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Blade of ali baba for MFing

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by dokhogg, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. dokhogg

    dokhogg IncGamers Member

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    Blade of ali baba for MFing

    I often see in the threads people talking about using blade of ali baba when MFing. I have 2 for my barb, both with 2 sockets, and at the moment unsocketed. Heres one of them:

    Blade of Ali Baba
    Tulwar
    One-Hand Damage: 35 to 76
    Durability: 21 of 32
    Required Dexterity: 42
    Required Strength: 70
    Required Level: 35
    Sword Class - Slow Attack Speed
    Unidentified
    Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
    Item Level: **
    Fingerprint: 0xe4a3a78f
    +8 to Dexterity
    +15 to Mana
    +119% Enhanced Damage
    2% Extra Gold (Based on Character Level)
    1% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items (Based on Character Level)

    Now, other than a measly 1% better chance of getting magic items why are these so good? Because you can socket them to give you more killing power? I don't have any jewels or anything that you can socket to make more mfing %. What I am using right now works good for the kill, then at the last minute I do a weapons switch to some set items that give me more mf. Am I missing something as to why these are talked about for mfing?

    dok

    edit: ok, I just moved them from atma to my character and noticed that the mf% on both went to 60% when it was in my inventory....us noobs are morons at times....so that question is fixed....what should I socket them with?
     
  2. Stile58

    Stile58 IncGamers Member

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    Well, You could always try a couple of P.Topazes :teeth: :teeth:.

    Seriously tho, not sure if there's mf on jewels, otherwise ist runes seem to be the common item to socket with if your main goal is to max mf.
     
  3. sam_manzanza

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    :lol:

    I would put either a MF Jewel in it or some elemental damage jewels.
    ED jewels are a waste as the damage is so pathetic anyway, 30ED isn't going to do squat.

    Sam
     
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    Crazy Runner Guy IncGamers Member

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    You can get jewels with +mf% on them.

    Emereld prefix grants +3-7% and "Of Prosperity" suffix grants +5-10%. I refer the "IstIst" versions myself though.

    crg
     
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    P.Topazes would give Lit. Damage... Not good. And they are no good as "weapons", as damage and speed is quite bad.
    No, the only way to use these babies, is to find a couple Ist runes for each.
    Good Luck to you... :D
     
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    @Ethirno - dang you just beat me

    thats 1% per character level - so the MF keeps increasing - I use a Ali Baba on weapon switch for final kill on my level 85 Pally - add that to a Rhyme shield with 25% and my MF jumps 110% for the last blow on Mephy

    also you dont want to put a P. Topaz in a weapon socket - it gives you 1-40 lightning damage, not MF.
     
  7. dokhogg

    dokhogg IncGamers Member

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    Ok, I just checked through my stuff and can get 42% more mf with them over all, and a bit more surviveability. But, I am worried about being able to kill. Gonna have to use a weapon switch at the last minute, and one day try to find some ist runes for them. Thanks for all the suggestions!

    dok
     
  8. dokhogg

    dokhogg IncGamers Member

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    My highest runes are 3 sols...I was thinking about steel and strength for now to give me some more killing power and speed. Then when I have some ists, use the unsocket item recipe. I would think by the time I 2 ists I should have at least one hel. Does that make any sense?
     
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    By the time you have two ists you will have a large collection of Alibabas :)

    Z_O

    Edit: I'm not sure if you meant you were going to put those runewords in the Alibaba's, but runewords don't work in unique items

    Z_O
     
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    dokhogg IncGamers Member

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    yup, I just found that out when it didn't work :hanky: What a moron I can be at times. Did everyones first character go this bad at times?
     
  11. DurfBarian

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    My first character got killed a lot by quill rats. :)

    If you need to clean those sockets out, someone here can surely help you out with Hel runes to fix things.
     
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    i got a 4 socket dusk shroud with my first sorc MissyMagix..i decided one day that ' well..Missy shd go and do some MFing' and so i put 3 pTopazs in 3 sockets and was about to put a 4th in when i thot 'hmm..hell..more resists would be nice..'

    i got a armor with 72% MF and 100% attack rating. :grrr: :lol: :grrr: *stupid pDiamond*
     
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    I'll trade eventually, but for now I don't think I have a lot that someone might want. BTW durf....did you get the bunch of lower jewels I sent for the fartarian?

    dok
     
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    Jewels who for the what now?
     
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    Sorry, I got you confused with farting bob! my fault!
     

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