8,068 Pindle runs

EatSleepDiablo

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8,068 Pindle runs

At least that is what the drop calculators suggested for IK's Soul Cage with 350+- MF. I needed Tal's Guardianship as well, so I began running Pindle with a Lvl 90 Furyzon.

After about 100 runs I realized that keys, tomes, skillers, and resists were superfluous, so off went Griffons, TGods, Sanctuary, +2 ammy, etc. I was able to add another 300 or so in the end.

Found Soul Cage after about 1,300 runs and Tals on run 4,168. I kept pretty meticulous records, so for those interested in my results:

Uniques:
Normal: 128 in 4168 runs or 1 per 33 runs
Exceptional: 64 in 4168 runs or 1 per 65 runs
Elite: 33 in 4168 runs or 1 per 126 runs
Class Specific: 11 in 4168 runs or 1 per 379 runs
Jewelry: 6 in 4168 runs or 1 per 695 runs
Jewels: 1 in 4168 runs or 1 per 4168 runs
Overall: 243 in 4168 runs or 1 per 17 runs
Set:
Normal: 138 in 4168 runs or 1 per 30 runs
Expansion: 69 in 4168 runs or 1 per 60 runs
Overall: 207 in 4168 runs or 1 per 20 runs
Total: 450 in 4168 runs or 1 per 9 runs

TCs
81: 8 in 4168 runs or 1 per 521 runs
84: 10 in 4168 runs or 1 per 417 runs
87: 10 in 4168 runs or 1 per 417 runs
81+: 28 in 4168 runs or 1 per 149 runs

Also, for 1,000 runs I kept track of all TC 87 drops. I tallied 58 in all, or 1 per 17 runs.

Other miscellaneous notes:

* Eighteen lacquered plates dropped before the fateful one. That is 1 per 219 runs. Sacred armor had much lower drop rates--1 per 834 runs.

* All runs were at players 1. I was doing about 106 runs per hour with periodic stash transfers, record keeping, etc. I spent about a month on the project.

* TC87 unique/set drops: IK Soul Cage, Astreons, Death Cleaver, Ghost Flame, Gargoyle's Bite, Death's Web, BK Col Blade, 2 Griswold's Valor, and Natalya's Mark.

* Perhaps the most important stats: 12 Green Breast Plates (+5 Venom Wards) and 8 Cathan's rings.

No plans to run Pindle any longer. I am in awe of jjscud and Darkwell, among others, for their efforts of 20,000+.
 

Arkardo

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

Conglaturations! Go and rest our heroes! Or something like that. No, seriously, good job finding those items. Gieb Death's Web?

Your nick is awesome, btw!
 

skiffcz

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

One great report! Congrats!

btw, any godly rares? You must have been swimming in yellow ;)
 

DZJB

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

Thanks for keeping track! Aways nice to see reports like these. Awesome job on completing it (and grats on the Astreons and DWeb too!)

Also, Griffons before Tals Guardianship? :D Gieb! That's my most wanted unique right now!
 

sirpoopsalot

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

* TC87 unique/set drops: ... Astreons ... Death's Web...
Those 2 alone make the results pretty great for ~4100 runs. They're also 2 of the 5 items that I've yet to find in all my years of playing. :p

Great writeup. :thumbsup:


By the way, Hell Baal has a pretty solid chance of dropping Tal's armor (if you're able to run him). Something like 1:800 with ~300 MF on /players1. If I'm ever searching for that armor again, that's precisely where I'll start.



 

EatSleepDiablo

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

One great report! Congrats!

btw, any godly rares? You must have been swimming in yellow ;)
Aside from sets/uniques, I picked up all small/grand charms, rare rings/ammy's, rare diadems/circlets/coronas/tiaras, and the occasional white/socketed gear for runewords. I only had the 3x4 space in the Horadric Cube and I was trying to keep my speed up, so I did not pick up much else.

I ended up dumping all the goods into my general stashes, so it would take a bit of time to inventory all the 86 lvl stuff, but there were some keepers. Many +2 Ammys/tiaras etc. and FCR/high resist rings with other good mods...


 

EatSleepDiablo

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

Those 2 alone make the results pretty great for ~4100 runs. They're also 2 of the 5 items that I've yet to find in all my years of playing. :p

Great writeup. :thumbsup:


By the way, Hell Baal has a pretty solid chance of dropping Tal's armor (if you're able to run him). Something like 1:800 with ~300 MF on /players1. If I'm ever searching for that armor again, that's precisely where I'll start.
I found Astreons in run 1,500. Didnt know what a Caduceus was when I saw it (noob I know).

Thanks for the tip on Tals. I guess I planned on 8K runs for Soul Cage and just kept going thinking it would be just as easy to find. 2,900 runs later...


 

EatSleepDiablo

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

Thanks for keeping track! Aways nice to see reports like these. Awesome job on completing it (and grats on the Astreons and DWeb too!)

Also, Griffons before Tals Guardianship? :D Gieb! That's my most wanted unique right now!
Dont hate but I got a Griffons with my blizzballer after about 50 Pindle runs and 200+- MF.


 

Shaandore

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

Very nice report, congrats! I want to do something similar in february.

Too bad that you had only 12 green breastplates :p If you run out of them, I have some spare ones :wink:
 

DZJB

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

Dont hate but I got a Griffons with my blizzballer after about 50 Pindle runs and 200+- MF.
Of course I don't hate! It's all about luck in this game. I've got DWeb, DFathom and a Cham rune, while I'm yet to find an Arm of King Leoric. Go figure.


 

bcoe

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

I love threads like these. Congrats on the great haul. Now go enjoy your gear!
 

o1d_dude

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

Don't give up yet! You're just getting your feet wet with Pindeh.

The good stuff doesn't start dropping until you go over 10K.
 

RIP

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

20k?Thats almost nothing...50k is more reasonable goal :whistling: (still few thousands to do)

Ahh, i meant, congrats :thumbsup:
 

EatSleepDiablo

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

The good stuff doesn't start dropping until you go over 10K.
I will be running Meph for a while instead. I still need 99 items for my grail (most are unique), but I know that I will have to run Pindle again along with WSK to finish it off.

I'll report my findings when done...


 

Kyrandia

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

Well done! Very good and detailed overview. :)
The numbers you present are consistent with my own experiences and with what others have reported. Pindle is a reliable source for items, as long as you accept the long, dry periods between good drops.
 

Ragnarod

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Re: 8,068 Pindle runs

I love these threads too, they're always interesting :) Thanks for sharing your results and congrats on the great finds!
 
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