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What build is the easiest to mf...

Discussion in 'Necromancer' started by Jsugita, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Jsugita

    Jsugita IncGamers Member

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    What build is the easiest to mf...

    Im just getting into necros and have no exp with them so im gonna ask you guys.... What necro build do you recommend I should go to mf. The places I want to mf is all the popular act1 places, like Pit.
     
  2. Mad Mantis

    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Welcome Newcomer to The Darkness. Grab a brew :drink: and feel free to raise some corpses.

    A Skelliemancer with maxed CE is the easiest way to MF. Especially in the Pit it will shine.
     
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    Jsugita IncGamers Member

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    Can you tell me how much mf it will take to get decent uniques and sets. :drink:
     
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    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    The consensus seems to be around 300%. But all the MF in the world can not guarantee that there will be good uniques dropping left and right.
     
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    Now now MM. I hate to contradict your greatness, but I am finding that my poison/summon hybrid is wasting the pits faster then my summon/ce necro could have dreamed of!

    I'd say anywhere from 200-300mf is good, since you can still balance out +skills / resists / and other good mods with your mf. When you go full bore (500%+ mf) you will lose out on a lot of the helpful mods that will help you kill quicker.

    So if you look at mf like this:

    500 mf = 7 minute runs (approx)
    250 mf = 2 minute runs (approx)

    So while you may have 1/2 as much mf, you'll get 3x the amount of runs in the same time.

    g

    p.s.
    I got a darkforce and a ik armor in the pits with 74% mf on a week ago.
     
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    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    Skellie/CE needs no equipment. Skellie/poison needs some equipment. That is why I prefer the CE option for starting characters.
     
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    very true mr. mm

    g

    (damn 10 char limit)
     
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    I got 252% mf on and so far the best thing i found was a rare circlet that sucked=/ I did about 20runs so far
     
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    20 runs is about 2000000 short of enough time to judge. it takes a while with 1mf or 100 mf or 500 mf. it's all about patience.

    g
     
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    lol oh i c i thought it was just my bad luck taking affect.
     
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    if i had to count, i'd say i was approaching the 50k mark in runs.

    my run's (these 50k) have been primarily:
    shenk
    pindle
    andy
    pits

    still no wf or mara's, but i found my first coa yesterday.

    fluffy g
     
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    Jsugita IncGamers Member

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    gvandale what is your mf? Its been 2 days and still nothin in pits.(289%mf)
     
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    Mad Mantis D2/3 Necromancer & Witch Doctor Moderator

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    How many runs in those 2 days? And what do you mean by nothing? no 1337-ub3r uniques, or no drops whatsoever?
     
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    well I mf with different chars:

    necro: 200 mf (i think like 201 exactly)
    druid: 17x (somewhere in there)
    sosa: 501

    Now I'm sure you think the sosa finds the best stuff...WRONG. My necro has so far. I run all the act bosses with my druid (thanks enigma) even DIABLO. Super easy.

    Also, check out MM's last comment. 2 days isn't enough to guage what your finding, unless it's been a 24/7 non-stop mf run for you. Don't base your findings off of 200 something runs, do it off of 20000 runs. There's more data for your calculations.

    For instance. I've done close to 45000 runs total. Meph / Pindle / Shenk / pits. Still no WF. So does mf suck? NOPE. Because of the countless other goodies.

    Also....
    Don't take the 'no unique drops = shiiitty mf run' approach. Look at the amount of rares (especially double durability rares), sets, and white elite's (especially etheral).
    Those all contribute to 'good' mf runs for me.

    I mean honestly, a etheral zerker axe is worth more then a wf any day on any server.

    fluffy g
     
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    Well.. is it ok to max out skellie mage then CE?? cause i did that by accident.. =(

    And Plus im on Hardcore..

    Lvl 43 Necro right now.. also i have a Dread Spell on my mule.. is that good?? and where can I find easy MF items at?? (I am a new necro also myself)
     
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    Sure it is OK to Max Mages. You can do whatever you like. You loose some killing speed, but not killing power. I like Mages and have maxed them on my Overlord.

    For places to MF check this. You can add Tristram and The Pit to the list.
     

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