Source.Arreat Summit said:Heart of the Oak
4 Socket Staves/Maces*
Ko + Vex + Pul + Thul
3 To All Skills
+40% Faster Cast Rate
+75% Damage To Demons
+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons
Adds 3-14 Cold Damage, 3 sec. Duration (Normal)
7% Mana Stolen Per Hit
+10 To Dexterity
Replenish Life +20
Increase Maximum Mana 15%
All Resistances +30-40 (varies)
Level 4 Oak Sage (25 Charges)
Level 14 Raven (60 Charges)
Maces: Maces doesn't mean all Mace class weapons. As the top of the page says: Maces = Mace, Morning Star, Flail, and Exceptional/Elite versions
No.Is there such a thing as 4 socket wand? Since wands are staves aren't they? Which would be excellent for a summoner..
Well, even if you go VIT over DEX there's still resists. And you can get +all skills on a shield too. There's no way +3 to one skill is worth more than a Spirit shield (if you're on the Ladder). Admittedly Spirit is ridiculously overpowered...Not worth a shield? How many casters use them to block? You're missing +2 from spirit, but you can get +3 your skill of choice.
Monarch? If you don't care about defence (and what Sorc does?), just use an exceptional or even normal shield. Hell, my Sorcs usually tote a Sigon's with a Pdiamond in it until I can find something decent (read: almost never).Either you hit the next breakpoint or you don't, and you don't need Spirit to do that. As for blocking, that's a hell of a lot of strength to wear a monarch, and for +2/Resist All? What would you do with a 4oS staff that has +3 to skills other than Energy Shield/Static Field/other lightning skill, anyway?
If only Bliz would fix bloody Inferno... I've been wanting to use Leaf properly for ages... +9 to Inferno and Warmth...I know I heard of someone here accuring a +3 enchant, +3 fire mastery stave with 4 sockets. That is such a sexy weapon.
Donny, the reason people use monarchs for Spirit is that monarch is the lightest non-paladin shield that can support 4 sockets. None of the exceptional/normal non-paladin shields can get 4 sockets.Dondrei said:Monarch? If you don't care about defence (and what Sorc does?), just use an exceptional or even normal shield.