[1.08] Rolling 2609 Resistance Rings in Batches of **

art_vandelay

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This is my slow descent into madness... :ROFLMAO:

Since starting timetravel in November I collected all the gems in 1.00 and 1.07 I could find with the goal of rolling a few thousand resistance rings 'at once' in 1.08 for the chance at an resistance SoJ or other nice goodies such as a resistance Fortitious Ring of Fortune or a Resistance Bahamut's Ring of the Apprentice as well as some nice twinking rings. My plan soon became getting materials for 2609 rolls which is the point at which you have a 10% chance to have rolled an SoJ in 1.08 (assuming clvl is between 60 and 80).

I'm finally here, I gathered all the ingredients consisting of emeralds, rubies, exploding potions and topazes, put them on mules and I'm in the process of slowly but surely rolling all of them.

The rolling them 'at once' part didn't quite pan out since I have to roll them with a highlevel character which means I need to transfer the gems to her and then do a rolling session. Each mule contains the maximum of 88 gems/exploding potions and I transfer them on 22 at a time for emeralds right now which obviously could be improved.

My first 6 times 88 rings were all poison rings since I figured they would be disappointments one way or another. However I soon realized that I made a mistake in doing all my rerolling so far with a level 61 character since that excludes the affixes 'Bahamut's ' (+(91-120) to Mana) and 'of Fortune' (+(16-25)% MF). I just took a look at the affix tables for 1.08 and besides those two there are no other interesting affixes to unlock. Luckily these were only poison rings so it's not a big loss!

I need ilvl 39 for the chance at an SoJ, 45 to unlock 'Bahamut's ' and 42 to unlock 'of Fortune' i.e. I need a clvl of 60, 69 or 64 respectively. So my next goal is to level a sorc from 67 to 69 in 1.07 and forward her so she has a chance at the very best rings beside SoJ.

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Here are the results of the first two 'batches' of 3x88 rings (The reasoning for 3x88 is that it's about 10% of 2609, so that works out nicely).

Nothing special, it's poison after all. Andariel will never bother me again though!
Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 3
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0x3d4d5981
Poison Resist +35%
10% Faster Cast Rate

3 x Cathan's Seal (7%, 27%, 31%)
Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 3
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0x5e53a7dd
Poison Resist +34%
10% Faster Cast Rate

Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 3
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0x5481a426
Poison Resist +36%
10% Faster Cast Rate

1 x Cathan's Seal (25%)
2x Angelic Halo (27%, 34%)
I'm approaching the first 799 rings rolled which means 63% chance of a unique, yay! I really hope this works out... 🤪
 
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It appears I don't need to tell you that you're an insane person. You seem to have already settled in that fact.

I am, however, totally following this thread to see the wonderful shenanigans that come of it.

Man I missed being in this community.
 

art_vandelay

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Leveled up to 69, went right back to rolling and got my first Fortituous Ring of Fortune since my restart, kinda low'ish but better than a perfect Nagelring. :sneaky:
Felicitous Ring of Fortune
Required Level: 31
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x50247807
Poison Resist +8%
32% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Bahamut's Ring of Fortune
Required Level: 37
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x7eb2a7b2
+99 to Mana
Poison Resist +19%
23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

1 x Angelic Halo (14%)

Next batch is the last of the emeralds and after that it's on to the big crafts, rubies and topazes!
 
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That Bahamut's of Fortune seems amazing for a BlizzSorc in AT. Having a big mana pool and poison res are two quality of life improvements there that might be worth the -7% MF!
 

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Getting both Fortitious Ring of Fortune and Bahamut's Ring of the Apprentice in the Poison batches :rolleyes: No uniques so far but entered the Fire batches now:
Bahamut's Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 37
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x6c2004a2
+99 to Mana
Poison Resist +27%
10% Faster Cast Rate

Platinum Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 16
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x1bc5d555
+104 to Attack Rating
Poison Resist +29%
10% Faster Cast Rate

Coral Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 13
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x3ed3b4f7
Lightning Resist +24%
Poison Resist +16%
10% Faster Cast Rate

1 x Angelic Halo (15%)
Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 3
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x1e836cd4
Fire Resist +27%
10% Faster Cast Rate

2 x Cathan's Seal (9%, 16%)
2 x Angelic Halo (21%, 33%)
Getting a 10% fcr/66% lightning (or fire) resist ring with required level 13 would be sweet too, let's hope.
 
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art_vandelay

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Just realized that stacking resist ring flavor with resist affixes of the same type isn't possible in 1.08 anymore. Kind of a shame, but the first ring in batch #7 proves that you can still get sick rings that aren't FRoF, BRotA or SoJ. (Just came up with those :cool:)
Rugged Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 3
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x1a0ccdd5
+10 to Maximum Stamina
Fire Resist +29%
10% Faster Cast Rate

Steel Ring of the Leech
Required Level: 10
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x76e5254b
+49 to Attack Rating
Fire Resist +29%
4% Life stolen per hit
Cobalt Ring of Fortune
Required Level: 31
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x63cb1f6f
Fire Resist +35%
Cold Resist +30%
20% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Viridian Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 9
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x7a58c4e1
Fire Resist +27%
Poison Resist +15%
10% Faster Cast Rate

2 x Cathan's Seal (32%, 32%)
1 x Angelic Halo (24%)
 
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Got my first unique in the form of Manald Heal and I proceeded to the Lightning rings. If an SoJ wants to make an appearance, now would be the time. :D
Manald Heal
Ring
Required Level: 15
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x55add6ae
+20 to Life
Fire Resist +15%
4% Mana stolen per hit
Replenish Life +5
Crimson Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 3
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x26b823f8
Fire Resist +5%
Lightning Resist +28%
10% Faster Cast Rate

Bahamut's Ring
Required Level: 37
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x4d2d8651
+120 to Mana
Lightning Resist +29%

1 x Cathan's Seal (21%)
3 x Angelic Halo (11%, 17%, 36%)
 

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Final batch, consisting of 215 Lightning Rings, 5 Fire Rings and 13 Poison Rings, no SoJ :cautious:
Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 3
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x12155335
Lightning Resist +35%
10% Faster Cast Rate

Platinum Ring of the Apprentice
Required Level: 16
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x33ba550
+102 to Attack Rating
Lightning Resist +33%
10% Faster Cast Rate

Ring of Fortune
Required Level: 31
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0xd54afb7
Lightning Resist +32%
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Manald Heal
Ring
Required Level: 15
Item Version: Expansion
Item Level: 45
Fingerprint: 0x54402566
+20 to Life
Poison Resist +9%
4% Mana stolen per hit
Replenish Life +5

1 x Cathan's Seal (33% LR)
1 x Angelic Halo (29% LR)


Final Thoughts

The difference between 1.07 and 1.08 for rolling rings is not that large really. You have 5x as high of a chance at SoJ in 1.08 than in 1.07 but in return you can't stack resist ring resist with the same resist as an affix, i.e. no 66% lightning resist rings of the apprentice with rlvl 13 in 1.08.

Ultimately it's about whether you want SoJ or stacked resists. I think my next attempts at this might be partly in 1.07.

Of course I'd be happier with an SoJ, but at least I got my first Fortitious Ring of Fortune with poison resist (32% MF) so that's a partial success.