We ignored missed this in the rush of patch news late this week, but Blizzard posted a new installment in their ongoing community “Design a Legendary” project, with a vote that fans can use to select the special power for the weapon. Earlier returns in this crowd wisdom project resulted in a one-handed sword with a Mephisto-theme, and here are the new options.

    Legendary Power #1: You radiate an aura of Hatred. All monsters near you deal and receive additional damage.

    design-a-legendary Legendary Power #2: Attacks have a chance on hit to cause your current target to be hated by all nearby enemies, taunting them to attack that target for the duration of the effect.

    Legendary Power #3: When you are near death, your hatred for your enemies grows, significantly reducing your resource costs and cooldowns.

    Legendary Power #4: Elemental attacks have a chance to trigger one of powerful abilities inspired by the Lord of Hatred himself: Charged Bolt, Poison Nova, and Freezing Skull. Lightning damage has a chance to trigger a Charged Bolt. Poison damage has a chance to trigger Poison Nova. Cold damage has a chance to trigger Freezing Skull.

    Legendary Power #5: Summons an Evil Force to fight alongside the player for a period of time. This force would take the form of a non-attackable melee pet, and it would be possible to potentially have more than one Evil Force active at once.

    You’ll need to visit the Blizzard blog to vote for your choice. I think #4 sounds like the most fun, though I’d probably just stick that on a follower to enjoy the bonus visual effects. In any event, I think the item should include a big cumulative buff to MF, but only if you kill the same enemy over and over again, while capping the maximum possible quality of the gear they drop.

    That was the main result/function of Meph runs in Diablo 2, after all…

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