River of Flame Superchest Drops Project - Jah and Cham possible? Hello SPF! As you all know, the superchests in Act III (meaning LK) drop only up to Ber, so for someone looking for Jah, Cham or even Zod LK runs might be a bit tedious. Following the discussion in this thread about whether it's better to do HF rushes or LK runs for HRs, I asked back then if running superchests in Act IV or V would be an option to running LK, since objects in Act IV can drop up to Cham and in Act V even up to Zod. In the subsequent discussion with jjscud it at first wasn't clear if there are similiar superchests in other Acts at all, but I suspected those chests in the River of Flame to have the same drop mechanics as those in LK (the chest in the left is partially hidden behind an obstacle). They turned out to behave exactly like the chests in LK. So jjscud and I decided to give it a try and run those chests to see if HR drops, preferrably Jah and/or Cham, are possible. We really did want to present you a screenshot with one of those, but since my laptop was broken for most of the time the last 2 months and jjscud is busy hosting the Magic Find Penthalon we didn't have the time we would have liked to spend on this task. The only notable find from me was a Ko rune in about 1.5k runs, but jjscud did also find a Vex and a Sur and will post the findings afterwards. So now we thought it was time to announce our assumptions and discoveries on the River of Flame, and everyone who feels up to it can try themselves on the RoF superchests - more people means more runs in less time. Note: This is a project. We assume that those chests can drop Jah and Cham, but there's no way to tell if they drop them at all and if yes, on which player settings, until someone finally finds one of those runes. So if you're already bored from running LK and HF rushing isn't your thing, then you are more than welcome to try the RoF superchests and post your findings here. Here are the Pros and Cons: Cons: Not every RoF map has those superchests. Advice: Keep looking for a map that has the chests immediately beneath the WP. The place always looks the same as in the picture above - it's always a dead end that detours from the main way. Only 2 superchests spawn in the RoF. Never more. Monsters there are much tougher than those in LK. Often the place is quite crowded with those monsters and you have no chance of opening the chests until you killed them. Can take some time on /p8... No racks en route to the chests. Pros: Tougher monsters make RoF runs more fun...well, at least that's what I think:tongue: RoF is a level 85 area. That means that every item can be dropped by boss mobs (you might get lucky: While you run the chests you have to kill a boss and *bang* there is your Tyrael's :laugh It doesn't take ages to get from Act IV starting point to Act IV WP/No TP and Act travelling necessary. The possibility to get a Jah or Cham from one of the superchests. Feel free to discuss this project and to contribute any useful information on it. Or simply start running those chests and post your finds in the following table, which I bluntly C&P'ed from Brak in the LK thread (thanks Brak:smiley. I only added "/pX" where you can enter the player setting on which you found the rune. Code: Rune /pX Item#1 Item#2 Item#3 Item#4 Poster Io - Lum - Ko - 8 Mithril Coil Bec-de-Corbin Great Helm Scythe Grisu - Fal - Lem - Pul - Um - Mal - Ist - Gul - Vex - Ohm - Lo - Sur - Ber - Jah - Cham - Some general things: - Running the RoF on p8 is faster with my hammerdin than with my Meteorber or my pure Lightning sorceress. And safer. Feel free to test different builds and share the experiences you have with each. - You can either go pure killing speed to get rid of the accompanying monsters more easily (that's what I did) or combine rune hunting with MFing - the RoF is an alvl85 area, thus all items can drop. - Still needs some testing if it's better to cancel one run if there are too many monsters or to kill them. And lastly: Thanks to jjscud for offering suggestions and encouraging me to try this, as well as for his efforts in running the RoF chests relentlessly in spite of having to run a tournament. Thanks to Cattleya and DC, who got the whole chest running thing going, to Phosheez for his discoveries concerning the player setting in LK, and thanks to all who ran and still keep running those superchests to shed some light over the drop mechanics (and get some high runes on top of that...:grin.