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Above & Beyond (Hardcore) in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition

Above & Beyond (Hardcore)127 (50)

Reach level 70 in Hardcore mode.

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Strategy One
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Achievement won on 24 Aug 14
TA Score for this game: 2,053
Posted on 24 August 14 at 07:19, Edited on 04 April 15 at 06:53
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Above & Beyond (Hardcore)

ENDED/Note (03/19/15): Double XP right now! The event runs until Monday, March 30th at 23:59 (CEST). The event does not run for players of Diablo III on the Xbox 360. All players diving into the world of Reapers of Souls will receive a 100% bonus on all "Gold Find and EXP".

ENDED/Note (12/27/14): Double XP from now until Monday, December 29th at 11:59 p.m. PST. This XP gain stacks on top of other existing XP bonuses such as those given by items, shrines, Pools of Reflection, and Paragon points.

Since that double Xp has now ended, there is a possibility for more so if your willing to wait, keep your eyes out, If I find any more out I will post it on this solution, if you know before I do, please comment or message me to help others, thanks!

Ok so I just hit 70 in Hardcore, I never died once. If you follow my method you can do the same.

Unless you died with a previous character you must complete the story, which isnt that difficult at all, when I finished story I was at level 40. The safest thing to do is to play on normal difficulty all the way to 70 if you don't want any risks, as for me I went up to Hard mode at the end for the 75% bonus EXP.

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The character I went with was the Crusader, he is a strength attribute and is best to make a Tank. Tanking is the way to stay alive, choose the Crusader and choose the following abilites:

Primary attack - Punish (Celerity Rune)
Secondary attack - Sweep attack (trip attack rune)
Defensive - Iron Skin (Steel Skin rune)
Utility - Steed Charge (Nightmare rune)
Laws - Laws of Valor (Frozen in terror rune)
Conviction - Falling sword (Part of the Clouds rune)
Passive 1 - Fervor
Passive 2 - Fanaticism
Passive 3 - Wrathful

The basic idea is to hold A while attacking (punish) and hitting RT (Sweep attack) when you are able to. When you come to a group of enemies use Falling sword to hit a good amount of enemies, and mash the buttons for Iron Skin and Laws of Valor which were X and B for me. If you come into a pickle where you are taking too much damage use Steed Charge to run out of the crowd.

Boss's are the same idea, there is no separate method or set-up for boss's that's why I chose this method because its straightforward and quite basic for anyone to use without any complications.

For your gear I can not give you specific gear, but here is a tip I used, when you pick up a new piece of gear it compares the gear and says if it increases your damage, armor or regeneration, what I did was replace each gear if there were more green arrows then red arrows, don't focus everything on damage or your character will not be able to take hits.

Also don't forget to have the Templar following you with Healing abilities set, he will be an extremely helpful ally and help keep you alive. Keep giving him gear, always give him your 2nd best gear, while your character has the best gear on. Thanks EllandRoad Dave for reminding me, I should have added him in my solution at the beginning!

Note: If you die you can save your hero, hit your home button, start button while hovering over your game, manage game, and delete your save on the right side (DO NOT DELETE EVERYWHERE ONLY FROM CONSOLE) load the game up and you will get your character back, just sent back a bit. (works in Coop too)

Any questions or concerns? Message me or comment, Good luck and have fun!
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MasTRE007
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Posted on Yesterday at 22:12, Edited on Today at 03:15
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This is a solution updated for 2018 for those who want a bit of a challenge out of playing this game (not complete walk in the park). While this may not be the absolute easiest way possible, it will still be plenty easy but a lot more fun and engaging - at least that is my hope!

1. Do a regular campaign all the way to level 70. This will teach you the game. I did this with a seasonal character (but it doesn't have to be seasonal), I picked Wizard, but whatever you like will work. Ran it on Normal, after finishing the campaign and realizing how easy the game is, I switched to Hard, then to Master for leveling up from whatever I was after Act 5 to 70 -- upping the difficulty definitely speeds things up.

2. Start your new HARDCORE character and play on Hard! For the first few levels, maybe to 10-15, it can be a bit of a challenge until you get some decent gear, but then it will be pretty easy - almost too easy, there were many times I had to resist the temptation of increasing the difficulty even more. Hard is my new Normal, and I never really had an issue or come close to dying. I picked Crusader as per the top solution here, but in retrospect I didn't really have to, and I kinda wish I didn't because I like more range. Still, it was lots of fun.

The reason you want to play on hard is because:
a) you get +75% more XP - by the time I finished the campaign, I was already level 65 I think.
b) you get +75% more gold
c) you get better, higher-level gear
d) personally, I enjoy a bit of a challenge - this was still easy though

After Act 2, I was pretty overpowered already. By the time I got to Diablo, and then Malthael, they were not really able to do any damage to me even though I was sitting on them holding cn_A and pulling cn_RT. This was pretty much every boss, kinda boring if you ask me.

Note that I played around with various powers and I ended up NOT following the attacks in the top solution for my Crusader -- this is part of the fun, experiment with various settings and see what works for you. What got me on this was some Legendary armor that had some ridiculous stat increases on some of the attacks (like +642%), so I switched to those to make maximum use of the gear. Constantly doing this, I found my groove and my favorite attacks for the Crusader!

If anyone wants more details, hit up the comments with questions and I will expand it/answer your questions.

P.S. To give you an idea how powerful you will be after the campaign, as I said I finished Act 5 being level 65, I switched to Master difficulty and ran Bounties for Act 1 & 2, then went back to Act 1 and ran the rift, while on Master, and that's where I hit 70.
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