The item set used to kill Diablo was purchased via Gold Auction House for less than 660,000 gold which is easily attainable by the end of Hell if not sooner.
The basic idea behind this build is High Critical % Chance and + Maximum Discipline. Using a 1 handed crossbow, a cloak, and a quiver you are able to add on a maximum of +30 Discipline (+10 each). Using this high discipline reserve you are able to easily survive the Diablo encounter with little to no damage done to you. The item build should be based on the item stats below which are listed in order of importance. These stats reflect the ideal stats desired on a very cheap item pricing under 150,000 gold for the most expensive items (weapon and amulet). Some of these items may even go for 10,000 gold or less. Feel free to go for higher stats if money is less of an issue.
Weapon: 750+ base DPS with greater than or equal to +8 max discipline and as a secondary stat either 1 socket with a green gem inside (Critical Hit Damage), or a base Critical Hit Damage of at least 50%.
Quiver: +14% Increased Attack Speed with at least 7% Critical Hit Chance including greater than or equal to +8 maximum Discipline.
Amulet: At least +100 Dexterity with at least +6% Critical Hit Chance
Two Rings: +100 Dexterity with at least +2% Critical Hit Chance
Gloves: +180 Dexterity with at least +9% Critical Hit Chance
Boots: 12% movement speed with at least +150 Dexterity
Chest: Greater or equal to +8 Maximum Discipline with at least 70 Base Dexterity and 3 sockets full of
green gems or a total Dexterity of at least +180
Helm: +3% Critical Hit Chance with at least +100 Dexterity
Bracers: +3% Critical Hit Chance with at least +100 Dexterity
Pants: +100 base dexterity with 2 sockets full of green gems or a total dexterity of at least +170
Shoulders: At least +120 Dexterity
Belt: At least +120 Dexterity
Step 1: Rain of Vengeance to stun Diablo at the start, which will give you time to mark him giving you bonus damage. Each time rain of vengeance is up, use it and re-mark Diablo.
Step 2: Kite Diablo around the soul Shard pillars (white shard looking rocks protruding from the holes in the middle of the map) while orb-walking (using your movement and attack speed correctly; Attacking, then moving while attack speed is cooling down, then attacking when attack is available)
Step 3: DO NOT touch the edges of the map or the edges of the shard areas. Stick to open areas and kite around the shards. If Diablo does teleport on you, you have inadvertently touched an edge of either the map or shard areas but don’t fret, just use Smoke Screen and Vault away to safety.
Step 4: During Phase 2, use Smoke Screen .5 seconds before the shadow clone appears (right after Diablo vanishes) and instantly cast Rain of Vengeance on the Clone which will stun it. Immediately afterwards, mark the clone which will improve visibility of its movements and increase damage done to the target. Vault away to safety before the clone is out of the stun duration. Shoot towards the clone while orb-walking away from it, not allowing the target to get into shooting range. Again DO NOT touch edges of the Map or the edges of the chasms otherwise Diablo will teleport to you and kill you. Save your last Rain of Vengeance for when Diablo is at around 15-20% hp so you can phase him safely.
Step 5: For Phase 3 be sure to stay max distance from Diablo (at least 1 screen's distance). Be sure to watch your feet for cages that will be popping up periodically. Also be watching the sky as Stars/Shards will be falling from the sky and will 1 shot you. Continue to kite and orb-walk around the soul shard areas. Stun with Rain of Vengeance every time it is up and put up Mark of Death for more damage. In the end be sure to stay focused as nevers may get the best of you and a cage or star may cause you to die suddenly with short warning.
Edited by RGDiablo3, 26 July 2012 - 07:11 PM.