Rune farming?

Lundorff

Diabloii.Net Member
Rune farming?

Is there any specific place one should go for Rune farming? The Hell Forge yes, but that would mean rushing new characters or something like that. I also hear that the countess drops Runes, but besides those...???

Oh and a completely unrelated question: does the Necro's Lower Resist work in conjunction with Amp? Do you use LR + Amp on the same monster to break immunities? (That might be a question for the necro forum instead heh.)
 

Poppis

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Rune farming?

You could try Lower Kurast. there is a thread about it in the single player forum, here.

Monsters can't be effected by two curses at the same time.
 

Thyiad

Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian
Re: Rune farming?

Not necessarily.

The best source of information is Urlik's rune finder guide. It is a bit heavy going but it gives a full description of which monster has the best chance to drop which rune and at what player settings.

There are many other threads detailing HF Rushing, HF Running, Countess Running and LK Running. I'll leave you to have a read of that one and post the rest later if they are of interest.
 

carnivore

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Rune farming?

both lower kurast runs and the rune finder guide (which suggest cow runs) rely on thousands of repetitive runs for high runes.
lower kurast is primarily a single player thing, because changing maps on bnet will drop your run speed by a high factor; it still works though and you dont need any killing power.
the cow runs are probably the easiest and fastest area to mass kill high level monsters, any other high level barea bwould work also. wsk and cs come to my mind. just run a high monster level area of your choice as fast as possible.

one important thing: if you are looking for high runes, dont do runs for them. it just wont pay off. do countess for keys and collect the runes or do hell forge rushes. both will get you some decent currency over a realistic amount of time. finding a high rune seems nice, but it only has a very slight fraction of its original value due to all those dupes out there. it isnt really worth the (hunfreds of hours of) work. this of course is a different thing if you play single player or dont trade at all.
 
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