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"Etherial Phase Blade" AKA is this DBlade worth upping?

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  1. LordHoth

    LordHoth IncGamers Member

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    "Etherial Phase Blade" AKA is this DBlade worth upping?

    Well I was doing some of my Pindle/Meph/Pit/WSK/Baal Runs with my fishy, and I came across this:

    Loath Needle
    Dimensional Blade
    One-Hand Damage: 54 to 144
    Durability: 11 of 11
    Required Dexterity: 50
    Required Strength: 75
    Required Level: 38
    Sword Class - Very Fast Attack Speed
    Item Version: 1.10+ Expansion
    Item Level: 86
    Fingerprint: 0xe2d3bd13
    +177% Enhanced Damage
    +117 to Attack Rating
    +2 to Minimum Damage
    40% Increased Attack Speed
    Ethereal (Cannot be Repaired)

    I've heard that if I would up it, it would keep the "Etherialness" but gain the "indestructablness" of a Phase Blade, and please correct me if I am wrong, it's the only reason I'm considering this. And this seems to be the best cannidate I have found so far for it. However upping it would be very expensive, and despite the ton of IAS and ED and even if I socket it, it still probably wouldn't beat a Azurewrath, and I might be able to just trade for an Azurewrath with the runes needed to up it (Fal+Um+PSaphire just for quick refrence).

    So my questions are:

    1. What kind of final damage should I expect if I would up it?
    2. How many sockets would Luzark give a rare PB?
    3. Is this worth it?
    4. Can someone post some examples if they have ever found one good enough to try this?

    Thanks, if this would work I'd probably try to use it on my tesladin or just a normal zealot.

    -LH
     
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    Re: "Etherial Phase Blade" AKA is this DBlade worth upping?

    1) Around 130-145 damage.
    2) 1 socket.
    3) I wouldn't do it.
    4) Someone found one recently. Check the IFT.
     
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    Re: "Etherial Phase Blade" AKA is this DBlade worth upping?

    1. Take the base damage of a phase blade, apply the %ED (i.e. *2.77) to both min and max range, then multiply the result again by 1.5 and add +2 to minimum damage.
    2. It's one socket for rares, same as for uniques.
    3. It depends. Azurewrath you mention has quite high lvl requirement, but even Lightsabre will beat this one with the added elemental damage in most possible applications. I would personally not bother with an upgrade until the rare had 300+%ED :tongue:
    4. I have found multiple 300+% rares, but no DBlades so far.

    The problem is, that phase blades don't have exactly high damage range - they get their damage output thanks to superior attack speed. That's what makes 'Grief' PB such a popular choice among the RWM crowd.
     
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    Re: "Etherial Phase Blade" AKA is this DBlade worth upping?

    Ya I'll just charsi it, I just got excited about the 40 IAS and decient ED I think. I've been searching the IFT for that other sword that NagisaFurukawa eluded to earlier, haven't found it yet though. I'll keep looking for it, and even though it might be a waste of time, keep identifying high ilvl weapons to hopefully find something godly.

    Thanks for the help :thumbsup:

    -LH
     
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    Re: "Etherial Phase Blade" AKA is this DBlade worth upping?

    I don't know, but with the RWM Oath and Grief really killed searching rare weapons. IMHO.
     
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    Re: "Etherial Phase Blade" AKA is this DBlade worth upping?

    Ya that is true I never thought of that. Grief is a bit pricey with the Lo in it (but well worth it mind you), but Oath is pretty affordable.

    Going a bit off topic, but I've been considering making an Oath for my Fishymancer for the HotW charges (I won't be making a Beast anytime soon). But I'd like some suggestions on what base to make it in, as I'd still like to use it on other characters that use a 1H weapon. If I just wanted the HotW charges I'd make it in a regular flail, but I'd like a decient high damage 1h weapon base for it, as str/dex requirements aren't too much of a problem with my fishy these days.

    @Explopyro: That sword is very nice. Did you decide to up it and keep it or did you trade it off?


     
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    Re: "Etherial Phase Blade" AKA is this DBlade worth upping?

    I'm planning to up the sword once I can find an Um to do it with... however, that's probably a long way off.
     
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    Re: "Etherial Phase Blade" AKA is this DBlade worth upping?


    I wouldnt recommend that because you cannot repair the charges of HotW. Well you could, but not if you made it in an ethereal wep. So basically, you can sacrifice a ton of ed and a wasted indestructable mod on being able to cast a pet who will die for the price of mal.



     

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