Median XL - Game Guide - Level Challenge 1

Level Challenge 1


LEVEL CHALLENGE 1

Looking for some low level action while levelling up your character? The Level Challenge 1 rewards you for beating a specific uberlevel at a low character level.

Killing a Boss
This challenge requires you to 'kill' a boss. This means that you need to be physically present at the battle and near the boss when it dies before you can use the cube recipe that grants you the reward.

If you succeed in killing the target monster, you get a whirling red overlay that looks like three rotating bolts:


You now have 30 seconds to perform the cube recipe. If you are too slow and the red overlay vanishes, you have to do it again!

Warning: This does not work if the monster is killed by reflected damage, due to a Diablo II engine limitation. Please use different means of killing the target.


HOW TO DO THE LEVEL CHALLENGE 1
MAXIMUM LEVEL 50

Go to the Tran Athulua uberlevel on Hatred difficulty, defeat the Pirate at the entrance to get the Elemental Prism.

Find and defeat any of the three Priestesses. Each will drop her Sunstone. Cube it immediately while you have the red swirls on you. This will upgrade your Elemental Prism, if your level is low enough.

You have 30 seconds to cube the Sunstone with the Elemental Prism after killing the Priestess, so keep your cube empty! This will add bonuses to it.

See THIS PAGE for more information about Tran Athulua.




Level Challenge 1A: Fire
(Max Level 50)

Kill Philios, Priestess of Hefaetrus. On Hatred difficulty she will drop a Sunstone of Fire.

If you are level 50 or below, cube it with the Elemental Prism while the red whirls are on your character to invest power into it.

Sunstone of Fire + Elemental Prism → Elemental Prism with added bonuses

This upgrade recipe adds the following bonuses:

-5% to Enemy Fire Resistance
+10 Defense
All Resists +20%


Level Challenge 1B: Ice
(Max Level 50)

Kill Skovos, Priestess of Karcheus. On Hatred difficulty she will drop a Sunstone of Ice.

If you are level 50 or below, cube it with the Elemental Prism the red whirls are on your character to invest power into it.

Sunstone of Ice + Elemental Prism → Elemental Prism with added bonuses

This upgrade recipe adds the following bonuses:

+2 to All Skills
-5% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+10 Defense


Level Challenge 1C: Thunder
(Max Level 50)

Kill Lycander, Priestess of Zerae. On Hatred difficulty she will drop a Sunstone of Thunder.

If you are level 50 or below, cube it with the Elemental Prism while the red whirls are on your character to invest power into it.

Sunstone of Thunder + Elemental Prism → Elemental Prism with added bonuses

This upgrade recipe adds the following bonuses:

20% Increased Overall Speed
-5% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
15% Bonus to all Attributes
+10 Defense


Btw. You gain no experience on Hatred difficulty in Tran Athulua itself. Keep trying until you succeed!

Btw. Although all three Priestesses give you the same looking red whirls, you need to kill the right Priestess to cube the right charm.