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armor stand probablities

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by Nasirjones, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Nasirjones

    Nasirjones IncGamers Member

    Mar 10, 2019
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    it seems like the map seed determines the possible armor stand drops. I'm farming LC for runes on single player and I will be able to guess with good accuracy depending on how the mobs are spawning what item is going to drop.

    This last map I had was a spiked shield every now and then. a belt when birds were near. most of the time it was an armor I forget what type and then every now and then it was a grim shield. that was all I saw over 100 runs (small amount). it seems like it was patterned and not the entire loot table random each run.

    any stats on this?

    I'm looking for a Monarch shield. I'm level 90 and still haven't had one drop as white or 4 socket.

    Also, it doesn't seem, based on the drop calculators, that stripping myself of all magic find increases my chances of getting a white monarch. It seems like the base item drops white a set percent. Magic find influences the odds of getting a magic item decrease and rare and unique increase, but the base item as white doesn't seem to change. (I know +MF doesn't apply to armor stands)

    any stats on this?

    any help is appreciated.

  2. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

    Aug 17, 2003
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    The map seed definitely affects drops from armor stands on SP. The less else you stir up before checking them, the more reliable they are in that respect. I have a good LK map that drops ceremonial javelins absurdly often. It gave me Titan's twice so far, still hoping for an ethereal one.

    Monarchs start dropping at a good rate from L80 areas on which is Tal Rasha's Tomb and beyond and areas whose level is "out of sync", like Pits and Tunnels.

    I wouldn't take off MF gear. Only non-bosses can drop nonmagical armor and weapons and their chances on dropping it won't change much.

    Regarding your bad luck, I had to wait for a white monarch for ages as well when I started out on SP. I found 1-3 socket ones, ethereal, magical, rares and a Stormshield before. I think I even finished Tal's set and found a HR or two before a white or 4 socket monarch finally dropped. As a compensation, it got 35% FCR on the very first attempt IIRC.

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