning Resist +(16 to 25)%
Socketed (1)
Defense: (462 - 513) to (817 - 909)
Chance to Block: Class%
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 44
Required Dexterity: 87
Item Level: 27
3% Chance to cast level 5 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
2% Chance to cast level 5 Fortress on Melee Attack
+(52 to 69)% Enhanced Defense
+(23 to 29) to Strength
+(23 to 29) to Dexterity
Cold Resist +(36 to 45)%
Lightning Resist +(36 to 45)%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (1174 - 1274) to (2015 - 2188)
Chance to Block: Class%
Required Level: 40
Required Strength: 93
Required Dexterity: 183
Item Level: 47
4% Chance to cast level 9 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
3% Chance to cast level 9 Fortress on Melee Attack
+(87 to 103)% Enhanced Defense
+(37 to 43) to Strength
+(37 to 43) to Dexterity
Cold Resist +(56 to 65)%
Lightning Resist +(56 to 65)%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1744 - 1881) to (2982 - 3216)
Chance to Block: Class%
Required Level: 49
Required Strength: 192
Required Dexterity: 378
Item Level: 82
4% Chance to cast level 11 Bloodlust on Melee Attack
4% Chance to cast level 11 Fortress on Melee Attack
+(104 to 120)% Enhanced Defense
+(44 to 50) to Strength
+(44 to 50) to Dexterity
Cold Resist +(66 to 75)%
Lightning Resist +(66 to 75)%
Socketed (4)
Bane
Scepters

'LuXis'
Runeword Level: 120
12% Chance to cast level 31 Rust Storm on Melee Attack
43% Attack Speed
+200% Enhanced Damage
+188 to Maximum Damage
(201 to 250)% Bonus to Attack Rating
0.125% Chance of Crushing Blow (Based on Character Level)
+43 to all Attributes
10% Magic Find
Cannot be Unsocketed
Eternal Bodyguard
Totem Shield (Sacred)

Defense: (1668 - 1876) to (1932 - 2173)
Chance to Block: 5 to 6%
(Assassin Only)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 527
Item Level: 120
+3 to Assassin Skill Levels
30% Cast Speed
25% Block Speed
(1 to 2)% Base Block Chance
+20% to Spell Damage
-20% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-20% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
20% to Dexterity
20% to Energy
Physical Resist 10%
Socketed (6)
Etrayu
Hunter's Bow (Sacred)

Two-Hand Damage: (120 - 136) to (127 - 393)
Required Level: 100
Required Dexterity: 425
Item Level: 120
Dexterity Damage Bonus: (0.17 per Dexterity)%
25% Chance to cast level 50 Arrow on Striking
50% Attack Speed
+(115 to 143)% Enhanced Damage
+(1 to 250) to Maximum Damage
(1 to 20)% Chance of Crushing Blow
Slow Target (1 to 50)%
+(1 to 100) to Dexterity
Elemental Resists +(1 to 25)%
Physical Resist (1 to 10)%
+(1 to 100) Life after each Kill
Socketed (6)
Quov Tsin's Talisman
Amulet

Required Level: 110
Item Level: 110
-(20 to 30)% to Enemy Elemental Resistances
Celestia's Wings
Gothic Plate (Sacred)

Defense: (7038 - 7874) to (8464 - 9478)
Required Level: 90
Required Strength: 614
+1 to Amazon Skill Levels
Adds 25-38 damage
+(140 to 170)% Enhanced Defense
(21 to 25)% to Strength
(21 to 25)% to Vitality
+350 Defense
+(31 to 50) to Dexterity
Elemental Resists +(21 to 25)%
Socketed (6)

Celestia's Myth
(Amazon Spear Set)

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That conclude ( for the moment ) this guide for beginners, I hope you liked it and that it was useful for you. :flip:
For a more in depth approach, I have a short FAQ on my website here with a range of question starting from very basic to more advanced concepts.

Special thanks:
The dev team
The wikia maintainers
The docs maintainers
Guide makers I linked who made such great mini-guides
Discord user that helped add and correct some useful stuff

Edits:
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Edited by Wasp 2 weeks.
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Very nice guide thank you sir. I can finally play the game.
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Good work Sir! we need more guides like this
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Your "this is a sig" photo is a gold signet? Might be worth mentioning the few different types and quantity stacks.

Nice job so far
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Wasp wrote:At all point your max resistance is soft capped at 75% but it can be increased up to 90% with resistance gems.


This is a bit misleading, as items and charms do that too.
Soul of Kabraxis
Soul of Kabraxis
Required Level: 120
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
+1 to All Skills
Maximum Fire Resist +(1 to 3)%
Maximum Lightning Resist +(1 to 3)%
Maximum Cold Resist +(1 to 3)%
Maximum Poison Resist +(1 to 3)%
Topspin
Topspin
Skull Cap (4)

Defense: (76 - 83) to (115 - 125)
Required Level: 3
Required Strength: 25
Item Level: 4
5% Attack Speed
+(31 to 50)% Enhanced Defense
(3 to 5)% to Dexterity
(3 to 5)% to Energy
+(31 to 50) Defense
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
Total Character Defense 10%
Socketed (1)
Defense: (277 - 301) to (365 - 397)
Required Level: 20
Required Strength: 37
Item Level: 23
15% Attack Speed
+(61 to 80)% Enhanced Defense
(6 to 8)% to Dexterity
(6 to 8)% to Energy
+(71 to 100) Defense
Maximum Elemental Resists +1%
Total Character Defense 20%
Socketed (3)
Defense: (704 - 760) to (876 - 943)
Required Level: 37
Required Strength: 78
Item Level: 43
25% Attack Speed
+(91 to 110)% Enhanced Defense
(9 to 11)% to Dexterity
(9 to 11)% to Energy
+(151 to 200) Defense
Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
Total Character Defense 30%
Socketed (4)
Defense: (1182 - 1258) to (1471 - 1564)
Required Level: 47
Required Strength: 160
Item Level: 78
30% Attack Speed
+(121 to 140)% Enhanced Defense
(12 to 14)% to Dexterity
(12 to 14)% to Energy
+(301 to 400) Defense
Maximum Elemental Resists +2%
Total Character Defense 40%
Socketed (4)
for example.
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Anyone have list of viable untwinked builds in this patch ?
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snt2523 wrote:Anyone have list of viable untwinked builds in this patch ?


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Wasp wrote:Each item types has one SU and one SSU (sacred-sacred-unique).


Not ALL items have an SSU version. Might want to say "Most Item types"

Also it might be worth mentioning that SSU can only be found in area lvl 125+

Very helpful guide. Good stuff.
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Faulk wrote:
Wasp wrote:Each item types has one SU and one SSU (sacred-sacred-unique).


Not ALL items have an SSU version. Might want to say "Most Item types"

Also it might be worth mentioning that SSU can only be found in area lvl 125+

Very helpful guide. Good stuff.

Thanks a lot for the input! I'll make it more clear, thanks :mrgreen:
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The loot filter is customizable and will allow you to see only the item you choose to see, and also be notified when some elite item drops ( colored text in the upper left corner)

Might also want to change "some elite item" to pretty much any drop you want, I wouldnt really call a magic t1 gloves for elite drops :)

This tool enables you to calculate all your character's speed breakpoints. Useful for min-maxing a char

I wouldn't really call getting to some breakpoints for min-maxing a char, since some characters REALLY need to reach a breakpoint without being useless, biggest contender is FHR and FBR because it's not fun to get stunlocked everytime you get hit. (This might mislead people to think that breakpoints doesn't matter until you min-max your char)