Diablo 2 Hardcore Naked Ironman Style

diablo-2-hardcoreA group of German players on the European server have gone where no man has gone before, taking down Diablo 2 hardcore mode in hell NAKED! They’ve cleared out the game completely including the entire Pandemonium Event and Uber Tristram.

Standard Ironman rules:

  • Start with 8 new Hardcore Characters, only these 8 characters are allowed.
  • No muling, no exping in other games
  • No town support by NPCs: no healing, no shopping, no repairing, no NPC quest rewards (the two skill points from Tyrael are allowed to create the portal to Act 5), no mercs, no escaping through town portals
  • Kill ALL monsters in ALL areas once (besides Tristram and the way down to Nihlathak, because Cain and Anya don’t get rescued)
  • Raise Skeleton, Mage Skeleton and Revive are not allowed

Additional rules:

  • No items allowed (no weapons, no armor, no gems, no charms) besides potions (dropped by or looted from monsters, still no shopping allowed).
  • After killing Baal in hell clean all areas down to Nihlathak, Tristram and The Secret Cow Level for the sake of completeness.
  • Exceptionally trade a complete key set and mule it into the game
  • Killing all monsters in The Matron’s Den, The Forgotten Sands, The Furnace of Pain
  • Entering Über Tristram and kill Über Mephisto, Über Baal and Pandemonium Diablo and all spawned minions

The Characters and Build:

Assassin: Lightning Traps, Fade, plus Mindblast and Shadowcloak for support.
Barbarian: Warcry (and Leap) for stun. Battle Cry and Battle Command for buffs. Plus Natural Resist to tank and Find Potions for mana and rejuv pots.
Druid: Werebear, Shockwave for stunning, Summon Bear, Oak Sage, Summon Dire Wolves. Plus Poison Creeper to remove corpses and stop boss hps regeneration.
Necromancer: Dim Vision, Amplify Damage, Lower Resist, Decrepify, Clay Golem (with Summon Resistance he could tank very well). Maxed out Bone Prison for Uber Mephisto.
Paladin 1: Salvation for resistance. Blessed hammer for an attack, with Concentration active at times.
Paladin 2: Conviction for the fights and Meditation between them, plus Holybolt for healing and Cleansing for anti-curses/poison. (-100% resistance on all characters.)
Sorceress 1: Fireball, Meteor, Inferno, Fire Mastery.
Sorceress 2: Frozen Orb, Static Field, Firewall, Fire Mastery. (Only 1 in Cold Mastery, since she always had Conviction from the Paladin.)

After completing the whole game, they were at about level 87. They had to restart (from scratch) twice because of game crashes from the Sorceress’ Meteors. All in all, this isn’t an easy task to accomplish as it requires lots of skill and cooperation. See the videos below for some of the awesome fights.

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