Mini-MFO VII (Baal) [by jjscud]

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This tournament has already ended. It was originally posted by @jjscud on June 12, 2006.
(link to original thread on diabloii.net)


Mini-MFO VII (Baal)

Short, short version of rules:

Kill Baal and his minions, keep the goods! This weekend!


The rules:

1- Start Friday (the 16th) whenever you want and ends 60 hours later (2 1/2 days).
Examples:
Start 8:00 AM Friday, End 8:00 PM Sunday
Start Noon Friday, End Midnight Sunday
Start 7:59 PM Friday, End 7:59 AM Monday

2- No subscription fee! The winner will add to the Mini-MFO trophey case.

3- The one and only category is Hell Baal. This includes Hell Baal himself and his 5 minion sets.

4- Do Not post your findings prior to the ending.

5- When it is over, send to jjscud at yahoo.com the following:

- Your forum name. (PLEASE!!)
- Character info (class, build, level, %MF).
- ATMA readings of thy 3 rarest findings during the valid period, containing all item information, including - but not limited to - fingerprints.
- Total points, added properly as explained below.

5.1- Results MUST be sent by midnight Monday the 19th GMT. (Those who have worked hard and done well always have their scores in quickly and are waiting for those who completely forgot about the competition so I'm tightening the submission deadline).

6- The competitor who gets the highest score wins. Rarity shall be measured by a list where each valid item is followed by a number that indicates how rare it is (the bigger the number the rarer the item). Scores are determined by the top three scores.

6.1- If a tie occurs, top item wins.

6.2- If the tie persists, then it is a draw.

7- No items shall be claimed from winners at this edition. Finder's keeper's, if you prefer.

8- Doubts, subscriptions and further suggestions shall be posted in this thread for everybody's knowledge.

9. Scores will follow

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Mini-MFO Trophey Case

From Tracul's win in the Cow hunt

Daffy's Cow King's Horns
War Hat
Defense: 122
Durability: 12 of 12
Required Strength: 20
Required Level: 25
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 84
Fingerprint: 0x7536e57c
+75 Defense
Attacker Takes Damage of 10
35% Damage Taken Goes to Mana
Half Freeze Duration


From shleefin's win in the Hell SoJ hunt

Scintillating Jewel of Freedom
Required Level: 26
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 66
Fingerprint: 0x4e12151c
All Resistances +15
Requirements -15%


From jrlafrance win in the NM SoJ hunt

Lowest_Levelist's Lightsabre
Phase Blade
One-Hand Damage: 97 to 128
Required Dexterity: 136
Required Strength: 25
Required Level: 58
Sword Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Indestructible
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 82
Fingerprint: 0xd632ed85
+182% Enhanced Damage
+10 to Minimum Damage
+30 to Maximum Damage
Adds 1-200 lightning damage
Adds 60-120 magic damage
6% Mana stolen per hit
+7 to Light Radius
20% Increased Attack Speed
Ignore Target Defense
25% Lightning Absorb
5% Chance to cast Level 17 Chain Lightning on attack


From Wicket's win in the Anti-Pits

WICKET's Astreon's Iron Ward
Caduceus
One-Hand Damage: 136 to 158
Durability: 70 of 70
Required Dexterity: 70
Required Strength: 97
Required Level: 66
Mace Class - Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0xd45c19ff
+268% Enhanced Damage
Damage Reduced by 7
Adds 80-240 magic damage
10% Increased Attack Speed
Adds +62 Damage
160% Bonus to Attack Rating
150% Damage to Undead
33% Chance of Crushing Blow
Slows Target by 25%
+2 to Combat Skills (Paladin Only)
 
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Scoring
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Immortal King's Stone Crusher - 1
Dangoon's Teaching - 1.3
Laying of Hands - 1.4
Dark Adherent - 1.6
Credendum - 1.7
Natalya's Shadow - 1.7
Arioc's Needle - 2.2
Bonehew - 2.2
Wizardspike - 2.2
Shadow Killer - 2.3
Ethereal Edge - 2.4
Windhammer - 2.4
Gheed's Fortune - 2.4
Rainbow Facet - 2.4
Hellrack - 2.5
Hellslayer - 2.5
M'avina's Embrace - 2.5
Ondal's Almighty - 2.5
Viperfork - 2.5
Demon Limb - 2.6
Gimmershred - 2.6
Sazabi's Cobalt Redeemer - 2.6
Jade Talon - 2.9
Lightsabre - 3
Baranar's Star - 3.1
Bloodmoon - 3.1
Demon's Arch - 3.1
Djinn Slayer - 3.1
Flamebellow - 3.1
Rune Master - 3.1
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator - 3.1
The Reaper's Toll - 3.1
Naj's Light Plate - 3.2
Naj's Puzzler - 3.2
Nord's Tenderizer - 3.4
Razor's Edge - 3.4
Dwarf Star - 3.5
Raven Frost - 3.5
Ormus' Robes - 3.7
Sandstorm Trek - 3.7
Harlequin Crest - 3.9
Andariel's Visage - 4.1
Verdungo's Hearty Cord - 4.1
Eschuta's Temper - 4.4
Aldur's Deception - 4.5
Cranebeak - 4.5
Lacerator - 4.5
Taebaek's Glory - 4.5
Tal Rasha's Guardianship - 4.5
Thunderstroke - 4.5
Tomb Reaver - 4.5
Trang-Oul's Girth - 4.5
Trang-Oul's Guise - 4.5
Widowmaker - 4.5
Wraith Flight - 4.5
Kira's Guardian - 4.7
Marrowwalk - 4.7
Stormshield - 4.7
The Gladiator's Bane - 4.7
Firelizard's Talons - 5
Doombringer - 5.4
Eaglehorn - 5.4
Warshrike - 5.4
M'avina's Caster - 5.5
Arachnid Mesh - 5.6
Blackoak Shield - 5.6
Dracul's Grasp - 5.7
Stoneraven - 5.8
Leviathan - 6
Medusa's Gaze - 6
Nightwing's Veil - 6
Veil of Steel - 6
Fleshripper - 6.1
Frostwind - 6.1
Gut Siphon - 6.1
Messerschmidt's Reaver - 6.1
Nosferatu's Coil - 6.3
Soul Drainer - 6.3
Spike Thorn - 6.3
Steel Shade - 6.3
Blood Raven's Charge - 6.5
Horizon's Tornado - 6.5
Wolfhowl - 7
Arkaine's Valor - 7.4
Head Hunter's Glory - 7.4
Boneshade - 7.5
Ondal's Wisdom - 7.5
Demonhorn's Edge - 7.6
Stone Crusher - 7.6
Alma Negra - 8.8
Heaven's Light - 9.3
The Redeemer - 9.3
Cerebus' Bite - 10.6
Steel Carapace - 10.6
Giant Skull - 10.7
Spirit Ward - 10.7
Boneflame - 11
Halaberd's Reign - 11
Carrion Wind - 11.8
Nature's Peace - 11.8
Spirit Keeper - 13.7
Azurewrath - 14.9
Atma's Scarab - 18
Crescent Moon - 18
Highlord's Wrath - 18
Mara's Kaleidoscope - 18
Saracen's Chance - 18
The Cat's Eye - 18
The Rising Sun - 18
Dragonscale - 19.5
Ravenlore - 19.5
Tal Rasha's Adjudication - 21.6
Telling of Beads - 21.6
Seraph's Hymn - 30
Schaefer's Hammer - 30.5
Stormlash - 32.5
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge - 32.6
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian - 32.6
Bul-Kathos' Wedding Band - 35.4
The Stone of Jordan - 35.4
Wisp Projector - 35.4
Natalya's Mark - 38.7
Griswold's Valor - 39.8
Immortal King's Soul Cage - 39.8
M'avina's True Sight - 39.8
Metalgrid - 45
Death Cleaver - 76.8
Earth Shifter - 76.8
Executioner's Justice - 76.8
Gargoyle's Bite - 76.8
Ghostflame - 76.8
Steel Pillar - 76.8
Stormspire - 76.8
The Cranium Basher - 76.8
The Grandfather - 76.8
Windforce - 76.8
Crown of Ages - 93.9
Griffon's Eye - 93.9
Shadow Dancer - 93.9
Steelrend - 93.9
Griswold's Honor - 94.7
Griswold's Redemption - 97.7
Templar's Might - 105.6
Death's Fathom - 140.9
Darkforce Spawn - 172.2
Astreon's Iron Ward - 230.4
Mang Song's Lesson - 230.4
Death's Web - 231
Tyrael's Might - 844.8
me want to join.
i need to play only one char or with more runners?
/varnish
My Hammerdin is in A5 Hell right now, and would be in perfect position to participate! Unfortunately (for you guys anyway), I'm leaving on vacation early Saturday morning (Hawaii), and won't be able to participate. :undecided:
At present I have no characters able to run Hell baal... however I am off this week so I should [fingers crossed] be able to move my sorc from NM Meph running to Hell ball by Saturday. 😃

Edit: Where do runes come into the scoring system?
nebux said:
i need to play only one char or with more runners?
You can use multiple chars if you want.


Bloodfire said:
Where do runes come into the scoring system?

They don't.

And yes, I know that Baal is a tough target but we've been throwing around the idea of a Hell Baal mini-mfo for a year and a half now so I figured it was time.
Timthetoolman(hammerdin) is in!
Im sure i will be in i will give my buld details tomorrow evening.
Ow..me don't have a decent Baal runner. Looks like I'll have to pass :sad:
Sign me in. Though I will be out whole sunday.... I hope I will get some GC in the process.

EDIT: I thought this MFO should be about rune hunting?
Xendaria in. Not sure how many runs I'll really be able to do, but I'll do my best :)
Tracul said:
Ow..me don't have a decent Baal runner. Looks like I'll have to pass :sad:
Most Baal runners don't run with huge amounts of MF and the 5 minion bosses are not affected by players settings. I would think most any sorc could handle it. In fact, I had a plan ages ago (when we were first planning to do a baal mini-mfo) to enter with a champion. I have a totally untested sorc sitting at pindle that I may enter with.

Hrus said:
I thought this MFO should be about rune hunting?

Yes, that was the plan, that's partly why this took so long. I didn't have a ruleset/scoring system that I really liked. I finally decided to do this one that has been sitting on the back burner for ages.


@all, as always, the more the merrier. I would like to open up this thread (before the start at least) to discussions/questions about baal running. I can't believe that anyone who has a few Mat/Pats (or anything that can run pindle or Hell cows) doesn't have a build that can handle Baal.

I'm also willing to lend (or most likely give) baal running gear if anyone has some specific needs and will accept it.
So, any plans on the next real MFO? I know one was held back in March, but hey - there's always a summer MFO :p
Honestly the only reason I've not run baal more than a couple times is gear. I'm sitting on the following sorc gear

+3 Eschutas, SS, Shako, Eth Skullders, Goldwrap, Chancies, some Rare +25% mf boots, umm... I forget my jewelry, but nothing to write home about, just some MF stuff. I have Ali baba on switch. I think my total MF at kill is 376 ... haven't added it up for a while.

I kinda wanted to find tal's set before I ran baal a lot, as it seems to be a better choice for doing him. I still need amulet and armor before I have the set though :(
I think I'll give this a shot. Gotta get my Cheesydin out of naphthaline first though. I don't think I'll be wearing much more than 100-150 MF this time, because I much prefer relaxed and secure runs to dangerous ones.

I think I'll also set a personal goal of getting at least 5 elite unique grailers (as I'm missing around 35, it shouldn't be too difficult).
jjscud said:
Most Baal runners don't run with huge amounts of MF and the 5 minion bosses are not affected by players settings.
Eh? Learned something new today.
*note to self: Read guides more carefully*

I think I have a capable Baal runner. I could use the excercise in keeping miss zap-a-lot alive long enough to reach Baal.
You're right jjscud, the more the merrier. I'm in.
can we MP? my only mat was teamed up.
water_moon said:
can we MP? my only mat was teamed up.
Not for the MFO baal runs. Any character that would normally be allow to trade/MP here (regardless of wheather they choose to or not) is allow to join the mini-MFO but te runs must be done solo.


I just thought I would throw this out here, here is (more or less) the gear, with a few alternatives) that I started baal running with. Its mostly buget gear and can be used with most any class.

Merc
Helm: Tals Mask (Kira's Guardian / Rockstopper)
Armor: Guardian Angel
Weapon: Kelpie Snare (Reapers Toll)

Char
Helm Shako
Armor: Smoke (Tal's Armor / Skin of Vipermagi)
Boots: Nat's Soul
Shield: 2x Pdiamond Mosers
Belt: Tgods
Ring1: Ravenfrost

The main concern here is resists, a merc with 90 res all should survive most anything during a baal run. The kelpie snare keeps Baal under control better than a reapers but the decrepify and life leach from the reapers keeps the merc alive better against the minions.

The char should have at least 50/50/85/0 resists (Fire/Cold/Light/Poison). The gloams are downright deadly but most other elemental attacks are easily avoidable or not too strong. This gear needs a bit more resists but thatis usually handled though charms.

Also consider a more serious switch for the baal kill if you have low MF, perhaps a skulders in the stash.
I may enter my Frenzy Barbarian......but the World Cup and working on Saturday will put a serious dent in my D2 time......If I can get him to level 90 and drop the odd Unique or two it will be worth it......Sod it, i'm in 😃
I'm not sure if I'll be able to prepare the char I've been thinking about for this, but I'll sure try, so count me in.
 
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How did you come up with the item value list?
oh yeah, count me in for the Baal MFO.
gotta limber up my fishymancer to make some teeny weeny progress on the clvl 97 xp bar so a weekend spent playing d2 instead of writing the book chapter I have due will be oh so naughty.
Count me in lads!

Char name: Hagrid
Level: 93
Build: Enigmadin
MF%: 390 / 420

Let baal rain green and golds. And can i ask if i can run @ a earlyer date like start tomorrow because im allways busy on weekends ?

- mikle
If I can get my parents to let me go on the computer for that long this weekend I'm definitely in. I really hope they are in a good mood.

I'll be doing this with my Blizzard sorc who is level 90 atm. No Skullder's or Mara's yet so I'm a bit of a hybrid.

-Tal's Arm (P-topaz)
-Tal's Ammy
-Shako (P-topaz)
-Snowclash
-39% Chancies
-45% War Travs
-Soj
-Soj/Ravenfrost
-Wizzy/Spirit Shield
-Occy/Rhyme

I'm really not even sure what my MF is...I'll be debating whether to do Bonehew on switch or to have my Rhyme/Occy for my Baal switch. Bonehew speeds things up a lot so I may just do that. I haven't really run Baal more than 10 times with her so maybe I'll get a level and get the hang of how to do these a bit easier. I'm halfway to 91 and I have a very nice map for it atm.

Alex
I'll be running Baal anyways as I'm creeping along towards 99 (3.345 billion exp now, ~40% of the way from 98 to 99), so count me in. I've had a spurt of luck with Steelrends, WF, and a Vex rune recently so hopefully the good karma will continue.
OCAU_MIKLE said:
<snip>And can i ask if i can run @ a earlyer date like start tomorrow because im allways busy on weekends ?

- mikle
If you are going to allow this jjscud, I would like to ask the same since I won't be here. Maybe something like Wednesday noon till Friday midnight? Let me know please!
Although I'll hardly have any time because of final exams, and what with the World Cup... time becomes very limited... I'll give it a try though because I'm running Baal anyways so count me in.

@Puffen: The item values are decided by: (Chance of Item X to drop // Chance of IK Maul to drop)
jrlafrance said:
If you are going to allow this jjscud, I would like to ask the same since I won't be here. Maybe something like Wednesday noon till Friday midnight? Let me know please!
I would also like to know this. Im off for the next two days so it would work out a whole lot better if I could do my running then. Of course, I would keep my findings secret until the end.
Been running baal anyway, so I'm in 😁
I'm in, with my <100%MF Demonkiller zealot.
I may start earlier than you guys as I am at the Hong Kong time zone GMT+8
Ok, we'll give this a go. This seems as good a test case as any.

The Mini-MFO opens now. You may start anytime but are still limited to a 60 hour (2.5 days) time period. The following restrictions are emphasized:

1. The 60 hour time period must be continous, once you start running your time will be up in exactly 60 hours so choose your start well.

2. No posting of results (here or in the IFT) until the results are all in.

3. All results must still be in by midnight Monday (19th) GMT.
In case we can start earlier then I'm in too.

BlizzMeSilly - Tal sorc, reporting for duty.

Mf... PTopaz in armor, 40% Gheeds, 2 x 7% mf sc. You do the math :)

Edit. She's level 93 with ~10 mil to go to 94.
Thanks jjscud!! I would hate to miss out on something like this. This is high-end MF running like I've never done before!

Character: Enigmadin
Level: **
MF: Currently 138, but I'll probably put some SC's on for around 200%. See here for gear! :rolleyes:
Count me in..... I haven't run Baal for a while, and I'll have my HF rushes complete by then too....

Julius the Hammerdin, ~250 mf (needs a bit of gear and a bit of leveling before Friday:wink3: )
Kill Baal and his minions, keep the goods! This weekend!
2- No subscription fee! The winner will add to the Mini-MFO trophey case.
7- No items shall be claimed from winners at this edition. Finder's keeper's, if you prefer.
So you keep all your findings?
How will you add to the trophy case?
- ATMA readings of thy 3 rarest findings during the valid period, containing all item information, including - but not limited to - fingerprints.

What do you need them for?

3- The one and only category is Hell Baal. This includes Hell Baal himself and his 5 minion sets.
WSK allowed too right? =/

Never been in a MFO so please forgive me for the probably stupid questions 👅

I haven't decided wether to join or not yet...
asdfgah said:
So you keep all your findings?
YES
asdfgah said:
How will you add to the trophy case?
If you win, you will sent one of your items (something cool preferably) personalized (if possible) to jjscud.
asdfgah said:
What do you need them for?
Well, it's a tradition. Something like a prove that you have found it...
asdfgah said:
asdfgah said:
WSK allowed too right? =/
No, only drops from minion groups before Baal (Colenzo-Lister group) and Baal himself qualify...
Visteria, lvl 94 LFzon, reporting for duty.

Probably around ~230 MF, maybe a bit more or a bit less.

Thanks jjscud for organizing another one of these.....they are great fun.

GL all!
I'm going to use this as an opportunity to finish off my Cheesydin, so count me in. I think i will stick to the original schedule to give me time to finalize the build.

Mungo clvl 82(currently) Hammerdin

I don't expect his MF to be very high, il be borrowing the charms from my Bliz Sorc, 40+(7*6), besides that he will just have the 50 from shako.
I'm going to compete with my lightsorc, too many hammerdins already.
Finding the right balance between FCR/res/skills/MF is tricky, but I'm sure I can hit at least 150MF. I'll post final gear setup when I start on Friday.

I timed a few /P1 Baal runs (bad map though) and averaged 3-4 mins. Is that a good average Baal time? This is the first time I'll seriously run the throne room. I'll gain a few levels for sure, since my lady is only level 87 right now.
Does it matter if I'm HC btw? :undecided:
If that's OK I'm in. If not, I'm out 👅

Will give my new addition a shot, WS K AMA asdf_Joan 1337 :cool:
 
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Everyone's posting their chars, so I'm using Minko-Pinko, lvl 93 fishymancer, ~400% mf, although I've got a tals sorc coming up fast which I may use for some runs once I see how she does 😁
I'll be running Baal with the imaginativly named meteorber sorc [no prizes for guessing what sort she is...]. She's not at Baal yet so I'm not too sure on her mf or lvl for running him.

I've got a spare Tal amulet and I think a spare Tal helm if anyone needs them, I'm 1.11 with RWM/RRM, pm me if you're interested.
ARrrrggh I want to join the competition too... but the only character I have access to Baal is my first pat.... hammerdin aka cheesydin.. even with 1600hp and max resist his survivalibility is still not as high as I like it to be..

BTW, do I have to indicate that I am joining the tourney? I don't see a table anyway.. I might decide to join at the last minute.. =P
Well I guess I'd better add my character as well as some additional info.

Will be running with my 94 (should be 95 during the course of the runs) Blizzballer at ~275-300 MF on /players8 for exp (not as efficient for MF runs but meh). This will be in HC so I'm not sure how the trophy case thing would work if an HC player wins it.
asdfgah said:
Does it matter if I'm HC btw? :undecided:
If that's OK I'm in. If not, I'm out 👅
HC FTW FFS WE PWN ALL SC NBS HAHAH!111ONEONEONEOMFG ^^

I saw SkaMan join as well, maybe we could make a HC division.


I'll join as well, with my cute little meteorb: Gabrielle, L87 meteorb. Hope she pulls through till the end :)
Guys, HC or SC doesn't matter. The trophy prize is just something you think is cool (like Hrus said, preferably personalized), and others can "look" at. Since no prizes are given out, the preferred method of playing doesn't matter. :cool:
I'll be entering with my lvl 90 skelly. He'll have 384 MF to start though I may tweak that if I'm having any problems. His resistances look good with all except poison in the 70's, it's at -15 or so. About 57mil exp til level 91. Will be starting up some time after lunch. Good luck everyone.
I'm withdrawing. Or not starting. Even with the bendy rules on time I cannot give this Mini-MFO the time it deserves (I just remembered it's Father's Day on Sunday, so I will be otherwise engaged).

Good Hunting to all who enter, may you receive green and gold aplenty.
I'll try this one. I have a Fishymancer and a blizard sorceress that are both closing in on Baal so I'll have to figure out which one is more viable for this. Looks like I'll have a couple of days to figure that out...

-Jason
I've always needed an excuse to run baal....... darnit jj I've been trying to cut down playing and this is what you do to me.... Anyways I'm in with my level 83 fishy with crappy gear and crappy mf so at least I can look forward to anything that drops. I will also be starting earlier than Friday as I am leaving Monday morning to go to Germany for 3 weeks to see the World Cup:grin: 😁
By some great miracle (pure coincidence actually) I found a second Tal's Plate on my 3863th Pindle run. My setup is now decided: Full Tal's except the hat --> Harlequin Crest.

Character: Katarina the (almost) fully synergized Lightsorc.
+10 all skills
-30% Enemy Light. Res total (Tal's + 3 facets)
80% FCR
Resists: 72/62/75/-12 (gulp!)
298% MF

Let the games begin (on Friday for me)!
realized i dont really have time right now so, unfortunately I have to withdraw myself
Current Entrants
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AJK
aman
Arfurala
Bloodfire
DeadBob
DeePee
Drixx
grogs
hepcat
Hrus
jrlafrance
jjscud
kabal
Naab
nebux
nichols
Norcim105
nubikoen
OCAU_MIKLE
Ohomemgrande
Skinny
vajurewi

~DarkChaos~ (HC)
asdfgah (HC)
nepeta (HC)
SkaMan (HC)

nepeta said:
I saw SkaMan join as well, maybe we could make a HC division.

If I've got at least four HC chars competing I will make a seperate HC category. I just need to know who will be going HC. (It is actually a bit tempting to me, ignoring the fact that I've yet to make guardian :rolleyes: )


mtzang said:
BTW, do I have to indicate that I am joining the tourney? I don't see a table anyway.. I might decide to join at the last minute.. =P

You must state that you are entering before you start. Last minute entrants are fine, I will close entrance at about midnight Firday the 16th (GMT).
JJ: I'm guessing you're still going to be considering an overall winner, rather than a softcore winner and a hardcore winner? If not, it may be a bit low on the competitive side in the HC department.
Personally I don't think 4 is enough to create a HC category, plus it will complicate things even further that some of us are vanilla and others are RWM... We're divided enough as it is 😁
Also, seeing as prizes aren't involved, it's not really going to be an issue (unless someone kills their char 1/2 through 👅).
Im entering with my hammerdin , been trying some runs and he somees to be working best if im going to be doing alot of runs , may even use this as a chance to level him.

He has around 140-150 mf(too lazy to check)

I will probably start on friday
Okay, the interest is in one big category so we'll do that. In fact, this is the best singups we've had for a mini-mfo.

On a personal note. I'm still feeling a bit tempted to try an untested char but I just can't imagine doing a bunch of runs with someone else when I could be pushing for 99. So Shieldmaiden, one of my javazons, is in. I think I'll try and switch up her gear a little to see if I can't reach 250% MF.


AJK said:
I timed a few /P1 Baal runs (bad map though) and averaged 3-4 mins. Is that a good average Baal time? This is the first time I'll seriously run the throne room. I'll gain a few levels for sure, since my lady is only level 87 right now.

3-4 mins at p1 on a bad map is quite good. I know both tweety and grogs were running around 3.5 minutes at P8 with excellent maps, gear, and tons of practice.
If I'm to do more than 10 Baal runs, it's a beaut :p HC Baalrunning with crappy gear is no laughing matter I discovered :x
After a few dozen practice runs I remembered how very much I disliked Baal running. Too much danger for too little loot, I think. With that I'm pulling out of this MFO. Good luck to everyone participating though, I'm expecting to see at least one Tyrael's Might!
I'll be starting my runs today at noon, just to let everyone know. I rerolled twice last night for new maps, and got a fairly decent one, I think. Anyways, for MFO, what player setting do people usually run at? I did /p3 runs (maybe 3), and seemed like 4-5 minutes? I didn't time it though.
 
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Count me in. I finally got my trapsin past the ancients last Friday (had to give up untwinked) and the WSK wasn't bad at all. I've now reequipped her for MF and have over 300.

Bazhell
jrlafrance said:
Anyways, for MFO, what player setting do people usually run at? I did /p3 runs (maybe 3), and seemed like 4-5 minutes? I didn't time it though.
Please time some of them, I'm curious what your pimped-out hammerdin manages.
As I mentioned a few posts back, I run at /P1. Reason: speed>MF. And the minions have the same chance to drop a nice unique at any /players setting.
I'll try some /P3 runs, for comparison. Stay tuned for results.

Edit: three results in.
Did three runs at /P3. Had several NDE's, thanks to gloams. Save/exit rules!
I made two runs at 5 mins. each and one at 7 mins (throne room filled with OKs and frenzytaurs). I didn't meet any LI boss, or gloams in the throne room. Those would have increased my running time a lot. I think I can manage 4 mins at /P3 when I ditch the MF gear,go Crescent Moon and get lucky with the critters in the throne room.

Baal running is certainly something else than running Pindle. No more relaxing tele/kill/save/tele/kill/save while listening to a nice CD in the background...
I like the practice. (Baal spat out a Rixot's Keen on the second run [/trivia])

Edit: Another reason to go /P1: less clutter obscuring potentially nice charms/jewels.
I'm pulling out. It took me 10 minutes, 8 rejuvs and 4 merc resurrects to do 1 run. It's rather frustrating not being able to run Baal, he used to be a total wuss, guess it takes time to learn and respect him...

*back to the durance2 playground*
yep baal(well his easy but throne is ugly) is hard,my cheese has exspessialy(spelling) trouble against snakes,i think i died like 5 times in 8 runs:( but now i got a ammy with tele so its a little easyer,only 1 death in 5 runs:/
Naab said:
yep baal(well his easy but throne is ugly) is hard,my cheese has exspessialy(spelling) trouble against snakes,i think i died like 5 times in 8 runs:( but now i got a ammy with tele so its a little easyer,only 1 death in 5 runs:/
Your enemies are snakes (on a plane?), my enemies are gloams/stone skin LI's.
I wonder if there's a build with no enemies in the throne room (fisymancer?).
Regardless of enemies, my biggest concern is whether I have enough resurrection gold for this MFO... Merc is wearing Guardian Angel + Rockstopper + 'Eth' Kelpie. Keeping him alive is still hard (he's level 87, maybe that's the problem).
nepeta said:
If I'm to do more than 10 Baal runs, it's a beaut :p HC Baalrunning with crappy gear is no laughing matter I discovered :x
Hang in there m8, show the softies what you've got :wink3:
My blizz sorc is playing at /p8 except the second wave, that's /p1. Baal is /p3.

Even though the minion bosses (ie. Ventar) does not increase their drops at higher player settings, their minions (ie. Ventar's pack of Venom Lords) do.

Depending on how the throneroom is populated I get run times from 3.5 to 6 mins.

Edit
AJK said:
...I wonder if there's a build with no enemies in the throne room...
Hammerdins have no problems with anything in the throneroom.
I'll get in on this. Yes, a hammerdin. Maybe my bar will move away from the very end of lvl 96.
AJK said:
I wonder if there's a build with no enemies in the throne room (fisymancer?).
A blizzard sorc with half a decent merc and a tomb reaver for CE does nicely as well, wind druid is o-k, 't is hard to load up on MF. Lightningzon is ok, lightning sorc could be (heavy gear), smiter is said to do quite well (haven't made one ever, *add to to-do list*)
Tomb reaver has CE ? I think you mean a bone hue ;)
No prize for the HC dudes eh? I'm in. :)

Blizz sorc level 91 HC gogogo.
This is a perfect example of what I've been getting!! You guys better watch out! :hide:
I'd like to join in on this MFO. I'm confused does it start Friday or anytime?

I'm not sure which Char. I'll use I have 3 that can run baal. Maybe I'll alternate.
My zealot is having some problem with OKs, ahh iron maiden.:undecided:
But once the throne is cleared everything's ok. Lister&Co sucks.:rolleyes:
Ohomemgrande said:
I'll try this one. I have a Fishymancer and a blizard sorceress that are both closing in on Baal so I'll have to figure out which one is more viable for this. Looks like I'll have a couple of days to figure that out...

-Jason
Looks like I'm going with my Blizzard sorceress and I'm starting now.

She's lvl 82 and newly joined to the ranks of Matriarch, we'll see what happens
OK, I appreciate how difficult it would be to get to level 99, if running Baal is the only way to get there. I did about 50 runs last night. I would say that either by death or save/exit, I only really did about 35. I don't have a great map, so it takes me about 10 teleports from WSK level 2 waypoint to level 3, then about 6 to the throne room, then about 6-8 to Baal's room. If I run those levels at anything other than /p1, the monsters that spawn are absolutely terrible. I'm talking Claw Vipers, Gloams, OK, Bone Fetish types, and I die or save/exit. Its tough teleporting through all that, FHR is a must! So, I've learned to go through there at /p1. Usually I forget to change player settings once I've gotten to the Throne Room, so I've been killing the minions at /p1, then switch to /p3 for Baal.

Anyway, in the runs that I've actually accomplished, I've found 6 qualifiers, but nothing good. :undecided:

Question: A lot of times, Baal ends up teleporting near the edge of the walkways, and I only get 3 item drops. Is there a way to keep him away from the edge?
jrlafrance said:
Question: A lot of times, Baal ends up teleporting near the edge of the walkways, and I only get 3 item drops. Is there a way to keep him away from the edge?
A hit from Kelpie snare will prevent him from teleporting...
EDIT: starting now too.
My merc is using Reapers Toll, so decrepify is going off, pretty frequently. It seems that when that wears off, thats when he teleports away.
Against Baal, Kelpie vs. Reaper's boils down to 100% CtC Slow for ~30 seconds vs. 33% CtC Slow for ~8 seconds. Damage isn't really a concern since whatever your merc contributes will be miniscule compared to what you do with Smite/hammers. Given the merc's extremely poor hit rate against Baal, I'd personally take the Kelpie every time.
Hey, no wonder Baal stood still for my Blizz/FW sorc last time through (even more miraculously, he didn't spit out any hoarfrosts). And I thought he was just dazzled by my l33t tactics. That has to be the bestest feature ever! Has anyone considered merc weapon swaps during a Baal fight (Kelpie, and something CB-riffic)?

Also, does that hold true for any tele-using mob, like heirophants?
 
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so this weekend it will be baalrunning weekends, joining up with my wolfbarb see if I can push him up to lvl 97. He got a hefty 5% MF:grin:

DX
I don't know whether to feel lucky or screwed. I may have used up all of my luck on this one thing, and it isn't an item. I just got the best freaking Baal map I have ever seen. And only on the second reroll.

Hopefully that won't use all of my allotted luck for the month.

Also, it seems that gloams, even fanaticism ones, don't bother me. However, I found to my detriment, nothing saves you from convicted gloams. Couldn't even run.
Convicted gloams=save/exit it in my opinion. Unless you have the skills of NF you are bound to get fried trying to fight these guys. Also, congrats on the good baal map.
Convicted gloams are easy measy. All i do is teleport into the midle and 1 hammer and they poof out of existance ;).
Well, the last Baal run I did took me two hours with a barb friend but I am going to have a go at this solo. Whether I actually manage a run or not is to be seen, but someone has to be at the bottom of the points table! 😁

Mat Pushkin, 84 cold/fire sorcy mf: not much, I am going for survivibility!
Hi folks, got back a little bit late from work, and I still have 10 passages of essays I need to mark for the weekend. But anyway, I'm starting. HKT Friday night 20:50. Good luck!
OCAU_MIKLE said:
Convicted gloams are easy measy. All i do is teleport into the midle and 1 hammer and they poof out of existance ;).
meh, never really used teleport on my hammerdin. With vigor maxed as a synergy, a paladin runs so fast it seems worthless, unless you have a really bad map.

Plus, I don't have an Enigma, and keep my weapon switch for a gull/rhyme.
Alright, after contemplating for a bit, I've decided to rejoin, with estimated time of start around noon. My work schedule was slightly less hectic than I had originally thought. Just need to level to 91 so any accidental deaths wont put a serious hurt in my experience. Dont want to have to redo 1000 pindle runs just for experience.
Gabriel74 said:
meh, never really used teleport on my hammerdin. With vigor maxed as a synergy, a paladin runs so fast it seems worthless, unless you have a really bad map.

Plus, I don't have an Enigma, and keep my weapon switch for a gull/rhyme.
U should get an ammy with tele charges.ull notice the differnce.
DX-Crawler said:
so this weekend it will be baalrunning weekends, joining up with my wolfbarb see if I can push him up to lvl 97. He got a hefty 5% MF:grin:

DX
Changing my entrant will run with my 500% MF Blizzsorc instead she is lvl 93 atm

DX
I'm going to be out all Saturday, so I started last night and I have an entrant for worst drop.

No uniques, no rares and a single green item - Isenhart's Lightbrand.:cry:

then again how many level 99s Isenhart items are out there. I think I'll personalize it as Old99
Bazhell said:
I'm going to be out all Saturday, so I started last night and I have an entrant for worst drop.

No uniques, no rares and a single green item - Isenhart's Lightbrand.:cry:

then again how many level 99s Isenhart items are out there. I think I'll personalize it as Old99
Copying an idea from jjscud, I've started my own Level 99 Grail. I've also never run Baal before, so this is a good a time as any!
i'll start in an hour or two. need some time to pass the beer.
anyway Zamolxe lvl 84 hammerdin will do the runs, with some help, when i'm bored, from Ghiocel lvl 89 blizzballer
So I found several uniques and I thought some of them were quite good, then I come to check my score... :embarassed:

Its 1:21am now... so tired, I need some sleep, maybe 3-4 hours to complete one sleep cycle, then get going again.
Remind me, does Baal ever drop Unique/Set items? :undecided:

@jjscud - Tgod, t'gud! Gloams are now my friend 😃 Thank you again
can anyone post the level of Baal minions?
nebux said:
can anyone post the level of Baal minions?
** and 85

Yes, that is right, the skellies in the second wave are lvl 85 so it is possible to have a lvl 85 item in the rankings.
Am I correct in thinking that not all Uniques/Set items are scoreable?
You are very correct. AFAIK, only Elite Uniques, and Expansion Set Items are scored, but not all of them. Page 1 of this thread has a list of items.
It should be all Elite Uniques, Elite Sets and some jewelry.

EDIT: Final Entrants (assuming I didn't miss any)

~DarkChaos~
AJK
aman
Arfurala
asdfgah
Bazhell
Bloodfire
DeadBob
Drixx
DX-Crawler
Gabriel74
grogs
hepcat
Hrus
jrlafrance
jjscud
kabal
Naab
nebux
nichols
Norcim105
nubikoen
OCAU_MIKLE
Ohomemgrande
Phosheez
Puffen
Saucy
SkaMan
Skinny
Thyiad
vajurewi

Good luck all. Also remeber that I've tighten the deadline for getting those scores in. They've got to be by midnight Monday Night GMT. Midnight is a bit goofy so lets say before 11:59 (or 23:59 if you prefer) GMT on the 19th.
 
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OK I am going to start my running now...please don't make fun of how pathetic it will be lol. Hopefully I'll be lucky enough to get 100 runs in or so.

Alex
Got off to an excellent start today and I've still got 2 days ^^

Don't know how much time I'll have though, but still. <3 Baal :azn:
Ya....I ran Baal for the last 2 and 1/2 hours and got nothing good. That might be because it takes over 5 minutes a run. Oh well, it just made my love for Pindle ever stronger. I officially drop out since I won't be able to play tomorrow and I absolutely do not like Baal runs, especially with my Blizzard sorc.

Sorry, Alex
Yep, same here. I dislike Baal runs, though I used to like them... But I won't drop even if my score will be 3x IK maul (which is highly possible due my limited time...).
Julius the enigmadin has gained 6 levels in the last 7 hours (up to 93). He is easily as quick as my Bliz sorc, and far more efficient (no /p swapping in the Throne). Found some ok items, but I've got this funny feeling that DC's luck will be too good:wink3:

nichols said:
Ya....I ran Baal for the last 2 and 1/2 hours and got nothing good. That might be because it takes over 5 minutes a run. Oh well, it just made my love for Pindle ever stronger. I officially drop out since I won't be able to play tomorrow and I absolutely do not like Baal runs, especially with my Blizzard sorc.

Sorry, Alex
Getting nothing from Baal runs is not unusual. It takes hundreds, if not thousands of runs to get something 'good'.... of course it depends on your definition of good:smiley:

Bliz sorc's can be very efficient Baal runners, especially at higher /p settings but you do need some specific gear.
According to the Golden Rule of MF, it is suggested to perform some rituals before you do a Baal run.
You do know that Baal grants one, and only one wish for each player. 😁

I gained about 3 million experience tonight, quite good for a single night.
I didn't have a whole lot of time for this, but I've sent my results in to jjscud. I had one item that surprised me of its point value, but I doubt I'll be anywhere near the top.

Good luck to the rest of you, I'll be in Hawaii all week, so don't feel to sorry for me! :evil:
Grrrrrr... I wanted to join in the fun..

Please tell me there's gonna be tourneys of such nature in the near future.. in the meantime I am just gonna level my FA/LF zon..
*AJK stretches mouse&keyboard muscles*

I'm going to start soon. My test runs indicate that Baal is one cheap [nasty word], but that's not going to deter me. My main goal would be some leveling, and not dying is hard enough (*cough*Gloams*cough*) in itself already.
Well great, I was planning on starting now, but I've just bought some new computer bits including a case, but looks like the power supply I was sold is dead, and I can't get it replaced until tomorrow. So I probably won't get that many runs in... Thats the way the mop flops sometimes eh? 😁
I hit the 60 hours deadline last night. I reported my, less than impressive, score to jjscud. I'm guessing that I'll at best make it to the top half. I didn't get nearly as many runs done as I had hoped for.

Ah well. Good luck to those of you not yet done.
did some fast runs until now, with good results in last night and poor until NOW

as i'm running with my hammerdin i just found a bug with smite.
i have a Black RW on switch for CB on Baal. after the weapon loose the dur. i still get the CB effect (is the only source of CB from gear), so no more repairing for me.
good luck
nebux said:
did some fast runs until now, with good results in last night and poor until NOW

as i'm running with my hammerdin i just found a bug with smite.
i have a Black RW on switch for CB on Baal. after the weapon loose the dur. i still get the CB effect (is the only source of CB from gear), so no more repairing for me.
good luck
Did the 15%IAS stay as well?


jjscud said:
You do know that Baal grants one, and only one wish for each player. 😁
OMG.
Well, I'm out of time too and all I can say is...I got 3 qualifiers!! Honestly I didn't know what to expect since I hadn't even Mat/Pat'd any character prior to the sign-up period.

Anyway, I had fun and leveled from 81 to 86 over the course of these runs.

Good luck to everyone else.

-Jason
I started earlier then i originally planned to work around my RL schedule, i subsequently finished yesterday. I can't imagine my score will be very good compared to that of others.
Well, one day into the run and I have got one set and one unique. Neither of which are on the score table. :banghead: Let's hope tomorrow brings at least one item I can score, but at least I am living and levelling. 😁
nebux said:
did some fast runs until now, with good results in last night and poor until NOW

as i'm running with my hammerdin i just found a bug with smite.
i have a Black RW on switch for CB on Baal. after the weapon loose the dur. i still get the CB effect (is the only source of CB from gear), so no more repairing for me.
good luck
Everything stays, not just the CB. My Stormlash has been at zero durability since my hammerdin hit 97, and it's been working just fine with Smite. If you swing the zero-durability weapon and connect using a non-Smite attack, however, then the weapon "breaks" and becomes unusabale/unequippable until repaired.
NOOOO!!
crap. crap. crap.
:cry:
There goes all my MFO MF luck. I might as well quit now.
From a WSK 1 skellie:
Why Me?
Well i finished! Got some pritty okish drops so i might be in the running if no one else scores anything :p
 
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kabal said:
Everything stays, not just the CB. My Stormlash has been at zero durability since my hammerdin hit 97, and it's been working just fine with Smite. If you swing the zero-durability weapon and connect using a non-Smite attack, however, then the weapon "breaks" and becomes unusabale/unequippable until repaired.
don't know if this is true ,but it seems that i swing at 6 fps when without dur., normal i just swing at 7 fps with fanaticism on

on topic half day of crap drops
I started last night and so far I've found nada on the list! Not off to a good start. I'm using my level 93 Metor/FO Sorc and the only thing that's happened so far is my merc leveled up.
I just wish I would have started the MFO later, all the good stuff started dropping during my WS K runs after the MFO had ended for my part xD

@vajurewi: I think I'd rather find that instead of getting good stuff in a MFO :rolleyes:
Be positive about it, maybe that's just a taste of what your baal drops will be like? :wink3:
results sent to jjscud
i'm bored about baal
The utter silence of some other contestants worries me...
My runs yesterday gave me two grailers, go me.

vajurewi, don't make me come over for a swift kick in the seat of your pants.
Complaining over a Mang Song drop...
All done.... No grailers, though I've only got 3 to go, so that wasn't surprising:shocked: tried and failed to upgrade the 3rd item, will come mid field me thinks.....
I was just being silly, of course its a great drop, but this is like my 3rd Mang (along w 3 Astreons), w/o ever seeing a Deaths Fathom or Web.
I was being silly too (as always), but 3 Mangs and 3 Astreons? :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

Edit: One of those gloams decided to make itself useful:

Sharp Grand Charm of Greed
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 21
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x7e3a6ba3
+53 to Attack Rating
+8 to Maximum Damage
37% Extra Gold from Monsters

My gold horker does a happy dance: :jig:
Damn the WSK path-blocking monsters that insisted me to kill them.

If this is dropped from a scoreable monster it would be my highest score item... too bad.:undecided:
OK, that's it. No more mercy on those WSK dwellers.
They are more grail-worthy than Baal apparently.
Sorry jjscud but you can take me off the entrants list. Turns out I don't have time to play this weekend:cry:
Well, Im done. Results were quite awful. Though I did find a giant skull and a verdungo's off of monsters in the WSK. Baal=stingy.
AJK said:
OK, that's it. No more mercy on those WSK dwellers.
They are more grail-worthy than Baal apparently.
Over time (alot of it, not just this mini-MFO) I've had more tc87 drops from the minions and Baal but the WSK is still a nice place to run imho.

I'm in the same boat, I got an item that would score more that all the rest in the WSK on the way down. The good news is I've still got alot of time tonight and maybe a bit tomorrow morning to run.
OK folks, I'm done, results sent. I still haven't hit the 60hrs time limit but heck, its 0:45am here now and I have to wake up tomorrow morning by 6am.

My score isn't impressive at all, won't even expect myself to be at the middle of the list, but anyway I still managed to get some really nice items, some very useful rares and ExUs such as another piece of Guardian Angel, and the unique war pike dropped in WSK, I'm still happy to have them even they are not scorable, my paladin also gained 2 levels.

The reward from running Baal seems to be much less than Mephisto and Pindle, so I guess I won't let my zealot run Baal anymore in the short future, especially when the place is dwelled by OKs and Stygian Dolls (I can't count how many times he died due to my indecision - quit or not when seeing those in the throneroom). He'd serve a better purpose running Mephisto (time to reroll my Durance maps).

For those who are still going on, my best luck to you.👍
/me 's been off for the weekend... In the runs I did manage to do, nothing (that means, no qualifier) dropped, so consider me bailed out. Very sorry, didn't think I'd be away for so long. :(
Im done too,18 gualifiers,but i doubt ill run baal more,way too many death compared to the items i found:/
Baal sucks and then you die.

My MFO score list has been sent to jjscud. I'm very happy with my finds, an all-grailer top three can attest to that. Some things I noticed (experienced Baal runners may skip the obvious).

- Nothing saves a (wo)man from convicted Gloam packs.
- Reanimated fetishes that pop when you're poisoned down to 1 suck.
- Tele-fleeing from an extra fast Lister posse is fun times.
- There's no shame in parking LI bosses.
- I die too often to gain a level.
- I'm getting better at not dying though.
Well I only just got my computer sorted out before, but that's the weekend gone for me, so cross my name off the list jjscud. Too bad, my new tals blizzballer pwns baal runs... Maybe next time :undecided:
Sent in my results to jjscud, and I'm rather pleased with the results. No grailers, but with 4 items left that's to be expected.
I just finished my runs up, and they were sadly lacking. Good luck to you all and you can probably safely assume now that you won't be getting last place as I believe I just earned it.
 
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I have sent my results to jjscud yesterday, not much free time and the runs were boring, so I scored only the 18 qualifiers and no Baal charm :cry: .
I got some interesting charms from wsk/minions though:

Arcing Small Charm of Good Luck
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 57
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0xad3c6b29
Adds 1-41 lightning damage
7% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items

Steel Grand Charm of Vita
Keep in Inventory to Gain Bonus
Required Level: 69
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 85
Fingerprint: 0x18c8aa03
+39 to Life
+110 to Attack Rating
Meh, gib results now plx...
Results!!!!!!!!!!!
I've got five Baal charms. Large charms. 👎
I mean, what are the odds? I kinda hoped for at least one GC.
I think I'll just chuck them in the river of flame...
Well I have zero scorable set/uniques. I will mail you a rundown jj but ...:embarassed:

On the upside, I gained two levels. I will be facinated to see how much MF people used becuase I was MP'ing with a couple of people (not in the tourney) and there were more set/uniques than I have ever seen before!
I think we should have small monthly mini-MFO's :azn:
Maybe change the target to WSK 1-3 only next time?
You host it, and people will join I bet :)
Don't wait for my results, I didn't get many runs in, and really only got the Mavina's true sight, as far as qualifiers. So, I will just see how others did.
I will send my results later tonight.

I did get as many runs in as i would have liked and switched builds half way through so i could carry more mff but my 2 qualifiers came from my paladin who had the least mf 😁
Results?? My times not even up yet. :rolleyes:

Actualy, I've done what I've done and I'm putting results together now. But I'll have to hold off for about 6 more hours till the time to submit is officially up.

Here are a few niceties that I found:

Found in the WKS 2 or 3

Gargoyle's Bite
Winged Harpoon
Throw Damage: 32 to 224
One-Hand Damage: 78 to 102
Quantity: 80
Required Dexterity: 145
Required Strength: 76
Required Level: 70
Javelin Class - Fast Attack Speed
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0xc7d2483c
+192% Enhanced Damage
+292 poison damage over 10 seconds
13% Life stolen per hit
Level 11 Plague Javelin (55/60 Charges)
Replenishes Quantity


A Grailer, I didn't think I would find a grailer.

Torch of Iro
Wand
One-Hand Damage: 2 to 4
Durability: 12 of 15
Required Level: 5
Staff Class - Normal Attack Speed
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0x4db71e80
+10 to Energy
Regenerate Mana 5%
Adds 5-9 fire damage
6% Life stolen per hit
+1 to Necromancer Skill Levels
+3 to Light Radius
150% Damage to Undea

I finally found a replacement for that manald heal on my baal running zon

Blood Spiral
Ring
Required Level: 74
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 99
Fingerprint: 0x54da3ed0
+5 to Strength
Fire Resist +21%
Lightning Resist +27%
Poison Resist +24%
6% Mana stolen per hit
10% Faster Cast Rate
Score sent.

Time wise Baal can't compare with Pindle, but Pindle has never dropped me anything good. I'd much rather run Baal. It turns out that while my trapper is slow, partly due to my play style and mercenary choice, she doesn't die doing Baal runs.

I did a total of 15 runs and found a total of 24 set and unique items, but only four that score. By the way I also did Pindle runs each time and found nothing.

For scoring next time I suggest adding TC3 scores. I found the hand of Broc in the WSK2.
I think that's a fine idea. Those pesky hard-to-find TC3s would score ~70 well deserved points.
Ok, 3 hour warning for:

Bloodfire
Drixx
DX-Crawler
Kabal
nichols
Puffen
Saucy

email is good, pm is fine too.
 
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Originally posted by: @jjscud


Ok, times up.

In an impressive win and the only HC win over a large Sc crowd in recent times its ~DarkChaos~ by more than 100 points. Ok, you want to see the scores and not my yapping so here they are.

~DarkChaos~
Mang Song's Lesson 230.4
M'avina's True Sight 39.8
Natalya's Mark 38.7
total 308.9

grogs
Steelrend 93.9
Gargoyle's Bite 76.8
Wisp Projector 35.4
total 206.1

AJK
Windforce 76.8
Metalgrid 45.0
Bul-Kathos' TribGuard 32.6
total 154.4

hepcat
Immortal King's Soul Cage 39.8
Wisp Projector 35.4
Natalya's Mark 38.7
total 113.9

aman
Medusas gaze 6
Templers might 105.6
total 111.5

jjscud
Spirit Keeper 13.7
Highlord's Wrath 18
Bul-Kathos' Tribal Guardian 32.6
Total 64.3

OCAU_MIKLE
Immortal King's Soul Cage 39.8
Cerebus' Bite 10.6
Head Hunter's Glory 7.4
total 57.8

DeadBob
Telling of Beads 21.6
Crescent Moon 18
Eschuta's Temper 4.4
total 44

jrlafrance
Bul-Kathos' Sacred Charge 32.6
Gut Siphon 6.1
Lacerator 4.5
total 43.2

Naab
Saracen's Chance 18
Azurewrath 14,9
Stone Crusher 7,6
total 40,5

Hrus
Medusa's Gaze 6
Stone Crusher 7.6
The Rising Sun 18
total 31.6

vajurewi
Rising Sun 18
Blood Ravens Charge 6.5
Messy Reaver 6.1
total 30.6

nebux
Steel Carapace 10.6
Horizon's Tornado 6.5
Messerschmidt's Reaver 6.1
total 23.2

Arfurala
Giant Skull 10.7
Leviathan 6
Medusa's Gaze 6
total 22.7

nubikoen
Head Hunter's Glory 7,4
Stone Crusher 7,6
Demonhorn's Edge 7,6
total 22,6

Bazhell
Giant Skull 10.7
Warshrike 5.4
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator 3.1
total 20.9

Kabal
Thunderstroke 4.5
Tomb Reaver 4.5
Boneflame 11
total 20

Norcim105
M'avina's Caster 5.5
Eschuta's Temper 4.4
Gimmershred 2.6
total 12.5

Phosheez
Thunerstroke 4.5
Bonehew 2.2
Credendum 1.7
total 8.4

Ohomemgrande
Sazabi's Ghost Liberator 3.1
Viperfork 2.5
Ethereal Edge 2.4
total 8

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Gabriel74
nepeta
nichols
Thyiad

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SkaMan
Skinny

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Drixx
DX-Crawler
Puffen
Saucy


Well there they are. Congrats again ~DarkChaos~. I was personally hoping my score would hold up a bit better but with such a large field of entrats (by far the most in any mini-mfo) I should have guessed it would take quite a bit more.

Anyone wishing to show off other items found, discuss runs completed / time ran / qualifying finds please enjoy.

@~DarkChaos~: The mini-mfo are ran on a trophy basis. I keep a "trophey case" of tropheys from each entrant. I need an item from you to add to the trophey case and represent this win. I prefer personalized items if possible. Any items will do, a decent find, a cracked sash, whatever. Let me know if you have any questions.
 
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Wow, I only did maybe 8 runs, and my mavina's true sight would have put me at about half way up the list.
Impressive!
Congratulations ~DarkChaos~👍
I did get lucky on that Mang Song's! It's actually my 4th Mang's (though first from Baal), so I would have much preferred an Astreon's (which is my most wanted grailer at the moment) -- same rarity. In any case, I can't complain. I did get quite lucky for the amount of time I played but I ended up doing more runs than I expected. Although, seeing grogs' post at the other place with all his items, he is the one who deserves to win. Anyways, here are the better/rarer drops in a screenshot:

Clicky.

Don't have time at the moment but in a few hours I should come up with an item that I'll send you for the trophy case.
~DarkChaos~, congratulations! That's what I call a great victory!
I'm in awe of you doing all those Baal runs in Hardcore :shocked:.

Personally I'm more than satisfied with my result. My lightsorc has proven herself to be a quite capable Baal runner and has produced a top 3 of grailers for me.
My personal prize is of course that little bow I found. That find warrants a build of its own.
Trophy sent, and a fitting one at that!


DarkChaos' Isenhart's Case
Breast Plate
Defense: 108
Durability: 50 of 50
Required Strength: 30
Required Level: 8
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: **
Fingerprint: 0x9b509ed4
+40 Defense
Magic Damage Reduced by 2

***Partial Set Item Bonuses***
+2 to Defense (Based on Character Level)
***Partial Set Item Bonuses***


:)
Nice finds everybody, especially you DarkChaos. Congrats. And on a personal note I didn't score last so that is a big deal for me now (I'm just ignoring the fact that I lost by over 250 points.........).
Grats ~DarkChaos~ !! Impressive finds, I just can't stop drooling 👅

Oh and one more thing; Thanks a lot jjscud for hosting! :flowers:
I managed to play only for 6 hours. What surprises me was the thing that I got 16 elite sets/uniques (+ravenfrost and rising sun), which seems the same as the avarage ratio from my Tunnels runs. It's probably because the Baal runs were made with a LF zon and minions were P8, I guess I could be around 2x faster with enigmadin or blizzballer.
I already did some Tunnels runs yesterday... 3 elite S/U in half an hour :rolleyes:

Congrats to DarkChaos and grogs! Good score guys!
Thanks to jjscud for another one of those.

Now I think you have to figure out some good scoring system for runes for the next mini-MFO.
Or summer MFO?
Gratz DC, I knew you had me after seeing that Mangs post at the other place:thumbsup:

As for the rest of my drops they can be seen Here
There are a couple of items hiding, Aldur's Armour, Mara's and a Gnasher (which makes 2 TC 3's in the haul *grumbles about them being worth nothing in the MFO*
I'm such an insensitive kitty. Forgot to thank jjscud for hosting.
Thanks a lot. Your MFO's are a good way of keeping someone motivated to run not-so rewarding targets over and over and over and (10 print "over and": 20 goto 10)

Hrus said:
Now I think you have to figure out some good scoring system for runes for the next mini-MFO.
I think a log-based scale could suffice. If you do so, a single Jah can't dominate the entire scoreboard. And it reflects the reality of making runewords in a way. I'd be so much happier with two Bers than with one Jah.

Maybe a brainstorm thread would be nice before such a RuneFO starts.
Thanks to jjscud for modding the miniMFO!
good idea - now this one time, at another board, we had a cracked sash hunt, and that was fun, especially since I won with an impressive 19 (or 22?) cracked sashes found.

congrats to DChaos on the win. my finds were not spectacular, except for the Mangs that dropped in WSK 1.
thanks jjscud for modding this MFO, didnt have time to make many runs so I didnt bother posting results,

gg DC for the victory and the Mangs is awesome

DX
congrats to DarkChaos

my finds didn't get anything good from minions a KO rune and two Laying od Hands
Congrats to DC on that mang song's.

Thanks to jjscud for organizing the MFO.

Next time I'll be able to put in a bit more time and hopefully do better.

Cheers