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Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by DVAlan, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. DVAlan

    DVAlan IncGamers Member

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    Post your own Pit runner.

    I don't know if this post has been done before but I thought it would be a good idea. Since everyone is interested in what character/skills/items they use to 'run' the pit I thought I'd make a post where people could post there own guy. I havn't yet explored the pit so I hope I can get some ideas from you.
     
  2. strijdje

    strijdje IncGamers Member

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    i have a winddruid who runs the pit really fast, under 7 minutes i belive with my map now, he is pure wind and uses
    HotO,
    stormshield (pdiamond) and switch wiz spike lidless wall,
    shako(ptopaz)
    Tal Rasha guardianship (ptopaz),
    chance guards,
    47% wartravellers,
    1 soj and 1 blue magical ring with 39% mf,
    Goldwrap and a
    magical amulet with +2 to druid skills and 36% mf...

    5 elemental skillers, some with 2nd mods like +life +FHR or +Mana,
    and 6 7% mf small charms, 3 6% mf small charms, 4 small charms of vita (16, 16, 18 and 20) and 1 grand charm, all resitances +14% (so res is all maxed)

    Merc uses a Gaze 19% PDR, eth skulders ire and a tomb reaver (high ed, 76% mf but only 2 sockets :( (amn and sheal)

    i run the pit on players8... my tornado does around 4,5K to 5K and hurricane around 3,5K to 4,5K cant really tell now, havnt played him in 3 weeks but it was something around that


    greetings,
    robin

    But i want to make a hammerdin, when i get back to playing again, thats my first project
     
  3. Flamearrows

    Flamearrows IncGamers Member

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    My plain ol' Vegasorc manages it plenty well. She doesn't have a lot of magic find - Okay, around 350, but still...

    Equipment
    Resistance jewel'ed Occulus
    PTopaz'ed Skulder's Ire
    Harlequin Crest
    Raven Frost
    Dwarf Star
    Moser's
    Archanid Mesh
    Natalya's Boots (can be swapped for war travellers)
    Frostburns
    Mara's

    And quite a few MF and resistance charms, including a 34% gheeds. yum. Soulfire is a level 89 hardcore sorceress, which explains my choice in gear. If the going gets really tough down there (fanatic archer packs, etc.) the shaftstop comes off the merc and onto me. She runs the pits in under ten minutes on /players 5. Her merc uses Eth Bonehew (Amn + Shael), Shaftstop and Tal's Mask. Her skills -

    20 FO
    20 CM
    20 Meteor
    15ish FM
    10ish fireball
    and the one point wonders.

    flamearrows
     
  4. LprMan

    LprMan IncGamers Member

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    Broc the Hammerdin, leveled to 93 by doing Pit runs

    Harlequin crest (Ptopaz)
    Mara's Kaleidoscope
    Heart of the Oak flail
    Skullder's Ire (Ptopaz)
    Herald of Zakarum (Pdiamond)
    Magefist
    Arachnid Mesh
    War Traveler (47%)
    2x Nagelring (29% and 28%)

    15% allres 12% FHR grand charm
    Gheed's Fortune (36%)
    small charms giving total of 129% MF and some other bonuses

    Total MF with all gear is 483%

    my HF Merc has these:

    Crown of Thieves
    Tomb Reaver (AmnAmnShael)
    Tal Rasha's Guardianship

    Total MF when merc gets the kill is 633%

    All that gear was quite difficult to get and I had to cube my 2 Gul runes to get that Vex

    Skills/stats:

    Vigor 20 (31)
    Blessed Aim 20 (31)
    Concentrate 20 (31)
    Blessed Hammer 20 (33)
    Holy Shield 15 (28)
    Redemption 1 (12)
    Meditation 1 (12)

    all pre-reqs 1

    str 87 (124)
    dex 116 (133)
    vit 342 (379)
    en 15 (22)

    Blessed Hammer damage 8619-8715
    Defense 8938
    Chance to Block 75%
    Life 1500
    Mana 333
    All his resistances are 74%

    I use /players 8 in Pit with him always, he usually does full clear in 6 mins (well I have done that in 5 mins too but not often). Only problem are archers with some really nasty mods, they are really dangerous. But I have killed Might+Extra strong+Multishot many times with him, so it is not impossible, just difficult
     
  5. ULTIMATER

    ULTIMATER IncGamers Member

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    I run Pit with my Lvl 99 Amazon. She is a Hybrid.

    Gear:

    Ptopaz Shako
    Ptopaz Skullder
    Upgraded Goldwrap
    Nagels x2
    36% MF ammy
    Chance Guards
    Travs
    Burri / Titans - Rhyme

    Her inventory is filled with 7%mfsc, only 4 6% and a 39% Gheeds.

    Total MF, around 700 i guess.

    Might Merc:

    Eth Reapers toll
    Upgraded Gaze
    Upgraded Shaft

    If the monsters are packed tight she can clear the Pit in 5-6mins. It usually takes between 8-10.
     
  6. lone_wolf

    lone_wolf Diablo: IncGamers Member

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    running with my level 92 hammerdin white_fox

    using

    harly
    maras
    CoH
    HoZ
    Arachnid Mesh
    35% war travlers
    soj
    raven frost

    has exactly 239% mf from gear and charms

    deals a displayed damage of 12k

    /players 8 runs are fast but as i do eldrich-shrenk-pit(sometimes baal too)

    it takes a while longer
     
  7. strijdje

    strijdje IncGamers Member

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    whats his weapon?
     
  8. lone_wolf

    lone_wolf Diablo: IncGamers Member

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    heart of the oak 32% res all

    on weapon swith he has heavens light and my second Hoz

    for when i want to use CB to take baal down alot faster.
     
  9. Borlag

    Borlag IncGamers Member

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    Nadrok the hammerdin, lvl92

    Equipment:
    Harlequin's Crest with perfect topaz
    Enigma archon plate
    Heart of the Oak flail (40% res all)
    Herald of Zakarum with Um
    Arachnid Mesh
    The Stone of Jordan
    Bul-Katho's Wedding Band
    rare ammy, +46 life, +2 Min dmg, CR +35%, PR +29%, 1-2 cold dm 5 secs, +2 skills
    Chance Guards 38%
    War Travelers 49%

    3 Captains charms (haven't got lion branded ones :p), 6 dex and 23 life as 2nd mods
    Gheed's Charm 40%
    7* 7%MF sc (no noteworthy second mods)
    1* 6%MF sc
    1*11% resist lightning sc

    Merc equipment (HF):
    ethereal Shaftstop
    Tal Rasha's horadric crest with Um
    The Reapers Toll

    Total MF% : 347%

    I know I could throw the merc Skulder's and Stealskull for example but this works just fine for me :)
     
  10. usamahanas

    usamahanas IncGamers Member

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    I use my summoner 90 (just one or two more rund and he's 91) to do it,

    Equipment,

    Harlequin Crest Ptopazed
    Ali Baba (still need mf jewels to socket it )
    4 Ptopazed Dusk Shroud
    rare ammy with 1 necro skills and 22% mf (could be alot better)
    Rhyme Runeword on necro headgear with + to some skills
    uppgreaded Goldwrap
    Chance Guards 40% mf(perfect)
    2x neglaring 27,26% mf
    War traveller 35% mf
    Gheed's Fortune 30% mf
    3 Sc's 7% mf
    and some other charms with + life, FHR
    and in my switch is arme of king leoric and Homonuculus, so I summon my army with this then switch back
    My resist to all is -20~30% but no danger at all :scratch: 30 minions heh

    Total Mf = 516%
    could be alot better than that when I give my merc mf equipment and also improving my items
     
  11. Usurper

    Usurper IncGamers Member

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    I use my level 89 (just shy of 90) skellie necro, Dagon.

    Equipment:
    Harlequin Crest (PTopaz)
    Skullder's Ire (PTopaz)
    Gull
    Ryhme Superior Grim Sheild
    Chance Guards
    Goldwrap (upgraded for the extra potion slots)
    Rare heavy boots (22% MF, resists, FR/W)
    Rare amulet (resists, +2 summoning skills)
    Nagelring x 2

    Plus an assortment of charms adding to resists and summoning skills, plus Gheed's Fortune.

    My merc is equiped with:
    Cruel War Pike (ShaelAmn)
    Superior Ornate Plate (4 x PTopaz)
    Stealskull

    The strategy is what you'd expect: just amp damage the monsters (maybe cast attract or dim vision on shamans or archers), and start casting CE once the the bodies start dropping.

    He's not the fastest pit runner, but staying behind a wall of minions makes him a very safe one.
     
  12. Artemis

    Artemis IncGamers Member

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    I've been having good success with my lvl 90 conc barb, with hf merc in tow.

    'Crescent Moon' Berserker Axe
    PDiamond Stormshield
    War Travs
    Chance Guards
    upgraded Gold Wrap
    upgraded Skullder's
    PTopaz Arreat's Face
    30% Nagelring
    Ravenfrost
    mana steal ammy
    ..and mf charms. Total is about 410%. Merc has got Reaper's Toll, upgraded Shaftstop, and PTopaz Harly.

    Maxed Shout and BO keeps things nice and safe. Pit runs usually clock at about 20 min. because of all the horking. I once tried a Wizardspike on switch for Find Item-- the speed boost was huge.

    On a side note, I just tried a freshly mat'ed strafazon for pit runs and was highly disappointed. The merc would die from anything, and even the valk (maxed) couldn't take much of a beating. Biggest problem was the Shamans, always raising the fallen and distracting my merc from bosses. I know some people have success with strafazon, but I think I'm sticking to my barb.
     
  13. chongleong

    chongleong IncGamers Member

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    I use my only MF char - level 92 sorceress, Edea.Usually at p4.

    Equipment:
    Harlequin Crest (PTopaz)
    Skullder's Ire (PTopaz)
    The Oculus / Moser's Blessed Circle (PDiamond)
    @
    Gull / Rhyme Round Shield
    Chance Guards
    Mara's Kaleidoscope
    Arachnid Mesh
    The Stone of Jordan x2
    War Traveler

    and my inventory is filled with charms(res and mf).No space to pick up any item except in the cube.

    Merc gear:
    P.Stealskull (PTopaz)
    Skullder's Ire (PTopaz)
    The Reaper's Toll

    Total MF is about 600+

    Skills:
    20 FO
    17 CM
    10 Ice Bolt
    20 FW
    15 FM
    5 Warmth
    and 1 in every lightning skill.

    I can kill monsters quite fast at p4 except those CIs.
    For those CI,usually took about 5-8s to kill all monsters in that screen.

    I like to run Baal than Pit with Edea.(No problems with gloams at all)
     
  14. Vorbiss

    Vorbiss IncGamers Member

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    Metatron - Hammerdin, lvl 93

    Shako Ptopaz
    Mara's (28% res all)
    Skullder's Ptopaz
    Chancies (40%)
    Wartravs (46%)
    Arachnid's
    2x Nagel (30, 29%)
    HotO Flal (36% res all)
    HoZ Pdiamond

    Inventory: 3x Lion Branded GC's, Gheeds (40%), 11x 7% mfsc's, 2x 6% mf sc's, cube, books, 1x Pruby(for luck :teeth: ) all mfsc's with second mod.

    This leaves 3x2 space in my inv, I've recently decided to free some so I don't have to go back to town so often.

    Total MF: ~500%
    Runs the Pits for about 8 min on p8.
     
  15. cholerajoe

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    Level 91 Fishymancer. +7 to all skills, +2-5 more for a few others. Takes about 20 mn for pit run. Less if I don't kill monsters on the way.
    Gear- Harliquin crest. 4 ptopaz armor(junk otherwise). About 450 +MF.
    Merc has Storm Spire with 4 Ptopaz armor and 3Ptopaz helm.
    So if merc kills it ups my chances a bit.
     
  16. the_alphabetman

    the_alphabetman IncGamers Member

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    I do Pit runs with a Fireball/FO sorc. She is currently level 89 and her skills are as follows:

    Cold Spells
    3 Ice Bolt
    20 Frost Orb
    10 Cold Mastery

    Lightning Spells
    1 Static Field
    1 Teleport

    Fire Spells
    1 Warmth
    20 Firebolt
    20 Fireball
    19 Fire Mastery


    The gear she MFs with is:

    P.Topaz Harlequin Crest
    P.Topaz Tal Rasha's Guardianship
    The Occulus w/Ist rune
    'Rhyme' Grim Shield
    Tal Rasha's Fine Spun Cloth (13% MF)
    Chance Guards (40% MF)
    War Travelers (48% MF)
    Tal Rasha's Adjudication
    Nagelrings x2 (29% and 30%)

    She carries a 37% MF Gheeds with six 7% and one 6% MF scs. Other charms include 2 Fire skillers and a few resist and life charms. I like to keep a 2x4 space free in inventory. My merc wears a Skullder's Ire(111% MF) and a 44% Stealskull. Oh and if I feel like running on /players 3 or more, I switch one of my Nagels with my Nature's Peace Ring for all the Fallen-type monsters.
     
  17. ShriekingWillow

    ShriekingWillow IncGamers Member

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    I was running the pit with a Hammerdin ( like many here ) but have just started running it with an Immortal King Barb. His gear...well, not hard to guess there. Two Nagelrings, a Fortuitous Amulet of Luck, and as many Magic Find charms as I can find. Still some room in the inventory for more. Dual Ali Baba's on the switch for Horking the Uniques. His MF is about 400%, or close to 700% on the weapon switch. Had some Ist'ed Ali Baba's left over from 1.09

    Only tough spot so far is if there's too many skeletons in a row. Skeletons mixed with other mobs is fine, long as there's something around to leech off of. Hammerdin was faster and easier but I wanted a change of pace for a while. The Hammerdin found the Immortal King's Soul Cage that finally let me start this char.
     
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    I use a Barb, he's level 92 with 445 MF (665 with find item).

    Gear: -
    Shaeled Ariocs Needle
    Topazed Harly
    Topazed Skulders
    Highlords
    8ll/5ml/5 all res rare ring
    Ravenfrost
    Upgraded Goldwrap
    War Travelers
    Laying of Hands
    Ali Baba's socketed with MF jewels

    Charms: -
    Gheeds (40)
    Small charms with 4 - 7 MF.

    Merc: -
    Kira's
    Skulders
    Tomb Reaver

    Skills: -
    20 Whirlwind
    20 Spear Mastery
    20 Find Item
    20 Battle Orders
    5 Increased Speed
    3 Natural Res
    1 Battle Command
    1 Berserk
     
  19. TekkaZeroX

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    I use a lv. 91 Avenger for my runs. I have 346% mf and 532% mf with my mercenary. I would have more magic find, but my brother has around 600-700 mf and I do not want to disturb that ability. :)

    Gear: -
    Stormlash w\+28 to Maximum Damage Jewel
    Skullder's Ire
    Stealskull w\Perfect Topaz
    Rhyme-Kurast Shield
    Dracul's Grasp
    Goldwrap-Battle Belt
    Nagel Ring(29)
    Rare Amulet- (All Resist +17, 8% Mana leech, 17% mf, +2 to Paladin Skills)
    Rare Ring- (+3 Mana, L Resist +28%, C Resist +27%, 6% Mana leech, HFD,
    8% Chance Lvl 3 Chain Lightning on attack)
    Rare Mirrored Boots- (+93% ED, L Resist +32%, P Resist +9%, 26% MF, 20% Speed, 10% FHR)


    Charms: -
    Gheeds (27)
    3 Small charms with 5, 6, 7 MF.

    Merc: -
    Reaper's Toll
    Tal Rasha's Guardianship w\Perfect Topaz
    Harlequin Crest w\ Perfect Topaz


    Skills: -
    20 Conviction
    20 Vengeance
    19 Holy Shield
    10 Resist Lightning
    10 Resist Fire
    10 Resist Cold
    1 Salvation
    1 in all Prequesites
     

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