2016 Winter Zodthon Sign-Up and Running Thread

thefranklin

Diabloii.Net Member
Yeah, f those set items. I have found 2 armors in about 200 runs.

Grape on 2 Tyreals and 8 Fathoms? I bet he is sitting on a pair of zods...

Picked up about a 2 dozen of these before:
Code:
Matriarchal Bow
Two Hand Damage: 20 - 47
Durability: 39 of 48
Required Level: 39
Required Strength: 87
Required Dexterity: 187
Fingerprint: 0xd4f2b721
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only) 
4 Sockets (0 used)
Anyone use these things? Seems like Ruby or Scintillating would be way better.
Code:
Vermilion Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 50
Fingerprint: 0x727b4ce1
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+15 to Maximum Damage
 

maareek

Diabloii.Net Member
Anyone use these things? Seems like Ruby or Scintillating would be way better.
Code:
Vermilion Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 50
Fingerprint: 0x727b4ce1
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+15 to Maximum Damage
Eons ago, or so the story is told, a very foolish man traded for two Vermilion Jewels of Fervor, put them in a hat he stole from a great wizard and used them on a very foolish character. None remain from that long ago time to speak for the results, though rumors claim an amount of fun was had, but what is known for certain is that when the item was later given away, literally nobody wanted it. (citation needed)

Legends tell that the demigod called "frozprince" found this artifact in a chest within the ruins of Nagging Fury Kumquat's vault. To this day, the dusty tomes tell, that nearly omnipotent being (save for all the areas which encompass the definition of "omnipotent") forces one of his followers to wear this hat as punishment for breaking many bottles of froz's lifeblood, ketchup. All adventurers who gaze upon this abomination shiver, whimper and eventually succumb to madness, though it's unclear whether this is from the horrible sight of the fool's cap or the frozprince's mutterings in the eldritch tongue "anime."

Or so the story goes.

Actual answer: it certainly can be used, but it's quite doubtful it's ever the best jewel you could use in any typical situation. Still sweet in a build with lots of +%damage, though.

Also, my apologies to frozzzen and Nagisafurukawa for using their full, given names in the text above.
 

Gripphon

Diabloii.Net Member
Some random finds

Code:
Ruby Grand Charm of Greed
Grand Charm
Required Level: 22
Fingerprint: 0xf4341dbc
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +30%
40% Extra Gold from Monsters 

Arcing Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 57
Fingerprint: 0xd2f5675c
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 41 Lightning Damage
+20 to Life 

Fine Small Charm of Greed
Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0x15e00df4
Item Level: 71
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Maximum Damage
+13 to Attack Rating
8% Extra Gold from Monsters 

Serpent's Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0x6c1973b7
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life
+14 to Mana 

Steel Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x6246759a
Item Level: 71
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
+36 to Attack Rating 

Toxic Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 55
Fingerprint: 0x8a26b224
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 100 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)
+20 to Life 

Superior Phase Blade
One Hand Damage: 35 - 40
Indestructible
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 136
Fingerprint: 0xd1405ad
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
15% Enhanced Damage
+2 to Attack Rating 

Superior Diamond Bow
Two Hand Damage: 37 - 45
Durability: 36 of 40
Required Level: 54
Required Strength: 89
Required Dexterity: 132
Fingerprint: 0xf00cc57a
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
13% Enhanced Damage
+1 to Attack Rating
5 Sockets (0 used)
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
To increase my odds of finding good runes in this Zodthon, I decided not to pick up anything except grailers, some other S/Us, rare jewelry and circlet type headgear, grand charms and very good base items. I probably left a lot of good stuff on the ground :(.

Talking about runes ... my first week was really good, at least as far as one can expect from AT. This week ... pfff ...
 

Grape

Diabloii.Net Member
Talking about runes ... my first week was really good, at least as far as one can expect from AT. This week ... pfff ...
My runes have been horrible all the time. Good news is that there's still time to improve.

I think I'll be able to hit 95 with my nec tomorrow, nice. Still hoping for some improvements in top 5. Otherwise I'm more than happy with how this turned out :)

Found mildly interesting looking claw:

Code:
Cruel Bite
Blade Talons
One Hand Damage: 39 - 75
Durability: 141 of 207
Required Level: 48
Required Strength: 50
Required Dexterity: 50
Fingerprint: 0x474bcb6b
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
298% Enhanced Damage
+20 to Maximum Damage
Adds 1 - 2 Fire Damage
Cold Resist +12%
Level 3 Zeal (12/27 Charges)
"BarbAssaDin" anyone? Chaos in the other hand, this in the other. WWing, Zealing, + using regular Assassin's skills. Could be cool.
 

Pb_pal

Diabloii.Net Member
Talking about runes ... my first week was really good, at least as far as one can expect from AT. This week ... pfff ...
This. 4 of my top 5 were found in literally the first 3 days of running. Only one change since then.:rolleyes:

@Grape - Yes. I feel like the world needs to see this.
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Hehe yeah, my best rune was found after ... 1.5 hour in ... but I liked that one :).

Note to drop gods: this is not funny ...

Code:
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian
Mythical Sword
One Hand Damage: 120 - 150
Durability: 30 of 44
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 147
Required Dexterity: 124
Fingerprint: 0xa7317756
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
200% Enhanced Damage
Adds 50 Poison Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
+20 to Strength
Fire Resist +50%
Code:
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian
Mythical Sword
One Hand Damage: 120 - 150
Durability: 36 of 44
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 147
Required Dexterity: 124
Fingerprint: 0xf362ceba
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
200% Enhanced Damage
Adds 50 Poison Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
+20 to Strength
Fire Resist +50%
Code:
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian
Mythical Sword
One Hand Damage: 120 - 150
Durability: 24 of 44
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 147
Required Dexterity: 124
Fingerprint: 0x789f9b80
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
200% Enhanced Damage
Adds 50 Poison Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
+20 to Strength
Fire Resist +50%
Three of the same TC87 in less than 2 weeks time, with the last 2 ones in consecutive runs? Especially since they aren't grailers, I have the feeling the drop gods are laughing with me. I could also complain about the fact that they aren't runes, but what can you expect when you enter a RFO with an mf character and then start doing a typical mf area ... :oops:
 

Gripphon

Diabloii.Net Member
To cheer you up guys, do you realize that Zod rune is much alike Chuck Norris?

Firstly, it is highest level rune in the game, just like Chuck Norris is highest level human in the universe.

Secondly, it is indestructible, pretty much trademark of Chuck Norris. Not even Mordor volcano can destroy it.

If you socket Chuck Norris with Zod rune, he can wrestle with Superman and Batman at the same time with both hands tied behind his back and chew adamantium nails at the same time - inside the black hole.

If you socket lord Voldemort with Zod rune, he will grow his nose back.

Zod rune is the only rune Chuck Norris ever finds - he simply doesn't care about anything not most godly. When you find Zod rune, you also experience 0.0001% power of Chuck Norris.

Just like Chuck Norris, Zod rune is always waiting. You never know when will it jump on you, but when it does, your life will never be the same after that. So, keep farming and you will get your roundhouse kick of luck eventually.
 

Gripphon

Diabloii.Net Member
Supplies supplies, today at 18:10 cet finished grail.
Oh, but also cows felt generous and threw me the another one. And also almost useful grand charm along with it.

Code:
Cow King's Hooves
Heavy Boots
Defense: 40
Durability: 9 of 14
Required Level: 13
Required Strength: 18
Fingerprint: 0x4f64a316
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 25 - 35 Fire Damage
+35 Defense
+20 to Dexterity
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 

Cow King's Hooves
Heavy Boots
Defense: 41
Durability: 9 of 14
Required Level: 13
Required Strength: 18
Fingerprint: 0x3d3fdede
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+30% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 25 - 35 Fire Damage
+35 Defense
+20 to Dexterity
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items 

Serpent's Grand Charm of Greed
Grand Charm
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0x874a1aee
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+59 to Mana
40% Extra Gold from Monsters
 

maareek

Diabloii.Net Member
Code:
Serpent's Grand Charm of Greed
Grand Charm
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0x874a1aee
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+59 to Mana
40% Extra Gold from Monsters
...

...

...

Congrats on yet another perfect charm, PerfectCharmpphon. Good thing nulio is retired so he doesn't have to watch his record as luckiest lucker to ever luck be smashed.
 

Timinator

Diabloii.Net Member
Congratulations on the Grail. What a fun wee item to finish, then for Grail #2 you don't have to bother with that :)

Edit: t72on1 make a barb and dual wield for 100% fire resist! Give the 3rd to barb merc
 

Gripphon

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks guys. For grail #2 I'm missing Stormlash and Caddy. Probably some random easy-to-get-don't-bother-to-pick-up thing too, but those two are big fishes to find.

@maareek
Moo moo mooooooo moo moo
 

Grape

Diabloii.Net Member
Grats Grip! Not bad, not bad. How many Sander's Ripraps before the Hooves?

It's been a while since I've run any AT with Blizz, but I guess this could be cool with 3xIst:

Code:
Artisan's Jared's Stone of the Magus
Jared's Stone
One Hand Damage: 8 - 18
Durability: 33 of 50
Required Level: 25
Fingerprint: 0xc23e2162
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+2 to Blizzard (Sorceress Only)
+2 to Energy Shield (Sorceress Only)
+13 to Life
3 Sockets (0 used)
Or is DF simply to good. Don't know, it's only P1 when seriously MFing so..
 

Gripphon

Diabloii.Net Member
It is the last day of the event. Use it well!

Plan is as follows. At any time you want you can start posting readouts of your top 5 items found (by your own choice) and I'll edit all of those into the second post of this thread for voting. It would be cool, but not necessary to also give short explanation of your choice for readers. You have time till saturday 8pm CET to post your top 5, and then voting will start until sometime in sunday. If someone needs more time to post their top 5, let me know, but you can already think about what you want to post and then post it when you finish as well send results. WARNING: no rune qualifiers allowed in here!

Also when you are done, send results to email presented in first post with all relevant data and screenshots of your top 5 Vex+ runes. Don't forget to state your forum name in mail and also please post in this thread when you send results so that we know who didn't send them yet.

Have fun during last day, gentlemen.
 
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T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
Grats on the Grail, Grip !! Very well done :).

I'm out of the Zodthon I'm afraid. Deeded my Sorc and don't feel like doing suboptimal runs with my Javazon or Venomancer.

This is my top 5 list of items:

Code:
Griffon's Eye
Diadem
Defense: 208
Durability: 15 of 20
Required Level: 76
Fingerprint: 0xd9a11c45
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+25% Faster Cast Rate
-18% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
+11% to Lightning Skill Damage
+151 Defense
Code:
Death's Fathom
Dimensional Shard
One Hand Damage: 30 - 53
Durability: 41 of 50
Required Level: 73
Fingerprint: 0xec3876b6
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
+20% Faster Cast Rate
+25% to Cold Skill Damage
Lightning Resist +31%
Fire Resist +27%
Code:
Shadow Dancer
Myrmidon Greaves
Defense: 136
Durability: 20 of 24
Required Level: 71
Required Strength: 167
Fingerprint: 0xe8cd33e2
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)
+30% Faster Run/Walk
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+89% Enhanced Defense
+23 to Dexterity
Requirements -20%
Code:
Windforce
Hydra Bow
Two Hand Damage: 35 - 531
Durability: 38 of 55
Required Level: 73
Required Strength: 134
Required Dexterity: 167
Fingerprint: 0x19157734
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
250% Enhanced Damage
+293 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
6% Mana stolen per hit
Knockback
+10 to Strength
+5 to Dexterity
Heal Stamina Plus 30%
Code:
The Reaper's Toll
Thresher
Two Hand Damage: 60 - 706
Durability: 33 of 33
Required Level: 75
Required Strength: 107
Required Dexterity: 81
Fingerprint: 0xbb7cf58e
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
33% Chance to cast level 1 Decrepify on striking
235% Enhanced Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 4 - 44 Cold Damage Over 2 Secs (43 Frames)
12% Life stolen per hit
33% Deadly Strike
Requirements -25%
Ethereal
First 4 items were simple to include in my list, since they are by far the best items I have found, and obvious choices in general I'd say. For the 5th item, the Alma Negra, I just checked the MFO spreadsheet someone linked me the other day to see which one was most rare in the AT, the area I was running. A bit to my surpise the Alma Negra is quite rare, so I picked that. Other options could have been M'avina's body armor, Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian (which I found 3 times during the Zodthon), an eth Reaper's Toll, Highlord's Wrath, ... I just had a divine intervention ...

I'll send my rune results right away.
 
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