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Best source for gray armors.

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  1. deniska

    deniska Diabloii.Net Member

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    Best source for gray armors.

    So I need to get my amazon a 3 sockets gray helm for a runeword, around lvl 25-30. I figured farming armor stand would be the best, but I noticed both armor and weapon stands drop the same item 90% of the time. Also tried Travincal council on nightmare. they don't seem to drop gray at all, got full stash of green and gold though :D

    So, bottom line, what's the fastest way to get myself some gray helm?
     
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    Re: Best source for gray armors.

    when farming for white/gray items, use as little mf as possible
    you can use larz or cube socket(if not superior) 0os items
    damaged/low quality items can be repaired el/eld+chip

    or trade for them
     
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    Re: Best source for gray armors.

    i have found lots of these kinds of grey helms, weapons, and armors while farming the countess for Runes on hell difficulty. i wear zero magic find which helps a lot. maybe you can find them if you also do countess runs in nightmare.
     
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    Re: Best source for gray armors.

    I find my socketables from cows and chaos sanctuary
     
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    Re: Best source for gray armors.

    Well, managed to figure out something.

    Looks like these buildings in upper kurast always have armor stands

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    When you reroll the maps (by going another difficulty and back) the stands drop different things, and they seem to drop only the same item, or at least the same in 95% of tries. So reroll the map, find all the buildings with stands, until you get the item you need, then farm the stand, until you get the wanted quality/sockets. Takes a while, but works.
     
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    Re: Best source for gray armors.

    0 MF, run cows on the highest player setting (/players 7) you can (if SP). A char like a lightning fury amazon or a corpse explosion necro mows them down quick - anybody with lots of Area of Effect in their attack. Also, you may have to do nightmare difficulty cows to get that third socket in the helm, not sure.
     
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    Re: Best source for gray armors.

    Is there a legit way to run cows more than once a difficulty BTW?
     
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    Re: Best source for gray armors.

    Don't kill the king :D You can't open it again if you kill the cow king


     
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    Re: Best source for gray armors.

    or use a different char to open cows, then use your main to kill the king
     
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    Re: Best source for gray armors.

    i am running hell countess right now set at /players8
    and there are many grey socketed armors dropping on every run.
    just got a 3 socket helm and 3 socket dusk shroud
     
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    Re: Best source for gray armors.

    There are a lot of areas where you will always find armor stands. The problem is, there's often not much beyond that. The armor stand in Durance 3 (a L84 area IIRC) might be worth checking, however, it's not far behind one of the spots where you apply the moat trick. There are also armor and weapon stands in the Countess Tower, but stopping there might be a bit problematic if archers or ghosts are around.

    BTW, forget about LK on bnet. It's only (remotely) worth doing in SP where you might get a HR from certain chests after just a few tens of thousands of LK runs.



     
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    Re: Best source for gray armors.

    Which runeword? Both runewords that require 3 sockets has a level requirement above 50. So why not a mask, no level req at all, and looks horrible. and only one of them has a small use for a amazon (Dream) and has a level req of minimum 65.

    - D.J.



     

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