Untold Fact About Modding

  • Mephisto Tamer
    4 of the 5 monster packs in the Throne of Destuction were changed to Andariel, Duriel, Mephisto and Diablo in ES 3.00.
    These act bosses were given some minions in patch N. But it proved Mephisto can't be spawned with minions due to the restriction of D2. Mephisto uses some special animation and if spawned with any minions, he turns invisible.
    This seemed a serious problem, but the solution was easy. Giving him a boss, instead of minions. :)
  • Phantom Hatchets
    This skill is the throwing weapon version of Multiple Shot. But some part of Multiple Shot is hard-coded. If the missile is an arrow, it displays missile A (arrow) and if the missile isn't an arrow it displays missile B (bolt).
    You can assign another missile animation to missile A and missile B. But none of throwing weapons is an arrow, so this skill always displays missile B. There are three kinds of throwing weapon, Javelins, Throwing Axes and Throwing Knives. But the skill can display only one kind of missile.
    Now you can guess why all throwing weapons must be "magically converted into hatchets".

Origins of Sets

  • Autolycus' Magic Tool
    Autolycus is a renowned thief in Greek mythology. He was one of the members of the Argonauts.
  • Achilles' Advantage
    Achilles is the greatest hero of the Trojan War in Greek mythology. When he was born, his mother dipped him in the river Styx to make him immortal. But she forgot to wet the heel she held him by, leaving him vulnerable at that spot. Achilles was killed by an arrow to the heel. Since then Achilles's heel has meant one's weak point, and this is why Achilles' Heel set boots have a negative Lighining Resist.
  • Tasselhoff's Traveling Gear
    Tasselhoff is a character from the Dragonlance series. He carries a hoopak, a staff with a slingshot, so the set had contained an elder cane instead of the armor until patch N series.
    http://homepage2.nifty.com/kuzukiri/oldes/es3set.htm
  • Lixo's Feather
    Lixo means garbage in Portuguese.
  • Vega's Elegance
    Vega is a character from Street Fighter Video Game.
  • Kain's Means of Destruction
    Kain is Perfect Cell's character of Diablo II Classic.
    I had played my Barbarian named Kain up to level 86 on LAN with my brother.
    I didn't have the energy to level another character; I needed something different.
    That's when I saw Lothar's mod... I haven't played CD2 since.
    (from Phrozen Keep interview) 
  • Lancelot's Courage
    Sir Lancelot is one of the Knights of the Round Table, who served King Arthur.
  • Griffith's Cunning
    Former leader of the mercenary army Band of the Hawk. From Berserk Manga and Anime.
  • Raistlin's Salvation
    Raistlin Majere is a character from the Dragonlance series.

Origins of Runewords

  • Demon (I Nu Ya Shi Ya)
    犬夜叉(Inu Yasha) The Hero of Inuyasha Manga and Anime. Literally, "Dog Demon".
  • Evil (A Ku)
    悪 (Aku) Evil.
  • Trust (Shi N Ra I)
    信頼 (Shinrai) Trust or confidence.
  • Mibu's Wolf (Sa I To)
    斉藤一 (SAITO Hajime) Namely from the Rurouni Kenshin AKA Samurai X, animated series he is a member of the real life Shinsengumi which was a group of (mostly) samurai that formed somewhat of a (if not a real) army. Shinsengumi was also called the Miburō (壬生狼), meaning "Wolves of Mibu", after the town where they were stationed.
  • Dark Star (Hi Ka Ri No Ke N)
    光の剣 (Hikari no Ken) It's the Sword of Light, Gourry Gabriev's sword from The Slayers animated series. The runeword it makes is Dark Star (which fits with the series) but it goes into Armor which is where the runeword deviates from its namesake XD
  • Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu (Ke N Shi N)
    緋村剣心 (HIMURA Kenshin) is the hero of Rurouni Kenshin Manga and Anime. 飛天御剣流 (Hiten Mitsurugi Ryu) is the school of sword mastery he uses. Kenshin literally means a heart or mind of sword.
  • Psychic (A Ki Ra)
    アキラ (Akira) The Hero of Akira, Manga and Anime.
  • Saiyajin (Ka Me Ha Me Ha)
    サイヤ人 (Saiyajinn) means the aliens of planet Saiya, and カメハメ波 (Kamehameha) is a pshycic wave (from DBZ). 波 (Ha) means "Wave", and the entire word is a pun from King Kamehameha.
  • Animal Friend (Na U Shi Ka)
    ナウシカ (Naushika) From Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Miyazaki film about a girl who can charm animals.
  • Jurai (Tsu Na Mi)
    樹雷 (Jurai) is a space kingdom in Tenchi Muyo! Manga and Anime. 津名魅 (Tsunami) is a guardian goddess of the kingdom. Tsunami also means "Tidal Wave".
  • Learned One (Se N Se I)
    先生(Sensei) Teacher.
  • Indomitable (Ra N Ma)
    早乙女乱馬 (SAOTOME Ranma) The Hero of Ranma 1/2 Manga and Anime.
  • Nature's Kingdom (Mo No No Ke)
    もののけ姫 (Mononoke Hime, Princess Mononoke) The heroine of Miyazaki film Princess Mononoke. Mononoke means supernatural beings like spirits.
  • Wanderer (Ru Ro U Ni)
    流浪人(Rurouni) means a wandering person and is a coined word by the author of Rouroni Kenshin Manga series.
  • Grand Leon (Ma Sa Mu Ne)
    正宗 (Masamune) is one of the most famous samurai sword brands (the family name of the smith).
  • Obedience (A Ya Na Mi Re I)
    綾波レイ (AYANAMI Rei) The woman pilot of EVA-00 from Neon Genesis Evangelion Anime.
  • Cherry Blossom (Sa Ku Ra)
    木之本桜 (KINOMOTO Sakura / Sakura Avalon) The heroine of Cardcaptor Sakura Manga and Anime.
    桜 or 櫻 (Sakura) Ornamental cherry trees, Prunus serrulata, and their blossoms, an ubiquitous symbol of Japan.
  • Exuberance (A I Ka)
    皇藍華 (SUMERAGI Aika) The woman "salvager" (sunken ship treasure hunter) from AIKa Anime.
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  • Noir (Ki Ri Ka)
    夕叢霧香 (YUUMURA Kirika) One of the heroines of Noir Anime. A schoolgirl who has lost all memories of her past. She is an excellent markswoman and uses a Beretta M1934.
  • Armageddon (Ke I To Yu Ri)
    ケイ(Kei) and ユリ(Yuri) are the heroines of Dirty Pair Anime and Manga. They are the members of a trouble Consultant team, and almost every mission they are involved with ends up in disaster (a destruction of an entire city, etc.).
  • Fury (O Ru So N)
    オルソン(Orson) is a character of Record of Lodoss War Table Talk RPG, Novel and Anime. He is described as a berserker whose special ability is a nearly unstoppable berserker rage.
  • Princess (A Me Ri A)
    アメリア王女 (Ameria Oujo / Princess Amelia) is a character of Slayers Manga and Anime. She is a princess, but is traveling with the heroine Lina and uses cleric spells.
  • Courage (Ka Mi Ya Ta I Chi)
    Taichi Kamiya (八神 太一 Yagami Taichi in Japan) is a character of Digimon Adventure Manga and Anime. He bears the crest of Courage.
  • Sincerity (Ta Chi Ka Wa Mi Mi)
    太刀川 ミミ (Tachikawa Mimi) is a character of Digimon Adventure Manga and Anime. She bears the crest of Sincerity.
  • Illustrious (A Yu Ka Wa)
    鮎川 まどか (Ayukawa Madoka) is a character of Kimagure Orange Road Manga and Anime. She is attractive and kinda wild.

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