Season 13 was the very first time I attempted to complete any of the objectives in the Champion part of the Season Journey. The experience was both exciting, and frustrating, at times. It required a lot of problem solving to figure out what I needed to do to get my Necromancer ready for Torment X.
This blog post contains the Twitch videos I recorded as I worked towards the halfway point of the Champion part of the Season Journey in Season 13.
One of the first Champion objectives I completed was the one that requires players to Master a Set Dungeon. I think I completed at least one Set Dungeon previous to Season 13. This was the first time Mastered a Set Dungeon.
I Mastered the Grace of Inarius Set Dungeon. There are two Primary objectives: Rip bones from 100 enemies with Bone Armor, and Kill 200 enemies that are afflicted by a Bone Armor tornado.
There are three Completing Tiers. Basic: Complete one objective and kill 170 monsters within the time limit; Mastery: Complete both primary objectives and kill all monsters within the time limit. Target time: 5:00.
I decided to pick at the Champion objectives and worry about one at a time. In the video above, I completed the objective that requires players to Master a Set Dungeon. I also completed the Conversion Incursion objective. Then, I started working on Greater Rifts for another objective, and completed Greater Rift 34.
The Blessed Priests: Complete 1 Primary Objective and kill the initial amount of enemies in the Grace of Inarius Set Dungeon.
Say Grace: Master the Grace of Inarius Set Dungeon by completing all objectives within the time limit.
I started Season 13 with my Banner decorated with Necromancer stuff. The Blessed Priests Achievement gives players the sigil.
This is what the Banner Sigil reward looks like.
In the video above, I got a Nephalem Rift that had ponies and Cuddle Bears from Whimseydale in it. After that, I completed a Greater Rift 35 and a Greater Rift 37.
In the video above, I worked on more Greater Rifts. I completed a Greater Rift 37. Still have a way to go before I can attempt Greater Rift 40.
In the video above I completed a Greater Rift 40 – for the first time ever!
Greater Rift Level 40 completed at 8:00:299
In the video above, I make some changes and try a few things in an effort to improve my build.
In the video above, I make another attempt at Greater Rift 40, hoping to improve my time. Things did not go as well as I had hoped – but the better gear helped me to complete the Greater Rift 40 and upgrade a Legendary Gem.
In this video, I attempted to do two things: get a better time on a Greater Rift 40, and upgrade a Legendary Gem. One of those goals was a success.
In the video above, I continue working on getting a better time in Greater Rift 40 and trying to level Legendary Gems. I also upgraded two of my Followers.
In the video above, I completed a Greater Rift 41 and worked on leveling Legendary Gems up to 35.
In the video above, I managed to get one Legendary Gem to Level 35. (Two more to go).
In the video above, I continue working in leveling Legendary Gems to Level 35.
In the video above, I get one more Legendary Gem to Level 35 (one more to go) and start working on the third one.
In the video above, I finally complete the Up and At Gem objective. I also got my best time in a Greater Rift 42.
Greater Rift Level 42 completed at 7:51:616
In the video above, I spent a lot of gold and completed the Nothing But the Best objective. It is what I call a “gold sink”. By the time players reach Champion, they have already spent a lot of gold to level up all of their Crafters.
The Nothing But the Best objective requires players to spend gold by raising up their gems until they get enough of the right kind to make a Flawless Royal Gem. Keep putting money into the machine until it pops out what you want. It isn’t exciting to do, and it isn’t fun.
After that, I started working on Bounties in an effort to get my Necromancer enough Paragon points to play on Torment X.
In the video above, I ran some Bounties in an effort to get more Paragon points. My hope was this would make my Necromancer strong enough to complete more of the Champion objectives. I also wanted to gather Crafting materials so I could get stuff out of my Stash and into Kanai’s Cube.
In the video above, I start trying to empty my Seasonal Stash by putting as many items as I can into Kanai’s Cube. I’m a “digital hoarder”, and my non-season Stash is already full. I cannot possibly take everything back with me.
In the above video, I begin working on organizing my Seasonal Stash. Hopefully, this will make it faster for me to find things that can be put into Kanai’s Cube. It should also make it easier for me to know what I already have so I stop putting multiple copies of items into my Stash.
This was the point where Torment 10 got extremely difficult for me. I am determined to complete Champion this season, so I kept trying.
In the video above, I tried killing Urzael. Things did not go well. Urzael squashed me (over and over again).
In the video above, I keep working on making my Necromancer stronger. Despite my best efforts, I was still sort of “stuck” between Torment 9 and Torment X.
In the video above, I reached the point of frustration, and was convinced that Torment X hates me.
Champion was definitely a challenge for me. This blog shows my experience as I worked toward the halfway point of Champion in Season 13. I wasn’t ready to give up yet!