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Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

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  1. Fabian

    Fabian IncGamers Member

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    Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    With the MFO fast approaching, I wanted to finalize this character and write a bit about him, mostly to scare his opponents for the MFO :)

    PindleRunner is quite similar to bcoe's Pindle running Barb, so you might recognize some things and ideas I've borrowed (stolen) from him. He's one of my oldest (my very first, in fact) Travincal goldfinders, renamed and respecced for one thing and one thing only, and that is to kill Pindleskin as efficiently as possible. I must say, he does that rather well.


    Name: PindleRunner LCS
    Character Level: 89
    105% FCR Breakpoint for Teleporting and Horking
    Run Time: ~23 seconds in windowed and soundless mode
    Total MF: 601/661 on switch
    53% Chance to Hork


    Skills
    Find Item 20 (26)
    Axe Mastery 20 (26)
    Increased Speed 20 (26)
    Natural Resistance 1 (7)
    Whirlwind 20 (26)
    Berserk 1 (7)
    Double Swing 1 (7)
    8 in prereqs
    9 Skillpoints unspent, will probably put them in Berserk or Natural Resistance

    Gear (MF):
    Armor: Enigma (89)
    Helm: 1.07 Harlequin Crest with PTopaz (74)
    Weapon: 2 * 1.07 eth Grief Berserker Axe (0)
    Weapon Switch: 2 * Wizardspike with Ist (60)
    Belt: String of Ears 15/8 (0)
    Gloves: Chance Guards (40)
    Boots: War Traveler (50)
    Rings: 2 Nagelring (60)
    Amulet: Crafted 2 Barb skills/6 Mana Leech/8 FCR/24 MF

    40% Gheed's
    27 SCs of Good Luck, totaling 184 MF (5 off perfect) and 31 Cold/14 Lightning/12 Fire/3 Poison Resist/59 AR/5 Max Damage and some smallish mods.
    Tome of Identify
    2*4 Empty Space

    Reaper's (Shael)/Gladiator's Bane/Andariel's Visage on merc


    Readouts

    Code:
    Havoc Wing
    Amulet
    Required Level: 89
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 93
    Fingerprint: 0xa7f36f4a
    +13 to Mana
    Regenerate Mana 6%
    6% Mana stolen per hit
    24% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
    8% Faster Cast Rate
    Level 2 Teleport (25/25 Charges)
    
    Fabian's Harlequin Crest
    Shako
    Defense: 284
    Required Strength: 50
    Required Level: 62
    Indestructible
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 99
    Fingerprint: 0x2e28f7ce
    GUID: 0x1e598 0x1e598 0x0
    +100% Enhanced Defense
    Increase Maximum Life 40%
    74% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +2 to All Skill Levels
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    Enigma
    Light Plate
    'JahIthBer'
    Defense: 874
    Durability: 50 of 60
    Required Strength: 41
    Required Level: 65
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xf5dfb6c7
    +767 Defense
    Damage Reduced by 8%
    Increase Maximum Life 5%
    +14 Life after each Kill
    45% Faster Run/Walk
    +1 to Teleport
    15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
    +2 to All Skill Levels
    +66 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
    89% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
    Socketed (3: 3 used)
    
    Grief
    Berserker Axe
    'EthTirLoMalRal'
    One-Hand Damage: 36 to 159
    Required Dexterity: 49
    Required Strength: 128
    Required Level: 64
    Axe Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Indestructible
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 99
    Fingerprint: 0x1f328a38
    Adds 5-30 fire damage
    +14 Life after each Kill
    37% Increased Attack Speed
    Adds +390 Damage
    Ignore Target Defense
    -25% Target Defense
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +2 to Mana After Each Kill
    20% Deadly Strike
    35% Chance to cast Level 15 Venom on striking
    166% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
    -20% to Enemy Poison Resistance
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (5: 5 used)
    
    Grief
    Berserker Axe
    'EthTirLoMalRal'
    One-Hand Damage: 36 to 159
    Required Dexterity: 49
    Required Strength: 128
    Required Level: 64
    Axe Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Indestructible
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 99
    Fingerprint: 0x324e6ba5
    Adds 5-30 fire damage
    +15 Life after each Kill
    35% Increased Attack Speed
    Adds +370 Damage
    Ignore Target Defense
    -25% Target Defense
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +2 to Mana After Each Kill
    20% Deadly Strike
    35% Chance to cast Level 15 Venom on striking
    166% Damage to Demons (Based on Character Level)
    -22% to Enemy Poison Resistance
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (5: 5 used)
    
    String of Ears
    Demonhide Sash
    Defense: 105
    Durability: 22 of 22
    Required Strength: 20
    Required Level: 29
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 79
    Fingerprint: 0xcc010d6b
    +158% Enhanced Defense
    +15 Defense
    Magic Damage Reduced by 13
    Damage Reduced by 15%
    8% Life stolen per hit
    +10 Maximum Durability
    
    Chance Guards
    Chain Gloves
    Defense: 27
    Durability: 15 of 16
    Required Strength: 25
    Required Level: 15
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 99
    Fingerprint: 0x2907f70e
    +23% Enhanced Defense
    +25 to Attack Rating
    +15 Defense
    200% Extra Gold from Monsters
    40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    +2 to Light Radius
    
    War Traveler
    Battle Boots
    Defense: 131
    Durability: 44 of 48
    Required Strength: 95
    Required Level: 42
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0x77aad626
    +10 to Strength
    +10 to Vitality
    +173% Enhanced Defense
    +15 to Minimum Damage
    +25 to Maximum Damage
    +30 Maximum Durability
    Attacker Takes Damage of 6
    50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    25% Faster Run/Walk
    40% Slower Stamina Drain
    
    Nagelring
    Ring
    Required Level: 7
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xa888b83b
    +64 to Attack Rating
    Magic Damage Reduced by 3
    Attacker Takes Damage of 3
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Nagelring
    Ring
    Required Level: 7
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xbdb98364
    +65 to Attack Rating
    Magic Damage Reduced by 3
    Attacker Takes Damage of 3
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Wizardspike
    Bone Knife
    'Ist'
    One-Hand Damage: 23 to 49
    Required Dexterity: 75
    Required Strength: 38
    Required Level: 61
    Dagger Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Indestructible
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0x3017599
    Regenerate Mana 15%
    All Resistances +75
    Increase Maximum Mana 15%
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    50% Faster Cast Rate
    Indestructible
    +178 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    Wizardspike
    Bone Knife
    'Ist'
    One-Hand Damage: 23 to 49
    Required Dexterity: 75
    Required Strength: 38
    Required Level: 61
    Dagger Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Indestructible
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0x94998f60
    Regenerate Mana 15%
    All Resistances +75
    Increase Maximum Mana 15%
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    50% Faster Cast Rate
    Indestructible
    +178 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    The Reaper's Toll
    Thresher
    'Shael'
    Two-Hand Damage: 39 to 469
    Durability: 65 of 65
    Required Dexterity: 89
    Required Strength: 114
    Required Level: 75
    Polearm Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x48b47fc8
    +233% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 4-44 cold damage over 0 seconds
    11% Life stolen per hit
    Requirements -25%
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    Ignore Target Defense
    33% Deadly Strike
    33% Chance to cast Level 1 Decrepify on striking
    Socketed (1: 1 used)
    
    The Gladiator's Bane
    Wire Fleece
    Defense: 1457
    Durability: 19 of 135
    Required Strength: 111
    Required Level: 85
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xbba7805
    +192% Enhanced Defense
    +50 Defense
    Damage Reduced by 16
    Magic Damage Reduced by 15
    +103 Maximum Durability
    Attacker Takes Damage of 20
    30% Faster Hit Recovery
    Poison Length Reduced by 50%
    Cannot Be Frozen
    
    Andariel's Visage
    Demonhead
    Defense: 359
    Durability: 14 of 20
    Required Strength: 102
    Required Level: 83
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0x4eab81ec
    +25 to Strength
    +132% Enhanced Defense
    Fire Resist -30%
    Poison Resist +70%
    +10% to Maximum Poison Resist
    9% Life stolen per hit
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    +2 to All Skill Levels
    15% Chance to cast Level 15 Poison Nova when struck
    Level 3 Venom (9/20 Charges)
    

    Charms

    Code:
    Gheed's Fortune
    Grand Charm
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 62
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x784bbd99
    86% Extra Gold from Monsters
    40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    Reduces All Vendor Prices 13%
    
    Shimmering Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x71714278
    All Resistances +3
    6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Sapphire Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x41993994
    Cold Resist +10%
    6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Cobalt Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x5b109594
    Cold Resist +9%
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Cobalt Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x6f9dcc3a
    Cold Resist +9%
    6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Amber Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 81
    Fingerprint: 0x3086d89d
    Lightning Resist +11%
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Garnet Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x60fff3b0
    Fire Resist +9%
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Fine Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x7a044703
    +19 to Attack Rating
    +2 to Maximum Damage
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Fine Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x47596728
    +13 to Attack Rating
    +2 to Maximum Damage
    6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Iron Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0x87663d20
    +19 to Attack Rating
    6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Bronze Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xb29eac3e
    +8 to Attack Rating
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Fiery Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x6b327a16
    Adds 1-2 fire damage
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Toxic Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 55
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x6ae80939
    +100 poison damage over 5 seconds
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Snake's Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0xffa88345
    +12 to Mana
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 81
    Fingerprint: 0x64a6af9f
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 93
    Fingerprint: 0x14432c85
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 90
    Fingerprint: 0x2ca36dd5
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Stout Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xa36ac2ed
    +1 Defense
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Burly Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 85
    Fingerprint: 0xf9a4ae84
    +20 Defense
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x3801f87a
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xc82dc430
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0xa74551a7
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x288150d0
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Stalwart Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 40
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x309525f7
    +22 Defense
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 90
    Fingerprint: 0xfe1bcd26
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0xece2b3a5
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 90
    Fingerprint: 0xcce161ee
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    
    Small Charm of Good Luck
    Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
    Required Level: 33
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 61
    Fingerprint: 0x9c2ac4cb
    7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    


    Well, this character is ridiculously powerful, and I'm quite happy with him. He survives great with 1552 life, and I might definitely respec him with a bit less Vitality and some other combination of Strength/Dexterity, haven't done any math there to see what's optimal. Either way, the damage he dishes out is pretty insane, and lots of damage = lots of leech = safe barb = happy Fabian.

    The main improvement, I feel, over bcoe's Pindle runner, which I've compared PindleRunner to a lot, is the awesome crafted Amulet. It has the 5% FCR I need to reach the 105% breakpoint when on switch. It also gives me the all-important Mana Leech, which means I don't have to use Stealskull to solve my leeching problems. The 4 extra +skills I gain from this (2 from the Amulet, 2 from 1.07 Shako) are very very welcome, not to mention the 40% extra life. Oh, and the Amulet has 24% MF too. It's a nearly perfect fit for this build.

    The resists are pretty bad, but I don't really notice it too much. No deaths so far in the ~300 runs I remember doing, in any case.

    I'm pretty sure I'll use this guy in the MFO next week, so fellow Pindlers better watch out :) This guy is efficient, let's just hope he's lucky too!

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. LiquidClear

    LiquidClear IncGamers Member

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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    Wow nice build! Not sure what else you could do for optimization. If you don't dominate the Pindle portion of the MFO, it won't be for lack of preparation :p
     
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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    Congrats , it's nice to see something else than a sorc in mfo's. And I believe this barb will be quite efficient in making gold and green drop. The gear is very very nice also.

    Btw the name is so uninspired :(
     
  4. Fabian

    Fabian IncGamers Member

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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    Right up there with the names of some of my other characters; Travincaler. LK_Runner. FireSorc. LightSorc. :)

    It should be noted that in the first 30 runs I did since renaming him (after posting this thread), I had a Windforce drop. Beginner's luck is strong! Also a Gul just before that.

    Edit: And a Shadow Dancer and Natalya's Mark after 160 runs. Fun character, this.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    Congrats - its a nice refinement on Telemachus. I'm surprised that your AR is enough and that the Sanctuary aura from Azurewrath doesn't tip the scales in the favor of PBs over axes, but your run times are a second or two better than mine, so there's all the evidence we need. He's my favorite pindle-runner by far - it feels so much faster than a similarly-timed sorc, and you get the benefit of more MF and a hork... I am looking forward to your MFO results.
     
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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    Oh, it's on...

    You've been served!

    I'm going to have to enter the Pindle+ category with my Barb now. Epic eBotD vs. eGrief battle for the ages...

    I fear your resources and Barb skills are beyond mine, but I shall try nonetheless.

    One question for ya though (and I'm sure you've already worked this out), but given your insane MF totals and the harsh diminishing returns, would you maybe be better off using a Highlord's over your (admittedly sexy) amulet and getting your ML from Ghoulhide? Seems like a dramatic DPS increase for a marginal MF loss...


    -Hammy
     
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    Fabian IncGamers Member

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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    Happy to hear there's another Barb in there, please do bring it on :D

    As for your question, it's entirely possible you're right and that it would be more efficient. My scientific and unbiased answer is "600 MF!!"

    Edit: And also, after having seen a rare Archon Staff, a rare Unearthed Wand and a magic Dimensional Shard already, there's no way you're getting me to LOWER my MF. Quite the opposite, I'm probably switching out those stupid resist/6 MF charms for plain 7's. It also bothers me that bcoe has an Ist in his helm, and I don't, so we'll see about that too. :) That said, I'll try it and see how I like it. If it lowers my run time by like 2 seconds or soemthing, I'd be hard pressed not to make that switch.
     
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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    Your build is truly drool worthy considering it's SP. With that much wealth, I'm surprised you still need to MF :).
     
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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    You don't happen to have a pair of 1.07 Ghoulhides, do you?

    Ghoulhide Heavy Bracers
    Defense: 54 (varies)(Base Defense: 37-44)
    Required Level: 36
    Required Strength: 58
    Durability: 16
    +20% Enhanced Defense
    + (4 Per Character Level) 4-396 To Attack Rating Against Undead (Based On Character Level)
    + (4 Per Character Level) 4-396 % Damage To Undead (Based On Character Level)
    5% Life Stolen Per Hit
    +20 To Life


    You'd lose the ML and a chunk of AR, but that is some insane scaling ED.
     
  10. Fabian

    Fabian IncGamers Member

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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    Hm yeah those are pretty nice. I'll definitely try experimenting a bit with improving the gear and see if the faster run time is worth the loss in MF. Too bad I don't have one of those, might have to get back to rack running for a few days :)
     
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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    well it depends on how much the ghoulhides actually speed the run up , I'd reckon that running to pindle takes more time than killing him?
     
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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    I ran the numbers via a spreadsheet for your particular setup.

    Current:

    601% MF, 661% MF @ 53% Hork = ~622% MF composite

    Highlord's/Ghoulhide:

    537% MF, 597% MF @ 53% Hork (unless this happens to go up from the +1 Skills on Highlord's) = ~558% composite

    Looking at a Tomb Reaver (should be the same for any unique, neglecting rounding errors) since I'm assuming you couldn't care less about set items:

    5000 runs (7650 drops w/ 53% Hork, assuming no shattered corpses from Reaper's) @ 622% MF =

    59.3% chance

    = 5103 runs (7808 drops) @ 558% MF

    So you'd need to run about 2% faster, or shave ~1/2 second off your 23 seconds.

    As Tanksaabas pointed out, it probably takes longer to get there than to kill him, so it may or may not pan out. I'm inclined to think the AR from Ghoulhide will probably do more for you than anything else, unless you are already stacked in that department.

    Not quite sure I'm up for leveling another Barb up who is more suited for the task, and I can't get my runs under 30 seconds while carrying a good deal less MF than you, so I will probably have to stop sleeping for the duration of the MFO to have a prayer. :coffee:


    Good luck!
     
  13. Fabian

    Fabian IncGamers Member

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    Re: Patriarch PindleRunner, WW Pindle Runner

    Tried a bit with Ghoulhide over Chance Guards this morning, and run time seemed to go from 22.9 to 21.3 seconds (over a 65 run sample, so admittedly not very good, but I can tell it was noticable either way). Also tried respeccing and went dual mastery and Grief+Azurewrath for a little while, and it seemed alright but not quite good enough. I'll test that more thoroughly later.

    I really can't see myself using Highlord's unless I get those last 5% FCR from somewhere else, which I guess means sacrificing even more MF on a ring slot. As it was today during testing, I just wasn't a fan of the slower teleport and horking, but there's always more equipment swapping to be done I suppose. Thanks for the numbers Hammy, definitely some good food for thought.

    Also, my girlfriend and I broke up today, so if your plan is to beat me by playing more, that might be tough since I think I'll just sit here constantly all week long ;) Sorry for OT.

    Edit: Actually, the Other lvl85 Areas category looks more competitive, so I might do that instead to be honest. Meh we'll see.
     
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    Just a little update to say that I've settled on a setup I'm quite happy with. It includes the 1.07 Ghoulhide Hammy posted about earlier:

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    Ghoulhide
    Heavy Bracers
    Defense: 54
    Durability: 7 of 16
    Required Strength: 58
    Required Level: 36
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 66
    Fingerprint: 0x14b42dec
    +20 to Life
    +20% Enhanced Defense
    5% Life stolen per hit
    360% Damage to Undead (Based on Character Level)
    360% Bonus to Attack Rating Against Undead (Based on Character Level)
    
    I replaced the Chance Guards with these, and since I now have a source of life leech, I replaced String of Ears with upgraded Goldwrap, so I only lose out on 10 MF, but gain more than a Fortitude's worth of damage and a huge chunk of AR. Seems worth it, even though he's no longer super safe with 1400 life, so I might raise that a bit. I've also changed strategy a bit and am concentrating only on Pindle, not really bothering with killing the minions or horking their bodies. Run time seems to hover just over the 19 second mark, with 558/618 MF. Writing this, I realize I miscounted my MF in the first post of the thread, it should have been 561/621, not 601/661. Oops.

    Anyway, quite pleased with these changes. He's a force to be reckoned with for sure.
     
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    19 seconds!? How am I supposed to compete with that?

    That is utterly impressive, congrats!
     
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    ** THREAD RESURRECTION **

    Congrats Fabian. The work you did getting this character, optimizing his gear, hunting for the rack... It's all very impressive. A very interesting read. :thumbup:

    --Greebo
     
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    Thanks a lot Greebo :) I can report that, while he wasn't very lucky during the MFO, he was quite fast. His run time average was 19.68 seconds over 5255 runs, according to the run counter. This is concentrating on Pindle only, if I killed+horked minions as well, he would be a few seconds slower, I expect.
     
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    I remember making one of these myself, i remember it could pretty much beat sorcs thanks to hork(did have less mf though).Had similar gear, but Grief and beast combo.
     

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