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Ethereal Bonehew - Socket advice

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  1. loveratbaby

    loveratbaby IncGamers Member

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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 =)
     
  2. DreamlessDude

    DreamlessDude IncGamers Member

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    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
     
  3. strijdje

    strijdje IncGamers Member

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    i would amn sheal it, would make a awesome merc weapon
     
  4. nemar

    nemar IncGamers Member

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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.
     
  5. strijdje

    strijdje IncGamers Member

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    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:
     
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    LprMan IncGamers Member

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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)
     
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    Uzziah IncGamers Member

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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.
     
  8. Hakai_no_Tenshi

    Hakai_no_Tenshi IncGamers Member

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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
     
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    ÃÃ¥vÓ§ IncGamers Member

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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? :)
     
  10. Hakai_no_Tenshi

    Hakai_no_Tenshi IncGamers Member

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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
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    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 =)
     
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    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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