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Eth Cryptic Axe

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by leetserv, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. leetserv

    leetserv IncGamers Member

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    Eth Cryptic Axe

    I've been looking for a better weapon for my merc for ages, and yesterday an etheral cryptic axe drops in the pits. I currently use an etheral insight partizan.

    If i larzuk this, i will get 5 sox, right? And with cube i have a 25% chance of getting 4?

    What are the best options for these two? What runewords give the most bang for the buck, and should i chance for 4 sox or safe with 5?
     
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    Socketing weapon: 1/6 chance for 1-6 sox. If a number of sox is rolled that is higher than the number allowed on the weapon (5 in this case) the item gets the highest allowed number.

    What this means:

    1-3 sox; 3 / 6 = 50% chance
    4 sox; 1 / 6 = 17% chance
    5 sox; 2 / 6 = 33% chance

    Considering the much greater usefullness of 4 sox I would always try my luck with this weapon (insight, infinity)
     
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    There's no universal "best weapon". It all depends on your build and what you plain to do with him.

    This weapon is a great candidate for Obedience (Larzuk will give you 5 sockets for sure :thumbsup: ).
     
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    leetserv IncGamers Member

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    Yeah, obedience seems like a really good weapon. However, i am planning to get an infinity some time in the far future. How hard and/or expensive would it be to get a 4 sox eth elite polearm? Should i take the chance on getting 4 sox myself and just save it?
     
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    I'd go for the 4 sockets. There's a 50% chance of it being very useful (4 or 5 sockets) so I think it's worth it. If you do hit 4 sockets, make an insight while you save up for infinity.
     
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    Even if you get 3 sockets you can make a nice cresent moon.
     
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    Just keep a lookout for socketed elites while you play. For most of the high-end runewords, you will most likely have a complete collection of 2-max sockets on just about any weapon type before you find those high runes...
     
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    I also found a eth CA.

    Got 1 soc with cube........ -_-
     

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