Another upgrade rumour...sorry!

Goo Plz

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Another upgrade rumour...sorry!

Hi, I had no luck using the beloved search feature so I wondered if anyone could confirm either way for me whether eth skullders is still eth once upgraded. I have heard rumours that this is not the case, but we all know about rumours and d2 eh :) I'd also like to know if the -10% req still applies.
Thanks for your time!
 

Loboleal

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All ethereal armor stay ethereal when upgraded. The only problem is that when base defense is rerolled, blizzard doesn't take into account ethereal mod, so it isn't boosted.
I don't now about requeriments, but if blizzard forgot to multiply by 1.5 when ethereal, maybe forgot substract 10 to requeriments.
It would be nice if someone could confirm/discard this :D
 

helohi

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Ethereality (is that a word? :scratch: ) has never substracted 10% from any reqs. It's a straight minus 10, not a percentage.
 

Goo Plz

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Ok guys, thanks for that info, but just to make sure I am clear on this, I wonder if you could tell me if the following is true...

Firstly the skullders in question isn't mine so I am not sure of the ed, but just for these purposes, lets say it is 200% ed.
The normal eth skullders would have a defence of (244 x 1.5) x 3 = 1098, correct?
and if this was then upgraded, the base would be as a normal balrog skin, ie 410 - 517.
So the final def could range from 411 x 3 = 1233 at its lowest
to 518 x 3 = 1554 at its highest

And the final req would = 165 - 10 = 155.

And what all of this means is that upgrading an ethereal skullders is basically identical to upgrading a standard one with the sole benefit of it requiring 10 less str to equip?

I hope I have understood correctly, otherwise please feel free to correct my noob *** :D
 

Loboleal

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Yes, your math is correct. But as I said before, I don't know for sure if new str req will be altered by 'ethereality'.
 

Thrugg

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The lower reqs will still be there on an upgraded ethereal armour.

Also, it makes very little difference, but you should not be adding +1 to the base defence before doing the x3, Goo Plz. What actually happens is:

When an armour has %ed, it is automatically given (max+1) base defence, ie 244 in the case of Russet Armour. That is where the +1 comes from. But that is not being done with upgraded armours, so the range of defs is between (410 x 3) - (517 x 3).
 
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