MF Pindle Runner

Machoclown

Diabloii.Net Member
MF Pindle Runner

Hi All...

Some time ago I posted an Idea to build (bases on Nightfish) a MF Necro for only doing Pindle runs.

This Necro is now fully mature, lvl 91.5 and 139th place on Necro HC ladder Europe. Started Hell pindles on level 74. (Only from doing Pindle Hell, nothing else).

The Build is from Nightfish.

Gear:
Shako PT (74%)
Skulders PT (136%) I believe
Ali Baba (91% + 23 MF jewels)
+1 necro amu with stats mainly life and resist
Shael/Eth shield (25%)
WT's (45%)
Nagel (29%)
rare Ring (12%)
Goldwrap (30%)
Change Guards (40%)
MF charms (**%) (with 37% uniq Gheeds)
Rest of charms life - mana - resistance
593% Total MF


Weapon Switch = Elders staff With 69 Teleport charges

Might Merc Gear:
Shaft
Anderiels Visage
Tomb Reaver 66% MF

How do I do the runs:
Run trough Anya's Red Portal:

Run to (not in!!) the entrance op de Pindle area.

Raise 5 Courtyard skellies closes to the Entrance (to avoid back attack)

Teleport into the Pindle area (weapon switch)

Merc and skellies will attack the Pindle group automatically

Amplify damage the Pindle Group

When the first body falls (mostly in a few secs) corps explode until everything is dead.

If pindle is PI, I have to explode all corpses, but Pindle will always go down in a matter of seconds.

Refill your Mana and Life Bulb from the Mana/Life/rejuvs potions that will drop plenty.

If there's a back attack from the courtyard Skellies, the Terror curse and Glay golem (for blocking the courtyard skellies come to me) will take care of that.


Skills used for end game (Pindle Runs):
20 Max Raise Skeleton
20 Max Skeleton mastery
1 point Clay Golem
1 point Golem Mastery
20 Max Corps Explosion
1 point Bone Armor
1 point Amplify Damage
1 Point Terror
Enough points left.

Strength About 100
Dex = enough to wear the items (42 dex for Ali Baba)
Vit = the rest (I have 1200+ life)
Mana = Base (I put some points into energy though (550 mana)

Resistance:
Fire = 5%
Cold = -24%
Lightning= 33%
Poison= -24%

Only real danger comes from "Cold Enchanted" explosions, this will take about max 800 life from the Life Bulb and for the same reason a Teleport pindle.
But most of the time The "Cold Enchanted" explosion is too far away to hurt me.

Never had a "near death experience".

The most important question is, did you got any good drops I guess?

Well the answer is YES.. some examples (only the very good ones imho)
3 IK armors
1 TR armor
1 Uniq Sacred armor Templar's Might
3 Crown of Ages (but never the Griswold's Corona!!)
2 Horizon's Tornados
1 Stormlash
2 Uniq Caduceus (but never the Griswold's Caduceus!!)
2 Shako's
1 Storm
1 BoneShade
2 Mav's Diadem
I will stop now because this list will be very long, I think I have about 50+% of all unique elite items.

How do I play??
Sure, I play with normal Characters Like a other Necro, Sorc, Barb and Pally (all hell chars)
To keep the fun in running Pindle:
Doing Pindle Runs: Till I get 3 uniques (any unique)
Play with some of my other chars
Doing Pindle runs till I get 3 uniques
Play with some of my other chars

Sometimes I get 3 uniques in 5 minutes of Pindle running, other times it will take me at least an hour to collect the 3 uniques..

This way, doing Pindle runs will be "do-able" in IMHO, and still rising on the Necro HC ladder in Europe :)

I hope with this post to give fellow Necro's some hints to find nice items.

Any comments, advices or questions are more than welcome.

Forgive me my crappy English, it's not my native language.


Regards

MachoClown
The Netherlands
Europe Realm
(HC ladder)
 

Peacrusher

Diabloii.Net Member
I'm curious Do you only do pindle on these runs or do you spend time running other monsters like shenk/eldritch?

It may just be my luck but I've had the best drops from monsters on my way to MF "hotspots" like Pindle (nature's peace from skelli archer, and traves from a spike fiend, etc)

One question.... I've been running baal (long and tedious cuz I don't like dieing) Getting one decent unique or set drop from him each run but also the exp from minions and baal himself. How long does it take to gain exp from pindle alone? For example lets say that 10 pindles = 1 baal run... exp from pindle is sooooo worth it from the saved time alone IMO. Just curious....

I enjoy my solo game runs hitting every monster I can.... expecialy in a good drop game we all get every so often (not as often as we might like mind you)

Favorite places to run.... Pits (duh), countess, andy, meph, pindle, shenk, eldritch, baal.
 

Machoclown

Diabloii.Net Member
I'm curious Do you only do pindle on these runs or do you spend time running other monsters like shenk/eldritch?

Nope, I am only doing Pindle runs because this char is fragile, all items are MF and cannot afford to die (HC) because of those pesky Spearthrowers, etc... when doing Shenk / Eldrich
It may just be my luck but I've had the best drops from monsters on my way to MF "hotspots" like Pindle (nature's peace from skelli archer, and traves from a spike fiend, etc)

One question.... I've been running baal (long and tedious cuz I don't like dieing) Getting one decent unique or set drop from him each run but also the exp from minions and baal himself. How long does it take to gain exp from pindle alone? For example lets say that 10 pindles = 1 baal run... exp from pindle is sooooo worth it from the saved time alone IMO. Just curious....

Good question: If I remember correct I must do 10-12 Pindle runs for 1 million points at level 91. I do 10 - 12 Pindles in about 5 - 7 minutes
Maybe you can use this math to compare te your Baalruns.
I enjoy my solo game runs hitting every monster I can.... expecialy in a good drop game we all get every so often (not as often as we might like mind you)

Favorite places to run.... Pits (duh), countess, andy, meph, pindle, shenk, eldritch, baal.

Like I said, I do the 3 uniques drop Pindle runs, then stop.. rule, do something else (for several weeks now), and that rule gave me good uniques and time to play with my other chars (mostly Baal runs (duh)
I never do Pit runs though.. (I have tried 20 times those Pit runs, but never gave me the quality drops Pindle gave me, and the Pindle Pace I have give me more Super Uniques (Pindle Only) then Pit runs)

Hope I created some understandable answers for you...

Regards

Machoclown

ps.. The highest rune dropped from Pindle = MAL
ps.. In my drop list I forgot to mention a Windforce as very good item I received from Pindle
 

SnakeEye85

Diabloii.Net Member
pindle have given me some nice items aswell in 1.10 :)

i sometimes run pindle with my skellymancer but i prefer doing it with my IK barb.
 

Peacrusher

Diabloii.Net Member
I'll try consecutive pindle runs for exp... you say 10-12 runs for a million xp's heh? If that's the case I'll lvl a whole lot faster and safer than running hell baal.
 
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