MF Tourney: Snapchip vs. the Rest of the World – Sign-up and Running [by ffs]

Mar 19, 2020
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This tournament has already ended. It was originally posted by @ffs on Oct 20, 2018.
(link to original thread on diabloii.net)

Some time has passed since the last MFO, and given it's going to be a while until @Grape will host the next RFL early next year – we need some kind of tournament to motivate us for the grind right? :)

Note: With recent discussions about running Snapchip Shatter, let's do that a lot to see how fast he can be run and which builds do well! Not wanting to force the issue, all of the below targets can be run – but feel encouraged to run him. :)

Quick Facts
Start and end date: 10 November (0:00 local time) - 25 November (23:59 local time)
Targets allowed: Level 85 areas, Baal & minions, Nihlathak, Pindle & Co. (including Snapchip Shatter)
Time limitation: None.
Items scored: Elite S&Us (only top 5 count towards score)
Versions allowed: 1.07+

Categories
Same as for the recent MF/RF tourney, we will sign up for and run in one of the following categories:
  • Category 1: Level 85 areas and Pindle+
  • Category 2: Baal & waves
  • Category 3: Nihlathak
Reporting
Please PM your results to me immediately after you finished running, including the following information on the submitted batch:
  • Top 5 S&Us and their respective score
  • Combined score of your top 5 S&Us
Please do not post any screenshots/other spoilers about qualifiers for the duration of the tournament (anywhere on these forums). You are most welcome and encouraged to post them in the results thread of course!

Scoring & Area-Specific Rules
This category includes the following targets:
  • Level 85 areas (drops from the following monsters will not count, however: Baal, his minions, Diablo and the Seal bosses)
  • Snapchip Shatter, Pindleskin, Shenk, Eldritch, Thresh or Sharptooth
You may freely switch back and forth between the targets above. The scoring below is the MFO lvl 85 area scoring table, and the scores will apply for S&U drops in all of the above areas since they share the same rarity ratios. (Though only the level 85 areas can drop all of these items of course.)

Score table:
Code:
Item                              Score
-------------------------------   -----
Aldur's Deception                   3.3
Alma Negra                          9.1
Andariel's Visage                   4.3
Arachnid Mesh                       5.9
Arioc's Needle                      2.3
Arkaine's Valor                     7.8
Astreon's Iron Ward                27.8
Azurewrath                          7.8
Baranar's Star                      3.2
Blackoak Shield                     5.9
Blood Raven's Charge                6.7
Bloodmoon                           3.3
Boneflame                          10.4
Bonehew                             2.3
Boneshade                           7.9
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge           3.8
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian         3.8
Cerebus' Bite                      11.0
Cranebeak                           4.3
Credendum                           1.7
Crown of Ages                      10.7
Dangoon's Teaching                  1.3
Dark Adherent                       1.6
Darkforce Spawn                    19.3
Death Cleaver                       9.3
Death's Fathom                     16.8
Death's Web                        27.9
Demon Limb                          2.8
Demon's Arch                        3.3
Demonhorn's Edge                    7.9
Djinn Slayer                        3.2
Doombringer                         5.7
Dracul's Grasp                      5.9
Dragonscale                        14.6
Eaglehorn                           5.7
Earth Shifter                       9.3
Eschuta's Temper                    4.6
Ethereal Edge                       2.5
Executioner's Justice               9.3
Firelizard's Talons                 5.2
Flamebellow                         3.3
Fleshripper                         4.6
Frostwind                           4.6
Gargoyle's Bite                     9.3
Ghostflame                          9.3
Giant Skull                         8.1
Gimmershred                         2.8
Griffon's Eye                      10.7
Griswold's Honor                    9.8
Griswold's Redemption              11.3
Griswold's Valor                    4.3
Gut Siphon                          4.6
Halaberd's Reign                   10.4
Harlequin Crest                     4.1
Head Hunter's Glory                 7.8
Heaven's Light                      9.8
Hellrack                            2.6
Hellslayer                          2.6
Horizon's Tornado                   5.7
Immortal King's Soul Cage           4.3
Immortal King's Stone Crusher       1.0
Jade Talon                          3.0
Lacerator                           4.3
Laying of Hands                     1.4
Leviathan                           5.7
Lightsabre                          2.6
M'avina's Caster                    5.2
M'avina's Embrace                   2.3
M'avina's True Sight                4.3
Mang Song's Lesson                 27.8
Marrowwalk                          5.0
Medusa's Gaze                       5.7
Messerschmidt's Reaver              4.6
Naj's Light Plate                   3.1
Naj's Puzzler                       3.1
Natalya's Mark                      4.3
Natalya's Shadow                    1.7
Nightwing's Veil                    5.7
Nord's Tenderizer                   3.5
Nosferatu's Coil                    6.6
Ondal's Almighty                    2.3
Ondal's Wisdom                      7.8
Ormus' Robes                        3.9
Ravenlore                          14.6
Razor's Edge                        3.6
Rune Master                         3.2
Sandstorm Trek                      3.9
Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer            1.9
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator            3.1
Schaefer's Hammer                  11.6
Shadow Dancer                      10.7
Shadow Killer                       2.4
Soul Drainer                        6.6
Spike Thorn                         6.6
Spirit Keeper                      14.2
Spirit Ward                         8.1
Steel Carapace                      8.1
Steel Pillar                        9.3
Steel Shade                         6.6
Steelrend                          10.7
Stone Crusher                       4.6
Stoneraven                          6.0
Stormlash                          17.0
Stormshield                         5.0
Stormspire                          9.3
Taebaek's Glory                     3.3
Tal Rasha's Guardianship            3.2
Templar's Might                    10.7
The Cranium Basher                  9.3
The Gladiator's Bane                4.9
The Grandfather                     9.3
The Reaper's Toll                   3.3
The Redeemer                        9.8
Thunderstroke                       4.7
Tomb Reaver                         4.3
Trang-Oul's Girth                   3.2
Trang-Oul's Guise                   3.3
Tyrael's Might                     48.2
Veil of Steel                       5.7
Verdungo's Hearty Cord              4.3
Viperfork                           2.6
Warshrike                           5.7
Widowmaker                          4.3
Windforce                           9.3
Windhammer                          2.5
Wizardspike                         2.3
Wolfhowl                            7.3
Wraith Flight                       4.3
This category includes Baal and the five waves. S&U drops from any other monsters do not count.

Score table:
Code:
Item                              Score
-------------------------------   -----
Aldur's Deception                   4.5
Alma Negra                          8.8
Andariel's Visage                   4.1
Arachnid Mesh                       5.6
Arioc's Needle                      2.2
Arkaine's Valor                     7.4
Astreon's Iron Ward               230.4
Azurewrath                          7.5
Baranar's Star                      3.1
Blackoak Shield                     5.6
Blood Raven's Charge                6.5
Bloodmoon                           3.1
Boneflame                          11.0
Bonehew                             2.2
Boneshade                           7.5
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge          32.6
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian        32.6
Cerebus' Bite                      10.6
Cranebeak                           4.5
Credendum                           1.7
Crown of Ages                      93.9
Dangoon's Teaching                  1.3
Dark Adherent                       1.6
Darkforce Spawn                   172.2
Death Cleaver                      76.8
Death's Fathom                    140.9
Death's Web                       231.0
Demon Limb                          2.6
Demon's Arch                        3.1
Demonhorn's Edge                    7.6
Djinn Slayer                        3.1
Doombringer                         5.4
Dracul's Grasp                      5.7
Dragonscale                        19.5
Eaglehorn                           5.4
Earth Shifter                      76.8
Eschuta's Temper                    4.4
Ethereal Edge                       2.4
Executioner's Justice              76.8
Firelizard's Talons                 5.0
Flamebellow                         3.1
Fleshripper                         6.1
Frostwind                           6.1
Gargoyle's Bite                    76.8
Ghostflame                         76.8
Giant Skull                        10.7
Gimmershred                         2.6
Griffon's Eye                      93.9
Griswold's Honor                   94.7
Griswold's Redemption              97.7
Griswold's Valor                   39.8
Gut Siphon                          6.1
Halaberd's Reign                   11.0
Harlequin Crest                     3.9
Head Hunter's Glory                 7.4
Heaven's Light                      9.3
Hellrack                            2.5
Hellslayer                          2.5
Horizon's Tornado                   5.4
Immortal King's Soul Cage          39.8
Immortal King's Stone Crusher       1.0
Jade Talon                          2.9
Lacerator                           4.5
Laying of Hands                     1.4
Leviathan                           6.0
Lightsabre                          2.5
M'avina's Caster                    5.5
M'avina's Embrace                   2.5
M'avina's True Sight               39.8
Mang Song's Lesson                230.4
Marrowwalk                          4.7
Medusa's Gaze                       6.0
Messerschmidt's Reaver              6.1
Naj's Light Plate                   3.2
Naj's Puzzler                       3.2
Natalya's Mark                     38.7
Natalya's Shadow                    1.7
Nightwing's Veil                    6.0
Nord's Tenderizer                   3.4
Nosferatu's Coil                    6.3
Ondal's Almighty                    2.5
Ondal's Wisdom                      7.5
Ormus' Robes                        3.7
Ravenlore                          19.5
Razor's Edge                        3.4
Rune Master                         3.1
Sandstorm Trek                      3.7
Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer            2.6
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator            3.1
Schaefer's Hammer                  15.3
Shadow Dancer                      93.9
Shadow Killer                       2.3
Soul Drainer                        6.3
Spike Thorn                         6.3
Spirit Keeper                      13.7
Spirit Ward                        10.7
Steel Carapace                     10.6
Steel Pillar                       76.8
Steel Shade                         6.3
Steelrend                          93.9
Stone Crusher                       6.1
Stoneraven                          5.8
Stormlash                          16.2
Stormshield                         4.7
Stormspire                         76.8
Taebaek's Glory                     4.5
Tal Rasha's Guardianship            4.5
Templar's Might                    93.9
The Cranium Basher                 76.8
The Gladiator's Bane                4.7
The Grandfather                    76.8
The Reaper's Toll                   3.1
The Redeemer                        9.3
Thunderstroke                       4.5
Tomb Reaver                         4.5
Trang-Oul's Girth                   4.5
Trang-Oul's Guise                   4.5
Tyrael's Might                    422.5
Veil of Steel                       6.0
Verdungo's Hearty Cord              4.1
Viperfork                           2.5
Warshrike                           5.4
Widowmaker                          4.5
Windforce                          76.8
Windhammer                          2.4
Wizardspike                         2.2
Wolfhowl                            7.0
Wraith Flight                       4.5
Only S&Us dropped by Nihl count.

Score table:
Code:
Item                              Score
-------------------------------   -----
Aldur's Deception                   4.5
Alma Negra                          9.1
Andariel's Visage                   4.3
Arachnid Mesh                       5.9
Arioc's Needle                      2.3
Arkaine's Valor                     7.7
Astreon's Iron Ward               239.8
Azurewrath                          7.8
Baranar's Star                      3.2
Blackoak Shield                     5.9
Blood Raven's Charge                6.7
Bloodmoon                           3.2
Boneflame                          11.4
Bonehew                             2.3
Boneshade                           7.8
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge          32.6
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian        32.6
Cerebus' Bite                      11.0
Cranebeak                           4.7
Credendum                           1.7
Crown of Ages                      97.7
Dangoon's Teaching                  1.3
Dark Adherent                       1.6
Darkforce Spawn                   177.5
Death Cleaver                      79.9
Death's Fathom                    145.2
Death's Web                       240.4
Demon Limb                          2.8
Demon's Arch                        3.2
Demonhorn's Edge                    7.9
Djinn Slayer                        3.2
Doombringer                         5.6
Dracul's Grasp                      5.9
Dragonscale                        20.1
Eaglehorn                           5.6
Earth Shifter                      79.9
Eschuta's Temper                    4.6
Ethereal Edge                       2.5
Executioner's Justice              79.9
Firelizard's Talons                 5.2
Flamebellow                         3.2
Fleshripper                         6.4
Frostwind                           6.4
Gargoyle's Bite                    79.9
Ghostflame                         79.9
Giant Skull                        11.1
Gimmershred                         2.7
Griffon's Eye                      97.7
Griswold's Honor                   91.2
Griswold's Redemption              97.9
Griswold's Valor                   39.9
Gut Siphon                          6.4
Halaberd's Reign                   11.4
Harlequin Crest                     4.1
Head Hunter's Glory                 7.7
Heaven's Light                      9.7
Hellrack                            2.6
Hellslayer                          2.6
Horizon's Tornado                   5.6
Immortal King's Soul Cage          39.9
Immortal King's Stone Crusher       1.0
Jade Talon                          3.0
Lacerator                           4.7
Laying of Hands                     1.4
Leviathan                           6.3
Lightsabre                          2.6
M'avina's Caster                    5.3
M'avina's Embrace                   2.5
M'avina's True Sight               39.9
Mang Song's Lesson                239.8
Marrowwalk                          4.9
Medusa's Gaze                       6.2
Messerschmidt's Reaver              6.4
Naj's Light Plate                   3.1
Naj's Puzzler                       3.1
Natalya's Mark                     37.3
Natalya's Shadow                    1.7
Nightwing's Veil                    6.2
Nord's Tenderizer                   3.5
Nosferatu's Coil                    6.6
Ondal's Almighty                    2.5
Ondal's Wisdom                      7.8
Ormus' Robes                        3.9
Ravenlore                          20.1
Razor's Edge                        3.5
Rune Master                         3.2
Sandstorm Trek                      3.9
Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer            2.6
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator            3.1
Schaefer's Hammer                  15.9
Shadow Dancer                      97.7
Shadow Killer                       2.4
Soul Drainer                        6.6
Spike Thorn                         6.6
Spirit Keeper                      14.2
Spirit Ward                        11.1
Steel Carapace                     11.1
Steel Pillar                       79.9
Steel Shade                         6.6
Steelrend                          97.7
Stone Crusher                       6.4
Stoneraven                          6.0
Stormlash                          16.9
Stormshield                         4.9
Stormspire                         79.9
Taebaek's Glory                     4.5
Tal Rasha's Guardianship            4.5
Templar's Might                    97.7
The Cranium Basher                 79.9
The Gladiator's Bane                4.9
The Grandfather                    79.9
The Reaper's Toll                   3.2
The Redeemer                        9.7
Thunderstroke                       4.6
Tomb Reaver                         4.7
Trang-Oul's Girth                   4.5
Trang-Oul's Guise                   4.5
Tyrael's Might                    439.7
Veil of Steel                       6.2
Verdungo's Hearty Cord              4.3
Viperfork                           2.6
Warshrike                           5.6
Widowmaker                          4.7
Windforce                          79.9
Windhammer                          2.5
Wizardspike                         2.3
Wolfhowl                            7.2
Wraith Flight                       4.7

Sorted by item score:
Code:
Item                              Score
-------------------------------   -----
Tyrael's Might                     48.2
Death's Web                        27.9
Astreon's Iron Ward                27.8
Mang Song's Lesson                 27.8
Darkforce Spawn                    19.3
Stormlash                          17.0
Death's Fathom                     16.8
Ravenlore                          14.6
Dragonscale                        14.6
Spirit Keeper                      14.2
Schaefer's Hammer                  11.6
Griswold's Redemption              11.3
Cerebus' Bite                      11.0
Griffon's Eye                      10.7
Crown of Ages                      10.7
Templar's Might                    10.7
Steelrend                          10.7
Shadow Dancer                      10.7
Halaberd's Reign                   10.4
Boneflame                          10.4
Griswold's Honor                    9.8
Heaven's Light                      9.8
The Redeemer                        9.8
Death Cleaver                       9.3
Executioner's Justice               9.3
Windforce                           9.3
Ghostflame                          9.3
Gargoyle's Bite                     9.3
The Cranium Basher                  9.3
Earth Shifter                       9.3
Stormspire                          9.3
Steel Pillar                        9.3
The Grandfather                     9.3
Alma Negra                          9.1
Giant Skull                         8.1
Steel Carapace                      8.1
Spirit Ward                         8.1
Demonhorn's Edge                    7.9
Boneshade                           7.9
Ondal's Wisdom                      7.8
Azurewrath                          7.8
Arkaine's Valor                     7.8
Head Hunter's Glory                 7.8
Wolfhowl                            7.3
Blood Raven's Charge                6.7
Steel Shade                         6.6
Spike Thorn                         6.6
Soul Drainer                        6.6
Nosferatu's Coil                    6.6
Stoneraven                          6.0
Blackoak Shield                     5.9
Dracul's Grasp                      5.9
Arachnid Mesh                       5.9
Leviathan                           5.7
Veil of Steel                       5.7
Nightwing's Veil                    5.7
Medusa's Gaze                       5.7
Eaglehorn                           5.7
Horizon's Tornado                   5.7
Doombringer                         5.7
Warshrike                           5.7
M'avina's Caster                    5.2
Firelizard's Talons                 5.2
Stormshield                         5.0
Marrowwalk                          5.0
The Gladiator's Bane                4.9
Thunderstroke                       4.7
Messerschmidt's Reaver              4.6
Gut Siphon                          4.6
Fleshripper                         4.6
Stone Crusher                       4.6
Frostwind                           4.6
Eschuta's Temper                    4.6
Griswold's Valor                    4.3
Immortal King's Soul Cage           4.3
M'avina's True Sight                4.3
Natalya's Mark                      4.3
Cranebeak                           4.3
Widowmaker                          4.3
Wraith Flight                       4.3
Tomb Reaver                         4.3
Lacerator                           4.3
Andariel's Visage                   4.3
Verdungo's Hearty Cord              4.3
Harlequin Crest                     4.1
Ormus' Robes                        3.9
Sandstorm Trek                      3.9
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge           3.8
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian         3.8
Razor's Edge                        3.6
Nord's Tenderizer                   3.5
Aldur's Deception                   3.3
Taebaek's Glory                     3.3
Trang-Oul's Guise                   3.3
Demon's Arch                        3.3
The Reaper's Toll                   3.3
Bloodmoon                           3.3
Flamebellow                         3.3
Tal Rasha's Guardianship            3.2
Trang-Oul's Girth                   3.2
Rune Master                         3.2
Baranar's Star                      3.2
Djinn Slayer                        3.2
Naj's Light Plate                   3.1
Naj's Puzzler                       3.1
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator            3.1
Jade Talon                          3.0
Demon Limb                          2.8
Gimmershred                         2.8
Hellslayer                          2.6
Hellrack                            2.6
Viperfork                           2.6
Lightsabre                          2.6
Ethereal Edge                       2.5
Windhammer                          2.5
Shadow Killer                       2.4
Ondal's Almighty                    2.3
M'avina's Embrace                   2.3
Wizardspike                         2.3
Bonehew                             2.3
Arioc's Needle                      2.3
Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer            1.9
Credendum                           1.7
Natalya's Shadow                    1.7
Dark Adherent                       1.6
Laying of Hands                     1.4
Dangoon's Teaching                  1.3
Immortal King's Stone Crusher       1.0
Code:
Item                              Score
-------------------------------   -----
Tyrael's Might                    422.5
Death's Web                       231.0
Astreon's Iron Ward               230.4
Mang Song's Lesson                230.4
Darkforce Spawn                   172.2
Death's Fathom                    140.9
Griswold's Redemption              97.7
Griswold's Honor                   94.7
Griffon's Eye                      93.9
Crown of Ages                      93.9
Templar's Might                    93.9
Steelrend                          93.9
Shadow Dancer                      93.9
Death Cleaver                      76.8
Executioner's Justice              76.8
Windforce                          76.8
Ghostflame                         76.8
Gargoyle's Bite                    76.8
The Cranium Basher                 76.8
Earth Shifter                      76.8
Stormspire                         76.8
Steel Pillar                       76.8
The Grandfather                    76.8
Griswold's Valor                   39.8
Immortal King's Soul Cage          39.8
M'avina's True Sight               39.8
Natalya's Mark                     38.7
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge          32.6
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian        32.6
Ravenlore                          19.5
Dragonscale                        19.5
Stormlash                          16.2
Schaefer's Hammer                  15.3
Spirit Keeper                      13.7
Halaberd's Reign                   11.0
Boneflame                          11.0
Giant Skull                        10.7
Spirit Ward                        10.7
Steel Carapace                     10.6
Cerebus' Bite                      10.6
Heaven's Light                      9.3
The Redeemer                        9.3
Alma Negra                          8.8
Demonhorn's Edge                    7.6
Boneshade                           7.5
Ondal's Wisdom                      7.5
Azurewrath                          7.5
Arkaine's Valor                     7.4
Head Hunter's Glory                 7.4
Wolfhowl                            7.0
Blood Raven's Charge                6.5
Steel Shade                         6.3
Spike Thorn                         6.3
Soul Drainer                        6.3
Nosferatu's Coil                    6.3
Messerschmidt's Reaver              6.1
Gut Siphon                          6.1
Fleshripper                         6.1
Stone Crusher                       6.1
Frostwind                           6.1
Leviathan                           6.0
Veil of Steel                       6.0
Nightwing's Veil                    6.0
Medusa's Gaze                       6.0
Stoneraven                          5.8
Dracul's Grasp                      5.7
Blackoak Shield                     5.6
Arachnid Mesh                       5.6
M'avina's Caster                    5.5
Eaglehorn                           5.4
Horizon's Tornado                   5.4
Doombringer                         5.4
Warshrike                           5.4
Firelizard's Talons                 5.0
Stormshield                         4.7
Marrowwalk                          4.7
The Gladiator's Bane                4.7
Cranebeak                           4.5
Widowmaker                          4.5
Wraith Flight                       4.5
Tomb Reaver                         4.5
Lacerator                           4.5
Thunderstroke                       4.5
Aldur's Deception                   4.5
Taebaek's Glory                     4.5
Trang-Oul's Guise                   4.5
Tal Rasha's Guardianship            4.5
Trang-Oul's Girth                   4.5
Eschuta's Temper                    4.4
Andariel's Visage                   4.1
Verdungo's Hearty Cord              4.1
Harlequin Crest                     3.9
Ormus' Robes                        3.7
Sandstorm Trek                      3.7
Razor's Edge                        3.4
Nord's Tenderizer                   3.4
Naj's Light Plate                   3.2
Naj's Puzzler                       3.2
Demon's Arch                        3.1
The Reaper's Toll                   3.1
Bloodmoon                           3.1
Flamebellow                         3.1
Rune Master                         3.1
Baranar's Star                      3.1
Djinn Slayer                        3.1
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator            3.1
Jade Talon                          2.9
Demon Limb                          2.6
Gimmershred                         2.6
Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer            2.6
Hellslayer                          2.5
Hellrack                            2.5
Viperfork                           2.5
Lightsabre                          2.5
Ondal's Almighty                    2.5
M'avina's Embrace                   2.5
Ethereal Edge                       2.4
Windhammer                          2.4
Shadow Killer                       2.3
Wizardspike                         2.2
Bonehew                             2.2
Arioc's Needle                      2.2
Credendum                           1.7
Natalya's Shadow                    1.7
Dark Adherent                       1.6
Laying of Hands                     1.4
Dangoon's Teaching                  1.3
Immortal King's Stone Crusher       1.0
Code:
Item                              Score
-------------------------------   -----
Tyrael's Might                    439.7
Death's Web                       240.4
Astreon's Iron Ward               239.8
Mang Song's Lesson                239.8
Darkforce Spawn                   177.5
Death's Fathom                    145.2
Griswold's Redemption              97.9
Griffon's Eye                      97.7
Crown of Ages                      97.7
Templar's Might                    97.7
Steelrend                          97.7
Shadow Dancer                      97.7
Griswold's Honor                   91.2
Death Cleaver                      79.9
Executioner's Justice              79.9
Windforce                          79.9
Ghostflame                         79.9
Gargoyle's Bite                    79.9
The Cranium Basher                 79.9
Earth Shifter                      79.9
Stormspire                         79.9
Steel Pillar                       79.9
The Grandfather                    79.9
Griswold's Valor                   39.9
Immortal King's Soul Cage          39.9
M'avina's True Sight               39.9
Natalya's Mark                     37.3
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge          32.6
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian        32.6
Ravenlore                          20.1
Dragonscale                        20.1
Stormlash                          16.9
Schaefer's Hammer                  15.9
Spirit Keeper                      14.2
Halaberd's Reign                   11.4
Boneflame                          11.4
Giant Skull                        11.1
Steel Carapace                     11.1
Spirit Ward                        11.1
Cerebus' Bite                      11.0
Heaven's Light                      9.7
The Redeemer                        9.7
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So you're not running Snapshit? Also, I assume Snapshit's chest is not eligible?

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My hydra sorc, Habacalva, is up and running - it's actually quite an enjoyable run! The only issue that I currently have is that there is a spawn between the entrance and Snapshit, which often has souls and can disrupt my run a bit as I have to take them out for safety reasons. Other than that, smooth :D

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I'll most likely be consistent (boring) and just run AT :)
No I'll be running with my 99er Necro this time, sort of out of competition I guess. :) I finally got around to quitting my job (yeah!) and will be traveling for a while early next year. As far as my D2 project are concerned, I'd like to try and hit 99 with him this year so I'll focus on that...

And yes, chest drops don't count!
Below is a video with a couple of runs from Habacalva, which will be optimised by time the tournament starts. I put an intro to the tournament on my channel, so if you just want the runs then skip to 5:00.

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@Kitteh Nice! So I'm the Voldemort of the SPF, he who must not be named? ;)
I skipped to 5:00 :p, that's a sneaky approach to dealing with snap. Hydras seem to be designed with HC (safety) in mind.
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I'll be running Snipchat for science. I'll be using my Fire Sorc, who should be 99 by then.
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Get going dude!
I’m still working out what to enter. I’m a bit worried that, without the 20h limit, this is effectively a 2w MFO. Not sure what I have the stamina to run for that long, but I’m contemplating Baal.
Yeah regarding the unlimited format, I figured in the interest of collecting some Snapchip data, it would be cool to see the results if some players manage to run him a lot. Also I thought it would make things more relaxing for those who won't be able to run for a full 20h since this is only 2 weeks. Similar for participants that run for more than 20h, but not enough to finish a second batch...
From the somewhat detached POV of a realms player who won't be entering anyway, I agree with @maxicek: It's certainly not a level playing field. OTOH, as a data-gathering operation, I agree with @ffs that it's well worth doing on a one-off basis, and I greedily await the results of it. :D
I think the batch systems allows people to maximise time for science whilst allowing everybody with less time to compete, personally.
It's all about luck anyway, so I'm going to score that Tyrael's from Snapchip. For science of course ...
Not sure the 20h per batch would have a positive effect per se, considering the 2 week duration in a time many seem to be rather busy. It's not unlikely that some players will be able to run more than 20 hours, but not nearly 40. You could end up with a low score after 20h, get that 27+ pointer in hour 21-25 and then realize you will only manage 2 more hours – leaving you with 2 bad batches instead of one good result. Yet others may not be able to get even close to 20h and would be at a disadvantage solely given that duration... So I thought for this format it would be fair to simply allow people to run as much as they want and have some competitive fun on the side (and as @T72on1 said it's all RNG anyway). :)

That being said, I don't mind either way – so if the majority prefers to have the 20h per batch limit, I can change it of course.
We shouldn't be discussing the 20h or not limit. We should be discussing why currently only half of the entrants (why aren't there more entrants anyway, come on folks !!) is doing what they are supposed to do, which is taking Snapchip as target !!
Good point.

I'll check my snap map.. maybe even roll one, feel like I need a break from AT anyway. My latest "uber" density map is turning out to be a disappointment.
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I'm still contemplating about joining; kind of a busy schedule ahead. There's of course a decent amount of time to run.

I have a fire-sorc on the works, she's currently waiting for action somewhere in NM Act V. I do have a Blizz for AT, but Snapchip intrigues me. I'll plan a bit.
@NanoMist sneaking in to add his name to the table, without any further clarification or details about target, char ... Forget it ladies and gents, no chance in category 1 anymore for any of us ...
I heard that Nanomist uses trained monkeys to do the runs for him. There might be nothing in it though...
Seems like I need to build my fire sorc now and molest some Snapchip with her. She will be undergeared, and am trying to move during november but what the hell... There's always some spare time for Diablo.
Question: Are we allowed to mix Areas and single targets for Cat 1?

Still thinking about Baal, as I feel stuck at G-2 at the moment...
Get your **** together people, @NanoMist's tournament RNG mojo can't go on forever! Or can it? ;)


Yes (as stated in the spoiler :p)
I will join for sure. I'm not sure which character or category, and I'm not sure how much time I'll have, but I WILL join. My main problem is finding a character that I don't mind re-rolling the map to get a decent Snapchip run. Also considering baal with the javazon, though she doesn't pack much MF.
I might join... I have been building a pure fire sorc whom would be a good candidate for Snapchip. She at one point had an awesome Andariel map (ran her to get SoJ x2), but that's since changed, so she'd be good go rolling for a good map for Snapchip. Problem is time, she's just started Act III hell and I'm also doing the three way tournament. So many goals, so little time to achieve them.
I don't know what you've been eating, but generally you shouldn't (and wouldn't want to) be able to snap it...
You caught me!! Uh, I'll be running with that hero, in that area with the monsters.


I kind of wanted to run Baal with a javazon, but I should at least run the monster in the tournament title. Character is TBD, I'd have to level up another Sorc to roll new maps. It won't take long to do that since I can Mat her in under 3 hours then run CS for a few more hours..
Do that then :p
I'm seriously considering entering this tournament (provided I can get a fire sorc up and running on time), if for no other reason than to have an excuse to make fun of Shatsnip's name. *runs off to start a fire sorc*
So everyone is going to run Snoopy with Fire Sorc? Presumably she's the best option, but you can never be sure. :)
  • Berserker or Conc Barb should be able to carry more MF? Can't TK the WP but could make up for that.
  • Lightning Sorc should be able to focus him down quicker than Fire Sorc (though more specific gear needs and probably lower MF)
  • Javazon? Map with some other mobs spawning around him should result in one-shots mostly? Again likely considerably lower MF but could be fun trying to build one.
  • Fissure Druid? Probably not reliable enough, but worth a shot?
I was planning a lightning sorc with ES, shooting 2-3 lightning could be faster than waiting for meteor to land and spamming FB. I think the witches down there can cast blood mana, so life = mana + >=1. Dual wisp for lightning sorb (they come with MF too!) and ignoring resists in favour of MF, ES should be useful since there are few DoT poison attackers, if any?

But I'll need to make infinity first and I'm still a sur short.. and a 4os eth base. Really don't want to make one in a CV :/ Been doing p7 AT runs, but I guess I'd get a better return on investment with a pit necro? Got an enigma, decent dweb, few fungal skillers even, just need to farm a few essences to respec.
Roll a LK map with a quick Thresher/CA/GPA(Not sure it can spawn) rack. It took me 20 minutes to find a CA rack and with 10 second runs about half an hour to farm a multitude of Ethereal ones. Only 2 eth 4os but I gave up because I prefer Threshers. 1h total.

Definitely faster albeit much more focused than running Pits/AT.
That's an idea, thanks. The racks in Nihl's temple can drop a GPA/GT. Maybe I'll hit those, but I need a sur or a ber first.
Zerker or conc barb is pretty ass since the corpse always shatters. But maybe it could still compete with other classes, I'm not sure.
I agree on the Lightning Sorc and the Javazon. But I have the excuse that I want to try out my newly 99er Sorc on something else than Nihlathak :). The joy of knowing that a death doesn't matter, other than losing a bit of time in the MF tournament !!!
Did somebody say Zerker?!

So I went to dust off my Pit Zerker to get him warmed up for a possible entrant, and the very first thing I did was click Nightmare. :rolleyes: Perfect chance to roll a Snapchip map, since that was an obstacle for me with my other runners!

May I present a modified version of @Fabian 's Pitzerker, with Snapchip in mind.

A couple notes
- Zerker is better than Conc since Snapchip has 0%MR (25%PR)
- No horking, since Snapchip shatters
- I wanted a bit more life than is generally done since it's a higher danger area (Gloams and amp-witches are pain)
- This is preliminary and was done rather quickly, I'm open to gear/build improvements if anyone can think of any

The Build:
20 zerk/howl/shout/sword mastery
1 increased speed, nat res, bcommand
rest in BO (13 hard points at level 90)

Stats:
I didn't put much thought into this, I'm sure you could min-max it better but I was too lazy.

Dex: 136 for PB
Vit: enough for ~3500 life
Str: the rest

Gear:
Shako (PTopaz)
Enigma
+2 Barb/+10FCR/other goodies crafted amulet
40/391 Grief PB + 6xIst PB
Ravenfrost (249/18) + Nagelring (55ar/30mf)
Chance Guards (40%)
Goldwrap (Upped)
War Travs (38%)

Switch: 2x Suicide Branch (+skills for BO make them better than Wizardspike) for 105 fcr

Charms are Gheeds (40%), 7%mfsc's, and a few Fine SC of Good Luck/Fortune

He runs 744 MF on his kill switch, hits the 42 Ias breakpoint and 105 fcr.

Merc: Might
Insight eth Thresher, Treachery, Andys
Ias setup to try and get Might procced quickly.

Pretty close to a standard zerker setup, but with some small (yet major) differences. here's the thought process:

Since we don't worry about cold damage here, Ravenfrost can be used in place of a Cham in the Shako. Technically I lose out on 6mf from the dual-nagel setup (of 5 if I Ist the Shako instead of a PTopaz), but for me personally it doesn't matter since that wouldn't put me into the next MF breakpoint. Ravenfrost also comes with some handy AR and dex (saving stat points), so it's a win in my books.

Gameplay:

Standard Zerking, really. No need for horking so it's even more straightforward. Instead of me babbling though, I made a video instead. :) The play is sloppy since I'm just getting used to it, and the map could be improved, but I figure it's good for informations sake. Gear is at the end, for those inclined.


Thoughts:

He's fun! Probably won't compete in efficiency with a fully decked out Fire Sorc, and is more intensive to play, but I'd say he's close enough that it's not a complete blowout by the sorc.

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Thoughts on other builds:

Fissure druid: I tested it, it will never compete in efficiency but is still doable. Sub-par FCR rates (and timers) kill him. Pure Firestorm may be slightly better (I didn't specifically try this), but the druid is still ultimately sunk by FCR.
Concentrate barb: Haven't tried it, but Stone Skin spawns are frequent enough that I doubt it would compete long-term. How do I know this? Well..
Singer: I tried this, it sucked. Well, maybe not sucked, but it was nowhere near close to the Zerker. As mentioned, Stone Skin is terrible especially with Snapchip's inherent 25% PR.
Hammerdins: I would be interested to see someone try this, I think it could work. Carrying lots of MF might be tricky though while balancing good FCR/life.
@Pb_pal Now that's more like it, very cool runner. Very curious as to how well he can do with more practice and optimization.

I've noticed that annoying S&E lag again – do others experience that as well when running Smackchip?

@Albatross I do believe Light Sorc could be faster in theory, but not sure she can outperform Fire Sorc in practice. The problem is once every ~5-10 runs or so you get a nasty spawn and can't stand still, which is required to cast Lightning. On the other hand, could be just a matter of rolling a suitable map and some practice to make it work smoothly.

As for gameplay vids, might as well include that Fire Sorc I guess :) some of my initial runs with her a couple of weeks ago:

 

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I'm enjoying that we aren't all running meteor sorcs :D
In watching the videos of elite runner I am amazed at their ability to *very* quickly assess the drops and hit S&E. I am soooooo much slower. When Snapchip actually drops something do the runners clear out just enough monsters to pick the item up? Or just dive in (sounds super risky for SC, ridiculous for HC) and try to grab the item?
@ffs - my S+E lag is worse while recording for some reason, though it's still substantial while running. I try not to think about it too much, and just let it be a second or two where my fingers can rest. :)

@Friiser - I tend to just jump in and try to snag whatever is there (in SC anyway), depending on what it is. If it's a super-rare item or a high scoring one, I will make sure it's safe so I don't lose it to a death or S+E. In this specific case, I can Howl monsters and teleport around to get them to clear out.
Funny, I just prepared my Fire Sorc for Snapchip as well, and rolled her a good map. I wanted to post it here but ... it's identical to yours, @ffs :). I think it's the fastest map possible, no?

If you call that annoying S&E lag, you haven't seen mine. It's a few seconds for me, somewhat identical to what I got at Nihl it seems. You sure are fast. I also hit the chest. I know drops from it don't count for the tournament, but you never know what's in it, right?

Currently only at 23s avg on a very small sample, but with some practice I should be able to get it down to 21s, maybe 20s. At least that is my estimate. That is with 536% mf.

What is your gear @ffs? You probably posted it already somewhere, but I must admit, I'm too tired to look it up right now.
There are better maps that save a few teleports like this one by @GalaXyHaXz. Not sure how long it takes to roll that.

I was using the gear below, nothing fancy.
Tal Rasha amulet, armor (PT) and belt
Hoto
Spirit 35
Shako (PT)
Chance Guards
Wisp Projector
Rare FCR/MF ring
WT

CtA/Spirit switch

Inventory Gheed's + MF SCs

Merc: Infinity, Andy's, Gladiator's Bane
Ok, that map is sick. @GalaXyHaXz did it take you much time to reroll?

Also, what run times do you have @ffs . Judging from the video, you can do Snipchop (can we call him different names every single time? I like that ... Officer Crabtree ftw ;)) really fast. Too bad I got S&E times of some 3 seconds, which adds up a lot on those short runs. Other than that, it took some runs getting used to it, but now I don't find them that hard anymore, despite gloams / dolls / whatever down there.

I'm using more or less the same gear, but an Ist'ed Eschuta's instead of the HotO, and Delirium / Fortitude / Infinity on the merc. Too bad my Wisp Projector has a low roll (13/13). Btw, belt is Arachnid's I assume?
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Oh I've been calling Snitchback different every time, and I like that tradition. ;)

Belt is Tal Rasha for the 3-piece combo. Run times in the vid are around ~13.5 seconds (ignoring chest), but pretty sure this can be improved with more practice/better map. Later on I changed the technique a bit: Mostly just dropped the Meteor and TK'ed the chest while it dropped (not losing time for the chest), and then FB if it made sense/was safe to spam it. With minimum Meteor damage of ~25k it's always a one-shot unless he rolls extra FR. Also some further considerations on Meteor/FB Sorc running Snoop Dog in the build 101 (#shamelessplug). ;)
Oops, it's in your gear overview already, and it's what I'm using too ... sorry, way too fast there ... :oops:



That's definitely very fast, and watching @GalaXyHaXz 's video in another thread again makes me realize that you will indeed cut that down further on a map like his. Pfff, don't think I'll ever get close to those run times. And not only because of the difference in S&E lag of some 3 seconds. Ah well, I liked the runs so far, that's the main thing. If Snotchop drops some goodies during the tournament, even better :).

Btw, currently you are the only one not in category 1. Face it, you'll have to run Snipsnop just like the rest of us ;).

Edit: just to add my experience. Like I said, I'm using Ist'ed Eschuta's over HotO. Same +skills, same fcr, but ability to put an Ist in it for more mf. You loose res all, but the only resistance you really need down there is lightning, which is covered with your other gear if you have LR on your fcr/mf ring. I liked the Delirium on my merc, but maybe it isn't really needed, and it's better to have Conviction proc faster through Andariel's.
I hope I'll manage a sur/ber and an infinity base by the deadline, else I'll have to disappoint and forgo snachitter.

Seconding the Isted eschuta's @T72on1, I was planning to include it my lightning/ES build where resist shouldn't be as important.

@ffs if I was concerned with the most efficient, I'd have switched to a pit zerker years ago instead of sticking to AT :) It's easy to theorycraft though, I might get wrecked when/if I actually get to the runs, but am really interested to see how both sorcs perform.
Note that @GalaXyHaXz runs him in 1.08, which doesn't have those nasty guest monsters and allows entirely different approaches. But versions 1.07+ are allowed to have those available if people want to do that!

I used Hoto because IIRC with Eschuta's I didn't hit max LR with the MF SCs available in my stashes. With a few decent MF/LR SCs, Ist'ed Eschuta's should be the way to go of course. I didn't min-max much to be honest. Regarding Merc, I treated him strictly as a walking aura dude. Conviction is always active, it's only the Merc's inherent aura that needs to be triggered, or CtC from Delirium if used. Both don't matter much here IMO. I went with Gladiator's Bane for CNBF and iDR which helps him vs. Witches. Could socket an eth one for a Sol even. But of course lots of options to test and choose from (CoH/Forti/Treachery/Duriel's...).

As for my category: Once I hit 98 on my Necro, hopefully in a couple of days, I will run his XP/h numbers for 98-99 again and then make a final decision based on how long I think 98-99 will take. If there's a decent chance to finish 99 before going away for a few months from January next year, I will stick to Nihl. Otherwise, if I feel it's not going to work out, I might park him at 98 for a very long time :) and then of course I could switch to Spongebob!

Maybe @Bewitch can join me in the Nihl category if need be! Generally: I know it's still early but come on and sign-up people! ;)
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ty for mentioning, but most of the time i dont even check the loot + i run 50 mf^^
I'm in for Slapchop. Most likely running my Zerker, but I'll see if I can get another char up and running for some variety.

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By the way, -10 points for every time you used a name for Chopstick that has been used before. :D
I may run Snöpchät in 1.10a, I've a Fire Sorc in NM Act IV right now. Only obstacle might be Hell FIs while questing through. Maybe I'll catch some better Merc gear soon, I'll stop at Hell Andy anyway, as she was planned to be my target for those beta BKWBs.

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How has no one thought to call him Snapchat yet?? (Too lazy to make sure I didn't miss it)
Because now we can't anymore, and we wanted to save it for last ...
Damn, sorry about that. :p

In relevant news, Ember the cleverly-named fire sorceress was born the other day. She's currently level 15, having just rescued Cain. Making a real attempt at getting her up and running in time, with gear picked out and leveling strategy decided on. I don't have Infinity and will ultimately be running with 'only' ~350 mf, but I think she'll still be up to the task of killing Shartsniff a few hundred times. I've had almost zero free time the past few days with 2 sick kids and a wife with a (minor) knee injury, but I took tomorrow off from work and will hopefully make some real progress this weekend.
My PhD is starting to pick up so I will spend more nights in the lab. Thus, I’m going to have to choose which of my D2 activities I want to continue. I will definitely compete, but I probably won’t get a whole lot of runs done.
Sorceress now in her mid-thirties, aging well and about to finish normal soon. Slowly getting ready to meet Chit-chat. Found an Eschuta for her too: +2 skills only, but with +20% fire. Now I finally get to test it. Before I've always had something better to wield, but now I don't and I'm liking it. Taking my available gear in account, this is going to be seriously ineffective :p
 

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I feel like with all these names and rhyming phrases, there is a rap just waiting to be made for Snippersnapper.
Snackchip Dipper sounds pretty tasty... xD xD xD

I'm retired but will watch from the side lines. Does the hype live up to it's name?

FWIW you're looking at about 10-20 minutes to roll a map within the depiction in the image below. I usually stumble on the North West layout every 15 minutes or so, but my best map was North East and took an hour to roll. Granted, things are a bit easier pre-1.10, but an optimal map combined with a proper build could be just as quick. I've been able to hit just under 6 seconds with a NE map, but S/E lag is horrible (the game preloads the graphics as they are loading and then flushes the memory buffer shortly after, so short games are CONSTANTLY loading/flushing).
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Nah, we are building up so much hype, even only by calling Snopchipper all different names, that it will be impossible for the hype to live up to it's name.

Thanks for the info on the map btw. I hate rerolling maps, but if I'm looking at one hour max, probably less, I should just do it.
That’s an interesting idea. I have a full Tal’s fire Sorc in 1.10a too. But little chance for HRs ...
Honestly, today’s youth, they just expect it all :cool:
Here's the new fire sorc using the standard 3 piece Tal's setup with Hoto.


The save and exit lag is brutal, ranging from 3-6 seconds depending on the end state of the run. Run avg is in the 15-16 seconds region, which is a shame considering 11 seconds would be doable with instant exit.

Most runs I can safely telestomp and fireball. For nasty spawns such as dolls, I'll drop a meteor and take some evasive maneuvers. Normally I don't open the chest with the telestomp method, but the few times I opened the chest while waiting for meteor, this popped out:
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@NanoMist - So fast! Very cool runs.

For those still waffling over map re-rolling, I also managed to roll a good one in under and hour so it's defintiely feasible!
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I didn't like the 2nd level at first, but after running it I enjoy it quite a bit. The chest spawns wayyy far away so it's out of the question, but that allows me to not get distracted and waste time anyways (Jah runes be damned :p)
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After I get a bit of practicing in, I'll upload a new video of the barb that isn't as roughly played as the last one. So far I'm consistently at or below 20s per run, which I'm happy with.
Great maps both! I died a few times when trying to telestomp him with FB, but that could have been specific to my map which often has monsters spawning near him. @NanoMist's seems to be relatively clear in comparison most of the time. That S&E lag really is a shame, given ~11 seconds is almost on par with the fastest Pindle Barbs in terms of seconds per kill (and including the "FI kill").

Kind of makes want to roll maps again! But I've decided I'll stick to Nihlathak, even if I'm the only one. ;)
@Pb_pal - Both of your maps look good!

Before the map I have now, I rolled a map that had Icy Cellar in the NE direction just like Pb_pal's. Unfortunately, Snap's spawn was diagonally across, corner to farthest corner, so I rerolled. My current Icy Cellar may not be the greatest, but it's nice in that Snap's spawn is next to a wall, minimizing the amount of other monsters that gets pulled in. I can also use Snap's pack itself to body block the other monsters. It takes 9 teleports in total, including the telestomp- 3 in Ancient's Way and 6 in Icy Cellar.
I'm currently rerolling, but no luck yet. My previous one, identical to @ffs' one for Ancient's Way, was the same as @NanoMist 's one for Icy Cellar. I agree that that one makes runs much safer and faster, due to the amount of surrounding monsters and Chipsap and his gang blocking other monsters out.

I hope it won't take too long to reroll. I so much hate rerolling maps.
What's the problem with level 84 areas compered to 85? Is it to set the same 'starting conditions'?
WHERE'S THE HYYYYYYYYPE?!

Made a new Zerker video with my new map, and it's wayyy better than the previous one. I'm just sub-20s on average at 744 MF, which I'm very happy with even if it doesn't quite compete with the sorcs out there. Oh, and he's REALLY fun to play, so other people should try them too. :)

Gear/build is the same as before, as seen in this post (and also at the end of the video):

My map will definitely be re-rolled for this... I also don’t want to deeds whilst re-rolling :D
No hype here, didn't manage to find or roll an eth 4os polearm (better than a CV), also still missing a ber/sur. The deadline is getting close, so it looks like it's AT all the way for me.
If they ever make a d2 movie, they need to include chopstick shitter as a character, an have him acted by Bendaduck Cumbersnatch
Why exactly is Snapjjerk Coldcrapper potentially better MF target than Pindle? I read info about it but didn't quite sink in, something about a unique quality divisor?
No, just because he has a cooler name ;).

I finally managed to roll a good map too. 3 teleports to the second level, there 5 teleports putting me close to Snophop Chitter, but behind a wall, which makes it very safe. Often also a health shrine next to the chest, which is convenient to refill. Wait, because a picture says more than a 1000 words ...

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Even then I only manage 21s average currently, but hopefully this will slightly improve over time.

And of course ... HYYYYPE. It's actually too busy to be really hyped, but we just should be hyped, since we are about to do something for science :).
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I think we might need a tournament highlights compilation at this rate...
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I’m in, but I have very little time over these weeks now. It is probably going to have to be Pindle as I have no time to roll maps before it starts.
 

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You could roll a usable map in no time at all, just not optimal :)
Agreed. Just do it. You are a mod, we need you to be an example for us ;).

Should take less than an hour, if you are a bit lucky even less than 30 minutes.
But if everyone runs Shat Chips how will you know if it is better or worse? If only we had a scientist around to sort out a control group... :confused:
I will run Nihkathak, so we will definitely know he is worse! :)
On your own? Now that will be some fierce competition.

Give up the resistance already, and just join the Snepchep Cheddar madness !!!
That's exactly right, I'm the fiercest competition I could wish for. :p
I'll just go up against myself in an indefinite amount of 10 minute sets. ;)
Slippy? Slappy? Swimmy? Swammy? Snapchip Shatter? Samsonite! I was way off.

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So i've been doing some testing running Snapchip with Fire Trapper. I have a very good map with her, and the runs are pretty fast (and will get faster still when i get more accustomed to it); they are also quite safe with CoS and MB. A minor convenient bonus would be the fact that you do not need to carry any keys for the chest.

The basic premise is simple, i teleport, lay traps and cast CoS with HotO+Spirit, and then switch to Gull(Ist) and Rhyme. With my current suboptimal-gear i kill him with 511 MF. I could shoot for 600+ with switching gear and charms around.

It's not the most efficient, but it's quite fun. If i find the time to join this tournament i could utilize her, but will probably stick to AT. This was more of an experiment.
It's really cool seeing how many builds can efficiently run ScS.
I might join in if I get that pesky sur or ber rune before I burn out from LK again.
Glad we have a few more entries. Those still considering to join - gogogo, there's nothing to lose!
Starting today/tomorrow, so let's get going! GL HF all :)
I'm pretty sure that a lot more people would join if they knew they'd be battling you in the Sniphype Clutter frenzy :cool::rolleyes:.

Good luck everyone. Let's do this for science !!!
Well, I didn't get a slipsnoop runner ready in time so I will bow out of this tourney, but good luck to everyone! Maybe next time...
No excuse buddy ;) literally every char can run something (Pindle if nothing else)!
Well I was only going to put my other projects on hold for this tourney if I could participate in the science of running snooky; otherwise getting a few other things checked off takes higher priority at the moment.

Fine, next time I'll participate one way or another!
Kinda multi-tasking here...but what the heck. My plan is to hit Pindle with my necro (summoner, where I raise my army), hit Snotshad Crudder, then get Baal. Will have to keep items separate obviously, but that won't be too hard since two of the three targets are in the same category.

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That's the spirit @Friiser! And good target choice IMO, raising army at Pindle -> killing Pindle -> Baal waves is how I leveled my untwinked Necro until 97 with Summoner spec, and I've got a number of sweet drops out of including the Pindle kill.
I suspect that I will not participate, but will keep myself in the list for the moment.
@Lloyd - What are your chances in this tournament? Like one in a hundred? :rolleyes:
 

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Lloyd? :confused:

I took an Assa from NM Act III to the Hell V. Made some pretty things for her:
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I'll start with Pindle and level her to early 90s and then consider trying out a Fire Trapper against the Spankshark Shooter.

I didn't make any progress in 1.10a, and definitely don't feel like bringing a wimpy FB Sorc through Hell. Her merc hasn't basically any good items. Well, I'll run that Andy with her at a later time. ;)

Good luck all!
With NanoMist running, more like one in a million.
This will be one of those "I know I'm going to be last but f**k it*

Moving houses tomorrow and I have a crazy busy schedule anyway but I'm doing Pit/CS runs when I can anyway so why not.

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Nice @srrw!

Going to start and run a little today, but somehow I'm pretty exhausted when it comes to D2 recently, so not sure how much I'll run after all. Also, seems like first place in my category is guaranteed. ;)

Looking forward to watching the real competition from the sidelines this time!
I look forward to following along and seeing the results (including whether anyone can break the winning streak by @NanoMist in these tourneys). I'm still focused on finishing the untwinked pally, and figure the odds of Tyrael's dropping from boss packs in CS will increase if I haven't entered in an MF tournament. :rolleyes:

Good luck to everyone!
Going to start my tournament now, and should be able to run for some 3 hours straight, which doesn't happen too often.

I also found out that I actually have 632% mf instead of 567% mf. So Snipstrop Chipperhead better coughs up some goods.

Good luck everyone !!
What's happening? Why aren't we seeing a high amount of posts here? The tournament has started, no? Come on people !!!

Having said that ... I didn't really enjoy my runs yesterday. Probably quite tired of those very short runs with Neverland and ShouldBeEasy. Not sure if I'll be running much to be honest.
So how are things going? More runs, more videos, more builds? :)

Managed some 20m worth of runs on my Necro, something like 800-850 runs. Noteworthy non-qualifiers so far:

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Third Lo in a short amount of time, with another one just before the tourney started. Also got a facet just before and 3 more since I started. (Kind of ridiculous how many of these drop for him recently, he's now at 27 total.)

Almost died once when I was amped and under archer fire... there was plenty of time to get out but I missed the Esc button several times. :rolleyes: Close to 30% of the level now. I was hoping to get it down this weekend and update in the 99er thread, but just didn't have enough time. Maybe tomorrow or Tuesday.
I managed a nice eth 4 OS base, but the missing rune for Infinity didn't drop, got a cham instead :) I'll be posting some of that stuff in the IFT.

So I'm still running AT, about 500 runs today. Among several qualifiers, a few facets and another SoJ dropped.
I hope it is still alright to join this. I was away for the weekend. I'll also be away for the next weekend, but i'll try to sneak some runs in. There is a chance that i won't be able to run much, but let's hope that won't be the case and i'll get at least some qualifiers.

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Question to all the Wophopper Chopper runners ... does something seem off with you guys as well when it comes to drops? I mean, I obviously don't want any spoilers in here, I also don't need to know how well you are doing. But I've done 500 runs now, with some 200 more before the tournament, and all I got is one single qualifier. I'm not here to complain, mind you. I just want to make sure there's not something strange with his (her?) drops going on, resulting in far lower drops than expected. Even total amount of S/U seems on the low side, but it's been a while since I ran Pindle for example, so it might be comparable.
@T72on1 Hopefully it's just RNG demons playing their evil tricks with you. They are often not so nice. I've done similar amount of Pindle runs (+700 MF), and had only two qualifiers until my last run yesterday netted me the third.

So... not much to report yet :p Edit: oh, I did find a failed set Unearthed Wand though, and Berserker Axe for that matter. And probably a dozen other TC87 rares...
I posted some of my Pindle results here: https://www.diabloii.net/forums/threads/2017-autumn-mfo-results-thread.955850/ (first page). When looking at the table, disregard the notation "/run". Correctly, it is "runs per" drop. Here is the updated table:

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Yes sorry, forgot to get back to this.

@EatSleepDiablov2 Those are about the numbers I recalled from Pindle, and as such I can expect from Chipchop Snopper if I understand it correctly.

As such, I figured that my numbers are so far off that there might be something odd going on. I guess for now I'll have to chalk it up to RNG indeed.

I have ran some more and will continue to do so probably, but unless my luck greatly increases, I can't see myself doing thousands of runs.
  • Level 85 areas (drops from the following monsters will not count, however: Baal, his minions, Diablo and the Seal bosses)
Why are seal bosses banned?
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Mang Song's Lesson
Archon Staff
Two Hand Damage: 124 - 148
Durability: 14 of 14
Required Level: 82
Required Strength: 24
Fingerprint: 0xc4ba83d4
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+5 to All Skills
+30% Faster Cast Rate
-15% to Enemy Cold Resistance
-11% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-13% to Enemy Fire Resistance
Regenerate Mana 10%
Ethereal

I wish this didn't drop from CS <.<

Also I guess ill use this space to join officially.

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Wow. Just wow.
So got started on AT myself. Some finds here and there; this one was pretty cool:

Gaean Diadem of the Magus
Diadem
Defense: 57
Durability: 11 of 20
Required Level: 64
Fingerprint: 0x30a2a025
Item Level: **
Version: Expansion 1.10+
+3 to Elemental Skills (Druid Only)
+20% Faster Cast Rate

Don't really have too much use for it myself. I'll probably try and Larzuk it. If i get 2 sockets, any ideas to use it? Maybe 2 Ists? Shako feels better. For a fire druid, Ravenlore is likely superior since FCR is mostly useless for them and you lack Cyclone Armor so resistances are useful. A dust collector this one, probably.
@Tatterson Holy shield, that thing is eth! I believe it's tied with an eth DWeb and Astreon's as the rarest unique in the game.

I actually don't remember why the seal bosses are treated differently, not the same monster level as regular bosses in the CS?

@Apila maybe some PvP use with 2 OS, but heavily outclassed by a shako for MF.
Thanks for the reply. For PvP it would be great, but since i don't dabble in that, i was wondering if i could get something out of it in PvM. But as it stands, it is outclassed by Shako/Jalal/Ravenlore.
Who talks about being outclassed? It's all about style at times ... :cool:.
 

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Quite correct. I also just found a rare Dimensional Shard, which was soon followed by a rare Sacred Armor. Let's hope those will soon drop as golden. The orb wasn't useful and i didn't bother to pick up the armor.
I actually started some runs last night. If I make 2000 I will be happy as I only have the weekends to run.
The seal bosses are lvl *** but can't drop tc87 so I guess that's the reason. Also, they are superuniques, so drop two items. No chance of tc87 also means slightly better odds of everything else, which would result in a different scoring table, and this is where the mess starts.

Edit: failed attempt to bypass word filter. Sometimes that thing makes me miss the early 40's...
Hoping people are still running!? Also @PhineasB and @Bewitch now that you finished your 99ers it's time to join with your next candidates! :)

Personally yet again in the middle of a crazy phase at work so barely time, didn't even manage to hit 1/3 of 98-99 yet. But hopefully things calm down by the weekend and I'll rejoin the fray. ;)
Still running but not much. Can't find the motivation. Switched to Pindle because I got tired of Scraphead not coughing up anything. Finally got to 5 qualifiers after 250 Pindle runs on top of the other 600 runs.
I've done couple short stints every day this week. Busy weekend, next runs on Sunday I suppose.

@Apila Nice Diadem! I like 163 FCR break point with Wind Druids, and things like that are definitely very useful for those.
I'm running! Add me to the pile of people that got slammed by work for these specific weeks, but I'm holding out hope that I'll have a top 5 to submit.
I'm running as well, but pace is slow...because I am slow, lol. I hit Pindle, Snotshat, then Baal with my fishymancer. I kinda like not tracking the time, tbh.

EDIT: If its a drop from Snipchart the item level will be 86 (area level 83 + 3 Unique Mlvl = 86), correct? I ask because there are occasionally a bunch of other monsters by him and the drops are all in a bunch, and I want my tracking stash to accurately reflect only the correct drops.

Here is a drop that is not from Snardchat:
Lightsabre
Phase Blade
One Hand Damage: 89 - 119
Indestructible
Required Level: 58
Required Strength: 25
Required Dexterity: 136
Fingerprint: 0x5f9e665f
Item Level: 84 <--- this was from some other monster, doesn't count
Version: Expansion 1.10+
5% Chance to cast level 17 Chain Lightning on attack
+20% Increased Attack Speed
157% Enhanced Damage
Adds 10 - 30 Damage
Ignore Target's Defense
Adds 60 - 120 Magic Damage
Adds 1 - 200 Lightning Damage
5% Mana stolen per hit
Lightning Absorb 25%
+7 to Light Radius
I'm on pace to hit about 1k runs. Phear the underdog.
I'm nearing 2k AT runs. Looks like we'll have some data to compare after all :)
Sorry I'm not too active here as things are pretty busy, but even so things are way too quiet here! How is it going, any radical new approaches to Shivchip? Any cool non-qualifier jobs? EDIT: Drops of course. :)

So far gained ~40m XP since the start of this, which translates to ~1600 Nihlathak runs. Hoping to surpass 50m this weekend, though it's going to be close.
I am at 750 Pindle runs, back at it tomorrow. My 2K target may not be reached though.
Going slowly; haven't had much time to play. I'll try to squeeze some runs in this weekend.
Seems people are taking it rather easy – myself included :) but I'm making a last ditch effort in order to not finish last in my category! Likely in vain. :p
I'm closing in on 2800 AT runs, but will probably stop there. Had enough :)

Should we just post scores/hauls pics when the time is up?
I'm pretty sure there will be a results thread, so I'd wait until ffs posts that up.
Alright, i'm done with my running. Sent results to ffs, hopefully i did it right (used the 'start a conversation' button.) See you all in the results thread.
That is correct :)
Can't believe I managed to forget about this and asked dumb questions :D

Ran some more after all.. close to 3k, no major score upgrades, but another freaking Zod dropped. It's almost 11PM where I live, gonna send my results now.
Bloody zods.... *grumble grumble*
 

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I managed 1300 runs, results sent.
Thanks for the results so far! Also done running. Best non-qualifier drops from the remainder of my runs:

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Unexpectedly I had a lot of time to run today so I was trying to finish strong, but unconcentrated running instead lead to an annoying death (#2 for the level). :mad: Apparently I didn't screenshot it though. But it's okay, recovered the corpse again and "only" lost ~2.5 hours or so. Necro gained ~62m XP, plus another ~7 lost due to the death, so around 2.800 Nihlathak runs would be my estimate of Nihl runs he completed. Now closing in on 98.5, with about 50 hours of running left for 99.

Indeed I'll post a results thread once I receive everyone's score. Work is still kind of crazy so as a heads up – I might not get around to it tomorrow even if I have all results, please bear with me. :)
Lovely Mara's there! Sorry about the death.. I had one shortly after the Zod drop, guess I was still distracted and just "forgot/got lazy" to rejuv so a few zombies beat my sorc to death. Just when I thought how she's progressing nicely towards 98 (>1/5th).
I will have my results in later today. I maybe did a hundred runs (Pindle, SnappleChip, Baal = 1 run).
Thanks @Friiser.

@Caralis and @Kitteh I'm assuming you didn't run? I should be able to put up a results thread tonight after all.
No mate. I backed out ages ago but I think that I forgot to remove myself from the table, sorry!
Internet provider has been down all day, big snow storm in the midwest (Michigan and Indiana). Hopefully back up tomorrow.
Still haven't heard back from everyone but nonetheless results thread is here (with placements subject to change given outstanding results).