The Fate of Enchants and Socketable Rings

With the removal of the DiabloWikiMystic and therefore her enchants Doomscream asked what will become of the DiabloWikienchants she could place on your items. Not that we knew any details of the bonuses she could add but Bashiok had this to say on Twitter.

Oh right, uh, as far as I know the mystic enchants are just being put into the item affix pool, not gems. Might change.  We’re still working on adding affixes, cutting ones that don’t work, and testing. No major changes for gems, though.

It makes sense to absorb them into the general affixes pool for now and I guess if the Mystic does make a reappearance in expansion packs as Blizzard alluded then perhaps they’ll give her completely new affixes to imbue or just shift some of the existing general affixes list or perhaps give her a new higher level version of some from that list.  Cream of the crop as it were.

Socketable RingsIn related news site reader Domi‘s powers of observations get a +1 for noticing that a screenshot released with Jay’s recent progress report had the paper doll for a Witch Doctor open but more interestingly he was sporting a ring with a gem socketed in it.  Despite the shot being so small it looks like the ring has the same gem as the Mojo – looks to be a Chipped Ruby which adds 6 to Strength.    You can see what all the rings look like in game with their own semi-precious stones in and they all sit atop like the one on his left hand.

We’ve known that there are about 6 items that can spawn or be given (via the DiabloWikiBlacksmith) sockets and now it looks as if rings can be added to that list.  Well, at the time of that shot being taken at least.  Sockets could be out completely for all we know. /troll

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  1. Off topic, game trailers users choice for 2012 most anticipated games came with diablo 3 as number 1. The website editor’s pick didn’t even include diablo!!!

  2. Woulda been nice if they’d taken this opportunity to make gems/socketing more interesting than it seems to be right now.

  3. Why would the WD need +12 Strength?

  4. Not sure if this is important, but in Jay’s report there was also screenshot of a Clvl 31 character. Again, this isn’t a huge deal but it might give us a hint at what our early Nightmare chars will look like, stat wise, and in terms of gear appearance.

  5. Another interesting fact. Jay’s report includes two shots of lvl 31 charas, one WD one Wiz. Look at the dps damage difference. Wizz does 30% more damage, or WD dps is only 70% of what the Wizz dps is, and both charas have the same lvl…, plus the vitality difference between these two is ridiculous, again in favor of Wizz…, and over 100 attribute points difference between the two chara sheets…in favor of Wizz.

    • Wizard just has better gear, that’s all.

      • I will try to refute that by pointing out that Wizz has only one more rare item that WD, all other items being blue…its not like one chara is packed with uniques/runewords and the other not. unless WD is geared with utter crap I don’t quite see why would there be 1/3 difference in killing power and similar disparity in survival-ability (hit points) between two charas of same lvl (which is nowhere near max 60- lvl). i just find it a bit off that you would be able to genera so much disparity with blue items…Would it suggest testing blue items as such?

  6. Gems are more than underwhelming, if you ask me. Enchants seemed more diversified than gems, by a long shot. So instead of leaving the mystic in, they prefer to cram more affixes in the pool and test, polish, balance, wash, dry and bleach some more.
    Basically, there is not much the jeweler can do that we couldn’t do in Diablo 2. I would much rather upgrade gems D2 style and have two actual artisans in the game.
    I don’t know, after all this axing lately, considering how they hyped the stuff that they just chopped, I can’t honestly say I’m as excited about Diablo as I was. I hope it doesn’t get worse, I really want to play and enjoy this game. 🙁

  7. I just noticed both characters have some gems taking up a row in their inventory.  Perhaps this is another reason for taking out Scroll of Identity, Companion, and the Common Scraps.  They’re trying to free up space in the inventory since people will already be carrying gems and runes they pick up in addition to all the item drops.  If you pick up whites beyond the beta areas, you’d be filling up on space way too soon.

  8. lame,, she was useful
    i guess they are saving her for the expansion then.

  9. what marvels me here is the crappy quality of that screenshot. this is the level of detail for D3?
    or is this something from “bejeweled”? wtf.

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