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Masoleum Running Question

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Gibberish, Feb 3, 2004.

  1. Gibberish

    Gibberish IncGamers Member

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    Masoleum Running Question

    Recently I have tried running masoleum, so far no success, highest item I have found is Duriels Shell :p

    Anyway, I was wondering which way is better to run Masoleum.
    A) Just tele to the golden Chest, so that the runs go faster.
    or
    B) Clear whole area, takes longer but higher chance of a good drop.


    EDIT: Also Quick question as I can't find the Merc faq :p
    What are the various Aura's the A2 Mercs get in each difficulty?
    Thanks.
     
  2. SuggestiveName

    SuggestiveName IncGamers Member

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    I usually clear areas like mausoleum and the pit, I'm not too meticulous, but I don't just sprint to the chest.

    Then again I have way better luck on chaos/diablo runs....
     
  3. retrovamp

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    Combat/Normal Difficulty: Prayer
    Combat/Nightmare Difficulty: Thorns
    Combat/Hell Difficulty: Prayer
    Defense/Normal Difficulty: Defiance
    Defense/Nightmare Difficulty: Holy Freeze
    Defense/Hell Difficulty: Defiance
    Offense/Normal Difficulty: Blessed Aim
    Offense/Nightmare Difficulty: Might
    Offense/Hell Difficulty: Blessed Aim
     
  4. negator

    negator IncGamers Member

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    tporting to the chest defeats the purpose of this area. i believe the chest only drops TC80 or maybe only TC66. it's the bosses you want to milk here. they are the wonderful TC87. unfortunately the mausoleum is pretty sparse for monsters. i suggest loading your merc with mf gear, because the monsters are still just zombies and they cut in half very easily.
     
  5. Stormie

    Stormie IncGamers Member

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    Yep, you're right, chest drops do not get their treasure class scaled to area level like monster drops do. I'm not sure whether chests in the Mausoleum are Act 1 (H) Chest A, B, or C, but the highest treasure they can drop will be 63 or 66..
     
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    Act 1 (H) Chest C.
     
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    Whereabouts is this stored? I assumed it would be in levels.txt but didn't spot it there..?
     
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    afaik the pit's chest drops the same level items as the area level, which is not 63 or 66, but **
     
  9. Shade

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    85, actually, but yes.

    The problem is that chest's Treasure Classes don't upgrade (like monsters' TCs do), thus you'll get ilvl 85, TC 66 (or lower) items.
     
  10. Ruvanal

    Ruvanal IncGamers Member

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    It is calculated internally from the information from levels.txt, but not stored anywhere. Do a search in the AB tech forum (MonLvl3Ex should work) for a thread on the chest drops. It is several months old, but the formulas are there and I posted a table that lists which of the A, B and C indexes get used for each area.
     
  11. Stormie

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    Great, found it, cheers Ruvanal.

    Kind of painful, isn't it? :)
     

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