I wanted to speculate on where each of these items (such as used not only by crusher sorcs but by new spellcasters in general) typically show up. However my understanding of the item quality mechanics is terrible so I'm now going to plea for help from people who know things. Shopping list: Iratha's set - quality level 21Crown - qlvl 29 Amulet - ?? Light Gauntlets - qlvl 20 Heavy Belt - qlvl 20 Spectral Shard - qlvl34Blade - qlvl 23 Tearhaunch - qlvl 39Plate Boots - qlvl 27 The Ward - qlvl 35Gothic Shield - qlvl 30 Tower Shield - qlvl 22 - 3 sockets?? Twitch - qlvl 22Studded Leather - qlvl 8 Statted-up FCR rings resist element - affix level 18 good STR tiers - alvl 21 / 38 / 55 good DEX tiers - alvl 22 / 39 / 56 (useful when you find a shard) good life tiers - alvl 17 / 34 / 51 / 68 energy tiers - alvl 21 / 31 I am wildly guessing that the area level => limits monster level => limits the qlvl of the base items and the qlvl of the sets and uniques possible? For instance with Iratha's I would guess on this basis that most of the set begins appearing in Classic in Act 3 normal, where the area levels start at 21 (the qlvl of the set) and exceed those base items' qlvls of 20 (the gloves, belt, and amulet(?)). But a Crown, with its qlvl of 29, would apparently not be seen until the Stony Field in nightmare, a lvl 29 area. Small bosses in norm Act 4 (lvl26+3) and Diablo (lvl40) should be able to drop crowns, but Meph (lvl26) will not. Do I have this right? The situation with the crown, I would guess, is reversed from the situation with the unique items. The unique versions of piddly base items like a Studded Leather are only seen later, whereas in the case of Iratha's Crown it is the base item, the crown, which forces that set item to be seen later than expected. In terms of the affixes seen on rings, I imagine the alvl is the same as qlvl. But overall, I do not know if any of this is remotely correct, so I do not want to go on extrapolating. So the questions are: is the above correct? And do sockets require a higher qlvl? Do the affixes on rare jewelry, given by alvl, conform to these same rules? Where would Iratha's amulet start appearingâ€” level 21 areas? Thanks in advance guys.