Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

dune6836

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

hello Sir Lister of Smeg, indeed long time. glad to have you aboard.
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grats on your gambling success poops, i have gambled a couple lately but i, too, really need to get a chr to 94 and have been tunnel running with my lk runner. she is a cm away from 93 atm.
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about the ilvl of nilly. right at the beginning of this i forgot him completely and Islandstone was kind enough to point out my ommision. i went to atma to check his assertion that nilly was indeed mlvl92 and assumed that atma was correct.

with both poops and hrus saying he is mlvl 95 i am wondering if atma is correct? am i making an error here in assuming mlvl = ilvl?
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edit i just killed him and he dropped this..

Beryl Crown
Defense: 43
Durability: 42 of 50
Required Strength: 55
Required Level: 3
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 95
Fingerprint: 0x1d2182f
Poison Resist +10%
 

sirpoopsalot

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Thanks dune. I've still got almost 850M to go in my gambling project of 1B (of course, I still need to farm all that gold, so it's going to be a while before that one's finished), so there's still hope. :p

I spent much of this past ~week pushing Igor to 94, partly because of this thread (but mostly because gaining one extra level halved the chances I'd gamble an amulet below ilvl90). p8/p3 Baal runs return ~3M experience per run at 93, so it was only ~100 runs (counting the 2 or 3 times I died to Iron Maiden). I'm not yet sure if I'll push to 95 with him yet, or maybe wait until the next Pindlethon and get a head-start on EXP in that tournament (in a safer environment than one with frequent spawns of Oblivion Knights). At less than 20k experience per GF run, his Council runs obviously aren't going to get him too much further.


As for Nihlathak, I believe that's a mistake within ATMA, and he's level95. Not that I particularly trust Arreat Summit to be correct, but their cheat-sheet on Nihl says he's 95 too. Paired with the drop you showed and my own (often flawed) vague memories that he's higher than Diablo, that's enough evidence for me.

Edit: According to that link, Nihl's level68 in Normal... which I believe is higher than Baal (or any other monster) in that difficulty. :scratchchin: I never knew that.



Edit: Spent a few minutes organizing my stashes and decided to get this straightened away:

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  Sir Lister of Smeg   38                      87
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         34                     249    
  Hrus                 33                     508
  Grisu                33                     189
  poops                23                     ???  <--- multiples not picked up
  dune                 21                     114    
  Kassul               20                      48
  purplelocust         18                       
  potter               14                      22
Ilvls I have:
21, 24, 26, 28, 45, 48, 49, 55, 59, 60, 66, 69, 75, 81, 85, 87, **, 89, 90, 91, 94, 96, 99

... I think the 94 one is from Diablo, but I found it in an old, old, old stash, so it could've been gambled too.
 

dune6836

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  Sir Lister of Smeg   38                      87
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         34                     249    
  Hrus                 33                     508
  Grisu                33                     189
  dune                 27                     118
  poops                23                     ???  <--- multiples not picked up      
  Kassul               20                      48
  purplelocust         18                       
  potter               14                      22
i gambled about 30 mil away on rings only using my clvl93 lk runner. i got 2 cathans fairly quickly then nothing for more than 20 mil. still ilvls 90 and 91 are bagged :)

i think i will try to level her to 94 before my next gamble session.

in the meantime i still didnt have any cathans from the 70's so i decided to hit hell andy. the second run this dropped from a random baddie in her chamber..

Cathan's Seal
Ring
Required Level: 11
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 75
Fingerprint: 0x4e94054a
Damage Reduced by 2
6% Life stolen per hit

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+10 to Strength
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***

taking my grail to 27, which puts me above poops so i'm happy :D

Code:
ilvl      found

15
16
17          y
18          y     
19
20
21          y
22          y
23
24
25
26          y
27
28          y        
29
30
31
32
33          y
34
35
36
37
38
39
40          y
41          y
42
43          y
44
45          y
46
47
48
49          y
50
51
52
53
54
55          y
56
57          y
58          y
59          y
60
61          y
62
63
64          y
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75          y
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83          y
84
85          y
86          y
87          y
**          y
89
90          [B]y[/B] 
91          [B]y[/B]  
92 
93
94
95
96
97
98
99          y
 

Grisu

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

you're really dedicated to this grail, dune, aren't you? :grin:

Nice going, but still I gonna be afloat in the ethereal grail thread :p Think about all those eth items that already dropped in the MFO for me...you better get going! :alright:
 

nualum

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

I don't intend to go out of my way hunting oddball seals, but since I've kept all of them so far and I won't be at the bottom of the table, may as well add myself to the hunt:

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  Sir Lister of Smeg   38                      87
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         34                     249    
  Hrus                 33                     508
  Grisu                33                     189
  dune                 27                     118
  poops                23                     ???  <--- multiples not picked up      
  Kassul               20                      48
  nualum               20                      41
  purplelocust         18                       
  potter               14                      22
Current ilvls:
18
28
33
37
49
50
55
56
59
70
72
74
75 75 75 75 75 75 75
80
85
87 87 87 87 87 87 87 87

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and in 1.09 stashes...

25 25 25
26 26 26 26 26
28 28 28
37

---
20 ilvls, 41 total
 

Grisu

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Gambled this nice thing, putting myself ahead of Hrus :p:

Cathan's Seal
Ring
Required Level: 11
Fingerprint: 0x5b58d96a
Item Level: 94
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Properties:
Damage Reduced by 2
6% Life stolen per hit
Set (2 item):
+10 to Strength

Here are my ilvls:

15, 16, 22, 24, 29, 31, 35, 38, 42, 43, 45, 46, 48, 49, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 75, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, **, 94, 99


Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  Sir Lister of Smeg   38                      87
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         34                     249    
  Grisu                34                     195
  Hrus                 33                     508
  dune                 27                     118
  poops                23                     ???  <--- multiples not picked up      
  Kassul               20                      48
  nualum               20                      41
  purplelocust         18                       
  potter               14                      22
 

Joosh

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

You guys are crazy! I'll have a look at my stashes later tonight but I have a feeling I've shot myself in the foot with this one by never keeping more than 5 or so of an item! :grin:

Will check the stashies tonight!

Good luck to you crazy folk!

Joosh :thumbup:
 

norodian

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Same as previous poster, I don't save many of the same item... Just check and I had around 15... like 12 49,ers :p. one 59 one 60 one 61.... to far behind to enter now ^^

But I will follow this one till the end, sick but also a very awesome idea :D

Good luck to all of you.
 

sirpoopsalot

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Ah c'mon norodian, it's not like any of us really expect to complete this project.

I must say that the pursuit has been worth it to me, just for the times I'm rolling along with a character and a green ring drops. I used to always leave them on the ground and immediately think: :unimpressed:. Now I at least feel a moment's twinge of minor satisfaction when I see a green ring drop, even if it's turns out it's an ilvl I already have or it's an Angelics. As far as I'm concerned, that alteration to my natural reaction is a priceless benefit, even if I don't "win" in the end.

Also, there's the trash-talk factor. For example:

Don't let the numbers fool you. Although it looks like I'm in the middle of the pack, I've got the most gamble-only ilvls so I'm really the one in the lead here. And I'm only 3-4 up on everyone. So you've still got lots of time to get caught up.

and speaking of trash-talk, *takes a look at joosh's signature... points & laughs.* :tongue:


My gamble project is rolling up to 300M soon, but other than a gambled Angelics a while back, no more luck.

And while I'm spamming, I was just thinking... if I gamble another ilvl that's gamble-only that I already have, I should put it up for auction - seeking only Cathan's Seals, of course. I think I'll stay self-found on this project, but it might be amusing to see how "fierce" the competition would be. :D
 

Joosh

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Well after checking my stashes, I have a pathetic 5 Cathan's Seals, 2 of which share the same Ilvl which puts me on a whopping score of 4 :grin:.

However, from now on I will be collecting these babies and when I make my move back to some previous version to attain some said rings then I will surely move up in the rankings even if but a notch xD.

Kudos to poops in this one I see the most progress from him but I can't help think it's because of his gambling addiction ;).

I'll be watching this...

Joosh :thumbup:
 

dune6836

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

to far behind to enter now ^^
never! jump in there..
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joosh said:
Well after checking my stashes, I have a pathetic 5 Cathan's Seals, 2 of which share the same Ilvl which puts me on a whopping score of 4 .
4 is way better than 3 :D will be glad to have you onboard when you feel worthy ;)
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sirpoopsalot said:
Ah c'mon norodian, it's not like any of us really expect to complete this project.
speak only for thyself! the glory will be mine *maniacal laugh*
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poops said:
I must say that the pursuit has been worth it to me, just for the times I'm rolling along with a character and a green ring drops. I used to always leave them on the ground and immediately think: . Now I at least feel a moment's twinge of minor satisfaction when I see a green ring drop, even if it's turns out it's an ilvl I already have or it's an Angelics. As far as I'm concerned, that alteration to my natural reaction is a priceless benefit, even if I don't "win" in the end.
couldnt have said that better myself, my 100th chr has found 2 green rings now, both were angelics (boo!) but the little thrill when they dropped was worth the crushing disappointment of seeing that ;)
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poops said:
And while I'm spamming, I was just thinking... if I gamble another ilvl that's gamble-only that I already have, I should put it up for auction - seeking only Cathan's Seals, of course. I think I'll stay self-found on this project, but it might be amusing to see how "fierce" the competition would be.
i actually considered having a trading element to this grail and wrote a chapter in the intro to enable it. however there were a few problems. getting mod approval for trading outside the trade forum and then not knowing if anyone would want to partake in the first place. i did decide though that cathans could only be traded for other cathans.

if someone wanted to add a "traded grail" to the chart i wouldnt have a problem with that, might be interesting to see how many cathans you could get for an ilvl 89 cathan :D

myself i think i will stay self found. dune

ps i have only 1 grailer more since my last update :(



 

NacRuno

Diabloii.Net Site Pal
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

I finally decided to enter this crazy quest. It seems like i couldn't even reach two digit number for the different ilvls but i am feeling very competitive about this project :)propeller:) so expect some nice updates from me.

ilvl's found:
31,32,37,80,85,86,87

I had over 30 ilvl 87 & 86 :doh:

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  Sir Lister of Smeg   38                      87
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         34                     249    
  Grisu                34                     195
  Hrus                 33                     508
  dune                 27                     118
  poops                23                     ???  <--- multiples not picked up      
  Kassul               20                      48
  nualum               20                      41
  purplelocust         18                       
  potter               14                      22
  NacRuno              7                      ~50
 

norodian

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

speak only for thyself! the glory will be mine *maniacal laugh*
Hahahaha, I will plan to pick up the green ones from now, and maybe some gambling... I'll let you know if I find a couple of more rather quickly :)

Josh... Looks like we are at the same score atm ^^´

And btw, I'm rather new to SP, I've spent my years in Bnet but just started here. To be honest I think it's better if I spend some time looking for gear than 90+ more Cathan Seals :p.

But I got to admit, this is a tourament I wouldn't miss for anything if I was a SP veteran already. ^^


 

TheReadMenace

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Okay, so I've been paying attention to this thread since its release, but I never really thought I'd have any kind of grand numbers. I restarted maybe 1.5 years ago, so...

However, I'm a collector. And while I don't always pick up normal & exceptional S/U's, green rings and amulets are just one of those things I can't leave on the ground.

So I did my totals:

I located a total of only 56 Cathan's Seals on characters and in stashes. The ilvls?

15, 18, 21, 24, 25, 27, 34, 36, 39, 43, 45, 46, 50, 58, 59, 66, 75, 80, 83, 85, 86, 87, **

That's 23! I'm tied with 'poops! I don't forsee keeping up with him, though. The only way I can do it is to keep questing characters and find some of those 'tweeners. It looks like I need to build a GF barb for some gambling on random characters. It also looks like breaking the 30ilvl mark will be a big step.

Still, I'm adding myself. This is oddball enough for me to constantly keep tabs on it. :crazyeyes:

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  Sir Lister of Smeg   38                      87
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         34                     249    
  Grisu                34                     195
  Hrus                 33                     508
  dune                 27                     118
  poops                23                     ???  <--- multiples not picked up
  TheReadMenace        23                      56
  Kassul               20                      48
  nualum               20                      41
  purplelocust         18                       
  potter               14                      22
  NacRuno              7                      ~50
 

purplelocust

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Some improvement for me, including some gaps at the lower end getting filled in by questing characters:

ilvls: 15,17,18,19,28,31,37,38,43,47,51,59,62,68,69,70,73,75,83,85,87,90,99

I was excited (remarkably) when I got two set rings to drop from NM Diablo, but it turned out that I already had that ilvl, oh well!

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  Sir Lister of Smeg   38                      87
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         34                     249    
  Grisu                34                     195
  Hrus                 33                     508
  dune                 27                     118
  poops                23                     ???  <--- multiples not picked up
  TheReadMenace        23                      56
  purplelocust         23                     ???
  Kassul               20                      48
  nualum               20                      41
  potter               14                      22
  NacRuno              7                      ~50
 

Sir Lister of Smeg

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

I got one more item level, 71, while questing with Maniac. Also found a few more of Pindle and Meph.

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  Sir Lister of Smeg   39                      94
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         34                     249    
  Grisu                34                     195
  Hrus                 33                     508
  dune                 27                     118
  poops                23                     ???  <--- multiples not picked up
  TheReadMenace        23                      56
  purplelocust         23                     ???
  Kassul               20                      48
  nualum               20                      41
  potter               14                      22
  NacRuno              7                      ~50
 

Neksja

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Hey, I needed a reason to pick up green rings, so count me in. Right now, I have only one Cathan's Seal, but I'm going to do it from the beginning. I'll update myself to the table, once I find my first one :)
 

maxgerin

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

I have no exact number for how many Cathan's Seals I went over to get the numbers, but it's between 200 and 300 in my estimate.

15, 17, 19
21, 22, 24, 25, 26
30
43, 45, 49
52, 53, 55, 57, 59
60, 63, 64, 66, 68, 69
71, 73, 75, 76, 79
80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, **
90 (from my v1.09, if I'm not mistaken), 99


Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  maxgerin             39                  200 to 300
  Sir Lister of Smeg   39                      94
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         34                     249    
  Grisu                34                     195
  Hrus                 33                     508
  dune                 27                     118
  poops                23                     ???  <--- multiples not picked up
  TheReadMenace        23                      56
  purplelocust         23                     ???
  Kassul               20                      48
  nualum               20                      41
  potter               14                      22
  NacRuno              7                      ~50
Must start playing again if I'm to compete. :nod:


--maxgerin
 

UllaV

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Count me in as I'm a packrat.

Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  maxgerin             39                  200 to 300
  Sir Lister of Smeg   39                      94
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         34                     249    
  Grisu                34                     195
  Hrus                 33                     508
  dune                 27                     118
  poops                23                     ???  <--- multiples not picked up
  TheReadMenace        23                      56
  purplelocust         23                     ???
  Kassul               20                      48
  nualum               20                      41
  potter               14                      22
  UllaV                12                      15
  NacRuno               7                     ~50
I have:

15x2, 17, 19x2, 22, 34, 35, 37, 38, 41, 43, 55 and 60x2.

Ulla
 

Quickdeath

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Cathan Seal Collectors Thread : A Grail Hunt

Wow, what a weird Grail. I have certainly sold more than 50% of all the Cathan's Seals I have saved. Anyway, I'm in.


Code:
 forum name      Ilvl Grail Seals     Total Cathan's Found
 ----------      ----------------     --------------------
  maxgerin             39                  200 to 300
  Sir Lister of Smeg   39                      94
  jrlafrance           36                    ~190
  Ohomemgrande         34                     249    
  Grisu                34                     195
  Hrus                 33                     508
  Quickdeath           28                      40  (total I had saved)
  dune                 27                     118
  poops                23                     ???  <--- multiples not picked up
  TheReadMenace        23                      56
  purplelocust         23                     ???
  Kassul               20                      48
  nualum               20                      41
  potter               14                      22
  UllaV                12                      15
  NacRuno               7                     ~50
I have:

16, 17, 22, 24, 26, 28, 36, 37,42, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51,52, 55, 61, 63, 64, 68, 73, 75, 76, 80, 82, 85, 87, **
 
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