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Hi

I want some
Ist
(for trades...).

Theorically
The Countess
has the higher chance to drop
Ist
... (~ 1/287 x 1/10039 for the second place
Andariel
- https://maxroll.gg/d2/d2-drop-calculator#item=base,r24 )

But this farm doesn't give much more than
The Countess
runes, and in practice the chance to drop
Ist
seems still very low (I already farmed her a lot - mainly for other runes - and only drop 1
Ist
on my whole life, while droped 3
Ist
while randomly farming
Terror
Zones / Chaos /
Travincal
/ Cows)
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Can be used to make Runewords:

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Hi

I want some
Ist
(for trades...).

Theorically
The Countess
has the higher chance to drop
Ist
... (~ 1/287 x 1/10039 for the second place
Andariel
- https://maxroll.gg/d2/d2-drop-calculator#item=base,r24 )

But this farm doesn't give much more than
The Countess
runes, and in practice the chance to drop
Ist
seems still very low (I already farmed her a lot - mainly for other runes - and only drop 1
Ist
on my whole life, while droped 3
Ist
while randomly farming
Terror
Zones / Chaos /
Travincal
/ Cows)

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I think farming
The Countess
is a nice starting point when you reach hell, you get many mid-low runes that can be useful for crafting, some keys you can then trade, but don t count on her to get some
Ist
, chances are too low, if you can stick to
Terror
zones

Sweet Lovely Death
Just waiting for your breath
Come sweet Death
One Last Caress
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You can farm countess for low runes which are worth something:
Ral
,
Sol
,
Hel
which can be traded for
Ist
(don't know current prices by c.a 20
Ral
is
Ist
and c.a. 6
Hel
is
Ist
)
You can also check price for
Thul
,
Amn
and
Ort


This is much quicker to get
Ist
than farming something exactly for
Ist
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OP
Szambodiver wrote: 1 month ago
You can farm countess for low runes which are worth something:
Ral
,
Sol
,
Hel
which can be traded for
Ist
(don't know current prices by c.a 20
Ral
is
Ist
and c.a. 6
Hel
is
Ist
)
You can also check price for
Thul
,
Amn
and
Ort


This is much quicker to get
Ist
than farming something exactly for
Ist

Thinking in getting things to trade for
Ist
,

Wouldn't it be better to farm Cows?

(It's very common to end up each run with 1-3 low runes, some gems and bases - I actually already traded some of those bases for
Pul
+)

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If you have 2 copies of the game then
Larzuk
Socket rush.
Took ~15 minutes, each Instant
Larzuk
Socket is now at 3
Ist
.

Relax and have fun!
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fredkid wrote: 1 month ago
Szambodiver wrote: 1 month ago
You can farm countess for low runes which are worth something:
Ral
,
Sol
,
Hel
which can be traded for
Ist
(don't know current prices by c.a 20
Ral
is
Ist
and c.a. 6
Hel
is
Ist
)
You can also check price for
Thul
,
Amn
and
Ort


This is much quicker to get
Ist
than farming something exactly for
Ist

Thinking in getting things to trade for
Ist
,

Wouldn't it be better to farm Cows?

(It's very common to end up each run with 1-3 low runes, some gems and bases - I actually already traded some of those bases for
Pul
+)
Countess is faster than cows + trading items is also time consuming:)
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OP
mockingbirdreal wrote: 1 month ago
If you have 2 copies of the game then
Larzuk
Socket rush.
Took ~15 minutes, each Instant
Larzuk
Socket is now at 3
Ist
.
Why do I need two copies of the game for that?
(Do I need to give other people access to one of my accounts to "sell"
Larzuk
quest?)

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fredkid wrote: 1 month ago
Why do I need two copies of the game for that?
(Do I need to give other people access to one of my accounts to "sell"
Larzuk
quest?)
2 copies so that you can use 1 high level char to rush your lvl 1 char really quick.
If you have only 1 copy, you can ask your friend to rush you to
Larzuk
.

To sell your socket quest, people usually give you the item. You socket it then give it back to them.
People may ask you to give them rune that has the same value as the item just in case you leave the game without giving the item back.

Relax and have fun!
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fredkid wrote: 1 month ago
mockingbirdreal wrote: 1 month ago
If you have 2 copies of the game then
Larzuk
Socket rush.
Took ~15 minutes, each Instant
Larzuk
Socket is now at 3
Ist
.
Why do I need two copies of the game for that?
(Do I need to give other people access to one of my accounts to "sell"
Larzuk
quest?)
He meant so you can rush yourself very fast... You do need to make a workaround for that tho, to be able to run 2 instances of D2R at the same time (you can Google it for more info if you really care to know more about).

No you don't need to give other people account. You just get into same game, they give you item they want to socket, you go to
Larzuk
, socket it and give them back for agreed price. If you don't want to rush yourself with 2 accounts, you can always do a normal rush on a temp character yourself (it's easier to run along ppl in public games who are already doing rushes 4 free), get
Larzuk
quest done (kill Shenk in Act 5), sell your socket (or use it yourself) to someone else, delete character, make a new temp one, rinse and repeat. If you think you can make a business out of it (like I thought I could) go for it. It does get pretty tedious and boring after some time lemme tell ya (but hey, if you are trying out some off-meta builds why not profit from some extra Ists here and there, right?) but ye that's pretty much it. Other possibility is to find someone else and make a deal with them to do rush-4-rush which can speed things up significantly but it's rare to find people who are willing to do that (continuously and constantly).

P.S. You might find this short video interesting (if you decide to farm Countess for some time):

Ma neeeeeeema veeeeeeeze! xd

Someone much smarter than me already said once: "The real value of something doesn't reflect in a number of how much a seller is asking for it, but on how much a buyer is willing to pay for it."
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OP
Szambodiver wrote: 1 month ago
fredkid wrote: 1 month ago
Szambodiver wrote: 1 month ago
You can farm countess for low runes which are worth something:
Ral
,
Sol
,
Hel
which can be traded for
Ist
(don't know current prices by c.a 20
Ral
is
Ist
and c.a. 6
Hel
is
Ist
)
You can also check price for
Thul
,
Amn
and
Ort


This is much quicker to get
Ist
than farming something exactly for
Ist

Thinking in getting things to trade for
Ist
,

Wouldn't it be better to farm Cows?

(It's very common to end up each run with 1-3 low runes, some gems and bases - I actually already traded some of those bases for
Pul
+)
Countess is faster than cows + trading items is also time consuming:)
Didn't do a lot of tests yet, but for what I tested so far farm "things to trade for
Ist
" on Cows seems way better (and fun 😊) than on
The Countess
.

Many players accept a mix of gems and low runes for
Ist
, and Cows drop a considerable amount of them.
And the bases can really make a difference (I trade an
Eth
armor for 7
Hel
- many players trade
Ist
for 8
Hel
- and another one for a
Ist
itself) and you can do most of the "trade work" on moments you are not able to play anyway (like going to work πŸ˜‰)
Not to mention that you get sporadic Charms and Set/Uniques (far from a Boss farm but way more than
The Countess
).

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OP
Just to inform:

I end up opting for the "cows farm" to get things to trade for an
Ist
on my "
Ist
search".

I think I don't play a lot (less than 11h per week), I'm not 100% focused on the "
Ist
search" (I do some Chaos,
Andariel
and TZ for "fun") and surely I'm not super efficient on my farms 😝

That being said, I got 16
Ist
since 2023-10-21 (1 month) with trades πŸ€”πŸ€”.

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fredkid wrote: 2 weeks ago
Just to inform:

I end up opting for the "cows farm" to get things to trade for an
Ist
on my "
Ist
search".

I think I don't play a lot (less than 11h per week), I'm not 100% focused on the "
Ist
search" (I do some Chaos,
Andariel
and TZ for "fun") and surely I'm not super efficient on my farms 😝

That being said, I got 16
Ist
since 2023-10-21 (1 month) with trades πŸ€”πŸ€”.
You can run
The Countess
for T-keys, which are trading 3 for
Ist
, or run
The Summoner
for H-Keys which are in high demand.

trade/key-of-terror-t1445062.html
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As others have said, best way to get
Ist
to trade for them. Try to learn what is valuable, then just grind out the runs. In my experience most your real money makers will be socketables/magic items (charms, jewels).

When I started my first character I found a 36/15 jewel early on which I traded for a
Jah
, the
Jah
for 9
Ist
, and was able to basically build out the whole character from that alone.

So misunderstood, but what's a world without Enigma?
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OP
I'm a little unluck with the Keys...
I did
The Countess
A LOT when I was searching for runes below
Ist
for runewords
But I found only 4 Keys on all my life (and two of them in the same run...)
The Summoner
and
Nihlathak
I didn't do much, but got only 1
Key
of each (and both recently)

To compare
Andariel
(which I normally farmed after
The Countess
at that time), give me almost 30 essences...

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TerminusEst wrote: 2 weeks ago
As others have said, best way to get
Ist
to trade for them. Try to learn what is valuable, then just grind out the runs. In my experience most your real money makers will be socketables/magic items (charms, jewels).

When I started my first character I found a 36/15 jewel early on which I traded for a
Jah
, the
Jah
for 9
Ist
, and was able to basically build out the whole character from that alone.
That's what I'm doing now.
Farming cows for gems / low-mid runes / bases and trading
(eventually charms and unique/set, but gems, low runes and some elite base is almost guaranteed on each run)

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trading is the best way to earn those ists or farm pits and trav for me
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In my experience, Hell Cows are much better for
Ist
or any decent runes rather than
The Countess
.
The Countess
is easy, fast and consistently gives you low-mid runes, but that's about it. Just now in my own private game of Hell Cows, I got an
Ist
,
Pul
,
Sol
, and many gems. I've probably run
The Countess
100x in the last month or so and not gotten a single high rune.
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