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NM cows or Hell cows?

Thirty-Thirty

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NM cows or Hell cows?

Ahoy,

It might seem like a silly question, but I'm thinking about it in this way: Hell cows can drop any base item or rune (edit), but running it on more than 3 players takes time, for me anyway, and really doesn't seem to yield much. On the other hand, Nightmare cows can't drop as high, but on /players 8, they still have about the same life as /players 1 in Hell, and a much better chance of dropping. Is there be merit in running the NM cows (other than to find the Cow King's set)? I'm particularly thinking in terms of runes.

Thanks,
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Thirty-Thirty

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Shagsbeard said:
Not in a long while can hell cows drop "anything". Let us know which patch you are playing in.
1.10.

Granted, I imagine the monster levels restrict the elite uniques, but they can drop any base item, and they can drop any rune. (I guess I should've said 'any base item or rune' in the first place.)
 

Shagsbeard

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I'd do hell on /p1 rather than nightmare on /p8. You have fewer drops, but a chance at a really good drop... like a transIst rune. /p3 is a nice place to play too... if it doesn't slow you down too much. I usually drop from /p8 to /p3 once I get to hell difficulty, even if I could progress at /p8. It's just more fun for me at /p3.

Your choice of running cows never appealed to me though, I've done a number of runs, but never really got into it.