Diablo II Gamble Only Character FAQ By: PeTeRL90 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright: 2004 -------------- VERSION HISTORY -------------- VERSION 1.0; June 28, 2004; All the basics are complete. Once I get a list, I'll list all of the items that are up for gambling. -------------- TABLE OF CONTENTS -------------- Chapter 1: Legal Stuff Chapter 2: Gamble Only Character? Chapter 3: Gamble Only Character Guidelines Chapter 4: Tips Chatper 5: Credits/Thanks -------------- Chaper 1: Legal Stuff -------------- This FAQ is for personal use only, and may not be used to make any kind of profit whatsoever. Meaning you don't print it out, and sell it for 2 bucks. That's HIGHLY illegal. If you wish to use this FAQ, please e-mail me asking me first, and just about 99% of the time, I'll let you. If I let you, DO NOT change ANYTHING in this, and give credit where it's due. Also, if you see this on a site that I haven't given permission too, please let me know. Sites allowed to use this FAQ and future FAQS http://www.neoseeker.com http://www.ign.com (http://faqs.ign.com) -------------- Chapter 2: Gamble Only Character? -------------- Now you may be asking 'What's a Gamble Only Character?' Well, this is a little challenge for Diablo II players. In Diablo I, there were ways to make a challenge. There's the 'Bare Naked [insert class name here]', which only allowed you to use cursed items. Then there's my brothers favorite, the Iron Man game. An Iron Man game is when you start from Level 1 with a new character, and you NEVER go back to town once you go down. Meaning you either beat the game, or you die and make a new character and try again. So then my brother thought of an idea for Diablo II. A Gamble Only Character. So I said 'what the hell', and here I am, making this. Basically, the point is to try to beat the game by only using armor that you buy from a Gamble. -------------- Chapter 3: Gamble Only Character Guidelines -------------- First off, if you decide to use this kind of game, you'll be needing lots of gold. How can you acquire gold quickly? Sell Rings and Amulets that you come across, and also sell Staves and Wands. You can usually get a good amount of gold from Staves and Wands. Also take note that the prices get higher as your level gets higher. The recommened classes for a Gamble Character Only game would be either a Barbarian, or a Paladin, since both will have good strength to use most of the armor and weapons. You can also use a Necromancer if it's going to be a fighting one. You can use a Sorceress or Amazon if you want, but it'll be hard to equip later armor on a Sorceress later on in the game. Same goes for the Amazon. Now there are a couple of ways to play a Gamble Only Character. I'll list them here. --The Easy Way; You gamble for the armor you want. Meaning if you don't like something, then you can sell it, then try again. This is recommended for those who are doing it for the first time. --The Medium Way; This one goes by acts. Let's say you're in Act 1. You gamble on a Leather armor. You wear that Leather Armor until you finish with Act 1. Then in Act 2, you can get a new set of armor, then finish the act with that armor, etc etc etc. If you decide to do this, it's wise to save up money so you can gamble on a high defensed item, or high offensed weapon. This one is recommended for those who have beaten The Easy Way, or are skilled players and are confident in their skills. --The Hard Way; You gamble on any armor you want, but once you get it, you use it throughout the whole game. You can't change it or anything. Only thing you can do to it is repair it. Let's say you gamble on a Skull Cap. Once you get it, it stays on your head until you kill Diablo. Same goes for gloves, boots, armor, belts, rings, and amulets. This is NOT RECOMMENDED UNLESS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A HARD CHALLENGE AND/OR ARE HIGHLY SKILLED. If you happen to beat the Hard Way, do send me an e-mail and I'll add a Hall of Fame section. If you do, include a screenshot of the equipment you're wearing. I trust you all enough to know that you won't trick me. One more thing, the same thing goes for weapons, depending on the mode you choose. -------------- Chapter 4: Tips -------------- Here are a few tips for you. *If it's your first time doing this kind of game, then use a Barbarian or Paladin. *Sell rings and amulets that monsters drop. Same goes for Staves and Wands. *Do not equip any armor that a monster drops. I don't care if it's a really rare item, or a unique item, DO NOT EQUIP IT. This goes for all the armor; body armor, helmets, gloves, boots, belts, etc etc etc... This goes for all weapons also. *If you think you can't win a battle, then run. You can always come back to earlier acts to get some stuff to sell for gold. *Save up your gold. -------------- Chapter 5: Credits/Thanks -------------- Credits/Thanks; -PeTeRL90; For making this FAQ. -My brother, Kevin; For thinking of this challenge. -Blizzard; For making a game that I freakin' love, and that's kept me busy for the most part. And a big thanks for those who read this.