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Gul + Gul = Vex

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  1. Zertuals_Ovrlrd

    Zertuals_Ovrlrd IncGamers Member

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    Gul + Gul = Vex

    I just did my, recently Pat'd, Zeaolt's Hell Hellforge quest and was pleasantly surprised to find my second Gul rune. So now I'm trying to decide if I should cube them up to a Vex rune in order to make the HotO runeword.

    I had considered putting the HotO onto my Hammerdin, but I think I would be afraid to lose the 75 resist all from his Wizard Spike.

    Do you think I should cube the Guls and make a HotO? If so, how should I solve my resistance woes?

    Do you think I shouldn't make HotO? If so, do you know of a better use of Gul, or Vex runes?

    Z_O
     
  2. Ti-Ben

    Ti-Ben IncGamers Member

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    Cube them. Gul don't have much use nowadays 'cept for cuing Vexs. :D
     
  3. wildjinn

    wildjinn IncGamers Member

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    If you've got an Ist, you could make a "Silence" weapon. Not too shabby, especially in a bow for a vamp 'zon.

    Silence
    6 Socket Weapons
    Dol + Eld + Hel + Ist + Tir + Vex

    200% Enhanced Damage
    +75% Damage To Undead
    Requirements -20%
    20% Increased Attack Speed
    +50 To Attack Rating Against Undead
    +2 To All Skills
    All Resistances +75
    20% Faster Hit Recovery
    11% Mana Stolen Per Hit
    Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25%
    Hit Blinds Target +33
    +2 To Mana After Each Kill
    30% Better Chance Of Getting Magic Items

    edit: this is, of course, if you cube it and don't want to put it in a HotO. Not too many silences are running around, so it'd be stylish. :)
     
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    Pb_pal IncGamers Member

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    I'd say cube em. go for HoTo as long as your resists are still survivable...of course, Silence is pretty nice too for a second option.

    -Pb
     
  5. Spook_Cell

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    I was also worried about my resist when I switched from Wizardspike to HotO but with some charms you can easily make up the deficit and the other bonuses rock.
     
  6. Icebird

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    Zertuals: Go ahead and make a Heart of the Oak. HotO can spawn with up to 40% resist all so you're not taking a huge hit on resists, and its the just *the* grooviest Hammerdin weapon. Plus just about any other caster you make (necro, sorc, warcry barb :) ) can also use it.

    Resists from fairly standard hammerdin set-up: HoZ with P/Diamond - 69% (add 3 more if you want to use an Um). Vipermagi - 20% - 35%. HotO - 30% - 40%. Mara's Kaleidoscope - 20% - 30%. Malah scrolls - 30%.

    Total range: 169% (low end) - 214% (high end)

    Resistances aren't a big problem for Hammerdins. :)

    Chris
     
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    if i were you, i'd cube them on up... actually, if i were me, i'd cube them up... wait, i already did! my HotO spawned with a whopping 39% resist too. it was sweeeeeeeeeet. now my hammerdin loves it, and my sorc is about to start loving it once she hits the lvl for it.
     
  8. Zertuals_Ovrlrd

    Zertuals_Ovrlrd IncGamers Member

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    Thats the problem, my inventory is full of charms :teeth:

    Maybe ill switch some of my MF sc's for resist sc's, and maybe I'll switch Mosers for a 4 Perfect Diamond pally shield.

    Thanks for the replies, I think I'll cube the Guls to a Vex.

    Z_O

    EDIT: Thanks for the gear suggestions Icebird. It gives me something to shoot for. Unfortunately I don't have HoZ or Maras, and I'd like to wear Skulders for MF rather than Skin of the Viper Magi.
     
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    No HoZ? If you can afford a HotO.. :lol:
     
  10. My_Immortal6

    My_Immortal6 IncGamers Member

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    So if i put this into a Ceremonial bow with +3 bow skills would that net me + 5 bow skills?

    EDIT: Woohoo 1500 posts! :cheesy:
     
  11. Zertuals_Ovrlrd

    Zertuals_Ovrlrd IncGamers Member

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    I know! But that's not the worst of it. I don't have Gore Riders or War Travellers. Wierd right?

    Z_O
     
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    You can rig up paladin shields with like 615% resist to all and that's your worry?

    Make yourself a Heart of the Oak flail of some kind and go forth and slay, my quivering cowardly paladin! :D
     
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    That's exactly what I'm having trouble with on my hammerdin, resist or +3 skill? In the end though I stayed with resist, since with even monster conviction aura I still have over 60 on each.

    Oh and, looks like we have the same weird luck on item finding. :lol:
     
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    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!615% resist all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????

    Can I have it?
     
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    It's not just the +3 skills, although those are nice. You do get up to 40% resist all on it, as mentioned above. You also get 15% more mana. You also get some nice life regeneration (about 2 life a second, if I remember that math). You also get dexterity to boost your blocking, and to top it all off you get 25 charges of Oak Sage, which gives you and your merc 45% more life (!!!!) . . . Heck, you can even use the Ravens charges when you're fighting some enemies that need to be stunlocked for a bit.

    Wizardspike is nice, and the extra 35%-45% resists on it can really help, especially if you're a character that has trouble maxing them in Hell. But Paladins aren't in that kind of trouble.

    NSXdreamer: Just so you know, I have been known to be sarcastically overemphatic for more than 122 years since this game came out.
     
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    NSXdreamer IncGamers Member

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    Yeah Hoto is nice, but I still want the 35 extra resist especially vs conviction bosspacks, and sacrifice several hundred, maybe 1k of damage. I do use a guardian angle, so block is no problem with holy shield activated and Hoz. (I did put too much dex in before I got the guardian angle though)
     
  17. Zertuals_Ovrlrd

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    Yep, I think I'm gona make HotO, because I think I should be able to make up for the resists, and there are many characters on my "to do" list that would really love a HotO :D

    But I'd still like to see that 615 resist all shield, Durf ;) :lol:

    Z_O
     
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    Not to hard, just get a normal shield, then paint a bullseye on it. Hang said shield on your wall. Find 6 wizardspikes and chuck them at your shield like darts and voila a 600% resist shield :teeth:
     
  19. Zertuals_Ovrlrd

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    Isn't there that socketing recepie? Just collect a bunch of white flails (which is not that hard to do, and cube them all hoping one would be a 4 socket. :teeth:
     

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