Basic Question

channimal

Diabloii.Net Member
Basic Question

I have a basic question, rising from a few of the guides I read here. I've come across the comment "Upping" when it applies to some unique armors and equipment. I guess I don't understand what it means to up a unique? I know this is probably a really dumb question and I apologize if it's not the right place to ask, but I'm working on a sorc build (and just realized I'm going to need to reroll :undecided: ) and I came across this issue. I've been away from D2 for 4 years now and it seems like a lot has stayed the same but a lot has changed too :)

Thansk for listening :wave:
 

melianor

D3 Wizard Moderator
channimal said:
I have a basic question, rising from a few of the guides I read here. I've come across the comment "Upping" when it applies to some unique armors and equipment. I guess I don't understand what it means to up a unique? I know this is probably a really dumb question and I apologize if it's not the right place to ask, but I'm working on a sorc build (and just realized I'm going to need to reroll :undecided: ) and I came across this issue. I've been away from D2 for 4 years now and it seems like a lot has stayed the same but a lot has changed too :)

Thansk for listening :wave:
You can upgrade "up" unique armor and weapons from their normal to their exceptional version, and from their exceptional to their elite version. All you need is the Horadric Cube, some specific perfect gems and runes.

This also counts for normal items.

http://www.battle.net/diablo2exp/items/cube.shtml

Better ask than remain without knowledge, right? Asking is good!
 

MageChick

Diabloii.Net Member
check out the new horadic cube formula's. The recipe varies for weapons and armor as well as if you are trying to go from norm->exceptional or exceptional->elite. But the basic idea is that you can raise the base item stats on a unique item. For example you can turn Magefist Light gauntlets into battle gauntlets. They'll go from about 25 defense to about 60 defense. The str and level req'd (not 100% sure about level) go up as well. These will go from about 45 str req'd to about **. You can then "up" them again to Crusader Guantlets with about 100 defense and 151 str req'd.

(Lem+Ko+P Diamond, is the only formula I remember off the top of my head. This will turn exceptional armor into elite armor)

*edit - do'h posted to slow.
 

channimal

Diabloii.Net Member
thanks for the responses! I get it now. Thanks for the link to the cubing page. Holy smokes they added a lot!
 

Pucho

Banned
the required level goes up as well, +5 for normal --> exeptional and +7 for exeptional --> elite

normal to exeptional:

Goldwrap
Battle Belt
Defense: 82
Durability: 18 of 18
Required Strength: **
Required Level: 32
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x4a2660b5
+51% Enhanced Defense
+25 Defense
54% Extra Gold from Monsters
30% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
+2 to Light Radius
Required Level +5
10% Increased Attack Speed

exeptional to elite:

Ribcracker
Stalagmite
'Shael'
Two-Hand Damage: 300 to 451
Durability: 130 of 130
Required Dexterity: 35
Required Strength: 63
Required Level: 56
Staff Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 84
Fingerprint: 0xe3f397ac
+15 to Dexterity
+100% Enhanced Defense
+261% Enhanced Damage
+30 to Minimum Damage
+65 to Maximum Damage
+100 Defense
+100 Maximum Durability
Required Level +7
70% Increased Attack Speed
50% Faster Hit Recovery
150% Damage to Undead
50% Chance of Crushing Blow
Socketed (1: 1 used)
 
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