I’ve played every Season of Diablo III, but this is the first time I’ve completed Champion. I was super excited when I finally finished the last objective. It took so many attempts!
There were times when I wanted to give up, because I got really frustrated. I’m glad that I made myself keep trying.
This blog post is a continuation of the one titled “Champion – Halfway There (Season 13)“. You might want to check that one out before scrolling through this one.
One of the objectives in Champion requires players to kill Urzael, and another objective requires players to kill Azmodon. In the video above, I finally managed to kill them both! The work I did getting my Necromancer more Paragon points, along with the changes I made to her gear and the skills I was using, made this possible.
I hit Paragon 300! This is the first time I’ve done that during a Season of Diablo III.
In the video above, I started to feel like I wasn’t making very much progress. So, I started playing around with variables.
In the video above, I had just enough time to run through a Greater Rift and try and level up some Legendary gems.
The one in which background noises create constant distractions. Even so, I managed to level up a Legendary Gem.
When I first started streaming on Twitch, I would play at 2:00 in the morning. Later, I decided to see if I could find a more “normal” time to stream. In the video above, I streamed in the afternoon. The result was a stream that included commentary from my cockatiels.
In the video above, I finish leveling my Godok of Swiftness Legendary Gem to 25. My hope was that this would be what I needed in order to make more progress through the Champion objectives.
In the video above, my plan was to run some Bounties so I could get more Crafting materials. The goal was to clear more stuff out of my Stash by putting it into Kanai’s Cube. In doing so, I accidentally got the Level 20 Seasonal Cubist objective (which isn’t part of Champion).
In the video above, I figured out how to get more Skeletal Mages than I had been using before. I also unexpectedly got an Achievement called Prime Cut.
In the video above, I ran some more Bounties and put more stuff into Kanai’s Cube. I really don’t want to carry all this stuff back with me when Season 13 ends.
In the video above, I thought I was running a Nephalem Rift on Torment X (but it was actually on Torment VIII).
In the video above, I still hadn’t realized that I was on the wrong difficulty level. Somewhere in the Nephalem Rift, I got stuck behind a doorway that was filled with Skeletal Mages (on my side) and a bunch of blue monsters on the other side. “Disco Party of the Damned”.
In the video above, I make another attempt at completing a Nephalem Rift on Torment X in 6 minutes or less. I’ve made a lot of changes to my gear, skills, and strategy – but am not quite fast enough yet. Eventually, if I just keep trying, I’ll get there. The question becomes: Can I do that before Season 13 ends?
I decided to run some Bounties so I could collect crafting materials and put more items into Kanai’s Cube. Accidentally earned the “Good Eye” Achievement. It is part of the Seasonal Achievements that I never bothered to work on in previous Seasons.
This was the point where things changed for the better. I hit Paragon 400! It was the first time I’ve gotten that many Paragon points during a Season.
In the video above, I finally was able to complete two of the three Champion objectives that I needed. I earned “The Realm of Terror” and “Sad Machine” – and it was exciting, and stressful, and fun!
The last objective I needed to complete was called “Destroyer of Rifts”. It required players to complete a Nephalem Rift on Torment X difficulty in 6 minutes or less. I had a hard time with this one – and was super excited when I completed it.
Destroyer of Rifts: Finish a level 70 Nephalem Rift on Torment X difficulty within 6 minutes.
I have now completed the Champion part of the Season Journey in Season 13. This is a big deal for me, because the farthest I’ve gotten before this Season was Slayer.