Key dropping

Sjappie

Diabloii.Net Member
Key dropping

I just read about the keys last week :rolleyes: , tried countess a couple of times, but never found it. Are they very rare? Or do they drop often, and are they much worth?

Thanks !
 

pliu

Banned
Here is it: cut/paste from gamesfaq

THE THREE KEYS
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This quest is quite long, but it begins quite simply. You must begin your quest
under normal circumstances- you must find three keys. These keys are the keys of Hate, Destruction, and Terror. Each key is dropped by a specific Super Unique,which has a 1/34 chance of dropping the key.
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Yes,they are worthy.
3 Key Sets = 1hr
3 Key Sets = 1 torch if you can kill all the Ubers
3 Key Sets >=10 HR if got a 20/20 Pal torch :badteeth:
 

Hybrid

Diabloii.Net Member
I'm not exactly sure, but I think I read somewhere that each time you kill a boss that has the potential to drop a key there is only a 5% chance for the key to drop. That makes them not necessarily rare, as keys are farmed quite a bit, but it does make it so that it takes a lot of boss kills to get a full set of keys.

I have a question about the Countess as well...

I play with two computers running D2. I discovered by accident that if I create the game with my second account (the parker) that has a character who has not completed the tower quest and kill the Countess with my first account, the chest in the final room pops. I figured that the addition of the popping chest would make for yet another chance for a rune or two along the way, and would add to the gambling funds that I rake in doing Countess runs, so I've started creating each Countess run game with my parker account.

However, I've yet to see a key drop since I've started making games with the parker (although I haven't done a whole lot of them that way so far). Just curious if anyone else does these kind of runs the same way, as I don't want to be eliminating my chances of a key dropping in exchange for the extra gold and extra chance at a rune or two from the chest popping.
 

pliu

Banned
If you do want get keys. Do this way. Create games do one kind of key only. Each game will take about 2~5 minutes. After you get 3 same kind of keys. Do the same for other 2 kinds of keys. In the end you get 3 key sets and you can turn them into a torch. I got 7 torchs in 3 weeks by doing this.
 

pliu

Banned
soul killer said:
Just run Countess 10x and 99% chance youll get a key,shouldnt take you more than 20mins.
No. that is not true. 10x the chance should be around 50%. and longest may take you 1 hour or more to get a key.
 

zooply

Diabloii.Net Member
lol i think you could get wayyyyyyyyy more than just 10hr for a perf ptorch. i'm on escl myself so i may be different than you =P
 

ffejrxx

Diabloii.Net Member
i think the odds are around 1/40 for countess, summoner and nihlathak

i make a game to run all 3 and pits takes longer but prizes can be better imo
 

tSDt

Diabloii.Net Member
wewt it was worth it for me then...20/20 ptorch 4th time out on ubers...
...I feel bad that I sold it now
 

munchkins

Diabloii.Net Member
join chaos/duel/big trading games and rubn the keys... its nooby, but you get better drops

also, make sure the games havent been going for very long, or someone else will have beaten you to it
 

Sjappie

Diabloii.Net Member
hmm that's not THAt easy for me ;)

Countess is doable, summoner is harder and the last is.... :shocked:
 

LordLoco

Diabloii.Net Member
I always collect a load of terror keys because countess runs are easiest for me... you can easily trade keys with other players to complete the keysets.
 

Sjappie

Diabloii.Net Member
thanks for al the info, gonna do some runs tonight.

last questions, what is HR ?

and how does this work:

3 Key Sets = 1hr
3 Key Sets = 1 torch if you can kill all the Ubers
3 Key Sets >=10 HR if got a 20/20 Pal torch

first time you get hr (whatever it is)
second torch and third time a perfect torch or what ?

Thanks again, i'll post when I find some.
 

LordLoco

Diabloii.Net Member
HR means high rune.

when you have 3keysets but cannot or just don't want to do ubers you can just trade them for a high rune in a public game
 

LordLoco

Diabloii.Net Member
the torch is the reward if you complete the ubers, and the 20/20 ptorch is just the best possible torch you could ever find, because its the most wanted torch troughout the game
 
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