2017 Winter RFL Sign-Up and Running Thread: 1st Round

DaveW

Diabloii.Net Member
Got 3 hours left on my set. Should be able to finish tonite. I may start a new batch running Blizzy in CS killing Vizier and maybe Infector. Anyways just a few finds.

Graverobber's Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x168d1f79
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)
+28 to Life

Leviathan
Kraken Shell
Defense: 1566
Durability: 40 of 48
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 174
Fingerprint: 0x42dc19f6
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Indestructible
+174% Enhanced Defense
+131 Defense
+49 to Strength
Damage Reduced by 23%

Fanatic Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0x78b8c017
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Masteries Skills (Barbarian Only)
+32 to Life

Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x628a4812
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+19 to Life

Fine Small Charm of Strength
Small Charm
Required Level: 21
Fingerprint: 0xe0c0a531
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Maximum Damage
+20 to Attack Rating
+2 to Strength

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 378
Durability: 21 of 21
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 48
Fingerprint: 0x508c8692
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
7% Mana stolen per hit
6% Life stolen per hit
+100% Enhanced Defense
15% Slower Stamina Drain
Damage Reduced by 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 11
Ethereal

Imp Cowl
Circlet
Defense: 30
Durability: 21 of 35
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x402f8e8c
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Barbarian Skill Levels <<<<<<<< Why not 2!!
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Adds 1 - 101 Lightning Damage
Damage Reduced by 6
Level 5 Charged Bolt (21/32 Charges)

Arkaine's Valor
Balrog Skin
Defense: 1341
Durability: 23 of 30
Required Level: 85
Required Strength: 165
Fingerprint: 0xbec5058e
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+159% Enhanced Defense
+37 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
Damage Reduced by 13
 

Xios

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As tradition wants it, I found a qualifier in the third mf run I did in AT after the RFL ... on /p1 obviously.
I've been trying to bulk up my singleplayer softcore roster, which has involved setting up an MF Sorc at Hell Mephisto, among other things. I've been keeping the clock running on all the characters once they hit late NM / early Hell just so that I don't have mud on my face if I luck into something randomly as my highest rune in single player so far being a Vex on Squid, dropped from a Devilkin in the Tower (not during the RFL), with the possibility of doing a more proper batch once everyone is up and running.

Yet every time I decide to kill a Council member that strays in from the side room when hitting Mephisto, I'm prepared to cringe if one actually decides to drop [what would be] a qualifying rune.
 

Grape

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The first round is about to reach the half point. One week done, one week left!

Really great to see that this thread has been really active. I'm enjoying seeing the drops and discussions about efficiency, different running tactics etc. Keep them coming!

I also got the first results already. Thanks @T72on1, hopefully many will follow your example and send the results right away when they know they won't run anymore. That way we can have the results thread a lot quicker.
 

Neksja

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Okay, had the time to check and guesstimate my first 20hr set, so here's some stats:

Bosses in RoF+CS+Grand Vizier+Infector:

Time spent: 791 minutes
Estimated number of runs: 290
Runes found: 231
Sets/Uniques found: 268

Runes per run: ~0.80
Runes per minute: ~0.29

Sets/Uniques per run: ~0.92
Sets/Uniques per minute: ~0.34

Grand Vizier branch only:

Time spent: 409 minutes
Estimated number of runs: 615
Runes found: 139
Sets/Uniques found: 118

Runes per run: ~0.23
Runes per minute: ~0.35

Sets/Uniques per run: ~0.19
Sets/Uniques per minute: ~0.29

Combined 20 hours:

Runes per minute: ~0.33
Sets/Uniques per minute: ~0.32


And while everyone else posted their "MFO Style Top 5', here's mine:

Code:
Death's Web
Unearthed Wand
One Hand Damage: 22 - 28
Durability: 17 of 18
Required Level: 66
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0xc496a134
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+2 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
-49% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+11 to Mana after each Kill
+11 Life after each Kill

Immortal King's Soul Cage
Sacred Armor
Defense: 1001
Durability: 46 of 60
Required Level: 76
Required Strength: 232
Fingerprint: 0x5c8c305e
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 5 Enchant when struck
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+400 Defense
Poison Resist +50%
Set (2 items): +25% Faster Hit Recovery
Set (3 items): Cold Resist +40%
Set (4 items): Fire Resist +40%
Set (5 items): Lightning Resist +40%
Set (6 items): +50% Enhanced Defense

Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge
Colossus Blade
One Hand Damage: 75 - 195
Two Hand Damage: 174 - 345
Durability: 39 of 50
Required Level: 63
Required Strength: 189
Required Dexterity: 110
Fingerprint: 0xdbfc6e62
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20% Increased Attack Speed
200% Enhanced Damage
35% Chance of Crushing Blow
Knockback
All Resistances +20

Wolfhowl
Fury Visor
Defense: 368
Durability: 23 of 35
Required Level: 79
Required Strength: 129
Fingerprint: 0x6ba45a5b
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Warcry Skills (Barbarian Only)
+3 to Feral Rage
+6 to Lycanthropy
+6 to Werewolf
+144% Enhanced Defense
+9 to Strength
+11 to Dexterity
+11 to Vitality
Level 15 Summon Dire Wolf (14/18 Charges)

The Redeemer
Mighty Scepter
One Hand Damage: 142 - 185
Durability: 27 of 50
Required Level: 72
Required Strength: 50
Required Dexterity: 26
Fingerprint: 0xdb845c2a
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Paladin Skill Levels
257% Enhanced Damage
Damage +96
-33% Target Defense
+225% Damage to Demons
+150% Damage to Undead
+2 to Redemption (Paladin Only)
+4 to Holy Bolt (Paladin Only)
+3 to Light Radius
Requirements -60%

While the top spot of my top 5 was pretty damn amazing, here are my top5 magical items:
Code:
Natural Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x6509abfd
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)
+37 to Life

Russet Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 17
Fingerprint: 0x8d44c26d
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15 to Life
Fire Resist +7%

Toxic Small Charm of Inertia
Small Charm
Required Level: 55
Fingerprint: 0xa82d8056
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 100 Poison Damage Over 5 Secs (125 Frames)

Scintillating Jewel
Jewel
Required Level: 26
Fingerprint: 0x6366a736
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Cold Resist +15%
Lightning Resist +15%
Fire Resist +15%
Poison Resist +15%

Tin Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0x4d9b8e77
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+33 to Attack Rating


I managed to squeeze in a few dozen of Nihlathak runs, still below 0.20 runes per minute. Most likely I won't finish this set, but I'm keeping my hopes up that I'll still manage to somehow get 5+ qualifiers...
 

Brak

Diabloii.Net Member
I want to thank this thread for getting me to respec to a Blizz sorc. While my OCD hates that it doesn't kill all the things, at least it kills a lot of the things.
 

Grape

Diabloii.Net Member
I want to thank this thread for getting me to respec to a Blizz sorc. While my OCD hates that it doesn't kill all the things, at least it kills a lot of the things.
Nice.

And now you have a great character for Tranvincal as well ;)
 

Gripphon

Diabloii.Net Member
Nice going everyone. A little inspirational boost for everyone at this half way point of the first round.

 

pharphis

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
ayyyy

Prefix 1118 Grand Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 69
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 93
Fingerprint: 0x3fbf8b9e
+37 to Life
+1 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only)

edit: probably the best charm I've seen since I returned in july or whatever
 
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Timinator

Diabloii.Net Member
Ok, finished the last 35 minutes. Suddenly runes started dropping like crazy, so I got a Cham and 3 Bers !!! Should be enough for victory

And then I woke up :(.

Won't be starting a new batch. I want to set my mind on something else, before diving head in first into the two other rounds.

Good luck everyone !!!
I've also dreamed of finding HRs .. you aren't the only one. Btw in the future, you might want to crop out runes from screenshots where you can't tell us what runes you find :p
 

pharphis

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ayyyyy 2.0

Prefix 931 Small Charm of Inertia
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 27
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 93
Fingerprint: 0x287b9f1d
+15 to Attack Rating
+3 to Maximum Damage
3% Faster Run/Walk
 

DaveW

Diabloii.Net Member
I've also dreamed of finding HRs .. you aren't the only one. :p
I woke up the other morning thinking I had DEEDs my Blizzy, I was paranoid to the point of not turning on the laptop coz I didn't want to see that char in the hooded cowl. Bit the bullet and opened D2, Damn was I relieved. I must've dreamt it.
 

T72on1

Diabloii.Net Member
I've also dreamed of finding HRs .. you aren't the only one. Btw in the future, you might want to crop out runes from screenshots where you can't tell us what runes you find :p
Ouch, yeah. Sorry about that. I'll try to think about it in the future. I removed that image for now.

Edit: while we are at it, this is my top 5 of items found:

Code:
Sharp Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xad6e533
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+10 to Maximum Damage
+53 to Attack Rating
+38 to Life


Templar's Might
Sacred Armor
Defense: 1622
Durability: 56 of 60
Required Level: 74
Required Strength: 232
Fingerprint: 0x541f0096
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+170% Enhanced Defense
+295 Defense vs. Missile
+14 to Strength
+12 to Vitality
+43 Maximum Stamina


Fleshripper
Fanged Knife
One Hand Damage: 56 - 214
Durability: 27 of 36
Required Level: 68
Required Strength: 42
Required Dexterity: 86
Fingerprint: 0x2fc9de7b
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
276% Enhanced Damage
-50% Target Defense
25% Chance of Crushing Blow
33% Deadly Strike
50% Chance of Open Wounds
Prevent Monster Heal
Slows Target by 20%


Hailstone Visor
Circlet
Defense: 53
Durability: 19 of 35
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0x9e56ddf0
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Assassin Skill Levels
+73% Enhanced Defense
+18 to Life
All Resistances +11
20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items


Graverobber's Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xc4b84e48
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)
+21 to Life
 
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Gripphon

Diabloii.Net Member
Continued CS sorc testing to eliminate potential lucky streaks of drops, but it doesn't seem this value is changing at all.

Runs done: 270
Runes farmed: 159
Avg. time: 69
Runes per run: 0.589
Runes per minute: 0.512

Basically, sorc can kill tons of creeps fast. More than I thought she could. 5 hours left to run now. Managed to die with sorc right when reaching level 96. Now I still have some work to do. Teleporting into full screen of might creeps ftw. RNG made hits pass through defense = gg.

EDIT

By these numbers p3 18s Travincal seems to be ~1.733x better, and p7 cows 3:15 400xcows seem ~1.112x better. I mean that is actually really small difference lol. Preliminary estimations were around ~2.7x for Travincal. I should somehow improve long term average by 7 seconds to catch up to cows while maintaining same density of killing... Last 150 runs were ~67 average, should drop that by 5 more seconds somehow. Not sure is it possible, but I know cows can be also dropped near 3:05 too.
 
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Burgomaster3

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Oh god, that "2 more runs" makes it so much worse...

Kinda staying on the theme, I also managed to die in CS. Vizier mob spawned right on top of me and ate 3000 life in a second. Apparently they can be actually dangerous once in a while. Gonna take it a bit more carefully, I really wanna reach level 96 before the end of my set.
 

Treeharl

Diabloii.Net Member
Talking about such an experience... This is what just happened on 1.00, let me tell you it isn't fun losing 18M xp on level 89 (118M xp to go before I am done) there when you hardly get 1,4M xp a run. Look right above in the screen, extra fast + holy freeze OK pack... Luckely I could S&E at this point. (Sorry a bit offtopic as I get so many runes on 1.00!)
Your vid is truely sad @pharphis.
closecall.jpg
 

pharphis

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Oh god, that "2 more runs" makes it so much worse...

Kinda staying on the theme, I also managed to die in CS. Vizier mob spawned right on top of me and ate 3000 life in a second. Apparently they can be actually dangerous once in a while. Gonna take it a bit more carefully, I really wanna reach level 96 before the end of my set.
I think pyro died to visier while MPing before. Anyone know what mods make him dangerous? I've never seen it
 

Burgomaster3

Diabloii.Net Member
At least they were extra fast, that's all I could gather. There was also some other boss giving might aura that I didn't bother to kill before activating the seal, so there's that. Do monster auras stack? Because double might would probably do it.

That's one frustrating thing about CS: Most of the time you're perfectly safe, but once in the while something starts to do loads of damage to you and it's really hard to determine the why that is. The fact that the fingermages and megademons both have two attack types adds to the fact.

I should probably respec, to get some defense via Shiver armor (I only have Frozen armor atm), or go with the max block route.
 
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