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Hrus' footsteps?

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Sint Nikolaas, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. Sint Nikolaas

    Sint Nikolaas IncGamers Member

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    Hrus' footsteps?

    Yeah so I started a few days ago with running Pindle to see his drop patern (since I normally run baal) and decided to get a nice number off in a couple of days. I ended up doing 500. Yeah like hrus.. :p

    I checked for set and unique items, but also picked up the charms, jewels, a couple of rare's and the few runes that fell (a Hel and an El orso).
    Informative part:
    All runs were done on /p8 by my level 96 Meteorb allthough fireball was more often used as normally.
    With the switch kill I had 515% MF, my merc has no MF.

    Some remarkable things:
    -I gambled a dwarfstar ...
    -I found a MA skiller with 38 life
    -I found some rare gloves with 2 bow / 20 ias / 5% AR
    -All rare weapons that I picked up were crap
    -While selling things I encountered TWO 3 socket armors with life
    -I also saw a katar of some kind with 3 sockets, but it didn't have 40 ias.. so no weresin yet.

    On to the findings: I must say I was very lucky these runs... you'll see.
    1. Angelic Mantle
    2. Sureshrill Frost
    3. Kinemil's Awl
    7. Sigon's Sabot
    37. Trang-Oul's Claws
    41. Ormus' Robes (+3 Charged Bolt)
    54. Rite of Passage
    71. Duskdeep
    82. Sigon's Visor
    94. Berserker's Headgear
    101. Brainhew
    120. Magnus Skin
    130. Tal Rasha's Fine Spun Cloth
    134. Venom Ward
    138. Earthshaker
    141. Sanders Superstition
    144. Arcanna's Deathwand
    155. Andariel's Visage
    162. Isenharts Lightbrand
    163. Guillome's Face
    166. Frostburn
    169. Skin of the Flayed One
    171. Chance Guards
    179. Sigon's Shelter
    182. The Battlebranch
    183. Steel Pillar
    184. The Gavel of Pain
    187. Laying of Hands
    198. Hone Sudan
    202. Dracul's Grasp
    222. Tancred's Crowbill
    227. Darkglow
    239. Sigon's Gage
    247. Civerb's Cudgel
    261. Brainhew
    264. Treads of Cthon
    273. Kinemil's Awl
    287. Gleamscythe / Skewer of Krintiz
    290. Iratha's Cuff
    317. Taebaek's Glory
    319. Isenharts Case
    322. Twitchthroe
    330. Angelic Sickle
    334. The Tannr Gorerod
    346. Lycander's Flank
    361. The Iron Jang Bong
    363. Fleshrender
    379. M'avina's Icy Clutch
    380. Bloodthief / Civerb's Ward
    384. Laying of Hands
    391. Hexfire / Skystrike
    413. Dangoons Teaching
    415. Isenharts Case
    426. Viperfork
    431. Tal Rasha's Lidless Eye
    440. Razorswitch
    441. Soulflay
    452. Swordsback Hold
    458. Gerke's Sanctuary
    470. Kinemil's Awl
    497. Venomward

    That's it. Quite a long list, but also alot of useless stuff. So, the best things put aside:
    41. Ormus' Robes
    183. Steel Pillar
    202. Dracul's Grasp
    317. Taebaek's Glory
    346. Lycander's Flank
    426. Viperfork
    458. Gerke's Sanctuary

    As you can see they were dropping in pairs, the pillar and drac's, tae's and lyc's and viper and gerke's. IMO 7 decent/good finds in 500 runs is alot. However, if you count the charms and rare's it comes down to about 1 noticable find per 50 runs. So with muling etc. that comes down to 1 per 45 minutes.

    I never noticed how much crap he actually dropped. It was straight from the start and I actually thought numerous times I just stopped writing all the bogus drops down and only the noticable stuff... but no.

    Next up will be 500 baal runs to compare with these. Seems so far I'm luckier then Hrus :D
     
  2. Toppo

    Toppo IncGamers Member

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    Yeah, I think I get one EU in a little under 100 (Pindle) runs. Stingy bastige.
     
  3. MFMOFO

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    I never liked pindle. He doens't like me :(
    My favorite run is baal... I'm really luck there. Soon i'll be doing 500 runs too(but it will take more time - i play hardcore) and we can compare our findings :thumbsup:
     
  4. Hrus

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    Yes, you did get a unique TC87. Otherwise your drops are as bad as mine :).
    What surprised me is that you did get more S/U (61) than me despite I have slightly more MF on my main weapon slot.

    And don't forget that you can kill pindle in 30 secs, while Baal will go down in 5 minutes or so.
     
  5. GooberGrape

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    That may be the only reason to run Pindle. Well, that and you can run him drunk with one eye closed.


    -GG
     
  6. kabal

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    Pretty nice drops there Sint. I don't think it's fair, however, to compare 500 pindle runs to 500 baal runs since each pindle takes < 30 seconds and baal takes ~5 minutes.

    Edit: Looks like Hrus just said the exact same thing earlier...I really need to read the whole thread before hitting reply. :uhhuh:
     
  7. Derrick1001

    Derrick1001 IncGamers Member

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    I just leveled my sorc from lvl 85 to lvl 86 running only Eldritch and Pindle at players 4.

    I got 2 uniques. Bloodletter and something else that was useless.

    I hate you. :lol:

    edit- over 500 mf also
     
  8. Sint Nikolaas

    Sint Nikolaas IncGamers Member

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    Yeah I was thinking of that too, so I'm timing my baalrun now (averaging 10 runs orso) and then run the times I used on pindle too. That way I have the same MF minutes for both... should be better.

    @ QD below: yeah.. but not uncommon, 290-317 is 27 and 470-497 too.. and a couple of 20ish too.

    2nd edit: If I did my calculations right I can do about 50 Baal runs .. which means baal is about 10x slower then pindle. Pretty interesting to see what he'll net me :)
     
  9. Quickdeath

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    Amazing that you went from run#7 to run#37 without a single recordable drop. 29 straight runs!
     
  10. bill_n_opus

    bill_n_opus IncGamers Member

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    You missed the Andy's Visage. That's a super nice helm ... and I think people downgrade it because of two things:

    - the high level requirement
    - the -30% fire res.

    But look at the stats ...


    Andariel's Visage
    Demonhead
    Ladder Only
    101-154 Defense
    204-387.5
    20 Durability
    102 Str Required
    Item Level: 85
    Clvl req: 83

    +(100-150)% Enhanced Defense
    Poison Resist +70%
    +2 to All Skills
    +10% to Maximum Poison Resist
    +20% Increased Attack Speed
    +(25-30) to Strength
    15% Chance to cast level 15 Poison Nova when struck
    Level 3 Venom (20 Charges)
    (8-10)% Life stolen per hit
    Fire Resist -30%

    I mean, look at them. Especially for an end-game act2 merc.

    +2 skills, 20% IAS! which allows you to free up options for your merc which is potentially a big deal since you only have 3 areas (helm, armor, weapon and their socketing), huge str for extra damage and also helps equip some heavier armors, life leech!.

    The only problem is the negative fire resist but you just have to slap in a ral rune or better yet a rare jewel. A great melee hat.

    Anyways, consider me a defender of the Andy's Visage :lol: .
     
  11. cryist

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    Now do 500 more runs, but this time on p1 and compare the two and tell which player setting is better to run on..
     
  12. Slothman

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    Ive been running pindle on players 1 with 500 odd magic find and am up to about run 1200 now.. I will post the results when i get tired of it yet after finding a windforce and the bul-kathos sword i was missing it may be some time before i give up running him..

    I will mention though that i think i had a streak of about 60+ where no set or unique of any kind dropped and also a good few hundred runs without a super unique dropping :(
    focussing on just the just TC87's then there was nearly 8-900 runs in between the ones i found i think (Have to go to uni to use internet so I dont have my list handy)

    I just think its in luck's hands.. you might run pindle 20 times and find an item that according to the atma drop calc has a 1:many-a-thousand chance of dropping..
     

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