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Results of ~17K LK Runs

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  1. Skinnyy

    Skinnyy IncGamers Member

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    Results of ~17K LK Runs

    So after seeing Denton's runs with his light sorc on youtube I decided I needed to have a pimped out Light Sorc with an infinity merc. Because I think Hellforge Rushing is a little too high on the mozzerella scale for me, I decided to take up running LK. I am not gonna lie, I have been obsessed with it, especially after finding a Sur only ~2500 runs in. After I got the second Sur (this one from a corpse) I have pretty much abandoned doing anything in D2 until I finish getting the runes for my infinity. I kept track of runs just to see how many it took. I didn't keep an exact number, but I estimated 100 runs/hr even though I can do them slightly faster, and rounded the hours down, so my number of 17K is pretty conservative, it could have been a couple thousand more. I only pop 1 log, 2 corpses, 1 skeleton and the 6 superchests. Last night I finally got the Ber drop.

    So 2 Surs make a Ber and 2 Bers make an infnity:

    Infinity
    Thresher
    'BerMalBerIst'
    Two-Hand Damage: 47 to 562
    Durability: 62 of 65
    Required Dexterity: 118
    Required Strength: 152
    Required Level: 63
    Polearm Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x15830534
    +299% Enhanced Damage
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    35% Faster Run/Walk
    Prevent Monster Heal
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    Level 12 Conviction Aura When Equipped
    50% Chance to cast Level 20 Chain Lightning When You Kill an Enemy
    Level 21 Cyclone Armor (30/30 Charges)
    +0 to Vitality (Based on Character Level)
    -46% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
    Socketed (4: 4 used)

    Went the Thyiad route for the base weapon. The merc shouldn't always be using a weapon like that. Yes, the -LR is low, but who cares its an infinity!:tongue:

    So theres the big thing, but I also got a lot of other good stuff along the way I thought I would share. Hopefully this will give some hope to the other LK runners that will experience long disheartening dry streaks.

    Runes:
    Ber 1
    Sur 2 (1 superchest, 1 corpse)
    Lo 1 (same corpse as the Sur)
    Ohm 0
    Vex 0 (would have been nice to get one or two)
    Ist 3
    Mal 0
    Um 4
    Pul 7

    These runes ended up contributing in part or all to these runewords also:
    Code:
    Fortitude
    Dusk Shroud
    'ElSolDolLo'
    Defense: 1401
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Strength: 77
    Required Level: 59
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0x25230fbe
    +200% Enhanced Defense
    +300% Enhanced Damage
    +15 Defense
    Damage Reduced by 7
    Fire Resist +26%
    Lightning Resist +26%
    +5% to Maximum Lightning Resist
    Cold Resist +26%
    Poison Resist +26%
    Replenish Life +7
    +1 to Light Radius
    25% Faster Cast Rate
    12% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
    20% Chance to cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when struck
    +1 to Life (Based on Character Level)
    Socketed (4: 4 used)
    
    Call to Arms
    Crystal Sword
    'AmnRalMalIstOhm'
    One-Hand Damage: 18 to 56
    Durability: 20 of 20
    Required Strength: 43
    Required Level: 57
    Sword Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x45d6d050
    +278% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 5-30 fire damage
    7% Life stolen per hit
    Replenish Life +12
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    40% Increased Attack Speed
    +5 to Battle Orders
    +2 to Battle Cry
    +2 to Battle Command
    Prevent Monster Heal
    +1 to All Skill Levels
    Socketed (5: 5 used)
    
    Heart of the Oak
    Flail
    'KoVexPulThul'
    One-Hand Damage: 1 to 24
    Durability: 30 of 30
    Required Dexterity: 35
    Required Strength: 41
    Required Level: 55
    Mace Class - Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 43
    Fingerprint: 0xc5e9f1fb
    +10 to Dexterity
    All Resistances +39
    Adds 3-14 cold damage over 3 seconds
    7% Mana stolen per hit
    Replenish Life +20
    Increase Maximum Mana 15%
    40% Faster Cast Rate
    75% Damage to Demons
    150% Damage to Undead
    +100 to Attack Rating against Demons
    +3 to All Skill Levels
    Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
    Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
    Socketed (4: 4 used)
    
    Charms

    Skillers (Any suffixes are in parentheses)

    Sorceress
    10 Lightning (33Life,+3MaxDamage,FireDamage)
    6 Cold
    5 Fire (24%ExtraGold,ColdDamage,LitDamage)

    Paladin
    6 Combat Skills (33Life,14%ExtraGold,LitDamage)
    6 Offensive Auras (5Str,4Dex,13%ExtraGold)
    4 Defensive Auras (7%FRW,5Str)

    Amazon
    2 Passive and Magic (5Dex)
    7 Bow/Crossbow (7%FRW,4Str,ColdDamage,33%ExtraGold)
    5 SpearandJavelin (37Life,26Life,16Life)

    Necro
    12 Poison and Bone (23Life,6Dex,LitDamage)
    6 Summoning (+3MaxDamage,22%ExtraGold,16%ExtraGold)
    6 Hexing (4Str,5Str)

    Druid
    9 Summoning (40Life,35Life,30Life,21Life,7%FRW,5Dex,3Dex,31%ExtraGold)
    2 Shape-Shifting (+1MaxDamage)
    1 Elemental (+5Life)

    Assassin
    9 Trap (PsnDamage,30%ExtraGold)
    7 Shadow Disciplines (10Life,12%FHR,3Dex)
    4 Martial Arts (19Life)

    Barbarian
    8 Warcries (31Life,3Dex,30%ExtraGold)
    9 Combat (33Life,26Life,7%FRW,39%ExtraGold,+1 MaxDamage,PsnDamage,PsnDamage)
    10 Masteries (37Life,12Life,LitDamage)

    That makes 135 Skillers. For the first 2K runs or so, I was muling off gems and rolling lower ilvl charms, so I know there are about 8-10 more that are the result of my LK running. After those first few runs I cubed pgems (except p-amethysts) and grand charms as I went.


    Shimmering Charms

    Small Charms
    5% 3 (6%MF,1Dex)
    4% 7 (2Str,2Str,ColdDamage)
    3% 7 (1Dex)

    Grand Charms
    15% 4 (27Life,PsnDamage,28%ExtraGold,24%ExtraGold)
    14% 1 (21Life)
    No other shimmering grand charms found!

    Large Charms
    8% 1 (5Dex)
    7% 4 (5%FRW,+2MaxDamage,ColdDamage)
    6% 5 (21Life,4Dex,FireDamage)

    Vita SCs
    20Life 17 (some with various mods)
    16-19Life ~80-90

    MF SCs
    7% 32 (7/9LitRes,7/8/9FireRes,2xFine,19Def,1-16LitDam,7stamina)
    6% 24 (5%ResAll,5ColdRes,9ColdRes,+2AR,+7AR,7Def)

    Jewels:
    Some of the most notable:
    Code:
    Ruby Jewel of Fervor
    Required Level: 58
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0xd17ad13b
    +31% Enhanced Damage
    15% Increased Attack Speed
    
    Vermilion Jewel of Fervor
    Required Level: 50
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x47877fdf
    +13 to Maximum Damage
    15% Increased Attack Speed
    
    Vermilion Jewel of Fervor
    Required Level: 50
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 80
    Fingerprint: 0x1632e56a
    +13 to Maximum Damage
    15% Increased Attack Speed
    
    Scintillating Jewels:
    15% 2
    14% 1
    13% 3 (-15%Req,8Dex,11Life)
    12% 2 (22%ExtraGold)
    11% 4 (1-54LitDamage,3MinDamage,7Dex,AttackerTakeDam4)

    Jewels of Envy:
    23 (12%ColdRes,38%ED,+3MinDamage,+4MinDamage,+15MaxDamage)

    Ruby Jewels:
    40%ED 5 (-15%Req,20Life,6%MF,+3MinDamage)
    39%ED 2 (8Energy)
    38%ED 5 (6Dex,FireDamage,AttackerTakeDamage4)
    37%ED 6 (5Str,Envy,1-39LitDamage)
    36%ED 8 (6Dex,4Life,7Energy,7Energy,
    31-35%ED 24 (15%IAS,24-46FireDamage,+14MaxDamage,+13MaxDamage,+12MaxDamage,+9MaxDamage,8Dex,7Dex,AttackerTakeDamage5,5Life,3Str,7Str,15%ExtraGold)

    Jewels of Thunder:
    10 Jewels with max damage of 90+. One perfect with 1-100 LitDamage.

    Edit: I'm planning now to make a run at 99 with my currently level 92 Lit Sorc. I know it will take a long time, but it is one of the only goals I have left in the game. Plus I know JJScud will be busy running the MF Pentathalon for the next 6 or so weeks, which gives me a chance at possibly catching him (a little friendly competition, since it appears in the 99 thread that most runners are inactive).
     
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    Re: Results of ~17K LK Runs

    Wow... dedication!

    And congrats on the runes. Nice to see someone reaching a goal like that. ;-)
     
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    Re: Results of ~17K LK Runs

    First off - holy crap - whatta haul! Good going!

    Did you run them all at the same players setting (p8 I'm assuming)?

    What kinda sorc did you use?

    105FCR or higher?

    Did you ever change maps?

    Was your map a 3 or 6 super chest setup (I'm assuming 6).
     
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    Re: Results of ~17K LK Runs

    Very nice, spectacular effort and the reward too.

    As for the friendly competition, please do, the more the merrier.
     
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    Re: Results of ~17K LK Runs

    great stuff. knew there were others on this forum as mad as me.
    you earned your rewards.
    enjoy your runewords
    some very nice skillers there too.
    congrats. dune
     
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    Re: Results of ~17K LK Runs

    Very nice! I wish I had the patience (and time) to do something like this. :laugh:
     
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    Re: Results of ~17K LK Runs

    Whoa, congratulations. Very inspiring (goes off to finish LK sorc)
    Also interested in the specifics of your sorc :smiley:

    gratz again (geez,2 bers+ and 135+ skillers + other goodies :laugh:)
     
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    Grats for crazy finds - but what can be expected from that amount of runs :thumbsup:
    (this makes me to start running LK again... :rolleyes:)
     
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    congratz on the very leet gear man:thumbsup:
    Now you should try to get 2xJah for 2x Dream:wink2:
     
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    Congratz man !

    Now gieb !!
     
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    Re: Results of ~17K LK Runs

    Judging by the lucidity of your write-up you also maintained your sanity after 170 hours of runs.

    Congratulations on all your finds, 'specially the hurty-stick :thumbsup:
     
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    Wow... simply amazing. Congrats!
     
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    Yeah, 17k runs, yeah, what can I say. That's a lot!

    Congrats on sticking with it and finally getting that Infinity.
     
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    You must have been dreaming about LK-running.... wowzers. Grats on the Infinity! :grin:

    (...and the huge amount of decent charms and stuff!)
     
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    Re: Results of ~17K LK Runs

    That's inspiring. Although you were due for two bers with that insane insane amount of runs, I'm still kinda surprised how many skillers that amount to.

    By judging by my own runs, it seem's to add up fine, 135 skillers, 17000 runs, but just the fact that in the end you have more than 5 of each is awesome.

    Reading your run times shocked me, at first, I never realised you popped more than the 6 chests at first.
    Amazing about that bulk of stuff you got on the way really =) Enjoy! "drools over the 10 lightning skillers and shimmering charms". Congrats. Amazing you finished 17000 runs.

    My own goal is about the same as yours has been. Find two Bers, because I'm not going to do HF rushing, did it once and realised its just both boring and cheesy to rely on the quest for your runes. It's not random enough, I guess.

    I'm right around 900, and I've got a long way to go, I think.
     
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    Wow, what a remarkable project! Excellent write-up.
     
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    Re: Results of ~17K LK Runs

    omg!wtf!bbq!pwned!
    and I'm not referring to our fellow member

    Are you sure you're not a bot?! :grin:
    First the Fleshripper goal, now this!

    GG! That's some crazy dedication! And you're well-rewarded for it. :thumbsup:

    Makes me consider running LK over HFrushing.
    You spent alot less time vs. HFrushing, I think.
    And you got alot of gravy for it.
    More runs, please. :wink3:


    --maxgerin
     
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    Re: Results of ~17K LK Runs

    Pretty much my thoughts. Answers, please.



     
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    Re: Results of ~17K LK Runs

    First, Thanks all for the comments!

    I ran them all at p8 (except for when I forgot to set the players setting, so a couple hundred runs at p1:rolleyes:). Ran them all on the same map with 6 chests (4 huts). It wasn't probably the best, but it was really good. 6 teleports to the log that was above-left of the first hut. Then the two sets of huts were side by side (so I would run through them from top-left to bottom-right). There was a corpse located by each campfire that I also popped. Seems to be really good drops from those corpses (Lo and Sur from one of them, also some uniques). I ended the run popping a skeleton that was by the last hut. There was also a healing well located by the last hut that I could hit when needed to speed up runs (I wasn't using an insight merc). I didn't hit any of the armor/weapon racks as mine tended to drop some really crap base items (conquerer sword, diamond mail). I always started and ended in Act 3, my computer is not super fast so going to act 4 was not an option. Plus my map would have really sucked for that.

    I used a pure lit sorc (the one I will be going for 99 with). Definitely not the best if you want to kill something in LK, but I didn't kill anything, ever, so it didn't matter. I was using a 200FCR, and if you're going to do more than a couple hundred runs, its a must.

    Setup was:
    Hel'd Wizzy
    Rare circlet with 20FCR and resists (the ultimate LK runner would have one with FCR, resists, and FRW)
    Crafted Ammy with 18 FCR and Dex (to help get wizzy on)
    Rare rings with 10 FCR, resists and Dex
    Spirit shield (33 FCR)
    Crafted Caster belt with 9FCR
    Skin of the Vipermagi (30FCR)
    Magefist (20FCR)
    Aldurs boots (for the 40%FRW)
    Switch: Harmony Long Bow (perfect roll ED and Valk:laugh:, not that it matters)
    Inventory had 24 3% FRW small charms.

    The setup is not perfect, you could get to 200 FCR without using all the slots (by swapping in Arach's, 20FCR ammy, and perfect spirit), but at the time I set her up for LK Running, I didn't have all that great gear.

    I used a holy freeze merc with reapers. Basically he distracted and slowed the bad guys while I stole their loot. I would consider an insight on him if I didn't have the well at the end of my run. And even if I didn't hit that, every 3 or 4 runs I would stop to ID and get rid of junk at Ormus and get my mana filled anyway.

    I really went all out on speed. I memorized the drops for Ber, Sur, Vex, and Ist. If i didn't see the magical items for those drops, I didn't look through the pile. I grabbed what was obvious, no picking up gold or potions hoping for something good in the pile. I'm quite sure that I missed hundreds of flawless gems, charms, and some decent runes. Even though you usually see the red flash when a rune pops out, sometimes you don't. Also, when I popped a chest, while all the crap was flying out I would teleport once. Sure, that meant I had to go back when I saw something worth picking up. But for every time I went back there was probably 3 times where I didn't need to, which saved me time overall. I also cubed my gems and rolled grand charms as I went, this saved a ton of time by reducing the frequency of muling. Plus after 100 or so skillers the plain ones don't excite you any more, so no reason to roll ilvl 50 charms.

    Being selective on what I picked up and kept allowed me to go 200 runs or so between muling sessions. I only picked up flawless gems, charms, mid level and crafting runes, all circlets, and rare boots/belts/gloves/rings/amulets. Sounds like a lot of things to check, but considering how much stuff falls out of those chests, its not a lot.

    Also, don't forget that telekinesis can be used to open chests. Hut full of bad guys? No problem, stand outside the hut and pop the chests.

    Didn't have much time to play with the infinity yet, but made three p8 Baal runs and it was fun :wink3:.
     
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    Wow :jig:

    10 chars.
     

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