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The Countess
is well known for her high chances to drop runes. She is often farmed early on in the game in order to collect the runes required for an early runeword such as Stealth, and to bolster rune stocks for future runewords such as Spirit.
Description by Teebling
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Appearances

Encountered on quest:

The Forgotten Tower


Drops quest item:

Key of Terror

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Can be used to make Runewords:

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TeeblingAdmin

Europe PC
The Countess
is well known for her high chances to drop runes. She is often farmed early on in the game in order to collect the runes required for an early runeword such as Stealth, and to bolster rune stocks for future runewords such as Spirit.
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Norm/NM/Hell
mLevel
11 / 45 / 82

Max TC/Rune to drop
- 12/
Ral
, 45/
Ko
, 66/
Lo
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 Deleted User 632

 Guest
The Countess
doesn’t really drop up to
Lo
. While that is technically possible, she never really drops above
Ist
.

Her drops are split into two types: her special rune drop and her normal drop. Her special rune drop only goes up to
Ist
. Her normal drop goes up to
Lo
, but she’s no more likely to drop a
Lo
rune than any other monster. In fact, she’s quite a bit less likely to drop a
Lo
rune than random ghost monsters on the same floor as her, since her normal drop tables don’t favour runes that heavily.

Basically, if you really want to find your own
Ist
rune, countess might be a good place to farm it (although it’s still quite rare). If you want to find your own
Lo
rune, do
Secret Cow Level
,
Chaos Sanctuary
,
Arcane Sanctuary
or anything else.
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EnragedN3wbModerator

PC
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My advice is mainly to grind her a couple of times in nightmare. First of all the runs are good xp if you clear out the tower levels. And next to that you are very likely to be able to make Spirit, Stealth, Lore, Rhyme, Ancient's Pledge and Insight (for merc) very early in the game.
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Due to how her special rune drop works, if you're farming
The Countess
for runes you should (counterintuitively) kill her in /players 1 difficulty.

In that difficulty, the odds for the highest runes in her special rune table are as follows:

Ist
: 1 in 287
Mal
: 1 in 191
Um
: 1 in 195
Pul
: 1 in 130
Lem
: 1 in 98.8
Fal
: 1 in 65.9
Ko
: 1 in 50.8

While the odds might seem low on the top end of the table, all those runes can be considered target-farmable.

While doing 200-300 Countess runs might seem too long it is still faster than other methods and doable in reasonable amount of time.
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The higher runes in her regular drop table are as follows (/players 1):

Lo
: 1 in 45779
Vex
: 1 in 32150
Ohm
: 1 in 30519
Gul
: 1 in 21434

When looking for those runes it is better to do high-density farming elsewhere (ex: The
Secret Cow Level
)
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 Deleted User 632

 Guest
For every level of
The Countess
' Forgotten Tower, the rule is that your character's path through the exit tile is to the LEFT of the entrance tile's orientation.

Read Life Without Maphack: Map Reading 101 for Countess' Forgotten Tower guide.
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I farmed Countess for some time on the Hell difficulty. TBH, it was quite rewarding (sorceress). I got 3-4
Ist
, 4-5
Mal
, plenty of
Pul
,
Um
and
Lem
. Above that I also got 2 x
Vex
. No
Lo
though.
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