Insane probablities for this meph drop? (Or am I just over-reacting?)

newb-newb-newb2

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Insane probablities for this meph drop? (Or am I just over-reacting?)

I did a couple of Mephisto-runs, and from the last TWO consecutive runs, I got Immortal King's Stone Crusher (38% CB). One in each run. according to www.d2data.net, the chances for a single item of weapon69 is
Mephisto [TC] Hell 1.07649679
Should this happen? I feel lucky, in a weird way, since I don't really need another two of that maul. I now have one 35%, and three 38%, that's the four I've ever found. And the other two were also just a few minutes apart :)

Edit: OMG the FIRST run I did after typing this got me Ornate Plate and Ornate Plate!!!!! :D
I found my first Griswold's Armor just two days ago, and I've never had a Corpsemourn :D
d2data says the drop probabilities for Ornate Plate is
Mephisto [TC] Hell 0.67638271
And I got two in one run! I have a screenshot (which could easily be faked for no gain) but I have nowhere to post it. I can mail it if you really like. Weeeeeee I'm glad! :D

Last thing: Why do I get White or Grey Quilted Armor at least 7/10 times from the Armor Stand at Mephisto in Hell?
 

Knalb

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newb-newb-newb2 said:
I did a couple of Mephisto-runs, and from the last TWO consecutive runs, I got Immortal King's Stone Crusher (38% CB). One in each run. according to www.d2data.net, the chances for a single item of weapon69 is
Mephisto [TC] Hell 1.07649679
Should this happen? I feel lucky, in a weird way, since I don't really need another two of that maul. I now have one 35%, and three 38%, that's the four I've ever found. And the other two were also just a few minutes apart :)

Edit: OMG the FIRST run I did after typing this got me Ornate Plate and Ornate Plate!!!!! :D
I found my first Griswold's Armor just two days ago, and I've never had a Corpsemourn :D
d2data says the drop probabilities for Ornate Plate is
Mephisto [TC] Hell 0.67638271
And I got two in one run! I have a screenshot (which could easily be faked for no gain) but I have nowhere to post it. I can mail it if you really like. Weeeeeee I'm glad! :D

Last thing: Why do I get White or Grey Quilted Armor at least 7/10 times from the Armor Stand at Mephisto in Hell?
I seem to find a lot of certain (sort of good) uniques. 5 Jalel's Manes, 5 IK Mauls, etc.

Are you playing single player? if so, then the seed of the game stays the same, and i *think* that if you go through the levels in the same way, the racks will always drop the same item type. A lot of single-player only players do "rack-running" to try and find uniques/sets of a certain type when they find a rack that drops the correct item type.

-Knalb
 

Thrugg

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This may seem like a bubble burst, but I'm afraid I have to debunk you of any thought you might have of the IK Maul being at all hard to find.

The top 12 most common set or unique items that Hell Mephisto can possibly drop are

Isenhart's Case
Berserker's Hatchet
Cathan's Mesh
Isenhart's Horns
Isenhart's Lightbrand
Milabrega's Orb
Tancred's Crowbill
Cleglaw's Tooth
Immortal King's Stone Crusher
Sigon's Wrap
Sigon's Sabot
Sigon's Gage


(and at #13 is the first unique, not surprisingly Venom Ward)

Once you start MFing heavily, IK Mauls start to really tick you off.
 

newb-newb-newb2

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That's okay, but still, I thought two in a row with same variable was nice. I know of course that for example Goldstrike Arch has much more variables, i just liked it. And the double Ornate Plate was sweet.
BTW, yes I play Single Player. Is it possible to create a game (changing difficulty levels) untill a certain rack drops a specific base item often, and then just doing rack-runs? sounds boring, at least untill I get the right base item.
 

Thrugg

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Essentially, yes. Back in 1.07 this was raised to an art form out of necessity - because the monsters couldn't drop the high TC stuff, only the racks could.
In 1.09 it became less popular because they fixed the monster drops so everything could be dropped by some monster, and they nerfed racks so they only went up to TC75.
It appears now in 1.10 that they think they have the balance right again, and racks can drop (practically) anything rack-legal.
Rack-running is still fairly boring. Not all racks are stable - some drop a few different items in a pattern, some drop different things depending on which way you go to them. And you expect about 1000 rack-hits per unique (125 per set), I believe (or so it was in 1.07 at least).

The difference between 1000 rack runs and 1000 eg Meph runs is that you might not get what you want from Meph, but you'll probably find something else nice instead. From 1000 rack runs you'll just find a bunch of garbage on the failed runs. So it is really only worth doing if you desperately want one particular item.
 

spellegren

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Eh. Things go in streaks sometimes.

Last night I found 3 Harlequin Crests, in 3 straight games, first off Meph, second off Andy, third off Meph. /Shrug

Then for days I find nothing. Sigh. Back to MF'ing.
 

UselessOne

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Funny how Ogre Mauls and Ornate Plates are in a higher treasure class than Shakos and Spiderweb Sashes.

I've been giving IK Mauls and Griswold's Hearts for free or some low level runes or set items these days.
 

Mr Evil

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Thrugg said:
...The top 12 most common set or unique items that Hell Mephisto can possibly drop are...
Actually, I think you'll find the list should look like this:
Isenhart's Case
Isenhart's Case
Isenhart's Case
Isenhart's Case
Isenhart's Case
Isenhart's Case
Isenhart's Case
Isenhart's Case
Isenhart's Case
Isenhart's Case
Isenhart's Case
Isenhart's Case
 

redalert

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Oh Mr Evil don't forget to add:

Isenhart's Case

oops u already did

i should be rewarded for finding so many.
 

muteownz

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redalert said:
Oh Mr Evil don't forget to add:

Isenhart's Case

oops u already did

i should be rewarded for finding so many.
one time meph dropped 2 isenhart cases... which i thought was impossible... 1 monster droping the same item 2 times from one kill.. hmmm

but uhhh as far as griswolds armor goes i find that a lot. so much in fact i sell them to the vedors. :)
 
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