If there's one item that was easier to get in 1.03 than now it's the Stone of Jordan (SoJ, a unique ring), you should try gambling one or two if you can before you convert to expansion, they'll come handy. For most of the other equipment slots there are better options available in the expansion (no exceptional uniques or elite items in classic), so they won't be that useful, except if you manage to find some great rare boots/gloves perhaps (str/dex and resistances would be nice, besides fast run walk in boots). Don't worry too much if you don't manage to find a SoJ though, they're nice to have but you'll do just fine without them tooHey Ragnarod thank you so much you rock!!! so im hunting down the expansion pack and im wondering if theres anything i should do before i upgrade to the exp pack and latest patch (when i FIND an exp pack im gunna update to the latest patch as well ) so because im still playing single player should i do anything in 1.03 that would be quicker/cheaper then the latest exp pack version? like do i get more exp? easier drops? thank you for the awesome replys, in other words, any glitches or anything i can take advantage of in single player?
It doesn't really matter, which items you can gamble depend on your character level, so they're the same for all vendors and all difficulties. Before 1.07 I would suggest Gheed in act 1, because to refresh the gambling screen it was necessary to exit town, and it's easy to get a map in which the exit to the rogue's hovel is near him, but in later patches you can pick the one you like mostRagnarod which merchant would be best for gambles?
okay so in other words, get a manald and nagel ring to get SoJs??? because once i have both of those if i get a unique ring drop/gamble it will be an SoJ? and what if i had all 3 rings and a unique one dropped? because i know with my pallys current MF when i kill the normal cow king he has a VERY good chance of dropping unique rings. is this SOJ trink only for hell? im at lvl 35 in act 2 hellIf there's one item that was easier to get in 1.03 than now it's the Stone of Jordan (SoJ, a unique ring), you should try gambling one or two if you can before you convert to expansion, they'll come handy.
That's right, the first unique ring you find will be a Nagel and the second a Manald, after that the next one will be a SoJ. It can drop in any difficulty, unique items had no minimum required ilvl in 1.03. If the game rolls a unique ring and the three of them are already in the game it'll drop a rare ring instead, same as when there's no unique version of the item (the rare would get 3x durability, but since rings don't have durability there would be no way to distinguish them from regular rares).okay so in other words, get a manald and nagel ring to get SoJs??? because once i have both of those if i get a unique ring drop/gamble it will be an SoJ? and what if i had all 3 rings and a unique one dropped? because i know with my pallys current MF when i kill the normal cow king he has a VERY good chance of dropping unique rings. is this SOJ trink only for hell? im at lvl 35 in act 2 hell
Hmm, that's hard to say... cows aren't too good for exp in 1.03, the best exp is in late act 3 and act 4, there's better exp there in NM than in acts 1/2 of hell. At that level perhaps I'd suggest clearing the first areas of NM act 4 (the Plains of Despair? can't remember the name atm) a few times, or the River of Flame if there aren't Abyss Knights. The leveling will be slow anyways, since there's no way to increase the number of players in the game, so be patient!do you have any idea of a quicker way to lvl without hacking? i get little exp from NM cows but i fidn them the fastest to kill become they come in melee only packs. also where should i be at lvl 35? hells pretty hard for me
I tend to agree with this, the extra mana from SoJ is useful when your merc dies perhaps, but you can do without it and you can never have enough life... both are good choices anyways, the most important thing is the +1 skills for added damage.humm why soj over a bk ring? if you already say that insigth in a mercy gives infinite mana, why get a stone of jordan over a bk?? The bk life bonus is a very nice and better than the stone of jordan mana rigth...?
That depends a lot on which realm you're on, whether you're ladder or non-ladder... That's why it's not generally included in guides, check the corresponding trade value forum for more infoGreat guide! this will be very helpful when I create my hammerdin. Also a quick question ( open to anyone) How expensive will the gear you recommend be? IE numer of HR/ P Gems/ etc.....