Diablo 2 Patch 1.14b Released, Wudijo's Rank 1 World DH [edited]

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Diablo 2 Patch 1.14b Released

Blizzard released a new minor patch for Diablo 2, 1.14b, to fix some issues from the previous build - like frame rate, Mercenaries and Mac-client crashes. For those who cannot patch from inside the client, here's the download link for the manual patch.

 

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Forums)

Today we released 1.14b for Diablo II. This patch fixes a few issues from 1.14a, with specific focuses on frame rate, Mercenaries, and Mac-client crashes.

While we’d like every release to be bug free, you—our stalwart community—discovered, reported, and communicated methods to replicate the issues so we could fix them as quickly as possible. We couldn’t ask for better partners in this endeavor and we appreciate your understanding and patience as we get Diablo II into a state we’re all happy with. Keep offering feedback while beating back the minions of the Burning Hells, and we’ll keep upholding our part.

See you in Sanctuary, adventurers.

Wudijo's Rank 1 World DH

wudijo published a new video, which he calls his "S5 masterpiece", where he clears a Greater Rift level 92 with his Demon Hunter solo! Good job sir, that's an incredible feat. Watch the epic run below, and if you're interested his F.A.Q. afterwards.

 

Edit: it appears wudijo has been banned and the record removed from the leaderboards. It is currently unknown the exact reason for that (third party program could be a number of things). We had the best intentions when promoting this kind of content, as we always had in the past.

 

 

FAQ:
Q: Rank 1 World? You LIAR!
A: Yep, Rank 1 World. China got hit hard by the ban wave. RIP Tier 94 DH. Diablorank is not up to date, 6 out of the current top 10 got banned [edit: apparently updated now].

Q: Do you feel bad that you got rank 1 only because of the banwave?
A: Not my fault, at least I have beaten everyone on EU. GL next time, guys.

Q: How does this build work?
A: Stay below 25% hp for Shi Mizu (100% CHC), stay alive with Fortress Ballista, kill monsters with a well-prepared Fan of Knives every 30 sec. If you're interested, I have an in-depth guide for this on my Youtube (valid for 2.4.1).

Q: One attack every 30 sec? Sounds boring.
A: It's actually not! It's the most sophisticated and challenging playstyle we ever had, and I think it's pretty cool.

Q: Wutdefuq? Wolf Companion, are you MAD?
A: Yep. It boosts me by a little less than one tier. Don't try this at home, kids! It makes playing the build at least 3x more difficult (in 2.4), but will definitely be included next patch.

Q: How many keys did you use?
A: Around 1300. I was expecting to clear 92 in around 200-300 and then push 93, I had one "clearable" rift after ~400 and another one after ~900. I put the quotation marks there because I died in these and failed them because of that, but I wouldn't even have had a chance had I not been running with Wolf Companion. I'm very happy that I finally got 92 because it turned out to be more difficult than expected, but with the crazy time it's basically a 93 clear. All in all, I spent around 40 hours to clear 92, not counting farming keys.

Q: What's your total playtime in Season 5? I hear many are beyond 1000 hours?
A: Roughly 600h, including all the random testing and guide recording etc, so maybe 500h in reality.

Q: Wtf happened to the Rift Guardian?
A: I stacked Stricken. I used a power pylon. Boom, 33 trillion crit.

Q: How often did you use your potion?
A: Four times. Yes, on purpose every time.

Q: Rank 1 in a two-floor map? You must be kidding.
A: What should I say... I was tempted to press "leave game" already when I entered Halls of Agony.

Q: Why didn't you run for the Conduit earlier?
A: I wanted to make sure I don't waste a pylon spawn point and not get anything, so I stayed in the room for a while. I feel like I made the right choice.

Q: Why didn't you use the Speed pylon?
A: Useless for the rift and too far away for the RG.

Q: You fucked up hard at 08:54, didn't you?
A: Don't even mention it... I was under quite some pressure there!

Q: You're going to push more?
A: Nope. Season 5 is over for me. If you want to beat me, NOW is the time. Good luck, see you in Season 6.

Q: How high do you think DH could go?
A: With my character and comparable gameplay, around 94 with another 2000-3000 keys. I could get item upgrades worth around 1.5 tiers, and paragon upgrades (3500+) for around the same, so the absolute high end dream would be roughly 97. My gems are also comparatively pretty low.

Q: What about the REAL ZEcret build? I know last time you were just trolling because it was April's Fools...
A: It has around the same potential but I decided to push with LoN instead, it's more fun but mostly having to farm Caldesann gems again pushed me away. You will find out what it was when the season is over.

Q: How is DH in 2.4.1?
A: We're very likely in the group meta, as support. If you're interested, I have a guide for that on my Youtube. Solo will very likely be the same build. LoN has the potential to clear around 102-104, the other sets around 92-98 (solo).

Q: Music?!?!11
A: I know it's awesome. See below...

Tracklist:
Audiomachine - Lady of the Lake
Traktion - Metropolis
Submatik - Run Away (Fexim Remix)
L.A.O.S. - Real Thing
Bustrexx & Tessa Der Kinderen - A Common Element (Keeno Remix)
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