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4 socket bow

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Nightswipe, May 12, 2008.

  1. Nightswipe

    Nightswipe IncGamers Member

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    4 socket bow

    Hejs. I need a 4 socketed bow low enough to be used by my sorceress with no dexterity. Is it possible to find 4-socketed bows in normal?
    I just tried to socket a long bow with larzuks quest but I only got 3...
     
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    San IncGamers Member

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    Re: 4 socket bow

    Nope, there are ilvl requirements for maximum amounts of sockets on items. You might be able to get a white bow in the later of acts of normal, which could get 4 sockets via a Larzuk quest. Monsters/chests/racks can't drop items with more then 3 sockets in normal. Or 4 sockets in NM.
     
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    Nightswipe IncGamers Member

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    Re: 4 socket bow

    Dang!
    Does it have to be a cedar bow?(need to raise dex in that case)
    I wonder which bow has the lowest dex req with 4 sockets...
    I was thinking of making harmony for the vigor aura to run run run.
     
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    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Re: 4 socket bow

    No no no.... just go into nightmare and keep picking up long bows and hunters bows you'll be able to find one with 4 sockets, you need to be in nightmare or Hell though as normal is limited to 3 sockets no matter the item type.
     
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    Re: 4 socket bow

    correct.

    Or, if you have a few medium-low runes and PGems to spare, you can try to speed the process by using the socketing recipe on the normal bows that drop. If I recall correctly, the recipe is:

    Ral + Amn + Perfect Amethyst + weapon = added sockets


    Just to make sure, I always double-check in the list that Thyiad linked... handy little list, that one.



     
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    Uzziah IncGamers Member

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    Re: 4 socket bow

    That recipe has an equal chance of getting 1,2,3,4,5, or 6 sockets. and if the max sockets is less than six sockets you can not get more than the max.

    So in other words if the long bow maxes at 5 sockets you'll have a 16.7% chance to get 4 sockets and a 33.3% chance to get 5 sockets.

    there are some other things to be worried about as well, you should check out the guide I wrote like 4 years ago or so which is stickied in the guides section here about altering items it explains how socketing works.
     
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    Nightswipe IncGamers Member

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    Re: 4 socket bow

    yeah... I later found a 4 socketed longbow... but I had already made harmony in a long battle bow, had to boost up dex with my sorc a bit, but none of it matters, she is only built for pindle so all is well½! :)
     

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