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A funny thing happened on my way to meet the Countess ifra

Discussion in 'Hardcore' started by Kelicc, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Kelicc

    Kelicc IncGamers Member

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    A funny thing happened on my way to meet the Countess

    I don't generally like to post "look what I found" threads but I was so darned excited that I couldn't resist.

    Anyway, I'm doing a series of 100 Countess runs and taking note of runes that drop as well as uniques. My ultimate goal is to cube a Zod :uhhuh: I'm currently up to run number 38 or so. I'm sure you're all looking forward to seeing the results when I'm done ;) Anyway, that's besides the point.

    So, I run the Countess with my amazon. I kill everything in my way on my way down to the Countess. In one particular run, I get to Tower level 4 and meet up with a boss pack of those Death Clan guys. Or maybe it was Blood Clan. I dunno, one of these guys. I hit them with some Freezing Arrows and before I knew it, laying there on top of the pile of dead bodies and treasure was... a Jah rune!!! :surprise:

    By far the best I have found! Previous best was Vex! I was shocked to see that a Jah could fall in Act 1 Hell!! Does anyone know if Cham and Zod are also possible?

    Only 3 more Jahs and I can cube my Zod ;)
     
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    ConnerMacleod IncGamers Member

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    Congrats on that find. And you know what? "Look what I found" threads are actually nice, because it's a way to say to everyone that you located something nice.

    As for dropping odds, I was under the impression that Lo was the highest that could drop in Act 1... Damned D2data is wrong again! So we have a confirmed Jah drop in Act 1. See, now if you had not said anything we would all believe that Lo would be the highest. Thanks!
     
  3. Kelicc

    Kelicc IncGamers Member

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    Well, I suppose that's true. Thanks for the congrats :)
     
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    CoonerTheRed IncGamers Member

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    woooooooot very nice Kelicc :clap:
     
  5. Baroni

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    You can easily trade your Jah rune for a Zod in the trade channels. Jah is the joint most sought after rune (with Ber). Although I don't know if you'd want to trade your lovely legit Jah for an obviously duped Zod.
     
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    PhatTrumpet IncGamers Member

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    Conner, I would've thought the higher-lvl areas in Act1 (Pit, Mausoleum, higher Tower lvls, etc.) could drop just about any rune. I know my friend found a 'Ber' in the Pit... isn't 'Lo' just for Countess drops?
     
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    WTG Kellic.... :clap:
     
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    STINGER IncGamers Member

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    I beleive LO is just the countesses max, but i can see where one would think LO would be max with that info.

    I have a good amount of runes on Countess with my Barb and havent gotten squat for runes, jst a lot of exp and charms, gems ...etc
     
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    Kelicc IncGamers Member

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    Yeah, that's exactly it. I wouldn't want to trade a rune that I know is legit for another that I am about 99% sure is not legit.
     
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    ConnerMacleod IncGamers Member

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    Phat: According to online data, Lo is as high as Act 1 goes. It's obviously wrong, and I suspected as much because I read a thread in the softcore forum here saying something similar in the Pit. Think they found a Sur rune. Either way, I love to see confirmation that drop odds are possible in various places.

    I read the mpq data myself but it's a PIA mosttimes so I rely on d2data alot because, well, I'm lazy.

    I know the highest I've found in 1.10 was an Ohm in Act 2, which, well, is completely doable per d2data. So they have a descrepancy.
     
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    fe-crazywolf IncGamers Member

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    that is awesome man, congrats. My best rune find ever was 2 Ohms in 1.09 was in softcore in unexpected spots, one was from a regular cow and the other was from a regular snake in the snake pit in act 2, the place to get the ammy for the quest. My best find in 1.10 was a vex rune from a darkranger in the pits softcore and an ist rune from 2nd minions skeleton in a hell baal game which was cool and i put it in my tal orb for more magic find. I hope to kill random monsters and find more runes that way, sometimes those are the best ways to find runes besides just doing hellforge and countess.
     
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    Bleh...highest rune drop for me (aside from 1.10 hellforge, got a Gul there, but it doesn't count) would be a single Ist in 1.09. Jerks. Infact runes drop so infrequently for me that I was happier about finding a Lem than my first 1.10 shako >_<

    Although I did "see" a Lo drop in one of my 2500 or so baal runs, that is to say I didn't bother pressing Alt because I was running for Exp not for itams, but I saw the OMG LO DROPPED OMG LO LO I GOT TEH LO!! from like 6 people rather clearly ^_^
     

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