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RUne Huntin

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by buttaz, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. buttaz

    buttaz IncGamers Member

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    RUne Huntin

    As we all know, runes are common currency in trades and all that, so i was wondering where the best place yo find runes is, countess maybe? Also wut is the best runes hell countess can drop? thanx all who answer
     
  2. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    I mean no offense, but I suggest to search this forum or the statistics forum for runes+drop+countess or something like that, as this question comes up once per week at least.
     
  3. FreezerBurn

    FreezerBurn Banned

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    probably the only efficient way to "hunt" runes is to rush mules to hellforge, either with 2 computers or with a friend. hell countess can drop any rune, but the chances are low. after that the council and hell cows have a relatively decent chance to drop good runes. but by relatively i mean not very likely. you're better off cubing up gems to perfect and trading them in bulk for runes (100 pgems can get you ist+ on east ladder these days.) or mfing would work too.
     
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    Hell countess can only drop as high as Lo. If you're serious about looking for HR's, I'd say make a bonemancer (Spear as primary) or a hammer pally and run chaos sanctuary. I've run it about 400 times in leveling my own hammerdin and seen ohm and sur drop. Got the ohm, though someone else managed to snag the sur... bloody pickit level 5's... -_-

    Granted, these were in full games, so it'll take a while. But you also have the advantage of getting to fight Diablo at the end of it, which provides a shot at getting high-end uniques, as well.
     
  5. buttaz

    buttaz IncGamers Member

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    lol srry bout that, but i gess ill go to stat forum. is there any other place tho, besides countess?
     
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    Raith IncGamers Member

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    hell countess can drop ANY rune? when was this?? ;\
     
  7. mhl12

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    besides countess and hell forge, no. No other monster/place is guaranteed to drop a rune. I would just suggest to play the game. Most people who find high runes find them in the most random places like the chest behind mephisto or off some random monster. But there are also people who got an Ist off countess before. Either choice, the chances are very slim.
     
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    well you also could try just doing a quest, you would be surprised what drops when you are just killing away. I just found a cham in the crystalline passage.Needless to say i almost had a heart attack.But enough of my little rant,ya hell countess drops runes pretty good. Im sure if ya search the forums for a rune finding guide Im almost positive I read one on here sometime ago that had the chances and what not.
     
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    Go look at the statistic forum for the chances of runes Vex and above to DROP...and you will see that one does NOT "hunt" for high runes, if you get them from drops it will simply be a matter of luck. Magic find will NOT help in rune finding. You simply want a build that kills obscenly fast and have them clear out hell areas with very high monster density over and over and over and over and.....
     
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    Omikron8 IncGamers Member

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    All that matters is that her chance of dropping a rune above "Lo" are abismal like most monsters. Up to "Lo" though she is a decent try.
     
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    In Ulrik's rune hunting guide it suggests to cube runes to make higher ones and you will eventually get an ist. But I though cubing runes only works to make Runes #2-10. So 3 Ort = 1 Thul, but 3 Thul does not make an Amn.
     
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    FreezerBurn Banned

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    on ladder you can cube all the way up to zod. but cubing runes isn't going to make you rich anytime soon.

    because i'm bored, here's how many of each type it would take to cube an ist


    2 mal
    4 um
    8 pul
    24 lem
    72 fal
    216 ko
    648 lum
    1944 io
    5832 hel
    17496 dol
    52488 shael
    157464 sol
    472392 amn
    1417176 thul
    4251528 ort
    12754584 ral
    38263752 tal
    114791256 ith
    344373768 eth
    1033121304 nef
    3099363912 tir
    9298091736 eld
    27894275208 el
     
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    Copied from http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/cube.shtml:
    Code:
    Diablo II 1.10 Transmuting Formulae:
    3 Thul Runes + 1 Chipped Topaz = Amn Rune
    3 Amn Runes + 1 Chipped Amethyst = Sol Rune
    3 Sol Runes + 1 Chipped Sapphire = Shael Rune
    3 Shael Runes + 1 Chipped Ruby = Dol Rune
    
    The following Rune upgrade formulae will only work for Single-Player, Open,
     or Ladder Characters. They will not work for Normal Characters on the Realms:
    3 Dol Runes + 1 Chipped Emerald = Hel Rune
    3 Hel Runes + 1 Chipped Diamond = Io Rune
    3 Io Runes + 1 Flawed Topaz = Lum Rune
    3 Lum Runes + 1 Flawed Amethyst = Ko Rune
    3 Ko Runes + 1 Flawed Sapphire = Fal Rune
    3 Fal Runes + 1 Flawed Ruby = Lem Rune
    3 Lem Runes + 1 Flawed Emerald = Pul Rune
    2 Pul Runes + 1 Flawed Diamond = Um Rune
    2 Um Runes + 1 Topaz = Mal Rune
    2 Mal Runes + 1 Amethyst = Ist Rune
    2 Ist Runes + 1 Sapphire = Gul Rune
    2 Gul Runes + 1 Ruby = Vex Rune
    2 Vex Runes + 1 Emerald = Ohm Rune
    2 Ohm Runes + 1 Diamond = Lo Rune
    2 Lo Runes + 1 Flawless Topaz = Sur Rune
    2 Sur Runes + 1 Flawless Amethyst = Ber Rune
    2 Ber Runes + 1 Flawless Sapphire = Jah Rune
    2 Jah Runes + 1 Flawless Ruby = Cham Rune
    2 Cham Runes + 1 Flawless Emerald = Zod Rune
    *stkrause
     
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    Thx guys, got it now.

    R
     
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    YEh thanx all, i gess ill lvl my Hammerdin to the point where he can do hell, and work from there.
     
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    Wrong. Lo is the HIGHEST rune the Countess can drop in Hell. Her "special rune drop", however, ends at Ist, so her chances of dropping Gul/Vex/Ohm/Lo are the same as normal monsters (i.e. incredibly low) whereas she drops runes up to Ist more often than any other monster in the entire game.
     

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