10k LK run project

Tenecabo

Diabloii.Net Member
Hi everyone!

It's that time of the year again where I pick up good old trusty D2 and continue playing (usually restart from scratch, but this time I've been on and off doing 1.07 rack runs the entire year so I'll just continue). With this corona virus going around I am currently working from home, which seems like the perfect opportunity (don't tell my boss, *cough* crappy connection with the work server delaying my work *cough*) to continue this project I had started 2 or 3 years ago: to hit 10k LK runs.

Problem: It seems like my posts after 2016 got erased from the forums (another forum crash I suppose, seen a few over the years that I've been here), which unfortunately contained my 10k topic and my posts in the item find thread which I created for every 1000 runs. I vaguely remember having passed 3k runs, but I don't have the exact number, so I will consider having completed 3k runs and start from there. Luckily I have kept all the runes from this project in a separate GoMule stash and as such I will be able to provide a big loot haul picture at the end.

Disclaimer: I do not run the fastest/most efficient runs at all, and I hit quite a few poppables around LK depending on my mood. Because of this I've had a few high runes already that did not come from LK chests, so the total result 'should' be higher than expected (I'll shoot myself if it's even lower X-D). This is just something I wanted to complete to have a good base for the builds I will finally get around to making, after restarting so many times and messing around. And to keep it fun I just have to go offroad a bit at times.

I'll start off with what I have so far, and hopefully I will be able to update this regularly.

Pul: 7
Um: 5
Mal: 13
Ist: 2
Gul: 6
Vex: 3 (1 has been turned into a HoTo)
Ohm: 4
Lo: 3
Sur: 5
Ber: 1

Current gear (nothing even remotely close to the optimal set-up, but enough to hit 105 fcr - the rest is stuff leftover from when I use her as mf runner):

Code:
Harlequin Crest
Shako
Defense: 114
Durability: 8 of 12
Required Level: 62
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x1d6cb882
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +2
+138 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+138 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
Damage Reduced by 10%
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Felicitous Amulet of Luck
Amulet
Required Level: 19
Fingerprint: 0xd95b5dda
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
44% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Ormus' Robes
Dusk Shroud
Defense: 393
Durability: 15 of 20
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 77
Fingerprint: 0xe75ab420
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+11% to Cold Skill Damage
+11% to Lightning Skill Damage
+10% to Fire Skill Damage
+3 to Shiver Armor (Sorceress Only)
+11 Defense
Regenerate Mana 12%

Grim Circle
Ring
Required Level: 13
Fingerprint: 0x1e55dbae
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Faster Cast Rate
+4 to Energy
Lightning Resist +29%
Fire Resist +8%
10% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Wyrm's Ring of Fortune
Ring
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0xf0dea760
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+47 to Mana
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Goldwrap
Heavy Belt
Defense: 35
Durability: 16 of 18
Required Level: 27
Required Strength: 45
Fingerprint: 0xe5913050
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10% Increased Attack Speed
+46% Enhanced Defense
+25 Defense
52% Extra Gold from Monsters
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+2 to Light Radius

Soul Nails
Mesh Boots
Defense: 90
Durability: 15 of 16
Required Level: 29
Required Strength: 65
Fingerprint: 0xc5f48f32
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
+46 Defense (Based on Character Level)
+21 Maximum Stamina
41% Extra Gold from Monsters
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Trang-Oul's Claws
Heavy Bracers
Defense: 70
Durability: 12 of 16
Required Level: 45
Required Strength: 58
Fingerprint: 0xdab6b931
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Curses (Necromancer only)
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+25% to Poison Skill Damage
+30 Defense
Cold Resist +30%

Call to Arms
Crystal Sword
AmnRalMalIstOhm
One Hand Damage: 19 - 57
Durability: 20 of 20
Required Level: 57
Required Strength: 43
Fingerprint: 0x8816470d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+40% Increased Attack Speed
282% Enhanced Damage
Adds 5 - 30 Fire Damage
7% Life stolen per hit
Prevent Monster Heal
+2 to Battle Command
+5 to Battle Orders
+3 to Battle Cry
Replenish Life +12
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
5 Sockets (5 used)
Socketed: Amn Rune
Socketed: Ral Rune
Socketed: Mal Rune
Socketed: Ist Rune
Socketed: Ohm Rune
That's it for now, stay safe everyone!
 

Tenecabo

Diabloii.Net Member
Soooo, I actually found out that my run counter still had this project on it. This was great as it allowed me to start from 3150 ish runs.

Just finished run 4000. From run 3150-3750, this is what I got:

-
1 Um rune from a poppable, picture not added due to 10 screenshot per post maximum.
-
Screenshot004.jpg
Screenshot006.jpg
Screenshot007.jpg
Screenshot009.jpg

At this point, I was pretty happy about the amount of drops, not so much with the quality. So I did what every good D2 gamer does and complained out loud about it...
This dropped in the next 250 rounds:

Screenshot011.jpg
Screenshot012.jpg
Screenshot013.jpg
Screenshot014.jpg
Screenshot015.jpg
Screenshot016.jpg

Identical patterns for the Lo runes even!

And a few other random goodies (liking the cold skiller… my second skiller with 30+ life, the other is a cold skiller as well... and I don't like playing sorcs for anything other than starter MFer X-D):

Code:
Bone Clasp
Amulet
Required Level: 30
Fingerprint: 0x5e5fb08e
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only)
+7 to Strength
Replenish Life +3
Lightning Resist +20%
Fire Resist +15%
21% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Viridian Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x83363096
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life
Poison Resist +7%

Steel Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0x27b7f1c2
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+118 to Attack Rating
+22 to Life

Chilling Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x58b0ef67
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)
+31 to Life

Steel Small Charm of Inertia
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xdaf5fe87
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3% Faster Run/Walk
+33 to Attack Rating

Giant Skull
Bone Visage
Defense: 440
Durability: 31 of 40
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0xb575e60d
Item Level: 83
Version: Expansion 1.10+
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
Knockback
+318 Defense
+31 to Strength
2 Sockets (0 used)

Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Greed
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xbb4093c6
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
36% Extra Gold from Monsters

Scintillating Jewel of Freedom
Jewel
Required Level: 26
Fingerprint: 0x5d536bb7
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +11%
Lightning Resist +11%
Fire Resist +11%
Poison Resist +11%
Requirements -15%

Ruby Small Charm of Greed
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x49878d1f
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +10%
9% Extra Gold from Monsters

Steel Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x7ce9070e
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+** to Attack Rating
+39 to Life

Nature's Peace
Ring
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xf8d75322
Item Level: 83
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Prevent Monster Heal
Slain Monsters Rest in Peace
Poison Resist +30%
Damage Reduced by 8
Level 5 Oak Sage (10/27 Charges)
Onwards to the next 1000, which will put me halfway at 5000 runs completed!
 

inkantuj

Diabloii.Net Member
Your results are very encouraging! A few questions (sorry if mentioned before):
- how long is your average run
- do you pop all chests/stashes/boxes/corpses on the map or rather visit your favorites (those in wooden huts, for example)
- would you do it on Bnet (with short breaks to avoid realmdown) or it's not worth the hassle
 

Tenecabo

Diabloii.Net Member
Your results are very encouraging! A few questions (sorry if mentioned before):
- how long is your average run
- do you pop all chests/stashes/boxes/corpses on the map or rather visit your favorites (those in wooden huts, for example)
- would you do it on Bnet (with short breaks to avoid realmdown) or it's not worth the hassle
- Hard to say as I have multiple occasions where my run counter keeps running even when I'm not playing actively (2 and 4 year old kids in the house means I get called away often ;-) ). I can do my runs (the entire starting the game from the menu screen etc) in about 20-22 seconds if I only look for red flashes. Realistically I do most of them at around 30 seconds including picking up charms/jewels and most gems. But during maybe 40% of my games I pop about 6 other poppables, and then my run times go up to 35-38 seconds.

-60% of my runs I only pop 2 which I can TK from inside one of the huts, 40% of my runs I mix it up and pop a few more to not get too bored.

-I've done it on bnet, but if you do that it's better to pop everything in LK in an 8 player baal game or so. Since on bnet your map changes every time, and if you solo it you're getting the 1-2 LK patterns instead of the 7-8, as well as more chance of no drop from poppables. So just running the superchests solo is really annoying there, especially with realdown risk (and if you only run superchests you will get realmdown often).
 
Top