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Best armor for fortitude ?

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by Zephyrin, May 30, 2005.

  1. Zephyrin

    Zephyrin IncGamers Member

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    Best armor for fortitude ?

    Hello

    I just dropped a Lo in the Pit :D :D :D

    I am thinking of using it to make a Fortitude Armor.

    I am sure the question has been already asked, but the search on these key words does not give any good result.

    So now my questions:
    For which characters is it most useful ? (Ama, Barb, other ?)

    For each character, what is the best armor to make this rune word ?

    I don't want to use it for a merc. I read in a previous post a comment (by krischan, I believe) that it is not really worth on a merc.

    Thanks for your help and ideas.

    Zephyrin
     
  2. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    IMO it's best for a strafer or multishot bowazon, followed by a WW barb.

    In general, it's good for any character who doesn't benefit greatly from %ed of skills and auras because that's where off-weapon %ed is added to, unlike weapon %ed.

    Of course, you can also use it for paladins and they would benefit from it to a certain extent, but not by that much.

    Regarding its use on a merc, IMO mercs are too stupid to deserve wearing a runeword containing a HR, but that's a matter of wealth.
     
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    Angel_Dusted IncGamers Member

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    [/QUOTE]Regarding its use on a merc, IMO mercs are too stupid to deserve wearing a runeword containing a HR, but that's a matter of wealth.[/QUOTE]

    Now see that's just derogatory :lol:

    In a related question, would a fortitude be worth it for a Conc barb or a Fury druid, and, if possible, could someone comment on which it would be most valuable on.

    Thanks in advance. :clap:
     
  4. Decebal

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    IMO there are 2 armors that are best suited for fortitude!
    Archon Plate and Dusk Shroud! Having superior ones is even better (sure the repair cost is higher) but the defense is slightly higher + more tradevalue!

    For a merc Fortitude is GOOD! But use eth armors! I would not make fortitude above eth kraken shell (superior even better).

    Strafers, ww-barbs, frenzybarbs, furydruids, beardruids, fanapaldins, wolfbarbs are all suited in my opinion to use fortitude!

    /Dec
    /Dec
     
  5. Chimaira

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    It depends on what weapon you are using. In order for Fortitude to really show its prowess you need a very high damage weapon. Also I'd rather use Fortitude on a Fury druid since they often use 2-handed weapons which can benefit more from the 300% enhanced damage. If it comes down to price, I think you are much better of with Duress or Lionheart or something, since they are awesome armors and quite cheap.
     
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    Fortitude is better than Duress or Lionheart:p

    /Dec
     
  7. Chimaira

    Chimaira IncGamers Member

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    Not on a sorceress:) Read again...I didn't say Lionheart/Duress were superior to Fortitude (Fortitude isn't all that)...I merely said that from a cost/efficiency perspective I'd choose Lionheart/Duress over Fortitude.
     
  8. Decebal

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    The issue was not if it was best for a sorc:p Thats obvious for everyone I hope! :D

    Cost/efficiency perspective sure they are cheap. But the cost of Lo is not that high nowdays ...around 6 ists on Ladder europe...the other runes u need for the armor are worth around 20 Pgems...So in conclusion Fortitude is affordable...:p

    /Dec
     
  9. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    From the cost/efficiency perspective, nothing beats Cathan's set, Civerb's Cudgel and Angelic ammy+2rings, I guess :lol: In the first place, it depends on your wealth and how much you want to spend. Then look what you can afford for it (plus perhaps another 20-50%). That's the right order of applying costs and efficiency.
     
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    E = mc2 (square) :D

    Za German physician has spoken! :D

    /Dec

    P.S. Kidding dude! :p
     
  11. Zephyrin

    Zephyrin IncGamers Member

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    Remember there are still some players (I am one of those) for whom 6 ists is expensive. ;) I don't think I could afford a Fortitude if i hadn't dropped the Lo.

    However I should probably try to trade the items I dropped, instead of loading mules :rolleyes: But trading takes time, I think, and with limited time I prefer spending it playing than trading. Personal opinion of course.

    Also thanks to all of you for your replies.
     
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    I think there are some players not just mercs, that are to stupid to deserve this kind of stuff. :D
     
  13. Decebal

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    You just found a LO in the pits m8! You should afford to make fortitude... :rolleyes:

    My first Lo that I found was invested in the Fortitude runeword...besides what are u going to do with the Lo u found? Save it for later? :D

    /Dec
     
  14. Chimaira

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    Except that it has to be...effective:)
     
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    Nice finding

    Definetly the best 2 armours to "Fortitude the hell out of" :p ..would be Dusk and Archon, Archon preferibly.

    Any melee char benefits from it: +300% E.dmg, resists and high def, the chance to up the def with chilling armour....

    Mostly I see Fury druids, Ww barbs and bowazons using it, but they're pretty usefull for any melee char.
     
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    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    That's what I meant with "it depends on how much you want to spend". Try to beat that equipment for a melee character with a 25 pgems budget :p

    In fact, that's my default leveling gear from L9 until end of normal or mid of nightmare. It depends when I will be in the mood of muling replacements to him.
     
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    Angelic rings, amulet and armor
    Sigon's gloves, belt and boots
    Whatever weapon you like, I prefer crystal swords with decent jewels, or wands/orbs and sigons shield/shrunken heads.
    Biggins Bonnet, or tarnhelm, that depends on the char.

    Screw cathan's, what the %&"#¤) is that set good for? Leech? Sigons get you 10% anyway. Str? +3str large charms from lvl 2 on.
     
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    Archon plates have by far the best defense for their requirements (103 str req and 15% superior can have 603), only armor that beats archon in defense is hellforge and higher and those have reqs of 196 and more str. So u will be making good use of that 200% ed. Keep in mind that archons are rare though and a good superior one can cost just as much as a Lo rune :lol:
     

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