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Where in 1.09 should I try to find

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Pegleg, May 23, 2008.

  1. Pegleg

    Pegleg IncGamers Member

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    Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    Ist Runes? I want to make a 4 isted monarch. I was wondering where I need to do some runs at?
     
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    Re: Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    P1 countess.

    -CG
     
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    Re: Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    I would say the best way to acquire them is through hellforge runs. Between finding them and cubing them you should get yourself some in no time. Everything else (countess for example) would be too inconsistent.
     
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    Re: Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    I think the forge drops up to um in 1.09? Or is that only in 1.07? And does the countess already have her special runedrop in 1.09?



     
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    Re: Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    I believe the countess' special rune drop exists in 1.09 (though no guarantees about how high it goes), HF drops craptacularly in 1.09 (don't remember where it cuts off though) which is why I didn't suggest that.
     
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    Re: Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    I think in 1.09 the countess's special rune drop went up to Vex iirc, but the HF is capped at Um
     
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    Re: Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    She's able to drop runes through a non-special rune drop up to Vex. I didn't actually see anything in TreasureClassEx regarding her special rune drop, though. That doesn't mean there isn't one, but if there is in 1.09 it's just somewhere else.

    edit: She does have a pretty solid chance of dropping runes, though (~25% per drop - that's *any* rune, not a vex), as compared to a roughly 0.3% chance from an A5 superunique. It might be more profitable to run her on p8 if I'm reading this right.

    edit2: When runes *do* drop, it looks like about an 0.017% chance of a vex. Again, if I'm reading this right.

    edit3: All that crap aside, according to atma there's a 1:2864 chance of getting an Ist, so unless you want to do 12k runs, I recommend making a rhyme and calling it good.
     
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    Re: Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    Okay, I have done a few runs and she is LE everytime...My poor sorcy. Anyone have any suggestions on how to absorb that?
     
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    Re: Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    COWS!!!! They die in 0.1 second to literally any character and there are tons of them just waiting to drop you runes! Plus they can definately drop ist (and higher, wouldn't that be a shame:tongue:).
     
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    Re: Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    What skoolbus said. Make an amazon, max Lightning Fury, Valkyrie, and put enough in Pierce to get 100+% chance (Razortail helps here). Then run cows non-stop on as high a /playersx (well, just 'playersx' in v1.09) as you can handle. Grab some nice +mana gear (Frostburn, SoJ) and a pair of Silkweave boots to make up for your lack of mana leech, and you should do fine.

    The dense cow clustering means LF will be uber-powerful, and the sheer number of drops means you're bound to get some nice stuff with a bit of time. The fact that the Cow King is always LI is a nice touch, since you can't accidentally kill him with LF, and it's highly unlikely your Valk will be taking him down. As far as your merc goes, you can pretty much pass on one. None have anything particularly useful to offer you. A Holy Freeze merc might be somewhat useful, but this is probably outweighed by the fact he'll muck up your cow herding. I only suggest Valkyrie because it makes an awfully nice tank, and you can pick where to place it. Decoy could work too, but it's not as durable pre-v1.07, and the Valk is very helpful during questing through to Hell Cows. Still, it's not like you'll be short of skill points, so do whatever you like.
     
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    Re: Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    Don't forget! - You can't cube the ist runes from mal runes. You actually have to find them. Cubing runes ends at.. thul(?), maybe amn. I don't remember exactly but it's somewhere around that.
    I'll second that.



     
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    Re: Where in 1.09 should I try to find

    I'll third making the Rhyme. A 4-Ist Monarch is hilariously wasteful, the sort of thing you see from a noobish eBayer on Bnet. By the time the cows drop four Ists you will have found every item in the game anyway, making the shield worthless.
     

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