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MF Area Discussion: Loot Stat List?

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by greenjello, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. greenjello

    greenjello IncGamers Member

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    MF Area Discussion: Loot Stat List?

    I know many posts advocate MF'ing in different areas, but I have a hard time seeing why it would be better to MF anything other than an act boss. The only thing I can come up with boredom. It seems like I get many more uniques per hour running act bosses than doing the lvl 85 areas. My MF sorc has about 450 MF and I rarely get uniques from lvl 85 areas. Meanwhile in a fraction of the time I can kill an act boss and almost always have something roll unique. At that point is mostly about luck concerning the game's choice of base item.

    Is there a list where someone did an extensive test of this? Running Act bosses vs clearing lvl 85 areas.
     
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    Merick IncGamers Member

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    Bosses are poor for dropping runes, gems, jewels, charms, gold and socketables. All of which can be worth a lot.
     
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    jjscud IncGamers Member

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    Also meph can't drop high TC items. Even Diablo can't drop tc87s. For those you must run Baal, which isn't very quick, lvl 85 areas, or high level SUs, like pindle.
     
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    some bosses also have restrictions of item level for their drops - in areas that have the highest levels in hell, regular monsters can drop almost everything in the game but at a very low probability. So killing lots and lots of monsters in these high level areas is the way to improve chance of good drops....
     
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    Boss runs are the most useless things out there. The money is on jewels, charms, socketables, gems and runes, and bosses are bad for that.
     
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    pits and ancient tunnels are easy to find and have the chance for great drops:jig:
     
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    I found 3 Verdungos from Meph last week, and 2 Jalal's from Andy. Not to mention Stone of Jordans available from Andy....
    However, I must admit that boss runs aren't the quickest things to do...
     

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