Some of the absolute worst RNG I've ever seen. No magic or rare weapon drops, no rare gloves, boots, or jewelery. No damage gloves until 3 mins before the race ended, none of my transmutes, my chance, or my alch made anything with attack speed or elemental damage outside of my Boarding Axe, which is probably the only reason I was able to get to Waterfall Cave at all, where I farmed Ancient Pyramid until the end because my gear was so bad the Vaal fight would've taken too long. I couldn't even run wrath because none of my gear had mana either.
Oh and this dropped just to rub my lack of drops in my face.
(I did use some currency on some higher ilvl resist rings, but the rolls were all trash which is why I'm using the white ilvl1 corals still. Stuff like this.)
I guess GGG felt bad for me, got 2x Shiversting raffle rewards.
Scrolls of Wisdom - the Quarters of the early part of races, i.e not that much money-wise but worth more than gold... I mean, come on, Nessa. After the "Welcome home" talk and all that at the start, you sure drive a hard bargain. How about a little sympathy now and then? :-D
... but I was promised tea!
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Thought I was going too slow there. Beat Merveil at about 1h50 or something horrendous. Ended at level 18 in Weaver's. Placed 11th Shadow. what.
Had to have two goes at Merveil too because I simply didn't have the DPS to kill her, and so had to port back to town to get a second ring to just whittle her down.
Beat Brutus on 19 health and no pots left which was pretty funny (13 energy shield I think).
So it seems I have no idea how to play bow Shadow.