So zticazzy's recent post, and my long standing belief down in my subcockles got me thinking that it's about time to look into the benefits of hitting all the poppables at Lower Kurast. Since zticazzy clearly demonstrated that popppables are held to the same restrictions as the SuperChests (ie identical pool of drops, likely also numerated ~65k), I trawled through the last two Item Find threads and my old screenshot records to pull out high rune drops from LK in non-superchests. Note that I am making two major assumptions: 1: All of these drops are from p7/p8. I know for all my drops this is the case, but for others I am assuming p7/8 because these are contemporary drops and it has long been established that this is a far superior setting for running LK. 2: All poppables are created equal (aside from baskets, baskets are stupid). I know less about this assumption, but provide a tidbit of evidence arguing that at least some poppables are pulling from the same drop pool. Disclaimer: I stupidly only bookmarked the pictures, so some of these finds I do not currently have the information about who actually found the item Code: Rune Source Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 Item 5 Item 6 Finder Pul #1 Skeleton Gold x 1 Gothic Shield (Cracked?) zticazzy Ist #1 Chest? Arrows Gold x 1 Super Heal ?? Ist #2 Corpse Flawless Amethyst Gold x 1 Ring (M) Brak Gul #1 ?? Amulet (M) Defender (Broken?) Gold x 3 Long Bow (Broken?) zticazzy Gul #2 Log Flawless Amethyst Town Portal Brak Vex #1 Skeleton Bolts Gold x 2 Brak Vex #2a Skeleton Gold x 1 ?? Vex #2b Big Stash Gold x 1 Brak Vex #3 Big Stash? Flawless Amethyst Ornate Plate (Crude) ?? Ohm #1a Chest(L) Antidote Gold x 3 Mithril Point (D) Ral PandadueSP Ohm #1b Chest(L) Antidote Gold x 3 Mithril Point (D) Ral zticazzy Ohm #2 Corpse Gold x 1 Brak Ohm #3 Corpse Coronet (Sup, Gray) ID x 2 ?? Sur #1 Corpse Bolts Gold x 2 locohead Ber #1 Corpse Bolts Chain Boots (LQ) Ith Brak Ber #2 Big Stash Great Heal War Javelin (Cr) ?? Ber #3 Skeleton? Gold x 1 Great Heal Saber (LQ) ?? Ber #4 Stash? Gold x 2 Two Handed Sword (M) ?? Ber #5 Big Stash Gold x 2 KO Bossy Pul #1 Ist #1 Ist #2 Gul #1 Gul #2 Vex #1 Vex #2a Vex #2b Vex #3 Ohm #1a Ohm #1b Ohm #2 Ohm #3 Sur #1 Ber #1 Ber #2 Ber #3 Ber #4 Ber #5 So to sum all this up, if my assumption that all of these data come from p7/8 and all poppables draw from the same 65k pool, there are MORE BER's in the poppables than the superchests. So far there appear to be two patterns that we have replicated, the Ohm that started this and a Vex that dropped with only a single gold pile. Both of these replicates appear to have come from a different poppable supporting the idea that all popables are created equal. I would also be pretty big money that there are quite a few patterns still at large. I may try screening the 1.13 LK thread because just looking for the most up to date patterns there I found locohead's Sur rune from a corpse. Finally one small point. The duplicated Ohm pattern of zticazzy and PandadudeSP was pretty information rich. I know some have postulated that the poppable runes would be truncated versions of the Super Chest runes. But I cannot find any Ohm patterns from the Super Chests that contain either a Ral rune or a Mithril point. This would support the theory that there could be more Ber's in the poppables than the Super Chests themselves. Anyway, if you guys have any old screen grabs laying around, I'd love to have more data for this. In the meantime, happy popping!