The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

How did you get the Cow King Set?

  • Old Fashioned

    Votes: 10 76.9%
  • MP or TCP/IP

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • Modified DLL

    Votes: 1 7.7%

  • Total voters
    13
  • Poll closed .

Friiser

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The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

For those of you who've attained these sought after items, how did you happen about these?

(1) Old fashioned - lots of individual characters each killing the cow king, once per character per difficulty. Repeat, repeat, repeat and eventually they dropped.

(1A) Old fashioned - trade.

(1B) Old fashioned - They dropped from a regular cow.

(2) MP or TCP/IP with multiple computers - One character to open the portal, the second character to party up, jump in the cows and wipe up. Repeat until set items have been found.

(3) Modified DLL - Allowing multiple instances of D2 for you to essentially do as described in item (2) above.
 
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Colorless Green

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

I used options (4) and (5):

(4) trade

(5) do cow runs without killing the cow king (the set can drop anywhere on the cow level - not just the king).

-CG
 

Merlin The Wizzard

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

I went for 7.

Took me a piece of Cardboard, made a cute little crown.

When all were asleep, went into a meadow, and placed it on the head of a cow. I crowned him king. Then, I took myself a knife, skinned her, and then I fashioned myself 3 fancy items. A cap, some boots and a body armor.

Only one run too. I rock.
 

Uzziah

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

Um, why would you kill the cow kill and run a different character??, if you want the cow king gear you just use a lightning based character and go to town letting the cow king live so you can re open the portal in the next game.

Takes some time killing NM cows to get all the items, but you can get the boots in Normal without much time/effort.
 

Eric Xanthu

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

TBH, I'm almost in option 99: Don't consider the Cow Set part of a grail and don't care about it. So you're telling me if I go run this one, non-difficult area with the most powerful build in the game for a while I will definitely ring this worthless set up? No thanks.

Having said that, when I finally break down to do it, I'll choose your 1b.
 

jjscud

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

1, 1B to be exact.

Take LF Zon.
Find Cows
Rinse.
Repeat.
 

maxgerin

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

I traded for it, and then found some by myself.
I don't kill The Cow King, at least not intentionally, I'm not sure if I killed one before.

No need for multiple instances to run, one character is enough, just don't kill the King.


--maxgerin
 

LD50

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

I found the armor doing my regular full clear -type questing.. Other than that, what jjscud said.
 

Low Key

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

Traded one part, dropped one part from a regular cow while running for non-magical items, missing one part. Best way is to use something like a LF-zon or a Lightning sorc. Just butcher everything else and ignore the King.
 

TedDeeBoy

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

I voted from TCP/IP originally using 2 puters. I got a 2nd set of boots from 1.11b HFR
 

Cius

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

Hmm, take my advice with a pinch of salt as I have never found any of the items but can't one get all of them by running NM cows with a lightning based char with good MF? So just don't kill the king and run cow maps with good MF for a few times and they drop.
 

Ugla

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

I found the first two pieces of the set (boots and armor) with one of my first characters just by killing the cow king on normal and NM difficulty :cool: However, noob's luck ended there, and not only didn't I find the cap sweeping the Hell farm, but all of the following ~20 characters failed on this task as well.

Some time ago, I checked the Medieval Mart for missing items, and for some reason, I no longer recall, decided to complete this particular set. I had one javazon with unfinished Hell cows, and the other with both NM and Hell king still alive. For the very first time, I checked ATMA drop calculator (for the best chances from ordinary cows), and opted for NM. I equipped the optimal amount of MF without the need to ditch the m/k gear. It took me about three sessions to find the green hat. I also got a few skillers and SCs along the way.
 

Friiser

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

Thanks for the info people. I was contemplating using the modified dll route as I've not had much luck in my attemps, but I'm not all that computer savvy (its a minor miracle I got RRM/RWM to work) and DLL thingys scare me. Given that, I think I will try the old fashioned way. Besides, I probably have an excess of elbow grease.

I had a bit of a laugher - I went in Normal Cows with my FO/CL sorc and forgot to ditch the merc. The portal popped such that the first cow we saw was the Cow King, and the merc killed him almost with just his Holy Freeze aura. Before I could switch to teleport, he was gone. Something green did drop, but it was Arcanna's helm... One of those classic "oops" moments, I guess.

On to NM cows...without the merc.
 

Skinhead On The MBTA

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

I don't have it yet, but I am planning on going for it by only killing normal, Champion and Unique Cows, not the King. So I voted "Old Fashioned" and ended up here.
 

muzzz

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

I lack a full cow's set. But I used (3) to get my last piece of death's.
 

Grisu

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

(2) I connected my laptop with my PC and did Normal and NM cow king runs. Provided me with some TC3s, too.
 

xduckster

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

(3) Did modified dll runs.

Create a game with the runner, join with opener, use runner to find leg, open portal and leave game with opener, kill king with runner.

Rinse and repeat until desired cow king and tc3 items drop. At the time I was more interested in a few deaths gloves/belt than the cow king items.

Remember that the helm cannot be dropped by the normal king, only nm.
 

dune6836

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

i ran NM with a lit javazon.

since i finished running the hellforge though i have been sporadically retwinking the hellforge runners with loads of mf and killing the cow king in normal and NM. he hasnt dropped any cow set yet but he did drop me a sander's paragon which was the last set item i needed for my grail.

btw Friiser, how goes your rune runs?
 

deadSoldier

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Re: The Cow King's Set and You...A Tale of Options

I've been using the 2-computer approach with a wind druid. The cows drop like flies but I shut down the hurricane as I approach the corral to let my act 2 merc take him out (combined MF and all that).

But I hadn't read this and I was doing it in... normal, doh! I shall move on to NM.

The one item I found, strangely enough was the armor, on my second or third run. And lots and lots of worthless cleglaw shields :p
 
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