Speedrunners are gamers who try and beat the game in the quickest amount of time. However, they also set challenges for themselves by setting certain requirements. For one Diablo II speedrunner, he might have done one of the toughest runs of all, going through the entire game without attacking.
To be clear, the speedrunner in question, DrCliche, still defeated enemies, but he didn’t “aggressively” do so. In fact, he did it defensively via Thorn Armor, which actually damages any opponent who strikes him. The speedrun took just under 8 hours, which shows that Diablo II is not an easy game to get through when you’re not attacking anybody.
Also of note, he almost wasn’t able to do it because a certain boss late in the game almost tripped him up, but he was able to work around it:
“But De Seis’s elemental attacks do proc Chilling Armor, and at level 30, with Cold Mastery, 6 points in Chilling Armor, and a +2 staff, you do damage quickly and consistently enough to keep Lord de Seis from ever casting Bestow,” DrCliche explained.
You can view this amazing speedrun below: