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Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by mikal, May 18, 2008.

  1. mikal

    mikal IncGamers Member

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    ali baba's

    Just made a sorc for magic finding and I was wondering where the best place to go for ali baba's to drop.
     
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    Neksja IncGamers Member

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    Re: ali baba's

    Hell Mephisto, with 0mf, you have 1:1648 chance of getting ali baba drop. With a reasonable amount of mf, 250%, you have 1:733 chance.

    Happy Hunting :smiley:

    edit. Actually, NM Mephisto could have better chances, but still, Hell Mephi would be better (you could get something else valuable like arach, azure, hoz)
     
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    Re: ali baba's

    If youre at SPTF I could give you one for free, (think I have a spare one)
     
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    Re: ali baba's

    a trade game is a good place to find ali baba :)
    seriously, it's going for a few PGems.
     
  5. mikal

    mikal IncGamers Member

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    Re: ali baba's

    Dont think I've quite got the gear for hell mephisto yet, so I'll give nm a try for a little while. :) I'm on USeast. If only going for a few pgems.. thats not bad at all, got a couple right now. Thanks for the help!
     
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    Re: ali baba's

    Actually, Nightmare Diablo is going to give you your best shot. 1:119 chance with 250 MF. Those aren't even first kill chances. The next closest is Nightmare Meph with the odds of 1:403, but those are first kill chances. I'd say do some Nightmare Diablo runs.
     
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    Re: ali baba's

    The NM Big D you're referring to is actually the non-existent NM DClone.
    EDIT: Take a look at the monster levels.

    Although the exact odds ATMA provides for act bosses are slightly off, NM Meppy still offers the best chance per kill.



     
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    Re: ali baba's

    plus NM mephy is a lot quicker to find and kill than NM Diablo.
     
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    Re: ali baba's

    If you can't find Dia you are a big Noob;)


     
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    Re: ali baba's

    I actually got mine off a unique monster on my way to NM Andy hoping for a SoJ. Not sure what the ATMA odds are of that
     
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    Re: ali baba's

    Of course!

    What I meant was you do have to deal with the seal bosses and some other monsters milling around where as with Meph it's a lot easier just to telport straight to him.



     
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    Re: ali baba's

    i just had some little testruns (all nightmare, bnet, one player game):

    1. teleporting to and killing meph: ~60 seconds (varies between less than 30 and more than 90 seconds, depending on location of the stairs)

    2. teleporting,opening seals and killing diablo: ~90 seconds (shouldnt vary much)

    3. complete killout form river of flames wp to diablo: ~210 seconds

    enemies killed:
    1. just meph

    2. seal bosses and their groups + innocent bystanders and diablo

    3. every single living and undead being from the wp to diablo (including himself of course).

    an additional incentive for 3 could be that i average with 3 - 4 flawless gems each run. even with bad mf-luck, your wealth would increase.



     
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    Re: ali baba's

    It'll take your word taht that's true for battle.net. I play SP and though I haven't run NM Meph for a long time I would imagine with a high level sorc you could run him a players 3 (to limit no drops) on a good map in 20 secs and certainly no more than 30 secs.

    That's what I was basing my timing on which in hindsight, probably doen't apply to most players.
     

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