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Your average speed for Baal run

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by salvo, Mar 21, 2005.

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  1. salvo

    salvo IncGamers Member

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    Your average speed for Baal run

    Dispite the players settings, how long does it take usually for you to finish a baal run?

    <5
    You are uber player with uber gear using uber cookie cutter build.

    5-10
    Good skill with a good build, but not rich enough to equip the best gear.

    >10
    quite new to the game, have a good build with low end gears.

    I fit myself to second category, i run baal with my new mat: Bride the electric lady, currently clvl 87. She finished the game fully solo, i use a lower resist wand to cope with the LI and greatly helped by Yrmenlaf the barb merc especially when facing madawc. Most challenging spot are Hell Radament, flayer, travincal and the Ancients.

    Bride gear:
    Head: Harley
    Armor: 34% skin
    weapon: oculus, lower resist wand on swap
    shield: lidless
    glove: magefist
    belt: arachnid
    boot: Wartraveler
    ammy: mara's
    ring: 2x SoJ
    Charm: a perfect GF and 6x plain lit skiller, 9x inertia sc.

    Yrmenlaf gear:
    Weapon: elite near perfect Crainte Vomir (my fav)
    Armor: shaftstop (standard)
    helm: blackhorn (ensure him to survive tanking baal)

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    back to baal run, for the minions i use players 1 then switch to 8 for baal. I often got problem with the third wave (bartuc's?) coz my merc die fast on the hydra, i prefer retreat, lure and finish them one by one.

    Tell a bit about your baal run people :) thanks

    -salvo-
     
  2. farting bob

    farting bob Banned

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    5-10 minutes depending on the build. I have 1 build that can do sub 5 mins with a good map (Blizz-FB sorc) but the others are a little slower. my fishys can do it sub 10 minutes, and my fartarian i can do in less than 25.
     
  3. Snuva

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    I voted B too. I do the runs with my Blizzard/CL sorc and she kills all pretty fast (p1 all the time). I think I should give my merc Hone Sundan instead of Eth Reapers to help with Baal killing speed.

    Problems occur with Obvilion Mages and their Iron Maiden, because my CL doesn't kill them as fast as I'd like it to.
     
  4. Krikke

    Krikke IncGamers Member

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    I don't run baal. :(
     
  5. jiansonz

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    I have never run anything except Duriel. :D


    I do full clears when I play. That final Throne of Destruction floor takes about an hour on Hell. I like to take my time, and I play almost exclusively in HC, so I am very careful when I´m so close to Guardian. I lure out critters one or two at a time when I deal with the boss packs. Not that the critters in the first two are scary, but I like to kill them outside of resurrection range.
     
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    I had to vote for C > 10 minutes.

    Three reasons: first i don't have good equipment, allthough it's getting better. Secondly i haven't build a specialist Baal runner yet. Thirdly and most important I play hardcore. Gloam-boss packs cause me to abort my runs with my LF zon, while Oblivion knights have that effect on my zealot. Haven't really tried my trapper for Baal runs, she may be more versatile.
    On average i get one aborted run for every succesfull run, so not a good average time.
    Everything gets run on players 1 by the way.
    Oh well, back to pindle & co.

    Gouda :cool:
     
  7. Vemp

    Vemp IncGamers Member

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    I run in about 5-6 mins with my Meteorb sorc on a good map. Runs are done at players1, and I switch to p3 for Baal himself. I lose some time to get back to town and switch equipment, though: I switch from Vipermagi to Wealth on my sorc, and from Reaper's to Kelpie Snare (essential for Baal) on my merc.
     
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    corax IncGamers Member

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    with a good map and one new piece of equipment i could definately do sub 5 minute runs, maybe even on p8.
     
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    My CS/LF Zon can break 5 minutes on a really good run when everything goes just right. That's at p8 for all minions and baal.

    Usually its closer to six minutes and occasionally it can be more (I don't like to abort, even for gloams) so the average is probably around seven, eight if you count the occasional aborted baal run. I voted B.

    The nice thing is that's not incredibly uber gear. Two elites, Tals armor and Shako, nice rare gloves (+2 jav, +20 ias, +strength) and several harpoonist skillers. The rest is fairly common.
     
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    silospen IncGamers Member

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    Those dammed harpoonists are hard to get, though :mad:

    Gonna come steal your itamz :p
     
  11. Hrus

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    I agree...

    7 minutes averaged. Doing only P3 minions and Baal.
    Best runs are close to 4 minutes, but when there are Burning Souls it gets longer. And I have to mule sometimes etc...
    Viraya lvl 93 CS/LF zon
     
  12. Fafner

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    I have two runners I'm playing with now a Blizz/FW and a LF/CS. With both using wands of lower resist (Blizz is slower than FW strangely enough) the time killing Baal is close to the same. The Sorc delivers near 600 MF and the zon only 350. The only thing is that the zon kills everything along the way, a lvl 85 area and she can do the minions on p3. The sorc does p1 then p3.

    I'm trying to figure out if the journey is worth the loss of MF on the destination. Any thoughts?
     

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