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Discussion in 'Sorceress' started by DarthLeader, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. DarthLeader

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    What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    Hi all,

    I am currently baaling my 200 fcr Charged Bolt/Frozen Orb (CB/FO) sorc to lvl 90 (I'm 89). When I reach that level, I want her to try keying countess/summoner/nighlatak. She won't mf, she'll just key.

    What's the most profitable way to key ? 1 player games or 8 players games ? It's very hard to get a fix number between those 2, but if you think there's something better please say it !

    Also, I might try CL/FO or Lightning/FO if I see that CB/FO is not enough to kill in the most profitable games.

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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    1 player for Countess, 8 player for the others.

    Have a look in my Countess running guide for an explanation of why she should always be run on /players1 for runes (and keys).
     
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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    One more thing: on players 8, it's MUCH more difficult to kill Nihlathak's minions, so you might run in trouble there. Experiment a little, and find the optimal border between max and min player number.
     
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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    I think the Countess should be run on 8 player games since the key drops from her normal drop, not her special rune drop.

    Therefore, 8 players games will minimize nodrop in the first drop and maximize the chance of a key dropping from the first picks. As poops says though, if you want runes, always run the Countess at 1 player game.



     
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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    Im an light sorc, and i can do all 3 bosses easy, only nihla takes a bit longer :O
     
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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    o.k, seems like everybody agrees :

    1 player countess run because runes worth more than keys
    8 players summoner/nighlatak runs because it gives more keys.

    Anybody doesn't agree, want to make a subtile different or a huge change to this ?

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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    Keys have a higher chance to drop from Countess than good runes. I say stick with players 8 for all 3 keyruns. After all, 3 Terror keys (combined with the other 2 keys) are worth a Mal. And you won't get a Mal often from a Sorceress. It's the debate of steady income vs "Woohoo lucky!" income.
     
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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    Does t keys have way higher chances of drops than good runes ?

    I mean: does a t key have 4 times more chances to drop than a pul ? more than that ? less than that ?

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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    Of course it does. 1/11 chance is pretty high, huh? It's even higher with more players.
     
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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    ok, it seems like ProfessionalBerg convinced me ! On the long run, it pays more to get more keys than a nice rune once in a very long while.

    Looks like I'll do all 3 keys in 8 player games (something like a baal run), if I can do it.

    Is nighlatak light immune sometimes ? If not, I think I might as well remake my CB/FO and make it pure lightning.

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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    Nihlathak is light immune sometimes which can be troublesome even with an infinity merc. If you have sufficient -Light res gear tho, I don't think he'll be a problem as a pure light sorc. I find light is best vs Nihla even with the occasional resist, since it cuts straight to him with minimal corpses for him to CE.
     
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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    Nilithak will spawn light immune sometimes (when he spawns Light enchanted), and the +75% resist will add to his native 33% for a total of 108%, crackable with Infinity.
     
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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    You could also use Nature's Peace for the Rest in Peace mod so Nihl wont use CE.
     
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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    I ended up with 30 dest keys when I levelled my ES light sorc to 91 last week so I guess it's not that bad running him in a full game. I'll probably find alot more leveling further :tongue:
     
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    Re: What's the most profitable way of keying ? 1 player or 8 ?

    Don't forget he can spawn as Magic Resistant Lightning Enchanted, in which case I believe he will be lightning immune no matter what.


     

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