Hey all. I want to start by saying it sucks that I can’t post this in D2R, even though I own a copy of D2R on PS4. But this is about a thread there that asks about players’ early plans. It seems like a lot of people are going Sorceress or Paladin. I’m planning on going Assassin myself. I always liked the versatility - clearing screens with traps and ubers with kicks. So that’s my plan.
Someone on that thread mentioned farming Normal Countess for Leaf and was called out for being “inefficient” but farming Normal Countess was one of the fastest speedrunning strats for world first players! Of course, they got through areas quickly and so would only run Countess until level 13 or so. And some players are level 13 before they even get to the Countess. So, for that I’d say it depends on when you farm and for how long you farm. Personally, I am also going to try to get the runes for Leaf, but if I don’t have them by level 12-13, I plan on moving on.
I also plan on looking for Stealth runes. I’m going to be a Fire Trapper through Normal, a Light Trapper through Nightmare, and switch to a Hybrid Kick/Light Trapper sometime in Hell.
My gear goals are:
Gore Riders (Upped)
CTA + Spirit Monarch on switch
I mostly play SSF with only occasional play with my partner, so I realize it will take me longer to gear, but I don’t mind
Super psyched to play!