Blade of ali baba for MFing

dokhogg

Diabloii.Net Member
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?
 

Stile58

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 
: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
 

Crazy Runner Guy

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

Ehtirno

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

vajurewi

Diabloii.Net Member
@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.
 

dokhogg

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

dokhogg

Diabloii.Net Member
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?
 

Zertuals_Ovrlrd

Diabloii.Net Member
dokhogg said:
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?
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
 

dokhogg

Diabloii.Net Member
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?
 

DurfBarian

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

decoy_sJ

Diabloii.Net Member
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*
 

dokhogg

Diabloii.Net Member
DurfBarian said:
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.
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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