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How good is this rare sword compared to uniques?

Discussion in 'Theorycrafting and Statistics' started by ipityfool, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. ipityfool

    ipityfool IncGamers Member

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    How good is this rare sword compared to uniques?

    I found this nice rare great sword yesterday and I'm wondering how good it actually is, if it's upgraded to colossus blade? Little comparison to doom or gf and maybe even some runewords. Dmg and ias is at least something spectacular imo...

    -Great sword
    "Ghoul saw"
    40 ias
    349 ed
    10 max dmg
    146 ar
    8 str

    In other words is it worth to upgrade this and use it or just get some easy uniq instead. Selffound/made rare is of course always something special....
     
  2. RTB

    RTB IncGamers Member

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    It's like a CCBoQ, but without the 3 free sockets. You'll only get 1 socket on this one.

    Ghoul Saw
    Collusus blade
    2h dmg: 254 - 514
    1h dmg: 109 - 295

    It already reaches the last WW breakpoint, so for that it doesn't need any more IAS.

    It still is nothing compared to Eth BotD weapons, but what can anyway? Compared to unique weapons it's better than those IMHO. They're too slow to really compare to the speedy rares.
     
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    Singollo IncGamers Member

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    to be better then ethereal botds it has to have 40 ias, over 400ed and also be ethereal, mods like fools, 2 sockets, life leech, max dmg can make it a lot better then botds. in the pally forum there is a pic of a sword with over 900 max dmg and ias, go llook at hat 1 and thtas what u want a sowrd to look like

    good luck on the quest for the best rares :wave:
     
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    Ryshenron IncGamers Member

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    could u post the link to that thread??..never seen it myself
     
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    :love: im lovin that sword...
     
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    Bastadon IncGamers Member

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    Explain why you want the items to be ethereal...I really don't get it. Is it because they get better mods? But they can never be repaired! Help me...
     
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    Etheral weapons get a 50% dmg bonus. Some rares can have autorepair mods, if they dont.... Stick a ZOD in it.

    ~AuraAllan~
     
  9. ipityfool

    ipityfool IncGamers Member

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    Ethereal items have double base dmg or defence compared to normal items ;)
     
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    iceball_aarf IncGamers Member

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    no, not double, 50% more like someone else said already (base dmg *1.5= base dmg of eth items)
     
  11. ipityfool

    ipityfool IncGamers Member

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    That's what I mean't...it's just this my poor language...:lol:
     
  12. Bastadon

    Bastadon IncGamers Member

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    That is what I thought - but how playable are they really? I play on ladder so there are not that many zods hanging around.
     
  13. iceball_aarf

    iceball_aarf IncGamers Member

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    Well, if you ever find a godly ethereal item without self repair or a zod i would just use it up to single digits durability left, and then i would either retire it to a merc while hoping for that one Zod or try and see if i could trade it away for a fair price...
     
  14. Huntingtons

    Huntingtons IncGamers Member

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    ok... help me here... i got a nice eth Small Crescent... 217-356 dmg... eth ofc ;) 6% ML (282% ED) is it worth keeping, to get a zod into? was told by some it was, but not quite sure... not throwing it away tho :p
     

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