- Main weapon must be a crossbow
- No poison dagger/explosion/nova
- No teeth/corpse explosion/bone spear/bone spirit
- 1 point in Raise skeleton
- 20 points in Raise skeletal mage
- Taking gear from other characters is OK
- /players 8 all the way
Yesterday I started a solo self found,
/players 8, Fist of Heavens paladin in offline hardcore mode. Here are the (un)holy drops I got!
Not a drop per se, but I got extremely lucky and had a superchest right next to the Rogue Camp exit. I opened it about 20 times and sold all the items I got for gold.
I used the gold to buy this scepter from Akara. The Resist cold aura proved useful in the fight against Duriel.
Speaking of Duriel, he dropped me my favorite low-level helm with +1 to skills and 45 Magic Find! The MF can roll from 25 to 50, so quite lucky there too! For comparison, a cap socketed 2 Perfect Topaz is 48 MF. And at this point in the game I only have 2 regular topazes or 1/9 of that.
Together with 25 FCR from Stealth armor runeword and an plain 10 FCR ring, I’m above the 48 breakpoint, giving me a cast rate: 11 frames (2.27 casts per second) and 614 DPS at Holy bolt level 24. I’m level 25, so no FoH synergies yet.
The life stolen per hit so early is doing wonders with the survivability of the act 1 and act 2 mercs.
I misclicked on a chest in Catacombs 4 entree room and boom!
I killed Andariel ~ 30 times, I got Bloodfist, Hsaru’s boots and belt, Arctic Belt, Berserker Helmet x3. A Razortine Trident dropped in act 2 and my Defiance Desert mercenary is using that for now.