Good mid level armor

IntellectSucks

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Good mid level armor

It seems to me that there is a huge gap between the end of Normal Difficulty and around Clevel 60-70 where the armors all kind of suck. Any advice on armors that will make the end of nightmare and beginning of hell a little bit smoother before you upgrade the really good stuff? Or do I just have a bunch of crappy equipment?
 

Road Ratt

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Re: Good mid level armor

Depending on the build I like to use the Smoke runeword in a mageplate armor, it can be used at 37th level (late normal), has good resists and gets me through nm very well.
 

Erwwwd

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Re: Good mid level armor

Stealth works for a long time. And then there's lionheart. Duress for melee characters but it requires an um.
 

Aien

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Re: Good mid level armor

What kind of character are we talking about?

Skin of the Vipermagi, Shaftstop, Duriel's Shell, Que-Hegan's Wisdom, Griswold's Heart, Trang-Oul's Scales, Dark Adherent are all some decent mid-level armors that can be had pretty inexpensively.
 

Bob The Barbarian

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Re: Good mid level armor

I have used Griswold's armor socketed with TAL RAL and ORT for resistances since about mid normal. I'm now in act 4 Hell and still find the armor adequate (I use a paladin zealer). Most rune worded items add additonal mods to the armor while not uping the def to any great amount (by this I mean, more than the set armor I use). Coupled with salvation, all my resistances are maxed out.

I'm thinking about enigma, not so much as it's a better armor, but for the additional skill levels it grants. This, naturally, is a great boon although I'm sure I could get by without.

Sorc and necro's could use a lower level armor since they don't generally melee individually with monsters but use either spells, minions or elemental attacks to kill from a distance. Again here, the + skills mod becomes a concern in the hell level due to the nature of the beasts found there.

My personal opinion .... Griswold's for a pally, skulders for necro or sorc, mavina's for an amazon, Nat's for an assassin, IK for a barbarian, and Aldur's for a druid. Any of the better set armors should do you well.
 

aishilee

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Re: Good mid level armor

Vipermagi, Shaftstop, Duriel's Shell, Que-Hegan's Wisdom, **

yea. those are pretty sweet Armors if you can't get ur hands on Ruune Words. Fairly Cheap too.
 
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