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a worthy oath base?

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by stefan, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. stefan

    stefan Diabloii.Net Member

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    a worthy oath base?

    just found a eth conq sword on my sorc in a countess run and thought it could be a nice base for my barb's second eth oath

    now 2 questions
    first would it be a good base to make the runeword in?
    secondly i heard that you couldnt get 4os items in normal, but is it safe to let that A5 guy add sockets to the sword?

    thx
     
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    hubb Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: a worthy oath base?

    Larzuk sockets stuff independently of the difficulty, you'll get 4 sockets. It has a rangeadder of 0 though so I'd wait for a balrog blade. You can also use BB on a 2-handed conc/zerk build if you ever make one.

    What barb build is this? If it's WW, take note that slower bases like small crescents and colossus blades/swords also reach the last whirlwind breakpoint and do a little more damage.
     
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    stefan Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: a worthy oath base?

    ya, i know that, but i cant find that bases :(


     
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    Re: a worthy oath base?

    I'd say, for a Barb, a Highland Blade (which I've found to be much easier to find that a Balrog Blade) would trump a Conquest Sword for speed and range. I also second the consideration that it will make a heavy hitter wielded 2H. I think a HB is second choice only to a BB for an Oath base.

    Even if I wanted a 1H sword in case I ever want a Pally to wield it, I'd hold out for a Cryptic Sword or Mythical Sword.
     
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    Re: a worthy oath base?

    I believe that Mythical Swords cap at 3 sockets, so no oath for them



     
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    Re: a worthy oath base?

    D'oh! You're absolutely right! My bad. :ashamed:


     
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    Re: a worthy oath base?

    Runes for Oath aren't too hard to come by nowadays, especially since you have a sorc to run the countess. I'd say go for it if you want; it has a similar average damage as a 1H BB.
    It's true the range is smaller, but what type of barb do you have? If you are using frenzy just put it in the main hand so you're not missing with it all the time. If you're WWing then you may want to wait.
     
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    Re: a worthy oath base?

    They don't *drop* but you can *get* them by using larzuk or the cube recipe.



     

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