Lets Talk Baal Runs!

halohalo

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Lets Talk Baal Runs!

I've seen ppl posting their pindle/meph run results. Here goes my BAAL run results :D

Lvl 91 skellimancer, 417% mf normally, 542% mf on switch
Runs Pindle->Eld->Shenk->Baal and takes about 15 minutes per run.
The posted items are only part of the drops in the game.
I have excluded many exceptional uniques such as hone sundan.
I have only recorded items that could be traded.

1. nothing
2. nothing
3. marrowwalk
4. nothing
5. Eth Zerker :D
6. nothing
7. nothing
8. IK maul
9. Kuko Shakaku
10. nothing
11. nothing
12. Alibaba
*gained 2m gold to gamble to find nothing
13. nothing
14. Whitstan's guard
15. nothing
16. nothing
17. Baranar's, Hell Slayer, 15% nagel, Dury shell
18. nothing
19. nothing
20. nothing
21. Nagel 26%, AMN
22. Gimmershred, Razor's Edge, Warcries charm
*got bored and ran diablo to find : AMN, IK maul
*gained 2m gold to gamble and found +2barb/8Max/15Allresist Circlet
23. nothing
*tried diablo again to find nothing
24. nothing

These 24 runs were made in 3 days. That is, about 2 hours a day.
The best fortune was ofcourse the Eth Zerker, which has nothing to do with high mf :)
While doing these runs, I died once, by black souls, and gained about 1/3 of whole exp needed to lvl up to 92.
Not on the list, but my past findings are : Trang helm x2, mav helm, full bul-katho's set, Eth CB, 2x gimmershred and many more.

I'm a necro, but i heard hammerdins are fine too. I'd like to share your findings and/or special know-hows in running baal. If you ask me, i've found Crushing Blows on merc being VERY useful in killing baal. B4, it took 3 minutes only to take down baal, and now less than 30 sec! It's a wonder.
 

Wolv

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Very interesting post....

I have a lvl 76 skellimancer and just started doing pindle/baal runs. I die often yet :thumbsup:

His mf is 141 now...so nothin special. He's found maybe 3 uniques. However, one was METALGRID on lvl 3 worldstone back when his mf was a whoppin 50 :clap:
 

eatbeef

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i try to get in 3-5 solo baal runs a day and i must say i am having about as much luck as you. i only have about 21 mf. my lvl 90 javazon makes the run pretty quick. only problim i encounter are black souls in the throne, if they are there i just leave and start a new game. zak-ss-shako are the only notable finds in the last two weeks or so. i prefer speed to mf, a necro would not have thawt problem though necro = slow run
 

Wolv

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Yes....painfully slow run. But its entertaining w/ Trang - its fun shootin fireballs into the crowd while amping them :)
 

SDC Pred

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My lvl ** skellimancer has no problem with any of the monsters in Worldstone, not even black souls with his max resists and 350+ mf, except for Oblivion knights and their Iron Maiden...I've found 2 Rainbow Facets, 3/3 psn and 4/4 lightning, eth Viperfork, Wiz spike, Sandstorm trek, 34 Gheeds, Mav armor, Wolfhowl, and a bunch of others doing full clears of WSK lvl 2 through Baal. Decent xp there too, You gain about 10 mil exp from clearing the levels and Baal at lvl 87.
 

assmuffin

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I run Hell Baals with my Hammerdin. One of the easiest things to do besides those freaking Undead Soul Killlers or whatever. If a couple get close to you and your hammers destroy them while some Gloams are floating around, it can mean tragedy. So far I've found pretty crappy items cept for a Trang's Belt(I've been getting the worst offers on Trang's Set on USEast Non-Ladder) and a Glad's Bane which I might throw on a merc.
 

halohalo

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The sweet thing about necro is that TONS of meat sheild. I think my skellies are better than an invincible single meat shield. Having so much other-than-you-targets is what makes necro easy to run Baal IMO.
In that sense, I guess a hammerdin with HOTO could help? Or having the Crescent Moon runeword on switch?
 

Wolv

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Throw a defiance merc in the mix w/ skellymancer and U have a near indestructable meat (errrr....meatless?) wall :)
 

Sopper

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My lvl 93 hammerdin can solo baal easily.... but my lvl 91 Tal-rasha sorc does the job alot quicker...
Max FO, CM -100% resist, Max Fireball, Meteor, Firebolt, 1 FM.... Im using Fireball as non-castdelay on my left attack and FO on right,.... works well for me.
If Lister spawns Fire and Cold immuun, my merc kills him, while i stun him with telekineses.....

420% MF, have found WF, 2 x Tals armour, and many less value uniques.
 

Vizier

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Full clears are a good idea, especially if you are looking for the elitest uniques. Skelemancers may be slow, but I think the ones that are running the highest TC areas are likely getting the most of the elite uniques people are looking for. While doing hell Meph runs with a fast character are likely to net you more useful exceptional (and a few elite) uniques quicker, the best stuff is more likely to drop from clearing the highest Alevel areas. When I was doing tons of Pit runs, there were mouthwatering (regular) elite items from the highest TC dropping in every game. That rarely happens in my Meph and Baal runs.
 

Vizier

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You don't really need a defiance merc with skeleton skills maxed. A Might merc will speed up the killing by 50-100% through general observation. You defintiely know when your might merc is dead and your skeletons are taking their time chewing through targets. Have a look over in the necromancer forum for more information .
 

halohalo

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I also use might merc, and it seems to add about 70~80% to my skellies' killing speed.
I know pits have high TC, but isn't WSK2 and beyond also have TC 85? I have seen many elite base items in WSK. got full bulkathos in WSK 2. Maybe you were referring to those guys just teleporting to throne?

edit: found a TAL armor yesterday! woohoo! :D
 

iolo99

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I have done 50~60 hell baal solo runs everyday with my dual element sorcy:
(orb/ball with defiance mercenary)

Kill all of them in your sight when going to throne.
1. Baal sometimes gives me a noticeable uniques (~every 50 kills)
2. The best uniques such as crown of ages, dimensional shard....etc, I obtained them from champions/uniques NOT BAAL.
3. Ironically, majority of uber items I got is from worldstone keep level 2 and 3, NOT THRONE.

Do not expect ever ever baal/diablo will give you nice stuff, and their minions too..
Yes, if baal gives me a windforce, then I get 4~5 death cleaver from unrecognizable champions in keep level 2.
That was my statistics of everyday 60 ball runs for 2 month.
 

Vizier

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halohalo said:
I know pits have high TC, but isn't WSK2 and beyond also have TC 85? I have seen many elite base items in WSK. got full bulkathos in WSK 2. Maybe you were referring to those guys just teleporting to throne?
Pit = Worldstone/Throne so far as TC goes. My point was to clear all those areas, not just the throne room.
 
I normally mix in Baal whenever I see an easy Worldstone, meaning no Black Souls. A few of the recent drops I have got from him include Tals Armor and a Windforce, so he definetly pays off if you can run him.
 

Wolv

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Vizier said:
You don't really need a defiance merc with skeleton skills maxed. A Might merc will speed up the killing by 50-100% through general observation. You defintiely know when your might merc is dead and your skeletons are taking their time chewing through targets. Have a look over in the necromancer forum for more information .
Thanx for that tip! I learn somethin new everyday.

1 Might merc comin up!
 

Jackson

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Your ethereal Berzerker Axe and Colossus Blade are probably the most valued items in your entire list, lol.

and all this talk about Skelemancer is making me want to make a new character. (3 guesses what the character is going to be) :D
 
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