A Goldminer

A Goldminer

Im planning to gamble items but the prob is i usually don't have enough money. I pickup elite normal/magical items at baalruns and sell them but still it goes not fast enough..

There must be a way to make a goldminer?

I was thinking about an Javazon with lem runes in equip and then hell cows with the Java..

Does someone have any suggestions?
 

gorash

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u can go with a goldfinding barb with similar gear as:

2x ali baba w/ lems
wealth armor
goldwrap
chancies
etc etc

do trav runs as the council drops major cash
 

Lowgat

Diabloii.Net Member
Can a barb survive in hell with dual ali baba?

I like the idea but im not sure, maybe nm travi is nice aswell?
Yes as long as you have a good BO setup and plenty of vit to prebuff your barb he can survive pretty much everywhere. Upping the alibaba's and maxing your sword mastery helps considerably but you can have another weapon on switch if you need more killing speed and just flip to the Ali b's to close out your kill against champions/council.

There's gotta be a guide for it somewhere.... Ah here you go:

http://forums.diabloii.net/showthread.php?t=274818

The links on the first page are bad but the second page is fine.



 

gorash

Diabloii.Net Member
my friend did all his runs in hell trav, got a few hundred "k" per run so as long as u play smart u can do those runs easily.
 

Lowgat

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Lowgat you know the receipt for upping ali baba?
*link removed by Gorny*

Read through those links though. Consensus seemed to be that upping alibabas wasn't worth it (they're slow and the dex/str requirements hurt you). I use upped alibabas on my IK barb for MFing but usually let my Merc finish off the bosses. Since there's a lot more killing to be done in Travincal I'm not sure I'd sit around to use AliBabas. You're probably better off keeping them regular and just using them on switch when you Find Item.



 

Black Market

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Another option for your goldfind barb would be 2x 5os runemaster.
That's 750% goldfind (if lem'ed) in a weapon that can actually kill stuff (at least, concil). It's a weapon that im sure you can find pretty easily in trade forum.

You can also consider a double upped Goldskin as an armor for a nice looking barb.

good luck.
 

toprak

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According to my experience, gold you get by selling items is always much more than gold that drops from the monsters, no matter what you wear. Look for staves, orbs, wands, demon heads, scepters etc. Stuff that gives + to skills is always expensive, even if it isn't magical (violet). Body armors and exceptional, elite gloves are also good.
 

Jackson

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Another option for your goldfind barb would be 2x 5os runemaster.
That's 750% goldfind (if lem'ed) in a weapon that can actually kill stuff (at least, concil). It's a weapon that im sure you can find pretty easily in trade forum.


Yep... I just tried out what you suggested, and it works (and looks) great.
 

GotFriana

Diabloii.Net Member
Im planning to gamble items but the prob is i usually don't have enough money. I pickup elite normal/magical items at baalruns and sell them but still it goes not fast enough..

Does someone have any suggestions?
Appart from the good advice and gear options for gold find posted in this thread if you plan to gamble, imo it is also very important to reduce vendor prices, then you will be able to get more for your money. If you play ladder get a Gheed's fortune charm, not only it has a huge % of goold find it also reduces vendor prices 10-15% (varies) then the other option extra cheap is an Edge bow (made of any 3sockets bow, preferably low requirements so any character can use it), for only Tir+Tal+Amn you reduce all prices 15%, hold it while you gamble added to the Gheed's you will have a 25-30% discount in all your transactions.



 

-Tempus-

Diabloii.Net Member
Can a barb survive in hell with dual ali baba?

I like the idea but im not sure, maybe nm travi is nice aswell?
ali's arent killing weapons, they are best used for the last hit, to have out if merc gets last hit or when using the FI skill. its always best to have a good killing weapon on the switch to use when needed.

According to my experience, gold you get by selling items is always much more than gold that drops from the monsters, no matter what you wear. Look for staves, orbs, wands, demon heads, scepters etc. Stuff that gives + to skills is always expensive, even if it isn't magical (violet). Body armors and exceptional, elite gloves are also good.
toprak

from these numbers you can see that a goldfind build will always get you way more gold then selling all the items that drop each run. if a char has less then 1000% GF it would be close, but since in LOD you can get a max of 3990% GF and over 150k piles of gold there isnt any way that just selling items will get you more gold per run them high GF will.

some # to look at:
5 normal high council runs (gold only off them)
total: 416k avg: 83k

NM H.C.R. gold only from council members
1st # highest single pile of gold
2nd # total gold off first kills
3rd # total gold after FI skill

58k n/a 212k
57k 422k 601k (very good run)
64k 219k 271k
63k 199k 331k
56k 223k 384k
61k 111k 111k (very bad run)
59k 189k 208k
62k 236k 431k
53k 242k 288k
59k 265k 395k
total: 3.020mill gold + about 900k from items sold
avg: ~400k
gold from items sold for each run was 60k-150k

Hell H.C.R.
1st # best gold drop
2nd # total gold from first kills
3rd # total gold after FI
4th # gold from items

120k n/a 431k +220k
110k 212k 621k +220k
85k 350k 633k +130k
108k 230k 494k +232k
97k 123k 592k +179k
116k 450k 633k +120k
129k 477k 672k +208k
92k 112k 218k +107k
94k 128k 517k +217k
124k 386k 827k +98k
total: 5.638 mill +1.731 from drops
avg: ~740k

doing NM vs Hell
nm is faster then hell
in nm its very easy for a merc to kill them

in hell you'll get more gold
for hell you need better items and resist

but if you are also looking for "other" items like blues to craft, gems, runes, jewels and other junk hell is best.

-Tempus-



 

Frosty_The_Snowman

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According to my experience, gold you get by selling items is always much more than gold that drops from the monsters, no matter what you wear. Look for staves, orbs, wands, demon heads, scepters etc. Stuff that gives + to skills is always expensive, even if it isn't magical (violet). Body armors and exceptional, elite gloves are also good.
Can you collect 1M gold in 3 minutes by selling items ? I doubt it :grin:. That's what goldfinders are for :wink:.



 

psych

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Also some barbs don't use combat skills but warcry to stun monsters and let the merc have an easier time to kill them. This is of course possible with ali-baba's in the hand
 

Megafusion

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a good way to get money is run hell andy, meph, frigid highlands, pindleskin, and countess. They seem to drop elite items quite often and u can make quite a bundle, i get between 200-300k per game from these runs which i gamble right away, since i got 30 vendor prices down.... Recently i won auctions for 2.5 mil and 3 milm i spent the 2.5mil in 5 min and didnt really get nething gr8, u need a heck load of gold to get something good..
 

Frosty_The_Snowman

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a good way to get money is run hell andy, meph, frigid highlands, pindleskin, and countess. They seem to drop elite items quite often and u can make quite a bundle, i get between 200-300k per game from these runs which i gamble right away, since i got 30 vendor prices down.... Recently i won auctions for 2.5 mil and 3 milm i spent the 2.5mil in 5 min and didnt really get nething gr8, u need a heck load of gold to get something good..
It's indeed a nice alternative : running Shenk+Eldritch(+Pindleskin) with a Javazon is very quick and you can sell items for 100-200k each run easily.



 
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