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Horadic Cube socket recipe?

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by Norre, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Norre

    Norre Diabloii.Net Member

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    Horadic Cube socket recipe?

    Mornin y'all.

    I recently tried to make a spirit shield for my paladin, which requires a 4 socket shield. and unless i would want a monarch with 156 str req i would have to use a pala specific shield, which i tried to.

    So i tried to use the Horadic Cube socket recipe in order to make 5 different shields (2 targes 3 rondels) which dropped from norm/nm cows (1/2 rondels were from nm and rest from norm.)

    If i understand the horadic cube correct it would be a 50% chance for me to get a 4 socket shield and a 50% for something else, however every single apptemt resulted in a 3 socket shield...
    Was this just increadibly bad luck or did i misunderstand the way this recipe works?
     
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    Re: Horadic Cube socket recipe?

    i think it's just bad luck
     
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    Re: Horadic Cube socket recipe?

    Paladin shields won't get more than 3 sockets if their item level is 25 or lower (which basically means those from normal mode). If that's not the case, it's just bad luck.

    A rondel is no paladin shield and cannot get 4 sockets at all. You might have confused it with a rondache.
     
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    Re: Horadic Cube socket recipe?

    Get a paladin shield from late nm and larzuk it.
     
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    Re: Horadic Cube socket recipe?

    Normal cows have mlvl28 (champions-lvl30, boss and their minions-lvl31). You can cube 4soc pala shield from them with 50% chance.
    Note that in normal and nightmare there is a cap of number of sockets for grey items that are dropped from monster or object. In normal the cap is 3 sockets, in nightmare - 4.
     
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    Re: Horadic Cube socket recipe?

    I am aware that it needs ilvl 26+, but i though norm cows was at 28? as victus pointed out.

    Also yes, i confused rondel with rondache. Ill just blaim it was late :whistling:

    Does that include the Horadic Cube recipe?


     
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    Re: Horadic Cube socket recipe?

    No and it doesn't include Larzuk socketing as well. It only applies to "natural" sockets, i.e. if they drop like that or appear in a shop inventory.



     
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    Re: Horadic Cube socket recipe?

    Krischan is right. I was not sure about the item generation in shops. So I made an hour test on normal Drognan with gnarled and battle staves (normal Drognan has a cap of ilvl20 on the items he sells; gnarled and battle staves have maximum sockets of 4 at all ilvls). Not a single staff appeared with 4 sockets, many got 1, 2 or 3soc.
    It seems that the 3soc cap for grey items in normal is valid for shops too.
     

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