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Advice- CtA base

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  1. scottee

    scottee IncGamers Member

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    Advice- CtA base

    It'll take every rune over Pul that I have, but I've been on a sorceress binge lately and those ladies really really want me to build a CtA!

    However, I'm curious as to what makes the best base for a CtA. From what I've seen (and could find of previous CtAs that were made here), a low-req scepter is usually chosen. I'm curious to know what skills people think are best to get on that scepter.

    One note- as I said, this will take up almost all of my rune wealth, so I won't be trading for a haxx 1.xx +3 HS item- can't afford it. I'm hoping to get away with paying out no more than a pul for this baby.

    Thanks for any replies!

    scottee
     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    9/10 go in crystal swords as far as i can tell. couldn't tell you why off the top of my head though, but its what I did with mine.
     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    Apart from a hax war scepter with +hs (and maybe redemption, meditation, something else) a crystal sword is your best bet due to the low requirements.

    -CG
     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    +HS War Scepters go pretty cheap iirc. It's when you get +HS +redemption that things get pricey

    EDIT:
    @Thyiad: what about that beta CtA from darkoooo you possess
     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    Double Axe has same reqs and max 5 sockets making a 5 socket one a bit easier to come by.

    The scepter requires 55 Str, crystal sword and double axe are both 43 Str.



     
  6. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    Crystal sword here. Cheap, cheerful and low requirements.

    EDIT:
    The beta CtA from Darkooo is in a scepter. An eth scepter.
     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    Holy shield scepters aren't really cheap. They basically don't spawn in 1.10+ (it happens, but it's really, really, really rare), and not that many people really collect them in 1.09. Good secondary skills definitely drive the price up, though.

    IMO, if you don't already have a +HS scepter, it isn't remotely worth it trying to find one. It saves a couple points on like two builds in exchange for higher str req.
     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    True. However, Jaedhann, noticing this thread and my ISO thread in the trade forum, has offered up a +1 HS +1 redemption war scepter, so I'd be pretty dumb to turn that down. Besides, I think all of my sorcs are going to have at least that 55 str, for wearing whatever boots they're going to wear.


     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    Yeah, if one's available it's definitely worth it, I just don't consider it worth it to go try to track one down while postponing making the weapon.
     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    Noob question: why does a sorc or a pally want CtA? Aren't the added skills for a barb?
     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    No....they are oskills meaning anyone can use them even if they aren't a barb.

    CtA basically means an extra +1 to skills and about 50% more life/mana depending on how many +skills you have


     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    Sweet! Makes me want to start LK runs.. :badteeth:



     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    what's this about beta CtA i hear though?
     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    Its like 1.11b/1.12a CtA on crack. IIRC, you can get up to like +12 oskill for BO


     
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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    Nope. A CtA is the only way (that I know of) that a non-barb can use Battle Orders. They're called oskills, and they can be used by any character. Now my level 70-ish blizz-sorc runs around with ~1.8k life, rather than 1k, without needing to mp with a barb. That's why CtA is SO worth an ohm rune, if you have one.

    BTW, it's even better for the classes that get 3 health per vit point- they can easily get above 3k life with a CtA.

    Edit: Er, yeah- should remember to check page 2 before hitting "reply." Pwned by hours.


     
  16. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Re: Advice- CtA base

    Runes need to be found and made in 1.10. See Jae's guide in the FAQ for details.
    Code:
    Call to Arms
    War Scepter
    'AmnRalMalIstOhm'
    One-Hand Damage: 56 to 106
    Durability: 36 of 36
    Required Strength: 45
    Required Level: 57
    Mace Class - Fastest Attack Speed
    Item Version: Expansion
    Item Level: 87
    Fingerprint: 0x30819bbc
    GUID: 0x534414 0x534414 0x0
    +277% Enhanced Damage
    Adds 5-30 fire damage
    7% Life stolen per hit
    Replenish Life +12
    30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
    40% Increased Attack Speed
    +11 to Battle Cry
    +12 to Battle Orders
    +13 to Battle Command
    +1 to Redemption (Paladin Only)
    +2 to Holy Shield (Paladin Only)
    +1 to Conversion (Paladin Only)
    Prevent Monster Heal
    150% Damage to Undead
    +2 to All Skill Levels
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (5: 5 used)


     

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