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8K AT Runs: In Pursuit of Fathom

Neck Romancer

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I am currently doing 8000 Ancient Tunnel runs, expressly to find a Deaths Fathom. I have done 12k~ trying to find one before. 4k and 8k seperately, to no avail. This thread is in the same vein as my 10K Pindle Runs Thread which was essentially a quest for a Griffons Eye, which was sucessful as i hope this one will be. My plan (might change my mind) is to run 8k AT runs if i find a Fathom earlier and if i dont find one within 8k runs, to run until i do.

The purpose of this thread is to track the results in my pursuit for a Fathom. I will update finds every 1k runs. At the end i will edit this first post and give a list of every set unique found and their quantities. I will give run numbers for every Archon staff/Unearthed Wand/Caduceus/Bloodlord Skull/Dimensional Shard and Sacred Armor found from Uniques/Champ packs. I will also give run numbers for every high rune found. I think i will give some averages as well.

Aim:
8 000 Ancient Tunnel Runs

Start Date:
21st February 2020

Goal Attained:
28th March 2020

Character: Sorceress
Build: Blizzard

Gear:
Helmet: Shako w/ P.Topaz (74 MF)
Armor: Tal Rasha's Guardianship w/ P.Topaz (112 MF)
Amulet: Mara's Kaleidoscope
Weapon: The Oculus w/ Ist (80 MF)
Shield: Spirit Rune word
Boots: War Traveler (48 MF)
Belt: Arachnid Mesh
Ring: Nagelring (26 MF)
Ring: The Stone of Jordan
Gloves: Frost Burns (Upgraded)

Gheeds Fortune: (40 MF)
Small Charms: (80 MF)

Total MF = 460

Merc:
Type: Defiance
Gear:
Steal Skull
Fortitude Rune Word
Tomb Reaver 1 OS (1 Perfect Skull)

I think thats it. Remember to watch for my Edit of this post once the task is fulfilled. Ive copied this post from DII Forums to transfer it here.
 
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Neck Romancer

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TC 87s so far:

2 Griffons Eye
1 Windforce
1 The Grandfather
1 Mang Songs Lesson
1 Ghost Flame
3 Mavinas TS
1 Griswolds Valor
1 Griswolds Redemption
2 Storm Spire
1 Crown of Ages
2 Gargoyles Bite
2 Immortal Kings Armor
2 Bul Kathos Tribal Guardian
1 Bul Kathos Sacred Charge
1 Steel Rend

This is the results of the first 3000 runs. I will update every 1000 runs as per the DII forums. 3600 runs done so far.
 

Neck Romancer

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3001-4000:

Started off with my 5th Set Diadem. Nearly 200 runs in and a Steel Pillar dropped. Another 100 or so runs and the 5th high rune dropped, Ist, a double. Not long after and the third Griffons eye fell, before you get jealous they all have bad-average rolls. Would rather 1 good one. A little over half way through and i completed the diadem/corona/og.gaunt/myr.greave set of uniques with a Shadow Dancer, they are ethereal. Not long after this a unique Sacred armor from a minion dropped. 3710 saw the 5th high rune a Gul. 11 runs after and i got a Natalyas Mark. Last drop at about 3800 runs another Tyraels... jk Templars dropped from a boss pack. My 5th unique Sacred Armor ever.

1 Magic dimensional shard dropped near the end.

Notable drops:
Andariels Visage, Vampire Gaze, Shaftstop, Skullders, Arachnid Mesh, Tals Guardianship x2, Titans Revenge, Spirit Keeper, War Trav
 

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4001-5000

Started off with a high rune, another Vex 40 runs in. 37 runs in and another another Vex, number 4. A bit under 300 runs produced my second Unique Legend Spike. Not long after and the second set Corona, Griswolds Valor. Run 4452 saw a nice drop with an average roll of +1 +2 +3, Darkforce Spawn. 14 runs after and the third Gargoyles Bite. About half way through and the third Ghost Flame dropped. Run 4600, the last run of a 40 run segment, gave me a much coveted Jah Rune!. 50 or so runs after and an Ist was gained. A little under a hundred runs gave a second Natalyas Mark. Nothing for the rest of the runs... that is until run 4968. The fervently desired Deaths Fathom was finally surrendered to end the 1000 run segment!

I am very happy! I was complaining about too many champ packs when they were the ones to cough up the trophy. I will now be finishing my remaining 3k runs slowly and at my leisure. Which means, unlike today with 240 runs, i will be doing 40-80 runs a day.

This 1000 runs saw 7 Dimensional Shards dropped! Which is a lot. Usually i expect 1-2 per 1000.

Notable Drops:
Aldurs Deception, Heavens Light *Grailer, Alma Negra, Harlequin Crest, Wolfhowl, 2x Ormus Robes, Ondals Wisdom *Grailer, Arachnid Mesh

The Roll:

Death's Fathom
Dimensional Shard
One-Hand Damage: 30 to 53
Durability: 38 of 50
(Sorceress Only)
Required Level: 73
Orb Class - Slow Attack Speed
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x2c69ca0c
Fire Resist +26%
Lightning Resist +30%
+3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
20% Faster Cast Rate
+22% to Cold Skill Damage
 

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Thanks guys, feels good to acheive something after much repetition. Maybe ill build a Trav sorc eventually, but i will start using it with my blizz sorc after the project. After this im building a Pitzerker, than maybe a Wind Druid and some kind of Paladin.

5001-6000
Came in after a few measly runs with a Grandfather. 200 or so runs later a really big drop came, the other rare Deaths item, D.Web. Very unfortunately the roll is 1/40/7/7 ... lowest possible roll. Not long after my first Ohm rune (for this project) came. Shortly after my 4th or 5th set diadem. About 5400 runs in produced i think my 3rd Ghostflame. IKs armour at 5600. Windforce 42 runs after that. A unique corona 5700 runs in. Its somewhat annoying to get the same item all the time, but i shouldnt complain, 5th Vex from the project. Last time i did 8k runs i got 4 Ohms. Last two items were BK Tribal and another Grandfather.
 

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Up to 7000, will upload soon. And hopefully get the last 1k done, when im not feeling lazy :(

6001-7000:

100 runs in netted me a Crown of Ages. 200 in a Mal rune dropped. Shortly after a pair of Shadow Dancers fell. Another 100 or so and a Set Vortex shield fell. A few more runs and Natalyas claws were obtained. 6400ish resulted in a Death cleaver. Close to 6600 produced a Gul rune. The last two items i got were a set diadem and a set Colossus blade.

Notable finds: Metal grid
 
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