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Heart of the Oak

Discussion in 'Newcomer Forum' started by longshot2005, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. longshot2005

    longshot2005 IncGamers Member

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    Heart of the Oak

    wow.. i have finally managed to colled all the runes. Now i need the 4 socket mace class weapon..

    Wonedering if anyone has a good idea which is the best weapon to use. Its for my sorc that has a 115 strength..

    Thanx
     
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    SilentMagik IncGamers Member

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    Most people use a flail because of the low str req. You're not going to melee with it so the damage on the weapon isnt really relevant.
     
  3. longshot2005

    longshot2005 IncGamers Member

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    would it work in a battle hammer or war hammer??? I just think they might look nicer than a flai.
     
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    dont, you wont be able to trade it off next time.
    stick with a flail only.
     
  5. longshot2005

    longshot2005 IncGamers Member

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    really.. a flail has dex (35) and stength (41) requirements. A war hammer only has strength (53). By the time you can use this i figured everyone should have this strength as a pre-requisite for armor /sheild etc.. and it looks cooler. I mean your not going to be swinging it so wpn speed should be a factor.. right??

    Why are people so picky. I mut be missing something. Please let me know. I intend on getting onto b.net is a few hours to trade for the socketed wpn..
     
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    *shrugs* The whole "look" thing is a personal preference. Personally, I like flails more, but that's just me. I'll have to second what darrenlee said though; some people use item look as a factor in the items they buy, and I believe a majority of the people tend to stick with flails for Heart of the Oak (similiarly, why it's harder to trade off...say... a Double Axe CTA than a Crystal Sword or Flail CTA).

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I actually believe Lightning and/or Chain Lightning (the sorc spell) is dependent on weapon speed (at least I'm pretty sure it was back in 1.09).
     
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    Was.. apparently fix to cast speed in 1.10 (been reading sorc forum alot)
     
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    It's not because of the fact that it looks good or that it has low requirements that people make it in a flail. It's the fact that the only other type of weapon it can be made in, is a staff. A "Mace", in this case, is as quoted from the Arreat Summit runeword page:

    Staves are two-handed, so that's why they are not chosen.

    Flails are chosen over Scourges and Knouts, simply because of their lower requirements.
     

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