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Good Base/Socketed items in Hell?

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  1. AlexPractice

    AlexPractice Diabloii.Net Member

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    Good Base/Socketed items in Hell?

    I keep coming across things like 2os Bone Visage, 5os Ceremonial Spear, etc., and putting them in my stash 'just in case', but I figured I may as well ask - what kinds of items are worth keeping?
    Is Bone Visage with 2 sockets (106 Str Req) good because it's Exc/Elite, or does the Str. requirement mean that I should just sell it? Which Class-specific Amazon spears are worth keeping? (I think I've got 2 or 3 socketed +2 Amazon sill levels in my stash...)

    I know that things like Ethereal Threshers are good for BOTD...What else should I keep my eyes out for?
     
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    Re: Good Base/Socketed items in Hell?

    Ethereal threshers are horrible for BOTD, because they can only have 5 sockets...

    This issue has been discussed countless times. A good advice is to check the trade value threads in the trading forums, they give a pretty good idea of what's worth keeping and what's not.

    Anyway, we all have ATMA, and stash size is unlimited, so there's really no problem either way.
     
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    Re: Good Base/Socketed items in Hell?

    I will throw two threads on this topic:

    * Socketables guide - what material to keep for a runeword

    Plain Items / Socketables that should be kept, by sirpoopsalot

    BoBo's Socketable Guide!

    Personally I keep Socketables for these runewords:
    Insight: any 4os eth polearm
    Infinity: 4os eth thresher, giant thresher
    botd: 6os eth GPA
    Oath: 4os eth bb/highland blade
    Grief: 4os PB
    CtA: 5os Crystal Sword
    Crescent Moon: 3os Crystal Sword/PB
    Spirit: 0os or 4os Monarch/paladin shield with 40+ resistance
    Treachery, CoH, Enigma, Fortitude: I keep most except/elite light armor with 0, 3 or 4 sockets. both eth and non-eth.
    I also keep 3os +3BO barbarian helm, although I may never use them.
     
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    AlexPractice Diabloii.Net Member

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    Re: Good Base/Socketed items in Hell?

    Thanks, that's really helpful :D

    What about a 5 socket flail? It dropped about two minutes after I posted this, rofl
     
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    Re: Good Base/Socketed items in Hell?

    Ethereal Threshers are good for Obedience:
    Level Requirement :41
    Ladder Only
    Hel Ko Thul Eth Fal
    30% Chance To Cast Level 21 Enchant When You Kill An Enemy
    40% Faster Hit Recovery
    +370% Enhanced Damage
    -25% Target Defense (Eth)
    Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (Thul)
    -25% To Enemy Fire Resistance
    40% Chance of Crushing Blow
    +200-300 Defense (varies)
    +10 To Strength (Fal)
    +10 To Dexterity (Ko)
    All Resistances +20-30 (varies)
    Requirements -20% (Hel)

    It's a fantastic Runeword for a NM Act 2 Merc, and could take you all through Hell I think.
    It's a toss up for me whether Thresher with it's faster speed, or Cryptic Axe with it's higher damage is better for Obedience, but I like alll the mods esp. the Crushing Blow and the 370% ED, even with the cold damage (ergo occasional melted corpses) it still works for Necros too.

    All it really lacks is LL
     
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    Re: Good Base/Socketed items in Hell?

    From the second guide above.


     

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