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MF Lower Kurast?

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  1. Qualious

    Qualious IncGamers Member

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    MF Lower Kurast?

    I was looking at the screenshots on the homepage, and I saw some kid getting HR drops from the chests in Lower Kurast. Are those drops not real, or is Lower Kurast some haven for HRs that I didn't know about? I'm assuming the former of those two questions to be the case...
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    If your idea of heaven is a 1:65k probability of Ber from superchest, have a nice stay at the LK :laugh: Seriously, LK is the best place to hunt for runes like Ber and "lesser", with a few twists.

    Suggested reading: clicky. You'll get all the information you need there.
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    Of that's cool to hear about LK though... I always have fun with little MF spots like this one.

    I usually run like:
    Andy
    Meph
    Diablo
    Shenk
    Eldritch
    Pindle
    That bastard on Arreats Plain or whatever
    Countess
    and sometimes Trav//Baal

    I figure spending more time MFing in one game is more efficient than spending time creating game after game of 2-monster MF runs.

    I guess I'll be adding LK chests to my MF runs.

    What runs do you guys do???
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    andy, meph, countess, nihlathak, summoner, pits, and of course baal runs
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    Long:

    Countess - Andy - Summoner - Duriel - LK - Meph - Eldritch/Shenk - Nihlathak - Baal

    Medium:

    Exclude Baal and Duriel

    Short:

    Exclude Summoner and possibly Nihlathak
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    I only run andy, countess, summoner, meph and nith. Never more never less.
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    The runes don't drop very often, but they can drop.
    I like to run Countess - Andy - Summoner - Meph - Eldritch/Shenk

    Out of curiousity ProfessionalBerg, what are you using to run that? I thought I saw in a different thread you used a Meteorb. If so, you must be running with a merc for countess. What gear do you have on him to keep him alive? Mine tends to die on act bosses. He's wearing vampire gaze, insight, and skullders.
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    My merc has insight, vamp gaze and duriels and he never dies on any of my MF places. Your merc should be able to solo countess but I have no clue why you are using skullders.
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    It was for the 100+ MF, but I suppose just like it applies for the characeter, survivability over MF. And my merc has zero problem with countess, its mephisto that tends to due him in because he cannot leech.
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    Don't you use the moat trick?
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    Even If I use the moat trick, the merc does not stand on top of me, he'll wander towards meph and die.
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    Eld, Shenk, Nith, Andy, Countess, Meph.
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    Yea man my merc uses eth duriel with a pul rune. I'd much rather not have to rez my merc after every boss and take a hit in MF. I mean, my sorc already has like 600+ mf on switch, so what's another 100?

    It's good to see that you guys all run close too the same runs as I do. I'm just surprised I never knew about the chests in LK. FYI: I did like 20 today and no Bers. Lol... I don't think I'll waste my time.


     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    If you're not playing single player, LK runs might be a bit tedious, I suppose, due to the map changing. Maybe the odd drop behaviour from those superchests would never have been discovered if there wasn't a SP mode, where the map is static (meaning runtimes under 1 minute or even 30 seconds...)



     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    I am using a Might merc with Tal helm, Leviathan (24 PDR) and Insight non-eth CA. I've got the Levi for free from a friend not long ago, before that it was a shaftstop.

    On Andy, I kil her so fast that even if he gets poisoned, I manage to get him to Akara before he dies.

    On Meph, I simply feed him a few potions, and let him tank Meph. I take Meph down fast enough. I also chill him with FO prior to static/FB spam. This is why melee range is better for merc - Meph swings way slower.

    Nihlathak - whenever I can, I just teleport in a corner of his room, and spam a few Meteors on his head. If he's FI, or if the monsters are too strong, I tele out of the room, and possibly take the Insight off, so that he wouln't kill without RIP.

    On Baal, it's a bit more tricky. Wave 2 can poison him with deadly poison, so I quickly visit Malah after Achmel and all his mummies are dead. On Wave 3, I teleport away from the spawn place and spam Meteors. Thing is, Hydra is a pretty powerful spell, and my merc, who doesn't have max resists, drops pretty fast. Waves 4 and 5, I teleport all the time, and spam FO/static.

    Baal himself is a bit more easy. He poses more threat to me than to my merc (thanks to the cold wave and the mana hose). I try to stay away from him, generally, and spam fireballs from afar.



     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    Pits, countess, andy, from recently - LK, meph, sometimes baal/dia/shenk
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    Necro does:

    Andy, Countess, Pits, Trav, Meph, Shenk/Eld, Baal

    Sorc does:

    Andy, Countess, Meph, Shenk/Eld, Pindle

    Hammerdin:

    Andy, Meph, Countess, Summoner, Nihil, Pits, Dia, Trav... you get the idea.

    Generally: Andy, Meph, Eld/Shenk - maybe a high lvl area and baal if i'm using my hammerdin, or necro.

    -Dace-
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    I don't think expecting a Ber after 20 runes is a very reasonable expectation. I actually really enjoy going through LK, and personally open more than just the Superchests. I find tons of jewels/charms/flawless gems just cruising around there. I'd say don't go to LK for the runes, go for the other goodies and have the rune just be a pleasant surprise.

    And throwing duriels on my merc has kept him alive long enough for me to kill everyone so I believe that problem is solved now. Thanks for everyone's advice.


     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    For me, one of the main LK attractions is all the armor racks. There can be between 2 and 4 armor racks, and at least 3 weapon racks (usually much more than that) in the area. Monsters are weak and slow, so it's no problem avoiding them if you teleport. I usually pop the superchests and all racks before I go visit Meph.
     
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    Re: MF Lower Kurast?

    Good to know man, thanks


     

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