Baal is a worthless jerk

Sszark

Diabloii.Net Member
Baal is a worthless jerk

I hate Baal. I have run this stupid-looking creature in hell for some time and not once has he given me something worthwhile.

Nothing is more frustrating than having this guy drop 3 magic items, a rare flying knife, and Isenhart's (anything).

Mephisto takes some coaxing, but he gives me Ravenfrosts and Blackhorn's Faces and Hellslayers and other stuff.

Also "Baal runs" are never about Baal, they are always about the champions before him. So not only does he get credit for a lot of cool-looking monsters, he also drops ROTTING DOG TRIPE.
 

ayax_2k4

Diabloii.Net Member
That's relative, i've gotten very nice stuff out of him, high end sets and uniques. When a baalrun is over, go in and kill baal, in about 10 runs you'll get quite a lot of things worth keeping... :thumbsup:
 

phool

Diabloii.Net Member
you can speed up baal runs, if the minions are hard, by drawing them away from baal and then running back leaving them behind. Baal will summon the next load of minions (or enter the chamber, depending). Just remember the previous load will remain.

I prefer Meph runs myself, because Baal runs take quite a lot longer and his minions drop far worse stuff than the council members. But Baal does drop better stuff.
 

Twoflower

Banned
hmm i have to say i hate mf runs in general... foun dmore good things when rushing a char trough nightmare than in 15 hell runs ( travi - meph - shenk - pindle - eldrich - baal ) !!!!!

i m realy doubting the concept of mf runs :mad:
 

Ebuski

Diabloii.Net Member
I've gotten a lot of high end uniques off baal, my most notable would probably be a +2 all arkaines.. Patience is the key.
 

zirilion

Diabloii.Net Member
Artagas
lol dude
i had even a better one
ill see if i can get a secreen shot if i get another one :p
well basicly it was the same exept the top 2 items :D
and that was me with 593% mf back then
 

D2Freak91776

Diabloii.Net Member
You think that he drops crap? I ran him a few times hell in 8 player games. 4 times in a row he dropped a unique Amulet. They were all mahim oaks...
 

SeDnA

Diabloii.Net Member
For me... the only useful uniques baal dropped after ~150 runs are sandstormtreks(with crappy stats, like 10/12/4x, or something close) and titansrevenge(gave to a friend).
 

front243

Diabloii.Net Member
Baal dropped Halaberd's Reign a few weeks ago to me, I am not sure how useful it is though as I don't play Barb so much. First time I found it.
 

Pherdnut

Diabloii.Net Member
jkilla74 said:
Guys I am a level 41 Druid. I am having alot of trouble with Baal, Is there a strategy to beat him???
Sure. You see there's this little box that pops up in the lower right hand corner every time you get a level. Click on it this time. Select skills. Use skills rather than attempting to beat on Baal with the stick you started with.

Also, go back to earlier easier portions of the game and left click on items to pick them up. Now hit "I" for inventory so you can equip them paperdoll style. If you see any blue, yellow, green, or gold ones you have to identify those before putting them on. You can do this by talking to Deckard Cain or buying "identify" scrolls and books from magic merchants in towns.

If you've already tried both of these things, perhaps you should let us know what kind of skills you've selected and what items you have so we have the vaguest clue as to how to help you out.
 

Harleyquin

Diabloii.Net Member
Steady on Pherdnut, some forum users shouldn't be subject to such heavy sarcasm even though their questions are vague. Flame wars are made of these incidents...
 

Gorny

Banned
Pherdnut said:
Sure. You see there's this little box that pops up in the lower right hand corner every time you get a level. Click on it this time. Select skills. Use skills rather than attempting to beat on Baal with the stick you started with.

Also, go back to earlier easier portions of the game and left click on items to pick them up. Now hit "I" for inventory so you can equip them paperdoll style. If you see any blue, yellow, green, or gold ones you have to identify those before putting them on. You can do this by talking to Deckard Cain or buying "identify" scrolls and books from magic merchants in towns.

If you've already tried both of these things, perhaps you should let us know what kind of skills you've selected and what items you have so we have the vaguest clue as to how to help you out.

That was rough...and uncalled for.
 

NateDawg

Diabloii.Net Member
Lmao, well this IS a very old game, and people are STILL noobs at it? They deserve flamage.

Anyways: I found and etheral 1o/s tomb reaver from him, thats the best i've seen so far, not bad.

However I <3 Pindle. I got an etheral VALOR from the beast, lots of shakos, occys, unique boots and nice sets. :D
 

Gorny

Banned
NateDawg said:
Lmao, well this IS a very old game, and people are STILL noobs at it? They deserve flamage.

Anyways: I found and etheral 1o/s tomb reaver from him, thats the best i've seen so far, not bad.

However I <3 Pindle. I got an etheral VALOR from the beast, lots of shakos, occys, unique boots and nice sets. :D

What ? So you are saying that if someone buys the game, is new to it, and deserves to get flamed ?

That's total BS.

people that encourage flaming or do it are risking a warning at the least...more like a ban.
 

Geeno

Diabloii.Net Member
on this note I find that many forum goers arent as helpful as they once were.

Seems the lot of you just sit around talking about perf botd's whatever that may be.
 
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