Diablo III gives players a lot of freedom when it comes to building their characters the way they want. Yet, there is always a limit to what you can do, and most importantly, how much damage you can take. Every character has a health bar limit, and once it hits zero, they’re dead. Players often find ways to beat that, often with cheating, but one Diablo III player has found a fair way to make it happen.
To repeat, this is not a cheat or a hack, this player has just used items into the game to make his character essentially unkillable.
Orichalcos is the man behind this build of character, and his philosophy for doing this was actually rather clever. For he notes that sometimes you don’t need to be able to deal out the most damage, all you have to do is stand there and take a hit.
“As a great man once said when 2 men fight, sometimes its better to take a beating than throw a punch, let the other know that there is nothing they can do to harm him,” he said in his post.
For those wondering, that was a quote from the DC Comics character Joker. There’s a lot of irony in that. Anyway, with the idea of staying alive at the forefront, he constructed a tank character that is so endurant that he refers to it as an “AFK Immortal”. What this means is that you go into a fight, literally get up from your keyboard, walk away from your computer, go do something, then come back and see your character is alive. He even gave the blueprint to make your character this way.
“There are many Z builds that are tanky for sure. But becoming Immortal is another matter entirely. Now you might think the zmonk or the zbarb qualify, but you would be wrong.”
After posting this on the official forums, many Diablo III fans showed their appreciation and admiration for this clever use of gear.
“Man, this is brillant!” said user Lloyd.