2019 Spring RFL Results: Moo Moo (Round One) [by Grape]

PhineasB

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Originally posted by Grape on April 6, 2019

The rest of us didn't stand a chance! What a performance:

1. WoRG (1.07) 365,2 (10 points)
Lo Ist Um Um Pul

2. Pb_pal 82,2 (8 points)
Cham Jah Jah Vex Ist

3. Gripphon 80,6 (6 points)
Cham Lo Sur Sur Vex

4. NanoMist 78,8 (5 points)
Cham Ber Vex Ohm Ohm

5. sir_cyclops 67,5 (4 points)
Ber Jah Sur Ist Ist

6. EatSleepDiablov2 66,8 (3 points)
Ber Ber Vex Ohm Um

7. T72on1 64,6 (2 points)
Lo Lo Sur Vex Ohm

8. LongingForDeath 59,7 (1 point)
Jah Vex Vex Ohm Ohm

9. Shuffleblast 58,7
Sur Sur Vex Vex Ohm

9. ffs 58,7
Sur Sur Vex Vex Ohm

11. Babyhell 58,5
Jah Lo Ohm Ist Ist

12. maxicek 54,8
Cham Ohm Gul Um Mal

13. Hutton 53,1
Jah Lo Ist Gul Um

14. TheGuardianXXXIII 50,5
Jah Lo Gul Mal Mal

15. Peytron 49,7
Cham Lo Gul

16. Teddeeboy 47,3
Jah Ber Um Pul

17. Ghonn 39,1
Sur Ohm Um Um Um

18. Luhkoh 38,6
Jah Um Um Um Mal

19. Friiser 37,8
Sur Vex Um Mal Pul

20. Vildecor 32,7
Vex Gul Mal Mal Mal

21. jjscud 28,8 Jah Gul Pul

22. Saluki 28,5
Ohm Mal Mal Mal Pul

23. PhineasB 28,3
Jah Um Mal

24. smloeffelholz 12,5 Ist Mal

Grape (1.07) 0
zemaj (1.07) 0
Kitteh 0
Zylo 0
Tenecabo (1.07 + maybe 1.14) 0
mulligan 0
Diablo2inDC (1.07) 0
Pharphis (1.07) 0
smittyphi 0
MizzouFTW 0

(no qualifiers or didn't run)

Nexeis ? Feel fee to turn your points in!
Drixx ? Feel free to turn your points in!

Okay, that was a heck of a round, yet again!!! What can I say? 1.07 Lo is incredibly rare drop in itself, but I have no idea how many times you could try the 20 hour batch in 1.07 and fail to get FIVE qualifiers. What a feat!

Also, note how tight "the clash of kings" between Nano, Grip and Pb_pal was! Nice one! I expect the same from the next round, only more people joining the rank of kings n' queens with a superb score!

Apart from these mighty rocks (23 people scoring a high rune or several of them!), the sign-up thread proved to be a warm fuzz of theory-crafting, helping, complaining and masterful trolling again! Thanks all! I try to be more active in the next one myself.

It was awesome to see many new enthusiastic faces join this round with freshly built characters and giving these human bots a true race for their scores! Hope to see you during the next rounds, and hope you keep participating this old but surprisingly lively community of us :)

Several well-timed comebacks from long-time members, even forum legends I may say, were seen. It's good to have you back all! You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave ;)

TWO MORE ROUNDS TO GO!
 

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Jesus. Grats..
..WoRG!!

Awesome RFL results! I feel bad I couldn't get a char ready in time. Hopefully on the next one I'll be able to join in to kick some ass. GL on the next one!
Wow, what a round!

No Zods for the 1.14 crowd (after four last year) and @WoRG smashes it in 1.07!

Congratulations to everyone, can’t wait for the next round.
5 qualifiers in 1.07 is something we won't see for a long time probably. Well done!
Man, wish I had been able to stick to my guns and ran more than 1 set! At least I finally started getting comfortable running cows with my untwinked javazon. Can't wait to see how she'll perform with optimized gear. Hopefully next year we'll again see 4 (or more) Zods for cow round.

I'm also looking forward to next round. Should have a budget Blizz sorc ready to go, no problem.

Congratulations to all on your results! And judging from all the grumbling I read, at least this round is over!
365.2 points :eek::eek: has there ever been such a score, in any RF tournament!? Grats @WoRG! And nicely predicted @Gripphon (but complaining about a Cham/80+ score has cost you all your complaining privileges for 1 year). Me having my money on @Pb_pal wasn't too far off either though. ;)

Well, I'm glad my most efficient Cow runs yet got me a solid top 10 spot, awesome. :p Will post write-up later today. Good job everyone!
Congrats on all the finds, especially to @WoRG !
 

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Originally posted by Gripphon

Where to start. Right, at the beginning would be logical.

Cows are awesome. The end. On a more serious note, I do enjoy cows more than Travincal. They are less predictable and every run is slightly different while at Travincal every run is the same, so I didn't have too much trouble to kill cows in two sets. Besides, killing so many cows is kind of cool. Moo Moo.

As I ran I kept track of total number of runes found to answer the eternal question: how many cows are on a cow level? My necro can answer it due to awesome map I have where red portal spawns inside Cow King's house meaning there will be no other cows inside and I can kill every cow on the cow level if I want to. Idea is I know odds to find ANY rune is 1/244.5, so if I count runes found across hundreds of runs it will allow me to estimate number of cows on the level. I also tested Fissure druid and Blova. Warning: gameplay videos I posted have bad music, so cover your ears!

FIRST SET
It was done with necromancer, PNova variation.

Character: necro PNova
GEAR:
Griffon's with facet
2/17 amulet
Enigma
Web with facet
Spirit
Arach belt
Trang gloves
beta BKWB
10fcr 35 mpk 1.07 ring
Silkweave boots

+5 skillers

Merc: Infinity, Fortitude, Andy
Iron Golem: made out of random item

Better option is 2/20 circlet with 2/20 amulet, but I have 1/20 amulet as best so I went this way. As for mpk, I tested necro doesn't need 1.07 mpk ring, what he has in 1.14 is enough. On top of it jewel with 3 mpk can be socketed in helm to help more if needed.

Skills:
20 Amplify damage
1 Revive
1 Iron Golem
1 Bone Armor
20 Corpse Explosion
20 PNova
Rest into synergies for PNova


Player settings: p5
Total runs done: 494 (5 abandoned due to death don't count)
Average time: ~2:25-2:26
Runes found in 300 runs: 579
Estimated cows killed per run: ~467
Cows killed every minute: ~193

These were fullish clears with some leftovers. I'd conclude there are at average ~500 cows on a cow level.

Qualifiers: 21
Cham, Lo, 2x Sur, Vex, 3x Ohm, 2x Ist, 3x Gul, 4x Um, Mal, 3x Pul

Haulpic:
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Overall this was average set, number of qualifiers is slightly above average, but I believe quality is spot on or right around expectations. Set lacks two Ber/Jah/Cham combination, but also has Cham which does pump score up significantly. Number of 10+ pointers is above average though doesn't help for top 5 points. Solid set definitely.


SECOND SET
Here I tested Fissure druid and Blova, but also used necro for a while mixing all 3 characters together.

Character: Fissure druid
GEAR:
Ravenlore with facet
2/20 amulet
Enigma
Hoto
Phoenix
Arach belt
Magefist gloves
2x beta BKWB
Silkweave boots

+5 skillers

Merc: Infinity, Fortitude, Andy

Skills:
1 Oak Sage
Max Fissure + synergies
Max Armageddon
Rest into Boulder


Player settings: p5
Runs done: 56
Runes found: 93
Cows killed per run average: 406
Avg time: 2:44
Cows killed per minute: ~148

With more tests I got him to ~140 cows per minute

Character: Blova
GEAR:
Griffon's with lite facet
Enigma (for lpk)
2/10 amulet
Eschuta's Temper with lite facet
Spirit
Arach
10/35mpk ring
beta BKWB
Silkweave

+5 lite skillers

Merc: Infinity, Fortitude, Andy

Skills:
1 Warmth
1 Telekinesis
X Static to reach ~24 area
20 Nova
20 Lightning Mastery
1 Cold Armor
20 Blizzard
1 Cold Mastery
Rest into Blizzard synergies


Players settings: p5

Runs done: 150
Runes found: 243
Avg. time: 136.24 s
Cows killed per run: 396
Cows killed per minute: 174.4

Qualifiers: 13
Cham, Sur, Ohm, 3x Ist, Gul, 3x Um, 3x Pul

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This set was below average in both number and quality of qualifiers.

Notable finds across two sets:
Coral Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x2ac63c18
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20 to Life
Lightning Resist +8%

Jade Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0x8077a1a3
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Poison Resist +8%
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Sapphire Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0xd114e448
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15 to Life
Cold Resist +10%

Ruby Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0xbbcf91cd
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+15% Increased Attack Speed
Fire Resist +29%

Diamond Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0x739962a
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+40% Damage to Demons
+38 to Attack Rating against Demons

Sapphire Small Charm of Sustenance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x4d42884f
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+12 to Life
Cold Resist +10%

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x61878364
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to All Skills
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
+20 to Mana
Increase Maximum Mana 25%

Jade Jewel of Truth
Jewel
Required Level: 36
Fingerprint: 0xecb1c728
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+7% Faster Hit Recovery
Poison Resist +27%

Cow King's parts: 3 boots, 7 armors, 4 hats

FINAL WORDS
It has been a pleasure trolling you all and talking with ya. Solid round overall. Cows are awesome. Moo Moo.
 
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Originally posted by TedDeeBoy

Congrats @WoRG on the finds and lapping the field. It would be great for hear what plan you have for the 1.07 Lo

Well done everyone on some epic finds not just the HRs but some the leet gear @Shuffleblast pnb 40 lifer, @EatSleepDiablov2 2 nice skillers also that I can recall recently
The new and restarting players really need those moment of RNG glory with HRs. No zods is a surprise though

I am happy with my finds
My best non qualifier is the 45 [email protected] Sacred Rondache
I collected a total of 178 non qualifiers. I tried to pick up all runes however I probably left some below Tal on the grass when space was a problem

Amn 16
Dol 5
El 4
Eld 3
Eth 11
Fal 3
Hel 14
Io 4
Ith 9
Ko 1
Lem 1
Lum 2
Nef 3
Ort 22
Ral 14
Shael 9
Sol 11
Tal 21
Thul 15
Tir 10

The build was blizzard sorc that pumped SF to lvl 23 after +skills. However that left only CM at 5 for 17 after +skills and that affected run speed against the cow boss packs. But as she levels this is getting brought back to balance and if some more skillers are added I think this could still work. I was rushed as this Blizzard sorc was last of my 3 build attempts but the only viable one and build the weekend of the start of the tournament, once I know I could not assemble the gear for the others and finish the 20 hours of running.

My plans for the runes?

Enigma
Superior Mage Plate
'JahIthBer'
Defense: 1060
Durability: 57 of 60
Required Strength: 55
Required Level: 65
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0xd7c95b0b
+15% Enhanced Defense
+759 Defense
Damage Reduced by 8%
Increase Maximum Life 5%
+14 Life after each Kill
45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 to Teleport
15% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
+2 to All Skill Levels
+66 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
89% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)
Socketed (3: 3 used)

Thanks again for hosting @Grape. I am looking forward to round 2
 

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Originally quoted by @ffs
Except for 10-15 minutes with PN Necro, I ran Javazon on P7. Didn't quite manage a full 20h set but got close enough. Here’s the haul pic, of which one Sur was found on Necro:
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RNG wasn’t the best to say the least. Last year I ran 20h with untwinked 99er Necro (~4m P5 runs) and half a (less efficient) Java set… both had similar scores. Great. :mad:

Gear and gameplay (without bad music)
Already posted in running thread, but for the sake of having things in one place:


Setup:
Griffon's Eye 'Cham'
Titan's Revenge (2x eth, 1x non-eth)
Enigma MP
HHG 'facet/facet/15 IAS/[email protected]'
3/20 gloves
2/20 craft amulet
2x FCR + double leech rare rings
Silkweave
Razortail

Switch: CtA, 35 Spirit

Might Merc: Infinity (eth CV), Fortitude (ebug GH), Andy's '15 IAS/25 FR'

Following an overhaul last year this is by now my go-to Javazon setup – and I still absolutely love it. :)

Core stats:
35 IAS main switch
99 FCR switch with CtA
-38 ELR
15% LL + 14 LPK
10% ML + 5 MPK

Quick facts:
Hours: 19.1
Runs done: 424 (estimate based on run times)
Qualifiers found: 17 (0.89 per hour)
Rune drops per run: 2.17
Cows killed per run: 468 (based on rune drops)
Run times: 2m35s - 2m45s (P7)
Efficiency based on rune drops: 182 cows/minute (200 on P5)
Efficiency based on XP gain samples: 162 cows/minute (182 on P5)
Rals: 52
FAs: 66

With a few exceptions, I generally picked up only rare rings, SCs, GCs, the occasional S&Us and FAs.

More facts:
Here's the spreadsheet I kept for running some numbers. It also includes when qualifiers dropped. I was off to a bad start with no qualifiers for over 3 hours, and never really recovered. I saw runes dropping left and right, and qualifier/hour number was okay, but the quality just wasn't there overall.
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Apart from that, some drops, details on number crunching and further aspects in these posts:
Thoughts:
Despite the score I was very happy with this round, as I said it was my most efficient RFL cow set yet. The numbers based on rune drop method exceeded my expectations. I had a map where she delivered better results based on XP method, but I'm not sure if it was really better. I may very well have gotten the low end of XP range in my few samples runs this time around. In general she came very close to my Travincal efficiency. As mentioned in the running thread though, I think I’ve pretty much reached my limits with her. On to a different character next year. :)

Thanks @Grape and on to round 2!

~200 p5 cows is comparable to 19.56s Travincal running on p3. More precisely ~19.8 s since sorc does skip some minion here and there.
In the end cows are closer to Travincal than we imagined possible. Only issue is Travincal is much easier to run efficiently while cows require more perfecting of running technique.
 

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Originally posted by LongingForDeath

Congrats to everyone for finding all those high runes! Especially those who found Lo and Cham runes have my envy, since those were my goal for this round.

As you can see from my top 5, I failed with that. This is actually the score of my first batch. The second batch would have got me a score of 52.1. First batch was off to a good start with 2 Um and the Jah dropping within the first hour. Then things slowed down. Over the next 17 hours, I had 2 Pul, 2 Mal, 2 Gul and 2 Vex drop. With only 2 hours to go, I was sure I'd have to do another batch if I wanted to have a decent score, plus I wanted some Lo runes for my WW Barb for the next round. The final 2 hours dropped the 2 Ohm runes. Score was decent enough, but not great. I was happy with 5 high runes, but except for the Jah, they were the lowest on the list. I also managed to get the Cow King's leather and hooves during this batch, missing only the horns.

So I started the second batch. First hour got me 2 Pul runes. Then not a single qualifier for several hours. Eventually an Ist dropped, and a bit later I got an Um rune out of a chest in the cow level. After 10 hours, I only had those 4 qualifiers. What a crappy start. Things went a little better in the 2nd half, providing me with another Pul, 2 Vex and another Jah. I also picked up another 2 Cow King's leathers and the missing horns, completing the set.

I ran both batches with my Poison Necro with a similar setup to Gripphon's.
Gear
20% FCR Circlet
2/10 Amulet (20% FCR amulet in the first batch)
Death's Web with Facet / beta Call To Arms (+12 BO) on switch
Enigma
Spirit Monarch
Trang-Oul's Claws
Arachnid Mesh
War Traveler
10% FCR / 25 MPK ring
10% FCR ring (Bul-Katho's in first batch)
2 Skillers & Gheed's

Might Merc
Infinity in 1.07 eth Cryptic Axe
Andariel's Visage with 15/37 RJoF
Fortitude in eth bugged Archon Plate

Skills
20 Amplify Damage
20 Corpse Explosion
20 Poison Nova
20 Poison Explosion
1 Bone Armor
1 Revive
1 Golem Mastery (didn't end up using a Golem, though, since he died too quickly)
rest in Poison Dagger

Run times for both batches were similar, averaging about 3:35 minutes per run, doing close to full clears. Fastest run was around 2:52 minutes if I'm not mistaken. Did around 330 runs per batch. The effect of RNG was very noticeable here, with the first batch being almost twice as good in quantity.

First Batch
13 Qualifiers, 5 High Runes
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Second Batch
8 Qualifiers, 2 High Runes
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Other Noteworthy Drops
Code:
Chilling Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x3fd2fd76
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)
+39 to Life

Burning Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xbb9536da
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Fire Skills (Sorceress Only)
+15 to Life

Entrapping Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xb9fc7f0c
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)
+12 to Life

Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x737190a3
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
+38 to Life

Cow King's Hide
Studded Leather
Defense: 57
Durability: 25 of 32
Required Level: 18
Required Strength: 27
Fingerprint: 0x79aa4ed3
Item Level: 84
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
18% Chance to cast level 5 Chain Lightning when struck
+60% Enhanced Defense
+30 to Life
All Resistances +18

Cow King's Hooves
Heavy Boots
Defense: 32
Durability: 13 of 14
Required Level: 13
Required Strength: 18
Fingerprint: 0xbfec8fd9
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+30% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 25 - 35 Fire Damage
+27 Defense
+20 to Dexterity
25% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Cow King's Horns
War Hat
Defense: 126
Durability: 7 of 12
Required Level: 25
Required Strength: 20
Fingerprint: 0xca6b0787
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+75 Defense
Half Freeze Duration
Attacker Takes Damage of 10
35% Damage Taken Goes To Mana

Veil of Steel
Spired Helm
Defense: 396
Durability: 38 of 60
Required Level: 73
Required Strength: 192
Fingerprint: 0xb14b7f20
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+60% Enhanced Defense
+140 Defense
+15 to Strength
+15 to Vitality
All Resistances +50
-4 to Light Radius
+20 Maximum Durability

Vampire Gaze
Grim Helm
Defense: 378
Durability: 21 of 21
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 48
Fingerprint: 0x3f1f9afd
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Adds 6 - 22 Cold Damage Over 4 Secs (100 Frames)
6% Mana stolen per hit
6% Life stolen per hit
+100% Enhanced Defense
15% Slower Stamina Drain
Damage Reduced by 15%
Magic Damage Reduced by 11
Ethereal
Conclusion
Overall, my haul is probably nothing to sneeze at. I did get some good charms, managed to gather the complete Cow King's set and made it into the top 8. So I'm happy with that. At the same time, I don't have a real use for these runes at the moment and I'm a bit bummed that I didn't get a single Lo rune in those 40 hours, meaning I'll have to bite the bullet once again and cube up 2 more Ohms to make a Grief for my WW Barb for next round - unless I'll find a Lo within the next week. I would try Travincal with my Blizzard sorc, especially since I have a perfect Blizzard Ormus in my stash, but I have neither Death's Fathom nor Nightwing's Veil. So I feel like the Barb will be my best option for now.
 

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11th, so close from top 10 !

Congratz everybody, i'm pretty amazed how many qualifiers/high runes some got :eek:

I'll remember this second set where i got huge start (Vex Ber Jah in the first hours, Um few hours later, and the 5th went in the last hour, a Pul after about an empty 11 hours desert). On my side, it was 7 then 5 qualifiers, and nicest ones were Lo Jah on first run, and Ber Jah on second one. And i got 0.6 points between first and second set, pretty close.

In the end i made the eth SA Fortitude quickly as the Lo was my first drop, and a second grief for barb (35/386) using two ohm, so it will help for second round. Now what can i do with Jah Mal Jah Sur Ber...maybe Last wish is not worth it at all, but i never got that many at the same time !

I may make a Phoenix monarch to start with, as BabyBaba dropped a Lo at Travincal. Using an eth base for an Infinity would be a good add-on on my runewords list too (still need a Ber or a Sur), and i will still have a spare Jah for a second Enigma on a lower req base - got a nice 300+ def 3os mage plate, and another 3os at 298def for a lower runeword for leveling.

Plenty of possibilities ! It was a lot of fun, close to the points - maybe next time ! The vids were set to become public tomorrow at noon in France, if i can i'll set them earlier. Now it will be time to hork some demons ! Have a good break !
I had a feeling a 1.07'er would take it this year. I shouldn't have helped try and improved their scoring :eek:. But just kidding, congrats to WoRG, that's incredible. I have no haul pic because I forgot to take one before plopping my mal's in some oaths. I'll do better next time!

My goals this round were:
1. sub 5 minute p3 run averages (fail, but had it for the second half)
2. 5 qualifiers (success)
3. 1 really nice rune (success, and I might have even chosen jah for that rune if I had a choice!)

So I would say a pretty successful round even with my low score. Would be feeling great about it if my buddy @sir_cyclops hadn't blown me out of the water! (Just a joke big congrats for top 5!)

Here are my run times (all on p3 with blizz sorc). Very proud of the improvement. 209 runs over 20 hours = 5:45 runtime. Averaged under 5 minutes from runs 100 on.


Skillers
I have some kind of thing with skillers like @pharphis and his sword. I dropped 1 skiller this whole time, a plain defensive pally auras :(

Bases
Found only 3 eth polearms, a cv, gpa, and a thresher, however I larzuk'd the cv and the thresher rolled 4os, so no complaints here. GPA rolled six so it'll be stashed for and ebotd perhaps maybe someday??? Though I might hope for a war pike by then. Made several ebug armors. Notably ran with a 3.4k def stone early on then eventually switched to a 1k def treachery. And let me tell you, without cta, fade made an enormous difference for the merc in cows.

I did find some nice oath bases. An ettin axe and small crescent in the cube, and 3 potential sword bases (balrog, highland, highland). When the first highland rolled 3os in the cube, I brought the other two to Larzuk. They got 202 and 234 ed. -.-

I also found two 5os eth decapitators and thought I might eventually make a death rw out of them, but when I saw a colossus sword can hit a faster zeal breakpoint, I realized I was hoping for one of those instead. Near the end of the set, 2 plain eth ones dropped for me, and one got 5os in the cube on the first try! Now I just need a vex... and an ohm because I'm not spending my first vex when I don't yet have cta :p

Found a million phase blades. Don't think I'll ever be missing it as a base again in the future. Found a [email protected] sacred rondache, a [email protected] akaran rondache, and a 4os [email protected] crown shield. Found a few spirit monarch bases, which were my first post reset.

Sets/Uniques
As for sets and uniques, the notables are Steel Pillar!!, Cow king hooves and horns, and a 2/2/2 tal's orb. A fair few unique and set jewelries, but none good at all.

So good round. Running mephy like crazy hoping for a reapers to help out in round 2!
@ffs @Gripphon @NanoMist What do you guys think about just using runes per minute as a metric rather than p5 cows per minute. It would make comparing difference psettings and different areas much easier imo.

@Gripphon awesome post and stats! But where's your S/U section? Your comment about decent MFO score made me want to see it :)
Forgot about it. It were two green Griswold shields, Ondal Wisdom's, one Giant Skull and one more item which I already dumped to other stash. I also forgot about 14% ED Phase Blade for Grief which I'll actually use to roll Griefs in.
Wow, congrats. I think I've found 2 qualifiers during 1.07 council, once. Lol.

Maybe it was 0, tbh, like every other 1.07 rune tournament.
I need those juicy white text rune screenshots
If you're 1.14, i can lend you a random reaper's if you do not find one. Don't hesitate if so !
Thanks babyhell! I appreciate the kindness, but I’m staying strictly self found for now. So if I can’t drudge up reapers I’ll be attempting my super budget lawbringer merc thing.
Congrats all. Very happy with 6th place. The two Bers dropped in the first 3+- hours, one from a group of 6, second from a single cow (thank you OCD). Through 5-6 hours, I added a Pul and Ohm. At that point, I thought I would blow the doors off.

In classic RNG fashion, I went the next 6 hours without anything higher than a Fal. Disgusted, I was just going to stop there but had 7 legs in the stash. Two more qualifers, Vex and Um, dropped while finishing those off.

BTW, my portal was inside the corral. The merc immediately aggro'd the cow king once entering, and the first order of business was to sprint/tele to a quiet area to use CtA. He died on more than a few occassions when I wasnt quick enough.
My two sets in vids ! On the second one you'll clearly see i was really close to miss the Jah on my Enigmatic run (you may jump to 2'30 to see how it happened) !
That's amazing! I thought it is was going to be a "lost in the clutter" thing. Always worth the time to back track I suppose.
At that time i was pretty sure to have seen a Tal or another -a- rune... quick, please, the HD version!
Wow, congrats everyone, and especially to @WoRG on that crazy score! That’s also an amazing collective runehaul for the SPF :eek:

I ran with my untwinked zon, hoping for Sur/Ber to complete CoH for the Merc. So she was undergeared compared to the twinked zon. I also didn’t complete the full set (only 15 hours), so I wasn’t expecting anything great. But even so, the RNG was rough, with only three qualifiers, and the timing of the drops making it feel worse :rolleyes:

She was averaging a little under 4:30 per run (including repairing her only Titans) over the first ten hours. Efficiency dropped, likely close to 5:00 per run, over the last five hours. Thankfully, she picked up a Vex and skiller (her second) during warmups. Then the Jah fell within first 30 minutes, the Mal fell about two hours later, then almost 7.5 hours of nothing until the Um fell 10 minutes shy of 10 hours (and no really useful nonqualifiers either). I mainly focused on my untwinked necro at that point, but managed another 5 hours as breaks from Pit runs, with no further qualifiers. The only Ko+ drop over that last stretch was a Lem.

Other drops were okay, with 2 TC3s (Bane Ash and The Gnasher), two Cow King’s Leathers, Tal’s armor, Lightning Ormus, [email protected] Mara’s, a Ravenfrost upgrade (203/20 vs. 188/18), and a second Titan’s. She got 10 skillers, with the only useful one a Sounding of Sustenance (22). A few useful jewels and charms are in the spoiler.

Code:
Snake's Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x9f098977
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+20 to Life
+8 to Mana

Steel Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 41
Fingerprint: 0xa24e0963
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+118 to Attack Rating
+29 to Life

Realgar Jewel of Freedom
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0xb4773e5b
Item Level: 71
Version: Expansion 1.10+
22% Enhanced Damage
Requirements -15%

Emerald Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 32
Fingerprint: 0x9475875d
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
Poison Resist +11%

Shimmering Grand Charm of Frost
Grand Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0x23b29f38
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 2 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
All Resistances +15

Shimmering Grand Charm of Frost
Grand Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0x23b29f38
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Adds 1 - 2 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
All Resistances +15

Edit: I forgot to include what was actually her best find aside from the Jah: RJoF (27% FR) to replace the Ral in the merc's Andy's.

As always thanks to @Grape for hosting :) Looking forward to an epic round 2!
 

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Originally posted by Nano

I ran two batches with Trapper and PNova-based CE Necro. Necro felt really frail after running Trapper, but is a bit faster. I think Necro died 5 times vs Trapper's 0 times. I submitted my Necro's score of 78.8, but the Trapper didn't do too bad either with a score of 75.0.
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Album Link of all individual screenshots.

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                  Sin    Necro
Players             5       5
Runs              446     467
Avg Time Per Run 2:41    2:34
Cows Per Run*     382     410
Qualifiers         15      14
Ral                57      45
Sol                44      48
Flawless Amethyst 173     177
Flawless Ruby     170     185
Small Charm       269     330
  ilvl81          260     315
  ilvl83            1       1
  ilvl84            8      14
Grand Charm       288     350
  ilvl81          279     335
  ilvl83            2       0
  ilvl84            7      15
Jewels            337     326
  ilvl81          332     313
  ilvl83            1       0
  ilvl84            4      13
ilvl81%          97.43%  95.73%
ilvl83%           0.45%   0.10%
ilvl84%           2.12%   4.17%
*Cows per run calculated using combined SC + GC + Jewel rarity values. Not sure how many drops were missed and how much it's underestimated. I can't imagine more than 5% or so.

I also added in the aggregate ilvl% to look at the boss pack percentage breakdown. I think the drop rates are different for bosses, so there should be an adjustment made there. German drop calc is down, and I don't care enough about this stat to do the manual calc..

Vex+ highlights videos:



Notable Finds:
Code:
Trapper:

Ruby Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x53aec492
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+15% Increased Attack Speed
34% Enhanced Damage

Ruby Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0xa7b21564
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+15% Increased Attack Speed
Fire Resist +26%

Fine Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xd3b6cb67
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Maximum Damage
+17 to Attack Rating
+20 to Life

Iron Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xcb3d21d3
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+21 to Attack Rating
6% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Shogukusha's Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x7a872ec1
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
+16 to Life

Natural Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x3b55d8b1
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)
+28 to Life

Necro:

Ruby Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0xf6e94d3b
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+15% Increased Attack Speed
38% Enhanced Damage

Ruby Jewel of Carnage
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0xd252f720
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
39% Enhanced Damage
+14 to Maximum Damage

Serpent's Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 53
Fingerprint: 0xaab26c95
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+34 to Life
+58 to Mana

Shimmering Small Charm of Inertia
Small Charm
Required Level: 27
Fingerprint: 0x29752188
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+3% Faster Run/Walk
All Resistances +4

Steel Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0x43f16f44
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+111 to Attack Rating
+39 to Life
See you guys in Round 2!

Very nice non-qualifiers overall people! Some pretty juice +life skillers, and @NanoMist wow, two RJoFs within 40 hours. Took me few years to find the second one for my eth TR :p
 

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Originally posted by jjscud

Here's my haul shot:
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Yup, that's it (Ok, I've already stashed away the Pul and Gul).

I think the saddest thing for me was shortly after I finished my set, I went to LK and in the first hour found Ber, Gul, Pul (and I picked up an Ith); beating my cow score in just an hour (granted a lucky hour).

Together, I did make this which should help a fair bit in the next round. Check out that roll, happily I made it at the same time as the Infinity and HotO and the were both a little above average.
Code:
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Light Plate
JahIthBer
Defense: 856
Durability: 59 of 60
Required Level: 65
Required Strength: 41
Fingerprint: 0xc2d16df9
Item Level: 1
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+2 to All Skills
+45% Faster Run/Walk
+1 to Teleport
+750 Defense
+45 to Strength (Based on Character Level)
Increase Maximum Life 5%
Damage Reduced by 8%
+14 Life after each Kill
15% Damage Taken Goes To Mana
61% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level) 3 Sockets (3 used)
Right now its being put to great use on my Pnecro's merc. (Yes, merc, he needed the +Str for my GPA Infinity. But only for one more level).
 

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Originally posted by Shuffleblast

Nooooo 9th, again! Was I at least the top hc'er? *shakes hoto at anyone below max resists and 3k hp*
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I was looking for jahs and los (and maybe a zod or two) for my barb's grief & enigma... oh well. At least the rolls turned out alright!
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As far as cowrunning goes, I think I need a phoenix on my cta switch instead of spirit. I'd lose some hp and mana, but not having to chug potions all the time would probably speed it up by quite a bit. I just need a lo and a jah first (ahhhh).
 

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Originally posted by T72on1

What an amazing result of our winner. Major congrats @WoRG !!! Looking forward to hear about your round.

As for myself, overall I'm pleased with my batch. I found 17 qualifiers, which is really decent given my run times. Also split out quite even throughout the set, so I constantly had the feeling something was happening, and something could happen to get me into top 5. Alas, in the end quality was lacking to get there. I knew I needed at least a Jah and most likely Ber+ to get into that top 5. Ironically I found 5x Pul this time around. Last year I found none of those.

I set myself a few goals, and reached some of them: I had fun and I improved on my run times. Unfortunately I didn't get the goal of finding Jah runes. A few days ago I checked which runes I still need to finish my rune grail, and it turns out I have most runes already in my stash, but still need about 7 Jah runes. So they are definitely top priority. Hopefully next time.

Pics of my rune haul and top 5 drops:
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Tight scores in the top 5 btw. The race for overall victory will be so close this year, I'm sure !!!
 

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Originally posted by Maxicek
I ran all 20h with a Necro. I was slow, but didn't want to get too stressed by not running efficiently. It is more important for me to enjoy the playing and actually finish the set.

Code:
Garnet Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 33
Fingerprint: 0xab29fac9
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Fire Resist +8%
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Fungal Grand Charm of Greed
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x99c6547e
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)
40% Extra Gold from Monsters

Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Life
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x9dcb94cd
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
+14 to Life

Steel Small Charm of Fortune
Small Charm
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x4e93a288
Item Level: 81
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+25 to Attack Rating
5% Better Chance of Getting Magic Item

Loads of Junk Jewels
Cow King's Horns
3x Vipermagi, one 34% RA kept to never be used.
Tal's Guardianship, not picked up
Greyform

130ish PGs

19 Sol
26 Ral
36 Ort
2 Pul
Um
Mal
Gul
Ohm
Cham

The Cham was almost left on the ground. It must have dropped in one of the first groups I killed and I didn't notice it. It was in my first hour and I was still getting into the it, so I went to pick up the Full Rejuv as I was running low. And there it was sat on the ground. Of course almost missing this led to paranoia and slowed my runs even further.
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Then I went about another eight hours with nothing except seemingly endless Thuls & Tals. I had an hour when I got 2x Pul, Um & Gul just before the halfway point. Ohm dropped around 12 hours, Mal about 15. Then nothing for the rest.
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Good job everyone! Congrats to WoRG for finally getting 1.07 to the top spot! It is always fun to read through these elaborate results threads, and once again it did not disappoint.

And Gripph, sorry your taste in music nose dived after the necro video. Hopefully you can get it back.
I have to admit that, even though I find his choice of music questionable for the most part, I actually liked the song he used in the necro vid and listened to it for a good part of my runs.
I rarely use the word, but this thread is just pure hype. Screens filled with orange high runes. Sexy, really.
 

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Originally posted by Hutton

Haul pic with my staff equipped because I am a powerful wizard.
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Originally posted by sir_cyclops

First off, wow! I'm so excited and shocked to have been able to do so well in my first RFL round ever! Top 10 was my original realistic goal. And top 5 became a goal once I dropped 2 HRs. My post may be a bit sparse on details, as I am not 100% clear on all the details and most of it was viewed through the advancement of my untwinked 99er, Devi! I posted a huge update for her just now if you want to read that. But here's the RFL details:
- 4 pul, 2 um, 1 gul, 1 mal, 2 ist, 1 sur, 1 jah, 1 ber
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- I ran primarily p3 for the first 18 hours... before I had infinity ;)
- For the last two hours, I ran p5
- I averaged 5 min runs for the first third of the round, but @Luhkoh's drive to get better times made me do the same
- So, I averaged about 4 min runs until I made infinity, after which, I averaged about 3:40
- I found smaller qualifiers throughout, without any large dry spells.
- My ber was in between 3 and 7 hours at some point.
- My sur was at like 14 or 15 hours
- I stopped at 18 hours in order to farm another sur at LK in order to try and make infinity to use in order to improve my score.
- I ended up getting the sur, so I took a haul pic in case I didn't find anything else (aka, it's noticeably missing my jah and a pul, which I found both after I took the pic in the last 2 hours of my set.)
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- The jah dropped ON THE FIRST RUN with my infinity

Non rune finds were honestly more than I could ask for:
- 14% ed 4 os wyrmhide
- 4os +3bow mat bow
- 2, 3, and 4 os ebug armors with 1k+ defense
- eth CV which I larzuked for the infinity base
- bk ring
- raven frost ring
- steel grand charm of vita
- all three pieces of cow kings set
- but the rarest thing I found was this treat. 1:200k from unique cow or 1:4million from normal cow:
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Originally posted by WoRG

Thanks for the congrats, everyone! I was pretty sure I was gonna take this round once the Lo dropped, but with others playing in 1.07, there was always a chance... a single Cham in 1.07 would have totally eclipsed my score, and RNG is RNG

I ran with my javazon, who is entirely OP in 1.07...ALL bolts from lightning fury carry full jav damage and effects like CB, leech, critical strike, and CtC...and I gunned down stragglers with Multishot (which is also OP, as all arrows carry all effects, and CB is not reduced for missile weapons!) Since they were typically cursed (my javs have 5% CtC lvl1 Amp, and my ammy has 3% CtC lvl5 Amp, add in piercing and the AoE nature of the curse, and usually survivors were Amped), it generally only took a few quick sprays to finish them off. Since I had already killed Elvis, I didn't hesitate to kill him every time, so I was pretty much doing full clears (I didn't chase down stragglers, but really never had to, multishot has at least a couple screens of range...)

Running at p7 was no problem...at least, not for my runner. One of my computers tends to lose connection if there's too much desync...and 1.07 LF is a recipe for desync, so about half the time it was only p6, though I kept 3 partied toons in level to leech XP and effectively keep the drops at p8 :D

The desync and graphical glitches from LF, coupled with the rushy nature of timed runs, did lead to a LOT of deaths, a full dozen during the course of running...this is a LOT for me, and I didn't care for that aspect of it at all. Nonetheless, I did level her from 82 at the start to almost lvl 90 by the end, and the leechers went from lvl53 to lvl81!

My runs averaged a rather slowish 5½ minutes, but I did full(ish) clears, killed Elvis, and popped most poppables, which most people don't do... I ran with rather a lot of MF for a runefinding tourney, in an effort to get as much of the junk as possible to be blue instead of white (remember, 1.07 runes aren't colored, they're white, so reducing the white clutter helps them stand out a bit...). I only picked runes, flawless gems (all sapphires, emeralds, and topazes, maybe rubies), jewels, jewelry, and charms, and I kept a good bit of inventory open (4x4, plus the full cube), so I almost never had to hit town during a run. I also checked circlets if it didn't mean playing tetris, and occasionally kept one ;)

quite simple, its 1.07 so there are no synergies...
20 Lightning Fury
20 Pierce
10ish Multishot
1+ in prereqs
Rest as you see fit...I put 12 points in Critical Strike (67% after +skills), a point in jab, and a few in penetrate...you could put more in Multishot, and probably should for a dedicated cow runner, but mana costs rise per level and at some point you're spraying out enuff arrows...I currently have 30 unspent skill points on her:p

G-Face (24ed/IAS jewel)
Prismatic Saracen's (50F/47L/39C/57P) I LOVE this amulet!!
Skullder's (24ed/IAS jewel)
Crafted Blood Gloves (15CB/20IAS/6LL/25MF)
Rare MPK ring (15MPK, 6LL, 24MF)
Ravenfrost
Mav's belt (40FRW, 15ML)
Crafted Caster Boots (40FRW, 35MF)
Crafted Blood Mat Javs (Fool's, 345ed, 6LL, 40IAS, CtC Amp, +2 J&S)
Crafted Caster Luna (+35block, [email protected]) 2xPDiamond
Crafted Safety Mat Bow (14PDR, 10MDR, 352ed, +38max, +2 B&C, +ar/ed Demons, +AR/ed Undead)

Charms were 1 Jav skiller, resists, life, mana, and another 15FRW for a total of 95...she may not have teleport, but she is quite speedy!

I actually got six(!) qualifiers during my runs...I got Puls on back-to-back runs right around the end of my first hour of running, then got an Um about 2½hrs in. About 5 hrs later, I got another Um, and I realized that I already had almost a hundred points, which took the pressure off a bit...non-qualifier drops were pretty good throughout my runs, which helped keep motivation up. It was around the 12hr mark that the Lo dropped...I actually almost missed it! On that run, either I used a lot more javs than usual, or I forgot to repair before starting the run, but about halfway through, I got the low ammo warning (I normally don't run low until the very end of a run, if at all). I popped a portal to go repair, but repairing these javs is quite expensive, and I had seen a couple blue shakos drop a couple screens back, which would help quite a bit with the cost...when I went back to grab them I saw the Lo! (I'm pretty sure it dropped just off screen before, as it wasn't covered with other stuff, it was off to the edge of a loot pile...) I was pretty psyched by the Lo, but after that rune drops fell off hard, not even any crafting runes, just mounds of El runes, until the last couple hours they picked back up, culminating in the Ist drop on my second to last run! When I tallied up my score, I discovered I had gotten a year's worth of points at a point a day :p

I hadn't realized people wanted haul pics, so I had to fetch her runes from a stash...and I couldn't resist a tip o' the hat to our host @Grape, who reminded me to look for this with his pat thread for Spiked...I think its cool that personalized items in 1.07 get orange text, so I have some sexy orange in my haulpic too, even if my runes are white! :cool:
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The Lo rune will almost certainly gather e-dust in a 1.07 stash...I don't want to forward it to a modern patch, where it is merely part of a Grief runeset (apparently widely considered easier to get than the 5os phase blade that is the preferred base). Maybe one of these days I'll craft a godly weapon for a character that really needs some deadly strike...

WoRG (who now has the coolest alliterative item) :p
 
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Originally posted by helvete

Find another LO and make 1.10 beta bramble!
 

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Originally posted by peytron

We went almost 17 hours before dropping a single qualifier. But found all kinds of nice skillers, small charms, and socketables. About half the time was spent with the Amazon, the rest was pretty evenly distributed between the Necromancer, Druid, and Sorceress.

Skillers were: Javelin 27 life, 2 x Necro Summoner, B Combat, Sorc Cold, Offensive Auras 1-2 Cold damage

Best small charms: 10 Lightning Res 7 mf SC, 5% FHR 11 Lightning Res SC, and a bunch of +3 damage SCs with various mods.

Best socketables: Eth Thresher which rolled 4os, A Lot of white Armour bases (4 x eth elite 0os) and Monarchs, one of which was superior 15 ed

Grailers: Rune Master

In the fading hours we dropped our first qualifier:
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2 Runs later we found our second, pretty much in the same spot as the first:
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The last qualifier came on the second to last run:
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Overall pretty happy with the results. I knew I didn't have the most effective characters for this going in since I didn't want to respec, and I was okay with that. Run times sometimes crept close to 10 minutes since I gather a lot of junk, and very rarely they dropped below 5 minutes.

This was my first participation in a Single Player Tournament, and I had a lot of fun seeing everyone's drops and strategies. I'm glad so many people are still playing this game after so many years.

Thanks for having me here, and thanks to Grape for setting this up!
 

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Originally posted by Vildecor

So this was my first time doing dedicated cow runs, ever. It was also my first time doing runs with a teleporting Amazon (who only had 38 FCR). Needless to say, it took a lot of getting used to and I had about a dozen deaths and countless merc deaths throughout. Around the 10hr and 15hr marks I had to stop and do Pindle runs to gather more gold for repairs and resurrections. But by the end, I was getting much more comfortable with the running and only rarely teleported into a pack of cows instead of hurling javelins at them.

I ran with Trina, my untwinked 99er javazon.

+2 skills, life, allres rare tiara
+1 skills, 7fcr, allres crafted caster ammy
Enigma Light Plate
Thunderstroke
Rhyme Tower Shield
CtA Crystal Sword (+5 BO)
Spirit Monarch (31 FCR)
+1 Jav/Spear, 20IAS crafted caster gloves
Razortail
Nat's boots
rare ring with dex, life, fire res, MF
Manald Heal

Merc:
Infinity Giant Thresher (NOT eth *whistles*)
Tal's mask
Shaftstop

My haulpic:
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eth Veil of Steel
BKWB
Mav's Embrace
Cow King's Horns x2
Skullder's Ire x2 !
Giant Skull
Windhammer
Doombringer
4os Monarch
5os Phase Blade x2 (BOTH found in the SAME run!)
Hexing GC of Greed
Sparking GC
3 Steel GCs (Craftsmanship, Strength, Sustenance)
Amber SC of Inertia
Rugged SC of Good Luck (7%)
SC of Vita (20)
3 Steel SCs (Plain, Frost, Strength)
NO good jewel finds :(

Top 5 Screenies:
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I'm pretty happy with my results given my inexperience at the runs and (relatively) lack of good gear. I feel confident that next year, this amazon will provide me even better results!
 
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Originally posted by TheGuardianXXXIII

Here are my qualifiers in the order i found them. I only found 7, but the Pul is missing from my screenshots, it was my 1st find.. not sure what happened to that one. My qualifiers were pretty middle heavy. Nothing in the first 9 hours except the Pul, but then i got showered in the middle.

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What kept me going in my first 9 hours was my Death's Web right off the bat, and some other cool grailers. By the end of it here was my full S/U haul readout from round 1 stash (minus the Dweb which i was using). The last 5 hours of running i didn't find anything and probably the big reason why i got kind of burned out and bored at the end. That dweb tho.. man that changed everything. It really lets you play aggressively and teleport into the middle of the packs you've herded, thanks to the LPK basically healing you up to full after the screen of cows dies.

I'm eager to build a character w/ the Nightwing's Veil. I saw some cool druid builds using it, but ofc a cold sorc as well.

Thanks for hosting @Grape! I'm really blow away by all of the high runes (despite no Zod's). I really thought i had a pretty solid top 10 score but alas! Actually before an RFL vet gave me a reality check, i thought i was going to be a top 5 finish lol.
 
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Originally posted by pharphis

WoRG said:
(remember, 1.07 runes aren't colored, they're white, so reducing the white clutter helps them stand out a bit...)

Genius

WoRG said:

Prismatic Saracen's (50F/47L/39C/57P) I LOVE this amulet!!

WoRG said:

Rare MPK ring (15MPK, 6LL, 24MF)

I hate you