2019 Spring Rune Finding League - Final Results [by Grape]

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This tournament has already ended. It was originally posted by @Grape on June 3, 2019.
(link to original thread on diabloii.net)


What a crazy RFL it was once more!

Results Grande Finale (Round 3 - Areas):
1. WoRG (1,07) 268,9 (10 points)
Ohm Gul Mal

2. art_vandelay 140,1 (8 points)
Zod Cham Lo Lo Vex

3. ffs 132 (6 points)
Zod Cham Lo Ohm Ist

4. LongingForDeath 111,3 (5 points)
Cham Cham Cham Lo Sur

5. Babyhell 90,6 (4 points)
Cham Ber Jah Sur Vex

6. Luhkoh 67,4 (3 points)
Jah Jah Vex Ohm Ohm

7. NanoMist 60,7 (2 points)
Ber Lo Ohm Ist Ist

8. sir_cyclops 52,4 (1 point)
Ber Vex Gul Gul Gul

9. Gripphon 50,6
Ber Ohm Ist Ist Mal

10. Yng 48,4
Lo Sur Ist Gul Mal

11. maxicek 38,3
Vex Ohm Ist Um Mal

12. EatSleepDiablov2 36,7
Vex Ohm Ist Um Pul

13. PhineasB 35,8
Ohm Ohm Gul Um Pul

14. Chaostar 30,6
Ber Mal Um

15. jjscud 28,1
Ohm Ist Gul Pul

16. CaseyJones 27,1
Ohm Um Um Pul Pul

17. Mest666
20,8 Vex Um Um

18. TedDeeBoy 20,1
Lo Mal

19. T72on1 15,1
Um Mal Mal

20. Ghonn 5
Mal

No qualifiers or didn't run:
Helvete
peytron
Hutton
pharphis
Pb_pal
Friiser
Gynli


Final Rune Final League Results:
1. WoRG 24 points

2. ffs 16 points

3. Pb_pal 13 points


4. LongingForDeath 12 points

5. art_vandelay 10 points

6. PhineasB 8 points

6. NanoMist 8 points

8. Gripphon 7 points

8. Babyhell 7 points

10. sir_cyclops 5 points

11. EatSleepDiablov2 3 points

11. Luhkoh 3 points

13. T72on1 2 points
 
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Originally posted by art_vandelay

I've waited 3 weeks to post this screenshot :D
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Originally posted by pharphis

no qualfiiers across any round :(

I also don't think I've had a rune higher than pul in 1.13 for the entirety of my druid leveling from ~92-95.2 in AT. :( It has been nearly a year (I know, I haven't played much)

ok @WoRG show me the ohm pic. What area???
 

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Originally posted by Babyhell

Haulpic for best set
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Drops vids
Available >here< for second/best set.

Check Ber drop at 1'30, it's a merc drop on screen border, again a close-to-miss drop in this RFL!

Todo: first set vid.

Storyline
This second set started really quickly, Vex dropped after 23 minutes, followed by Pul and Mal under the hour mark.
The Cham drop went slightly more than two hours later, and nothing went before the 6th hour's mark, when a Sur popped.
Jah was dropped almost three hours later, before a hole in the drop line of close to six hours, when a Pul arrived on the 14.5 hour mark.
The Ber has been dropped right after the 16 hours mark, and Ohm and Ist were dropped at lvl 96, during the second half of the 19th hour.

S/Us have been or will be revealed if i forgot some in the usual IFT topic, won't mess with it here, but i'm pretty happy overall ;)

Regarding the first set, it has been a Lo Ohm surrounded by a pack of Mal Um and 3 Puls - i'll have to make the necessary cuts in longer vids so i postpone it for now :)

Congratz & Special thanks
Congratz to all players that did points @WoRG @ffs @Pb_pal @LongingForDeath @art_vandelay @PhineasB @NanoMist @Gripphon myself @sir_cyclops @EatSleepDiablov2 @Luhkoh @T72on1

and congratz to all other participants that gave time and efforts on this tournament. Your turn will come!

Special thanks to @Grape for hosting, your deeds of valor will be remembered!
 

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Originally posted by LongingForDeath

Well, that's disappointing, to say the least. With over 111 points and 3 Chams, I had hoped for a better place than #4. But I guess that proves what I said in the running thread: Need a Zod to win. I mean, even with 5 Cham runes I only would have made it to #3. Oh well... congrats to @WoRG, @art_vandelay and @ffs! Especially WoRG for the overall win! Though I have to say I'm not sure how I feel about 1.07 and 1.14 players having a shared ranking. I mean, 1.07 runes are so rare but give so many points that, when playing against 1.14 people, you usually either win or you don't score at all. There's rarely an in-between.

Anyway, about my batch...

17 Qualifiers, 9 High Runes
Area: Arcane Sanctuary
Character: Javazon
Average time: 1:45:241
Score: 111.3

Griffon's Eye (+Facet)
Titan's Revenge / beta Call To Arms
Spirit Monarch
Enigma
Razortail
2/20 rare gloves
Natalya's Soul Battle Boots
crafted Amulet (+2 Amazon / +19% FCR)
10% FCR ring
10% FCR / 25 MPK ring
6 Harpoonist's GCs

Defiance Merc:
Infinity Cryptic Axe (1.07 eth)
Fortitude Archon Plate (eth bugged)
Andariel's Visage

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First Cham dropped after two hours, second Cham another 2 hours later. At that point I considered myself extremely lucky already and it was at that point where I debated switching to CS for a chance at a Zod. I decided to keep running for a bit to get a solid top 5 of qualifiers. A few hours after, a Sur dropped. At about the 10 hour mark, the 3rd Cham dropped, followed by another Sur just 10 minutes or so later. That would have been a good point to make the switch to CS, but I felt like I couldn't kill nearly enough monsters in the same time there than I did in AS. And I have to admit that I was kinda curious how much I could get out of AS in a full batch if half a batch already gave me 3 Cham runes. Well, it was a Travincal flashback, so to say. In those last 10 hours, I only got a Lo rune, which slightly improved my score. Another Sur dropped, but didn't even make it into my top 5 anymore at that point, and shortly before the end of the batch, a Vex dropped. In hindsight, I should have made the switch, but oh well. I was pretty confident with my score. But yeah, no Zod, no win.

Code:
Chance Guards
Chain Gloves
Defense: 27
Durability: 9 of 16
Required Level: 15
Required Strength: 25
Fingerprint: 0x6a1c773b
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+25 to Attack Rating
+26% Enhanced Defense
+15 Defense
200% Extra Gold from Monsters
40% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+2 to Light Radius

Harlequin Crest
Shako
Defense: 127
Durability: 7 of 12
Required Level: 62
Required Strength: 50
Fingerprint: 0x82d0bb9d
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to All Skills
All Stats +2
+112 to Life (Based on Character Level)
+112 to Mana (Based on Character Level)
Damage Reduced by 10%
50% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Heaven's Light
Mighty Scepter
One Hand Damage: 145 - 188
Durability: 27 of 50
Required Level: 61
Required Strength: 125
Required Dexterity: 65
Fingerprint: 0x950266df
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Paladin Skill Levels
+20% Increased Attack Speed
263% Enhanced Damage
-33% Target Defense
+150% Damage to Undead
33% Chance of Crushing Blow
+17 Life after each Demon Kill
+3 to Light Radius
2 Sockets (0 used)

Tancred's Hobnails
Boots
Defense: 2
Durability: 9 of 12
Required Level: 20
Fingerprint: 0x44a942a3
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+10 to Dexterity
Heal Stamina Plus 25%
Set (2 items): +30% Faster Run/Walk
Set (3 items): +10 to Strength

The Stone of Jordan
Ring
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x1c50c675
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to All Skills
Adds 1 - 12 Lightning Damage
+20 to Mana
Increase Maximum Mana 25%

War Traveler
Battle Boots
Defense: 138
Durability: 15 of 48
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 95
Fingerprint: 0x59721a9d
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+25% Faster Run/Walk
Adds 15 - 25 Damage
+189% Enhanced Defense
+10 to Strength
+10 to Vitality
40% Slower Stamina Drain
Attacker Takes Damage of 5
37% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+30 Maximum Durability

Code:
Acrobatic Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x9c46c414
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Passive and Magic Skills (Amazon Only)

Chilling Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x5d1cc7a0
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)

Chilling Grand Charm of Shock
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xa9d9cbcc
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Cold Skills (Sorceress Only)
Adds 1 - 2 Lightning Damage

Entrapping Grand Charm of Maiming
Grand Charm
Required Level: 63
Fingerprint: 0x6156c726
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+1 to Trap Skills (Assassin Only)
+3 to Maximum Damage

Expert's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x63b34d1a
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)

Expert's Grand Charm of Greed
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xe52e7fd3
Item Level: 80
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Combat Skills (Barbarian Only)
24% Extra Gold from Monsters

Fletcher's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xcc55b342
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Bow and Crossbow Skills (Amazon Only)

Fungal Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xb8813020
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Poison and Bone Skills (Necromancer Only)

Graverobber's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x2d4404f5
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Summoning Skills (Necromancer Only)

Harpoonist's Grand Charm of Storms
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xdf66f180
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Javelin and Spear Skills (Amazon Only)
Adds 1 - 23 Lightning Damage

Mentalist's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x1260b464
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)

Mentalist's Grand Charm
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0x309ac79a
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Shadow Discipline Skills (Assassin Only)

Preserver's Grand Charm of Shock
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xf7523d09
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Defensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
Adds 1 - 2 Lightning Damage

Shogukusha's Grand Charm of Shock
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xe6ebf0df
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
Adds 1 - 2 Lightning Damage

Trainer's Grand Charm of Dexterity
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xdc10f2a6
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Summoning Skills (Druid Only)
+3 to Dexterity
 

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Originally posted by Mest666

Finally can post my "epic" results of 96 hours of Pit farming
Such is the life of berserker
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Congrats to WoRG. Very impressive. I see a beta Bramble in your future.

Many thanks to @Grape for hosting and good luck to all in putting that rune wealth to good use...
Wow, what a crazy scores. Two people with Zod + Cham is already very remarkable, but them not winning the thing even more so. And don't get me started on triple Cham for fourth place only. This RFL edition is really crazy all throughout.

Congrats to the winners, but also to all participants to make this such an amazing experience.

As for my last round ... Some AS running and then, after some 3 hours or so, because no grailers could drop for me there, CS two seal runs (+ packs of ghosts), 12 hours in total. Got Um + Mal in the first 15 minutes of AS, another Mal near the end of the 12 hours. So yeah, shit drops overall. I enjoyed the CS runs with my Hammerdin though. Got him from 93 to 95, and found my second Wisp Projector, so it's all good.

Looking forward to see all the haulpics. Also curious about how @WoRG found the secret formula to 1.07 rune hunting ;).

Edit: also, Zod from AS ??!! That's a tiny chance to get one from a boss pack, right?
O_O You may well deserve a special price for this haulpic @Mest666 !
Awesome drops! I was pretty casual with the 10 hours I did run, was surprised to get what I did. Will post a pic/write up when I get to my computer, grats all!
I didn't have any good chars ready to compete unfortunately, but still would like to thank you @Grape for hosting! Was a lot of fun following the competition. :)

Grats to the winners! @WoRG absolutely on fire. :D
Seriously. Best haulpic ever. Edit: just noticed the random items. Tisk tisk. I’m relabeling as the “best idea for a haulpic” :p
 

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Originally posted by sir_cyclops

Sorry for the double post, but I wanted to go ahead and add my write-up. I did p5 pits on Devi, my UT99er. It's not a perfect map. I think it averages a little over 6 boss packs, but I rerolled a few hours before settling on it. It was the first decent one. I only ran about 17 hours, but snagged 8th for a single point and 10th overall. Pretty pleased with the results for my first RFL and only a few months of gear-gathering. In case anyone is curious: 29 rals. 17 sols. 67 flawless rubys. 61 flawless amethysts. Haven't crafted yet.

0:59 vex
3:56 gul
6:52 gul
11:04 ber
12:10 gul
Not sure when the um dropped? I have the screenshot though.
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S/U pic (a few more details on the IFT thread)
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Originally posted by PhineasB

First off, thanks to @Grape for hosting. And major congrats to the round winners (crazy 1.07 impact this year) and overall (same, I guess . . .). This is a great event for the SPF, and I'm glad to see so many participants across the three rounds :)

As for me, meager haul pic is below (couldn't be bothered to clean up the detritus, given the results):
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Um fell early on, followed by Pul, and then Ohm #1 just before his update at 10 hours. Ohm #2 was next within an hour or so, and then the Gul fell a bit past 19 hours. Only other drop during the set meriting a screenshot was Executioner's Justice shortly after the Gul. Other notable drops were another Arkaine's, lots of unique jewelry, and lots of other TC78-84 uniques, along with some fun elemental charms, including this cute one:
Code:
Hibernal Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 83
Fingerprint: 0xfe72a923
Item Level: 95
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Adds 10 - 17 Cold Damage Over 1 Secs (25 Frames)
+16 to Life
Meager drops were offset by nice progress, with untwinked 99er necro getting past 98.25, building on 0.05 of the progress pre-RFL Rd 3 (with no runes) and a few hours of runs off-timer to reroll maps along the way (with no runes).

Having picked a target that is not efficient for runes, I generally would avoid complaining about drops. But I realized in retrospect that his rune luck was just awful, with only 5 Pul+ runes over a quarter of the level, with mass carnage from corpse explosion theoretically contributing to better odds from Nihl runs. For context, Mercy (trapper sin) picked up 14 Vex+ runes over the full 98-99, so on pace for almost 75% more Vex+ runs than the necro.

But it's not about the drops at this point, and I will take the quarter level, now third of the level, as well worth it, and just trust that the drops will come. As occurred with the Lo not less than 20 minutes of running after he finished his set and the BKWB (his first and now equipped instead of Dwarf Star) ;)
 

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Originally posted by Nano

Congrats to @WoRG for winning RFL and congrats to everyone who has gotten something out of this tournament!

Ran CS on both Blizzard Sorc and Hammerdin, although I only made it through 8 hours in my 2nd set. Seems like my Sorc and Hammerdin are almost equal in farming.

Run Summary:
Code:
                  Sorc  Pala
Players             7     7
Area               CS    CS
Runs             1245   487
Hours              20     8
Avg Time Per Run 0:58  0:59
Qualifiers         15     5
Ral                51    11
Sol                24    18
Flawless Amethyst 157    69
Flawless Ruby     148    45
Small Charm       240   103
Grand Charm       234    94
Jewels            255    98
KPM               153   155
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RFL Album for drop screen shots.


Notable drops:
Code:
Spiritual Grand Charm of Sustenance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xefef362d
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
+28 to Life

Spiritual Grand Charm of Vita
Grand Charm
Required Level: 69
Fingerprint: 0xb8da47c9
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Shape-Shifting Skills (Druid Only)
+39 to Life

Shogukusha's Grand Charm of Balance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 42
Fingerprint: 0xb02961a0
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
+12% Faster Hit Recovery

Shimmering Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 29
Fingerprint: 0x6b02ec12
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
All Resistances +5

Serpent's Small Charm of Balance
Small Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0x255dcae8
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+5% Faster Hit Recovery
+17 to Mana

Ruby Jewel of Freedom
Jewel
Required Level: 58
Fingerprint: 0x1701b8
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
35% Enhanced Damage
Requirements -15%

Sapphire Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0xadf6b26
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+17 to Life
Cold Resist +11%

Vermilion Jewel of Carnage
Jewel
Required Level: 50
Fingerprint: 0x2c36778b
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+25 to Maximum Damage

Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0x5f167c33
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
100% Chance to cast level 43 Frost Nova when you Level-Up
Adds 24 - 38 Cold Damage Over 0 Secs (3 Frames)
-5% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+5% to Cold Skill Damage
 

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Originally posted by Yng

For my runs I chose P7 CS prioritizing the Storm Casters and Vizier pack. Like I said, I didn't really run as rune prioritizing as I could have (stopped to hit many packs since I had a good bit of MF/still looking for a few things). When I was getting close to 10 hours I was fairly happy with my score but I knew I wouldn't be able to do a full set regardless because of work so I decided if I didn't see another solid qualifier before the half mark I'd just stop there and try to level my Barb a bit to prepare for the next MFO (I'd like to actually try all in for at least one full set for one of these!).
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0:57 - Ist
3:30 - Lo
3:38 - Gul
7:36 - Pul
7:37 - Mal
8:33 - Sur
Ral - 8
Flawless Amethyst - 58
Flawless Other - 246
GC - 87
SC - 60
Magic Jewel - 65
SC - 5 FHR/11 FR
SC - 5 FHR/8 LR
SC - 5 FR/6 MF
Amulet - 47 MF
Rare Ring - 10 FCR/114 AR/8 LL/10 CR/6 LR
+a few grailers (I'm not close)
 

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Originally posted by art_vandelay

So close!

I started my set with about 8 hours of CS and literally got one Ohm until the last few minutes when Cham dropped from the Infector Pack. At that point I absolutely had to tryhard like I never tryharded before and so I chose to switch to AS runs with my Java and found that I had a nice AS map (with Lightning Spires :confused:) alongside my decent WSK map. And it just didn't stop raining high qualifiers from that point on (relatively... ) and even though I only got 10 qualifiers in this set (and very few other things) I think it was worth it.
The Zod dropped when about 40 minutes remained and was followed by a Vex just for the hell of it! (and @T72on1 : Yes, abysmal chances to get one from bosspacks in AS!)

And I would have gotten first place if it wasn't for that meddling WoRG :D

I definitely understand @LongingForDeath 's sentiment but not including 1.07 would make the pool of runners even smaller than it already is. Still weird when three Chams are not higher up!

Very nice score also for @ffs who already posted his myriad runefinds outside RFL and is now literally swimming in runes :D

Really the true winner is @Luhkoh who scored the most Jah's which in my experience is truly the rarest rune when you factor in the actual uses you can get out of each individual HR. Really why do so few Jah's drop? Pretty ridiculous if you ask me...

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And now for the winner of the most awkward haulpic of all time award:
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It sounded like such an awesome idea in my head. I completely forgot that she keeps making maggots forever :oops:

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In total I now found zero Jah's and four Lo's during RFL, don't know how to feel about that ;)

CS:
22 Pala Combat Skiller +4 Str ; 14 Life, 9 Poison Res SC
168 Tancred's Hobnails
169 Ohm
211 Plain Cold Skiller
448 Plain Cold Skiller
519 Cham

AS:
13 Um
116 Um
166 Lo
311 Pul
~369 Lo
388 Vex
571 Zod
589 Vex

***

I didn't get a whole lot of items, not even in the 'good' department. Only a few skillers (2 Plain cold, 1 Offensive, 1 PC+4Str) and these sweet charms:
Code:
Serpent's Small Charm of Good Luck
Small Charm
Required Level: 40
Fingerprint: 0xfd87762f
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+17 to Mana
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Ocher Small Charm of Vita
Small Charm
Required Level: 39
Fingerprint: 0x21522e5c
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20 to Life
Lightning Resist +6%

Ruby Grand Charm of Balance
Grand Charm
Required Level: 22
Fingerprint: 0xf2523f55
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+12% Faster Hit Recovery
Fire Resist +27%

Amber Grand Charm of Greed
Grand Charm
Required Level: 22
Fingerprint: 0xf12b85e4
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Lightning Resist +30%
35% Extra Gold from Monsters
I also found a 13 mana version of the first one during my later CS runs as well so they will make a good team :p

There was a sick twinking ring and jewel combo ...
Entropy Grip
Ring
Required Level: 13
Fingerprint: 0xc3cc7419
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
12% Chance to cast level 4 Charged Bolt when struck
+** to Attack Rating
Replenish Life +4
Cold Resist +28%
Lightning Resist +29%
Half Freeze Duration

Blood Eye
Jewel
Required Level: 14
Fingerprint: 0xb743657e
Item Level: 79
Version: Expansion 1.10+
14% Enhanced Damage
+8 to Maximum Damage
+14 to Mana
Lightning Resist +30%
...and two cool Jewels:
Code:
Carmine Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0x566da869
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+9 to Maximum Damage


Aureolic Jewel of Hope
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x169c3d33
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+20 to Life
+3 to Mana after each Kill
and to close the book on cool item finds for my first set: I found a 4os Mat Bow with +3 in AS :)

***

There was a second set! Disillusioned by the Zod in the first one I straight up ran 5 hours of countess and added a few more CS/AS after that but I doubt I hit seven hours at all...

Didn't bother with a haul pic here since there's nothing Ist+ at all (and no qualifier drop outside the Tower...). I hit the Ist/hour expected value for countess though:
3xLem
5xPul
2xUm
2xMal
3xIst

The countess was nice enough to drop a pluckeye and the CS added two more good finds, one of which is weird to say the least:
Code:
Pluckeye
Short Bow
Two Hand Damage: 2 - 8
Durability: 12 of 20
Required Level: 7
Required Dexterity: 15
Fingerprint: 0xd8e71c4
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
100% Enhanced Damage
+28 to Attack Rating
3% Mana stolen per hit
+10 to Life
+2 to Mana after each Kill
+2 to Light Radius

Bartuc's Cut-Throat
Greater Talons
One Hand Damage: 118 - 206
Durability: 35 of 35
Required Level: 42
Required Strength: 69
Required Dexterity: 69
Fingerprint: 0xa494b7c1
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+1 to Martial Art Skills (Assassin Only)
+2 to Assassin Skill Levels
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
200% Enhanced Damage
Adds 25 - 50 Damage
20% Bonus to Attack Rating
5% Life stolen per hit
+20 to Strength
+20 to Dexterity
Ethereal

Stormspike
Stiletto
One Hand Damage: 70 - 135
Durability: 13 of 13
Required Level: 41
Required Strength: 37
Required Dexterity: 87
Fingerprint: 0x83cd88a
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
25% Chance to cast level 3 Charged Bolt when struck
150% Enhanced Damage
Adds 1 - 120 Lightning Damage
Lightning Resist (Based on Character Level)75%
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 20
Ethereal
I kinda want a perfect eth Bartuc's now :D

The last items but certainly not the least:
Code:
Pearl Jewel of Fervor
Jewel
Required Level: 31
Fingerprint: 0x21509345
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+15% Increased Attack Speed
+29% Damage to Undead
+45 to Attack Rating against Undead

Ambergris Jewel of Bliss
Jewel
Required Level: 37
Fingerprint: 0x42ab09a9
Item Level: 85
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+8 to Minimum Damage
Lightning Resist +28%

Sapphire Jewel of Carnage
Jewel
Required Level: 18
Fingerprint: 0x9954bba5
Item Level: 82
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+11 to Maximum Damage
Cold Resist +27%
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I am very content with the last two rounds and the overall results, I didn't think I would place anywhere near 5th place :p

Congrats to WoRG, ffs, Pb_pal and LongingForDeath and everyone else! See you in the next tournament ;)

And thanks for hosting this @Grape , it was a great tournament!
 

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Originally posted by LongingForDeath

@art_vandelay I didn't mean to not include 1.07 at all. Just maybe with a separate scoreboard for that version. The rarity and scores of 1.07 runes are so drastically different from 1.13+ runes that they distort the results quite a bit. I mean, look at WoRG's score this round. To beat that score in 1.13+, your top 5 would need to be at least 3 Zod and 2 Cham runes. Look at his score from the first round. Impossible to beat even with 5 Zods. Then there are other 1.07 runners who didn't score at all because they haven't found Pul+. Which makes me think that maybe 1.07 qualifiers should start with lower runes than Pul.

Don't get me wrong on this, I don't want to take anything away from @WoRG's victory. It was well deserved. Getting these runes out of 1.07 is quite a feat that requires a lot of luck. Especially getting the total victory, since that requires more than one win.
 

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Originally posted by Chaostar

Gratz everybody for all these nice little rocks !! :D

I only made a batch for fun on this 3rd round. I only found 3 qualifiers, and no real nice side drop in 20 hours.
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I spent most of the time (90% maybe) in the CS, 5 seals + diablo, not the most efficient run, but I wanted Xp and drops as much as runes.
I found only Mal and Um there.
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I also cleaned a few times Ancient Tunnels and Baal Throne room to change my mind, that 's where I found a nice Ber :)
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Originally posted by ffs

Grats @WoRG on the round and overall win! Incredible haul over all three rounds – I think the result of each one easily crushes what past 1.07 runners had over the entire tournament! Crazy.

I ran CS with my untwinked 99er Hammerdin. When the round started, he was still running LK, and continued to do so until he completed Enigma. I was moreover looking for Shako from Meph, which really took some time, so we started his RFL set only a week after the round started. He then ran CS from level 92 to 97 in two 20h sets.

With priorities transitioning towards XP gain, the best CS strategy until 97 was to go for @Gripphon's now standard 2 Seal runs. For runes specifically it was of course less efficient than the Vizier-only seal runs with a focus on Storm Casters, but RNG was kind...

Haul
Submitted set (2nd set played):
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Zod drop:
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Quality in the first set wasn't as crazy, but not too bad either:
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Rune drops kept coming after his second and final RFL set, but I didn’t bother starting a third one after the Zod + Cham set.

Progress & Details
Again I kept a file on progress and setup information, though this time I didn't keep track of craft material etc. since I crafted in small sessions as I ran, hoping to find upgrades.
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Gameplay
Didn't record anything during RFL but here are a few runs from after hitting 97 (and switching to full CS/Diablo runs).


Other drops
S&U drops weren't all that great considering the amount of time and >300 MF most of the time, but still several useful things in particular for the Pally himself.
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Thanks for hosting @Grape, I've had a great time yet again. Had my best Cow and Travincal running so far in rounds 1 and 2, and made good progress on my untwinked 99er Paladin in round 3. Add 2nd place overall and I consider that a fruitful tournament! Still waiting for that tournament win though. :D
 

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@ffs That's a Zod from a non-Wraith monster even! :)

I don't know about separate leaderboards but taking into account lower runes seems only fair to the 1.07 runners. In fact since the scores are based on rarity the 1.07 qualifiers should go down all the way to those of score 3.4. After all people get their 3.4 points for a 1.13 pul but no points for a 1.07 Lum. (A 1.12 Lum is about as rare as a 1.13 Pul and I assume that 1.07 runes are even rarer than those in 1.12.)

Currently 1.07 runners only get scores above 19.4 points per rune or nothing at all. That's roughly the equivalent of 1.13 runners only counting runes Jah and above. (which would be ridiculous...)
Some incredible results, congratulations @WoRG

Thanks @Grape for hosting this again.
 

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Originally posted by Luhkoh

Wow! WoRG needs to teach the rest of the 1.07'ers how to play the game it seems! Congrats to everyone what a crazy round! I thought I was a shoe-in for top 5, but missed it by 23 points :eek:
  • Round 1 Vex+ - 1
  • Round 2 Vex+ - 1
  • Round 3 Vex+ - 5 (and a vex from the chest)
So needless to say, I've very pleased with the results. Did almost the whole set with my poison pit necro on p5. Runs avg'd right around 2:30 (so not too good), but were avg'ing closer to 2:00 near the end. Did about 2 hours on my blizz sorc in AT on p3 just because i felt like doing a few runs, and she dropped me the vex! Found a vex right off the bat from the chest in the pit (so non-qualifier) and was able to upgrade my necro's spirit sword (lol) to a hoto. Anyways here are the haul pics!

RUNEZ
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The ist was from the chest as well, so it's off by itself.
LINK to imgur album of individual drops

UNIQUES
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All was stuff I didn't have before the round. Honestly thought MF drops would be a little better, but I can't complain about stormspire and halaberds, as well as some useful items I hadn't found yet. Also finally turned up my first set of titans which I forgot to include in the pic.

DATA
~240 total runes found
431 runs with mazrim (pit necro) 2:30 per run
72 runs with arkana (tunnels sorc) 1:20 per run

0:04 vex rune from chest
1:16 leviathan
1:43 natures peace
2:27 wolfhowl
2:36 halaberds reign
2:44 dracs
2:45 5os rune master
2:51 aldurs armor
3:09 lightsabre
3:25 OHM
5:14 PUL
6:05 OHM
7:36 griz corona
8:08 VEX tunnels run sorc
8:32 tomb reaver (2os)
8:42 guardian angel
8:55 UM
8:56 firelizards talons, lvl 91
9:00 JAH!
10:23 500+ def arch plate
10:27 eth 4os champ sword
10:51 PUL
11:28 titans!
12:38 trangs belt
12:51 ist rune from chest
15:29 stormspire
16:14 MAL
16:30 messerchmidts reaver
16:31 gore rider
16:46 boneshade
17:19 13ed 4os diamond bow
17:23 bk charge
17:50 JAH!
18:21 [email protected] vortex shield
18:41 lvl 93 switch to sorc
19:40 [email protected] zakarum shield

@art_vandelay jahs are rare? I wouldn't have guessed :p I'm now sitting with two jah's in the stash doing nothing, and still haven't seen a non-cubed ber (and don't have infinity).

Scoring more runes for 1.07 doesn't make too much sense to me. Then they would have a distinct advantage with having the same chance for smaller points, but also small chances for huge scores that 1.14'ers don't have. Anyways congrats to @WoRG! As far as I know, he's the first 1.07'er to place at all in any RFL round (someone correct me if I'm wrong), let alone dominate the whole tourney.

@LongingForDeath your rune haul is obviously incredible, but 15 skillers amazes me as well. I think that's about how many I have total!

@Grape Thanks so much for hosting. I had a great time, and it was a reallllly fun way to re equip after a reset to join the forum.

Edit: One more edit to say @art_vandelay your arcane zod drop is so freakin cool. Really caps off the RFL with the whole "is arcane worth the no chance at zod" question.
 

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Originally posted by Pb_pal

Amazing job @WoRG !!!

Congrats as well to all runners, some seriously good hauls this round. Zods and Chams abound!

As for me, well, you can pretty much see how it went. 15 hours of running without a single qualifier, it might be time for me to move on from the Pits for Round 3 next year. Still very happy with my overall placement, and congrats to @ffs for sneaking by me right at the end there. ;)

My round wasn't a total waste though, I got some good XP for the necro, and although I didn't get any actual qualifiers I did get something to be excited about; a grailer!
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That puts me finally into the single digits at grail -9. It's actually eth which is great for the eth grail, but horrible for wanting to try it out on some fun builds. Guess I'll just have to find another! :p

Congrats again to @WoRG and @ffs for the great finishes, and to everyone who found some success during this RFL. MASSIVE thanks to @Grape for hosting once again, you are awesome!
 

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Originally posted by Gripphon

I tested MF barbs for AT and Pit and compared them in the running thread. More precisely, I used Pit berserker, Pit singer and AT barb.

You guys want unusual haulpics, were here is the one. Ups, this is RFL, right? Well, I didn't want to waste my time on CS or AS and this is the result of such approach:
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17 MFO 9.3+ qualifiers in 20 hours plus two Pharblades. As for runes, I found Ber, Ohm, Ist, Ist, Mal and 2x Pul

Finds:
Rainbow Facet
Jewel
Required Level: 49
Fingerprint: 0xf617955c
Item Level: 87
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
100% Chance to cast level 23 Venom when you Level-Up
Adds 37 Poison Damage Over 2 Secs (50 Frames)
-5% to Enemy Poison Resistance
+5% to Poison Skill Damage

Schaefer's Hammer
Legendary Mallet
One Hand Damage: 111 - 326
Durability: 45 of 65
Required Level: 79
Required Strength: 189
Fingerprint: 0x4065ff37
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
20% Chance to cast level 10 Static Field on striking
Indestructible
+20% Increased Attack Speed
123% Enhanced Damage
+190 to Maximum Damage (Based on Character Level)
+760 to Attack Rating (Based on Character Level)
+150% Damage to Undead
Adds 50 - 200 Lightning Damage
+50 to Life
Lightning Resist +75%
+1 to Light Radius

Best find:
Crown of Ages
Corona
Defense: 367
Durability: 40 of 50
Required Level: 82
Required Strength: 174
Fingerprint: 0xb693baca
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
Indestructible
+1 to All Skills
+30% Faster Hit Recovery
+50% Enhanced Defense
+118 Defense
All Resistances +27
Damage Reduced by 14%
2 Sockets (0 used)

Oh, and of course the 4th one!
4th outside Pindle that is

Templar's Might
Sacred Armor
Defense: 1923
Durability: 36 of 60
Required Level: 74
Required Strength: 232
Fingerprint: 0xd2b05906
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
Unidentified
+2 to Offensive Aura Skills (Paladin Only)
+20% Faster Hit Recovery
+220% Enhanced Defense
+258 Defense vs. Missile
+12 to Strength
+13 to Vitality
+44 Maximum Stamina

Best moment - two magnificent runs in a row. Second one dropped Corona and Sacred Armor

FINAL WORDS

This third round was quite fun to change from runefinding areas into magicfinding ones. I knew from beginning this round is not actually about runes. Last time I focused CS for runes I found exactly nothing. Cool if xp is needed. Now I think I actually found solid items and did solid running overall. Not from runefinding aspect of course. I already started to level up my pitbarb to level 97 to profit some extra hit chance for faster running. 20 hours job overall.

I'd fancy some MF tournaments or league in the future. Anyway, until the next time, fellas ;)
 

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Crazy stuff Gripphon !!! Makes me want to do some dedicated mf runs too. Until I realize I'll end up with 5 9.3+ qualifiers at best in the span of 20 hours, not 17 :confused:
I think set was above average in everything except maybe quality. I think closer to expectations would be something like 2-3 runes, 12 MFO items and maybe 3 to 4 facets
What no ring of fire Grip? Amateur...

Edit: Act 5 merc?