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How can pit runs be useful?!

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Melubas, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. Melubas

    Melubas IncGamers Member

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    How can pit runs be useful?!

    Just went down there on hell and there's just normal monsters downthere? How can they drop anything useful? Might as well do a black marsh run int that case.
     
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    dang79 IncGamers Member

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    Area level of the Pit is 85, meaning champions are mlvl 87 and bosses are **. That would mean they can drop anything. Absolutely anything in the game can drop in the Pit.
    Black Marsh has a lower level.

    Areas of similar level to the pit are
    Mausoleum (A1)
    Ancient Tunnels (A2)
    Chaos Sanctuary and River of Flame
    World Stone Keep

    Some of those temples in Kurast also.

    It is not the same as doing black marsh runs.
     
  3. Newest Newb

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    Right. And you don't HAVE to do boss runs to get good equiptment...
    Every item except anni, cow kings can drop there, so yeah, quite useful, I'd say. Of course, eye of beholder. If your into just getting medium grade equiptment, go ahead with black marsh.
     
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    steve2677 IncGamers Member

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    And id like to add when you have a char that can sneak into 8 player games and do it the pit also yeilds a high amount of exp. comparible with baal runs and you can do them solo 8 players :D
     
  5. chubbypuppy

    chubbypuppy IncGamers Member

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    Andy runs

    I just started Andy runs and she seems to be more giving than pit runs. Finding the exits are not that bad either (I'm hopelessly lost on Meph runs).
     
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    vanfanel IncGamers Member

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    Ugh...I usually don't do andy runs because finding the stairs took so long. For meph, you just make a left turn (character's perspective) from the waypoint and 90% of the time you should find it in about 30 secs or less teleing with a sorc (on occasion it'll be right next to wp). I don't see any particular pattern in the catacombs not to mention you need to find the stairs for cat3 and cat4. And for my sorc meph is easier to kill than andy. My merc always survives against meph but Andy usually wipes him out (even with 85 poison res)
     
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    My merc too

    Yeah my merc which can survive pretty much everything has difficulties with Andy also. I attribute it to her outfit. Maybe I need to switch to a female merc... :D
     
  8. Arb

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    What can't Andariel drop?
     
  9. Dr.G

    Dr.G IncGamers Member

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    I like Meph better. For me at least she drops more than diablo.
     
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    Privater IncGamers Member

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    And you forgot something........
    All this beautiful superior ethereal elite weapons that i sell on the channels to all this beautiful noobs for a lot of high runes :)
    And not to mension all those superior elite armors with 3-4 sockeds

    PS i found there my CoH Sacred armor (perfect superior 11XX def)
    And all those high lvl charms and jewels
     
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    memememe173 IncGamers Member

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    Just adds a bit of spice, I shift from Baal ->Diablo ->Meph->Countess->Pit
     
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    My friends do Mephruns 24/7 with their "uber-l33t sorcs" with over 700 Mf. I have only a Skellymancer with about 400 MF and straining to finish every pitrun. But, they don't know that I can get way better items than they can from pitiful Poor Ol' Mephisto.
    For example, they have found cool items like Skullders, Shakos, Storms etc. from meph, but I have collected Tyrael's Might, Tal Rasha's Guardianship (the Lacquered plate for those who don't know ;)), IK Armor and even near-perfect Griffon. OK, I do about as many Pits than they do Mephs, but none of these items I mentioned can be dropped by Meph. So, who has better items?

    Btw, I play HCL. BR all :buddies:
     
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    memememe173 IncGamers Member

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    Your the first person I've seen that found aTyreals
     
  14. kuza

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    I can find enough stuff in 1 day doing meph to trade for anything you can find in 3 weeks doign pit runs. Meph is a better bet.
     
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    Well it's all opinion/luck. I can EASILY say the opposite. The bottom line is do what you find most enjoyable. IMO pit is hands down best place to mf.
     
  16. kuza

    kuza IncGamers Member

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    well there is a way to find meph in less then 15 seconds, so I'll stick to doing 2 meph runs per minute. And no, it's not with map hack, I wrote a guide to do it in the sorc forums.
     
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    so does tat mean u've to be lvl 85 above to do pit runs?
    do they drop runes? cause i get crap runes in hell despite all the dangers
    i'm only lvl 83 amazon. :surprise:
     
  18. 0blique

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    No, the level 85 means that all the monsters are level 85 (or higher, if they are bosses or champions). You can go in the pit at any level you want.

    I believe that all the runes can drop in the pit, but the chance to get them is not any better than in Act 4. The monsters are easier to kill though, so that will make runes slightly "easier" to find.
     
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    by pit runs you mean the act 1 pit in tamoe?? is so good? what is it, the new pindleskin? (fewer items, but can drop better items than mephi)
     
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    wa's the highest rune tat can drop in the pits? :yep:
     

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