Rune Finding League: Results Thread Round 1


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I like the idea to run countess to guarantee another drop. Should have just gone for it w/o a respec and do 50 runs. That should be enough to get pul+ or whatever


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That was what I was doing when I was playing until midnight but I ran out of time. I still had plenty of time in that set so if it was played to its full extent I should have been able to pul one extra qualifier out of that hat. Oh well.

I blame becoming Shogun thrice in that time.

About the finds: eth Reaper's is definitely very nice, as well as Crown of Ages. Never ever found that one myself. Was it 2os?
Yes it was 2os, and it actually rolled quite well.

More specific item information:
Reaper's Toll: 206% ED [190-240] 11% LS [11-15]
Crown of Ages: 2 Sockets [1-2] 26 AllRes [20-30] 15 DR [10-15] 118 Def [100-150]

Oh, I should mention that the kicker finished at 76 and the Sorc at 90. Two characters that weren't Hell ready pre-RFL, so I'll take it.


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Congrats to the winner and others who earned points. +1 for the awesome action shot, @Grape.

I thought that I'd be outside the top 8 without a fourth qualifier, but it turned out to be only just so. Baal died a lot during my 20 hour set (320 times or so).
WSK (Um #3).jpg
Baal (Sur).jpg
Baal (Jah #2).jpg
And one qualifier from incomplete second set
Baal (Mal).jpg

Three runes, all from different sources. The Um came from boss mob in WSK2, the Sur from Baal, and the Jah from the minions. Too bad she didn't find a fourth from random monster in the throne room (like an earlier Lo she found) to tick off a fourth possible source.

Most important, Mercy got very close to 98 during her 20 hours and just pinged the level this morning! :cool:


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@Xios zod brother!! lol and both from AT i got mine at the very end of my set though. I had given up for the most part so i switched back to P1 and in the last hour of my 20 boom ZOD lol

i had a few notable finds a couple of ethereal uniques that i couldnt zod even if i wanted to lol

my favorite would probably be the large charm
and the amulet i actually gamble with the clocks off but still quite nice
Arachnid Mesh
Spiderweb Sash
Defense: 132
Durability: 8 of 12
Required Level: 80
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0xd09d37ab
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to All Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Slows Target by 10%
+111% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 5%
Level 3 Venom (11/11 Charges)

Arreat's Face
Slayer Guard
Defense: 317
Durability: 51 of 55
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 118
Fingerprint: 0x5335490
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
+2 to Barbarian Skill Levels
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
3% Life stolen per hit
+162% Enhanced Defense
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
All Resistances +30

Darkforce Spawn
Bloodlord Skull
Defense: 415
Chance to Block: 0
Durability: 16 of 20
Required Level: 64
Required Strength: 106
Fingerprint: 0xfa9bdb7c
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)
+3 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
+3 to Curses (Necromancer only)
+30% Faster Cast Rate
+179% Enhanced Defense
Increase Maximum Mana 10%

Death Cleaver
Berserker Axe
One Hand Damage: 85 - 253
Durability: 15 of 26
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 138
Required Dexterity: 59
Fingerprint: 0xf382dfc6
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+40% Increased Attack Speed
257% Enhanced Damage
-33% Target Defense
66% Deadly Strike
+8 Life after each Kill

Eschuta's Temper
Eldritch Orb
One Hand Damage: 18 - 50
Durability: 22 of 30
Required Level: 72
Fingerprint: 0x8c071d8c
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
+40% Faster Cast Rate
+17% to Lightning Skill Damage
+20% to Fire Skill Damage
+26 to Energy

Light Gauntlets
Defense: 33
Durability: 10 of 10
Required Level: 23
Required Strength: 35
Fingerprint: 0xbae7c144
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Fire Skills
+20% Faster Cast Rate
Adds 1 - 6 Fire Damage
+29% Enhanced Defense
+10 Defense
Regenerate Mana 25%

Rune Master
Ettin Axe
One Hand Damage: 109 - 219
Durability: 23 of 24
Required Level: 72
Required Strength: 145
Required Dexterity: 45
Fingerprint: 0xcf5688a5
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
232% Enhanced Damage
+5% to Maximum Cold Resist
Cannot Be Frozen
5 Sockets (0 used)

Ogre Gauntlets
Defense: 265
Durability: 13 of 24
Required Level: 70
Required Strength: 185
Fingerprint: 0xcd3fc64f
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
55% Enhanced Damage
10% Chance of Crushing Blow
+203 Defense
+19 to Strength

Fury Visor
Defense: 344
Durability: 23 of 35
Required Level: 79
Required Strength: 129
Fingerprint: 0xf0cf527f
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Warcry Skills (Barbarian Only)
+5 to Feral Rage
+4 to Lycanthropy
+4 to Werewolf
+128% Enhanced Defense
+13 to Strength
+8 to Dexterity
+10 to Vitality
Level 15 Summon Dire Wolf (18/18 Charges)

Dracul's Grasp
Vampirebone Gloves
Defense: 200
Durability: 8 of 8
Required Level: 76
Required Strength: 40
Fingerprint: 0x175565f6
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 10 Life Tap on striking
7% Life stolen per hit
25% Chance of Open Wounds
+103% Enhanced Defense
+14 to Strength
+6 Life after each Kill

Shimmering Large Charm of Dexterity
Large Charm
Required Level: 26
Fingerprint: 0x44d0b564
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5 to Dexterity
All Resistances +8

Wraith Gorget
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0xfdb07ce4
Item Level: 92
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
+10% Faster Cast Rate
+40 to Mana
All Resistances +16
Magic Damage Reduced by 1


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Finds a Zod rune on v 1.00 suddenly! Grape what is the chance?
Then I wake up and see my picture editing skills...

Yeah congratulations to our rune hunters nice to see two zods here. Congratulations all.


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Hahahahaha @Treeharl. You ALMOST had me for a second there! :p

Well, with my Vex I just made my first high end runeword since my restart.

Heart of the Oak
One Hand Damage: 1 - 24
Durability: 20 of 30
Required Level: 55
Required Strength: 41
Required Dexterity: 35
Fingerprint: 0x6f802df8
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to All Skills
+40% Faster Cast Rate
+75% Damage to Demons
+100 to Attack Rating against Demons
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 3 - 14 Cold Damage Over 3 Secs (75 Frames)
7% Mana stolen per hit
+10 to Dexterity
Replenish Life +20
Increase Maximum Mana 15%
All Resistances +30
Level 14 Raven (60/60 Charges)
Level 4 Oak Sage (25/25 Charges)
4 Sockets (4 used)
Socketed: Ko Rune
Socketed: Vex Rune
Socketed: Pul Rune
Socketed: Thul Rune

HotO!!! Wooooo!!! With a perfectly low roll of +30 res all. Gah. Still, it's a step in the right direction and a definite upgrade from my 2x eth Eschuta's that I had found, one of which my Blizzy was still using. STILL no Oculus after 1.3K Meph runs, 700 kindle runs and ~ 1K mausoleum and AT runs. At this rate i'll find a Fathom before I find an Oculus.

Next stop CoH and CTA. Hopefully my rune finding skills get better and i'll make one of them before the RFL is over!


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Wow ! Gratz everyone with the awesome finds (2 zods !!:eek:)

My 20hrs weren't really great. I found 3 low runes - Pul Um Ist.
I knew it will be hard, because I chose to pick my untwinkled lvl 87 sorceress, with an average stuff. So I did the 20 hours in /p1, I ran mostly Ancient Tunnel, River of Flame / Chaos Sanctuary (including Diablo kill), Shenk/eldritch.
As you can see I found my runes on 3 different spots :

I thought even if I don't win, I could find some nice runes (I would have loved Jah, Ohm or Vex). And if not, I could easily find nice stuff to strengthen my sorceress or my merc (a monarch could be a start, I only found a 1 socket and get 3 sockets in another one...)
Item drops were poor also. I didn't change any piece of equipement...
I gained about 2 lvl to 89 1/2, but I expected these 20 hours to be more efficients.

Anyway, just after the batch, I went back to mephisto and I dropped an eschuta's temper (+2) and an occulus right after that...

I'll be on the 2nd round, but probably with my zeal/smite paladin, I made some test, and the concil is easy and very safe in /p5.


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Great stuff everyone, and congrats to Grape!

I like these finds too:
Neksja - Death's Web and Elemental Lifer
Gripphon -5/7 SMFC
T72on1 - Sharp Vita GC
Xios - that CoA

As for my results, I found 11 qualifiers in the first batch, with the top 5 being Lo, Sur, Ohm, Gul, and Gul. The remainder were Ist, Mal, Um, Um, Pul, and Pul along with 39 Rals and 38 Sols collected. Highlight video! No transitions separating the 5 clips, but the start times are in the description.

My second batch of runs fell about 4 hours short of the full 20, but the point total was not too far behind my first batch. The top 5 were Sur, Vex, Ohm, Ohm, and Ist, with a total of 52.0 points, only 1.1 points less than my first set. My only other qualifier was a Mal, giving me a total of 6 qualifiers in this batch. I found my top 4 on the last day, so it was rough going up until then. 28 Rals and 28 Sols this time. Highlight video#2!

Other finds:
Sparking Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xbfa388a0
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Lightning Skills (Sorceress Only)
+36 to Life

Serpent's Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0xf9b8854f
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life
+17 to Mana

Mara's Kaleidoscope
Required Level: 67
Fingerprint: 0xd0a118a0
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +5
All Resistances +30

Scintillating Jewel of Fervor
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0x30e32cdc
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
Cold Resist +14%
Lightning Resist +14%
Fire Resist +14%
Poison Resist +14%

Serpent's Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0x3ce9e97a
Item Level: 86
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+18 to Life
+16 to Mana


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Wow! Some great results there are TWO Zods?! Congrats everyone on their finds, some good showings all around. :) Special congrats of course to the Zod God winning round one (I was one of the many who predicted as such), despite some Zods being thrown around!

As for me, it was an... interesting set, to say the least, and I'm extremely happy that I snuck in there and nabbed 3rd.

I did minimal running as practice beforehand, and really didn't have much experience with a Pit Windy in general, so there was definitely a learning curve. It got off to a bang with Jah #1 within the first hour of running. Not an hour later we found our Ist, and then again an hour or so of running later we dropped Jah #2!

So within the first 4 or so hours of running, we already had a pretty good score going. Karma of course decided to even things out and we didn't see another qualifier for another 10 hours (it was an Um by the way, just to rub it in a little bit). It was another couple hours (into hour 16 or so now when we finally filled out a Top 5 with a Mal. Finally we topped it off with a Lo not too long after that.

So not as many runes as other contestants, but luckily the ones I did find were good scorers! As previously mentioned, my druid leveled from 89-94 during this round, so I'm happy with that too. I managed to find exactly 1 skiller as well (Assassin - MA), so that was a bit disappointing.

Would I recommend the Pits to anyone doing this next time? Not with a Windy.

~0.32 runes/run
~0.21 runes/min

Not stellar numbers. Enough to get by, sure, but there are better targets/builds out there. That said, I'm happy with my luck, and I hope it carries over to the next round. :)

Congrats again everyone, see you in Round 2!!


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Wow, great results and huge congratulations to Grape and bascially all top 8 and of course especially Zod finds!

I'm also happy with my result considering I could only finish about two thirds of a set. That Lo only came after 10 hours so close call. ;)

Of course as far as efficiency goes... went back to LK yesterday and found Sur after 30 minutes. So that's that. :)


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Thanks, I combined 5 separate clips, and it's a coincidence if any clip appends smoothly into the next clip. Vex and Sur were 50 runs apart, judging by the timer/counter on the left.


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Oh alright. Just looks like you had them on the same run! Oh well, nice videos (and drops) regardless :)


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Some pretty damn sweet finds there!

I guess I paid a price for my HRs, not much good uniques/charms/jewels/etc. dropped for me. [email protected] Mara's and 20L/8LR were probably the highlights.

I did ~950 P7 Pit runs with my Javazon, so about 75s each run. I believe I could make it below 70s maybe, not much faster for extended periods on this map.

Qualifiers and the run number:

Mal 20
Lo 40
Pul 95
Jah 101
Pul 163
Vex 239
Gul 549
Ohm 835
Jah 890

Really great start and then couple long dry streaks (239-549 and especially 549-835) with a Jah in the end to bring the round to the home.

I'm really happy with the Jahs, since they will probably serve as a half Zod for a Zod God item in the future. I rather take those instead of little higher pointer Bers. Jahs are twice as valuable for me personally at the moment :)

Few screens more:
Same level, 97, in every picture. Paid a price in exp also. I didn't die a single time when I took it little slower with my warm-up runs, but the RFL speed did the trick. But that didn't really hurt.