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Results from 200 Andy-Meph runs

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  1. ladyvixen

    ladyvixen IncGamers Member

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    Results from 200 Andy-Meph runs

    Hi all, I decided to challenge myself with 200 Andy-Meph runs over the period of a week. I use an orb sorc with full Tals with 350 mf or 420 on switch. I'm posting here items that I've found that are at least mid-range when it comes to worth.

    Run # - Item - Boss

    23 - string of ears - Andy
    42 - Perfect Nagel - Andy
    71 - Skin of the Vipermagi - Andy
    79 - 40 War Travs - Andy
    101 - 242/19 Raven Frost - Andy
    119 - Guardian Angel - Andy
    142 - Shako - Andy
    149 - Occy - Andy

    And after a dry run...

    189 - 189 ED Hoz - Andy

    That's right, Meph dropped complete crap for me. He did drop several items worth a couple of pgems, but that's it. Based on my experience, doing meph runs is useless, but others may have different results.

    Comment.
     
  2. Necrolestes

    Necrolestes IncGamers Member

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    Andy Controls the Universe.

    When you kill a boss like Mephisto, the game records the kill as either a quest fulfillment (a 1st time kill) or simply a boss kill (every successive kill). First time kills tend to drop better stuff than simple boss kills. Andariel is different: every kill is misread as a 1st time kill so you always have a great chance to pick up something good. It's a well known glitch.
     
  3. ladyvixen

    ladyvixen IncGamers Member

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    That's true, but 200 runs my friend! Just seems like a waste of time to me.
     
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    Cooked IncGamers Member

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    Well...early on in the Ladder this would be great stuff! Now you need to be running pits or cows with no magic find looking for socketables or Worldstone level two and three and Baal with high MF looking for real gear. Pits too, can be run with high MF.
     
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    Yeah, meph doesnt drop crap all, I do andy runs instead:p
     
  6. ladyvixen

    ladyvixen IncGamers Member

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    I've do a pit run every 10 Andy-Meph runs or so, so about 20 during that time. I found arreats. Cows are a real challenge for me, however, since it takes forever for my orb to kill them (maybe I just need some cold skillers?).
     
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    Yeah, Cows are a bugger with orb. Maybe if you have like 8 cold skillers it would be better; I will never know. (at least not on ladder)

    I made a Lightningfury zon for cows and run them solo. I do them solo because I am not strong enough to do them in multi player games and because I want to keep whatever drops. So far I really haven't found much. I did get a cracked or crude Archon plate which I used the cube recipe to repair it and it came out over 500 ED. Also find the occasional Monarch for the Spirit runeword. No luck on a GrandMatron bow though :(
     
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    was this in hell or nm
     
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    cotton IncGamers Member

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    I will have to say that my results with Hell Mephisto have been far better, although I don't have specific numbers to back it up. I have found alot of items of similar value to what you've gotten from Andariel, but nothing uber-godly. I have moved on to the pits and cows for most of my magic finding now with better results, but for useful, exceptional uniques and rares, I wouldn't write mephy totally off.

    One other point--Mephy is usually faster to find for me, as there is only one level to search before d3 as opposed to two for Andy, although it is more dangerous. The council members, the unique vampire, and the chest behind Mephy can also drop very nicely, so you can get alot more bosses per game, too.
     
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    i've got a verdungos, snowclash, bartuc's and some other mid uniques in about 50 meph runs

    about meph being faster, i dont think so, i take 1-2 minutes to kill andariel and i can take way more for mephisto to find the way.
     
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    perf wt my friend got off mephi (showing off now)
     
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    so was this isn NM or hell?
     
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    The problem is that nothing can really be found off them that has any value nowadays (maybe some totally perf sought after uniqs - e.q 200% eth HoZ or arreats or such- but dont count on ever finding one :) ).
     
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    You've got too much time :D
     

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