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Diablo 3 Beta Barbarian Speed Run

by AncientAvenger on September 26, 2011 · 7 comments

Diablo 3 Beta Barbarian Speed Run

Force just posted another great video — this one showing how quickly a lvl 13 Barbarian can bully his way through the beta. 14 minutes, 38 seconds to be exact. However, Force commented that he may have stopped to smell the roses a bit much, and perhaps could have gotten that number closer to 14 minutes flat.

Force’s Barb is clearly a bit overpowered for the content, but it’s still definitely fun to watch. For players just starting out in the beta, a realistic start to finish time would likely be closer to an hour. An experienced player could probably blaze through the content in under 30 minutes – starting with a level 1 character.

For a bit of comedy, pay close attention to the skeleton at 9:08 who swings wildly and ends up taking out himself and his whole crew.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rustafur September 26, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Not to mention the flaming skeleton corpse that gets launched by one of Force’s Leaps, and then lands on him about 30 feet down the path @ 1:20. Too bad Force found a replacement for the pretty pink pants his barb was wearing, they looked so good with his light-blue boots!


2 AncientAvenger September 26, 2011 at 10:35 pm

…or how about the sassy pink gloves he had on his Demon Hunter, lol.

Good thing there’s dye! ;)


3 Tammy September 27, 2011 at 1:20 am

I think a run-through from scratch is more like 2 to 3 hours. I’ve played through all the classes except the barbarian and it’s taken me a few hours but I’ve also stopped. Now of course I’m going to have to make a new hero and see just how long it takes *laughs*.


4 AncientAvenger September 27, 2011 at 6:22 am

I’d say that’s probably a realistic time frame, especially considering I’m not actually in the beta… :( , I’m just estimating based on the average length of Force’s run-throughs. Seems most of his start-to-finish runs take around an hour or so, including all of his commentary and what not. But then again… he is a pro gamer.

But yea… if you do make another hero for a ‘timed run’, let me know how it goes. Also, which class do you think could blast through it the quickest? I’m about to have a look at some Wizard video right now, but from what I’ve seen of the other 4 classes, Monk looks the fiercest at this level.


5 Tammy September 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm

I think you’re right in that the wizard can run through mobs quite quickly if you use the AoE spells. I’m trying to remember if I had issues with the Skeleton King on the mage and I’m thinking not.

While I do find that overall the classes are awesome, they don’t necessarily feel ‘even’ yet. Shoot, some of the classes I can just auto-attack *laughs* but it does help to have good gear which isn’t hard to find in the beta.


6 Tammy October 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Okay, this is a little late but I just hadn’t felt the urge to test it out until now. I created a monk from scratch and while I did give her some ‘greens’, by no means was she decked out. I only stopped once (before the last act) and all told it took me about 2.5 hours to do everything.

I thought it was longer than that but then again, that was pretty much killing and using the cauldron and cube. I did get her to lvl 10 before facing the Skeleton King though and that was a first.

Anyway, I know you’re in the beta now (congrats) so I’ll be interested to see your take on things. If I understand it right the Skeleton King is only 1/3 through the first act and there are 4 acts so it’s not like we’re going to be done with D3 in one night and be bored *laughs*.


7 AncientAvenger October 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm

1hr, 40mins on my Barb. I definitely stopped to smell the roses, but I didn’t sit afk or wander around too much either. I was pretty much going through experiencing the game and all the lore, but not wasting time retracing my steps or dilly dallying around. I was level 9 when I faced the Skeleton King. I found him pretty easy at that level, but I imagine he’d have been considerably tougher without my Templar.

I think that it could be done in about an hour or so, evidenced by Force’s videos, but as you said in a previous comment… “where’s the fun in that?!” I totally agree. This game is to be savored and enjoyed.

I can’t wait to see what all else is in store! :D


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