Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

Corale

Diabloii.Net Member
Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

I found a Ribcracker today and it had 205% ED. For some reason I thought that was good, but was soon brought back to earth :) I looked through my other ones and found this:

Code:
Ribcracker
Quarterstaff
Two-Hand Damage: 77 to 220
Durability: 116 of 116
Required Strength: 15
Required Level: 31
Staff Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 86
Fingerprint: 0xb6ae51b2
+15 to Dexterity
+100% Enhanced Defense
[highlight]+298% Enhanced Damage[/highlight]
+30 to Minimum Damage
+65 to Maximum Damage
+100 Defense
+100 Maximum Durability
50% Increased Attack Speed
50% Faster Hit Recovery
150% Damage to Undead
50% Chance of Crushing Blow
[highlight]Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)[/highlight]
Is there something cool I can do if I up it? My first thought was feral druid, but I'm not sure that doesn't hurt the durability. Does it? Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.
 

Chairnick

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

Mother of god. Upgrade, Zod it, atmabug it and put 40/15 in it. Voila, the best weapon in game, hands down (I believe it has around 700 avg damage. Add CB on top of that...).
 

Frowzor

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

According to my calculations, upped, zodded, bugged and 40/15'ed it would do 640 average damage per hit. But that would really depend on what you wanted to do with it. Whirlwinders need the extra 5%IAS from Shael to go from 6fpa to 4fpa. Fury wolves do like the 40/15 idea though.

If you don't have a Zod, you should definitely auction it. I know I'd bid on it.
 

baqarah

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

First of all congratulations! 298% ed. My eth ribby has ... 202ed. You probably cant imagine how jelous I am right now ;)

Here you have my thoughts about an eth ribby.

There are some things you can do with eth weapons. Blade fury and kicks dont lower durability of the weapon, so I think assa is the way to go.
 

nubikoen

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

Blade fury and kicks dont lower durability of the weapon, so I think assa is the way to go.
Well, Blade Fury gets funked by the fact that it is 2-handed, and Kicks don't benefit from the huge damage, so they're not as impressive as you might think.
Really, without a Zod the ethereal Ribcracker is not good for much.



 

baqarah

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

CB still works this both fury and kicks. Huge ribby's damage also would help when using fury.
I have to agree - its not the best weapon, but every other skill uses durability up.

Too bad I play selffound, I would give a fortune for that ribby.
 

Frowzor

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

baqarah: Blade Fury damage gets cut by half if you use a 2-hander (3/8 instead of the regular 3/4).

Even if you did decide to use that anyway, you could do the same thing better with an eObedience CA which does just as much damage, almost as CB, and a bunch of other tasty mods as well.
 

zrk

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Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

Zodding it would actually be a bit of a waste. ...
You see, it is all because of BOTD. The damn runeword still does more DPS, even than a perfect eth ribbie.
 

SnickerSnack

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

My eth ribby is onlt 218%. :(

zrk: Well, BOTD has no CB. There's something. Also, it doesn't make a satisfying THWACK! (Unless it's in a staff, I assume.)
 

Ashmer Amadeus

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

Zodding it would actually be a bit of a waste. ...
You see, it is all because of BOTD. The damn runeword still does more DPS, even than a perfect eth ribbie.
All of the substance, none of the style. If Trav coughs up a second Cham rune I'd Zod that bad boy in a heart beat.



 

o1d_dude

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

Wow!

I always thought my eth Ribby was pretty hot but 298% pwns mine...

Code:
Ribcracker
Quarterstaff
Two-Hand Damage: 76 to 215
Durability: 116 of 116
Required Strength: 15
Required Level: 31
Staff Class - Fastest Attack Speed
Unidentified
Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
Item Level: 87
Fingerprint: 0x6b320e6a
+15 to Dexterity
+100% Enhanced Defense
[FONT="Arial Black"]+2 8 5 % Enhanced Damage[/FONT]
+30 to Minimum Damage
+65 to Maximum Damage
+100 Defense
+100 Maximum Durability
50% Increased Attack Speed
50% Faster Hit Recovery
150% Damage to Undead
50% Chance of Crushing Blow
[FONT="Arial Black"]E t h e r e a l (Cannot be Repaired)[/FONT]
 

Corale

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

If I would get a Zod, and nowadays you never know I suppose, it would probably go into this, to make a kick *** feral druid, something I've always wanted to do. But I wouldn't ATMA-bug it, I don't like that bug. For 1-handers I recently made Death and my first Lo will go into a grief, which between the two of them should cover most other melee needs.
 

nex

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Ethereal Ribcracker + Druid?

Zodding it would actually be a bit of a waste. ...
You see, it is all because of BOTD. The damn runeword still does more DPS, even than a perfect eth ribbie.
BOTD... what a cliche. Zods are made for eth Tomb Reavers and Ribbys. :cool:



 
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