Ethereal Bonehew - Socket advice

loveratbaby

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Ethereal Bonehew - Socket advice

I just got this off Mephy after tricking up my level 83 sorc in the Tal's Armor I found the other day:

Bonehew
Ogre Axe
Two-Hand Damage: 171 to 885
Durability: 26 of 26
Required Dexterity: 75
Required Strength: 195
Required Level: 64
Polearm Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x34569d11
+308% Enhanced Damage
30% Increased Attack Speed
Prevent Monster Heal
50% Chance to cast Level 16 Bone Spear on striking
Level 14 Corpse Explosion (8/30 Charges)
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (2: 0 used)


Pretty sexy! I will be using it on my HF Merc for my Necro for now as I like the decrep on my sorcs merc with Reapers.

I am thinking about what to socket it with tho - given I have a really fat army the merc doesn't take THAT much damage however I think at least one Amn rune would be nice for some leech and I can then give him a 3 topaz socketed helm and ditch the stealskull - but what to stick in the other? I have a 39% ed jewel.

Any info/advice/ideas would be appreciated =)
 

DreamlessDude

Diabloii.Net Member
loveratbaby said:
I just got this off Mephy after tricking up my level 83 sorc in the Tal's Armor I found the other day:

Bonehew
Ogre Axe
Two-Hand Damage: 171 to 885
Durability: 26 of 26
Required Dexterity: 75
Required Strength: 195
Required Level: 64
Polearm Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10 Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x34569d11
+308% Enhanced Damage
30% Increased Attack Speed
Prevent Monster Heal
50% Chance to cast Level 16 Bone Spear on striking
Level 14 Corpse Explosion (8/30 Charges)
Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired), Socketed (2: 0 used)


Pretty sexy! I will be using it on my HF Merc for my Necro for now as I like the decrep on my sorcs merc with Reapers.

I am thinking about what to socket it with tho - given I have a really fat army the merc doesn't take THAT much damage however I think at least one Amn rune would be nice for some leech and I can then give him a 3 topaz socketed helm and ditch the stealskull - but what to stick in the other? I have a 39% ed jewel.

Any info/advice/ideas would be appreciated =)
Amn would be my 1st choice and probably the rune that add crushing blow]think its ber) pretty impossible i think but if you can, it will be real neat. If not probably a ed/ias jewel. Mine have a ed/ias(30/15) and a amn jewel in my eth one
 

nemar

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a jewel with -x% requirement could be used, I read req.str = 195, and a HF merc with str 195 must be lvl 90 if I'm right and you're char must be equal or greater him

or give item with +strg (who say Chains of Honor ?)

anyway a 'jah' is always good and a 'pul' is never bad.
 

strijdje

Diabloii.Net Member
now that im thinking off it, how about an UM rune? the Open wounds on thatwould rock, and if you will equip him with a gaze he will have a decent amount of life leech...

or you got always duall zod it :teeth:
 

LprMan

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I would put Amn and Shael to it. Str requirement is not a problem if you give Griswolds Heart to your merc too. I use that armor on them quite much (I socket it with RalOrtThul)
 

Uzziah

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I would go either Shael Eth, Shael Amn, or 2 IAS jewels with other mods attached.

That would put you at 50% IAS on a +10 attack speed weapon.
 

Hakai_no_Tenshi

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Being ethereal, the actual STR requirements is 185 and not 195 as ATMA reports. It's something I'm going to have to fix. Nice find though. My Wind Druid with 25%MF also found one yesterday while questing.

--T
 

ÃÃ¥vÓ§

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Would your merc notice another 20% ias? if so, go for the shael, and the other an Amn. And why not have a stealskull with your 39% ED jewel? :)
 

Hakai_no_Tenshi

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For an Act 2 merc, BoneHew gives him a 7 fpa attack (3.5 attacks per second) but an extra 20% only bumps this up to 6.5 fpa (3.8 attacks per second). Two shaels in there would give him 6 fpa (4.1 attacks per second) which would be noticeable but for now, I think it has enough IAS as it is. You can never go wrong with more life leech but if you don't like it, they are cheap enough to unsocket.

--T
 

SphynxCG

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Bonehew will NOT reach the next attack breakpoint with only one shael. Either put two into it to lower the fpa or dont put one in at all. One shael is a complete waste.
 

Kaysaar

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I'd probably go with an AMN, and either an ED% Jewel with a decent 2nd mod, or maybe an UM like strijdje suggested.
 

loveratbaby

Diabloii.Net Member
Thanks guys =) ooooh I never think of Um as anything BUT a resistance rune that could be sexy and my Necro got one from HF nm and hell so I have a spare =) I think as its a merc weap I will do the Um and an Amn as the leech never goes astray. He is wearing an ethereal sacred armor with Lionheart in it so he has *just* enough strength to wield the fatty axe =)
 

DarkChaos

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nemar said:
a jewel with -x% requirement could be used, I read req.str = 195, and a HF merc with str 195 must be lvl 90 if I'm right and you're char must be equal or greater him

or give item with +strg (who say Chains of Honor ?)

anyway a 'jah' is always good and a 'pul' is never bad.
Are you joking about the jah? :rolleyes:

I would say AmnAmn. That is a pretty sweet weapon, I've yet to find an ethereal Bonehew.
 
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