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Call to Arms and +skills calculation

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  1. fahartle

    fahartle IncGamers Member

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    Call to Arms and +skills calculation

    Hey everyone,
    Is there anything funny about the way Call to Arms works. Do all your +skills count toward the warcries (spirit shield, vipermagi, shako, and ammy?). I ask because I have a light sorc with a CTA and I just found a Mara's (20 all resist, grrr.... but my first Mara's so still pretty happy!). I'm wondering if I should swap out my +3 lightning ammy for the maras for the benefit to the CTA... Thanks!
     
  2. krischan

    krischan Europe Trade Moderator

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    Only +all skills works, so e.g. a sorc won't boost CtA's warcry bonuses with a +sorc skills amulet and bonuses to barb skills/skilltrees won't work for non-barbs as well, at least not those with the "barb only" descriptor.

    Of course, a barb would benefit from the barb skill bonuses, but oskill bonuses are capped at +3 for the original class. With CtA, that's still +4 because of its +1 to all skills. Because the cap applies to the sum of oskill bonuses, wearing two CtAs makes no sense for a barb.

    Regarding your sorc, only do it if the other mods of Mara's are better than the mods of your amulet. For example, my cold/lightning sorc has a sorc amulet with +21 DR which is very useful versus the poison snakes in the Halls of Vaught (where you have to go to get destruction keys), so I decided not to replace it with Mara's or Seraph's Hymn.
     
  3. LorveN

    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    Follow-up question:

    Does a barb torch help the warcries provided with CtA? I remember reading somewhere that people were using amazon torches on other chars using the Insight runeword themselves, to boost the +(1-6) to Critical Strike skill. Is this true?

    This probably is worthless to a sorc, but still...
     
  4. fahartle

    fahartle IncGamers Member

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    Ha, yeah. It's a +3 light and 10 replenish life. How's that for a useless second mod ^_^. Swapping out! Thanks guys!
     
  5. seralph

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    no,i t doesn't help
     

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