Hephaesto's rune drops

Tyranid98

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Hephaesto's rune drops

I have heard that the Countess can only drop upto the Vex rune. Is there any limitation on Hephaesto's quest drops? Can he drop the uber runes (cham, ber, zod, etc..)?
 

Lyrs

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what would be the quickest, most efficient hepaestos hunter?

edit: need ability to deal with lots of monsters also
 

sJw_shan

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Esmute said:
The highest rune you can get from the quest is gul
Yup, the highest rune that you can have drop from the Hell Hellforge quest is GuL. The highest rune I've ever gotten from having done at least 20 hell hellforge runs myself in 1.09 - 1.10 has been Gul Rune, two times.

sangfagel:
"Hellforge rune drops:
- Normal: El - Amn
- Nightmare: Sol - Um
- Hell: Hel - Gul
clvl or number of players in the game does NOT influence rune drops."

- http://forums.rpgforums.net/showthread.php?t=144091&highlight=hellforge
 

liquidicem

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I dont think that he is ask what the hell forge can drop, but rather what Hephaesto himself can drop. I personally ran him for a while with my hammeradin, it was real quick and easy, but I never found anything good so I just stopped.
 
This is just my take on this, but you have better luck just mfing around rather that just mfing for runes, might as well mf for items you can find a hell of a lot easier than runes and sell them for runes, and you still have a chance to find them runes.
 

sangfagel

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Hell Forge highest drop is GUL.
Hefastos mlvl in v. 1.09 was 91. It has been changed in v. 1.10 but I´m still ALMOST sure that he can drop ZOD Rune (qlvl 69) - as well as every monster in this area (area lvl 85)
Correct me if I´m wrong.
 

Esmute

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liquidicem said:
I dont think that he is ask what the hell forge can drop, but rather what Hephaesto himself can drop. I personally ran him for a while with my hammeradin, it was real quick and easy, but I never found anything good so I just stopped.
I think he was refering to the hell forge because he said "hephaesto's quest drop" emphasis on the word "quest".
 

Tyranid98

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Esmute said:
I think he was refering to the hell forge because he said "hephaesto's quest drop" emphasis on the word "quest".
Yeah.. might as well clear up the confusion.. I was talking about the rune that drops in the quest itself. Are runes considered magical as charms are? I imagine pindleskin or pit runs (hell) will result in better overall results with mf (just factoring in time/difficulty). Is that the overall consensus?

Zod dropping in the quest would be pretty ridiculous I guess.. would make it a lot less valuable :) Thanks for all the info.
 

Stubbs

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From my experiences, it is close to impossible to hunt for runes. The time I see runes drop are when they are never expected. All my experiences to my knowledge are..... Ist from Pindle.. Ist in Cow lvl chest... Ko's Lem's Um's Pul's in worldstone and throne. I haven't found any runes in meph or pit runs nor anything from the countess. So if you want to hunt down runes, just play the game in high lvl areas and hope something drops, or just rune farm. Only rune farming can promise some sort of rune from your work.
 

Tyranid98

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It is essentially random though.. I think the highest rune I have gotten is an Ist and it was from the hephaesto hammer quest. All my other runes I've gotten through the countess or from random non-unique monsters. The countess has given me 3 kos.. so don't give up hope.. the frequent els-elds I get though are fairly disheartening. I just wanted a good way to find shaels and up, which is not asking for too much is it? :)

Anyone find a vex? Are they really rare?
 

st-hearts

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Wraiths and their ilk have a slightly greater chance of dropping gems/runes/jewels. If you want to find a Zod, going through Chaos Sanctuary is a decent idea, since there are always the Storm Casters.

~Hearts~
 

sJw_shan

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st-hearts said:
Wraiths and their ilk have a slightly greater chance of dropping gems/runes/jewels. If you want to find a Zod, going through Chaos Sanctuary is a decent idea, since there are always the Storm Casters.

~Hearts~
Yes, I've also heard the same about Chaos Sanctuary and wraiths. It's also a great place to pick up charms, jewels, and basically just mf. Hammerdins work really well here.
 

Tyranid98

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sJw_shan said:
Yes, I've also heard the same about Chaos Sanctuary and wraiths. It's also a great place to pick up charms, jewels, and basically just mf. Hammerdins work really well here.
Do all of you guys have lit absorb? I get hammered by the ghost-looking guys with the lightning attack.. its probably my only main deficiency right now. I guess I have to do pit runs until I find blackthorn's mask or thundergod's vigor..
 
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