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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #60 on: October 12, 2018, 04:00:26 PM »
More finds this week: another Ethereal Reaper's Toll (my 2nd, 4th overall) 225%ED/12%LL, a Mav's Diadem, a Seraph's Hymn, a perfect Boneshade (+2/3/3/5/5 skills), a +2 bow/crossbow skill 20%IAS +14 Dex 3%LL set of gloves, 2x Jalal's Mane, 2x Alma Negra (both with +2 skills, although low +ED%), and a Kira's Guardian (+56 resists).

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #61 on: October 12, 2018, 04:01:55 PM »
Nice finds!

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #62 on: October 14, 2018, 05:20:45 PM »
GG Maxbeedo.  I was thinking if this upcoming Diablo annoucement isn't rubbish maybe we move this thread into the current D3 forum and have a home of Diablo awesomeness to hype us up. 

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2018, 01:54:25 PM »
I've been doing Countess, Summoner, and Nilithak runs for keys over the past few days.  I did 3 more uber runs and got a barbarian and 2 amazon torches.  I'm hoping I get a paladin torch next.  I also found another IK set armor while doing a random Pit run.  That's my 3rd one of those.  Still no Skulder's Ire, Arreats Face, or Homunculus, among other things.  That's RNG for you.

Oh yeah, almost forgot, I found some more noteworthy runes...1x Pul, 1x Um, 2x Mal, and 1x Sur.  That was my third Sur rune I've found in PlugY.  I used the other 2 to make a Ber.
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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #64 on: October 16, 2018, 02:27:21 PM »
Nice finds!  Yeah, RNG is funny sometimes.  Haven't found either Titan's Revenge or Thunderstroke so I can't realistically make a good Javazon.  Still no Harlequin Crest, Skullder's Ire, Oculus, Stormshield, or Tal's Adjudication, so my Sorc gear is somewhat limited.  Oh, but out of the 18 unique amulets I've found, I now have THREE Seraph's Hymns.  I started doing Pindle runs the other night after having gone maybe a month since even thinking about them (mostly doing Baal/Meph/Tunnel runs with my Barb), and the FIRST run he drops Shadow Dancers, the SECOND run he drops Messerschmidt's Reaver (dropped another one about 60 runs later). 

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #65 on: October 16, 2018, 03:04:13 PM »
Have the drops been improved.  I forget the rune hierarchy but I think my best was something like an Ist.

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #66 on: October 16, 2018, 04:34:11 PM »
More recent patches helped fine drop rates. Iíve even had ber drop. Back in old days I never even got um

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #67 on: October 16, 2018, 05:23:25 PM »
Yeah, patch 1.13 back in 2010 boosted the rune drop rates by about 2.5x-4x, based on the drop calc numbers.  It's not a huge difference really, since that only brings down the odds of a random monster dropping a Ber rune for example from about 1 in 10 million to 1 in 4.4 millon (depending on the monster obviously), and a Zod went down from 1 in 60 million to 1 in 15 million.

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #68 on: October 17, 2018, 04:57:21 AM »

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2018, 09:55:37 AM »
That would make things more fun.  The runewords were a fun gimmick.

Looking at that list I think I had an Ist drop from the countess.  I know I had an Um drop.  The rest of my good runes came from give-aways.

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #70 on: October 17, 2018, 02:05:32 PM »
1.09 zod harder to drop than 1.07? Wow

I saw current ift in spf started on 07 zod

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #71 on: October 22, 2018, 10:59:37 AM »
Just this morning doing some key runs I have found an Um, 2x Mal rune, and a Ber rune.  Countess dropped the Mals and ghosts in the arcane sanctuary dropped the Um and Ber.  I had the players setting on 5 too.  Crazy.

Yesterday I had a Gul rune drop when I popped an undefiled grave in the tower cellar lvl 3.
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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #72 on: October 26, 2018, 04:13:55 PM »
Just had a pretty great GG Baal run with my Barb.  Baal himself dropped a Griffon's Eye (19/14, max is 20/15), and an Ethereal Harlequin Crest (my first... too bad about it being ethereal).  Before that, found my 3rd perfect 6-socket Superior Phase Blade (15% ED, +3AR), and a Tiara with +2 Druid Skills, 8% ML, 7% LL, All Resist +18, Fire Resist +19 (so 37 total), +9 minimum damage. 

Other recent drops: Grand Charm with +1 Necro Summoning Skills/+35 Life, a Gut Siphon, a 2nd Bul-Kathos's Tribal Guardian, a Nature's Peace, an Eaglehorn, a 2nd Kira's Guardian (+61 resists), and a 2nd Boneshade (this time 1 off from perfect, +2/3/3/5/4 skills).

Been trying to run NM Cows with my Necro to find the Cow set.  10 runs in, no luck on any of them, though of course it's also a decent area for lower uniques I might be missing.

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #73 on: October 26, 2018, 05:12:34 PM »
Gg max you could be going for a while at this rate!

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Re: So I fired up D2 again
« Reply #74 on: October 29, 2018, 05:52:41 PM »
Pindle was not dropping crap for 2-3 days, so I started running the Tunnels again with my Sorceress.  5 runs in, get a fairly high roll on a Death's Fathom (+27% Cold Damage, 35% Fire Res, 38% Light Res), and my first Stormshield.  My Sorc does use Blizzard as a backup spell, but she's primarily lightning, so I'm debating on if I should respec her or try to make a new dedicated Cold Sorc.  I think I have 4 Cold Skill Grand Charms, 1 for Fire, and none for Lightning so far, but Lightning is really good for certain areas, so I might keep her as she is using the Tal Rasha's set (now if I can only find the damn Amulet), and make a Cold Sorc using Death's Fathom, Stormshield, Snowclash, etc.

Started some secondary characters now that I have some decent gear.  Kept finding nice Assassin gear that focused more on melee (Tiara with +2 skills, 8%LL, 7%ML, Amulet with +1 skills, 7% LL, 6%ML, all resists +19, etc.), and I have Bartuc's and 2 different claws with +2 skills/40% IAS.  I started a Holy Fire Chargeadin named "Gemfinder", whose job will be to essentially run low level areas letting fire kill hordes to grab chipped gems for... whatever reason I guess (mostly cubing runes I think).