Is Hell Travincal worth it?

Klæmint Vágadal

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Is Hell Travincal worth it?

Well, I was just wondering if travincal is a good place to Mf for runes, charms and maybe Exceptional/Elite Uniques? :scratch: Here im talking about like 200+ runs, or in the long run if you clear it over and over and over. I think that all the councils have pretty good HR drop rate, ey? If its a decent place, then what is a good build for this? Hammerdin?
 

bobofuzzlymunky

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my fav. chars that i run this with were (in order)

Wind Druid
Zealer
Hdin


yea, mostly gold unless u got high mf, then itamz start dropping, pretty consistent rune drops too.
 

LorveN

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Iirc, council members have the highest drop rate in the game for higher runes, yes. Keep in mind though, that you still will have a higher chance finding one in an area like moo-moo farm, since you kill more than 20 times as many cows.

Travincal is mainly used as a gold farm, but yes, they can drop decent stuff too. My own experience is finding lots of charms in Travincal, but that might be plain luck too. Found a 30life skiller once too.

Good build would be a build not relying on elemental damage. Hammerdins always work, but I'd say even a zealot, windys or fury druid does just fine. All you need is fireres, and damage.

I'd pick cows over Travincal though.
 

Gimmershred

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Try a goldfind/magicfind barb mix:

2x ali baba (lemlem)
Shako (lem) Or Arreats (lem)
Wealth armor
2x dwarfstar
Chanceguards
Goldwrap
Infernosts or Wartravs or some rare nice boots
Nice rare amu with goldfind/mf/res/barbskills

Switch: 2x bospears, or 1x bospear + 1x amp damage charged wand (for physical immune councilmembers)

Charms: Torch, gheeds, goldfind/mf charms
Max: Find item, Bo, Shout, Battlecry, Warcry
Rest in resist, iron skin, leap.

Might Merc: Wealth, Crown of thieves, Big damage polearm weapon without cold damage. (Think Botd , or eth insight for cheaper solution, or eth hone sundan upped, many things can work here)

You will have over 450% mf, over 2000% goldfind.
Many rare items will drop and you can use find item on every corpse.
you will have an average of around 600k gold per travirun.
Keep an edge bow in stash and equip it when you gamble your gold for circlets/rings/amu's.

It's a cheap to make and very addicting to play char.
 

Evrae Altana

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I like the Councils. They drop a lot of gems and charms for me. And even if they didn't, they usually drop a bunch of gold as a booby prize.
 

LordLoco

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Try a goldfind/magicfind barb mix:

2x ali baba (lemlem)
Shako (lem) Or Arreats (lem)
Wealth armor
2x dwarfstar
Chanceguards
Goldwrap
Infernosts or Wartravs or some rare nice boots
Nice rare amu with goldfind/mf/res/barbskills

Switch: 2x bospears, or 1x bospear + 1x amp damage charged wand (for physical immune councilmembers)

Charms: Torch, gheeds, goldfind/mf charms
Max: Find item, Bo, Shout, Battlecry, Warcry
Rest in resist, iron skin, leap.

Might Merc: Wealth, Crown of thieves, Big damage polearm weapon without cold damage. (Think Botd , or eth insight for cheaper solution, or eth hone sundan upped, many things can work here)

You will have over 450% mf, over 2000% goldfind.
Many rare items will drop and you can use find item on every corpse.
you will have an average of around 600k gold per travirun.
Keep an edge bow in stash and equip it when you gamble your gold for circlets/rings/amu's.

It's a cheap to make and very addicting to play char.
How is a Barb, wearin 2x ali baba going to kill the hell counsil? you cant leave it up to your merc, cuz they just odnt kill fast enough, and they die too often... IMO this seems more frustrating then fun to me



 

PhatTrumpet

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A decent Might Merc can kill Hell Council with ease in a 1-player game. Remember that the Merc will also have a big BO and Shout on him.

BTW Gimmershed, there's no such thing as a wand with charges of Amp.
 

nubbins

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I run him with my summoner for gold and I have found Treks, AoKL and some other goodies from them.
 

Dennis_KoreanGuy

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Lots and lots of charms from Councils.

While you're at it, you might want to run the lower kurast areas for superchests in the hut for roons. Probably do only at 8player games.
 

mystified

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honestly did over 500 runs since ladder started..
..no HRs from them -_- (am I just plain unlucky?)
best I got was mal...I think..

although gold and mf is real good. i use barb mentioned above (although I actually use ali baba as a swap, not as main weapon. I mean, what can u kill with that? you don' need bo spear if you are playing solo anyway)

So far nothing awesome but descent items dropped. managed to get all but perf fire facets from cold, dead body rooting.
also gambling always helps in high level anyway right?
 

Eilo Rytyj

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Switch: 2x bospears, or 1x bospear + 1x amp damage charged wand (for physical immune councilmembers)
There's no such thing. You cannot get Amplify Damage charges on a wand. Nor can you get Decrepify either.

IIRC the only item that you can get charges of Amplify Damage on is the Gavel of Pain. 3 charges of level 8 Amplify Damage.



 

Leohappy

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i do travi almost every game with my light sorc
so far i've found a bunch of various facets, a Vex and Lo rune, and many other runes lower than ist + some other valuable stuff

all in all a very worthwhile run considering it takes less than a minute with a good char
 
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